The Progressive Rock Query

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15 Questions - Developed by: Benjamin Ray - Developed on: - 10.056 taken

This is a short quiz to test your progressive rock knowledge. The questions range from 60s prog to 90s bands, so think carefully and have fun!

  • 1
    Thijs Van Leer and Jan Akkerman led this Dutch group, whose top hits were "Sylvia" and "Hocus Pocus."
    Uriah Heep
  • 2
    Formed in Aylesbury, England, this modern progressive group took their name from the shortened title of a J.R.R. Tolkein work.
    Towers of Asia
    The Mars Volta
    Pink Floyd
  • 3
    King Crimson has produced some famous alumni, rockers who went on to form or join bands that became million sellers. Name three of these alumni.
    Jamie Muir, Mick Box, Bob Weir
    Greg Lake, John Wetton, Boz Burrell
    Mick Jones, Paul Rodgers, Steve Howe
    Carl Palmer, Jon Anderson, Steve Hackett
  • 4
    While not considered progressive, this eclectic modern-day band opened for the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2003 for the release of their 2002 EP "Tremulant."
    The Mars Volta
    Dream Theatre
    Spock's Beard
  • 5
    Not only is this Zappa album considered one of the first rock operas, it's also considered one of the first progressive rock albums.
    Sheik Yerbouti
    The Grand Wazoo
    Hot Rats
    We're Only In It For The Money
  • 6
    Nearly 30 members have passed through this progressive hard rock group, whose album highlights include "Demons and Wizards" and "The Magician's Birthday."
    King Crimson
    The Moody Blues
    Uriah Heep
  • 7
    Patrick Moraz played with Yes for one album before joining this band for their reunion album "Octave."
    The Mars Volta
    The Alan Parsons Project
    The Moody Blues
  • 8
    This man engineered Pink Floyd's "Dark Side of the Moon" album, three years after Floyd wrote a song about him eating breakfast and five years before his LP "I Robot" hit the charts.
    Robert Fripp
    Alan Parsons
    Peter Gabriel
    Jon Anderson
  • 9
    What Genesis album marked the debut of Phil Collins on drums and Steve Hackett on guitar?
    A Trick of the Tail
    Nursery Cryme
  • 10
    This band debuted with "The Light" in 1994, which featured a whopping four songs.
    Dream Theater
    Spock's Beard
  • 11
    The only Yes album without Jon Anderson (Rick Wakeman wasn't around either).
    Close to the Edge
    Open Your Eyes
  • 12
    What two Pink Floyd albums are film soundtracks?
    More, Meddle
    Wish You Were Here, Animals
    More, Obscured by Clouds
    Ummagumma, Atom Heart Mother
  • 13
    John Petrucci plays guitar for this heavy metal prog band, which scored a 1992 MTV hit with "Pull Me Under."
    Soft Machine
    Dream Theater
    Spock's Beard
    The Nice
  • 14
    The lineup of this Canadian power trio has remained unchanged since 1974.
    Procol Harum
  • 15
    Prog rock's first supergroup, this band has adoption works by Alberto Ginastera, Mussorgsky and Scott Joplin, though their adaption of an Aaron Copland piece is one of their best-known works.
    Emerson, Lake and Palmer
    Jethro Tull
    King Crimson

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