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  • 1. 

    Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" topped the charts for how many weeks in 1956?

    • A.

      Fifty

    • B.

      Twenty

    • C.

      Ten

    • D.

      Eight

    Correct Answer
    D. Eight
    Explanation
    In 1956, Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel" held the top position on the charts for a total of eight weeks. This means that for two months, the song was the most popular and widely listened to track in the music industry. The success of "Heartbreak Hotel" solidified Elvis Presley's status as a groundbreaking and influential artist in the rock and roll genre.

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  • 2. 

    What was the B-side to Elvis Presley's 1956 "Don't Be Cruel"?

    • A.

      Jailhouse Rock

    • B.

      Blue Hawaii

    • C.

      Hound Dog

    • D.

      A Little Less Conversation

    Correct Answer
    C. Hound Dog
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Hound Dog. "Don't Be Cruel" was released as a double A-side single with "Hound Dog" in 1956. Both songs became massive hits for Elvis Presley, but "Hound Dog" went on to become one of his most iconic and enduring songs. It is a rock and roll classic that has been covered by numerous artists over the years. "Jailhouse Rock," "Blue Hawaii," and "A Little Less Conversation" are all popular songs by Elvis Presley, but they were not the B-side to "Don't Be Cruel."

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  • 3. 

    Sun Records' Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash were known as what?

    • A.

      The Traveling Wilburys

    • B.

      Sun's Stars

    • C.

      The Music Makers

    • D.

      Million Dollar Quartet

    Correct Answer
    D. Million Dollar Quartet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Million Dollar Quartet" because it refers to the famous impromptu jam session that took place on December 4, 1956, at Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash, who were all signed to Sun Records at the time, gathered together for this historic recording session. The name "Million Dollar Quartet" was given to them due to their immense talent and potential for success in the music industry.

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  • 4. 

    Elvis Presley recorded his first songs as what kind of gift for his mother?

    • A.

      Mother's Day

    • B.

      Birthday

    • C.

      Christmas

    • D.

      Easter

    Correct Answer
    B. Birthday
    Explanation
    Elvis Presley recorded his first songs as a gift for his mother on her birthday. This suggests that he wanted to do something special for his mother on her special day, and what better way than to showcase his talent and passion for music by recording songs for her. It reflects his love and appreciation for his mother, making her birthday even more memorable and meaningful.

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  • 5. 

    In 1955 Sam Phillips sold Elvis Presley's recording contract to RCA Records for how much?

    • A.

      20000

    • B.

      $1 Million

    • C.

      35000

    • D.

      100000

    Correct Answer
    C. 35000
    Explanation
    In 1955, Sam Phillips sold Elvis Presley's recording contract to RCA Records for $35,000. This indicates that RCA Records saw great potential in Elvis Presley and believed that the investment would be worth it. The high price paid for the contract suggests that RCA Records recognized Elvis Presley's talent and marketability, which ultimately proved to be true as Elvis went on to become one of the most iconic and successful musicians of all time.

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  • 6. 

    Elvis Presley caused a sensation with three appearances on what 1950's variety show?

    • A.

      The Ed Sullivan Show

    • B.

      Soul Train

    • C.

      American Bandstand

    • D.

      Hit Parade

    Correct Answer
    A. The Ed Sullivan Show
    Explanation
    Elvis Presley caused a sensation with three appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show in the 1950s. This variety show was extremely popular and had a large audience, making it the perfect platform for Presley to showcase his talent and captivate viewers with his unique style and charisma. His performances on The Ed Sullivan Show played a significant role in propelling him to stardom and solidifying his status as the King of Rock and Roll.

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  • 7. 

    Which 1956 Elvis Presley hit was originally written in 1952 for Big Mama Thornton?

    • A.

      Jailhouse Rock

    • B.

      Hound Dog

    • C.

      Heartbreak Hotel

    • D.

      Blue Suede Shoes

    Correct Answer
    B. Hound Dog
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Hound Dog." This song was originally written in 1952 for Big Mama Thornton, but Elvis Presley's version became a huge hit in 1956. "Hound Dog" is a rock and roll classic and one of Elvis's most famous songs.

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  • 8. 

    What band did the song "Calling Elvis"?

    • A.

      The Clash

    • B.

      Dire Straits

    • C.

      Alabama

    • D.

      Aerosmith

    Correct Answer
    B. Dire Straits
    Explanation
    "Calling Elvis" is a song by Dire Straits. The Clash, Alabama, and Aerosmith are not associated with this song.

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  • 9. 

    Who wrote the song "Elvis Presley Blues"?

    • A.

      Albert King

    • B.

      Miles Davis

    • C.

      Gillian Welch

    • D.

      Fats Domino

    Correct Answer
    C. Gillian Welch
    Explanation
    Gillian Welch wrote the song "Elvis Presley Blues".

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  • 10. 

    What was the name of the Neil Young song dedicated to Elvis?

    • A.

      Graceland

    • B.

      Peanut Butter Blues

    • C.

      Elvis Man

    • D.

      He was the King

    Correct Answer
    D. He was the King
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "He was the King." This song by Neil Young is dedicated to Elvis Presley, referring to him as "the King." It pays homage to Elvis and his impact on the music industry.

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  • 11. 

    What's the name of the Albert Goldman book dealing with the death of Elvis?

    • A.

      Elvis: The Last 24 Hours

    • B.

      Elvis: Show is Over

    • C.

      Elvis: Too Big To Die

    • D.

      Elvis: One Time Too Many

    Correct Answer
    A. Elvis: The Last 24 Hours
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Elvis: The Last 24 Hours." This book focuses on the final day of Elvis Presley's life, providing insights into his activities, health, and the events leading up to his death. It offers a detailed account of the last moments of the iconic musician, shedding light on the circumstances surrounding his untimely demise.

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  • 12. 

    In June 1972 Elvis became the first artist to sell out 4 straight shows at which venue?

    • A.

      Carnegie Hall

    • B.

      Madison Square Garden

    • C.

      Fenway Park

    • D.

      Caesars Palace

    Correct Answer
    B. Madison Square Garden
    Explanation
    In June 1972, Elvis Presley achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first artist to sell out four consecutive shows at Madison Square Garden. This iconic venue, located in New York City, is renowned for hosting numerous legendary performances and is a symbol of musical excellence. Elvis's achievement at Madison Square Garden solidified his status as a groundbreaking artist and further cemented his influence and popularity in the music industry.

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  • 13. 

    What is the street address of Graceland?

    • A.

      3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard

    • B.

      7624 Colonel Parker Way

    • C.

      1 Elvis Presley Boulevard

    • D.

      64 Elvis Presley Boulevard

    Correct Answer
    A. 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 3764 Elvis Presley Boulevard. This is the street address of Graceland, which is the former home of Elvis Presley.

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  • 14. 

    Who did an album in the 1970's called "My Farewell to Elvis"?

    • A.

      Glen Campbell

    • B.

      Mac Davis

    • C.

      Ann-Margret

    • D.

      Merle Haggard

    Correct Answer
    D. Merle Haggard
    Explanation
    Merle Haggard did an album in the 1970's called "My Farewell to Elvis".

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  • 15. 

    Which Elvis hit contains the lyric,"On a cold and gray Chicago mornin횈"?

    • A.

      An Evening Prayer

    • B.

      Jailhouse Rock

    • C.

      In The Ghetto

    • D.

      A Little Less Conversation

    Correct Answer
    C. In The Ghetto
    Explanation
    "In The Ghetto" is the correct answer because it is a well-known Elvis hit that contains the lyric, "On a cold and gray Chicago morning." This lyric is significant as it sets the scene for the narrative of the song, which explores the struggles and hardships faced by individuals living in poverty in inner-city areas. The song's powerful lyrics and Elvis' emotive delivery have made it a memorable and impactful hit in his discography.

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  • 16. 

    What song did Elvis record with the lyrics "She kiss so hard, she bruise my lips.."?

    • A.

      Adam & Evil

    • B.

      Mean Woman Blues

    • C.

      There's a Honky Tonk Angel

    • D.

      Brown Eyed Handsome Man

    Correct Answer
    B. Mean Woman Blues
    Explanation
    Elvis recorded the song "Mean Woman Blues" with the lyrics "She kiss so hard, she bruise my lips..". This song is known for its rock and roll style and was released in 1957 as part of the soundtrack for the movie "Loving You". The lyrics describe a woman who kisses passionately and leaves a physical mark on Elvis' lips.

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  • 17. 

    What song did Elvis record with the lyrics "Well, it횈s hard to be a gambler, Bettin횈 on the number.."?

    • A.

      Charro

    • B.

      Moody Blue

    • C.

      I Love Only One Girl

    • D.

      Goin' Home

    Correct Answer
    B. Moody Blue
    Explanation
    Elvis recorded the song "Moody Blue" with the lyrics "Well, it's hard to be a gambler, Bettin' on the number..". This song was released in 1976 as the title track of his album "Moody Blue". It is a country-pop ballad that reflects on the ups and downs of life and the uncertainty of love. The lyrics convey the challenges and risks involved in taking chances, comparing it to the unpredictable nature of gambling.

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  • 18. 

    Which rock band did the song "Elvis Presley And America"?

    • A.

      U2

    • B.

      The Who

    • C.

      Aerosmith

    • D.

      Metallica

    Correct Answer
    A. U2
    Explanation
    U2 is the correct answer because they are the rock band that performed the song "Elvis Presley And America".

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  • 19. 

    Who organized Elvis Presley's band, the TCB Band?

    • A.

      John Wilkinson

    • B.

      Mac Davis

    • C.

      Larrie Londin

    • D.

      James Burton

    Correct Answer
    D. James Burton
    Explanation
    James Burton is the correct answer because he was the one who organized Elvis Presley's band, the TCB Band. He was a highly skilled guitarist and had a long-standing relationship with Elvis, playing with him for many years. Burton was responsible for assembling the talented musicians who made up the TCB Band, contributing to the iconic sound and success of Elvis's performances.

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  • 20. 

    What did Larry Muhoberac play in The TCB Band?

    • A.

      Guitar

    • B.

      Drums

    • C.

      Sax

    • D.

      Keyboards

    Correct Answer
    D. Keyboards
    Explanation
    Larry Muhoberac played the keyboards in The TCB Band. The TCB Band was Elvis Presley's backing band during the 1970s. As a keyboardist, Muhoberac contributed to the band's sound and performances, adding melodic and harmonic elements to their music. His role was crucial in creating the overall musical arrangements and providing the foundation for the band's sound.

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  • 21. 

    What did D. J. Fontana use to drum on during Elvis' "68 Comeback Special"?

    • A.

      Garbage Can

    • B.

      Guitar Case

    • C.

      Bongos

    • D.

      Coffee Cans

    Correct Answer
    B. Guitar Case
    Explanation
    During Elvis' "68 Comeback Special," D.J. Fontana used a guitar case as a drum. This unconventional choice of percussion instrument added a unique and distinctive sound to the performance. The guitar case provided a hard surface that allowed Fontana to create rhythmic beats, contributing to the overall energy and excitement of the show.

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  • 22. 

    Where was the ABC 척The Frank Sinatra Timex Special철 featuring Elvis filmed?

    • A.

      Hollywood Soundstage

    • B.

      Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami

    • C.

      Hawaii

    • D.

      Radio City Music Hall

    Correct Answer
    B. Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Fontainebleau Hotel, Miami. The question asks where the ABC 척The Frank Sinatra Timex Special철 featuring Elvis was filmed. Out of the given options, the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami is the correct location.

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  • 23. 

    What year was "Elvis and Me" by Priscilla Presley published?

    • A.

      1980

    • B.

      1979

    • C.

      1998

    • D.

      1985

    Correct Answer
    D. 1985
    Explanation
    "Elvis and Me" is a book written by Priscilla Presley, the former wife of Elvis Presley. The book is a memoir that provides insights into their relationship and Elvis's life. It was published in 1985, which means it was released after Elvis's death in 1977. The book became popular among fans and readers interested in Elvis's personal life, making 1985 the correct answer.

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  • 24. 

    Which of these songs did Elvis do on "Aloha From Hawaii"?

    • A.

      Paperback Writer

    • B.

      Blowin' In The Wind

    • C.

      Johnny B. Goode

    • D.

      Blueberry Hill

    Correct Answer
    C. Johnny B. Goode
    Explanation
    "Aloha From Hawaii" was a live concert performed by Elvis Presley in 1973. Among the given songs, "Johnny B. Goode" is the only one that Elvis performed during this concert. "Paperback Writer" is a song by The Beatles, "Blowin' In The Wind" is by Bob Dylan, and "Blueberry Hill" is by Fats Domino.

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  • 25. 

    Which of these songs did Elvis do on "Aloha From Hawaii"?

    • A.

      Memphis Blues

    • B.

      Steamroller Blues

    • C.

      You've Got A Friend

    • D.

      Back In The U.S.S.R.

    Correct Answer
    B. Steamroller Blues
    Explanation
    Elvis performed "Steamroller Blues" on "Aloha From Hawaii." This song was originally written and recorded by James Taylor, but Elvis's rendition became popular after his performance during the concert special. "Steamroller Blues" features a bluesy sound and showcases Elvis's powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence. The song's inclusion in the "Aloha From Hawaii" concert further solidified its status as one of Elvis's iconic performances.

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  • 26. 

    Who introduced Elvis on "The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show" on January 28, 1956?

    • A.

      Bill Randlel

    • B.

      Tommy Dorsey

    • C.

      Wolfman Jack

    • D.

      Ed Sullivan

    Correct Answer
    A. Bill Randlel
    Explanation
    Bill Randlel introduced Elvis on "The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show" on January 28, 1956.

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  • 27. 

    Who said this about Elvis, "Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail"?

    • A.

      Mick Jagger

    • B.

      Bob Dylan

    • C.

      John Lennon

    • D.

      Richard Nixon

    Correct Answer
    B. Bob Dylan
    Explanation
    Bob Dylan said this about Elvis, "Hearing him for the first time was like busting out of jail." This quote highlights the impact that Elvis had on the music industry and how his music broke barriers and brought a new energy to the scene. Dylan's comparison to busting out of jail suggests that Elvis's music was liberating and revolutionary, leaving a lasting impression on those who heard it for the first time.

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  • 28. 

    What was the name of club dancer Elvis falls for in "G.I. Blues"?

    • A.

      Lili

    • B.

      Annie

    • C.

      Cookie

    • D.

      Nikki Lee

    Correct Answer
    A. Lili
    Explanation
    In the movie "G.I. Blues," Elvis falls for a club dancer named Lili.

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  • 29. 

    What day of the week did Elvis die?

    • A.

      Tuesday

    • B.

      Sunday

    • C.

      Monday

    • D.

      Friday

    Correct Answer
    A. Tuesday
    Explanation
    Elvis Presley died on Tuesday, August 16, 1977. This is a historical fact and not subject to interpretation or opinion.

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  • 30. 

    What year was Ginger Alden born?

    • A.

      1966

    • B.

      1959

    • C.

      1956

    • D.

      1976

    Correct Answer
    C. 1956
    Explanation
    Ginger Alden was born in 1956.

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  • 31. 

    How old was Elvis Presley when his film "Love Me Tender" was released?

    • A.

      26 Years Old

    • B.

      17 Years Old

    • C.

      21 Years Old

    • D.

      29 Years Old

    Correct Answer
    C. 21 Years Old
    Explanation
    Elvis Presley was 21 years old when his film "Love Me Tender" was released. This information suggests that he was relatively young in his career when the movie came out. It also indicates that he had already achieved a level of success and recognition at a young age, as he was given the opportunity to star in a film.

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  • 32. 

    How old was Elvis Presley when his film "Viva Las Vegas" was released?

    • A.

      24 Years Old

    • B.

      29 Years Old

    • C.

      38 Years Old

    • D.

      33 Years Old

    Correct Answer
    B. 29 Years Old
    Explanation
    Elvis Presley was 29 years old when his film "Viva Las Vegas" was released. This information can be inferred from the given answer options.

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