What's the Rush? by BringMoreLegos

Champion(s):

MyrowitzJ
The smartest part of me will always be my ass.


Runner(s)-Up:

BarthR
L’enfer, c’est les autres.


Quiz Description

You don't have to know anything about the band Rush to ace this quiz (though it might make it more fun), but if you're not a fan, maybe this will convince you to become one! This is my first quiz, inspired by a recent LL question that referenced the band (while still being gettable to non-fans).

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Questions:

While Rush have never won a Grammy (notably losing in the "Best Rock Instrumental Performance" category six times), they have won several awards from the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. These awards are known by what name?

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THE JUNO AWARDS

This image from the '2112' album art, which would become something of a logo for the band, is an allusion to what iconic sketch by Leonardo da Vinci depicting a human form inscribed in a circle?

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THE VITRUVIAN MAN

Coordinating the growing arsenal of synthesizers and triggered sounds required by Rush's live shows became much easier in the 1980s with the advent of MIDI technology, now a ubiquitous standard for electronic sound equipment. What does MIDI stand for?

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MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DIGITAL INTERFACE

The song "Cygnus X-1" tells of a fantastical interstellar journey, but its titular destination is a real object in our universe, believed to be the first observed example of what phenomenon?

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BLACK HOLE

In "Losing It," Neil Peart's lyric tells of an ailing writer who "stares out the kitchen door, where the sun will rise no more" and laments tragically that "the bell tolls for thee." Who is the influential American novelist being slyly described here?

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ERNEST HEMINGWAY

Geddy Lee once appeared (in a brief background cameo) on an episode of 'Gilmore Girls.' What fellow Canadian hard rock vocalist starred in a recurring guest role on that show?

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SEBASTIAN BACH

The song "Chain Lightning" from 'Presto' refers to the atmospheric occurrences seen here -- known scientifically as parhelia -- by what playful colloquial term?

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SUN DOGS

The title track of Rush's 1978 album is takes its name from a term for part of the Earth or part of the human brain (a dual usage embraced by this 18-minute epic about duality). What is this (plural) song and album title?

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HEMISPHERES

Geddy Lee's solo album 'My Favourite Headache' features drummer Matt Cameron, who in 2016 played a handful of reunion gigs with Temple of the Dog, a supergroup made up of members from two iconic grunge bands. Name either of these groups, each of whom also counts Cameron as a member.

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SOUNDGARDEN, PEARL JAM

An avid baseball fan and keeper league fantasy owner, Geddy Lee is a noted student of the seminal 'Baseball Abstract' series by what writer and statistician who coined the term "sabermetrics"?

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BILL JAMES

What grandson of Genghis Khan, who established the Yuan dynasty in Mongol-conquered China, is mentioned in the Rush song "Xanadu" (based on the Coleridge poem)?

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KUBLAI KHAN

In this passage from the "2112" overture, Alex Lifeson's guitar line quotes, appropriately, from the work of what classical composer?

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PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY