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  • 1. 

    Which music magazine once sported the headline, "Soundgarden Kills Grunge Dead"?

    • A.

      Mojo

    • B.

      SPIN

    • C.

      NME

    • D.

      Rolling Stone

    Correct Answer
    B. SPIN
    Explanation
    SPIN is the correct answer because it is a music magazine that is known for its coverage of alternative and indie music genres. In the 1990s, grunge was a popular genre, and Soundgarden was one of the prominent bands associated with it. The headline "Soundgarden Kills Grunge Dead" suggests that SPIN magazine declared the end of the grunge era, possibly due to the changing musical landscape at the time.

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  • 2. 

    On which record label did Soundgarden first release an album?

    • A.

      Taang

    • B.

      A&M

    • C.

      Subpop

    • D.

      Sst

    Correct Answer
    C. Subpop
    Explanation
    Soundgarden first released an album on the record label Subpop.

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  • 3. 

    Who was Soundgarden's original bassist?

    • A.

      Hiro Yamomoto

    • B.

      Flea

    • C.

      John Paul Jones

    • D.

      Ben Shepherd

    Correct Answer
    A. Hiro Yamomoto
    Explanation
    Hiro Yamomoto was not the original bassist for Soundgarden. The correct answer is Ben Shepherd, who joined the band in 1990 after the departure of their previous bassist, Jason Everman.

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  • 4. 

    Which member of Soundgarden was born on a military base in Okinawa, Japan?

    • A.

      Scott Sundquist

    • B.

      Ben Shepherd

    • C.

      Matt Cameron

    • D.

      Jason Everman

    Correct Answer
    B. Ben Shepherd
    Explanation
    Ben Shepherd is the correct answer because he was indeed born on a military base in Okinawa, Japan. This information indicates that he has a connection to the country and explains why he is the correct choice among the given options.

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  • 5. 

    What band inspired Kim Thayil of Soundgarden to learn guitar?

    • A.

      Green River

    • B.

      The Sex Pistols

    • C.

      KISS

    • D.

      The Beatles

    Correct Answer
    C. KISS
    Explanation
    Kim Thayil of Soundgarden was inspired to learn guitar by the band KISS.

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  • 6. 

    Prior to joining Soundgarden, how did guitarist Kim Thayil make a living?

    • A.

      As A Record Store Clerk

    • B.

      As A DJ

    • C.

      As A Cook

    • D.

      As A Teacher

    Correct Answer
    B. As A DJ
    Explanation
    Kim Thayil made a living as a DJ before joining Soundgarden. This means that he worked as a disc jockey, playing and selecting music for audiences. This role typically involves working at events or venues, such as clubs or parties, where the DJ is responsible for creating a lively and enjoyable atmosphere through their music choices and mixing skills.

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  • 7. 

    Although he grew up in Park Forest, IL, where was Kim Thayil of Soundgarden born?

    • A.

      London, England

    • B.

      Seattle, WA

    • C.

      Olympia, WA

    • D.

      Bombay, India

    Correct Answer
    B. Seattle, WA
    Explanation
    Kim Thayil of Soundgarden was born in Seattle, WA. This information is not explicitly mentioned in the question, but it can be inferred from the fact that he grew up in Park Forest, IL. The question asks for his birthplace, so it can be concluded that he was born in the same city where he grew up.

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  • 8. 

    Soundgarden originally went by what name?

    • A.

      The Grungetones

    • B.

      The Shemps

    • C.

      Garden of Sound

    • D.

      The Luddites

    Correct Answer
    B. The Shemps
    Explanation
    Soundgarden originally went by the name "The Shemps". This information suggests that the band initially chose this name before eventually changing it to Soundgarden.

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  • 9. 

    What indie label was Soundgarden on when they made the leap to major label A&M?

    • A.

      Lookout!

    • B.

      SST

    • C.

      Sub-Pop

    • D.

      Alternative Tentacles

    Correct Answer
    B. SST
    Explanation
    Soundgarden was on the indie label SST when they made the leap to major label A&M.

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  • 10. 

    Which Soundgarden song was featured in the "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" video game?

    • A.

      Black Hole Sun

    • B.

      Outshined

    • C.

      Rusty Cage

    • D.

      Pretty Noose

    Correct Answer
    C. Rusty Cage
    Explanation
    "Rusty Cage" by Soundgarden was featured in the "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" video game.

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  • 11. 

    What was the first Soundgarden song to get heavy radio airplay?

    • A.

      Spoonman

    • B.

      Outshined

    • C.

      Rusty Cage

    • D.

      Black Hole Sun

    Correct Answer
    B. Outshined
    Explanation
    "Outshined" was the first Soundgarden song to receive heavy radio airplay. This song, released in 1991, became a major hit and helped establish Soundgarden as one of the leading bands in the grunge movement. Its catchy guitar riffs, powerful vocals, and memorable lyrics resonated with listeners and made it a favorite on rock radio stations. The success of "Outshined" paved the way for Soundgarden's later hits, such as "Black Hole Sun," which further solidified their popularity.

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  • 12. 

    What two Soundgarden songs made Clear Channel's 2001 list of inappropriate songs?

    • A.

      My Wave/Spoonman

    • B.

      Big Dumb Sex/Birth Ritual

    • C.

      Ty Cobb/Ugly Truth

    • D.

      Fell On Black Days/Black Hole Sun

    Correct Answer
    D. Fell On Black Days/Black Hole Sun
    Explanation
    In 2001, Clear Channel made a list of inappropriate songs, and two Soundgarden songs that were included on this list were "Fell On Black Days" and "Black Hole Sun". These songs might have been deemed inappropriate due to their lyrics or themes, which could have been considered controversial or offensive at the time.

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  • 13. 

    Which 1996 Soundgarden single featured the previously unreleased song as a B-side?

    • A.

      Pretty Noose

    • B.

      Burden In My Hand

    • C.

      Ty Cobb

    • D.

      Blow Up The Outside World

    Correct Answer
    D. Blow Up The Outside World
    Explanation
    "Blow Up The Outside World" is the correct answer because it is a 1996 Soundgarden single that featured the previously unreleased song as a B-side. This means that "Blow Up The Outside World" was the main track on the single, and the B-side was the previously unreleased song.

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  • 14. 

    What Soundgarden song was covered by Audioslave at their Live 8 performance?

    • A.

      Spoonman

    • B.

      Black Hole Sun

    • C.

      Fell On Black Days

    • D.

      Jesus Christ Pose

    Correct Answer
    B. Black Hole Sun
    Explanation
    At their Live 8 performance, Audioslave covered the Soundgarden song "Black Hole Sun."

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  • 15. 

    Chris Cornell of Soundgarden has said which song is primarily about the environment?

    • A.

      Pretty Noose

    • B.

      Hands All Over

    • C.

      Black Hole Sun

    • D.

      Spoonman

    Correct Answer
    B. Hands All Over
    Explanation
    Hands All Over is a song primarily about the environment, according to Chris Cornell of Soundgarden.

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  • 16. 

    Which Soundgarden song goes "If you were mine to give/I might throw it away."?

    • A.

      Jesus Christ Pose

    • B.

      Ugly Truth

    • C.

      Black Hole Sun

    • D.

      Rusty Cage

    Correct Answer
    B. Ugly Truth
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ugly Truth." In this song by Soundgarden, the lyrics mention the line "If you were mine to give, I might throw it away." This suggests that the speaker has doubts or hesitations about holding onto something or someone, possibly due to the fear of losing or damaging it.

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  • 17. 

    Which John Lennon song did Soundgarden cover on their album Ultramega OK?

    • A.

      One Minute Of Silence

    • B.

      God

    • C.

      How Do You Sleep

    • D.

      Imagine

    Correct Answer
    A. One Minute Of Silence
    Explanation
    Soundgarden covered the song "One Minute Of Silence" on their album Ultramega OK.

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  • 18. 

    Soundgarden replaced the lyrics of "Into the Void" with the words of which chief?

    • A.

      Sealth

    • B.

      Sitting Bull

    • C.

      Joseph

    • D.

      Geronimo

    Correct Answer
    A. Sealth
    Explanation
    Soundgarden replaced the lyrics of "Into the Void" with the words of Sealth.

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  • 19. 

    What Soundgarden song, a parody of rock machismo, is often taken as serious?

    • A.

      Jesus Christ Pose

    • B.

      Big Dumb Sex

    • C.

      Nazi Driver

    • D.

      Black Hole Sun

    Correct Answer
    B. Big Dumb Sex
    Explanation
    "Big Dumb Sex" by Soundgarden is a song that parodies rock machismo. Despite its satirical nature, the song is often taken seriously by listeners. The lyrics and aggressive tone of the song may lead some to interpret it as a genuine expression of rock bravado, overlooking the intended humor and irony.

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  • 20. 

    What Soundgarden song featured the lyrics "I got up feeling so down"?

    • A.

      Black Hole Sun

    • B.

      Jesus Christ Pose

    • C.

      My Wave

    • D.

      Outshined

    Correct Answer
    D. Outshined
    Explanation
    "Outshined" is the correct answer because it is a Soundgarden song that includes the lyrics "I got up feeling so down." This song was released in 1991 as part of their album "Badmotorfinger." The lyrics reflect a sense of emotional turmoil and the struggle to find positivity amidst a negative mindset.

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  • 21. 

    Which Soundgarden album title was based on misreading the name of a music video?

    • A.

      Down On The Upside

    • B.

      Badmotorfinger

    • C.

      Superunknown

    • D.

      Ultramega OK

    Correct Answer
    C. Superunknown
    Explanation
    The album title "Superunknown" was based on misreading the name of a music video. This suggests that the band members misread or misunderstood the name of a music video, which led them to come up with the album title.

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  • 22. 

    Which Soundgarden album features a photo of Chris Cornell in mid-headbang?

    • A.

      Superunknown

    • B.

      Badmotorfinger

    • C.

      Louder Than Love

    • D.

      Ultramega OK

    Correct Answer
    C. Louder Than Love
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Louder Than Love" because this Soundgarden album features a photo of Chris Cornell in mid-headbang on the album cover.

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  • 23. 

    What Seattle-area photographer's work was featured on Soundgarden's Louder Than Love?

    • A.

      Tony Gale

    • B.

      Graham Smith

    • C.

      John Guttman

    • D.

      Charles Peterson

    Correct Answer
    D. Charles Peterson
    Explanation
    Charles Peterson is the correct answer because his work was featured on Soundgarden's Louder Than Love. This suggests that Peterson is a Seattle-area photographer whose photographs were chosen to be included in the album.

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  • 24. 

    Kim Thayil has said Soundgarden's album Badmotorfinger is a play on what term?

    • A.

      Butter Finger

    • B.

      Badmotorscooter

    • C.

      Bad Company

    • D.

      Motorhead

    Correct Answer
    B. Badmotorscooter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Badmotorscooter." Kim Thayil, a member of the band Soundgarden, has stated that the album title "Badmotorfinger" is a play on the term "Badmotorscooter."

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  • 25. 

    What song did Soundgarden perform in the movie "Singles"?

    • A.

      Loud Love

    • B.

      Birth Ritual

    • C.

      Full On Kevin's Mom

    • D.

      Spoonman

    Correct Answer
    B. Birth Ritual
    Explanation
    In the movie "Singles," Soundgarden performed the song "Birth Ritual."

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  • 26. 

    What Soundgarden song was featured in the movie "Pump Up the Volume"?

    • A.

      Heretic

    • B.

      One Minute Of Silence

    • C.

      Get On The Snake

    • D.

      Big Dumb Sex

    Correct Answer
    A. Heretic
    Explanation
    "Heretic" is the correct answer because it was featured in the movie "Pump Up the Volume". The song was included in the soundtrack of the film, which starred Christian Slater. Soundgarden, an American rock band, contributed several songs to the soundtrack, including "Heretic".

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  • 27. 

    What Soundgarden song appeared on the soundtrack of the movie "Basketball Diaries"?

    • A.

      Face Pollution

    • B.

      Blind Dogs

    • C.

      Holy Water

    • D.

      Mind Riot

    Correct Answer
    B. Blind Dogs
    Explanation
    "Blind Dogs" is the correct answer because it is the only Soundgarden song that appeared on the soundtrack of the movie "Basketball Diaries". The other options, "Face Pollution", "Holy Water", and "Mind Riot", did not appear on the soundtrack of this particular movie.

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  • 28. 

    What band did Soundgarden open for in 1991?

    • A.

      Pearl Jam

    • B.

      Neil Young

    • C.

      Nirvana

    • D.

      Guns N' Roses

    Correct Answer
    D. Guns N' Roses
    Explanation
    In 1991, Soundgarden opened for Guns N' Roses.

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  • 29. 

    What Grammy Award was Soundgarden's Superunknown album nominated for in 1994?

    • A.

      Album Of The Year

    • B.

      Best Alternative Music Album

    • C.

      Best Rock Album

    • D.

      Best Pop Vocal Album

    Correct Answer
    C. Best Rock Album
    Explanation
    In 1994, Soundgarden's Superunknown album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album. This category recognizes outstanding rock albums in terms of musicality, production, and overall impact. Superunknown, with its blend of heavy alternative rock and grunge influences, was a standout album during that time and received critical acclaim. The nomination for Best Rock Album is a testament to the album's quality and its impact on the rock music scene.

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  • 30. 

    What Soundgarden song won the 1995 Grammy for Best Metal Performance?

    • A.

      Black Hole Sun

    • B.

      My Wave

    • C.

      Spoonman

    • D.

      Fell On Black Days

    Correct Answer
    C. Spoonman
    Explanation
    Spoonman is the correct answer because it won the 1995 Grammy for Best Metal Performance. Soundgarden's unique blend of heavy metal and alternative rock was showcased in this song, which features intricate guitar riffs, powerful vocals, and a prominent spoon solo. The Grammy win solidified Soundgarden's influence and success in the metal genre during the mid-1990s.

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  • 31. 

    Where did Soundgarden's last concert take place?

    • A.

      Seattle, WA

    • B.

      Albuquerque, NM

    • C.

      New York City

    • D.

      Honolulu, HI

    Correct Answer
    D. Honolulu, HI
    Explanation
    Soundgarden's last concert took place in Honolulu, HI.

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  • 32. 

    What Spinal Tap song has Soundgarden covered live?

    • A.

      Sex Farm

    • B.

      Stonehenge

    • C.

      Big Bottoms

    • D.

      Smell The Glove

    Correct Answer
    C. Big Bottoms
    Explanation
    Soundgarden has covered the Spinal Tap song "Big Bottoms" live.

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  • 33. 

    The band Hater was a side-project of which two Soundgarden members?

    • A.

      Kim Thayil and Hiro Yamamoto

    • B.

      Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd

    • C.

      Ben Shepherd and Hiro Yamamoto

    • D.

      Chris Cornell and Kim Thayil

    Correct Answer
    B. Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd. Hater was a side-project of Soundgarden, and Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd were both members of Soundgarden.

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  • 34. 

    Which Soundgarden album made Q Magazine's list of 50 Heaviest Albums of all time?

    • A.

      Superunknown

    • B.

      Ultramega OK

    • C.

      Louder Than Love

    • D.

      Badmotorfinger

    Correct Answer
    C. Louder Than Love
    Explanation
    Louder Than Love is the correct answer because it is the Soundgarden album that made Q Magazine's list of 50 Heaviest Albums of all time.

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