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Trivia Quiz - Janis Joplin - "She dared to be different."


Janis Joplin was one of the most recognizable faces and voices of the 1960s, sadly dying much too young. Test your knowledge of the woman who gave us many classic renditions of many classic songs.

Quiz Number: 5872
Date Submitted: September 17, 2020
Quiz Categories: Music, Singers
Quiz Type: General Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 67.5 percent
Times Taken: 8 times
Taken by Registered Users: 2
Quiz is about: Janis Joplin

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1. In what U S state was Janis Joplin born on January 19, 1943?
  A.   Tennessee
  B.   Florida
  C.   Oregon
  D.   Texas

2. At which music festival did Janis Joplin first make an impact on the music world?
  A.   Altamont Speedway Free Festival
  B.   Newport Folk Festival
  C.   Monterey Pop Festival
  D.   Woodstock

3. What band did Janis Joplin initially front?
  A.   Big Brother and the Holding Company
  B.   The Sonics
  C.   Them
  D.   West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band

4. Ove the head of which fellow 1960s icon did Janis Joplin break a bottle of Southern Comfort?
  A.   Joe Cocker
  B.   Jimi Hendrix
  C.   Jim Morrison
  D.   Neil Young

5. How many albums did Janis Joplin record?
  A.   one
  B.   four
  C.   seven
  D.   nine

6. Which U S Blues singer was the idol of Janis Joplin?
  A.   Billie Holiday
  B.   Ma Rainey
  C.   Bessie Smith
  D.   Etta James

7. In 2015, Janis Joplin's painted car sold for a record $1.76 million in 2015. What make of car was it?
  A.   Porsche
  B.   Mercedes Benz
  C.   Lamborghini
  D.   Maserati

8. Which of the following best describes Janis Joplin's relationship with her parents?
  A.   They refused to have anything to do with her once she began her career.
  B.   They were supportive and understanding.
  C.   They prayed their daughter would eventually see the light and return home.
  D.   Janis gave them 25% of her earnings.

9. Which of Janis Joplin's songs was the only one to reach #1 in the charts?
  A.   Piece of my Heart
  B.   Summertime
  C.   Me and Bobby McGee
  D.   Try (Just a Little Bit Harder)

10. Janis Joplin died in 1970 at the age of 27 from what cause?
  A.   suicide by hanging
  B.   beaten to death by a band member
  C.   choked on sandwich while drunk
  D.   drug overdose


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