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50 questions


1. Muddy Waters's real name was?

Harold Washington, Jr.
William Stoval
McKinley Morganfield
John Williamson

2. Jimi Hendrix was born in?

Seattle, Washington
Leland, Mississippi
London, England
San Francisco, California

3. In the Mississippi Delta, cotton usually is picked in the month of?

July
August
September
October

4. The "king of the slide guitar."

Johnny Winter
Elmore James
Anson Funderburgh
Farmer John Horton

5. Little Richard's real name is?

Richard Madison
Richard Little
Richard Clarke
Richard Penniman

6. They all died in their 20s. Who died the youngest?

Janis Joplin
Robert Johnson
Jimi Hendrix
Hank Williams

7. T-Bone Walker's real name was?

Aaron Walker
Albert Walker
Anderson Walker
Alfred Walker

8. B.B. King's real name is?

Richard B. King
Robert B. King
Riley B. King
Blake B. King

9. Little Walter's real name was?

Walter H. Johnson
John Walter Roberts
Everson Walter Thompson
Marion Walter Jacobs

10. Sonny Boy Williamson #1's real name was?

John Lee Williamson
Rice Miller
Harold Lee Williamson
Alex Miller

11. Just before he died he sold his royalties for $1,000,000.

John Lennon
Elvis Presley
William Faulkner
Lewis Grizzard

12. They say he sold his soul at a crossroad.

Little Walter
Muddy Waters
Robert Johnson
Mississippi John Hurt

13. Sonny Boy Williamson #2's real name was?

John Harold
Joseph Williamson
Harold Lee Williamson
Alex Miller

14. Jim Crow was?

A country lawyer
A state policeman
A county judge
An actor's theatrical role

15. Which one of these blues musicians was not born and/or raised in Louisiana?

Huddie Ledbetter
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Buddy Guy
Slim Harpo
Little Walter
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

16. Slim Harpo's real name was?

James Moore
Harold Brown
Clarence Harrison
Herman Wright

17. The son of one of these dead bluesmen recently received his father's royalties:

Huddie Ledbetter
Robert Johnson
Blind Lemon Jefferson
Muddy Waters

18. Jimi Hendrix died in?

Seattle, Washington
Leland, Mississippi
London, England
San Francisco, California

19. In December of every year, you will find his song "Please Come Home For Christmas" on every redneck jukebox in the world.

Charles Brown
Bing Crosby
Lowell Fulson
B.B. King

20. Megagroup the Rolling Stones named themselves for one of his songs.

Jimmy Reed
Jerry Lee Lewis
Muddy Waters
Son House

21. His circa 1948 song "Boogie Chillen" is often considered the first rock 'n' roll song.

Lightnin' Hopkins
John Lee Hooker
Jimmy Reed
Muddy Waters

22. He "found" Leadbelly, and his son "found" Muddy Waters.

John Lomax
Leroy Percy
Joe Louis
Frank Sinatra

23. He made the big-time with Big Mama Thornton's song.

Chuck Berry
Elvis Presley
Nat King Cole
Pat Boone

24. They say he sang his way out of the Louisiana State Prison at Angola.

Jimmy Rogers
Hank Williams, Sr.
Woodie Guthrie
Huddie Ledbetter

25. The Mississippi State Prison is located near the town of?

Clarksdale
Lexington
Parchman
Natchez

26. Bo Diddley's real name is?

William Delany
Ellas McDaniel
Boone Didson, Jr.
Joseph Wilson

27. The Southern crosses the Dog in the town of?

Money
Moorhead
Ruleville
Rolling Fork

28. The Delta Blues Museum is located in the town of?

Clarksdale
Greenville
Cleveland
Natchez

29. The only federally recognized Indian tribe in Mississippi, they once owned most of Mississippi. They now live on a small reservation near Philadelphia.

Cherokee
Tunica
Chickasaw
Choctaw

30. He heard the "first" blues song in the Tutwiler train station.

Muddy Waters
W.C. Handy
Alan Lomax
Mississippi John Hurt

31. The Civil Rights Museum is located in?

Jackson, Mississippi
Selma, Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama
Columbus, Mississippi

32. Howlin' Wolf's real name was?

Arthur Johnson
Chester Burnett
Clarence R. Thomas
Wilson Harris

33. Many people call him "the greatest harmonica player who ever lived."

Little Walter
Charlie Musselwhite
Junior Wells
Walter Horton

34. He wrote "Hoochie Coochie Man" and "Little Red Rooster."

Jimmy Reed
Muddy Waters
Howlin' Wolf
Willie Dixon

35. His juke joint recently burned to the ground.

Junior Wells
Junior Doughty
Junior Kimbrough
Junior Parker

36. Jimi Hendrix's real name was?

Jimmy
Jimi
James
Jimmi

37. A Teraplane is a?

Car
Airplane
Boat
Alcoholic drink
Truck
Tractor
Sexual position

38. In the song "Little Red Rooster," why is there no peace in the barnyard?

There's two roosters in the barnyard
The little red rooster is gone
We ate the little red rooster
There's no chickens in the barnyard

39. In the song "How Blue Can You Get" how many children did B.B. King give his wife?

6
7
8
9

40. A mojo hand is a?

Lucky poker hand
Brass, fist-shaped pendant
Shriveled monkey's fist
Wild orchid tuber

41. If you eat a tiny bit of a John The Conqueror, you will have?

Broken teeth
An erection/sexual desire
Diarrhea
To call 911

42. A diddley bow is a?

Guitar
Decoration
Saw
Guitar pick

43. Minorities were allowed to vote in the Delta in?

1905
1935
1955
1965

44. Junior Wells's real name was?

Amos
Arnold
Lee
Mitchell

45. He wrote The Land Where The Blues Began.

John Lomax
Alan Lomax
Robert Palmer
Willie Dixon

46. Lightnin' Hopkins's real name was?

John
Sam
Joe
Wes

47. In 1935 this company introduced the "Electric Spanish $150" guitar, better known as the ES-150. It was the first commercially successful electric guitar.

Fender
Peavey
Gibson
Martin

48. This famous bluesman's wife wrote most of his songs.

Jimmy Reed
Muddy Waters
Elmore James
Son House

49. One of the following was not born in Texas.

Lightnin' Hopkins
Big Bill Broonzy
Blind Lemon Jefferson
T-Bone Walker
Stevie Ray Vaughan

50. Hound Dog Taylor's real name was?

Terry Taylor
William Taylor
Theodore Taylor
Robert Taylor

Bonus! In question # 27, the "Southern" and the "Dog" are?

Steamboats
Railroads
Trucking companies
Roads

40 — 50 = write a book

30 — 39 = expert

20 — 29 = you know music

10 — 19 = start listening to country

9 or less = you don't know diddley

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The above information came from Junior's twisted mind,
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