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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Band - Pilgrims' Progress (Comprising sections The Righteous Land through The Weight).

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who said "I played rock and roll before I ever heard of Elvis Presley. I saw him in Memphis before he ever made a record"?
(a) Little Richard.
(b) Sam Phillips.
(c) Bob Dylan.
(d) Harmonica Frank.

3. According to Marcus in "Robert Johnson -1938," what gives music "mythical authority"?
(a) When the songs attract fans.
(b) When the music tells a story.
(c) When the singer uses a deeper tenor.
(d) When the music reflects life.

4. What does Marcus think the performers discussed in the Prologue have in common?
(a) Each based his songs on personal experience.
(b) Everyone toured together.
(c) They see themselves as symbolic Americans.
(d) They all were ex-patriots.

5. In "The Band," what does Marcus point to as the reason that The Band had the influences of many different bands and yet had an original sound?
(a) They were inheritors of rock 'n' roll.
(b) They were musical geniuses.
(c) They studied under many different bands.
(d) They stole from the best and pieced it together.

Short Answer Questions

1. What "spirit" does Harmonica Frank have that Marcus believes is truly American?

2. According to Marcus, what do popular artists do for people?

3. Who said "If you have a mother-in-law with only one eye, and that eye is in the middle of her forehead, you don't keep her in the living room"?

4. How did Marcus feel when Elvis was drafted?

5. The song "We Can Talk About It Now" creates what kind of image?

(see the answer key)

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