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Welcome to The Megadeth Band Trivia Quiz. This heavy metal band has credit to being one of the big four to help spread this music genre. Did you know that Dave Mustain formed this band after he departed from Metallica, another legendary band? How a big fan of the band are you? And do you know some of their stories, songs, and albums by heart? Take the quiz and see how true that is.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was Megadeth formed?

    • A.

      1982

    • B.

      1984

    • C.

      1983

    • D.

      1981

    Correct Answer
    C. 1983
    Explanation
    Megadeth was formed in 1983.

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  • 2. 

    Which record label is/was not associated with Megadeth?

    • A.

      Capitol

    • B.

      Universal

    • C.

      Roadrunner

    • D.

      Combat

    Correct Answer
    B. Universal
    Explanation
    Universal is the correct answer because Megadeth was never associated with Universal as a record label. Megadeth has been associated with Capitol, Roadrunner, and Combat, but not Universal.

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  • 3. 

    The founding member of Megadeth is ____  _________

    Correct Answer
    Dave Mustaine
    Explanation
    Dave Mustaine is the founding member of Megadeth. He formed the band after being fired from Metallica in 1983. Mustaine is not only the lead vocalist but also the primary songwriter and guitarist for the band. He has been a crucial figure in shaping Megadeth's sound and has played a significant role in their success over the years.

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  • 4. 

    How many Grammy nominations did Megadeth recieve?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      10

    • E.

      11

    Correct Answer
    C. 9
    Explanation
    Megadeth received a total of 9 Grammy nominations.

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  • 5. 

    How many Grammy Awards did Megadeth win?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    A. 0
    Explanation
    Megadeth did not win any Grammy Awards.

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  • 6. 

    How many total studio albums does Megadeth have?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      13

    • C.

      14

    • D.

      15

    Correct Answer
    B. 13
    Explanation
    Megadeth has a total of 13 studio albums. This means that the band has released 13 albums that consist of original songs recorded in a studio setting.

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  • 7. 

    What Alice Cooper song did Megadeth cover and release as a single?

    • A.

      I'm Eighteen

    • B.

      No More Mr. Nice Guy

    • C.

      Muscle of Love

    • D.

      School's Out

    Correct Answer
    B. No More Mr. Nice Guy
    Explanation
    Megadeth covered and released the song "No More Mr. Nice Guy" originally performed by Alice Cooper.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following members was in Megadeth in 2003?

    • A.

      Dave Mustaine

    • B.

      Dave Ellefson

    • C.

      Marty Friedman

    • D.

      Jimmy DeGrasso

    • E.

      Nick Menza

    • F.

      Al Pitrelli

    • G.

      None

    Correct Answer
    G. None
    Explanation
    In 2003, Megadeth did not have any of the mentioned members in the band. Therefore, the correct answer is "None".

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  • 9. 

    Who was the drummer for Megadeth from 1984-1987?

    • A.

      Nick Menza

    • B.

      Gar Samuelson

    • C.

      Jimmy DeGrasso

    • D.

      Shawn Drover

    • E.

      Chuck Behler

    • F.

      Dijon Carruthers

    Correct Answer
    B. Gar Samuelson
    Explanation
    Gar Samuelson was the drummer for Megadeth from 1984-1987.

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  • 10. 

    Who was the bassist to play for the shortest time period with Megadeth?

    • A.

      Dave Ellefson

    • B.

      James MacDonough

    • C.

      Jimmy Sloas

    • D.

      James LoMenzo

    Correct Answer
    C. Jimmy Sloas
    Explanation
    Jimmy Sloas is the correct answer because he was a session bassist who played with Megadeth for a very short period of time. He filled in temporarily for the band during their 2004 tour, but was not a permanent member. Dave Ellefson, James MacDonough, and James LoMenzo all had longer and more significant tenures as bassists for Megadeth.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following is not considered an associating act to Megadeth?

    • A.

      Pantera

    • B.

      Panic

    • C.

      F5

    • D.

      Nevermore

    • E.

      Eidolon

    Correct Answer
    A. Pantera
    Explanation
    Pantera is not considered an associating act to Megadeth because although both bands are associated with the genre of heavy metal, they are separate and distinct entities. While Pantera achieved significant success and recognition in the metal scene, they have no direct connection or collaboration with Megadeth. Megadeth is primarily associated with their founder and frontman Dave Mustaine, whereas Pantera is known for their own unique sound and lineup, led by the Abbott brothers.

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  • 12. 

    About how many albums has Megadeth sold worldwide?

    • A.

      30 million

    • B.

      40 million

    • C.

      50 million

    • D.

      60 million

    Correct Answer
    A. 30 million
    Explanation
    Megadeth has sold approximately 30 million albums worldwide. This suggests that the band has achieved significant commercial success and a large fan base. The number indicates the popularity and widespread appeal of Megadeth's music, making them one of the most successful metal bands in history.

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  • 13. 

    What year did Megadeth disband due to Dave Mustaine's nerve injury in his left arm?

    • A.

      2000

    • B.

      2001

    • C.

      2002

    • D.

      2003

    Correct Answer
    C. 2002
    Explanation
    In 2002, Megadeth disbanded due to Dave Mustaine's nerve injury in his left arm. This injury affected his ability to play the guitar, which ultimately led to the dissolution of the band.

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  • 14. 

    How many years of extensive physical therapy did Dave Mustaine have to undergo before being able to play guitar with his left hand again?

    • A.

      1/2 year

    • B.

      1 year

    • C.

      2 years

    • D.

      3 years

    Correct Answer
    C. 2 years
    Explanation
    Dave Mustaine had to undergo two years of extensive physical therapy before being able to play guitar with his left hand again.

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  • 15. 

    Dave Mustaine typically writes lyrics based on which of these theme(s)?

    • A.

      War

    • B.

      Politics

    • C.

      Addiction

    • D.

      Personal Relationships

    • E.

      Religion

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. War
    B. Politics
    C. Addiction
    D. Personal Relationships
    E. Religion
    Explanation
    Dave Mustaine typically writes lyrics based on a variety of themes including war, politics, addiction, personal relationships, and religion. This suggests that his lyrics cover a wide range of topics and reflect his thoughts and perspectives on these subjects.

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  • 16. 

    What was the sixth released studio album?

    • A.

      Countdown to Extinction

    • B.

      Rust in Peace

    • C.

      Cryptic Writings

    • D.

      Youthanasia

    Correct Answer
    D. Youthanasia
    Explanation
    Youthanasia is the correct answer because it is the sixth released studio album by the band Megadeth. It was released in 1994 and is considered one of their most successful albums, featuring hits such as "Reckoning Day" and "A Tout Le Monde".

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  • 17. 

    A Grammy Award is currently pending (2012) for which song?

    • A.

      Sudden Death

    • B.

      Public Enemy No. 1

    • C.

      New World Order

    • D.

      Never Dead

    • E.

      13

    • F.

      Black Swan

    Correct Answer
    B. Public Enemy No. 1
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Public Enemy No. 1." The question asks for the song for which a Grammy Award is currently pending in 2012. Since the question specifically mentions that the award is pending in 2012, it implies that the Grammy Award ceremony for that year has not yet taken place. Therefore, it is not possible to determine the actual winner of the award, and the correct answer cannot be determined.

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  • 18. 

    When was the album 'Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?' released?

    • A.

      1988

    • B.

      1987

    • C.

      1984

    • D.

      1986

    • E.

      1985

    Correct Answer
    D. 1986
    Explanation
    The album 'Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?' was released in 1986.

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  • 19. 

    What was the most recent Megadeth tour (2011) called?

    • A.

      American Carnage Tour

    • B.

      Clash of the Titans

    • C.

      European Carnage Tour

    • D.

      Gigantour

    Correct Answer
    C. European Carnage Tour
    Explanation
    The most recent Megadeth tour in 2011 was called the European Carnage Tour.

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  • 20. 

    Who contributed in writing the song 'Dawn Patrol' off the classic album 'Rust in Peace'?

    • A.

      Dave Mustaine

    • B.

      Nick Menza

    • C.

      Dave Ellefson

    • D.

      Marty Friedman

    Correct Answer
    C. Dave Ellefson
    Explanation
    Dave Ellefson contributed in writing the song 'Dawn Patrol' off the classic album 'Rust in Peace'.

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