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  • 1. 

    Who ran Sonic Youth's first label, Neutral Records?

    • A.

      Quincy Jones

    • B.

      Malcolm McLaren

    • C.

      Glenn Branca

    • D.

      Lou Reed

    Correct Answer
    C. Glenn Branca
    Explanation
    Glenn Branca ran Sonic Youth's first label, Neutral Records. This information is not explicitly stated in the question, but it is a known fact that Branca was involved with the band and played a significant role in their early career.

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  • 2. 

    What member of Sonic Youth married Kim Gordon in 1984?

    • A.

      Jim O'Rourke

    • B.

      Lee Renaldo

    • C.

      Steve Shelly

    • D.

      Thurston Moore

    Correct Answer
    D. Thurston Moore
    Explanation
    Thurston Moore is the correct answer because he is the member of Sonic Youth who married Kim Gordon in 1984.

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  • 3. 

    What album contains the Sonic Youth song "Confusion is Next"?

    • A.

      Confusion Is Text

    • B.

      Confusion Is Sex

    • C.

      Confusion Is Next

    • D.

      Confusion Is Sexy

    Correct Answer
    B. Confusion Is Sex
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Confusion Is Sex." This album by Sonic Youth contains the song "Confusion is Next."

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  • 4. 

    At what event did Sonic Youth make their debut in 1981?

    • A.

      Woodstock 1981

    • B.

      The Noise Festival

    • C.

      The International Punk Show

    • D.

      Lollapalooza

    Correct Answer
    B. The Noise Festival
    Explanation
    Sonic Youth made their debut in 1981 at The Noise Festival.

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  • 5. 

    What is the name of Alec Foege's 1994 book on Sonic Youth?

    • A.

      Sonic Fountain Of Youth

    • B.

      Young Sonic Youth

    • C.

      Sonic Nurse

    • D.

      Confusion Is Next

    Correct Answer
    D. Confusion Is Next
    Explanation
    "Confusion Is Next" is the correct answer because it accurately identifies the title of Alec Foege's 1994 book on Sonic Youth. The other options, "Sonic Fountain Of Youth," "Young Sonic Youth," and "Sonic Nurse," are not the correct titles of the book and therefore are incorrect choices.

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  • 6. 

    What Sonic Youth member has a side project called Free Kitten?

    • A.

      Lee Renaldo

    • B.

      Eddie Vedder

    • C.

      Kim Gordon

    • D.

      Thurston Moore

    Correct Answer
    C. Kim Gordon
    Explanation
    Kim Gordon is the correct answer because she is a member of Sonic Youth and also has a side project called Free Kitten. Sonic Youth is an American rock band formed in 1981, and Kim Gordon is one of its founding members. Free Kitten is a collaboration between Kim Gordon and Julie Cafritz, and they have released several albums together. Therefore, Kim Gordon is the Sonic Youth member with a side project called Free Kitten.

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  • 7. 

    Who did Sonic Youth open for during their tour for their album "Goo" in 1990?

    • A.

      Black Flag

    • B.

      Neil Young

    • C.

      Sound Garden

    • D.

      Nirvana

    Correct Answer
    B. Neil Young
    Explanation
    Sonic Youth opened for Neil Young during their tour for their album "Goo" in 1990. This suggests that Neil Young invited Sonic Youth to be the opening act for his tour, indicating a level of recognition and respect for their music. This opportunity likely allowed Sonic Youth to reach a wider audience and gain more exposure for their album.

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  • 8. 

    What two bands appeared with Sonic Youth in "The Simpsons" episode "Homerpalooza"?

    • A.

      Aerosmith And U2

    • B.

      Cypress Hill And Smashing Pumpkins

    • C.

      R.E.M. And Cypress Hill

    • D.

      Nirvana And Cypress Hill

    Correct Answer
    B. Cypress Hill And Smashing Pumpkins
    Explanation
    In the "Homerpalooza" episode of "The Simpsons," the two bands that appeared with Sonic Youth were Cypress Hill and Smashing Pumpkins. This can be inferred from the given answer choice.

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  • 9. 

    What got stolen from Sonic Youth's van in Southern California in 1999?

    • A.

      The Band's Money

    • B.

      Master Tapes

    • C.

      Custom Guitars

    • D.

      Album Cover Art

    Correct Answer
    C. Custom Guitars
    Explanation
    In 1999, Sonic Youth's van in Southern California was robbed and their custom guitars were stolen. This implies that the band lost their unique and personalized instruments, which would have had sentimental value and potentially affected their ability to perform.

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  • 10. 

    What singer did Sonic Youth give tribute to with their side project "Ciccone Youth"?

    • A.

      Madonna

    • B.

      Bobby Sherman

    • C.

      Weird Al Yankovic

    • D.

      MC Hammer

    Correct Answer
    A. Madonna
    Explanation
    Sonic Youth paid tribute to Madonna with their side project "Ciccone Youth." Madonna is a renowned singer and pop icon, known for her groundbreaking music and provocative image. Sonic Youth, an influential alternative rock band, created "Ciccone Youth" as a way to explore and experiment with different musical styles, incorporating elements of Madonna's music into their own unique sound. This tribute project showcased the band's admiration for Madonna and her impact on the music industry.

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  • 11. 

    What song did Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore rename as a slam at critic Robert Christgau?

    • A.

      The Velvet Plug

    • B.

      Early American

    • C.

      The Burning Spear

    • D.

      Kill Yr Idols

    Correct Answer
    D. Kill Yr Idols
    Explanation
    Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth renamed the song "Kill Yr Idols" as a slam at critic Robert Christgau. This suggests that Moore was expressing his disdain or disagreement with Christgau's opinions or criticism. The title "Kill Yr Idols" implies a rejection of the idea of idolizing or blindly following someone, which could be seen as a direct response to Christgau's influence or authority in the music industry.

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  • 12. 

    Why did Jim O'Rourke leave Sonic Youth in 2005?

    • A.

      To Rest

    • B.

      To Raise His Kids

    • C.

      To Join Another Band

    • D.

      To Pursue Film Directing

    Correct Answer
    D. To Pursue Film Directing
    Explanation
    Jim O'Rourke left Sonic Youth in 2005 to pursue film directing. This suggests that he had a strong interest in exploring a different creative medium and wanted to focus his energy on filmmaking. It is possible that O'Rourke felt that he had accomplished what he wanted to in the music industry and was ready for a new challenge. By choosing to pursue film directing, O'Rourke was likely seeking new opportunities for artistic expression and personal growth.

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  • 13. 

    What Sonic Youth song mentions Anita Hill and the Klu Klux Klan?

    • A.

      Chapel Hill

    • B.

      Dirty Boots

    • C.

      100%

    • D.

      Youth Against Fascism

    Correct Answer
    D. Youth Against Fascism
    Explanation
    "Youth Against Fascism" is the correct answer because the song directly mentions Anita Hill and the Klu Klux Klan. The lyrics of the song criticize the Klan and reference Anita Hill, who accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment during his confirmation hearings. The song reflects Sonic Youth's political and social commentary, addressing issues of racism, sexism, and fascism.

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  • 14. 

    What Sonic Youth record producer also produced Nirvana's "Nevermind"?

    • A.

      Tim Barnes

    • B.

      Glenn Branca

    • C.

      Jim O'Rourke

    • D.

      Butch Vig

    Correct Answer
    D. Butch Vig
    Explanation
    Butch Vig is the correct answer because he is known for producing both Sonic Youth's records and Nirvana's "Nevermind". He is a renowned producer in the alternative rock genre and his production work on "Nevermind" is often credited with helping to shape the sound of the album and propel Nirvana to mainstream success.

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  • 15. 

    What Sonic Youth album of the 1990's entered the U.S. charts at #34 and the U.K. charts at #10?

    • A.

      Washing Machine

    • B.

      Murray Street

    • C.

      Sonic Nurse

    • D.

      Experimental Jet Set

    Correct Answer
    D. Experimental Jet Set
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Experimental Jet Set." This album by Sonic Youth entered the U.S. charts at #34 and the U.K. charts at #10 in the 1990s.

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  • 16. 

    Who was drummer for Sonic Youth directly before Steve Shelly?

    • A.

      Tim Foljan

    • B.

      David Lovering

    • C.

      Bob Bert

    • D.

      Richard Edson

    Correct Answer
    C. Bob Bert
    Explanation
    Bob Bert was the drummer for Sonic Youth directly before Steve Shelly.

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  • 17. 

    Which hipster actor was once a member of Sonic Youth?

    • A.

      Crispin Glover

    • B.

      Tom Waits

    • C.

      Richard Edson

    • D.

      John Lurie

    Correct Answer
    C. Richard Edson
    Explanation
    Richard Edson is the correct answer because he was indeed a member of Sonic Youth. He played drums for the band during their early years in the 1980s before leaving to pursue other artistic endeavors. Edson is also known for his acting career, appearing in films such as "Stranger Than Paradise" and "Do the Right Thing."

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  • 18. 

    What member of Sonic Youth left the band and was an actor in "Ferris Bueller's Day Off"?

    • A.

      Kim Gordon

    • B.

      Richard Edson

    • C.

      Bob Bert

    • D.

      Lee Renaldo

    Correct Answer
    B. Richard Edson
    Explanation
    Richard Edson is the correct answer because he was a member of Sonic Youth who left the band and also had an acting role in the film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".

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  • 19. 

    What Sonic Youth song of the 1980's was inspired by the Charles Manson Family murders?

    • A.

      Death Vally '69

    • B.

      Junkie's Promise

    • C.

      Little Trouble Girl

    • D.

      Disappearer

    Correct Answer
    A. Death Vally '69
    Explanation
    "Death Valley '69" is the correct answer because it is a Sonic Youth song from the 1980s that was inspired by the Charles Manson Family murders. The song's lyrics touch upon themes of violence, darkness, and the Manson cult, making it a direct reference to the infamous crimes committed by the Manson Family in 1969.

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  • 20. 

    What's the last song in the self-titled 1982 Sonic Youth album?

    • A.

      Lights Out

    • B.

      100%

    • C.

      The Good And The Bad

    • D.

      JC

    Correct Answer
    C. The Good And The Bad
    Explanation
    The last song in the self-titled 1982 Sonic Youth album is "The Good And The Bad".

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  • 21. 

    What's on the cover of Sonic Youth's 1995 album "Washing Machine"?

    • A.

      A Candle

    • B.

      Two Guys Wearing T-Shirts

    • C.

      A Washing Machine Exploding

    • D.

      Dirty Laundry

    Correct Answer
    B. Two Guys Wearing T-Shirts
    Explanation
    The cover of Sonic Youth's 1995 album "Washing Machine" features an image of two guys wearing t-shirts. This image is likely chosen to represent the casual and laid-back nature of the band's music, as well as their alternative and indie rock style. The t-shirts may also symbolize the band's connection to their fans and their desire to create a sense of community through their music.

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  • 22. 

    What members of Sonic Youth are the parents of Coco Haley?

    • A.

      Anne DeMarinis And Richard Edson

    • B.

      Lee Ranaldo Amd Mike Ibold

    • C.

      Kim Gordon And Thurston Moore

    • D.

      Steve Shelly And Kim Gordon

    Correct Answer
    C. Kim Gordon And Thurston Moore
    Explanation
    Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore are the parents of Coco Haley. Sonic Youth is an American rock band, and Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore were both members of the band. Therefore, it is logical to assume that their child would be Coco Haley.

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  • 23. 

    What is the fifth track of the album "In the Fishtank 9", featuring Sonic Youth?

    • A.

      V

    • B.

      IX

    • C.

      IV

    • D.

      II

    Correct Answer
    D. II
    Explanation
    The fifth track of the album "In the Fishtank 9" featuring Sonic Youth is "II".

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