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Livin' on a Prayer: The Bon Jovi Quiz
by Staff
In three decades in the biz, Bon Jovi went from big hair and crazy antics to more mellow adult-oriented tunes and a grown-up style. Test your knowledge of the band's music, members and greatest moments with our quiz!

What state does Jon Bon Jovi hail from?

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Connecticut

True or false: The name of the band was inspired by the real last name of its lead singer.

  • true
  • false

What was the first hit song for Bon Jovi?

  • "Runaway"
  • "Run Free"
  • "Run With Me"

What did the band call its debut album?

  • "Slippery When Wet"
  • "Runaway"
  • "Bon Jovi"

Which of the following musicians was NOT a member of Bon Jovi when the band released its first album?

  • Hugh McDonald
  • Tico Torres
  • Richie Sambora

What did Bon Jovi name its second album?

  • "Fahrenheit 451"
  • "7800 Fahrenheit"
  • "Boiling Point"

What year did Bon Jovi release "Slippery When Wet"?

  • 1984
  • 1986
  • 1988

Which of these songs was featured on "Slippery When Wet"?

  • "Livin' on a Prayer"
  • "Wanted Dead or Alive"
  • "I'll Be There for You"

What did Bon Jovi name its fourth album?

  • "California"
  • "New York City"
  • "New Jersey"

How many Top 10 hits came from the "New Jersey" album?

  • five
  • 10
  • 12

True or false: Bon Jovi broke up for good in 1989.

  • true
  • false

What 1990 movie did Jon Bon Jovi create a soundtrack for?

  • "Dances With Wolves"
  • "Goodfellas"
  • "Young Guns II"

What 1992 Bon Jovi album featured the song "Bed of Roses"?

  • "Gotta Have Faith"
  • "Know Your Faith"
  • "Keep the Faith"

What year did Bon Jovi release the album "Crush"?

  • 1996
  • 2000
  • 2004

What 2002 Bon Jovi album features the song "Everyday"?

  • "The Circle"
  • "Lost Highway"
  • "Bounce"

What album features the song "Who Says You Can't Go Home"?

  • "The Circle"
  • "Have a Nice Day"
  • "Burning Bridges"

Who is featured in a duet with Bon Jovi on "Who Says You Can't Go Home"?

  • Jennifer Nettles
  • Alison Krauss
  • Faith Hill

What year was "Lost Highway" released?

  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007

Which of these country stars is NOT featured on Bon Jovi's "Lost Highway" album?

  • Taylor Swift
  • Big & Rich
  • LeAnn Rimes

What is the title of Bon Jovi's 2009 album?

  • "Square Pegs"
  • "Round and Round"
  • "The Circle"

In 2004, what team did Jon Bon Jovi buy a stake in?

  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Philadelphia Soul
  • Jersey Devils

Which member left the band in 2013?

  • Richie Sambora
  • Jon Bon Jovi
  • Tico Torres

What record company did Bon Jovi leave after three decades in 2015?

  • Mercury Records
  • Capitol Records
  • Def Jam Recordings

How many albums has Bon Jovi sold in the U.S.?

  • 17 million
  • 27 million
  • 37 million

How many albums has Bon Jovi sold globally?

  • 120 million
  • 420 million
  • 1.2 billion

True or false: Bon Jovi was almost called "Johnny Electric" instead.

  • true
  • false

Which of these songs did Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora almost give to another band?

  • "Livin' on a Prayer"
  • "You Give Love a Bad Name"
  • "I'll Be There for You"

True or false: Bon Jovi was finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.

  • true
  • false

True or false: You can hear Jon Bon Jovi on the "Christmas in the Stars: Star Wars Christmas Album."

  • true
  • false

Which of these songs was NOT featured on "Burning Bridges"?

  • "Fast Cars"
  • "Blind Love"
  • "Who Would You Die For"