Quiz: Gen X-ers: Was it Nirvana or Pearl Jam?
Gen X-ers: Was it Nirvana or Pearl Jam?
By: Maria Trimarchi
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About This Quiz

Heavily-flanneled with unkempt hair, rock that came out of the Pacific Northwest in the early '90s heavily-influenced a generation. And while the “Seattle Sound” – grunge – was taking over, it was also overtaking the metal scene. As the movement emerged it generally centered around the Seattle record label, Sub Pop, with Kurt Cobain, of Nirvana, later being called, "the John Lennon of the swinging Northwest," by Time magazine. When it comes to two of the biggest grunge bands, Nirvana and Pearl Jam, can you tell the difference?

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In 1992, MTV misspelled which group's Moon Man award as, "Smells Like Team Spirit"?
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Whose debut album, "Ten," was released in 1991?
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Who sings, "I don’t know whether I was in the box or in the bag"?
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It was Aaron Burckhard, not Dave Grohl, who was the first drummer for which of these bands?
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Who sings, "I fell asleep and watched TV," in a song called "Sliver"?
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What was Pearl Jam originally known as?
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Which band covered the songs David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World," Shocking Blue's "Love Buzz," and Leadbelly's "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?"
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Which band is the uncredited backing band on Neil Young's album, "Mirror Ball"?
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Joan Jett and Lorde played with which band during the legendary group's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
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Which band was also formerly known as Skid Row, Pen Cap Chew, Bliss, and Ted Ed Fred before settling on the name we know them as?
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Who sings the lyric, "At home drawing pictures of mountain tops with him on top"?
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Which of the bands put out just three studio albums while together?
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Which band's biggest mainstream hit was a cover of the song, "Last Kiss"?
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When their band appeared on "Headbanger's Ball," which frontman wore a yellow gown?
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Which band was accused of plagiarism in the songs, "Negative Creep" and "Come as You Are"?
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Which band's frontman grew up surfing in Southern California?
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"I'm spinning, how quick the sun can drop away," is a lyric from a song on which band's debut album?
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Which band almost named their first major-label album, "Sheep"?
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Which band's first mainstream album knocked the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, out of the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200?
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Which band, known for their environmental advocacy and activism, received the Planet Defender Award?
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Which band is introduced as, "thoroughly all right and decent fellas," in their music video for the song, "In Bloom"?
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Which band's frontman was a vocal critic of the other band, calling them "corporate pop rockers"?
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Who sings the lyric, "Thoughts arrive like butterflies, oh, he don't know, so he chases them away"?
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Weird Al Yankovic has played fun with both Nirvana and Pearl Jam, but the song "My Baby's in Love With Eddie Vedder" is a parody of which band?
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Which band's lead singer collaborated on a piece with William S. Burroughs?
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Which group invited all five of their drummers, current and former, to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony?
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Which drummer went on to front his own band, the Foo Fighters?
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Which band was thrown out of their own record release party?
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Which of these songs was officially released in three different versions -- while the band was still together?
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Is it the founding member and bassist of Nirvana or of Pearl Jam who is the average height of an NBA -- 6'7"?
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The frontman of which band committed suicide at his home in April 1994?
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