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Elton John is one of the most successful musical artists of all time. The amount of quizzes on this artist reflect that. Take a few of these quizzes and find out why.
54 Elton John quizzes and 756 Elton John trivia questions.
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  Elton John: "Greatest Hits" Album (1974)    
Collection Quiz
 10 Qns
Released on November, 1974, it is Elton John's best-selling album with more than 30 million copies sold worldwide.
Easier, 10 Qns, sw11, Nov 26 23
sw11 gold member
Nov 26 23
479 plays
  Anatomy of a Song: "Daniel"   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just how much do you know about Elton John's classic "Daniel"? Pit yourself against 10 questions about the song and/or associated facts. Song #24 in the 'Anatomy' series.
Easier, 10 Qns, FussBudget, Sep 29 05
FussBudget gold member
7413 plays
  Stellar Albums editor best quiz   best quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Elton John was at his prolific best during the 1970s and produced some stellar albums. Here we ask you to identify the first single released from each of his album that made the Top Ten of the US Billboard 200 album charts.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, May 02 17
pollucci19 gold member
1058 plays
  Elton John's "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road"   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will test your knowledge of one of Elton's best and undoubtedly his most famous album, "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road." Good Luck!
Average, 10 Qns, james_israel, May 05 23
May 05 23
3617 plays
  Elton John Album Match editor best quiz    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
See if you can work out which studio album each of these Elton John songs first appeared on.
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Jun 05 18
Dizart gold member
Jun 05 18
533 plays
  In the World with Elton John   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Visit the world within the songs of Elton John.
Average, 10 Qns, pollucci19, Jan 09 24
pollucci19 gold member
Jan 09 24
2982 plays
  Elton John or Billy Joel   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
I give a line from a song, you identify the artist (Elton or Billy). Billy Joel writes his own lyrics and Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics for the Elton John songs on this quiz. Fill in all questions with either Elton John or Billy Joel.
Average, 25 Qns, jackolantern, Apr 28 02
7640 plays
  Singing and Playing With Sir Elton   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of the best known knights of music, Sir Elton John has made many guest appearances. Let's look at just ten of them.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Jan 14 21
480154st gold member
Jan 14 21
482 plays
  Elton John knows Tumbleweeds   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Tumbleweed Connection", a "different" sort of Elton John album, is still a without-a-doubt classic. But how much can you remember about it?
Tough, 10 Qns, tournavy, Jul 10 08
735 plays
  Elton John Top 10 hits    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I will give you the title of an Elton John song, you tell me if it ever made it to the top ten on the charts. The trick is, both the United States (Billboard top 100) and United Kingdom charts are in play!
Average, 15 Qns, tournavy, Jun 22 07
2165 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who played the drums and maracas on the song, "Daniel"?

From Quiz "Daniel"

  "The Measure Of A Man"    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This quiz is on Elton John's beautiful song, "The Measure of a Man." All you have to do is fill in the missing word or words. Good luck!
Average, 20 Qns, DakotaNorth, Nov 22 04
DakotaNorth gold member
374 plays
  The Definitive Quiz: Sir Elton John   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a quiz based on the life and works of Sir Elton John. It offers a variety of questions. I hope you have no problems answering them. Good luck!
Tough, 15 Qns, NalaMarie, Mar 11 23
NalaMarie gold member
Mar 11 23
1576 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I remember singing along to "Daniel", by Elton John, whenever I heard it on the radio. Here is a quiz about the song.
Average, 10 Qns, windrush, Jan 29 19
windrush gold member
Jan 29 19
407 plays
  Elton's a "Madman"!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Elton John released "Madman Across the Water" in the US on November 15, 1971. Contrary to rumor, the title does NOT refer to U.S. President Richard Nixon. What else do you know about the album?
Tough, 10 Qns, tournavy, Feb 28 08
716 plays
  Elton John Albums    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge of Elton John's albums.
Average, 10 Qns, Crystalku, Oct 27 05
1867 plays
  Elton John: What do these lyrics mean?   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll give you the name of the song and a few unusual lyrics. You decide which definition matches the lyric.
Tough, 10 Qns, dbb, Mar 05 09
1349 plays
  Elton John/Bernie Taupin First Lines   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some first lines written by Bernie Taupin for Elton John. Your job is to guess the song title. For diehard early Elton fans, as these songs are not the well known ones.
Tough, 10 Qns, stucress, May 20 04
1401 plays
  Elton John 's "Empty Sky"   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Elton John's first album was released in 1969 in the UK (1975 in the US, making it NOT his first album ... but I digress). How well do you know it?
Tough, 10 Qns, tournavy, Jun 28 07
394 plays
  Elton John's "Elton John"   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This album was Elton's breakthrough in both England and the United States. How much about it do YOU remember?
Difficult, 10 Qns, tournavy, Nov 06 07
871 plays
  Elton John: Tribute Songs   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Elton John has released several songs or albums in memory of famous performers or others who have saddened him by their loss. This quiz will test your knowledge of those songs and the people they memorialize.
Tough, 10 Qns, dbb, Feb 17 09
845 plays
  For Top-Notch EJ Fans! #2   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is my second EJ quiz. I think the first one may be difficult. I think this one is better for the casual EJ fan with just a couple of toughies for the die hard!
Average, 15 Qns, jackolantern, Mar 15 20
Mar 15 20
3860 plays
  Elton John's B-Side Songs   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Did you ever listen to what was on the other (B) side of an Elton John single? I'll give you some B-side songs, you tell me what album they are associated with (what album the A-side was from).
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, tournavy, Jun 16 07
Very Difficult
517 plays
  Get Back, Honky Cat!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If Elton wasn't already a star by 1972 (he was), the release of "Honky Chateau" cemented his growing legacy of hit-making, adding "Honky Cat" and "Rocket Man" to the mix. Here's a quiz on the album as a whole.
Difficult, 10 Qns, tournavy, Jun 13 08
480 plays
  Elton John's Greatest Hits    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Whether or not you're an avid Elton fan, you know his greatest hits. This is a quiz to test your knowledge of his greatest hits album. Good luck - some may be tricky!
Average, 10 Qns, james_israel, Jun 27 05
2826 plays
  Elton as The Piano Player    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
"Don't Shoot Me I'm Only The Piano Player" was the first Elton John album I ever had and it's one of my favorites. Can you guess the song from the lyrics? Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, beannie01, Apr 30 03
1224 plays
  'Captain Fantastic' Albums!   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
As one of Elton's best albums, I thought 'Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy' deserved a quiz to its name! The questions are all about the words. Good luck...
Average, 10 Qns, doncorleone, May 12 06
1395 plays
  Elton Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Finish the lyrics or name the song. These should be fairly easy!
Tough, 10 Qns, LoPotter, Jun 02 02
3155 plays
  Bernie's Lyrics to Elton's Tunes!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In Elton's own words, 'Without Bernie there would be no Elton'. How well do you know his words?
Tough, 10 Qns, doncorleone, Sep 11 06
1305 plays
  Elton John's "Tumbleweed Connection"   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Any Elton fans out there? I thought so! Try this quiz to test your knowledge of a true Elton classic, "Tumbleweed Connection."
Average, 10 Qns, james_israel, Mar 04 06
643 plays
  Elton John, Did He Really Say That?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Whether it's brutal honesty or diva-like ramblings, Sir Elton John is notorious for his sharp tongue. This quiz will include some spoken words and some lyrics from the pop superstar's songs. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, jaike, Nov 07 04
587 plays
  Sir Elton John: Ten Classic Songs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In a career spanning almost thirty years, Elton John has produced numerous classics that hold a place in our hearts. These questions refer to some of those songs that may not have been big hits but are classics none the less. (#2)
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Dennis_121205, Oct 11 22
Very Difficult
Oct 11 22
1079 plays
  The Captain and the Kid    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about Elton John's 2006 album "The Captain and the Kid".
Average, 10 Qns, lilywafiq, Nov 22 12
139 plays
  Those Who Worked With Elton John    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I have been a longtime fan of Elton John, in fact the very first album I owned was his "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road". This quiz is one about the various musicians and singers that worked with Elton, so if you read sleeve notes you should do okay.
Tough, 10 Qns, shyhelen, Feb 19 06
592 plays
  Elton John without Bernie Taupin    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Elton John is well-known for his long-time collaboration with lyricist Bernie Taupin. However, not all of his songs had words by Taupin. Fill in the Blank for some of these non-Taupin creations!
Tough, 10 Qns, tournavy, Jun 14 07
421 plays
  For Top-Notch EJ Fans! #1    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This test is good for casual fans as well as die hard. Many will get most of them, but only a top-notch EJ fan will get them all!
Tough, 15 Qns, jackolantern, Jan 30 16
1985 plays
  For The Ultimate Elton John Fan    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is for the ultimate Elton John Fan! If you get more than half of these questions right You are a fanatic just like me.
Tough, 10 Qns, SalliesMan15, Nov 23 19
Nov 23 19
1176 plays
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Elton John Trivia Questions

1. Elton recorded the duets "True Love" (1993), "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" (1981) and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (1976) with Pauline Matthews, who is better known by which name?

From Quiz
Singing and Playing With Sir Elton

Answer: Kiki Dee

"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" (1976) was Elton's first UK number one single and became his sixth American number one on the Billboard Hot 100. "Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever" was the pair's cover of the Four Tops track from 1966 which featured Stevie Wonder on drums, but this failed to chart for Elton and Kiki. "True Love" (1993) was from Elton's "Duets" (1993) album, on which he performed with many stars including Eric Clapton, Little Richard and Tammy Wynette. The track was released as a single and came so close to repeating the success of "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", but was held off the top spot in UK by Meat Loaf and "I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That)" (1993).

2. "Daniel" by Elton John was released as a single in what year?

From Quiz Daniel

Answer: 1973

The song was recorded in June, 1972, but only released in March 1973. It reached Number Two on the US pop charts (beaten out by "My Love" by Paul McCartney and Wings).

3. "The Captain and the Kid" is a 2006 studio album by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. It is a sequel to which album?

From Quiz The Captain and the Kid

Answer: Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy

"Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy" (1975) was an autobiographical album covering the early years of Elton John and Bernie Taupin's careers. "The Captain and the Kid" picked up where Captain Fantastic left off.

4. "First Episode at Hienton" Elton sang: "For the quadrangle sang to the sun, and the grace of our feeling, and the candle burned low..." What is this quadrangle?

From Quiz Elton John: What do these lyrics mean?

Answer: an open-air courtyard within a building

There are additional references to the sky as a ceiling, and clouds in Valerie's eyes. This song, from "Elton John" utilizes some haunting synthesizer music to set a Victorian setting for the singer's first attempt at love-making.

5. Easily the best known tribute by Elton was the beautiful "Candle in the Wind," remembering Marilyn Monroe. On which album was this song originally released?

From Quiz Elton John: Tribute Songs

Answer: Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

"Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" featured commercial successes like "Bennie and the Jets," "Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting" and the title track, so "Candle in the Wind" was overlooked for many years though now it is one of the best-loved recordings from that album.

6. What type of life do some men like, according to Elton John and Bernie Taupin in the song "Hercules"?

From Quiz Get Back, Honky Cat!

Answer: Chinese

"Some men like the Chinese life, some men kneel and pray." Don't exactly what that means, but it's in there. Greek or Roman would have presumably fit in better with the song title, but then again nothing in the song at all alludes to either mythology, so I guess you had to have heard the song to have a good guess. I like the "Simple Life", by the way. It's one of Elton's better 1990s songs. But we'll get to that when the time comes....

7. In the song "Indian Sunset", what tribe did the portrayed Native American warrior belong to?

From Quiz Elton's a "Madman"!

Answer: Iroquois

This is slightly assumed, since the character is speaking to the "Great Father of the Iroquois" about his own life. The Sioux nation is mentioned also (the warrior has to "run the gauntlet of the Sioux"), and Geronimo, a noted Native American warrior, was a member of an Apache tribe. It is quite a touching song.

8. Who did Elton identify with in "Ballad of a Well-Known Gun"?

From Quiz Elton John knows Tumbleweeds

Answer: Reno

Danny Bailey and Robert Ford are both mentioned in later Elton John songs. As far as the correct answer goes ("Now I know how Reno felt, when he ran from the law"), I couldn't discover who the "Reno" was, or if he indeed was even a real person! Anyone who knows, please message me to satisfy my curiosity! Updated: The Reno gang (including William Reno) wreaked havoc in the Midwest in the 1860s. They committed the first (and second and third) train robberies in U.S. History. Thanks to tonydal and wikipedia for the correction!

9. 'Daniel is traveling tonight on a plane I can see the red tail lights heading for __________'. Where are the red tail lights heading?

From Quiz In the World with Elton John

Answer: Spain

The song 'Daniel' is from Elton's 1973 album "Don't Shoot Me I'm Only the Piano Player". It peaked at Number four in the UK charts and Number two in the USA.

10. Which album's singles contained these non-album songs on the B-side? "Love So Cold", "Choc Ice Goes Mental", "The Retreat"

From Quiz Elton John's B-Side Songs

Answer: Too Low For Zero

"Choc Ice Goes Mental" (B-side to "Kiss the Bride") is a very bizarre instrumental, while "The Retreat" (B-side to "I Guess That's Why they Call it the Blues") is a fantastic song that can now be found on the remastered "Too Low for Zero" CD.

11. Complete this Gary Osborne Lyric: "And I want you to be my acrobat I want you to be my _____"

From Quiz Elton John without Bernie Taupin

Answer: lover

One of Elton's highest charting U.S. songs in the 80s, "Little Jeannie" hit #3 in 1980!

12. What mode of transport is Daniel taking?

From Quiz Anatomy of a Song: "Daniel"

Answer: Plane

"Daniel is travelling tonight on a plane". This is probably a good thing. Depending on where the point of departure was, a car could take forever!

13. "Your Song" "Your Song" was used in the blockbuster film, "Moulin Rouge." Which famous actor sang the song in this movie?

From Quiz Elton John's Greatest Hits

Answer: Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor is also famous for his roles in "Star Wars."

14. Long an important part of Elton John's group, on which album did Davey Johnstone make his debut?

From Quiz Those Who Worked With Elton John

Answer: Madman Across The Water

Davey Johnstone played mandolin, sitar and acoustic guitars on this album. It was only later that he started playing electric guitar.

15. This album was released in 1971 and included the songs "Razor Face" and "Holiday Inn".

From Quiz Elton John Albums

Answer: Madman Across the Water

"Madman Across the Water" also included the songs "Levon" and "Tiny Dancer".

16. "In the quiet silent seconds I turned off the light switch And I came down to meet you in the half light the moon left While a cluster of night jars sang some songs out of tune A mantle of bright light shone down from a room"

From Quiz Elton John/Bernie Taupin First Lines

Answer: Come Down In Time

The second song on "Tumbleweed Connection", my favorite Elton album.

17. Who produced the album?

From Quiz Elton John's "Tumbleweed Connection"

Answer: Gus Dudgeon

Gus produced many of Elton's albums.

18. What was Elton's character's name in the movie version of "Tommy?"

From Quiz For The Ultimate Elton John Fan

Answer: The Pinball Champ

Although the song is "Pinball Wizard", the scoreboard says "The Champ" in bright lights behind Elton's Pinball Machine.

19. What was his middle name he was given at birth?

From Quiz The Definitive Quiz: Sir Elton John

Answer: Kenneth

Reginald Kenneth Dwight, a.k.a. Elton John, was born on March 25, 1947 in Pinner, Middlesex, England. He has since legally changed his name to Elton Hercules John.

20. "They say Spain is pretty, though I've never been."

From Quiz Elton as The Piano Player

Answer: Daniel

Elton and Bernie have been writing songs together for over 40 years.

21. Here's one to get you started, from the title track! 'Couldn't fool us, for we were spinnin' out our lines...'

From Quiz 'Captain Fantastic' Albums!

Answer: walkin' on the wire

One of the best tracks in my opinion. Great words and a great melody.

22. 'Blue jean baby, _____________, seamstress for the band'.

From Quiz Bernie's Lyrics to Elton's Tunes!

Answer: LA Lady

From the song 'Tiny Dancer'. This song was written about Bernie Taupin's wife, whom he met whilst on tour with Elton in America.

23. "These _______________ are all you own"?

From Quiz "The Measure Of A Man"

Answer: battered hands

Elton John was born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25, 1947. In 1962, Elton, then known as Reg Dwight, performed in a band called The Corvettes. The band earned money by performing at children's parties and county fairs. The members of the band departed a few months after its inception, but Reg Dwight was on his way to superstardom.

24. 'I'm not one of those who can easily hide'

From Quiz Elton John or Billy Joel

Answer: Elton & Elton John & John

From 'Your Song' (1970).

25. 'There's a cold lonely light that shines from you.' Is from this song...

From Quiz Elton Lyrics

Answer: I'm Still Standing & I'm still standing

'Lookin' like a true survivor, feelin' like a little kid.'

26. What Beatles song did Elton John take to number One in 1975?

From Quiz For Top-Notch EJ Fans! #2

Answer: Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds

27. Which Rock Legend did Elton not tour with?

From Quiz For Top-Notch EJ Fans! #1

Answer: Paul McCartney

28. In 2009, Elton played piano and contributed backing vocals to which band's tribute to their late singer Layne Staley, titled "Black Gives Way To Blue"?

From Quiz Singing and Playing With Sir Elton

Answer: Alice In Chains

Staley died of a drugs overdose in 2002 and the band went on hiatus for four years, until they reformed in 2006 with William DuVall replacing Staley on lead vocals. After touring several times with the new line up, they were ready to record a new album, the title track of which was their tribute to Staley. Elton was asked to play on the track as he was a huge influence on both Staley, whose first live gig he attended was an Elton John concert, and guitarist Jerry Cantrell, whose first album was "Elton John Greatest Hits" (1974).

29. Who co-wrote "Daniel" with Elton John?

From Quiz Daniel

Answer: Bernie Taupin

Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics for the song. He has said he wrote it in response to a story about a wounded Vietnam War veteran from Texas who was being stifled by too much attention, and just wanted to be left in peace to go back to his farm.

30. "The Captain and the Kid" was the last of Elton John's studio albums to feature which musicians?

From Quiz The Captain and the Kid

Answer: Guy Babylon and Bob Birch

Guy Babylon died in 2009, and Bob Birch died in 2012. Both were long time members of the Elton John band.

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