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  • 1. 

    Which Beach Boys' song contains the lyric, "You gotta be a little nuts, we'll show 'em now who's got guts"?

    • A.

      I Get Around

    • B.

      Shut Down

    • C.

      Don't Back Down

    • D.

      Be True To Your School

    Correct Answer
    C. Don't Back Down
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Don't Back Down." This song by the Beach Boys contains the lyric, "You gotta be a little nuts, we'll show 'em now who's got guts." The lyric suggests that the song is about being determined and not giving up in the face of challenges or criticism.

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  • 2. 

    Which Beach Boys' song contains the lyric, "She was gonna be my wife and I was gonna be her man"?

    • A.

      Don't Worry, Baby

    • B.

      Help Me, Rhonda

    • C.

      When I Grow Up

    • D.

      Wendy

    Correct Answer
    B. Help Me, Rhonda
    Explanation
    "Help Me, Rhonda" is the correct answer because it is a song by The Beach Boys that contains the lyric, "She was gonna be my wife and I was gonna be her man." This lyric refers to the narrator's romantic relationship and his plans for marriage. The other song options do not contain this specific lyric.

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  • 3. 

    Which Beach Boys' song contains the lyric, "I know perfectly well I'm not where I should be"?

    • A.

      Please Let Me Wonder

    • B.

      God Only Knows

    • C.

      You Still Believe In Me

    • D.

      When I Grow Up

    Correct Answer
    C. You Still Believe In Me
    Explanation
    "You Still Believe In Me" is the correct answer because it is a Beach Boys' song that contains the lyric, "I know perfectly well I'm not where I should be." This lyric reflects a sense of self-awareness and the acknowledgment that the narrator is not in the ideal or expected place in their life. The song explores themes of insecurity and the need for reassurance, which is conveyed through the lyrics and the overall tone of the music.

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  • 4. 

    Which song by The Beach Boys contains the lyric "In the cantina margaritas keep the spirit high"?

    • A.

      Do You Dig Worms?

    • B.

      Wonderful

    • C.

      Bicycle Rider

    • D.

      Heroes And Villains

    Correct Answer
    D. Heroes And Villains
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Heroes And Villains." This song by The Beach Boys contains the lyric "In the cantina margaritas keep the spirit high."

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  • 5. 

    Which Beach Boys' song contains the lyric, "She was born in '32/she took some beatings but never once complained"?

    • A.

      We'll Run Away

    • B.

      Car Crazy Cutie

    • C.

      Don't Back Down

    • D.

      Ballad Of Ole' Betsy

    Correct Answer
    D. Ballad Of Ole' Betsy
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Ballad Of Ole' Betsy". This song by The Beach Boys contains the lyric, "She was born in '32/she took some beatings but never once complained".

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  • 6. 

    On what Beach Boys album did Joe Walsh play guitar?

    • A.

      L.A. (Light Album)

    • B.

      Keepin' The Summer Alive

    • C.

      15 Big Ones

    • D.

      Carl & The Passions: So Tough

    Correct Answer
    B. Keepin' The Summer Alive
    Explanation
    Joe Walsh played guitar on the Beach Boys album "Keepin' The Summer Alive".

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  • 7. 

    Which Beach Boy said that he was just sitting at the piano during the concert, because he was enjoying the show too much?

    • A.

      Dennis Wilson

    • B.

      Brian Wilson

    • C.

      Bruce Johnston

    • D.

      Ricky Fataar

    Correct Answer
    B. Brian Wilson
    Explanation
    Brian Wilson said that he was just sitting at the piano during the concert because he was enjoying the show too much.

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  • 8. 

    In a 1960's magazine article, who was dubbed Brian Wilson's puppets?

    • A.

      The Beach Boys

    • B.

      The Wrecking Crew

    • C.

      Capitol Records

    • D.

      Louie & Banana

    Correct Answer
    A. The Beach Boys
    Explanation
    In a 1960's magazine article, Brian Wilson's puppets were dubbed The Beach Boys. This suggests that Brian Wilson had a significant influence and control over the band's music and direction during that time period. The term "puppets" implies that the members of The Beach Boys were seen as instruments or tools through which Brian Wilson expressed his creative vision. This explanation aligns with the popular perception of Brian Wilson as the main creative force behind The Beach Boys' success in the 1960s.

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  • 9. 

    What surf group did Murray Wilson assemble after he was fired from managing The Beach Boys?

    • A.

      The Safaris

    • B.

      The Stingrays

    • C.

      The Mur-Rays

    • D.

      The Sunrays

    Correct Answer
    D. The Sunrays
    Explanation
    Murray Wilson, after being fired from managing The Beach Boys, assembled a surf group called The Sunrays.

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  • 10. 

    What was the name of the record company The Beach Boys started?

    • A.

      Smile Industries

    • B.

      Carribou Records

    • C.

      Brother Records

    • D.

      Sea Of Tunes

    Correct Answer
    C. Brother Records
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Brother Records. Brother Records was the record company that The Beach Boys started.

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  • 11. 

    What was odd about Brian Wilson's refrigerators at his mansion in the late 1960's?

    • A.

      They Were Used As Echo Chambers

    • B.

      They Were Only For Decoration

    • C.

      They Were Padlocked Closed

    • D.

      They Were To Be Used As Cryogenic Caskets

    Correct Answer
    C. They Were Padlocked Closed
    Explanation
    In the late 1960s, Brian Wilson's refrigerators at his mansion were padlocked closed. This suggests that he did not use them for their intended purpose of storing food or beverages. The reason behind padlocking the refrigerators remains unknown, but it could be speculated that Wilson wanted to prevent access to the contents inside or to ensure that they remained unused.

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  • 12. 

    In the mid to late 1960's, where did Beach Boy Brian Wilson insist on holding business meetings?

    • A.

      In The Restrooms At Capitol Records

    • B.

      In His Private Plane

    • C.

      In His Bedroom

    • D.

      In His Swimming Pool

    Correct Answer
    D. In His Swimming Pool
    Explanation
    Brian Wilson insisted on holding business meetings in his swimming pool. This unconventional choice of location allowed him to relax and feel more comfortable while discussing business matters. It also reflects his unique and creative personality, as he sought to break away from traditional meeting spaces and embrace a more relaxed and unconventional approach to conducting business.

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  • 13. 

    Misheard lyric: "We rolled in horse meat all year through..." is from what song?

    • A.

      Don't Worry, Baby

    • B.

      All Summer Long

    • C.

      Kokomo

    • D.

      Fun, Fun, Fun

    Correct Answer
    B. All Summer Long
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "All Summer Long." This is because the misheard lyric "We rolled in horse meat all year through..." is a misinterpretation of the actual lyric "We rolled in the sand all summer long" from the song.

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  • 14. 

    Misheard Lyric:" Rye, rye, rye, rye Cisco's the guy..." What song is it from?

    • A.

      Fun, Fun, Fun

    • B.

      Be True To Your School

    • C.

      I Get Around

    • D.

      Pom Pom Play Girl

    Correct Answer
    B. Be True To Your School
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Be True To Your School." The misheard lyric "Rye, rye, rye, rye Cisco's the guy" is a misinterpretation of the actual lyric "Rah, rah, rah, rah, sis boom bah." The misheard lyric could be a result of the listener mishearing the words due to the similarity in sound between "Rye" and "Rah." The song "Be True To Your School" is a popular hit by The Beach Boys, known for its catchy melodies and lyrics about school spirit and loyalty.

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  • 15. 

    What song is Misheard Lyric:" Seagulls odor of pee..." from?

    • A.

      The Trader

    • B.

      Heroes And Villains

    • C.

      Surf's Up

    • D.

      Bluebirds Over The Mountain

    Correct Answer
    D. Bluebirds Over The Mountain
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bluebirds Over The Mountain. This song contains the misheard lyric "Seagulls odor of pee..."

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  • 16. 

    What is Brian Wilson's middle name?

    • A.

      Edward

    • B.

      Douglas

    • C.

      Gage

    • D.

      Dean

    Correct Answer
    B. Douglas
    Explanation
    Brian Wilson's middle name is Douglas.

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  • 17. 

    Which Beach Boy was romantically involved with one of the female members of Fleetwood Mac in 1979?

    • A.

      Mike Love

    • B.

      Brian Wilson

    • C.

      Carl Wilson

    • D.

      Dennis Wilson

    Correct Answer
    D. Dennis Wilson
    Explanation
    Dennis Wilson was romantically involved with Christine McVie, one of the female members of Fleetwood Mac, in 1979.

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  • 18. 

    Which surf single reached number one before The Beach Boys?

    • A.

      "26 Miles", The Four Preps

    • B.

      "Surf City", Jan And Dean

    • C.

      "Wipe Out", The Surfaris

    • D.

      "Surfer Joe", The Surfaris

    Correct Answer
    B. "Surf City", Jan And Dean
    Explanation
    "Surf City" by Jan and Dean reached number one before The Beach Boys. This suggests that "Surf City" was a popular surf single that gained significant success and popularity before The Beach Boys' rise to fame.

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  • 19. 

    What famous killer attempted to write songs for The Beach Boys?

    • A.

      Charles Manson

    • B.

      Richard Speck

    • C.

      Ted Bundy

    • D.

      John Wayne Gacy

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles Manson
    Explanation
    Charles Manson, a notorious cult leader and convicted murderer, attempted to write songs for The Beach Boys. Manson had aspirations of becoming a musician and sought to establish a connection with the popular band. However, his efforts were unsuccessful, and his criminal activities later overshadowed any musical ambitions he may have had. Manson's involvement in a series of brutal murders in the late 1960s cemented his place in history as one of the most infamous killers.

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  • 20. 

    What decade is the hit single "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys from?

    • A.

      Sixties

    • B.

      Seventies

    • C.

      Eighties

    • D.

      Nineties

    Correct Answer
    A. Sixties
    Explanation
    "Good Vibrations" by The Beach Boys is a hit single from the sixties. The song was released in 1966 and is considered one of the band's most iconic and influential songs. It showcases the band's innovative and complex production techniques, blending elements of rock, pop, and psychedelia. The song's success and impact on popular music make it synonymous with the musical landscape of the sixties.

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  • 21. 

    What decade is the hit single "Rock And Roll Music" by The Beach Boys from?

    • A.

      Seventies

    • B.

      Nineties

    • C.

      Eighties

    • D.

      2000's

    Correct Answer
    A. Seventies
    Explanation
    "Rock And Roll Music" by The Beach Boys is from the seventies because the song was released in 1976 as part of their album "15 Big Ones." The seventies was a significant decade for The Beach Boys as they made a comeback in the music industry during this time. The song became popular and showcased their signature harmonies and rock sound, which was characteristic of their music in the seventies.

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  • 22. 

    What decade is the hit single "The Beach Boys Medley" by The Beach Boys from?

    • A.

      Eighties

    • B.

      Sixties

    • C.

      Nineties

    • D.

      2000's

    Correct Answer
    A. Eighties
    Explanation
    "The Beach Boys Medley" by The Beach Boys is from the Eighties. This implies that the hit single was released or popular during the 1980s.

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  • 23. 

    What year did The Beach Boys have the hit single "Shut Down" on Capitol?

    • A.

      1994

    • B.

      1978

    • C.

      1963

    • D.

      1993

    Correct Answer
    C. 1963
    Explanation
    In 1963, The Beach Boys had a hit single called "Shut Down" on Capitol. This suggests that the correct answer is 1963.

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  • 24. 

    What year did The Beach Boys have the hit single "I Get Around" on Capitol?

    • A.

      1980

    • B.

      1974

    • C.

      1964

    • D.

      1985

    Correct Answer
    C. 1964
    Explanation
    In 1964, The Beach Boys had the hit single "I Get Around" on Capitol. This song was a major success for the band, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It is considered one of their signature songs and helped solidify their status as one of the most influential and popular American rock bands of the 1960s.

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  • 25. 

    What year did The Beach Boys have the hit single "California Girls" on Capitol Records?

    • A.

      1978

    • B.

      1975

    • C.

      1965

    • D.

      1971

    Correct Answer
    C. 1965
    Explanation
    In 1965, The Beach Boys had the hit single "California Girls" on Capitol Records. This song became one of their most iconic and popular songs, showcasing their signature harmonies and surf rock sound. It was a significant moment in their career and helped solidify their status as one of the most influential bands of the 1960s.

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  • 26. 

    What year did The Beach Boys have the hit single "The Beach Boys Medley" on Capitol?

    • A.

      2001

    • B.

      1990

    • C.

      1981

    • D.

      1988

    Correct Answer
    C. 1981
    Explanation
    In 1981, The Beach Boys had the hit single "The Beach Boys Medley" on Capitol.

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  • 27. 

    What stopped The Beach Boys and Jan and Dean from appearing on each others albums?

    • A.

      Jealousy Between The Artists

    • B.

      Money Issues

    • C.

      A Fight Over A Girlfriend

    • D.

      Record Company Objections

    Correct Answer
    D. Record Company Objections
    Explanation
    The Beach Boys and Jan and Dean were prevented from appearing on each other's albums due to record company objections. The record companies may have had exclusive contracts with each artist, limiting their collaborations or appearances on other albums. This could have been a strategic move by the record companies to protect their investments and maintain control over their artists' careers.

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  • 28. 

    What Beach Boys song was written in honor of John F. Kennedy?

    • A.

      Til I Die

    • B.

      Don't Worry Baby

    • C.

      The Warmth Of The Sun

    • D.

      I Get Around

    Correct Answer
    C. The Warmth Of The Sun
    Explanation
    "The Warmth Of The Sun" was written in honor of John F. Kennedy. This song was released in 1964, shortly after Kennedy's assassination in 1963. The lyrics convey a sense of loss and longing, reflecting the grief and mourning felt by many Americans after Kennedy's death. The song captures the nostalgia and warmth associated with Kennedy's presidency, serving as a tribute to his memory.

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