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  • 1. 

    What film did Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk star in with Tool's Maynard James Keenan?

    • A.

      Lie Down With Lions

    • B.

      Sleeping Dogs Lie

    • C.

      The Battle Of Los Angeles

    • D.

      Evil Empire

    Correct Answer
    B. Sleeping Dogs Lie
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Sleeping Dogs Lie. Brad Wilk, the drummer of Rage Against The Machine, starred in this film alongside Maynard James Keenan from the band Tool.

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  • 2. 

    What hip-hop act did Rage Against The Machine team up with for a 1997 summer tour?

    • A.

      Master P

    • B.

      The Wu Tang Clan

    • C.

      Puff Daddy

    • D.

      Queen Pen

    Correct Answer
    B. The Wu Tang Clan
    Explanation
    Rage Against The Machine teamed up with The Wu Tang Clan for a 1997 summer tour. This collaboration brought together two influential acts from different genres, combining the politically charged rap-rock sound of Rage Against The Machine with the gritty and lyrical style of The Wu Tang Clan. This tour allowed fans of both groups to experience a unique and powerful live performance, showcasing the diversity and crossover appeal of hip-hop and rock music.

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  • 3. 

    What did Rage Against The Machine do during the PMRC protest at Lollapalooza III?

    • A.

      They Stood Naked On Stage

    • B.

      They Put Upside-Down Flags On Amps

    • C.

      They Sat With The Audience

    • D.

      They Silently Left The Stage

    Correct Answer
    A. They Stood Naked On Stage
  • 4. 

    What Rage Against The Machine song was on the "Godzilla Soundtrack"?

    • A.

      People Of The Son

    • B.

      Bulls On Parade

    • C.

      Down Rodeo

    • D.

      No Shelter

    Correct Answer
    D. No Shelter
    Explanation
    "No Shelter" is the correct answer because it was a song by Rage Against The Machine that appeared on the "Godzilla Soundtrack." This song was released in 1998 specifically for the soundtrack of the film "Godzilla." It showcases the band's signature blend of rap and rock, with politically charged lyrics and heavy guitar riffs.

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  • 5. 

    What was the last Rage Against The Machine album which featured original material?

    • A.

      The Battle Of Mexico City

    • B.

      Evil Empire

    • C.

      Renegades

    • D.

      The Battle Of Los Angeles

    Correct Answer
    D. The Battle Of Los Angeles
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Battle Of Los Angeles." This album, released in 1999, was the last studio album by Rage Against The Machine that featured original material. It included popular songs such as "Guerrilla Radio" and "Sleep Now in the Fire." The band disbanded shortly after the album's release, making it their final album until their reunion in 2007.

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  • 6. 

    After the 9-11 attacks, what Clear Channel list included every Rage Against The Machine song?

    • A.

      Bands With Questionable Attitudes

    • B.

      Songs With Questionable Lyrics

    • C.

      Songs To Terrorize Terrorists With

    • D.

      2001 Congressional Hit List

    Correct Answer
    B. Songs With Questionable Lyrics
    Explanation
    After the 9-11 attacks, Clear Channel, a media company, created a list of songs with questionable lyrics that they deemed inappropriate to be played on the radio. This list included every Rage Against The Machine song, as the band's politically charged lyrics were seen as potentially controversial during a time of heightened sensitivity and fear.

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  • 7. 

    At which event did Rage Against The Machine hold a protest concert in 2000?

    • A.

      The Summer Olympics

    • B.

      The Democratic National Convention

    • C.

      The Performance Of Another Band

    • D.

      The Opening Of The Vietnam Memorial

    Correct Answer
    B. The Democratic National Convention
    Explanation
    In 2000, Rage Against The Machine held a protest concert at the Democratic National Convention. This event provided them with a platform to express their political views and opposition to the policies and actions of the Democratic Party. The band's performance at the convention was a form of activism and a means to raise awareness about social and political issues.

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  • 8. 

    In 1993 Rage Against The Machine released the "Freedom" video in support of whom?

    • A.

      Leonard Peltier

    • B.

      Charles Manson

    • C.

      Bill Clinton

    • D.

      Arlo Looking Cloud

    Correct Answer
    A. Leonard Peltier
    Explanation
    In 1993, Rage Against The Machine released the "Freedom" video in support of Leonard Peltier. Leonard Peltier is a Native American activist who was convicted for the murder of two FBI agents in 1975. Many believe that Peltier was wrongfully convicted and that his trial was unfair. Rage Against The Machine, known for their politically charged music, used their platform to raise awareness and advocate for Peltier's release. The "Freedom" video served as a powerful statement of support for Peltier and his fight for justice.

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  • 9. 

    Rage Against The Machine organized and headlined a benefit concert in New Jersey to aid what cause?

    • A.

      Apartheid Effects

    • B.

      AIDS Research

    • C.

      Wrongful Imprisonment

    • D.

      Mumia Abu-Jamal's Family

    Correct Answer
    D. Mumia Abu-Jamal's Family
    Explanation
    Rage Against The Machine organized and headlined a benefit concert in New Jersey to aid Mumia Abu-Jamal's Family. Mumia Abu-Jamal is a former Black Panther and journalist who was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of a police officer in 1981. Many activists and supporters believe that his trial was unfair and that he is a political prisoner. The concert aimed to raise funds and awareness for his family's cause, advocating for justice and a fair trial for Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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  • 10. 

    Where did the name Rage Against The Machine originate?

    • A.

      A Newspaper Headline

    • B.

      A Phrase Used By Tom Morello's Dad

    • C.

      A Zine Called "No Answers"

    • D.

      They Heard It Through The Grapevine

    Correct Answer
    C. A Zine Called "No Answers"
    Explanation
    The name "Rage Against The Machine" originated from a zine called "No Answers". A zine is a self-published, non-commercial publication that covers various topics of interest. The band members likely came across the phrase while reading the zine and found it fitting for their music and message. The name reflects their rebellious and politically charged approach to music, as they aim to challenge and critique societal norms and systems.

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  • 11. 

    Where did Rage Against The Machine's "Evil Empire" debut on the Billboard Top 200?

    • A.

      #77

    • B.

      #23

    • C.

      #144

    • D.

      #1

    Correct Answer
    D. #1
    Explanation
    "Evil Empire" by Rage Against The Machine debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200. This means that it entered the chart at the highest position possible, indicating a very successful and popular release. The album likely received significant sales and attention, leading to its impressive debut at the top spot on the chart.

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  • 12. 

    What was the name of the live video Rage Against The Machine released in 1997?

    • A.

      Rage Against The Machine

    • B.

      Bombtrack

    • C.

      Wake Up

    • D.

      Guerrilla Radio

    Correct Answer
    A. Rage Against The Machine
    Explanation
    The given correct answer "Rage Against The Machine" is the name of the live video released by the band in 1997.

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  • 13. 

    What world figure is the uncle of Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello?

    • A.

      The First Prime Minister Of Israel

    • B.

      The 30th U.S. President

    • C.

      The Founder Of North Vietnam

    • D.

      The First President Of Kenya

    Correct Answer
    D. The First President Of Kenya
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The First President Of Kenya." This is because Jomo Kenyatta, the first President of Kenya, is the uncle of Tom Morello, the guitarist of Rage Against The Machine.

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  • 14. 

    How did Rage Against The Machine's Zack de la Rocha and Tim Commerford become friends in school?

    • A.

      They Were On The Same Football Team

    • B.

      They Were Neighbors

    • C.

      Commerford Taught Him To Steal

    • D.

      They Shared Lockers

    Correct Answer
    C. Commerford Taught Him To Steal
  • 15. 

    What job did Rage Against The Machine's Tim Commerford's father have?

    • A.

      Teacher

    • B.

      Auto Mechanic

    • C.

      Aerospace Engineer

    • D.

      Race Car Driver

    Correct Answer
    C. Aerospace Engineer
    Explanation
    Tim Commerford's father had a job as an Aerospace Engineer.

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  • 16. 

    How did Brad Wilk help found Rage Against The Machine?

    • A.

      Zack De La Rocha Saw Him Play

    • B.

      He Signed Up On Monster.com

    • C.

      He Put An Ad In The Newspaper

    • D.

      He Knew Tom Morello

    Correct Answer
    D. He Knew Tom Morello
    Explanation
    Brad Wilk helped found Rage Against The Machine because he knew Tom Morello. This suggests that Wilk and Morello had a pre-existing relationship or connection that led to their collaboration in forming the band.

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  • 17. 

    What is the middle name of Tom Morello, the guitarist of Rage Against The Machine?

    • A.

      Basil

    • B.

      Bradford

    • C.

      Baptist

    • D.

      Brian

    Correct Answer
    C. Baptist
    Explanation
    The middle name of Tom Morello, the guitarist of Rage Against The Machine, is Baptist.

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  • 18. 

    How many weeks did the Rage Against The Machine's eponymous debut album remain on the Billboard charts?

    • A.

      14

    • B.

      3

    • C.

      89

    • D.

      37

    Correct Answer
    C. 89
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 89. This indicates that Rage Against The Machine's eponymous debut album remained on the Billboard charts for a total of 89 weeks. This is a significant achievement, as it demonstrates the album's popularity and longevity in the music industry. It suggests that the album resonated with listeners and continued to generate interest and sales over an extended period of time.

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  • 19. 

    What Rage Against The Machine song won the "Best Hard Rock Performance" Grammy in 2001?

    • A.

      Sleep Now In The Fire

    • B.

      Guerilla Radio

    • C.

      No Shelter

    • D.

      Testify

    Correct Answer
    B. Guerilla Radio
    Explanation
    "Guerilla Radio" won the "Best Hard Rock Performance" Grammy in 2001. This song by Rage Against The Machine is known for its powerful and energetic sound, combining elements of rock, rap, and funk. The lyrics of "Guerilla Radio" are politically charged, criticizing the media and promoting activism. The song's catchy guitar riffs, intense vocals, and rebellious spirit resonated with listeners and helped it secure the Grammy award.

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  • 20. 

    "Fist in the air in the land of hypocrisy" is a lyric from which Rage Against The Machine single?

    • A.

      Know Your Enemy

    • B.

      Bullet In The Head

    • C.

      Take Back The Power

    • D.

      Wake Up

    Correct Answer
    D. Wake Up
    Explanation
    The lyric "Fist in the air in the land of hypocrisy" is from the Rage Against The Machine single "Wake Up". This song is known for its politically charged lyrics and criticism of societal hypocrisy. The line suggests a call to action and rebellion against the hypocritical aspects of society.

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  • 21. 

    What happened the day Rage Against The Machine filmed their "Sleep Now in the Fire" video?

    • A.

      The NYPD Tried To Shut Rage Against The Machine Down

    • B.

      Rage Against The Machine Filmed The Video In One Day

    • C.

      A Riot In Harlem

    • D.

      New York Stock Exchange Shut Down

    Correct Answer
    D. New York Stock Exchange Shut Down
    Explanation
    On the day Rage Against The Machine filmed their "Sleep Now in the Fire" video, the New York Stock Exchange was shut down. This suggests that the filming of the video caused such disruption or chaos that it led to the closure of the stock exchange. The exact reason for the shutdown is not provided, but it implies that the band's activities or the filming location caused significant disturbance or security concerns, resulting in the closure of the stock exchange.

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  • 22. 

    Which of the following rights did Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine talk about in a 1997 interview?

    • A.

      The Right To Eat, Sleep, & Be Merry

    • B.

      The Right To Freedom Of Speech

    • C.

      The Right To Starve

    • D.

      The Right To Bear Arms

    Correct Answer
    C. The Right To Starve
    Explanation
    In a 1997 interview, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine discussed "The Right To Starve." This suggests that Morello addressed the issue of poverty and hunger, advocating for the recognition of the right to not have access to basic necessities like food. This aligns with Morello's activism and the band's focus on socioeconomic inequality and political issues.

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  • 23. 

    Which band released a song calling Rage Against The Machine hypocrites?

    • A.

      Milk Toast Mamas

    • B.

      Eternity Blasters

    • C.

      Time Capsule

    • D.

      Infectious Grooves

    Correct Answer
    D. Infectious Grooves
    Explanation
    Infectious Grooves released a song calling Rage Against The Machine hypocrites.

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  • 24. 

    What does it mean if your Rage Against The Machine "Bombtrack" single cover says "Pinkpop"?

    • A.

      Rage Against The Machine Played The Song At A Festival

    • B.

      It Refers To Brad Wilk's Sister

    • C.

      Tom Morello Loves Pink Lemonade

    • D.

      It Stands For The Rage Against The Machine Label

    Correct Answer
    A. Rage Against The Machine Played The Song At A Festival
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that if the Rage Against The Machine "Bombtrack" single cover says "Pinkpop," it means that the band played the song at the Pinkpop festival.

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  • 25. 

    During its first year in existence, Rage Against The Machine opened for which of the following bands?

    • A.

      Pearl Jam

    • B.

      Red Hot Chili Peppers

    • C.

      Alice In Chains

    • D.

      Nirvana

    Correct Answer
    A. Pearl Jam
    Explanation
    During its first year in existence, Rage Against The Machine opened for Pearl Jam. This means that Rage Against The Machine performed as the opening act for Pearl Jam during their concerts or tours.

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  • 26. 

    What Rage Against The Machine song is featured in the video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas"?

    • A.

      Killing In The Name

    • B.

      Freedom

    • C.

      Bombtrack

    • D.

      Bullet In The Head

    Correct Answer
    A. Killing In The Name
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Killing In The Name." This song is featured in the video game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas."

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  • 27. 

    Which magazine voted "Rage Against The Machine" a Heaviest Album Of All Time?

    • A.

      Q

    • B.

      Rolling Stone

    • C.

      GQ

    • D.

      Billboard

    Correct Answer
    A. Q
    Explanation
    Rolling Stone magazine voted "Rage Against The Machine" a Heaviest Album Of All Time.

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  • 28. 

    What photos are in the liner notes of Rage Against The Machine's "Evil Empire"?

    • A.

      Radical Books

    • B.

      A Man Self-Immolating

    • C.

      Upside-Down Flags

    • D.

      A Mushroom Cloud

    Correct Answer
    A. Radical Books
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Radical Books. This suggests that the liner notes of Rage Against The Machine's "Evil Empire" album contain photos of radical books. This could imply that the band is politically and socially conscious, as radical books often explore alternative viewpoints and challenge mainstream ideologies. The inclusion of these photos may serve to further convey the band's message and enhance the overall thematic experience of the album.

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  • 29. 

    Rage Against The Machine's video, "Freedom", included footage from what documentary?

    • A.

      Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

    • B.

      The Real Malcolm X

    • C.

      The Panama Deception

    • D.

      Incident At Oglala

    Correct Answer
    D. Incident At Oglala
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Incident At Oglala." This documentary explores the events surrounding the 1975 Pine Ridge Reservation shootout, involving members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) and the FBI. Rage Against The Machine incorporated footage from this documentary in their music video for "Freedom" to highlight the ongoing struggles and injustices faced by Native American communities.

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  • 30. 

    In which city did Rage Against The Machine begin its headlining European tour in 1996?

    • A.

      Lisbon, Portugal

    • B.

      London, England

    • C.

      Madrid, Spain

    • D.

      Paris, France

    Correct Answer
    C. Madrid, Spain
    Explanation
    Rage Against The Machine began its headlining European tour in 1996 in Madrid, Spain.

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  • 31. 

    How many songs from the Rage Against The Machine album "Evil Empire" were nominated for Grammys?

    • A.

      0

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      2

    • D.

      1

    Correct Answer
    C. 2
    Explanation
    Two songs from the Rage Against The Machine album "Evil Empire" were nominated for Grammys.

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  • 32. 

    Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against The Machine spoke before a full session of the UN for what cause?

    • A.

      Rights Of Conscientious Objectors

    • B.

      Civil Rights Abuse

    • C.

      Returning Land To Native Americans

    • D.

      Abolishing The Death Penalty

    Correct Answer
    D. Abolishing The Death Penalty
    Explanation
    Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against The Machine spoke before a full session of the UN for the cause of abolishing the death penalty.

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  • 33. 

    What award did Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine receive in 2001 for the 4th time?

    • A.

      Best African-American Musician

    • B.

      Most Involved Activist

    • C.

      Humanitarian Of The Year

    • D.

      Best Guitarist

    Correct Answer
    D. Best Guitarist
    Explanation
    Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine received the award for Best Guitarist in 2001 for the 4th time. This suggests that he is highly skilled and talented in playing the guitar, as he has consistently been recognized as the best in his field. It also implies that his contributions to music and his unique style of playing have been widely acknowledged and appreciated by both critics and fans.

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