May 05, 2009

Test Your Rock Knowledge!

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What better time than now for you to take your own Rock quiz!.

NOTE: If you have not already taken the first quiz, take that first by clicking here.

Take the second quiz below and then send me your name and answers to both to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

I will be grading your papers!  If you get a passing grade I will send you a report card showing that you have passed your rock exam!

Don’t forget to send me the answers to BOTH tests.

OK, let’s get started.

The first section is multiple guess:

1) Which group broke The Beatles box office attendance record at Shea

a) The Rolling Stones

b) Led Zeppelin

c) Grand Funk Railroad

d) Aerosmith

2) One of the following groups bleached their hair blonde so that they could

do a chewing gum commercial:

A) The Police

B) The Allman Brothers

C) The B 52’s

D) The Talking Heads

3) Most radio stations will tell you that this song gets a lot of requests, but it

has never been released as a single

A) “Like A Rolling Stone”

B) “Light My Fire”

C) Stairway to Heaven”

D) “In a Gadda Da-Vida”

4) In the middle of the night in April of 1973 who climbed over the fence at

Graceland in an attempt to meet Elvis Presley but was caught.

A) Keith Moon

B) Bruce Springsteen

C) Joey Ramone

D) Alice Cooper

5) All the rights to Buddy Holly’s music was bought one of the following:

A) Paul McCartney

B) Elton John

C) John Lennon

D) Bob Dylan

6) Which one of the following was the lead singer for his band:

A) Tom Scholz

B) Mick Ronson

C) Steve Howe

D) Brad Delp

7) What city is scene of the fire in Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water”?

A) Montreal

C) Montreux

8) David Robinson did not perform for which of the following groups?

A) The Modern Lovers

B) The Talking Heads

C) The Beaver Brown Band

9) One of the following did not play guitar for Fleetwood Mac?

A) Peter Green

B) Jeremy Spencer

C) John McVie

D) Lindsey Buckingham

10) In the movie “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band one of the

following did not make an appearance.

A) Peter Frampton

B) Steven Tyler

C) Ringo Starr

D) Tina Turner

True or False

1) In his LP SCHOOL IS OUT Alice Cooper included a copy of his report

2) The name of the backup band for John Lennon in his early solo

recordings was called Elephant’s Memory.

3) Lou Reed and Patti Smith teamed up to write “Walk on the Wild

4) Neil Young was in a band called The Mynah Birds with Rick James

before he joined The Buffalo Springfield.

5) John Mellor is Meatloaf’s real first name.

6) The Kinks, The Ramones, Heart and BTO all had siblings perform in

their bands.

7) All of the followings cover songs were bigger hits that the original

recordings: “Woodstock” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, ‘Blinded by

the Light” by Manfred Mann, “Mama Told Me not to Come” by Three

Dog Night and “Summertime Blues” by The Who.

8) The song that George Harrison was sued for because it was claimed

that he plagiarized it was “Be My Baby”.

9) Gary Wright, Elvis Costello, Ron Wood, Joe Strummer and Peter

Frampton are all English?

10) Ric Lee and Alvin Lee are not brothers. They are cousins.


Match the artist to the group:

Robert Palmer Steampacket

Marc Bolen The Rolling Stones

Rod Stewart Steely Dan

Robin Trower Attila

Ian Stewart Power Station

Elliot Randal T Rex

Billy Joel Procol Harum


That's it, thanks for taking the quiz and please email your name and answers to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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