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Abba Trivia Quiz Questions and Answers
Benny Andersson became (at age 18) a member of a popular
Swedish pop-rock group the what?
A: Hep Stars that performed covers, amongst other things, of international hits.
The Hep Stars were known as what?
A: "the Swedish Beatles".
Björn Ulvaeus began his musical career at what age?
Ulvaeus started writing what?
A: English-language songs for his group.
In June 1966, Ulvaeus and Andersson decided to do what?
A: Write a song together.
Andersson and Ulvaeus teamed up and recorded their first
album together in 1970, called what?
A: Lycka ("Happiness"), which included original songs sung by both men.
Their spouses were often present in the recording studio,
and sometimes did what?
A: Added backing vocals.
Both female members of ABBA pursued what, on the
international scene after their work with the group?
A: solo careers.
In 2000, ABBA was reported to have turned down an offer of
approximately how much money to do a reunion tour consisting of 100 concerts?
A: US$1,000,000,000 (one billion US dollars).
In 2005, all four members of ABBA appeared at the Stockholm
premiere of what?
A: The musical Mamma Mia!
On 15 March 2010, ABBA was inducted into the what?
A: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
At the ceremony, the group was represented by whom?
A: Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Benny Andersson.
ABBA was widely noted for their colorful and trend-setting
A: Costumes its members wore.
What was the reason for the wild costumes?
A: Swedish tax law. The clothes could be deductible only if they could not be
worn other than for performances.
Why did ABBA make videos?
A: Because their songs were hits in many different countries and personal
appearances were not always possible.
In September 2010, band members Andersson and Ulvaeus
criticized the right-wing Danish People's Party (DF) for doing what?
A: Using the ABBA song "Mamma Mia" (with modified lyrics) at rallies.
What was ABBA?
A: It was a Swedish pop group.
When was ABBA formed?
A: In 1972.
Where was the group formed?
A: In Stockholm, Sweden.
Who were the members of the band?
A: Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.
Where did the name ABBA come from?
A: ABBA is an acronym of the first letters of the band members' first names.
As of 2014, how many albums and singles has ABBA sold
A: Over 380 million.
ABBA enjoyed significant success in Latin American markets,
and recorded a collection of what?
A: Their hit songs in Spanish.
During the band's active years, Fältskog and Ulvaeus were
married, as were Lyngstad and Andersson, although both couples later what?
The Ulvaeus-Fältskog marriage ended in 1979 and the
Andersson-Lyngstad marriage ended when?
A: In 1981.
After ABBA broke up, Andersson and Ulvaeus achieved success
A: Writing music for the stage.
Lyngstad and Fältskog pursued what with mixed success?
A: Solo careers.
In 1999, ABBA's music was adapted into what successful
A: Mamma Mia!
A film of the same name, released in 2008, became the
highest-grossing film where that year?
A: United Kingdom.
When was ABBA inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
A: On 15 March 2010.
At the 50th anniversary celebration of the Eurovision Song
Contest, what song was chosen as the best song in the competition's history?
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