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Question 1: ________ (Batman Begins and The Dark Knight)
The Lion King (soundtrack)James Newton HowardElton JohnThe Lion King

Question 2:
What role did Nelson Riddle play in the movie Riddles in Rhythm?
Matt Dennis - Singer
Nelson Riddle - Orchestra Leader
Jack Costanzo
Earl Barton

Question 3: In 1943, Riddle joined the Merchant Marine, serving at Sheepshead Bay in ________ for roughly two years.
BrooklynSuffolk County, New YorkNew York CityQueens

Question 4: Riddle and his family had a summer house in ________.
Marlboro Township, New JerseyLittle Silver, New JerseyMiddletown Township, New JerseyRumson, New Jersey

Question 5: During the 1970s, the majority of his work was for film and television, including the score for the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby, which earned Riddle his first ________ after some five nominations.
Academy Award for Best ActorAcademy Award for Best DirectorAcademy AwardAcademy Award for Best Picture

Question 6: Arrangements for Linda Ronstadt's "What's New" (1983) and "Lush Life" (1984) won Riddle his second and third ________ (the last was awarded posthumously in 1986).
Latin Grammy AwardsGrammy AwardMusic industryTEC Awards

Question 7: [1] Following his father's interest in music, he began taking ________ lessons at age eight and trombone lessons at age fourteen.
TimpaniPianoVibraphonePercussion instrument

Question 8: In 1952, Capitol Records executives viewed the up-and-coming Riddle as a prime choice to arrange for the newly-arrived ________.
The Reprise CollectionFrank Sinatra filmographyFrank SinatraThe Complete Reprise Studio Recordings

Question 9: In 1962, Riddle orchestrated two albums for ________, Ella Swings Brightly with Nelson, and Ella Swings Gently with Nelson, their first work together since 1959's Ella Fitzgerald Sings the George and Ira Gershwin Songbook.
Ella Fitzgerald discographyFrank SinatraElla FitzgeraldDuke Ellington

Question 10: In 1950, Riddle was hired by composer Les Baxter to write arrangements for a recording session with Nat King Cole; this was one of Riddle's first associations with ________.
Capitol RecordsParlophoneEMIDecca Records


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