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John Denver: Remembered

written by: Hercules1982
This is a fairly hard quiz, but if you are a devoted fan of John Denver, it will not be extremely hard... just hard.

Question 1:

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What is the celebrated date of John Denver's birth?
December 30, 1943
December 31, 1943
December 30, 1941
December 31, 1942

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Question 2:

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What was John Denver's birth name?
Henry James Deutschendorf, Jr.
James Henry Deutschendorf, Jr.
John Henry Deutschendorf, Jr.
Henry John Deutschendorf, Jr.

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Question 3:

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John Denver was born in New Mexico, in this city.

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Question 4:

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Singer John Denver was a faithful follower of the Zen Buddhist religion.

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Question 5:

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Who gave John Denver his first 1910 Gibson acoustic guitar, when he was a teenager?
His father
His Uncle Matthew
His grandmother
His grandfather

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Question 6:

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In 1965, John Denver was chosen out of more than 250 people to join this group, as lead singer, which turned out to be his "big break".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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Question 7:

What popular folk group of the 60's and 70's recorded John Denver's song "Leaving On A Jet Plane" which went on to be their first, and only, number 1 hit?
The Chieftains
The Clancy Brothers with Tommy Makem
The Ian Campbell Folk Group
Peter, Paul and Mary

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What year was John Denver inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

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Question 9:

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In 1969, John Denver began his solo career, releasing his first album for RCA Records which had what title?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Poems, Prayers, and Promises
Take Me to Tomorrow
Rhymes and Reasons
Whose Garden Was This?

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Question 10:

Name John Denver's fourth album, which was a breakthrough for him in the United States because it contained the single "Take Me Home, Country Roads"?
Poems, Prayers and Promises
Take Me Home, Country Roads
Back Home Again
Rocky Mountain High

Question 11:

What was the title of John Denver's song that included the line "I spent a week there one day"?
Back Home Again
Columbus Is My Kinda Town.
Saturday Night in Toledo, Ohio.
Marieyya Came Softly

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John Denver's passion for space and space travel was so consuming that John took, and passed, NASA's physical and mental exams which determine the fitness required for astronauts to travel in space.

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Question 13:

Singer John Denver was also well known for his photographs of people and places.

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What foundation was founded by John Denver in 1976 to promote sustainable living?

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Question 15:

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What was the title of John Denver's first album dealing with nature and conservation, released in 1970?
Mother Nature's Son
Rhymes and Reasons
Whose Garden Was This?
Back Home Again

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Question 16:

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In 1985, John Denver was invited by the Soviet Union of Composers to perform in their country, which inspired the internationally acclaimed song “Let Us Begin (What Are We Making Weapons For?)”, featured on his 25th album entitled what?
One World
The Wildlife Concert
An Evening With John Denver

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Question 17:

On what album, from 1971, did John Denver include his dramatic reading of a poem about the horrors of war, entitled "The Box"?
Poems, Prayers and Promises
Farewell Andromeda

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What is the title of the John Denver song from the 1972 album Rocky Mountain High, which contains the line "The daughter of old Dundee, and a fair one was she, the sweetest flower that bloomed o'er the range?"

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Because of John Denver's dedication to ending world hunger, he was nominated for the Presidential “World Without Hunger” Award, but did not win.

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Question 20:

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One of the most prominent of John Denver's philanthropic involvements started when he founded "Plant-It 2000", a leading environmental foundation that urges everyone all over the world to plant as many indigenous trees as possible.

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Question 21:

John Denver has been commonly referred to as "The Poet of the ___________".

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Which actor portrayed God in the 1977 movie "Oh God" starring John Denver?
Walter Matthau
George Burns
George Hamilton
Henny Youngman

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Question 23:

John Denver guest-hosted many times the TV show Late Night with David Letterman.

Question 24:

In early 1997, John Denver filmed an episode for the Nature series, centering on the natural wonders that inspired many of his best-loved songs. The show contained his last song which he composed while rafting along the Colorado River with his son and daughter. What was the title of the song?
Yellowstone is My Home
Yellowstone, the Grandest of Canyons
Yellowstone, Coming Home
Colorado Rivers Flow faster

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What was the suspected cause of the Long-EZ aircraft crash that killed John Denver on October 12, 1997?
John was trying to skim the water of the ocean to show his flying skills.
John was drunk after a long night of drinking strawberry daiquiris.
John was attempting a tricky rollover maneuver which did not work.
The aircraft ran out of fuel and while turning toward the backseat John bumped or kicked the side-stick control.

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