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101 Paul Simon Trivia Questions: You Can Call Me Al-l About These Questions!

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October 18, 2022

If you’re not whistling “Graceland” or “Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes” already, you will be by the time you’re done with these Paul Simon trivia questions and answers. 

From his early work with Art Garfunkle (or “Tom and Jerry”) to his most recent albums, Paul Simon’s music defines “America” for many music lovers.

A talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Paul Simon’s work was instrumental (see what we did there?) in introducing acts like Ladysmith Black Mambazo to the mainstream listening audience. So, if you’re ready to start feelin’ groovy, dive in and try your hand at answering these Paul Simon trivia questions and answers. 

Did you grow up listening to Paul Simon in the car or on the radio? Are you a true Paul Simon fanatic? Ready to test not only your musical chops but your trivia chops? There may be fifty ways to leave your lover, but there’s only one right answer to these Paul Simon trivia questions.

After you’ve grooved your way through that quiz, check out our music trivia on 70s music, 80s music, and Classic Rock!

1. Which animal featured in the video to Art Garfunkel's 'Bright Eyes'?

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2. Paul Simon received a Tony nomination for composing what Broadway play?

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3. What was Paul Simon's original title for the song 'Mrs. Robinson'?

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4. Where did the Paul Simon song 'Getting Ready for Christmas Day' premiere?

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5. Paul Simon was the first to receive what prize from the Library of Congress for Popular Songs in 2007?

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6. The song 'The Late Great Johnny Ace' is about which Beatle?

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1. The Paul Simon song, America, is form which album?

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2. Paul Simon featured on the 1973 song Something So Right. Whose song was it?

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3. What is the name of Simon & Garfunkel's final studio album?

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4. What pseudonym did Paul Simon use when he released the song 'True or False' and 'Teen Age Fool'?

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5. Complete the name of this Paul Simon song. ________ Fair

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6. When Paul Simon recorded the novelty song 'The Lone Teen Ranger,' he published it under what moniker?

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1. Where did Paul Simon record Mother and Child Reunion?

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2. In what year did Paul Simon appear on his own MTV Unplugged special?

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3. The Sun is Burning' first appeared on what album?

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4. In what year was the Simon & Garfunkel album 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' released?

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5. Who wrote the final verse of Bridge over Troubled Water?

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6. Father and Daughter' first appeared on what album?

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1. Who is the 'sleepy boy' in Paul Simon's song 'St. Judy's Comet'?

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2. In what year was the Simon & Garfunkel album 'Bookends' released?

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3. The Vamps covered which Paul Simon song in their debut album?

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4. Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard' first appeared on what Paul Simon solo album?

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5. What is the highest chart position that the album 'Graceland' reached after its release?

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6. Hearts and Bones was inspired by which actress?

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1. Which Simon and Garfunkel song features a number of herbs in its lyrics?

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2. What song has the line, 'Look around you all you see are sympathetic eyes, stroll around the grounds until you feel at home'?

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3. Which song did Simon & Garfunkel not sing together when they reunited on 'Saturday Night Live' in 1975?

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4. Paul Simon recorded the album 'Graceland' in what country?

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5. Paul Simon co-wrote and performed with what Australian pop group fronted by Bruce Woodley?

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6. Kathy's Song' first appeared on what album?

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1. How many songs was Paul Simon scheduled to write for The Graduate?

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2. Where did Paul Simon record the album 'The Rhythm of the Saints'?

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3. Who performed with Simon & Garfunkel in 2005 on 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' in a New Orleans benefit concert?

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4. Who did Paul Simon duet with in the song 'Gone At Last'?

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5. Who is mooching for quarters with a guitar outside of Rockefeller Center at the start of the 'SNL' hosted by Paul Simon in 1976?

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6. What is the name of the first song that Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel wrote when they were still children?

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1. Paul Simon majored in English at what university?

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2. What pseudonym did Paul Simon use when releasing the song 'Carlos Dominguez'?

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3. What month was Paul Simon born?

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4. Who produced the song Homeward Bound?

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5. Hal Blaine worked with Paul Simon. What did he do?

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6. Which sportsman did Simon and Garfunkel sing about in the Top 10 in 1969?

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1. What music producer helped Paul Simon with the album 'Still Crazy After All These Years'?

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2. What is the name of Paul Simon's eldest son?

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3. Bridge over Troubled Water was the ____ album from Simon & Garfunkel?

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4. David Bowie covered which Paul Simon song in 2001?

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5. How many ways did Paul Simon claim there were to leave your lover?

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6. America' first appeared on what album?

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1. What song has the line, 'She said why don't we both just sleep on it tonight, and I believe in the morning you'll begin to see the light'?

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2. Scarborough Fair is a song about a city in which country?

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3. What musician worked with Paul Simon for the album 'Surprise'?

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4. The Simon & Garfunkel song 'The Sound of Silence' appeared on the soundtrack for what movie?

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5. What is Paul Simon's middle name?

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6. Elvis Presley covered which Paul Simon song?

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1. The Sound of Silence has appeared in which of these films?

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2. In 2010, Paul Simon received an honorary degree from what university?

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3. What song has the line, 'Asking only workman's wages I come looking for a job, but I get no offers'?

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4. Paul Simon is married to what lead singer of the New Bohemians?

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5. In what year did The Graduate get released?

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6. What magazine chose Paul Simon as one of the '100 People Who Shaped the World' in 2006?

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1. Paul Simon co-wrote the soundtrack to the film The Graduate. Who directed the film?

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2. Homeless' first appeared on what album?

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3. How high did Paul Simon's 'Slip Slidin' Away' reach on the Billboard singles chart?

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4. Simon and Garfunkel provided the music for which of these films?

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5. What athlete did Paul Simon challenge to a basketball game on a 1975 episode of 'Saturday Night Live'?

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6. Who sang with Paul Simon on the song 'Gone at Last' from his album 'Still Crazy After All These Years'?

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1. Paul Simon re-recorded what song with Annie Lennox in 1995?

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2. Who produced the Paul Simon classic song The Sound of Silence?

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3. Spirit Voices' first appeared on what album?

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4. How old was Paul Simon when he first met Art Garfunkel?

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5. Which Paul Simon song is based on J.S.Bach's Passion Chorale?

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6. Paul Simon's net worth is reportedly what?

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1. Hey Schoolgirl was released when by Paul Simon?

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2. What was the original name of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel's duo?

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3. Who sang with Paul Simon on the song 'Under African Skies'?

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4. Which single reached the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Charts?

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5. That's Where I Belong' first appeared on what album?

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6. Which girl was a Simon and Garfunkel hit?

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1. At which station did Paul Simon write Homeward Bound?

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2. What year was Bridge over Troubled Water released?

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3. Bridge over Troubled Water reached no1 in the single charts in how many countries?

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4. What was the name of Simon & Garfunkel's reunion album that was released as a Paul Simon solo album called 'Hearts & Bones'?

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5. Which Paul Simon hit from 1972 starts off 'The mama pajama rolled out of bed and she ran to the police station'?

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6. Which band covered Suzanne Vega's 'Luka' and Simon and Garfunkel's 'Mrs Robinson' amongst others?

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1. Where did Simon & Garfunkel perform an encore performance at the end of their 'Old Friends' tour in 2004?

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2. Paul Simon recorded the song 'Father and Daughter' for what Nicktoons movie?

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3. Which Mrs. was a hit for Simon and Garfunkel?

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4. Which film was Art Garfunkel working on during the making of the 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' album?

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5. The sheet of paper when Simon and Garfunkel wrote their first song is housed where?

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6. What sort of music did Simon and Garfunkel perform in the '60s?

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1. Which song won Paul Simon a Song of the Year Grammy/

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2. Paul Simon is a native of what city?

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3. From which Simon and Garfunkel track does the line 'I curse the life I'm living' geature?

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4. What song has the line, 'He had no friends, he seldom spoke and no one in turn ever spoke to him'?

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5. What song has the line, 'And when they say, that you're not good enough, well the answer is you're not'?

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6. Simon & Garfunkel were inducted together in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in what year?

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1. What 'Saturday Night Live' cast member appeared in the video with Paul Simon for 'You Can Call Me Al'?

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2. Where did Simon & Garfunkel rank in Rolling Stone's list of the Greatest Artists in Rock 'n Roll?

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3. What song has the line, 'No I would not give you false hope, on this strange and mournful day'?

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4. What was the lead single from the album 'There Goes Rhymin' Simon'?

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5. Who produced the Paul Simon classic song The Boxer?

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