The Great Rock and Roll Trivia Quiz, Part 2


A little over a month ago, I released the first installment of my Great Rock and Roll Trivia Quiz. Here, now, I present the answers to the first part, as well as a whole new crop of questions. For the sake of space, I’m just going to print the answers to the first part, rather than including the questions. Here’s a link to that business, in case you’re interested. I want to give special mention to Rocknuts readers Terri and Becky, who got the highest scores on the first installment!

  1. The Nazz
  2. Bebe Buell
  3. University of Michigan
  4. Modest Mouse
  5. Nico
  6. David Bowie
  7. Leonard Cohen
  8. Chicago
  9. Dee Dee Ramone
  10. R.E.M.
  11. Obviously true.

Here’s a new crop of questions: As always, no cheating, and send the answers to if you wish to play. Please don’t leave answers in the comments, though I imagine someone still probably will. Such is life.

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Installment 2: The New Batch

  1. Who is the main lyricist for the band Rush?
  2. Who is the “Queen Bitch” that Bowie is singing about?
  3. What Australian group had a major alt-rock hit in 1994 with “Tomorrow”?
  4. What was the Number 1 Song in America during the Cuban Missile Crisis (October 16-28, 1962)?
  5. Which future member of Garbage produced Nirvana’s Nevermind?
  6. Which influential 80’s rock band was nicknamed “The Placemats?”
  7. What breakthrough 1989 Nine Inch Nails single proclaimed “I’d rather die than give you control?” 
  8. Which new-wave group has been fronted by Mark Mothersbaugh since 1972?
  9. Which mid 70’s power-pop band launched Eric Carmen onto the pop charts? 
  10. What NYC indie rock label, onetime home of Pavement, Guided by Voices, Neko Case and Yo La Tengo, was established in 1989?
  11. The Who or Zeppelin? Yes, it is a false dilemma. Still choose. There is a correct answer, 

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