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16 Sex Pistols quizzes and 170 Sex Pistols trivia questions.
  Song by Song: "Anarchy in the U.K."   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Learn more about this famous song by the Sex Pistols.
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Oct 26 21
Oct 26 21
151 plays
  The Sex Pistols and God Save the Queen   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Controversial lyrics, controversial rankings, award winning artwork, multiple arrests, and, oh by the way, a great song. This quiz tests your knowledge of the song itself and also events surrounding it.
Average, 10 Qns, ArlingtonVA, Aug 02 09
ArlingtonVA gold member
494 plays
  Sex Pistols - Quiz This   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'm a HUGE fan of the Sex Pistols, so I made this quiz. It's just a general knowledge quiz, with some easy and some harder questions. Good luck!
Easier, 10 Qns, S-P-G, Jun 16 10
727 plays
  Sex Pistols Songs - In Other Words    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll use alternate wording to describe the title of a Sex Pistols song from their "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols" album. From the description, fill in the real title of the song.
Easier, 10 Qns, ArlingtonVA, May 22 10
ArlingtonVA gold member
461 plays
  The Sex Pistols (The History And The Music)    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a tough quiz about Sex Pistols' members, Johnny Rotten and Sid Vicious. You will learn about the history behind the band and there are a few questions about their music. Have fun and good luck!
Average, 15 Qns, CityRocker, Oct 31 15
3410 plays
  The Ultimate Sid Vicious Quiz   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sid Vicious, a punk icon and troubled star and the Sex Pistols' bassist. How well do you know your Sid facts?
Average, 10 Qns, xcorpsebridex, Jan 03 10
344 plays
  Sex Pistols Lyrics 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Lyrics to Sex Pistols Songs - probably easy if you are familiar with the band.
Average, 10 Qns, archtalon, Feb 14 03
2724 plays
  10 Questions about Sid Vicious    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Sid Vicious led a wild and tragic life, but how much do you know about the man who had a hand in revolutionizing punk music?
Average, 10 Qns, CrystalKU, Mar 22 24
Mar 22 24
1442 plays
  Sex Pistols and their Aftermath: Tough   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A tougher than usual quiz on the Sex Pistols and what happened after they split up.
Tough, 10 Qns, rjl1967, Mar 22 15
179 plays
  Sex Pistols Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The Sex Pistols are, in my opinion, the greatest thing to have ever happened to the U.K., and their genius, without doubt, changed the face of music for years. Here's a small quiz on some of their lyrics.
Average, 10 Qns, stevejones, Jan 11 06
917 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What is Sid Vicious's birth name?

From Quiz "The Life of Sid Vicious"

  Angry Johnny    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz about the life of John Joseph Lydon, also known as Johnny Rotten, formerly the lead singer of the Sex Pistols. See how much you can remember.
Average, 10 Qns, Aunini, Nov 20 20
Nov 20 20
341 plays
  Rotten Trivia (Johnny, That Is!)    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Sex Pistols: anyone who has read Johnny's autobiography 'Rotten- No Irish, No Blacks, No Dogs' should do well.
Tough, 15 Qns, Mayacat, Feb 14 03
1484 plays
  10 Questions: Sex Pistols Lyrics Multiple Choice Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are lyrics to songs by the Sex Pistols. Just pick the song they come from. Simple enough if you're familiar with the music.
Average, 10 Qns, XxWeirdoxX, May 20 05
2533 plays
  Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a quiz to do with the legend that is Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen!
Average, 15 Qns, Lan1, Feb 13 05
1209 plays
  The Life of Sid Vicious    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on the Life of Sex Pistols bassist and punk legend, Sid Vicious.
Average, 10 Qns, zombie, Sep 03 20
Sep 03 20
623 plays
  Anarchy In The Trivia Portal!    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
A quick test all about the ever-important Sex Pistols!
Tough, 5 Qns, razorboy, Apr 04 20
Apr 04 20
1867 plays
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Sex Pistols Trivia Questions

1. In what year was "Anarchy in the U.K." first released?

From Quiz
Song by Song: "Anarchy in the U.K."

Answer: 1976

"Anarchy in the U.K." was released on November 26, 1976 as a UK single on the EMI label. The single had "I Wanna Be Me" on the B-side. The Sex Pistols were an English punk rock band that formed in 1975, broke-up in 1978, and reunited again in 1996 for a concert tour.

2. Who produced "Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols"?

From Quiz Sex Pistols and their Aftermath: Tough

Answer: Chris Thomas

It was to be their only studio album. Several shops refused to stock it because of the meaning of the word bollocks (look it up!) in the UK.

3. John Lydon was born in London on the 31st of January of which year?

From Quiz Angry Johnny

Answer: 1956

He was born in the inner-city district of Holloway. His parents were a couple of working class immigrants from Ireland, John and Eileen.

4. Which song begins with the words 'There's no point in asking, you'll get no reply'?

From Quiz Sex Pistols - Quiz This

Answer: Pretty Vacant

'Pretty Vacant' was the third single released by the Sex Pistols. It was released on the first of July, 1977.

5. Somewhat empty. Or, attractive but unoccupied.

From Quiz Sex Pistols Songs - In Other Words

Answer: Pretty Vacant

Besides appearing on the Sex Pistols' only studio album, "Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols," the song "Pretty Vacant" was the third single released by the Sex Pistols. It's been covered by other bands many times. The "New Musical Express" magazine declared it as its Single of the Year for 1977. It was somewhat infamous for singer Johnny Rotten's pronunciation of the word "vacant" in the lyrics.

6. The song was controversial from the beginning. It was banned from TV and radio, and it was difficult to find venues in which to play it live. Where did the Sex Pistols famously perform the song during the Queen's Silver Jubilee?

From Quiz The Sex Pistols and God Save the Queen

Answer: On a boat on the Thames River

The band members maintain that "God Save the Queen" was not written with an eye toward releasing it during the Silver Jubilee. It had in fact been performed since November of 1976, though under the title "No Future." But clearly the timing of the official release of the single in late May 1977 and the performance on the Thames on June 7th were done with full knowledge of the Jubilee. The owner of the boat had been tricked into allowing the event. When he realized what was going on, about the time the song was ending, he cut off electrical power and docked. The police were waiting and arrested 11 people, including Malcolm McLaren, the band's manager.

7. What was Sid Vicious' real name?

From Quiz Sid Vicious

Answer: John Simon Ritchie

He took his stage name from John Lydon's (a.k.a. Johnny Rotten) hamster, Sid, who bit him and was subsequently named Sid the Vicious.

8. Where did Sid Vicious move to with his mother after being born?

From Quiz The Life of Sid Vicious

Answer: Ibiza

Sid was born in England but moved to Ibiza shortly afterward with his mother. After they ran into debt they returned.

9. 'Sergeant Major's on the march, wash the bodies in the starch. See them all die one by one, guess who's dead, guess who's glad.' Song?

From Quiz Sex Pistols Lyrics

Answer: Belsen Was A Gas

'Belsen Was A Gas' was originally written by Sid, but then the lyrics were changed by the others. 'Einmal War Belsen Wirflich Bortrefflich' was another (different) version, sung by Ronnie Biggs, for 'The Great Rock n Roll Swindle'.

10. Where did Sid and his mother move to when he was a child?

From Quiz Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen

Answer: Ibiza

They moved to Ibiza to get away from Sid's father but had to move back to London when they ran out of money.

11. "The captain had a daughter, who fell in deep sea water"

From Quiz Sex Pistols Lyrics

Answer: Friggin in the Riggin

"There was a bunch of roadies, And this here is their story, A scurvy bunch of evil twits, Who never say they're sorry..."

12. What is the heritage of Rotten's parents?

From Quiz The Sex Pistols (The History And The Music)

Answer: Irish

Though Johnny Rotten was raised in London, his parents were both Irish. Although he considered himself a Londoner, there was Irish blood in him, and he came to know some of their traditions.

13. On which holiday did the Sex Pistols play their last show in the UK (that is, before they reformed in the 90s)?

From Quiz Anarchy In The Trivia Portal!

Answer: Christmas Day

They played a double show. One in the afternoon for all the kids at the orphanage, and one in the evening for regular fans. They brought cakes and candy for the kids, and in the evening were greeted by striking fire fighters and garbage workers, who they let in for free.

14. What is the name of Johnny's wife?

From Quiz Rotten Trivia (Johnny, That Is!)

Answer: Nora

Nora is from Germany but lived in London. She knew Johnny six months before they started dating.

15. What was the album that contained interviews only rather than music and was released after the band split up?

From Quiz Sex Pistols and their Aftermath: Tough

Answer: Some Product: Carri on Sex Pistols

Contains some controversial interviews conducted in the UK and the USA. NB the spelling mistake on Carri was deliberate and relates to the "Carry on..." series of UK films.

16. At the age of seven, Lydon was hospitalized with spinal meningitis for a whole year. The treatments for this left him with what abnormality?

From Quiz Angry Johnny

Answer: Curved spine

He spent the year in St. Anne's Hospital in Haringey, London. He suffered from hallucinations, nausea and headaches during his stay, and the spine curvature was caused by nurses drawing out fluid from the spine. It was also responsible for giving him what he would later describe as the "Lydon stare".

17. What year did Sid Vicious die?

From Quiz Sex Pistols - Quiz This

Answer: 1979

Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose. A suicide note was found in his jacket, which read: 'We made a death pact, and I have to accomplish my part of the deal. Please bury me next to my baby. Please bury me with my leather jacket, jeans and motorcycle boots. Goodbye. With love, Sid.'

18. Sid Vicious began his music career in 1976. What band did he begin in?

From Quiz Sid Vicious

Answer: The Flowers of Romance

During his time in The Flowers of Romance, Sid played the saxophone as well as providing lead vocals for the band.

19. From the start of the song, the Sex Pistols made it clear it was a rough song. Fill in the missing word in these lyrics: "God save the queen; The _________ regime; They made you a moron; Potential H-bomb."

From Quiz The Sex Pistols and God Save the Queen

Answer: fascist

"The fascist regime," one of the most controversial lines in the song, immediately set the tone for the harsh diagnosis of England. The context is key: England was a declining power. The economy was bad with unemployment and few prospects for many in the population. There was the IRA problem, and internal terrorists. Yet it was Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee, and England was putting on a good show. The Queen even said that England could show the world the way to move forward. In the midst of this celebration, the Sex Pistols released a song that simply exploded the good face England was trying to put on for the world.

20. Who gave Sid his trademark lock necklace?

From Quiz Sid Vicious

Answer: Chrissy Hynde

In fact, Chrissy Hynde almost married Johnny Rotten but ended up marrying Ray Davies (of the Kinks). Debbie Harry is lead singer for Blondie, Nancy Wilson is lead singer for Heart and Johnny Thunders was a guitarist and singer for the New York Dolls.

21. What is Sid Vicious's birth name?

From Quiz The Life of Sid Vicious

Answer: John Simon Richie

Believe it or not, Sid's real name is John Simon Richie. John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) and Sid were good friends and were known as "The Johns".

22. 'God save Martin Boorman, and Nazis on the run. They wasn't being wicked, God, that was their idea of fun' Which song's this from?

From Quiz Sex Pistols Lyrics

Answer: No One Is Innocent

Another one by Biggs, also for 'The Great Rock n Roll Swindle'.

23. How old was Sid when he left school?

From Quiz Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen

Answer: 15

Sid hated school and left when he was 15. He then got a job cutting trousers, but quit after a few weeks and went off to college to study art and photography.

24. "They made you a moron, potential H-bomb"

From Quiz Sex Pistols Lyrics

Answer: God Save the Queen

They performed this song on a boat for the queens jubilee in 1977.

25. Every Sex Pistols fan knows that Sid Vicious is his stage name, but can you tell me what his birth name is?

From Quiz The Sex Pistols (The History And The Music)

Answer: John Simon Ritchie

Born John Simon Ritchie on May 10, 1957, to John Ritchie and Anne Randall, Vicious had an unusal childhood. He often baby-sat for friends and family members of his mother and learned to swear very loudly in Spanish. Since John Jr.'s father, John Sr., left his little family when John was just an infant, his mother Anne, went to Ibiza, where she and her young son lived with friends and family until 1965.

26. What band did Johnny Rotten sing to during his audition for the Sex Pistols?

From Quiz Anarchy In The Trivia Portal!

Answer: Alice Cooper

He was brought to Malcolm McClarin's clothing store, where Steve Jones and Paul Cook picked a song from the juke box for him to sing. They picked 'I'm Eighteen' by Alice Cooper. Little did they know that Johnny knew all the lyrics to almost every Alice Cooper song.

27. What London neighborhood did Johnny grow up in?

From Quiz Rotten Trivia (Johnny, That Is!)

Answer: Finsbury Park

Johnny was born and raised in Finsbury Park but later owned a house in Gunter Grove.

28. In the summer of 1979, which well known established punk/new wave singer did Paul Cook and Steve Jones briefly work with?

From Quiz Sex Pistols and their Aftermath: Tough

Answer: Jimmy Pursey

After Sham 69 split up Jimmy and Dave Treganna worked with the ex-Pistols. Bootlegs came out later but nothing was ever officially released by the proposed name for the band: The Sham Pistols.

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