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

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

3. George Martin's inspiration for AIR's second studio was The Manor, owned by whom?
(a) Richard Branson.
(b) Mike Oldfield.
(c) Phil Ramon.
(d) Rupert Neve.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which Beatles associate died from an accidental overdose in August 1967?

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

3. George Martin and his second wife, Judy Lockhart-Smith, attended the Beatles' fancy dress party for "Magical Mystery Tour" as what characters?

4. In what city were the Beatles trapped in an overloaded elevator?

5. As described in Chapter 14, AIR built its first studio where?

Short Essay Questions

1. Which is the only Beatles film not scored by George Martin, and why?

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

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

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

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

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

7. What sorts of diversions did the Beatles create, in order to get in and out of their hotel rooms in the U.S.?

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

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

10. 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?

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