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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The opening acts for David Bowie's concert included such names as Ava Cherrt and _______.
(a) Stevie Wonder.
(b) Herbie Hancock.
(c) Art Tatum.
(d) Luther Vandross.

2. Bangs admires the Troggs for making innocent _____ songs as well as incredibly sexual music.
(a) Polemic.
(b) Love.
(c) Sophisticated.
(d) Political.

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

4. In "Chicago at Carnegie Hall, Volumes I,II, III, & IV", Bangs mocks the album as being better as pieces of _____ than a work of music.
(a) Crap.
(b) Scrap metal.
(c) Plastic.
(d) Cardboard.

5. Bangs finds the lyrics on Jethro Tull's new album "Thick as a _____" to be self -righteous.
(a) Stick.
(b) Block.
(c) Brick.
(d) Slab.

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

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

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

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

10. When the confrontation escalates, Bangs is arrested by a tenant in the building and charged with _____.
(a) Assault.
(b) Breaking and Entering.
(c) Battery.
(d) Drunk and Disorderly conduct.

11. Bangs argues that _____ 's antics helped to break down the wall between the musician and the listener.
(a) Alice Cooper.
(b) Eric Clapton.
(c) Jimmy Page.
(d) Iggy Pop.

12. In reviewing Barry White's new album, Bangs states that White has found yet another way to sing about _____.
(a) Hate.
(b) Love.
(c) The Earth.
(d) Politics.

13. Bangs states that "Station to Station" is ______ 's finest album yet because even if the lyrics are pretentious, the guitar is amazing.
(a) Blitzkrieg.
(b) Luther Vandross.
(c) David Bowie.
(d) Barry White.

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

15. The article "My Night of Ecstasy With the J. Geils Band" talks about Bangs and the staff of ______ trying to figure out how to cover the J. Geils show.
(a) The Rolling Stone.
(b) The Cream.
(c) Heavy Metal.
(d) Creem.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bangs writes the latter half of his interview with Slade in an imitation of a _______ cockney accent.

2. In his write up of the song _____, Bangs fantasizes about the lead singer, Reg Presley, living out the lyrics.

3. According to Bangs, groups should have resisted the urge to become arty and developed the free style used by _____ musicians.

4. Bangs was at first offended by the Guess Who's most famous song "______ Woman" but then realized that their willingness to offend the audience is what made them great.

5. 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 ______.

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