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Question 1: A dinner at Mrs. Antheil's house Slonimsky shares roast duck with Charles Amirkhanian, Carol Law and the widow of composer ________, 1971
Igor StravinskyGeorge AntheilAaron CoplandErik Satie

Question 2: He was of Jewish origin, but his parents adopted the Orthodox faith after the birth of his older brother, and Nicolas was baptized in the ________.
Armenian Apostolic ChurchBulgarian Orthodox ChurchRussian Orthodox ChurchGeorgian Orthodox Church

Question 3: After two years, he moved to ________ to work as an assistant for Boston Symphony Orchestra conductor, Serge Koussevitsky, for whom he had earlier worked as a rehearsal pianist in Paris.
BostonDenverMassachusettsPhoenix, Arizona

Question 4: Late in life, he became a good friend of avant-garde composer and rock guitarist ________, and performed some of his own compositions at a Zappa concert in Santa Monica, California in 1981.
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6Frank ZappaHot RatsFreak Out!

Question 5: Slonimsky possessed a sly sense of humor, a trait he would exhibit on the various appearances he made on The Tonight Show with ________.
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny CarsonConan O'BrienJohnny CarsonJack Paar

Question 6: Slonimsky at 76 Slonimsky discusses Igor Stravinsky and ________ with Charles Amirkhanian & Robert Commanday, 1971
Charles IvesLeonard BernsteinSymphony No. 4 (Ives)Piano Sonata No. 2 (Ives)

Question 7: On Frank Zappa Slonimsky discusses his relationship with ________, 1983
You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6Frank ZappaFreak Out!Hot Rats

Question 8: He was born Nikolai Leonidovich Slonimsky in ________.
RussiaSaint PetersburgLeningrad OblastMoscow

Question 9: During one of the shows, a crew came out from the New York public television station, ________, to film the entire show.

Question 10: During this time, Slonimsky taught music theory at Boston Conservatory and the Malkin Conservatory and began to write music articles for The ________, The Christian Science Monitor and the magazine, The Etude.
Boston Daily AdvertiserThe Boston PostBoston Evening TranscriptThe Boston Record


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