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34 Styx quizzes and 495 Styx trivia questions.
1.
  Easiest STYX Quiz Ever!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Okay, okay. I have a history of trying to create tough quizzes, with some trick questions thrown in. Not this time! Here's one for the newbies & casual STYX fans! (Read the hints carefully and you can't go wrong!)
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Chadler, Aug 15 12
Very Easy
Chadler
1708 plays
2.
  Ultimate STYX Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz is ONLY for HARDCORE Stygians! Some content is obscure, but anyone who has researched the group thouroughly will know the answers. (Casual STYX fans need not attempt this one.) Good luck!
Tough, 25 Qns, chadler, Jul 24 05
Tough
chadler
1020 plays
3.
  STYX Song & Album    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you a Styx song, and you will give me the record on which it ORIGINALLY appeared. Greatest Hit compilations do not count. I want the original recording album. Enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, styxman, Aug 05 02
Average
styxman
1385 plays
4.
  Take this STYX Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Questions about the music and musicians of STYX, mostly from the late 70s-early 80s period.
Average, 15 Qns, saxman4, Jun 08 14
Average
saxman4
2121 plays
5.
  STYX: Who Am I?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions, ten different answers. Can you identify these Stygians by their descriptions? (There is a pattern to this quiz!)
Average, 10 Qns, Chadler, Dec 20 04
Average
Chadler
847 plays
6.
  A Song By Any Other Name    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A little twist on the standard STYX quiz. I will give you the name of a song... sort of. Rather than give the actual title, I will use flowery, wordy jargon with the same meaning. Your job is simple: Translate.
Average, 10 Qns, Chadler, Jun 17 05
Average
Chadler
672 plays
7.
  Who Sang Leads?    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Styx had six lead singers from 1972-2003. In this quiz I will give you the name of a song and you tell me "who sang leads" on the ORIGINAL STUDIO RELEASE. (Some Styx songs have an alternate lead singer on certain live albums.)
Average, 20 Qns, Chadler, May 16 06
Average
Chadler
2163 plays
8.
  Stygian Anagrams   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
STYX members. I will give you an anagram and a short hint. You give me the name of the Stygian. Sound easy? Let's see!
Tough, 10 Qns, Chadler, Apr 30 06
Tough
Chadler
248 plays
9.
  Album Cover Art    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
15 studio albums, 15 questions. I describe the cover, you tell me the album!
Average, 15 Qns, Chadler, Aug 04 13
Average
Chadler
691 plays
10.
  STYX Replacements    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my first quiz, so I'll try to gain your trust. This is pretty basic, I name a member from the past and you name who replaced him.
Average, 10 Qns, trust.vincent, Jun 22 07
Average
trust.vincent
303 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What instrument did Dennis DeYoung play?

From Quiz "Who Played What"




11.
  STYX Slang    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Styx fans sometimes seem to have a language all their own. This is a fun quiz about Styx slang. All of the terminolgy in this quiz is commonly used in various Styx-related media. (Several T/F, pretty average difficulty!)
Average, 15 Qns, chadler, May 06 12
Average
chadler
626 plays
12.
  Album Anagrams - STYX   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you an anagram. You tell me which STYX album it is. Hints will be provided!
Average, 10 Qns, Chadler, Apr 30 06
Average
Chadler
546 plays
13.
  Misquoted STYX    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you been singing your favorite songs wrong all these years? STYX has some very well known lyrics. Infact, some very popular STYX lyrics, aren't STYX lyrics at all. Choose between the right lyric and the misquote. Fairly easy...Maybe.
Average, 10 Qns, Chadler, May 05 05
Average
Chadler
851 plays
14.
  Cyclorama    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
A quiz on one of the BEST Styx albums of all time: "Cyclorama". (This quiz will also focus on the subsequent tour.)
Average, 20 Qns, Chadler, Jun 24 05
Average
Chadler
372 plays
15.
  Who Played What    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'm going to name a band member, and you tell me what he played.
Average, 10 Qns, trust.vincent, Aug 22 05
Average
trust.vincent
458 plays
16.
  10 Questions about Styx Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Styx is one of the greatest bands that ever lived. If you think you know a lot about the band, let's see if you can match the songs up with these lyrics.
Tough, 10 Qns, aquabomber37, Nov 29 02
Tough
aquabomber37
1186 plays
17.
  33 Years Of STYX!    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
From 1972-2005 STYX released a multitude of albums. This quiz runs chronoligically. I give a US release date, you tell me which albums were released. Studio, live, & compilation are all fair game, as long as they're on the official discography.
Tough, 25 Qns, Chadler, Jun 28 05
Tough
Chadler
335 plays
18.
  Three Incarnations Of STYX    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
There are generally said to be 3 distinct incarnations of Styx. I will give you the name of a Stygian, title of a song or album, or a lyric. You tell me which incarnation it belongs to. This should be fairly easy for avid fans.
Average, 25 Qns, Chadler, Nov 24 04
Average
Chadler
436 plays
19.
  Styx    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a quiz for the true STYX fan. Enjoy.
Tough, 10 Qns, superOZmania, Sep 17 10
Tough
superOZmania
574 plays
20.
  Ultimate STYX Quiz II    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Even TOUGHER than the original! Can you handle it? (Hint: If you have taken other STYX quizzes and read the extra info, you stand a better chance on SOME questions!)
Difficult, 25 Qns, Chadler, Jul 04 05
Difficult
Chadler
449 plays
21.
  Who Sang Leads? - Medium    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Styx had six lead singers from 1972-2003. In this quiz I will give you the name of a song and you tell me "who sang leads" on the ORIGINAL STUDIO RELEASE. (Some Styx songs have an alternate lead singer on certain live albums.)
Average, 25 Qns, Chadler, Jul 31 05
Average
Chadler
464 plays
22.
  One Of These Songs Is Not Like The Others...    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Remember that "Sesame Street" game? Now we're going to play it with STYX songs! I will give you a list of songs, you choose which one is the odd one out!
Tough, 10 Qns, Chadler, Jun 30 05
Tough
Chadler
355 plays
23.
  'Styx' Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of the most talented bands of the 70s and 80s. For those who remember and still enjoy their music.
Average, 10 Qns, jennyjenjen31, Apr 01 15
Average
jennyjenjen31
1532 plays
24.
  Sept 20, 2003: A Brave New STYX    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
On September 20, 2003 STYX made yet another shocking announcement. Take this quiz to find out what it was.
Average, 10 Qns, Chadler, Nov 21 03
Average
Chadler
336 plays
25.
  Styx Myxx    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Here is another quiz about the greatest American band of all time, STYX. Enjoy!
Difficult, 15 Qns, superozmania, Feb 24 06
Difficult
superozmania
586 plays
26.
  Who Sang Leads? - Hard    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
Styx had six lead singers from 1972-2003. In this quiz I will give you the name of a song and you tell me "who sang leads" on the ORIGINAL STUDIO RELEASE. (Some Styx songs have an alternate lead singer on certain live albums.)
Average, 25 Qns, Chadler, Sep 08 03
Average
Chadler
369 plays
27.
  Ultimate STYX Quiz III    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
All questions on this quiz deal directly with STYX albums. It runs the gammut from 1972-2003. This is one of the the tougher STYX quizzes on-line to date. Are you up to the challenge?
Tough, 25 Qns, Chadler, Jul 04 05
Tough
Chadler
373 plays
28.
  The Auto-Bio's of Styx    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
OK, quiz number two. All of the answers to this quiz can be found in the band's autobiographies or other pages in that category. I guess you can go and find answers, but that is cheating and is frowned upon by most societies.
Tough, 10 Qns, trust.vincent, Oct 31 15
Tough
trust.vincent
235 plays
29.
  STYX: In Their Own Words, Part-1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In this quiz you actually meet the Stygians! (Sort of.) You will be treated to an actual Stygian quote, you tell me who is talking. Sound easy? Let's do it!
Tough, 10 Qns, Chadler, Jul 12 05
Tough
Chadler
293 plays
30.
  Big Bang Theory    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
May 10, 2005 saw the US release of STYX's 15th studio album: "Big Bang Theory". It is the first to feature the Shaw, Young, Gowan, Sucherman, Phillips, Panozzo line-up. This one is all cover tunes. See how well you know them!
Average, 15 Qns, Chadler, Jul 03 05
Average
Chadler
359 plays
31.
  STYX Pre-1972: The Trade Winds / TW4    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Before Styx was Styx they were known as The Trade Winds and TW4. This is a quiz which explores that history - Some hard to find, very interesting information is included.
Tough, 10 Qns, Chadler, Feb 20 10
Tough
Chadler
229 plays
32.
  Kilroy Was Here    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
This is a quiz about the "Kilroy Was Here" album and tour.
Difficult, 15 Qns, superozmania, Jun 14 12
Difficult
superozmania
444 plays
33.
  STYX: In Their Own Words, Part-2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Part Two in the series of Stygian quotes! All you have to do is tell me who said it!
Tough, 10 Qns, Chadler, Aug 18 03
Tough
Chadler
271 plays
34.
  Questions on Styx Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
On this one you will be given some lyrics and you either name the song or give the next line. Good luck and enjoy.
Difficult, 10 Qns, superozmania, Jul 27 04
Difficult
superozmania
529 plays

Styx Trivia Questions

1. What instrument does James Young play?

From Quiz
Who Played What

Answer: Guitar

"JY" is the only full time band member who is still in the band.

2. What has Ricky Phillips claimed to be deeply immersed in buying in 2005?

From Quiz The Auto-Bio's of Styx

Answer: '50's and '60's guitars and basses.

Ricky says that it may have been inspired by the "Big Bang Theory" album.

3. In 1999, which classical music fan replaced Dennis DeYoung for the "Brave New World" tour?

From Quiz STYX Replacements

Answer: Lawrence Gowan

Lawrence was in the band "Rhinegold" for five years, which played classical music.

4. "This engineer strips" If this is true, it must have been one wild recording session! This "slithery" STYX album was released in 1973.

From Quiz Album Anagrams - STYX

Answer: The Serpent Is Rising

"The Serpent Is Rising" is one of two studio albums released in '73. The other was "STYX II".

5. "Jazz, punch Chad, OK?" "No!" "No?" Which Stygians is this an anagram for? (To get the exact anagram, you must include the word "and" in this one.)

From Quiz Stygian Anagrams

Answer: John and Chuck Panozzo & Chuck and John Panozzo

John and Chuck Panozzo founded the Tradewinds in 1962, along with Dennis DeYoung. The Tradewinds eventually became TW4, and TW4 became STYX. John died in 1996 after a long battle with alcoholism. Chuck, who was dealing with AIDS, changed his status to part-time in 1999 in order to deal with his illness.

6. Which album(s) did STYX release in 1972?

From Quiz 33 Years Of STYX!

Answer: STYX

1972 saw the release of the "STYX" album, which was mostly cover tunes. If you were looking for "STYX I", it is the same album with a reworked cover. It was a re-release, and does not appear on the discography.

7. Which song on the "Big Bang Theory" album contains the following lyrics? "Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye"

From Quiz Big Bang Theory

Answer: I Am The Walrus

A beautiful live cover of the Beatles. Many, myself included, believe this to be the best song on the album. Lawrence Gowan really shines on this one!

8. Which song title is this? "Moving a heavenly place in a smooth, to and fro' motion."

From Quiz A Song By Any Other Name

Answer: Rockin' The Paradise

Heavenly place = Paradise Moving to and fro' in a smooth motion = Rocking From 1981's "Paradise Theatre" album.

9. Complete the following lyric: "Domo Arigato...". (Hint: It's also the name of the song!)

From Quiz Easiest STYX Quiz Ever!

Answer: Mr. Roboto

From the 1981 "Kilroy Was Here" album. Most hardcore Stygians have mixed emotions about the song (or hate it all together). However, among children of the 80s who have only had casual contact with Styx, this is possibly the most recognizeable Styx song, and one of the best liked.

10. Which line completes this often misquoted lyric: "I'm sailing away..."?

From Quiz Misquoted STYX

Answer: Set an open course for the virgin sea

"...birds and sea" is a common misquote of "Come Sail Away", off the 1977 "Grand Illusion" album.

11. What announcement was made by STYX September 20, 2003?

From Quiz Sept 20, 2003: A Brave New STYX

Answer: Glen Burtnik is leaving the group, effective immediately

Burtnik cited personal reasons, and wanting to spend time with family. After years of touring with a "watered-down" version of STYX, this crew finally had an album that stood among the all-time greatest STYX albums, thus making them a bonafide representation of the greatest group in Rock 'N' Roll history. Now, a mere seven months after the release of "Cyclorama", they have lost yet another member.

12. Who performed lead vocals on "A Day"?

From Quiz Who Sang Leads? - Hard

Answer: John Curulewski

Off The 1973 "Styx II" album.

13. Who sang lead vocals on "First Time"?

From Quiz Who Sang Leads? - Medium

Answer: Dennis DeYoung

Another classic from the "Cornerstone" album.

14. Who did lead vocals on "Mr. Roboto"?

From Quiz Who Sang Leads?

Answer: Dennis DeYoung

From the 1983 "Kilroy Was Here" album.

15. In a 1980 interview for Songwriter Magazine which Stygian said, "I consider songwriting the most important thing I do."?

From Quiz STYX: In Their Own Words, Part-2

Answer: Dennis DeYoung

Indeed, DeYoung was responsible for a good portion the highest-charting Stygian hits.

16. "[W]hen they asked me to join...'There goes any credibility I may ever have' I believe were the words out of my mouth at the time."

From Quiz STYX: In Their Own Words, Part-1

Answer: Glen Burtnik

Glen was responding to Peter Relics's review of "Cyclorama" in Rolling Stone and referencing the way critics have never given Styx a chance. The entire quote is as follows: "Styx is simply not an act it's 'hip' for critics to like. I knew this when they asked me to join in 1990. 'There goes any credibility I may ever have' I believe were the words out of my mouth at the time."

17. Why did the Trade Winds change their name to TW4 in 1965?

From Quiz STYX Pre-1972: The Trade Winds / TW4

Answer: Another group called the Trade Winds turned out a national hit

The group did not sign its first record deal until 1972, and they had four members well before the name change. Another group of the same name had a hit called "New York's A Lonely Town". TW4 reportedly continued to use the Trade Winds moniker on occassion even after the name change.

18. Who did Dennis DeYoung once say looked like a caddy?

From Quiz Styx Myxx

Answer: Phil Collins

During an interview on MTV to promote his "Back to the World" album, Dennis said that Phil Collins looked like a caddy.

19. In what year was "Cyclorama" released?

From Quiz Cyclorama

Answer: 2003

This was the first studio album since 1999's "Brave New World". It was the first to feature the Young, Shaw, Sucherman, Burtnik, Gowan, Panozzo line-up. To the amazement of most Styx fans, the new line-up turned out a TOTAL CLASSIC! Two BIG thumbs up for this one!

20. This album cover has a giant, flaming, half-melted ice cube on the cover.

From Quiz Album Cover Art

Answer: Equinox

This was the group's first release on A&M.

21. What year was the "kilroy Was Here" tour and album?

From Quiz Kilroy Was Here

Answer: 1983

"Kliroy Was Here" was the last A&M studio release for Tommy Shaw as a member of STYX.

22. What song is this from? "But I like to think I'm the king of the couch."

From Quiz Styx Lyrics

Answer: Just Fell In

"Just Fell In" is from the 1999 album "Brave New World".

23. What was STYX' original name?

From Quiz Styx

Answer: Trade Winds

After they found out that there was a band already called Trade Winds, they changed it to TW-4. They stuck with TW-4 even after they added a fifth member. They finally changed their name to STYX after they signed with Wooden Nickel.

24. "I was so cool back in '65. I had it made, 'cause I understood what to do to survive. I had my car, and I made the scene. Didn't give a damn about no gasoline."

From Quiz Styx Lyrics

Answer: Borrowed Time

This song was written by Dennis DeYoung and is the first song on the second side of Styx's 9th album, "Cornerstone".

25. In which year was the first STYX album released?

From Quiz STYX

Answer: 1972

Most people probably wouldn't recognize many, if any, songs off of the first few albums.

26. 'Styx' was founded in what city?

From Quiz 'Styx' Trivia

Answer: Chicago

27. What instrument did/does Chuck Panozzo play?

From Quiz Who Played What

Answer: Bass

Chuck(ie) is still considered part of the band, but due to Aids, HIV, and prostate cancer, he is not always able to play with them.

28. Where did Ricky Phillips claim to be born?

From Quiz The Auto-Bio's of Styx

Answer: A small town in Iowa

He never specified which town he was born in, but did grow up in Redding. The band started in Chicago.

29. Who replaced Tommy Shaw?

From Quiz STYX Replacements

Answer: Glen Burtnik

After "Kilroy Was Here", Glen Burtnik relaced Tommy until "Return to Paradise". A couple years after, Glen replaced Chuck Panozzo as Bassist. Actually, Billy Bob Thorton did the lead vocals for "Bourgeois Pig", a short track on "Cyclorama".

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