Space Oddity: The David Bowie Quiz
He melded music and art in strange and wonderful ways. How much do you know about David Bowie?
Which Beach Boys song did Bowie cover?
- "God Only Knows"
- "Little Deuce Coupe"
- "Don't Worry Baby"
Bowie let fans vote to create the set list for a 1990 tour. Which song received the most votes?
- "Moonage Daydream"
- "Space Oddity"
- "The Laughing Gnome"
Bowie loved the emotional life of his character Ziggy Stardust, because offstage Bowie felt like what?
- a robot
- a lizard
- a psychopath
What was Bowienet?
- Bowie's own Internet service provider
- Bowie's Web site
- Bowie's blog
In what year was Bowie inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Bowie married which supermodel in 1992?
- Cindy Crawford
- Linda Evangelista
What was Bowie's first No. 1 hit in the United States?
- "Space Oddity"
How many of Bowie's albums made the charts in 1973?
Who co-wrote Bowie's hit song "Fame?"
- John Lennon
- Elton John
- David Gilmour
Bowie has sold roughly how many albums worldwide?
- 98 million
- 140 million
- 200 million
Which scientist did Bowie portray in "The Prestige?"
- Nikola Tesla
- Albert Einstein
- Carl Sagan
Bowie released his 1996 song "Telling Lies" over the Internet. How many copies did he sell?
Bowie provided his voice talent for which animated show?
- "George of the Jungle"
- "SpongeBob Squarepants"
- "The Simpsons"
With which musician did Bowie once share an apartment?
- Frank Zappa
- Freddy Mercury
- Iggy Pop
Which musician appears with Bowie on "I'm Afraid of Americans?"
- Kurt Cobain
- Trent Reznor
- Marilyn Manson
Bowie created his electronic album "Outside" with which well-known musician?
- David Mancuso
- Brian Eno
- Steve Roach
During a 2004 concert, a fan struck Bowie in the face with what?
- A lollipop
- A shoe
- A dead bird
In 1989, Bowie paused his solo career to be a part of which band?
- Roxy Music
- Tin Machine
- Jethro Tull
What was Bowie's name at birth?
- David Jones
- Dave Smith
- David Hasselhoff
With which musician did Bowie perform "Dancing in the Street?"
- John Lennon
- Steven Tyler
- Mick Jagger
A BBC TV program once interviewed Bowie as the founder of "The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty" to what?
- long-haired men
- fat-bottomed women
Why was Bowie's right eye permanently dilated?
- A fistfight with a friend
- Drug abuse
- A genetic disorder
What was BowieBanc?
- A Bowie-branded online bank
- A type of cashier's check sponsored by the artist
- An interactive, musical ATM
In 2004, Bowie had emergency surgery to treat what?
- A blocked artery
- the effects of a drug overdose
In how many songs did Bowie's fictional character Major Tom appear?
What object did Bowie send to a writer from Rolling stone to thank him for an interview?
- A pig fetus
- A live bat
Bowie had the same birthday as what other rock icon?
- Nick Cave
- Elvis Presley
- Buddy Holly
During promotion for which album did Bowie overdose on cocaine several times?
- "Station to Station"
- "Diamond Dogs"
Why did Bowie stop performing as his alter-ego, Ziggy Stardust?
- He wasn't selling enough albums to pay rent.
- He was beginning to doubt his sanity.
- He was tired of the media scrutiny.
In the music video for "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" Bowie is married to which actress?
- Vanessa Redgrave
- Judi Dench
- Tilda Swinton