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. 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) Rebels.
(b) Musicians.
(c) Ladies.
(d) Jets.

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

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

4. Bangs bemoans the turn popular music took towards _______ and politics in the late '60s, preferring instead the earlier sounds of the decade.
(a) Sexuality.
(b) Spirituality.
(c) Thought.
(d) Lasciviousness.

5. ______ is the singer of the Velvet Underground, the band that Bangs suggested was able to use a free style method.
(a) Iggy Pop.
(b) Lou Reed.
(c) Bob Dylan.
(d) Mick Jagger.

6. Bangs praises the song ______ because he believes it reflects a democratic sexual relationship where the man is concerned with giving the woman an orgasm.
(a) I Just Sing.
(b) T.V. Eye.
(c) Give it to Me.
(d) Wild Thing.

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

8. Bangs suggested that rock bands had become pretentious and therefore deserved to get pied in the face like ______.
(a) Alice Cooper.
(b) Eric Clapton.
(c) Jimmy Page.
(d) Iggy Pop.

9. When Bangs takes the instrument home with him and attempts to play it, a dispute with ______ erupts.
(a) The landlady.
(b) A neighbor.
(c) His girlfriend.
(d) John Coltrane.

10. Bangs describes the fact that Iggy Pop transitioned from an imitation of______ on the last album to a more refined and unique form.
(a) Robert Plant.
(b) Lou Reed.
(c) Mick Jagger.
(d) Paul McCartney.

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

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

13. 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) Led Zeppelin.
(c) The Stooges.
(d) Question Mark.

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

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 Cream.
(b) Heavy Metal.
(c) Creem.
(d) The Rolling Stone.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bangs asserts that "the Guess Who is God" in his essay "The Guess Who: Live at the _____".

2. In Bangs' review of the Stooges second album, he talks about the "relentlessly driving" _____, which is in the first half of the album.

3. Bangs believes that the Godz third album ________ is a complete descent into acid-rock cliches.

4. Bangs claims that Count Five released a total of ______ albums and goes on to explain the merits of each.

5. Bangs suggests that the music of ______ was a natural reaction to the chaos of the late 1960s.

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