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Trivia Quiz - Deep Purple: Heavy Metal Icon


Trivia questions about the songs, albums and history of Deep Purple.

Quiz Number: 5455
Date Submitted: January 27, 2015
Quiz Categories: Heavy Metal
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 85.7 percent
Times Taken: 53 times
Taken by Registered Users: 3

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1. The roots of Deep Purple are from what country?
  A.   United States
  B.   England
  C.   Germany
  D.   Canada

2. Which of the following players was not a founding member of Deep Purple?
  A.   Steve Morse
  B.   Ritchie Blackmore
  C.   Rod Evans
  D.   Jon Lord

3. Ritchie Blackmore was a member of Deep Purple from March 1968 – June 1975 and again from April 1984 – November 1993. What instrument did he play for the band?
  A.   guitar
  B.   bass
  C.   drums
  D.   keyboards

4. Deep Purple have seen several line-up changes and an eight-year hiatus since its inception in 1968. During what eight-year pan was there a hiatus?
  A.   1976–1984
  B.   1969-1977
  C.   1990-1998
  D.   none of the above

5. What was the first album released by Deep Purple (1968)?
  A.   Burn
  B.   Machine Head
  C.   Deep Purple
  D.   Shades of Deep Purple

6. On what Deep Purple album will you find the hit song, "Space Truckin'?
  A.   Shades of Deep Purple
  B.   Who Do We Think We Are
  C.   Machine Head
  D.   The Book of Taliesyn

7. One of Deep Purple's songs was ranked #4 in Total Guitar magazine's "Greatest Guitar Riffs Ever" and is very popular among beginner guitarists. What song is it?
  A.   Hush
  B.   Smoke on the Water
  C.   Knocking at Your Back Door
  D.   Burn

8. After Joe Satriani's short stint with Deep Purple (December 1993 – July 1994), who replaced him on guitar for the band?
  A.   Steve Morse
  B.   Ritchie Blackmore
  C.   Tommy Bolin
  D.   Tony Iommi

9. Which song features this lyric: "Nobody's gonna take my car, I'm gonna race it to the ground, nobody's gonna beat my car, it's gonna break the speed of sound"?
  A.   Hush
  B.   Highway Star
  C.   Burn
  D.   Fireball

10. What album did Deep Purple release in 2013?
  A.   Rapture of the Deep
  B.   Purpendicular
  C.   The Battle Rages On
  D.   Now What?!


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