Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

Lester Bangs
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Creemwork—Frauds, Failures, and Fantasies Part One.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Black _____ Arkansas: Keep the Faith", Bangs admits that he like the band's album when he first heard it.
(a) Hickory.
(b) Maple.
(c) Molasses.
(d) Oak.

2. Bangs asserts that the live music sounds similar to the studio music except there are long and pointless ______.
(a) Introductions to each song.
(b) Solos.
(c) Pauses.
(d) Crowd singing sections.

3. Bangs comes to like the song ______, which he first had dismissed as so much noise.
(a) Fun House.
(b) T.V. Eye.
(c) Rolling Stone.
(d) L.A. Blues.

4. Bangs is using a deception because none of these other Count Five albums existed, and he was comparing himself to a ______ critic.
(a) Creem.
(b) Astral Weeks.
(c) Rolling Stone.
(d) L.A. Blues.

5. Bangs suggests that the song called ______ by the Troggs is about a countdown towards sexual penetration.
(a) Wild Thing.
(b) 66-5-4-3-2-1.
(c) 8675309.
(d) I Just Sing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Although the essay begins by talking about the _______, the narrator changes the subject to a group called Count Five.

2. Bangs argues that "Keep the Faith" could be used to make people immune from _____ torture and brainwashing.

3. Bangs asserts that "the Guess Who is God" in his essay "The Guess Who: Live at the _____".

4. The narrator agonizes over buying Count Five's record _____ because it is mediocre but he eventually comes to love it.

5. Bangs concludes the essay by suggesting that ______ are making jokes to their listeners that play off all of their darkest fears and fantasies.

(see the answer key)

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