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Today we take a trip down memory lane and look at the musical works of American singer-songwriter Jackson Browne, known primarily for his works such as “These Days” and “Running on Empty”. Take this quiz if you think you know al about him!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which Jackson Browne song starts "Oh people, look around you"?

    • A.

      A Child In These Hills

    • B.

      Looking Into You

    • C.

      Song For Adam

    • D.

      Rock Me On The Water

    Correct Answer
    D. Rock Me On The Water
    Explanation
    "Rock Me On The Water" is the correct answer because it is the only option that starts with the line "Oh people, look around you." This line is a distinctive lyric that can be used to identify the song.

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  • 2. 

    Which Jackson Browne song starts "You take Sally and I'll take Sue"?

    • A.

      Rosie

    • B.

      Cocaine

    • C.

      Stay

    • D.

      The Road

    Correct Answer
    B. Cocaine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Cocaine" because this song by Jackson Browne starts with the lyrics "You take Sally and I'll take Sue." This line is a well-known opening line from the song, making it easily identifiable.

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  • 3. 

    In what year was Jackson Browne inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

    • A.

      2000

    • B.

      2004

    • C.

      1999

    • D.

      2002

    Correct Answer
    B. 2004
    Explanation
    In 2004, Jackson Browne was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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  • 4. 

    What is Jackson Browne's mothers name?

    • A.

      Betsy

    • B.

      Beatrice

    • C.

      Bally

    • D.

      Betty

    Correct Answer
    B. Beatrice
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Beatrice. This answer is based on the information provided in the question, which asks for Jackson Browne's mother's name. Among the given options, Beatrice is the only name that matches the criteria.

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  • 5. 

    What was the second single that Jackson Browne released?

    • A.

      Doctor My Eyes

    • B.

      Rock Me On The Water

    • C.

      Late For The Sky

    • D.

      Redneck Friend

    Correct Answer
    B. Rock Me On The Water
    Explanation
    The second single that Jackson Browne released was "Rock Me On The Water". This information is provided in the given options and is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 6. 

    What was Jackson Browne's only single to chart in the U.K.?

    • A.

      Redneck Friend

    • B.

      Late For The Sky

    • C.

      Stay

    • D.

      Doctor My Eyes

    Correct Answer
    C. Stay
    Explanation
    "Stay" is the correct answer because it was Jackson Browne's only single to chart in the U.K. This means that out of the given options, "Stay" was the only song that gained popularity and made it onto the U.K. music charts.

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  • 7. 

    What is the only #1 album that Jackson Browne had?

    • A.

      Running On Empty

    • B.

      Hold Out

    • C.

      I'm Alive

    • D.

      The Pretender

    Correct Answer
    B. Hold Out
    Explanation
    Jackson Browne's album "Hold Out" is his only album to reach the number one spot on the charts. This album, released in 1980, includes popular songs such as "That Girl Could Sing" and "Boulevard." While Jackson Browne has released many successful albums throughout his career, "Hold Out" remains his only album to achieve the top position on the charts.

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  • 8. 

    What Jackson Browne album was nominated for a Grammy in 1975?

    • A.

      Hold Out

    • B.

      Late For The Sky

    • C.

      The Pretender

    • D.

      For Everyman

    Correct Answer
    B. Late For The Sky
    Explanation
    "Late For The Sky" is the correct answer because it is stated that this album was nominated for a Grammy in 1975.

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  • 9. 

    Which Jackson Browne album has the fewest tracks?

    • A.

      The Pretender

    • B.

      Hold Out

    • C.

      For Everyman

    • D.

      Running On Empty

    Correct Answer
    B. Hold Out
    Explanation
    Hold Out is the correct answer because it is the only album listed that has fewer tracks compared to the others. The Pretender, For Everyman, and Running On Empty all have more tracks than Hold Out, making it the album with the fewest tracks.

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  • 10. 

    Who did Jackson Browne write "Of Missing Persons" for?

    • A.

      Inara George

    • B.

      Georgie Boy

    • C.

      Boy George

    • D.

      Lucas George

    Correct Answer
    A. Inara George
    Explanation
    Jackson Browne wrote "Of Missing Persons" for Inara George.

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  • 11. 

    What is Jackson Browne's longest pre-2007 song?

    • A.

      Hold Out

    • B.

      Call It A Loan

    • C.

      Boulevard

    • D.

      Hold On Hold Out

    Correct Answer
    D. Hold On Hold Out
  • 12. 

    According to Jackson Browne, what is his problem?

    • A.

      Me

    • B.

      You

    • C.

      Wife

    • D.

      Girlfriend

    Correct Answer
    B. You
    Explanation
    In this question, the correct answer is "You". The explanation for this answer is that according to Jackson Browne, his problem lies with the person being referred to as "You". This implies that there may be some kind of issue or conflict between Jackson Browne and the person being addressed as "You".

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  • 13. 

    According to Jackson Browne, what kind of wars are happening?

    • A.

      Information

    • B.

      Useless

    • C.

      Bloody

    • D.

      Harsh

    Correct Answer
    A. Information
    Explanation
    In the song "Lives in the Balance" by Jackson Browne, he refers to the wars that are happening as "information wars." This suggests that the conflicts he is referring to are not physical battles, but rather battles fought through the dissemination and control of information. It implies that there is a manipulation and distortion of information happening, which can have significant consequences and impacts on society and individuals.

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  • 14. 

    What type of nation does Jackson Browne sing about in 2002?

    • A.

      Useless

    • B.

      White

    • C.

      Casino

    • D.

      Higher

    Correct Answer
    C. Casino
    Explanation
    In the song released in 2002, Jackson Browne sings about a "Casino" nation. This suggests that the song may explore themes related to the gambling industry or the allure and risks associated with a casino culture. It could also symbolize a nation that values materialism, chance, and risk-taking over other aspects of society. The word "Casino" may be used metaphorically to represent a society that prioritizes luck and instant gratification over deeper values and social issues.

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  • 15. 

    Which Jackson Browne single barely missed making it into the top ten?

    • A.

      Lawyers In Love

    • B.

      Running On Empty

    • C.

      Hold Out

    • D.

      Stay

    Correct Answer
    B. Running On Empty
    Explanation
    "Running On Empty" is the correct answer because although it was a popular single by Jackson Browne, it did not manage to reach the top ten on the music charts. This suggests that while the song may have been well-received and enjoyed by listeners, it did not achieve the same level of commercial success as some of Browne's other singles.

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  • 16. 

    Which Jackson Browne album cover shows his profile?

    • A.

      Running On Empty

    • B.

      Hold Out

    • C.

      Lawyers In Love

    • D.

      I'm Alive

    Correct Answer
    B. Hold Out
    Explanation
    Hold Out is the correct answer because the album cover features a close-up profile shot of Jackson Browne. This image prominently showcases his facial features and provides a clear view of his profile.

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  • 17. 

    Which Jackson Browne song starts "In my early years I hid my tears"?

    • A.

      Walking Slow

    • B.

      For A Dancer

    • C.

      The Late Show

    • D.

      Farther On

    Correct Answer
    D. Farther On
    Explanation
    "Farther On" is the correct answer because it is a Jackson Browne song that starts with the lyrics "In my early years I hid my tears." This song reflects on the struggles and emotions of Browne's early life, where he felt the need to hide his vulnerability. The lyrics delve into themes of personal growth, resilience, and finding hope as one moves forward in life.

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  • 18. 

    Which Jackson Browne song starts "A dirty wind blows through the sky"?

    • A.

      The Only Child

    • B.

      Daddy's Tune

    • C.

      The Fuse

    • D.

      The Pretender

    Correct Answer
    B. Daddy's Tune
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Daddy's Tune." This song by Jackson Browne begins with the line "A dirty wind blows through the sky."

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  • 19. 

    Which Jackson Browne song starts "Long before you ever saw your chances"?

    • A.

      Candy

    • B.

      Till I Go Down

    • C.

      For America

    • D.

      Black & White

    Correct Answer
    D. Black & White
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Black & White." This song by Jackson Browne begins with the lyrics "Long before you ever saw your chances."

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