The Bob Marley Quiz

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In which song did Bob Marley sing, "One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain"?

"Trenchtown Rock" by Bob Marley and the Wailers was released in 1971 and included in the 1973 album "African Herbsman."

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Bob Marley is the biological father of how many children?

Bob Marley fathered four children with his wife, Rita, and adopted her daughter. He also had eight other children.

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Where was Bob Marley born?

Bob Marley was born in St. Ann, Jamaica, on Feb. 6, 1945. It is the largest parish in Jamaica, with a population of more than 171,000.

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In 1978, Bob Marley was awarded which honor?

On June 15, 1978, Bob Marley was awarded the United Nations Peace Medal of the Third World for his peace and justice advocacy during an era of political unrest in Kingston, Jamaica.

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"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds" is a lyric from which song?

"Redemption Song" is on Bob Marley and The Wailers' ninth album, "Uprising."

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Bob Marley and The Wailers were the first reggae band to perform at this iconic venue.

On Oct. 25, 1979, Bob Marley and The Wailers became the first reggae band to perform at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York.

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Where was much of the "Exodus" album recorded?

Bob Marley recorded much of the "Exodus" album in London during a self-imposed exile following an assassination attempt at his home in Jamaica. The "Exodus" album was released in 1977 by Island Records.

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What is Bob Marley's real first name?

Bob Marley was born Nesta Robert Marley, but he went by both Bob and Robert throughout his lifetime.

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"Until the philosophy which hold one race superior and another inferior is finally and permanently discredited and abandoned, everywhere is war" are lyrics from which song?

Bob Marley borrowed this phrase from the song "War" from a speech given by the Emperor of Ethiopia to the United Nations in October 1963.

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How many people attended Bob Marley's funeral?

Bob Marley was memorialized with a state funeral in Jamaica, then interred in a mausoleum built specifically for his remains. An estimated 100,000 people filed past his coffin during the wake.

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Bob Marley spent much of his childhood living in this neighborhood.

In 1956 at the age of 11, Bob Marley moved with his family to Trench Town, one of the most poverty-stricken neighborhoods in Kingston, Jamaica.

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In which U.S. state did Bob Marley live on-and-off from 1965 to 1977?

Marley and his family moved into a home in Wilmington, Delaware in 1966. His son Stephen was born in the city in 1972.

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While Bob Marley lived in Delaware, where did he work?

Bob Marley worked on an assembly line at a Chrysler plant in Newark, Delaware. He also worked as a DuPont lab assistant.

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What was the name of the first single Bob Marley released?

Bob Marley released his first single, "Judge Not," in 1962 at the age of 17. It was the first of several singles Marley recorded as a solo artist.

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Which of these phrases did Bob Marley say?

Marley said, “God create you to be free. Free up yourself, otherwise you worthless." He was a Rastafarian, a religion that developed in Jamaica in the 1930s.

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On which single was Bob Marley's name misspelled on the label?

When the single, "Judge Not" was released in 1962, Bob Marley's name was misspelled on the label as "Bob Morley."

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How many weeks has the "Legend" album by Bob Marley and The Wailers been on the Billboard 200?

In 2014, the "Legend" album of Bob Marley and the Wailers' greatest hits became the second-longest running album on the Billboard 200. "Legend" spent 386 weeks on the Billboard 200.

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In 1976, Bob Marley was wounded as the result of what incident?

Bob Marley was shot and wounded as the result of an assassination attempt at his Kingston, Jamaica, home. His wife, Rita, and manager, Don Taylor, were seriously injured but also survived the attack.

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Where is the Bob Marley Museum located?

The Bob Marley Museum is in Marley's former home in Kingston, Jamaica. He purchased the home in 1975 from Island Records founder Chris Blackwell. It's also the home where, three years later, he was nearly assassinated by gunmen.

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When were The Wailing Wailers formed by Bob Marley and friends?

The Wailing Wailers formed in 1963. The band's founding members included Bob Marley, Neville "Bunny" Ortley Livingston and Peter Tosh. By the mid-1970s, the group was called Bob Marley and the Wailers.

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Which U.S. President has visited the Bob Marley Museum?

On April 8, 2015, U.S. President Barack Obama made an after-hours visit to the Bob Marley Museum. President Obama reportedly told a museum tour guide that he'd been listening to Marley's "Exodus" album on his Air Force One flight to Jamaica.

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Days after performing two shows at Madison Square Garden in September 1980, Bob Marley did this in New York's Central Park.

On Sept. 21, 1980, Bob Marley collapsed while jogging in New York's Central Park, the result of a previously diagnosed cancer that had spread to his brain, lungs and stomach. Marley had recently performed two shows at Madison Square Garden as part of his "Survival" tour.

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On what day did Bob Marley die?

Bob Marley died on May 11, 1981, in Miami after a years-long battle with cancer. He was 36.

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Which of the following items were reportedly buried with Bob Marley?

Bob Marley was buried with a Bible turned to Psalm 23, a red Gibson Les Paul guitar and a marijuana bud added by his widow, Rita.

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According to Forbes' top earning dead celebrities list, where did Bob Marley rank in 2014?

Bob Marley was number five on Forbes' 2014 top earning dead celebrities list. His estate earned $20 million in 2014, up $2 million from the previous year.

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Which award did Bob Marley receive in 1981?

Bob Marley was awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit in 1981 before his death. The Jamaican Prime Minister awarded Marley the honor for his contributions to art and culture.

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What is the name of Bob Marley's final album (excluding posthumous compilations)?

Bob Marley's final album is "Uprising." However, several greatest hits albums have been released since his death in 1981.

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Which Bob Marley song did Eric Clapton perform as a cover?

Bob Marley recorded "I Shot the Sheriff" in 1973, and Eric Clapton covered it a year later. Clapton's version became an international hit.

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What significant political event occurred in 1978 during Bob Marley's performance of "Jammin'" at a One Love Peace concert in Kingston, Jamaica?

After a series of politically motivated murders in Jamaica, Bob Marley led two polarizing figures to shake hands in solidarity. The handshake between Jamaica's Prime Minister Michael Manley and opposition leader Edward Seaga was considered a defining moment.

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When did Bob Marley receive a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award?

In 2001, Bob Marley received the award posthumously, along with The Beach Boys, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr. and The Who.

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Bob Marley was a musician and songwriter whose work became an anthem for social change. How well do you know his musical and cultural contributions? Test your knowledge with this quiz.

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