The Great American News Quiz
September 21, 2016
Take our quiz on great American Musician Ray Charles, who was born on September 23, 1930.

Take the quiz to learn more.
1. Also the title of his autobiography, Charles preferred to be called by what nickname?
   Brother Ray
   Mr. Charles
   Piano Man
   Ray Ray
2. What condition is thought to have led to Charles' blindness, which saw him fully blind by the age of seven?
3. From 1937 to 1945, Ray Charles attended the Florida School for the Deaf and Blind located in what northeastern Florida city?
   St. Augustine
4. The song "Georgia On My Mind" is often associated with Charles, but which duo actually wrote the song in 1930?
   George Gershwin and Oscar Hammerstein
   Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell
   Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein
   Oscar Hammerstein and Stuart Gorrell
5. Charles' song "I Got a Woman" was sampled in which rapper's 2005 hit song "Gold Digger?"
   Kanye West
   50 Cent
6. Which of the following Ray Charles singles reached #1 on the U.S. R&B charts?
   Hit the Road Jack
   Unchain My Heart
   Mary Ann
   All of the above
7. Charles plays Ray, the owner of Ray's Music Exchange, in what 1980 comedy starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd?
   Animal House
   Blues Brothers
8. Charles reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles Chart with "Seven Spanish Angels," a duet with what other artist?
   Willie Nelson
   Dolly Parton
   Waylon Jennings
   Aretha Franklin
9. In the 2004 film Ray, which actor played Ray Charles?
   Will Smith
   Don Cheadle
   Jamie Foxx
   Cuba Gooding, Jr.
10. Which magazine ranked Charles as the 10th greatest artist of all time in their list of the 100 Greatest Artists?
   Rolling Stone
   Guitar World

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