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Quiz I

  1. Who was the oldest Beatle?




  2. Which 1965 Beatles film featured a cast of Leo McKern, Roy Kinnear, Victor Spinetti and Patrick Cargill?
  3. Which Beatle wrote the song "Octopus's Garden"?
  4. Which rock and roll group formed by John Lennon in November 1956 evolved into the Beatles in 1960?
  5. The song 'Yesterday' was initially given a working title named after which breakfast food?
  6. According to the Beatles lyrics who "picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been"?
  7. What was the name of the Salvation Army children's home close to John Lennon's childhood home in Woolton, Liverpool?
  8. Which album was the final album the Beatles released before the band's dissolution in April 1970?
  9. Which was the Beatles’ longest single, at 7 minutes and 15 seconds, and also their first to be issued on the Apple label?
  10. Which song sparked controversy because many believed it was a reference to LSD but was claimed to be about a school painting and a classmate of John Lennon's son Julian?

Answers:

  1. Ringo Starr





  2. Help!
  3. Ringo Starr (under his real name, Richard Starkey)
  4. Quarrymen
  5. Scrambled eggs
  6. Eleanor Rigby
  7. Strawberry Field ("Strawberry Fields Forever" was the song)
  8. Let It Be
  9. Hey Jude
  10. Lucy in Sky with Diamonds



Quiz II

  1. In which friend's garden did George Harrison write "Here Comes the Sun"?
  2. Which Beatles' single was the best-selling single of the 1960s in the United Kingdom?
  3. Name the English music entrepreneur who discovered and managed the Beatles?
  4. What middle name was John Lennon given at birth?
  5. Which song was first released in 1995, 25 years after the Beatles' break-up?
  6. The Beatles made their first appearance at which club on 9 February 1961 after returning to Liverpool from Hamburg?
  7. In the song "When I'm Sixty-Four" the lyrics mention renting a cottage every summer in which part of the UK?
  8. How many UK Christmas Number Ones have the Beatles had? And name their first Christmas Number One in 1963?
  9. What was the Beatles' last song ever performed live in front of a paying audience? It was played at their last concert on August 29th 1966 at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park.
  10. Which song from their 1968 double album The Beatles was a UK Number One chart hit for another group in January 1969?
  11. What was the name of the first wife of John Lennon?
  12. Complete the Penny Lane lyrics: "In Penny Lane there is a fireman with an hourglass, and in his pocket is a portrait of ...."?

Answers:

  1. Eric Clapton's
  2. She Loves You
  3. Brian Epstein
  4. Winston (he later added the name Ono, to become John Winston Ono Lennon)
  5. Free as a Bird
  6. Cavern Club>
  7. The Isle of Wight
  8. Four. I Want to Hold Your Hand.
  9. Long Tall Sally
  10. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da (for Marmalade - the group becoming the first ever Scottish group to top the charts)
  11. Cynthia
  12. The Queen



The Beatles Trivia III

  1. Name the first drummer of The Beatles who was replaced by Ringo?




  2. Which song was written for John Lennon's mother, who was killed by a car when John was 17 years old?
  3. Which song is totally unique in the sense that it’s the only one to contain solos from every member of the group?
  4. Which film actress's sister inspired the song "Dear Prudence"?
  5. Which Beatle is the only one walking barefoot across the zebra crossing on the famous Abbey Road album cover?
  6. The BBC banned which song for the lyrics "pornographic priestesses" and "let your knickers down"?
  7. Which Beatles' song did Frank Sinatra call the "greatest love song ever written"?
  8. Who appears on the 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band' album cover three times?
  9. Name the Beatles’ first album, which topped the UK charts for thirty weeks?
  10. Name one of the two songs the Beatles mimed when they made their one and only live appearance on Top of the Pops in June 1966?
  11. Can you give the first line of the song Yellow Submarine?
  12. Said at the 1963 Royal Variety Performance by John Lennon, complete the quote: "Would the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you’ll just ...."?

Answers:

  1. Pete Best
  2. Julia





  3. The End
  4. Mia Farrow's (her sister was Prudence Farrow)
  5. Paul McCartney
  6. I Am The Walrus
  7. Something
  8. Shirley Temple
  9. Please Please Me
  10. "Paperback Writer" or "Rain"
  11. In the town where I was born
  12. Rattle your jewelry