Ukulele Quiz 2009

Back when I had an office job I used to spend at least a week before Christmas looking for things to waste my time on. So here’s my contribution to the wellbeing of my wage-enslaved brethren. And, of course, anyone else looking to play along.

– Grab a piece of paper
– Display your uke knowledge
– Check the answers here (no peeking)
– Leave your score in the comments along with your dangs/woohoos.

Ukuleles at the Movies

In which film…

1. … does Steve Martin sing Tonight You Belong to Me?
2. … does Adam Sandler serenade Drew Barrymore with a ukulele?
3. … does Zac Efron play the ukulele?
4. … did William H Macy and Kate Micucci star this year?
5. … does the ukulele song Peg-Legged Father feature?

Name the Group

Which ukulele group is made up of…

6. Dave, Peter, Hester, George, Richie, Kitty, Will and Jonty?
7. Age, Bret, Gemma, Sam, Steve, Francis, Megan, Andy, Dan, Carmel, Nigel and Bek?
8. Gus and Finn?
9. Jimmy, Eleanor, Graeme and Becca?
10. Phil and Ian?

Know Your Maker

Who makes a ukulele called the…

11. Eleuke?
12. Sceptre?
13. Pa’ina?
14. Uke’Ellie?
15. High Tide?

Whose Ukulele?






Click for larger version. It might help *wink*

Lyrics Round

Which ukulele act sang…

21. Knee deep in flowers we’ll stray/We’ll keep the showers away?
22. In five years time we could be walking round a zoo/With the sun shining down over me and you?
23. Michael’s far too drunk/He’s watching YouTube videos/And I’ll be in the corner reading poetry and prose?
24. And like can lead to like-like/And like-like can lead to love?
25. I can see from your information/You like Japanese animation/And stir fry?


What is the name of the uker behind the nom de tube

26. jaaaaaaa?
27. sweetafton23?
28. seeso?
29. NaluMusic?
30. monsterbazz?

Long Players

This year, which ukulele act released the album…

31. Annon?
32. True Love Don’t Weep?
33. I Made You a CD but I Eated It?
34. Life. Love. Ukulele.?
35. Under the Mystic?

Upon Finding the Studio Ukulele

Which band performed a ukulele version of their song…

36. Talking Bird?
37. I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance with You?
38. Worried About Ray?
39. Ripchord?
40. Tangerine Visions?


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  1. zym December 16th, 2009 6:51 pm

    off the top of my head, about 25. but im awarding myself an additonal 10 points for being the first one to spot the HMHB reference

    So 35. ;)

  2. SumoAllStar December 16th, 2009 7:17 pm

    23, but kicking myself for missing 4 that “I shoulda”.

  3. Dan December 16th, 2009 7:44 pm

    15.5. I was pretty clueless about the all-ukulele groups and albums. I awarded myself half a point for recognizing the uke from Mad Tea Party but forgetting the name of the girl who wields it.

  4. Jimmy December 16th, 2009 7:57 pm

    19/40. Tough quiz. Good way to spend a few minutes instead of doing English coursework :D
    Totally going to argue that eleuke question though I should’ve got that one (I wrote “trick question?”)

  5. Sara M. December 16th, 2009 8:22 pm

    Aww! I was a little disappointed to not find any questions relating to Uni & Her Ukelele! Otherwise, fantastic quiz! *highfive*

  6. Woodshed December 16th, 2009 10:19 pm

    zym: Ten bonus points well deserved.

    SumoAllStar: 23 is good going.

    Dan: There’s no half points!

    Jimmy: There are some definite toughies in there. We need to find out who has really been paying attention.

    Sara: I almost included her in the “Whose ukulele?” round.

  7. Ron Hale December 17th, 2009 12:39 am

    I stumbled on the answers a couple days ago when I did a search on Dent May and they came up. I tried to memorize then, even went
    back to learn them, and I still only scored 24.
    I should be disqualified, at least.

  8. Alf December 17th, 2009 1:13 am

    A mere 19; drat. I promise I’ll pay closer attention next year, honest.

  9. live2tivo December 17th, 2009 7:29 am

    I only got about 15 of them, but I’ve only been playing since July. (That’s my excuse, anyway).

  10. Woodshed December 17th, 2009 3:19 pm

    Ron: I did wonder if anyone would come across them – I decided it was incredibly unlikely.

    Alf: 19 is a very respectable score.

    live2tivo: I’ll make next year’s quiz easier. And with a year’s extra playing I’m expecting you to get 100%.

  11. karl December 17th, 2009 8:08 pm

    Only 9! I’m not a ukulele geek! [now I have to convince my family members]

  12. Phil Doleman December 17th, 2009 8:35 pm

    Woohoo! I’m a question in a quiz! Rock and Roll!

  13. Woodshed December 20th, 2009 1:58 pm

    karl: Your very presence on the site confirms you as a ukulele geek, I’m afraid.

    Phik: Congrats!

  14. emily December 21st, 2009 2:52 am

    awesome quiz. and now i need to go brush up, as it completely humbled me :)

  15. Gavo December 22nd, 2010 11:00 pm

    Arrggh! A pitiful 3. I prefer the 2010 quiz…

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