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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. After completion of AIR's first studio, what sort of studio did George Martin next want to create?
(a) A total immersion studio.
(b) A traveling immersion studio.
(c) A traveling environment studio.
(d) A total environment studio.
2. What did George Martin predict would happen soon after publication of "All You Need Is Ears", regarding holography?
(a) Holographic music.
(b) Holographic discs.
(c) Stereo transmission.
(d) Full-color transmission.
3. What was the dream of George Martin's childhood, as revealed in Chapter 12?
(a) Writing music for films.
(b) Painting like the Impressionists.
(c) Becoming an architect.
(d) Becoming a rock star.
4. In what city were the Beatles trapped in an overloaded elevator?
(a) St. Louis.
(d) New York.
5. 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) Let's blow this pop-stand.
(b) Sod this for a game of soldiers.
(c) Blow this for a lark.
(d) Sod this for a lark.
6. As described in Chapter 10, why did George Martin hesitate to honor John Lennon's request to fuse two versions of "Strawberry Fields"?
(a) The equipment at Abbey Road made such a task nearly impossible.
(b) They were in different keys and different tempos.
(c) They exemplified two different musical styles.
(d) Fusing the two versions would make the song too long.
7. What is the double meaning of the title of Chapter 15?
(a) It is both the title of a Beatles song and a reference to his fears about the future.
(b) It is both the title of a Beatles song and a reference to his predictions for the future.
(c) It is both the title of a Cilla Black song and a reference to his predictions for the future.
(d) It is both the title of a Cilla Black song and a reference to his fears about the future.
8. In Chapter 12, what does George Martin refer to as a "golden treadmill?"
(a) His meteoric journey with the Beatles.
(b) Following one's dreams.
(c) Marriage and divorce.
(d) Writing one film score after another, to the exclusion of any other musical endeavor.
9. George Martin states, throughout "All You Need Is Ears", that major change comes to the recording industry at what general interval of time?
(a) Every ten years.
(b) Every fifteen years.
(c) Every twenty years.
(d) Every twenty-five years.
10. 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) John Lennon's son, Julian, had drawn a picture of his friend, Lucy, floating in a black sky full of stars.
(c) Lucy was a stewardess on a flight taken by John Lennon shortly before he wrote the lyrics.
(d) Lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, an illegal psychedelic drug.
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 baby crying.
(b) A horse neighing.
(c) A chicken clucking.
(d) A man laughing.
12. Which Beatles song was the first to feature other musicians, in addition to the four Beatles and George Martin?
(a) "Paperback Writer".
(b) "A Day in the Life".
(c) "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
13. What did George Martin believe would replace discs played by needles, at the time his book was written?
(a) Discs scanned by laser beam.
(b) Discs scanned by x-ray.
(c) Tapes scanned by laser beam.
(d) Mp3 technology.
14. Regarding orchestration, what does George Martin offer as the secret to good string writing?
(a) Writing all parts close to the piano's middle C.
(b) Writing a separate part for each musician.
(c) Writing as if for a piano, with parts for left and right hands.
(d) Writing for four parts, as if for four human voices.
15. How many years after George Martin returned to England from America, did he finally receive his requested studio upgrades from EMI?
Short Answer Questions
1. In 1979, George Martin predicted the now-common change from analog to what sort of recording?
2. While orchestrating the film, "The Family Way", what compromise did George Martin reach with John Boulting?
3. In what year did George Martin receive the Britannia Award for being the top British record producer of the past twenty-five years?
4. How far above the original floor does the studio floor at AIR's first studio float?
5. In filmmaking, what is a click track?
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