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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. Why did George Martin ultimately agree, in 1976, to score the "Sergeant Pepper" film featuring the Bee Gees and Peter Frampton?
(a) The Bee Gees asked him to do it.
(b) His wife reminded him that if someone else did the job, he wouldn't be there to defend the music's integrity.
(c) He desperately needed money.
(d) The Beatles asked him to do it.

2. After how many attempts, as described in Chapter 9, did Capitol Records agree to release Beatles records?
(a) Four.
(b) Three.
(c) Five.
(d) Two.

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

4. Which Beatles movie was produced with no assistance from George Martin?
(a) "Help!"
(b) "Abbey Road".
(c) "Sergeant Pepper".
(d) "A Hard Day's Night".

5. What was the dream of George Martin's childhood, as revealed in Chapter 12?
(a) Writing music for films.
(b) Becoming a rock star.
(c) Becoming an architect.
(d) Painting like the Impressionists.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How, according to George Martin, does a computer multiply 17 by 32?

3. Regarding orchestration, what does George Martin offer as the secret to good string writing?

4. In 1979, George Martin predicted the now-common change from analog to what sort of recording?

5. Which film won the Oscar for musical direction, in the year George Martin was nominated?

Short Essay Questions

1. For the film, "The Family Way", what sort of tune did George Martin ask Paul McCartney to write, and what strategy did he employ when Paul McCartney was slow to comply?

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

3. Briefly summarize George Martin's predictions for the future, as of 1979, regarding the use of digital recording.

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

5. What was the first film scored by George Martin, and why does he refer to the process as a nightmare?

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

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

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

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

10. What sites did George Martin consider for AIR's second studio, a residential complex, and where was it ultimately constructed?

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