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Multiple Choice Questions

1. During their first meeting with George Martin, who was the most talkative Beatle?
(a) George Harrison.
(b) Pete Best.
(c) Ringo Starr.
(d) Paul McCartney.

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) Sid Coleman.
(c) Dr. Karl Haas.
(d) Brian Epstein.

3. Who are the two children of George Martin and Sheena?
(a) Bundy and Poggy.
(b) Lundy and Froggy.
(c) Pundy and Boggy.
(d) Lindy and Bindy.

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

5. After hearing the Beatles play for the first time live, George Martin wanted to replace which musician?
(a) The lead guitarist.
(b) The bass player.
(c) The drummer.
(d) The vocalist.

6. 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 Vocaliser.
(c) Vocal Harmoniser.
(d) Harmonising Eventide.

7. Which Beatles song was the first to reach number one in America?
(a) "I Want to Hold Your Hand".
(b) "She Loves You".
(c) "Yesterday".
(d) "Ticket to Ride".

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

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

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

11. The original contract between the Beatles and Parlophone was set to last for how long?
(a) Five years.
(b) Two years.
(c) One year.
(d) Six months.

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

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

14. What was the scandal at EMI, involving sopranos Kirsten Flagstad and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf?
(a) The two had a secret affair.
(b) Flagstad recorded songs that were released under the Schwarzkopf name.
(c) Schwarzkopf had throat trouble during a recording session, and Flagstad was secretly brought in to dub in the high C note for her.
(d) Flagstad had throat trouble during a recording session, and Schwarzkopf was secretly brought in to dub in the high C note for her.

15. In what year did the Beatles first reach number one in America?
(a) 1963.
(b) 1964.
(c) 1965.
(d) 1962.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who recommended George Martin for the job at Abbey Road, as cited early in Chapter 3?

2. Unbeknownst to George Martin, the Beatles wanted to replace one of their musicians with what new man?

3. While in the Fleet Air Arm, George Martin was invited to appear on which BBC program?

4. How, according to George Martin in Chapter 7, was the collaboration of Lennon and McCartney different from Rodgers and Hart?

5. According to George Martin in Chapter 4, why is a human voice more interesting than a synthesizer?

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