Stock Exchange History Quiz

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Learn about the history of the stock exchange with this fun quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Antwerp, Bourse

    • B. 

      London, England

    • C. 

      Prague, Czech Republic

    • D. 

      Rome, Italy

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      1790

    • B. 

      1460

    • C. 

      1492

    • D. 

      1503

  • 3. 
    The 3 oldest stock exchanges in the US were stablished in 1790, 1792 and 1834. What were they located, in order?
    • A. 

      New York, Plymouth, Fredericksburg

    • B. 

      Boston, New York, Hartford

    • C. 

      Philadelphia, New York, Boston

    • D. 

      Springfield, Boston, New York

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      New York Cotton Exchange

    • B. 

      New York Mercantile Exchange

    • C. 

      New York Gold Exchange

    • D. 

      New York Foreign Exchange

  • 5. 
    $80 million in US Government bonds, the first publicly traded securities, were issued in 1790. Why were they issued?
    • A. 

      To pay the Native Americans for the island of Manhattan.

    • B. 

      To pay the French for their help in fighting the British during the Revolutionary War.

    • C. 

      To refinance Revolutionary War debt.

    • D. 

      To build the Statue of Liberty.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      $4,000

    • B. 

      $125

    • C. 

      $17,000

    • D. 

      $85

  • 7. 
    The first African American member of the NYSE was Joseph L. Searles III. What year did this occur?
    • A. 

      1890

    • B. 

      1950

    • C. 

      1970

    • D. 

      1995

  • 8. 
    The first female member of the NYSE was Muriel Siebert, who became a member in:
    • A. 

      1967

    • B. 

      1977

    • C. 

      1987

    • D. 

      1997

  • 9. 
    Alice Jarcho was the first woman to do what on October 14, 1976?
    • A. 

      Ring the bell at the NYSE.

    • B. 

      Purchase over $1 million in shares.

    • C. 

      Work on the trading floor of the NYSE.

    • D. 

      Get arrested for disorderly conduct while climbing on the Wall Street Bull sculpture.

  • 10. 
    In 1971, Daniels & Bell was the first firm to become what?
    • A. 

      The first multinational conglomerate traded on the NYSE.

    • B. 

      The first American firm to be sold in a single sale of shares to a Chinese buyer.

    • C. 

      The first African American owned NYSE member firm.

    • D. 

      The first firm to have share price increase 10,000% during the IPO.