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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the profession of George Martin's father?
(a) Actor.
(b) Carpenter.
(c) Musician.
(d) Baker.

2. What is the mathematical relationship between middle A, the octave above middle A, and the octave below middle A on a standard piano?
(a) The notes vibrate respectively at 220, 440, and 110 hertz.
(b) The notes vibrate respectively at 440, 880, and 220 hertz.
(c) The notes vibrate respectively at 440, 880, and 1600 hertz.
(d) The notes vibrate respectively at 220, 440, and 880 hertz.

3. When George Martin took over Parlophone, what was the job description of Shirley Spence?
(a) Manager.
(b) Promoter.
(c) Judy Lockhart-Smith's assistant.
(d) Recording engineer.

4. George Martin's fairy godfather helped him to gain admission to which school?
(a) Parlophone.
(b) BBC.
(c) Royal Symphonic.
(d) Guildhall.

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

6. At what age did George Martin join his sister at a convent school?
(a) Six.
(b) Five.
(c) Seven.
(d) Eight.

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

8. 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.

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

10. After attending a concert, George Martin met Eric Harrison, a musician who played which instrument?
(a) Oboe.
(b) Trumpet.
(c) Guitar.
(d) Piano.

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

12. During their first meeting with George Martin, which Beatle did not speak a word?
(a) George Harrison.
(b) Pete Best.
(c) Paul McCartney.
(d) John Lennon.

13. How much were the Beatles to receive per record in royalties, per their original contract with Parlophone?
(a) One-half pound.
(b) One penny.
(c) Two pennies.
(d) One pound.

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

15. During recording sessions, as described in Chapter 5, George Martin and which artist often collapsed into fits of giggles?
(a) Peter Sellers.
(b) Frank Sinatra.
(c) George Harrison.
(d) Peggy Lee.

Short Answer Questions

1. As described in Chapter 4, what are bass traps?

2. What reason did George Martin offer, in Chapter 1, for marrying his first wife, Sheena?

3. In Chapter 7 George Martin and Judy took their first trip to which club, where the Beatles often performed?

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

5. After his first trip to America, Brian Epstein returned with a song written by which undiscovered composer?

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