Tuesday, November 13, 2007

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.

11 comments:

medic8r said...

Link please!

Jason said...

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

medic8r said...

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

medic8r said...

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.

bdure said...

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.

Mrs. MMM said...

I got 35. Oy. I suck

Neel Mehta said...

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.

medic8r said...

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!

Michael said...

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.

Neel Mehta said...

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!"

Dave Lifton said...

43...