Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six MIT Students Who Took Vegas for Millions Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. In Chapter 3, where did Fisher and Martinez ask Lewis to go with them the next weekend?

2. What percent of hundred dollar bills were said to contain minute traces of cocaine embedded in their fibers?

3. What type of house did Lewis's parents live in?

4. Where did Jill Taylor live at the time she met the author?

5. When Lewis sat down for his first turn at a blackjack table in Vegas, where was the couple from who were already at the table?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Lewis's sisters.

2. As far as Lewis knew, what had Fisher and Martinez been doing all summer?

3. Describe the Grand Victoria Casino.

4. What rumors were floating around the Grand Victoria Casino about Lewis's alias Barry Chow?

5. What reasons did Lewis give Felicia for breaking up their relationship?

6. What caught Lewis's eye after he played blackjack with the Knicks players?

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

8. Describe Kevin Lewis.

9. Describe Jill Taylor when she met the author.

10. Who was one of the best card counters that Rosa had ever met?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Four members of the blackjack team decided to try gambling in Louisiana. Discuss why four members of the team went to gamble in Louisiana and what their experiences were gambling in Louisiana.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the reasons why members of the blackjack team did and did not wish to add additional team members.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the decision the MGM Grand made to change their chips and how it affected the blackjack team.

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