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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. What does George Martin describe as a lifetime ambition in Chapter 12, unfulfilled when the book was written?
2. George Martin wrote the musical score for which James Bond film?
3. Engelbert Humperdinck's single, "Release Me," prevented which double-A-side Beatles record from reaching number one?
4. Regarding orchestration, what does George Martin offer as the secret to good string writing?
5. What is the double meaning of the title of Chapter 15?
Short Essay Questions
1. What sorts of diversions did the Beatles create, in order to get in and out of their hotel rooms in the U.S.?
2. Describe the early founding of AIR, Associated Independent Recording.
3. Briefly summarize George Martin's predictions for the future, as of 1979, regarding the use of digital recording.
4. How is a compressor used in a recording studio?
5. What album does George Martin consider to be the classic example of what can be achieved by a talented amateur with multi-track equipment?
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 aspects of Dick Lester's direction does George Martin most admire, in the Beatles' film, "A Hard Day's Night"?
8. Briefly describe the controversy surrounding John Lennon's comparison of the Beatles and Jesus.
9. 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?
10. Which is the only Beatles film not scored by George Martin, and why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does George Martin use the opening sequence in Chapter 1, featuring himself, the Beatles, and Brian Epstein in Paris, to lay the groundwork for their personalities and their relationships?
Essay Topic 2
What is the main theme or themes of "All You Need Is Ears"? Is it possible for an autobiography to have a cohesive theme, without some scheming, omissions, and altering of facts by the author?
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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