Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the article "Jethro Tull in ______" Bangs describes how the band has managed to become popular without the benefit of a radio single.
(a) Japan.
(b) Vietnam.
(c) Korea.
(d) Germany.

2. In the essay "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-up ______", Bangs complains that television stations do not play enough horror films.
(a) Zombies.
(b) Vampires.
(c) Deatheaters.
(d) Werewolves.

3. Although the essay begins by talking about the _______, the narrator changes the subject to a group called Count Five.
(a) Yardbirds.
(b) Led Zeppelin.
(c) Rolling Stones.
(d) Misfits.

4. Van Morrison's second album was released in _____ and Bangs reports that it became a source of hope for him.
(a) 1978.
(b) 1963.
(c) 1972.
(d) 1968.

5. Bangs spends almost half of the review of the album talking about the song ______, which Bangs believes is about a transsexual man.
(a) Madame George.
(b) T.V. Eye.
(c) Velvet Underground.
(d) Astral Weeks.

6. The old man also tells his grandchildren that _____ was assassinated at a show in 1973 - two years after the article was written.
(a) Jimmy Page
(b) Eric Clapton.
(c) Jimmy Hendrix.
(d) Jeff Beck.

7. In the essay "Screwing the System With Dick Clark", Bangs describes his meeting with Dick Clark, host of _______.
(a) Dick Van Dyke Show.
(b) The Tonight Show.
(c) American Bandstand.
(d) American Groovestand.

8. Bangs purchases a record by _______ and he says it is so bad that "it gets stars for lousiness".
(a) The Heroz.
(b) The Legendz.
(c) The Godz.
(d) The Starz.

9. Bangs begins the essay "Do the Godz Speak Esperanto" by discussing ______ records which he believes is the most underground record label in the country.
(a) Columbia.
(b) IBM.
(c) ESP.
(d) RCA.

10. Bangs considers horror movies to be the equivalent of ______ movies and writes a fake L.A. times article detailing an uprising against the television stations.
(a) Blues.
(b) Rock and Roll.
(c) Jazz.
(d) Classical.

11. In writing about the value of old horror movies, Bangs suggests that _____ is just a restriction mean to keep people from enjoying themselves.
(a) Religion.
(b) Criticism.
(c) Philosophy.
(d) Good Taste.

12. Bangs concludes the essay by suggesting that ______ are making jokes to their listeners that play off all of their darkest fears and fantasies.
(a) The Rolling Stones.
(b) The Stooges.
(c) Led Zeppelin.
(d) Question Mark.

13. The narrator agonizes over buying Count Five's record _____ because it is mediocre but he eventually comes to love it.
(a) Physical Graffiti.
(b) Bangs.
(c) Carburetor Dung.
(d) Psychotic Reaction.

14. Bangs praises the song ______ because he believes it reflects a democratic sexual relationship where the man is concerned with giving the woman an orgasm.
(a) Wild Thing.
(b) T.V. Eye.
(c) Give it to Me.
(d) I Just Sing.

15. In the second section of the essay, Bangs suggests that some bands turned from simplistic rock into arty bands, including all of the following except ______.
(a) The Mysterians.
(b) Led Zeppelin.
(c) The Yardbirds.
(d) Question Mark.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bangs feels that Morrison has a unique talent to take a simple phrase and repeat it until it becomes something ______.

2. The Yardbirds were a British Band that launched the musical careers of all of the following guitarists except ______.

3. Bangs claims that Count Five released a total of ______ albums and goes on to explain the merits of each.

4. Rock crowds had become convinced that bands were supposed to be objects of ______.

5. _______ claims that they are one of the first truly German bands since World War II.

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