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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Epilogue.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. "Me and the Devil Blues" uses imagery that provokes what emotion?
(a) Desolation.
(b) Lust.
(c) Love.
(d) Hubris.

2. Why was Newman's choice of voice "dangerous"?
(a) It alienated people.
(b) Audiences are too critical.
(c) It was confusing.
(d) Audiences are too literal.

3. According to Marcus, what did Staggerlee represent to the black community?
(a) Corruption.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Death.
(d) Hope.

4. Which of the following performers will NOT be discussed in Mystery Train?
(a) Randy Newman.
(b) Elvis Presley.
(c) Chuck Berry.
(d) Sly Stone.

5. According to Marcus, what do popular artists do for people?
(a) Isolate them from people who dislike their music.
(b) Take away fear and pain.
(c) Create a community.
(d) Speak for them.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who said "when I was a boy . . . I was the hero in comic books and movies. I grew up believing in a dream"?

2. What album does Marcus say belongs to Richard Manuel in "The Band?

3. What type of Staggerlee does Sly create in Riot?

4. In "The Band," what problem does Marcus reveal about The Band's sense of community?

5. Who wrote "obviously, it is easier to kill than to create" (95)?

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