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Trivia Quiz - Frank Zappa: American Musican and Composer
Frank Zappa was a one of a kind musician. What do you remember about him?
January 12, 2009
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1. What was the name of Frank's first band?
A. The DeVilles
B. The Continentals
C. The Ramblers
D. The Impalas
2. What was Frank exposed to as a child?
A. mustard gas
3. What did doctors once treat Frank's sinus problems with?
A. motor oil in his nostrils
B. olive oil in his nostrils
C. a pellet of radium inserted into each nostril
D. cat urine in his nostrils
4. Frank worked in what field for a short time in the early 1960s?
B. Law Enforcement
C. Dog Training
D. Culinary Arts
5. How many high schools did Frank attend?
B. at least 6
D. he did not attend high school
6. Frank did not approve of what activity?
A. tobacco use
B. alcohol use
C. drug use
D. motorcycle racing
7. What was the name of the band that Frank's name is most associated with?
A. Sergeant Zappa's Lonely Hearts Club Band
B. The Swine Crew
C. The Demented Nuns
D. The Mothers Of Invention
8. Frank was an outspoken advocate for what?
A. freedom of speech
B. drug use legalization
C. organized religion
D. public school education
9. What did Frank use for the creation of his music in the later years of his career?
A. an all-girl jazz band who were on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week
B. a synclavier
C. Irving Berlin's piano
D. a zither
10. Frank died on Saturday , Dec 4, 1993 at his home. How and when did his family announce his death?
A. They called into Larry King Live as Frank was dying
B. They took out a memorial full page ad in Rolling Stone magazine one year later
C. They sent out the news with their Christmas Cards that year as part of the family's newsletter
D. On December 6, 1993, the family announced that "Composer Frank Zappa left for his final tour just before 6pm Saturday
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