The Ultimate Ska Test

A true ska fan knows the music, scene, and history of the genre. A true ska fan is unafraid. A true ska fan is a leader. Rude boys and girls, if you know you used to own a two-tone suit in high school...if you know you've skanked at a show...this quiz is for you!

How much do you know about ska? Are you a true rudie? There's only one way to find out. Thanks to my amazing ska quizzing powers, you can find out now. PICK IT UP!

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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. Ever been to a ska show?
A couple.
No, but I'd like to.
Too many to count.
4. Can you skank?
Mad skillz.
No, mostly I just stand by the wall.
Not well.
What's that?
5. Do you own at least 3 items with the black and white checkerboard pattern?
I have 1 or 2 items.
6. Have you ever been part of a ska band, or do you know someone who is part of a ska band?
I'm in/used to be in a ska band.
I know someone in a ska band.
I've talked to bands before, but don't really know them.
7. How long have you been a ska fan?
1-5 years.
6-10 years.
11-20 years.
21+ years.
8. Have you ever worn a black suit and tie, a white shirt, and sunglasses?
I own them.
I used to own them.
I've worn them before.
9. Do you get really mad when you hear people say, "Ska is dead"?
Ska isn't dead!
10. Was ska born from reggae?
No, reggae was born from ska.
I don't know.
11. What does the checkerboard pattern represent?
It represents 2nd wave ska period, when racial tensions were high. It represents black and white people together.
It represents the two tonic suits.
I don't know.
12. Are you a rudie?
Hell yeah.
What's a rudie?
13. Do you own a pair of sunglasses with black rims and yellow lenses? A pair of red shoes?
I own the sunglasses.
I own the shoes.
14. Were you a Mighty Mighty Bosstones fan before 1993, when their first mainstream song appeared in Clueless?
Yes. That was an abomination.
I was too young.
Who are they?
15. Pick it up, pick it up, pick it up?!
16. Ska originated in the _______?
17. Is No Doubt considered a ska band?
Not sure.
18. We are currently experiencing ______.
2nd wave ska.
3rd wave ska.
4th wave ska.
19. In the United States, what is the biggest west-coast 3rd wave ska label?
Asian Man.
20. Any other genres you're a fan of?
Punk, Ska-core.
Reggae, Jazz.
Other Rock.

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