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The Bob Marley Quiz
by Staff
Bob Marley was a musician and songwriter whose work became an anthem for social change. How well do you know his musical and cultural contributions? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

In which song did Bob Marley sing, "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain"?

  • "Concrete Jungle"
  • "Trenchtown Rock"
  • "Small Axe"

Bob Marley is the biological father of how many children?

  • 12
  • four
  • five

Where was Bob Marley born?

  • Jamaica
  • United States
  • United Kingdom

In 1978, Bob Marley was awarded which honor?

  • Pulitzer Prize
  • Peace Medal of the Third World
  • Nobel Prize

"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds" is a lyric from which song?

  • "Redemption Song"
  • "Three Little Birds"
  • "One Love"

Bob Marley and The Wailers were the first reggae band to perform at this iconic venue.

  • Ford's Theatre
  • Grand Ole Opry
  • Apollo Theater

Where was much of the "Exodus" album recorded?

  • London
  • Chicago
  • New York

What is Bob Marley's real first name?

  • Robert
  • Nesta
  • Netto

"Until the philosophy which hold one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war" are lyrics from which song?

  • "Is This Love"
  • "One Love"
  • "War"

How many people attended Bob Marley's funeral?

  • 100,000
  • 20
  • 10,000

Bob Marley spent much of his childhood living in this neighborhood.

  • Trench Town
  • Denham Town
  • Havendale

In which U.S. state did Bob Marley live on-and-off from 1965 to 1977?

  • California
  • Nebraska
  • Delaware

While Bob Marley lived in Delaware, where did he work?

  • Walgreens
  • Chrysler
  • Wal-Mart

What was the name of the first single Bob Marley released?

  • "Ganja Man"
  • "Judge Not"
  • "Fear Not"

Which of these phrases did Bob Marley say?

  • "God create you to be free. Free up yourself, otherwise you worthless."
  • "God works overtime. You can't be free 'til you know that."
  • "You are the truth. Free yourself."

On which single was Bob Marley's name misspelled on the label?

  • "Judge Not"
  • "Three Little Birds"
  • "Get Up, Stand Up"

How many weeks has the "Legend" album by Bob Marley and The Wailers been on the Billboard 200?

  • 201
  • 386
  • 29

In 1976, Bob Marley was wounded as the result of what incident?

  • a fall
  • an assassination attempt
  • a vehicular accident

Where is the Bob Marley Museum located?

  • his former home
  • his former studio
  • a former art museum

When were The Wailing Wailers formed by Bob Marley and friends?

  • 1971
  • 1961
  • 1963

Which U.S. President has visited the Bob Marley Museum?

  • President Barack Obama
  • President George W. Bush
  • President Bill Clinton

Days after performing two shows at Madison Square Garden in September 1980, Bob Marley did this in New York's Central Park.

  • performed
  • collapsed
  • signed autographs

On what day did Bob Marley die?

  • May 11, 1981
  • May 11, 1983
  • May 11, 1979

Which of the following items were reportedly buried with Bob Marley?

  • Bible
  • marijuana
  • both of the above

According to Forbes' top earning dead celebrities list, where did Bob Marley rank in 2014?

  • No. 5
  • No. 1
  • No. 20

Which award did Bob Marley receive in 1981?

  • Grammy Award
  • Academy Award
  • Order of Merit

What is the name of Bob Marley's final album (excluding posthumous compilations)?

  • Uprising
  • Survival
  • Exodus

Which Bob Marley song did Eric Clapton perform as a cover?

  • "Get Up, Stand Up"
  • "I Shot the Sheriff"
  • "Redemption Song"

What significant political event occurred in 1978 during Bob Marley's performance of "Jammin'" at a One Love Peace concert in Kingston, Jamaica?

  • a handshake
  • a protest
  • a proposal

When did Bob Marley receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award?

  • 2001
  • 1979
  • 1981