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Rock 'n Roll Mythology

Created by doorsfan58

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Rock n Roll Mythology game quiz
"Thank you for enrolling in my 3rd class, Professor Doors' "Rockin' Mythology" 101. All answers will relate to the ancient mythology of several cultures; the clues should be fairly self-explanatory. Have fun!"

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. "I am the lord of the wastelands
A modern-day man of steel
I gather darkness to please me
And I command you to kneel
Before the ... God of thunder.."

Instead of Gene Simmons, which god should be singing this song?
    All three would be correct
    Raijin
    Baal-Hadad
    Thor


2. An alternative title to what 1972 Grand Funk Railroad album could be "The Perpetual Burning Bird"?
    "Hydra"
    "Phoenix"
    "Chimera"
    "Scylla"


3. "..His eyes are ablaze
See the madman in his gaze
Fly, on your way, like an eagle
Fly, touch the sun.."

Which character in Greek mythology is this song referring to?
    Icarus
    Circe
    Hermes
    Theseus


4. Whose "last stand" is actually Led Zeppelin's third longest studio recording, clocking in at a little over 10 minutes?
    Helen
    Paris
    Achilles
    Hector


5. "..And I bring you
Fire, I'll take you to burn
Fire, I'll take you to learn
I'll see you burn..
I'll feel you burn.."

What Greek titan could this be about?
    Prometheus
    Kronos
    Atlas
    Okeanos


6. "Shambala (or Shambhala)", a mythical Buddhist city said to be located somewhere in the Himalayas, is the subject of a song recorded by which of the following bands?
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Three Dog Night
    Jefferson Airplane
    The Doors


7. "I get all...numb
When she sings it's over
Such a strange numb
And it brings my knees to the earth"

This little ditty is titled after what Roman goddess of wisdom?
    Minerva
    Vesta
    Diana
    Pomona


8. The final resting place for Norse warriors and heroes is the theme for the Ian Anderson song "Cold Wind to _____".
    "Valhalla"
    "Niflhel"
    "Uppsala"
    "Muspell"


9. "...Dinner's at eight, I can't hardly wait,
I'll eat you alive, baby don't you be late
Call me...me the Manimal, that's what I am
Call me...me the Manimal, half beast half man"

What legendary creature of the maze can relate to these lyrics?
    The Gryphon
    The Centaur
    The Harpy
    The Minotaur


10. Pegasus, the famed winged horse of Greek myths and legends, appeared on the cover of which of the following albums?
    "Stormwatch" (Jethro Tull)
    "Ridin' the Storm Out" (R.E.O. Speedwagon)
    "Stormbringer" (Deep Purple)
    "Ride the Lightning" (Metallica)


11. "...Don't pay the ferryman
Don't even fix a price
Don't pay the ferryman
Until he gets you to the other side..."

What name does the "ferryman" go by in Greek mythology?
    Hypnos
    Charon
    Atropos
    Geras


12. According to their website, the rock band Ra borrowed their name from the Egyptian god of the sun. What Egyptian deity could have inspired the name of the rock/metal band Jackyl?
    Sekhmet
    Horus
    Anubis
    Isis


13. "Come on baby...(don't fear the reaper)
Baby take my hand...(don't fear the reaper)
We'll be able to fly...(don't fear the reaper)
Baby I'm your man..."

The "Reaper", or the personification of "Death", was known by what other name, according to mythology?
    All of these are correct
    Odin
    Thanatos
    Yama


14. Which of the following Norse gods would most likely have the songs "Dirty Deeds (Done Dirt Cheap)" (AC/DC, 1976), "Liar" (Three Dog Night, 1970), "Burn" (Deep Purple, 1974), "Stealin'" (Uriah Heep, 1973), and "Before He Cheats" (Carrie Underwood, 2006) downloaded on his iPod?

(And yes, I do listen to Carrie Underwood! Occasionally! Ha)
    Frey
    Mani
    Loki
    Dagr


15. The lyrics to this song refer to a popular Native American legend:

"I said, above the canyon wall...
Strong eyes did glow.
It was the leader of the land, baby.
Oh my God...
The Great White Buffalo..."

While several tribes tell the story of the white buffalo, which of the following is the legend most closely associated with?
    The Sioux
    The Pawnee
    The Cherokee
    The Navajo


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Compiled Nov 16 13