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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) Led Zeppelin.
(b) Rolling Stones.
(c) Yardbirds.
(d) Misfits.

2. In the second section of the essay, Bangs suggests that some bands turned from simplistic rock into arty bands, including all of the following except ______.
(a) Question Mark.
(b) Led Zeppelin.
(c) The Mysterians.
(d) The Yardbirds.

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

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

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

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

7. During the interview with J. Geils, the band invites Bangs to write ______ as they play an encore.
(a) In the front row.
(b) On a guitar.
(c) On stage.
(d) Backstage.

8. The song _______ is listed on the first half of the Stooges second album which Bangs describes as the better half of the album.
(a) T.V. Eye.
(b) Carburetor Dung.
(c) L.A. Blues.
(d) Velvet Underground.

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

10. 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) Rock and Roll.
(b) Classical.
(c) Jazz.
(d) Blues.

11. 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.
(a) Bass.
(b) Trumpet.
(c) Saxophone.
(d) Piano.

12. 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) Wild Thing.
(c) T.V. Eye.
(d) Give it to Me.

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

14. In the essay "Screwing the System With Dick Clark", Bangs describes his meeting with Dick Clark, host of _______.
(a) Dick Van Dyke Show.
(b) The Tonight Show.
(c) American Groovestand.
(d) American Bandstand.

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. The band known as the Troggs derived their name from the word ______ which means "cavemen".

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 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.

4. When the confrontation escalates, Bangs is arrested by a tenant in the building and charged with _____.

5. Bangs also claims that the Troggs got their name from a group of ______ youth who were living in caves at the time of the band's formation.

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