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

2. Which Beatles song was the first to feature other musicians, in addition to the four Beatles and George Martin?
(a) "A Day in the Life".
(b) "Yesterday".
(c) "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds".
(d) "Paperback Writer".

3. During the Beatles' first trip to America, why did Alan Livingston attempt to keep George Martin away from press conferences and the limelight?
(a) Alan Livingston had turned the Beatles down four separate times.
(b) Alan Livingston had turned the Beatles down three separate times.
(c) Alan Livingston thought George Martin's accent was too thick.
(d) Alan Livingston wanted to woo the Beatles away from George Martin.

4. As stated in Chapter 8, in what year did George Martin make his first trip to America?
(a) 1962.
(b) 1964.
(c) 1968.
(d) 1958.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. Who found a solution to the noise problem caused by extra tracks multiplying hiss and crackle?

4. After how many attempts, as described in Chapter 9, did Capitol Records agree to release Beatles records?

5. Where did George Martin build his second AIR studio?

Short Essay Questions

1. What inspired the Beatles to present "Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as a concept album?

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

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

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

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. What does George Martin define as the golden treadmill?

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

8. What is George Martin's explanation for the song, "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", contrary to the popular theory that the song is about LSD?

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

10. What, according to George Martin, is the best way to orchestrate for strings?

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