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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What Nirvana song contains the words "Daddy's little girl ain't a girl no more"?

    • A.

      About A Girl

    • B.

      Negative Creep

    • C.

      Polly

    • D.

      Hairspray Queen

    Correct Answer
    B. Negative Creep
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Negative Creep". This Nirvana song contains the lyrics "Daddy's little girl ain't a girl no more".

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  • 2. 

    How many songs are on the Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" imported single?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      4

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    C. 4
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4. This implies that the Nirvana "Smells Like Teen Spirit" imported single contains a total of 4 songs.

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  • 3. 

    Dave Grohl was misunderstood by MTV as saying what band sounded like Nirvana?

    • A.

      Everclear

    • B.

      Green Day

    • C.

      Blind Melon

    • D.

      Gin Blossoms

    Correct Answer
    A. Everclear
    Explanation
    MTV misunderstood Dave Grohl as saying that Everclear sounded like Nirvana.

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  • 4. 

    What is the name of the guitarist on "Bleach" that didn't actually play, but was given credit?

    • A.

      Curt Sommer

    • B.

      Stone Gossard

    • C.

      Pat Smear

    • D.

      Jason Everman

    Correct Answer
    D. Jason Everman
    Explanation
    Jason Everman is the correct answer because he was credited as the guitarist on the album "Bleach" by the band Nirvana, even though he did not actually play on the record. This is an interesting fact about the album and highlights the complexities and nuances of music production and credits.

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  • 5. 

    What did Kurt Cobain say as he was walking onto the MTV "Unplugged" stage?

    • A.

      I Had Mexican For Dinner...Better Watch Out

    • B.

      This Is Getting To Be Automatic

    • C.

      I Feel Immortal Tonight

    • D.

      It's Party Time

    Correct Answer
    A. I Had Mexican For Dinner...Better Watch Out
  • 6. 

    What was the name of Nirvana's bass player?

    • A.

      Dave Grohl

    • B.

      Krist Novoselic

    • C.

      Robbin Ford

    • D.

      Tony Robbins

    Correct Answer
    B. Krist Novoselic
    Explanation
    Krist Novoselic was the bass player for Nirvana. He played a crucial role in the band's success and was known for his distinctive bass lines. Novoselic's contributions to Nirvana's sound helped shape the grunge movement of the 1990s. He played alongside Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl, who later went on to form the Foo Fighters. Novoselic's talent and musicality made him an integral part of Nirvana's iconic sound.

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  • 7. 

    How many songs are on the "Come As You Are" Nirvana import single?

    • A.

      5

    • B.

      1

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    D. 4
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 4. This implies that there are four songs on the "Come As You Are" Nirvana import single.

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  • 8. 

    What did Nirvana play on their appearance at the "Jonathan Ross" show?

    • A.

      Smells Like Teen Spirit

    • B.

      Rape Me

    • C.

      Lithium

    • D.

      Territorial Pissings

    Correct Answer
    D. Territorial Pissings
    Explanation
    Nirvana played "Territorial Pissings" on their appearance at the "Jonathan Ross" show.

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  • 9. 

    Which band member was on the Rodman World Tour?

    • A.

      None Of Them Have Been

    • B.

      Kurt Cobain

    • C.

      Pat Smear

    • D.

      Dave Grohl

    Correct Answer
    C. Pat Smear
    Explanation
    Pat Smear was the band member who was on the Rodman World Tour. The other options, Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl, were not part of this tour.

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  • 10. 

    Which of these songs has a mention of the word nirvana?

    • A.

      Serve The Servants

    • B.

      In Bloom

    • C.

      Paper Cuts

    • D.

      Sifting

    Correct Answer
    C. Paper Cuts
    Explanation
    The song "Paper Cuts" has a mention of the word nirvana.

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  • 11. 

    What band did Courtney Love (Kurt Cobain's wife) give Kurt's best guitar to?

    • A.

      Alice In Chains

    • B.

      U2

    • C.

      Pearl Jam

    • D.

      R.E.M.

    Correct Answer
    D. R.E.M.
    Explanation
    Courtney Love gave Kurt Cobain's best guitar to R.E.M. This suggests that she valued R.E.M. as a band and believed they would appreciate and make good use of the guitar. It also implies that she had a close relationship with the members of R.E.M. and trusted them with this sentimental item.

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  • 12. 

    What did Krist Novoselic give Matt Lukin in exchange for bailing him out on a count of DWI?

    • A.

      His Fender Amplifier

    • B.

      His Car For A Week

    • C.

      A Keg Of Beer

    • D.

      The $500 It Cost

    Correct Answer
    A. His Fender Amplifier
    Explanation
    Krist Novoselic gave Matt Lukin his Fender Amplifier in exchange for bailing him out on a count of DWI.

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  • 13. 

    What is the name of Kurt Cobain's long time girlfriend before Courtney Love?

    • A.

      Tracy Marander

    • B.

      Wendy Cleese

    • C.

      Morgan Weiss

    • D.

      Cindy Belton

    Correct Answer
    A. Tracy Marander
    Explanation
    Tracy Marander is the correct answer because she was Kurt Cobain's long-time girlfriend before he met Courtney Love. Marander and Cobain lived together in a small apartment in Olympia, Washington during the early years of Nirvana's formation. They had a tumultuous relationship, but Marander played a significant role in supporting Cobain during the early stages of his music career.

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  • 14. 

    Complete these Nirvana lyrics, "Load up on guns,..?

    • A.

      And Kill Someone

    • B.

      And Bring Your Friends

    • C.

      Buy Some Ammo

    • D.

      And Go Hunting

    Correct Answer
    B. And Bring Your Friends
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "And Bring Your Friends." This line is from the Nirvana song "Smells Like Teen Spirit." The lyrics suggest a rebellious and sarcastic tone, with the idea of loading up on guns and bringing friends potentially symbolizing a desire to challenge societal norms and expectations. The line can be interpreted as a commentary on the influence of peer pressure and the desire for camaraderie in youth culture.

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  • 15. 

    What album was put together after Kurt Cobain died by the remaining members of Nirvana?

    • A.

      In Utero

    • B.

      Nevermind

    • C.

      Bleach

    • D.

      From The Muddy Banks Of Wishkah

    Correct Answer
    D. From The Muddy Banks Of Wishkah
    Explanation
    "From The Muddy Banks Of Wishkah" is a live album by Nirvana that was released in 1996, two years after Kurt Cobain's death. It was put together by the remaining members of the band, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic, as a way to pay tribute to Cobain and showcase their live performances. The album features recordings from various concerts and captures the raw energy and intensity of Nirvana's live shows.

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  • 16. 

    What did Kurt Cobain and Chris Novoselic do on "Saturday Night Live"?

    • A.

      Gave Away The Band's Equipment To The Audience

    • B.

      Played Naked On The Stage

    • C.

      Refused To Stop Playing After Their Performance Was Supposed To Be Over

    • D.

      Kissed

    Correct Answer
    D. Kissed
    Explanation
    Kurt Cobain and Chris Novoselic kissed on "Saturday Night Live".

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  • 17. 

    Who played drums on Nirvana's, "Bleach"?

    • A.

      Matt Cameron

    • B.

      Sean Kinney

    • C.

      Chad Channing

    • D.

      Dave Abbruzzese

    Correct Answer
    C. Chad Channing
    Explanation
    Chad Channing played drums on Nirvana's "Bleach."

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  • 18. 

    Who produced Nirvana's original 10 song demo tape?

    • A.

      Gary Gersh

    • B.

      Jack Endino

    • C.

      Dave Foster

    • D.

      Butch Vig

    Correct Answer
    B. Jack Endino
    Explanation
    Jack Endino is the correct answer because he produced Nirvana's original 10 song demo tape. This means that he was responsible for overseeing the recording process and ensuring the quality of the demo tape.

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  • 19. 

    What was the A and B-sides of Nirvana's first Sub Pop single?

    • A.

      Come As You Are, Breed

    • B.

      Polly, Aero Zeppelin

    • C.

      Smells Like Teen Spirit, In Bloom

    • D.

      Love Buzz, Big Cheese

    Correct Answer
    D. Love Buzz, Big Cheese
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Love Buzz, Big Cheese. Love Buzz was the A-side of Nirvana's first Sub Pop single, while Big Cheese was the B-side. This single was released in 1988 and marked the band's first official release. Love Buzz later gained popularity and became one of the standout tracks on their debut album, "Bleach". Big Cheese, on the other hand, showcases the band's heavier and more aggressive sound.

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  • 20. 

    What is the name of the song Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love played together?

    • A.

      Gallons Of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Thru The Strip

    • B.

      Pennyroyal Tea

    • C.

      It's Closing Soon

    • D.

      Verse Chorus Verse

    Correct Answer
    C. It's Closing Soon
    Explanation
    "It's Closing Soon" is the correct answer because it is the name of a song that Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love played together.

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  • 21. 

    The liner notes for Nirvana's "From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah" were written by whom?

    • A.

      Courtney Love

    • B.

      Chad Channing

    • C.

      David Grohl

    • D.

      Krist Novoselic

    Correct Answer
    D. Krist Novoselic
    Explanation
    Krist Novoselic wrote the liner notes for Nirvana's "From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah".

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  • 22. 

    What songs are on tracks 6, 7, and 8 on the "Unplugged" album by Nirvana?

    • A.

      Polly, On A Plain, Something In The Way

    • B.

      Plateau, Oh Me, Lake Of Fire

    • C.

      Polly, Oh Me, Plateau

    • D.

      Dumb, Polly, On A Plain

    Correct Answer
    D. Dumb, Polly, On A Plain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dumb, Polly, On A Plain. This is the correct answer because it lists the songs that are on tracks 6, 7, and 8 on the "Unplugged" album by Nirvana. The other options do not include these specific songs in the correct order.

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  • 23. 

    Who produced Nirvana's third major-label release?

    • A.

      Butch Vig

    • B.

      Steve Albini

    • C.

      Various Producers

    • D.

      Dave Grohl

    Correct Answer
    B. Steve Albini
    Explanation
    Steve Albini is the correct answer because he was the producer of Nirvana's third major-label release, which is the album "In Utero." Albini is a renowned American record producer and audio engineer known for his raw and minimalist recording style. He worked closely with Nirvana to capture their desired sound for the album, which resulted in a more abrasive and less polished sound compared to their previous releases. Albini's involvement in the production of "In Utero" played a significant role in shaping the album's unique and distinct sound.

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  • 24. 

    Which Nirvana song is in the Drew Barrymore film "Mad Love"?

    • A.

      Floyd The Barber

    • B.

      Love Buzz

    • C.

      All Apologies

    • D.

      Smells Like Teen Spirit

    Correct Answer
    B. Love Buzz
    Explanation
    The Nirvana song "Love Buzz" is featured in the Drew Barrymore film "Mad Love." This song was originally released as the band's debut single in 1988 and later included in their album "Bleach." Its inclusion in the film could be attributed to its popularity and relevance to the themes or scenes in the movie.

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  • 25. 

    In the K-Mart version of "In Utero" what is the title of "Rape Me" changed to?

    • A.

      Waif Me

    • B.

      R*** Me

    • C.

      Sexually Molest Me

    • D.

      Don't Rape Me

    Correct Answer
    A. Waif Me
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Waif Me". In the K-Mart version of "In Utero", the title of the song "Rape Me" was changed to "Waif Me". This change was likely made to make the album more suitable for sale in a mainstream retail store like K-Mart, as the original title could be considered controversial or offensive to some customers.

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  • 26. 

    Where was Nirvana's "Nevermind" record release party held?

    • A.

      Tower Records (Seattle, WA)

    • B.

      Sounds Great (Gig Harbor, WA)

    • C.

      Mother Records (Tacoma, WA)

    • D.

      Beehive Records (Seattle, WA)

    Correct Answer
    D. Beehive Records (Seattle, WA)
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Beehive Records (Seattle, WA).

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  • 27. 

    The Nirvana song "Scentless Apprentice" is based on what novel?

    • A.

      Beautiful Losers

    • B.

      Perfume

    • C.

      Scentless Apprentice

    • D.

      Naked Lunch

    Correct Answer
    B. Perfume
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Perfume." The question asks about the novel that the Nirvana song "Scentless Apprentice" is based on. "Perfume" is a novel written by Patrick Süskind, which tells the story of a man with an extraordinary sense of smell. The song's lyrics and themes are influenced by the dark and disturbing atmosphere of the novel, making "Perfume" the correct answer.

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  • 28. 

    What was the name of the Fender guitar that was built for Kurt Cobain?

    • A.

      Stratocaster

    • B.

      Jag-Stang

    • C.

      Mustang

    • D.

      Jaguar

    Correct Answer
    B. Jag-Stang
    Explanation
    The Fender guitar that was built specifically for Kurt Cobain was called the Jag-Stang. This guitar was a hybrid of two other Fender models, the Jaguar and the Mustang, and was designed to suit Cobain's playing style and preferences. The Jag-Stang featured a unique combination of features from both models, making it a distinct and personalized instrument for Cobain.

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  • 29. 

    Who is credited with first saying "It's better to burn out than to fade away" (later quoted by Kurt Cobain on his suicide note)?

    • A.

      David Crosby

    • B.

      Michael Jackson

    • C.

      Def Leppard

    • D.

      Neil Young

    Correct Answer
    D. Neil Young
    Explanation
    Neil Young is credited with first saying "It's better to burn out than to fade away". This quote became widely known when Kurt Cobain referenced it in his suicide note. Young's statement suggests that it is preferable to live life to the fullest and make a lasting impact, rather than slowly losing relevance or fading away over time.

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