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. Where had the author first met Lewis?

2. What would be waiting at Lewis's suite if he was staying at the Stardust?

3. What kind of boots was Lewis wearing as he went for his casino test?

4. How much money was Lewis carrying when he took his casino test?

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

2. In what capacities had Zimonowski worked for the casinos?

3. What was the hierarchy in a casino?

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

5. How was blackjack played?

6. What did Martinez say when Lewis said he thought the blackjack system was rather shady?

7. Describe Micky Rosa.

8. What did the casinos use to catch cheaters and card counters?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the personas that the blackjack team and Lewis assumed when they played blackjack and why they assumed personas.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the methods that casinos used to prevent card counting and cheaters.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the reasons why Lewis decided to join the blackjack team.

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