Ukulele Quiz 2016

Time for the annual Uke Hunt Christmas time-waster.

– Grab a pen and paper
– Display knowledge.
– There might be spoilers in the comments.
– Check the answers here (no peeking).
– Return in triumph or despair and share you score in the comments.

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Name the Chord

All the chords are either major, minor or 7. Nothing more complicated than that.






Name the Brand

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By WFIU Public Radio

By WFIU Public Radio

By Tim Walker

By O OrimO

By Aaron Warren

Name the Cover

Who first released the songs these ukulele orchestras are covering?

11. Nottingham Ukulele Orchestra

12. Macclesfield Music Centre Ukulele Group

13. Otley Ukulele Orchestra

14. Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra

15. Grand Old Uke of York

Name the Celeb

16. 1

a) Seth Myers
b) Conan O’Brian
c) Jimmy Kimmel
d) Jimmy Fallon


a) Green Day
b) Blink 182
c) Fall Out Boy
d) Sum 41


a) Pooh
b) Tigger
c) Roo
d) Eeyore


a) Georgia Engel
b) Virginia Madsen
c) Dakota Johnson
d) Flo Rida


a) Tom Felton
b) Tom Hiddleston
c) Tom Hardy
d) Tom Hanks

Name the Lyric

Which songs – oft covered on ukulele – are these lyrics from?

21. Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter

22. Wise men say / Only fools rush in

23. I came along / I wrote a song for you / And all the things you do

24. Well, sometimes I go out by myself / And I look across the water

25. Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof

Check the answers here

Past Quizzes
Ukulele Quiz 2015
Ukulele Quiz 2014
Ukulele Quiz 2013
Ukulele Quiz 2012
Ukulele Quiz 2011
Ukulele Quiz 2010
Ukulele Quiz 2009

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  1. Gray December 15th, 2016 4:08 pm

    Ah, failure! All I could get was some of the celebrities. And I thought I was doing so well on my chord memorization!

  2. Bunnyf December 15th, 2016 6:47 pm

    I must be a bit of a uke geek cuz I only got 2 wrong. Of course, The Band was one. I’m a big fan (I think you can call yourself a “big” fan if you know the names of all the members of a group) but in my head I only hear Dylan singing it, so I thought he recorded it first. The other was the Mainland. Seen them but didn’t recall their look. I might have gotten the Lanikai wrong, even though it was my first uke but I could see the name on the headstock. The Dakota and Tom celebs I only got my process of elimination. Fun quiz.

  3. Woodshed December 15th, 2016 8:00 pm

    Gray: I thought the celeb round was difficult. I must be losing touch!

    Bunnyf: Congratulations! You might be! You did better than I would have done.

  4. Paul Redfern December 17th, 2016 2:49 pm

    I mistook Dakota Johnson for Virginia Madsen :-(

  5. Mark December 18th, 2016 1:30 pm

    16, way better than usual thanks to not having to name that chord by ear. But most of the celebrities left me baffled.

  6. jules December 19th, 2016 12:48 pm

    A real treat to do this again Al. THANK YOU once more for taking the time. Loved it! Oh and even scores this year across board including ‘celebs’ none more surprised than me!

  7. Woodshed December 19th, 2016 3:19 pm

    Paul: At least you didn’t mistake her for Georgia O’Keeffe!

    Mark: Well done!

    Jules: Thanks very much! Glad you enjoyed it.

  8. Glenn December 20th, 2016 6:20 am

    Another fun quiz. I think I did worse than last year, but the categories seemed better than I remember. Did not do well on lyrics, but I love guessing the brands. I was so-so on celebrities, although the orange/black one was hilarious. I recognized the covers, but didn’t know half of the original artists. Still, can’t learn anything new with a perfect score, right?

  9. Woodshed December 20th, 2016 7:10 pm

    Glenn: Glad you enjoyed it!

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