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The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Quiz
by Staff
It recognizes some of the most influential and famous rock musicians ever to hit the airwaves. How much do you know about the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?

In what year was the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation established?

  • 1963
  • 1973
  • 1983

Where is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum?

  • Cleveland
  • Chicago
  • Milwaukee

The Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement award was formerly called what?

  • Roadie Award
  • Backing Band Award
  • Non-Performers Award

What did the Sex Pistols famously call the Hall?

  • "Crumbled cookie"
  • "Urine in wine"
  • "A huge honor"

From which city did the term "rock 'n' roll" originate?

  • Cleveland
  • New York City
  • Los Angeles

The founder of which major record label helped to spur the establishment of the foundation?

  • Atlantic Records
  • EMI
  • Warner Music Group

Which artist did NOT play at the Hall's 25th anniversary concert?

  • Lou Reed
  • Metallica
  • Tom Petty

Which artist is the only one to have ever been inducted in three different groups?

  • Roger Gilmour
  • David Crosby
  • Eric Clapton

In which year did the Hall of Fame open in Cleveland?

  • 1986
  • 1995
  • 2001

During a Hall speech, Johnny Ramone sparked controversy by praising which president?

  • President Reagan
  • President Obama
  • President George W. Bush

The museum's first full-blown exhibit spotlighted which subgenre of rock?

  • psychedelic rock
  • garage rock
  • 1950s rock

Which famous architect was hired to design the hall?

  • I.M. Pei
  • Frank Gehry
  • Frank Lloyd Wright

Artists are eligible for induction into the Hall after how many years of the release of their first record?

  • 25 years
  • 30 years
  • 35 years

In which year was the first class of the Hall of Fame inducted?

  • 1982
  • 1986
  • 1996

Which member of The Beatles has never been inducted as a solo artist?

  • Ringo
  • George
  • Paul

Which artist or band was NOT inducted in the first class of the Hall of Fame?

  • Elvis
  • Sam Cooke
  • Roy Orbison

About how many artists are inducted each year?

  • about 5 to 7
  • about 10 to 12
  • about 15 to 17

Which non-American artists were the first to be inducted into the Hall?

  • The Beatles
  • The Who
  • Pink Floyd

How many years passed before the E Street Band joined Bruce Springsteen in the Hall?

  • 25 years
  • 15 years
  • 10 years

The Sex Pistols declined to attend their induction in part due to the fact they would have had to pay how much money to sit at a head table?

  • $25,000
  • $10,000
  • $1,000

In what year was Johnny Cash inducted into the Hall of Fame?

  • 1992
  • 1988
  • 1987

About how many people cast votes to determine which artists are inducted?

  • roughly 200
  • roughly 400
  • roughly 600

The Hall of Fame boasts the third-highest attendance rate of all halls of fame.

  • TRUE
  • FALSE

After becoming eligible for induction, how many years did it take Kiss to land a spot in the Hall?

  • 8 years
  • 15 years
  • 20 years

In which year did the Hall open one slot to fan voting?

  • 2005
  • 2007
  • 2012

How many square feet of space is there in the Hall's exhibition areas?

  • 42,000 square feet
  • 55,000 square feet
  • 72,000 square feet

From the exterior, which shape predominates the Hall of Fame?

  • spheres
  • rectangles
  • triangles

When he was selected as the Hall's architect, which rock band was I.M. Pei's favorite?

  • He didn't have one.
  • Led Zeppelin
  • The Beatles

As of 2016, how many total people had been inducted into the Hall?

  • 453
  • 749
  • 1,012

What is the single most important criteria for induction into the Hall?

  • musical excellence
  • depth of career
  • innovation and superiority in style and technique