Quiz about Rock Music  My Favourites
Quiz about Rock Music  My Favourites

Rock Music - My Favourites Trivia Quiz


I love music, and I especially enjoy classic rock. Here are a few questions about the bands I love from that genre. Enjoy!
This is a renovated/adopted version of an old quiz by author CAZ1981

A multiple-choice quiz by Trivia_Fan54. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
Trivia_Fan54
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
12,511
Updated
Jul 25 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
9 / 10
Plays
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Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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1. Which southern state is featured in a hit by Lynyard Skynyrd? Hint

Arkansas
Louisiana
Alabama
Georgia

2. What is is the name AC/DC's debut album? Hint

High Voltage
If You Want Blood
Let There Be Rock
Flick Of The Switch

3. Which Jefferson Airplane song could have been mistaken for a tale by Lewis Carroll? Hint

I'm Late For an Important Date
White Rabbit
Cheshire Cats
Alice's Nightmare

4. My mother tells me that her favourite classic rock song is "Nights in White Flannel". Is this title correct for the Moody Blues hit?

Yes
No

5. What weapon is in the name of the band that had a fellow named Slash as their guitarist? Hint

Knives
Guns
Machetes
Swords

6. _____________ Mac was a great music group back in the 70s.

Answer: (One Word)
7. What does CSNY mean in terms of classic rock bands? Hint

Cross Streets, Not Yards
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Crystal, Stewart, Norman, and Yardbird
Clever Stuff, Normal Years

8. Which of the following bands is from Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada? Hint

April Wine
Loverboy
The Tragically Hip
Bachman-Turner Overdrive

9. Who was the drummer for Rush for most of the time that the group existed? Hint

Alex Lifeson
Neil Peart
Geddy Lee
Jeff Jones

10. Were the Doobie Brothers actually related?

Yes
No


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Which southern state is featured in a hit by Lynyard Skynyrd?

Answer: Alabama

"Sweet Home Alabama" is a song that is on Lynyrd Skynyrd's album called "Second Helping". Apparently, they wrote this song when Neil Young released two songs called "Southern Man" and "Alabama". In those songs, Young, who was from Canada, wrote about how he didn't appreciate the bloody history of slavery in the south.

In "Sweet Home Alabama", the band mentions Young by name in the song. "Sweet Home Alabama" reached Number eight on the US Hot 100 chart.
2. What is is the name AC/DC's debut album?

Answer: High Voltage

AC/DC was formed by Malcom and Angus Young. They had been born in Scotland, but the band was formed in 1973 while they lived in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The original album that was called "High Voltage" was released only in Australia in 1975.

They released another album of the same name internationally in 1976, but it had a different track list than the initial Australian release. The original album peaked at Number 14 on the Kent Music Report in Australia.
3. Which Jefferson Airplane song could have been mistaken for a tale by Lewis Carroll?

Answer: White Rabbit

"White Rabbit" was written by Grace Slick in the mid-1960s while she was with the band called The Great Society. When Slick moved to become the lead singer of the band Jefferson Airplane, she took the song with her. She admits to using the Lewis Carroll stories as a basis for the lyrics. Characters from those stories that are included in the song include Alice, the White Rabbit, the White Knight, the Red Queen, and the Dormouse.

The song reached Number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 when it was released by Jefferson Airplane in 1967.
4. My mother tells me that her favourite classic rock song is "Nights in White Flannel". Is this title correct for the Moody Blues hit?

Answer: No

"Nights in White Satin" was written by a member of The Moody Blues, and was originally released in 1967. Justin Hayward, lead singer and guitarist in the band, wrote the song after a girlfriend gave him a set of satin sheets. The song has reached the charts numerous times over the years.

When it was initially released as a single, it enjoyed moderate success, reaching Number 19 on the UK charts, and 102 on the US charts. It was re-released in 1972 and it hit Number 2 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. "Nights in White Satin" reached the charts in the UK and in Ireland again in 1979 (at Number 14 and Number 8). Apparently, the song was popular with multiple generations because it once again reached the charts in 2010 where it sat at Number 51 on the British Official Singles Charts.
5. What weapon is in the name of the band that had a fellow named Slash as their guitarist?

Answer: Guns

Guns N' Roses Is a band that was formed in Los Angeles in 1985. Their first album was "Appetite for Destruction", and was released in 1987. That album reached Number One on the Billboard Hot One Hundred in 1988. There were three top ten singles on their debut album, including "Welcome to the Jungle", "Paradise City", and "Sweet Child o' Mine".

They have had lineup changes over the years, but continued to create some very well-received albums well into the 21st century. Since the band came together, they have sold over 100 million records.

This has made them one of the best-selling musical groups in history. Members of the band were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.
6. _____________ Mac was a great music group back in the 70s.

Answer: Fleetwood

Fleetwood Mac formed in London, England in 1967. After a number of personnel changes, the group stabilized in 1974 with five members including Mick Fleetwood, Christine McVie, John McVie, Stevie Nicks, and Lindsey Buckingham. They released a self-titled album with these five members in 1975 that reached Number One on the US charts.

In 1977, they released what was to become their most famous album "Rumours". Four top-ten singles came from this album. It earned the group a Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1978.

The group continued to perform, but has had a number of personnel changes from the late 1990s. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998.
7. What does CSNY mean in terms of classic rock bands?

Answer: Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young

Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) was the original name of the folk-rock group that was formed in 1968. American musicians David Crosby and Stephen Stills formed the original group with English musician Graham Nash. Crosby, Stills & Nash released one self-titled album before they hired Canadian musician Neil Young as their keyboardist for their first tour and became Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CSNY). CSNY performed their second concert on that tour at the famed Woodstock Music Festival on August 18, 1969. The group went their separate ways after their second tour, but have reunited a few times over the years.

In 1997, CSN were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame without Neil Young. The members of CSN were each inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as members of other groups as well. David Crosby was in the Byrds; Stephen Stills was in Buffalo Springfield; and Graham Nash was in the Hollies. Each of those groups groups have also been inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Despite not being inducted as CSNY, Neil Young has been inducted to the Hall of Fame as both a solo artist and as a member of Buffalo Springfield.
8. Which of the following bands is from Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada?

Answer: Bachman-Turner Overdrive

All groups listed in the options are Canadian rock music groups, but Bachman-Turner Overdrive is the only only from Winnipeg, Manitoba. It was founded by brothers Randy Bachman, Robbie Bachman, Tim Bachman, and fellow musician Fred Turner in 1973. The band had a few breaks over the years, but finally retired in 2018. During their time together, they created ten albums, including six certified Platinum albums and one certified Gold album.

They have also been awarded a number of Juno Awards (Canadian equivalent of the Grammy Award), and were inducted to the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2014. For the other groups, April Wine is from a suburb of Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Tragically Hip is from Kingston, Ontario, and Loverboy is from Calgary, Alberta.
9. Who was the drummer for Rush for most of the time that the group existed?

Answer: Neil Peart

Rush was formed in Toronto in 1968. The band went through a number of personnel changes in its early years until 1974 when Alex Lifeson (original member), Geddy Lee, and Neil Peart came together and stayed together until 2018. Alex Lifeson played guitars, and was a composer, Geddy Lee was on bass, vocals, keyboards, and was also a composer, and Neil Peart was their drummer and lyricist.

Despite being a Canadian band, Rush was able to break into the American music scene as evidenced by the fact that they were awarded 14 Platinum and 3 multi-Platinum albums in the US over the years. Neil Peart was an outstanding drummer who was always trying new things with his percussion set.

Unfortunately, Peart died from glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer, on January 7, 2020.

The remaining members of Rush stated at that time that the band was finished.
10. Were the Doobie Brothers actually related?

Answer: No

The Doobie Brothers was formed in San Jose, California in 1970 after a few musicians got together to form a small band that played in the San Jose area. Their original name was "Pud", but they adopted the name "The Doobie Brothers" in 1970. Allegedly, a friend told them to call themselves The Doobie Brothers after marijuana cigarettes that are also known as doobies since they were always smoking pot. According to records, The Doobie Brothers have had 37 Official and Touring members at different times over the years, with none of them ever being brothers.

The Doobie Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992.
Source: Author Trivia_Fan54

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