Monkey Business: Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle 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. Why did most people become analysts?

2. What was a perk of being a senior vice president?

3. This is an upper position at an investment bank. There are usually plenty of these positions, but they must put in very long hours to be promoted.

4. If the associate or analyst does not come up with enough support for the valuation, what happened to them?

5. How long were typical interviews for positions as summer associates?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is the rest of a typical investment firm situated? Who comprises the upper sects of the company?

2. Because a pitch book is a very important piece of information for the client, was it a privilege to work on a pitch book.

3. Usually what crazy activities happened at the DLJ holiday party?

4. Explain why this chapter was named The Merry-Go-Round.

5. How did Troob and Rolfe console themselves after they accepted their offers? Why was it necessary to come up with excuses to stay at DLJ?

6. In the Merry-Go-Round, what is a major part of developing a pitch book?

7. How did investment bankers cut their own risk when dealing with new companies?

8. To recruiters looking for summer associates, what were masters students considered?

9. When attempting to leave DLJ, how were the two men persuaded to stay?

10. When the new graduates met together, what did they learn about one another?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

1. Explain why "top tier schools" or Ivy League schools are breeding grounds for investment banks.

2. In your opinion, can a quality education be gained outside of these institutions?

Essay Topic 2

1. How does the setting of the New York City affect the novel?

2. Did it increase the pace of the story and make it more exciting? Why or why not?

3. If why not, suggest a city that can compete with the background of Wall Street.

Essay Topic 3

Rolfe and Troob survived abuse, long work hours, ridiculous amounts of work, and aggravating travel arrangements to make a lot of money.

In your opinion, was it all worth it?

Could they have chosen different career paths that would have offered them less stress and the same amount of money?

Do you think that Rolfe and Troob should have just paid their dues in the investment banking world?

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