The Ultimate Pearl Jam Trivia

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  • 1. 

    How old was Eddie Vedder when his father died?

    • A.

      13

    • B.

      6 Months

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      18

    Correct Answer
    A. 13
    Explanation
    Eddie Vedder was 13 years old when his father died.

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  • 2. 

    What's that sound at the end of the song "Brain of J"?

    • A.

      A Real Gun Shot

    • B.

      Mike McCready Throwing A 6 String Bass

    • C.

      A Bomb

    • D.

      Some Weird Effect Done With A Guitar

    Correct Answer
    B. Mike McCready Throwing A 6 String Bass
    Explanation
    The sound at the end of the song "Brain of J" is Mike McCready throwing a 6 string bass.

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  • 3. 

    What did Eddie Vedder do to his hotel room the day he found out Kurt Cobain was dead?

    • A.

      Punched A Hole In The Wall

    • B.

      Hey Put Lots Of Pictures Of Kurt All Over The Room

    • C.

      He Trashed It

    • D.

      He Wrote Kurt Cobain Will Always Be In My Heart On The Walls

    Correct Answer
    C. He Trashed It
    Explanation
    Eddie Vedder trashed his hotel room the day he found out Kurt Cobain was dead.

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  • 4. 

    On what soundtrack can the song "Hard To Imagine" be found?

    • A.

      The Hurricane

    • B.

      Dead Man Walking

    • C.

      Singles

    • D.

      Chicago Cab

    Correct Answer
    D. Chicago Cab
    Explanation
    "Hard To Imagine" can be found on the soundtrack of the film "Chicago Cab".

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  • 5. 

    What is the name of the dog who can be heard growling on the "Binaural" CD?

    • A.

      Dakota

    • B.

      Buddy

    • C.

      Lil Eddie

    • D.

      Rover

    Correct Answer
    A. Dakota
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Dakota. The question asks for the name of the dog that can be heard growling on the "Binaural" CD. Out of the given options, Dakota is the only name provided. Therefore, Dakota is the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    What was stolen from Stone Gossard during the "No Code" tour, but later returned anonymously?

    • A.

      His Cell Phone

    • B.

      A Priceless Les Paul, Gibson Guitar

    • C.

      His Glasses

    • D.

      Fender Stratocaster, Signed By Jimi Himself

    Correct Answer
    B. A Priceless Les Paul, Gibson Guitar
    Explanation
    During the "No Code" tour, Stone Gossard had a priceless Les Paul, Gibson Guitar stolen from him. However, it was later returned anonymously.

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  • 7. 

    What member of what band was booted out of his band after bashing Eddie Vedder's song writing ability?

    • A.

      Creed's Bass Guitar Player

    • B.

      Live's Lead Guitar Player

    • C.

      Green Day's Drummer

    • D.

      Limp Bizkit's Lead Singer

    Correct Answer
    A. Creed's Bass Guitar Player
    Explanation
    The Creed bass guitar player was booted out of the band after bashing Eddie Vedder's songwriting ability.

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  • 8. 

    "Hey Foxymophandlemama That's Me", from Pearl Jam's "Vitalogy", has what alternate title?

    • A.

      Mop, Mop, Mop, All Day Long

    • B.

      Crazy Mop

    • C.

      Foxy Mop

    • D.

      Stupid Mop

    Correct Answer
    D. Stupid Mop
    Explanation
    The alternate title for "Hey Foxymophandlemama That's Me" from Pearl Jam's "Vitalogy" is "Stupid Mop".

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  • 9. 

    Which artist has "Rolling Stone" magazine compared Eddie to on the song "Not For You"?

    • A.

      Bob Dylan

    • B.

      Jim Morrison

    • C.

      Otis Redding

    • D.

      Neil Young

    Correct Answer
    D. Neil Young
    Explanation
    "Rolling Stone" magazine compared Eddie to Neil Young on the song "Not For You".

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  • 10. 

    What was the first single released from Pearl Jam's "No Code" album?

    • A.

      Hail, Hail

    • B.

      Smile

    • C.

      Who You Are

    • D.

      Sometimes

    Correct Answer
    C. Who You Are
    Explanation
    The first single released from Pearl Jam's "No Code" album was "Who You Are".

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  • 11. 

    Which of these Pearl Jam songs was part of the soundtrack for the 1998 film "Chicago Cab"?

    • A.

      Not For You

    • B.

      Alone

    • C.

      Present Tense

    • D.

      Hard To Imagine

    Correct Answer
    D. Hard To Imagine
    Explanation
    "Hard To Imagine" was part of the soundtrack for the 1998 film "Chicago Cab".

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  • 12. 

    Who played drums on the first Pearl Jam album?

    • A.

      Dave Kursen

    • B.

      Jack Irons

    • C.

      Dave Abbruzzese

    • D.

      Matt Chamberlin

    Correct Answer
    A. Dave Kursen
    Explanation
    The given answer is incorrect. Dave Kursen did not play drums on the first Pearl Jam album. The correct answer is Dave Abbruzzese. He was the drummer for Pearl Jam from 1991 to 1994 and played on their debut album, "Ten."

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  • 13. 

    In the Pearl Jam song "Satan's Bed", Eddie Vedder would stop and talk, but he was what?

    • A.

      Already In Love

    • B.

      Too Late As It Is

    • C.

      Too Tall

    • D.

      You're Too Far Above

    Correct Answer
    A. Already In Love
    Explanation
    In the Pearl Jam song "Satan's Bed", Eddie Vedder would stop and talk, indicating that he was already in love. This suggests that Vedder was so deeply in love that he would pause and engage in conversations, possibly with the person he was in love with. The phrase "already in love" implies that his feelings were already established and strong.

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  • 14. 

    What was Mike McCready's code name on the "School House Rocks" CD?

    • A.

      Petster

    • B.

      Tuatura

    • C.

      Dust

    • D.

      Cready

    Correct Answer
    A. Petster
    Explanation
    Mike McCready's code name on the "School House Rocks" CD was Petster.

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  • 15. 

    Where was Pearl Jam's third drummer, Dave Abbruzzese born?

    • A.

      Lansing, MI

    • B.

      Stamford, CT

    • C.

      Flushing Falls, AK

    • D.

      Tulsa, OK

    Correct Answer
    B. Stamford, CT
    Explanation
    Dave Abbruzzese, Pearl Jam's third drummer, was born in Stamford, CT.

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  • 16. 

    What is Stone Gossard's Les Paul Gold Top's nickname (it is on the headstock)?

    • A.

      Goldie Rocks

    • B.

      Stoney

    • C.

      Bessie

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    D. 3
  • 17. 

    What song was the B-side to the Pearl Jam "Off He Goes" single?

    • A.

      Leatherman

    • B.

      Black, Red And Yellow

    • C.

      Face Of Love

    • D.

      Dead Man

    Correct Answer
    D. Dead Man
    Explanation
    The B-side to the Pearl Jam "Off He Goes" single is "Dead Man".

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  • 18. 

    What is the last song on the "Temple of the Dog" CD that Pearl Jam and Soundgarden co-released?

    • A.

      All Night Thing

    • B.

      Wooden Jesus

    • C.

      Say Hello To Heaven

    • D.

      Hunger Strike

    Correct Answer
    A. All Night Thing
    Explanation
    The correct answer is All Night Thing. This song is the last track on the "Temple of the Dog" CD, which was a collaboration between Pearl Jam and Soundgarden. It is important to note that "Temple of the Dog" was a one-off project formed in 1990, featuring members of both bands, and All Night Thing is the final song on the album.

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  • 19. 

    What name appears on a promotional jar of jam for Pearl Jam's album "Ten"?

    • A.

      E.D. Smith

    • B.

      Smucker's

    • C.

      Greeb River Co.

    • D.

      Grammy Vedder

    Correct Answer
    A. E.D. Smith
    Explanation
    The name that appears on a promotional jar of jam for Pearl Jam's album "Ten" is E.D. Smith.

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  • 20. 

    What is the title of the third track on the "Yield" album?

    • A.

      Faithful

    • B.

      Given To Fly

    • C.

      Wishlist

    • D.

      No Way

    Correct Answer
    D. No Way
    Explanation
    The title of the third track on the "Yield" album is "No Way".

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  • 21. 

    At what Pearl Jam concert did the band let the roadies create the entire set list to be played?

    • A.

      April 12, 1994: Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA

    • B.

      December 31, 1992: The Academy, New York, NY

    • C.

      November 1, 1995: Delta Center, Salt Lake City, UT

    • D.

      May 13, 1993: Slim's, San Francisco, CA

    Correct Answer
    A. April 12, 1994: Orpheum Theatre, Boston, MA
  • 22. 

    Along with "Alive" and "Wash", what song appeared on the first incarnation of the "Alive" single?

    • A.

      Brother

    • B.

      I've Got A Feeling

    • C.

      Dirty Frank

    • D.

      Once

    Correct Answer
    B. I've Got A Feeling
    Explanation
    The song "I've Got A Feeling" appeared on the first incarnation of the "Alive" single, along with the songs "Alive" and "Wash".

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  • 23. 

    Where did Jeff Ament meet Mike McCready?

    • A.

      In Mother Love Bone

    • B.

      In A Band Called Love Co

    • C.

      On The Street

    • D.

      At Andy Wood's Funeral

    Correct Answer
    B. In A Band Called Love Co
    Explanation
    Jeff Ament met Mike McCready in a band called Love Co.

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  • 24. 

    What high School did Stone Gossard attend?

    • A.

      Northwest High School

    • B.

      Green River Secondary School

    • C.

      Central Seattle High School

    • D.

      North Park High School

    Correct Answer
    A. Northwest High School
    Explanation
    Stone Gossard attended Northwest High School.

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  • 25. 

    Eddie Vedder once considered making a career move from lead singer of Pearl Jam to this?

    • A.

      Artist/Painter

    • B.

      Actor

    • C.

      Plumber

    • D.

      Gas Station Attendant

    Correct Answer
    B. Actor
    Explanation
    Eddie Vedder, the lead singer of Pearl Jam, once contemplated transitioning from his role as a musician to becoming an actor. This suggests that he had an interest in exploring a different artistic medium and potentially expanding his career beyond music. It is not uncommon for musicians to pursue acting as well, as both fields involve creative expression and performance. Therefore, the answer "Actor" aligns with Eddie Vedder's potential career move.

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  • 26. 

    Which "Yield" song was played live first?

    • A.

      Brain Of J

    • B.

      Do The Evolution

    • C.

      Given To Fly

    • D.

      In Hiding

    Correct Answer
    A. Brain Of J
    Explanation
    "Brain Of J" was played live for the first time during Pearl Jam's 1998 Yield Tour, which began on February 20, 1998. "Do The Evolution," "Given To Fly," and "In Hiding" were also songs from the same album, but they were played live after "Brain Of J."

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  • 27. 

    The song "Long Road" is dedicated to whom?

    • A.

      Kurt Cobain

    • B.

      Clayton Liggett

    • C.

      Neil Young

    • D.

      Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

    Correct Answer
    B. Clayton Liggett
    Explanation
    The song "Long Road" is dedicated to Clayton Liggett.

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  • 28. 

    Who was the first group/person to break Pearl Jam's record of most copies sold by an album on its first week of sales?

    • A.

      They Broke Their Own Record

    • B.

      Backstreet Boys

    • C.

      They Still Hold The Record

    • D.

      Garth Brooks

    Correct Answer
    D. Garth Brooks
    Explanation
    Garth Brooks was the first group/person to break Pearl Jam's record of most copies sold by an album on its first week of sales. This means that after Pearl Jam set the record, Garth Brooks surpassed it by selling even more copies of his album in its first week.

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  • 29. 

    In which U.S. location on their "'98 "Yield" tour did Pearl Jam do an improv ode to the Beastie Boys entitled "Yeastie Girls"?

    • A.

      Chicago

    • B.

      Dallas

    • C.

      Atlanta

    • D.

      Las Vegas

    Correct Answer
    C. Atlanta
    Explanation
    During their '98 "Yield" tour, Pearl Jam performed an improvised ode to the Beastie Boys titled "Yeastie Girls" in Atlanta.

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  • 30. 

    On the Pearl Jam CD "Live at Wembley In London", who does Eddie Vedder say hit him with a guitar?

    • A.

      Jeff

    • B.

      Stone

    • C.

      Mike

    • D.

      One Of The Roadies

    Correct Answer
    C. Mike
    Explanation
    On the Pearl Jam CD "Live at Wembley In London", Eddie Vedder mentions that Mike hit him with a guitar.

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  • 31. 

    When you play "Privacy (Pry To)" backwards off of "Vitalogy", what does it say?

    • A.

      Neil Young, You Are The Man

    • B.

      It Spells Privacy Backwards

    • C.

      This Album May Be Our Last

    • D.

      Pete Townshend, Oh How You Saved My Life

    Correct Answer
    D. Pete Townshend, Oh How You Saved My Life
  • 32. 

    When Eddie Vedder is speaking to the crowd in Berlin during Pearl Jam's Radio broadcast concert, who does he remember every show in Berlin for?

    • A.

      Dear Old Dad

    • B.

      Dear Old Grandma Pearl

    • C.

      Dear Old Mom

    • D.

      Dear Beth

    Correct Answer
    A. Dear Old Dad
    Explanation
    Eddie Vedder remembers every show in Berlin for his Dear Old Dad.

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  • 33. 

    What was the only Green River album ever released?

    • A.

      Rehab Doll

    • B.

      Screaming Life

    • C.

      Superfuzz Bigmuff

    • D.

      Interiors

    Correct Answer
    A. Rehab Doll
    Explanation
    Rehab Doll was the only album ever released by Green River. This suggests that the other options, Screaming Life, Superfuzz Bigmuff, and Interiors, were not released by the band.

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  • 34. 

    What was the name of the home video Mad Season released in 1995?

    • A.

      Live In Seattle

    • B.

      Live At The Moore

    • C.

      Live At Budokan

    • D.

      Live From Above

    Correct Answer
    B. Live At The Moore
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Live At The Moore. This home video was released by Mad Season in 1995.

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