The House of Morgan Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When does Guinness acquire fifty percent of Distillers shares?
(a) April 1987.
(b) July 1986.
(c) September 1986.
(d) April 1986.

2. How much did Tony Gebauer embezzle?
(a) Over $6 million.
(b) Over $1 million.
(c) Over $10 million.
(d) Over $8 milliion.

3. London Morgan Guaranty Limited is renamed to what?
(a) Morgan Stanley.
(b) Morgan Grenfell.
(c) JP Morgan and Company.
(d) JP Morgan Securities.

4. When does Hitler invade Austria?
(a) March 1939.
(b) March 1938.
(c) January 1938.
(d) June 1939.

5. Morgan Guaranty pioneers in what new financial instrument market?
(a) Municipal securities.
(b) Certificates of deposits.
(c) Treasury securities.
(d) Fed Funds.

6. When is England attacked by the Nazis?
(a) August 1940.
(b) June 1940.
(c) January 1940.
(d) December 1940.

7. Who buys the one third interest in Morgan Grenfell that is sold by Morgan Guaranty?
(a) Willis Faber.
(b) S. Parker Gilbert.
(c) John Aston.
(d) Harry Morgan.

8. In the mid 1970s how much of the profits for JP Morgan and Company are coming from abroad?
(a) 75%
(b) 10%
(c) 50%
(d) 25%

9. Who becomes the chairman of Morgan in 1955?
(a) Henry Davison.
(b) Junius Morgan.
(c) Henry Alexander.
(d) Harry Morgan.

10. In the mid eighties how much is the Euromarket worth?
(a) $10 billion.
(b) $5 million.
(c) $2.5 billion.
(d) $2.5 trillion.

11. How much is the loan that Morgan Grenfell makes to Abu Dhabi?
(a) $100 million.
(b) $250 million.
(c) $200 million.
(d) $500 million.

12. What do Wall Street banks use as a form of finance during this period?
(a) Securities.
(b) Foreign currency.
(c) Compensating balances.
(d) Bonds.

13. Who buys Morgan Grenfell in 1989?
(a) Deutsche Bank.
(b) Bank of England.
(c) National Bank of Japan.
(d) Morgan Guaranty.

14. When does Morgan Stanley case to be a partnership?
(a) 1969.
(b) 1970.
(c) 1975.
(d) 1965.

15. How long was Gebauer's prison sentence for embezzlement?
(a) 8 years.
(b) 5 years.
(c) 3 1/2 years.
(d) 10 years.

Short Answer Questions

1. What causes the recession in 1973-1974?

2. Who is the head of Morgan Stanley's Mergers and Acquisitions department in the 1980s?

3. Who is the only Guaranty Trust person to have a top position in the new Morgan Guaranty?

4. When does the Fed give banks the ability to float commercial bonds?

5. Which of the following is not a client of Morgan Grenfell?

(see the answer keys)

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