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Trivia Quiz - Get the Knack


The Knack are best remembered as the band who hit number 1 in 1979 with "My Sharona", effectively signalling the end of the disco craze. Although dismissed by many critics as a ripoff of The Beatles, The Knack became one of the best power-pop bands.

Quiz Number: 5064
Date Submitted: May 19, 2013
Quiz Categories: Music, Rock -n- Roll, Pop Music, Rock Music, Alternative Rock
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: Samurai Sam
Average Score: 55.3 percent
Times Taken: 45 times
Taken by Registered Users: 2

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1. What disco hit did "My Sharona" knock out of the number one position on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart in 1979?
  A.   "Le Freak" by Chic
  B.   "Born to Be Alive" by Patrick Hernandez
  C.   "Makin' It" by David Naughton
  D.   "Good Times" by Chic

2. What was the title of The Knack's second top 40 single?
  A.   "Baby Talks Dirty"
  B.   "Frustrated"
  C.   "Good Girls Don't"
  D.   "Oh Tara"

3. What Buddy Holly song did the Knack cover on their first album?
  A.   "Everyday"
  B.   "Heartbeat"
  C.   "True Love Ways"
  D.   "That'll Be The Day"

4. What Kinks song did the Knack cover on their second album?
  A.   "Lola"
  B.   "All of the Day and All of the Night"
  C.   "The Hard Way"
  D.   "You Really Got Me"

5. "My Sharona" was written for lead singer Doug Fieger's ex-girlfriend Sharona Alperin. She later appeared on the cover of which of their albums?
  A.   "Get the Knack"
  B.   "...But the Little Girls Understand"
  C.   "Serious Fun"
  D.   "As Normal as the Next Guy"

6. Lead singer Doug Fieger's brother, Geoffrey, is a lawyer who became famous in his own right for representing what controversial client?
  A.   Michael Jackson
  B.   Dr. Jack Kervorkian
  C.   Nadya Suleman ("Octomom")
  D.   Robert Blake

7. Which original member of The Knack was a well-known session musician around Los Angeles prior to joining the band?
  A.   Bruce Gary
  B.   Berton Averre
  C.   Doug Fieger
  D.   Niles Prescott

8. The lead guitar line on "Can't Put a Price on Love", a track from the Knack's "...But the Little Girls Understand" album was considered by many critics to be a ripoff of the guitar line from what Rolling Stones hit?
  A.   "Honky Tonk Women"
  B.   "Waiting on a Friend"
  C.   "Start Me Up"
  D.   "Beast of Burden"

9. Which original member of The Knack also served occasionally as the band's keyboard player?
  A.   Bruce Gary
  B.   Berton Averre
  C.   Niles Prescott
  D.   Doug Fieger

10. What brand and model was Doug Fieger's first guitar, purchased for him by his father in 1964?
  A.   Fender Stratocaster
  B.   Gretsch Country Gentleman
  C.   Rickenbacker 360
  D.   Gibson ES-335


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