How big of a David Bowie fan are you?

While there have been many amazing performers since rock's inception, few artists have shaped pop culture so significantly as David Bowie in his 40+ years of creative efforts. Given Bowie's timelessness and continuous relevance to not only the music industry, but to popular art as whole, there is little wonder that he garnishes so much respect and admiration from both his fans and his peers alike. This Bowie quiz is intended to allow YOU to showcase your knowledge of the greatest musical performer of modern day.

So, you think you're a Bowie fan? Be aware that familiarity with Bowie's discography won't be enough to win you favorable results! This Bowie Quiz is specifically designed for the true fan...a fan of the music, its meaning and inspiration, the film experiences, Bowie's personal accomplishments, and personal, yet relevant, relations. Only through your success in my labyrnth of Bowie facts will you find your ultimate prize...

Created by: tah
1. What is your age?
Under 18 Years Old
18 to 24 Years Old
25 to 30 Years Old
31 to 40 Years Old
41 to 50 Years Old
51 to 60 Years Old
Over 60 Years Old
2. What is your gender?
3. What was David Bowie's given name at birth?
David Banner
David Lee Roth
Davey Jones
Don Johnson
Ziggy Stardust
David Robert Jones
4. In what year was David Bowie born?
5. With which celebrity does David Bowie share a birthday?
Mick Jagger
Lou Reed
Jay Leno
Elvis Presley
Pierce Brosnan
Sean Connery
6. Which of these famous guitarists was a childhood friend/schoolmate of David Bowie's?
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Pete Townshend
Robert Fripp
Keith Richards
Peter Frampton
Adrian Belew
7. Which of David Bowie's eyes is permanently dilated?
8. David Bowie was the founder of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired Men.
9. What was the name of David Bowie's first single release?
The Laughing Gnome
Space Oddity
Let's Dance
Ziggy Stardust
Oh! You Pretty Things
I'm Afraid of Americans
10. Which was David Bowie's first US #1 hit?
Space Oddity
Let's Dance
Pretty Pink Rose
None of the above
11. Who is the only fashion model to be featured on the cover of a David Bowie album?
Janice Dickinson
Donyale Luna
None of the above
12. Which member of the Beatles co-wrote the US hit "Fame"?
Paul McCartney
Ringo Starr
John Lennon
George Harrison
Stewart Sutcliffe
None of the above
13. David Bowie formed his own mime troupe in 1969.
14. David Bowie appeared in which of the following films?
The Last Temptation of Christ
The Prestige
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
The Hunger
All of the above
None of the above
15. David Bowie was knighted in 2003 by British Queen.
16. Which of these artists died shortly after releasing his final single --a duet with David Bowie?
Bing Crosby
Marc Bolan
Jim Morrison
Frank Sinatra
Sammy Davis, Jr
Freddy Mercury
17. Which of David Bowie's albums features a song performed in a completely self-invented language?
Black Tie White Noise
Each of these
None of these
18. What is the name of David Bowie's very own internet service provider?
He doesn't have one
None of the above
19. To which band did David Bowie offer a career-saving single he'd written?
New York Dolls
Velvet Underground
Mott the Hoople
Duran Duran
Arcade Fire
TV on the Radio
20. According to David Bowie, which of these artists was the main inspiration for "Ziggy Stardust"?
Iggy Pop
Tom Jones
Marc Bolan
Vince Taylor
None of these
21. What was the name of the hard-rocking quartet David Bowie formed in 1989 and sang lead vocals for?
Tin Machine
Human Steps
Dali's Car
None of these
22. In what year did David Bowie undergo emergency heart surgery?
Each of these years
None of these years
23. Who is said to have inspired such tracks as, "Aladin Sane", "All the Madmen", "The Bewlay Brothers", and "Jump They Say"?
Mick Ronson
Andy Warhol
Iggy Pop
His son, Zowie
His brother, Terry
None of the above
24. Which is a best guess for the total number of albums David Bowie has sold over his career?
1-5 million
5-20 million
20-100 million
100-150 million
150 million +
None of these
25. Nile Rodgers auditioned for David Bowie in 1975, but didn't make the band.
Did make the band, but never played
26. At David Bowie's suggestion, fans voted via phone to request the songs they most wanted to hear during his 1990 Tour. Which of these songs was most requested?
Space Oddity
Let's Dance
The Laughing Gnome
Ziggy Stardust
None of these
27. With which of these bands did David Bowie perform during Fashion Rocks in September 2005?
TV on the Radio
Rolling Stones
Arcade Fire
None of these

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