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Quiz about Anatomy of an Album Rubber Soul
Quiz about Anatomy of an Album Rubber Soul

Anatomy of an Album: "Rubber Soul" Quiz


Originally released in the UK in 1965, remastered and re-released worldwide in 2009. What do you know about The Beatles' sixth album? UK chart:Guinness book of British Hit Singles & Albums. US chart:Joel Whitburn's Billboard book of Top pop singles.

A multiple-choice quiz by shipyardbernie. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
351,127
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Last 3 plays: Guest 31 (8/10), Guest 73 (4/10), Guest 71 (10/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. When "Rubber Soul" reached number one on the UK chart it gave The Beatles their third consecutive Christmas number one album. True or False?


Question 2 of 10
2. Track one on The Beatle's "Rubber Soul" album is "Drive My Car". What kind of car does the girl in the song have? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which song on The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album has this subtitle in parentheses, "(This Bird Has Flown)"? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Track four on The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album "Nowhere Man", is featured on the soundtrack of a Beatles movie. Which movie is it? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. George Sings! What is the missing line and song title from the lyrics of this George Harrison song?

"Do what you want to do
And go where you're going to
_____
___ ________
'Cause I won't be there with you"
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Which song on The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album was a UK number one hit for one hit wonders The Overlanders in 1966? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Ringo Sings! Track eight on The Beatles "Rubber Soul" album is "What Goes On". What is the unique feature of this song? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. The original 1965 Beatles UK album "Rubber Soul", was the first Beatles album not to have their name on the front cover. True or False?


Question 9 of 10
9. George Sings Again! George Harrison wrote and sang "If I Needed Someone" on The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album. Who were the very popular group from Manchester, UK, that had a Top 20 hit on the UK chart with a cover version in 1965? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. As you may know by now if you have played the first five quizzes in this series, the first five Beatles albums lasted less than 35 minutes each. Is "Rubber Soul" the first Beatles album to last longer than 35 minutes?



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. When "Rubber Soul" reached number one on the UK chart it gave The Beatles their third consecutive Christmas number one album. True or False?

Answer: True

"with the beatles" was the UK number one album at Christmas 1963, "Beatles For Sale" was the UK number one album at Christmas 1964 and "Rubber Soul" was the UK number one album at Christmas 1965.

"Rubber Soul" replaced The Beatles' own album "Help!" at number one on the UK album chart where it stayed for eight weeks. It remained on the UK album chart for 42 weeks in 1965/66. The album was hailed in various music circles as achieving a new musical sophistication and the most important artistic leap in The Beatles' career, (oh dear, they do get carried away, I just thought it was another great album by The Beatles). Brian Wilson, the leader of and musical genius behind The Beach Boys came up with the brilliant "Pet Sounds" album in response to "Rubber Soul", (I think "Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band" was The Beatles response to "Pet Sounds" but then I'm just a simple record buying member of the public).
2. Track one on The Beatle's "Rubber Soul" album is "Drive My Car". What kind of car does the girl in the song have?

Answer: She does not have a car

These are the lyrics in the verse,

"I told that girl I could start right away
And she said, "Listen babe I got somethin' to say
I got no car and it's breakin' my heart
But I've found a driver and that's a start"

All together now, beep beep'm beep beep yeah (repeat to fade).
3. Which song on The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album has this subtitle in parentheses, "(This Bird Has Flown)"?

Answer: Norwegian Wood

"Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" was the correct full title of track two on the "Rubber Soul" album.

Written by Lennon/McCartney, "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)" was the first Beatle song that George Harrison played the sitar on. He first became interested in the sitar during the filming of the movie "Help!". He saw and heard musicians playing the instruments when there was a scene in an Indian restaurant. He bought a cheap sitar from a shop in London called India Craft and while learning how to play it, used it spontaneously and inspirationally on "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)".
4. Track four on The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album "Nowhere Man", is featured on the soundtrack of a Beatles movie. Which movie is it?

Answer: Yellow Submarine

The song "Nowhere Man" was not released as a single in the UK but was in other counties in 1966. It reached number one in both Australia and Canada and number three on the Billboard Hot 100 in the US.

The song appears in The Beatles animated movie "Yellow Submarine" but is not included on the album of the same name. In the movie it is sung about Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D, a fictional animated character voiced by British comedian/T. V. star/movie star Dick Emery. The character is said to have been inspired by poet J. H. Prynne and to be a parody of public intellectuals and polymaths such as actor/director/author/humorist/sculptor/T. V. presenter/doctor Sir Jonathan Miller.
5. George Sings! What is the missing line and song title from the lyrics of this George Harrison song? "Do what you want to do And go where you're going to _____ ___ ________ 'Cause I won't be there with you"

Answer: Think For Yourself

Track five on The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album "Think For Yourself" was written and sung by George Harrison.

In his 1980 autobiography "I Me Mine" George Harrison claimed that he could not remember who had been the inspiration for the song but thought it might have been the government of the day. Well he did have form having a go at the UK government with "Taxman" and "Piggies", (rock on George). An unusual feature on the record is that it has two base lines, a normal one and one with Paul McCartney's' bass guitar attached to a fuzz box.
6. Which song on The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album was a UK number one hit for one hit wonders The Overlanders in 1966?

Answer: Michelle

The Overlanders had a number one hit for three weeks on the UK chart with "Michelle" in 1966.

Although The Overlanders' version of "Michelle" did not chart in the US they did have a US number 75 hit with "Yesterday's Gone" in 1964. It did not chart in the UK. British duo David and Jonathan had a number 11 hit on the UK chart with "Michelle" in 1966. It reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 the same year. Both of these versions of "Michelle" entered the UK chart on the same day. None of the songs from The Beatles "Rubber Soul" album were released as singles by The Beatles in the UK.
7. Ringo Sings! Track eight on The Beatles "Rubber Soul" album is "What Goes On". What is the unique feature of this song?

Answer: It was written by Lennon/McCartney/Starkey

Ringo got his first songwriting credit on a Beatles record with the unique credit of Lennon/McCartney/Starkey.

John Lennon had written a version of the song way back when The Beatles were The Quarrymen. It then had been considered as a possible follow up single to "Please Please Me". I think The Beatles' career might not have worked out as it did if that had happened as I don't think it was strong enough for a single. When asked about his contribution to the song, Ringo joked that he had contributed about five words and had not done anything since. "What Goes On" was released as the B-side of "Nowhere Man" and reached number 81 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1966.
8. The original 1965 Beatles UK album "Rubber Soul", was the first Beatles album not to have their name on the front cover. True or False?

Answer: True

The Beatles name was not on the album cover. "Rubber Soul" was number one on the UK album chart for eight weeks in 1965/66.

The album cover photograph was taken by photographer Robert Freeman. He was projecting slides of the various photographs he had taken on an album sized card for The Beatles to choose from. The card slipped back from an upright position and their faces became slightly distorted and that was the image The Beatles chose for the album cover.
9. George Sings Again! George Harrison wrote and sang "If I Needed Someone" on The Beatles' "Rubber Soul" album. Who were the very popular group from Manchester, UK, that had a Top 20 hit on the UK chart with a cover version in 1965?

Answer: The Hollies

The Hollies had a number 20 hit on the UK chart with "If I Needed Someone" in 1965. It did not chart in the US.

After a run of seven UK Top ten hits (including a number one hit), The Hollies had their second lowest UK chart hit of the '60s with this song. Why The Hollies, (one of the UK's top groups) should have a minor hit with a Beatles song and an unknown group, (The Overlanders) should have a UK number one hit with a song from the same album, is a mystery. The Hollies soon regretted recording "If I Needed Someone", especially after George Harrison made dismissive comments about their version which caused friction between the groups. The Hollies version was released on the same record label (Parlophone) as The Beatles and on the same day as "Rubber Soul" in the UK. It was the first song written by George Harrison to enter the UK singles chart.
10. As you may know by now if you have played the first five quizzes in this series, the first five Beatles albums lasted less than 35 minutes each. Is "Rubber Soul" the first Beatles album to last longer than 35 minutes?

Answer: Yes

Yes! at last it is true. According to the read out on my Sony CDP-XB930 CD player "Rubber Soul" lasts 35.32, (Times may vary by a few seconds on other CD players but not enough to make the answer ambiguous).
Source: Author shipyardbernie

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