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Question 1: Almost all countries follow variations of the ________ categories, which are named after the precious materials gold, platinum and diamond (silver is also used in some countries).
Billboard 200Falling into YouRIAA certificationLed Zeppelin

Question 2: The first official designation of a "gold record" by the RIAA was established for singles in 1958, and the RIAA also ________ the term "gold record" in the United States.
Public domainTrademarkGenericized trademarkUnited States trademark law

Question 3: In 1976, RIAA introduced the platinum certification, first awarded to Johnnie Taylor's "Disco Lady" (single) and the ________ Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) (album).
Glenn FreyJoe WalshEaglesDon Henley

Question 4: Like many ________ awards and rankings, the measurement is usually based on wholesale shipments to all types of retail outlets, not actual retail sales or financial transactions.
Record producerRecord labelMusic industryMusic publisher (popular music)

Question 5: The ________ (IFPI) awards the IFPI Platinum Europe Award for album sales over one million within Europe and (as of October 2009) the Middle East.
International Standard Recording CodeInternational Standard Audiovisual NumberLondonInternational Federation of the Phonographic Industry

Question 6: Originally applied to LP records, certification is now most commonly awarded for ________ sales.
Digital Audio TapeCompact DiscUniversal Media DiscMiniDisc

Question 7: The plaques, depending on size and elaborateness of design, cost anywhere between ________135 and $275, most often ordered and purchased by the record label that issued the original recording.
HawaiiFederal Reserve SystemUnited States dollarUnited States

Question 8: In June 2006, the RIAA certified 84 songs as gold winners for ________ downloads, 40 as platinum and 4 as multiplatinum.
Japanese mobile phone cultureRingtoneMobile phoneText messaging

Question 9: The first of these was awarded by RCA to ________ in February 1942, celebrating 1,200,000 sales of "Chattanooga Choo Choo".
Benny GoodmanVic SchoenGlenn MillerJazz

Question 10: Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a ________ recording has shipped a certain number of copies.
MusicClassical musicMusical notationMusic theory


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