Metal Men: Marc Rich and the 10-billion-dollar Scam Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

A. Craig Copetas
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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. What did Marc Rich begin taking in Chapter 6 to manage his weight?

2. What company did Marc Rich buy as a tax shelter to hide his massive cash assets?

3. Where had there been no official release of the news of the rumor in Chapter 2?

4. The rumor from Chapter 2 began circulating where?

5. What product did Marc Rich's father-in-law trade in Chapter 5?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Ludwig Jesselson. How did he work with clients?

2. What does the author write of the atmosphere at Philipp Brothers when Marc Rich began there? How was the market different from today?

3. How great an empire did Marc Rich build? How is he described by the author in Chapter 1?

4. Under whom did many of the new recruits at Philipp Brothers work? What was this individual like?

5. Describe Marc Rich's wedding in Chapter 5. To whom and when did he marry? How was the wedding described?

6. What was Marc Rich's school experience like? Where did he attend high school?

7. What caused a major change in oil prices in Chapter 6? What was Rich's reaction?

8. Describe the setting of the metals market as described in Chapter 2 following the rumor.

9. Who was Doug Lee? How is he described in Chapter 2?

10. What were international trading regulations like in the metal industry during the period in which the book is set?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the indictments and charges against Marc Rich and Pincus Green. Who led the prosecution team against Rich? How much money was recovered for the U.S. government? Where are Rich and Green today?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Marc Rich's school experiences. Where did he attend high school and college? Why did he leave college and when?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Marc Rich as the central figure in Metal Men: Marc Rich and the 10-billion-dollar Scam. What personality characteristics are noted of Rich? What were his relationships like?

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