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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. For whose benefit were most of the investment partnerships?
(a) for the Drexel firm
(b) for the corporate employees
(c) for Milken
(d) for potential clients

2. How was Joseph building his diversified team?
(a) by training inexpensive novices to learn the business
(b) by computerizing his entire operation
(c) by taking his time to get the right people together
(d) by hiring people away from other firms for huge salaries

3. Why did Drexel become the target of both an SEC and federal grand jury investigations?
(a) Milken and Drexel immediately hired high powered lawyers.
(b) Milken and Drexel refused to cooperate with the investigation.
(c) Milken and Drexel began making off-shore deposits.
(d) Milken and Drexel had underwritten quite a bit of Boesky debt.

4. On May 12, 1986, who was charged with insider trading and agreed to cooperate with the government?
(a) Dennis Levine
(b) Fred Joseph
(c) Car Icahn
(d) Lowell Milken

5. What did the Revlon takeover prove?
(a) that Revlon stock was way overvalued
(b) the power of Milken and junk bond financing
(c) that Perelman knew nothing about hostile takeovers
(d) that women will buy Revlon no matter who owns the company

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Drexel get around the law and continue the takeovers?

2. To Drexel, what did certain concessions to clients mean?

3. What was the result when rules on M&A were finally adopted by the Congress?

4. Who were some customers who received better deals from Milken?

5. Who told Perelman that Revlon was not for sale?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was Drexel involved in the Ivan Boesky charges?

2. How and why did Milken avoid personal publicity?

3. How did Milken's power in the industry benefit Drexel?

4. Why were other investment firms not as successful as Drexel?

5. How was favoritism shown at Drexel?

6. Tell something of the anticipation associated with SEC and FBI investigations into Drexel and Milken.

7. What were some of Perelman's activities after acquiring Revlon?

8. How did Milken disagree with the idea that liquidity was scarce?

9. How did Drexel achieve god-like status with investors?

10. Why did Milken play the role of enforcer?

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