Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Lester Bangs
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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Bangs asserts that almost every band that is thought of as _______ was originally criticized for being terrible musicians.

2. Bangs states that Laughner's doctors told him to quit using drugs but he continued to use to imitate ______.

3. In his article about Elvis, Bangs describes his experience of telling ______ men about Elvis' death and their lack of care.

4. Bangs describes a fantasy about eating ______ out of Elvis Presley's dead body, or part of the body to become Elvis himself.

5. According to Hell, the ability of a person to remake himself is the message of the song ______.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Bangs seems to be irreverent in much of his writing, deciding to use different voices for different topics.

Part 1: Why do you think Bangs uses different voices in different columns?

Part 2: Do you think it's better to have a consistent voice or to have different voices?

Part 3: How do you think you would speak if you were writing a music column versus a traditional column?

Essay Topic 2

Bangs believes that a free style of music is much more effective than a more arty style, like Led Zeppelin.

Part 1: How would you characterize the music of Led Zeppelin?

Part 2: Do you think that free music is better than music which is more structured?

Part 3: Why do you think Bangs is more forgiving to free music?

Essay Topic 3

Bangs seems to think that music and rock and roll should not be revered for being technically great.

Part 1: Does music have to be done well in order to be enjoyable?

Part 2: How do you think music is hindered by the structure of notes and time keeping?

Part 3: Why do you think Bangs believes music should be free to experiment?

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