Wall Street Video


1) How many millions of dollars change hands every minute on the stock exchange?

a) 87

b) 95

c) 90


2) What is a “share of stock”?

a) A position of leadership in a company

b) A piece of ownership of a company

c) The board of directors in a company


3) What percent of American families own stock?

a) 25%

b) 30%

c) 40%


4) In ancient Greece how did investing start?

a) Investing in the building of the acropolis

b) Funding foreign armies

c) Investing in the profits of a ship


5) In Holland could investors sell their shares to one another?

a) Yes

b) No


6) In London in the 1700s someone sold an imaginary device that would turn chickens into

a) Sheep

b) Cows

c) Pigs


7) How did Wall Street get its name?

a) The first bank there was called Wall Street Bank

b) Pilgrims built a wall to keep out Indians

c) A man named Wall was the first to build there


8) How many companies were traded inside the first indoors stock exchange?

a) 25

b) 30

c) 40


9) On Wall Street bulls were traders who thought the market would

a) Rise

b) Fall


10) What did the “witch of Wall Street” invest in to become rich?

a) Ships

b) Banks

c) Railroads


11) How much money did she have?

a) 50 million dollars

b) 75 million dollars

c) 100 million dollars


12) What was the “short sale”?

a) Buy stocks fast then sell them the next day to those who didn’t know better

b) Buy stocks, drive price down, sell them back to original owner

c) Sell stocks while the price was still high


13) American Stock Exchange was formed in

a) 1920s

b) 1930s

c) 1940s


14) WWI closed Stock Market for

a) Days

b) Weeks

c) Months


15) What permitted NY to become the central Stock Exchange?

a) Telephone

b) Ticker tape machines

c) Telegraph


16) In the Dow Jones Average in the Wall Street Journal, how many stocks were featured?

a) 12

b) 15

c) 22


17) J.P. Morgan was

a) Head of Dupont Packaging Company

b) Power behind the President

c) King of corporate mergers


18) Did Morgan support or oppose child labor?

a) Support

b) Oppose


19) In what year did the bomb go off in front of Morgan’s building?

a) 1920

b) 1921

c) 1922


20) 1924-1929 Dow Jones Average shot up

a) 100%

b) 200 %

c) 300%


21) Buying stock “on margin” means

a) Buying stock for more than it is worth

b) Buying on credit

c) Buying future stock that is not yet offered


22) October of what year did disaster strike Wall Street when brokers called their margins in, calling for cash?

a) 1928

b) 1929

c) 1930


23) What was the problem?

a) Everyone wanted to sell, no one wanted to buy

b) Everyone wanted to buy, no one wanted to sell

c) No one wanted to sell or buy


24) Whitney bought how much stock in a few minutes?

a) $20 million

b) $30 million

c) $40 million


25) How long did the downward spiral of the market continue?

a) 2 years

b) 3 years

c) 4 years


26) How much money in investments was wiped out?

a) $72 billion

b) $39 billion

c) $48 billion


27) In what year was Rosevelt elected president?

a) 1930

b) 1931

c) 1932


28) Was Richard Witney for or against Roosevelt’s new regulations?

a) For

b) Against


29) What did WWII bring to Wall Street Stock Exchange?

a) Workers

b) Immigrants

c) Women


30) After WWII what did Meryll Lynch offer?

a) Tax preparers for everyone

b) Investment classes for women

c) Mutual funds


31) In 1954 the Dow Jones broke

a) 200

b) 300

c) 400


32) What does a “diversified portfolio” mean?

a) Investing in many types of stocks instead of just one

b) Investing in Railroad stock, which was doing so well

c) Investing only in top companies


33) In what year did the paper crunch start a crisis?

a) 1968

b) 1969

c) 1970


34) The dark side of computers is what?

a) Dow Jones Average plunged too rapidly

b) There were no humans to catch mistakes

c) The Market crashed again


35) How is Nasdec different from Wall Street?

a) Wall Street uses computers, with no face to face transactions

b) Nazdec uses computers, not face to face transactions