The Man in Black: Johnny Cash Quiz
by Staff
Country music legend Johnny Cash had a long and storied career. How much do you know about the father of outlaw country? Take this quiz to find out.

When was Johnny Cash born?

  • 1929
  • 1932
  • 1935

Where was he born?

  • Mississippi
  • Tennessee
  • Arkansas

How many siblings did he have?

  • one
  • six
  • 12

What was his given name?

  • Johnny
  • J.R.
  • Jack

He had to change his name to enlist in this branch of the military.

  • Army
  • Navy
  • Air Force

How old was he when he started writing songs?

  • 7 years old
  • 12 years old
  • 15 years old

With which label did Johnny Cash sign in 1955?

  • Sun Records
  • Columbia Records
  • Memphis Blues Records

What was the name of Cash's band in the Air Force?

  • Black Forest Bruisers
  • Oberammergau Flyers
  • Landsberg Barbarians

Where did he meet his first wife, Vivian Liberto?

  • at a diner
  • at a drive-in movie
  • at a roller-skating rink

Where did he meet June Carter, his second wife?

  • at the Grand Ole Opry
  • at a police station
  • on a camping trip

When did Carter and Cash get married?

  • 1956
  • 1961
  • 1968

One day in 1956, Cash played an impromptu jam session in the recording studio with Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins and …

  • Waylon Jennings
  • Buddy Holly
  • Jerry Lee Lewis

What was the informal name of the group of musicians?

  • Millionaire Cowboys
  • Damn Millionaires
  • Million Dollar Quartet

What was Cash's first No. 1 hit?

  • "I Walk the Line"
  • "There You Go"
  • "Ring of Fire"

What's the name of Johnny Cash's novel?

  • "A Girl Named Sue"
  • "The Man in White"
  • "Ring of Ice"

Who was Cash's roommate in Nashville in the mid-'60s?

  • Kris Kristofferson
  • Merle Haggard
  • Waylon Jennings

Why did the federal government sue Cash in 1965?

  • for shooting an endangered wolf
  • for buying drugs in Mexico
  • for starting a forest fire

What was Cash's longest prison sentence?

  • one year
  • one month
  • one night

How did Cash usually start his concerts?

  • with a moment of silence
  • by going straight into "Ring of Fire"
  • by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash"

What was Cash's biggest hit on the pop charts?

  • "A Boy Named Sue"
  • "Walk the Line"
  • "Hurt"

For which song did Johnny and June Carter Cash win a Grammy in 1968?

  • "It Ain't Me Babe"
  • "Help Me Make It Through the Night"
  • "Jackson"

What was the very last song Cash performed live?

  • "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down"
  • "Understand Your Man"
  • "Big River"

Who wrote "A Boy Named Sue"?

  • Miller Williams
  • Shel Silverstein
  • Allen Ginsberg

Which singer bought Cash's house after his death?

  • Barry Gibb
  • Brad Paisley
  • Reba McEntire

In 2015, a type of this species of animal was named after Johnny Cash.

  • tarantula
  • hawk
  • squirrel

What big country hit featured Cash with Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings?

  • "Highwayman"
  • "Big Trouble"
  • "It Is What It Is"

Where did Rolling Stone magazine place Cash on its list of "100 Greatest Artists" in 2010?

  • 78
  • 31
  • 14

What was Johnny Cash's biggest country hit?

  • "Ring of Fire"
  • "I Walk the Line"
  • "A Boy Named Sue"

Which of Cash's songs was a bigger hit the second time it was released?

  • "Long Black Veil"
  • "Ballad of a Teenage Queen"
  • "Folsom Prison Blues"

What was Cash's final No. 1 country hit?

  • "The General Lee"
  • "Highwayman"
  • "Hurt"