Do You Know About Rock Music?

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  • 1. 

    Which group's ska-inspired "Walking On The Sun" was a Top 10 hit in 1997?

    • A.

      Sugar Ray

    • B.

      No Doubt

    • C.

      Smash Mouth

    • D.

      Blink 182

    Correct Answer
    C. Smash Mouth
    Explanation
    In 1997, the group Smash Mouth had a Top 10 hit with their ska-inspired song "Walking On The Sun." This suggests that the correct answer to the question is Smash Mouth.

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  • 2. 

    Tom Tom Club's "Genius of Love" was used as a sample on whose 1995 single "Fantasy"?

    • A.

      Mariah Carey

    • B.

      Janet Jackson

    • C.

      Christina Aguilera

    • D.

      Britney Spears

    Correct Answer
    A. Mariah Carey
    Explanation
    "Genius of Love" by Tom Tom Club was used as a sample on Mariah Carey's 1995 single "Fantasy."

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  • 3. 

    You Oughta Know was a 1995 hit single from which Alanis Morissette album?

    • A.

      Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie

    • B.

      Jagged Little Pill

    • C.

      So-Called Chaos

    • D.

      Hand In My Pocket

    Correct Answer
    B. Jagged Little Pill
    Explanation
    "Jagged Little Pill" is the correct answer because "You Oughta Know" was a hit single from Alanis Morissette's 1995 album of the same name. This album was a breakthrough for Morissette and catapulted her to international fame. It is widely regarded as one of the best albums of the 1990s and includes other popular songs such as "Ironic" and "Hand In My Pocket."

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  • 4. 

    What is the distance mentioned in the Proclaimers' 1993 "I'm Gonna Be"?

    • A.

      500 Miles

    • B.

      1000 Miles

    • C.

      A Million Miles

    • D.

      100 Miles

    Correct Answer
    A. 500 Miles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 500 Miles. In the Proclaimers' 1993 song "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)", the distance mentioned is 500 miles.

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  • 5. 

    What alt-rockers' "Runaway Train" video featured the pictures of missing children?

    • A.

      Nine Inch Nails

    • B.

      Soul Asylum

    • C.

      Pearl Jam

    • D.

      Alice In Chains

    Correct Answer
    B. Soul Asylum
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Soul Asylum. The alt-rockers' "Runaway Train" video featured the pictures of missing children.

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  • 6. 

    What was the name of Seal's 1996 hit that was featured on the soundtrack of "Batman Forever"?

    • A.

      I'm Alive

    • B.

      People Asking Why

    • C.

      Kiss From A Rose

    • D.

      Don't Make Me Wait

    Correct Answer
    C. Kiss From A Rose
    Explanation
    "Kiss From A Rose" was the name of Seal's 1996 hit that was featured on the soundtrack of "Batman Forever".

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  • 7. 

    What phrase followed "Whoomp!" in Tag Team's 1993 hit?

    • A.

      There It Is

    • B.

      There It Goes

    • C.

      Here It Is

    • D.

      Where's It At

    Correct Answer
    A. There It Is
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "There It Is." In Tag Team's 1993 hit song, the phrase "There It Is" follows the word "Whoomp!" This phrase became iconic and memorable, as it was repeated throughout the song's chorus. The song gained popularity for its catchy beats and energetic lyrics, making "There It Is" a well-known phrase associated with the song.

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  • 8. 

    Which rock star penned 1992's "Under The Bridge" about his battles with addiction?

    • A.

      Axl Rose

    • B.

      Eric Clapton

    • C.

      Scott Weiland

    • D.

      Anthony Kiedis

    Correct Answer
    D. Anthony Kiedis
    Explanation
    Anthony Kiedis is the correct answer because he is the lead vocalist of the band Red Hot Chili Peppers, who released the song "Under The Bridge" in 1992. The song is known to be about Kiedis' personal struggles with drug addiction. Axl Rose is the lead vocalist of Guns N' Roses, Eric Clapton is a renowned guitarist, and Scott Weiland was the lead vocalist of Stone Temple Pilots. None of them are associated with "Under The Bridge" or its theme of addiction.

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  • 9. 

    What family act released their debut single, "MMMBop", in 1997?

    • A.

      Hanson

    • B.

      Soul For Real

    • C.

      Nelson

    • D.

      Oasis

    Correct Answer
    A. Hanson
    Explanation
    Hanson released their debut single "MMMBop" in 1997. The song became a massive hit, reaching number one on the charts in several countries. The band, consisting of three brothers, Isaac, Taylor, and Zac Hanson, gained international fame with their catchy pop-rock sound and youthful image. "MMMBop" remains one of their most well-known songs and helped establish Hanson as a popular family act in the late 1990s.

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  • 10. 

    Which band recorded the title track for the Andy Kaufman biopic "Man On The Moon"?

    • A.

      The Smashing Pumpkins

    • B.

      Audioslave

    • C.

      R.E.M.

    • D.

      Radiohead

    Correct Answer
    C. R.E.M.
    Explanation
    R.E.M. recorded the title track for the Andy Kaufman biopic "Man On The Moon". This information is not explicitly mentioned in the question, but it is a known fact that R.E.M. performed the title track for the film.

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  • 11. 

    What Wreckz-N-Effect song included the lyrics "zooma zoom zoom zoom"?

    • A.

      Rump Shaker

    • B.

      The Thong Song

    • C.

      Baby Got Back

    • D.

      My Fantasy

    Correct Answer
    A. Rump Shaker
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Rump Shaker. The song "Rump Shaker" by Wreckz-N-Effect includes the lyrics "zooma zoom zoom zoom."

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  • 12. 

    Boyz II Men's 1992 single "End Of The Road" was featured in what Eddie Murphy film?

    • A.

      Strictly Business

    • B.

      Boomerang

    • C.

      The Nutty Professor

    • D.

      Mo' Money

    Correct Answer
    B. Boomerang
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Boomerang. Boyz II Men's 1992 single "End Of The Road" was featured in the Eddie Murphy film Boomerang.

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  • 13. 

    1990's rappers House of Pain are best known for what 1992 single?

    • A.

      Jump Around

    • B.

      Insane In The Brain

    • C.

      The Gas Face

    • D.

      Shamrocks And Shenanigans

    Correct Answer
    A. Jump Around
    Explanation
    House of Pain, a rap group from the 1990s, gained significant recognition for their 1992 single "Jump Around." This song became their most popular and successful track, receiving widespread acclaim and commercial success. Its catchy beat, energetic lyrics, and memorable chorus made it a party anthem and a staple in the hip-hop genre. "Jump Around" remains one of the most recognizable and iconic songs from the 1990s rap scene.

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  • 14. 

    Which country star had the 1992 ASCAP Country Song of the Year with "Don't Rock the Jukebox"?

    • A.

      Kenny Chesney

    • B.

      George Strait

    • C.

      Alan Jackson

    • D.

      Garth Brooks

    Correct Answer
    C. Alan Jackson
    Explanation
    Alan Jackson had the 1992 ASCAP Country Song of the Year with "Don't Rock the Jukebox."

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  • 15. 

    According to his 1990 #1 hit, Garth Brooks has friends in what kinds of places?

    • A.

      Hard

    • B.

      High

    • C.

      Bad

    • D.

      Low

    Correct Answer
    D. Low
    Explanation
    In his 1990 #1 hit, Garth Brooks sings about having friends in low places. This means that he has friends who are not in high social or economic positions. The phrase "low places" is often used metaphorically to refer to people who are down-to-earth, humble, or from less privileged backgrounds. Therefore, the correct answer is "Low."

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  • 16. 

    Which "Fast Car" singer released "Give Me One Reason" in 1998?

    • A.

      Meshell Ndegeocello

    • B.

      Tracy Chapman

    • C.

      Alanis Morrisette

    • D.

      Bonnie Raitt

    Correct Answer
    B. Tracy Chapman
    Explanation
    Tracy Chapman released "Give Me One Reason" in 1998. This song was a hit single from her fourth studio album, "New Beginning." Tracy Chapman is known for her soulful voice and folk-inspired music, and "Give Me One Reason" showcases her powerful vocals and emotional lyrics. The song became one of her most popular and successful songs, reaching the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Tracy Chapman's unique style and powerful storytelling have made her a highly respected and influential artist in the music industry.

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  • 17. 

    Which artist originally wrote and recorded Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U"?

    • A.

      Dolly Parton

    • B.

      Whitney Houston

    • C.

      Prince

    • D.

      Bono

    Correct Answer
    C. Prince
    Explanation
    Prince originally wrote and recorded Sinead O'Connor's "Nothing Compares 2 U." The song was released by Prince's side project, The Family, in 1985. Sinead O'Connor's cover version of the song became a huge hit in 1990, but it was Prince who first created and performed the iconic song.

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  • 18. 

    One Headlight was the debut single of the Wallflowers, a band led by the son of what rock legend?

    • A.

      Bob Dylan

    • B.

      Jerry Garcia

    • C.

      Jimmy Page

    • D.

      John Lennon

    Correct Answer
    A. Bob Dylan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bob Dylan. The Wallflowers is a band led by Jakob Dylan, who is the son of Bob Dylan. Therefore, Bob Dylan is the rock legend referred to in the question. "One Headlight" was their debut single, which became a hit and helped establish the band's success.

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  • 19. 

    Poison was the breakout hit for Bell Biv DeVoe, former members of what R&B group?

    • A.

      Today

    • B.

      New Edition

    • C.

      Jodeci

    • D.

      Guy

    Correct Answer
    B. New Edition
    Explanation
    Bell Biv DeVoe consists of three former members of the R&B group New Edition - Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe. After leaving New Edition, they formed Bell Biv DeVoe and released the hit song "Poison," which became their breakout hit. Therefore, the correct answer is New Edition.

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  • 20. 

    What was the name of Mariah Carey's debut #1 single, released in 1991?

    • A.

      Love Takes Time

    • B.

      Vision Of Love

    • C.

      Someday

    • D.

      I Don't Wanna Cry

    Correct Answer
    B. Vision Of Love
    Explanation
    "Vision of Love" was the name of Mariah Carey's debut #1 single, released in 1991. This song showcased her powerful vocal range and became an instant hit, establishing her as a talented and promising artist in the music industry. The song's success helped launch Carey's career and set the stage for her future chart-topping hits.

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  • 21. 

    Which country duo jump-started the line-dancing craze with their "Boot Scootin' Boogie"?

    • A.

      The Wreckers

    • B.

      Big And Rich

    • C.

      Brooks & Dunn

    • D.

      Faith Hill And Tim McGraw

    Correct Answer
    C. Brooks & Dunn
    Explanation
    Brooks & Dunn jump-started the line-dancing craze with their hit song "Boot Scootin' Boogie." This country duo's catchy tune and energetic performance style made line dancing popular in the 1990s. Their success with this song helped to bring line dancing into the mainstream and influenced many other artists to incorporate it into their music and performances.

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  • 22. 

    What Red Hot Chili Peppers song is about the positive energy created by sharing with others?

    • A.

      Give It Away

    • B.

      The Power Of Equality

    • C.

      Higher Ground

    • D.

      Under The Bridge

    Correct Answer
    A. Give It Away
    Explanation
    "Give It Away" by Red Hot Chili Peppers is about the positive energy that is created when one shares with others. The lyrics convey the message of generosity and the joy that comes from giving without expecting anything in return. The song encourages listeners to embrace the concept of selflessness and the power of sharing to create a more harmonious and connected world.

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  • 23. 

    According to Naughty By Nature, what do the first two letters of "O.P.P." stand for?

    • A.

      Outta Prison

    • B.

      On Point

    • C.

      Other Parties

    • D.

      Other People's

    Correct Answer
    D. Other People's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Other People's." In the song "O.P.P." by Naughty By Nature, the first two letters of the acronym stand for "Other People's." This refers to the idea of being involved with someone who is already in a committed relationship, emphasizing the importance of honesty and communication in relationships.

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  • 24. 

    Bawitdaba was the debut single from which Detroit rock act?

    • A.

      Kid Rock

    • B.

      The Von Bondies

    • C.

      The White Stripes

    • D.

      Derrick May

    Correct Answer
    A. Kid Rock
    Explanation
    "Bawitdaba" was indeed the debut single from Kid Rock, a Detroit rock act. Kid Rock, known for his fusion of rock, rap, and country music, gained significant popularity with this song. The track was released in 1998 and became a commercial success, helping to establish Kid Rock as a prominent artist in the rock genre.

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  • 25. 

    Which songstress' "All I Wanna Do" was inspired by a line from a poem titled "Fun"?

    • A.

      Sheryl Crow

    • B.

      Jewel

    • C.

      Joan Osborne

    • D.

      Fiona Apple

    Correct Answer
    A. Sheryl Crow
    Explanation
    Sheryl Crow's song "All I Wanna Do" was inspired by a line from a poem titled "Fun". This suggests that Sheryl Crow is the songstress who wrote and performed the song.

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  • 26. 

    A 1994 Weezer song was named for what 1950's rocker?

    • A.

      Little Richard

    • B.

      Buddy Holly

    • C.

      The Big Bopper

    • D.

      Chuck Berry

    Correct Answer
    B. Buddy Holly
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Buddy Holly. In 1994, Weezer released a song called "Buddy Holly" as a tribute to the influential 1950's rocker. Buddy Holly was known for his catchy rock and roll songs and his distinctive vocal style. He had a major impact on the development of rock music and his music continues to be celebrated and influential to this day.

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  • 27. 

    In 1996 the Fugees released a remake of what soul songstress' "Killing Me Softly"?

    • A.

      Minnie Riperton

    • B.

      Donna Summer

    • C.

      Patti LaBelle

    • D.

      Roberta Flack

    Correct Answer
    D. Roberta Flack
    Explanation
    The Fugees released a remake of Roberta Flack's "Killing Me Softly" in 1996.

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  • 28. 

    What group created by Robert Clivilles and David Cole released "Gonna Make You Sweat"?

    • A.

      C&C Music Factory

    • B.

      Deee-Lite

    • C.

      Technotronic

    • D.

      Snap

    Correct Answer
    A. C&C Music Factory
    Explanation
    C&C Music Factory is the correct answer because they were the group created by Robert Clivilles and David Cole who released the song "Gonna Make You Sweat". The other options, Deee-Lite, Technotronic, and Snap, were not created by Clivilles and Cole and did not release that particular song.

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  • 29. 

    Which Pearl Jam song dealt with events at a Richardson, Texas high school?

    • A.

      In Hiding

    • B.

      Jeremy

    • C.

      Not For You

    • D.

      Army Reserve

    Correct Answer
    B. Jeremy
    Explanation
    "Jeremy" is the correct answer because it is a song by Pearl Jam that specifically addresses the events at a Richardson, Texas high school. The song tells the story of a troubled student named Jeremy who ultimately takes his own life in front of his classmates. The lyrics and themes of the song shed light on the issues of bullying, isolation, and mental health in schools.

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  • 30. 

    What 1991 song was the first crossover hit for country star Amy Grant?

    • A.

      Every Heartbeat

    • B.

      That's What Love Is For

    • C.

      Baby Baby

    • D.

      Lucky One

    Correct Answer
    C. Baby Baby
    Explanation
    "Baby Baby" was the first crossover hit for country star Amy Grant in 1991. This song marked a significant shift in her career, as it introduced her to a wider audience beyond the country music scene. With its catchy pop sound and relatable lyrics, "Baby Baby" became a massive success, reaching the top of the charts and solidifying Grant's status as a mainstream pop artist. Its popularity helped pave the way for future crossover hits from Grant and other country artists looking to expand their reach.

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