All You Need Is Ears Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

George Martin
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All You Need Is Ears Test | Mid-Book 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. At the time George Martin took over Parlophone, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Stan Kenton, and Peggy Lee were signed with which American label?

2. What two career paths did George Martin consider before joining the Fleet Air Arm?

3. In 1977, how did Paul McCartney compensate for sound differences when performing "Live and Let Die" in concert?

4. The B-side of the Beatles' first single, "Love Me Do" was what?

5. What was the scandal at EMI, involving sopranos Kirsten Flagstad and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was George Martin's first musical love, and what did he do to understand its construction, as described in Chapter 2?

2. Whom does George Martin consider to be his fairy godfather, and how did the two meet?

3. How does George Martin describe the collaborative writing style of John Lennon and Paul McCartney?

4. Describe the flat George Martin grew up in, especially its sparse amenities.

5. Why was George Martin gradually disenchanted with EMI by the end of Chapter 3, and what happened when he announced his plan to accept a position elsewhere?

6. At the beginning of Chapter 1, why did the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, call George Martin?

7. Early in Chapter 1, why were the Beatles in Paris?

8. Why did George Martin's childhood piano lessons end after only eight sessions, and how did he continue to improve his skill?

9. What was the atmosphere at Parlophone immediately following the retirement of Oscar Preuss, as described by George Martin at the beginning of Chapter 5?

10. Briefly describe George Martin's first meeting with the Beatles' manager, Brian Epstein, in 1962.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the formation of AIR. Detail the design and construction of its first studio in London and its residential studio in Montserrat.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

If George Martin can be said to be the protagonist of his own autobiographical story, who are the main antagonists? How did George Martin overcome obstacles set before him by those antagonists? Did he, or his character, learn and grow as the story progressed?

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