1990's Music Trivia Questions: Quiz!

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What do you know about 1990's Music? Would you like to try this quiz? Seattle grunge defined 90's Music, which came out with a bang, starting with Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit. Alternative rock finally broke ground and became mainstream. Some of the day's significant bands include Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Green Day, and Alice in Chains. If you want to test your knowledge and are ready to rock, this is the quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which Album Was NOT Released In 1997?

    • A.

      Matchbox Twenty "Yourself or Someone Like You"

    • B.

      Semisonic "Feeling Strangely Fine"

    • C.

      Blink 182 "Dude Ranch"

    • D.

      Hanson "Middle of Nowhere"

    Correct Answer
    B. Semisonic "Feeling Strangely Fine"
    Explanation
    Semisonic's album "Feeling Strangely Fine" was not released in 1997. The question asks for the album that was NOT released in 1997, and all the other options (Matchbox Twenty's "Yourself or Someone Like You," Blink 182's "Dude Ranch," and Hanson's "Middle of Nowhere") were released in 1997. Therefore, the correct answer is Semisonic's "Feeling Strangely Fine."

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  • 2. 

    Lollapalooza first began in Chicago's Grant Park In What Year?

    • A.

      1990

    • B.

      1991

    • C.

      1992

    • D.

      1993

    Correct Answer
    B. 1991
    Explanation
    Lollapalooza first began in Chicago's Grant Park in 1991. This music festival was created by Jane's Addiction frontman Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band. It featured a diverse lineup of alternative rock, punk, and hip-hop acts, and quickly became a popular annual event. Since its inception, Lollapalooza has expanded to other cities around the world, but its roots can be traced back to its debut in Grant Park in 1991.

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  • 3. 

    What one-hit-wonder made #38 on the charts in 1998 with the song "Flagpole Sitta"?

    • A.

      Jimmy Ray

    • B.

      Semisonic

    • C.

      New Radicals

    • D.

      Harvey Danger

    Correct Answer
    D. Harvey Danger
    Explanation
    Harvey Danger is the correct answer because they are the one-hit-wonder that made #38 on the charts in 1998 with the song "Flagpole Sitta".

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  • 4. 

    What rapper's violent death was foreshadowed by his final video, "I Ain't Mad At Cha"?

    • A.

      Eazy-E

    • B.

      Tupac Shakur

    • C.

      Notorious B.I.G.

    • D.

      Fat Pat

    Correct Answer
    B. Tupac Shakur
    Explanation
    Tupac Shakur's violent death was foreshadowed by his final video, "I Ain't Mad At Cha." This video depicted Tupac being shot and killed, which eerily mirrored his own fate. Tupac Shakur was a highly influential rapper known for his controversial lyrics and involvement in the East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry. He was tragically shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in 1996, making his final video a haunting premonition of his untimely demise.

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  • 5. 

    Which band released the song "How Bizarre" in 1997?

    • A.

      INOJ

    • B.

      Us3

    • C.

      KLF

    • D.

      OMC

    Correct Answer
    D. OMC
    Explanation
    OMC released the song "How Bizarre" in 1997.

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  • 6. 

    In what year was MC Hammer's Hit "You Can't Touch This" released?

    • A.

      1990

    • B.

      1991

    • C.

      1992

    • D.

      1993

    Correct Answer
    A. 1990
    Explanation
    MC Hammer's hit "You Can't Touch This" was released in 1990.

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  • 7. 

    This artist was named artist of the decade by Rolling Stones Magazine.

    • A.

      Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)

    • B.

      Bradley Nowell (Sublime)

    • C.

      Liam Gallagher (Oasis)

    • D.

      Layne Staley (Alice In Chains)

    • E.

      Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

    Correct Answer
    E. Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
    Explanation
    Kurt Cobain was named artist of the decade by Rolling Stones Magazine. This recognition is likely due to his significant impact on the music industry during the 1990s as the frontman of the band Nirvana. Cobain's raw and emotional songwriting, along with his unique vocal style, helped define the grunge movement and brought alternative rock into the mainstream. His influence and cultural significance continue to be recognized and celebrated, making him a deserving choice for artist of the decade.

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  • 8. 

    What song received the honor of being Rock Radio's most played song in 1997?

    • A.

      Sister Hazel- "All For You"

    • B.

      Tonic- "If you Could Only See"

    • C.

      The Wallflowers- "One Headlight"

    • D.

      Matchbox 20- "Push"

    • E.

      Third Eye Blind- "Semi-Charmed Life"

    Correct Answer
    B. Tonic- "If you Could Only See"
    Explanation
    In 1997, the song "If You Could Only See" by Tonic received the honor of being Rock Radio's most played song.

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  • 9. 

    What artist was NOT featured on Puff Daddy and the Family's album "No Way Out"?

    • A.

      Mace

    • B.

      The Notoriour B.I.G.

    • C.

      Jay Z

    • D.

      Nas

    • E.

      Busta Rhymes

    Correct Answer
    D. Nas
    Explanation
    Nas was not featured on Puff Daddy and the Family's album "No Way Out". The other artists listed - Mace, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay Z, and Busta Rhymes - were all featured on the album.

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  • 10. 

    Who was NOT a member of The Spice Girls?

    • A.

      Ginger

    • B.

      Cinnamon

    • C.

      Posh

    • D.

      Sporty

    • E.

      Scary

    Correct Answer
    B. Cinnamon
    Explanation
    Cinnamon was not a member of The Spice Girls. The other options - Ginger, Posh, Sporty, and Scary - were all members of the famous British girl group. Therefore, Cinnamon is the correct answer as she was not a member of The Spice Girls.

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  • 11. 

    When this song came out feminist groups were outraged and claimed the song was about abusing women.

    • A.

      Nirvana - "Rape Me"

    • B.

      Prodigy - "Smack My Bitch Up"

    • C.

      Matchbox 20 - "Push"

    • D.

      Sublime - "Wrong Way"

    Correct Answer
    C. Matchbox 20 - "Push"
    Explanation
    The song "Push" by Matchbox 20 could be seen as controversial or offensive to feminist groups because it contains lyrics that can be interpreted as promoting a controlling or manipulative relationship dynamic. The title itself suggests a pushy or forceful behavior towards women, which could be perceived as abusive. This could be the reason why feminist groups were outraged and claimed that the song was about abusing women.

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