Thursday, June 22, 2006


Previously, I posted the top 20 signs that you are a music geek. But perhaps some of you are not yet convinced that you are music geeks. With that in mind, I present to you a completely original music trivia quiz to find out whether or not you are, in fact, a music egghead. Eyes on your own papers. Answer in the comment section:

(1.) Complete the following lyrics: "I'm your venus, I'm your fire, ________________"

(2.) Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters was the drummer for what seminal '90s band?

(a.) Blind Melon
(b.) Nirvana
(c.) Nine Inch Nails
(d.) KMFDM

(3.) Mark Mothersbaugh, writer of the Rugrats theme, was a member of what 80's group?
(a.) Montrose
(b.) The E Street Band
(c.) Devo
(d.) The Escape Club

(4.) What number would you call to get in touch with Jenny?

(5.) Elvis Presley's logo "TCB" stands for what?

(a.) Taking Care of Business
(b.) Too Cool, Brother
(c.) Thick Cut Beef
(d.) Take Care, Baby

(6.) What was the name of Conway Twitty's tour bus?
(a.) The Con-Way
(b.) The Shaggin' Wagon
(c.) The Twitty Twain
(d.) The Twitty Bird

(7.) Complete the following lyrics: "I don't know what they want from me, but the mo' money we come across, ___________________"

(8.) Which of the following musicians did NOT die from AIDS:
(a.) Frankie Lymon
(b.) Freddie Mercury
(c.) Dan Hartman
(d.) Eazy-E

(9.) Which Ozzy Osbourne song was blamed for several teenage deaths in the 1980's?
(a.) Crazy Train
(b.) Mama I'm Comin' Home
(c.) See You on the Other Side
(d.) Suicide Solution

(10.) What do Jefferson Airplane's "It's No Secret" and Starship's "We Built This City" have in common?

(11.) Vanilla Ice's song "Ice Ice Baby" contains a sample from what song?
(a.) Sheena Easton's "Strut"
(b.) Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On"
(c.) David Bowie and Queen's "Under Pressure"
(d.) Led Zeppelin's "Tangerine"

(12.) Match the singer to the hair band
(a.) Jani Lane------------------------(a.) Skid Row
(b.) Vince Neil-----------------------(b.) Warrant
(c.) Sebastian Bach-------------------(c.) Steelheart
(d.) Michael Matejevic----------------(d.) Motley Crue

(13.) Which R&B group sang "Word Up"
(a.) Club Nouveau
(b.) Cameo
(c.) Riff
(d.) DeBarge

(14.) Complete the following lyric: "Sometimes I thank God for _______________"

(15.) Joe Strummer, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Keith Levene and Terry Chimes were the original members of what punk group?
(a.) The Clash
(b.) The Sex Pistols
(c.) Green Day
(d.) The Ramones

(16.) What is the first song that was ever recorded?
(a.) "Row Row Row Your Boat" by Alexander Graham Bell
(b.) "Jazz de Luxe Fox Trot" by Earl Fuller
(c.) "Mary Had a Little Lamb" by Thomas Alva Edison
(d.) "Eating Goober Peas" by Maxwell Genovese

(17.) Jesse Frederick composed and performed the theme song to which of the following TGIF shows:
(a.) Full House
(b.) Step By Step
(c.) Family Matters
(d.) Perfect Strangers

(18.) Marvin Lee Adair was the birth name for:
(a.) Johnny Rotten
(b.) Meat Loaf
(c.) Tupac Shakur
(d.) Jerry Lee Lewis

(19.) Complete the following lyric: "Mamas, don't let your babies ______________________________"

(20.) Match the composer to the movie score:

(a.) James Horner----------------------------(a.) Ghostbusters
(b.) John Williams---------------------------(b.) Superman
(c.) John Debney-----------------------------(c.) Titanic
(d.) Elmer Bernstein-------------------------(d.) Passion of the Christ

Leave your answers in the comments. I will post the correct answers tomorrow! And yes, I wrote this whole quiz, so I automatically am a music geek.


At 5:44 AM, Blogger bad kitty said...

1. at your desire
2. Nirvana
3. Devo
4. 867-5309
5. a
6. d?
7. the more problems we see
8. a
9. d
10. band members
11. c
12. a - b, b - d, c - a, d - c
13. d
14. unanswered prayers
15. a
16. b?
17. no clue. a & b?
18. b
19. grow up to be cowboys
20. a - c, b - b, c - d, d - a

At 6:27 AM, Blogger J.D. said...

Here's the answer key :)

(1.) "I'm your venus, I'm your fire, what's your desire..." (Bananarama "Venus")

(2.) (b.) Nirvana.

(3.) (c.) Devo.

(4.) 867-5309

(5.) (a.) Taking Care of Business

(6.) (d.) The Twitty Bird

(7.) "I don't know what they want from me, but the more money we come across, the more problems we see" (Puff Daddy and the Notorious B.I.G. "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems")

(8.) (a.) Frankie Lymon (did not die of AIDS. Heroin overdose.)

(9.) (d.) Suicide Solution

(10.) Jefferson Airplane became Jefferson Starship, which then became Starship, so give or take a few band members, the songs were sung by the same band.

(11.) (c.) David Bowie and Queen's "Under Pressure," even though Ice somehow denies this.

(12.) Jani Lane - Warrant, Vince Neil - Motley Crue, Sebastian Bach - Skid Row, Michael Matejevic - Steelheart

(13.) (b.) - Cameo

(14.) "Sometimes I thank God for unanswered prayers" (Garth Brooks "Unanswered Prayers")

(15.) (a.) - The Clash

(16.) (c.) - "Mary Had a Little Lamb" by Thomas Alva Edison

(17.) Trick question. All answers are correct.

(18.) (b.) - Meat Loaf

(19.) "Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys" (Willie Nelson, from the song of the same name.)

(20.) James Horner - Titanic, John Williams - Superman, John Debney - Passion of the Christ, Elmer Bernstein - Ghostbusters

Give yourself one point for each question you got right. Partial credit for each question you got half right.

If you scored:

5 or less: You do own a radio, right? You're coming from the Amish country?

6-10: You're a casual fan of music. You probably like Britney Spears, but you give blank looks when someone mentions Led Zeppelin.

11-15: You like to think you're a music geek, but you're still a few issues of Billboard and Rolling Stone behind. You're probably semi-normal as human beings go.

16-20: Seriously, dude, get the headphones off. You're complete music geekage. If you're not in a band, you need to get out of the house and meet actual girls. (I fall in this category.)

At 1:13 PM, Blogger bad kitty said...

Oh, C'mon...give the music geeks a little more props! I wear my musical geekitude as a badge of honor! I love the fact that, amongst my friends, the only one who knows more about music than I is one who worked as a DJ for ten years! See, I'm practically breaking my arm patting myself on the back...who needs girls anyway? Oh, wait. Nevermind.

At 8:55 PM, Blogger Dave Lambert said...

Whew, my wife and I thought we would fall under the "geek" category, but apparently we both fall into the "casual fan" category! Though I'm a big closer to fronting as a geek than she is.

By the way, J.D.: in response to a comment you made at Paddon's blog, I don't do reviews. And I've never thought of Gord as being light on reviews, since I always get complaints from the studios that I need to get him to ease up on the criticism! :)


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