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Quiz: How well do you know Bruce Springsteen?

A quiz, tougher than the rest…

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HE TURNS 70 tomorrow, so we wanted to test your knowledge of The Boss. 

Springsteen is a native of New Jersey, but where is his hometown?
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Asbury Park
Hackensack

Atlantic City
Freehold
Which famous act inspired Springsteen to take up music at age 7?
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The Doors
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The Beatles

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Frank Sinatra
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Elvis Presley
How did Springsteen acquire the nickname The Boss?
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He made it up himself
He used to collect his band's nightly pay and distribute it among them

He was bossy
He was a fan of the Melissa McCarthy film of the same name
In 1985, Bruce's then-wife Julianne Phillips and then-wife-to-be Patti Scialfa both appeared in the music video for what single?
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Dancing in the Dark
Born in the USA

Glory Days
Cover Me
Bruce won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1993. What movie did he write the song for?
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In the Name of the Father
The Fugitive

Philadelphia
Schindler's List
Springsteen has Irish ancestry through his paternal grandmother. What county does she come from?
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Offaly
Westmeath

Donegal
Waterford
When Bruce played Croke Park back in 2016, which Taoiseach was spotted giving it socks on his air guitar?
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Enda Kenny
Bertie Ahern

John Bruton
Brian Cowen
When in Dublin, what pub is Springsteen known to frequent for a pint of Guinness?
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The Gravediggers
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The Long Hall

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The Temple Bar
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The Cabra House
Bruce's daughter Jessica is a champion in which sport?
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Swimming
Showjumping

Sailing
Skiing
Which US president once said he ran for office because he "couldn't be Bruce Springsteen"?
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Ronald Reagan
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Barack Obama

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Donald Trump
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George W Bush
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Top Dog!
Pawsitively perfect.
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Clever Cat!
Almost purrfect.
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Fintastic!
Flippin' good!
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What are ewe doing!?
Baaaaaaaaaad!
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Turtley Awful!
Shell of a bad effort
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