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  • 1. 

    What's the John Cougar Mellencamp album that contains the single "Hurts So Good"?

    • A.

      Scarecrow

    • B.

      Uh-Huh

    • C.

      American Fool

    • D.

      Ghost Of Tom Joad

    Correct Answer
    C. American Fool
    Explanation
    American Fool is the correct answer because it is the album by John Cougar Mellencamp that contains the single "Hurts So Good". The song was released in 1982 as part of the album, which was a commercial success and helped establish Mellencamp as a popular rock artist.

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  • 2. 

    What decade is the hit single "Pink Houses" by John Cougar Mellencamp from?

    • A.

      Sixties

    • B.

      Nineties

    • C.

      Eighties

    • D.

      Seventies

    Correct Answer
    C. Eighties
    Explanation
    "Pink Houses" is a hit single by John Cougar Mellencamp, which was released in 1983. Therefore, the correct answer is Eighties.

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  • 3. 

    What year did John Cougar have the hit single "Jack And Diane" on Riva?

    • A.

      1982

    • B.

      1998

    • C.

      1968

    • D.

      2001

    Correct Answer
    A. 1982
    Explanation
    In 1982, John Cougar had the hit single "Jack And Diane" on Riva.

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  • 4. 

    What year did John Cougar have the hit single "Hurts So Good" on Riva?

    • A.

      1982

    • B.

      1973

    • C.

      1964

    • D.

      1967

    Correct Answer
    A. 1982
    Explanation
    John Cougar had the hit single "Hurts So Good" on Riva in the year 1982.

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  • 5. 

    What year did John Cougar Mellencamp have the hit single "Pink Houses" on Riva?

    • A.

      1999

    • B.

      1962

    • C.

      1970

    • D.

      1984

    Correct Answer
    D. 1984
    Explanation
    In 1984, John Cougar Mellencamp had the hit single "Pink Houses" on Riva.

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  • 6. 

    What year did John Cougar Mellencamp have the hit single "Small Town" on Riva?

    • A.

      1971

    • B.

      1963

    • C.

      1965

    • D.

      1986

    Correct Answer
    D. 1986
    Explanation
    In 1986, John Cougar Mellencamp had the hit single "Small Town" on Riva.

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  • 7. 

    What color of houses did John Cougar Mellencamp sing about in one of his hit tunes?

    • A.

      Magenta

    • B.

      Pink

    • C.

      White

    • D.

      Blue

    Correct Answer
    B. Pink
    Explanation
    John Cougar Mellencamp sang about pink houses in one of his hit tunes.

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  • 8. 

    In which small town was John Mellencamp born?

    • A.

      Seymour, IN

    • B.

      French Lick, IN

    • C.

      Portage, IN

    • D.

      Michigan City, MI

    Correct Answer
    A. Seymour, IN
    Explanation
    John Mellencamp was born in Seymour, IN.

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  • 9. 

    John Mellencamp had a hit in 1994 with his cover of which Van Morrison song?

    • A.

      Wild Night

    • B.

      Domino

    • C.

      Gloria

    • D.

      Moondance

    Correct Answer
    A. Wild Night
    Explanation
    In 1994, John Mellencamp had a hit with his cover of "Wild Night," originally sung by Van Morrison. This song became popular and successful during that time, showcasing Mellencamp's talent and ability to create a successful rendition of a well-known song.

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  • 10. 

    Under what stage name was John Mellencamp's first album released?

    • A.

      Mr. Camp

    • B.

      The Melon

    • C.

      Johnny M.

    • D.

      Johnny Cougar

    Correct Answer
    D. Johnny Cougar
    Explanation
    John Mellencamp's first album was released under the stage name "Johnny Cougar." This name was chosen by his record label without his consent, as they believed it would be more marketable. Mellencamp later expressed his dislike for the name, but continued to use it until he gained enough popularity to reclaim his birth name.

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  • 11. 

    Which John Mellencamp song is a tribute to rock music of the 1960's?

    • A.

      R.O.C.K. In The USA

    • B.

      Small Town

    • C.

      Jack And Diane

    • D.

      Pink Houses

    Correct Answer
    A. R.O.C.K. In The USA
    Explanation
    "R.O.C.K. In The USA" is a tribute to rock music of the 1960's because the song's lyrics and musical style pay homage to the energetic and rebellious spirit of that era. The title itself references the acronym for rock music, and the song incorporates elements of classic rock and roll, including catchy guitar riffs and an upbeat tempo. Additionally, the lyrics mention iconic figures and events from the 1960's, such as the British Invasion and Woodstock, further solidifying the song's connection to that time period.

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  • 12. 

    Which John Mellencamp song describes a family losing its farm?

    • A.

      Small Town

    • B.

      Pink Houses

    • C.

      Jack and Diane

    • D.

      Rain on the Scarecrow

    Correct Answer
    D. Rain on the Scarecrow
    Explanation
    "Rain on the Scarecrow" by John Mellencamp describes a family losing its farm. The song portrays the struggles and hardships faced by farmers during the 1980s farm crisis in the United States. The lyrics depict the devastating effects of economic downturn, high interest rates, and the loss of land on rural communities. The song serves as a poignant commentary on the challenges faced by American farmers and the impact it has on their way of life.

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  • 13. 

    Which John Mellencamp song begins "It's just a little ditty. . ."?

    • A.

      Jack and Diane

    • B.

      Small Town

    • C.

      Pink Houses

    • D.

      Hurts So Good

    Correct Answer
    A. Jack and Diane
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Jack and Diane." This song by John Mellencamp begins with the lyrics "It's just a little ditty." The song tells the story of two young American kids growing up in the heartland and explores themes of youth, love, and the passage of time.

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  • 14. 

    Which John Mellencamp song's chorus begins "Ain't that America"?

    • A.

      Pink Houses

    • B.

      Cherry Bomb

    • C.

      Small Town

    • D.

      Check It Out

    Correct Answer
    A. Pink Houses
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Pink Houses. The chorus of the song Pink Houses by John Mellencamp begins with the line "Ain't that America." This song, released in 1983, reflects on the American dream and the struggles faced by ordinary people in the United States. The lyrics and catchy melody of Pink Houses have made it one of Mellencamp's most popular and recognizable songs.

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  • 15. 

    According to the famous song, where was John Mellencamp born?

    • A.

      A Lonely Place

    • B.

      A Farm

    • C.

      A Small Town

    • D.

      Nowhere Special

    Correct Answer
    C. A Small Town
    Explanation
    John Mellencamp was born in a small town, as mentioned in the famous song. This suggests that he was not born in a lonely place, a farm, or nowhere special. The song implies that his birthplace was a small town, which adds to the nostalgic and relatable themes often found in Mellencamp's music.

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  • 16. 

    What was John Mellencamp's first number one album?

    • A.

      Scarecrow

    • B.

      Dance Naked

    • C.

      Big Daddy

    • D.

      American Fool

    Correct Answer
    D. American Fool
    Explanation
    John Mellencamp's first number one album was "American Fool".

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  • 17. 

    Which politician walked out of a 2006 John Mellencamp concert?

    • A.

      John Ashcroft

    • B.

      Dan Quayle

    • C.

      Dick Cheney

    • D.

      Donald Rumsfeld

    Correct Answer
    B. Dan Quayle
    Explanation
    Dan Quayle walked out of a 2006 John Mellencamp concert.

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  • 18. 

    In 1994, John Mellencamp suffered what type of medical problem?

    • A.

      Stroke

    • B.

      Cancer

    • C.

      Aneurysm

    • D.

      Heart Attack

    Correct Answer
    D. Heart Attack
    Explanation
    John Mellencamp suffered a heart attack in 1994. This is a medical condition where the blood flow to the heart is blocked, usually due to a buildup of plaque in the arteries. It can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, and in severe cases, can be life-threatening. Heart attacks are often caused by a combination of factors including lifestyle choices, genetics, and underlying health conditions. Mellencamp's heart attack may have been a result of these factors, but without further information, it is difficult to determine the exact cause.

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  • 19. 

    What decade is the hit single "Small Town" by John Cougar Mellencamp from?

    • A.

      Sixties

    • B.

      Nineties

    • C.

      Seventies

    • D.

      Eighties

    Correct Answer
    D. Eighties
    Explanation
    The hit single "Small Town" by John Cougar Mellencamp is from the Eighties.

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  • 20. 

    What decade is the hit single "Cherry Bomb" by John Cougar Mellancamp from?

    • A.

      2000's

    • B.

      Nineties

    • C.

      Eighties

    • D.

      Seventies

    Correct Answer
    C. Eighties
    Explanation
    The hit single "Cherry Bomb" by John Cougar Mellencamp is from the Eighties.

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  • 21. 

    John Mellencamp's "Key West Intermezzo" is more commonly known by what title?

    • A.

      Lonely Night

    • B.

      I Saw You First

    • C.

      Alone

    • D.

      Beach Days

    Correct Answer
    B. I Saw You First
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "I Saw You First" because this song by John Mellencamp is commonly known by this title.

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  • 22. 

    To which car company did John Mellencamp lend his song "Our Country" for ads?

    • A.

      Chrysler

    • B.

      Chevrolet

    • C.

      Ford

    • D.

      GM

    Correct Answer
    B. Chevrolet
    Explanation
    John Mellencamp lent his song "Our Country" for ads to Chevrolet.

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  • 23. 

    With what disease was John Mellencamp born?

    • A.

      Spina Bifida

    • B.

      Bell's Palsy

    • C.

      Multiple Sclerosis

    • D.

      Jaundice

    Correct Answer
    A. Spina Bifida
    Explanation
    John Mellencamp was born with Spina Bifida, a congenital condition where the spinal column does not fully close during fetal development. This condition can cause various physical disabilities and complications, such as paralysis and bladder and bowel problems. Mellencamp has been open about his diagnosis and has used his platform to raise awareness about Spina Bifida.

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  • 24. 

    What is John Mellencamp's favorite sports team?

    • A.

      Indianapolis Colts

    • B.

      Indiana Hoosiers

    • C.

      Indiana Pacers

    • D.

      Indiana State Sycamores

    Correct Answer
    B. Indiana Hoosiers
    Explanation
    John Mellencamp's favorite sports team is the Indiana Hoosiers.

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  • 25. 

    What was John Mellencamp's third wife's occupation before they were married?

    • A.

      Supermodel

    • B.

      Waitress

    • C.

      Actress

    • D.

      Singer

    Correct Answer
    A. Supermodel
    Explanation
    John Mellencamp's third wife's occupation before they were married was a supermodel.

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  • 26. 

    What is the name of John Mellencamp's fifth child?

    • A.

      Speck

    • B.

      Scout

    • C.

      Chance

    • D.

      Dot

    Correct Answer
    A. Speck
    Explanation
    John Mellencamp's fifth child is named Speck.

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  • 27. 

    What was the title of John Mellencamp's first album?

    • A.

      Just Off Main Street

    • B.

      Johnny Cougar

    • C.

      Chestnut Street Incident

    • D.

      Back Alleys

    Correct Answer
    C. Chestnut Street Incident
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Chestnut Street Incident." This album was released in 1976 and marked John Mellencamp's debut as a solo artist. It features a mix of rock and folk influences and includes songs like "Chestnut Street" and "Taxi Dancer." "Just Off Main Street," "Johnny Cougar," and "Back Alleys" are not the correct titles of John Mellencamp's first album.

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  • 28. 

    What female artist had a hit single with her cover of "I Need A Lover"?

    • A.

      Madonna

    • B.

      Cyndi Lauper

    • C.

      Pat Benetar

    • D.

      Tina Turner

    Correct Answer
    C. Pat Benetar
    Explanation
    Pat Benetar is the correct answer because she is a female artist who had a hit single with her cover of "I Need A Lover." Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and Tina Turner are all successful female artists in their own right, but they did not have a hit single with a cover of "I Need A Lover."

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  • 29. 

    What was John Mellencamp's first top 5 single?

    • A.

      Jack and Diane

    • B.

      Hurts So Good

    • C.

      Pink Houses

    • D.

      Cherry Bomb

    Correct Answer
    B. Hurts So Good
    Explanation
    "Hurts So Good" was John Mellencamp's first top 5 single because it reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1982. The song's catchy melody, energetic rock sound, and relatable lyrics about the bittersweet nature of love resonated with audiences, propelling it to great success. Mellencamp's raw and passionate vocals, combined with the song's memorable guitar riffs and infectious chorus, made "Hurts So Good" a standout hit in his career.

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  • 30. 

    What was John Mellencamp's first number one single?

    • A.

      Hurts So Good

    • B.

      Small Town

    • C.

      Jack and Diane

    • D.

      Pink Houses

    Correct Answer
    C. Jack and Diane
    Explanation
    "Jack and Diane" was John Mellencamp's first number one single because it reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1982. The song became a major hit and helped establish Mellencamp as a successful artist. With its catchy melody and relatable lyrics about young love, "Jack and Diane" resonated with audiences and remains one of Mellencamp's most popular songs.

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  • 31. 

    Which female singer lent vocals to John Mellencamp's song "Peaceful World"?

    • A.

      Tracy Chapman

    • B.

      Kelis

    • C.

      Alicia Keys

    • D.

      India.Arie

    Correct Answer
    D. India.Arie
    Explanation
    India.Arie is the correct answer because she is a female singer who lent her vocals to John Mellencamp's song "Peaceful World". Tracy Chapman, Kelis, and Alicia Keys are not known for collaborating with John Mellencamp on this particular song.

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  • 32. 

    John Mellencamp hit the charts with a cover of which classic by the Drifters?

    • A.

      Up on the Roof

    • B.

      There Goes My Baby

    • C.

      On Broadway

    • D.

      Under the Boardwalk

    Correct Answer
    D. Under the Boardwalk
    Explanation
    John Mellencamp hit the charts with a cover of the classic song "Under the Boardwalk" originally performed by the Drifters.

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  • 33. 

    "Rave On" is a John Mellencamp song appearing on the soundtrack to which Tom Cruise film?

    • A.

      Cocktail

    • B.

      Days Of Thunder

    • C.

      Born on the 4th of July

    • D.

      Far and Away

    Correct Answer
    A. Cocktail
    Explanation
    "Rave On" is a John Mellencamp song that appears on the soundtrack of the film "Cocktail".

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  • 34. 

    Which John Mellencamp song contains the lyric "Racism lives in the U.S. today"?

    • A.

      Pink Houses

    • B.

      Your Life is Now

    • C.

      Peaceful World

    • D.

      Cuttin' Heads

    Correct Answer
    C. Peaceful World
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Peaceful World" because this song by John Mellencamp contains the lyric "Racism lives in the U.S. today." The lyrics of the song address social issues and advocate for a more peaceful and inclusive world, highlighting the presence of racism in society.

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  • 35. 

    In which song does John Mellencamp utter the "N" word six times?

    • A.

      Cuttin' Heads

    • B.

      Rain on the Scarecrow

    • C.

      Peaceful World

    • D.

      Authority Song

    Correct Answer
    A. Cuttin' Heads

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