The Ultimate Moby Quiz

I'm trying a new format with this quiz to mix it up a little. Below you'll find a potpourri of soundbites, video clips and straight-up trivia questions. Let's see how well you know the man and his music.

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Moby is named Moby because:
1. His mom's favorite song was
"Moby Dick" by Led Zeppelin
3. Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick was Moby's great-great-great-great uncle
2. German mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius was Moby's great-grandfather
4. His mom just dug the name
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The statement most appropriate regarding the following song is:



The sampled tune is "How Blue Can You Get" by B.B. King, which Moby liked because it was one of the first songs he learned on guitar when he was a kid.
The sampled tune is "I've Been Downhearted" by Louis Armstrong, who was born in 1901.
The sampled tune is "How Blue Can You Get" by B.B. King, which is Moby's manager's favorite song.
The sampled tune is "I've Been Downhearted" by Louis Armstrong, one of Moby's favorite songs.
This isn't a song by Moby, but, yes, the sampled tune is "How Blue Can You Get" by B.B. King.
The sampled tune is "I've Been Downhearted" by Robert Johnson, one of Moby's idols.
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The following excerpt is from Moby's single "I Feel It/Thousand" (a.k.a. 1,000). What is unique about this song?



It reaches 1,000 bpm's (beats per minute), earning it a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for Fastest Tempo (of a released single).
The vocal sample is played 1,000 times in the song.
The song features the only Ella Fitzgerald sample Moby has ever used.
If you play it backwards, the sampled voice seems to be singing "Moby!"
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Which of the album covers below is the real cover for Moby's Play?
A)
B)
C)
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The statement most appropriate regarding the following song is:
It was written by Radiohead, not Moby
It was written by Dropkick Murphys, not Moby
It was written by The Cure, not Moby
It was written by Moby, but made popular by Stone Temple Pilots
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The statement most appropriate regarding the following song is:



Moby only released this song in Europe, where it was a minor hit
Moby wrote this song for his album 18, but it was ultimately scrapped
Moby wouldn't even write a song like this on his day off
Moby has gone on record as saying: "Of all my songs, this is my very favorite."
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The following soundbite is from a Moby song that was used to underscore the end credits in all three of the Bourne Trilogy films. What's the song's name?



"Extreme Ways"
"Great Escape"
"Look Back In"
"Fireworks"
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Moby's song "Porcelain" was used in which of the following films?
A) The Beach
F) A, B, C, D
B) Minority Report
G) A, C, D, E
C) Playing by Heart
H) All of the above
D) Dancing at the Blue Iguana
I) None of the above
E) Party of Five
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Some of you probably remember my Celeb Look-alike Quiz some moons ago.
So is this a picture of a young Moby, or just some random dude who looks sort of like him?
Totally him
No way Jose
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Which one of the following songs is NOT by Moby?
A)
B)
C)
D)
E) Trick question 'cause they're ALL by Moby. Duh.
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True or False: The "James Bond Theme" used in Tomorrow Never Dies
was remixed by Moby?
True
False
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All the following statements about Moby's album Play are true except one: which one?
Most of the samples on the record are from field recordings of folk songs made by musicologist Alan Lomax.
The album holds the distinction of being the first ever to have all of its tracks licensed for use in movies, television shows, or commercials.
It has sold around 10 million copies worldwide.
It has sold better in America than in Europe, which is rare for dance/electronic music.
Eight singles were released from the album.