The Ultimate Weezer Quiz
by Staff
You don't have to be a geek to love Weezer, but that does seem to be a big chunk of the band's fan base. It doesn't hurt that enigmatic frontman Rivers Cuomo looks (and acts, and sings, and writes) the part so perfectly, right down to his hard-won Harvard degree. From "The Sweater Song" to "Pork and Beans," how much do you know about Weezer?

When and where was Weezer founded?

  • 1988, Columbus, Ohio
  • 1992, Los Angeles
  • 1993, Portland, Ore.
  • 1989, Chicago
  • 1990, Los Angeles
  • 1991, Columbus, Ohio

Who were the founding members of the band?

  • Rivers Cuomo, Owen Charles, Mike Larson and Justin Nicholas
  • Rivers Cuomo, Jason Cropper, Matt Sharp and Patrick Wilson
  • Rivers Cuomo, Phil Wilcox, Nick Garcia and Josh Stewart

Which original band member left the group during the recording of the group's first album?

  • Rivers Cuomo
  • Jason Cropper
  • Matt Sharp
  • Pat Wilson

Who are the two remaining founding members?

  • Rivers Cuomo and Patrick Wilson
  • Rivers Cuomo and Matt Sharp
  • Rivers Cuomo and Jason Cropper

How did Weezer get its name?

  • That was the name of Rivers Cuomo's beloved dog, who had died just as the band got started.
  • It's Rivers Cuomo's childhood nickname.
  • The band loved to watch

Weezer's first gig was opening for Dogstar, this movie star's band.

  • Robert Downey Jr.
  • Keanu Reeves
  • Kevin Costner
  • Jeff Bridges
  • Mel Gibson

Weezer has released three self-titled albums that are nicknamed by the color of the album cover. In order of release, what are they?

  • blue, green, yellow
  • yellow, black, red
  • green, orange, blue
  • blue, green, red

Which frontman of a major '80s band has produced two Weezer albums?

  • Joe Elliott
  • Simon LeBon
  • Ric Ocasek
  • Peter Cetera
  • Daryl Hall

What was Weezer's first single?

  • Undone -- The Sweater Song
  • Buddy Holly
  • Say it Ain't So

What's Weezer's best-selling album?

  • the Blue Album
  • Pinkerton
  • the Green Album
  • Maladroit
  • Make Believe
  • the Red Album
  • Raditude

Finish this lyric: "Woo-ee-oo, I look just like Buddy Holly. Oh oh, and you're _________."

  • Samantha Stevens
  • Mary Tyler Moore
  • Rue McClanahan
  • Weezie Jefferson

The director of the "Buddy Holly" video went on to direct what feature film in 2009?

  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • Transformers
  • The Hangover
  • Up in the Air
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox

The "Buddy Holly" video had Weezer "performing" on the set of what beloved TV show?

  • I Love Lucy
  • Eight is Enough
  • I Dream of Jeannie
  • The Mary Tyler Moore Show
  • The Golden Girls
  • Leave it to Beaver
  • Happy Days

Has Weezer ever had a No. 1 hit?

  • yes
  • no

What was that No. 1 song?

  • Say it Ain't So
  • Beverly Hills
  • Buddy Holly
  • Island in the Sun

Rivers Cuomo grew up on an ashram in Connecticut that had this nickname.

  • Yogaville
  • Yogatown
  • Omm-town

When did Rivers Cuomo finally graduate from Harvard?

  • 2003
  • 2004
  • 2005
  • 2006
  • 2007

If you were at a Weezer show in 2005 and got pulled onstage to play "Undone -- the Sweater Song," you might have left with this souvenir.

  • a teddy bear
  • a T-shirt
  • a sweater
  • a guitar

The video for which Weezer song features reenactments of notorious YouTube videos?

  • Everybody Get Dangerous
  • Heart Songs
  • Troublemaker
  • Pork and Beans
  • Island in the Sun

Why did Weezer have to postpone their tour in 2009?

  • Rivers Cuomo's father died.
  • The tour bus crashed.
  • All four band members got swine flu.
  • Patrick Wilson broke his leg.
  • They ran out of money.