The firm's survival may hinge on the answers investigators get on some crucial issues:
-- What role did Andersen's Houston office play in creating off-balance-sheet partnerships that inflated Enron's income?
-- Did Andersen's Chicago headquarters sign off on those partnerships? Was it aware of the questions raised about the partnership accounting?
-- Was anyone at Andersen headquarters--or Enron--involved in the decision to destroy documents?
-- Did Andersen's multimillion-dollar consulting contract with Enron color its auditing judgment?