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'Elvis Week' ๐Ÿ‘‘ 9th-17th August




To celebrate the return of 'Elvis Week', here is a twenty-five question multi-choice quiz about his life, followed by twenty of his top hits (with words missing).


Hope you enjoy it.


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โ€‹1. What was Elvis's nickname?: a. 'The Greatest' b. 'The King Of Rock And Roll' c. 'The Voice'

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โ€‹2. Elvis's real name was?: a. Lee Marvin Presley b. Hank Elvis Presley c. Elvis Aaron Presley

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โ€‹3. Elvis's wife and daughter's names were?:


a. Priscilla & Lisa Marie

b. Marie & Penelope

c. Lisa & Marie

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โ€‹4. Elvis became accomplished at what during the Korean war?: a. Karate (black belt) b. Boxing (US champion) c. Diver (World champion)

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โ€‹5. What was Elvis's ranch called?: a. 'Neverland' b. 'High Chaparrel' c. 'Graceland'

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โ€‹6. Elvis has sold over how many records worldwide?: a. 250 million b. 500 million c. 1 billion

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โ€‹7. In 2020 how much was Elvis's estate worth (more than when he died in 1977)?: a. $100 million b. $250million c. $500 million

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โ€‹8. Elvis's favourite food was?: a. Big Mac n cheese b. Peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich c. Fish and chips

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โ€‹9. Which solo artist had the most albums on the 'Billboard 100 Chart' in the USA?: a. Elvis Presley b. Michael Jackson c. Whitney Houston

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โ€‹10. What was Elvis's biggest hit?: a. 'Jailhouse Rock' b. 'It's Now Or Never' c. 'Hound Dog'

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โ€‹11. Who had the most number 1 hits (in the UK)?: a. The Beatles b. Elvis Presley c. Madonna

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โ€‹12. Elvis collected what?: a. Model cars b. Rings c. Marvel Comics

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โ€‹13. Elvis was a big health advocate. He proved this by?: a. Making anti-smoking videos broadcast in US cinemas b. Financing hip surgery research c. Getting the polio vaccine live on the 'Ed Sullivan Show'



โ€‹14. Elvis had which phobia?: a. Germs (germaphobia) b. Open spaces (agoraphobia) c. Confined spaces (claustrophobia)

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โ€‹15. Elvis's military rank in WW11 was?: a. Private b. Corporal c. Sergeant

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โ€‹16. Why did Elvis turn down a chance to meet the Queen at the 1962 'Royal Variety Show'?:


a. Fear of flying

b. He wouldn't go anywhere without his manager

c. He was opposed to privilege and class

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โ€‹17. What were Elvis's last words?: a. "I'm going to the bathroom to read." b. "I may see you later." c. "Be right back."

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18. Which songs were played at Elvis's funeral?: a. 'Way Down' & 'Return To Sender' b. 'How Great Thou Art' & 'Amazing Grace' c. 'Are You Lonesome Tonight' & 'Heartbreak Hotel'

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โ€‹19. The biggest annual Elvis convention is held in which UK seaside town?: a. Blackpool b. Rhyl c. Porthcawl

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โ€‹20. Who shot to fame in the 'Elvis' musical in 1980?: a. Shakin' Stephens b. Paul Young

c. Donny Osmond


(It wasn't Justin Bieber!)



โ€‹21. Which artist had a hit album entitled 'Graceland' in 1986?:


a. Neil Young

b. Paul Simon

c. Peter Gabriel

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โ€‹22. Which UK group had a hit UK single in 1988 with 'The King Of Rock 'N' Roll'?: a. 'New Order' b. 'Aztec Camera' c. 'Prefab Sprout'

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โ€‹23. Which UK artist had a top ten UK hit in 2005 with 'King Of The Mountain' (about Elvis dancing on his grave)?: a. Annie Lennox b. Kate Bush c. Alison Moyet

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โ€‹24. Of the 600 or so songs Elvis recorded in his career he wrote or composed?:


a. None

b. 45

c. 450

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โ€‹25. Finally, what song did Elvis laugh through in in 1969?:


a. 'Amazing Grace'

b. 'All shook up'

c. 'Are you lonesome tonight?'


Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwbzxENP2eE





After the quiz, here come the songs.


Maybe, before playing the songs members choose, go through the 20 song titles giving the first word or letters and asking members to 'complete the song title'?



'Hound D**'

'Don't Be C*****'

'Love Me T*****'

'Blue S***** S****'

'Wooden H****'

'The Wonder O* Y**'

'Way D***'

'Viva L** V****'

'It's Now O* N****'

'Return T* S*****'

'Teddy B***'

'In The G*****'

'Suspicious M****'

'Can't Help F****** I* L***'

'Heartbreak H****'

'Are You L******* T******?'

'Jailhouse R***'

'All S**** U*'

'A Little L*** C***********'

'Always O* M* M***'



Have members choose which of these songs to play ...









































































































ANSWERS


โ€‹1. What was Elvis's nickname? b. 'The King Of Rock And Roll' (he was also frequently called 'Elvis The Pelvis')


โ€‹2. Elvis's real name was?: c. Elvis Aaron Presley


โ€‹3. Elvis's wife and daughter's names were: a. Priscilla & Lisa Marie


โ€‹4. Elvis became accomplished at what during the Korean war?: a. Karate (black belt)


โ€‹5. What was Elvis's ranch called?: c. 'Graceland'


โ€‹6. Elvis has sold over how many records worldwide?: c. 1 billion ('Guinness Record Holder')


โ€‹7. In 2020 how much was Elvis's estate worth (more than when he died in 1977)?: c. $500 million


โ€‹8. Elvis's favourite food was?: b. Peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich


โ€‹9. Which solo artist had the most albums on the 'Billboard 100 Chart' in the USA?: a. Elvis Presley


โ€‹10. What was Elvis's biggest hit?: b. 'It's Now Or Never'


โ€‹11. Who had the most number 1 hits (in the UK)?: b. Elvis Presley


โ€‹12. Elvis collected what?: c. Marvel Comics


โ€‹13. Elvis was a big health advocate. He proved this by?: c. Getting the polio vaccine live on the 'Ed Sullivan Show'


โ€‹14. Elvis had which phobia?: a. Germs (germaphobia)


โ€‹15. Elvis's military rank in WW11 was?: c. Sergeant


โ€‹16. Why did Elvis turn down a chance to meet the Queen at the 1962 'Royal Variety Show'?"

b. He wouldn't go anywhere without his manager (who feared he would not be allowed back into the USA as he did not have an American passport)


โ€‹17. What were Elvis's last words?: a. "I'm going to the bathroom to read."


โ€‹18. Which songs were played at Elvis's funeral?: b. 'How Great Thou Art' & 'Amazing Grace' (he started out singing Gospel songs)


โ€‹19. The biggest annual Elvis convention is held in which UK seaside town?: c. Porthcawl


โ€‹20. Who shot to fame in the 'Elvis' musical in 1980?: a. Shakin' Stephens


โ€‹21. Which artist had a hit album entitled 'Graceland' in 1986?: b. Paul Simon


โ€‹22. Which UK group had a hit UK single in 1988 with 'The King Of Rock 'N' Roll'?: c. 'Prefab Sprout'


โ€‹23. Which UK artist had a top ten UK hit in 2005 with 'King Of The Mountain' (about Elvis dancing on his grave)?: b. Kate Bush


โ€‹24. Of the 600 or so songs Elvis recorded in his career he wrote or composed?: a. None


โ€‹25. Finally, what song did Elvis laugh through in in 1969?: c. 'Are you lonesome tonight?'






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