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  Women Rock Singers - The Legends   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about some of the best female rock musicians of all time. Most were there at the beginning, back in the 60s. Let's see how many of these rock icons you can identify.
Easier, 10 Qns, robbieh, May 05 07
11431 plays
  Female Musical Icons   great trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Throughout rock music there are many women who have found great success in the world of music. Here is a selection of songs from some of the most popular female artists of all. Your job is to match song with artist.
Easier, 10 Qns, matthewpokemon, Feb 02 19
matthewpokemon gold member
Feb 02 19
678 plays
  Legendary Sisters Of Rock II    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
A sequel to my Legendary Sisters Of Rock quiz, featuring ten more ladies who have made a huge contribution to music.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Feb 17 23
480154st gold member
Feb 17 23
186 plays
  Rock Chick Songs    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Songs by well known Rock Chicks. I'll give you part of the lyric, you name the song.
Average, 10 Qns, Lord_Digby, Jul 31 23
Lord_Digby gold member
Jul 31 23
2410 plays
  Legendary Sisters Of Rock editor best quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Quite simply, rock music wouldn't be rock music without the contributions made by these women. Heroines, one and all.
Average, 10 Qns, 480154st, Feb 07 21
480154st gold member
Feb 07 21
490 plays
  Women In Rock    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on many of the talented ladies in rock n' roll. Good luck with the quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, diamondjim68, Apr 29 20
Apr 29 20
1873 plays
  Girls, Women and Females In Rock    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A few questions about the ladies in rock!
Average, 10 Qns, gabba, Sep 06 22
Sep 06 22
3692 plays
  Ten on One: Great Female Rock Singers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
One of the first LPs I ever bought was "Ten on One: The Singles", by Sandra. This started my obsession with female singers, and later rock singers in particular. This quiz contains ten of my favourites- let me know if you agree!
Average, 10 Qns, strudi74, Aug 15 13
1349 plays
  Ipod Shuffle 08: Women of Rock Part 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
My iPod's playing rock music from women who know there's only one way to rock! Bad Sammy Hagar pun aside, this installment focuses on some of the biggest women artists around.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, berenlazarus, Mar 23 10
Very Difficult
473 plays
  Women on Break-ups    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will give you part of the lyrics and you choose a song and artist. Questions are mostly multiple choice. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, wife_of_aragorn, Sep 29 22
Sep 29 22
1375 plays
  Women Who Paved the Way    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Test your knowledge of the true Mothers of Rock and Roll.
Difficult, 10 Qns, musettee, Sep 01 16
538 plays

Rock & Roll Women Trivia Questions

1. There's always been a heavy emphasis on sexuality in Madonna's work. The video "Like a Prayer" from 1989 features Madonna in a romantic liaison with what Catholic saint?

From Quiz
Ipod Shuffle 08: Women of Rock Part 1

Answer: Martin de Porres

Mary Lambert, who also directed the videos to "Borderline", "Like a Virgin", "Material Girl" and "La Isla Bonita", made the video with Madonna in 1989. The video was highly controversial due to burning crosses, the various Catholic references, and Madonna developing stigmata. Martin de Porres could also be interpreted as a black Christ.

2. She was the lead singer in a band called Big Brother and the Holding Company. They scored several hits, such as "Piece of My Heart" and "Cry Baby". She also had a posthumous number one hit with "Me and Bobby McGee". Who was this dynamic rock singer?

From Quiz Women In Rock

Answer: Janis Joplin

Joplin was found dead of a drug overdose in her hotel room in October, 1970. She was recording a solo album entitled 'Pearl'. Joplin was 27 years old.

3. Pat Benatar released this single in 1983. The song begins with these lyrics; "We are young, heartache to heartache we stand No promises, no demands" Can you name the song?

From Quiz Rock Chick Songs

Answer: Love Is a Battlefield

"Love Is a Battlefield" was taken from Pat Benatar's first live album "Live from Earth" released in 1983. The single "Love Is a Battlefield" reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at number 17 on the UK single charts.

4. Who was the first woman to be signed to a major label as a lead guitarist?

From Quiz Women Who Paved the Way

Answer: Alice Stuart

Alice Stuart was signed to Arhoolie Records in 1964.It was called "All the Good Times." "Fulltime Woman" was released five years later on Fantasy Records. She played rhythm as well as lead guitar. Alice also played with Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Alvin Bishop and recently, Michelle Shocked as well as her own band, Alice Stuart and the Formerly's.

5. "´s not fair to deny me of a cross I bear that you gave to me..."

From Quiz Women on Break-ups

Answer: Alanis Morisette: You Oughta Know

For me it is very suggestive text and it really makes you feel better about your break-up. It lets out your anger. The song is on the album "Jagged Little Pill".

6. Which band, much admired by David Bowie, released the rock classic "Charity Ball" in 1971, the title track of which reached the top 40 in the Billboard Hot 100 charts in USA?

From Quiz Legendary Sisters Of Rock

Answer: Fanny

It wasn't just Bowie that sang the praises of this all female powerhouse, Lowell George of Little Feat was also a huge fan and jammed with the band whenever he got the chance. The original line up of the band, formed in 1969 comprised the Millington sisters, Jean and June along with Nickey Barclay and Alice de Buhr who released four albums together before June quit to be replaced by Patti Quatro (sister to Suzi) and de Buhr also left and was replaced by Brie Howard. The new line up released just one album, "Rock and Roll Survivors" (1974) before calling it a day, although the second single from that album, "Butter Boy" (1974), a track about David Bowie, became their biggest hit, peaking at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100 in USA. In 2016, Brie Howard joined the Millington sisters for a live performance, and a new band was formed from this, Fanny Walked The Earth, who released their debut album in 2018. In interviews bands such as Girlschool and the Bangles have mentioned the huge influence that Fanny had on their own musical careers.

7. Britney Spears has become one of the most successful women in the music industry. During one of her video shoots, a camera dropped on her head and she had to have four stitches. What's the video?

From Quiz Ipod Shuffle 08: Women of Rock Part 1

Answer: Oops!... I Did It Again

Britney Spears' debut album "...Baby One More Time" sold over twenty five million copies and has become the most successful debut by a teenage artist. It's also the most successful debut album as well. "Oops!... I Did It Again", with its constant refrain of "I'm not that innocent" helped broaden Spears' image beyond the teenage bubblegum teenage pop.

8. She first became known as the lead singer for a new wave band called Blondie. Soon she was a rock icon, a poster girl for the 70s. Who is this Rock and Roll Hall of Famer?

From Quiz Women Rock Singers - The Legends

Answer: Debbie Harry

Deborah Ann Harry was born in 1945. She grew up in New Jersey, then moved to New York to work at several jobs, even as a Playboy Bunny, while attempting to make it as a singer. She met Chris Stein and they joined up personally and professionally. Their band, called Blondie, was formed in the mid 70s, and soon they were regulars on the New York rock scene. Debbie became an icon for the period. Harry and Stein split up in 1987. Debbie (now Deborah) Harry began her solo career in 1981, and is still part of the New York rock scene.

9. What is the name of the first all girl rock and roll band to be signed to a major label?

From Quiz Women Who Paved the Way

Answer: Fanny

Filipino guitarist, June Millington, and her sister, Bassist, Jean Millington, fronted the all girl rock band, Fanny. They were signed by Warner Brothers in 1970 and had a top 40 single, "Butter Boy." Barbara Streisand hired Fanny to play on the "Barbara Joan Streisand" album as well as "Stoney End", and June arranged the hit, "Spaceman. David Crosby named the band, Fanny, formerly "The Sveltes," from Sacramento, CA.

10. "'ve been creepin', sneakin', sleepin' with another..."

From Quiz Women on Break-ups

Answer: Anastacia: Why'd you lie to me

The song is on the album "Freak of Nature".

11. Marianne Elliott-Said, better remembered as trail blazing punk pioneer, Poly Styrene had a vocal style of her own, probably due to her training as an opera singer. What was the name of the band she formed and achieved success with in the late 70s?

From Quiz Legendary Sisters Of Rock

Answer: X-Ray Spex

X-Ray Spex were formed after Poly Styrene went to see the Sex Pistols on her 19th birthday, and thought, "if they can do it, why can't I?". Do it, she certainly did, beginning with a game plan that involved the band being deliberate underachievers, so much so, that during their four year existence, they released just one album, "Germfree Adolescents" (1978) and five singles. The album reached the top 30 on UK album charts, and of the singles, four were top 40 hits in UK, with the debut single, "Oh Bondage Up Yours!" (1977) failing to chart in large part due to it being banned by the BBC, although it is now, like their album, regarded as a classic of the punk genre. Following the break up of X-Ray Spex, Styrene released three solo albums, prior to her death in 2011 from metastatic breast cancer.

12. Pink (Alecia Beth Moore) had her first number one in the UK with this song. The single reached number eight on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Pink sang; "I'm lyin here on the floor where you left me" What was the name of this chart topper?

From Quiz Rock Chick Songs

Answer: Just like a Pill

"Just like a Pill" was taken from Pink's second album "M!ssundaztood" released in 2001 (U.S.A.) and 2002 in the UK. The album produced four singles that reached the charts in the both the U.S and the UK.

13. Who was the first artist to record an album using only female musicians and technicians?

From Quiz Women Who Paved the Way

Answer: Alix Dobkin

Alix Dobkin recorded "Lavender Jane Loves Women," with an all female band and tech crew. There was not one male involved in the recording of this album, which was unheard of in the 1960s. Bob Dylan was so impressed with Alix's talent and conviction that he introduced her to his label and they offered her a record deal. She turned down their proposal and continued to work with only women, becoming one of the founding mothers of Women's Music.

14. " what's a girl like me to do, drowning, drowning in you..."

From Quiz Women on Break-ups

Answer: The Corrs: Give Me a Reason

Celine Dion has no such song as "In Blue", but it is the name of an album of The Corrs. Also, I am not aware of the existence of Madonna´s song "Drowning in You".

15. Which "First Lady of Rockabilly" released her first album in 1958 and in 2011 released "The Party Ain't Over" recorded with Jack White and featuring covers of songs originally from artists such as Johnny Kidd, Bob Dylan and Amy Winehouse?

From Quiz Legendary Sisters Of Rock

Answer: Wanda Jackson

Way back in 1954, when she was just 17, Wanda released her first record, a duet with Capitol Records artist, Billy Gray, titled "You Can't Have My Love", which reached number eight on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in USA. On the back of this, Wanda asked Capitol to sign her, only to be told, "Girl's don't sell records". Over 60 years later, and with many, many record sales under her belt, Wanda is still proving them wrong, and long may she continue. At barely five feet tall, and over 80 years old, she may resemble everybody's favourite grandmother, but when she opens her mouth and lets that growl out, she's your new best friend, complete with sass and more talent than one person should ever have. Country artists, Pam Tillis and Rosie Flores among others, have stated that Wanda had a big influence on them musically.

16. What artist has at least eighteen Grammys and even sung at a Presidential inauguration?

From Quiz Ipod Shuffle 08: Women of Rock Part 1

Answer: Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin is one of the most revered women in the music industry. She has a staggering eighteen Grammys, making her among the most honored musicians by that organization. She sang at Barack Obama's inauguration. She also had two children very early, one at 13 and another at 15.

17. "Looking out a dirty old window, Down below the cars in the city go rushing by, I sit here alone and I wonder why", These are the opening lines from Kim Wilde early 80s hit. What was the song called?

From Quiz Rock Chick Songs

Answer: Kids in America

"Kids in America" was Kim Wilde's debut single, released in 1981 in the UK and 1982 in America. The single reached number two on the UK singles chart and peaked at number 25 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

18. Who was the first woman to record a rap song in the United States?

From Quiz Women Who Paved the Way

Answer: Sequence

This honor would go to the female rap group Sequence, whose rap single "Funk You Up" was released in 1979 on the Sugar Hill label a year before Blondie's "Rapture." Incidentally, Sequence's members were Gwendolyn Chisholm, Cheryl the Pearl, and Angie B.

19. " that you are out of my life, I'm so much better..."

From Quiz Women on Break-ups

Answer: Destiny's Child: Survivor

This is actually the first line of "Survivor".

20. One of the greatest songwriters and most influential artists of the 20th century hails from Alberta, Canada. Who is the genius behind albums such as "Ladies of the Canyon" (1970), "Blue" (1971) and "Court and Spark" (1974)?

From Quiz Legendary Sisters Of Rock

Answer: Joni Mitchell

Roberta Joan "Joni" Mitchell smashed through a male dominated industry with her emotional, evocative songs which many of her audience could relate to. Her tuneful telling of tales about her relationships, both the good parts and the bad parts as well as everything in between creates a closeness and a friendship between artist and listener that very few musicians have managed to create. Just in case Joni's folk and jazz leanings aren't rock enough for you, let us not forget that "Blue" (1971) contained "This Flight Tonight" which was covered by Scottish rockers Nazareth to great acclaim in 1973 and "Ladies of the Canyon" (1970) featured "Big Yellow Taxi", later turned into a huge chart hit by Californian band Counting Crows, featuring Vanessa Carlton on guest vocals.

21. Janis Joplin died October 4, 1970. She had almost completed her album "Pearl", which was released in 1971, four months after her death. What song from "Pearl" was left an instrumental due to Joplin's untimely death?

From Quiz Ipod Shuffle 08: Women of Rock Part 1

Answer: Buried Alive in the Blues

Joplin died the day before adding the vocals to "Buried Alive in the Blues" due to a heroin overdose. She reportedly had a brief fling with Jim Morrison of The Doors. Paul A. Rothchild, The Doors' producer for five of their six albums with Morrison, also produced "Pearl".

22. Which female metal queen recorded "Close My Eyes Forever" with Ozzy Osbourne?

From Quiz Women In Rock

Answer: Lita Ford

Lita Ford was formerly in the band, the Runaways, with Joan Jett. 'Close My Eyes Forever' was from Lita Ford's 1988 CD, Lita. She had another hit from the CD, 'Kiss Me Deadly'.

23. This lady was the lead singer for a ground-breaking band called the Jefferson Airplane. She was an influential singer with a powerful vocal style. Name this legendary rocker.

From Quiz Women Rock Singers - The Legends

Answer: Grace Slick

Grace Slick was born in Illinois in 1939, and attended a private girl's school in Palo Alto, California. She was a member of two rock bands, The Great Society and then Jefferson Airplane. Jefferson Airplane later became Jefferson Starship and then simply Starship. Her best-known recordings include "White Rabbit", "Somebody to Love", and "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now". Slick has also recorded several solo albums; "Dreams" is considered by critics to be one of her best vocal efforts. Along with her close friend Janis Joplin, Grace Slick was an influential figure in the growth of rock in the 60s. She left Starship in 1988. After her retirement she began to paint, mostly portraits of rock stars such as Jerry Garcia and Janis Joplin.

24. "...his boots no longer by my door, he left at dawn..."

From Quiz Women on Break-ups

Answer: Dido: My Lover's Gone

This song is not a very popular one, released on the album "No Angel" in 1999.

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