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. Lester Bangs refers to Count Five's album ______ as being their grungiest, and describes the reaction of other critics.
(a) Bangs.
(b) Physical Graffiti.
(c) Psychotic Reaction.
(d) Carburetor Dung.

2. 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) ESP.
(b) IBM.
(c) Columbia.
(d) RCA.

3. 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) Creem.
(c) Heavy Metal.
(d) The Cream.

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

5. Other critics said of Iggy Pop and the band that the stage show was juvenile and they were musically ______.
(a) Talented.
(b) Visionary.
(c) Complicated.
(d) Simplistic.

6. Bangs suggests that the music of ______ was a natural reaction to the chaos of the late 1960s.
(a) The Yardbirds.
(b) The Animals.
(c) The Black Crows.
(d) The Stooges.

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

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

9. Rock crowds had become convinced that bands were supposed to be objects of ______.
(a) Worship.
(b) Sexual fantasy.
(c) Comedy.
(d) Disgust.

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

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

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

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

14. 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) Cardboard.
(b) Scrap metal.
(c) Plastic.
(d) Crap.

15. 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) Astral Weeks.
(c) Creem.
(d) Rolling Stone.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bangs suggests that _____ is a dangerous thing because it makes people vulnerable to the universal pain of life.

2. In the article "Jethro Tull in ______" Bangs describes how the band has managed to become popular without the benefit of a radio single.

3. One group that Bangs felt did use a more freestyle approach was ________, but they were among the few.

4. Bangs argues that "Keep the Faith" could be used to make people immune from _____ torture and brainwashing.

5. Bangs begins the essay "John Coltrane Lives" by describing a recent practice session with his band and discovering a _______ in the apartment, reminding him of Coltrane.

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