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  • 1. 

    Which song did Bob Dylan write on Thanksgiving after declining a dinner invitation?

    • A.

      Tangled Up In Blue

    • B.

      Like A Rolling Stone

    • C.

      Just Like A Woman

    • D.

      All Along The Watchtower

    Correct Answer
    C. Just Like A Woman
    Explanation
    Bob Dylan wrote the song "Just Like A Woman" on Thanksgiving after declining a dinner invitation.

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  • 2. 

    Which hotel's window was Bob Dylan gazing out of in the song "Blind Willie McTell"?

    • A.

      The Palace Hotel

    • B.

      Royal Oak Hotel

    • C.

      Lhasa Holiday Inn

    • D.

      St James Hotel

    Correct Answer
    D. St James Hotel
    Explanation
    In the song "Blind Willie McTell," Bob Dylan mentions looking out of the window of the St James Hotel. This suggests that the correct answer is St James Hotel.

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  • 3. 

    What was the name of the house in which Dylan and The Band recorded the material for the "Basement Tapes"?

    • A.

      Sweet Magnolia

    • B.

      Hilltop House

    • C.

      Wilson House

    • D.

      Big Pink

    Correct Answer
    D. Big Pink
    Explanation
    Big Pink is the correct answer because it refers to the house in which Dylan and The Band recorded the material for the "Basement Tapes." The name "Big Pink" became synonymous with this recording period as it was the nickname given to the house located in West Saugerties, New York. The house was painted pink and became an iconic symbol of the collaboration between Dylan and The Band during this time.

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  • 4. 

    Which town in Minnesota did Bob Dylan grow up in?

    • A.

      St. Paul

    • B.

      Hibbing

    • C.

      Mankato

    • D.

      Duluth

    Correct Answer
    B. Hibbing
    Explanation
    Bob Dylan grew up in Hibbing, Minnesota.

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  • 5. 

    Where was Bob Dylan born?

    • A.

      Duluth

    • B.

      Detroit Lakes

    • C.

      Minneapolis

    • D.

      International Falls

    Correct Answer
    A. Duluth
    Explanation
    Bob Dylan was born in Duluth.

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  • 6. 

    How long is the classic Bob Dylan song that concludes the album "Highway 61"?

    • A.

      8 Minutes On The Dot

    • B.

      50 Seconds

    • C.

      32 Minutes 12 Seconds

    • D.

      11 Minutes 22 Seconds

    Correct Answer
    D. 11 Minutes 22 Seconds
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 11 Minutes 22 Seconds. This suggests that the classic Bob Dylan song that concludes the album "Highway 61" is 11 minutes and 22 seconds long.

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  • 7. 

    Which films musical score did "Shelter from the Storm" feature upon?

    • A.

      The Big Lebowski

    • B.

      Jerry Maguire

    • C.

      One Fine Day In May

    • D.

      Goodfellas

    Correct Answer
    B. Jerry Maguire
    Explanation
    "Shelter from the Storm" is a song by Bob Dylan, and it was featured in the film "Jerry Maguire." The song plays during a crucial scene in the movie, adding emotional depth and enhancing the overall impact of the scene. The lyrics of the song also resonate with the themes and narrative of the film, making it a fitting choice for inclusion in the musical score.

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  • 8. 

    Which was the only cover of the following albums to feature a photograph of Bob Dylan?

    • A.

      Shot Of Love

    • B.

      Saved

    • C.

      Before The Flood

    • D.

      Empire Burlesque

    Correct Answer
    D. Empire Burlesque
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Empire Burlesque. This album is the only one among the options that features a photograph of Bob Dylan on the cover. The other albums either have different artwork or do not include a photograph of Dylan.

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  • 9. 

    Which song was inspired from a newspaper cutting Bob was given, telling the amusing tale of events surrounding the Hudson Belle?

    • A.

      Ain't No More Cane

    • B.

      Down In The Flood

    • C.

      Talkin' Bear Mountain Massacre Blues

    • D.

      Backjack Davey

    Correct Answer
    C. Talkin' Bear Mountain Massacre Blues
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Talkin' Bear Mountain Massacre Blues." This song was inspired by a newspaper cutting that Bob was given, which told the amusing tale of events surrounding the Hudson Belle.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these will happen when "Quinn the Eskimo" gets here in the Bob Dylan song?

    • A.

      All The Pigeons Gonna Run To Him

    • B.

      Everybody's Gonna Jump For Joy

    • C.

      Everybody's Gonna Want A Dose

    • D.

      All Of These

    Correct Answer
    D. All Of These
    Explanation
    In the Bob Dylan song "Quinn the Eskimo," all of the mentioned events will happen when Quinn arrives. The lyrics suggest that when Quinn arrives, all the pigeons will run to him, everybody will jump for joy, and everybody will want a dose of something. This implies that Quinn's arrival will bring excitement, happiness, and a sense of anticipation among the people.

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  • 11. 

    What decade is the hit single "Rainy Day Women #12 And 35" by Bob Dylan from?

    • A.

      Eighties

    • B.

      Seventies

    • C.

      Fifties

    • D.

      Sixties

    Correct Answer
    D. Sixties
    Explanation
    The hit single "Rainy Day Women #12 And 35" by Bob Dylan is from the sixties. This can be inferred from the fact that Bob Dylan was most active and influential in the 1960s, and this song was released in 1966. The lyrics and musical style of the song also align with the folk and rock music that Dylan was known for during this time period.

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  • 12. 

    What year did Bob Dylan have the hit single "Lay Lady Lay" on Columbia?

    • A.

      1980

    • B.

      1969

    • C.

      1979

    • D.

      1982

    Correct Answer
    B. 1969
    Explanation
    In 1969, Bob Dylan had the hit single "Lay Lady Lay" on Columbia.

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  • 13. 

    Which Paul Simon song did Bob Dylan include on "Self Portrait"?

    • A.

      America

    • B.

      The Boxer

    • C.

      Song For The Asking

    • D.

      Mrs. Robinson

    Correct Answer
    B. The Boxer
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Boxer." This song was originally written and performed by Paul Simon as part of the Simon & Garfunkel duo. However, Bob Dylan included a cover version of "The Boxer" on his album "Self Portrait."

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  • 14. 

    In "Love and Theft", what does Bob Dylan drink a toast to?

    • A.

      Delay

    • B.

      Dismay

    • C.

      Decay

    • D.

      His Favorite Beret

    Correct Answer
    C. Decay
    Explanation
    In the album "Love and Theft," Bob Dylan drinks a toast to decay. This suggests that he embraces the concept of decay, possibly as a reflection of the impermanence of life or the passage of time. It could also symbolize his acceptance of the inevitable decline and deterioration that comes with age and experience. The theme of decay may be explored throughout the album, adding depth and complexity to Dylan's lyrics and overall artistic vision.

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  • 15. 

    What famous 1965 Bob Dylan song was over 6 minutes long?

    • A.

      Like A Rolling Stone

    • B.

      Leaving On A Jet Plane

    • C.

      It Ain't Me Babe

    • D.

      Blowin' in The Wind

    Correct Answer
    A. Like A Rolling Stone
    Explanation
    "Like A Rolling Stone" is the correct answer because it is a famous 1965 Bob Dylan song that is over 6 minutes long. The song is known for its length, as it was unusual for popular songs at the time to exceed the typical 3-minute mark. "Leaving On A Jet Plane," "It Ain't Me Babe," and "Blowin' in The Wind" are also well-known Bob Dylan songs, but they are not over 6 minutes long.

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  • 16. 

    Which of these bands released an LP of all Bob Dylan covers?

    • A.

      The Buckinghams

    • B.

      Buffalo Springfield

    • C.

      The Hollies

    • D.

      Electric Flag

    Correct Answer
    C. The Hollies
    Explanation
    The Hollies released an LP of all Bob Dylan covers.

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  • 17. 

    Who played electric guitar on Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone"?

    • A.

      Robbie Robertson

    • B.

      George Harrison

    • C.

      Michael Bloomfield

    • D.

      Ry Cooder

    Correct Answer
    C. Michael Bloomfield
    Explanation
    Michael Bloomfield played electric guitar on Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone."

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  • 18. 

    Which group is seen in the trees on the cover of Dylan's "John Wesley Harding" LP?

    • A.

      The Band

    • B.

      The Byrds

    • C.

      The Stones

    • D.

      The Beatles

    Correct Answer
    D. The Beatles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Beatles because they are the group that is seen in the trees on the cover of Dylan's "John Wesley Harding" LP.

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  • 19. 

    How old was Bob Dylan when he won the Tom Paine Award?

    • A.

      22

    • B.

      24

    • C.

      23

    • D.

      21

    Correct Answer
    A. 22
    Explanation
    Bob Dylan was 22 years old when he won the Tom Paine Award.

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  • 20. 

    How many original songs are on Bob Dylan's first album?

    • A.

      2

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    A. 2
    Explanation
    Bob Dylan's first album contains 2 original songs.

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  • 21. 

    Jimi Hendrix recorded "Electric Ladyland" at which studio?

    • A.

      Electric Lady

    • B.

      Record Plant

    • C.

      A & M Studios

    • D.

      Power Station

    Correct Answer
    B. Record Plant
    Explanation
    Jimi Hendrix recorded "Electric Ladyland" at the Record Plant studio.

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  • 22. 

    "When the jelly faced women all sneeze" is from which Bob Dylan song?

    • A.

      Jokerman

    • B.

      Visions Of Johanna

    • C.

      Pledging My Time

    • D.

      Tangled Up In Blue

    Correct Answer
    B. Visions Of Johanna
    Explanation
    "When the jelly faced women all sneeze" is a line from the song "Visions Of Johanna" by Bob Dylan. This line is a vivid and surreal image that is characteristic of Dylan's poetic and abstract style of songwriting. The song explores themes of love, desire, and confusion, and the line adds to the dreamlike and enigmatic atmosphere of the song.

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  • 23. 

    What's the title of the film of Bob Dylan's visit to England in the 60's?

    • A.

      Don't Look Back

    • B.

      Times They Are A Changin'

    • C.

      Like A Rolling Stone

    • D.

      Don't Think Twice

    Correct Answer
    A. Don't Look Back
    Explanation
    "Don't Look Back" is the correct answer because it is the title of the film that documents Bob Dylan's visit to England in the 60's. The film, directed by D.A. Pennebaker, captures Dylan's performances, interviews, and interactions with fans and fellow musicians during his tour. It provides an intimate and behind-the-scenes look at Dylan's life and career during this pivotal time in music history.

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  • 24. 

    What folk magazine did Bob Dylan contribute to on a regular basis in the early 1960's?

    • A.

      Broadside

    • B.

      Speak Out!

    • C.

      Hootenanny

    • D.

      Sing Out!

    Correct Answer
    A. Broadside
    Explanation
    During the early 1960s, Bob Dylan contributed to the folk magazine called Broadside on a regular basis. Broadside was a significant publication in the folk music community, known for its coverage of topical songs and social issues. It provided a platform for emerging folk artists, including Dylan, to share their music and ideas with a wider audience. Dylan's contributions to Broadside helped establish his reputation as a talented songwriter and performer during this pivotal period in his career.

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  • 25. 

    Which Bob Dylan song was performed by Bruce Springsteen during the Amnesty International Tour?

    • A.

      Chimes Of Freedom

    • B.

      All Along The Watchtower

    • C.

      Masters Of War

    • D.

      Dignity

    Correct Answer
    A. Chimes Of Freedom
    Explanation
    During the Amnesty International Tour, Bruce Springsteen performed the Bob Dylan song "Chimes Of Freedom."

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  • 26. 

    What two poets are named in Bob Dylan's song "Desolation Row"?

    • A.

      Dylan Thomas And W.B. Yeats

    • B.

      Ezra Pound And T.S. Eliot

    • C.

      Gertrude Stein And Oscar Wilde

    • D.

      William Blake And Emily Dickenson

    Correct Answer
    B. Ezra Pound And T.S. Eliot
    Explanation
    In Bob Dylan's song "Desolation Row," the two poets named are Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot. This can be inferred from the fact that both poets are well-known figures in the literary world, and their names are mentioned specifically in the lyrics of the song. Dylan often drew inspiration from various poets and writers in his music, and it is likely that he included Pound and Eliot's names as a nod to their influence on his own work.

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  • 27. 

    What 20th century writer dedicated a short story to Bob Dylan?

    • A.

      Joyce Carol Oates

    • B.

      John Updike

    • C.

      Kurt Vonnegut

    • D.

      Toni Morrison

    Correct Answer
    A. Joyce Carol Oates
    Explanation
    Joyce Carol Oates is the correct answer because she dedicated a short story titled "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" to Bob Dylan. Oates is a prominent 20th century writer known for her works in various genres including novels, short stories, essays, and plays. Her dedication to Bob Dylan suggests her admiration and influence by his music and artistry.

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  • 28. 

    Which Bob Dylan album did Danial Lanios not produce?

    • A.

      Oh Mercy!

    • B.

      Time Out Of Mind

    • C.

      Infidels

    • D.

      Wrecking Ball

    Correct Answer
    C. Infidels
    Explanation
    Daniel Lanois produced the albums "Oh Mercy!", "Time Out Of Mind", and "Wrecking Ball" by Bob Dylan. Therefore, the album "Infidels" is the one that Daniel Lanois did not produce.

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