Puzzling It Out, Monkees Style

Hey, Hey It’s the Monkees Puzzle Pages! Chock-filled with trivia quizzes, puzzles, and all sorts of fascinating snippets of information, this special flashback section is sure to keep you Monkees fans in step! The answers are at the bottom of this section, upside down.

Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz

How many of the 16 words and phrases can you locate in the grid below? Ten minutes is expert time.

Here’s what you should find:

  • Monkees
  • Davy
  • Mickey
  • Tambourine
  • MTV
  • Peter
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Valerie
  • Daydream
  • Love
  • Beads
  • Michael
  • Groovy
  • That Was Then
  • Grizelda
  • Saturday’s Child
  • Comeback
Micky Dolenz

How well do you know The Monkees? Take this test to find out!

  1. Two Monkees share the same birthday. They are:

A. Micky and Davy, March 8
B. Micky and Peter, February 13
C. Davy and Mike, December 30
D. Peter and Mike, February 13.

  1. Micky was best man at the wedding of:

A. Mike Nesmith
B. Rick Klein
C. John Lennon
D. George Harrison

  1. Davy’s nickname back home in England was:

A. D.J.
B. Jay
C. Jonah
D. Jones

  1. Peter’s birth sign is:

A. Aquarius
B. Gemini
C. Capricorn
D. Aries

  1. Mike has a son named:

A. Joe
B. Christian
C. Davy
D. Sally

  1. Peter was born in:

A. Columbus, Ohio
B. Germany
C. Washington, D.C.
D. New York

  1. Davy’s favorite color is:

A. Purple
B. Blue
C. Red
D. Chartreuse

  1. How tall is Davy?

A. 5'3"
B. 5'2"
C. 5'4"
D. 5'5"

Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith

Davy Jones loves steak and kidney pie.

Micky Dolenz starred in the old TV series Circus Boy.

Michael Nesmith’s original wool hat was knitted by someone who means a lot to him.

Davy’s lowest salary was the 90ยข a week he once earned as an apprentice jockey.

Peter once wanted to become the President of the United States.

Mike is an only child.

Davy never forgets a friend’s or relative’s birthday.

Micky used to straighten his hair in the early days of The Monkees.

Davy once dated Sally Field.

Davy had a clothing store in Manhattan called Zilch.

Micky’s sister Coco wrote a column for TIGER BEAT.

Davy used to bite his fingernails.

One of Peter’s favorite books is Stranger In A Strange Land.

Mike collects cars.

Have you been keeping up with Monkee business? If so, you’re sure to score high on this quickie quiz!

  1. Mike used to play in a group called The Missing Links.

  2. The idea for The Monkees show was first conceived when the producer saw the Beatles movie A Hard Day’s Night.

  3. Micky is a Pisces.

  4. Davy played the part of “Oliver” in a musical in London and New York.

  5. The Monkees song “Early Morning Blues And Greens” was written by Peter.

Trivia Test Answers:

  1. C
  2. B
  3. C
  4. A
  5. B
  6. C
  7. B
  8. A

True Or False Answers

  1. F
  2. F
  3. T
  4. F
  5. F

Magazine: Tiger Beat Super Special
Editor: Michael Edrei
Publisher: D.S. Magazines, Inc.
Pages: 62–63