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  • 1. 

    The Grateful Dead sang "Ridin' that train high on" what?

    • A.

      Cocaine

    • B.

      Valvoline

    • C.

      Caffeine

    • D.

      Heroin

    Correct Answer
    A. Cocaine
    Explanation
    The Grateful Dead sang "Ridin' that train high on cocaine" in their song "Casey Jones." This line refers to the euphoric and stimulating effects of cocaine, which can create a feeling of being on a fast-moving train. The Grateful Dead were known for their association with drug culture and their lyrics often referenced drug use, making cocaine a fitting answer in this context.

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  • 2. 

    What was the only top ten single by The Grateful Dead?

    • A.

      Touch Of Grey

    • B.

      Uncle John's Band

    • C.

      Casey Jones

    • D.

      Truckin

    Correct Answer
    A. Touch Of Grey
    Explanation
    "Touch Of Grey" was the only top ten single by The Grateful Dead. This means that out of the four options provided, "Touch Of Grey" is the only song that reached the top ten on music charts. The other three songs may have been popular among fans, but they did not achieve the same level of commercial success as "Touch Of Grey".

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  • 3. 

    What instrument does the Grateful Dead's Phil Lesh play?

    • A.

      Bass

    • B.

      Keyboards

    • C.

      Drums

    • D.

      Lead Guitar

    Correct Answer
    A. Bass
    Explanation
    Phil Lesh is known for playing the bass guitar in the Grateful Dead. The bass guitar is a crucial instrument in any band, providing the foundation and rhythm for the music. Lesh's skill and unique style on the bass were instrumental in shaping the Grateful Dead's sound and making them one of the most influential bands in rock history.

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  • 4. 

    What was the original name of The Grateful Dead?

    • A.

      Asia Red And The Dots

    • B.

      The Acid Test

    • C.

      The Warlocks

    • D.

      Earth

    Correct Answer
    C. The Warlocks
    Explanation
    The original name of The Grateful Dead was The Warlocks. This name was used by the band before they changed it to The Grateful Dead.

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  • 5. 

    The Grateful Dead made money for amplifiers and equipment in the 60's by selling what?

    • A.

      Acid

    • B.

      Food

    • C.

      Hand-Made Guitars And Banjos

    • D.

      Cocaine

    Correct Answer
    A. Acid
    Explanation
    During the 60's, The Grateful Dead made money for amplifiers and equipment by selling acid. Acid, short for LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide), was a popular psychedelic drug during that era. The band was known for their association with the counterculture movement and their performances often attracted a crowd that enjoyed experimenting with mind-altering substances. Selling acid allowed them to financially support their musical equipment needs while also catering to the interests of their audience.

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  • 6. 

    What is the name of Bobby Weir's dog, to whom he refers on the "Reckoning" album?

    • A.

      Otis

    • B.

      Ben

    • C.

      Snooky

    • D.

      Theo

    Correct Answer
    A. Otis
    Explanation
    Bobby Weir's dog, Otis, is referenced on the "Reckoning" album.

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  • 7. 

    What was the street address of the Grateful Dead's house in San Francisco?

    • A.

      420 Haight

    • B.

      1740 Ashbury

    • C.

      1010 Haight

    • D.

      710 Ashbury

    Correct Answer
    D. 710 Ashbury
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 710 Ashbury. This was the street address of the Grateful Dead's house in San Francisco.

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  • 8. 

    On what Grateful Dead album cover is there a house of cards?

    • A.

      Go To Heaven

    • B.

      Built To Last

    • C.

      In The Dark

    • D.

      Wake Of The Flood

    Correct Answer
    B. Built To Last
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Built To Last." On the album cover of "Built To Last" by the Grateful Dead, there is a house of cards depicted. This album was released in 1989 and features songs like "Foolish Heart" and "Standing on the Moon." The house of cards on the cover may symbolize the fragile nature of relationships and the impermanence of life, which are themes explored in the album's lyrics.

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  • 9. 

    In 1972 the Grateful Dead toured on which continent?

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      South America

    • C.

      Asia

    • D.

      Europe

    Correct Answer
    D. Europe
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Europe because the question asks about the continent where the Grateful Dead toured in 1972. Out of the given options, Europe is the only continent mentioned. Therefore, it can be concluded that the Grateful Dead toured in Europe in 1972.

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  • 10. 

    Who was the first Grateful Dead keyboard player to die?

    • A.

      Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan

    • B.

      Brent Mydland

    • C.

      Keith Godchaux

    • D.

      Jerry Garcia

    Correct Answer
    A. Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan
    Explanation
    Ron "Pig Pen" McKernan was the first Grateful Dead keyboard player to die. He was a founding member of the band and played keyboards, harmonica, and vocals. McKernan's excessive alcohol consumption and drug use led to health problems, and he passed away in 1973 at the age of 27 due to a gastrointestinal hemorrhage. His death was a significant loss for the Grateful Dead and the music community as a whole.

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  • 11. 

    Which of the following Grateful Dead songs was reworked into "U.S. Blues"?

    • A.

      Wave That Flag

    • B.

      Liberty

    • C.

      The Star Spangled Banner

    • D.

      Day Job

    Correct Answer
    A. Wave That Flag
    Explanation
    "Wave That Flag" is the correct answer because it was indeed reworked into "U.S. Blues" by the Grateful Dead. The song "Wave That Flag" was originally released in 1974 as part of the album "From the Mars Hotel." However, it underwent significant changes and was later reworked into "U.S. Blues," which was released in 1974 as well. The reworked version featured different lyrics and a different musical arrangement, but it still maintained some similarities to "Wave That Flag." Therefore, "Wave That Flag" is the correct answer to the question.

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  • 12. 

    Which member of the Grateful Dead married Donna Jean?

    • A.

      Brent Mydland

    • B.

      Jerry Garcia

    • C.

      Bob Weir

    • D.

      Keith Godchaux

    Correct Answer
    D. Keith Godchaux
    Explanation
    Keith Godchaux married Donna Jean Godchaux, making him the correct answer. Keith was a keyboardist for the Grateful Dead from 1971 to 1979, while Donna Jean was a vocalist for the band from 1972 to 1979. They got married in 1970 and continued to perform together until their departure from the band. Their marriage added a unique dynamic to the Grateful Dead's sound, with Keith's keyboard skills and Donna Jean's harmonies enhancing the band's live performances.

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  • 13. 

    Besides Robert Hunter, who was the other main lyrical/songwriting for the Dead, working mostly with Bob Weir?

    • A.

      Dick Latvala

    • B.

      John Barlow

    • C.

      John Cutler

    • D.

      Allen Ginsburg

    Correct Answer
    B. John Barlow
    Explanation
    John Barlow was the other main lyrical/songwriting collaborator for the Grateful Dead, working mostly with Bob Weir. Barlow co-wrote many of the band's iconic songs, including "Estimated Prophet," "Cassidy," and "Throwing Stones." He was known for his poetic and philosophical lyrics, which often reflected themes of love, spirituality, and societal issues. Barlow's partnership with Weir spanned several decades, making him a significant contributor to the Dead's songwriting legacy.

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  • 14. 

    Who was "drivin' that train, high on cocaine" in a Grateful Dead song?

    • A.

      Uncle John

    • B.

      Viola Lee

    • C.

      Black Peter

    • D.

      Casey Jones

    Correct Answer
    D. Casey Jones
    Explanation
    In the Grateful Dead song, "Casey Jones," the lyrics mention someone who was "drivin' that train, high on cocaine." Therefore, the correct answer to the question is Casey Jones. Casey Jones is a well-known character in American folklore, a railroad engineer who famously died in a train collision while trying to save his passengers. The Grateful Dead's song pays homage to this legendary figure.

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  • 15. 

    What Grateful Dead song contains the line "Sat down to my supper, twas a bottle of red whiskey"?

    • A.

      Dire Wolf

    • B.

      Foolish Heart

    • C.

      All New Minglewood Blues

    • D.

      Cumberland Blues

    Correct Answer
    A. Dire Wolf
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Dire Wolf." The song "Dire Wolf" by the Grateful Dead contains the line "Sat down to my supper, twas a bottle of red whiskey." This line is a lyric from the song and is a reference to the narrator's experience of sitting down to a meal and drinking red whiskey.

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  • 16. 

    At a Grateful Dead show, what is the row of cars set up by vendors in the parking lot called?

    • A.

      Aoxomoxoa

    • B.

      Shakedown Street

    • C.

      Terrapin Station

    • D.

      Field Of Dreams

    Correct Answer
    B. Shakedown Street
    Explanation
    Shakedown Street is the correct answer because it refers to the row of cars set up by vendors in the parking lot at a Grateful Dead show. This term originated from the song "Shakedown Street" by the Grateful Dead, which describes the vibrant atmosphere and lively marketplace that would form in the parking lot outside their concerts. The vendors would sell various merchandise, food, and other items, creating a unique and bustling community known as Shakedown Street.

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  • 17. 

    Which of these people was never a member of The Grateful Dead?

    • A.

      Phil Lesh

    • B.

      Donna Godchaux

    • C.

      Ken Kesey

    • D.

      Bruce Hornesby

    Correct Answer
    C. Ken Kesey
    Explanation
    Ken Kesey was never a member of The Grateful Dead. Ken Kesey was an American author and countercultural figure, known for his novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". While he was associated with the counterculture movement of the 1960s and was involved in the psychedelic scene, he was not a member of The Grateful Dead. The other options, Phil Lesh, Donna Godchaux, and Bruce Hornesby, were all members of The Grateful Dead at different points in time.

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  • 18. 

    What was the real name of Jerry Garcia's wife who went by the handle "Mountain Girl"?

    • A.

      Janis Joplin

    • B.

      Carolyn Adams

    • C.

      Bobbi McGhee

    • D.

      Donna Godchaux

    Correct Answer
    B. Carolyn Adams
    Explanation
    Caroyln Adams is the correct answer because she was Jerry Garcia's wife who went by the handle "Mountain Girl." Janis Joplin, Bobbi McGhee, and Donna Godchaux were not married to Jerry Garcia and did not go by the handle "Mountain Girl."

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  • 19. 

    The "Miracle Seekers" are looking for what at a Grateful Dead show?

    • A.

      Drugs

    • B.

      A Ticket

    • C.

      Sex

    • D.

      Divine Intervention

    Correct Answer
    B. A Ticket
    Explanation
    The "Miracle Seekers" are looking for a ticket at a Grateful Dead show. The term "Miracle Seekers" refers to fans of the band who are desperately searching for a ticket to attend the show. The Grateful Dead were known for their loyal fan base, and tickets to their concerts were often in high demand. Therefore, it is logical to assume that "Miracle Seekers" would be searching for a ticket rather than drugs, sex, or divine intervention.

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  • 20. 

    What would you finish the Grateful Dead song title "Man Smart" with?

    • A.

      So Dance

    • B.

      People Equal

    • C.

      As Animals

    • D.

      Woman Smarter

    Correct Answer
    D. Woman Smarter
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Woman Smarter" because the phrase "Man Smart, Woman Smarter" is a well-known line from the Grateful Dead song "Man Smart (Woman Smarter)". This phrase is a play on the traditional saying "Man is smart, but woman is smarter," suggesting that women are more intelligent or cunning than men. The answer choice "Woman Smarter" completes the song title and maintains the intended meaning of the phrase.

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  • 21. 

    In the Grateful Dead song "He's Gone", what was in the drain ditch?

    • A.

      Rat

    • B.

      Terrapin

    • C.

      Lizard

    • D.

      Dancing Bear

    Correct Answer
    A. Rat
    Explanation
    In the Grateful Dead song "He's Gone", the lyrics mention that a rat was found in the drain ditch. This suggests that the correct answer is "Rat".

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  • 22. 

    What color t-shirt was Jerry Garcia most often seen wearing on stage?

    • A.

      Grey

    • B.

      Red

    • C.

      Black

    • D.

      Clear

    Correct Answer
    C. Black
    Explanation
    Jerry Garcia was most often seen wearing a black t-shirt on stage. This is likely because black is a versatile and classic color that goes well with many different styles of music and stage lighting. Additionally, black is often associated with rock and roll and has a cool and edgy aesthetic, which may have appealed to Garcia's personal style and the image he wanted to project as a musician.

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  • 23. 

    Which band member was with the Dead since he was sixteen?

    • A.

      Phil Lesh

    • B.

      Keith Godchaux

    • C.

      Bob Weir

    • D.

      Jerry Garcia

    Correct Answer
    C. Bob Weir
    Explanation
    Bob Weir is the correct answer because he was a member of the Grateful Dead since he was sixteen years old. He joined the band in 1964, when he was just a teenager, and remained a member until the band's dissolution in 1995. Weir played rhythm guitar and contributed vocals to the band's iconic sound. Throughout his long career with the Grateful Dead, Weir became known for his unique playing style and songwriting contributions to the band's extensive repertoire.

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  • 24. 

    How many Top Ten hits did the Grateful Dead have?

    • A.

      12

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      1

    • D.

      4

    Correct Answer
    C. 1
    Explanation
    The Grateful Dead had one Top Ten hit.

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  • 25. 

    What ice cream company named one of their flavors after the Grateful Dead's lead singer?

    • A.

      Klondike

    • B.

      Breyers

    • C.

      Ben And Jerry's

    • D.

      Haagen Dazs

    Correct Answer
    C. Ben And Jerry's
    Explanation
    Ben and Jerry's is the ice cream company that named one of their flavors after the Grateful Dead's lead singer. Ben and Jerry's is known for their creative and unique flavors, and they have a flavor called "Cherry Garcia" that is named after Jerry Garcia, the lead singer of the Grateful Dead. This flavor is made with cherry ice cream and contains chunks of cherries and chocolate. The naming of this flavor after Jerry Garcia is a tribute to his iconic status in the music world and his connection to the hippie culture that Ben and Jerry's often embraces.

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  • 26. 

    What rhythm guitarist helped found the Grateful Dead?

    • A.

      Jerry Garcia

    • B.

      Vince Welnick

    • C.

      Bob Weir

    • D.

      Brent Mydland

    Correct Answer
    C. Bob Weir
    Explanation
    Bob Weir is the correct answer because he was one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead and played rhythm guitar for the band. He was an integral part of the band's sound and contributed to their unique blend of rock, folk, and psychedelic music. Weir's guitar playing and songwriting skills helped shape the Grateful Dead's sound and he remained with the band throughout their entire career.

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  • 27. 

    What did Grateful Dead founding member, Jerry Garcia, die of?

    • A.

      Cardiac Arrest

    • B.

      Alcohol Poisoning

    • C.

      Acute Liver Disease

    • D.

      Heroin Overdose

    Correct Answer
    A. Cardiac Arrest
    Explanation
    Jerry Garcia, the founding member of Grateful Dead, died of cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest occurs when the heart suddenly stops functioning, leading to a lack of blood flow to the body. It can be caused by various factors, including heart disease, drug use, and other underlying health conditions. While Jerry Garcia had a history of drug use, including heroin, the specific cause of his cardiac arrest was not mentioned in the given options.

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  • 28. 

    What Grateful Dead song includes the lyric "Please forget you knew my name"?

    • A.

      Dire Wolf

    • B.

      Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad

    • C.

      Hell In A Bucket

    • D.

      Sugaree

    Correct Answer
    D. Sugaree
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Sugaree". The song "Sugaree" by the Grateful Dead includes the lyric "Please forget you knew my name".

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