The Big Quiz On Wall Street

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  • 1. 
    When did Joseph L. Searles III become the first black floor member of the New York Stock Exchange?
    • A. 

      1980

    • B. 

      1970

    • C. 

      1975

    • D. 

      1965

  • 2. 
    What was the first member firm listed on the New York Stock Exchange when it went public in 1971?
    • A. 

      Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette

    • B. 

      Merrill Lynch

    • C. 

      Paine Webber

    • D. 

      Morgan Stanley

  • 3. 
    In 1782, which agreement was signed?
    • A. 

      The Cottonwood Agreement

    • B. 

      The Dogwood Agreement

    • C. 

      The Pinewood Agreement

    • D. 

      The Buttonwood Agreement

  • 4. 
    Who was the first U.S. President to visit the New York Stock Exchange while in office?
    • A. 

      Carter

    • B. 

      Ronald Reagan

    • C. 

      Nixon

    • D. 

      Ford

  • 5. 
    When did the NASDAQ close above 1000 for the first time?
    • A. 

      January, 1998

    • B. 

      December, 2000

    • C. 

      May, 2002

    • D. 

      Jul-95

  • 6. 
    Which exchange introduced the "Small Order Execution System" in 1987?
    • A. 

      American Stock Exchange

    • B. 

      NASDAQ

    • C. 

      New York Stock Exchange

    • D. 

      Tokyo Stock Exchange

  • 7. 
    When did brokerages switch from fixed commissions to negotiated commissions?
    • A. 

      May-95

    • B. 

      March, 1975

    • C. 

      June, 1995

    • D. 

      April, 1995

  • 8. 
    What year did trading begin on the NASDAQ?
    • A. 

      1979

    • B. 

      1973

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1971

  • 9. 
    What was the world's first electronic stock market?
    • A. 

      NASDAQ

    • B. 

      Chicago Stock Exchange

    • C. 

      New York Stock Exchange

    • D. 

      American Stock Exchange

  • 10. 
    When was the New York Stock Exchange closed for a bank holiday declared by Franklin D. Roosevelt?
    • A. 

      October, 1929

    • B. 

      May, 1931

    • C. 

      March, 1933

    • D. 

      January, 1930

  • 11. 
    When were the terms "bull" and "bear" first formally used to describe types of investors?
    • A. 

      1750

    • B. 

      1775

    • C. 

      1825

    • D. 

      1850

  • 12. 
    When did the New York Stock Exchange close for an extended period of time?
    • A. 

      At The Start Of World War II

    • B. 

      At The Start Of World War I

    • C. 

      During The Korean War

    • D. 

      During The Cuban Missile Crisis

  • 13. 
    Roughly what percentage of value was lost in the stock market crash of October 1987?
    • A. 

      22%

    • B. 

      20.50%

    • C. 

      18.90%

    • D. 

      28.50%

  • 14. 
    Which Presidential candidate was nicknamed "The Barefoot Boy from Wall Street"?
    • A. 

      Wendell Wilkie

    • B. 

      Adlai E. Stevenson

    • C. 

      Thomas Dewey

    • D. 

      Walter Mondale

  • 15. 
    Until 1921, what was the American Stock Exchange known as?
    • A. 

      Sidewalk Traders

    • B. 

      The Curb Exchange

    • C. 

      The Street

    • D. 

      NASDAQ

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