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August 4th, 2004

Quiz time!! (a real quiz, not one of them "You Are The Edge!" things) @ 03:15 pm

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I thought I’d devise a little U2 IQ test of people’s fandom to separate the men from the boys, the women from the girls, the animals from, well, the baby animals, in this group. As you will see, there are varying levels of difficulty. If you disagree with my placement of the questions in the various levels, I guess there’s not really much you can do about it. ;)

So give it a go, and have fun with it. Post the answers as a comment to this entry. I’ll post the answers in a few days. Enjoy!


Novice

1. Which band member posted the note on a high school bulletin board that led to the formation of the band?
2. Name the song this lyric originates from: “We’re free to fly the crimson sky/the sun won’t melt our wings tonight.”
3. What is The Edge’s real name?
4. From where did U2 get its name (Bonus: who suggested it to the band)?

Intermediate

5. Name the three U2 albums that include title tracks (i.e. the title of the album is also the title of one of the songs on the album).
6. Which band member’s brother was a member of the band in its early days?
7. Name the song this lyric originates from: “You never felt alive/until you’d almost wasted away”
8. Where was The Unforgettable Fire recorded?

Expert

9. What was the alias the band used to appear in disguise as an opening act for themselves occasionally during The Joshua Tree tour?
10. Name the song this lyric originates from: “Scarlett eyes and see through heart/she saw me coming right from the start”
11. Who is the only band member to miss a U2 concert (bonus: what city was the band playing in when it happened)?
12. On what tour did U2 play in Israel for the first (and, thus far, only) time?

Genius

13. Name the three songs the phrase “Dream out loud” appears in (hint: one of them is a b-side).
14. What area of Dublin does the line “I see seven towers/but I only see one way out”, from the song Running to Stand Still, refer to (i.e. Where are the “seven towers”)?
15. Name the song this lyric originates from: “These winds and tides/these changing times won’t drag you away.”
16. Where did the album name Achtung Baby! come from?
 
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From:stdivine
Date:August 4th, 2004 12:39 pm (UTC)
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1)Larry Mullen Jr
2)Even Better The The Real Thing
3)David Evans
4)U.S Spy Plane (Steve Averill)

5)October, Unforgettable Fire, Zooropa
6)The Edge's aka Dik Evans
7)Please
8)Slane Castle

9)Dalton Brothers
10)Slow Dancing
11)Adam Charles Clayton and Sydney Austrailia Nov 26th, 1993
12)Popmart Tour

From:stdivine
Date:August 4th, 2004 02:10 pm (UTC)
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Oops I forgot to check my post after I replied *palm to face*


13)Acrobat, ALways,Zooropa
14)Ballymun aka Ballymun Flats/Towers right behind Bono's childhood home
15)Drowning Man
16)The Producers
From:cat2150
Date:August 4th, 2004 12:46 pm (UTC)
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1. Larry
2. EBTTRT
3. Dave Evans
4. Spy Plane
5. Zooropa, UF, October
6. Edge's
7. Please
8. Slane Castle
9. The Dalton Brothers
10. Slow Dancing
11. Adam, Sydney
12. Popmart
13. Zooropa, Acrobat,
14. Ballymum (?)
15.
16.

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From:achtungbaby0486
Date:August 4th, 2004 12:47 pm (UTC)
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Alright, I'll give this a go.... *crosses fingers*

Novice

1. Which band member posted the note on a high school bulletin board that led to the formation of the band? Larry
2. Name the song this lyric originates from: “We’re free to fly the crimson sky/the sun won’t melt our wings tonight.” "Even Better Than The Real Thing"
3. What is The Edge’s real name? Dave Evans
4. From where did U2 get its name (Bonus: who suggested it to the band)? The U2 spyplane incident. Wasn't it Gavin who suggested it? *shrug*

Intermediate

5. Name the three U2 albums that include title tracks (i.e. the title of the album is also the title of one of the songs on the album). October, The Unforgettable Fire, and Zooropa
6. Which band member’s brother was a member of the band in its early days? Edge's brother Dick Evans
7. Name the song this lyric originates from: “You never felt alive/until you’d almost wasted away” "Please"
8. Where was The Unforgettable Fire recorded? Ireland? I'm assumming it was...

Expert

9. What was the alias the band used to appear in disguise as an opening act for themselves occasionally during The Joshua Tree tour? The Dalton Brothers
10. Name the song this lyric originates from: “Scarlett eyes and see through heart/she saw me coming right from the start” I don't know. No clue. Guessing it was the Rattle & Hum era/Joshua Tree era though
11. Who is the only band member to miss a U2 concert (bonus: what city was the band playing in when it happened)? Adam in Sydney, Australia
12. On what tour did U2 play in Israel for the first (and, thus far, only) time? Gonna guess the Popmart Tour...

Genius

13. Name the three songs the phrase “Dream out loud” appears in (hint: one of them is a b-side). "Zooropa", "Acrobat", and "Always"
14. What area of Dublin does the line “I see seven towers/but I only see one way out”, from the song Running to Stand Still, refer to (i.e. Where are the “seven towers”)? Where Bono lived in Dublin...it's a housing area/section where his house was. And kids used to ride horses on the streets in there.
15. Name the song this lyric originates from: “These winds and tides/these changing times won’t drag you away.” "Drowning Man"
16. Where did the album name Achtung Baby! come from? from the movie The Producers. It's a line in the movie when a dude says, "Achtung baby!" and the guard replies, "The furor would never say baby!"

I think I did quite well. *nerd* lol
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From:carpone
Date:August 4th, 2004 12:55 pm (UTC)
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Decent set of questions, but nothing a long term fan couldn't answer. :) When the questions start delving into their families (wives, flings, kids, etc), then I usually get a blank stare on my face.

As an aside, listening to The Dalton Brothers is hilarious.

You should check out the u2seek dc++ hub. They run a monthly U2 trivia contest. The people there are in the "hardcore" category. U2 DVDs are awarded monthly to the highest scores.
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From:stateless
Date:August 4th, 2004 03:52 pm (UTC)
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Decent set of questions, but nothing a long term fan couldn't answer.

that's not the point, is it? it's for fun. :-)
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From:hard2explain8
Date:August 4th, 2004 01:01 pm (UTC)
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Novice

1. Larry
2. "Even Better Than the Real Thing"
3. David Evans
4. Planes

Intermediate

5. October, Unforgettable Fire, Zooropa
6. Edge's bro, Dick Evans (Virgin Prunes?)
7. "Please"
8. ?

Expert

9. ?
10. "Slow Dancing" i think
11. Adam, but i dont know when
12. Pop maybe?

Genius

13. Zooropa, Acrobat,...?
14. i dont know but thats one of my favorite U2 songs
15. Drowning Man! This should be a novice q. everyone should know and love this song as much as i do!!
16. No clue, but whenever i watch my achtung baby video, i watch the part over and over again where Bono whispers Achtung Baby because its hot.


GREAT QUIZ!
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From:pride4u2
Date:August 4th, 2004 01:24 pm (UTC)
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1. Larry
2. "Even Better Than the Real Thing"
3. David Evans
4. Paul McGuinness suggested it, I believe, but I think there's a bit of a debate as to where it actually came from...
5. October, The Unforgettable Fire, Zooropa
6. The Edge's brother (name's Dik, I think)
7. "Please"
8. Slane Castle (partially recorded there, if I remember correctly)
9. The Dalton Brothers
10. "Slow Dancing"
11. Adam; the concert was in Sydney, Australia
12. It was in Tel Aviv, but I can't remember which tour. That will bug me, lol
13. "Always", "Zooropa", and "Acrobat"
14. Ballymun
15. "Drowning Man" (love that song!)
16. I think Bono says it in the beginning of "The Fly"...
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From:rockontheedge
Date:August 4th, 2004 07:15 pm (UTC)
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your icon is so cute!!

larry navel! *blush*
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From:pride4u2
Date:August 5th, 2004 07:09 am (UTC)
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lol...thanks! Tis courtesy of thedeadparrot. I love this icon, because Larry's looking not-so-serious *g*
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From:signifiers
Date:August 4th, 2004 01:43 pm (UTC)
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1) Larry Mullen
2) "Even Better Than The Real Thing"
3) David Howell Evans
4) Adam asked Steve Averill, who's now the director of Four5One to come up with a list and that was one of the choices.

5) October, The Unforgettable Fire, and Zooropa.
6) Edge's brother Dik.
7) "Please"
8) Slane Castle and Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin

9) The Dalton Brothers
10) "Slow Dancing"
11) Adam Clayton, in Sydney 1993
12) I believe it was the PopMart tour.

13) "Acrobat", "Zooropa", and "Always".
14) I want to say Ballymun, but I'm not sure.
15) "Drowning Man"
16) The Mel Brooks film The Producers.
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From:cherryredstars
Date:August 4th, 2004 02:05 pm (UTC)
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1. Larry Mullen
2. Even better than the real thing
3. Dave Evans
4. spy plane
5. The Unforgettable Fire, October, Zooropa
6. Dave (Edge's) brother Dik
7. Please
8. Slance Castle and Windmill Lane studios.
9. Dalton brothers
10. Slowdancing
11. Adam (Sydney Australia)
12. popmart?
13. Acrobat, Zooropa and ?
14. ?
15. ?
16. I know it's from a certain movie but which ???
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From:volare
Date:August 4th, 2004 02:52 pm (UTC)

No googling/websearching/open book here...

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1) Larry.
2) EBTTRT
3) David Evans
4) Spy plane shot down over Russia

5) October, War, The Unforgettable Fire
6) Edge's brother, Dik Evans, later a Virgin Prune
7) Please
8) Windmill Lane Studios and Slane Castle

9) The Dalton Brothers
10) ....nope.
11) Adam
12) Bleh... Pop?

13) Acrobat... aaaahhh, I can even hear it..."she's gonna dream out loud..." ...sh*t.
14) Ballymun projects, north side of Dublin
15) Drowning Man
16) meh, I know I know this....brain burp..
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From:volare
Date:August 6th, 2004 12:47 pm (UTC)

Re: No googling/websearching/open book here...

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bleah, "war"... was thinking of the refugee for some reason... sheezus...
From:staticandradio
Date:August 4th, 2004 03:35 pm (UTC)

wow, great quiz! i restrained from cheating!

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1. Larry
2. Even Better Than the Real Thing
3. Dave Evans
4. It was on a list suggested by a friend of the band; dont remember who...

5. October, Unforgettable Fire, Zooropa
6. Edge
7. Please
8. Slane Castle (?)

9. The Dalton Brothers
10. ?
11. Adam
12. Popmart!

13. Zooropa and Acrobat...not sure of 3rd one...
14. Ballymun Flats (RIP)
15. Drowning Man
16. No idea!
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From:stateless
Date:August 4th, 2004 03:46 pm (UTC)
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for this to be fun at all i guess i won't look at the previous comments yet. :-)



1. larry
2. ebttrt
3. david evans
4. i suppose you're looking for the spy plane answer? steve averill suggested it to them instead of 'the hype'. they liked it because it was ambiguous.

5. october, unforgettable fire, zooropa
6. edge's
7. please
8. slane castle, co. meath (and windmill lane, dublin)

9. the dalton brothers (heeee)
10. slow dancing
11. adam, in sydney
12. popmart

13. zooropa, acrobat, always
14. ballymun, dublin
15. drowning man
16. the producers (mel brooks)
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From:kyrillion
Date:August 4th, 2004 04:17 pm (UTC)
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why am I always too late for these things? no point in me trying now :-p

Did you know the Ballymin towers are being denolished? At the minute there's only 6, doesn't have the same ring to it though :-)
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From:kyrillion
Date:August 4th, 2004 04:19 pm (UTC)
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oh the typos! too much caffeine, too little sleep :-D
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From:sirensong984
Date:August 4th, 2004 05:01 pm (UTC)

NO looking at answers and no googling for me..

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Was a challenge!!

Novice

1. Which band member posted the note on a high school bulletin board that led to the formation of the band? Larry.
2. Name the song this lyric originates from: “We’re free to fly the crimson sky/the sun won’t melt our wings tonight.” Even Better Than the Real Thing
3. What is The Edge’s real name? David Evans
4. From where did U2 get its name (Bonus: who suggested it to the band)? Okay. The dude from Radiators from Space. NO idea his name..but he suggested it because it stuck out and because of the U-2 plane incident with Gary Powers that happened right before Bono was born. (Incidentally Gary Powers is my great-grandmothers direct cousin.)

Intermediate

5. Name the three U2 albums that include title tracks (i.e. the title of the album is also the title of one of the songs on the album). October, The Unforgettable Fire, Zooropa
6. Which band member’s brother was a member of the band in its early days? The Edge (Dick Evans)
7. Name the song this lyric originates from: “You never felt alive/until you’d almost wasted away” Please
8. Where was The Unforgettable Fire recorded? Slane Castle? I can't remember if the whole thing was done there or not.

Expert

9. What was the alias the band used to appear in disguise as an opening act for themselves occasionally during The Joshua Tree tour? The Daltons!
10. Name the song this lyric originates from: “Scarlett eyes and see through heart/she saw me coming right from the start” Slow Dancing. Need to get the IGWSHA single out!!
11. Who is the only band member to miss a U2 concert (bonus: what city was the band playing in when it happened)? Adam missed the Sidney concert (first one)
12. On what tour did U2 play in Israel for the first (and, thus far, only) time? Popmart

Genius

13. Name the three songs the phrase “Dream out loud” appears in (hint: one of them is a b-side). Zooropa, Acrobat, Always
14. What area of Dublin does the line “I see seven towers/but I only see one way out”, from the song Running to Stand Still, refer to (i.e. Where are the “seven towers”)? Ballymun
15. Name the song this lyric originates from: “These winds and tides/these changing times won’t drag you away.” Drawing a blank ARGH
16. Where did the album name Achtung Baby! come from? I really can't remember, but I thought that they used it a lot while in Berlin. It came from "The Producers"..I think?
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From:canadanne
Date:August 4th, 2004 05:07 pm (UTC)

Without any cheating...

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Novice

1. Larry
2. Even Better Than The Real Thing
3. David Howell Evans
4. Steve Averill suggested it... there are many rumours as to the inspiration, including the spy plane and the "you too" pun.

Intermediate

5. October, The Unforgettable Fire, Zooropa
6. The Edge's brother (Dik Evans)
7. Please
8. Slane Castle

Expert

9. The Dalton Brothers
10. Slow Dancing
11. Adam (Sydney)
12. Errrrmmmm... PopMart?

Genius

13. Acrobat, Zooropa, Always
14. Ballymun Flats
15. Drowning Man, unless I'm very much mistaken?
16. Don't think I know this one!
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From:la_vation
Date:August 4th, 2004 06:26 pm (UTC)
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Novice

1. Which band member posted the note on a high school bulletin board that led to the formation of the band?Larry
2. Name the song this lyric originates from: “We’re free to fly the crimson sky/the sun won’t melt our wings tonight.”no clue
3. What is The Edge’s real name? Dave Evans
4. From where did U2 get its name (Bonus: who suggested it to the band)? Steve Averill suggested the name but he was known as Steve Rapid at the time. Intermediate

5. Name the three U2 albums that include title tracks (i.e. the title of the album is also the title of one of the songs on the album). October/The Unforgettable Fire/Zooropa
6. Which band member’s brother was a member of the band in its early days? Dave "The Edge" Evans brother Dik
7. Name the song this lyric originates from: “You never felt alive/until you’d almost wasted away” Pass
8. Where was The Unforgettable Fire recorded? Lord Henry Montcharles house at Slane Castle/Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin

Expert

9. What was the alias the band used to appear in disguise as an opening act for themselves occasionally during The Joshua Tree tour? The Dalton Brothers
10. Name the song this lyric originates from: “Scarlett eyes and see through heart/she saw me coming right from the start” Pass
11. Who is the only band member to miss a U2 concert (bonus: what city was the band playing in when it happened)? Adam was out late in Sydney, Australia and Stuart Morgan filled in for him during Zoomerang.
12. On what tour did U2 play in Israel for the first (and, thus far, only) time? Pop

Genius

13. Name the three songs the phrase “Dream out loud” appears in (hint: one of them is a b-side).Pass
14. What area of Dublin does the line “I see seven towers/but I only see one way out”, from the song Running to Stand Still, refer to (i.e. Where are the “seven towers”)? Ballymun
15. Name the song this lyric originates from: “These winds and tides/these changing times won’t drag you away.”Drowning Man
16. Where did the album name Achtung Baby! come from? The Producers by Mel Brooks
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From:unorthodox_muse
Date:August 4th, 2004 09:41 pm (UTC)

Just cuz i don't know all of these answers doesn't mean I am not a man!

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Novice

1. Larry
2. EBTTRT
3. Dave Evans
4. an air - o - plane thingy.

Intermediate

5. Zooropa, the unforgettable fire.... uh..
6. Not one clue.
7. Please
8. Ireland heh!

Expert

9. ?
10. Slow Dancing
11. Adam and I dont know what city.
12. I think it was Popmart.. I remember seeing it on the abc special or something - all those trucks... I don't know!?!

Genius

13. Acrobat, Always and YAY, I have no clue!
14. I'm b;londe and lacking sleep.
15. See above.
16. I saw it on my motorcycle, you know, the one I had named Bono ((so i could say i rode him..)) - yeah, so I was weird when I had that bike.... - But, it was on the gas tank and I think it had something to do with reminding me to wear a helmut.

Thanks man, your test made me feel just like Jessica Simpson. I appreciate that!
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From:sunlightlotus
Date:August 5th, 2004 06:31 am (UTC)

Im not good a trivia, but Ill try this

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Didnt even bother with the once I had no clue

1. Which band member posted the note on a high school bulletin board that led to the formation of the band? Larry?

2. Name the song this lyric originates from: “We’re free to fly the crimson sky/the sun won’t melt our wings tonight.” Even better than the real thing

4. From where did U2 get its name (Bonus: who suggested it to the band)?
U2 Spy planes, I think suggested by Bono since that occured near the time he was born?

5. Name the three U2 albums that include title tracks (i.e. the title of the album is also the title of one of the songs on the album).
October, Zooropa, All That You Cant Leave Behind

7. Name the song this lyric originates from: “You never felt alive/until you’d almost wasted away”
Last night on earth

8. Where was The Unforgettable Fire recorded?
Some place in Ireland (I can picture the picture on the album)

10. Name the song this lyric originates from: “Scarlett eyes and see through heart/she saw me coming right from the start”
slow dancing?

13. Name the three songs the phrase “Dream out loud” appears in (hint: one of them is a b-side).
Zooropa, Acrobat, and ?

16. Where did the album name Achtung Baby! come from?
Um... the Actung signs that are all around Germany? (Or maybe when I went to Germany, I was just plagued with the desire to right Baby on all of them :))
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From:emrys_nc
Date:August 5th, 2004 10:36 am (UTC)

#16

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The title was actually inspired by U2 sound engineer Joe O'Herlihy. While in Berlin, he and Bono went out drinking, and Joe kept walking up to random people on the sidewalk and shouting, "ACHTUNG BABY!" at them. (Achtung meaning "Look out!" or "Warning!") Bono found this hysterical and suggested it for the title of the new album (the working title of which, up to that point, was Adam.)

That's the story I heard.
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From:stateless
Date:August 7th, 2004 06:49 pm (UTC)

Re: #16

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i heard something along those lines too. (but that they were doing it cos of 'the producers', yeah.)

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