The Monkees Quiz
by Staff
The Monkees exist in a strange nostalgia neverland — they were huge stars, but were they actors or musicians? Were they even a "real" band? Take our quiz to find out how much you know about the Monkees.

When did the Monkees get together?

  • 1963
  • 1965
  • 1967

How did they form?

  • There was a newspaper ad for auditions.
  • They met at a party.
  • Their agents knew each other.

How many people showed up for the audition?

  • eight
  • 119
  • 437

Who was the only Monkee who actually answered the Daily Variety ad?

  • Mike Nesmith
  • Peter Tork
  • Davy Jones
  • Micky Dolenz

Who recommended Peter Tork for the band?

  • John Phillips
  • Stephen Stills
  • Brian Wilson

Which of the Monkees was cast first?

  • Mike Nesmith
  • Peter Tork
  • Davy Jones
  • Micky Dolenz

What's Peter Tork's real name?

  • Peter Trankiewicz
  • Pierre Thorque
  • Peter Thorkelson

What was Micky Dolenz's pre-Monkees stage name?

  • Mike Lawrence
  • Mikey Stephens
  • Mickey Braddock

What was the name of the TV show Dolenz was on in the '50s?

  • "Circus Boy"
  • "Wonderama"
  • "Crackerjack"

What award did Davy Jones win in 1963?

  • Tony
  • Emmy
  • Grammy

As an "Oliver!" cast member, Jones was on "The Ed Sullivan Show" the same night as this iconic musician or group.

  • the Rolling Stones
  • Elvis Presley
  • the Beatles

Which Monkee was hired to be the drummer, even though he had never played drums before?

  • Mike Nesmith
  • Peter Tork
  • Davy Jones
  • Micky Dolenz

He played lead guitar, even though he had been trained on the bass.

  • Mike Nesmith
  • Peter Tork
  • Davy Jones
  • Micky Dolenz

He was the lead singer, even though he was a good drummer.

  • Mike Nesmith
  • Peter Tork
  • Davy Jones
  • Micky Dolenz

What was the Monkees' nickname?

  • the Four Fakes
  • the Fake Four
  • the Prefab Four

For how many seasons did "The Monkees" TV show run?

  • one
  • two
  • three

What was the Monkees' first single?

  • "Pleasant Valley Sunday"
  • "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"
  • "Last Train to Clarksville"

What was the Monkees' biggest hit?

  • "Daydream Believer"
  • "I'm a Believer"
  • "Last Train to Clarksville"

Who wrote "I'm a Believer"?

  • Paul Simon
  • Neil Diamond
  • Brian Wilson

He was the only Monkee to perform on "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone."

  • Mike Nesmith
  • Peter Tork
  • Davy Jones
  • Micky Dolenz

Which of the Monkees directed an episode of the show?

  • Davy Jones and Mike Nesmith
  • Peter Tork and Micky Dolenz
  • all of them

"The Monkees" went on location to this city in 1967.

  • New York
  • Los Angeles
  • Paris

Which rock star guest-starred as Mike Nesmith on "The Monkees"?

  • Tiny Tim
  • Frank Zappa
  • Donovan

This rock star opened for the Monkees in 1967 but quit after only a few shows.

  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Janis Joplin
  • Alice Cooper

Which Beatles song opens the finale of the TV show?

  • "Good Day Sunshine"
  • "Good Morning, Good Morning"
  • "A Day in the Life"

What does Liberace do on an episode of "The Monkees"?

  • destroys his piano
  • portrays a spy
  • plays an amazing guitar solo

True or false: The Monkees outsold the Beatles and Rolling Stones combined in 1967.

  • true
  • false

Mike Nesmith inherited about $25 million in 1990 because his mother invented …

  • Ziploc bags
  • Liquid Paper
  • Post-its

Who was the first Monkee to die?

  • Mike Nesmith
  • Peter Tork
  • Davy Jones
  • Micky Dolenz

What's the name of the Monkees' 2016 album?

  • "Daydream Believers"
  • "Here We Come"
  • "Good Times!"