How Well Do You Know Music History?

Do you think you're pretty much an ace when it comes to music history? Are you the music encyclopedia amongst your friends? Take this quiz and find out!
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What year did the electric guitar debut?
1940
1936
1890
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What year did the 45 rpm records debut?
1945
1949
1942
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What was Elvis Presley's first very successful single?
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Jailhouse Rock
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In 1961, Patsy Cline released what iconic song?
Crazy
Walking After Midnight
Your Cheating Heart
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What year did The Beatles appear on the Ed Sullivan Show?
1961
1962
1964
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In what New York City neighborhood did Bob Dylan book his first gigs?
Greenwich Village
Tribeca
Soho
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What was the name of Sony's portable music player that was released in 1978?
The Walkmen
The Zune
The Porto
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How many copies did Michael Jackson's "Thriller" sell?
15 million
25 million
30 million
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What year did Madonna launch her first tour?
1985
1984
1988
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What band is considered the leader of the grunge movement?
Nivrana
Pearl Jam
Foo Fighters
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What did Apple computers introduce in 2003 that changed music forever?
Macbook
iTunes
iPod
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Question 12/12

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Who died in the plane crash with Buddy Holly?
Ritchie Valens
Bing Crosby
Sonny Rollins
Result
You are a music maven! It's clear that you love music just as much as we do. Even though you missed a few questions, your knowledge of music is apparent!

C+, Music Maven

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You are a music master! When it comes to music history, you're a true fan. There's no tripping you up when it comes to this vast history. Well done!

B+, Music Master

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You are a true music virtuoso. Congrats, when it comes to music history you are the master. Dates and statistics can't trip you up when it comes to this melodic history.

A+, Music Virtuoso

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1
What year did the electric guitar debut?
1940
1936
1890
2
What year did the 45 rpm records debut?
1945
1949
1942
3
What was Elvis Presley's first very successful single?
Heartbreak Hotel
Blue Suede Shoes
Jailhouse Rock
4
In 1961, Patsy Cline released what iconic song?
Crazy
Walking After Midnight
Your Cheating Heart
5
What year did The Beatles appear on the Ed Sullivan Show?
1961
1962
1964
6
In what New York City neighborhood did Bob Dylan book his first gigs?
Greenwich Village
Tribeca
Soho
7
What was the name of Sony's portable music player that was released in 1978?
The Walkmen
The Zune
The Porto
8
How many copies did Michael Jackson's "Thriller" sell?
15 million
25 million
30 million
9
What year did Madonna launch her first tour?
1985
1984
1988
10
What band is considered the leader of the grunge movement?
Nivrana
Pearl Jam
Foo Fighters
11
What did Apple computers introduce in 2003 that changed music forever?
Macbook
iTunes
iPod
12
Who died in the plane crash with Buddy Holly?
Ritchie Valens
Bing Crosby
Sonny Rollins