All You Need Is Ears Test | Final Test - Hard

George Martin
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. For which movie did George Martin receive his first and only Academy Award nomination?

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

4. In Chapter 12, what does George Martin refer to as a "golden treadmill?"

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What main advantage did George Martin gain from EMI, as a result of creating gold records with the Beatles?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What are some of the major achievements of the Beatles, under the wing of George Martin, that make them the most successful and influential band in rock history? What barriers did they break, shocking at the time, that seem perhaps less radical in retrospect?

Essay Topic 2

Why does George Martin feel that pop music is not a step down from classical music? Why does he think pop musicians find it easier to succeed in modern times than classical musicians?

Essay Topic 3

Compile a list of famous names in "All You Need Is Ears" that may be unfamiliar to Americans or to younger readers. Create a brief byline for each person, indicating why he or she is famous. Should subsequent editions of the book contain footnotes, elaborating on these celebrities' claims to fame?

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