Michael Jackson quiz: How well do you know the King of Pop?

The King of Pop ushered in the new

The King of Pop ushered in the new era of the halftime show with this performance, turning it into a must-see event for the first time. (Sorry, Carol Channing.) What makes it even more stunning is that Jackson stands silent for nearly 2 minutes, while letting the crowd roar for him. He doesn't utter a word until nearly 3 minutes into his 12-minute show. Yet he still manages to offer a plea for racial harmony and worldwide unity in the name of children. (Credit: AP)

Remember Michael Jackson on the anniversary of the pop icon's death, by testing how much you really know about his career and his life, cut short at age 50 on June 25, 2009.

Jackson certainly made an impression on the world and is remembered for his personality quirks just as much as his groundbreaking music. See how well you know the King of Pop.


Which is his hometown?

The Cowardly Lion,The Scarecrow, Dorothy Gale and The

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Who also died on June 25, 2009?


How much did Michael Jackson spend to purchase the Beatles song catalog?

The Beatles circa 1967.

Photo credit: AP


Who directed the "Thriller" video?

Michael Jackson poses with cast members from the

How many Grammy Awards did Michael Jackson win?

Michael Jackson accepting his induction into the Rock

Photo credit: Getty Images / Stan Honda


How many siblings did he have?

Janet Jackson performs during the 2010 Essence Music

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Which guitar great played on "Beat It"?


What were the names of Michael Jackson's pet llamas?


Photo credit: Craig Ruttle


What about the name of his chimp? (MJ had many pets.)

Michael Jackson with his chimp in 1988.

How many No. 1 singles did he have as a solo artist?

Michael Jackson performs during the Democratic National Committee

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