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Quiz about For Diehard Cure Fans Only
Quiz about For Diehard Cure Fans Only

For Diehard Cure Fans Only! Trivia Quiz


This is a quiz for all those devoted fans out there who know practically everything there is to know about the Cure--you know who you are! Many of the questions come from the book "Ten Imaginary Years", co-authored by Robert Smith. Enjoy!

A multiple-choice quiz by Krristina. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
Krristina
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
317,985
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
312
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Question 1 of 10
1. Which band member created much of The Cure's cover art with his company, Parched Art? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Which Cure song was inspired by an English children's book of the same name? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. Which Cure song is NOT from a motion picture soundtrack, but rather is one of their contributions to a tribute album? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Who co-produced the album "Pornography" before joining the Cure himself for a short time? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Robert Smith co-wrote and sang on what punk group's song "All of This" in 2003? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. What song was about a Portuguese peasant wine called The Tears of Christ, said to cause "horrible visions" according to Robert Smith in the Cure biography "Ten Imaginary Years"? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which ex-member sued Robert Smith for a larger share of the royalties in 1993-1994? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Which early b-side features Siouxsie Sioux from Siouxsie and the Banshees on background vocals? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. When Robert Smith and Simon Gallup first became friends, before he joined The Cure, Simon played bass in what punk band? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. What is unusual about the concert video "The Cure in Orange"? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which band member created much of The Cure's cover art with his company, Parched Art?

Answer: Porl Thompson

Porl and his colleague Undy Vella formed Parched Art.
2. Which Cure song was inspired by an English children's book of the same name?

Answer: "Charlotte Sometimes"

Penelope Farmer wrote the 1969 book about a school girl who time travels to 1918, one of three books about the Charlotte character.
3. Which Cure song is NOT from a motion picture soundtrack, but rather is one of their contributions to a tribute album?

Answer: Love

"Burn" is from the 1994 "The Crow" soundtrack, "Dredd Song" is from the 1995 "Judge Dredd" soundtrack, and "More Than This" is from the 1998 "X-Files" soundtrack. "Love" is from the John Lennon tribute album for Amnesty International "Make Some Noise," which was released in 2005.
4. Who co-produced the album "Pornography" before joining the Cure himself for a short time?

Answer: Phil Thornalley

Phil was a band member from approximately 1983-1984. He appeared in the "Lovecats" video and the concert album "Concert".
5. Robert Smith co-wrote and sang on what punk group's song "All of This" in 2003?

Answer: Blink-182

Robert Smith has collaborated with a number of recording artists, including Tweaker and Billy Corgan, with whom he performed a cover of the Bee Gees song "To Love Somebody".
6. What song was about a Portuguese peasant wine called The Tears of Christ, said to cause "horrible visions" according to Robert Smith in the Cure biography "Ten Imaginary Years"?

Answer: The Blood

Robert discovered the wine on tour and after drinking a bottle was inspired to pen the flamenco-licious tune.
7. Which ex-member sued Robert Smith for a larger share of the royalties in 1993-1994?

Answer: Lol Tolhurst

Lol Tolhurst lost the protracted legal battle. He went on to form the band Levinhurst with his second wife, Cindy Levinson. Their third album features original Cure bassist Michael Dempsey.
8. Which early b-side features Siouxsie Sioux from Siouxsie and the Banshees on background vocals?

Answer: I'm Cold

"I'm Cold" is the b-side to "Jumping Someone Else's Train", originally released in the UK in November 1979.
9. When Robert Smith and Simon Gallup first became friends, before he joined The Cure, Simon played bass in what punk band?

Answer: Lockjaw

Fools Dance was a band Simon played in after he left The Cure after "Pornography", Malice was a precursor of Easy Cure, and Cult Hero was a one-off Cure side project featuring postman Frank Bell on vocals.
10. What is unusual about the concert video "The Cure in Orange"?

Answer: Robert Smith had cut off all his hair

Bassist Simon Gallup pulls a wig off Robert's head during the video, revealing Robert's shorn locks. The band did wear dresses and makeup on French television in 1986 while performing "Boys Don't Cry", creating a bit of a stir.
Source: Author Krristina

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