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. 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) Led Zeppelin.
(b) The Yardbirds.
(c) Question Mark.
(d) The Mysterians.

2. Bangs describes another band, _____, that was able to step into using a freestyle approach partly due to the fact that barely knew how to play their instruments.
(a) The Velvet Underground.
(b) The Mysterians.
(c) The Stooges.
(d) Question Mark.

3. Bangs feels that Morrison has a unique talent to take a simple phrase and repeat it until it becomes something ______.
(a) Political.
(b) Philosophical.
(c) Beautiful.
(d) Mystical.

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

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

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

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

8. Bangs argues that _____ 's antics helped to break down the wall between the musician and the listener.
(a) Alice Cooper.
(b) Jimmy Page.
(c) Eric Clapton.
(d) Iggy Pop.

9. _______ claims that they are one of the first truly German bands since World War II.
(a) Stonewerk.
(b) Kraftwerk.
(c) Luftwaffe.
(d) Blitzkrieg.

10. In "Of Pop and Pies and Fun", Bangs defends the band that is known as the _______, in particular front man Iggy Pop.
(a) The Yardbirds.
(b) The Animals.
(c) The Stooges.
(d) The Black Crows.

11. Bangs concludes the essay by suggesting that ______ are making jokes to their listeners that play off all of their darkest fears and fantasies.
(a) Question Mark.
(b) Led Zeppelin.
(c) The Rolling Stones.
(d) The Stooges.

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

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

14. The second essay in the book is a review of Van Morrison's second album called _______.
(a) Astral Weeks.
(b) T.V. Eye.
(c) Velvet Underground.
(d) Madame George.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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.

2. Bangs writes the latter half of his interview with Slade in an imitation of a _______ cockney accent.

3. The old man also tells his grandchildren that _____ was assassinated at a show in 1973 - two years after the article was written.

4. Critic Jon Landau dismisses Bangs for his reviews and for his magazine _______ for giving similar albums positive reviews.

5. Bangs admires the Troggs for making innocent _____ songs as well as incredibly sexual music.

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