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Trivia Quiz - Aussie Rockers


Dedicated to PeopleQuiz's resident Aussie, GrantBeagle, these ten questions are about rockers from the land down under. G'day mate!

Quiz Number: 2436
Date Submitted: April 17, 2008
Quiz Categories: Pop Music, Rock Music
Quiz Type: People Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 70.2 percent
Times Taken: 100 times
Taken by Registered Users: 17

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1. This artist recorded a novelty song called "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" that made it all the way up to number 3 in Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart in 1963. Who is he?
  A.   Johnny O'Keefe
  B.   Billy Thorpe
  C.   Rolf Harris
  D.   Ray Hoff

2. The Easybeats made it all the way up to number 16 on the U.S. charts with what song?
  A.   Saturday in the Park
  B.   Sunday Morning Comin' Down
  C.   Tuesday Afternoon
  D.   Friday on My Mind

3. Although she was originally considered a country singer, Olivia Newton-John hit number 25 on the U.S. pop singles chart and number 1 on the adult contemporary chart with her cover version of what Bob Dylan song?
  A.   If Not For You
  B.   Like a Rolling Stone
  C.   It Ain't Me, Babe
  D.   Let Me Be There

4. This band from the land down under scored its first chart hit with 1969's "New York Mining Disaster 1941". Do you know who they are?
  A.   Crowded House
  B.   Ray Brown & the Whispers
  C.   The Bee Gees
  D.   Split Enz

5. Graham Russell and Russell Hitchcock met in the early 70s when they appeared together in the Sydney production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" and formed Air Supply. What was the name of their first U.S. chart hit, recorded in 1979?
  A.   Lost in Love
  B.   All Out of Love
  C.   Every Woman in the World
  D.   Even the Nights are Better

6. Australian rockers AC/DC suffered a minor setback on their road to stardom when lead singer Bon Scott died from alcohol poisoning. With whom did they replace Scott?
  A.   Mark Evans
  B.   Angust Young
  C.   Brian Johnson
  D.   Dennis Laughlin

7. Which Australian group recorded "Reminiscing", which to this day is one of the most played singles on U.S. radio?
  A.   Air Supply
  B.   Crowded House
  C.   Little River Band
  D.   Hoodoo Gurus

8. This rocker had his first American hit with "Speak to the Sky" in 1972, but he didn't become a superstar until he recorded 1981's "Jessie's Girl", the video to which became one of the first ever played on MTV. Who is he?
  A.   Rick Springfield
  B.   Andy Gibb
  C.   Nick Cave
  D.   Beeb Birtles

9. This group recorded "Beds Are Burning" in 1989. Their former lead singer was appointed as Australia's Minister of the Environment, Heritage, & the Arts in 2007. Who are they?
  A.   Men at Work
  B.   Crowded House
  C.   The Seeds
  D.   Midnight Oil

10. What group, who won the Grammy for Best New Artist in 1983, scored a smash hit with "Who Can It Be Now"?
  A.   The Seeds
  B.   Mississippi
  C.   Men at Work
  D.   Men Down Under


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