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A Musical Quiz

Postby Mojan » Sat 1 Oct 2005 05:33 GMT

OK - Lets see how many of these you know. (No looking it up on the internet now! :wink: )
I will leave the quiz there for a while and then come back with the answers.

1. The following words are followed by the name of a US city. Which one is it?

“Yeah they ran through the briars and they ran through the brambles
And they ran through the bushes where a rabbit couldn't go
They ran so fast that the hounds couldn't catch 'em
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico”


2. .Which of the following hit songs translates to this?
‘At a time when Johnny Lackland, in England was the King’

a) Ma Belle Amie
b) Dominque
c) C’est Si Bon
d) Gilgarry Mountain


3. Most of us would be familiar with the song that most new brides walk down the aisle to ‘Here Comes the Bride’

But who was the composer and what piece of music is it taken from?


4. How Many Ways Were There To Leave Your Lover according to Paul Simon


5. What tune appeared in both the movie ‘10’ starring Bo Derek and Dudley Moore and was the piece of music that Torvill and Dean chose for their performance in the 1984 Winter Olympics


6. In 1978 two Northen folkies, Brian and Michael had a surprise hit with ‘Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs’. About whose paintings was this song?
a) Van Gogh
b) Picasso
c) Lowry
d) Hockney


7. The theme from which TV show made the top 10 in 1980?
a) Crossroads
b) MASH
c) The Avengers
d) Top Of The Pops


8. Chas and Dave were ‘Loopy’about which sport back in 1986


9. What do these two songs both have in common?
Born In The USA by Bruce Springstein
Blowin’ in the Wind by Bob Dylan


10. Who Lost Their Chewing Gum On The Bedpost Overnight?


11. What is the official title of that well known Christmas Carol ‘Silent Night’?


12. What song has this chorus?

'Oh My, What a Rotten Song
What a Rotten Song
What a Rotten Song
Oh My, What a Rotten Song
What a Rotten Singer Too'



13. In which war did the following song come become popular?
‘Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me Goodbye?

a) WW1
b) WW2
c) The Crimean
d) The Korean


14. Zager & Evans recorded a song about a year in the future. What year did they sing about?
(We haven’t reached there yet)


15. Which Beatles song, did Paul McCartney write as a protest against Yoko Ono's interference in the group?
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Postby Kay » Sat 1 Oct 2005 21:40 GMT

Great quiz, Mojan! :D

I know I won't get many right as music just ain't my subject. Are we supposed to PM you the answers like we did with Audrey's pub quizzes? Or shall we just keep our own scores and promise not to cheat. :twisted:

I suspect that's why you haven't had any replies yet. Maybe people aren't sure what to do, and don't want to spoil it for others by posting the answers.
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Postby Mojan » Sat 1 Oct 2005 21:45 GMT

Whoops....almost forgot to tell posters 'Not to send answers on a self addressed postcard' :wink:

If anyone would like to do the quiz - please PM me with the answers and I will keep tally on who has the most correct.
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Postby Kay » Sun 2 Oct 2005 01:10 GMT

Righto! That's great, thanks.

On second reading I think I might know more than I'd originally thought - and no! I wasn't away looking up the answers. :lol:
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Postby Mike » Sun 2 Oct 2005 16:49 GMT

This is scary, Mojan!

At first glance, I only know one. And what's even more scary - I can't get the Brian and Michael song out of my head now :roll:

Thanks, though - a quiz is always great fun, and I know how much work goes into it.

I'll give it my best shot.

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Postby SSue » Mon 3 Oct 2005 00:23 GMT

Good one Jan.

Had to guess at a few though, and two of them I didn't have the faintest idea on, so we'll see. :roll:

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Postby Mojan » Mon 3 Oct 2005 00:50 GMT

You did remarkably well Sue, if you were guessing at a few! :D

I've had a few chuckles over some of the answers received thus far - and I think Mike is confusing his chewing gum with his lamposts! (memories of a misspent youth surfacing here methinks? :wink: )......but nevertheless, it seems that we have some smart people, who know their music.

I am still debating whether Kay should get an extra half point for making me laugh so much over her answer to number 9! :lol: :lol: :lol:
(and which shall remain forever, a secret between her and I)

I will wait a bit longer and see if anyone else wants to join in before posting all the answers and letting you know who scored best.

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