The Ultimate Grateful Dead Quiz
They left a patchouli-scented wake across the world. How much do you know about the Grateful Dead?
How did the musicians choose a name for their band?
- A dictionary
- A Ouija board
- A psychic
Roughly how many albums has the band sold worldwide?
- 97 million
- 35 million
- 20 million
Which of the band's songs is listed as a U.S. national treasure?
- "Friend of the Devil"
- "Uncle John's Band"
How many different people played in the band throughout its lifespan?
In which year was the band formed?
What was the nickname of the sound system built just for the band's tours?
- The Fortress
- Wall of Sound
How many Top 10 hits did the band record?
The band originally went by which name?
- Wandering Wizards
- Magic Men
About how many different songs did the band perform live?
On which album cover did the lightning bolt and skull graphic first appear?
- "Anthem of the Sun"
- "Steal Your Face"
- "History of the Grateful Dead, Volume One (Bear's Choice)"
To what ailment did Ron "Pigpen" McKernan succumb?
- Alcohol abuse
- Heart attack
What were the "dancing bears" actually doing, according to the artist that created them?
- Falling down
What was the name of the band's only Top 10 hit?
- "Casey Jones"
- "Touch of Grey"
Why did Keith and Donna Jean Godchaux leave the band?
- They struggled with drug abuse.
- They had family obligations.
- They were injured in a car accident.
The cover of "American Beauty" is an ambigram that also reads as what?
- "American Reality"
- "American Brutality"
- "American Hearts"
What band inspired the Dead to pursue rock instead of jug music?
- The Moody Blues
- The Beatles
- The Rolling Stones
Tom Constanten worked in the Air Force doing what job?
- Bomb loading
- Computer programming
Sometimes the band's live version of "Dark Star" would run about how long?
- 19 minutes
- 50 minutes
- 90 minutes
How many AWOLs did Jerry Garcia receive during his nine-month stint in the Army?
Robert Hunter took part in a Stanford University experiment on what subject?
- Psychedelic chemicals
- Pain response
Donna Jean Godchaux was a backup singer for which No. 1 song?
- "Make it With You"
- "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"
- "When a Man Loves a Woman"
About how many live shows did the band play?
Which of the band's albums was the first to crack the Top 40?
- "Steal Your Face"'
- "American Beauty"
- "Workingman's Dead"
In total, roughly how many people saw the band perform live?
- 25 million
- 43 million
- 82 million
How did Vince Welnick die?
- A fan attacked him.
- He cut his own throat.
- He was stabbed by a serial killer.
How did Jerry Garcia lose part of one finger?
- The family dog bit him.
- His brother chopped it off with an ax.
- He ran with scissors.
Which band member died of a drug overdose?
- Brent Myland
- Jerry Garcia
- Bob Weir
For how many bands did Phil Lesh play bass guitar before joining the Dead?
For their 1974 tour, how many speakers did the band use for their performances?
In what year did Jerry Garcia die?