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Quiz: Think you know Michael Jackson?

Last updated on: June 23, 2010 12:24 IST

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It's hard to believe that in another month, it will have been one year since the world lost one of its true maestros: The King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

To keep his memory alive, here are ten Jackson trivia questions that will help you brush up on the musician who moved the world in the 1980s and 1990s.

1. In 1978, Jackson starred as which character in the musical, The Wiz?


a) The Scarecrow
b) The Tinman
c) The Cowardly Lion



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2. What was the name of the Jackon's one-time pet chimpanzee?


a) Bananas
b) Bubbles
c) Bobo



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3. How did he shock the world at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards?


a) Gave his wife Lisa Marie Presley a long on-stage kiss
b) Debuted his trademark Moonwalk dance
c) Skipped the event and cancelled his performance



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4. In 1984, what happened to Jackson while he was filming a commercial for Pepsi?


a) Pyrotechnics malfunction caused his hair to light on fire
b) He broke his nose, leading to rhinoplasty surgery
c) He suffered an anxiety attack and called off fimling



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5. In what year did Michael Jackson make his first and only performance in India, at the Andheri Sports Complex in Mumbai?


a) 1994
b) 1996
c) 1999



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6. In addition to the Grammy Legend Award and the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, how many Grammys did Michael Jackson win?


a) 9
b) 11
c) 13



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7. Who is the Pakistani-British journalist who interviewed Jackson in 2003 for a controversial documentary, Living with Michael Jackson, which many said unfairly and deliberately portrayed the pop star in a negative light?


a) Saira Khan
b) Sarfraz Manzoor
c) Martin Bashir



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8. Which of the following Jackson release remains the highest selling album of all time, at over 75 million copies worldwide?


a) Bad
b) Dangerous
c) Thriller



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9. What are the alleged skin diseases that caused Michael's pigmentation to lighten?


a) Dermatitis and Waardenburg-Klein syndrome
b) Vitiligo and Lupus
c) Rosacea and Albinism



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10. In 1995, with whom did Jackson pair up for the Grammy-nominated duet Scream?


a) Madonna
b) His sister Janet Jackson
c) Paula Abdul



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