Don't fear this quiz if you aren't a financial whiz -- you're not expected to perform financial analyses or predict when the markets will finally take a permanent upswing. We're just testing your basic knowledge and throwing in some history here and there. Check it out and see what you know about the stock market!
Question 1 of 20
Where's the oldest stock exchange in the world?
Question 2 of 20
Where was the first stock exchange in the United States?
Question 3 of 20
The founders of the New York Stock Exchange took inspiration from which country's stock market?
Question 4 of 20
What was the first listed company on the NYSE?
Question 5 of 20
What's the largest stock exchange in the world, in terms of market capitalization (basically, the total value of all listed companies)?
Question 6 of 20
What's the name for the method of communications used by stock traders frantically running around a trading floor and using hand signals?
Question 7 of 20
Which of the following is an example of a defensive stock?
Question 8 of 20
What does it mean when a trader flashes four fingers parallel to the floor, palm out?
Question 9 of 20
What was the first totally electronic stock market?
Question 10 of 20
How many companies are in the Dow Jones Industrial Average?
Question 11 of 20
Which company is NOT a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average?
Question 12 of 20
What's the name of the Canadian stock market?
Question 13 of 20
What do we call a strong economy -- a bull or bear market?
Question 14 of 20
Who directed the 1983 movie, "Trading Places"?
Question 15 of 20
Is insider trading ever legal?
Question 16 of 20
When is insider trading illegal?
Question 17 of 20
Which act, created in 2002, seeks to cut down on insider trading by (among other things) banning all trades of a company's stock during certain "blackout windows"?
Question 18 of 20
Which federal agency is responsible for regulating the stock markets?
Question 19 of 20
What "Greed is good" character is Michael Douglas reprising for Oliver Stone?
Question 20 of 20