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Question 1: Impulse! Records was an American jazz record label, originally established in 1960 by producer Creed Taylor as a subsidiary of ________, based in New York City.
American Broadcasting CompanyDunhill RecordsDot RecordsABC Records

Question 2: The new recording division was originally headquartered at 1501 Broadway, above the famous Paramount Theater in ________[2].
Broadway (New York City)Times SquareSutton Place, ManhattanBowery

Question 3: In the early 1950s ABC acquired the ________ of radio stations from NBC and later merged with the newly independent Paramount Theaters chain, formerly owned by Paramount Pictures.
Mutual Broadcasting SystemNBC Red NetworkRadio DisneyBlue Network

Question 4: Creed Taylor left Impulse in the summer of 1961 after being approached by ________ to take over the running of Verve Records.
Warner Bros.Metro-Goldwyn-MayerUnited ArtistsAcademy Award for Best Picture

Question 5: The label scored some notable early successes in the pop field with acts such as ________
Paul AnkaMartin ShortCeline DionCanadian rock

Question 6: ABC had benefitted from the US government ________ actions of the 1940s and 1950s, through which major broadcasters and film studios were forced to divest parts of their companies.
Competition lawCompetition law theoryUnited States antitrust lawLaw

Question 7: ________ was among Impulse!'s first signings and thanks to the consistent sales and critical kudos generated by his recordings, the label came to be known in retrospect as "the house that Trane built".
Coltrane for Lovers1958 MilesJohn ColtraneA Love Supreme

Question 8: impulse!'s founding house producer / A&R manager was ________ .
Creed TaylorBossa novaCTI RecordsAstrud Gilberto

Question 9: Alongside Impulse's groundbreaking avant-garde releases, Thiele also facilitated and produced the recording of two classic collaborations between Coltrane and two of their mutual heroes, Duke Ellington and ________.
BebopDizzy GillespieColeman HawkinsJazz

Question 10: included the album Out of the Cool by composer-arranger Gil Evans, who had risen to prominence through his work with ________.
The Complete On the Corner Sessions'Round About Midnight1958 MilesMiles Davis

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