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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In his final excerpt, Bangs rehashes his disputes with ______, lead singer from the Velvet Underground.
2. Bangs describes a fantasy about eating ______ out of Elvis Presley's dead body, or part of the body to become Elvis himself.
3. Part of the woman's tactics to get the young man to leave includes ______.
4. Bangs is disappointed in The Clash's behavior when their driver _____ gets into fight with a young fan.
5. "Growing Up True is Hard to Do" is a review of Bob Seger's album ______.
Essay Topic 1
Bangs writes about the Clash as they were one of the first bands who really wanted to make a difference in the world.
Part 1: Do you think that the Clash actually wanted to make a difference in the world?
Part 2: How do you think Bangs really feels about the music of the Clash?
Part 3: What are your opinions of the Clash based on what you've read in the book?
Essay Topic 2
In his writing, Bangs seems to have explanations for band names, which seem to be a little preposterous.
Part 1: Do you think you can believe everything that Bangs is saying?
Part 2: How do you think Bangs comes up with the answers that he shares with his readers?
Part 3: Why do you think Bangs feels the need to explain the band names and meanings?
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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