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Mini-Quiz: Artie Shaw Learned Character from His Parents

by Ron Kurtus (7 October 2012)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. What did Artie Shaw's father often do when Shaw was young?

His father would make fun of Artie by calling him Abraham

His father would often criticize and mock him

His father would show he could play the clarinet better than Artie

2. Why did Shaw have so many failed marriages?

He would marry women who hated hearing him play the clarinet

Shaw wanted to set a record for the most marriages

He would be nice at first but then get very emotional abusive

3. How did Shaw suffer from his poor character and behavior?

Many who knew Shaw personally did not like him, but he still had many music fans

Shaw had his clarinet stolen many times by people he insulted

His children would often visit, which would get on his nerves

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Understanding Character. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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When Everything Was Jumpin' by Daniel Askt - Wall Street Journal (24 May 2010)

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Three Chords for Beauty's Sake: The Life of Artie Shaw by Tom Dolan; W. W. Norton & Company (2010)

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