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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As explained in Chapter 4, what is the normal range of hearing for humans?
(a) 10 to 200,000 hertz.
(b) 20 to 20,000 hertz.
(c) 200 to 100,000 hertz.
(d) 20 to 200,000 hertz.

2. Early in Chapter 1, when the Beatles stood up George Martin, where did he find them?
(a) The Hotel Georges Deux.
(b) The Hotel Georges Cinq.
(c) The Hotel Jacques Cinq.
(d) The Hotel Jacques Trois.

3. During their first meeting with George Martin, who was the most talkative Beatle?
(a) Pete Best.
(b) Paul McCartney.
(c) Ringo Starr.
(d) George Harrison.

4. Who was the sidekick of Jakka the space-boy, a comedic character recorded by George Martin?
(a) A three-legged cat.
(b) Jenna the space-girl.
(c) Jakka had no sidekick.
(d) A five-legged dog.

5. What was the cause of death of George Martin's mother?
(a) Cerebral hemorrhage.
(b) Pneumonia.
(c) Suicide.
(d) Heart attack.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is it almost never cost effective to play classical music live in modern times, according to George Martin?

2. The B-side of the Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do" was what?

3. In Chapter 1, George Martin mentioned his membership in what dramatic group?

4. What is the length of the tubing in a French horn?

5. During the Beatles' first recording session, George Martin wanted to replace which Beatle with a studio musician?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why, as described in Chapter 10, did George Martin become increasingly frustrated with EMI?

2. How does George Martin compare the nature of singer/songwriters in the 1950s, when he started at Parlophone, with the situation in 1979, when "All You Need Is Ears" was published?

3. What was George Martin's first job at Parlophone, as described in Chapter 3, and what were his primary duties?

4. How, according to George Martin in Chapter 6, did the role of a producer change from the 1950s to the time "All You Need Is Ears" was published, in 1979?

5. How did the Beatles come to change drummers before achieving success and fame, letting Pete Best go in favor of Ringo Starr?

6. What aspects of Dick Lester's direction does George Martin most admire, in the Beatles' film, "A Hard Day's Night"?

7. How does George Martin compare multi-track recording to a four-layer cake, as described in Chapter 8?

8. Early in Chapter 1, why were the Beatles in Paris?

9. How did Capitol Records come to take on the Beatles' records, even though they resisted at first?

10. Why did the Beatles stand up George Martin in 1964, as described in Chapter 1?

(see the answer keys)

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