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1. What song from The Beatles' "White Album" was written, according to John Lennon, about himself and Yoko Ono before they were married and contains the following lyrics: "Your inside is out, and your outside is in / Your outside is in, and your inside is out / So come on come on / Come on is such a joy"?
2. Which Beatles song, with lyrics like "Sitting on a cornflake waiting for the van to come / Corporation tee shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday", was written by John Lennon to be as intentionally abstract and ambiguous as possible after he learned of an English instructor who was requiring his students to analyze The Beatles' song lyrics?
3. Which Beatles song, with the chorus "Please don't be long / Please don't you be very long / Please don't be long for I may be asleep", was written by George Harrison about his having to wait in Hollywood Hills for a friend to pick him up and drive him to the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco?
4. This next Beatles song, written mostly by John Lennon and considered one of the highlights of 1969's "Yellow Submarine" album, was originally called "You Can Talk to Me" until Paul McCartney started barking during the recording of the song.
Which song contains these lyrics: "Child-like / No one understands / Jack knife / In your sweaty hands / Some kind of innocence is measured out in years / You don't know what it's like to listen to your fears"?
5. With the following lyrics--"In their eyes there's something lacking / What they need's a damn good whacking"--which satirical song by The Beatles did George Harrison finish composing after he rediscovered the original manuscript for it in his parents' attic?
6. What song composed by Ringo Starr and sung by him on The Beatles' "Abbey Road" album was inspired by a trip on a boat belonging to Peter Sellers and contains these lyrics: "We would be warm / Beneath the storm / In our little hideaway beneath the waves"?
7. Which of Paul McCartney's songs from The Beatles' "White Album" was inspired by his dog as well as his relationship with Jane Asher and contains the following words: "Hold your head up you silly girl / Look what you've done / When you find yourself in the thick of it / Help yourself to a bit of what's all around you"?
8. From The Beatles' "White Album", which song lightheartedly pokes fun at folk songs as well as their singers and begins with the following words: "Now somewhere in the black mountain hills of Dakota"?
9. Which Beatles song begins with Ringo Starr exclaiming "Hold it!" so that he can finish blowing his nose and later includes such lines as "I do a road hog", "I pick a moon dog", and "I roll a stoney"?
10. Which song, written by Paul McCartney, was performed solely by him on The Beatles' "White Album" and was inspired by Bach's "Bourree in E Minor" as well as the plight of African Americans, particularly in the South, during the twentieth century?
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