Monday, November 16, 2009

Stock Market Trivia Quiz

Think you know a lot about the stock market and investing? See if you can answer all the trivia questions on this quiz. The answers will be published tomorrow.

1. What was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history (as of November 2009)?
a. Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc.
b. Washington Mutual
c. Worldcom, Inc.
d. General Motors
e. CIT Group
f. Enron Corp.
g. Conseco, Inc.
h. Chrysler
i. Thornburg Mortgage

2. Which of the following jobs did Warren Buffet have when he was young?
a. newspaper delivery boy
b. running a pinball machine business
c. stealing golf balls
d. all of the above

3. What is the oldest stock exchange in the United States?
a. Philadelphia Stock Exchange
b. New York Stock Exchange
c. Boston Stock Exchange
d. Pacific Coast Stock Exchange

4. What is the oldest commodities exchange in the U.S.?
a. Chicago Board of Trade
Kansas City Board of Trade
New York Cotton Exchange
d. New York Mercantile Exchange

5. The highest priced share of stock that ever traded was of what company?
a. Yahoo! Japan
b. Berkshire Hathaway
c. Indians Inc.
d. Mechanics Bank
e. Google

6. Who said, "An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest"?
a. Benjamin Franklin
b. Bernard Baruch
c. J.P Morgan
d. Warren Buffett

7. The country with the highest inflation rate last year (2008) was
a. Zimbabwe
b. Ethiopia
c. Venezuela
d. Guinea
e. Mongolia

8. On the day after every presidential election since 1896, what percentage of the time was the Dow Jones Industrial Average up for the day?
a. 48%
b. 76%
c. 23%
d. 81%

9. Which of the following companies are owned by Berkshire Hathaway?
a. Dairy Queen
b. World Book Encyclopedias
c. See’s Candies
e. all of the above

10. Which of the following metals sells for the most amount per ounce (as of November 2009)?
a. rhodium
b. platinum
c. gold
d. palladium
e. silver

If you want more trivia, check out Investment Trivia and Stock Market Trivia.


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