The Great American News Quiz
November 30, 2016
Celebrate the musical genius of rock icon and guitar virtuoso Jimi Hendrix by taking our quiz. Jimi Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942.

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1. In what city was Hendrix born?
   Austin, Texas
   Los Angeles, California
   Seattle , Washington
   Chicago, Illinois
2. Hendrix served in which branch of the military?
   Army
   Navy
   Air Force
   He did not serve in the military
3. Hendrix was a backing guitarist for which of the following musicians before his breakout as a solo artist?
   Jackie Wilson
   Wilson Pickett
   The Isley Brothers
   All of the above
4. Releasing three studio albums between 1967 and 1968, what was the name of Hendrix's band?
   The Jimi Hendrix Project
   The Jimi Hendrix Experience
   The Jimi Hendrix Band
   The Jimi Hendrix Alliance
5. Hendrix recorded a live album on January 1, 1970 at the Fillmore East in New York City with a band referred to as what?
   New Year's Band
   Band of Guitars
   Band of Gypsys
   The Jimi Hendrix Experience
6. Hendrix's only U.S. Top 40 single was a cover of what songwriter's "All Along the Watchtower?"
   Marvin Gaye
   Paul McCartney
   Bob Dylan
   John Lennon
7. Following The Who at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival, Jimi Hendrix astonished the audience by doing what to his guitar?
   Throwing it in the audience
   Smashing it on a man's head
   Playing it with his feet
   Setting it on fire
8. On August 18, 1969, Hendrix performed a cover of The Star Spangled Banner at what famed music festival?
   Woodstock
   Coachella
   Burning Man
   Newport Folk Festival
9. "'Scuse me while I kiss the sky" is an often quoted lyric from what famous Hendrix song?
   Little Wing
   Voodoo Child
   Purple Haze
   Crosstown Traffic
10. An unlucky age for Rock icons, how old was Hendrix when he died?
   26
   27
   28
   29


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