Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung Test | Final 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. Bangs concludes that Iggy Pop's performances are the most ______ things he has seen and also the most terrifying.
(a) Dead.
(b) Worthless.
(c) Shameful.
(d) Alive.

2. During their interview, Hell describes to Bangs the importance of self-hatred and ______ in music.
(a) Narcissism.
(b) Pessimism.
(c) Sexism.
(d) Optimisim.

3. Bangs believes that ______ are the only band in their genre with strong convictions about making a better world.
(a) The Fray.
(b) The Clash.
(c) The Sex Pistols.
(d) Poison.

4. Guralinick tries to justify Phillips' switch to almost entirely ______ musicians after recording Elvis Presley.
(a) Indian.
(b) Mexican.
(c) Black.
(d) White.

5. The couple returns to the man's apartment and they have ______.
(a) Wine by the fire.
(b) Passionate sex.
(c) Coffee.
(d) Tea.

6. The woman in the Maggie May story goes to the bar the next day looking _______ because she has no money.
(a) For a meal.
(b) For work.
(c) For a handout.
(d) To prostitute herself.

7. Bangs states in "All My Friends are Hermits" that he wants to have sex with this woman surrounded by ______.
(a) The jungle.
(b) Death.
(c) Life.
(d) People.

8. Bangs suggests that in America, ______ was often one of the only things that ever united the races.
(a) Music.
(b) Politics.
(c) Painting.
(d) Education.

9. Bangs discusses Lou Reed's new album called "Metal Machine Music", which is all ______ music.
(a) Jazz.
(b) Noise.
(c) Classical.
(d) Acoustic.

10. Bangs reviewed the group Sham 69, a British punk band whose fans were known to be ______.
(a) Liberals.
(b) Hippies.
(c) Racists.
(d) Violent.

11. After an initial fight, the couple meet again on the street and the young man asks the woman to ______.
(a) A picnic.
(b) A quiet dinner in his apartment.
(c) A movie.
(d) A restuarant.

12. The woman is frustrated with her relationship situation and comes up with all of the following ideas to fix it except _______.
(a) Killing herself.
(b) Killing him.
(c) Talking to him.
(d) Disappearing.

13. Bangs begins his interview with Lou Reed by having an argument with him even though he is Bangs' ______.
(a) Enemy.
(b) Brother.
(c) Nemesis.
(d) Hero.

14. Bangs suggests that when the title of greatness is conferred on a band it lasts _______.
(a) As long as the band is popular.
(b) A couple of years at most.
(c) As long as the music is listened to.
(d) Forever.

15. Bangs reviewed a recent performance of Iggy Pop at the Palladium and suggested that his physical performance hints at his ______.
(a) Depression.
(b) Martial arts training.
(c) Isolation.
(d) Acrobatic skills.

Short Answer Questions

1. Part of the woman's tactics to get the young man to leave includes ______.

2. In the essay "How to Succeed at _______ Without Really Trying", Bangs claims that he is not still fighting with Lou Reed.

3. In the essay "The White Noise Supremacists", Bangs tackles the subject of ______ in punk music.

4. In an excerpt from his review of Peter Guralinick's book, Bangs focused on Sam Phillips, the owner of _______.

5. Reed tells Bangs that there are ______ that can be used as a weapon and some of them are on his latest album.

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