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NCIS Tv Series Trivia Quiz 1

Elvis Presley Quiz (The Music, Movies and Life)

Question 1
Elvis impersonators have been around longer than Elvis himself was. Which of his contemporaries, a singing star in his own right, performed "Heartbreak Hotel" in a hilarious impersonation on the TV show "Vel's Ford Town Hall Party" in 1959?
A
Neil Diamond
B
Johnny Cash
C
Junichiro Koizumi
D
Carl Perkins
Question 1 Explanation: 
Apparently when Elvis and Johnny Cash played on the same bill they would often do a lighthearted impersonation of each other to entertain the punters. When Johnny did this version of "Heartbreak Hotel" Elvis wasn't present since he had been drafted, but my guess is he would have enjoyed it as much as the crowd did, and as much as I did when I watched it. Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is mad for Elvis and has been filmed several times impersonating his idol, once when visiting Graceland. Neil Diamond has often been described as the Jewish Elvis. The criminally-underrated Carl Perkins wrote and performed "Blue Suede Shoes", a watershed composition in the history of popular music. Johnny Cash was actually the one to come up with the idea of "Blue Suede Shoes" when Perkins, Elvis and he were touring together. Rock legend has it that if Perkins had not been involved in a serious car accident in 1956, he would have had the chance to promote his version of the song further, plus produce a follow-up, and maybe he would have become a bigger star than Elvis.
Question 2
Which one of Elvis' fifties' hits was performed by Queen, at the "Live at Wembley Stadium" concert in London in 1986?
A
Milkcow Blues Boogie
B
(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care
C
Hound Dog
D
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
Question 2 Explanation: 
"(You're So Square) Baby I Don't Care" is one of the many Elvis-smashes, which was written by the great Team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. It was written as part of the score to the Film "Jailhouse Rock" (1957), and appeared on the "Jailhouse Rock"EP, the Playing of Scotty Moore and Bill Black. Freddy Mercury and the Band Queen included "(You're So Square) Baby, don't care I" to the double Album of their live Performance in Wembley stadium in 1986. This song was in a Medley that paid tribute to the influence of some of the 50s; Ricky Nelson Song "Hello Mary Lou", as in Little Richards "Tutti Frutti" are also included. The influence of Elvis you can hear most easily, on the Queen's own "Crazy Little Thing Called Love."
Question 3
Even 80 years after Elvis' birth people still argue over which of his songs was the best. In January 2015, to celebrate this anniversary, Rolling Stone magazine conducted a reader's poll. Which song, that you may associate with his failed marriage, did they choose as number one?
A
Love Me Tender
B
Jailhouse Rock
C
Suspicious Minds
D
Viva Las Vegas
Question 3 Explanation: 
"Suspicious Minds" was written and first recorded by Mark James in 1968 but did not make the charts. Elvis heard the song when he was looking for new material and immediately took a liking to it. Noted session guitarist Reggie Young played on both the Mark James and Elvis Presley versions. Elvis' recording of "Suspicious Minds" became his eighteenth and last US number one hit during his lifetime. It is said to have fueled his return after his '68 comeback special. It became a staple of his Las Vegas act. Elvis and Priscilla, who married in 1967, divorced in 1973.
Question 4
As touched upon in "Last Train to Memphis: The Rise of Elvis Presley"; Vol. 1 of a biography of Elvis by Peter Guralnick, Elvis bought his mansion, Graceland, fairly early on in his musical career particularly for one member of his family. Which family member was this?
A
His mother, Gladys
B
His daughter, Lisa Marie
C
His father, Vernon
D
His wife, Priscilla
Question 4 Explanation: 
Elvis bought Graceland primarily for his mother. Vernon, Elvis' father thought he might like to move to California. His mother Gladys prevailed upon him and knowing how happy the house would make her he bought it, though she would survive to live in it for just two years. The mansion was bought in 1957 from Dr. & Mrs. Thomas D. Moore; it had originally been named after Mrs. Moore's great-aunt Grace. Elvis based himself in Graceland for the rest of his life; he left us at far too young an age, being only 42 when he died in 1977. In 1986, Paul Simon released an album called "Graceland" and the song "Graceland" became the first hit single from the compilation. Paul Simon said at the time that the song was not specifically about Elvis, but it is hard to imagine that he did not intend at least a respectful nod in the direction of The King, as he surely knew what a powerful image Graceland would evoke in his listeners.
Question 5
Elvis Presley first appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on 9 September 1956. What was the first song he performed ın the show?
A
lue Suede Shoes
B
Don't Be Cruel
C
Heartbreak Hotel
D
Teddy Bear
Question 6
Elvis served in the United States Army in Germany for 17 months during 1958-1960. Which of the following was not part of his life as a not-so-typical army private?
A
Wearing a white fringed costume in place of a regular uniform
B
Needing to be rescued when serving guard duty after being mobbed by fans
C
Holding a news conference a day after his arrival on base
D
Living off base with his grandmother, father and friends
Question 6 Explanation: 
Elvis, who like many American soldiers in Germany had limited interaction with locals, did learn one folk song, "Muss i denn", literally "Must I Then". The song was to serve later as the base for the hit song "Wooden Heart" in his film "G. I. Blues". It was a number one hit for Elvis in the UK in 1961. In the US Joe Dowell took the song to number one. Today you can trace the steps of Elvis in Bad Nauheim, the city where he lived. This includes the Elvis Presley Platz (plaza) dedicated to him in 1995, places where he lived, and his favorite local hangouts. Since 2002, Bad Nauheim has hosted the "European Elvis Festival" to mark the anniversary of his death with concerts and even a Cadillac parade.
Question 7
Blue Hawaii

Which Songs are from Elvis Presley's fourteenth album  "Blue Hawaii" given below  ?

A
One Night/I Got Stung
B
"Aloha 'Oe" / "Moonlight Swim"
C
(Marie's The Name) His Latest Flame/Little Sister
D
A Fool Such As I/I Need Your Love Tonight
Question 7 Explanation: 
"Aloha ʻOe" (Farewell to Thee) is Liliʻuokalani's most famous song and a common cultural symbol for Hawaii. "Moonlight Swim" recorded by Elvis Presley and included in the soundtrack for his 1961 film Blue Hawaii.
Question 8
G. I. Blues Who was the co-star in "G. I. Blues" with Elvis  Presley in 1960 Movie?
A
Shelley Fabares
B
Ann-Magaret
C
Juliet Prowse
D
Nancy Sinatra
Question 8 Explanation: 
G.I. Blues is a 1960 American musical comedy film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, and Robert Ivers
Question 9
Priscilla Beaulie

What was the age of Priscilla Beaulieu when she first met with Elvis Presley ?

 
A
16
B
13
C
15
D
14
Question 9 Explanation: 
Priscilla Beaulieu was 14 years old when she met Elvis in Wiesbaden.
Question 10
Which one of Elvis' greatest songs (indeed my true favourite) contains songs from the 19th century?
A
If I Can Dream
B
An American Trilogy
C
In The Ghetto
D
Just Can't Help Believing
Question 10 Explanation: 
"An American Trilogy" was arranged and first sung by country singer/songwriter Mickey Newbury. It includes "Dixie", probably the best known song to have come out of blackface minstrelsy. It became the unofficial anthem of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. "The Battle Hymn of the Republic", was the marching song of the Union Army during the Civil War and uses the music from "John Brown's Body". "All My Trials" was based on a Bahamian lullaby and giving the message that no matter how bleak a situation can be, the struggle will soon be over. Elvis Presley's version was a number 66 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and a number eight hit on the UK singles chart in 1972.
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