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Woodstock, officially called the "Woodstock Music & Art Fair" was a music festival held at Max Yasgur's dairy farm in 1969. Did you know that 32 acts played to an audience of almost half a million people?

Play the quizzes below to test your knowledge of the concert that defined an era, and some of the attempted sequel events that aren't remembered quite so fondly.

13 Woodstock quizzes and 155 Woodstock trivia questions.
  Woodstock: Spirit of '69   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The first Woodstock music festival: these questions look at some of those who headlined the bill on those glorious days of August 1969.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Aug 01 15
2120 plays
  Candles in the Rain   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Woodstock was not the first music festival of note (see Monterey Pop, 1967), but its sheer size saw it assume mythological proportions and a unique place in the history of rock music.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Aug 02 18
pollucci19 gold member
Aug 02 18
471 plays
  Woodstock Festival 1969   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
For me the 1969 Woodstock Festival was the single greatest musical event in the history of man. This quiz will be about the festival and its performers. Have fun with it!
Difficult, 25 Qns, feedyourhead, Mar 08 14
1080 plays
  Music Amid The Mayhem: Recalling Woodstock '99    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you remember the first Woodstock festival in 1969, then you probably weren't there. Attempts to recreate that magic came in 1994 and in 1999. Peer through the mists of time and the smoke of bonfires to the last one of the 20th Century
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Feb 08 22
Feb 08 22
103 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz all about the Woodstock festival of 1969.
Average, 10 Qns, monkeebeatle, Sep 20 20
Sep 20 20
1935 plays
  Woodstock '94    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Woodstock '94 was held 25 years after the original event and while it may not have captured the imagination of the public in quite the same way, it still provided some memorable events and performances.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jan 30 22
480154st gold member
Jan 30 22
122 plays
  Woodstock - Getting Back to the Garden    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
When Woodstock took place (1969), I was only 5 years old. Had I been older, I would have gone. So, I rely on history to relive the event. How much do you remember?
Tough, 15 Qns, dmbfanatic, Sep 17 10
1055 plays
  Woodstock '69 and Feelin' Fine!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts Fair was a mesh of cultures, united by some great folk-rock. This quiz features a variety of questions as diverse as the people who came together for 3 days of fun, music and sliding naked in the mud.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ChelseyO, Oct 20 06
604 plays
  Where Were You During Woodstock '69    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are just a couple of questions on the one and only Woodstock. They're mostly about the performers. It's simple trivia for...anyone. Good luck and have fun!
Difficult, 10 Qns, sprinkles, Mar 29 10
1167 plays
  Woodstock '69    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is about the Woodstock festival of '69.
Average, 10 Qns, codebreaker_07, Aug 18 10
715 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What was different about Woodstock '99 as opposed to the original Woodstock festival in 1969 and the 25th anniversary festival in 1994?

From Quiz "Woodstock '99: The Real Story"

  Which Woodstock Was It?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How much do you know or remember about the original Woodstock in 1969 and Woodstock '94? Take this quiz and put your knowledge to the test.
Tough, 10 Qns, a1successforce, Sep 04 10
577 plays
  Woodstock '99: The Real Story    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Were YOU there?? Well, even if you weren't, PLAY to find out what REALLY went down at Woodstock '99!
Tough, 15 Qns, twista, Feb 22 15
1151 plays
  Woodstock: Lineup from 1969    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The question of this quiz is about the acts who played at the original Woodstock.
Tough, 10 Qns, NyYankees918, May 02 09
642 plays

Woodstock Trivia Questions

1. And it's one, two, three who are we singing for? Which band was led by Country Joe McDonald at the first Woodstock Festival in August 1969?

From Quiz
Woodstock: Spirit of '69

Answer: The Fish

Founded in 1965 with the aim of singing protest songs against the Vietnam War, 'Country Joe and The Fish' quickly established an enthusiastic following. The co-founders were Barry "The Fish" Melton and "Country" Joe McDonald. Their biggest hit was "I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-To-Die Rag": "Yeah, come on all of you, big strong men, Uncle Sam needs your help again. He's got himself in a terrible jam Way down yonder in Vietnam So put down your books and pick up a gun, We're gonna have a whole lotta fun. [Ch:]And it's one, two, three, What are we fighting for ? Don't ask me, I don't give a damn, Next stop is Vietnam; And it's five, six, seven, Open up the pearly gates, Well there ain't no time to wonder why, Whoopee! we're all gonna die."

2. What Jimi Hendrix song was not put on the "Jimi Hendrix: Live At Woodstock" DVD because of camera problems?

From Quiz Woodstock '69

Answer: Hear My Train A Coming

Jimi first called this song "Getting My Heart Together".

3. Who was the first act of Woodstock?

From Quiz Woodstock: Lineup from 1969

Answer: Richie Havens

Havens started the festival doing a 8 song set.

4. General Knowledge: What is another name for Yasgur's farm? (Hint: it was mentioned in a song later sung by one of day 3's performers)

From Quiz Woodstock '69 and Feelin' Fine!

Answer: the Garden

The song "Woodstock", written by Joni Mitchell (who was not at Woodstock herself) and performed by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, states: "...we are stardust/we are golden/and we've got to get ourselves/back to the Garden..."

5. Estimated, how many people came to the Woodstock festival?

From Quiz Woodstock

Answer: 400,000

It was not planned to have this many guests and there was traffic jams up to 20 miles long.

6. The Woodstock festival didn't actually take place in a town called Woodstock. In what New York city did it take place?

From Quiz Woodstock - Getting Back to the Garden

Answer: Bethel

Bethel is located in Sullivan County, New York.

7. The original 1969 Woodstock festival took place in Bethel, New York. Where did the 1994 event take place though?

From Quiz Woodstock '94

Answer: Saugerties, New York

Although both the original 1969 event and this 1994 reincarnation went under the name Woodstock, neither actually took place in Woodstock. Of the two though, Woodstock '94 was closer, as Saugerties is just nine miles from Woodstock, while Bethel is actually 46 miles away. Woodstock '94 was not the first brush with music fame for the town of Saugerties, as in 1967, Ric Danko of The Band rented a house here which was affectionately known as "Big Pink" due to its colouring. This house was where Bob Dylan and The Band recorded the album, "The Basement Tapes" (officially released 1975) and the house became a part of rock history thanks to The Band's 1968 album, "Music from Big Pink".

8. In what city was Woodstock '99 located?

From Quiz Woodstock '99: The Real Story

Answer: Rome, NY

Rome, NY became the third largest city in the state that weekend.

9. The song "Woodstock", which captures the spiritual journey of a young man heading to Max Yasgur's farm, was written by which woman who, ironically, did not attend the Woodstock Festival of 1969?

From Quiz Candles in the Rain

Answer: Joni Mitchell

Mitchell was scheduled to appear on the "Dick Cavett Show" that weekend and was convinced by her manager that the appearance on the television show would be of greater benefit to her career than the festival. Joni ended up watching the event on TV and felt like "the kid who had missed out". She witnessed so many young people looking to the performers on the stage, not just for entertainment, but for leadership. And, in the midst of all this, she claimed, she was witnessing a modern miracle - a swarm of people co-operating and in tune with one another that it laid a foundation for "tremendous optimism". Though Mitchell had shied away from religion years before, the uplifting nature of this event had called to her and she turned to God within her lyrics and allowed his presence to be her guide. Her narration opens with her meeting "a child of God" and she closes each verse with the need to "get back to the garden". The track culminates with Mitchell describing a movement that was "half a million strong". The song "Woodstock" appears on Mitchell's third album, "Ladies of the Canyon" (1970), it was the B-side of her hit single "Big Yellow Taxi" from the same year and would become a hit for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young who, ironically, were at the festival.

10. What was the price for a three day pass to attend Woodstock in advance and at the gate?

From Quiz Woodstock Festival 1969

Answer: $18.00 in advance and $24.00 at the gate

The set prices for buying a three day pass for three days of music and fun at Woodstock was $18.00 in advance and $24.00 at the gate. There were no tickets sold at the gate. Everyone walked, ran, climbed and snuck in every way possible. Finally, it was announced to everyone that Woodstock was now a free festival.

11. "Oh Lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz?..." Which Woodstock Festival 1969 singer just wanted to impress her friends?

From Quiz Woodstock: Spirit of '69

Answer: Janis Joplin

"Oh Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ? My friends all drive Porsches, I must make amends. Worked hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends, So Lord, won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz ?" Janis Joplin was another of those great singers whose potential was cruelly cut short by her dependence on drugs. Born in Texas in 1943, Joplin was a rising star of the music business but was found dead in her hotel room in Los Angeles in 1970. The cause of death was given as "heroin overdose".

12. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young did two performances in '69, why?

From Quiz Woodstock '69

Answer: One acoustic, one electric

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young were "Scared To Death" because it was their second gig.

13. The Who did the most songs in one set at Woodstock. How many songs did they play?

From Quiz Woodstock: Lineup from 1969

Answer: 24

They started off with, "Heaven and Hell" and finished with "Naked Eye".

14. Here's a tricky one: What was the original time set for the music to begin on Friday?

From Quiz Woodstock '69 and Feelin' Fine!

Answer: 4:00 pm

According to a handbill handed out advertising the festival, music was slated to begin at 4:00 pm on Friday, August 15. It actually began at 5:07 pm (the stage wasn't even ready by then!) and ran until mid-morning on Monday, August 19. (

15. Woodstock was over four days, from August 15 to 18. What days were these?

From Quiz Woodstock

Answer: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

The music at Woodstock started at 5:07pm on Friday 15th August and ended in mid-morning on Monday 18th.

16. What was the official title of the festival?

From Quiz Woodstock - Getting Back to the Garden

Answer: Woodstock Music and Art Fair

The total expected attendance for the festival was only 60,000.

17. In which state did it take place?

From Quiz Where Were You During Woodstock '69

Answer: New York

It was in Bethel, New York.

18. It was not just the music that was hot at Woodstock '99, so was the weather. Which band played a cover of The Doors' "Roadhouse Blues" and were joined by an original Doors' band member in temperatures of over 80 degrees Fahrenheit?

From Quiz Music Amid The Mayhem: Recalling Woodstock '99

Answer: Creed

As 'Rolling Stone' noted, Creed were famously (notoriously?) voted "the worst band of the nineties" by readers of the magazine. Doors guitarist Robby Krieger was on hand for what the magazine called "a brutal rendition of "Roadhouse Blues". The festival took place at Griffiss Air Force Base near Rome, NY, and the combination of high temperatures and hot tarmac runways took their toll. Two people died from heat exhaustion.

19. On day one of Woodstock '94, which band known for tracks such as "Far Behind" (1994) and "It's Alright" (1998) played a cover of the Jimi Hendrix song "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" (1968)?

From Quiz Woodstock '94

Answer: Candlebox

Seattle based Candlebox, led by Kevin Martin, put in many hours gigging before success came their way. On the road to playing Woodstock '94 they were the support act on tours by Metallica and Rush as well as guesting at shows from Aerosmith and Radiohead. At the Woodstock gig, the band played hits such as "You", "Far Behind" and "Cover Me" (all 1994) before closing with their Hendrix tribute.

20. What days was the festival held on?

From Quiz Woodstock '99: The Real Story

Answer: July 23-25, 1999

The dead of Summer...what a great time to put 50,000 people on a slab of concrete for three days!

21. There were two babies born during the Woodstock festival and three people died. One death was due to a heroin overdose. Another death was due to a ruptured appendix. Tell me what the cause of the third death was.

From Quiz Woodstock Festival 1969

Answer: run over by a tractor

The stage was very high as one performer recalled. He actually said that it was so high that it made him dizzy. Nobody fell from the stage causing a death though. There were ponds nearby but nobody drowned. One poor guy was run over in his sleeping bag by a farmer in his tractor. The farmer was never located.

22. What was the name of the band Graham Nash was in before he teamed up with Crosby, Stills and Young?

From Quiz Woodstock '69

Answer: The Hollies

Nash and The Hollies did the theme song to the very funny Peter Seller's movie, "After The Fox".

23. How many days of Woodstock were there?

From Quiz Woodstock: Lineup from 1969

Answer: 4

The slogan was 3 days of Peace & Music but 3 acts performed on a 4th day. One included Jimi Hendrix.

24. It was day 1, the first set. No other acts were ready. How long did Richie Havens end up playing?

From Quiz Woodstock '69 and Feelin' Fine!

Answer: 3 hours

Richie Havens ended up playing for 3 hours. Since the New York Thruway was closed, the next acts could not get to the site. Chip Monck forced impromptu performances by Country Joe McDonald (who performed his infamous "Gimme an F" cheer) and John Sebastian (who was tripping out at the time). The rest of the performers had to be flown in on helicopters.

25. Some of the hits this band played in 1969 included "Bad Moon Rising", "Green River" and "Proud Mary"

From Quiz Which Woodstock Was It?

Answer: Creedence Clearwater Revival & CCR & c.c.r.

CCR was not on the original Soundtrack album, and did not appear in the movie. CCR split up on bad terms and were not functioning in 1994.

26. Who performed the Bob Dylan song 'I'm Walkin' Down a Line'?

From Quiz Woodstock

Answer: Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie is the son of the famous folk singer Woody Guthrie. Arlo performed on the Friday from 11:55pm to 12:55am.

27. The festival was held on the dairy farm of Max _________?

From Quiz Woodstock - Getting Back to the Garden

Answer: Yasgur

The festival site occupied approximately 600 acres on Max's farm. He died of a heart attack in 1973.

28. Who was the first performer to take the stage?

From Quiz Where Were You During Woodstock '69

Answer: Richie Havens

He started at about five in the afternoon on the first day.

29. More than 700 people had to be treated for heat exhaustion and dehydration at Woodstock '99. Some felt it took a super human ability just to be there, but which Canadian band played their song "Superman's Dead"?

From Quiz Music Amid The Mayhem: Recalling Woodstock '99

Answer: Our Lady Peace

The festival was policed by about State Troopers and the local police department, but volunteer security staff recruited in NYC simply abandoned their tasks and joined the crowd. By the end of the weekend, any chances of good public order had faded. With reports of assaults and looting, 700 State Trooper were called in to deal with what 'Ranker' called "30,000+ Rioting Concertgoers ". OLP got together in Toronto, Ontario, in 1992 and were multi-winners of Canadian awards. "Superman's Dead" reached number 17 in Canada in 1997 and a number 11 on the US alternative rock charts. "Clumsy" was a number one that same year.

30. On day two of Woodstock '94, Shannon Hoon took to the stage wearing his girlfriend's dress and wearing barrettes in his hair. For which band was Hoon the frontman?

From Quiz Woodstock '94

Answer: Blind Melon

Many commentators have speculated that Hoon was possibly under the influence of something when he took to the stage, and he didn't do much to dissuade them in post performance interviews, although he did claim he got the dress from Lemonheads vocalist Evan Dando. Whatever Hoon was on, the band turned in a great set including "Tones of Home" (1992), "No Rain" (1993) and a cover of John Lennon's "Working Class Hero" (1970). Sadly, just 14 months after Woodstock '94, Hoon died aged 28 from a cocaine overdose.

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