Monday, April 14, 2008

April Quiz

Money, Money, Money, MONEY!

1. John Jacob Astor, owner of New York's Astoria hotel, perished in what famous disaster?
Sinking of the Titanic
Chicago fire
San Francisco earthquake
Hindenburg crash

2. John D. Rockefeller accumulated the bulk of his fortune as owner of what company?
Gulf Refining
Standard Oil
British Petroleum
Shell Oil

3. The Breakers, a 70-room palazzo built by the Vanderbilt family, is located in what state?
South Carolina
Rhode Island

4. In 1967, Carnegie Tech (founded by industrialist Andrew Carnegie) merged with a research institute founded by what former Secretary of the Treasury?
Lyman Gage
Carter Glass
Ogden Mills
Andrew Mellon

5. In The Great Gatsby, which character is described as “old money,” “hulking,” “aggressive,” “confrontational,” and “racist”?
Jordan baker
Nick Carraway
Jay Gatsby
Tom Buchanan

6. Which person has never had their portrait on US currency?
George Washington
Ben Franklin
Ulysses S. Grant
Andrew Johnson

7. What denomination was Woodrow Wilson's portrait on, that is no longer produced?

8. The number of denominations of US currency currently circulating is:

9. Whose signature appears on US currency?
The Vice-President’s
the Secretary of Treasury’s
Abraham Lincoln’s
Speaker of the House

10. What does the date on US currency mean?
a new president is elected
tribute to a historical event
symbolizes the change in design of the bill
a new secretary of treasury has been appointed

11. What is the highest denomination U.S. banknote ever issued?

12. What is the lowest denomination U.S. paper money ever used?
3 cents
5 cents
25 cents
50 cents

13. How many women have ever appeared on U.S. paper money?

14. Who makes the final decision on who will appear on U.S. bills?
The President
The Secretary of State
The Secretary of the Treasury

15. The Lincoln Memorial appears on the back of which bill?

16. Whose head is facing right on U.S. coins?
Abraham Lincoln
George Washington
Thomas Jefferson
Franklin D. Roosevelt

17. True or False? U.S. Coins are magnetic.

18. What is the largest bill in circulation today?

19. What does "E. Pluribus Unum" mean?
United We Stand
Show Me the Money
Out of many,One
In God We Trust

20. What is the life span of a $1 bill?
12 years
22 years
22 months
2 years

21. How many ridges does a quarter have on its circumference?
22. How many ridges does a dime have on its circumference?

23. Fort Knox is located in which state?
Washington D.C.

24. Whose head appears on both sides of one coin?
Franklin D. Roosevelt

25. Who was the first group to use coins?

26. Who made the first plates for the Continental Currency?
George Washington
Paul Revere
Betsy Ross
Sammy Sosa

27. When did Congress pass the Mint Act?
July 4, 1776
October 31, 1789
February 17, 1812
April 2, 1792

28. Where were the first U.S. coins produced?
San Francisco

29. What were Greenbacks?
Green Bay Packer fans
the people who print paper money
The executives at the Treasury Department
the nickname for the first U.S. paper money

1 comment:

Andrea said...

1. Sinking of the Titanic
2. Standard Oil

3. Rhode Island

4. Andrew Mellon

5. Tom Buchanan

6. Andrew Johnson

7. $100,000

8. 7

9. the Secretary of Treasury’s

10. symbolizes the change in design of the bill

11. $100,000

12. 3 cents-during the Civil War, people hoarded coins until there was a shortage.

13. one-Martha Washington

14. The Secretary of the Treasury

15. $5

16. Abraham Lincoln-Lincoln faces to the right because the penny was an adaptation of a plaque.

17. False. U.S. Coins are not magnetic because they do not contain any ferrous materials.

18. $100-The larger bills have been out of circulation since 1969.

19. Out of many, One

20. 22 months-Other denominations have different life spans.

21. 119
22. 118
The ridges were used to easily detect people clipping or filing off these precious metals

23. Kentucky

24. Lincoln-His profile is on one side, and on the back, you can see his head from the Lincoln Memorial

25. Lydians

26. Paul Revere

27. April 2, 1792

28. Philadelphia

29. the nickname for the first U.S. paper money