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  • 1. 

    What was the original name of the band that later became "Boston"?

    • A.

      Frost Palace

    • B.

      Ideal Noise

    • C.

      Run in Place

    • D.

      Mother's Milk

    Correct Answer
    D. Mother's Milk
    Explanation
    The original name of the band that later became "Boston" was Mother's Milk.

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  • 2. 

    Which Boston musician also teaches high school social studies?

    • A.

      Gary Pihl

    • B.

      Brad Delp

    • C.

      Fran Cosmos

    • D.

      Jeffrey Neal

    Correct Answer
    D. Jeffrey Neal
    Explanation
    Jeffrey Neal is the correct answer because he is a Boston musician who also teaches high school social studies. The other options, Gary Pihl, Brad Delp, and Fran Cosmos, are not known for being high school social studies teachers.

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  • 3. 

    Why did Boston guitarist, Barry Goudreau, sue Tom Scholz?

    • A.

      Wrecking His Car

    • B.

      Ruining His Solo Career

    • C.

      Slander

    • D.

      Breaking Up His Marriage

    Correct Answer
    B. Ruining His Solo Career
    Explanation
    Barry Goudreau sued Tom Scholz because he believed that Scholz ruined his solo career. This suggests that Scholz may have taken actions or made decisions that negatively impacted Goudreau's ability to pursue a successful solo music career. However, without further information, it is difficult to determine the specific details or reasons behind this claim.

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  • 4. 

    What name did Tom Scholz of Boston gave the recording studio in his basement?

    • A.

      Can Do It Radio

    • B.

      Foxglove Studio

    • C.

      Space Station

    • D.

      In Touch Recordings

    Correct Answer
    B. Foxglove Studio
    Explanation
    Tom Scholz of Boston named the recording studio in his basement "Foxglove Studio".

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  • 5. 

    What is the subject of the Boston song "Peace of Mind"?

    • A.

      Music Critics

    • B.

      Achieving Goals

    • C.

      Having Fun In Life

    • D.

      Living On The Edge

    Correct Answer
    B. Achieving Goals
    Explanation
    The subject of the Boston song "Peace of Mind" is achieving goals. This can be inferred from the lyrics of the song which talk about the importance of pursuing one's dreams, staying focused, and not letting obstacles get in the way. The song encourages listeners to strive for success and find peace of mind through the accomplishment of their goals.

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  • 6. 

    During what decade did drummer Curly Smith join Boston?

    • A.

      1970's

    • B.

      1980's

    • C.

      2000's

    • D.

      1990's

    Correct Answer
    D. 1990's
    Explanation
    Curly Smith joined Boston in the 1990's. This can be inferred from the question which asks during which decade Smith joined the band. Since the 1990's is the only option given that falls within a decade, it must be the correct answer.

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  • 7. 

    What was the name of the solo album Boston's drummer, Curly Smith, released in 2001?

    • A.

      Out Into The Beyond

    • B.

      Universal Sound

    • C.

      Cool Blue Cosmic Gem

    • D.

      Music In The Soul

    Correct Answer
    C. Cool Blue Cosmic Gem
    Explanation
    Curly Smith, the drummer of Boston, released his solo album titled "Cool Blue Cosmic Gem" in 2001. This album showcases his musical talent and creativity as a solo artist, exploring a cool and cosmic sound. The title suggests a blend of soothing and ethereal music, creating a gem-like experience for the listeners.

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  • 8. 

    Who sang most of the lead vocals on the Boston album "Walk On"?

    • A.

      Fran Cosmos

    • B.

      Brad Delp

    • C.

      Tom Scholz

    • D.

      Kimberley Dahme

    Correct Answer
    A. Fran Cosmos
  • 9. 

    What is the relationship between Fran Cosmos and Anthony Cosmos who tour with Boston?

    • A.

      They Are Not Related

    • B.

      Uncle/Nephew

    • C.

      Brothers

    • D.

      Father/Son

    Correct Answer
    D. Father/Son
    Explanation
    Fran Cosmos and Anthony Cosmos are father and son. This can be inferred from the fact that they tour together with Boston. It is common for family members, especially fathers and sons, to tour together in the music industry. Therefore, the correct answer is Father/Son.

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  • 10. 

    What position in the band Boston was Doug Huffman hired to fill in 1987?

    • A.

      Singing Drummer

    • B.

      Guitarist

    • C.

      Singing Bassist

    • D.

      Keyboardist

    Correct Answer
    A. Singing Drummer
    Explanation
    In 1987, Doug Huffman was hired to fill the position of a Singing Drummer in the band Boston. This means that he was responsible for both playing the drums and providing vocals for the band. Singing drummers are a unique and valuable addition to a band, as they can contribute both rhythm and vocals to the overall sound. Doug Huffman's hiring as a Singing Drummer in Boston showcases his versatility and talent in both playing the drums and singing.

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  • 11. 

    What other work has Jim Masdea done during the years since he left Boston?

    • A.

      Trucking & Fruit

    • B.

      Bakery & Yachting

    • C.

      Farming

    • D.

      Writing A Novel

    Correct Answer
    B. Bakery & Yachting
    Explanation
    Jim Masdea has worked in the bakery and yachting industries during the years since he left Boston. This suggests that he has gained experience and expertise in these fields, possibly working in a bakery or owning a bakery business. Additionally, his involvement in yachting indicates that he may have worked as a sailor or been involved in the operation and maintenance of yachts.

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  • 12. 

    Who recommended that David Sikes audition for Boston's 1987 tour?

    • A.

      Brad Delp

    • B.

      Gary Pihl

    • C.

      Tom Scholz

    • D.

      Curly Smith

    Correct Answer
    B. Gary Pihl
    Explanation
    Gary Pihl recommended that David Sikes audition for Boston's 1987 tour.

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  • 13. 

    How many years after Boston's 1st album was the Greatest Hits album released?

    • A.

      21

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      25

    Correct Answer
    A. 21
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 21. This means that the Greatest Hits album was released 21 years after Boston's 1st album.

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  • 14. 

    Where was Brad Delp working when he was first hired to be in the band Boston?

    • A.

      A Donut Shop

    • B.

      John Deere

    • C.

      Mr. Coffee

    • D.

      Another Band

    Correct Answer
    C. Mr. Coffee
    Explanation
    Brad Delp was working at Mr. Coffee when he was first hired to be in the band Boston.

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  • 15. 

    What was a new song included on the Boston Greatest Hits album released in 1997?

    • A.

      Battle Hymn Of The Republic

    • B.

      The Star Spangled Banner

    • C.

      God Bless America

    • D.

      America The Beautiful

    Correct Answer
    B. The Star Spangled Banner
    Explanation
    The Star Spangled Banner was a new song included on the Boston Greatest Hits album released in 1997.

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  • 16. 

    Where was counselor Barry Goudreau, ex-Boston guitarist, during the summer of 2006?

    • A.

      Classic Rock Fantasy Camp

    • B.

      Old Timers Reunion Camp

    • C.

      Play Like A Pro Camp

    • D.

      Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp

    Correct Answer
    D. Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp
    Explanation
    Barry Goudreau, ex-Boston guitarist, was at the Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp during the summer of 2006.

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  • 17. 

    What did Barry Goudreau, ex-Boston guitarist, study in college?

    • A.

      Education

    • B.

      Instrumental Music

    • C.

      Business & Finance

    • D.

      Geology

    Correct Answer
    D. Geology
    Explanation
    Barry Goudreau, the ex-Boston guitarist, studied Geology in college. This suggests that he pursued a degree or course related to the study of the Earth's physical structure, composition, and history. Geology is a field that involves the examination of rocks, minerals, fossils, and other geological features. It is interesting to note that despite his success in the music industry, Goudreau chose to study a completely different subject during his college years.

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  • 18. 

    How old was Boston bassist Fran Sheehan when he began playing gigs with his father?

    • A.

      17

    • B.

      11

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    D. 5
    Explanation
    Fran Sheehan began playing gigs with his father at the age of 5.

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  • 19. 

    Who replaced Jim Masdea on drums prior to the release of Boston's first album?

    • A.

      Fran Sheehan

    • B.

      David Sikes

    • C.

      Barry Goudreau

    • D.

      Sib Hashian

    Correct Answer
    D. Sib Hashian
    Explanation
    Sib Hashian replaced Jim Masdea on drums prior to the release of Boston's first album.

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  • 20. 

    Where did Boston place in 2006 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock countdown?

    • A.

      63rd

    • B.

      31st

    • C.

      12th

    • D.

      89th

    Correct Answer
    A. 63rd
    Explanation
    In 2006, Boston placed 63rd on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock countdown.

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  • 21. 

    Which 2 of the following causes did Tom Scholz set up a foundation to support?

    • A.

      Food Banks/Lowered Gas Prices

    • B.

      Animal Rights/Domestic Violence

    • C.

      Animal Research/Children's Rights

    • D.

      Animal Rights/Global Warming

    Correct Answer
    B. Animal Rights/Domestic Violence
    Explanation
    Tom Scholz set up a foundation to support animal rights and domestic violence causes. This means that he established an organization to provide assistance and resources to advocate for the well-being and protection of animals, as well as to address and combat domestic violence issues.

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  • 22. 

    Which is a line from the title track of Boston's "Corporate America" album?

    • A.

      Who's Gonna Save Us Now?

    • B.

      Globalize,Cigarettes,Business Suits

    • C.

      I Need A Little Love Tonight

    • D.

      Who Can Stop The Revolution?

    Correct Answer
    A. Who's Gonna Save Us Now?
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Who's Gonna Save Us Now?" This line is from the title track of Boston's "Corporate America" album. It suggests a theme of questioning and concern about who will come to the rescue or provide solutions in the face of the problems and challenges presented in the album.

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  • 23. 

    How many songs are on Boston's "Greatest Hits" album?

    • A.

      16

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    A. 16
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 16. This means that on Boston's "Greatest Hits" album, there are a total of 16 songs.

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  • 24. 

    What is the name of the official Boston fan club website?

    • A.

      Fly Out In Space

    • B.

      All Over Boston

    • C.

      Gonna Hitch A Ride

    • D.

      Bostonamania

    Correct Answer
    C. Gonna Hitch A Ride
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Gonna Hitch A Ride." This is the name of the official Boston fan club website. The other options, "Fly Out In Space," "All Over Boston," and "Bostonamania," do not refer to the official fan club website.

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  • 25. 

    Which of the following is a lyric from the Boston song "Walk On"?

    • A.

      You're My Strength And Weakness

    • B.

      I'm Here For You Heart And Soul

    • C.

      You're Driving Me Insane

    • D.

      What's It Take To See

    Correct Answer
    D. What's It Take To See
    Explanation
    The lyric "What's It Take To See" is a line from the Boston song "Walk On". This line suggests a sense of frustration or confusion, as the speaker is questioning what it will take for someone to understand or realize something.

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  • 26. 

    During a Boston hiatus in 1980, what Barry Goudreau album did Brad Delp sing on?

    • A.

      Delp And Goudreau

    • B.

      Orion The Hunter

    • C.

      Barry Goudreau

    • D.

      Lost In America

    Correct Answer
    B. Orion The Hunter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Orion The Hunter. This album was released in 1984 and featured Brad Delp as the lead vocalist. During his hiatus from the band Boston, Delp collaborated with former Boston guitarist Barry Goudreau on this project.

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  • 27. 

    What was the first device Tom Scholz of Boston produced with his research company?

    • A.

      The MP3 Player

    • B.

      The Rockman Headphone Amp

    • C.

      The Power Soak

    • D.

      The Player Guitar

    Correct Answer
    C. The Power Soak
    Explanation
    Tom Scholz of Boston produced The Power Soak as the first device with his research company.

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  • 28. 

    How tall is Kimberley Dahme who joined the Boston band in 2001?

    • A.

      5" 2'

    • B.

      6' 0"

    • C.

      5' 9"

    • D.

      5' 5"

    Correct Answer
    B. 6' 0"
  • 29. 

    Where did Tom Scholz discover Boston drummer, Jeff Neal?

    • A.

      In A Bar In Pittsburg

    • B.

      On Stage In Tampa Florida

    • C.

      At A Blackjack Table In Vegas

    • D.

      At A Maine Ski Resort

    Correct Answer
    D. At A Maine Ski Resort
    Explanation
    Tom Scholz discovered Boston drummer, Jeff Neal at a Maine ski resort.

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  • 30. 

    What Boston "Corporate America" album song starts: "If you won't even say my name"?

    • A.

      Corporate America

    • B.

      Stare Out Your Window

    • C.

      Someone

    • D.

      Turn It Off

    Correct Answer
    C. Someone
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Someone." This song from Boston's "Corporate America" album begins with the lyrics "If you won't even say my name."

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