Quiz about Card or Cash
Quiz about Card or Cash

Card or Cash Trivia Quiz

All the singers or bands listed have had song titles mentioning either cash or cards, or at least using words which could mean either of these. All you need to do is match them up.

A matching quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Dec 03 21
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. The Beatles  
Ace of Spades
2. Aloe Blacc  
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes
3. Phil Collins  
In da Club
4. Dire Straits  
Mouldy Old Dough
5. 50 Cent  
Money For Nothing
6. Lieutenant Pigeon  
The Joker
7. Steve Miller Band  
Brass in Pocket
8. Motörhead  
Two Hearts
9. The Pretenders  
I Need a Dollar
10. Paul Simon  
Penny Lane

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The Beatles

Answer: Penny Lane

'Penny Lane' and 'Strawberry Fields Forever' date from 1967, when they were issued as a 'double A-side', meaning neither song was considered superior to the other. Paul McCartney was primarily responsible for 'Penny Lane', while John Lennon wrote 'Strawberry Fields Forever', but both songs were based on the pair's childhoods in Liverpool. If you visit Liverpool you can go to both sites to see where Paul and John found their inspiration.

A penny is a low denomination coin, so fits the 'cash' part of the quiz title.
2. Aloe Blacc

Answer: I Need a Dollar

American singer Aloe Blacc, real name Egbert Dawkins III, has many strings to his bow, including singing, acting and songwriting. 'I Need a Dollar' was released as a single in 2010 and reached number two on the UK Singles Chart. The song was less successful in his native America, although it did chart in other European countries and in both Australia and New Zealand.

This is another song linked to 'cash', with the dollar being the unit of currency in many countries.
3. Phil Collins

Answer: Two Hearts

Phil Collins wrote the song with Lamont Dozier for the film 'Buster', in which Collins played the part of Buster Edwards. The film came out in 1988 and told the story of one of the gang of Great Train Robbers, who stole nearly three million pounds in 1963. 'Two Hearts' did well for Collins, reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The first 'card' clue, as hearts are one of the suits in a pack of playing cards.
4. Dire Straits

Answer: Money For Nothing

'Money For Nothing' appeared on the band's 1985 album, 'Brothers in Arms', and featured Sting on guest vocals. It also had a memorable video to go with it, showing computer generated workmen watching music videos and bemoaning the easy way rock bands could make money. As a single, the song was a big success, reaching number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number four on the UK Singles Chart.

Money = 'cash', so there's no fancy link for this one.
5. 50 Cent

Answer: In da Club

You won't be surprised to learn that his parents didn't really call him 50 Cent, and the singer's real name is Curtis Jackson III. He is one of the most successful rap/hip hop artists, having been around since 1995 and venturing into films as well. 'In da Club' was 50 Cent's first major hit, in 2003, reaching the top spot on the US Billboard Hot 100.

This selection almost fits both parts of the quiz title, but it's the song which is relevant, mentioning another suit in the pack of cards - the club.
6. Lieutenant Pigeon

Answer: Mouldy Old Dough

The band originated in Coventry, in the UK's West Midlands, and had a few hits in the 1970s. 'Mouldy Old Dough' was by far the most successful, getting to number one on the UK Singles Chart in 1972. The record was primarily an instrumental, with the only lyrics being the title, repeated a few times during the recording.

This question is for the 'cash' part of the title, as dough is a slang term for money.
7. Steve Miller Band

Answer: The Joker

'The Joker' reached the number one spot in several countries including the band's native land of the USA and in the UK. It dates from 1973. It is just one of a long string of hits for the Steve Miller Band, with 'Abracadabra', in 1982, possibly being the best known along with 'The Joker'.

You normally get two jokers in a pack of cards, but you'll have to settle for only one in the quiz. Unless you want to link 'Abracadabra' to a magician using a pack of cards, but that's a bit of a stretch, even for me.
8. Motörhead

Answer: Ace of Spades

A bit of heavy metal this time, with this offering from Motörhead, one of the genre's pioneers. The main force behind the band was Ian Kilmister, better known as Lemmy, who sang, played guitar and wrote much of the band's material. 'Ace of Spades' was released as a single from the album of the same name, which came out in 1980, and is probably the best known to non followers of the group.

Another 'card' question and another suit. This time, we have spades.
9. The Pretenders

Answer: Brass in Pocket

The Pretenders' original line-up consisted of three musicians from Hereford, in England, with the American Chrissie Hynde providing the vocals. Their first single was a cover of 'Stop Your Sobbing', written by Ray Davies of The Kinks. Released in 1979, it was only a minor hit but 'Brass in Pocket' rocketed the band to the top of the UK Singles Chart later the same year. The song was co-written by Hynde and James Honeyman-Scott, lead guitarist of the band.

This question is another for the 'cash' element of the quiz title, as brass is another slang term for money.
10. Paul Simon

Answer: Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes

The song first appeared on Paul's album 'Graceland', which was recorded, somewhat controversially, in South Africa in the 1980s, when apartheid was still in place. Simon made the decision to record there as he wanted to involve African musicians. 'Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes' was co-written with Simon by Joseph Shabalala, founder of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, a male vocal group whose distinctive sound can be heard on the album.

This question completes the set of suits from the pack of cards, with diamonds.
Source: Author rossian

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