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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When George Martin was a child, his grandmother lived where?
(a) Paris.
(b) Ipswich.
(c) Liverpool.
(d) Holloway.

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

3. George Martin's fairy godfather helped him to gain admission to which school?
(a) BBC.
(b) Guildhall.
(c) Parlophone.
(d) Royal Symphonic.

4. Regarding the family flat where George Martin lived as a boy, which of the following is true?
(a) The flat had electricity but the only water supply was a sink on the landing.
(b) The flat had no electricity and no running water.
(c) The flat had electricity but no running water.
(d) The flat had no electricity and the only water supply was a sink on the landing.

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

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

7. What is the length of the tubing in a French horn?
(a) Twelve feet.
(b) Ten feet.
(c) Sixteen feet.
(d) Twenty-six feet.

8. "Love Me Do" hit what number in the charts?
(a) Five.
(b) Twenty.
(c) One.
(d) Seventeen.

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

10. According to George Martin in Chapter 7, Ringo Starr's lack of technical skill was made up for by what?
(a) The sweet voice of Paul McCartney.
(b) Charisma.
(c) Solid technique and individuality.
(d) The rough voice of John Lennon.

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

12. 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 440, 880, and 220 hertz.
(b) The notes vibrate respectively at 440, 880, and 1600 hertz.
(c) The notes vibrate respectively at 220, 440, and 880 hertz.
(d) The notes vibrate respectively at 220, 440, and 110 hertz.

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

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

15. What was unusual about the piano-playing skill of Irving Berlin, according to George Martin?
(a) He could only play his own compositions.
(b) He could not play the piano without accompaniment.
(c) He could only play in G flat.
(d) He could only play with his eyes closed.

Short Answer Questions

1. As explained by George Martin in Chapter 2, how is orchestration different from composition?

2. In Chapter 1, George Martin mentioned his membership in what dramatic group?

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

4. Who was the head of Parlophone, whom George Martin met for an interview at the beginning of Chapter 3?

5. George Martin guesses he was how old when his family got a piano?

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