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The Ultimate Tool Quiz
by Staff
Is your third eye open? Are you read to put yourself in a state of vulnerable open-mindedness? Good, because it's time to test your Tool knowledge and find out whether or not you're OGT from '92.

Let's talk about Maynard James Keenan. Tool's enigmatic vocalist is also known for his varied passions for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wine, firearms and comedy. Keenan's Arizona-based winery is named for which of the following objects?

  • The caduceus
  • The merkin
  • The eye of Horus

Tool wouldn't be Tool without the visual and musical influence of guitarist Adam Jones. During his time as a motion picture FX artist, he actually worked on several notable films in the late 80s and early 90s. Under which legendary effects guru did he labor?

  • Rob Bottin
  • Rick Baker
  • Stan Winston

Tool drummer Danny Carey tends to stand out from the rest of the band, both for his towering height and occult, geometric drumheads. Given his height, it's unsurprising that he's credited as "Danny Long Legs" on which non-Tool album?

  • "The Greater Wrong of the Right" by Skinny Puppy
  • "Cereal Killer" by Green Jellö
  • "Incitare" by Volto!

While Keenan, Jones and Carey have been with Tool since its inception in 1990, two different individuals have served as bass player. Who was the first?

  • Les Claypool
  • Paul D'Amour
  • Justin Chancellor

Prior to joining Tool, Justin Chancellor performed in the band Peach. Which Peach song is covered by Tool on the 2000 release "Salival?"

  • "No Quarter"
  • "Demon Cleaner"
  • "You Lied"

Let's go back in time -- all the way to Tool's 1991 demo tape. What was it titled?

  • Wrench
  • Tool
  • 72826

All right, OGT fans, it's time to cover the band's first EP back in '92 "Opiate." While the release features an official six tracks, your copy may feature a hidden seventh track. What is its title?

  • "Disgustipated"
  • "The Gaping Lotus Experience"
  • "Maynard's Dick"

"Opiate" includes two live tracks among its studio recordings -- both recorded in the loft of which recording artist?

  • Bill Manspeaker of Green Jellö
  • Henry Rollins of Rollins Band
  • Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine

The band's first full-length album, "Undertow," featured multiple pieces of dark, disturbing and quizzical imagery. As a result, some stores carried a censored version of the album with alternate cover art instead of Adam Jones' signature "rib cage" design. What was it?

  • A giant barcode.
  • A cow licking its own genitals.
  • Maynard sleeping on a pile of money.

The "Undertow" track "Disgustipated" features an atmospheric bit of spoken word from one "Reverend Maynard" about the troubling reality of vegetable consciousness. Who should wear glasses?

  • the goats
  • the rabbits
  • the vegans

In 1996, Tool released "Ænima," an album loaded with visual, lyrical and sonic mysteries. One of the tracks, "Die Eier von Satan," features creepy, German-language instructions for which of the following?

  • an homunculus
  • hash cookies
  • demon eggs

The "Ænima" track "Third Eye" features ideas and an audio sample which of the following individuals?

  • Timothy Leary
  • Bill Hicks
  • Carl Jung

Speaking of 2000's "Salival," the release featured a sequel to an "Ænima" track. What was it called?

  • "Stinkfist II Return of the Stinker"
  • "Forty-Six & 3"
  • "Message to Harry Manback II"

In 2001, Tool released "Lateralus," which upped the album packing game by including anatomy transparencies by which visual artist?

  • Alex Grey
  • Cam De Leon
  • Chet Zar

As for the music of "Lateralus," which song includes the lyrics " I've done the math enough to know the dangers of our second guessing?"

  • "The Grudge"
  • "Parabola"
  • "Schism"

The "Lateralus" track "Faaip de Oiad" also features an extended audio sample from which radio show?

  • Art Bell's Dark Matter
  • Coast to Coast AM
  • The Alex Jones Show

In 2006, Tool released it's latest album to date "10,000 Days." The album featured optical lenses that transformed the packaging into which of the following?

  • a stereoscope
  • a kaleidoscope
  • a pseudoscope

The "10,000 Days" track "Vicarious" served as the album's first single. The band eventually released a DVD of the song's music video. Which of the following was not a feature?

  • the 1992 music video for "Hush"
  • a behind-the-scenes featurette
  • a commentary track by comedian David Cross

Which "10,000 Days" track contains the lyrics "Now you're weeping shades of cozened indigo?"

  • "10,000 Days (Wings Pt 2)"
  • "The Pot"
  • "Rosetta Stoned"

The unreleased, un-officially titled track "Revolution" features a collaboration between Tool and which related act?

  • Primus
  • Rage Against the Machine
  • Nine Inch Nails

Let's enter the realm of rare and unreleased covers. Tool covered the song "Demon Cleaner" in the late 90s. Who performed it originally?

  • King Crimson
  • Meshuggah
  • Kyuss

Other guests occasionally take to the stage with Tool. Which of the following has NOT joined them during a live performance?

  • Lemmy
  • Robert Fripp
  • Tricky

Hey, speaking of Tricky, the British trip-hop performer also acted in one of Tool's music videos. Which one?

  • "Parabola"
  • "Schism"
  • "Stinkfist"

In 2015 and 2016, Tool began playing a new song on tour -- presumably a taste of things to come with their much-anticipated fifth studio album. The song appeared under which title on set lists?

  • Disposition
  • Desiccated
  • Descending

If you're a big enough Tool fan, then you're probably a member of the "Tool Army" fan club. The website originally featured a ranking system for members. What's the highest rank?

  • Mystagogue
  • Demiurge
  • Archimage

Maynard James Keenan has engaged in various musical projects over the years. Which band's lineup featured former Tool guitar technician Billy Howerdel?

  • A Perfect Circle
  • Puscifer
  • Children of the Anachronistic Dynasty

As for Puscifer, the Maynard-helmed project released its first studio album in 2007, but the Puscifer track "REV 2220" pops up on the soundtrack for which 2003 film?

  • "Underworld"
  • "The Matrix Reloaded"
  • "28 Days Later"

Speaking of films, Maynard dabbles in acting as well. In fact, director David Fincher offered Maynard the role of an antagonist in which film?

  • "Seven"
  • "Panic Room"
  • "Alien 3"

You probably don't think of Tool as particularly patriotic music, but Adam Jones performed the U.S. National Anthem in 2011 in the Los Angeles Staples Center for which event?

  • The Miss America Pageant
  • An LA Clippers Game
  • WWE Summerslam

Keenan collaborated with Trent Reznor, Danny Lohner and Atticus Ross on an unrealized project. What was it called?

  • Tapeworm
  • Nine Inch Tools
  • Potions

We've reached the final question in a fairly lengthy quiz. Speaking of lengthy, which Tool release spanning "Opiate" through "10,000 Days" comes in with the longest run time?

  • "Ænima"
  • "Lateralus"
  • "10,000 Days"