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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who still felt as though he was not receiving the recognition he deserved for his foresight and lucrative investing and decided to quit as a money manager in Chapter 10?
(a) Michael Lewis.
(b) Michael Burry.
(c) Charlie Ledley.
(d) James Eastman.

2. When was the Morgan Stanley corporation founded?
(a) 1947.
(b) 1935.
(c) 1950.
(d) 1942.

3. When did Scion Capital close business?
(a) 2007.
(b) 2009.
(c) 2008.
(d) 2006.

4. The first night of the conference in Chapter 6, Steve Eisman was seated next to a man who was a CDO manager for what company?
(a) Merrill Lynch.
(b) FrontPoint.
(c) Standard & Poor's.
(d) Cornwall Capital Management.

5. FrontPoint Partners is a subsidiary of what company?
(a) Morgan Stanley.
(b) Merrill Lynch.
(c) Wachovia.
(d) Bear Sterns.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the SEC refer to?

2. Who began shorting the stocks of rating companies as well as many of the CDO managers in Chapter 6?

3. What is the title of Chapter 10?

4. On what date does the author write the face of Wall Street changed in Chapter 10?

5. At what university did Michael Burry study?

Short Essay Questions

1. What eventually led to Morgan Stanley questioning the actions of Howie Hubler?

2. How many CDOs did Cornwall Capital Management acquire after the conference in Chapter 7?

3. What was Wing Chau selling essentially, as discovered by Eisman in Chapter 6?

4. What led Cornwall Capital Management to sell off their CDOs in Chapter 9? How much did they make?

5. What impact did the conference have on Cornwall Capital Management in Chapter 7?

6. For how much did Morgan Stanley settle on the CDOs in Chapter 9?

7. How did Howie Hubler get involved with CDO trading in Chapter 9?

8. How did Michael Lewis begin his career as an author of financial books?

9. What role did Ben Hockett play in the success of Cornwall Capital Management?

10. Who did Steve Eisman meet at the dinner held by Deutsche Bank in Chapter 6? What did he learn?

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