Quiz about The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Quiz about The Piper at the Gates of Dawn

The Piper at the Gates of Dawn Quiz


This is a quiz on Pink Floyd's debut album.

A multiple-choice quiz by gme24. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
gme24
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
390,900
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
Plays
102
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1. The name of the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" was taken from the title of chapter seven of the book "The Wind in the Willows". Who was the Scottish author of the book whose first name is the same as Elton John's real middle name? Hint

Arthur Conan Doyle
Ken Kesey
Mark Twain
Kenneth Grahame

2. The album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" was produced by Norman Smith who was also the engineer of which famous Liverpool group? Hint

Rolling Stones
Beatles
Who
Kinks

3. The opening track of the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" includes in its lyrics names of planets and their moons. What is the name of the track? Hint

Let There Be More Light
Astronomy Domine
Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun
Remember a Day

4. The second track on the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" is called "Lucifer Sam". What kind of creature is Sam? Hint

Demon
Siamese cat
Manx cat
Diablo

5. A song on the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" is about a mother telling stories to a young boy. What is the name of the mother? Hint

Matilda
Goose
Elizabeth
Hubbard

6. The track "Interstellar Overdrive" on the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" is sung by whom? Hint

Instrumental
Richard Wright
Syd Barrett
Roger Waters

7. A song on the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" is about someone called Grimble Grumble. What was he? Hint

Troll
Gnome
Doctor
Engineer

8. On the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" who "Stood with a bird on his hat and straw everywhere."? Hint

Scarecrow
Syd Barrett
Farmer Jack
Gnome

9. On the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" the lyrics "It's got a basket, a bell that rings and / Things to make it look good" refer to what? Hint

Scarecrow
Syd Barrett
Gnome
Bike

10. The front cover of the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" was shot by photographer Vic Singh who got the members of the band to wear what kind of clothing? Hint

Psychedelic
Dungarees
Army Uniforms
Navy Uniforms


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The name of the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" was taken from the title of chapter seven of the book "The Wind in the Willows". Who was the Scottish author of the book whose first name is the same as Elton John's real middle name?

Answer: Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame (1859 - 1932) was also the author of "The Reluctant Dragon". Scottish Arthur Conan Doyle is the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Mark Twain and Ken Kesey are both American authors. Elton John's real name was Reginald Kenneth Dwight.
2. The album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" was produced by Norman Smith who was also the engineer of which famous Liverpool group?

Answer: Beatles

Norman Smith (1923 - 2008) was the engineer for the Beatles' albums up to and including "Rubber Soul". He started working with Pink Floyd in 1967. The other three options on offer all hail from London.
3. The opening track of the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" includes in its lyrics names of planets and their moons. What is the name of the track?

Answer: Astronomy Domine

In "Astronomy Donine" one can hear "Jupiter and Saturn, Oberon, Miranda and Titania. Neptune, Titan, Stars can frighten.". The song was written by Syd Barrett who also was on vocals together with Richard Wright. The other three tracks listed are from Pink Floyd's second album "Saucerful of Secrets".
Astronomy is the study of stars and Domine means the master or controller therefore the title means the Lord of Space. The song begins with a sequence of Morse codes which are just a random set of codes without having any meaning at all.
4. The second track on the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" is called "Lucifer Sam". What kind of creature is Sam?

Answer: Siamese cat

The opening verse of the song is "Lucifer Sam, Siam cat / Always sitting by your side / Always by your side". The said cat was Syd Barrett's pet. The song was written and sung by Barrett. Although many people tried to find hidden meanings behind the song such as Syd's girlfriend at that time, the song is simply about his pet cat.
5. A song on the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" is about a mother telling stories to a young boy. What is the name of the mother?

Answer: Matilda

The name of the song is "Matilda Mother". The song was written by Barrett and sung by Richard Wright. Elizabeth was the name of Barrett's mother. Mother Goose is a collection of nursery rhymes and "Old Mother Hubbard" is the title of a nursery rhyme. The song was based on children stories and the inspiration was a book called "Cautionary Tales for Children" by Edward Gorey and Hilaire Belloc.

In this book all different kinds of nasty things happen to unruly children. Matilda was one of those children.
6. The track "Interstellar Overdrive" on the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" is sung by whom?

Answer: Instrumental

The track was instrumental and was a combined effort from the band. It is a lengthy track and it was a glimpse into which direction the band would move in the future.
7. A song on the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" is about someone called Grimble Grumble. What was he?

Answer: Gnome

The song was simply called "The Gnome". The song was probably inspired by Tolkien's writings. According to the lyrics "He wore a scarlet tunic, / A blue green hood, / It looked quite good." The song was written and sung by Syd Barrett. The song is interpreted in quite different ways. One point of view is that the gnome is Syd who likes to be alone and stay indoors all the time. Subsequently he discovers drugs and goes out in the big world for adventure.

Another point of view is that the song is about a Hobbit and nothing else.
8. On the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" who "Stood with a bird on his hat and straw everywhere."?

Answer: Scarecrow

The opening lyrics of the song are "The black and green scarecrow as everyone knows / Stood with a bird on his hat and straw everywhere. / He didn't care." It was written and sung by Syd Barrett. The song was released as the B-side of the band's second single "See Emily Play" which came out in June 1967 two months before the release of the album.
9. On the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" the lyrics "It's got a basket, a bell that rings and / Things to make it look good" refer to what?

Answer: Bike

The song starts with "I've got a bike. You can ride it if you like." and continues with the reference to the basket. This song was also written and sung by Syd Barrett. This was most probably written for his girlfriend as he states "You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world / I'll give you anything, ev'rything if you want things".

He then goes on to list things that he does have like a cloak, a mouse, a clan of gingerbread men and a room full of musical tunes that he could offer to her.
10. The front cover of the album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" was shot by photographer Vic Singh who got the members of the band to wear what kind of clothing?

Answer: Psychedelic

Singh used a prism lens which multiplied each figure and the final product was those multiple images overlapping each other with the band members dressed in psychedelic clothes. The back cover of the album was designed by Syd himself and he drew inspiration from the various pictures that Singh shot during the photo session with the band.
Source: Author gme24

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