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

2. 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) Paul McCartney.
(d) Mick Jagger.

3. One group that Bangs felt did use a more freestyle approach was ________, but they were among the few.
(a) The Mysterians.
(b) The Velvet Underground.
(c) Question Mark.
(d) Led Zeppelin.

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

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.
(a) Irish.
(b) American.
(c) French.
(d) British.

6. Bangs writes the latter half of his interview with Slade in an imitation of a _______ cockney accent.
(a) American.
(b) British.
(c) Spanish.
(d) French.

7. In his write up of the song _____, Bangs fantasizes about the lead singer, Reg Presley, living out the lyrics.
(a) Wild Thing.
(b) I Just Sing.
(c) 66-5-4-3-2-1.
(d) Fugs.

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

9. In writing about the value of old horror movies, Bangs suggests that _____ is just a restriction mean to keep people from enjoying themselves.
(a) Criticism.
(b) Religion.
(c) Philosophy.
(d) Good Taste.

10. Bangs asserts that "the Guess Who is God" in his essay "The Guess Who: Live at the _____".
(a) Paragon.
(b) Madison Square Garden.
(c) Filmore.
(d) Paramount.

11. Bangs hears the album ______ at a dinner party and it leads to him and others harassing people at a Masons function.
(a) Sladest.
(b) Kraftwerk.
(c) Station to Station.
(d) Slade.

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

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

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

15. The band known as the Troggs were responsible for the smash hit ______.
(a) L.A. Blues.
(b) Marked for Death.
(c) Wild Thing.
(d) T.V. Eye.

Short Answer Questions

1. Although the essay begins by talking about the _______, the narrator changes the subject to a group called Count Five.

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

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. Bangs goes on to review the second album that the Stooges put out called _____ . Bangs admits that the first time he heard the album it sounded like nothing but noise.

5. Dick Clark tells Bangs that he will be around for a long time precisely because he promotes ______ music.

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