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Determine which character are you in Devo rock band?


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  • 1. 

    The band Devo got its name from what philosophical concept?

    • A.

      De-Evidence

    • B.

      De-Evaluation

    • C.

      De-Evolution

    • D.

      De-Eviction

    Correct Answer
    C. De-Evolution
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "De-Evolution". Devo got its name from the philosophical concept of De-Evolution, which is the idea that society is regressing instead of progressing. The band adopted this concept as a central theme in their music and lyrics, often exploring the negative effects of technology and societal norms. Their name reflects their belief that humanity is devolving rather than evolving.

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  • 2. 

    What Rolling Stones song does Devo cover on their first album?

    • A.

      Sympathy For The Devil

    • B.

      (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

    • C.

      Ruby Tuesday

    • D.

      Angie

    Correct Answer
    B. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
    Explanation
    Devo covers "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" on their first album.

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  • 3. 

    The Devo song "Whip It" was featured in 2003 ads for what product?

    • A.

      Slim Fast

    • B.

      Swifer Wet Jet

    • C.

      Tide With Bleach

    • D.

      Jiffy Lube

    Correct Answer
    B. Swifer Wet Jet
    Explanation
    The Devo song "Whip It" was featured in 2003 ads for Swifer Wet Jet. This means that the song was used in commercials promoting Swifer Wet Jet, a cleaning product.

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  • 4. 

    The song "Whip It" is featured on what 1980 Devo album?

    • A.

      Freedom Of Choice

    • B.

      Total Devo

    • C.

      New Traditionalists

    • D.

      Oh, No! It's Devo

    Correct Answer
    A. Freedom Of Choice
    Explanation
    "Whip It" is featured on the 1980 Devo album "Freedom Of Choice".

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  • 5. 

    The Akron, Ohio band Devo featured drummer Alan Myers and which two sets of brothers?

    • A.

      Bartles And James

    • B.

      Lloyd And Fargo

    • C.

      Martine And Coys

    • D.

      Casale And Mothersbaugh

    Correct Answer
    D. Casale And Mothersbaugh
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Casale And Mothersbaugh. Casale and Mothersbaugh are two sets of brothers who were part of the Akron, Ohio band Devo. Alan Myers was the drummer of the band, but he was not related to Casale and Mothersbaugh.

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  • 6. 

    Devo debuted with which classic 1978 album?

    • A.

      New Traditionalists

    • B.

      Freedom Of Choice

    • C.

      Oh, No! It's DEVO

    • D.

      Q:Are We Not Men? A:We Are DEVO!

    Correct Answer
    D. Q:Are We Not Men? A:We Are DEVO!
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are DEVO!" This album was the debut studio album by the American new wave band Devo, released in 1978. It is considered a classic album and features popular tracks such as "Uncontrollable Urge" and a cover of The Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction."

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  • 7. 

    In 1978, Devo appeared on "Saturday Night Live" wearing what color jumpsuits?

    • A.

      Red

    • B.

      Green

    • C.

      Black

    • D.

      Yellow

    Correct Answer
    D. Yellow
    Explanation
    In 1978, Devo appeared on "Saturday Night Live" wearing yellow jumpsuits. This color choice was significant because it was part of their iconic image and stage presence. Devo was known for their unique and eccentric style, and the yellow jumpsuits became a symbol of their quirky aesthetic. The band's appearance on "Saturday Night Live" helped to popularize their image and music, making the yellow jumpsuits a memorable part of their history.

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  • 8. 

    The band Devo was formed by students attending what university?

    • A.

      Harvard

    • B.

      Kent State

    • C.

      NYU

    • D.

      University Of Arizona

    Correct Answer
    B. Kent State
    Explanation
    Devo was formed by students attending Kent State University. The band originated in the early 1970s and consisted of members who met while studying at the university. Kent State University, located in Ohio, played a significant role in the formation and early development of the band.

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  • 9. 

    Devo founder Mark Mothersbaugh wrote the theme song for what kids' TV show?

    • A.

      The Fairly Oddparents

    • B.

      SpongeBob SquarePants

    • C.

      Inspector Gadget

    • D.

      Rugrats

    Correct Answer
    D. Rugrats
    Explanation
    Mark Mothersbaugh, the founder of Devo, wrote the theme song for the kids' TV show "Rugrats." This popular show, which aired from 1991 to 2004, followed the adventures of a group of babies and their imaginative playtime. The catchy theme song, composed by Mothersbaugh, became synonymous with the show and is still remembered by many fans today.

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  • 10. 

    The Devo album "Shout" features a cover of what Jimi Hendrix song?

    • A.

      Purple Haze

    • B.

      Are You Experienced

    • C.

      Hey Joe

    • D.

      Foxy Lady

    Correct Answer
    B. Are You Experienced
    Explanation
    "Shout" is an album by the band Devo, and it includes a cover of the song "Are You Experienced" originally performed by Jimi Hendrix. This suggests that the correct answer is "Are You Experienced."

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  • 11. 

    Devo founder Mark Mothersbaugh wrote the score for which of these movies?

    • A.

      Little Miss Sunshine

    • B.

      The Royal Tenenbaums

    • C.

      Juno

    • D.

      Shakespeare In Love

    Correct Answer
    B. The Royal Tenenbaums
    Explanation
    Mark Mothersbaugh, the founder of Devo, wrote the score for the movie "The Royal Tenenbaums." This movie, directed by Wes Anderson, is known for its unique and eclectic soundtrack, which perfectly complements the quirky and offbeat nature of the film. Mark Mothersbaugh's musical style, characterized by its whimsical and unconventional sound, was a perfect fit for the off-kilter world of "The Royal Tenenbaums."

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  • 12. 

    In 2008, Devo sued which fast food chain for introducing a toy called New Wave Nigel?

    • A.

      Burger King

    • B.

      McDonald's

    • C.

      Wendy's

    • D.

      Taco Bell

    Correct Answer
    B. McDonald's
    Explanation
    In 2008, Devo filed a lawsuit against McDonald's for introducing a toy called New Wave Nigel. The term "New Wave" refers to a music genre that Devo was associated with in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Devo claimed that McDonald's used their image and likeness without permission, as the toy resembled the band's distinctive style. This resulted in a legal dispute between Devo and McDonald's.

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  • 13. 

    The members of the band Devo wore signature plastic red caps commonly called what?

    • A.

      Energy Domes

    • B.

      Stamina Ware

    • C.

      Surge Protectors

    • D.

      Core Reactors

    Correct Answer
    A. Energy Domes
    Explanation
    The members of the band Devo were known for wearing signature plastic red caps called "Energy Domes." These hats became an iconic symbol of the band and were often worn during their performances and music videos. The term "Energy Domes" refers to the unique shape of these hats, which resemble a dome or an energy source.

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  • 14. 

    In 1987 Devo released "E-Z Listening Disc", an album made up entirely of what?

    • A.

      Latin Music

    • B.

      Drums

    • C.

      Muzak

    • D.

      Silence

    Correct Answer
    C. Muzak
    Explanation
    Devo released "E-Z Listening Disc" in 1987, which was an album made up entirely of muzak. Muzak refers to a style of background music that is often played in public spaces like elevators, malls, or offices. It is characterized by its soothing and easy-listening qualities, designed to create a relaxed and unobtrusive atmosphere. Devo's decision to create an entire album of muzak was likely a satirical commentary on the genre and its ubiquity in everyday life.

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  • 15. 

    In 1996, Devo released an album of previously-recorded tracks called "Adventures..." of what?

    • A.

      In Social Anarchy

    • B.

      The Smart Patrol

    • C.

      Two Bobs

    • D.

      Devo And Sons

    Correct Answer
    B. The Smart Patrol
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Smart Patrol." Devo released an album in 1996 featuring previously-recorded tracks under the title "Adventures..." and "The Smart Patrol" is the name of one of the tracks on that album.

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  • 16. 

    What legendary producer was behind Devo's first album on a major label?

    • A.

      Brian Eno

    • B.

      Butch Vig

    • C.

      Phil Spector

    • D.

      Mutt Lang

    Correct Answer
    A. Brian Eno
    Explanation
    Brian Eno is the correct answer because he was the legendary producer behind Devo's first album on a major label. Eno is known for his innovative and experimental approach to music production, and his collaboration with Devo resulted in their critically acclaimed debut album. Eno's unique production style and creative input helped shape the sound and direction of the album, making him an integral part of its success.

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  • 17. 

    Members of the band Devo performed live as a Christian soft-rock band called what?

    • A.

      Dove

    • B.

      Evolution

    • C.

      Judas Iscariot

    • D.

      Crown Of Thorns

    Correct Answer
    A. Dove
    Explanation
    Devo, a band known for their new wave and punk rock sound, performed live as a Christian soft-rock band called Dove. This alternate persona allowed them to explore a different musical style and cater to a different audience. The name "Dove" likely symbolizes peace and purity, aligning with the soft-rock genre and the Christian themes they incorporated into their music during these performances.

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  • 18. 

    What Devo song did Soundgarden cover?

    • A.

      Whip It

    • B.

      I Need A Chick

    • C.

      Girl U Want

    • D.

      Auto Modown

    Correct Answer
    C. Girl U Want
    Explanation
    Soundgarden covered the Devo song "Girl U Want".

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  • 19. 

    Which member of Devo directed the video for the Foo Fighters "I'll Stick Around"?

    • A.

      Bob Casale

    • B.

      Bob Mothersbaugh

    • C.

      Mark Mothersbaugh

    • D.

      Gerald Casale

    Correct Answer
    D. Gerald Casale
    Explanation
    Gerald Casale directed the video for the Foo Fighters' "I'll Stick Around".

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  • 20. 

    Who replaced Jim Mothersbaugh on drums when he left Devo in 1976?

    • A.

      Dave Weckl

    • B.

      Aynsley Dunbar

    • C.

      Alan Meyers

    • D.

      John Blackwell

    Correct Answer
    C. Alan Meyers
    Explanation
    Alan Meyers replaced Jim Mothersbaugh on drums when he left Devo in 1976.

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  • 21. 

    Devo took a four-year break after the release of their sixth album, which had what title?

    • A.

      Shout

    • B.

      Pioneers Who Got Scalped

    • C.

      Smooth Noodle Maps

    • D.

      Freedom Of Choice

    Correct Answer
    A. Shout
    Explanation
    Devo took a four-year break after the release of their sixth album, "Shout".

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  • 22. 

    Devo's first single was released on what independent record label?

    • A.

      Jocko Jerko

    • B.

      Dag And Wayne

    • C.

      Booji Boy

    • D.

      Mother's Ball

    Correct Answer
    C. Booji Boy
    Explanation
    Booji Boy is the correct answer because Devo's first single, "Mongoloid," was released on their own independent record label called Booji Boy Records. This label was established by the band in order to have creative control over their music and to release their own material.

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  • 23. 

    What was Robert Mothersbaugh's nickname in the band Devo?

    • A.

      Bob Hope

    • B.

      Rob Red Hat

    • C.

      Bob 1

    • D.

      Bob the Builder

    Correct Answer
    C. Bob 1
    Explanation
    Robert Mothersbaugh's nickname in the band Devo was "Bob 1" because he was the first member of the band named Bob.

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  • 24. 

    The Devo song "Whip It" was featured in 2003 ads for what product?

    • A.

      Tequilla Spa

    • B.

      Martini Ranch

    • C.

      Tide With Bleach

    • D.

      Gin Flower Pajamas

    Correct Answer
    B. Martini Ranch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Martini Ranch because the question asks which product featured the Devo song "Whip It" in 2003 ads. Martini Ranch is a product that could potentially have ads featuring a song, while the other options (Tequila Spa, Tide With Bleach, and Gin Flower Pajamas) do not seem to be related to advertising or music.

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