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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was George Martin's complaint, in Chapter 4, regarding a beautiful villa in Portugal?
(a) Too much furniture.
(b) Poor acoustics.
(c) Lack of equipment for playing music.
(d) Curved walls that made him dizzy.

2. What two career paths did George Martin consider before joining the Fleet Air Arm?
(a) Baking and woodworking.
(b) Architecture and woodworking.
(c) Aircraft design and baking.
(d) Architecture and aircraft design.

3. While in the Fleet Air Arm, George Martin was invited to appear on which BBC program?
(a) "Benny Hill Show".
(b) "Navy Mixture".
(c) "Army Marches".
(d) "Top of the Pops".

4. The B-side of the Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do" was what?
(a) "She Loves You".
(b) "I want to Hold Your Hand".
(c) "P.S. I Love You".
(d) "All You Need Is Love".

5. Who first contacted George Martin in 1962 about a new group called the Beatles, as described in Chapter 7?
(a) Judy Lockhart-Smith.
(b) Sid Coleman.
(c) Dr. Karl Haas.
(d) Brian Epstein.

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

7. Who were the four Beatles who first met with George Martin in 1962?
(a) Brian Epstein, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Pete Best.
(b) John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Pete Best.
(c) Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best, and Ringo Starr.
(d) John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Brian Epstein, and Pete Best.

8. The composer Bach trudged hundreds of miles in a failed attempt to meet which other musician, according to George Martin in Chapter 2?
(a) Chopin.
(b) Debussy.
(c) Beethoven.
(d) Handel.

9. At the beginning of Chapter 3, George Martin went to Abbey Road to visit which studio?
(a) Apple.
(b) Columbia.
(c) Regal Zonophone.
(d) EMI.

10. Who was the sidekick of Jakka the space-boy, a comedic character recorded by George Martin?
(a) A five-legged dog.
(b) A three-legged cat.
(c) Jakka had no sidekick.
(d) Jenna the space-girl.

11. In Chapter 7 George Martin and Judy took their first trip to which club, where the Beatles often performed?
(a) The Cavern Club.
(b) Studio Fifty-Four.
(c) The Liverpool Lounge.
(d) The Cave.

12. In Chapter 1, Eric Harrison advised George Martin to do what?
(a) Send some of his compositions to the Committee for the Promotion of New Music.
(b) Reenlist in the Royal Air Arm.
(c) Audition before the Committee for the Promotion of New Music.
(d) Reenlist in the Fleet Air Arm.

13. In Chapter 5, when George Martin took over Parlophone, who offered to resign?
(a) Judy Lockhart-Smith.
(b) Frank Sinatra.
(c) Oscar Preuss.
(d) Sidney Harrison.

14. As described in Chapter 4, what are bass traps?
(a) Special strings for bass guitars, featuring extra vibration.
(b) Devices for altering the frequency of bass guitars.
(c) None of the answers is correct.
(d) Chimney-like objects used to absorb bass frequencies.

15. George Martin guesses he was how old when his family got a piano?
(a) Nine.
(b) Six.
(c) Twelve.
(d) Three.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1977, how did Paul McCartney compensate for sound differences when performing "Live and Let Die" in concert?

2. Who was the head of Parlophone, whom George Martin met for an interview at the beginning of Chapter 3?

3. In Chapter 1, George Martin wanted the Beatles to record two songs in which foreign language?

4. According to George Martin in Chapter 7, Ringo Starr's lack of technical skill was made up for by what?

5. What happened to many of the labels at EMI, following World War II, according to George Martin?

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