[QUIZ] How Well Do You Know The 2013 VMA Best Video With A Message Nominees?

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Photos: (Getty)

You think you know the 2013 MTV Video Music Award nominees for Best Video With A Message, but you have no idea! Or do you? Normally pop quizzes are a bummer, but not this one!

Beyoncé, Kelly Clarkson, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Miguel and Snoop Lion are all up for the third-ever Best Video With a Message award, and each of their vids is jam-packed with inspiring messages and social commentary, down to the very last second. Watch ‘em closely — verrrrry closely — then take our quiz to test your music and activism knowledge.


+ Beyoncé, “I Was Here” (Vote | Take Action)

1. What is the logo behind Beyoncé at the start of the video for?
B. United Nations
C. Feeding America


+ Kelly Clarkson, “People Like Us” (Vote | Take Action)

2. What is the color is Kelly’s getaway vehicle?
A. Red
B. White
C. Blue


+ Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Same Love” (feat. Mary Lambert) (Vote | Take Action)

3. When were DOMA and Prop 8 overturned?
A. May 26, 2013
B. June 26, 2013
C. July 26, 2013


+ Miguel, “Candles in the Sun” (Vote | Take Action)

4. Which phrase is spray painted on a wall in Miguel’s video?
A. “What does freedom cost?”
B. “When will freedom come?”
C. “How does freedom feel?”


+ Snoop Lion, “No Guns Allowed (feat. Cori B. & Drake) (Vote | Take Action)

5. Snoop Lion partnered with MTV + Jewelry for a Cause to create this anti-gun violence bracelet:
A. The MTV x Caliber bracelet
B. The MTV x Safety bracelet
C. The MTV x Control bracelet

Answers: 1. B  2. A  3. B  4. C  5. A

How’d you do? Now that you’re all up on these VMA nominees, pick a favorite, vote, then take action for a related cause. And don’t miss the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, August 25th on MTV.

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