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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 small American record label released "She Loves You" after Capitol Records refused?
(a) Swan Records.
(b) VJ Records.
(c) Decca Records.
(d) EMI Records.

2. What password did the Beatles invent, to warn each other about dubious fans approaching?
(a) Pepper.
(b) Gizmo.
(c) Meanies.
(d) Cripples.

3. Which group of painters is George Martin's favorite?
(a) The Realists.
(b) The Expressionists.
(c) The Humanists.
(d) The Impressionists.

4. In what year was "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" recorded?
(a) 1968.
(b) 1969.
(c) 1967.
(d) 1970.

5. What is George Martin's explanation for the song title, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"?
(a) Lucy was a stewardess on a flight taken by John Lennon shortly before he wrote the lyrics.
(b) Lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, an illegal psychedelic drug.
(c) The song was a tribute to John Lennon's mother, Lucy, who often wished for a diamond ring.
(d) John Lennon's son, Julian, had drawn a picture of his friend, Lucy, floating in a black sky full of stars.

Short Answer Questions

1. As mentioned in Chapter 12, where did George Martin first meet the then-unknown composer, Randy Newman?

2. How far above the original floor does the studio floor at AIR's first studio float?

3. In Chapter 8, in George Martin's layer cake metaphor, what was the third layer in a four-track recording?

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

5. As described in Chapter 10, why did George Martin hesitate to honor John Lennon's request to fuse two versions of "Strawberry Fields"?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. 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?

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

8. What difficulties were presented by John Lennon's request that George Martin fuse together two unique versions of "Strawberry Fields Forever"?

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

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

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