How Much Do You Know About Music In General? The General Music Quiz

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A general music quiz with basic questions to understand how much of the basic stuff do you know about music, musicians and the pop culture related to music!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who said in one of his songs that Hip-Hop was dead?

    • A.

      Young Jeezy

    • B.

      Kayne West

    • C.

      T.I.

    • D.

      Nas

    Correct Answer
    D. Nas
    Explanation
    Nas said in one of his songs that Hip-Hop was dead.

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  • 2. 

    Who sang 'Womanizer'?

    • A.

      Lady Gaga

    • B.

      Britney Spears

    • C.

      Beyonce

    • D.

      Rihanna

    Correct Answer
    B. Britney Spears
    Explanation
    Britney Spears sang 'Womanizer'.

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  • 3. 

    Which band originally played 'Proud Mary'?

    • A.

      The Beatles

    • B.

      The Rolling Stones

    • C.

      The Crystals

    • D.

      Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Correct Answer
    D. Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Explanation
    Creedence Clearwater Revival is the correct answer because they are the band that originally played the song "Proud Mary." The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Crystals are all famous bands, but they did not perform this particular song. Creedence Clearwater Revival released "Proud Mary" in 1969 as a single and it became one of their most popular and recognizable songs.

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  • 4. 

    Who is Stefani Joanne Germanotta?

    • A.

      Hannah Montana

    • B.

      Lady Gaga

    • C.

      Madonna

    • D.

      Rihanna

    Correct Answer
    B. Lady Gaga
    Explanation
    Stefani Joanne Germanotta is best known by her stage name Lady Gaga. She is an American singer, songwriter, and actress. Lady Gaga rose to fame with her debut album "The Fame" in 2008, which included hit singles such as "Just Dance" and "Poker Face". She is known for her unique fashion sense, provocative performances, and powerful vocal abilities. Lady Gaga has won numerous awards, including multiple Grammy Awards, and has sold millions of albums worldwide.

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  • 5. 

    Which one of these artists was born in Barbados?

    • A.

      Beyonce

    • B.

      Rihanna

    • C.

      Shakira

    • D.

      Alicia Keys

    Correct Answer
    B. Rihanna
    Explanation
    Rihanna was born in Barbados.

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  • 6. 

    Who is Mr. 106 & Park?

    • A.

      Bow Wow

    • B.

      Chris Brown

    • C.

      Soulja Boy

    • D.

      Lili Wayne

    Correct Answer
    A. Bow Wow
    Explanation
    Bow Wow is known as Mr. 106 & Park because he was the host of the popular music video countdown show "106 & Park" on BET. He started hosting the show in 2012 and became a familiar face to viewers. Bow Wow, whose real name is Shad Moss, is a rapper, actor, and television personality. He gained fame in the early 2000s as a teenage rapper and has since appeared in several movies and television shows. His role as the host of "106 & Park" solidified his status as Mr. 106 & Park.

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  • 7. 

    'London Calling' is a song and an album by a famous British band. Which one of these?

    • A.

      Oasis

    • B.

      MUSE

    • C.

      The Clash

    • D.

      Queen

    Correct Answer
    C. The Clash
    Explanation
    "London Calling" is a well-known song and album by The Clash, a famous British band. It is not associated with Oasis, MUSE, or Queen.

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  • 8. 

    In 1973 'Dark Side of the Moon' was released and became a commercial success with an estimated 45 million copies sold. Which band recorded this album?

    • A.

      The Who

    • B.

      Pink Floyd

    • C.

      The Rolling Stones

    • D.

      Led Zeppelin

    Correct Answer
    B. Pink Floyd
    Explanation
    In 1973, Pink Floyd released their album 'Dark Side of the Moon', which went on to become a commercial success, selling approximately 45 million copies. This album is considered one of the band's most iconic and influential works, featuring themes of mental illness, time, and mortality. Pink Floyd is known for their progressive and psychedelic rock sound, and their experimentation with sound effects and concept albums.

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  • 9. 

    AC/DC are a worldwide famous band. Where are they from?

    • A.

      The USA

    • B.

      Germany

    • C.

      The UK

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    D. Australia
    Explanation
    AC/DC is a globally renowned band known for their rock music. They originated from Australia, which makes it the correct answer. The band has achieved immense success and popularity worldwide, with their iconic songs and energetic performances. Their Australian roots have been a significant part of their identity and have contributed to their unique sound and style.

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  • 10. 

    'The House of the Rising Sun' became famous in France thanks to Johnny Halliday (Les Portes du Pénitencier). Which band originally sang this song?

    • A.

      The Animals

    • B.

      The Kinks

    • C.

      The Who

    • D.

      Pink Floyd

    Correct Answer
    A. The Animals
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Animals. "The House of the Rising Sun" is a popular folk song that was originally recorded by the American band The Animals in 1964. The song gained widespread recognition and success, particularly in France, thanks to Johnny Hallyday's cover version titled "Les Portes du Pénitencier." However, it was The Animals who originally sang and popularized the song.

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  • 11. 

    Can you complete these lyrics from 'Blank Space' ' New money, suit and ...'

    • A.

      ... lie'

    • B.

      ... die'

    • C.

      .. tie'

    • D.

      ... fly'

    Correct Answer
    C. .. tie'
    Explanation
    The correct answer is ".. tie'". In the song "Blank Space" by Taylor Swift, the lyrics go "New money, suit and .. tie'". This line suggests that the person being referred to has acquired wealth and is now dressing in expensive suits with a tie to match. It portrays a luxurious and sophisticated image.

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  • 12. 

    Drake is a rapper, singer and songwriter. Where is he from?

    • A.

      The USA

    • B.

      Australia

    • C.

      The UK

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    D. Canada
    Explanation
    Drake is from Canada. He is a well-known rapper, singer, and songwriter from the country. He has been a prominent figure in the Canadian music industry and has achieved international success with his music.

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  • 13. 

    Which of these songs was not sung by Bob Marley?

    • A.

      Redemption Song

    • B.

      Could You Be Loved

    • C.

      Many Rivers To Cross

    • D.

      How Many Times

    Correct Answer
    C. Many Rivers To Cross
    Explanation
    Many Rivers To Cross was not sung by Bob Marley. This song was actually sung by Jimmy Cliff, not Bob Marley. Bob Marley is known for his iconic songs like Redemption Song, Could You Be Loved, and How Many Times, but Many Rivers To Cross is not one of his songs.

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  • 14. 

    Who got great success with 'Back To Black' album?

    • A.

      Amy Winehouse

    • B.

      Jessie J

    • C.

      Adele

    • D.

      Whitney Houston

    Correct Answer
    A. Amy Winehouse
    Explanation
    Amy Winehouse got great success with her album 'Back To Black'.

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  • 15. 

    Which one of the following is not a British rapper?

    • A.

      Skepta

    • B.

      Octavian

    • C.

      IAMDDB

    • D.

      Snoop Dogg

    Correct Answer
    D. Snoop Dogg
    Explanation
    Snoop Dogg is not a British rapper. He is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He gained popularity in the 1990s and is known for his laid-back rapping style and West Coast gangsta rap sound. While Skepta, Octavian, and IAMDDB are all British rappers who have made significant contributions to the UK rap scene, Snoop Dogg is not part of that group.

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  • 16. 

    Blues is a music genre. It first appeared in  ...

    • A.

      New York

    • B.

      The west of the USA

    • C.

      The south of the USA

    • D.

      Los Angeles

    Correct Answer
    C. The south of the USA
    Explanation
    Blues is a music genre that originated in the south of the USA. This region is known for its rich musical heritage and cultural influences, particularly in African American communities. The blues emerged as a form of expression for African Americans, drawing inspiration from their experiences of slavery, oppression, and discrimination. It is characterized by its distinctive chord progressions, soulful vocals, and improvisational style. The south of the USA, with its history and cultural diversity, provided the perfect environment for the development and growth of the blues genre.

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  • 17. 

    One early artist (beginning of the 20th century) is very famous. One myth  says that he sold his soul to the devil at a local crossroads of Mississippi highways to achieve success. His name is 

    • A.

      John Lee Hooker

    • B.

      Robert Johnson

    • C.

      Muddy Waters

    • D.

      B.B. King

    Correct Answer
    B. Robert Johnson
    Explanation
    Robert Johnson is the correct answer because he is known for his legendary talent as a blues musician. The myth surrounding him selling his soul to the devil at a crossroads is a popular legend in blues folklore. This story adds to his fame and mystique, making him an iconic figure in the history of blues music.

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  • 18. 

    Although primarily remembered as a country music icon, his genre-spanning songs and sound embraced rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. . His nickname was 'The Man In Black' because he was always dressed in black on stage. He often played concerts in prisons. His name is ... 

    • A.

      Bruce Springsteen

    • B.

      Bob Dylan

    • C.

      Neil Young

    • D.

      Johnny Cash

    Correct Answer
    D. Johnny Cash
    Explanation
    Johnny Cash is the correct answer because the explanation states that he is primarily remembered as a country music icon, but his songs and sound embraced various genres such as rock and roll, rockabilly, blues, folk, and gospel. It also mentions his nickname "The Man In Black" due to his consistent choice of black attire on stage, and his frequent concerts in prisons.

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