Put on your thinking cap!
Put on your thinking cap!
Jena Ardell

Quiz: Name These Bands From Their Literal Descriptions

Keep your mind active and "flex" your cerebral cortex by taking our quiz!

There are countless apps that promise to "exercise" or "train" your brain via SAT questions disguised as games with cute graphics--but you don't need cute graphics, right? Good.

Let's see if you can name the following bands based on their literal descriptions. We promise this will make you smarter.

The answer key is located on last page. Tally your correct answers to reveal your music knowledge persona.

If you answer all of the clues correctly, be sure to brag in the comments section.

These are bands, literally. Can you name them?

Example: Video game gallery blaze Answer: Arcade Fire

1. Post present tense land masses surrounded by water

2. Musical group of equine

3. Savage women

4. Appreciatively extinct

5. Intercourse guns

6. Conceptualize fictional monsters

7. Agreeable phrase, thrice

8. Zero conviction

9. Put your palms together, verbalize 'yes'

10. Bungalow near the sea

11. Compote made of mollusk material

12. Crowd admiration

13. Community adversary

14. Unyielding, unmarried woman

15. A few thresholds south

16. Summer fruit without vision

17. Female rulers of Paleolithic times

18. Poured concrete

19. Contorted female offspring

20. Fertile patch of audible wavelengths

Answer Key: 1. Future Islands 2. Band of Horses 3. Violent Femmes 4. Grateful Dead 5. Sex Pistols 6. Imagine Dragons 7. Yeah Yeah Yeahs 8. No Doubt 9. Clap Your Hands Say Yeah 10. Beach House 11. Pearl Jam 12. Grouplove 13. Public enemy 14. Iron Maiden 15. Three Doors Down 16. Blind Melon 17. Queens of the Stone Age 18. Pavement 19. Twisted Sister 20. Soundgarden

Your music knowledge persona is based on the number of band names you've correctly deciphered.

20 Correct: Kanye. You're a know-it-all. 19-15 Correct: Band Aid. Who are you, Penny Lane? We bet you know way too much about celebrities' personal lives. 10-14 Correct: Music Consumer. You're on the cusp of giving a shit, but really you just want a burrito. 6-10 Correct: Little Monster. You're dressing the part, but you're just not getting it. Study harder so you don't have to rely on your cleavage. 1-5 Correct: Wallflower. You don't get out much, do you? That's OK. You probably have less wrinkles. 0 Correct: Dunce. Stay in school and lay off the reefer.

See also: The 50 Best Things About the OC Music Scene The 50 Worst Things About the OC Music Scene The 25 Greatest OC Bands of All Time: The Complete List

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