Quiz: The Spiritual Side of the Fab Four


George Harrison was known as the most spiritual Beatle, but all four Beatles took a turn at exploring their inner selves. How much do you know about the religious experiences of the world's most influential rock group?
Q1. In the song 'Eleanor Rigby,' what was Father McKenzie doing?
1. Polishing his rosary beads.
2. Writing the words to a sermon.
3. Picking up rice in a church.
4. Crying from loneliness.
Q2. Who came to the Beatles in 'times of trouble'?
1. Mother Mary
2. Lord Krishna
3. Jesus
4. Sergeant Pepper
Q3. Which Beatles song was about John's bad experience with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi?
1. Eleanor Rigby
2. Mother Nature's Son
3. Sexy Sadie
4. Piggies
Q4. The 1965 Beatles film 'Help!' centers around Ringo being pursued by:
1. A throng of screaming fans.
2. An obscure Asian cult that believes in human sacrifice.
3. Pete Best, the original Beatles drummer.
4. The Blue Meanies.
Q5. Which sacred text inspired George's lyrics to 'The Inner Light'?
1. Torah
2. Qur'an
3. Tao Te Ching
4. Dhammapada
Q6. Which Beatle caused a scandal in 1966 by claiming, 'We're more popular than Jesus Christ?'
1. John
2. Paul
3. George
4. Ringo
Q7. Which Beatles song does not feature George playing the sitar?
1. Norwegian Wood
2. Girl
3. Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds
4. While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Q8. Which was not among the people featured on the album cover of 'Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'?
1. Albert Einstein
2. Sri Mahavatara Babaji
3. Jesus Christ
4. Marilyn Monroe
Q9. Which movie star accompanied the Beatles when they visited the Maharishi in India?
1. Jane Fonda
2. Shirley MacLaine
3. Mia Farrow
4. Vanessa Redgrave
Q10. What did George say when he was attacked in his home in 1999?
1. Help me!
2. Hare Krishna!
3. Save me, Jesus!
4. Baruch Hashem!


 

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