Financial History 139 (Fall 2021) - Page 41

TRIVIA QUIZ

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT FINANCIAL HISTORY ?
1 . Which 20th century US President imposed a 90-day price and wage freeze to fight inflation and stabilize the economy ?
2 . What commodity is banned from trading on US futures markets ?
3 . In 1951 , which company became the first in America with one million shareholders ?
4 . What 19th century stock promoter used newspaper advertisements to influence large groups of shareholders ?
5 . What agricultural economist ’ s book influenced President Franklin D . Roosevelt to adjust the price of gold in the hopes of influencing farm prices during the Great Depression ?
6 . What comedian served as toastmaster at the opening of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange building in 1928 ?
7 . What economist famously said of those attempting to predict future stock market performance , “ There are two kinds of forecasters : those who don ’ t know , and those who don ’ t know they don ’ t know .”
8 . In 2021 , the US Mint announced a four-year program to depict women on the reverse of up to 20 quarter designs . According to US law , what must all of these women have in common ?
9 . What very successful value investor worked in a closet-sized office at Tweedy , Browne for about 40 years to minimize his office expenses ?
10 . What early American inventor and diplomat used his printing firm to produce colonial currency using nature prints as anti-counterfeiting devices ?
1 . Richard Nixon 2 . Onions 3 . AT & T 4 . Thomas Lawson 5 . George F . Warren 6 . Will Rogers 7 . John Kenneth Galbraith 8 . They must all be deceased ; no living person may be featured on US currency 9 . Walter Schloss 10 . Benjamin Franklin www . MoAF . org | Fall 2021 | FINANCIAL HISTORY 39