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Grateful Dead Trivia Part 2: The Songs

Unlike my first Grateful Dead trivia quiz, this one focuses on the actual songs. Unless you are a deadhead, this will be very difficult. If you have even a passing knowledge of the band, you should still be able to do pretty good.

  • Question of

    In the song “Jack Straw,” where was Jack Straw from?

    • Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
    • Wichita, Kansas
    • Carbondale, Illinois
    • Reno, Nevada
  • Question of

    In the song “Friend of the Devil,” how much money does the devil give him?

    • $20
    • $50
    • $100
    • $1,000
  • Question of

    The song “Truckin’,” describes the band’s arrest for possession of marijuana in which city?

    • Los Angeles, California
    • San Francisco, California
    • Chicago, Illinois
    • New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Question of

    The song “Touch of Gray” refers to an unnamed 17-year-old girl with a problem. What was the problem?

    • Drug addiction
    • Pregnancy
    • Illiteracy
    • Homelessness
  • Question of

    The song “Ripple” is inspired in part by

    • A cheap wine popular in the 60s
    • Skipping rocks on a pond
    • Psalm 23
    • An LSD trip
  • Question of

    The song “Casey Jones” is an account of the death of the famous railroad engineer.

    • True
    • False
  • Question of

    The Dead often played popular songs of the 60s in their concerts. Which popular 60s song was NEVER played?

    • Gloria
    • I’m Henry the Eighth I Am
    • Good Lovin’
    • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Question of

    According to the song “Uncle John’s Band,” what happens when life looks like Easy Street?

    • There is danger at your door
    • Take advantage of it
    • Use it to help others
    • Remember how fortunate you are
  • Question of

    In the song “Me and My Uncle,” why is the uncle shot?

    • He was hitting on the shooter’s wife
    • He was robbing a bank
    • He was suspected of cheating at cards
    • He accidentally shot himself
  • Question of

    Which gospel song did the Dead usually play at concerts which fell on Sunday?

    • Amazing Grace
    • I’ll Fly Away
    • Turn Your Radio On
    • Samson and Delilah

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Written by Gary J Sibio

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