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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. What depletes England of gold?
(a) European investors.
(b) The Boer War.
(c) Its purchase of steel.
(d) American investors.

2. When do the Morgans purchase 23 Wall Street?
(a) 1912.
(b) 1909.
(c) 1911.
(d) 1914.

3. How long is George Whitney sentenced to Sing Sing for his crime?
(a) He was sentenced only to probation, not to Sing Sing.
(b) One to five years.
(c) Five to ten years.
(d) For life.

4. Who is the financial wizard of Nazi Germany during the 1930s?
(a) Goring.
(b) Schmidt.
(c) Schacht.
(d) Hitler.

5. Where is Pierpont when the stock market panic of October 1907 begins?
(a) At a religious covention.
(b) At the New York stock exchange.
(c) At the Pujo hearings.
(d) At his office.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year is there a Wall Street panic partially caused by the failure of the Northern Pacific Railroad bonds?

2. When does the stock market hit bottom?

3. When is the Glass Steagall Act enacted?

4. Where does Pierpont die?

5. When does the Morgan partner S. Parker Gilbert die?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Morgan Grenfell go public?

2. Who outmaneuvers Morgan Grenfell on the British Aluminum deal?

3. How do the Morgan partners come to finance Lindbergh's Spirit of St. Louis flight?

4. In 1924 what are the House of Morgan ties with the candidates?

5. By the year 1900, Morgan has come to control most of what transportation industry and why?

6. What happens at the Paris office, called Morgan et Compagnie, when the Nazis try to force them to accept Nazi deposits?

7. Even when Mussolini is criticized for his violent tactics, who seems to side with Mussolini and why?

8. Why does US District Attorney Rudolph Giuliani criticize Morgan Stanley for the inside trading scandal involving Stephen Sui-Kwan Wang, Jr. even though Morgan Stanley was not involved?

9. What causes a feud between the two Morgan partners, Morrow and Lamont?

10. What is SAMA?

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