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Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this ... quiz. How much do you know about His Royal Badness, The Purple One? Take this quiz to find out.

True or false: His real name is actually Prince.

  • true
  • false

What is Prince's full given name?

  • Prince John Nelson Jr.
  • Prince Rogers Nelson Jr.
  • Prince Rogers Nelson

Who is Prince named after?

  • his father's name
  • his father's band
  • his father's hometown

How tall was the Purple One?

  • 5 feet (152 centimeters)
  • 5 feet 2 inches
  • 5 feet 8 inches

Which is NOT a real Prince lyric?

  • "From the heart of Minnesota, here come the purple Yoda."
  • "Mommy, why does everybody have a bomb?"
  • "You sho'nuf do be cookin' in my book."
  • These are all Prince lyrics.

Which song was released as the B-side to the 1984 single "Let's Go Crazy"?

  • "17 Days"
  • "Erotic City"
  • "How Come U Don't Call Me Anymore?"

What was the name of the character Prince played in the movie "Purple Rain"?

  • Dr. Everything'll Be Alright
  • Prince
  • The Kid

Real or misheard Prince lyric: "Let's look for the purple banana till they put us in the truck."

  • real
  • misheard

Which was Prince's first No. 1 single in America?

  • "Delirious"
  • "Purple Rain
  • "When Doves Cry"

True or false: Prince had childhood seizures.

  • true
  • false

Originally written for his funk band, the Family, who topped the charts with "Nothing Compares 2 U" in 1990?

  • Chaka Khan
  • Sheena Easton
  • Sinead O'Connor

Although the single only reached No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, which track was Prince's first and only Academy Award winner?

  • "Kiss"
  • "Little Red Corvette"
  • "Purple Rain"

Which was the unofficial sequel to "Purple Rain"?

  • "Graffiti Bridge"
  • "Under the Cherry Moon"
  • "Sign 'o' the Times"

Which movie was Prince's directorial debut?

  • "Purple Rain"
  • "Graffiti Bridge"
  • "Under the Cherry Moon"

True or false: Prince and his first wife Mayte Garcia had a son.

  • true
  • false

Who was Prince's second wife?

  • Susannah Melvoin
  • Manuela Testolini
  • Sheila Escovedo (Sheila E.)

Under which of his pseudonyms did Prince compose "Sugar Walls" for Sheena Easton?

  • Jamie Starr
  • Christopher
  • Alexander Nevermind

Prince legally allowed who to sample "When Does Cry" in the 1990 song "Pray"?

  • Digital Underground
  • MC Hammer
  • Paula Abdul

Which Prince song off of the album "1999" is featured in the Tom Cruise movie "Risky Business"?

  • "Delirious"
  • "D.M.S.R."
  • "Little Red Corvette"

Which Prince-penned song was written with but recorded without a bassline?

  • "1999"
  • "Erotic City"
  • "When Doves Cry"

True or false: Prince's music inspired Tipper Gore to co-found the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC).

  • true
  • false

Although the symbol Prince adopted as his name in 1993 was unpronounceable, what was it called?

  • The Artist Formerly Known as Prince
  • Camille
  • the Love Symbol

Prince returned to his given name in 2000 after what happened?

  • He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • His Warner Bros. contract ended.
  • He was divorced.

In the mid-1980s, Prince went country under alias "Joey Coco" when he wrote a song for which country artist?

  • Dolly Parton
  • Garth Brooks
  • Kenny Rogers

True or false: Prince won a Razzie Award for his performance in "Under the Cherry Moon."

  • true
  • false

When was the only time Prince referred to himself professionally as "Prince" between 1993 and 2000?

  • credits for the "Girl 6" soundtrack
  • when he was on tour
  • on "The Gold Experience"

Which was Prince's favorite basketball team?

  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • Minnesota Timberwolves
  • Chicago Bulls

What religion did Prince convert to and follow as an adult?

  • Seventh-Day Adventism
  • Islam
  • Jehovah's Witnesses

When was Prince inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

  • 1994
  • 2004
  • 2014

What was the official cause of Prince's April 2016 death?

  • accidental overdose
  • plane crash
  • suicide