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  • 1. 

    What Beach Boys album contained a cover of Dick Dales "Lets Go Trippin"?

    • A.

      Wild Honey

    • B.

      Surfin' USA

    • C.

      Pet Sounds

    • D.

      Little Deuce Coupe

    Correct Answer
    B. Surfin' USA
    Explanation
    "Surfin' USA" is the correct answer because it is the only album listed that contains a cover of Dick Dale's "Let's Go Trippin." The other albums listed do not have this particular song as part of their tracklist.

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  • 2. 

    What was The Beach Boys first big hit in 1963?

    • A.

      Surfin' USA

    • B.

      Surf City

    • C.

      Barbara Ann

    • D.

      Dead Man's Curve

    Correct Answer
    A. Surfin' USA
    Explanation
    Surfin' USA was The Beach Boys' first big hit in 1963. This song, written by Brian Wilson, showcased the band's signature harmonies and catchy melodies. It reached number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and became an anthem for the surfing culture of the time. With its upbeat and energetic sound, Surfin' USA solidified The Beach Boys' status as one of the leading groups in the surf rock genre.

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  • 3. 

    Which is the Christine McVie song about Beach Boy Dennis Wilson?

    • A.

      Stand Back

    • B.

      Love Will Show Us How

    • C.

      Tusk

    • D.

      Hold Me

    Correct Answer
    D. Hold Me
    Explanation
    "Hold Me" is the Christine McVie song about Beach Boy Dennis Wilson.

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  • 4. 

    Which is not a name The Beach Boys went by?

    • A.

      Carl And The Passions

    • B.

      The Pendletones

    • C.

      The Five Survivors

    • D.

      Kenny And The Cadets

    Correct Answer
    C. The Five Survivors
    Explanation
    The Beach Boys never went by the name "The Five Survivors." They were initially known as The Pendletones, then changed their name to The Beach Boys. They also had a side project called Carl and the Passions and released a single under the name Kenny and the Cadets.

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  • 5. 

    Who officially, was The Beach Boys' first record producer?

    • A.

      Hite Morgan

    • B.

      Murray Wilson

    • C.

      Nick Venet

    • D.

      Brian Wilson

    Correct Answer
    C. Nick Venet
    Explanation
    Nick Venet was officially The Beach Boys' first record producer. He worked with the band during their early years and played a crucial role in shaping their sound and helping them achieve commercial success. Venet produced their first studio album, "Surfin' Safari," which included their breakthrough hit single, "Surfin' Safari." His production skills and guidance were instrumental in establishing The Beach Boys' signature harmonies and surf rock sound.

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  • 6. 

    Who gave The Beach Boys their name?

    • A.

      Record Producer Nick Venet

    • B.

      Beach Boy Brian Wilson

    • C.

      Record Promoter Russ Regan

    • D.

      Beach Boy Father Murray Wilson

    Correct Answer
    C. Record Promoter Russ Regan
    Explanation
    Record Promoter Russ Regan gave The Beach Boys their name. This suggests that Russ Regan played a significant role in the early career of the band, possibly by signing them to a record deal or promoting their music. It implies that the band members themselves did not come up with the name, but rather it was given to them by someone in the music industry.

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  • 7. 

    Which Beach Boy produced records with Terry Melcher in the early 1960's?

    • A.

      Brian Wilson

    • B.

      Bruce Johnston

    • C.

      Carl Wilson

    • D.

      Dennis Wilson

    Correct Answer
    B. Bruce Johnston
    Explanation
    Bruce Johnston is the correct answer because he collaborated with Terry Melcher in the early 1960s. Terry Melcher was a record producer and musician, known for his work with various artists including The Beach Boys. Together, Bruce Johnston and Terry Melcher worked on producing records during this time period.

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  • 8. 

    Which was The Beach Boys first hit?

    • A.

      Surfin USA

    • B.

      Surfin

    • C.

      Surfin Safari

    • D.

      Surfer Girl

    Correct Answer
    B. Surfin
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Surfin." The Beach Boys' first hit was "Surfin," which was released in 1961. This song helped to establish their signature sound and laid the foundation for their success in the music industry.

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  • 9. 

    What was the name of the first Beach Boys' car song to be released?

    • A.

      409

    • B.

      Little Deuce Coupe

    • C.

      Our Car Club

    • D.

      Shut Down

    Correct Answer
    A. 409
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "409". This was the first Beach Boys' car song to be released. It was a popular song that highlighted the powerful engine of the Chevrolet 409, which was a popular car at the time. The song's catchy melody and lyrics about the car's speed and performance resonated with audiences, making it a hit for the Beach Boys.

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  • 10. 

    Which Beach Boys' song was the first released to bear Carl Wilson's name as writer or co-writer?

    • A.

      Karate (Aka Beach Boys Stomp)

    • B.

      Shut Down Part II

    • C.

      Surfer's Stomp

    • D.

      Surf Jam

    Correct Answer
    D. Surf Jam
    Explanation
    Surf Jam is the correct answer because it was the first Beach Boys' song to bear Carl Wilson's name as a writer or co-writer. This means that Carl Wilson either wrote or co-wrote the song, making it the first official release where he was credited for his contribution.

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  • 11. 

    In 1986-87, Brian Wilson co-wrote the song "Let's Go to Heaven in My Car" for the movie "Police Academy 4", who co-wrote the song with him?

    • A.

      Gary Usher

    • B.

      Mike Love

    • C.

      Tony Asher

    • D.

      Roger Christian

    Correct Answer
    A. Gary Usher
    Explanation
    Brian Wilson co-wrote the song "Let's Go to Heaven in My Car" for the movie "Police Academy 4" with Gary Usher.

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  • 12. 

    On which of the following Beach Boys' songs is Gary Usher not listed as a co-writer?

    • A.

      Let's Go To Heaven In My Car

    • B.

      In My Room

    • C.

      In My Car

    • D.

      Little Deuce Coupe

    Correct Answer
    C. In My Car
    Explanation
    Gary Usher is not listed as a co-writer on the song "In My Car".

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  • 13. 

    What Beach Boys song was specially recorded as the theme song for the 1979 movie "Americathon" starring John Ritter?

    • A.

      Keepin' The Summer Alive

    • B.

      It's A Beautiful Day

    • C.

      Here Comes The Night (Disco Version)

    • D.

      Good Timin'

    Correct Answer
    B. It's A Beautiful Day
    Explanation
    "It's A Beautiful Day" was specially recorded as the theme song for the 1979 movie "Americathon" starring John Ritter.

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  • 14. 

    Former Byrd Roger McGuinn co-wrote which song on The Beach Boys' "Love You" album?

    • A.

      The Night Was So Young

    • B.

      Mona

    • C.

      Honkin' Down The Highway

    • D.

      Ding Dang

    Correct Answer
    D. Ding Dang
    Explanation
    Roger McGuinn co-wrote the song "Ding Dang" on The Beach Boys' "Love You" album.

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  • 15. 

    Which of these came first?

    • A.

      Recording Engineer Stephen Desper

    • B.

      The Beach Boys Album Holland

    • C.

      Co-Writer And Manager Jack Rielly

    • D.

      Recording Engineer Stephen Moffit

    Correct Answer
    A. Recording Engineer Stephen Desper
    Explanation
    Recording Engineer Stephen Desper came first because the question is asking for the person or entity that came before the others listed.

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  • 16. 

    Which Beach Boy appeared on an episode of "T.J. Hooker"?

    • A.

      Brian Wilson

    • B.

      Mike Love

    • C.

      Dennis Wilson

    • D.

      Carl Wilson

    Correct Answer
    D. Carl Wilson
    Explanation
    Carl Wilson appeared on an episode of "T.J. Hooker".

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  • 17. 

    Which tune was incorporated into the recording of Brian and daughter Carnie Wilson's "Fantasy is Reality/Bells of Madness"?

    • A.

      Lazy Lizzy

    • B.

      Radio King Dom

    • C.

      Better Get Back In Bed

    • D.

      Ding Dang

    Correct Answer
    D. Ding Dang
    Explanation
    The tune "Ding Dang" was incorporated into the recording of Brian and daughter Carnie Wilson's "Fantasy is Reality/Bells of Madness".

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  • 18. 

    In the mid-1960's, Beach Boy Brian Wilson recorded a public service announcement about what?

    • A.

      School Music Programs

    • B.

      Drug Abuse

    • C.

      Medical Research

    • D.

      Air Pollution

    Correct Answer
    D. Air Pollution
    Explanation
    During the mid-1960s, there was a growing concern about air pollution and its impact on the environment. Brian Wilson, as a member of the Beach Boys, used his platform and influence to raise awareness about this issue. Recording a public service announcement about air pollution was a way for him to encourage the public to take action and address this pressing problem.

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  • 19. 

    Which Beach Boy sang "Hey Little Cobra"?

    • A.

      Alan Jardine

    • B.

      Carl Wilson

    • C.

      Bruce Johnston

    • D.

      Brian Wilson

    Correct Answer
    C. Bruce Johnston
    Explanation
    Bruce Johnston is the correct answer because he was a member of The Beach Boys and also sang the song "Hey Little Cobra".

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  • 20. 

    Which Beach Boy sang "Sail On Sailor"?

    • A.

      Blondie Chaplin

    • B.

      Ricky Fataar

    • C.

      Carl Wilson

    • D.

      Brian Wilson

    Correct Answer
    A. Blondie Chaplin
    Explanation
    Blondie Chaplin is the correct answer because he is the Beach Boy who sang "Sail On Sailor." He joined the band in the early 1970s and contributed to their album "Holland," where the song appears. Chaplin's unique vocal style and musical talents made him a valuable addition to the Beach Boys during that period.

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  • 21. 

    Which one does not belong?

    • A.

      Cabin Essence

    • B.

      Grand Coolie Dam

    • C.

      Wind Chimes

    • D.

      Who Ran The Iron Horse?

    Correct Answer
    C. Wind Chimes
    Explanation
    Wind Chimes does not belong because it is the only option that does not refer to a specific location or structure. Cabin Essence refers to a type of building or structure, Grand Coolie Dam refers to a specific dam, and Who Ran The Iron Horse? refers to a specific event or question. Wind Chimes, on the other hand, is a generic term for a musical instrument and does not have a specific location or reference.

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  • 22. 

    Which one did The Beach Boys not sing with?

    • A.

      The Hollies

    • B.

      Chicago

    • C.

      David Lee Roth

    • D.

      The Carpenters

    Correct Answer
    D. The Carpenters
    Explanation
    The Beach Boys did not sing with The Carpenters. The Beach Boys were known for their harmonious vocal style and were associated with other bands and artists such as The Hollies, Chicago, and David Lee Roth. However, there is no record or evidence of The Beach Boys collaborating or singing with The Carpenters.

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  • 23. 

    What was the first Beach Boys song written by members without their leader Brian Wilson?

    • A.

      How She Boogalooed It

    • B.

      Little Bird

    • C.

      Everyone's In Love With You

    • D.

      Brian's Back

    Correct Answer
    A. How She Boogalooed It
    Explanation
    "How She Boogalooed It" was the first Beach Boys song written by members without their leader Brian Wilson. This indicates that the other three options were either written by Brian Wilson himself or in collaboration with him.

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  • 24. 

    Which Beach Boy married his second cousin?

    • A.

      Alan Jardine

    • B.

      Brian Wilson

    • C.

      Dennis Wilson

    • D.

      Mike Love

    Correct Answer
    C. Dennis Wilson
    Explanation
    Dennis Wilson is the correct answer because he married his second cousin, Shawn Marie Love, in 1976. Although it may seem unusual, it is not uncommon for people to marry their second cousins, as they share a common great-grandparent. In the case of Dennis Wilson, he found love within his own family and chose to marry his second cousin.

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  • 25. 

    Who played harp on The Beach Boys tune "Catch a Wave"?

    • A.

      Audree Wilson

    • B.

      Maureen Love

    • C.

      Lyle Ritz

    • D.

      Brian Wilson

    Correct Answer
    B. Maureen Love
    Explanation
    Maureen Love played harp on The Beach Boys tune "Catch a Wave".

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  • 26. 

    Beach Boy Brian Wilson produced a record for which singing 1960's sit-com star?

    • A.

      Shelly Fabares

    • B.

      Pat Paulsen

    • C.

      Paul Petersen

    • D.

      Ricky Nelson

    Correct Answer
    C. Paul Petersen
    Explanation
    Paul Petersen is the correct answer because he was a singing 1960's sit-com star known for his role as Jeff Stone in "The Donna Reed Show." Brian Wilson, as a member of The Beach Boys, was a renowned producer and songwriter during the same era. Therefore, it is plausible that Wilson would have produced a record for Petersen, given their shared prominence in the 1960s music and television industry.

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  • 27. 

    Which song is not on The Beach Boys' "Christmas Album"?

    • A.

      White Christmas

    • B.

      Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

    • C.

      Frosty The Snowman

    • D.

      Blue Christmas

    Correct Answer
    B. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
    Explanation
    The song "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer" is not on The Beach Boys' "Christmas Album". This can be inferred from the given options where all the other songs - "White Christmas", "Frosty The Snowman", and "Blue Christmas" are mentioned as being on the album.

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  • 28. 

    Who has not played guitar on a Beach Boys-related recording?

    • A.

      Elliot Easton

    • B.

      Joe Walsh

    • C.

      Billy Hinsche

    • D.

      Billy Strange

    Correct Answer
    B. Joe Walsh
    Explanation
    Joe Walsh has not played guitar on a Beach Boys-related recording. This is because Joe Walsh is primarily known as a guitarist for the band Eagles, not the Beach Boys. While the other three options - Elliot Easton, Billy Hinsche, and Billy Strange - have all been associated with the Beach Boys and have played guitar on their recordings, Joe Walsh's name does not come up in relation to the Beach Boys' music.

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  • 29. 

    What was the title of the NBC Beach Boys special Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels was working on in 1976?

    • A.

      The Beach Boys: An American Band

    • B.

      Funny, Funny, Funny

    • C.

      The Beach Boys: It's Ok

    • D.

      Summer Fun

    Correct Answer
    C. The Beach Boys: It's Ok
    Explanation
    In 1976, Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels was working on a NBC Beach Boys special titled "The Beach Boys: It's Ok".

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  • 30. 

    What was the first Beach Boys compilation (greatest hits-type) album to be released in the 1980's?

    • A.

      Ten Years Of Harmony

    • B.

      Sunshine Dream

    • C.

      Endless Summer

    • D.

      Endless Harmony

    Correct Answer
    A. Ten Years Of Harmony
    Explanation
    "Ten Years Of Harmony" was the first Beach Boys compilation album to be released in the 1980s. This album was a collection of their greatest hits from the previous decade, showcasing their harmonious sound and musical achievements. It served as a retrospective of their work and was released to celebrate their ten-year anniversary in the music industry.

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