The Ultimate Bob Dylan Quiz

Do you know Dylan?

 

Bob Dylan is generally regarded as one of the greatest songwriters of all time. His influence is felt in the music of nearly every singer that came after him. While his lyrics are some of the most important ever written, this quiz deals instead with the legacy and mythology that Bob Dylan has built over the decades.

So how well do you remember Dylan's career? Give it a go, and see which you can recall the answers to. Good luck, and be sure to share your favorite Bob Dylan song in the comments section below.

The answer, my friend, isn't blowing in the wind. It's right there in the multiple-choice!

  1. What was Bob Dylan's name at birth?
  2. Which of these is NOT the name of a band that backed Bob Dylan?
  3. At which festival did Dylan "go electric"?
  4. What is the name of Dylan's best-selling 2004 memoir?
  5. What was the name of Bob Dylan's 1962 debut album?
  6. What is the name of Martin Scorsese's 2005 documentary which focuses on the Dylan era between 1961 and 1966?
  7. Which of these is NOT the name of a Dylan album?
  8. In 1966, Dylan broke several vertebrae when he crashed his _________.
  9. Which highway, leading from Dylan's home state of Minnesota to New Orleans, was included in the name of one of his albums?
  10. Dylan sang at the 1963 March on Washington with which of his folk contemporaries?

The Ultimate Bob Dylan Quiz

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49 Comments

italianrose74 5 months ago
Bob Dylan is the most overrated SINGER of all time. His songwriting is beautiful and profound and so much more meaningful when other artists sing them.
He's more a poet. Nevertheless a brilliant songwriter.
donnamichelle1 5 months ago
Greatest musician of all time. He continues to influence the world to this day. My favorite album is Blood on the Tracks.
Mark 6 months ago
7 out of 10. Thought I'd do better, since I was pretty much raised on Dylan by my older brother. Oh well...
jslaff 6 months ago
I have a friend whose mother went to "Bobby's" bar mitzvah in Hibbing!
Bapa1 jslaff 6 months ago
I can imagine him singing his 'Haf-Torah'. But it couldn't have been as bad as mine.
Ready2go 6 months ago
7/10. Thought they would mention were he was born, Hibbing, Minnesota, along with Kevin McHale of the Celtics.
Johannarene87 6 months ago
I got 8 correct. Tbh I'm pretty embarrassed. I shouldn't have gotten a single question wrong.
Favorite Dylan album/song:
Time Out of Mind and Dirge/Not Dark Yet
retro6 6 months ago
3/10. Like his music but apparently know little about him.
JayBurd 6 months ago
You got 6 out of 10
Ah well, maybe it's time to take another listen. Don't think twice, it's alright.

Bapa1 6 months ago
8/10, big fan, should have done better. Dylan does not suit everybody's tastes, but he is a legend. Read Chronicles, strange but a good book. Still have a bunch of his stuff. Saw him in concert in 1992, won dead-center front-row seats from a radio station. Wife was adamant about not going, so I went with a girl from work. Wife did not mind. Good show, Dylan played a lot of piano. At the end of the show as we were leaving, a guy made a crack that they should have handed out lyric sheets
STukebird1024 6 months ago
Never ceases to amaze me the number of people who take it these quizzes on subjects they have absolutely no interest in
STukebird1024 Coldnorth 5 months ago
Clever and witty response
KJExpress 6 months ago
5/10. Better than I thought.
MrsPhilHarris KJExpress 6 months ago
Same score as me!
KJExpress MrsPhilHarris 6 months ago
I got lucky with some of my guesses. I was only 100% sure on #1.
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Moody 6 months ago
Same here, I only got 3.
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