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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How long after the wedding of George Martin and Sheena, did his mother pass away?
(a) One year.
(b) Three weeks.
(c) One week.
(d) Three years.

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

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

5. Chapter 4 opens with George Martin's discussion of what, and its relationship to sound and music?
(a) Pop culture.
(b) Architecture.
(c) Art.
(d) The economy.

6. 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) Most moved to America.
(c) Many were diminished or decimated.
(d) They moved from the recording business to television.

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

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

9. 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.

10. At the end of Chapter 1, who offered George Martin a job?
(a) Peter Ustinov.
(b) Eric Harrison.
(c) Sidney Harrison.
(d) Oscar Preuss.

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

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

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

14. During the Beatles' first recording session, George Martin wanted to replace which Beatle with a studio musician?
(a) John Lennon.
(b) Ringo Starr.
(c) George Harrison.
(d) Pete Best.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. As explained in Chapter 4, what is the normal range of hearing for humans?

3. In what year was George Martin born?

4. How much were the Beatles to receive per record in royalties, per their original contract with Parlophone?

5. In Chapter 5, when George Martin took over Parlophone, who offered to resign?

(see the answer keys)

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