How Much Do You Know About Mo-Town?

From the horns and the harmonies to the dramatic bass lines, mo-town changed American music forever. Think you know this iconic genre like a true music lover should? Let's put your knowledge to the test! Ready? Begin!
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Motown Records gets its name from what city?
Chicago
Detroit
Milwaukee
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What was the original name of Motown Records?
Sun Records
Motor Town Records
Big Delight Records
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Who is the only artist from the glory days of Motown still signed to the label?
Diana Ross
Stevie Wonder
Lionel Richie
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What was the nickname of the first location of Motown?
Motor City Hits
Hitsville USA
The Hit Factory
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What single-release Motown band saw the unlikely pairing of Rick James and Neil Young?
Buffalo Springfield
The Mynah Birds
The Cranes
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What was Motown’s slogan?
The Sound of Black America
The Sound of Young America
The Sound o Free America
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The Jackson 5’s debut album was billed as being “presented by” which other Motown star?
Stevie Wonder
Diana Ross
Levi Stubbs
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Who was Motown's first vice president and also a part of the group, The Miracles?
Marvin Gaye
Smokey Robinson
Lionel Richie
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Which girl group singer first worked as a secretary for Motown?
Martha Reeves
Aretha Franklin
Gladys Knight
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What was the name of the session band on most of Motown's records?
The Soul Squad
The Funk Brothers
The Funky Bunch
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How many U.S. Top 10 hits did Motown produce between 1961 and 1971?
55
95
110
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Who was the lead singer of the Commodores and also had his own illustrious solo career?
Lionel Richie
Eddie Kendricks
Smokey Robinson
Result
Based on the results of this quiz, you're Motown mundane! You know a bit about the history of Motown, perhaps you've even bopped your head to a few of these artists. Unfortunately, you still have a lot to learn about Hitsville, USA and the folks who brought these classic hits to life!

C+, Motown Mundane

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Based on the results of this quiz, you've got the Motown magic! Much like Lionel Richie or the Supremes, you know Motown and the artists that helped bring this music to life. It's clear that you're a total music history buff with a soft spot for good trivia!

B+, Motown Magic

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Based on the results of this quiz, you're a total Motown marvel! Go ahead and bust out some celebratory dance moves, because you know Motown like only true music legends really can! From Smokey to Diana, you're a music buff with a soft spot for these tunes.

A+, Motown Marvel

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1
Motown Records gets its name from what city?
Chicago
Detroit
Milwaukee
2
What was the original name of Motown Records?
Sun Records
Motor Town Records
Big Delight Records
3
Who is the only artist from the glory days of Motown still signed to the label?
Diana Ross
Stevie Wonder
Lionel Richie
4
What was the nickname of the first location of Motown?
Motor City Hits
Hitsville USA
The Hit Factory
5
What single-release Motown band saw the unlikely pairing of Rick James and Neil Young?
Buffalo Springfield
The Mynah Birds
The Cranes
6
What was Motown’s slogan?
The Sound of Black America
The Sound of Young America
The Sound o Free America
7
The Jackson 5’s debut album was billed as being “presented by” which other Motown star?
Stevie Wonder
Diana Ross
Levi Stubbs
8
Who was Motown's first vice president and also a part of the group, The Miracles?
Marvin Gaye
Smokey Robinson
Lionel Richie
9
Which girl group singer first worked as a secretary for Motown?
Martha Reeves
Aretha Franklin
Gladys Knight
10
What was the name of the session band on most of Motown's records?
The Soul Squad
The Funk Brothers
The Funky Bunch
11
How many U.S. Top 10 hits did Motown produce between 1961 and 1971?
55
95
110
12
Who was the lead singer of the Commodores and also had his own illustrious solo career?
Lionel Richie
Eddie Kendricks
Smokey Robinson