Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Elvis - Presliad (Comprising sections Elvis Moves Out through Finale).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of art does Marcus think rock 'n' roll is?
(a) Classic.
(b) Republican.
(c) Modern.
(d) Democratic.

2. In "The Band," Marcus tells that groups are images of what?
(a) Democracy.
(b) Hope.
(c) Family.
(d) Community.

3. What type of Staggerlee does Sly create in Riot?
(a) One that does not get away.
(b) One that regrets his crimes.
(c) The cruelest.
(d) The baddest.

4. What "spirit" does Harmonica Frank have that Marcus believes is truly American?
(a) Unrepentant and free.
(b) Crazy and chaotic.
(c) Cruel and truthful.
(d) Tender and free.

5. Who, according to Marcus, gave Staggerlee the cruelest epitaph?
(a) John Hurt.
(b) Eldridge Cleaver.
(c) Elvis Presley.
(d) Sly Stone.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did people riot at Sly Stone concerts in the 70s?

2. In "Elvis," Marcus compares Elvis to what character envisioned by Ralph Waldo Emerson?

3. Why does Marcus discuss many movies in "Sly Stone"?

4. What was Johnson's instrument of choice?

5. How many people came to see Elvis open a shopping center after he produced only one record?

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