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Music quiz: Songs from Noah’s playlist

If Noah, famous nice guy and ark-builder, had an iPod, what would he listen to?

Here are short clips of 11 songs that all – if you think about them right – have something to do with Noah. Name the title and the artist of each song for full credit.

Music quiz: Noah’s ark playlist by scarequotes

How’d you do?

[Pub quiz]: Top Conservative Rock Songs (Audio Round)

Featured as round 5 at the Old Pequliar on June 2, 2009

Eleven songs plucked from a list compiled a few years ago by John Miller for The National Review. (Following that link before taking the quiz could be considered cheating, FYI.)

He writes: “What makes a great conservative rock song? The lyrics must convey a conservative idea or sentiment, such as skepticism of government or support for traditional values. And, to be sure, it must be a great rock song.”

1) Song clip #1

2) Song clip #2

3) Song clip #3

4) Song clip #4

5) Song clip #5

6) Song clip #6

7) Song clip #7

8) Song clip #8

9) Song clip #9

10) Song clip #10

11) Song clip #11

ANSWERS (no peeking)

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Music trivia quiz: It’s All About You

Round 5 at the Old Pequliar on April 7, 2009

Identify the song from the audio clip. In the pub, you’d get a half point for identifying the song and a half point for the performer.

Theme: Each song title includes a riff on the word “you”: you, yours, you’ve, etc.

1) All about “you” #1

2) All about “you” #2

3) All about “you” #3

4) All about “you” #4

5) All about “you” #5

6) All about “you” #6

7) All about “you” #7

8) All about “you” #8

9) All about “you” #9

10) All about “you” #10

11) All about “you” #11


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Trivia Quiz: We’ve Got You Covered

Round 5 at the Old Pequliar on March 3, 2009
Average score: 7.54/11 (14 teams)

Each of these audio clips comes from the cover version of a pop song. For a half point each, name the artist performing the song in the clip, and the original artist.

Clip #1

Clip #2

Clip #3

Clip #4

Clip #5

Clip #6

Clip #7

Clip #8

Clip #9

Clip #10

Clip #11

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Quiz: Love Songs (Audio Round)

Round 5 at the Old Pequliar on Feb. 3, 2009

Eleven songs about love, or that at least sound like they might be about love. Name the title and artist for a half point each.

1) Love Songs: Clip 1

2) Love Songs: Clip 2

3) Love Songs: Clip 3

4) Love Songs: Clip 4

5) Love Songs: Clip 5

6) Love Songs: Clip 6

7) Love Songs: Clip 7

8) Love Songs: Clip 8

9) Love Songs: Clip 9

10) Love Songs: Clip 10

11) Love Songs: Clip 11

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Quiz: Movies and Music in 2008 (audio round)

Round 5 at the Old Pequliar on Jan. 6, 2009
Average score: 7.71/11 (21 teams)

Each correct answer is a movie or song released (or popularized) in 2008.

1) This is from the preview for what movie?

2) This is from the preview for what movie?

3) This is from the preview for what movie?

4) This is from the preview for what movie?

5) This song appears in what movie?

6) Name the song and the artist. (half point each)

7) Name the song and the artist. (half point each)

8) Name the song and the artist. (half point each)

9) Name the performer.

10) Name the performer.

11) Name the character who’s singing.

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Quiz: Girls! Girls! Girls! (audio round)

Round 5 at the Old Pequliar on Dec. 2, 2008
Average score: 6.57/11 (15 teams)

Each song title is a woman’s name (parentheticals excluded, if applicable). Valid answer: “Michele” or “Julia.” Invalid: “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds.”

Identify the song and the artist for a half point each.

Girls! Girls! Girls! Question 1

Girls! Girls! Girls! Question 2

Girls! Girls! Girls! Question 3

Girls! Girls! Girls! Question 4

Girls! Girls! Girls! Question 5

Girls! Girls! Girls! Question 6

Girls! Girls! Girls! Question 7

Girls! Girls! Girls! Question 8

Girls! Girls! Girls! Question 9

Girls! Girls! Girls! Question 10

Girls! Girls! Girls! Question 11

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Quiz: “Religious” Songs

Round 5 at the Old Pequliar on Nov. 18, 2008
Average score: 7.6/11 (15 teams)

Tuesday Evening Revival Service

Brothers and sisters! Tonight we’ve been mucking around with the devil. Yes, the devil. He lives in the details, and trivia is all about details. All about the devil. The devil in the details.

But that’s gonna change. That’s gonna change right now. Because we’re going to listen to some religious music. Listen closely, brothers and sisters. Each and every one of these songs is has a religious term in its title.

You need to tell me who’s singing, and the name of the song. The artist and the song title are worth a half! point! each!

Can you give me an amen? Amen!

Religious songs: Q01

Religious songs: Q02

Religious songs: Q03

Religious songs: Q04

Religious songs: Q05

Religious songs: Q06

Religious songs: Q07

Religious songs: Q08

Religious songs: Q09

Religious songs: Q10

Religious songs: Q11

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Quiz: Voiceover Actors

Round 5 at the Old Pequliar on Sept. 2, 2008
Average score: 7.0/11 (11 teams)

1) 01_voiceovers_08sept02 (the first male voice)
2) 02_voiceovers_08sept02
3) 03_voiceovers_08sept02
4) 04_voiceovers_08sept02
5) 05_voiceovers_08sept02
6) 06_voiceovers_08sept02 (the woman)
7) 07_voiceovers_08sept02
8) 08_voiceovers_08sept02
9) 09_voiceovers_08sept02
10) 10_voiceovers_08sept02
11) 11_voiceovers_08sept02

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Quiz: Sellouts (an audio round)

Round 5 at the Old Pequliar on July 1, 2008.
Average score: 6.15/11 (17 teams)

Each of these songs was featured in a popular commercial. For a half point each, name the performing artist and the brand or product they were advertising. (If a song was used in multiple commercials, the correct answer is the earliest widespread example.)

Example: The correct answers for “Start Me Up” are the Rolling Stones and Microsoft (or Windows 95).

1) clip #1
2) clip #2
3) clip #3
4) clip #4
5) clip #5
6) clip #6
7) clip #7
8) clip #8
9) clip #9
10) clip #10 (Note: while this commercial is fairly well known, it’s also British. So yeah, this one’s hard.)
11) clip #11

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