When Genius Failed Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

Name: _________________________ Period: ___________________

This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the common belief regarding nuclear powers?

2. What factor was forcing those with hedge funds to sell?

3. In the mid-1990's, what was the ratio of leverage on Wall Street?

4. What did the Fed Chairman want to remove in an effort to create liquidity in the market?

5. What was Long-Term's signature trade?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write a brief essay supporting or refuting the following statement, citing examples from the text: Meriwether fully expected to continue making substantial returns with Long-Term's investment model.

Essay Topic 2

When Long-Term achieved major profits in its first year, Meriwether wrote a letter to investors warning against such a strong future performance.

1) Why did Meriwether feel it was important to communicate with his investors?

2) What warnings did Meriwether share with his investors?

3) Why did Meriwether feel it necessary to communicate at this level?

Essay Topic 3

The investment requirements of Long-Term were quite stringent. Citing examples from the text, write an essay examining the investment requirements and opportunity for return for potential Long-Term investors.

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