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About Bob Dylan's Songs

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About Bob Dylans Songs game quiz
"This quiz puts Dylan's songs in context. Use clues about meaning and subject matter to identify 14 different songs."

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1. When asked by a reporter what his songs were about, Bob Dylan famously replied:
    My songs are about protest, man. Not just against the war, but against an unbending establishment
    They're about making money
    They're about a deconstruction of the integration of the folk medium
    Some of my songs are about four minutes, some are about five minutes


2. Who is the Neighborhood Bully in Dylan's song by the same name?
    Israel
    Ronald Reagan
    The United States
    Microsoft


3. Dylan stayed up for days in a hotel room in order to write this song for his wife.
    Sara
    Blowin' in the Wind
    Absolutely Sweet Marie
    Sad Eyed Lady of the Lowlands


4. Oscar Wilde once said, "I'm not young enough to know everything." Dylan certainly seemed to understand this satirical statement at a young age, because he wrote this song, which renounced the immature idealism of his protest phase.
    Blowin' in the Wind
    My Back Pages
    Neighborhood Bully
    Leopard Skin Pillbox Hat


5. Dylan probably wrote this song about the rejection he experienced when he moved from folk to rock.
    Obviously Five Believers
    Emotionally Yours
    Most Likely You'll Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine
    Blowin' in the Wind


6. This song eventually helped to free a wrongfully imprisoned boxer.

    Hurricane
    The Boxer
    Joey
    I Shall Be Free No. 10


7. Many people believe that the "Mr. Jones" of this song is a caricature of a journalist.
    Quinn the Eskimo
    Absolutely Sweet Marie
    Ballad in Plain D
    Ballad of a Thin Man


8. This song is about both doubting and trusting God, about moments of revelation and moments of isolation, about an understanding that God, as the Bible says, numbers every hair on our heads.
    Man Gave Names to All the Animals
    Obviously Five Believers
    Slow Train
    Every Grain of Sand


9. This song about the possibility of future annihilation is associated with the backdrop of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
    A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall
    The Times They Are A Changin'
    Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre
    Everything is Broken


10. This song, which is deceptively upbeat in tune, depicts a Civil Rights march in the South.
    Only a Pawn in Their Game
    We Shall Overcome
    The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
    Oxford Town


11. This song was about the murder of Civil Rights leader Medgar Evers.
    Only A Pawn in Their Game
    Idiot Wind
    Oxford Town
    Most Likely You'll Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine


12. This song anticipates the second coming of Jesus Christ.
    Solid Rock
    Shot of Love
    I and I
    Slow Train


13. This song was based on the true story of a rich man who murdered his black servant and received only a six-month sentence.
    Oxford Town
    Only a Pawn in their Game
    The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
    Hollis Brown


14. This song makes fun of an anti-communist group.
    Talkin' World War III Blues
    Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues
    Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre
    Talkin' Hava Negeilah Blues


15. This song uses a common metaphor for Jesus Christ, and it is to this that Dylan says he is clinging.
    Slow Train
    Shot of Love
    Eternal Circle
    Solid Rock


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