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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. The worst examples of bands that treat their fans poorly Bangs refers to as ______, with James Taylor as the lead person in the group.
(a) We-Rock.
(b) I-Rock.
(c) They-Rock.
(d) You-Rock.

2. Bangs argues that in order to make rock and roll good again, musicians have to stop trying to respect ______ styles.
(a) Blues.
(b) Older.
(c) Jazz.
(d) Younger.

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

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

5. 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 Stooges.
(c) The Animals.
(d) The Black Crows.

6. Bangs is using a deception because none of these other Count Five albums existed, and he was comparing himself to a ______ critic.
(a) Astral Weeks.
(b) L.A. Blues.
(c) Rolling Stone.
(d) Creem.

7. Bangs suggests in "Kraftwerkfeature" that the natural progression of rock and roll is to turn over to ________.
(a) Drums.
(b) Animals.
(c) Machines.
(d) Acoustic.

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

9. Bangs believes that David Bowie's concert performance was an attempt to appropriate ______ culture.
(a) Latino.
(b) Indigenous.
(c) Asian.
(d) Black.

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

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

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

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

14. The old man tells his grandchildren that by the end of the 1960s, the Yardbirds had transformed into the band ______.
(a) Fleetwood Mac.
(b) Rolling Stones.
(c) Pink Floyd.
(d) Led Zeppelin.

15. 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 Mysterians.
(b) The Stooges.
(c) The Velvet Underground.
(d) Question Mark.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bangs suggests that the genre of rock and roll is naturally ______ and thus musical illiteracy is consistent with rock and roll.

2. Bangs comes to like the song ______, which he first had dismissed as so much noise.

3. 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.

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

5. The band known as the Troggs were responsible for the smash hit ______.

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