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38 Folk Music quizzes and 395 Folk Music trivia questions.
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  Ten Essential Folk Songs best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
This quiz covers the top ten songs on Folk Alley's list of "The 100 Essential Folk Songs." Match each song with the clues provided.
Easier, 10 Qns, skylarb, Jun 12 22
Easier
skylarb gold member
Jun 12 22
262 plays
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  Folk Songs of the Fifties and Sixties best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Questions about the artists and the songs of the folk music craze of the 1950s and 1960s. The information is from my collection of vinyl folk albums.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jun 28 11
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shanteyman
4824 plays
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  Folk Songs and Songwriters great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Most of these songs were made famous by other singers, but can you match the song to the songwriter?
Average, 10 Qns, PDAZ, Mar 19 17
Average
PDAZ gold member
Mar 19 17
1704 plays
4.
  Song by Song: "House of the Rising Sun" editor best quiz best quiz - 20 questions - 5 mins
This quiz explores the origins, lyrics, and various versions (from folk and country to blues and hard rock) of this famous traditional song.
Average, 20 Qns, skylarb, Jul 04 22
Average
skylarb gold member
Jul 04 22
445 plays
5.
  A Folk Festival popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
If you enjoyed folk music back in the day, you might want to try this quiz. Simply match the singer to the song.
Easier, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Dec 18 16
Easier
nyirene330
Dec 18 16
524 plays
6.
  Number One Folk Songs and Singers best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Over the past fifty years folk artists have occasionally placed songs at the top of the US Billboard charts. This quiz is about these folk artists and songs.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Jul 11 18
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shanteyman
Jul 11 18
1764 plays
7.
  Guess the Folk Rock Lyrics top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here is a quiz for people who like to guess song lyrics. All of them are from the folk rock era of the 1960s and '70s. Have fun with it.
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Mar 05 22
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CmdrK gold member
Mar 05 22
1418 plays
8.
  Bluegrass Banter - 10 questions - 3 mins
When I was about thirty-five I heard my first bluegrass music and I fell madly in love. Here are some of the people with whom I fell I love.
Average, 10 Qns, habitsowner, Jun 12 16
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habitsowner
Jun 12 16
1101 plays
9.
  New Christy Minstrels Alumni best quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The New Christy Minstrels was a popular and successful folk group between 1961 and 1971, reforming later in the seventies. Several notable singers and musicians have been part of the band. This quiz deals with some of them.
Average, 10 Qns, shanteyman, Oct 22 09
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shanteyman
427 plays
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  Sixties and Seventies Folk Albums, Solo best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
I was going through some albums I bought when I was in college and shortly after graduating in 1970. Can you identify some of the artists or albums? Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Jun 15 13
Average
shvdotr gold member
826 plays
trivia question Quick Question
Who was noted for singing the "MTA Song"?

From Quiz "A Man Named Charlie ..."




11.
  Women with Guitars great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
The folk music revival of the 1960s was as much about women singers as men. Here's a quiz about some of the women who sang and contributed to the folk music boom and the politics of the time.
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Jan 30 14
Average
CmdrK gold member
709 plays
12.
  1960s Folk Music Revival great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Rock and roll had some competition in the ‘60s. How much do you know about the times that were a-changin’?
Average, 10 Qns, CmdrK, Jan 20 10
Average
CmdrK gold member
1522 plays
13.
  Folk Song Favorites - 10 questions - 3 mins
I will give you the name of a song, and you have to match it with the singer or group most closely associated with the song. Some of these songs go back many decades!
Easier, 10 Qns, daver852, Jan 16 17
Easier
daver852 gold member
Jan 16 17
763 plays
14.
  Pirate Symphony popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Shiver me timbers and blow me down, it's a pirate symphony. I'll give you part of a line or two and you finish the lyrics of these well known sea shanties!
Average, 10 Qns, funnytrivianna, Jul 19 22
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funnytrivianna gold member
Jul 19 22
1683 plays
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  Anatomy of a Song: "The Fields of Athenry" best quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
If you've ever attended a sporting event in the UK or Ireland, you may have heard this lovely song rising from the terraces. But how much do you know of the story? Another 'Anatomy' quiz, inspired by FussBudget.
Average, 10 Qns, Quiz_Beagle, Mar 21 09
Average
Quiz_Beagle gold member
367 plays
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  Folk Trios best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
I'm sure you remember these great folk trios from the Fifties through the Seventies. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Dec 07 15
Average
shvdotr gold member
490 plays
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  Anatomy of a Song: "One Tin Soldier" popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
"One Tin Soldier" is an anti-war song from the Vietnam War era. See how much you know about it!
Average, 10 Qns, Suerreal, Nov 25 08
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Suerreal
500 plays
18.
  Names in Traditional Songs - 10 questions - 2 mins
Many of the popular traditional and folk songs have a proper name in the title -- here is your chance to show just how well you remember these classic songs.
Easier, 10 Qns, collect, Oct 30 06
Easier
collect gold member
2405 plays
19.
  Folk Duos of the '60s popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
See how many of these popular musical duos you recognize from the folk revival of the early 1960s.
Average, 10 Qns, McGruff, Jan 16 06
Average
McGruff gold member
1740 plays
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  Sixties Folk Albums, Duets and Groups top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
People seemed to enjoy the Singles Folk Album quiz, so I hope you like this one as well. Have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Nov 01 13
Average
shvdotr gold member
538 plays
21.
  Blues Run The Game best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Passing through the lyrics of his folk classic "Blues Run The Game", you are invited to pay tribute to the life and music of Jackson C. Frank - the most famous 60s folksinger that no one has ever heard of.
Average, 10 Qns, gentlegiant17, Apr 08 08
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gentlegiant17
256 plays
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  Folk Song Hootenanny best quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
As folk songs vary widely from one place to another (that's why they are what they are!), I'll rely on the most common versions. These songs are from the 'classics' of folk.
Tough, 10 Qns, Bruyere, Mar 23 07
Tough
Bruyere editor
1972 plays
23.
  Female Folkies - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is a quiz about some famous women folk singers; some are more famous than others. Hope you have fun remembering them (you'll do better on this quiz if you are an old geezer like me).
Average, 10 Qns, daver852, Dec 14 14
Average
daver852 gold member
463 plays
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  Hootenanny: Famous Folk Singers - 15 questions - 7 mins
This is a quiz about old time folk singers. Some have left us, some are still around, but all have made important contributions to the world of folk music.
Average, 15 Qns, daver852, May 28 09
Average
daver852 gold member
1406 plays
25.
  Sailors' Songs and Sea Shanties - 10 questions - 6 mins
Most of my misspent youth was spent as a sailor in the US Navy. Sailors have always had their own songs - work songs, songs to pass the lonely hours at sea, and songs to boast about their deeds at sea. I hope you enjoy this quiz about their music.
Tough, 10 Qns, daver852, Jan 02 09
Tough
daver852 gold member
496 plays
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  Michael, Row Your Boat Ashore great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
"Michael, Row Your Boat Ashore" is Quiz Number 5 of a series based on my teammates' names. They volunteered to be my guinea pigs. I volunteered to "experiment" on them! (Bwaa-haa-haaa!) Hope you enjoy this series!
Average, 10 Qns, logcrawler, Jul 12 14
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logcrawler gold member
326 plays
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  Folk Goes Electric popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
In the wake of The Byrds' version of Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" a lot of acoustical folk-music was recorded in electric settings and folk-rock was born. Here's a few other fine examples in folk-rock and beyond.
Tough, 10 Qns, droombolus, Oct 03 05
Tough
droombolus
881 plays
28.
  Fo'c'sle and Halyards and Capstan...oh, my! popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Here is a quiz on a variety of chanteys for a variety of purposes, in addition to ballads and fo'c'sle songs and all manner of sea music. I'll give you a line or two of the song, and you give me the name of the song.
Tough, 10 Qns, jacobite1745, Jul 02 11
Tough
jacobite1745
402 plays
29.
  British folk music in the new millennium - 10 questions - 4 mins
A quiz about UK folk music in the twenty-first century prior to the first COVID-19 lockdowns.
Average, 10 Qns, paper_aero, Apr 05 21
Average
paper_aero gold member
Apr 05 21
93 plays
30.
  American Folk Music popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Gadzooks Daddy-o, time for a folk music quiz.
Tough, 10 Qns, sku, Jan 06 09
Tough
sku
1473 plays
31.
  British Folk Rock Music - 10 questions - 4 mins
Do you know the difference between Donovan and Dylan, Fairport Convention and Fairfield Parlour? If the answer is yes, slip your clogs off and try these 10 questions. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, Steamhammer, Mar 14 07
Tough
Steamhammer
1017 plays
32.
  Filk Songs Galore - 10 questions - 6 mins
Filk music is folk music for the Science Fiction and Fantasy world. Filk music includes everything from song parodies to original pieces to poetry. Here is a quiz on some of my favorite filk songs.
Tough, 10 Qns, Dragonkin, Dec 26 21
Tough
Dragonkin
Dec 26 21
388 plays
33.
  Just Plain Folks great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
There was more to the folk music revival of the early '60s than The Rooftop Singers so time to pick up the ol' axe, strum a few chords and see how well you know your folks.
Tough, 10 Qns, nutmeglad, Jul 27 04
Tough
nutmeglad
1153 plays
34.
This Yorkshire dialect song, considered to be the "Yorkshire Anthem", is sung in many places. It was always the most popular song at the many Beer Festivals that I attended during my younger days. How much do you know about it?
Average, 10 Qns, zippolover, Jan 29 13
Average
zippolover
171 plays
35.
  A Man Named Charlie ... - 10 questions - 3 mins
Many years ago, a campaign song became a major hit record. This quiz is about that song, and poor Charlie and the MTA.
Average, 10 Qns, collect, Aug 13 17
Average
collect gold member
Aug 13 17
508 plays
36.
  "Walk Right In" and Other 60s Hits - 10 questions - 3 mins
This quiz primarily focuses on popular folk and folk rock songs of the 1960s.
Average, 10 Qns, john62450, Apr 24 22
Average
john62450 gold member
Apr 24 22
1082 plays
37.
  The Old Gray Mare - 10 questions - 4 mins
This is a mixed questions quiz about the enduring and well-known folk song 'The Old Gray Mare'. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, froggyx, Mar 16 13
Average
froggyx
277 plays
38.
  Big Rock Candy Mountain - 10 questions - 3 mins
The children's song of today has changed considerably since it was first recorded by Harry McClintock in 1928. All questions have been taken from the 1949 Burl Ives version of the song.
Average, 10 Qns, jimpimslim1, Aug 25 21
Average
jimpimslim1 gold member
Aug 25 21
282 plays
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