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Ray Charles Quiz

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As a result of a childhood illness, Ray Charles suffered from what handicap for the rest of his life?
Blindness
Deafness
Paraplegia
Alzheimer's Disease

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Charles was particularly known for his skill playing what instrument in addition to his vocal talents?
Saxophone
Violin
Piano
Guitar

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Charles was originally born in what nation?
The U.S.A.
The U.K.
France
Australia

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Charles is considered one of the originators of what genre of music that blended elements from the Jazz, Blues, and Gospel genres?
Soul
Disco
Ska
New Age

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Among his contemporaries, Ray Charles asked to be called by what nickname which would become a famous title attached to him?
Mr. Roll-Over
Friend and Fellow
Brother Ray
Mister Boss

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What is the Ray Charles song which features the lines,

"Old woman, old woman, oh, you treat me so mean / You're the meanest old woman that I've ever seen."?
"Down the Road from My House"
"It's Alright"
"Hit the Road, Jack"
"Learn and Love"

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What 1962 album brought Ray Charles to national fame with its four hit singles?
Modern Sounds In Country and Western
Songs, Songs, and More Songs
A Concert in Your Room
Ideas to Bring You Comfort and Joy

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For 17 years, Charles battled an addiction with what substance?
Crystal meth
Heroin
L.S.D.
Crack cocaine

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Charles was a vocal fan of what game which he claimed helped him to beat his heroin addiction by eating up his time in rehab?
Tetris
Chess
Poker
Golf

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What Ray Charles song is famous for its chorus of the repeated words "Hey" and "Ho" between Charles and his audience?
"Sunday Nights"
"Feeling Bad"
"Don't Learn, Do I?"
"What'd I Say?"

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What other notable musician from Charles' era called Charles "the only true genius in show business"?
Frank Sinatra
Herbie Hancock
Elvis Presley
Louis Armstrong

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How many songs did Ray Charles record that would reach No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100?
3
15
22
0

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One of the Ray Charles's most prolific hits was his song     "(Blank) on My Mind." Fill in the blank.
Ray Charles Quiz
Georgia
Alabama
Ohio
Tennessee

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How many Grammys did Ray Charles win for his music?
31
18
6
0

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What was the name of the final  collaborative album by Ray Charles which happened to be released posthumously?
Change the World
If We Could Spend One More Day
Genius Loves Company
Me and You

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