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. How many of the forty sought-after metals were traded openly?

2. Whom did Marc Rich marry, according to Chapter 5?

3. Where did Marc Rich attend college?

4. Rich's goal in Chapter 6 was to have great success in Madrid, become European manager, and eventually take over whose responsibilities?

5. The author writes in Chapter 5 that being advanced at trading merely required the ability to tame the furies of what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is written of Marc Rich's ambition and determination in Chapter 6? What was admirable about him?

3. How many metals were openly traded? Where did others come from?

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

5. Why does the author state the Metal Men never lost in Chapter 1?

6. With what company did Philipp Brothers merge in 1960? What was the effect of the merger?

7. Where and when did Marc Rich begin his career as a metal man? What was the company like?

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

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

10. What happened with banking following the merger with Engelhard in Chapter 6? How did this affect Rich?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the metal trading industry as it was illustrated by the author in the Introduction and Chapter 1 of Metal Men: Marc Rich and the 10-billion-dollar Scam. Where was the industry headquartered? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Marc Rich's experiences in Cuba. Who had taken control when Rich arrived in Cuba? How did this affect his business and trading practices?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the narrative style of Metal Men: Marc Rich and the 10-billion-dollar Scam. Define and identify the voice, tense, and point of view of the narrative.

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