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Trivia Quiz - David Bowie: Influential Musician

Trivia questions about David Bowie's songs, albums, and acting career. Great David Bowie trivia!

Quiz Number: 5471
Date Submitted: March 01, 2015
Quiz Categories: Music
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 78 percent
Times Taken: 79 times
Taken by Registered Users: 5
Quiz is about: David Bowie

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David Bowie Influential Musician
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1. In what country was David Bowie born and raised?
  A.   Australia
  B.   Canada
  C.   United States
  D.   England

2. Early in his career, David changed his last name to Bowie. What is his birth surname?
  A.   Jones
  B.   Smithson
  C.   Niven
  D.   Ralston

3. David Bowie's fifth album features a song about a rock star who acts as a messenger for extraterrestrial beings. What is the name of this rock star who, for many, became David Bowie's alter ego for years to come?
  A.   The Buddha of Suburbia
  B.   Major Tom
  C.   Ziggy Stardust
  D.   none of the above

4. In his glory days, much of David Bowie's music was shaped by a certain guitarist who joined him on seven of Bowie's albums from 1970 to 1993. Who was it?
  A.   Mick Ronson
  B.   Mick Taylor
  C.   Bob Dylan
  D.   Jeff Beck

5. Which of the following songs will you not find on the David Bowie album, "Diamond Dogs?"
  A.   Diamond Dogs
  B.   Heroes
  C.   Rebel Rebel
  D.   1984

6. From 1988-1992, David Bowie fronted an English-American hard rock band.
  A.   Nektar
  B.   Kraftwerk
  C.   Caravan
  D.   Tin Machine

7. In 1977, David Bowie joined a famous crooner singing a memorable version of "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy", a version of "The Little Drummer Boy" with a new, contrapuntal verse. Who was this American crooner?
  A.   Dean Martin
  B.   Bing Crosby
  C.   Sammy Davis, Jr
  D.   Frank Sinatra

8. What is the name of David Bowie's son, an English film director, film producer, and screenwriter? He is best known for directing the award-winning science fiction films Moon (2009) and Source Code (2011)?
  A.   Kirk Jones
  B.   Gerald Jones
  C.   Duncan Jones
  D.   Duncan Kennedy

9. In 1990, British rock band Queen and artist David Bowie filed a lawsuit against what rapper for illegally sampling the bass line of the song "Under Pressure." Who was it?
  A.   P. Diddy
  B.   Macklemore
  C.   Eminem
  D.   Vanilla Ice

10. What progressive rocker provided lead guitar to the 1977 David Bowie album, "Heroes"?
  A.   Robert Fripp
  B.   Greg Lake
  C.   Steve Howe
  D.   Alex Lifeson®   

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