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Trivia Quiz - Bodies of Water in Music


Questions about songs and albums that mention bodies of water, such as lakes, ponds, rivers, and oceans. I threw in a few tough questions here just to make it interesting.

Quiz Number: 2872
Date Submitted: October 19, 2008
Quiz Categories: Music
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 53.3 percent
Times Taken: 55 times
Taken by Registered Users: 13

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Bodies of Water in Music
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1. This 1968 record by the Cowsills was their second top 40 single after "The Rain, the Park, & Other Things. What was it?
  A.   Spirit Lake
  B.   Beaver Lake
  C.   Indian Lake
  D.   Lake Woebegon

2. What band recorded "Green River"?
  A.   Steppenwolf
  B.   Creedence Clearwater Revival
  C.   Three Dog Night
  D.   Grand Funk Railroad

3. Bob Seger originally wrote this lake song in 1971 and intended to include it in his 1975 "Beautiful Loser" album but instead waited until 1980 and included it in his album "Against the Wind", where it became a top 40 hit. What was the song?
  A.   Lake Geneva
  B.   Fire Lake
  C.   Clear Lake
  D.   Lake Titicaca

4. What alternative band recorded "Walk on the Ocean" in 1992?
  A.   The Gin Blossoms
  B.   Toad the Wet Sprocket
  C.   Nirvana
  D.   Red Hot Chili Peppers

5. How many of the five Great Lakes are mentioned in the 1976 Gordon Lightfoot song "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"?
  A.   One
  B.   Two
  C.   Three
  D.   Five

6. What singer/pianist recorded "The River of Dreams" in 1993?
  A.   Billy Joel
  B.   Elton John
  C.   Bruce Hornsby
  D.   Barry Manilow

7. The 1966 Standells hit "Dirty Water" was about what river?
  A.   The Charles River
  B.   The East River
  C.   The Hudson River
  D.   The Potomac River

8. What group recorded a 1975 album called "The Car Over the Lake Album"?
  A.   Golden Earring
  B.   New Riders of the Purple Sage
  C.   Kansas
  D.   Ozark Mountain Daredevils

9. What one hit wonder group named for a body of water recorded the 1972 song "Put Your Hand in the Hand"?
  A.   River
  B.   Ocean
  C.   Lake
  D.   Stream

10. "Moon River", recorded by Andy Williams in 1961, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song. For what motion picture was it written?
  A.   Breakfast at Tiffany's
  B.   My Fair Lady
  C.   Days of Wine and Roses
  D.   Love is a Many Splendored Thing


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