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George Martin
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Final Test - Easy

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This quiz consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does George Martin describe as one of his biggest hurts, during the Pepper era?
(a) He was not invited to be on the cover of the "Sergeant Pepper" album.
(b) He and his first wife divorced.
(c) Paul McCartney found someone else to score "She's Leaving Home", because of a minor scheduling conflict.
(d) John Lennon found someone else to score "Day in the Life", because of a minor scheduling conflict.

2. Which Beatles movie was produced with no assistance from George Martin?
(a) "Sergeant Pepper".
(b) "Help!"
(c) "Abbey Road".
(d) "A Hard Day's Night".

3. In what year did George Martin receive the Britannia Award for being the top British record producer of the past twenty-five years?
(a) 1972.
(b) 1977.
(c) 1969.
(d) 1979.

4. As described early in Chapter 8, what was one of the main reasons George Martin enjoyed working with the Beatles?
(a) He became a multi-millionaire.
(b) He earned the respect of his mentors.
(c) Their success allowed him to retire early.
(d) Their success won him artistic freedom.

5. 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.

6. George Martin's new business, AIR, is an acronym for what?
(a) Associated Independent Records.
(b) Artistic Institute of Recording.
(c) Artists Independently Recording.
(d) Associated Independent Recording.

7. George Martin and his second wife, Judy Lockhart-Smith, attended the Beatles' fancy dress party for "Magical Mystery Tour" as what characters?
(a) Peter Sellers and Cilla Black.
(b) Prince Philip and the Queen.
(c) Frank Sinatra and Sophia Loren.
(d) A nun and a Cockney costermonger.

8. Why was George Martin shocked when he viewed "Crooks Anonymous", a film that he scored?
(a) The balance between percussion and other instruments was all wrong.
(b) The vocal track had been removed from the song that played during the opening credits.
(c) His movie score had been replaced with someone else's.
(d) The music was out of sync with the action.

9. What was the first difference George Martin noticed at Capitol Studios in America, as compared to Abbey Road, as described in Chapter 8?
(a) Capitol had better compressors.
(b) The monitor level in the Capitol control room was much louder than at Abbey Road.
(c) Capitol had no compressors.
(d) The monitor level in the Capitol control room was much lower than at Abbey Road.

10. Which small American record label released "She Loves You" after Capitol Records refused?
(a) EMI Records.
(b) Decca Records.
(c) Swan Records.
(d) VJ Records.

11. In Chapter 8, in George Martin's layer cake metaphor, what was the third layer in a four-track recording?
(a) Extra bits, called sweetening.
(b) The lead voice.
(c) Harmonies, such as piano or guitar.
(d) Rhythm, such as drums and bass.

12. What album does George Martin cite, in Chapter 12, as the classic example of what a talented amateur can achieve with multi-track recording?
(a) Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells".
(b) America's "History".
(c) The Beatles' "Sergeant Pepper".
(d) Winter Consort's "Icarus".

13. George Martin witnessed an argument between Frank Sinatra and Voyle Gilmore during his first trip to America, regarding what topic?
(a) Sinatra did not like his newest album cover, featuring a TWA airliner.
(b) Sinatra did not like the quality of the studio equipment.
(c) Sinatra wanted to record some Beatles tracks.
(d) Sinatra wanted to record in London rather than in New York.

14. Which Beatle sang the title song in the James Bond film scored by George Martin?
(a) John Lennon.
(b) Ringo Starr.
(c) Paul McCartney.
(d) George Harrison.

15. What record, produced by George Martin, was the first record taken to the moon?
(a) "Yesterday", by the Beatles.
(b) "She's Leaving Home", by the Beatles.
(c) "Icarus", by Winter Consort.
(d) "Tubular Bells", by Mike Oldfield.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does George Martin describe the result, when a recording is overcompressed?



2. After completion of AIR's first studio, what sort of studio did George Martin next want to create?



3. George Martin wrote the musical score for which James Bond film?



4. Engelbert Humperdinck's single, "Release Me," prevented which double-A-side Beatles record from reaching number one?



5. What did George Martin believe would replace discs played by needles, at the time his book was written?



(see the answer keys)

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