eMusic has released the country-by-country results of its Music Intelligence Quiz, a 30-question test that mostly tests your knowledge of canonically “important” music (topics include the Monterey Pop Festival, Fela Kuti, and the discography of Bjork). U.S.-based test-takers ranked eighth in the world, with an average score of 101/180; Icelanders’ average score of 119/180 was the highest. (Must be the hot dogs.) After the jump, some of the questions that I got wrong on my way to a 126/180 score. I won’t put the answers down, since you all (especially you, former Rock & Roll Jeopardy! contestant Dan Gibson) should take the quiz too, if only to give yourself the chance to crow in comments about how much smarter you are than me because you know Ryan Adams’ real name.
5. What band closed the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival?
11. Which of these is not a project involving rapper MF Doom:
15. What is Ryan Adams’ real first name?
16. Which British punk band were the first to release a single?
28. Ronnie Scott played saxophone on which Beatles recording?
I also got a question about the Bad Brains wrong, which I am wholly embarrassed over. Your turn!