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Trivia Quiz - Lynyrd Skynyrd


What do you know about this oft tragedy riddled southern rock band? You want Lynyrd Skynyrd trivia, you got it!

Quiz Number: 4374
Date Submitted: March 23, 2012
Quiz Categories: Southern Rock
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 75.2 percent
Times Taken: 407 times
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1. In 1964, Ronnie Van Zant, Allen Collins, and Gary Rossington formed the first incarnation of a band that would eventually become known as Lynyrd Skynyrd. In what city was the band formed?
  A.   Mobile, AL
  B.   Jacksonville, FL
  C.   Jackson, MS
  D.   Tyler, TX

2. What was the name of the first incarnation of the band when it was formed in 1964?
  A.   Brushy Boys
  B.   Southern Sensation
  C.   Noble Five
  D.   Country Court

3. The band's selection of the name "Lynyrd Skynyrd" was a variation of a real man named Leonard Skinner that was known by two of the band's founding members. Who was Leonard Skinner?
  A.   a physical eduation teacher at Robert E. Lee High School
  B.   a pastor in their home town
  C.   Ronnie Van Zant's uncle
  D.   a street person in their hometown

4. In 1977, a plane crash took the lives of three band members from Lynyrd Skynyrd. Which of the following band members survived the crash?
  A.   Gary Rossington
  B.   Ronnie Van Zant
  C.   Steve Gaines
  D.   Cassie Gaines

5. What was the name of the album that the band had released at the height of their career just three days before a plane crash decimated the band?
  A.   Second Helping
  B.   Gimme Back My Bullets
  C.   Street Survivors
  D.   Nuthin' Fancy

6. Lynyrd Skynyrd's trademark three-guitar attack was first introduced on their big hit, "Free Bird," a song which was written as a tribute to what late rock guitarist?
  A.   Janis Joplin
  B.   Muddy Waters
  C.   Elvis Presley
  D.   Duane Allman

7. What Skynyrd song was a tribute to the famous Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, an R&B, southern rock studio in which the band often recorded?
  A.   Made in the Shade
  B.   Saturday Night Special
  C.   Gimme Back My Bullets
  D.   Sweet Home Alabama

8. In 1987, a new incarnation of the band was formed with Ronnie Van Zant's younger brother headlining the band as its lead singer. What is the younger Van Zant's first name?
  A.   Johnny
  B.   Eddie
  C.   Billy
  D.   Ricky

9. Which band member originally started out as a roadie for Lynyrd Skynyrd?
  A.   Billy Powell
  B.   Rickey Medlocke
  C.   Bob Burns
  D.   Artimus Pyle

10. Who was the last original member playing with Lynyrd Skynyrd?
  A.   Billy Powell
  B.   Allen Collins
  C.   Ronnie Van Zant
  D.   Gary Rossington


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