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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. What signal would have told Lewis to double his bet?
(a) Both arms folded.
(b) A bent right arm.
(c) A hand running through her hair.
(d) Arms flat at her sides.

2. What was the name of the town where Lewis's parents lived?
(a) Melrose.
(b) Weston.
(c) Woburn.
(d) Medford.

3. During Lewis's first time in Vegas, who was acting as team secretary?
(a) Fisher.
(b) Michael.
(c) Brian.
(d) Kianna.

4. How many visitors did the Grand Victoria Casino boast that it had daily?
(a) 12,000.
(b) 7,000.
(c) 9,000.
(d) 10,000.

5. When Lewis played Gorilla on his second night in Vegas, who were some of the guys at the blackjack table?
(a) Basketball players form the New York Knicks.
(b) Basketball players from the Los Angeles Lakers.
(c) Basketball players from the Orlando Magic.
(d) Basketball players from the Houston Rockets.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the dealer at the casino where Martinez and Lewis played blackjack in Chapter 4?

2. In Chapter 1, how much money did Lewis have in a duffel bag?

3. How much money was stuffed into the pockets of the author's jacket when he was at the airport?

4. How tall was Andrew Tay?

5. At what restaurant did Jill meet the author?

Short Essay Questions

1. What type of equipment was in the underground Chinatown casino where Lewis took his casino test?

2. What could security agents at an airport do if they thought someone was doing something illegal?

3. Why did Martinez say that fights made for perfect card-counting conditions?

4. What was the profile for the blackjack team and why?

5. What was Lewis afraid would happen if security caught up with him?

6. How did Lewis and Martinez get from the airport in Atlantic City to the casino?

7. How was blackjack played?

8. How did the team play work on the blackjack team?

9. What were some of the aliases that Lewis used when playing blackjack in Vegas?

10. What was the hi-lo method of card counting?

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