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Quiz about Elvis Presley Trivia
Quiz about Elvis Presley Trivia

Elvis Presley Trivia! Trivia Quiz


Here are some questions about the 'King Of Rock and Roll'. See how many you know. It may be real easy for diehard Elvis fans. Good Luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by musicworks. Estimated time: 7 mins.
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Author
musicworks
Time
7 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
78,586
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
25
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
13 / 25
Plays
4609
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: bernie73 (11/25), Guest 99 (8/25), Guest 73 (9/25).
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Question 1 of 25
1. What role did Dutch born Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk play in Elvis' career? Hint


Question 2 of 25
2. How much did RCA pay Sun records for Elvis Presley's contract? Hint


Question 3 of 25
3. What famous rock star once snuck on the grounds of Graceland in an unsuccessful attempt to meet Elvis? Hint


Question 4 of 25
4. What color was Elvis' first Cadillac before he bought it and painted it pink? Hint


Question 5 of 25
5. What Elvis song was based on the Italian folk song 'O Sole Mio'? Hint


Question 6 of 25
6. What show did Elvis make his television debut singing 'Heartbreak Hotel'? Hint


Question 7 of 25
7. What jailbird was playing sax in the song 'Jailhouse Rock'? Hint


Question 8 of 25
8. What High school did Elvis attend in Memphis?

Answer: (Two initials and one word!)
Question 9 of 25
9. How many No. 1 hits did Elvis have on the American Pop charts? Hint


Question 10 of 25
10. What was Elvis' last No. 1 song on the American Billboard Hot 100 chart?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 11 of 25
11. Where did Elvis have his first live concert after an eight year hiatus? Hint


Question 12 of 25
12. How many weeks did 'Don't Be Cruel' stay at No. 1? Hint


Question 13 of 25
13. What movie was the song 'Return To Sender' from? Hint


Question 14 of 25
14. What was Elvis' last top ten Pop hit on the American Pop charts? Hint


Question 15 of 25
15. What day was Elvis born? Hint


Question 16 of 25
16. What day did Elvis die? Hint


Question 17 of 25
17. What company did Elvis drive a truck for before he became famous?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 18 of 25
18. What was Elvis' first No. 1 song in Great Britian?

Answer: ('My hand is shaking and my knees are weak')
Question 19 of 25
19. What movie did Elvis always say was his favorite? Hint


Question 20 of 25
20. What song from the NBC '68 Comeback Special' was specifically written for the show?

Answer: (Four Words)
Question 21 of 25
21. A real easy one! What is Elvis and Priscilla's daughter named?

Answer: (Two Words)
Question 22 of 25
22. What was the name of Elvis' character in the movie 'Spinout'? Hint


Question 23 of 25
23. What year did Elvis buy his home Graceland? Hint


Question 24 of 25
24. What movie had Elvis playing two roles? Hint


Question 25 of 25
25. Who choreographed the dance scene in 'Jailhouse Rock'? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What role did Dutch born Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk play in Elvis' career?

Answer: Manager

Cornelius van Kuijk is better known as 'Colonel' Tom Parker. He changed his name after he fled to the U.S.
2. How much did RCA pay Sun records for Elvis Presley's contract?

Answer: $35,000

RCA paid Sam Phillips $35,000 plus a $5,000 bonus to Elvis. Sam Phillips needed the money to promote his other singers.
3. What famous rock star once snuck on the grounds of Graceland in an unsuccessful attempt to meet Elvis?

Answer: Bruce Springsteen

This happened in 1976. The Boss once said 'anybody who sees Elvis Presley and doesn't want to be like Elvis, has got to have something wrong with him'.
4. What color was Elvis' first Cadillac before he bought it and painted it pink?

Answer: Blue

Elvis loved to give Cadillacs away to his body guards and perfect strangers.
5. What Elvis song was based on the Italian folk song 'O Sole Mio'?

Answer: 'It's Now or Never'

'It's Now or Never' was No. 1 for 5 weeks.
6. What show did Elvis make his television debut singing 'Heartbreak Hotel'?

Answer: 'The Stage Show'

The 'On Stage Show' as hosted by Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey. Elvis did not appear on Ed Sullivan until later in the year.
7. What jailbird was playing sax in the song 'Jailhouse Rock'?

Answer: Spider Murphy

Little Joe was blowing on the slide trombone. No.47 said to No.3 you're the cutest jailbird I ever did see.
8. What High school did Elvis attend in Memphis?

Answer: L. C. Humes

Humes High School was where he met Red West who would later become one of the Memphis Mafia.
9. How many No. 1 hits did Elvis have on the American Pop charts?

Answer: 18

Elvis is second only to the Beatles in No. 1 songs. The Fab Four had 20.
10. What was Elvis' last No. 1 song on the American Billboard Hot 100 chart?

Answer: Suspicious Minds

'Suspicious Minds' was No. 1 in the Fall of 1969.
11. Where did Elvis have his first live concert after an eight year hiatus?

Answer: Las Vegas International Hotel

This happened July 26, 1969.
12. How many weeks did 'Don't Be Cruel' stay at No. 1?

Answer: 11

This was a record for many years.
13. What movie was the song 'Return To Sender' from?

Answer: 'Girls, Girls, Girls'

'Return to Sender' only went to No. 2 in 1962.
14. What was Elvis' last top ten Pop hit on the American Pop charts?

Answer: Burning Love

'Burning Love' made it all the way to No. 2 in 1972. 'Hurt' went to No. 28 in 1976. 'Way Down' went to No. 18 in 1977. 'Steanroller Blues' went to No. 17 in 1973.
15. What day was Elvis born?

Answer: January 8, 1935

Elvis would have been 67 years old as of this year (2002). Elvis had a twin brother Jesse Garon who was stillborn.
16. What day did Elvis die?

Answer: August 16, 1977

A sad day for Rock and Roll.
17. What company did Elvis drive a truck for before he became famous?

Answer: Crown Electric

Elvis worked at Precision Tool Company for a short time after High school. He was also a movie usher.
18. What was Elvis' first No. 1 song in Great Britian?

Answer: All Shook Up

'All Shook Up' was No. 1 for 9 weeks on the U.S. charts.
19. What movie did Elvis always say was his favorite?

Answer: 'King Creole'

'King Creole' was the first Elvis movie shot on location.
20. What song from the NBC '68 Comeback Special' was specifically written for the show?

Answer: If I Can Dream

'If I Can Dream' was written by Earl Brown for the closing song. It peaked at No. 12 on the charts in 1969.
21. A real easy one! What is Elvis and Priscilla's daughter named?

Answer: Lisa Marie

Elvis and Priscilla married May 1, 1967 and Lisa Marie was born nine months to the day later on Feb. 1, 1968.
22. What was the name of Elvis' character in the movie 'Spinout'?

Answer: Mike McCoy

'Spinout' co-starred Shelley Fabares and Deborah Walley. Rusty Wells was his name in 'Girl Happy'. Lucky Jackson was his name in 'Viva Las Vegas'. Mike Windgren was his name in 'Fun in Acapulco'.
23. What year did Elvis buy his home Graceland?

Answer: 1957

Elvis paid {$100,000} for Graceland in 1957.
24. What movie had Elvis playing two roles?

Answer: 'Kissin' Cousins'

In 'Kissin' Cousins' Elvis played 2nd. Lieutenant Josh Morgan and his look-a-like cousin Jodie Tatum.
25. Who choreographed the dance scene in 'Jailhouse Rock'?

Answer: Alex Romero

Many people mistakenly believe that it was choreographed by Elvis himself.
Source: Author musicworks

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