To take the impossible quiz

UPDATE: Yeah, P, the link would help, wouldn’t it? Thanks!

I got a 30 out of 58 on Rolling Stone‘s “Almost-Impossible Rock & Roll Quiz.” But even that was lucky. This quiz must have been the inspiration for the Queens of the Stone Age ditty No One Knows.

I won’t reveal the answers, but I’ll tell you how I did, question-by-question:

1. X – should’ve known
2. X – no idea
3. Semi-educated guess
4. X – no idea
5. Knew it
6. X – should’ve known
7. Lucky guess (all four parts)
8. Educated guess
9. X – maybe should’ve known
10. X – 50-50
11. X – no idea
12. X – no idea
13. Knew it
14. X – whatever
15. Knew it
16. Knew it
17. X – really?
18. Knew it
19. Knew it
20. X – only knew one part
21. X – 50-50
22. X – wild guess
23. Semi-educated guess
24. X – no idea
25. 50-50
26. Semi-educated guess
27. X – are you kidding me?
28. Knew it — it’s Yes, after all
29. Knew it. Really
30. Educated guess.
31. Educated guess
32. X – no idea
33. Knew it
34. Knew it. Pretty sure, anyway.
35. Educated guess
36. Process of elimination
37. Knew it
38. Knew it
39. X – been a while
40. X – been a while
41. Knew it
42. Knew it. That’s Simpsons trivia, not rock trivia
43. Knew it
44. Knew it
45. Knew it
46. X – no idea
47. X – no idea
48. X – no frigging clue
49. X – no idea
50. X – just couldn’t run through the whole bloody thing
51. Knew it
52. X – oh well
53. X – no idea
54. Knew it
55. X – brain fart
56. X – who?
57. X – 50-50 guess
58. Knew it. Duh.

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11 Responses to To take the impossible quiz

  1. medic8r says:

    Link please!

  2. Jason says:

    I got a 43, but many, many of them were guesses.

  3. medic8r says:

    I got a 41. Wish I had time to make my own answer key post. Yours was as fun as the test itself.

  4. medic8r says:

    Hey – Beau – recheck your score. I was suspicious that I could beat you by 11 points on a music quiz. So I took the quiz after I knew the answers. I still forgot 9, but it gave me a 58.

    I think that it counts the four and five-parters as that many points, eg I got 5 points for the Steven Seagal question (both times, heh).

    In my original quiz, I missed 27 but got a 41, not a 31 as I would have expected.

    Weird.

    What’s weirder is that I’m taking this much time figuring out the scoring system of an online quiz.

  5. bdure says:

    You know, you may be right on that. I thought my score was 38 or 39, but I quickly forgot the number and took a while to post my answer key. I just went back and counted, which is how I came up with 30.

    So maybe my score was closer to yours.

    But if you got a 41, you still beat me! I’ll have to challenge you to a quiz on Yes keyboardists or something.

  6. Mrs. MMM says:

    I got 35. Oy. I suck

  7. Neel Mehta says:

    39, which isn’t bad, considering I know next to nothing about any music pre-disco. (I rocked the 80’s.)

    And frankly, I’m just happy I guessed the correct order of the Marley children.

  8. medic8r says:

    Here’s a partial breakdown:

    Solid “Knew it”: 6, 9, 12, 18, 29, 34, 40 (“1984”, thanks Latin class!), 41, 42, 43, 51, 54, 55, 58.

    Pretty sure I “Knew it”: 3, 5, 8, 15, 16, 38, 57

    Reasoned it out/educated guess”: 14, 26, 35, 36, 37, 48

    Guessed right: 7, 10, 13, 19, 31, 32, 46

    Guessed wrong: 1, 2, 4, 11, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28, 30, 33, 39, 44, 45, 47, 50, 52, 53, 56

    WTF: 27

    I forget – enough already, you’ve got patients waiting (D’Oh!): 22, 23, 49

    Of note, as I went through the quiz again today to see the questions one last time, I scored myself even though I did not answer anything. I got a 5, and it asked me what I had been doing all these years – reading Cat Fancy?!

    Yeah, well at least I’m not the one giving away 5 free points and making a mockery of the academic process, so there!

  9. Michael says:

    Jason sent me the link to this, and I took it right away, I got a 46.

    I am horrified at my level of dorkness.

  10. Neel Mehta says:

    Guessed wrong: 1, 2, 4, 11, 17, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28, 30, 33, 39, 44, 45, 47, 50, 52, 53, 56

    Dude, everyone should get #44. Citizen Dick, man!

    “He was ably backed by Stone and Jeff and drummer Eddie Vedder.”

    “A compliment for us is a compliment for you!”

  11. Dave Lifton says:

    43…

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