Magazine article Financial History

Trivia Quiz

Magazine article Financial History

Trivia Quiz

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HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT FINANCIAL HISTORY?

1. Who is quoted as saying, "in this world nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes?"

2. What is the origin of the term "blue chip stock"?

3. What technology company recently replaced AT&T in the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

4. What do the terms "sawbuck," "double sawbuck" and "fin" have in common?

5. What made Robert J. Birnbaum's Wall Street career so unique?

6. An "inversion" refers to what corporate action?

7. Warren Buffett, who has headed Berkshire Hathaway for 50 years, is believed to be the second longestserving chief executive of a US public company. Who is the longestserving CEO?

8. What was the first bank on Wall Street?

9. Who was Wall Street's first insider trader?

10. Who said, "Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. It can't be done except by liars?"

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