The Devil Went Down to Where?

Dear Reader,

Happy April Fool’s Day! In a departure from my regular content, today’s post will be a quiz. Because I do not have the capability to make a fancy quiz through this blogging platform, please note your responses (the correct answer to each question is worth 1 point) and see the answers at the bottom for your results.

Question 1. The Devil went down to where?

a. Alabama

b. Georgia

c. Kentucky

d. Mississippi

Question 2. Why did the Devil go to this place?

a. He was scouting out a timeshare property

b. He was searching for a getaway car

c. He was looking for a soul to steal

d. He was trying to pawn a guitar

Question 3. The Devil had all the time in the world to run this particular errand:

a. True

b. False

Question 4. Who did the Devil encounter on his trip?

a. A young man sawin’ on a fiddle and playin’ it hot

b. A young man playin’ on a banjo and singing a lot

c. A young man singing with a fiddle and serenading the lot

d. A young man riding in a pickup and playin’ the fiddle hot

Question 5. The Devil challenges the young man to a music duel to determine who is the better player. What wager did the Devil propose to the young man?

The Devil promised the young man that if he won, he would receive…. And if the young man lost, he would lose…:

a. …The Devil’s wife; …His home

b. …The Devil’s powers; …His life

c. …A fiddle of gold; …His soul

d. …Three wishes; …His lunch

Question 6. What’s the young man’s name?

a. Johnny

b. Tommy

c. Donny

d. Bruce

Question 7. When the music duel began, who played first?

a. The Devil

b. The young man

Question 8. What flew from the Devil’s fingertips as he played his instrument?

a. Demons

b. An evil hiss

c. Mortal sins

d. Fire

Question 9. What did the young man say in response to the Devil’s performance?

a. Is that all you got, ol’ man?

b. You think you’re better than me?

c. You’re a fool, old Devil

d. You’re pretty good, ol’ son

Question 10. Does the granny’s dog bite?

a. Yessir!

b. No, child, no

c. Only when provoked

Question 11. Who won the music battle?

a. The Devil

b. The young man

c. Trick question — the Devil cheated and was therefore disqualified

d. Trick question — the young man ran before it was his turn to play

See the answers at the very bottom of this post. How did you do?

Score chart:

  • 0-2 Correct — No offense, but even a computer that was programmed to randomly select answers would statistically have done better than this.
  • 3-4 Correct — It looks like you’ve only heard this song in passing.
  • 5-9 Correct — Good for you! An honorable showing.
  • 10-11 Correct — Okay, either you cheated, or you’re totally obsessed. Either way — you rock. Awesome job!!!
“The Devil Went Down to Georgia” by The Charlie Daniels Band

Wishing you a happy April Fool’s Day, dear Reader, and all the best with your shenanigans.







Answer 1. b. Georgia

Answer 2. c. He was looking for a soul to steal

Answer 3. b. [He was in a bind ’cause he was way behind]

Answer 4. a. A young man sawin’ on a fiddle and playin’ it hot

Answer 5. c. A fiddle of gold; …His soul

Answer 6. a. Johnny

Answer 7. a. The Devil

Answer 8. d. Fire

Answer 9. d. You’re pretty good, ol’ son

Answer 10. b. No, child, no

Answer 11. b. The young man

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