The Rockin' AC/DC Quiz


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4 Min Quiz

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AC/DC has sold millions of albums and continues to tour after more than four decades in the spotlight. Take our quiz to see how much you really know about this legendary band.

What does guitarist Angus Young wear onstage?

Angus Young has worn a schoolboy outfit onstage since the earliest days of AC/DC and still rocks the uniform into his 60s.


What symbol separates the "AC" from "DC" in the band's logo?

The high-energy rockers use a lightning bolt in their logo, which goes well with album titles like "Powerage" and "High Voltage."


The band is often referred to as "acca dacca" in Australia.

While most fans recite each letter in the band's name, Aussie fans have given them the nickname "acca dacca."


Where did AC/DC get its name?

The band chose AC/DC after seeing it written on the back of Margaret Young's sewing machine. Margaret --sister to Angus and Malcolm -- also helped Angus choose his trademark uniform.


What was the title of AC/DC's first album?

Released in 1975 in Australia, "High Voltage didn't hit shelves in the U.S. until the next year.


What year did Bon Scott join the band?

Charismatic lead singer Bon Scott joined the band in 1974. By the time Scott joined, the Young brothers were the only original AC/DC members remaining.


Where did AC/DC get its start?

The Young brothers moved from Scotland to Australia in 1963 and started the band a decade later.


What year was classic AC/DC album "Highway to Hell" released?

Produced in London by Mutt Lange -- he later married Shania Twain -- "Highway to Hell" was a breakout album for AC/DC.


What killed singer Bon Scott?

Bon Scott died on February 19, 1980 after a night of excessive drinking, leaving AC/DC without a frontman.


Who took Scott's place at the microphone?

Brian Johnson from Newcastle, England became AC/DC's new lead singer after Scott's untimely passing.


AC/DC never had another hit after losing Bon Scott.

The band's "Back in Black" album came out the year after Bon Scott died and was AC/DC's biggest album yet.


How many copies of "Back in Black" has AC/DC sold?

AC/DC has sold more than 40 million copies of "Back in Black," making it the 6th best-selling rock album of all time.


Which of these songs is not featured on "Back to Black?"

"Back to Black" featured several classic AC/DC songs, but "Girls Got Rhythm was on their "Dirty Deeds Done Cheap" album.


What was the first AC/DC album to top the charts in the U.S.?

The 1981 follow-up to "Back to Black," an album titled "For Those About to Rock, We Salute You," became the band's first No. 1 album in the U.S.


Which of these AC/DC albums was not released in the 80s?

AC/DC delivered several modestly successful albums during the 80s, including "Fly on the Wall," "Flick of the Switch" and "Blow Up Your Video."


"Back in Black" never hit the top of the U.S. charts.

Despite remaining on the Billboard charts for 131 weeks, "Back in Black" never took the top spot.


Which album featured the song "Moneytalks?"

Featured on "The Razors Edge," the 1990 song "Moneytalks" became the band's biggest U.S. single.


Where were three AC/DC fans crushed during a 1991 concert?

In January 1991, three teenage fans were crushed to death during an AC/DC show in Salt Lake City.


What did the band call their 1995 album?

After laying low for a few years, AC/DC released "Ballbreaker" in 1995.


Which of these songs was not featured on "Stiff Upper Lip?"

The 2000 album "Stiff Upper Lip" featured hits like "Safe in New York City" and the title track, but "Hail Caesar" came from the album "Ballbreaker."


What year was AC/DC inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

The band was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2003, with Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler serving as their presenter.


How many members of AC/DC were inducted into the Hall of Fame?

Six band members, including Bon Scott, were inducted into the Hall of Fame.


What was the name of the band's 2008 release?

When AC/DC released "Black Ice" in 2008, it became the band's first album to hit No. 1 in the U.S. since 1981.


How many copies of "Black Ice" sold in the first week of release?

Despite an exclusive deal with Wal-Mart, the band sold more than 750,000 copies of "Black Ice" during the first week of release in 2008.


"Back in Black" was the first song Kurt Cobain learned to play on the guitar.

When he was given his first guitar at age 14, the first song the future Nirvana frontman learned was AC/DC's "Back to Black."


When did AC/DC finally add its music to ITunes?

Long-time holdout AC/DC added its music to ITunes in 2012, outlasting other long-time holdouts like Metallica and The Beatles.


How many fans saw AC/DC during its "Black Ice" Tour?

Five million fans in 29 countries saw the band perform during its "Black Ice" Tour, which ran from 2008 to 2010.


Which band member did not participate in the band's 2014 album "Rock or Bust?"

"Rock or Bust" lacks the contribution of guitarist Malcolm Young, who stepped away from the band due to illness.


How many albums has AC/DC sold around the world?

AC/DC has sold more than 200 million albums worldwide, making them one of the most successful acts of all time.


Even sharks like to rock along with AC/DC.

In a study, scientists found that listening to AC/DC tunes makes sharks more inquisitive and less aggressive -- perfect for thrill seekers looking to dive with sharks.


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