Space Oddity: The David Bowie Quiz

Space Oddity: The David Bowie Quiz
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He melded music and art in strange and wonderful ways. How much do you know about David Bowie?
Which Beach Boys song did Bowie cover?
"God Only Knows"
We would have loved to hear Bowie sing "Surfin' U.S.A."
"Little Deuce Coupe"
"Don't Worry Baby"

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Bowie let fans vote to create the set list for a 1990 tour. Which song received the most votes?
"Moonage Daydream"
"Space Oddity"
"The Laughing Gnome"
In true Bowie fashion, he proceeded to eliminate the song from the tour.

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Bowie loved the emotional life of his character Ziggy Stardust, because offstage Bowie felt like what?
a robot
Ziggy was an outlet for his complicated emotional life.
a lizard
a psychopath

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What was Bowienet?
Bowie's own Internet service provider
He knew the Internet was going to be a revolution in human history.
Bowie's Web site
Bowie's blog

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In what year was Bowie inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
1996
At that point he still had a lot of music left to make.
2006
1986

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Bowie married which supermodel in 1992?
Iman
She is known for her charitable work.
Cindy Crawford
Linda Evangelista

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What was Bowie's first No. 1 hit in the United States?
"Fame"
Yet it only ascended to No. 17 on the British charts.
"Space Oddity"
"Changes"

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How many of Bowie's albums made the charts in 1973?
four
five
six
He was incredibly prolific throughout his career.

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Who co-wrote Bowie's hit song "Fame?"
John Lennon
It was a topic both writers were familiar with.
Elton John
David Gilmour

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Bowie has sold roughly how many albums worldwide?
98 million
140 million
His eccentric behavior didn't affect his sales.
200 million

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Which scientist did Bowie portray in "The Prestige?"
Nikola Tesla
The film also stars Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale.
Albert Einstein
Carl Sagan

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Bowie released his 1996 song "Telling Lies" over the Internet. How many copies did he sell?
90,000
300,000
He was the first major artist to sell a song using the Internet.
1 million

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Bowie provided his voice talent for which animated show?
"George of the Jungle"
"SpongeBob Squarepants"
He was giddy about landing the role.
"The Simpsons"

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With which musician did Bowie once share an apartment?
Frank Zappa
Freddy Mercury
Iggy Pop
It was at a time when he began making versions of ambient music.

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Which musician appears with Bowie on "I'm Afraid of Americans?"
Kurt Cobain
Trent Reznor
Reznor considered Bowie to be a major influence on his own music.
Marilyn Manson

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Bowie created his electronic album "Outside" with which well-known musician?
David Mancuso
Brian Eno
He chose Nine Inch Nails to support him on the album's tour.
Steve Roach

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During a 2004 concert, a fan struck Bowie in the face with what?
A lollipop
Bowie was infuriated and had to pause the show to seek assistance.
A shoe
A dead bird

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In 1989, Bowie paused his solo career to be a part of which band?
Roxy Music
Tin Machine
The debut album received poor reviews but went to No. 3 on the British charts.
Jethro Tull

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What was Bowie's name at birth?
David Jones
He changed it to avoid confusion with Davy Jones, of The Monkees fame.
Dave Smith
David Hasselhoff

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With which musician did Bowie perform "Dancing in the Street?"
John Lennon
Steven Tyler
Mick Jagger
The song went all the way to No. 1.

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A BBC TV program once interviewed Bowie as the founder of "The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty" to what?
animals
long-haired men
He could find a way to mock just about anything.
fat-bottomed women

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Why was Bowie's right eye permanently dilated?
A fistfight with a friend
One of his friends hit him in the face during an argument over a girl.
Drug abuse
A genetic disorder

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What was BowieBanc?
A Bowie-branded online bank
The concept didn't last but customers even received Bowie credit cards.
A type of cashier's check sponsored by the artist
An interactive, musical ATM

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In 2004, Bowie had emergency surgery to treat what?
A blocked artery
At first, he thought the pain was just a pinched nerve.
Appendicitis
the effects of a drug overdose

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In how many songs did Bowie's fictional character Major Tom appear?
1
2
3
The songs were "Space Oddity," "Ashes to Ashes" and "Hallo Spaceboy."

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What object did Bowie send to a writer from Rolling stone to thank him for an interview?
A pig fetus
To Bowie's disappointment, customs agents intercepted the fetus.
Cocaine
A live bat

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Bowie had the same birthday as what other rock icon?
Nick Cave
Elvis Presley
He reportedly could do a spot-on impression of Elvis, who was born 12 years earlier.
Buddy Holly

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During promotion for which album did Bowie overdose on cocaine several times?
"Low"
"Station to Station"
At that time his mental and physical well-being were at risk.
"Diamond Dogs"

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Why did Bowie stop performing as his alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust?
He wasn't selling enough albums to pay rent.
He was beginning to doubt his sanity.
Stardust began to affect his personality in negative ways.
He was tired of the media scrutiny.

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In the music video for "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" Bowie is married to which actress?
Vanessa Redgrave
Judi Dench
Tilda Swinton
The album featuring this song was offered for free online.

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