U2 Rock Band Quiz: Trivia Facts!

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What do you know about the rock band, U2? Do you think you can pass this quiz? The band is from Dublin, Ireland, and was formed in 1976. The leader of the band is Bono, sings the lead vocals, and plays the rhythm guitar. They were considered post-punk in the beginning. Their lyrics are known to be spiritual and introspective. Take this quiz and see how much you know about U2.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    About how much did the PopMart tour by U2 cost every day around the world?

    • A.

      100000

    • B.

      250000

    • C.

      40000

    • D.

      500000

    Correct Answer
    B. 250000
    Explanation
    The PopMart tour by U2 cost around $250,000 every day around the world. This suggests that the tour was a massive production with high expenses, including venue rentals, equipment, transportation, and crew salaries. U2 is known for their extravagant live performances, and the cost of the tour reflects the scale and grandeur of their shows.

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  • 2. 

    In the movie "Rattle and Hum", who says, "Music can get so boring and so predictable"?

    • A.

      The Edge

    • B.

      Bono

    • C.

      Larry Mullen, Jr

    • D.

      Adam Clayton

    Correct Answer
    A. The Edge
    Explanation
    In the movie "Rattle and Hum," The Edge says, "Music can get so boring and so predictable." This statement suggests that The Edge is expressing his opinion about the state of music, highlighting the potential monotony and lack of innovation that can be found in the industry. It reflects his desire for music to be more dynamic and exciting, pushing boundaries and avoiding predictability.

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  • 3. 

    Who did U2 write the song "Love Rescue Me" for?

    • A.

      Curtis Mayfield

    • B.

      Bob Dylan

    • C.

      Jim Morrison

    • D.

      John Lennon

    Correct Answer
    B. Bob Dylan
    Explanation
    U2 wrote the song "Love Rescue Me" for Bob Dylan. This can be inferred from the question, which asks who the song was written for, and the correct answer being Bob Dylan.

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  • 4. 

    What year was the U2 album "War" released?

    • A.

      1983

    • B.

      1972

    • C.

      1989

    • D.

      1984

    Correct Answer
    A. 1983
    Explanation
    The U2 album "War" was released in 1983.

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  • 5. 

    Which of these bands did not open for U2 on their 1997 PopMart tour?

    • A.

      Smash Mouth

    • B.

      Third Eye Blind

    • C.

      Oasis

    • D.

      Radiohead

    Correct Answer
    D. Radiohead
    Explanation
    Radiohead did not open for U2 on their 1997 PopMart tour. This can be inferred from the question, which asks for the band that did not open for U2. The other options, Smash Mouth, Third Eye Blind, and Oasis, are not mentioned in the question, indicating that they did open for U2 on the tour. Therefore, Radiohead is the correct answer.

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  • 6. 

    Where did the title for U2's 4th album "The Unforgettable Fire" come from?

    • A.

      Ronald Reagan

    • B.

      A St. Louis Museum Exhibit

    • C.

      A Chicago Peace Museum Exhibit

    • D.

      Future World War Nuclear Bomb Writings

    Correct Answer
    C. A Chicago Peace Museum Exhibit
    Explanation
    The title for U2's 4th album "The Unforgettable Fire" came from a Chicago Peace Museum Exhibit. The band visited the museum during their tour and were inspired by an exhibit about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. They found the phrase "The Unforgettable Fire" in a book about the bombing and felt that it captured the intensity and impact of the event, which resonated with their music and themes.

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  • 7. 

    Which song does U2's The Edge not sing?

    • A.

      Tomorrow

    • B.

      Van Diemen's Land

    • C.

      Numb

    • D.

      Seconds

    Correct Answer
    A. Tomorrow
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Tomorrow." The Edge, who is the guitarist for U2, does not sing lead vocals on this particular song.

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  • 8. 

    Who's talking at the end of U2's "Your Blue Room"?

    • A.

      Luciano Pavarotti

    • B.

      Bono

    • C.

      Brian Eno

    • D.

      Adam Clayton

    Correct Answer
    D. Adam Clayton
    Explanation
    Adam Clayton is the bassist for the band U2. In the song "Your Blue Room," there is a spoken word section at the end where Adam Clayton provides the vocals. This can be confirmed by listening to the song and recognizing his voice.

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  • 9. 

    What year did U2's "Wide Awake in America" EP come out?

    • A.

      1985

    • B.

      1987

    • C.

      1986

    • D.

      1984

    Correct Answer
    A. 1985
    Explanation
    In 1985, U2 released their EP "Wide Awake in America." This EP featured live recordings of four songs from their previous album "The Unforgettable Fire." It was well-received by fans and critics, showcasing the band's energetic and captivating live performances. The EP helped to further solidify U2's status as one of the most influential and successful rock bands of the time.

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  • 10. 

    What is the reason Bono gave for joining and being in the band?

    • A.

      As A Tribute To A Tribute A Lost Friend

    • B.

      So He Didn't Have To Get A Real Job

    • C.

      To Make A Lot Of Noise

    • D.

      To Influence The Politics Of Northern Ireland

    Correct Answer
    C. To Make A Lot Of Noise
    Explanation
    Bono gave the reason for joining and being in the band as "To Make A Lot Of Noise". This suggests that he wanted to create a strong impact through their music, possibly to grab attention, provoke thought, or bring about change. It implies a desire to use their platform to make a significant and powerful statement through their music.

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  • 11. 

    What singer/songwriter collaborated with members of U2 and R.E.M. on her 1995 LP "Flyer"?

    • A.

      Lucinda Williams

    • B.

      Gillian Welch

    • C.

      Nanci Griffith

    • D.

      Patty Griffin

    Correct Answer
    C. Nanci Griffith
    Explanation
    Nanci Griffith collaborated with members of U2 and R.E.M. on her 1995 LP "Flyer".

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  • 12. 

    Which U2 song supposedly made Axl Rose cry?

    • A.

      Bad

    • B.

      Whose Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

    • C.

      With Or Without You

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    D. One
    Explanation
    "One" is the correct answer because it is known that Axl Rose, the lead singer of Guns N' Roses, was moved to tears by the song when he first heard it. The emotional lyrics and powerful vocals of "One" likely struck a chord with Rose, leading to his emotional reaction.

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  • 13. 

    Who was the U2 song "Slow Dancing" written for?

    • A.

      Willie Nelson

    • B.

      Bono's Wife

    • C.

      Frank Sinatra

    • D.

      Ginger Rogers

    Correct Answer
    A. Willie Nelson
    Explanation
    The U2 song "Slow Dancing" was written for Willie Nelson.

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  • 14. 

    Which band covered U2's "Bullet the Blue Sky"?

    • A.

      INXS

    • B.

      Sublime

    • C.

      P.O.D.

    • D.

      Incubus

    Correct Answer
    C. P.O.D.
    Explanation
    P.O.D. covered U2's "Bullet the Blue Sky".

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  • 15. 

    U2 covered which Patti Smith classic song featured on the "Threesome" movie soundtrack?

    • A.

      Dancing Barefoot

    • B.

      Land Of 1,000 Dances

    • C.

      Because The Night

    • D.

      Buttercup

    Correct Answer
    A. Dancing Barefoot
    Explanation
    U2 covered the Patti Smith classic song "Dancing Barefoot" featured on the "Threesome" movie soundtrack. This song is well-known for its powerful and energetic sound, which U2 successfully captured in their cover version. "Dancing Barefoot" is a beloved track that showcases Patti Smith's unique style and U2's ability to interpret and perform songs from various genres.

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