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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did George Martin predict would happen soon after publication of "All You Need Is Ears", regarding holography?
(a) Holographic music.
(b) Full-color transmission.
(c) Holographic discs.
(d) Stereo transmission.
2. How did the recording tape used at Capitol in 1958 differ from the tape used at Abbey Road?
(a) Capitol used quarter-inch tape to produce a two-track recording, while Abbey Road used half-inch tape to produce three tracks.
(b) Capitol used one-inch tape to produce a three-track recording, while Abbey Road used half-inch tape to produce two tracks.
(c) Capitol used half-inch tape to produce a three-track recording, while Abbey Road used quarter-inch tape to produce three tracks.
(d) Capitol used half-inch tape to produce a three-track recording, while Abbey Road used quarter-inch tape to produce two tracks.
3. After completion of AIR's first studio, what sort of studio did George Martin next want to create?
(a) A traveling immersion studio.
(b) A total environment studio.
(c) A total immersion studio.
(d) A traveling environment studio.
4. In Chapter 8, in George Martin's layer cake metaphor, what was the first layer in a four-track recording?
(a) Harmonies, such as piano or guitar.
(b) Rhythm, such as drums and bass.
(c) The lead voice.
(d) Extra bits, called sweetening.
5. Why did George Martin ultimately agree, in 1976, to score the "Sergeant Pepper" film featuring the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton?
(a) The Beatles asked him to do it.
(b) He desperately needed money.
(c) The Bee Gees asked him to do it.
(d) His wife reminded him that if someone else did the job, he wouldn't be there to defend the music's integrity.
6. During the Beatles' first trip to America, why did Alan Livingston attempt to keep George Martin away from press conferences and the limelight?
(a) Alan Livingston had turned the Beatles down three separate times.
(b) Alan Livingston thought George Martin's accent was too thick.
(c) Alan Livingston had turned the Beatles down four separate times.
(d) Alan Livingston wanted to woo the Beatles away from George Martin.
7. The song, "Pepperland Laid Waste", appears on which Beatles album?"
(a) "Sergeant Pepper".
(b) "Yellow Submarine".
8. In the movie, "Yellow Submarine", what sound effect did George Martin contrive for the enormous monster that sucked up the yellow submarine and, eventually, the movie screen?
(a) Small strips of tape, cut apart and spliced in random order.
(b) Orchestral music played backwards.
(c) Piccolo trumpets.
(d) A dilruba.
9. What is George Martin's explanation for the song title, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"?
(a) The song was a tribute to John Lennon's mother, Lucy, who often wished for a diamond ring.
(b) Lucy was a stewardess on a flight taken by John Lennon shortly before he wrote the lyrics.
(c) Lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, an illegal psychedelic drug.
(d) John Lennon's son, Julian, had drawn a picture of his friend, Lucy, floating in a black sky full of stars.
10. As described in Chapter 14, AIR built its first studio where?
(a) A house in New England.
(b) At the top of an old department store in London, in what was once a restaurant for the gentry.
(c) A private area in the Caribbean.
(d) A yacht formerly owned by the Yugoslavian government.
11. What sound near the end of "Good Morning" sounded remarkably like the guitar at the beginning of "Sergeant Pepper", allowing for an easy fusion of "Good Morning" and the "Sergeant Pepper Reprise"?
(a) A chicken clucking.
(b) A man laughing.
(c) A horse neighing.
(d) A baby crying.
12. George Martin converted a house in what New England town into a recording studio, to record Sea Train?
(a) Cape Cod.
13. Which Beatles movie was produced with no assistance from George Martin?
(a) "Sergeant Pepper".
(b) "A Hard Day's Night".
(d) "Abbey Road".
14. Which Beatles song was the first to feature other musicians, in addition to the four Beatles and George Martin?
(a) "A Day in the Life".
(c) "Paperback Writer".
(d) "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
15. In Chapter 10 George Martin describes his disappointment with EMI, due to their unwillingness to pay him a bonus, using what British turn of phrase?
(a) Blow this for a lark.
(b) Let's blow this pop-stand.
(c) Sod this for a game of soldiers.
(d) Sod this for a lark.
Short Answer Questions
1. George Martin wrote the musical score for which James Bond film?
2. In Chapter 12, what does George Martin refer to as a "golden treadmill?"
3. In Chapter 8, in George Martin's layer cake metaphor, what was the third layer in a four-track recording?
4. As mentioned in Chapter 12, where did George Martin first meet the then-unknown composer, Randy Newman?
5. What password did the Beatles invent, to warn each other about dubious fans approaching?
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