The Ultimate Wall Street Trivia

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  • 1. 

    Richard Whitney is famous for being the only NYSE President to have what happen?

    • A.

      Having The Stock Market Close For Nearly A Week

    • B.

      He Went To Jail

    • C.

      Breaking The 10000 Barrier

    • D.

      Having The Stock Market Crash

    Correct Answer
    B. He Went To Jail
    Explanation
    Richard Whitney is famous for being the only NYSE President to have gone to jail. This suggests that he was involved in some illegal activities or committed a crime during his tenure as the NYSE President. The fact that he is the only one to have faced this consequence highlights the severity of his actions and the impact it had on his reputation and the stock market.

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  • 2. 

    What does a "circuit breaker" do on Wall Street?

    • A.

      Passes Stock Tips From One Bidder To Another

    • B.

      Halts Trading For At Least One Half Hour

    • C.

      Buys And Sells Electronics Stocks

    • D.

      Closes The Market For The Day

    Correct Answer
    B. Halts Trading For At Least One Half Hour
    Explanation
    A "circuit breaker" on Wall Street refers to a mechanism that halts trading for at least one half hour. This is implemented in order to prevent extreme market volatility and give investors time to reassess their positions during times of significant market stress. By temporarily pausing trading, it allows for a cooling-off period and helps to stabilize the market.

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  • 3. 

    Jack Welch is the ex-chairman of which company?

    • A.

      Universal

    • B.

      Chrysler

    • C.

      GE

    • D.

      General Motors

    Correct Answer
    C. GE
    Explanation
    Jack Welch is known for being the ex-chairman of GE (General Electric). He served as the chairman and CEO of GE from 1981 to 2001, during which he implemented various strategies and initiatives that greatly contributed to the company's success and growth. Welch is widely recognized as one of the most influential and successful business leaders of his time, making GE the correct answer to this question.

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  • 4. 

    In September 2002, the Nikkei declined for the 7th straight session, it was the lowest close since what year?

    • A.

      1990

    • B.

      1983

    • C.

      1980

    • D.

      1975

    Correct Answer
    B. 1983
    Explanation
    The Nikkei declining for the 7th straight session in September 2002 indicates a downward trend in the stock market. The question asks for the year when the Nikkei had its lowest close, implying that 1983 was the year when the market experienced a significant drop.

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  • 5. 

    Which calendar month is said to have a "reputation for being cruel" to the stock market?

    • A.

      March

    • B.

      September

    • C.

      January

    • D.

      October

    Correct Answer
    B. September
    Explanation
    September is said to have a "reputation for being cruel" to the stock market because historically, it has been a month that is associated with market downturns and significant market crashes. Some of the most notable stock market crashes, such as the Black Monday crash in 1987 and the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy in 2008, occurred in September. Additionally, September is a month when investors return from summer vacations and reassess their portfolios, which can lead to increased volatility and selling pressure in the market.

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  • 6. 

    What percent of Nestle's sales are for chocolate?

    • A.

      About 10%

    • B.

      About 70%

    • C.

      About 25%

    • D.

      About 3%

    Correct Answer
    D. About 3%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "About 3%". This means that approximately 3% of Nestle's sales are attributed to chocolate products. This suggests that chocolate is not a significant portion of Nestle's overall sales, indicating that the company's revenue is primarily driven by other product categories.

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  • 7. 

    In what year did "The Wall Street Journal" begin publication?

    • A.

      1925

    • B.

      1945

    • C.

      1983

    • D.

      1889

    Correct Answer
    D. 1889
    Explanation
    "The Wall Street Journal" began publication in 1889.

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  • 8. 

    When Microsoft went public in 1986, what was its initial price per share?

    • A.

      21

    • B.

      112

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      32

    Correct Answer
    A. 21
    Explanation
    The initial price per share of Microsoft when it went public in 1986 was $21.

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  • 9. 

    How many stocks were on the original Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1896?

    • A.

      Ten

    • B.

      One Hundred

    • C.

      Twelve

    • D.

      Thirty

    Correct Answer
    C. Twelve
    Explanation
    In 1896, the original Dow Jones Industrial Average consisted of twelve stocks.

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  • 10. 

    How did Dow and Jones meet?

    • A.

      They Worked Together At A Newspaper

    • B.

      They Were Married To Sisters

    • C.

      They Attended College Together

    • D.

      They Started An Insurance Business Together

    Correct Answer
    A. They Worked Together At A Newspaper
    Explanation
    Dow and Jones met while working together at a newspaper. This implies that they were colleagues in the same workplace, which provided them with the opportunity to meet and get to know each other. It is not mentioned whether they were married to sisters, attended college together, or started an insurance business together, so these options can be ruled out. The fact that they worked together at a newspaper is the only information given, making it the correct answer.

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  • 11. 

    Who was fined $100 million in 1986 after being convicted of insider trading?

    • A.

      Merrill

    • B.

      Khashoggi

    • C.

      Milken

    • D.

      Boesky

    Correct Answer
    D. Boesky
    Explanation
    Boesky was fined $100 million in 1986 after being convicted of insider trading. This refers to Ivan Boesky, a prominent American stock trader who was involved in one of the biggest insider trading scandals in history. He was found guilty of illegally profiting from insider information and manipulating stock prices. As a result, Boesky was fined a substantial amount and sentenced to prison.

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  • 12. 

    In 1928, the number of stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average was increased to what number?

    • A.

      Twenty

    • B.

      Thirty

    • C.

      Twenty-Four

    • D.

      Thirty-Two

    Correct Answer
    B. Thirty
    Explanation
    In 1928, the number of stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average was increased to thirty. This means that there were thirty different stocks included in the index at that time. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a stock market index that represents the performance of thirty large, publicly-owned companies based in the United States. By increasing the number of stocks in the index, it provides a broader representation of the overall stock market and can therefore be seen as a more accurate indicator of market performance.

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  • 13. 

    When were Microsoft and Intel added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

    • A.

      1994

    • B.

      1998

    • C.

      1990

    • D.

      1999

    Correct Answer
    D. 1999
    Explanation
    Microsoft and Intel were added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1999.

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  • 14. 

    What event did the first "ticker tape parade" on Wall Street celebrate in 1886?

    • A.

      Dedication Of The Statue Of Liberty

    • B.

      World's Fair Of 1898

    • C.

      End Of The Civil War In 1965

    • D.

      Lindbergh's Transatlantic Flight Of 1927

    Correct Answer
    A. Dedication Of The Statue Of Liberty
    Explanation
    The first "ticker tape parade" on Wall Street in 1886 was held to celebrate the Dedication of the Statue of Liberty.

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  • 15. 

    In 1967, who became the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange?

    • A.

      Laura D'andrea Tyson

    • B.

      Alice Rivlin

    • C.

      Linda Sanford

    • D.

      Muriel Siebert

    Correct Answer
    D. Muriel Siebert
    Explanation
    Muriel Siebert became the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange in 1967. She broke barriers and paved the way for future women in the finance industry. Siebert's achievement was significant as it challenged the male-dominated nature of the stock exchange and opened doors for more gender diversity in the field.

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