Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Band - Pilgrims' Progress (Comprising sections Introduction through Crossing the Border).

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What type of music did Harmonica Frank sing?
(a) Rap.
(b) Blues.
(c) Rock 'n roll.
(d) Country.

2. What author does Marcus quote in the beginning of "Robert Johnson -1938" to illustrate the promise of American life?
(a) Norman Mailer.
(b) F. Scott Fitzgerald.
(c) Herman Melville.
(d) Robert Johnson.

3. Who said "I learned the words to Little Richard's songs the best I could and what I couldn't figure out didn't matter"?
(a) Robbie Robertson.
(b) Bo Diddley.
(c) Ronnie Hawkins.
(d) Bob Dylan.

4. What religious group does Marcus compare blues singers to in "Robert Johnson -1938"?
(a) Satanists.
(b) Voodoo.
(c) Catholics.
(d) Puritans.

5. Who wrote the song entitled "Layla"?
(a) Eric Clapton.
(b) Mick Jagger.
(c) Sly Stone.
(d) Robert Johnson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Marcus think the performers discussed in the Prologue have in common?

2. What type of music did Robert Johnson sing?

3. Whom does Marcus claim puts the pieces together to find meaning in the music?

4. In "Harmonica Frank -1951," who is the "latest Ahab"?

5. In "The Band," to what does Marcus compare the song "We Can Talk About It Now"?

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