Beatles Final Exam

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My Beatles exam. Runs the gamut from pre-1955 to 2014.

  • 1
    Who was the oldest Beatle?
  • 2
    What is Ringo's real name?
  • 3
    What was the Beatles’ first single, which hit #1 on the charts?
  • 4
    Who were the first two Beatles to meet?
  • 5
    Where did John and Paul first meet?
  • 6
    When did the Beatles break up?
  • 7
    Who was the first Beatle to get married?
  • 8
    Who was the original drummer before Ringo?
  • 9
    How old was George Harrison when he joined the band?
  • 10
    What was the original band called in 1956 before becoming The Beatles?
  • 11
    What position did John Lennon play?
  • 12
    Why did the Beatles leave Hamburg in the early 1960s?
  • 13
    How many songs did Ringo sing across all Beatles albums?
  • 14
    What is the Beatles’ world record for #1 hits?
  • 15
    What was the name of George Harrison’s first wife?
  • 16
    Who was the song Hey Jude written for?
  • 17
    Paul McCartney wrote the song Here, There, and Everywhere in the early morning for ___ while waiting for him/her to wake up.
  • 18
    18.) While John and Yoko were recording Revolution 9, Paul and George were in the next room recording
  • 19
    The song Eleanor Rigby was inspired by
  • 20
    George Harrison had a black eye at the first official Beatles photoshoot because
  • 21
    Before joining his first band, Ringo Starr worked as a ___ in Liverpool.
  • 22
    Paul’s father gifted him a ___ for his 14th birthday, which he would later exchange for his first guitar.
  • 23
    Linda Eastman admitted to her husband Paul that her favorite Beatle had once been
  • 24
    At the beginning of Happy Xmas (War is Over), John and Yoko wish a Merry Christmas to
  • 25
    At the recording studio, the crew often privately referred to Paul McCartney as
  • 26
    The Beatles starred in a Shakespeare skit to commemorate the author's 500th birthday. After, John and Paul gifted each other cats named
  • 27
    The person most often credited on records other than the four Beatles was
  • 28
    Paul McCartney contributed to a Beach Boys song on the album Smiley Smile and is credited as
  • 29
    In 1967, ___ appeared in the comedy film How I Won the War.
  • 30
    The first song Paul ever heard John sing was
  • 31
    John Lennon met Yoko Ono at
  • 32
    The song Because is mostly nonsense and was written because
  • 33
    Jim McCartney disapproved of John Lennon spending time with his son, so to keep it a secret, John and Paul
  • 34
    John eventually replaced Pete Best with Ringo Starr by ___’s recommendation.
  • 35
    The Beatles’ final live concert was on
  • 36
    A serious car accident resulted in ___ being absent from the recording and final version of Here Comes the Sun.
  • 37
    In 2004 a memorial tree was planted in LA for George Harrison. In 2014 it was killed by
  • 38
    In the song Hey Jude, John Lennon encouraged Paul McCartney to include the line
  • 39
    During a brief break from the band, Ringo composed his first independent song
  • 40
    John wrote and dedicated the song ___ for his late mother
  • 41
    The first song Paul ever composed in 1956 was
  • 42
    The Beatles were the first band to release a “music video” which consisted of John shouting at George for changing the thermostat while ___ plays.
  • 43
    George Harrison passed away on ___, due to ___.
  • 44
    The only two Beatles to be physically attacked and injured were
  • 45
    The song ___ originally came to Paul in a dream.
  • 46
    John and Paul’s working title for the song Yesterday was
  • 47
    On September 30, 1961, John and Paul took a private trip together to ___ for John’s birthday.
  • 48
    Sean Lennon and ___ share the same birthday: October 9.
  • 49
    What is Paul's middle name?
  • 50
    Which of the Beatles is left handed?
  • 51
    Who is the Beatles movie Help! dedicated to?
  • 52
    The night before they met, John and Paul both had dreams about
  • 53
    What is the estimated number of Beatles albums sold worldwide?
  • 54
    At the 1970 43rd Academy Awards, the Beatles won an Oscar for
  • 55
    The phrase “A Hard Day’s Night” was originally coined by
  • 56
    John Lennon was shot to death in New York on
  • 57
    In early 1960, John and Paul hiked to Caversham, Berkshire and played a two-night set as
  • 58
    What was the name of Paul McCartney’s Old English Sheepdog?
  • 59
    John Lennon met his first wife, Cynthia Powell,
  • 60
    The only actor to appear in three Beatles films was
  • 61
    John Lennon was raised by ___ after social services were repeatedly called on his mother.
  • 62
    The only two Beatles to ever live together long-term were
  • 63
    During the late 1950s, Paul McCartney was briefly engaged to his then-girlfriend
  • 64
    The infamous “bigger than Jesus” controversy eventually caused the band
  • 65
    The song Get Back was written mockingly about
  • 66
    Which two Beatles were tricked into taking LSD after a dinner party host slipped it into their coffee?
  • 67
    Which of the songs below was not written in honor of John Lennon after his death?
  • 68
    Which of the songs below was written in honor of George Harrison after his death?
  • 69
    On November 2, 1963, the English newspaper The Daily Mirror coined the now famous term ___, to describe the media frenzy around the Beatles.
  • 70
    Before joining the Beatles in Hamburg, Ringo Starr was the drummer for their rival band
  • 71
    In January 1969, the Beatles made an unannounced live appearance ___ before it was shut down by the police for causing traffic.
  • 72
    On ___ the Beatles arrived at JFK in New York, officially sparking Beatlemania in the U.S.
  • 73
    In hotel rooms, the Beatles often grouped up with ___ in one room, ___ in the other, and their managers between them.
  • 74
    On April 17, 1998, Paul’s first wife Linda died of
  • 75
    Respectively, John, Paul, George, and Ringo were known as the ___ Beatles.
  • 76
    The name “Sargent Pepper” was created by ___, who misheard the words “Salt and Pepper".
  • 77
    The corrupt ___ became manager of the Beatles in 1969, forcing them to sue each other when the band broke up.
  • 78
    John Lennon was rumored to have had affairs with all the below except
  • 79
    Brian Epstein, the Beatles’ manager largely responsible for their rise to fame, died of a drug overdose on
  • 80
    Who was the only Beatle who did not have brown eyes, but rather blue eyes?
  • 81
    During the recording of ___ in 1968, Ringo left the band for 2 weeks after an argument with Paul.
  • 82
    She Loves You was the first Beatles single to sell
  • 83
    The song ___ was recorded by Paul and Ringo on a whim when they had an afternoon off together.
  • 84
    Julia is the only song in Beatles history
  • 85
    The song Golden Slumbers was written for
  • 86
    The Beatles movie ___ was a critical and commercial failure, although its album did very well on the charts.
  • 87
    Paul McCartney’s second wife Heather Mills divorced him in 2008, demanding £125 million, which was denied after
  • 88
    The album title Rubber Soul was inspired by the mocking phrase ___, which referred to English soul music.
  • 89
    In 1965, ___ was rumored by conspiracy theorists to have died and been replaced by a man called Billy Shears.
  • 90
    The songs ___ and ___ evoke the feeling of the 1950s Liverpool the Beatles grew up in.
  • 91
    Which Beatles album is the only one entirely made up of Lennon-McCartney compositions?
  • 92
    In 1969, John changed his middle name from Winston (after Churchill) to
  • 93
    In 1969, Paul married his first wife, Linda Eastman. Exactly one week later,
  • 94
    What was the working title for the Beatles film Help?
  • 95
    Which Beatle was the first to get the iconic mop-top haircut?
  • 96
    Each Beatle has been inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame
  • 97
    How many times did the Beatles appear on the Ed Sullivan show?
  • 98
    Which Beatles song has a world record for 3,000+ covers of a classic rock song?
  • 99
    Which Beatle is allegedly the first to have decided to leave the band?
  • 100
    Ultimately, the breakup of the Beatles was solely caused by

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