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Quiz: Abba are releasing new music - but first, test your knowledge here

You’ll sadly have to wait until 2021 for the new tunes.

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2020 HAS PUT a dampener on all of our plans.

That includes Abba, who planned to release new music this year.

The Swedish group announced in 2018 that they were stepping back into the studio together for the first time in decades.

The new music was slated for 2020, but will instead be released in 2021 due to ‘technical difficulties’. We won’t hold it against them.

In light of the news this week, we’ve put together a quick quiz to test your knowledge of the group.

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TheJournal.ie's style guide dictates that acronyms commonly pronounced as a single word are written like that - so NASA is Nasa, NATO is Nato, and ABBA is Abba. What is ABBA an acronym of?
The first letter of the hometown of each member of the band.
The first letter of the first name of each member of the band.

I don't know, something in Swedish probably?
It's not an acronym
Where in Sweden was the band formed back in 1972?
Uppsala
Downnsala

Stockholm
Gothenburg
The band's original name was a play on words, based on how the Swedish terms for "party people" and "engaged people" are quite similar. What was it?
Engagerad
Festgäster

Folkgrupp
Festfolk
The band didn't make it to Eurovision Song Contest with Ring Ring in 1973, but what song won it for them the following year?
Mamma Mia
Waterloo

Fernando
Irelande Douze Pointe
What single was the band's only US number one?
Dancing Queen
Take a Chance on Me

I Ain't Nothin' But A Swedish Cowboy (God Bless The Flag)
Mamma Mia
Who divorced first?
Björn and Agnetha
Benny and Anni-Frid
In later years, the band's music began to portray the romantic and personal difficulties they were experiencing. When did they finally decide to call it a day?
1973
1978

1982
1995
The band's music saw a resurgence in popularity with the musical Mamma Mia. When did it open?
1999
2008

1990
1965 - incredibly, it was released before the band were even formed.
How many new songs are the band releasing next year?
1
10

5
200
And finally, in Take A Chance on Me, how many times is 'chance' said?
276
581

1499
Exactly 24
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
You are a member of Abba.
There's no way you could have known all that without being Agnetha, Björn, Benny, or Anni-Frid.
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You know your pop!
You're a regular dancing queen, aren't you? Feel the beat from the tambourine etc.
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You scored out of !
Not bad!
You must like your Abba, but it's impossible to know everything, right? Especially when you work all night, you work all day, to pay the bills you have to pay.
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You scored out of !
You took a chance on it, anyway.
Brush up a bit on your Abba knowledge. Perhaps if you've got no place to go? When you're feeling down?
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
Swedish pop music not your strong suit, right?
You gave up on this quiz. Surrendered, perhaps, much like Napoleon at Waterloo did surrender.
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You scored out of !
Ah here, had you not heard of Abba before now?
That's your only excuse.
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