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Quiz about Johnny Cashs One Piece At A Time
Quiz about Johnny Cashs One Piece At A Time

Johnny Cash's "One Piece At A Time" Quiz


How about we lend a hand and try to piece together the 'ole Cadillac made famous by Mr. Cash - Good Luck!

A multiple-choice quiz by annanne. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
annanne
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
371,000
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
6 / 10
Plays
298
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Guest 129 (10/10), Guest 86 (3/10), Guest 136 (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Let's begin back in 1949 when Johnny left ________ headed for Detroit, Michigan? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. We all know of Johnny's plan to sneak out the smaller car parts providing they would fit into what? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. What amount does Johnny estimate this vehicle will eventually be worth?

"Now gettin' caught meant gettin' fired
But I figured I'd have it all by the time I retired
I'd have me a car worth at least ________________"?
Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. Johnny recruits some of his work buddies leaving one day with a lunchbox full of _____ ?

Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Johnny manages "a fuel pump"
"And the next day "an engine and a trunk"
"Then a transmission and all of the chrome"

To sneak out these big items, Johnny uses his buddy's ______________?
Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. They've encountered a problem; do you recall what's missing?

"The transmission was a '53
And the motor turned out to be a '73
And when we tried to put in the bolts all the _______ were gone"
Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. "Now the headlight was another sight
We had two on the left and one on the right
But when we pulled out the switch all ______ of 'em come on"

Easy for everyone ... the number of headlights?

Answer: (number)
Question 8 of 10
8. "The back end looked kinda funny too
But we put it together and when we got thru
Well, that's when we noticed that we only had one tail-fin"

Johnny's wife appears, "she opened the door and said "Honey, ________________"
Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. So they "drove up town just to get the tags" "right on down main drag"
hearing "everybody laughin' for blocks around".

The entire court house staff was not laughing because "when they got through the title weighed _______ pounds?




Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. The song ends with a spoken verse where Johnny converses with a truck driver via citizens band radio, referring to him as __________________? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Let's begin back in 1949 when Johnny left ________ headed for Detroit, Michigan?

Answer: Kentucky

"Well, I left Kentucky back in '49
An' went to Detroit workin' on a 'sembly line
The first year they had me puttin' wheels on Cadillacs"

Upon his 1950 high school graduation, Cash left his home state of Arkansas, landing work in Pontiac, Michigan at an automotive assembly plant; soon after enlisting in the U.S. Air Force where he formed his first musical band in Landsberg, Germany.
2. We all know of Johnny's plan to sneak out the smaller car parts providing they would fit into what?

Answer: lunchbox

"One day I devised myself a plan
That should be the envy of most any man
I'd sneak it out of there in a lunchbox in my hand"

Written by Wayne Kemp, this four-minute novelty song released March 1976, was Cash's final number one hit on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart.

Hearing about an airman from Oklahoma building a helicopter from stolen parts collected on base, gave Kemp the idea using a Cadillac to be put together "One Piece At A Time".
3. What amount does Johnny estimate this vehicle will eventually be worth? "Now gettin' caught meant gettin' fired But I figured I'd have it all by the time I retired I'd have me a car worth at least ________________"?

Answer: a hundred grand

Aware he owned many Cadillacs, Cash's producers approached Bruce Fitzpatrick of Abernathy Auto Parts/Hilltop Auto Salvage in Nashville, to construct a vehicle to promote the song bound for success. Using the song as a model, Fitzpatrick was able to piece together the vehicle, having every model Caddy the song mentions.
4. Johnny recruits some of his work buddies leaving one day with a lunchbox full of _____ ?

Answer: gears

"So the very next day when I punched in
With my big lunchbox and with help from my friends
I left that day with a lunchbox full of gears"

One month after Cash's July 1954 military discharge, he married his first wife, settling in Memphis trying to land a break in the music business.

Within a year from signing with Sun Records, Cash's fourth Billboard single and career song written by Cash, "I Walk The Line", placed at number one then remained on the charts for an impressive forty-three weeks, selling over two million copies.
5. Johnny manages "a fuel pump" "And the next day "an engine and a trunk" "Then a transmission and all of the chrome" To sneak out these big items, Johnny uses his buddy's ______________?

Answer: mobile home

Verse continued:

"The little things I could get in my big lunchbox
Like nuts, an' bolts, and all four shocks
But the big stuff we snuck out in my buddy's mobile home

Drugs, alcohol, constant touring and close relationship to June Carter, destroyed the twelve-year marriage to Vivian Liberto which produced four daughters, including singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash.

Cash proposed to Carter during a live performance and were married March of 1968; with help from her and her family, Cash overcame his addictions. However, Cash relapsed at least three separate times, entering rehabilitation clinics for treatment.

Cash died September 2003 (age 71), four months after June Carter's passing (age 73).
6. They've encountered a problem; do you recall what's missing? "The transmission was a '53 And the motor turned out to be a '73 And when we tried to put in the bolts all the _______ were gone"

Answer: holes

Cash toured and recorded with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson, known as the Highwaymen, active 1985-1995, releasing three albums, including the number one hit single, "Highwayman", which was voted 1985s Single of the Year by the Academy of Country Music.
7. "Now the headlight was another sight We had two on the left and one on the right But when we pulled out the switch all ______ of 'em come on" Easy for everyone ... the number of headlights?

Answer: three

Premiering June 1969, running through March 1971, taped at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Cash used the stage of "The Johnny Cash Show" to raise public awareness on social issues such as the Vietnam War conflict, prison reform and the struggles Native Americans endured.
8. "The back end looked kinda funny too But we put it together and when we got thru Well, that's when we noticed that we only had one tail-fin" Johnny's wife appears, "she opened the door and said "Honey, ________________"

Answer: take me for a spin

Cash preferred to wear black on-stage as well as off.

Cash has stated in an interview with Larry King, "I've never done a concert in anything but black. I wear black because I'm comfortable in it. But then in the summertime when it's hot, I'm comfortable in light blue. You walk into my clothes closet, it's dark in there."

Wearing black also represented Cash's rebellion and empathy towards those victimized by the many social and political issues Cash opposed.
9. So they "drove up town just to get the tags" "right on down main drag" hearing "everybody laughin' for blocks around". The entire court house staff was not laughing because "when they got through the title weighed _______ pounds?

Answer: sixty

Verse completed:

"But up there at the court house they didn't laugh
'Cause to type it up it took the whole staff
and when they got through the title weighed sixty pounds"

Cash is the recipient of over fifteen Grammy awards, nine Country Music Association awards plus numerous other music industry awards.

Cash has been inducted into the following Halls of Fame: Country Music HoF, Rock & Roll HoF, Rockabilly HoF, Gospel Music HoF, Nashville Songwriter's HoF and the Songwriter's HoF.

You can find Johnny's star at 6320 Hollywood Boulevard (Walk of Fame), which he received March of 1976.
10. The song ends with a spoken verse where Johnny converses with a truck driver via citizens band radio, referring to him as __________________?

Answer: Red Ryder

"Ugh! Yow, RED RYDER
This is the COTTON MOUTH
In the PSYCHO-BILLY CADILLAC, Come on!"

First recorded in this song's lyrics, the term psychobilly evolved as a form of rock music, combining rockabilly and punk rock; also defined as loud and frantic rockabilly music.

In 1954, Cash made his debut performance at the Grand Ole Opry but was never inducted as a member.
Source: Author annanne

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