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Artist of the Week V – Quiz #20

May 16, 2021

Exceptional Artist of the Week V Series logo by Sarca @ caughtmegaming

2021 Artists of the Week (so far):

Bruno Mars, Stone Temple Pilots, Carole King, 2Pac, “Weird” Al Yankovic, Sonic Youth, Lady Gaga, Lionel Richie, Kings of Leon, Kenny Rogers, Nina Simone, Alice in Chains, Neil Diamond, Cher, Nine Inch Nails, Phil Collins, Curtis Mayfield, Kelly Clarkson, Foo Fighters

My thanks to all who have participated in the “Artist of the Week” quizzes so far.

Congrats to all those who correctly identified Foo Fighters last week.

The results after 19 weeks (as of Tuesday evening – results submitted after that time will be added to next week’s spreadsheet):


after 19


Ready for Quiz #20?

Wake Up Everybody!


Quiz Rules/Format
(Same as last year, feel free to skip to the quiz if you know the rules already)

Your Task: Name the mystery Artist, ideally with as few clues as possible.

Correctly guess the artist on the first clue? 500 points.

After scrolling down to the second clue? 400 points.

Still don’t know after the fifth clue? 0 points, but a crisp high-five for participating.

I’ll use google translate to put the correct answer at the bottom in Arabic (if you read Arabic, that’s fantastic, but no cheating by reading ahead!) and you can translate it back to the language of your choice to confirm your answer.

In the comments, please enter your POINTS earned (not the artist name) and I’ll keep track of the running totals in a spreadsheet.

In addition to eternal bragging rights, the winner at the end of the year may even get something as prestigious as a digital certificate.

Here goes!


Artist of the Week #20
Record POINTS Earned (Not Artist Name) in the comments
(scroll down for additional clues)


500 points………………..American hip hop band, formed in 1987.

Their 2002 album, Phrenology, is on the 1001 list (2 palindromic numbers in 1 sentence, yay!)…






400 points……………….featuring the drummer, ?uestlove, the group is also the house band for The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.

And how do you know a band is a good band?

When they still sound great, playing on classroom instruments!






300 points……………………The band shares its name with a 1996 Sepultura album.

And if you need to find The ______ to a quadratic equation? Why, use the quadratic formula of course!*






200 points………………..One-word band name, as shown below:






100 points………………..The artist is The R______





Answer:  الجذور

(Please post your points earned in the comments section)

Thanks for playing!


Verbalize the Positive

I am forever grateful to Former Student / Current Quiz Participant & Friend Devon R for his modification of the lyrics to Smash Mouth’s All Star, when teaching the quadratic formula:

“x equals negative b, plus or minus square root, of b squared minus 4ac

all over top of 2a, that is how you find x, unless you know an easier way

like factoring!”

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  1. 400 because I should’ve paid more attention

  2. Harrison permalink

    300 please.

  3. 300. Never heard of em, but like Seps’

  4. 300. I know some math

  5. I Do Want More?!!!??! But I can only ask for 500 points please

  6. Only one of my favourite hip hop acts ever. Full marks at 500 for this guy, please!

  7. jprobichaud permalink

    400. Don’t know them that well but I do know them, which is more than I can say for many other acts of this genre.

    • I believe it was GI Joe that had the line ‘knowing is half the battle’ – and half knowledge led to a fine score today, JP!

  8. Dang 300 only. At this rate I’m never going to catch that Mars guy now…lol
    I guess you will be off the grid today at 12 noon when Sid and the boys hit the ice…

  9. Paul permalink

    Hip hop not really my thing but still know enough to get 400 this week!

  10. Zack permalink

    500. Just happened to know that album title!

  11. 500 for me and 400 for Mika.

  12. 400, please!

  13. 300 please. I like the palindromic numbers sequence!
    Bonus question: can you name the band with a palindromic name, and the title of one of their major hits which is also a palindrome?

    • Delightful bonus question, TVTA!
      ABBA immediately jumped to mind – then it took me a while to mull over their big hits (lots of repeated word-titles, but no palindromes arrived right away)
      And then I remembered…S.O.S!

  14. I thought I was going to be in real trouble with “American Hip Hop Artist”. But thankfully I watch a lot of TV! 400!

  15. 500 for me again this week. Im a big fan of these dudes.

  16. 300 points please, Geoff! Man, I should’ve got 400 because I’ve watched clips of Jimmy Fallon a million times, but it took me a while to remember the name of the band.

  17. Holen permalink

    300. Sepultura saved my ass.

    • I hoped that bloody clue would help!
      I’ll update the spreadsheet with these scores for next week

      • Holen permalink

        Sweet. As long as I’m ahead of Harrison, I’m satisfied.

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