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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was the first president of the London Baroque Society?
(a) George Martin.
(b) Oscar Preuss.
(c) Dr. Karl Oskar.
(d) Peter Ustinov.

2. George Martin had trouble plugging "Love Me Do" for what reason, as explained in Chapter 7?
(a) The Beatles were from Liverpool, not London.
(b) The industry did not approve of the Beatles' longish hair.
(c) The song title seemed trite.
(d) The industry was expecting a comedy record from him.

3. The head of promotions at Parlophone was related to which other person in the book?
(a) John Lennon.
(b) Oscar Preuss.
(c) George Martin.
(d) Sidney Harrison.

4. Early in Chapter 3, what was George Martin's job at Parlophone?
(a) Sorting scores.
(b) Overseeing classical music.
(c) Composition.
(d) Accounting.

5. George Martin states that pop music is not a step down from classical, for what reason?
(a) Classical music is formulaic, while pop music is freeform.
(b) Pop music generates much more revenue than classical.
(c) Schubert and Beethoven wrote for the masses, creating pop music for their times.
(d) Pop music attracts larger audiences than classical.

6. On what date did the Beatles gather to record their first record?
(a) August 12, 1963.
(b) July 9, 1961.
(c) September 11, 1962.
(d) July 22, 1962.

7. At the time "All You Need Is Ears" was written, what equipment was used to alter the pitch of a human voice recording?
(a) Harmonising Vocaliser.
(b) Eventide Harmoniser.
(c) Vocal Harmoniser.
(d) Harmonising Eventide.

8. By the end of Chapter 3, what was George Martin's job at Parlophone?
(a) Lead promoter.
(b) Head of the record label.
(c) Equipment manager.
(d) Manager of the Beatles.

9. The Beatles first signed with which publisher in America?
(a) Dick Clark.
(b) Brian Epstein.
(c) Pete Best.
(d) Dick James.

10. Why does George Martin say he could not have written Beatles tunes?
(a) He lacked their ability to tell a story through song.
(b) He lacked the group's simple approach.
(c) He lacked their rhyming ability.
(d) He could not play the guitar.

11. Early in the Beatles' saga, who was the assistant to Neil Aspinall?
(a) Brian Epstein.
(b) George Martin.
(c) Mal Evans.
(d) George Harrison.

12. What was the cause of death of George Martin's mother?
(a) Suicide.
(b) Cerebral hemorrhage.
(c) Pneumonia.
(d) Heart attack.

13. George Martin perceived which Beatle to be the leader of the group, early in their relationship, as described in Chapter 7?
(a) John Lennon.
(b) No one.
(c) Paul McCartney.
(d) George Harrison.

14. How, according to George Martin in Chapter 7, was the collaboration of Lennon and McCartney different from Rodgers and Hart?
(a) Lennon wrote only lyrics and McCartney wrote only music.
(b) Lennon and McCartney regularly fought while writing.
(c) Lennon wrote only music and McCartney wrote only lyrics.
(d) They wrote separately, then asked each other for advice when stuck.

15. During the original contract between the Beatles and Parlophone, how many titles were the Beatles expected to record?
(a) Twelve.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Six.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was George Martin born?

2. When George Martin was a child, his grandmother lived where?

3. In Chapter 3, who was mistakenly announced to Oscar Preuss as "Mr. Arse"?

4. Who was the manager of the Beatles in 1962?

5. According to Chapter 2, what was George Martin's first real love in music?

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