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  • 1. 

    Which Rolling Stones song was a hit single for David Bowie when he covered it?

    • A.

      Angie

    • B.

      Let's Spend The Night Together

    • C.

      Brown Sugar

    • D.

      Satisfaction

    Correct Answer
    B. Let's Spend The Night Together
    Explanation
    David Bowie had a hit single with his cover of "Let's Spend The Night Together" by the Rolling Stones. The song was originally released by the Rolling Stones in 1967 as a part of their album "Between the Buttons." Bowie's cover version was released in 1973 as a B-side to his single "Sorrow" and gained significant popularity, reaching the top 10 in the UK charts. Bowie's unique interpretation of the song helped introduce it to a new audience and solidify its status as a classic rock track.

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  • 2. 

    In what David Bowie song is "The Thin White Duke" talked about?

    • A.

      The Thin White Duke

    • B.

      TVC 15

    • C.

      Station To Station

    • D.

      Golden Years

    Correct Answer
    C. Station To Station
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Station To Station." "The Thin White Duke" is a persona that David Bowie adopted during the mid-1970s, particularly during the time of the album "Station to Station." The song "Station to Station" references this persona, as it explores themes of identity and transformation. The Thin White Duke became one of Bowie's most iconic and memorable alter egos, making "Station to Station" the appropriate choice for the song that talks about him.

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  • 3. 

    Where did David Bowie's "Diamond Dogs" take place?

    • A.

      Bloodville

    • B.

      Dog Town

    • C.

      Transylvania

    • D.

      Hunger City

    Correct Answer
    D. Hunger City
    Explanation
    David Bowie's "Diamond Dogs" is a concept album that takes place in a dystopian future city called "Hunger City." The album explores themes of decay, corruption, and oppression within this fictional urban setting. The lyrics and imagery throughout the album depict a grim and desolate environment, reflecting Bowie's critique of societal and political issues. "Hunger City" serves as the backdrop for the album's narrative and reinforces its dark and gritty atmosphere.

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  • 4. 

    In which year did David Bowie release his first album?

    • A.

      1967

    • B.

      1969

    • C.

      1972

    • D.

      1974

    Correct Answer
    A. 1967
    Explanation
    David Bowie released his first album in 1967. This information is not explicitly mentioned in the question, but it is the correct answer based on the given options.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these guitarists never played for David Bowie?

    • A.

      Lenny Kravitz

    • B.

      Jimmy Page

    • C.

      Robert Fripp

    • D.

      Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Correct Answer
    B. Jimmy Page
    Explanation
    Jimmy Page never played for David Bowie. He is best known as the guitarist for the band Led Zeppelin and has not been associated with Bowie's music career. Lenny Kravitz, Robert Fripp, and Stevie Ray Vaughan, on the other hand, have all collaborated with David Bowie at some point in their careers.

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  • 6. 

    Which of these producers never worked on a David Bowie album?

    • A.

      Brian Eno

    • B.

      Stephen Street

    • C.

      Tony Visconti

    • D.

      Hugh Padgham

    Correct Answer
    B. Stephen Street
    Explanation
    Stephen Street is the only producer listed who never worked on a David Bowie album. Brian Eno, Tony Visconti, and Hugh Padgham have all collaborated with David Bowie on various albums throughout his career.

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  • 7. 

    In which of the following movies did David Bowie appear?

    • A.

      Aliens

    • B.

      Goldfinger

    • C.

      Dune

    • D.

      The Last Temptation Of Christ

    Correct Answer
    D. The Last Temptation Of Christ
    Explanation
    David Bowie appeared in the movie "The Last Temptation Of Christ".

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  • 8. 

    Who has the same birthday as David Bowie?

    • A.

      John Denver

    • B.

      Rod Stewart

    • C.

      Elvis Presley

    • D.

      Linda Ronstadt

    Correct Answer
    C. Elvis Presley
    Explanation
    Elvis Presley has the same birthday as David Bowie.

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  • 9. 

    What David Bowie song includes the line "With your long blond hair and your eyes of blue"?

    • A.

      The Jean Genie

    • B.

      Young Americans

    • C.

      Sorrow

    • D.

      Jump They Say

    Correct Answer
    C. Sorrow
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sorrow" because this song by David Bowie includes the line "With your long blond hair and your eyes of blue".

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  • 10. 

    Which of the following sang backing vocals on David Bowie's 1975 album "Young Americans"?

    • A.

      Whitney Houston

    • B.

      Michael Jackson

    • C.

      Mick Jagger

    • D.

      Luther Vandross

    Correct Answer
    D. Luther Vandross
    Explanation
    Luther Vandross sang backing vocals on David Bowie's 1975 album "Young Americans".

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  • 11. 

    What book did David Bowie try to make into a musical and write several songs about?

    • A.

      A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court

    • B.

      A Clockwork Orange

    • C.

      1984

    • D.

      Gulliver's Travels

    Correct Answer
    C. 1984
    Explanation
    David Bowie tried to make the book "1984" into a musical and wrote several songs about it. This dystopian novel by George Orwell depicts a totalitarian society where individualism and freedom are suppressed. Bowie was known for his interest in science fiction and social commentary, making "1984" a fitting choice for him to explore through music.

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  • 12. 

    Which group recorded a song called "David Bowie"?

    • A.

      Bauhaus

    • B.

      Grateful Dead

    • C.

      Queen

    • D.

      Phish

    Correct Answer
    D. Phish
    Explanation
    Phish recorded a song called "David Bowie."

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  • 13. 

    In what part of London was David Bowie born?

    • A.

      Blackheath

    • B.

      Brixton

    • C.

      Bromley

    • D.

      Barnet

    Correct Answer
    B. Brixton
    Explanation
    David Bowie was born in Brixton, which is a district located in the south of London. Brixton is known for its vibrant music scene and cultural diversity, making it a fitting birthplace for the iconic musician. Bowie's connection to Brixton is often celebrated, with various tributes and landmarks dedicated to him in the area.

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  • 14. 

    What was the name of the imaginary band that David Bowie created?

    • A.

      Arnold Smith

    • B.

      Arnold Williams

    • C.

      Arnold Corns

    • D.

      Arnold Layne

    Correct Answer
    C. Arnold Corns
    Explanation
    David Bowie created an imaginary band called Arnold Corns. This band was formed in the early 1970s and served as a platform for Bowie to experiment with different musical styles and personas. The name "Arnold Corns" was a play on words, combining the name "Arnold" with the word "Corns" to create a unique and memorable band name.

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  • 15. 

    Who wrote the David Bowie hit "China Girl"?

    • A.

      Iggy Pop And David Bowie

    • B.

      David Sylvian

    • C.

      Nile Rodgers

    • D.

      David Bowie

    Correct Answer
    A. Iggy Pop And David Bowie
    Explanation
    Iggy Pop and David Bowie co-wrote the hit song "China Girl." Both artists collaborated on the track, with Bowie providing the music and Pop contributing the lyrics. The song was originally released by Iggy Pop on his 1977 album "The Idiot," but it gained widespread popularity when Bowie recorded his own version for his 1983 album "Let's Dance." The song's success helped solidify Bowie's status as a music icon and remains one of his most recognizable hits.

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  • 16. 

    What film featured David Bowie co-starring with Rosanna Arquette?

    • A.

      The Linguini Incident

    • B.

      The Hunger

    • C.

      Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

    • D.

      The Man Who Fell To Earth

    Correct Answer
    A. The Linguini Incident
    Explanation
    "The Linguini Incident" is the correct answer because it is a film in which David Bowie co-starred with Rosanna Arquette. The other options, "The Hunger," "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence," and "The Man Who Fell To Earth," do not feature Rosanna Arquette as a co-star with David Bowie.

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  • 17. 

    Who did David Bowie write the song "Kooks" for?

    • A.

      Angie, His First Wife

    • B.

      Zowie, His Son

    • C.

      Mick Jagger

    • D.

      His Friend Iggy Pop

    Correct Answer
    B. Zowie, His Son
    Explanation
    David Bowie wrote the song "Kooks" for his son, Zowie. The song was released in 1971 as a part of his album "Hunky Dory." The lyrics of the song express Bowie's love and affection for his son, and it is believed to be a playful and heartfelt tribute to their relationship. Bowie often drew inspiration from his personal life and relationships when writing songs, and "Kooks" is a beautiful example of his love for his son shining through in his music.

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  • 18. 

    Who co-wrote the hit song "Fame" with David Bowie?

    • A.

      John Lennon

    • B.

      Mick Jagger

    • C.

      Iggy Pop

    • D.

      Marc Bolan

    Correct Answer
    A. John Lennon
    Explanation
    John Lennon co-wrote the hit song "Fame" with David Bowie. This collaboration between Lennon and Bowie resulted in a successful and iconic track that became one of Bowie's signature songs. Lennon's contribution to the songwriting process added depth and creativity to the composition, making it a memorable and influential piece in both artists' careers.

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  • 19. 

    What famous comedian fathered both the bassist and drummer for David Bowie's band Tin Machine?

    • A.

      Redd Foxx

    • B.

      Soupy Sales

    • C.

      Jerry Lewis

    • D.

      Shecky Greene

    Correct Answer
    B. Soupy Sales
    Explanation
    Soupy Sales is the correct answer because he is the famous comedian who fathered both the bassist and drummer for David Bowie's band Tin Machine. Although the question does not provide any additional context, it is known that Soupy Sales had two sons, Tony and Hunt Sales, who were both members of Tin Machine. Therefore, Soupy Sales is the most fitting answer among the given options.

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  • 20. 

    Which David Bowie album cover features a detail from a poster for "The Man Who Fell To Earth"?

    • A.

      Scary Monsters

    • B.

      Pin-Ups

    • C.

      Lodger

    • D.

      Low

    Correct Answer
    D. Low
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Low." The album cover for David Bowie's "Low" features a detail from a poster for "The Man Who Fell To Earth." This album, released in 1977, is known for its innovative and experimental sound, blending elements of electronic and ambient music. The cover art, with its striking image taken from the film poster, reflects the album's themes of alienation and introspection.

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  • 21. 

    Which of these guitarists has David Bowie not worked with?

    • A.

      Adrian Belew

    • B.

      Robert Fripp

    • C.

      Stevie Ray Vaughn

    • D.

      Robin Trower

    Correct Answer
    D. Robin Trower
    Explanation
    David Bowie has worked with Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp, and Stevie Ray Vaughn, but he has not worked with Robin Trower.

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  • 22. 

    With whom did David Bowie sing the duet "Pretty Pink Rose"?

    • A.

      Adrian Belew

    • B.

      John Lennon

    • C.

      Tina Turner

    • D.

      Al B. Sure

    Correct Answer
    A. Adrian Belew
    Explanation
    David Bowie sang the duet "Pretty Pink Rose" with Adrian Belew.

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  • 23. 

    What was the name of David Bowie's first band?

    • A.

      Thrush

    • B.

      The King Bees

    • C.

      The Spiders From Mars

    • D.

      Tin Machine

    Correct Answer
    B. The King Bees
    Explanation
    David Bowie's first band was called The King Bees.

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  • 24. 

    What Ralph Bakshi film did David write the title song for?

    • A.

      Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat

    • B.

      Heavy Traffic

    • C.

      Absolute Beginners

    • D.

      Cool World

    Correct Answer
    D. Cool World
    Explanation
    David wrote the title song for the Ralph Bakshi film "Cool World".

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  • 25. 

    What film features the David Bowie song "This Is Not America"?

    • A.

      Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence

    • B.

      Falcon And The Snowman

    • C.

      Labyrinth

    • D.

      Absolute Beginners

    Correct Answer
    B. Falcon And The Snowman
    Explanation
    The film "Falcon And The Snowman" features the David Bowie song "This Is Not America".

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  • 26. 

    What David Bowie song contains the lyric "Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow"?

    • A.

      Quicksand

    • B.

      Kooks

    • C.

      Andy Warhol

    • D.

      Life On Mars

    Correct Answer
    D. Life On Mars
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Life On Mars". This song by David Bowie contains the lyric "Mickey Mouse has grown up a cow". The lyric is a metaphorical expression, suggesting that something that was once innocent and pure (represented by Mickey Mouse) has now become corrupted or transformed into something different (represented by a cow). The song explores themes of disillusionment and the search for meaning in a complex world.

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  • 27. 

    Who played bass for David Bowie's "Spiders from Mars"?

    • A.

      Mick Woodmansey

    • B.

      Nick Cave

    • C.

      Trevor Bolder

    • D.

      Mike Garson

    Correct Answer
    C. Trevor Bolder
    Explanation
    Trevor Bolder played bass for David Bowie's "Spiders from Mars".

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  • 28. 

    Lyrics to a David Bowie song are used to introduce which John Hughes film?

    • A.

      The Breakfast Club

    • B.

      Weird Science

    • C.

      Sixteen Candles

    • D.

      Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Correct Answer
    A. The Breakfast Club
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Breakfast Club. In the film, The Breakfast Club, the lyrics to David Bowie's song "Changes" are used to introduce the characters and set the tone for the movie. The song captures the themes of self-discovery and personal transformation that are explored throughout the film.

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  • 29. 

    Who was on the cover of "Pinups" with David Bowie?

    • A.

      Twiggy

    • B.

      Goldie Hawn

    • C.

      Angela

    • D.

      Grace Slick

    Correct Answer
    A. Twiggy
    Explanation
    Twiggy was on the cover of "Pinups" with David Bowie. Twiggy, whose real name is Lesley Lawson, is a British model, actress, and singer who rose to fame in the 1960s. She became an iconic figure in the fashion industry and was known for her androgynous look and short hair. Twiggy's collaboration with David Bowie on the cover of "Pinups" further solidified her status as a style and cultural icon.

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  • 30. 

    David Bowie was the second choice for which role in the film "Tommy"?

    • A.

      Tommy

    • B.

      Uncle Ernie

    • C.

      Cousin Kevin

    • D.

      The Acid Queen

    Correct Answer
    D. The Acid Queen
    Explanation
    In the film "Tommy," David Bowie was not the first choice for the role of The Acid Queen. However, he eventually ended up being cast in the role, making him the second choice.

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