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  • 1. 

    Bob Dylan co-wrote "Love Rescue Me" in the late 1980's with what band?

    • A.

      REM

    • B.

      The Band

    • C.

      U2

    • D.

      Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

    Correct Answer
    C. U2
    Explanation
    Bob Dylan co-wrote "Love Rescue Me" in the late 1980's with U2.

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  • 2. 

    In a Bob Dylan song, who does the narrator marry "on the fifth day of May"?

    • A.

      Sylvio

    • B.

      Isis

    • C.

      Queen Jane

    • D.

      Sara

    Correct Answer
    B. Isis
    Explanation
    In the Bob Dylan song, the narrator marries "on the fifth day of May" is Isis.

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  • 3. 

    Who sang harmony on the bulk of Bob Dylan's 1976 LP "Desire"?

    • A.

      Joan Baez

    • B.

      Emmylou Harris

    • C.

      Arlo Guthrie

    • D.

      Rosanne Cash

    Correct Answer
    B. Emmylou Harris
    Explanation
    Emmylou Harris sang harmony on the bulk of Bob Dylan's 1976 LP "Desire". Emmylou Harris is a renowned American singer-songwriter known for her distinctive voice and her contributions to the country and folk music genres. Her collaboration with Bob Dylan on the album "Desire" showcased their musical chemistry and added depth to the overall sound of the record.

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  • 4. 

    Which Bob Dylan album includes his cover of Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi"?

    • A.

      The Basement Tapes

    • B.

      Self-Portrait

    • C.

      Dylan

    • D.

      New Morning

    Correct Answer
    C. Dylan
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Dylan" because this album includes Bob Dylan's cover of Joni Mitchell's "Big Yellow Taxi."

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  • 5. 

    What was Dylan's first single?

    • A.

      Blowin' In The Wind

    • B.

      Song To Woody

    • C.

      Mixed-Up Confusion

    • D.

      A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall

    Correct Answer
    C. Mixed-Up Confusion
    Explanation
    Dylan's first single was "Mixed-Up Confusion." This song was released in 1962 and was not included on any of his studio albums. It was a departure from his folk sound and showcased his early experimentation with electric instruments. While "Blowin' In The Wind," "Song To Woody," and "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" are all notable songs in Dylan's discography, they were not his first single.

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  • 6. 

    In which song does Bob Dylan sing to Sweet Melinda?

    • A.

      Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues

    • B.

      I Want You

    • C.

      Make You Feel My Love

    • D.

      Spanish Harlem Incident

    Correct Answer
    A. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
    Explanation
    In the song "Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues," Bob Dylan sings to Sweet Melinda.

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  • 7. 

    Which Bob Dylan lyric mentions "old men with broken teeth stranded without love"?

    • A.

      I Shall Be Released

    • B.

      Spanish Boots

    • C.

      Shelter From The Storm

    • D.

      Like A Rolling Stone

    Correct Answer
    C. Shelter From The Storm
    Explanation
    "Shelter From The Storm" is the correct answer because the lyrics of this Bob Dylan song contain the line "In a

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  • 8. 

    In the song "Isis", what object is the roamer NOT thinking he will find at the icy pyramids?

    • A.

      Turquoise

    • B.

      A Necklace

    • C.

      Diamonds

    • D.

      Rubys

    Correct Answer
    D. Rubys
    Explanation
    In the song "Isis," the roamer is thinking about finding various objects at the icy pyramids. The question asks which object he is NOT thinking he will find. The correct answer is "Rubys."

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  • 9. 

    Which song was featured on the 1997 CD "The Best of Bob Dylan"?

    • A.

      Highway 61

    • B.

      Oh Sister

    • C.

      Isis

    • D.

      With God On Our Side

    Correct Answer
    B. Oh Sister
    Explanation
    "Oh Sister" is the correct answer because it was featured on the 1997 CD "The Best of Bob Dylan." This CD was a compilation album that included some of Dylan's most popular songs from his career up to that point. "Oh Sister" is a track from Dylan's 1976 album "Desire," which is considered one of his greatest works. The song showcases Dylan's storytelling abilities and his unique blend of folk and rock music.

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  • 10. 

    Which Dylan song makes no reference to a sea or ocean in the lyrics?

    • A.

      Not Dark Yet

    • B.

      Romance In Durango

    • C.

      Down The Highway

    • D.

      Boots Of Spanish Leather

    Correct Answer
    B. Romance In Durango
    Explanation
    "Romance In Durango" is the correct answer because the lyrics of this Dylan song do not mention anything related to a sea or ocean. The song is about a love story set in Durango, Mexico, and it focuses on the romance between the two characters rather than any maritime references.

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  • 11. 

    Which Bob Dylan album did not reach number one in the 1970's?

    • A.

      Planet Waves

    • B.

      Blood On The Tracks

    • C.

      Street-Legal

    • D.

      Desire

    Correct Answer
    C. Street-Legal
    Explanation
    In the 1970s, three of Bob Dylan's albums reached number one on the charts: "Planet Waves," "Blood On The Tracks," and "Desire." However, "Street-Legal" did not reach number one during that decade.

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  • 12. 

    In the Bob Dylan song "Maggie's Farm", how much money does Maggie's brother give you?

    • A.

      Six Pennies

    • B.

      A Dollar

    • C.

      Two Quarters

    • D.

      A Nickel And A Dime

    Correct Answer
    D. A Nickel And A Dime
    Explanation
    In the Bob Dylan song "Maggie's Farm", Maggie's brother gives you a nickel and a dime. This is mentioned in the lyrics of the song, indicating that the amount of money given is a nickel and a dime, which is equivalent to 15 cents.

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  • 13. 

    On whose album did Bob Dylan first receive a musician credit?

    • A.

      Pete Seeger

    • B.

      Burl Ives

    • C.

      Arlo Guthrie

    • D.

      Harry Belafonte

    Correct Answer
    D. Harry Belafonte
    Explanation
    Bob Dylan first received a musician credit on Harry Belafonte's album.

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  • 14. 

    Bob Dylan's song "Dear Landlord" is thought to have been written about Dylan's what?

    • A.

      Record Company

    • B.

      Gardener

    • C.

      Landlord

    • D.

      Manager

    Correct Answer
    D. Manager
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Manager. "Dear Landlord" is a song by Bob Dylan that is believed to have been written about his manager. The lyrics of the song express a sense of frustration and dissatisfaction with the manager, suggesting a strained relationship between the two. This interpretation is supported by various sources and the context of Dylan's career during the time the song was written.

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  • 15. 

    The "Persian Drunkard" appears in which Bob Dylan song?

    • A.

      Absolutely Sweet Marie

    • B.

      Foot Of Pride

    • C.

      Isis

    • D.

      I Want You

    Correct Answer
    A. Absolutely Sweet Marie
    Explanation
    "Persian Drunkard" is a character mentioned in the song "Absolutely Sweet Marie" by Bob Dylan. The song talks about various characters and situations, and the "Persian Drunkard" is one of them.

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  • 16. 

    What was Bob Dylan's character called in "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid"?

    • A.

      Alias

    • B.

      Zimmy

    • C.

      Malcolm

    • D.

      He Had No Name

    Correct Answer
    A. Alias
    Explanation
    In the movie "Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid," Bob Dylan's character is referred to as "Alias." This suggests that he is using a false name or identity, possibly indicating that his true identity is unknown or hidden. The name "Alias" implies a sense of mystery and secrecy surrounding the character, adding intrigue to the storyline.

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  • 17. 

    What was the first name of Bob Dylan's father?

    • A.

      Jakob

    • B.

      Abe

    • C.

      Robert

    • D.

      Allen

    Correct Answer
    B. Abe
    Explanation
    Bob Dylan's father's first name was Abe.

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  • 18. 

    In the Bob Dylan song "Motorpsycho Nitemare", what did the farmer throw at the narrator's head?

    • A.

      Newsweek

    • B.

      Time Magazine

    • C.

      Readers Digest

    • D.

      A Book About Fidel Castro

    Correct Answer
    C. Readers Digest
    Explanation
    In the Bob Dylan song "Motorpsycho Nitemare", the farmer throws Readers Digest at the narrator's head.

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  • 19. 

    In 1966, what nationality did Bob Dylan claim he was?

    • A.

      Swedish

    • B.

      Norwegian

    • C.

      Welsh

    • D.

      Finnish

    Correct Answer
    A. Swedish
    Explanation
    In 1966, Bob Dylan claimed he was Swedish.

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