Metal Men: Marc Rich and the 10-billion-dollar Scam Test | Final 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 shipping from the Philippines in Chapter 10?

2. Who became a regular visitor at Marc Rich's offices following his business purchase in Chapter 11?

3. When did the Ayatollah Khomeini take control of Iran?

4. Arab members of OPEC alarmed the world when they used the "oil weapon" during the Yom Kippur War by implementing oil embargoes and initiating an oil crisis in what year?

5. Where did one of Marc Rich's employees try to drive up tin prices by hoarding a massive amount of the resource in Chapter 12?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Rich's plan for "The Mutiny" in Chapter 6? How did it play out?

2. How were the young traders at Marc Rich's firm described?

3. How did Rich feel about the reaction of the Board to his dealings with Iran in Chapter 6?

4. What deal did Marc Rich make through Ali Rezai in Chapter 8? What price did Rich pay for the deal?

5. What did the Board do when they learned of Rich's dealings with Iran? What deal had Rich made?

6. What happened to Robbie Lichtenstern in Chapter 14? How did he die?

7. What was the principle hiring standard that Marc Rich had at his firm?

8. What did Rich decide to invest in for Philipp Brothers in Chapter 6? What was the Board's reaction?

9. How was Marc Rich's new office described in Chapter 12? How did Rich treat his employees there?

10. Where did Rich turn for more oil in the 1970s? How great did his oil empire become?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How did A. Craig Copetas research Metal Men: Marc Rich and the 10-billion-dollar Scam? Were Marc Rich or other traders interviewed?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Marc Rich's wedding. When was he married and to whom? What was remarked about the wedding of Rich?

Essay Topic 3

What rumor circulated the trading industry in 1984? What effect did it have on the global economy? Who was responsible for originating the rumor?

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