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

2. The narrator of the story Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung is a ______ year old man explaining rock and roll history to his grandchildren.
(a) Eighty.
(b) Seventy.
(c) Ninety.
(d) Sixty.

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

4. The band known as the Troggs derived their name from the word ______ which means "cavemen".
(a) Trogosphere.
(b) Trogopithecus.
(c) Troglodyte.
(d) Troggers.

5. Bangs suggests that the genre of rock and roll is naturally ______ and thus musical illiteracy is consistent with rock and roll.
(a) Adult.
(b) Babyish.
(c) Adolescent.
(d) Childish.

6. Bangs argues that "Keep the Faith" could be used to make people immune from _____ torture and brainwashing.
(a) Socialist.
(b) Republican.
(c) Communist.
(d) Neo-nazi.

7. Lester Bangs compares listening to amazing albums like those produced by Count Five as being similar to a first ______.
(a) Bike ride.
(b) Orgasm.
(c) Girlfriend.
(d) Time using drugs.

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

9. Bangs felt that the Baby Boomer generation was ______, believing their every act was of great importance.
(a) Philanthropic.
(b) Antisocial.
(c) Chauvinistic.
(d) Narcissistic.

10. The essay "James Taylor Marked for Death" begins with a discussion about the British band called ______.
(a) The Troggs.
(b) The Fugs.
(c) The Animals.
(d) The Stooges.

11. In Bangs' review of the Stooges second album, he talks about the "relentlessly driving" _____, which is in the first half of the album.
(a) L.A. Blues.
(b) T.V. Eye.
(c) Rolling Stone.
(d) Fun House.

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

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

14. Bangs believes that David Bowie's concert performance was an attempt to appropriate ______ culture.
(a) Black.
(b) Asian.
(c) Indigenous.
(d) Latino.

15. 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) Werewolves.
(b) Deatheaters.
(c) Zombies.
(d) Vampires.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bangs finds the lyrics on Jethro Tull's new album "Thick as a _____" to be self -righteous.

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

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

4. When Bangs takes the instrument home with him and attempts to play it, a dispute with ______ erupts.

5. The song _______ is listed on the first half of the Stooges second album which Bangs describes as the better half of the album.

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