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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?
A: 18.

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 what?
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 worldwide?
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?
A: Divorced.

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 doing what?
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 musical?
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?
A: "Waterloo".