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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Chapter 2, what was George Martin's first real love in music?
(a) Chopin's "Fantaisie in F minor".
(b) Debussy's "L'Après-midi d'une faune".
(c) Debussy's "Deux Arabesques".
(d) Chopin's "Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor".

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

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

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

5. As explained in Chapter 7, why was George Martin first skeptical about the Beatles?
(a) He was not sure a major talent could come out of any of the provinces.
(b) He did not like their name.
(c) He was skeptical about their longish hair.
(d) He doubted they could succeed, given their lack of musical training.

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

7. The title of the book and of Chapter 4 is a pun on what Beatles song?
(a) "Ears Are All You Need".
(b) "Love Is All You Need".
(c) "All You Need Is Tears".
(d) "All You Need Is Love".

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

9. 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, Ringo Starr, Brian Epstein, and Pete Best.
(c) Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Pete Best, and Ringo Starr.
(d) John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Pete Best.

10. In 1977, how did Paul McCartney compensate for sound differences when performing "Live and Let Die" in concert?
(a) He compensated for less orchestration by adding more guitars and drums.
(b) He lip-synched to a recording of the song.
(c) He encouraged the audience to sing along.
(d) He compensated for less orchestration by adding lasers and explosions.

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

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

13. In Chapter 1, which two songs did George Martin want the Beatles to record in a foreign language?
(a) "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "Yesterday".
(b) "Yesterday" and "Ticket to Ride".
(c) "She Loves You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand".
(d) "Ticket to Ride" and "She Loves You".

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

15. Who was the first president of the London Baroque Society?
(a) Dr. Karl Oskar.
(b) Oscar Preuss.
(c) Peter Ustinov.
(d) George Martin.

Short Answer Questions

1. Chapter 4 opens with George Martin's discussion of what, and its relationship to sound and music?

2. During the Beatles' first recording session, George Martin wanted to replace which Beatle with a studio musician?

3. The Beatles first signed with which publisher in America?

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

5. What sort of horn is featured in the Beatles song, "Penny Lane"?

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