Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the FinancialSystem--and Themselves Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was described by the author in Chapter 14 as Bank of America’s President of Global Corporate and Investment Banking?
(a) John F. Rogers
(b) Brian Moynihan
(c) Bob Diamond
(d) Eddie Lampert

2. Bart McDade and Skip McGee from Lehman Brothers met with whom from KDB to hammer out a deal in Chapter 11?
(a) Gao Xiqing
(b) Min Euoo Song
(c) Jun Kwang-woo
(d) Vikram Pandit

3. Who complained to Henry Paulson that short sellers were spreading false rumors to drive the panic after the government’s intervention with AIG in Chapter 17?
(a) Marge Magner
(b) Martin Sullivan
(c) Sandy Weill
(d) John Mack

4. Who was described as the “seasoned reporter” at CNBC in Chapter 12?
(a) Frank Zarb
(b) David Faber
(c) Charlie Scharf
(d) Michael Cavanaugh

5. Under whose guidance did Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley receive status as bank holding companies in Chapter 18?
(a) Barry Zubrow’s
(b) Colm Kelleher’s
(c) Timothy Geithner’s
(d) John Mack’s

6. Who was described as the President of Merrill Lynch in Chapter 13?
(a) Greg Fleming
(b) Edward Liddy
(c) Martin Sullivan
(d) Dan Alpert

7. According to the author in Chapter 14, after the meeting at the New York Federal Reserve Building, “the Morgan Stanley bankers had two related tasks: self-preservation and” what?
(a) Helping the Fed
(b) Offshore investments
(c) Public relations
(d) Wealth accumulation

8. At the end of Chapter 13, AIG went to Jamie Dimon of what banking institution with an urgent call for help?
(a) Morgan Stanley
(b) JP Morgan
(c) Merrill Lynch
(d) Berkshire Hathaway

9. What banker from Citigroup asked during the meeting of the top bankers at the New York Federal Reserve Building in Chapter 14, “I assume we are going to talk about AIG?”
(a) Greg Fleming
(b) Charlie Scharf
(c) Larry Fink
(d) Vikram Pandit

10. Who was described as the head of Northern Trust in Chapter 17?
(a) Charlie Scharf
(b) John Thain
(c) Skip McGee
(d) Rick Waddell

11. What giant money market fund had “broken the buck a day earlier” in Chapter 17?
(a) Westwood Capital LLC
(b) China Investment Corporation
(c) Reserve Primary Fund
(d) The International Monetary Fund

12. Who is described in Chapter 12 as the Chairman of the Financial Services Commission in Korea?
(a) Jun Kwang-woo
(b) Gao Xiqing
(c) Min Euoo Song
(d) Vikram Pandit

13. Lloyd Blankfein was waiting to make a speech in Chapter 14 that discussed Goldman Sachs’ nonprofit program that fostered business and management education for whom?
(a) The elderly
(b) Minorities
(c) Children
(d) Women

14. Who did Lloyd Blankfein make a call to in order to solicit investment in Goldman Sachs in Chapter 19?
(a) Timothy Geithner
(b) Ben Bernanke
(c) Michael Bloomberg
(d) Warren Buffett

15. When did Bob Willumstad accept the position of CEO of AIG?
(a) June, 2008
(b) November, 2005
(c) August, 2006
(d) March, 2007

Short Answer Questions

1. AIG was scheduled to report what losses in its second quarter in Chapter 11?

2. Who is described in Chapter 11 as the Co-President at Morgan Stanley and the man who had worked on the government’s bailout of Chrysler nearly three decades earlier?

3. Who was the head of JP Morgan’s Consumer Business department, according to the author in Chapter 12?

4. What is the common name for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation?

5. Henry Paulson and his staff drafted a three-page bill that asked Congress for authority to spend how much money in Chapter 18?

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