Classic Rock Trivia: Queen

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Classic Rock Trivia: Queen


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  • 1. 
    How many songs did Queen perform at Live Aid in 1985?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      4

    • D. 

      7

  • 2. 
    Which of these is not a name for Brian May's red and black guitar?
    • A. 

      Feedbacker

    • B. 

      Red Special

    • C. 

      Fireplace

    • D. 

      Old Lady

  • 3. 
    What was the first album in which Queen equally shared all the songwriting credits?
    • A. 

      A Kind of Magic

    • B. 

      The Miracle

    • C. 

      Innuendo

    • D. 

      The Works

  • 4. 
    Which season of the sitcom That ‘70s Show has its episodes named after Queen songs?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      5

  • 5. 
    In 1975, DJ Kenny Everett played "Bohemian Rhapsody" how many times in two days, causing it to become a smash hit?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      20

    • D. 

      14

  • 6. 
    Whose idea was it to dress in drag for the “I Want To Break Free” music video?
    • A. 

      Freddie Mercury

    • B. 

      David Mallet

    • C. 

      John Deacon

    • D. 

      Dominique Beyrand

  • 7. 
    The music video for “I Want To Break Free” parodies what longtime British soap opera?
    • A. 

      EastEnders

    • B. 

      Brookside

    • C. 

      Coronation Street

    • D. 

      Emmerdale

  • 8. 
    In which year did Freddie Mercury’s family move to England?
    • A. 

      1963

    • B. 

      1964

    • C. 

      1965

    • D. 

      1966

  • 9. 
    Roger Taylor is also the name of the drummer of what other band?
    • A. 

      Duran Duran

    • B. 

      The Clash

    • C. 

      Depeche Mode

    • D. 

      The Smiths

  • 10. 
    Freddie Mercury’s family practices what religion?
    • A. 

      Buddhism

    • B. 

      Confucianism

    • C. 

      Zoroastrianism

    • D. 

      Hinduism

  • 11. 
    A statue of Freddie Mercury can currently be seen in what European city?
    • A. 

      Montreux, Switzerland

    • B. 

      London, England

    • C. 

      Munich, Germany

    • D. 

      Budapest, Hungry

  • 12. 
    What was the last song Freddie Mercury recorded vocals for before his death in 1991?
    • A. 

      A Winter’s Tail

    • B. 

      Mother Love

    • C. 

      You Don’t Fool Me

    • D. 

      My Life Has Been Saved

  • 13. 
    Who was the first member of Queen to get married?
    • A. 

      Brian May

    • B. 

      Freddie Mercury 

    • C. 

      Roger Taylor

    • D. 

      John Deacon

  • 14. 
    With Freddie, Queen recorded music for how many movies?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      1

  • 15. 
    Queen's last American performance with Freddie Mercury was in 1982 on what television show?
    • A. 

      Saturday Night Live

    • B. 

      Soul Train

    • C. 

      The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

    • D. 

      American Bandstand

  • 16. 
    Why doesn't John Deacon perform with Queen anymore?
    • A. 

      Brian and Roger kicked him out of the band

    • B. 

      He is deceased

    • C. 

      He is a retired musician

    • D. 

      He joined another band

  • 17. 
    How did Freddie Mercury first meet his most known of boyfriend and final lover, hairdresser Jim Hutton?
    • A. 

      Mary Austin introduced them

    • B. 

      They randomly met at a nightclub

    • C. 

      Hutton was a server for Freddie's 39th birthday party

    • D. 

      He had an appointment at Hutton's hair salon

  • 18. 
    Freddie Mercury attributed his amazing singing voice to what unusual anatomical feature?
    • A. 

      A larger larynx

    • B. 

      Extra teeth

    • C. 

      Extra vocal cords

    • D. 

      A larger trachea

  • 19. 
    What photographer shot the photo that became the cover of the album "Queen II"?
    • A. 

      Edward Colver

    • B. 

      David Bailey

    • C. 

      Mick Rock

    • D. 

      Tony Mott

  • 20. 
    The music video for "Radio Ga Ga" features footage from what 1927 movie?
    • A. 

      London After Midnight

    • B. 

      The Beloved Rogue

    • C. 

      Metropolis

    • D. 

      The Jazz Singer

  • 21. 
    Where did the wood that became Brian May's signature red and black guitar come from?
    • A. 

      Floorboards

    • B. 

      Freshly chopped trees

    • C. 

      A fireplace mantle

    • D. 

      A boat

  • 22. 
    Which of these is not an astrological sign of a Queen member?
    • A. 

      Cancer

    • B. 

      Leo

    • C. 

      Virgo

    • D. 

      Scorpio

  • 23. 
    In the acapella beginning to the "Bohemian Rhapsody" music video, all four band members are shown singing. How many of them are actually singing on this part of the recording?
    • A. 

      4

    • B. 

      1

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      3

  • 24. 
    A car from what preserved British railway line was used in the "Breakthru" music video?
    • A. 

      Lynbarn Railway

    • B. 

      Nene Valley Railway

    • C. 

      Downs Light Railway

    • D. 

      Bristol Harbour Railway

  • 25. 
    The only person who knows where Freddie Mercury's cremated ashes are buried is:
    • A. 

      Kashmira (Bulsara) Cooke

    • B. 

      Jim Hutton

    • C. 

      Mary Austin

    • D. 

      Peter Freestone

  • 26. 
    Who was first cast to play Freddie Mercury in a biopic about Queen?
    • A. 

      Sacha Baron Cohen

    • B. 

      Rami Malek

    • C. 

      Ben Whishaw

    • D. 

      Joseph Gordon-Levitt

  • 27. 
    The art for the album "News of The World" is by what science fiction artist?
    • A. 

      Frank Kelly Freas

    • B. 

      H.R. Giger

    • C. 

      Alex Schomburg

    • D. 

      Robert McCall

  • 28. 
    Three members of Queen are depicted on the front cover of the album "News of The World." Who is the only member depicted on the back cover?
    • A. 

      Roger Taylor

    • B. 

      Freddie Mercury

    • C. 

      Brian May

    • D. 

      John Deacon

  • 29. 
    Adam Lambert currently tours as the lead vocalist for Queen. In what season of American Idol was he a contestant?
    • A. 

      8

    • B. 

      7

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      9

  • 30. 
    This song was written about the fallout between Queen and their original manager Norman Sheffield:
    • A. 

      Stone Cold Crazy

    • B. 

      Fight From The Inside

    • C. 

      Death On Two Legs

    • D. 

      All Dead, All Dead

  • 31. 
    The albums "A Night At The Opera" and "A Day At The Races" are named after films by what famous comedy team?
    • A. 

      Laurel & Hardy

    • B. 

      The Marx Brothers

    • C. 

      Abbott & Costello

    • D. 

      Martin & Lewis

  • 32. 
    When was Freddie Mercury's final live performance?
    • A. 

      August 9, 1986

    • B. 

      February 18, 1990

    • C. 

      April 14, 1988

    • D. 

      July 12, 1986

  • 33. 
    In what music video does Queen recreate the iconic four member close-up, as seen in the beginning of the "Bohemian Rhapsody" music video?
    • A. 

      Friends Will Be Friends

    • B. 

      The Miracle

    • C. 

      One Vision

    • D. 

      Breakthru

  • 34. 
    In the early 1980s, Freddie Mercury demoed how many songs with Michael Jackson?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      3

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      4

  • 35. 
    This pop star based her stage name off a Queen song:
    • A. 

      Amethyst Amelia Kelly

    • B. 

      Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta

    • C. 

      Alecia Moore

    • D. 

      Ella Marija Lani Ylelich-O'Connor

  • 36. 
    Why did Freddie Mercury perform with only half a mic stand?
    • A. 

      He hated full mic stands

    • B. 

      He once broke a mic stand onstage but wound up enjoying performing with only the mic part of the stand

    • C. 

      Performing with only the mic part of the stand reminded him of certain male anatomy

    • D. 

      Half a mic stand was easier to travel with

  • 37. 
    When was the public statement in which Freddie Mercury confessed to having AIDS released?
    • A. 

      A day before his death

    • B. 

      A week before his death

    • C. 

      A month before his death

    • D. 

      A year before his death

  • 38. 
    In the early 1980s, he was in tutorial videos on how to play his instrument:
    • A. 

      Brian May

    • B. 

      Freddie Mercury

    • C. 

      Roger Taylor

    • D. 

      John Deacon

  • 39. 
    The song "Who Wants To Live Forever" is about Freddie Mercury being diagnosed with AIDS.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 40. 
    The song "Sheer Heart Attack" is featured on the album of the same name.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    Freddie Mercury never publicly came out as gay.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    Why was John Deacon called "Deacon John" on Queen's 1973 self-titled debut album?
    • A. 

      The record label thought that was his actual name

    • B. 

      A printing error occurred

    • C. 

      It was Deacon's request

    • D. 

      To help make him sound more interesting

  • 43. 
    Queen has had how many music videos banned by MTV?
    • A. 

      2

    • B. 

      5

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 44. 
    This movie helped bring "Bohemian Rhapsody" back onto the US charts in the early 1990s:
    • A. 

      Wayne's World

    • B. 

      Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

    • C. 

      Dazed and Confused

    • D. 

      Encino Man

  • 45. 
    In the late 1980s, Brian May and Roger Taylor were involved in a charity cover of what classic rock song?
    • A. 

      “Rock and Roll All Nite” by KISS

    • B. 

      “Dream On” by Aerosmith

    • C. 

      “Smoke On The Water” by Deep Purple

    • D. 

      “Stairway To Heaven” by Led Zeppelin

  • 46. 
    Instead of guitar picks, what does Brian May use?
    • A. 

      His fingernails

    • B. 

      Small metal blades

    • C. 

      Arrowhead rocks

    • D. 

      English sixpence coins

  • 47. 
    He had a short lived band named after his last name that only played one live show:
    • A. 

      John Deacon

    • B. 

      Brian May

    • C. 

      Freddie Mercury

    • D. 

      Roger Taylor

  • 48. 
    Freddie Mercury enjoyed riding bicycles.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 49. 
    Freddie Mercury was a fan of Star Wars.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 50. 
    This Queen music video features animation by Disney:
    • A. 

      Princes of The Universe

    • B. 

      The Invisible Man

    • C. 

      A Kind of Magic

    • D. 

      Who Wants To Live Forever

  • 51. 
    The flamenco guitar solo on the track "Innuendo" is done what guitarist?
    • A. 

      Steve Lukather

    • B. 

      Brian May

    • C. 

      Steve Howe

    • D. 

      Nuno Bettencourt

  • 52. 
    Freddie Mercury was an avid philatelist, meaning he collected what?
    • A. 

      Postcards

    • B. 

      Coins

    • C. 

      Stamps

    • D. 

      Sports cards

  • 53. 
    In what year was Queen awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?
    • A. 

      2005

    • B. 

      2003

    • C. 

      2004

    • D. 

      2002

  • 54. 
    This late musician mentioned Freddie Mercury in his suicide note:
    • A. 

      Chris Cornell

    • B. 

      Ian Curtis

    • C. 

      Kurt Cobain

    • D. 

      Pete Ham

  • 55. 
    How many nude women are in the music video for the song "Bicycle Race"?
    • A. 

      55

    • B. 

      65

    • C. 

      45

    • D. 

      75

  • 56. 
    One of Freddie Mercury's most famous solo tracks is a cover of the song "The Great Pretender." Who originally recorded it?
    • A. 

      Roy Orbison

    • B. 

      Pat Boone

    • C. 

      The Righteous Brothers

    • D. 

      The Platters

  • 57. 
    Freddie Mercury recorded what song so passionately that his vocal cords began to bleed?
    • A. 

      Under Pressure

    • B. 

      Staying Power

    • C. 

      Another One Bites The Dust

    • D. 

      Dragon Attack

  • 58. 
    He is the unofficial fifth member of Queen:
    • A. 

      Clayton Moss

    • B. 

      Neil Murray

    • C. 

      Spike Edney

    • D. 

      Peter Noone

  • 59. 
    Queen's first ever tour was in support of what other band?
    • A. 

      Mott The Hoople

    • B. 

      Faces

    • C. 

      Bad Company

    • D. 

      Roxy Music

  • 60. 
    How old was Freddie Mercury when he died?
    • A. 

      46

    • B. 

      44

    • C. 

      45

    • D. 

      43

  • 61. 
    This early Queen song was released as an American single twice:
    • A. 

      Liar

    • B. 

      Lily of The Valley

    • C. 

      Keep Yourself Alive

    • D. 

      Seven Seas of Rhye

  • 62. 
    The last music video Freddie Mercury acted in was:
    • A. 

      The Show Must Go On

    • B. 

      These Are The Days of Our Lives

    • C. 

      I'm Going Slightly Mad

    • D. 

      Headlong

  • 63. 
    In the song "Dragon Attack," from "The Game" album, Freddie Mercury sings "It's gotta be Mack." Who is Mack?
    • A. 

      Actress Helen Mack

    • B. 

      Music producer Reinhold Mack

    • C. 

      Radio/TV host Ted Mack

    • D. 

      Songwriter Ronnie Mack

  • 64. 
    Brian May and Roger Taylor's pre-Queen band was briefly signed to what record label?
    • A. 

      Atlantic

    • B. 

      Capital

    • C. 

      Elektra

    • D. 

      Mercury

  • 65. 
    Which of these solo songs was not originally intended to be a Queen song?
    • A. 

      "I Was Born To Love You" by Freddie Mercury

    • B. 

      "Love Kills" by Freddie Mercury

    • C. 

      "Too Much Love Will Kill You" by Brian May

    • D. 

      "Man On Fire" by Roger Taylor

  • 66. 
    Freddie Mercury was a notorious lover of what animal?
    • A. 

      Fish

    • B. 

      Cats

    • C. 

      Birds

    • D. 

      Dogs

  • 67. 
    A line from this Queen song inspired Freddie to legally change his name:
    • A. 

      Great Rat King

    • B. 

      March of The Black Queen

    • C. 

      My Fairy King

    • D. 

      The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke

  • 68. 
    In 1974, Queen's first US tour was halted when Brian May was hospitalized after contracting what disease?
    • A. 

      Meningitis

    • B. 

      Hepatitis

    • C. 

      Rabies

    • D. 

      Pneumonia

  • 69. 
    In what year was Freddie Mercury officially diagnosed with AIDS?
    • A. 

      1991

    • B. 

      1985

    • C. 

      1987

    • D. 

      1990

  • 70. 
    Before moving to England, Freddie Mercury's family lived where?
    • A. 

      Sri Lanka

    • B. 

      Zanzibar

    • C. 

      India

    • D. 

      Somalia

  • 71. 
    Brian May wrote this "Sheer Heart Attack" song while staying in a hospital:
    • A. 

      She Makes Me (Stormtrooper In Stilettos)

    • B. 

      Brighton Rock

    • C. 

      Dear Friends

    • D. 

      Now I'm Here

  • 72. 
    Queen has recorded how many albums at Mountain Studio in Montreaux, Switzerland?
    • A. 

      5

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      6

    • D. 

      7

  • 73. 
    How many siblings did Freddie Mercury have?
    • A. 

      Only one brother

    • B. 

      Only one sister

    • C. 

      One brother and one sister

    • D. 

      No siblings

  • 74. 
    Queen often played this board game while traveling in their tour bus:
    • A. 

      Chess

    • B. 

      Trivial Pursuit

    • C. 

      Scrabble

    • D. 

      Monopoly

  • 75. 
    Roger Taylor fronted what band that existed from 1987-1993?
    • A. 

      The Manipulators

    • B. 

      Rough Justice

    • C. 

      Sister Blue

    • D. 

      The Cross

  • 76. 
    A species of what is named after Freddie Mercury?
    • A. 

      Flower

    • B. 

      Tree

    • C. 

      Bird

    • D. 

      Cat

  • 77. 
    Roger Taylor and John Deacon have both been contestants on what British game show?
    • A. 

      You Bet

    • B. 

      Pop Quiz

    • C. 

      Sounds Like Music

    • D. 

      Call My Bluff

  • 78. 
    Freddie Mercury wrote this song in only 10 minutes, while taking a bath at the Bayerischer Hof Hotel in Munich, Germany:
    • A. 

      It's A Hard Life

    • B. 

      Don't Try Suicide

    • C. 

      Crazy Little Thing Called Love

    • D. 

      Man On The Prowl

  • 79. 
    Which member of Queen was first to release a solo album?
    • A. 

      John Deacon

    • B. 

      Brian May

    • C. 

      Freddie Mercury

    • D. 

      Roger Taylor

  • 80. 
    The song "Let Me Live" from the 1995 album "Made In Heaven" was originally demoed in 1983 with what other singer providing guest vocals?
    • A. 

      Mick Jagger

    • B. 

      Rod Stewart

    • C. 

      Tom Petty

    • D. 

      Roger Daltrey

  • 81. 
    What was the name of Brian May and Roger Taylor's pre-Queen band?
    • A. 

      King

    • B. 

      The Tim Staffell Band

    • C. 

      Rainbow

    • D. 

      Smile

  • 82. 
    In what song from "The Miracle" album do we hear the first and last names of each Queen member?
    • A. 

      My Baby Does Me

    • B. 

      The Invisible Man

    • C. 

      Hang On In There

    • D. 

      Rain Must Fall

  • 83. 
    Freddie Mercury once helped disguise her as a man so no one would recognize her as they went out to a bar:
    • A. 

      Diana Spencer

    • B. 

      Elizabeth Taylor

    • C. 

      Diana Ross

    • D. 

      Madonna

  • 84. 
    Brian May, Freddie Mercury, and Roger Taylor have all helped record music for this singer:
    • A. 

      Billy Idol

    • B. 

      Billy Gibbons

    • C. 

      Billy Ocean

    • D. 

      Billy Squier

  • 85. 
    Who was Queen's original bassist?
    • A. 

      Doug Bogie

    • B. 

      Mike Grose

    • C. 

      Dave Dilloway

    • D. 

      Barry Mitchell

  • 86. 
    Who fronted Queen from 2005-2009?
    • A. 

      Paul Young

    • B. 

      Robbie Williams

    • C. 

      Jason Paul Brown

    • D. 

      Paul Rodgers

  • 87. 
    In the music videos for "We Will Rock You" and "Spread Your Wings," why isn't Brian May playing his Red Special guitar?
    • A. 

      He didn't want the red to clash with his outfit

    • B. 

      He was worried that cold weather would damage it

    • C. 

      He recorded the songs with a different guitar and wanted to show that

    • D. 

      It was temporarily lost

  • 88. 
    In what year was Queen inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
    • A. 

      2002

    • B. 

      1999

    • C. 

      2001

    • D. 

      2000

  • 89. 
    Did you know that Freddie Mercury was in two bands in his college days, before he become the frontman of Queen? Which of these is not a name of those bands?
    • A. 

      Ibex

    • B. 

      Sour Milk Sea

    • C. 

      Wreckage

    • D. 

      Ivanhoe

  • 90. 
    What is the name of the short hair and thick mustache look Freddie Mercury sported for much of the 1980s?
    • A. 

      The Freddie

    • B. 

      The Slick

    • C. 

      The Clone

    • D. 

      The Dude

  • 91. 
    Freddie Mercury's second solo project is a duet album with what opera singer?
    • A. 

      Marilyn Horne

    • B. 

      Montserrat Caballé

    • C. 

      Victoria de los Ángeles

    • D. 

      Renée Fleming

  • 92. 
    What was the first Queen album to feature synthesizers?
    • A. 

      Jazz

    • B. 

      The Game

    • C. 

      Flash Gordon soundtrack

    • D. 

      Hot Space

  • 93. 
    Freddie Mercury famously came on to this singer at Live Aid in 1985:
    • A. 

      George Michael

    • B. 

      Bob Geldof

    • C. 

      Bono

    • D. 

      Elton John

  • 94. 
    What Queen album is the best selling album of all-time, in the UK?
    • A. 

      Greatest Hits II

    • B. 

      A Night At The Opera

    • C. 

      Made In Heaven

    • D. 

      Greatest Hits

  • 95. 
    He convinced Queen to release "Another One Bites The Dust" as a single:
    • A. 

      Barry Gibb

    • B. 

      Quincy Jones

    • C. 

      Nile Rodgers

    • D. 

      Michael Jackson

    • E. 

      Berry Gordy

  • 96. 
    Every member of Queen is responsible for a #1 hit.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 97. 
    How did Brian May and Roger Taylor meet?
    • A. 

      They were paired together as college roommates

    • B. 

      Roger posted a flyer for a drummer needing a band

    • C. 

      Tim Staffell introduced them

    • D. 

      Brian posted a flyer for a band needing a drummer

  • 98. 
    In the early 1980s, Queen received backlash for a group of concerts in what country?
    • A. 

      The USSR

    • B. 

      Cuba

    • C. 

      South Africa

    • D. 

      China

  • 99. 
    When Brian May started a band with his college friend Tim Staffell, they first named themselves after what classic novel?
    • A. 

      1984

    • B. 

      Jabberwocky

    • C. 

      Frankenstein

    • D. 

      The Invisible Man

  • 100. 
    The first music video in which Brian May's original Red Special guitar appears in is:
    • A. 

      Hammer To Fall

    • B. 

      You're My Best Friend

    • C. 

      Headlong

    • D. 

      Keep Yourself Alive

  • 101. 
    Which of these things did Freddie Mercury not do during the first year of Queen's existence?
    • A. 

      Change the band's name to Queen

    • B. 

      Break a mic stand during a concert

    • C. 

      Meet Mary Austin

    • D. 

      Legally change his surname from Bulsara to Mercury

  • 102. 
    Who has been the only Queen member to have the same hairstyle throughout the entirety of the band's career?
    • A. 

      Freddie Mercury

    • B. 

      Roger Taylor

    • C. 

      Brian May

    • D. 

      John Deacon

  • 103. 
    First seen by the public in the "I Want It All" music video, why did Freddie Mercury sport a beard in the late 1980s?
    • A. 

      He simply wanted to try something different

    • B. 

      Jim Hutton thought beards were attractive and suggested he grow one

    • C. 

      Beards had become the new it style for gay men

    • D. 

      To hide AIDS related kaposi sarcoma marks along his jawline

  • 104. 
    The song "One Vision" is about:
    • A. 

      Winston Churchill

    • B. 

      Martin Luther King, Jr.

    • C. 

      Mahatma Gandhi

    • D. 

      Malcolm X

  • 105. 
    The song "Hammer To Fall" is about the Cold War.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 106. 
    Freddie Mercury had a four octave vocal range.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False