Financial History 140 Winter 2022 - Page 41

TRIVIA QUIZ

HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW ABOUT FINANCIAL HISTORY ?
1 . The first of four new quarter designs highlighting influential American women went into circulation in January 2022 and features the portrait of Maya Angelou . Who will be featured on the second quarter in this series ?
2 . As of February 2022 , how many former Secretaries of the US Treasury are alive ?
3 . Which Founding Father arrived in Philadelphia a threadbare fugitive at 17 and was one of the most influential and successful businessmen in Pennsylvania by the age of 42 ?
4 . Who wrote in his 1992 Letter to Shareholders , “ In the business world , unfortunately , the rear-view mirror is always clearer than the windshield .”
5 . What 1919 Michigan case is often cited to back corporate law ’ s commitment to shareholder value ?
6 . What avid investor did Will Rogers call “ the best financier we had in our profession ”?
7 . What initiative did FDR envision would bring inexpensive electric power to the two million residents of the 41,000 square mile Tennessee River Basin and enhance the region through environmental conservation , reforestation and both agricultural and economic development ?
8 . Who was the longest-serving US Secretary of the Treasury ?
9 . When was the current $ 1 bill designed ?
10 . What electric-vehicle maker was the largest IPO of 2021 , without even having its product on the mass market ?
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