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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Capitol had no compressors.
(c) The monitor level in the Capitol control room was much louder than at Abbey Road.
(d) The monitor level in the Capitol control room was much lower than at Abbey Road.

2. The Beatles' friend, Magic Alex, came up with what hypothetical invention to replace lights?
(a) A spray-on wall paint that would glow when connected by two anodes.
(b) A curtain that would glow in the dark.
(c) A spray-on wall paint that would glow in the dark.
(d) A curtain that would glow when connected by two anodes.

3. 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) Fusing the two versions would make the song too long.
(c) They exemplified two different musical styles.
(d) They were in different keys and different tempos.

4. What does George Martin describe as a lifetime ambition in Chapter 12, unfulfilled when the book was written?
(a) Becoming an Impressionist painter.
(b) Writing music for the ballet.
(c) Becoming a grandfather.
(d) Recording an album featuring himself as the vocalist.

5. The song, "Pepperland Laid Waste", appears on which Beatles album?"
(a) "Revolver".
(b) "Help!"
(c) "Sergeant Pepper".
(d) "Yellow Submarine".

6. As described in Chapter 10, the British Post Office prevented the Mastersingers from singing a choral version of what?
(a) The telephone directory.
(b) Postal employee regulations.
(c) The history of British stamps.
(d) Addresses of government officials.

7. In the recording studio, what is the function of the compressor?
(a) Providing quiet heating and cooling to the studio.
(b) Allowing the use of a smaller studio.
(c) Protecting the hearing of musicians and engineers.
(d) Lowering the volume of the loudest sounds and enhancing the quietest sounds.

8. George Martin wrote the musical score for which Michael Caine film, following the success of "Yellow Submarine"?
(a) "Pulp".
(b) "Gambit".
(c) "Alfie".
(d) "The Man Who Would Be King".

9. 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) John Lennon found someone else to score "Day in the Life", because of a minor scheduling conflict.
(c) He and his first wife divorced.
(d) Paul McCartney found someone else to score "She's Leaving Home", because of a minor scheduling conflict.

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

11. 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) His movie score had been replaced with someone else's.
(c) The music was out of sync with the action.
(d) The vocal track had been removed from the song that played during the opening credits.

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

13. When ADT was first applied to John Lennon's voice, what made-up phrase did George Martin use to describe the mechanics?
(a) Triple-tracked sploshing flange.
(b) Triple-sploshing bifurcated flange.
(c) Double-bifurcated sploshing flange.
(d) Double-flanged sploshing bifurcator.

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

15. In the recording industry, what does the acronym ADT stand for?
(a) Artificial double-tracking.
(b) Artificial double-tones.
(c) Auditory double-tracking.
(d) Auditory decibel tones.

Short Answer Questions

1. George Martin describes John Lennon and Paul McCartney as the main talent of the Beatles, and describes George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and himself as what?

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

3. While recording the twenty-four-bar climax for "A Day in the Life", George Martin told the orchestra to disobey a fundamental rule by doing what?

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

5. George Martin's new business, AIR, is an acronym for what?

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