Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Elvis - Presliad (Comprising sections Fanfare through The Rockabilly Moment).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the myth, who did Staggerlee shoot?
(a) Himself.
(b) Leroy Brown.
(c) A stranger.
(d) Billy the Lion.

2. What did some bullies call Elvis before he was a star and had grown side burns?
(a) Squirrel.
(b) Hippie.
(c) Dog.
(d) Loser.

3. What did Sly Stone call his band?
(a) The Stones.
(b) Sly's Guys.
(c) The Band.
(d) The Family.

4. What was Johnson's instrument of choice?
(a) Piano.
(b) Saxophone.
(c) Guitar.
(d) Harmonica.

5. In what song does Sly Stone mock his own song "Thank you falettinme be mice elf Agin"?
(a) "Bonnie and Clyde."
(b) "Africa Talks to You 'The Asphalt Jungle.'"
(c) "Blowin Your Mind."
(d) "Thank you for talkin' to me Africa."

Short Answer Questions

1. What author does Marcus quote in the beginning of "Robert Johnson -1938" to illustrate the promise of American life?

2. What motto of Hank Williams' made him similar to Robert Johnson according to Marcus?

3. In the introduction to "Elvis," Marcus claims that Elvis epitomizes what?

4. What was on the cover of Riot?

5. What is the name of Elvis' mother?

(see the answer key)

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