The Cars Rock Band Quiz

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The Cars Rock Band Quiz

Classic rock bands carry so much history with them. Having been around for a long time, you might want to try and see how well you have heard or known about the Cars Rock Band. All the best.


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  • 1. 
    Which thing does Ric Ocasek appear as in the "You Might Think" video?
    • A. 

      A Toothbrush

    • B. 

      A Hair Roller

    • C. 

      A Cat

    • D. 

      A Fly

  • 2. 
    In 2003 "The Cars" was listed as 282nd greatest album of all time by what magazine?
    • A. 

      Smash Hits

    • B. 

      Billboard

    • C. 

      Rock Sound

    • D. 

      Rolling Stone

  • 3. 
    What Cars song says "You're always dancing down the street with your suede blue eyes"?
    • A. 

      My Best Friend's Girl

    • B. 

      Just What I Needed

    • C. 

      I'm In Touch With Your World

    • D. 

      Moving In Stereo

  • 4. 
    Greg Hawkes of The Cars released a solo album, "Niagara Falls" which featured what?
    • A. 

      Updated Versions Of Cars Classics

    • B. 

      Gospel Music

    • C. 

      50's Style Rock And Roll

    • D. 

      Weird Sounding Instrumentals

  • 5. 
    Who was the drummer for the classic rock group, The Cars?
    • A. 

      Greg Hawkes

    • B. 

      Ric Ocasek

    • C. 

      Ben Orr

    • D. 

      David Robinson

  • 6. 
    Which '80's artists does VH1 compare The Cars to in their biography?
    • A. 

      Adam Ant & The Thompson Twins

    • B. 

      Blondie & Talking Heads

    • C. 

      Culture Club & Wham

    • D. 

      Duran Duran & Spandau Ballet

  • 7. 
    Who designed the Cars' sexy pin-ups for their "Candy-O" album sleeve?
    • A. 

      Rod Smallwood

    • B. 

      Derek Riggs

    • C. 

      Alberto Vargas

    • D. 

      Roger Dean

  • 8. 
    What was the name of the group that Ric Ocasek and Ben Orr formed in 1974?
    • A. 

      Cap'n Swing

    • B. 

      Modern Lovers

    • C. 

      Stringri-la

    • D. 

      Tree Sap

  • 9. 
    What was the title of the solo album Cars' guitarist Elliot Easton released in 1984?
    • A. 

      Change No Change

    • B. 

      The Worst Album

    • C. 

      Lost In Space

    • D. 

      Heavy Fever

  • 10. 
    What is the cover art on The Cars' debut album "The Cars"?
    • A. 

      Redhead With Short Shorts & Heels

    • B. 

      Red Car Driving Thru Clouds

    • C. 

      Racecar With A Blonde On The Hood

    • D. 

      Girl Sitting At The Wheel Of A Car

  • 11. 
    What song from The Cars debut album was in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High"?
    • A. 

      Bye Bye Love

    • B. 

      Moving In Stereo

    • C. 

      Just What I Needed

    • D. 

      You're All I've Got Tonight

  • 12. 
    • A. 

      Gregg Hawkes

    • B. 

      David Robinson

    • C. 

      Ric Ocasek

    • D. 

      Ben Orr

  • 13. 
    Who was the producer of The Cars' last studio album, "Door to Door"?
    • A. 

      David Robinson

    • B. 

      Ric Ocasek

    • C. 

      Greg Hawkes

    • D. 

      Ben Orr

  • 14. 
    What's the name of the artwork on the cover The Cars' album "Heartbeat City"?
    • A. 

      Art-O-Matic-Loop-Di-Loop

    • B. 

      Zippity Doo Dah

    • C. 

      Blonde Joke

    • D. 

      Crazy Messed-Up Livin'

  • 15. 
    When did The Cars first have a top 100 single on the year-end Billboard Charts?
    • A. 

      1980

    • B. 

      1971

    • C. 

      1986

    • D. 

      1966

  • 16. 
    What folk trio were Ric Ocasek and Ben Orr part of prior to The Cars?
    • A. 

      The Kingston Trio

    • B. 

      The Big 3

    • C. 

      The Corries

    • D. 

      Milkwood

  • 17. 
    Where did The Cars' album title "Candy-O" come from?
    • A. 

      Ben Orr's First Girlfriend

    • B. 

      Nickname For Ric Ocasek's Sister

    • C. 

      A Brand Of Candy Cigarette

    • D. 

      Love Of Candy Orange Slices

  • 18. 
    Which Cars demo-taped song 1st became a hit on WBCN in Boston?
    • A. 

      Let's Go

    • B. 

      My Best Friend's Girl

    • C. 

      Good Times Roll

    • D. 

      Just What I Needed

  • 19. 
    After the 4th album came out in 1981,The Cars recorded a soundtrack for what film?
    • A. 

      Chapter-X

    • B. 

      Malcolm X

    • C. 

      The X Files

    • D. 

      Ultimum X

  • 20. 
    In the song "Emotion in Motion" what line follows, the first "I would do anything.."?
    • A. 

      To Understand You

    • B. 

      To Hold Onto You

    • C. 

      If I Could Get You To Stay

    • D. 

      That You Want Me To

  • 21. 
    At the 1st Live Aid concert, which Cars song included a video of starving children?
    • A. 

      You Might Think

    • B. 

      Look In Your Eyes

    • C. 

      Emotion In Motion

    • D. 

      Drive

  • 22. 
    Why did former Cars members reform the group into a new group, The New Cars?
    • A. 

      They'd Planned To Since 1988

    • B. 

      All 5 Original Members Wanted To

    • C. 

      To Participate In The Blondie Tour

    • D. 

      Ric Ocasek's 57th Birthday

  • 23. 
    Which Cars song was rated #30 on the Rolling Stone 100 Top Music Videos list in 1993?
    • A. 

      Just What I Needed

    • B. 

      My Best Friend's Girl

    • C. 

      Drive

    • D. 

      You Might Think

  • 24. 
    In which early '80's Cars video does Ric Ocasek start hallucinating?
    • A. 

      Shake It Up

    • B. 

      Panorama

    • C. 

      Since You're Gone

    • D. 

      Touch and Go

  • 25. 
    Which Cars video was the only new one produced from their Greatest Hits album?
    • A. 

      My Best Friend's Girl

    • B. 

      Tonight She Comes

    • C. 

      I'm Not The One

    • D. 

      Just What I Needed

  • 26. 
    Why did The Cars disband in 1988?
    • A. 

      Dropped By Their Record Label

    • B. 

      Death Of Ben Orr

    • C. 

      Hit With Major Lawsuits

    • D. 

      Poor Ticket Sales On 1987 Tour

  • 27. 
    Which Cars album received the most critical acclaim?
    • A. 

      Shake It Up

    • B. 

      Panorama

    • C. 

      The Cars

    • D. 

      Candy-O

  • 28. 
    About how long does the Cars album "Just What I Needed: The Cars Anthology" run?
    • A. 

      2 Hours

    • B. 

      1 1/2 Hours

    • C. 

      2 1/2 Hours

    • D. 

      1 Hour

  • 29. 
    What does the group Richard and the Rabbits have to do with the Cars?
    • A. 

      Ric Ocasek & Ben Orr Started It

    • B. 

      It Sued The Cars In 1983

    • C. 

      Ex-Cars Members Are In It

    • D. 

      It Stole Many Songs From The Cars

  • 30. 
    What Cars album was recorded but never released?
    • A. 

      Just like In The Old Days

    • B. 

      Prototypes: Raw Hits And Rarities

    • C. 

      Sticking To Our Stuff

    • D. 

      The Great And Not So Great

  • 31. 
    What was the name of the only solo album Ben Orr of the Cars ever released?
    • A. 

      Silver Buckles

    • B. 

      The Boots

    • C. 

      Red Belt

    • D. 

      The Lace

  • 32. 
    How long did it take The Cars to record their debut album, "The Cars"?
    • A. 

      2 Weeks

    • B. 

      3 Months

    • C. 

      6 Months

    • D. 

      2 Years

  • 33. 
    Which album made the Cars one of the superstar rock acts of the '80's?
    • A. 

      Panorama

    • B. 

      Candy-O

    • C. 

      Heartbeat City

    • D. 

      Shake It Up

  • 34. 
    What was the title of The New Cars album released in June, 2006?
    • A. 

      It's Alive

    • B. 

      Musical Cars

    • C. 

      Revival

    • D. 

      Car Mania

  • 35. 
    How many top 10 singles did The Cars have on the Billboard Pop Charts?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      4

    • C. 

      2

    • D. 

      10

  • 36. 
    What is notable about Elliot Easton playing the guitar?
    • A. 

      He's Missing A Finger

    • B. 

      He's Left-Handed

    • C. 

      He Has No Music Training

    • D. 

      He's Deaf

  • 37. 
    Which Cars album has been called futuristic-pop?
    • A. 

      Shake It Up

    • B. 

      The Cars

    • C. 

      Heartbeat City

    • D. 

      Panorama

  • 38. 
    Which of the following terms did Rolling Stone magazine use to describe The Cars?
    • A. 

      Wild & Crazy

    • B. 

      Chaotic Phrasing

    • C. 

      Frontal Assault

    • D. 

      Non-Agressive Lyrics

  • 39. 
    Which music idol did Ric Ocasek pay tribute to on the Cars' album "Shake It Up"?
    • A. 

      Elvis Presley

    • B. 

      Chuck Berry

    • C. 

      Bill Haley

    • D. 

      Buddy Holly

  • 40. 
    Ric Ocasek of The Cars has always dreamed of being which fictional character?
    • A. 

      Mighty Mouse

    • B. 

      The Winchester guy

    • C. 

      Marlboro Man

    • D. 

      A Ninja turtle

  • 41. 
    What word did Ric Ocasek use to describe "The Cars' Anthology: Just What I Needed"?
    • A. 

      Getchertiktz

    • B. 

      Coffin

    • C. 

      Amen

    • D. 

      OcaSICK

  • 42. 
    How many copies of the Cars' debut album "The Cars" have been sold?
    • A. 

      Just Short Of 2 Million

    • B. 

      Over 6 Million

    • C. 

      Over A Million

    • D. 

      Around 3 Million

  • 43. 
    What was The Cars' guitarist Elliot Easton's birth name?
    • A. 

      Sammy Lebowitz

    • B. 

      Elliot Arthur Godfrey

    • C. 

      Elliot Shapiro

    • D. 

      Steven Jaworsky

  • 44. 
    What did The Cars' Greg Hawkes give up piano lessons because of as a child?
    • A. 

      Boxing Lessons

    • B. 

      Baseball

    • C. 

      Comic Books

    • D. 

      Cub Scouts

  • 45. 
    What album did the group Milkwood, featuring 3 future members of The Cars, release?
    • A. 

      How's The Weather

    • B. 

      What's Up, Doc

    • C. 

      Who Can I Turn To

    • D. 

      What's With You

  • 46. 
    Which member of The Cars came up with the group's name?
    • A. 

      Rick Ocasek

    • B. 

      Ben Orr

    • C. 

      Greg Hawkes

    • D. 

      David Robinson

  • 47. 
    What local TV show had Ben Orr of The Cars been house band leader on as a teen?
    • A. 

      Hullabaloo

    • B. 

      Upbeat

    • C. 

      Shindig

    • D. 

      American Bandstand

  • 48. 
    During a Cars hiatus, Ric Ocasek became producer for which New Wave groups?
    • A. 

      Suicide & Romeo Void

    • B. 

      The Nerves & The Jam

    • C. 

      Television & The B-52s

    • D. 

      DEVO & Tubeway Army

  • 49. 
    Which song from The Cars' album "The Cars" peaked highest on the Billboard charts?
    • A. 

      My Best Friend's Girl

    • B. 

      Good Times Roll

    • C. 

      Moving In Stereo

    • D. 

      Just What I Needed

  • 50. 
    What 1988 movie did Ric Ocasek of The Cars play a musician in?
    • A. 

      Beaches

    • B. 

      Hairspray

    • C. 

      Willow

    • D. 

      Cocktail