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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 the 1950s studios had A&R men, meaning what?
(a) Assimilation and Recruitment men.
(b) Audio and Recording men.
(c) Acoustic and Reverberation men.
(d) Artists and Repertoire men.

2. Where did George Martin build his second AIR studio?
(a) Cape Cod.
(b) London.
(c) Montserrat.
(d) Yugoslavia.

3. At the time "All You Need Is Ears" was written, anyone wanting to become a professional record producer had what two options, according to George Martin in Chapter 12?
(a) Becoming a staff producer with a large company or becoming an independent producer.
(b) Attending production school or becoming an independent producer.
(c) Attending music school or becoming an independent producer.
(d) Becoming a staff producer with a large company or attending music school.

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

5. In 1979, George Martin predicted the now-common change from analog to what sort of recording?
(a) Sampling.
(b) Dialog.
(c) Digital.
(d) Mp3.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which group of painters is George Martin's favorite?

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

3. Which Beatles movie was produced with no assistance from George Martin?

4. After completion of AIR's first studio, what sort of studio did George Martin next want to create?

5. How did the recording tape used at Capitol in 1958 differ from the tape used at Abbey Road?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Briefly describe the controversy surrounding John Lennon's comparison of the Beatles and Jesus.

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

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

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

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

9. How does George Martin compare multi-track recording to a four-layer cake, as described in Chapter 8?

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

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