The Tom Petty Quiz

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Tom Petty Quizzes & Trivia

Ever wonder how much you REALLY know about Tom Petty? If you Google the answers, you're only cheating yourself. Haha. 15 Questions!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Besides vocals, what instrument did Tom Petty play in Mudcrutch?
    • A. 

      Rhythm Guitar

    • B. 

      Bass

    • C. 

      Lead Guitar

    • D. 

      Keyboard

  • 2. 
    Tom Petty's full-blood Cherokee Grandmother's name was... (She was "Pulpwood" William's second wife).
    • A. 

      Katherine Avery Petty

    • B. 

      Sallie Henderson Petty

    • C. 

      Jane Lewis Petty

    • D. 

      Mary Jane Lynch Petty

  • 3. 
    Tom Petty has had cameos in three films. What are they?
    • A. 

      Made in Heaven, The Mailman, PM

    • B. 

      The Postman, FM, Loved in Heaven

    • C. 

      FM, Made in Heaven, The Postman

    • D. 

      AM, Made in Heaven, Postman

  • 4. 
    Tom Petty's father, Earl Petty, served in the...
    • A. 

      Army

    • B. 

      Air Force

    • C. 

      Navy

    • D. 

      Coast Guard

  • 5. 
    Tom Petty broke his left hand during the recording of Southern Accents. The bones in his hand were broken nearly to a powder. After surgery, it was nine months before he found out if he could play guitar again. Around a decade later, he broke his left arm. What was he doing when he broke his left arm?
    • A. 

      Playing Guitar at Home

    • B. 

      Kickboxing

    • C. 

      Boating

    • D. 

      Jumping on a Trampoline

  • 6. 
    The first band Tom Petty was in called itself...
    • A. 

      The Moonshiners

    • B. 

      The Smoothtalkers

    • C. 

      The Epics

    • D. 

      The Sundowners

  • 7. 
    What year was this image taken?
    • A. 

      1982

    • B. 

      1985

    • C. 

      1991

    • D. 

      1989

  • 8. 
    Before wanting to be a musician, Tommy Petty wanted to be a...
    • A. 

      Pirate

    • B. 

      Cowboy

    • C. 

      Astronaut

    • D. 

      Roadie for Elvis

  • 9. 
    "The Best of Everything," a tender ballad from Southern Accents, was first played on tour in...
    • A. 

      1976

    • B. 

      1982

    • C. 

      1980

    • D. 

      1979

  • 10. 
    What did Rick Rubin learn from Tom Petty?
    • A. 

      His attention to detail and making sure everything was in tune

    • B. 

      His alliterative writing skills and attention to harmonies

    • C. 

      His clarity in vocals influenced Rubin to seek more simplicity

    • D. 

      His harmony and leveling certain vocal volumes to aid them

  • 11. 
    Tom Petty's marriage with Jane, in which they had two daughters, lasted how many years?
    • A. 

      18

    • B. 

      20

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      22

  • 12. 
    "You don't know how it feels You don't know how it feels to be me People come, people go Some grow young, some grow cold I woke up in between A memory and a dream..." is how the song was recorded for the single, but what does he commonly change them to?
    • A. 

      I woke up in between a whore and last night's cuisine

    • B. 

      I woke up in between a groupie and a queen

    • C. 

      I woke up in between a mattress and a limousine

    • D. 

      I woke up in between marijuana and nicotine

  • 13. 
    Tom Petty originally wanted to call "Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers"...
    • A. 

      Tom Petty and Nightro

    • B. 

      Tom Petty and the American Boys

    • C. 

      Tom Petty and the King Bees

    • D. 

      Tom Petty and the Gators

  • 14. 
    Tom Petty became so addicted to a video game that skin began rubbing off of his hand. What game was it?
    • A. 

      Pac-Man

    • B. 

      Tetris

    • C. 

      Space Invaders

    • D. 

      Pong

  • 15. 
    Who was 1979's "What Are You Doin' in My Life?" about?
    • A. 

      An estranged Hotel Maid

    • B. 

      An estranged Flight Attendant

    • C. 

      An estranged Girlfriend of Stan Lynch's

    • D. 

      An estranged Groupie

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