Doo Wop Oldies Quiz


Thirty great memories about music that caused our parents and teachers grief!!!!  Welcome to “The Expanded Doo-Wop Oldies Quiz.”  Take the quiz and see how you score as a true “Oldies Fan.”  Write down your answers and check them against the answers in the comments section.  Don’t cheat, now!
1.    When did ‘Little Suzie’ finally wake up?
    (a)    The movie’s over, it’s 2 o’clock
    (b)    The movie’s over, it’s 3 o’clock
    (c)    The movie’s over, it’s 4 o’clock

2.    “Rock Around The Clock” was used in what movie?
    (a)    Rebel Without A Cause
    (b)    Blackboard Jungle
    (c)    The Wild Ones

3.    What’s missing from a Rock & Roll standpoint?
        Earth _____
    (a)    Angel
    (b)    Mother
    (c)    Worm

4.    “I found my thrill . . .”  where?
    (a)    Kansas City
    (b)    Heartbreak Hotel
    (c)    Blueberry Hill

5.    “Please turn on your magic beam, _____ _____ bring me a dream,:
    (a)    Mr. Sandman
    (b)    Earth Angel
    (c)    Dream Lover

6.    For which label did Elvis Presley first record?
    (a)    Atlantic
    (b)    RCA
    (c)    Sun

7.    He asked, “Why’s everybody always pickin’ on me?” Who was he?
    (a)    Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
    (b)    Charlie Brown
    (c)    Buster Brown
8.    Bobby Darin’s “Mack The Knife,” the one with the knife, was named:
    (a)    MacHeath
    (b)    MacCloud
    (c)    MacNamara

9.    Name the song with ‘”A-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom.”
    (a)    Good Golly, Miss Molly
    (b)    Be-Bop-A-Lula
    (c)    Tutti Fruitti

10.    Who is generally given credit for originating the term ”Rock And Roll”?
        (a)    Dick Clark
        (b)    Wolfman Jack
        (c)    Alan Freed

11. In 1957, he left the music business to become a preacher:
        (a)    Little Richard
        (b)    Frankie Lymon
        (c)    Tony Orlando

12.    Paul Anka’s “Puppy Love” is written to what star?
        (a)    Brenda Lee
        (b)    Connie Francis
        (c)    Annette Funicello

13.    The Everly Brothers are . . …
        (a)    Pete and Dick
        (b)    Don and Phil
        (c)    Bob and Bill
14.    The Big Bopper’s real name was:
        (a) Jiles P. Richardson 
        (b) Roy Harold Scherer Jr.  
        (c) Marion Michael Morrison

15.    In 1959, Berry Gordy, Jr., started a small record company called…
        (a)    Decca
        (b)    Cameo
        (c)    Motown

16.    Edd Brynes had a hit with “Kookie, Kookie, Lend Me Your Comb. ’What TV show was he on?
        (a)    77 Sunset Strip
        (b)    Hawaiian Eye
        (c)    Surfside Six

17.    In 1960 Bobby Darin married:
        (a)    Carol Lynley
        (b)    Sandra Dee
        (c)    Natalie Wood
18.    They were a one hit wonder with “Book Of Love”:
        (a)    The Penguins
        (b)    The Monotones
        (c)    The Moonglows

19.    The Everly Brothers sang a song called ‘Till I ________ You.”
        (a)    Loved
        (b)    Kissed
        (c)    Met

20.    Chuck Berry sang “Oh, ___________, why can’t you be true?”
        (a)    Suzie Q
        (b)    Peggy Sue
        (c)    Maybelline

21.    “Wooly _______”
        (a)    Mammouth
        (b)    Bully
        (c)    Pully

22.    “I’m like a one-eyed cat . . .
        (a)    can’t go into town no more.
        (b)    sleepin’ on a cold hard floor.
        (c)    peepin’ in a seafood store.

23.    “Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do . . .”
        (a)    cause there ain’t no answer for a life without booze.
        (b)    cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.
        (c)    cause my car’s gassed up and I’m ready to cruise.

24.    “They often call me Speedo, but my real name is . .  …”
        (a)    Mr. Earl.
        (b)    Jackie Pearl.
        (c)    Milton Berle.

25.    “You’re my Fanny and nobody else’s . . …”
        (a)    girl.
        (b)    butt.
        (c)    love.

26.    “I want you to play with my . . . “
        (a)    heart.
        (b)    dreams.
        (c)    ding a ling.

27.    “Be Bop A Lula . . .”
        (a)    she’s got the rabies.
        (b)    she’s my baby.
        (c)    she loves me, maybe.

28.    “Fine Love, Fine Kissing . . …”.
        (a)    right here.
        (b)    fifty cents.
        (c)    just for you.

29.    “He wore black denim trousers and . . ..”
        (a)    a pink carnation.
        (b)    pink leotards.
        (c)    motorcycle boots.

30.    “I got a gal named . . .”
        (a)    Jenny Zamboni.
        (b)    Gerri Mahoney
        (c)    Boney Maroney.

Answers in the comments.

Only got 19 out of 30, guess some of this was just before my time!  But, I did get #26 right!

11 thoughts on “Doo Wop Oldies Quiz

  1. keboch says:

    Doo Wop Quiz Answers:
    1 (c) The movie’s over, it’s 4 o’clock
    2. (b) Blackboard Jungle
    3. (a) Angel
    4. (c) Blueberry Hill
    5. (a) Mr. Sandman
    6. (c) Sun
    7. (b) Charlie Brown
    8. (a) Mac Heath
    9. (c) Tutti Fruitti
    10. (c) Alan Freed
    11. (a) Little Richard
    12. (c) Annette Funicello
    13. (b) Don and Phil
    14. (a) Jiles P. Richardson
    15. (c) Motown
    16. (a) 77 Sunset Strip
    17. (b) Sandra Dee
    18. (b) The Monotones
    19. (b) Kissed
    20. (c) Maybelline
    21. (b) Bully
    22. (c) peepin’ in a seafood store.
    23. (b) cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.
    24. (a) Mr. Earl.
    25. (b) butt.
    26. (c) ding a ling.
    27. (b) she’s my baby.
    28. (a) right here.
    29. (c) motorcycle boots
    30. (c) Boney Maroney.

  2. rollie carlson says:

    loved it. got 27 right. i figured out 22 but i know i never heard those lyrics and i heard doug clark and the hot nuts at party weekends at colgate. but i don’t know #s 25 or 28. can you tell me what songs those lyrics are from?

  3. YalL need 2 leave dat man alone he did nun 2 yall he needs 2 rest in peace and becuz of yall he flippen over in hiz grave cuz yall makin all dez rumourz up about him n stuff dat man got kidz hiz kidz dnt wnt 2 here nun negative about dey dad………..REST IN PEACE MICHAEL JACKSON

  4. As a DJ for many years (thru’ that era) I can say that those who questioned #25 and #28 were correct. I guessed at them both and was fortunate to get them right (just reasoning it out) but no song with Fanny in the title had “butt” in it and # 28 is very likely thrown in as a test to be guessed at and is not historic. Also, only 3 or maybe 4 of the songs were actually Doo Wap.

  5. Fred C. says:

    Regarding #15, Berry Gordy started the Tamla label in 1959. Motown wasn’t started until 1960. So there are NO correct answers given.
    Regarding #16, Edd Byrnes’ “Kookie” character was on ALL of those TV shows, so any of those answers would be correct.

    I’d like to know where this quiz originated… Here?

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