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Trivia Quiz - Pete Seeger, a Music Icon


Trivia about the life and music of legendary song writer and folk musician musician Pete Seeger.

Quiz Number: 4470
Date Submitted: November 04, 2012
Quiz Categories: Folk Music
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: dave
Average Score: 60 percent
Times Taken: 52 times
Taken by Registered Users: 4
Quiz is about: Pete Seeger

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1. With what group did Pete Seeger have a string of hits in early 1950's?
  A.   The Monkees
  B.   The Four Freshmen
  C.   Pete and the Slide Trombones
  D.   The Weavers

2. Which of the following songs did Pete Seeger write?
  A.   If I had a Hammer
  B.   Puff the Magic Dragon
  C.   Help Me Rhonda
  D.   Get off of my Cloud

3. Pete Seeger, along with what other musician, formed the Almanac Singers in the 1940s?
  A.   Woody Guthrie
  B.   Ramblin' Jack Elliott
  C.   Cisco Houston
  D.   Pete Molinari

4. Who wrote and performed the song, "Old Folkie", as a tribute to Seeger?
  A.   James Taylor
  B.   Harry Chapin
  C.   Bob Dylan
  D.   Art Garfunkel

5. In 1967, Seeger appeared on a TV variety show and performed "Waist Deep in The Big Muddy" (an allegory about the Vietnam War). It was deemed too controversial by CBS and it was censored from the show. What show was it?
  A.   The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
  B.   The Carol Burnett Show
  C.   The Ed Sullivan Show
  D.   The Red Skelton Show

6. Pete Seeger is well known for his talents on stringed instruments - banjo, guitar, ukulele, etc... Later in life, Pete learned what instrument?
  A.   trombone
  B.   flute
  C.   steel drums
  D.   saxophone

7. Which of the following happened to Pete Seeger early in life as a result of him being a member of the Communist Party?
  A.   blacklisted from television
  B.   testified in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities
  C.   sentenced to one-year in jail for contempt of court
  D.   all of the above

8. In 1966, Pete Seeger and his wife founded an organization to protect the surrounding wetlands and waterways through advocacy and public education of what American river?
  A.   Missouri River
  B.   Mississippi River
  C.   Hudson River
  D.   Ohio River

9. Pete Seeger married his wife in 1943. What is her name?
  A.   Toshi
  B.   Mary
  C.   Jen
  D.   Betty

10. In 2006, a popular musician released a collection of folk songs associated with Seeger's repertoire, titled, "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions." What musician was it?
  A.   Bruce Springsteen
  B.   Bob Seger
  C.   Joan Baez
  D.   Jackson Browne


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