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53 Rush quizzes and 665 Rush trivia questions.
1.
  "2112" - The Song   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
This is about the song "2112" alone, not the rest of the album or anything else Rush-related. The epic more than deserves special attention! Questions 1-10 are mainly about the events in the song, 11-15 about the song itself, and 16-20 are lyrics.
Average, 20 Qns, Kwedeth, Jul 23 07
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Kwedeth
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2.
  Rush Album Match   popular trivia quiz  
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are ten tracks by the Canadian power trio Rush; can you match each of them with album it first appeared on?
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Aug 23 18
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Dizart gold member
Aug 23 18
479 plays
3.
  Name That Rush Album   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
I'll give you a Rush song, and you select the album it first appeared on. Live albums are not included, but all studio works will be used at least once. Good luck!
Average, 25 Qns, braxtal, Nov 12 05
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braxtal
3539 plays
4.
  Rushing into the "Limelight"   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The cerebral rock group Rush described life as a successful rock band in its song "Limelight" - but do you remember the words? If you like the quiz, please rate it - if you don't, please let me know why! Thanks!
Easier, 10 Qns, CariM0952, Jan 08 17
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CariM0952 gold member
1163 plays
5.
  Rush Lyrics   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Attention all plants of the Solar Federation, 15 questions to test your 'Rush' knowledge. Some easy, some hard.
Average, 15 Qns, BradRich, Oct 13 07
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BradRich
5464 plays
6.
  The Ultimate Rush Lyrics Quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Try to figure out which Rush song these lyrics are from. For a true Rush fan this should be a cakewalk. The songs are just from random albums, nothing special.
Average, 10 Qns, soxfan81, Mar 12 17
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soxfan81
1926 plays
7.
  Rush - "Packaged Like A Rebel Or A Hero"   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
A pen and paper might prove useful at the end of this quiz! Answering all the questions correctly and solving the final anagram will give you the title of a song from one of this fine band's albums.
Average, 15 Qns, SisterSeagull, Sep 20 15
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SisterSeagull gold member
245 plays
8.
  RUSH - Canada's Premier Rock Band   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Questions surrounding Canada's favorite rock band -- RUSH. I hope it's a treat to casual and die-hard fans and sparks an interest to those who have not had the experience to enjoy their music yet.
Average, 15 Qns, Nightlover, Feb 14 04
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Nightlover
3490 plays
9.
  Rush... A Quiz Brought To You By The Letter 'R'   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Take a close look at the band's album sleeve notes and you'll see that a number of them will have been 'brought to you by the letter '?' so I thought I'd bring you a quiz about 'Rush' in the same manner; 'Rush...Brought to you by the letter 'R'!
Average, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Nov 03 13
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SisterSeagull gold member
397 plays
10.
  "Snakes & Arrows" - General and Lyrics   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
All about "Snakes & Arrows" - the Rush album released in May 2007. You will not need knowledge of any other Rush albums to complete this quiz, though it may help.
Average, 10 Qns, Kwedeth, Jul 23 07
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Kwedeth
830 plays
trivia question Quick Question
What song has the lyics 'Be cool or be cast out' ?

From Quiz "Rush Lyric Trivia"




11.
  Obscure Rush Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here are some very obscure Rush lines from some of their less popular tracks. Just pick the song that the lyrics are from. Good luck and have fun.
Average, 10 Qns, dan2626, Jul 30 10
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dan2626
1840 plays
12.
  "Close Sir, Do The Art" - Fractured Rush    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know the songs of the Canadian rock band Rush? I give you a selection of songs from their body of work in fractured form and you fill in the blanks. Please remember that no punctuation whatsoever is required in your answers!
Average, 10 Qns, SisterSeagull, Aug 03 19
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SisterSeagull gold member
Aug 03 19
248 plays
13.
  Rush Lyric Trivia    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Okay, here it is. I say the lyrics, and you pick the song. It's not too hard if you're a Rush fan.
Average, 10 Qns, Snowdog5150, Apr 07 06
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Snowdog5150
3170 plays
14.
  Rushing into "Tom Sawyer"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The cerebral rock group Rush brought Mark Twain's most famous character into modern times with the song "Tom Sawyer" - but do you remember the words? If you like the quiz, please rate it - if you don't, please let me know why! Thanks!
Average, 10 Qns, CariM0952, Feb 03 09
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CariM0952 gold member
671 plays
15.
  Rush Fever   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Hello, this quiz is based on Rush from 1974 until 1978 (so that's from the albums "Rush" until "Hemispheres"). Good luck and have fun!
Difficult, 10 Qns, evh, Sep 12 17
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evh
Sep 12 17
1471 plays
16.
  Rush 3 - Early Days    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
The third of my quizzes on the early days of Rush, covering up to the release of 'All the World's a Stage'.
Tough, 20 Qns, yyz2112, Feb 23 17
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yyz2112
879 plays
17.
  Lyrics for the best band, RUSH    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Rush is my favorite band and here are some lyrics to some of my favorite songs
Average, 20 Qns, sublimbrad, May 20 23
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sublimbrad
May 20 23
1283 plays
18.
  Oh! What A Rush!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is about the rock band Rush. Here you will find biographical and lyric information. Rush is considered the greatest "true" rock band of all time. You say you are ready for a Rush? Then click "play" now. Have fun!
Tough, 10 Qns, JuniorTheJaws, Sep 16 04
Tough
JuniorTheJaws gold member
1431 plays
19.
  A band called Rush part 1: Rush (1974)   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Canadian rock trio Rush is one of the greatest bands of all time. Here is a multi-part quiz about their history, starting with their debut album: "Rush."
Tough, 10 Qns, AESfan, Feb 21 10
Tough
AESfan
499 plays
20.
  Rush Lyrics Test   top quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Just a simple quiz containing lyrics to my favorite songs from one of the most talented bands in existence, Rush.
Tough, 10 Qns, serenegrace21, Jul 02 13
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serenegrace21
294 plays
21.
  Rush 4 - The Art Rock Years    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Here is my fourth Rush quiz, covering what is termed their 'art-rock' years when they released 'A Farewell to Kings' and 'Hemispheres'.
Difficult, 20 Qns, yyz2112, Feb 20 10
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yyz2112
810 plays
22.
  For The Diehard Rush Fan    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Challenging Rush-themed questions for the diehard Rush fan. Perhaps the most difficult of any of the Rush quizes here.
Difficult, 10 Qns, GeddyRulz, May 13 06
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GeddyRulz
1777 plays
23.
  The Lyrics of Rush    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you have paid attention to the lyrics of Rush over the years, you should do pretty well on this. Good luck.
Average, 10 Qns, gordongekko87, Jul 15 04
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gordongekko87
2397 plays
24.
  General Rush Facts and Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Rush is my favorite band. Some of these questions will be on lyrics. It covers some other random things as well.
Average, 10 Qns, magoon67, Dec 04 07
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magoon67
896 plays
25.
  Rush Hour , Too!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's another quiz about lyrics from some of my favorite Rush tunes.I hope fans will enjoy it (and maybe make some new ones while we're at it). I'll give you a line and you tell me the name of the song it's from. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, cla2112, Apr 03 03
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cla2112
935 plays
26.
  Rush 1980-1989    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Rush released seven albums in the North American market in the 1980s. What do you know about them?
Tough, 15 Qns, OddballJunior, Aug 20 20
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OddballJunior
Aug 20 20
166 plays
27.
  Match Rush song with album    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz will supply you with a Rush song and you will need to answer what record(CD) the song is on.
Average, 10 Qns, Tim7518, Feb 04 15
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Tim7518
2813 plays
28.
  Somewhat Difficult Rush Trivia   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Although not as hard as my "Difficult Rush Trivia" quiz, some of these questions might stump even the diehard Rush fan.
Difficult, 10 Qns, geddyrulz, Jul 31 03
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geddyrulz
1290 plays
29.
  Rush 2 - Early Days    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
Here is my second quiz about Canada's premier music export - Rush. This covers the albums 'Fly By Night' and 'Caress of Steel'.
Tough, 20 Qns, yyz2112, Jul 16 06
Tough
yyz2112
533 plays
30.
  Rush    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my first attempt at creating a quiz, I sincerely hope that you will find it both entertaining and challenging. Good luck!
Tough, 10 Qns, t4e, Apr 22 10
Tough
t4e
1672 plays
31.
  Rush - Live in Concert    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This contains questions regarding Canada's most successful progressive rock band and their touring.
Tough, 10 Qns, ftsma, Apr 15 19
Tough
ftsma
Apr 15 19
105 plays
32.
  Rush Lyrics: Part II    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here in this quiz, I will be listing some shorter phrases from Rush's lyrics which may make this quiz a bit harder than my first. I hope you enjoy this quiz and have fun! =)
Average, 10 Qns, clarinetstarr, Jul 17 13
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clarinetstarr
156 plays
33.
  A Band Called Rush Part 2: "Fly By Night" (1975)    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Rush followed up their self-titled debut with "Fly By Night", an album which set the tone for later progressive rock works.
Average, 10 Qns, AESfan, Mar 30 10
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AESfan
227 plays
34.
  What do you know about Rush Lyrics?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I will say some lyrics, you choose which Rush song they are from. Easy for Rush fans.
Average, 10 Qns, EdTheHead, May 25 05
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EdTheHead
1046 plays
35.
  The Wisdom of Rush    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
I'll rattle off some lyrics, you guess the song. For true Rush fans, this will be a piece of cake!
Tough, 15 Qns, t4e, Nov 12 05
Tough
t4e
1915 plays
36.
  10 Questions on Rush Lyrics    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This should be a breeze, as long as you're a *real* fan.
Average, 10 Qns, ranx66, Sep 07 10
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ranx66
369 plays
37.
  Rush -' Vapor Trails'    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This is the first of a set of Rush Album related quizzes I aim to complete. I'm going to be working backwards as well, from the most recent 'Vapor Trails', all the way back to 'Rush'. If you know the albums well, you shouldn't do too bad! :)
Average, 25 Qns, auto2112, Nov 12 05
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auto2112
574 plays
38.
  Rush 5 - The early 1980s    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
The new decade saw Rush redefining their sound further, making it leaner than ever. The result of this new direction was, arguably, their two most accomplished studio albums - 'Permanent Waves' and 'Moving Pictures'.
Difficult, 20 Qns, yyz2112, Mar 26 06
Difficult
yyz2112
884 plays
39.
  Rush 1 - Early Days    
Multiple Choice
 20 Qns
A series of questions about the formative years of Canada's premier music export. All answers taken from the 'Visions' biography or the 'Power Windows' web site.
Tough, 20 Qns, yyz2112, Nov 12 05
Tough
yyz2112
574 plays
40.
  Rush's "Vapor Trails"   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
After a long hiatus, I present my second quiz here on Funtrivia, going back one album to "Vapor Trails", Rush's 17th. Some general questions about the album, its making, and content. Have fun!
Difficult, 10 Qns, Ezmar, Apr 02 10
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Ezmar
221 plays
41.
  Rush - 'Test For Echo'    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This is the second of a set of Rush Album related quizzes I aim to complete. This will probably be a little easier than the Vapor Trails quiz, but I hope you enjoy it all the same!
Average, 25 Qns, auto2112, Jul 26 09
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auto2112
464 plays
42.
  Rush Lyrics: Part III    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to Part III of my Rush lyrics quizzes! This quiz will consist of various forms of lyric-related questions. I hope you enjoy.
Average, 10 Qns, clarinetstarr, Jul 30 13
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clarinetstarr
176 plays
43.
  Test yourself! Rush Lyrics Quiz    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Rush is, by far, my favorite band of all time! This quiz will focus on some of my favorite quotes embedded in their lyrics. I hope you enjoy!
Average, 10 Qns, clarinetstarr, Jul 14 13
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clarinetstarr
170 plays
44.
  In a RUSH    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
From the Great White North comes... RUSH.
Average, 10 Qns, rikkif, Jan 10 15
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183 plays
45.
  Rush Hour    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is a test, this is only a test. If this were an actual emergency you would not be taking this test, would you? Have some fun with the ultimate Canadian export quiz.
Average, 10 Qns, cla2112, Jun 25 03
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cla2112
1248 plays
46.
  Rush Lyrics - The Beginning    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Rush has to be one of the best bands out there - due to the high quality of their music and lyrics. Here's a quiz to identify some of their songs from the lines that start them.
Average, 10 Qns, vig407, Aug 27 05
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vig407
715 plays
47.
  Rush's "Snakes & Arrows"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about "Snakes & Arrows", Rush's 2007 release. It is also my first quiz, so if you like it, great! Some lyrical and background knowledge required, as well as some attention to detail.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Ezmar, Oct 02 09
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Ezmar
287 plays
48.
  Rush's "Roll the Bones"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Coming off of the airy "Presto", Rush's first 90s album has a much more crisp feel, with the synths taking more of a backseat. How much do you know about "Roll the Bones"? All track listings are based on the original U.S. release.
Tough, 10 Qns, Ezmar, Mar 18 14
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Ezmar
183 plays
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  Rush's "Counterparts"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Coming at you from 1993 is the start of Rush's foray into the hard-edged alternative rock of the '90s. A dark and heavy album, both musically and lyrically, how much do you know about "Counterparts"? All questions are based on the original U.S. release.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Ezmar, Apr 02 10
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Ezmar
167 plays
50.
  Rush's "Test for Echo"    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Going back yet another album to "Test for Echo", Rush's 1996 release. Like my other quizzes, some background knowledge of the album is required, as well as attention to detail.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Ezmar, Apr 02 10
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Ezmar
176 plays
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  Rush - Neil Peart    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
In memory of quite possibly the greatest rock drummer that ever lived, here is my quiz about the late great Neil Peart. How well do you know him?
Tough, 10 Qns, ftsma, Mar 06 23
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ftsma
Mar 06 23
113 plays
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  Rush Rules!    
Multiple Choice
 5 Qns
If you know Rush, then this is easy.
Average, 5 Qns, rossbo71, Nov 30 07
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rossbo71
2685 plays
53.
  Rush Album Covers    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Here's an easy little quiz (my first) about the covers of Rush albums. Some of these may be on the back of the album covers, just to throw a loop.
Difficult, 10 Qns, saullamander, Jul 25 09
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Rush Trivia Questions

1. The first album that Rush released in the 1980s was their seventh studio album overall and the first they recorded at Le Studio in Quebec. What album was this?

From Quiz
Rush 1980-1989

Answer: Permanent Waves

Permanent Waves released in North America in early January 1980; they would record an album at Le Studio for the last time in 1993. There is contention as to the album's exact release date; it is a common misconception that the album was released on January 1st, but it actually hit shelves more than a week later.

2. What city in southern Ontario was Neil born in?

From Quiz Rush - Neil Peart

Answer: Hamilton

He was born on September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Ontario and spent his first few years on a farm in Hagersville, not too far outside of Hamilton. His family moved to St. Catherines not too long after.

3. In which city did Rush debut live with Neil Peart for the first time?

From Quiz Rush - Live in Concert

Answer: Pittsburgh

Peart joined the group on July 29, 1974, and on August 11, 1974, they went on tour opening for Uriah Heep and Manfred Mann at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, PA.

4. What was the title of the first Rush album?

From Quiz In a RUSH

Answer: Rush

It was recorded with original drummer John Rutsey.

5. Go Stuff Ash Ants - Which Rush song title do these fractured words suggest to you?

From Quiz "Close Sir, Do The Art" - Fractured Rush

Answer: Ghost Of A Chance

Speaking in an interview whilst the band were recording the album, Neil Peart stated that he had tried to avoid writing love songs but 'Ghost of a Chance' neatly covered what he was trying to say; that when people meet randomly there is only a possibility, a ghost of a chance, that a fulfilling relationship may result but sometimes does nevertheless. The album 'Roll the Bones', released during September 1991, was the second album produced by English songwriter and Rush collaborator Rupert Hine and was Rush's fourteenth studio recording.

6. With which album did the band enter the 1980s, from which the single release 'The Spirit of Radio', became one their greatest commercial successes?

From Quiz Rush - "Packaged Like A Rebel Or A Hero"

Answer: Permanent Waves

The album 'Permanent Waves' was released on New Year's Day in 1980. After suffering with something of a burn-out with recording their previous album 'Hemispheres', this work pointed toward a new direction for the band featuring shorter, more accessible radio friendly songs. As the album's opening song 'Spirit of Radio', at a surprisingly brief three minutes for the single and just under five minutes for the album version, was the band's first major commercial success with a single release.

7. In which song can you hear the word "Snap" being said repeatedly?

From Quiz Rush Lyrics: Part III

Answer: Neurotica

"Neurotica" can be found on the album "Roll The Bones" from 1991. "Snap" can be heard repeatedly towards the back end of the song.

8. The lyrics, "...in a final flash of glory..." are featured in which song?

From Quiz Rush Lyrics: Part II

Answer: Cygnus X-1

"Cygnus X-1" can be found on the album "A Farewell To Kings" from 1977. The lyrics above are from the opening narrations as part of the "Prologue".

9. The lyrics, "You can fight- fight without ever winning, but never ever win- win without a fight..." are featured in which song?

From Quiz Rush Lyrics

Answer: Resist

"Resist" is a song off of the album "Test for Echo" from 1996. They have also performed this in a live acoustic version which can be found on the "Rush in Rio" and "R30" CDs and DVDs, as well as the "Retrospective 3" Dvd.

10. "We don't want to be victims; on that we all agree..." These are lyrics to which song?

From Quiz Rush Lyrics

Answer: Lock And Key

"Lock And Key" is the sixth track off of Rush's 12th studio album, "Hold Your Fire." This song is focused around the fact that people have the ability to kill without reason, hence the phrase "killer instinct" which is used in the song.

11. Which 'R' is the major South American city, hosts of both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, in which the band recorded the material used for a triple CD album released in 2003?

From Quiz Rush... A Quiz Brought To You By The Letter 'R'

Answer: Rio de Janeiro

The 2003 release 'Rush in Rio' was recorded, in the main, at the Macarana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro where the band played their final show of the 'Vapor Trails Tour'. It was during this show that Neil Peart performed a drum solo entitled 'O Baterista', or 'The Drummer' in Portuguese, of just under nine minutes!

12. Which song contains these lyrics? "A thousand years have come and gone, but time has passed me by".

From Quiz Rush Lyrics

Answer: Xanadu

The song is derived from Samuel Coleridge's "Kubla Khan". It can be found on the "Farewell to Kings" (1977) and "Exit...Stage Left" (1981) albums.

13. In the opening track, "Dreamline", what does he have a road map of?

From Quiz Rush's "Roll the Bones"

Answer: Jupiter

This was pretty close to Hollywood in the second verse, but it was SHE that had a STAR MAP of Hollywood. Neil seems fond of switching stuff around in his lyrics. One would assume that you'd have a road map of Hollywood, and a star map of Jupiter, but I guess you could make the argument that you have Hollywood STARS. That doesn't make Jupiter make any more sense, though. Oh, well.

14. Who was the drummer for Rush's debut album?

From Quiz A band called Rush part 1: Rush (1974)

Answer: John Rutsey

This album was John Rutsey's only appearance on a Rush album. Due to diabetes, Rutsey left the band and was replaced by Neil Peart. Rutsey died May 11, 2008, because of a heart attack related to diabetes.

15. Name the song with these lyrics: "Too much fuss and bother"

From Quiz Obscure Rush Lyrics

Answer: Different Strings

Rush never really wrote traditional love songs, but they had plenty of songs about relationships like "Different Strings". The song was a track on the album "Permanent Waves", originally released in 1980. The first section of the song goes as follows: "Who's come to slay the dragon? Come to watch him fall? Making arrows out of pointed words Giant killers at the call Too much fuss and bother Too much contradiction and confusion Peel away the mystery Here's a clue to some real motivation"

16. What is the first word heard on the opening track, "Animate"?

From Quiz Rush's "Counterparts"

Answer: One

At the very beginning, we hear Neil counting off before the solo drum intro to "Animate". The lyrics following are: "Polarize me Sensitize me Criticize me Civilize me"

17. To which song on "Test for Echo" did Pye Dubois contribute to the lyrics?

From Quiz Rush's "Test for Echo"

Answer: Test for Echo

Pye Dubois has collaborated with Neil Peart to write many of Rush's lyrics over the years. Other examples are "Tom Sawyer" from "Moving Pictures", "Force Ten" from "Hold Your Fire" and "Between Sun and Moon" from "Counterparts".

18. Prior to the release of "Vapor trails", there was a long hiatus between it and the band's last project, "Different Stages". How long had it been?

From Quiz Rush's "Vapor Trails"

Answer: Six years

"Different Stages" was a live album recorded after the tragedies in drummer Neil Peart's life that caused him to leave the band for six years.

19. Rush's "Tom Sawyer" describes Tom as a "modern day warrior" who has "mean, mean" what?

From Quiz Rushing into "Tom Sawyer"

Answer: pride

"A modern day warrior Mean mean stride, Today's Tom Sawyer Mean mean pride" The band Rush, which formed in 1968, has had only a few personnel changes since then: John Rutsey (drums) was replaced in 1974 by Neal Peart, and Jeff Jones (lead) was very quickly replaced by Geddy Lee. "Tom Sawyer" was written by Geddy Lee, Neal Peart and Alex Lifeson along with lyricist Pye Dubois, and was based upon a poem by Dubois called "Louis the Lawyer".

20. In Rush's "Limelight", where is the singer living?

From Quiz Rushing into the "Limelight"

Answer: lighted stage

"Living on a lighted stage Approaches the unreal For those who think and feel" Rush formed in 1968, with Jeff Jones on lead, Alex Lifeson on guitar and John Rutsey on drums. Jones lasted only a couple of weeks; Geddy Lee took over vocals and bass. Rutsey left in 1974 due to his diabetes and a dislike of touring, and was replaced by Neil Peart. Incidentally, the word 'limelight' comes from the pre-electric days of the theatre, when stage lighting was provided by directing an oxyhydrogen flame at a canister of lime (calcium oxide). Just in case you were wondering...

21. This album contained a few firsts for Rush. It was the first of their albums to have multiple instrumental tracks. It also had their shortest recorded song to date. What is it?

From Quiz Rush's "Snakes & Arrows"

Answer: Hope

Except for a couple shorter songs, ("Hope" and "Malignant Narcissism" included) Rush's songs have stayed around 4-6 minutes, the general rock standard. And then there are the 10-20 minute long rock epics. (eg, "2112", a must for fans!)

22. "all the wasted years" are lyrics from what song?

From Quiz General Rush Facts and Lyrics

Answer: Heresy

This is one of my favorite songs. This line is sung repeatedly during the outro.

23. What type of instrument does the main character (who is also the narrator) find?

From Quiz "2112" - The Song

Answer: String

The instrument is actually a guitar, though this information is not strictly stated in the song's lyrics; they only say "It's got wires that vibrate, and give music". The main character believes that this can bring a level of freedom to his world.

24. There are three instrumental songs on the album. Which are they?

From Quiz "Snakes & Arrows" - General and Lyrics

Answer: "The Main Monkey Business", "Hope", "Malignant Narcissism"

This is the most instrumental songs Rush has ever had on one album; before "Snakes & Arrows", the band had one per album at most. However, "Hope" and "Malignant Narcissism" are only approximately two minutes long.

25. From which Rush song would you find the following lyrics: "You know how that rabbit feels, going under your speeding wheels"?

From Quiz Rush Lyrics

Answer: Between the Wheels

This song is from "Grace Under Pressure". It is generally considered a song about the way we run our lives, as many Rush songs are. The line "Another lost generation" is from a quote by Gertrude Stein used by Ernest Hemingway at the beginning of "The Sun Also Rises".

26. When was 'Permanent Waves' released?

From Quiz Rush 5 - The early 1980s

Answer: January 1, 1980

Rush fans have always been quite proud that 'Permanent Waves' was one of the first, if not THE first, albums released in the new decade. Not only that, but it was certified gold by the RIAA on March 17 - less than three months after its release.

27. Where was 'A Farewell to Kings' recorded?

From Quiz Rush 4 - The Art Rock Years

Answer: Rockfield Studios, Wales.

'A Farewell to Kings' was the first time Rush had recorded an album outside of Canada. It also marked a return home for producer Terry Brown.

28. Where was Rush's fourth album, '2112', recorded?

From Quiz Rush 3 - Early Days

Answer: Toronto Sound Studios

All of Rush's first four albums, with the exception of a few sessions for their eponymous debut, were recorded at Toronto Sound.

29. Where was 'Fly By Night' recorded?

From Quiz Rush 2 - Early Days

Answer: Toronto Sound Studios

All of Rush's first four albums was recorded at Toronto Sound (with the exception of a few of the sessions for the debut which were recorded at Eastern Sound). The first studio album to be recorded outside of Toronto was 'A Farewell to Kings.'

30. Who was the original bassist with Rush?

From Quiz Rush 1 - Early Days

Answer: Jeff Jones

Jones only played one gig with Rush. On the afternoon of the band's second gig, he decided to go to a party instead, leaving Alex Lifeson only a matter of hours to find a replacement - Geddy Lee.

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