The Ultimate Wall Street Trivia

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The Ultimate Wall Street Trivia

This is a quiz about Wall Street knowledge. Will you be able to handle it?


Questions and Answers
  • 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

  • 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

  • 3. 
    Jack Welch is the ex-chairman of which company?
    • A. 

      Universal

    • B. 

      Chrysler

    • C. 

      GE

    • D. 

      General Motors

  • 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

  • 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

  • 6. 
    What percent of Nestle's sales are for chocolate?
    • A. 

      About 10%

    • B. 

      About 70%

    • C. 

      About 25%

    • D. 

      About 3%

  • 7. 
    In what year did "The Wall Street Journal" begin publication?
    • A. 

      1925

    • B. 

      1945

    • C. 

      1983

    • D. 

      1889

  • 8. 
    When Microsoft went public in 1986, what was its initial price per share?
    • A. 

      21

    • B. 

      112

    • C. 

      8

    • D. 

      32

  • 9. 
    How many stocks were on the original Dow Jones Industrial Average in 1896?
    • A. 

      Ten

    • B. 

      One Hundred

    • C. 

      Twelve

    • D. 

      Thirty

  • 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

  • 11. 
    Who was fined $100 million in 1986 after being convicted of insider trading?
    • A. 

      Merrill

    • B. 

      Khashoggi

    • C. 

      Milken

    • D. 

      Boesky

  • 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

  • 13. 
    When were Microsoft and Intel added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average?
    • A. 

      1994

    • B. 

      1998

    • C. 

      1990

    • D. 

      1999

  • 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

  • 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

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