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Trivia Quiz - Bob Dylan - Enduring Songwriter and National Conscience

A quiz on the singer/songwriter whose career has spanned over 50 years as a protest movement icon to mainstream chart-topper.

Quiz Number: 5088
Date Submitted: July 03, 2013
Quiz Categories: Music, American Culture, Singers
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 32 percent
Times Taken: 198 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4
Quiz is about: Bob Dylan

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1. Born in Minnesota in 1941, the then Robert Zimmerman was taught to play piano and guitar by whom?
  A.   Himself
  B.   His mother
  C.   A neighbourhood music teacher who Dylan later mentioned in one of his songs
  D.   The same teacher who instructed Woodie Guthrie

2. After changing his name to Bob Dylan and dropping out of college, to which renowned music centre did Dylan go to learn more about his craft?
  A.   Basin St, New Orleans
  B.   Grand Ole Opry, Nashville
  C.   Boston Philharmonia
  D.   Greenwich Village, New York

3. Signing with Columbia Records in 1961, what was the name of Dylan's first album?
  A.   The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
  B.   Bob Dylan
  C.   The Times They Are a-Changin'
  D.   Self Portrait

4. Which performer became an advocate of Bob Dylan's songs as well as his lover?
  A.   Joni Mitchell
  B.   Cher
  C.   Joan Baez
  D.   Mary Travers from Peter, Paul and Mary

5. Which of the following protest songs of the 1960s was not written by Bob Dylan?
  A.   Ballad of Hollis Brown
  B.   Blowin' in the Wind
  C.   Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
  D.   A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall

6. "The Times They Are a-Changing" became particularly poignant following whose assassination one month after its release?
  A.   Che Guevara
  B.   John Kennedy
  C.   Robert Kennedy
  D.   Martin Luther King

7. Which of Bob Dylan's songs has been twice ranked as the Greatest Song of all Time?
  A.   The Times They Are a-Changin'
  B.   It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
  C.   It Ain't Me Babe
  D.   Like a Rolling Stone

8. Bob Dylan has never been easy to pigeon-hole. Which of his following actions brought the greatest level of disapproval from his adoring fans?
  A.   Using electric musical instruments
  B.   Becoming an evangelical Christian
  C.   Joining the Traveling Wilburys
  D.   Singing in Communist China

9. Which famous movie director made a biography on Dylan entitled "No Direction Home"?
  A.   Martin Scorsese
  B.   Steven Spielberg
  C.   Oliver Stone
  D.   Francis Ford Coppola

10. In 1988 Bob Dylan embarked on a tour that has continued into the 21st century totalling over 2500 shows. What has this tour been dubbed?
  A.   Infinity Tour
  B.   Until I Drop Tour
  C.   Never Ending Tour
  D.   With My Boots On Tour®   

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