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

2. 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.
(a) Scandinavian.
(b) American.
(c) Irish.
(d) Russian.

3. 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.

4. Critic Jon Landau dismisses Bangs for his reviews and for his magazine _______ for giving similar albums positive reviews.
(a) Astral Weeks.
(b) Creem.
(c) Rolling Stone.
(d) L.A. Blues.

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

6. The Yardbirds were a British Band that launched the musical careers of all of the following guitarists except ______.
(a) Jimmy Page.
(b) Neil Young.
(c) Jeff Beck.
(d) Eric Clapton.

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

8. 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.

9. In "Of Pop and Pies and Fun", Bangs defends the band that is known as the _______, in particular front man Iggy Pop.
(a) The Stooges.
(b) The Black Crows.
(c) The Animals.
(d) The Yardbirds.

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

11. In his writing, Bangs fantasizes about murdering ______ because he is so self-absorbed.
(a) Reg Presley.
(b) James Taylor.
(c) Bob Dylan.
(d) Elvis Presley.

12. 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) Classical.
(c) Rock and Roll.
(d) Jazz.

13. The old man tells his grandchildren that by the end of the 1960s, the Yardbirds had transformed into the band ______.
(a) Fleetwood Mac.
(b) Led Zeppelin.
(c) Pink Floyd.
(d) Rolling Stones.

14. Clark believes that the current generation are very ______ despite their claims towards originality.
(a) Conformist.
(b) Communist.
(c) Non-conformist.
(d) Antagonist.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Bangs suggested that rock bands had become pretentious and therefore deserved to get pied in the face like ______.

2. Bangs felt that the Baby Boomer generation was ______, believing their every act was of great importance.

3. 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.

4. Bangs then reviews James Taylor's album called "_____ Man Dog" and surprisingly defends the album.

5. Bangs states that "Station to Station" is ______ 's finest album yet because even if the lyrics are pretentious, the guitar is amazing.

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