Running Scared: The Life and Treacherous Times of Las Vegas Casino King Steve Wynn Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

John L. Smith
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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. With what disease was Wynn diagnosed?

2. Wynn has claimed that he would give up everything in order to _____________________.

3. Wynn was in the company of _____________ mobsters when he entered the Las Vegas casino market at the Frontier in 1967.

4. What epitaph did Wynn suggest for himself?

5. Which Las Vegas casino did Wynn purchase with E. Parry Thomas' money?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was Jerome Zarowitz and how did Wynn first encounter him?

2. What did the destruction of the Dunes signify for Steve Wynn and for Las Vegas as a whole?

3. What were the Las Vegas dreams of Wynn's father, Mike?

4. Why did the authorities typically not arrest anyone for operating bingo halls or playing bingo?

5. When was the Dunes Hotel and Casino and Las Vegas destroyed?

6. How did Wynn try to protect Cappiello in spite of Capiello's murder of Joseph Conlan?

7. What did a spectator at the Dunes' destruction compare it to?

8. Why did Steve Wynn have footage of the Dunes destruction filmed?

9. What had the Dunes signified in Las Vegas?

10. What hotel would be built in the place vacated by the Dunes?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Explain how the author captured regionalism in the book. Cite examples of at least two different instances of regionalism and explain why the author used them where he did.

Essay Topic 2

Describe the overall setting and time period for Wynn's development and expansion into Las Vegas. What was America like during this time period? What was Las Vegas like during this time period? How important are the time period and setting to the attitudes and issues of Wynn and those around him?

Essay Topic 3

Who was Michael Milken? What was his relationship with Steve Wynn? What personality traits did they share? How were they different? What were they able to accomplish as a team?

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