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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As explained by George Martin in Chapter 2, how is orchestration different from composition?
(a) Orchestration involves changing a composition, as an editor changes a manuscript.
(b) Orchestration is easier than composition.
(c) Orchestration is more difficult than composition.
(d) Orchestration is a matter of giving color to lines that are already there.

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

3. 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.

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

5. During his first meeting with George Martin, the Beatles' manager said that everyone in Liverpool described them in what way?
(a) The best thing since sliced bread.
(b) The cat's pajamas.
(c) Twenty-three skidoo.
(d) The bee's knees.

6. Who was the manager of the Beatles in 1962?
(a) Sid Coleman.
(b) Sidney Harrison.
(c) Brian Epstein.
(d) John Lennon.

7. Why did George Martin stop taking piano lessons after only eight lessons?
(a) His mother died.
(b) His mother had a row with his instructor.
(c) The lessons were too expensive.
(d) The instructor moved away.

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) Beethoven.
(b) Handel.
(c) Debussy.
(d) Chopin.

9. Whom does George Martin refer to as his fairy godfather?
(a) Oscar Preuss.
(b) Sidney Harrison.
(c) George Harrison.
(d) Eric Harrison.

10. What happened to many of the labels at EMI, following World War II, according to George Martin?
(a) They dismissed pop music as a mere fad, thus losing their position in the industry.
(b) They moved from the recording business to television.
(c) Many were diminished or decimated.
(d) Most moved to America.

11. What reason did George Martin offer, in Chapter 1, for marrying his first wife, Sheena?
(a) Young love.
(b) Her family's wealth.
(c) Her singing voice.
(d) Rebellion against his mother.

12. Who created the Beatles' early image, featuring their famous haircuts?
(a) Brian Epstein.
(b) George Martin.
(c) Pete Best.
(d) Sid Coleman.

13. Early in Chapter 1, when the Beatles stood up George Martin, where did he find them?
(a) The Hotel Georges Deux.
(b) The Hotel Georges Cinq.
(c) The Hotel Jacques Trois.
(d) The Hotel Jacques Cinq.

14. What sort of horn is featured in the Beatles song, "Penny Lane"?
(a) Trombone.
(b) Pocket trumpet.
(c) Piccolo trumpet.
(d) Flugelhorn.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who were the four Beatles who first met with George Martin in 1962?

2. Who was the sidekick of Jakka the space-boy, a comedic character recorded by George Martin?

3. Who woke George Martin in the middle of the night, at the beginning of Chapter 1?

4. Who was the first president of the London Baroque Society?

5. In what year did the Beatles first reach number one in America?

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