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194 Alternative Rock quizzes and 2,716 Alternative Rock trivia questions.
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Alt Rock Lyrics Alt Rock Lyrics (15 quizzes)
Emo/Screamo Emo/Screamo (4)
Glam Glam (3)
Goth Goth (5)
Grunge Grunge (11)
Indie Indie (21)
Industrial Industrial (4)
New Wave New Wave (14)
Punk Rock Punk Rock (62)
Ska Ska (4)
1.
  An Infusion of Alt-Rock and Punk popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
Alternative music, including punk rock, was interested in separating itself from the commercial pop of the 1970s-1980s. It exploded in popularity in the 1990s and 2000s. Here are ten questions spanning all of those decades.
Easier, 10 Qns, trident, Jan 31 22
Easier
trident editor
Jan 31 22
187 plays
2.
  Early 2010s Alternative Rock #1 Tracks great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Some great music if Top 40 radio isn't your thing.
Average, 10 Qns, stuthehistoryguy, Dec 28 16
Average
stuthehistoryguy gold member
Dec 28 16
1986 plays
3.
  90s Alternative Number Ones - 10 questions - 3 mins
Each of these hits reached number one one the Billboard Alternative charts. All you have to do is match the song to the band that made it hit the top. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, apathy100, Aug 11 20
Average
apathy100 gold member
Aug 11 20
1482 plays
4.
  Alternative Rock Songs of the 2000s - 10 questions - 5 mins
The decade of the 2000s had many popular alternative rock songs playing on the airwaves. This quiz will test your knowledge of some of these songs. Good luck!
Average, 10 Qns, Triviaballer, Mar 11 17
Average
Triviaballer gold member
Mar 11 17
1513 plays
5.
  Nineties Alternative Songs - 10 questions - 4 mins
Match the song to the artist. All songs are from alternative artists during the 1990's. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, ramonesrule, Feb 21 21
Average
ramonesrule gold member
Feb 21 21
175 plays
6.
  Music I Can't Stop Listening To - 10 questions - 4 mins
Do you have some songs you listen to over and over and over? These are some of my favorites, all from the general alternative rock genre. Simply match the song with the artist.
Average, 10 Qns, ramonesrule, Mar 09 21
Average
ramonesrule gold member
Mar 09 21
147 plays
7.
  '90s Alternative Rock - 10 questions - 3 mins
Do you remember the '90s music? Test your knowledge in this quiz about alternative rock!
Average, 10 Qns, SuperJerry, Mar 17 10
Average
SuperJerry
2037 plays
8.
  Music My Goth Son Inflicts On The Family - 10 questions - 5 mins
My 16 year old son is a Goth, and insists on listening to various Rock & Goth music, usually loudly. Can you identify the song or band from 'Mam's' description of the video and/or lyrics?
Average, 10 Qns, rowena8482, Oct 02 22
Average
rowena8482
Oct 02 22
1899 plays
9.
  Madchester! - 10 questions - 4 mins
For a while back in the late 80s and early 90s, Manchester was the coolest city on the planet. A host of new bands, as well as some of the older ones, new fashions and new nightclubs made for a vibrant music scene. It was an exciting time to be 20!
Average, 10 Qns, colpeakbagger, May 14 11
Average
colpeakbagger
259 plays
10.
  Bauhaus, Love & Rockets or Tones on Tail? - 20 questions - 7 mins
Bauhaus, Love & Rockets and Tones on Tail are three bands connected by their members, but differed by their unique sounds and music. I'll provide you with lyrics and you tell me which band did the song, if they made it! Good Luck!
Average, 20 Qns, leviathanlotl, May 17 09
Average
leviathanlotl
210 plays
trivia question Quick Question
This band made appearances on TV shows "King of the Hill" and "Dawson's Creek." Their song is "Spiderwebs". Who is the band?

From Quiz "Name That Ska Band"




11.
  HPKillersFreak's Favorite Songs - 25 questions - 8 mins
Hello all! This is a mixture of questions about some of my favorite songs. Most of them are modern artists, with a few older ones mixed in. This shouldn't be too hard if you're a fan of alternative music.
Tough, 25 Qns, HPKillersFreak, May 25 07
Tough
HPKillersFreak
492 plays
12.
  '80s College Rock popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Before the term "alternative" was in wide use, the music of these artists and their peers was most often played by college radio station DJs, and it was known as "college rock".
Tough, 10 Qns, PieholeOne, Mar 06 12
Tough
PieholeOne
624 plays
13.
  Alternative Music - 10 questions - 5 mins
Try to figure out the common thread.
Tough, 10 Qns, sittler, Jul 24 09
Tough
sittler
3134 plays
14.
  Hard Rock and Alternative Music - 20 questions - 4 mins
I'll pick song titles and you tell me who sings them in the modern era mainly late 90's and 00's, some Aussie stuff too.
Tough, 20 Qns, Hells_Bells, Jul 24 20
Tough
Hells_Bells
Jul 24 20
1552 plays
15.
  Mam's Revenge on Gothson - 10 questions - 8 mins
Back by "Popular Demand" - (well, three messages and one posting) this is the fifth quiz in my 'Gothson' series - this one is about Mam's music - still Rock and Goth though...
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Dec 02 08
Tough
Rowena8482
234 plays
16.
  Finish the Lyric: Indie Style - 10 questions - 5 mins
A moderately challenging finish the lyrics quiz on indie and alternative music, mainly from the UK.
Tough, 10 Qns, magic-medicine, Jul 19 22
Tough
magic-medicine
Jul 19 22
207 plays
17.
  Alternative Rock Albums - the Early Days - 10 questions - 4 mins
These are all early albums from various alt rock groups. Most of these artists are pretty well-known. The albums are not necessarily listed in order of original release.
Tough, 10 Qns, HPKillersFreak, Feb 18 07
Tough
HPKillersFreak
1252 plays
18.
  MCR, Green Day, Blink-182, or P!ATD - 20 questions - 5 mins
Quiz about my four favorite bands. Enjoy!
Tough, 20 Qns, MANOVERBOARD, Jul 21 19
Tough
MANOVERBOARD
Jul 21 19
1258 plays
19.
  Coloured Vinyl - 10 questions - 4 mins
Rummaging through my old 45s from the late 70s and early 80s (Punk and New Wave) I notice some interesting coloured records, which were a novelty back then. From the clues given see if you can guess the artist/song. This will be hard!
Average, 10 Qns, markswood, Nov 09 14
Average
markswood gold member
332 plays
20.
  Punk/Alternative Bands and Their Frontmen - 10 questions - 3 mins
I'll give you the name of a frontman and you choose the band.
Average, 10 Qns, AFINymph, Aug 01 04
Average
AFINymph
2767 plays
21.
  That Total Age - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz features some of the most influential bands from the techno/industrial/alternative scene from the '80s and '90s. I have very fond memories of all of these bands! Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, nahs386, Jul 04 22
Tough
nahs386
Jul 04 22
216 plays
22.
Gothson still blasts his music as loud as he can whenever he can. How many of these songs, videos, and/or bands can you identify from 'Mam's' descriptions?
Difficult, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Apr 30 08
Difficult
Rowena8482
635 plays
23.
  Gothson Plays It Again - 10 questions - 7 mins
More of my Gothson's musical "tastes" in songs, bands and videos, for you to guess from 'Mam's' descriptions.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Apr 30 08
Difficult
Rowena8482
483 plays
24.
  Alternative Bands of the 90's - 15 questions - 6 mins
90ties alternative bands quiz
Difficult, 15 Qns, Perlitasgirl, Mar 16 06
Difficult
Perlitasgirl
3402 plays
25.
  A Collection of Celtic Punk - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is a quiz on Celtic punk songs by The Pogues, The Tossers, Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly. I'll provide lyrics or informations, you guess the song title.
Tough, 10 Qns, pogue_mahone, Jan 18 14
Tough
pogue_mahone
102 plays
26.
  Gothson Rides Again - 10 questions - 7 mins
He's back! Still playing the Rock and Goth music as loudly as he can get away with... How many of these songs and bands can you guess from "Mam's" descriptions?
Tough, 10 Qns, Rowena8482, Apr 30 08
Tough
Rowena8482
204 plays
27.
  Underground Music Grab Bag - 10 questions - 5 mins
This quiz is designed for serious, seasoned fans of alternative and underground forms of music. Various fringe genres are represented - black metal, electronic, industrial, etc...
Tough, 10 Qns, kristen752, May 31 01
Tough
kristen752
1342 plays
28.
  Modern Rock Mixed CD - 10 questions - 6 mins
This is a mash-up of lyrics from modern rock and alternative rock songs. Hope you enjoy it!
Difficult, 10 Qns, othobsessed2, Jan 13 08
Difficult
othobsessed2
942 plays
29.
  Alternative Music Albums - 25 questions - 6 mins
This is an easy-ish albums quiz. Have fun!
Difficult, 25 Qns, Idlewild, Dec 30 10
Difficult
Idlewild
2103 plays
30.
  1980s Alternative Music - Who Sang It - 10 questions - 5 mins
Hope you know your 1980s Alternative bands. These, along with some of the other fake answers are my faves. Good Luck!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, bsquared, Sep 19 05
Very Difficult
bsquared
2259 plays
31.
  Madchester Bands, Their First Recordings - 10 questions - 6 mins
Remember the Madchester era? That was such an exciting moment in music history, wasn't it? I will give you the bands' names, you pick the earliest recording from the titles. If you went through that era, it shouldn't be too hard.
Difficult, 10 Qns, adorea, Mar 03 10
Difficult
adorea
600 plays
32.
  Music... Just Music - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz is about my favourite songs and bands; most of them would probably be considered alternative rock, and the bands are most active in the 2000's, so far. I love them all so much words can not express it.
Difficult, 10 Qns, bellezzan_girl, Feb 12 11
Difficult
bellezzan_girl
381 plays
33.
  Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now - 10 questions - 5 mins
Do you brood? Does a wet and gloomy morning excite you? Then these wonderfully insufferable lyrics should be at the tip of your tongue. Could it be Belle & Sebastian, Bright Eyes, The Cure or The Smiths?
Tough, 10 Qns, themats, Jul 19 22
Tough
themats
Jul 19 22
369 plays
34.
  No Wave Music - 15 questions - 6 mins
Welcome. This quiz will test your knowledge of the short lived alternative 'no wave' music scene.
Difficult, 15 Qns, spguy, May 18 17
Difficult
spguy
May 18 17
453 plays
35.
As I listen to my local alternative rock station, Drive105, I am typing lyrics from some of the songs. All you have to do is identify the song or artist. Songs and artists can vary, being old, new, popular, and more obscure.
Difficult, 15 Qns, HPKillersFreak, Apr 12 07
Difficult
HPKillersFreak
504 plays
36.
  Punk And Ska - 10 questions - 6 mins
My love for punk and ska is my husband's fault, but I'm not complaining. The following is a quiz on some of the lyrics we love.
Difficult, 10 Qns, efvie, May 11 08
Difficult
efvie
388 plays
37.
  Lyrics Potpourri III - 15 questions - 6 mins
Another feast of verbal mystery. The source material is mostly alternative rock of the early 1980s to the mid-1990s, with a little 2000s thrown in. To everyone, thank you and enjoy.
Difficult, 15 Qns, neon000, Jul 19 22
Difficult
neon000 gold member
Jul 19 22
420 plays
38.
  Turn of the Century Alternative Music - 10 questions - 6 mins
Here are the lyrics to ten songs from one of my personal compilation CDs. I tend to enjoy the obscure and odd in lyrics, and all of these fit the bill. All you have to do is pick the correct song and artist.
Tough, 10 Qns, TheEnto, Mar 07 09
Tough
TheEnto
288 plays
39.
  4AD The Label - 10 questions - 4 mins
Some questions about one of my favourite record labels.
Tough, 10 Qns, chicomaz, May 14 03
Tough
chicomaz
447 plays
40.
This is my second and final quiz on songs I hear off my local alt station. Unfortunately, it was taken off the air without warning, so this is my last quiz in the (very short) series. Identify the song/artist by the lyric.
Difficult, 10 Qns, HPKillersFreak, Feb 26 17
Difficult
HPKillersFreak
Feb 26 17
450 plays
41.
  Alternative Women - 10 questions - 7 mins
I'll give you the lyrics and the artist and you fill in the blanks. Good luck!
Difficult, 10 Qns, Morrigan716, Oct 13 04
Difficult
Morrigan716 gold member
1209 plays
42.
This is a quiz to test your knowledge of alternative, punk, post hardcore and emo music. I will give you a lyric and you match it to the artist.
Difficult, 15 Qns, kouba, May 15 07
Difficult
kouba
799 plays
43.
  Alternative Rock2 - Who Sang It? - 10 questions - 5 mins
I had fun making the first one so I thought I would try again. Hope you like it and it brings back some memories!
Difficult, 10 Qns, bsquared, Nov 22 07
Difficult
bsquared
1167 plays
44.
  The Post Rock Quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
This quiz will test your knowledge on a variety of post rock bands, songs, and albums.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Porazzen, Jan 30 13
Difficult
Porazzen
423 plays
45.
  Alternative Female Artists - 10 questions - 5 mins
I'll give you the lyrics and you give me the artist. They're all women!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, Morrigan716, Jul 19 22
Very Difficult
Morrigan716 gold member
Jul 19 22
1257 plays
46.
  Alternative Rock Vital Knowledge - 15 questions - 7 mins
This quiz is all about testing your alternative rock knowledge (lyrics, who sang this, etc.). Some bands are obscure, while others should be perfectly obvious. Most is fairly recent material.
Very Difficult, 15 Qns, alk3emochick, Mar 11 02
Very Difficult
alk3emochick
1167 plays
47.
  Music Panoply - 10 questions - 4 mins
If mainstream radio and VH1 are your sole means for music information, skip this quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, rowdyruby, Jan 08 05
Tough
rowdyruby
264 plays
48.
  Music Brain Teasers (Alt) - 5 questions - 4 mins
This music quiz will test out your brain. Have a go if you know about the Alternative genre.
Tough, 5 Qns, dickie1980, Apr 27 02
Tough
dickie1980
1734 plays
49.
  Another Rock, Punk and Indie Mix - 10 questions - 6 mins
Another music quiz for you to test your music memories with!
Difficult, 10 Qns, Nat_mermaid, Dec 05 05
Difficult
Nat_mermaid
474 plays
50.
  Rock and Punk Albums - 10 questions - 4 mins
Hi. This is my third quiz. It is a rock/emo/punk quiz and should be quite simple. It focuses mainly on album titles and tracks.
Tough, 10 Qns, Alexh, Sep 18 05
Tough
Alexh
414 plays
51.
  Rock, Punk & Indie Mix - 10 questions - 5 mins
A mix of rock, punk and indie music.
Tough, 10 Qns, Nat_mermaid, Sep 15 05
Tough
Nat_mermaid
738 plays
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