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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 happened to the blue-chip investors Drexel was trying to attack?
(a) They kept coming for Drexel help anyway.
(b) They took a wait and see stance.
(c) They did not stay with the firm.
(d) They rallied in support of Drexel.

2. Why did none of the thirty bills introduced covering takeovers in 1984-85 pass?
(a) The Congress did not think it was an important matter.
(b) Congress was waiting for a supreme court decision.
(c) Many politicians who received large contributions attended the Predators' Ball in 1986.
(d) Drexel took leading politicians on a vacation to the Bahamas.

3. Why was the Revlon takeover a landmark case for Perelman and Drexel?
(a) Because of its base of female customers, Revlon was vulnerable to bad publicity.
(b) The most impassioned corporate defenders were united against Milken's onslaught.
(c) If Perelman won, it would set the precedent for other such takeovers.
(d) This one was almost as large as the Phillips Petroleum takeover.

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

5. Why were Milken's imitators not as successful as he was?
(a) They were bound by deeper government regulations.
(b) They could not raise the money Milken could or with the same speed.
(c) They had no idea how he was doing his business.
(d) They could not invest as much firm money.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Milken want at work?

2. Who made the contact for Wedvick with Kansa?

3. For what did Boesky claim a $5.3 million payment was made to Drexel?

4. What is it called when one investor holds stock for another investor and thus conceals the identity of the owner?

5. What was the result when many Drexel employees were not allowed into Milken's investment groups?

Short Essay Questions

1. How was favoritism shown at Drexel?

2. Describe Milken's goals for the Asian markets.

3. Describe the reason for Wedvick's problems with Atlantic Capital.

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

5. What evolved after many customers first dealt with Milken?

6. How was fear affecting Drexel during the investigations?

7. Why did Sanford Sigoloff switch from Salomon Brothers to Drexel when he was acquiring Wickes?

8. Describe the attempts to prevent Perelman's acquisition of Revlon.

9. State some of the details about Milken's being investigated for insider trading.

10. What were some of the detractors of LTOs saying about the practice in the 1980s?

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