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George Gershwin

written by: shimonbentzvi
 
Enjoy this quiz on the great American composer.

Question 1:


When did George Gershwin live?
1899-1947
1904-1954
1870-1953
1898-1937

Question 2:


What was the name of George Gershwin's famous older brother?
Ira
Oscar
Jacob
Benjamin

Question 3:


What important event occurred in George Gershwin's life in 1910?
His parents sent him to Julliard School of Music.
His parents introduced him to Paul Whiteman.
He moved with his family to Chicago.
His parents bought a piano for his older brother.

Question 4:


Who was George Gershwin's first important music teacher?
Jack Miller
Paul Whiteman
Oscar Levant
Charles Hambitzer

Question 5:


What was the name of the only full length movie in which George Gershwin appeared?
King of Jazz
The George Gershwin Story
George and Ira
Rhapsody in Blue

Question 6:


Just before he died, George Gershwin wrote four songs for the film "The Goldwyn Follies". Which of these was not written for the film?
I Was Doing Alright
Love Walked In
Night and Day
Love Is Here to Stay

Question 7:


Which Gershwin opera was the first American opera performed at La Scala?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:


Why was the Gershwin musical "Of Thee I Sing" never filmed?
The Depression had caused a decrease in the number of films made.
It mocked the Presidency.
The musical numbers were too expensive to produce.
The songs were not really up to Gershwin's standards.

Question 9:


How many of George Gershwin's musicals were made into films during the sound era?
0
2
9
7

Question 10:


What was the name of George Gershwin's first hit song recorded in 1919?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 11:


George Gershwin, who never married , was madly in love with Paulette Goddard. Why would she not marry him?
She was married to Charlie Chaplin.
He had the reputation of a confirmed bachelor.
They were of different religions.
She was married to Fred Astaire.

Question 12:


On February 12, 1924 George Gershwin performed in a concert in New York City, which was generally considered very boring. What piece saved the concert and became Gershwin's most famous composition?
Porgy and Bess
Funny Face
An American in Paris
Rhapsody in Blue

Question 13:


Which one of the following actors/actresses did not star in the 1951 movie "An American in Paris"?
Gene Kelly
Fred Astaire
Leslie Caron
Oscar Levant

 


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