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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The "Yellow Submarine" story was written by Erich Segal, who later found fame with what novel-turned-film?
(a) "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".
(b) "The Exorcist".
(c) "Love Story".
(d) "Jaws".

2. Members of what group invented an instrument called a Gizmo?
(a) America.
(b) Deep Purple.
(c) The Ramones.
(d) Winter Consort.

3. Which film won the Oscar for musical direction, in the year George Martin was nominated?
(a) "My Fair Lady".
(b) "The Sound of Music".
(c) "Mary Poppins".
(d) "Doctor Zhivago".

4. Where did George Martin build his second AIR studio?
(a) Yugoslavia.
(b) London.
(c) Cape Cod.
(d) Montserrat.

5. 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 won him artistic freedom.
(d) Their success allowed him to retire early.

6. At the British Embassy in 1964, what did one Beatle fan do to Ringo Starr?
(a) Snip off a piece of his hair.
(b) Kiss him.
(c) Propose.
(d) Steal his wallet.

7. Which group of painters is George Martin's favorite?
(a) The Realists.
(b) The Impressionists.
(c) The Expressionists.
(d) The Humanists.

8. At the time "All You Need Is Ears" was written, anyone wanting to become a professional record producer had what two options, according to George Martin in Chapter 12?
(a) Attending production school or becoming an independent producer.
(b) Attending music school or becoming an independent producer.
(c) Becoming a staff producer with a large company or becoming an independent producer.
(d) Becoming a staff producer with a large company or attending music school.

9. 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 thought George Martin's accent was too thick.
(b) Alan Livingston wanted to woo the Beatles away from George Martin.
(c) Alan Livingston had turned the Beatles down three separate times.
(d) Alan Livingston had turned the Beatles down four separate times.

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

11. In Chapter 10, which Beatle does George Martin describe as an aural Salvador Dali?
(a) George Harrison.
(b) Paul McCartney.
(c) Ringo Starr.
(d) John Lennon.

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

13. 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 horse neighing.
(c) A man laughing.
(d) A baby crying.

14. In filmmaking, what is a click track?
(a) A technique used to speed up or slow film speed.
(b) A special type of percussion, adding excitement to a scene.
(c) A separate track featuring a click sound every so many frames of film, used to synchronize the musical score.
(d) A separate track used to absorb extraneous noises from the soundtrack.

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) Sod this for a game of soldiers.
(c) Sod this for a lark.
(d) Let's blow this pop-stand.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years after George Martin returned to England from America, did he finally receive his requested studio upgrades from EMI?

2. As stated in Chapter 8, in what year did George Martin make his first trip to America?

3. While orchestrating the film, "The Family Way", what compromise did George Martin reach with John Boulting?

4. In Chapter 8, in George Martin's layer cake metaphor, what was the third layer in a four-track recording?

5. What is the double meaning of the title of Chapter 15?

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