Quiz: Kanye West

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Kanye West Quizzes & Trivia

Test your knowledge of Kanye West.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Kanye West, whom Sasha Frere-Jones writes about in this week’s magazine, has produced songs by all of the following artists except whom?
    • A. 

      Jay-Z

    • B. 

      Lil’ Kim

    • C. 

      Snoop Dogg

    • D. 

      Janet Jackson

  • 2. 
    Which was the first album that West produced?
    • A. 

      Jermaine Dupri, “Life in 1472”

    • B. 

      Grav, “Down to Earth”

    • C. 

      Jay-Z, “Reasonable Doubt”

    • D. 

      Nas, “Illmatic”

  • 3. 
    West has a mascot that has appeared on three of his album covers. What is its name?
    • A. 

      Naked Angel

    • B. 

      Dropout Bear

    • C. 

      Hip-Hop Teddy

    • D. 

      Banye East

  • 4. 
    Which band claims Eddie the Head as its mascot?
    • A. 

      Mötley Crüe

    • B. 

      Metallica

    • C. 

      Iron Maiden

    • D. 

      The Grateful Dead

  • 5. 
    West was inspired to create his first single, "Through the Wire," while doing what?
    • A. 

      Watching footage of a deadly wildfire in Colorado

    • B. 

      Watching “The Wire”

    • C. 

      Recovering from a near-fatal car accident

    • D. 

      Deciding whether to propose to his girlfriend, the designer Alexis Phifer

  • 6. 
    In 2005, West received Grammy nominations in all of the following categories except which?
    • A. 

      Best Rap Solo Performance

    • B. 

      Best Long Form Music Video

    • C. 

      Record of the Year

    • D. 

      Album of the Year

  • 7. 
    Who was standing next to West when he said, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people”?
    • A. 

      Chris Rock

    • B. 

      Chris Tucker

    • C. 

      Mike Myers

    • D. 

      Robin Williams

  • 8. 
    After what event last month did West tweet "I feel very alone very used very tortured very forced very misunderstood very hollow very very misused”?
    • A. 

      The “Today Show” interview in which West apologized to Bush

    • B. 

      The opening night of Conan O’Brien’s show on TBS

    • C. 

      Wal-Mart’s decision to ban sales of West’s new album because of its graphic cover

    • D. 

      The vote to ban Four Loko, the caffeinated alcohol in a can, in New York

  • 9. 
    At the 2009 Video Music Awards, West interrupted Taylor Swift while she was accepting the award for best female video, saying that a different artist “has one of the best videos of all time.” To whom was he referring?
    • A. 

      Britney Spears

    • B. 

      Beyoncé

    • C. 

      Lady Gaga

    • D. 

      Katy Perry

  • 10. 
    West played himself in an episode of which television show?
    • A. 

      “Entourage”

    • B. 

      “The Wire”

    • C. 

      “Weeds”

    • D. 

      “The Bernie Mac Show”

  • 11. 
    West was criticized for appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone in 2006 wearing what?
    • A. 

      Blackface

    • B. 

      A crown of thorns

    • C. 

      A “Stop Snitchin’” shirt

    • D. 

      A strategically placed bowler and nothing else

  • 12. 
    West recently revealed plans to buy the rights to ten of what? (He already owns two.)
    • A. 

      Clothing lines

    • B. 

      Shoe lines

    • C. 

      Energy drink companies

    • D. 

      Fatburger franchises

  • 13. 
    After West joined Twitter in August, an Internet meme took off in which people paired his tweets with what?
    • A. 

      Photographs of cats

    • B. 

      Videos of dancing babies

    • C. 

      Stills from “Sex and the City 2”

    • D. 

      New Yorker cartoons