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Dick Hebdige
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the end of the book, who does Hebdige ultimately agree with in terms of style?
(a) George Jackson.
(b) Barthes.
(c) Genet.
(d) T.S. Eliot.

2. Hebdige begins the book by citing the ideas of what author?
(a) George Jackson.
(b) T.S. Eliot.
(c) Genet.
(d) Barthes.

3. Many times, members of the Punk subculture wear clothing that exude what?
(a) Heavily beaded material.
(b) Sensitivity to the differences of others.
(c) Offensiveness.
(d) Brightly-colored images.

4. In Chapter 8, What does Hebdige say about subcultures?
(a) They do NOT serve as alternatives to parent cultures.
(b) They are lawless forms.
(c) They are NOT lawless forms.
(d) They are destructive.

5. In Chapter 7, Hebdige focuses on something and how it affects the definition of a subculture. What is it that he focuses on?
(a) Socioeconomical status.
(b) Religious preference.
(c) Level of education.
(d) Style.

6. Which of the following is defined as "presenting a single, coherent identity"?
(a) Backwards style.
(b) Straightforward style.
(c) Style of chaos and flux.
(d) Subculture style.

7. The Teddy Boys of 1950's utilize aspects from what era to incorporate into their belief system?
(a) Edwardian.
(b) The Vietnam Era.
(c) Early America.
(d) The Colonial Period.

8. What is the media's purpose of depicting Punkers as "good kids"?
(a) To persuade them to change their ways since the masses like that depiction.
(b) To lessen the subculture's credibility.
(c) To show that the definition of being a Punker is being a positive person.
(d) To create harmony between them and other subcultures.

9. Hebdige says it is hard to clearly define the boundaries between what?
(a) Subculture and mass culture.
(b) Reality and assumptions.
(c) Wants and needs.
(d) Production and creative expression.

10. Hebdige says supply directly affects which of the following?
(a) Cultural change within a society.
(b) Norms of the mass culture.
(c) Production.
(d) Violence.

11. Which of the following terms does Nuttal use to describe a rocket jacket?
(a) Symmetrical.
(b) Economical.
(c) Cyclical.
(d) Asymmetrical.

12. What does George Jackson complain about?
(a) The general struggle between subcultures and the dominant culture.
(b) The notion that blacks are forced to speak using the Master's tongue, and therefore experience the undermining of their plight.
(c) The lack of style in the dominant culture.
(d) The fact that he is a white man who has not been warmly accepted into black subcultures.

13. What individual does the following quote reflect upon, ". . . lives a life of diversion, subversion and dissent, concerned less with what the signs say than in how their meaning might be changed"?
(a) George Jackson.
(b) Barthes.
(c) T.S. Eliot.
(d) Genet.

14. Hebdige says that style can be be identified through which of the following?
(a) Ancestry.
(b) Family.
(c) Accessories.
(d) Political stance.

15. Skinheads obtain which of the following, to encourage a reputation of "manliness"?
(a) Cropped hair.
(b) Sex.
(c) Drugs.
(d) Motorcycles.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 9, what does Hebdige say style lacks?

2. Which of the following is NOT a name one would generally see associated with a Punk band?

3. According to Chapter 6, subcultures usually involve transgressions of what?

4. What does Hebdige say is the next step after a subculture is ready to become a part of the "mass cultural consciousness"?

5. In which of the following ways, do Punks communicate language?

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