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Lester Bangs
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay 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) Yardbirds.
(c) Misfits.
(d) Rolling Stones.

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

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

4. The narrator begins the story by talking about how great the music was in the year ______, particularly the Yardbirds.
(a) 1967.
(b) 1969.
(c) 1965.
(d) 1970.

5. Bangs had written earlier about the Troggs and suggested that they were a ______ band.
(a) Chauvinist.
(b) Elitist.
(c) Separatist.
(d) Inclusive.

Short Answer Questions

1. In his writing, Bangs fantasizes about murdering ______ because he is so self-absorbed.

2. Bangs hears the album ______ at a dinner party and it leads to him and others harassing people at a Masons function.

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. The essay titled "____ Witch" recommends the album because the band are all sexually frustrated "dorks".

5. Bangs then reviews James Taylor's album called "_____ Man Dog" and surprisingly defends the album.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Bangs have to say about the albums that Chicago puts out during this lifetime?

2. What does Clark believe about the trend of glam rock when it is discussed with Bangs?

3. What does Bangs believe is the reason why The Guess Who are so popular and so effective with their audience?

4. What does Bangs claim is the inspiration for the band name, The Troggs, though some aren't sure this is the case?

5. Who are some of the famous guitarists whose careers were launched by the Yardbirds rock band?

6. Why does Bangs speak so highly of the Van Morrison album, "Astral Weeks," in his essay?

7. What do other critics besides Lester Bangs have to say about the Stooges, a band that Bangs adores?

8. What does Lester Bangs not like about the way that music shifted in the 1960s, according to his essays?

9. What does Bangs believe is the benefit of not knowing how to play an instrument, as he notes the Stooges were unable to do at first?

10. What does the J. Geils Band invite Bangs to do when he is trying to cover their concert?

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