How Much Do You Know About Kurt Cobain

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How Much Do You Know About Kurt Cobain - Quiz

How much do you really know about Kurt Cobain? Are you an obsessed fan or just a casual one? Do you think you know everything? Test your knowledge and see what grade you get.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Where is the hospital where Kurt was born?

    • A.

      Aberdeen, WA

    • B.

      Hoquiam, WA

    • C.

      Olympia, WA

    • D.

      Seattle, WA

    Correct Answer
    A. Aberdeen, WA
    Explanation
    Grays Harbor Community Hospital

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  • 2. 

    Where did Kurt's parents live when he was born?

    • A.

      Aberdeen, WA

    • B.

      Hoquiam, WA

    • C.

      Olympia, WA

    • D.

      Seattle, WA

    Correct Answer
    B. Hoquiam, WA
    Explanation
    Aberdeen Ave, Hoquiam

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  • 3. 

    What is Kurt's middle name?

    • A.

      Darin

    • B.

      David

    • C.

      Derek

    • D.

      Donald

    Correct Answer
    D. Donald
  • 4. 

    What was the name of Kurt's imaginary friend?

    • A.

      Bandah

    • B.

      Boddah

    • C.

      Boogah

    • D.

      Buddah

    Correct Answer
    B. Boddah
    Explanation
    Kurt's imaginary friend was named Boddah.

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  • 5. 

    What is Kurt's grandfather's name?

    • A.

      Leland

    • B.

      Leroy

    • C.

      Leonard

    • D.

      Lester

    Correct Answer
    A. Leland
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Leland because it is stated in the question that Kurt's grandfather's name is being asked, and the option "Leland" is provided.

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  • 6. 

    What is Kurt's sister's name?

    • A.

      Karen

    • B.

      Kathy

    • C.

      Kelly

    • D.

      Kim

    Correct Answer
    D. Kim
    Explanation
    The given question asks for Kurt's sister's name. Among the options provided, the name "Kim" is the only one that matches the criteria. Therefore, the correct answer is Kim.

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  • 7. 

    His parents divorced when Kurt was how old?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      11

    Correct Answer
    C. 9
    Explanation
    When Kurt's parents divorced when he was 9 years old. He lived with his father after the divorce.

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  • 8. 

    Before learning the guitar, what instrument did Kurt like to play?

    • A.

      Drums

    • B.

      Harmonica

    • C.

      Kazoo

    • D.

      Triangle

    Correct Answer
    A. Drums
    Explanation
    Before learning the guitar, Kurt liked to play the drums. This implies that Kurt had an interest in percussion instruments and specifically enjoyed playing the drums before he started learning the guitar.

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  • 9. 

    How old was Kurt when he got his first guitar?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      12

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      16

    Correct Answer
    C. 14
    Explanation
    It was given to him by his uncle who offered him a guitar or a bicycle.

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  • 10. 

    As a teenager Kurt was arrested for what crime?

    • A.

      DUI

    • B.

      Shoplifting

    • C.

      Terrorism

    • D.

      Vandalism

    Correct Answer
    D. Vandalism
    Explanation
    Kurt being arrested for vandalism as a teenager suggests that he was involved in intentionally causing damage or destruction to property. This crime typically involves actions such as graffiti, defacing public or private property, or destroying someone else's belongings. Vandalism is a common offense committed by teenagers who may engage in such behavior due to rebellion, boredom, or peer pressure. It is important to address and discourage such actions to promote respect for others' property and maintain a peaceful community.

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  • 11. 

    What sport did Kurt play in high school?

    • A.

      Baseball

    • B.

      Football

    • C.

      Basketball

    • D.

      Wrestling

    Correct Answer
    D. Wrestling
    Explanation
    The question asks about the sport Kurt played in high school, and the correct answer is wrestling.

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  • 12. 

    Kurt graduated from which high school?

    • A.

      Aberdeen High School (Weatherwax)

    • B.

      Hoquiam High School

    • C.

      Harbor High (alternative school)

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. None of the above
    Explanation
    He did not graduate from high school.

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  • 13. 

    Kurt was a "cling on" for what local band?

    • A.

      Babes in Toyland

    • B.

      Hole

    • C.

      The Melvins

    • D.

      The Doobie Brothers

    Correct Answer
    C. The Melvins
    Explanation
    Kurt was a "cling on" for The Melvins.

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  • 14. 

    What song was inspired by Kurt sleeping under the bridge?

    • A.

      Aerozeppelin

    • B.

      Come As You Are

    • C.

      Mexican Seafood

    • D.

      Something in the Way

    Correct Answer
    D. Something in the Way
    Explanation
    "Something in the Way" is the correct answer because it is a song by Nirvana that was inspired by Kurt Cobain's experience of sleeping under a bridge. The lyrics of the song reflect Cobain's feelings of isolation and despair during that time. The song's melancholic tone and introspective lyrics make it a fitting choice for a song inspired by such a personal experience.

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  • 15. 

    What song did Kurt write about one of his girlfriends?

    • A.

      About A Girl

    • B.

      All Apologies

    • C.

      Hairspray Queen

    • D.

      Love Buzz

    Correct Answer
    A. About A Girl
    Explanation
    Kurt lived with Tracy in Olympia.

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  • 16. 

    In one of his songs, Kurt says "It's okay to eat fish 'cause they don't have any..."

    • A.

      Feelings

    • B.

      Home

    • C.

      Skin

    • D.

      Thoughts

    Correct Answer
    A. Feelings
    Explanation
    In this song lyric, Kurt is expressing the idea that it is acceptable to eat fish because they do not have any feelings. This suggests that Kurt may be making a statement about the ethics of eating animals and the perception that fish may not experience pain or emotions in the same way that other animals do. By stating that fish do not have feelings, Kurt is implying that it is morally acceptable to consume them.

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  • 17. 

    Kurt and Courtney were married where?

    • A.

      Hawaii

    • B.

      Las Vegas

    • C.

      Seattle

    • D.

      Los Angeles

    Correct Answer
    A. Hawaii
    Explanation
    Kurt and Courtney were married in Hawaii.

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  • 18. 

    Kurt named his daughter Frances in whose honor?

    • A.

      Frances Fisher

    • B.

      Frances Farmer

    • C.

      Francis the Talking Mule

    • D.

      France

    Correct Answer
    B. Frances Farmer
    Explanation
    A Seattle actress who was committed to a mental hospital.

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  • 19. 

    What is Kurt's daughter's middle name?

    • A.

      Barley

    • B.

      Bebbie

    • C.

      Bean

    • D.

      Bianca

    Correct Answer
    C. Bean
    Explanation
    Kurt said she looked like a kidney bean on the sonogram.

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  • 20. 

    Kurt stated he admired and was influenced by which of the following artists?

    • A.

      Leadbelly

    • B.

      John Lennon

    • C.

      Neil Young

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Kurt stated that he admired and was influenced by Leadbelly, John Lennon, and Neil Young. This means that he admired and drew inspiration from all three artists mentioned in the options.

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  • 21. 

    Throughout his adult life Kurt suffered from which of the following?

    • A.

      Crohn's disease

    • B.

      Scoliosis

    • C.

      Both

    • D.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    C. Both
    Explanation
    Crohn's disease is a chronic painful stomach ailment; scoliosis is a form of curvature of the spine which was exacerbated by playing the guitar.

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  • 22. 

    What was the brand of Kurt's favorite black and white shoes?

    • A.

      Converse

    • B.

      Keds

    • C.

      Nike

    • D.

      Reebok

    Correct Answer
    A. Converse
    Explanation
    Converse has since released the Kurt Cobain model, which has lyrics from some of Kurt's songs on them.

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  • 23. 

    What type of guitar did Kurt invent which was later produced commercially?

    • A.

      Jagstang

    • B.

      Dragonfly

    • C.

      Ibanez

    • D.

      Patriot

    Correct Answer
    A. Jagstang
    Explanation
    Combination of a Jaguar and a Mustang.

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  • 24. 

    What was Kurt's favorite brand of cigarettes?

    • A.

      Benson & Hedges 100s

    • B.

      Camel Light

    • C.

      Marlboro

    • D.

      Winston Light 100s

    Correct Answer
    D. Winston Light 100s
    Explanation
    Kurt's favorite brand of cigarettes was Winston Light 100s.

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  • 25. 

    What does the sign at the entrance to Kurt's hometown say?

    • A.

      Come as you are

    • B.

      Here we are now entertain us

    • C.

      I found my friends

    • D.

      Whatever, nevermind

    Correct Answer
    A. Come as you are
    Explanation
    In 2005, this sign was put up at the eastern entrance to Aberdeen on Highway 12.

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  • 26. 

    Which of the following is NOT an original quote by Kurt?

    • A.

      "I'd rather burn out than fade away"

    • B.

      "I'm not well read, but when I read, I read well"

    • C.

      "Teenage angst has paid off well, now I'm bored and old"

    • D.

      "I don't care what you think unless it is about me"

    Correct Answer
    A. "I'd rather burn out than fade away"
    Explanation
    This is a Neil Young quote.

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  • 27. 

    Who discovered Kurt's body?

    • A.

      Electrician

    • B.

      Fan

    • C.

      Neighbor

    • D.

      Police

    Correct Answer
    A. Electrician
    Explanation
    The electrician discovered Kurt's body.

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  • 28. 

    Which Seattle park has benches where fans have written tributes and left Kurt gifts?

    • A.

      Discovery Park

    • B.

      Golden Gardens

    • C.

      Pioneer Square

    • D.

      Viretta Park

    Correct Answer
    D. Viretta Park
    Explanation
    There are 2 benches with tributes. Viretta Park is next to Kurt's house on E. Lake Washington Blvd in Seattle.

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  • 29. 

    Which of these artists have written tribute songs for Kurt?

    • A.

      Neil Young

    • B.

      Michael Stipe/REM

    • C.

      Both

    • D.

      Neither

    Correct Answer
    C. Both
    Explanation
    "He Sleeps with Angels" by Neil Young.
    "Let Me In" by REM

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  • 30. 

    Where are Kurt's ashes buried?

    • A.

      Los Angeles

    • B.

      Seattle

    • C.

      Las Vegas

    • D.

      Unknown

    Correct Answer
    D. Unknown
    Explanation
    Some of Kurt's ashes were scattered in the Wishkah River in Aberdeen by family. The rest are missing.

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