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Skeeter Davis: Quiz


Question 1: In 2001 she became incapacitated by the ________ that would claim her life.
Mammary ductal carcinomaBreast cancer classificationLung cancerBreast cancer

Question 2: The best-known version of the song, however, was recorded originally by Jean Shepard and ________ back in 1953.
A Dear John LetterTennessee Ernie FordFerlin HuskyCountry music

Question 3: Davis achieved one other country pop hit with the ________-penned song "I Can't Stay Mad At You," which became a Top 10 pop hit for her, peaking at #7 in 1963.
Carole KingTapestry (album)The Living Room TourGerry Goffin

Question 4: In 1970, Davis had another Top Ten hit with "I'm a Lover (Not a Fighter)" and another duet with ________ with "Your Husband, My Wife", and in 1971, she also had a hit with the autobiographical "Bus Fare To Kentucky".
Waylon JenningsJerry ReedBobby BareDr. Hook & The Medicine Show

Question 5: Davis decided to go back into ________ as a solo star.
American folk musicCountry musicJazzBlues

Question 6: In the 1990s, Deborah Harry recorded a remake of Davis' version featuring ________, a long-time Davis fan.
Peter BuckMichael StipeR.E.M.Bill Berry

Question 7: In 1963, Davis achieved her biggest success with country pop crossover hit "The End of the World." The song just missed topping the country and pop charts that year, however, it did top the ________ charts.
Power popRock musicAdult contemporary musicPop rock

Question 8: While "I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know" was climbing the charts, The Davis Sisters were involved in a major ________ on August 1, 1953.
Seat belt legislationTraffic collisionAutomobile safetyRoad traffic safety

Question 9: A brief stint on ________ produced two single releases, including her last song to make the national charts, 1976's "I Love Us".
Mercury RecordsDecca RecordsPhilips RecordsUniversal Music Group

Question 10: She made several appearances on the pop music show ________ in the early 1960s and a decade later was one of the first country artists to appear on The Midnight Special.
Dick ClarkAmerican DreamsWPVI-TVAmerican Bandstand


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