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George Martin
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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. Which Beatles associate died from an accidental overdose in August 1967?
(a) Neil Aspinall.
(b) Magic Alex.
(c) Brian Epstein.
(d) Pete Best.

2. What does George Martin describe as one of his biggest hurts, during the Pepper era?
(a) John Lennon found someone else to score "Day in the Life", because of a minor scheduling conflict.
(b) He was not invited to be on the cover of the "Sergeant Pepper" album.
(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.

3. What three reasons does George Martin offer for some groups' desire not to work with a producer?
(a) They want the glory that comes with producing themselves; they do not want to surrender a large percentage of the profits to an outsider; and they may feel a producer will inhibit their creativity.
(b) They want the glory that comes with producing themselves; they may worry a producer will rewrite their songs; and they may feel a producer will inhibit their creativity.
(c) They want the glory that comes with producing themselves; they may fear a producer will steal their ideas; and they may worry a producer will rewrite their songs.
(d) They may fear a producer will steal their ideas; they do not want to surrender a large percentage of the profits to an outsider; and they may feel a producer will inhibit their creativity.

4. 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 man laughing.
(b) A baby crying.
(c) A chicken clucking.
(d) A horse neighing.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What password did the Beatles invent, to warn each other about dubious fans approaching?

2. What record, produced by George Martin, was the first record taken to the moon?

3. At the British Embassy in 1964, what did one Beatle fan do to Ringo Starr?

4. When ADT was first applied to John Lennon's voice, what made-up phrase did George Martin use to describe the mechanics?

5. What album does George Martin cite, in Chapter 12, as the classic example of what a talented amateur can achieve with multi-track recording?

Short Essay Questions

1. In what way was the construction of the first AIR studio innovative, as described in Chapter 14?

2. How is a click track used in scoring a film?

3. What main advantage did George Martin gain from EMI, as a result of creating gold records with the Beatles?

4. Why did the creators of the James Bond film, "Live and Let Die", want someone other than songwriter Paul McCartney to sing the title song?

5. What does George Martin define as the golden treadmill?

6. Briefly describe the controversy surrounding John Lennon's comparison of the Beatles and Jesus.

7. Describe the early founding of AIR, Associated Independent Recording.

8. In the song, "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite", how did George Martin achieve his complex hurdy-gurdy effect?

9. In Chapter 11, George Martin expresses his naivety regarding what activities of the Beatles?

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

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