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Trivia Quiz - Ricky Nelson: Teen Idol

What do you know about teen idol, Ricky Nelson?

Quiz Number: 3235
Date Submitted: October 08, 2009
Quiz Categories: Singers, Television Stars
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: scarlettem
Average Score: 68.6 percent
Times Taken: 183 times
Taken by Registered Users: 8
Quiz is about: Ricky Nelson

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1. What was Ricky's birth name?
  A.   Richard James Nelson
  B.   Ozwald Richie Nelson
  C.   Eric Hilliard Nelson
  D.   Ricky Joe Nelson

2. Between the years of 1957 and 1973, how many songs did Ricky place on Billboard's Hot 100?
  A.   3
  B.   53
  C.   17
  D.   12

3. On what television show was Ricky a regular cast member?
  A.   My Three Sons
  B.   The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
  C.   Rawhide
  D.   I Love Lucy

4. In how many movies did Ricky appear?
  A.   17
  B.   12
  C.   3
  D.   none, he only appeared on TV

5. What musical instruments did Ricky play?
  A.   guitar, drums and clarinet
  B.   piano and dulcimer
  C.   violin and bagpipes
  D.   trumpet, piano and guitar

6. In 1963, Ricky signed a 20 year contract with what record company?
  A.   Reprise
  B.   MCA
  C.   Decca
  D.   Capitol

7. Ricky died in 1985 as a result of what?
  A.   a plane crash
  B.   a boating accident
  C.   being shot by an intruder
  D.   being hit by a fire engine while crossing Rodeo Drive

8. How many children did Ricky have with his wife, Kristin?
  A.   1
  B.   4
  C.   0
  D.   7

9. What event inspired Ricky to write the song "Garden Party"?
  A.   A reunion of the TV show in which he appeared
  B.   The opening of Busch Gardens in Florida
  C.   Appearing on the Super Bowl half time show
  D.   A disappointing appearance at Madison Square Garden

10. What short story by Steven King features Ricky?
  A.   The Things They Left Behind
  B.   Uncle Otto's Truck
  C.   You Know You've Got A Hell of a Band
  D.   Dedication®   

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