How Well Do You Know The Lyrics To Billy Joel's, "Piano Man"?

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How Well Do You Know The Lyrics To Billy Joels, "Piano Man"? - Quiz

"Piano Man" is the first single released by Billy Joel in 1973. The song became very successful and has been covered many times. Take this quiz to test your knowledge on the "Piano Man" lyrics!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    "It's ________ o'clock on a Saturday. The regular crowd shuffles in."

    • A.

      Eight

    • B.

      Nine

    • C.

      Ten

    • D.

      Twelve

    Correct Answer
    B. Nine
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Nine" because the phrase "It's nine o'clock on a Saturday" is a line from the song "Piano Man" by Billy Joel. The song describes a typical Saturday night at a bar, and this line sets the scene by stating the time.

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  • 2. 

    "There's a(n) __________ man sitting next to me, makin' love to his tonic and gin."

    • A.

      Young

    • B.

      Odd

    • C.

      Old

    • D.

      Lone

    Correct Answer
    C. Old
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Old". The given phrase is a line from the song "Piano Man" by Billy Joel. The line describes a man who is sitting next to the speaker and engaging in the act of making love to his tonic and gin. The word "old" suggests that the man is older in age, which adds to the imagery and atmosphere of the song.

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  • 3. 

    "He says, '___________ can you play me a memory, I'm not really sure how it goes.'"

    • A.

      Babe

    • B.

      Son

    • C.

      Boy

    • D.

      Hey

    Correct Answer
    B. Son
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Son". This is because the person is asking someone to play them a memory, indicating a close relationship and familiarity. "Son" is a term often used to refer to one's child, suggesting a familial bond and the expectation that the person being asked will know the memory being referred to.

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  • 4. 

    "Well, we're all in the mood for a __________, and you've got us feelin' alright."

    • A.

      Tune

    • B.

      Song

    • C.

      Euphony

    • D.

      Melody

    Correct Answer
    D. Melody
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Melody". In the given sentence, the phrase "Well, we're all in the mood for a ________, and you've got us feelin' alright" suggests that the missing word should be something that can create a positive feeling or mood. Out of the options provided, "Melody" fits this context the best as it refers to a sequence of musical notes that can evoke emotions and create a pleasant atmosphere.

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  • 5. 

    "Now __________ at the bar is a friend of mine. He gets me my drinks for free."

    • A.

      John

    • B.

      Mick

    • C.

      Mike

    • D.

      Jake

    Correct Answer
    A. John
    Explanation
    The correct answer is John because the sentence states that the person at the bar is a friend of mine who gets me my drinks for free. Since the question asks for a name that fits this description, John is the most suitable option.

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  • 6. 

    "But he's quick with a joke or to __________."

    • A.

      Go for broke

    • B.

      Go up in smoke

    • C.

      Light up a smoke

    • D.

      Tell you he's broke

    Correct Answer
    C. Light up a smoke
    Explanation
    This phrase is from the song "Piano Man" by Billy Joel. The line before this phrase is "He says, 'Son, can you play me a memory? I'm not really sure how it goes.'" This suggests that the person being described in the song is someone who is feeling down or troubled. The phrase "light up a smoke" implies that he uses smoking as a way to cope with or distract himself from his problems.

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  • 7. 

    "Now Paul is a real estate ___________, who never had time for a wife."

    • A.

      Broker

    • B.

      Agent

    • C.

      Dealer

    • D.

      Novelist

    Correct Answer
    D. Novelist
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Novelist" because the sentence states that Paul is a real estate _______ who never had time for a wife. This implies that Paul is involved in a profession that requires a significant amount of time and dedication, which is often the case for writers. Therefore, "Novelist" is the most suitable option as it aligns with the context provided in the sentence.

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  • 8. 

    "And the waitress is practicing __________, as the businessmen slowly get stoned."

    • A.

      Politics

    • B.

      Geography

    • C.

      Crosswords

    • D.

      Equations

    Correct Answer
    A. Politics
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Politics" because the sentence suggests that the waitress is engaging in some form of activity while the businessmen are getting stoned. Out of the given options, politics is the most likely activity that the waitress could be practicing, as it is a subject that involves decision-making, negotiation, and interaction with others. The contrast between the waitress's activity and the businessmen getting stoned implies that she is focused on something more serious and important, such as politics.

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  • 9. 

    "It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday, and the ___________ gives me a smile."

    • A.

      Old man

    • B.

      Manager

    • C.

      Bartender

    • D.

      Lady

    Correct Answer
    B. Manager
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Manager" because the phrase "It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday" implies that there are a lot of people present, and the word "gives" suggests that someone is responsible for creating a positive atmosphere or experience. Out of the given options, the manager is most likely to be in charge of overseeing the crowd and ensuring that everyone is having a good time, which would bring a smile to the speaker's face.

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  • 10. 

    "And the piano, it sounds like a carnival. And the __________ smells like a beer."

    • A.

      Room

    • B.

      Bar top

    • C.

      Hardwood

    • D.

      Microphone

    Correct Answer
    D. Microphone
    Explanation
    In this sentence, the speaker is comparing the sound of the piano to a carnival, implying that it is loud and lively. They then go on to say that the smell of something (presumably the environment they are in) smells like beer. Since the microphone is the only option that can have a smell, it is the most logical choice for the missing word in the sentence.

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