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

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

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

4. How does George Martin describe the result, when a recording is overcompressed?
(a) Punching holes in the sound.
(b) The volume of the recording is too low.
(c) Echoes on the track.
(d) Background noise, as air enters and leaves the studio.

5. In the movie, "Yellow Submarine", what sound effect did George Martin contrive for the enormous monster that sucked up the yellow submarine and, eventually, the movie screen?
(a) Orchestral music played backwards.
(b) Small strips of tape, cut apart and spliced in random order.
(c) A dilruba.
(d) Piccolo trumpets.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did George Martin leave EMI, even though they ultimately agreed to pay him a commission as he requested?

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

3. In the recording industry, what does the acronym ADT stand for?

4. In Chapter 12, what does George Martin refer to as a "golden treadmill?"

5. George Martin wrote the musical score for which James Bond film?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What album does George Martin consider to be the classic example of what can be achieved by a talented amateur with multi-track equipment?

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

4. Under what circumstances did the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, die?

5. 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?

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

7. How is a compressor used in a recording studio?

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

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

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

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