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

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

3. Bangs claims that Count Five released a total of ______ albums and goes on to explain the merits of each.
(a) Four.
(b) Five.
(c) Six.
(d) Seven.

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) Rolling Stone.
(c) Astral Weeks.
(d) L.A. Blues.

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

6. The ______ seize the television stations and play all manner of different content, and one station in LA tries to play every movie ever made.
(a) Musicians.
(b) Ladies.
(c) Jets.
(d) Rebels.

7. The essay titled "____ Witch" recommends the album because the band are all sexually frustrated "dorks".
(a) White.
(b) Green.
(c) Black.
(d) Purple.

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

9. Bangs shows his distaste for Bowie's concert by comparing it to a ______ show with black people for props.
(a) Vegas.
(b) LA.
(c) New York.
(d) Chicago.

10. Bangs suggests that once groups reach stardom they begin to treat their fans with ______.
(a) Contempt.
(b) Gratitude.
(c) Integrity.
(d) Disregard.

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

12. Bangs concludes his review of Barry White by comparing White's songs to ______.
(a) Rape.
(b) Love.
(c) Incest.
(d) Joy.

13. Bangs reviews a concert he attended by Barrie White and states that he came away from the performance _______.
(a) Ecstatic.
(b) Delirious.
(c) Disgusted.
(d) Bored.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. During the interview with J. Geils, the band invites Bangs to write ______ as they play an encore.

2. 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.

3. The narrator of the story Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung is a ______ year old man explaining rock and roll history to his grandchildren.

4. Bangs suggests in "Kraftwerkfeature" that the natural progression of rock and roll is to turn over to ________.

5. 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.

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