How Much Do You Know About Boy Bands?

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Boy Quizzes & Trivia

Always eager to help bridge the generation gap, pop music critic Jim Harrington has devised a pop quiz for all ages that separates the casual listener from the boy-brand brainiac. Questions here address boy-band trivia from the last 30 years.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
      What two boy bands combined forces for a blockbuster North American tour last year?  
    • A. 

      'N Sync and New Edition, on the New Synchronicity Tour

    • B. 

      O-Town and 98 Degrees, on the We Use to be Famous Tour

    • C. 

      New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys, on the NKOTBSB Tour

    • D. 

      Jonas Brothers and One Direction, on the Passing the Torch Tour

  • 2. 
      What’s the top-selling boy band in U.S. history?  
    • A. 

      'N Sync

    • B. 

      New Edition

    • C. 

      Boyz II Men

    • D. 

      Backstreet Boys

  • 3. 
    Record producer Maurice Starr “discovered” New Edition in 1982, then went on to form what other massively popular boy band a few years later?  
    • A. 

      Boyz II Men

    • B. 

      Backstreet Boys

    • C. 

      New Kids on the Block

    • D. 

      98 Degrees

  • 4. 
    Record producer Maurice Starr tried to hit the boy-band jackpot a third time — but it was no charm. Still, this band did produce the hit single “Ooh La La (I Can’t Get Over You)” before slipping into obscurity. Which band is it?  
    • A. 

      Perfect Gentlemen

    • B. 

      Perfect Strangers

    • C. 

      Arcade Fire

    • D. 

      Strawberry Alarm Clock

  • 5. 
    New Edition gave birth to what popular trio?
    • A. 

      Ben Folds Five

    • B. 

      Bell Biv DeVoe

    • C. 

      The Bobby Brown Blues Machine

    • D. 

      Destiny's Child

  • 6. 
    Which member of New Edition starred in a 2005 reality TV show?  
    • A. 

      Bobby Brown

    • B. 

      Johnny Gill

    • C. 

      Ricky Bell

    • D. 

      Justin Timberlake

  • 7. 
     What boy band tune holds the record for the longest running No. 1 song in U.S. chart history?    
    • A. 

      Boyz II Men ("One Sweet Day")

    • B. 

      'N Sync ("This I Promise You")

    • C. 

      Backstreet Boys ("I Want It That Way")

    • D. 

      Osmond Brothers ("One Bad Apple")

  • 8. 
    Take That is a major sensation in the U.K., but relatively unknown in the U.S. What is this boy band’s biggest claim to fame on this side of the pond?  
    • A. 

      Simon Cowell is the band's manager

    • B. 

      Robbie Williams is a member

    • C. 

      Band members wrote the soundtrack to "Dr. Who."

    • D. 

      One of the members was married to Nicole Scherzinger

  • 9. 
    We all remember that Jessica Simpson was married to Nick Lachey of the boy band 98 Degrees. What was the famous culinary question she addressed on that couple’s reality TV show?  
    • A. 

      She wondered what the "reset" button on a microwave oven did.

    • B. 

      She asked where Swedish meatballs came from.

    • C. 

      She asked if a "caramelized onion" was really dipped in caramel.

    • D. 

      She didn't know if Chicken of the Sea was chicken or tuna.

  • 10. 
    Lachey and 98 Degrees recorded a duet with what Rock and Roll Hall of Famer?  
    • A. 

      Carlos Santana

    • B. 

      Tina Turner

    • C. 

      Mick Jagger

    • D. 

      Stevie Wonder

  • 11. 
    Which boy band saw its first seven albums hit the Billboard top 10?
    • A. 

      'N Sync

    • B. 

      One Direction

    • C. 

      Backstreet Boys

    • D. 

      Boys II Men

  • 12. 
    When he’s not performing as part of Backstreet Boys, Howie D. manages what fellow boy band?
    • A. 

      One Direction

    • B. 

      Neverest

    • C. 

      Jonas Brothers

    • D. 

      Grizzly Bear

  • 13. 
    As legend has it, ’N Sync got its name when:  
    • A. 

      Justin Timberlake's mom commented how "in synch" the members' voices were

    • B. 

      Some guy wearing a $3,000 Italian suit decided that name would look good on CD covers

    • C. 

      Joe Fatone's barber suggested it

    • D. 

      Britney Spears, Timberlake's onetime girlfriend, suggested the name

  • 14. 
    With which of these acts has ’N Sync collaborated?    
    • A. 

      Aerosmith and Nelly

    • B. 

      Celine Dion and Gloria Estefan

    • C. 

      Mary J. Blige and Britney Spears

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    After going on hiatus in 2002, ’N Sync reunited at the 2003 Grammy Awards to sing a medley in honor of what act?    
    • A. 

      The Bee Gees

    • B. 

      Violent Femmes

    • C. 

      The Everly Brothers

    • D. 

      The Beatles

  • 16. 
      What boy band will allegedly call it quits after its 2012 tour?  
    • A. 

      New Edition

    • B. 

      Jonas Brothers

    • C. 

      Backstreet Boys

    • D. 

      Westlife

  • 17. 
    What boy band appears in Katy Perry’s “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)” video?  
    • A. 

      New Edition

    • B. 

      Hanson

    • C. 

      Jonas Brothers

    • D. 

      98 Degrees

  • 18. 
    Nick Jonas and the Administration (a Jonas Brothers spinoff) featured members of what legendary band?
    • A. 

      Aerosmith

    • B. 

      The Eagles

    • C. 

      Prince's New Power Generation

    • D. 

      Earth Wind and Fire

  • 19. 
    In “Big Time Rush” — the Nickelodeon TV series about the group of the same name — what did the boys do before moving to Hollywood?  
    • A. 

      Played hockey in Minnesota

    • B. 

      Worked as a wedding band in Denver

    • C. 

      Worked as a lifeguard in San Diego

    • D. 

      Taught dance and vocal lessons at Walt Disney World in Orlando

  • 20. 
    One Direction recently made an unexpected move in the name of a worthy charity. What was it?  
    • A. 

      Contributed to a cooking book

    • B. 

      Played tennis - five-on-one! - vs. the great Roger Federer

    • C. 

      Made a music video with Ellen DeGeneres

    • D. 

      Went rock climbing with Lady Gaga

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