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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happened to many of the labels at EMI, following World War II, according to George Martin?
(a) Many were diminished or decimated.
(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) Most moved to America.

2. Who woke George Martin in the middle of the night, at the beginning of Chapter 1?
(a) Paul McCartney.
(b) Brian Epstein.
(c) Mal Evans.
(d) Neil Aspinall.

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

4. George Martin had trouble plugging "Love Me Do" for what reason, as explained in Chapter 7?
(a) The industry was expecting a comedy record from him.
(b) The industry did not approve of the Beatles' longish hair.
(c) The song title seemed trite.
(d) The Beatles were from Liverpool, not London.

5. According to George Martin in Chapter 2, what was the great challenge faced by classical composers in the late twentieth century?
(a) Finding enough talented musicians to form an orchestra.
(b) Not being influenced by pop music.
(c) Making a living.
(d) They must create a new sound, or else risk being categorized by the style they emulate.

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

7. Who recommended George Martin for the job at Abbey Road, as cited early in Chapter 3?
(a) Dr. Karl Haas.
(b) Sidney Harrison.
(c) Oscar Preuss.
(d) Peter Ustinov.

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

9. At Abbey Road, what skills did George Martin realize were required to make recordings, in addition to technical abilities?
(a) Promotion and public relations.
(b) Accounting.
(c) Diplomatic skills and tact.
(d) Carpentry.

10. In 1964, what function did Neil Aspinall perform for the Beatles?
(a) Drummer.
(b) Tour manager.
(c) Songwriter.
(d) Producer.

11. 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 880 hertz.
(b) The notes vibrate respectively at 440, 880, and 1600 hertz.
(c) The notes vibrate respectively at 440, 880, and 220 hertz.
(d) The notes vibrate respectively at 220, 440, and 110 hertz.

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

13. According to George Martin in Chapter 4, why is a human voice more interesting than a synthesizer?
(a) The human voice is male or female.
(b) The human voice enunciates words better.
(c) The human voice touches one's soul.
(d) The human voice includes variations in pitch and tone.

14. Who was the head of Parlophone, whom George Martin met for an interview at the beginning of Chapter 3?
(a) Brian Epstein.
(b) Eric Harrison.
(c) Sidney Harrison.
(d) Oscar Preuss.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the length of the tubing in a French horn?

2. In Chapter 1, Eric Harrison advised George Martin to do what?

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

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

5. Why is it almost never cost effective to play classical music live in modern times, according to George Martin?

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