Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who wrote "Hound Dog"?
(a) Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.
(b) Robert Johnson.
(c) Elvis Presley.
(d) Carl Perkins.

2. What is Sly Stone's given name?
(a) Sylvester Stewart.
(b) Stanley Stewart.
(c) Sylvester Stone.
(d) Sly Stone.

3. How many people came to see Elvis open a shopping center after he produced only one record?
(a) 10,000.
(b) 3,000.
(c) 100.
(d) 30.

4. Who wrote "Papa Was a Rolling Stone?'
(a) Jimmy Hendrix.
(b) Sly Stone.
(c) Bob Dylan.
(d) The Temptations.

5. What church did Elvis attend as a boy?
(a) Christ the King.
(b) Seven Day Adventist.
(c) He did not go to church.
(d) Assembly of God.

6. In what voice does Newman sing his songs?
(a) His own.
(b) The storyteller's.
(c) The character's.
(d) The audience.

7. Who wrote "obviously, it is easier to kill than to create" (95)?
(a) Nietszche.
(b) Sly Stone.
(c) Greil Marcus.
(d) Josef von Sternberg.

8. According to Marcus in "Elvis," why does Elvis NOT owe blacks anything?
(a) The music was a throwaway.
(b) He made the music his own.
(c) They gave the style away freely.
(d) They did not copyright the style.

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

10. From whom does Marcus quote in the beginning to introduce the myth of Staggerlee in "Sly Stone"?
(a) Bobby Seale.
(b) Billy Lyon.
(c) James Brown.
(d) Sly Stone.

11. Curtis Mayfield's songs in Superfly were meant to be what according to Marcus?
(a) Legendary.
(b) Direct.
(c) Parody.
(d) Superficial.

12. What did RCA first present Elvis as?
(a) A country singer.
(b) A hillbilly.
(c) A folksinger.
(d) The boy next door.

13. At the time Riot was made, who was making the decisions about what kind of records would be created?
(a) Producers.
(b) Musicians.
(c) Artists.
(d) Managers.

14. In "Elvis," what song does Elvis make his own by changing the story from hopelessness to hope?
(a) "Baby Let's Play House."
(b) "Hound Dog. "
(c) "Pink Cadillac."
(d) "Mystery Train."

15. Who wrote "Little Wing"?
(a) Sly Stone.
(b) Jimmy Hendrix.
(c) Bob Dylan.
(d) Neil Young.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who sang "I tried and I failed / And I feel like going home" (154)?

3. Why did political activist, Eldridge Cleaver, not want to go to jail?

4. The Riot album reveals what image that Sly had for himself?

5. What did Sly Stone call his band?

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