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20 Questions

1. What is a stock broker?
A A machine that keeps track of the prices of stocks B Anyone who owns stock
C Someone who loses all of his/her money after making bad investments
D Someone who is licensed to buy and sell stock on a stock exchange

2. What is the primary reason for a company to issue stock?
A To raise money to grow the company B To increase greater awareness of the company
C To distribute the risk of bankruptcy across more investors
D The stocks help investors earn a higher rate of return

3. It is free to buy stocks
A False B True

4. A strong market when prices are going up.
A Diversification B Bull Market
C Bear Market D Equities

5. A company owned by families or a small number of investors and do not issue stock to the public.
A industry B portfolio
C public company D private company

6. Common stock ownership gives investors
A guaranteed dividends B voting rights in shareholder meetings
C lower risk with a higher rate of return

7. Ownership in a corporation; represents a claim on part of the corporation’s assets and earnings.
A stocks B Mutual funds
C bonds

8. What is it called when the stock market rises for a period of time?
A stock market B growth market
C bear market D bull market

9. The DOW Jones Industrial Average is an index of 30 American companies. Why is the DOW Jones Industrial Average important?
A It tells Americans how many jobs are out there. B It tells Americans how much debt the country is in.
C It provides a snapshot of how the stock market and the US economy is doing.
D It helps economists predict when a stock market crash will happen.

10. A group of thirty stocks that measure the performance of the stock market and mainly focuses on one market.
A Dow Jones Industrial Average B Standard and Poors 500
C National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation
D New York Stock Exchange

A sum of money paid to shareholders of a corporation out of its earnings.
A dividend B index
C profit D invest

12. People who own stocks are guaranteed a return on the money they have invested in stocks.

13. Who regulates stock market exchanges?
A Christian Garcia B New York stock exchange
C securities and exchange commission D congress

14. The two major stock exchanges are
C Dow Jones Industrial Average & S&P 500 D NASDAQ & NYSE

The total holdings of stock by a financial institution or a private investor.
A stock market B industry
C portfolio D index

16. Which type of shareholder gets dividends first?
A Common stock B Treasury stock
C Preferred stock

17. You loan money to a corporation or government, and they pay you back with interest
A Stock B Mutual Funds
C Bonds

18. People who own stocks are guaranteed a return on the money they have invested in stocks.

19. A poor market when prices are going down.
A Diversification B Bull Market
C Equities D Bear Market

A company that sells stock on the stock market.
A private company B stock market
C market capitalization D public company

Answer Key
1. d 2. a 3. a 4. b
5. d 6. b 7. a 8. d
9. c 10. a 11. a 12. a
13. c 14. d 15. c 16. c
17. c 18. a 19. d 20. d


1. EPS x (times) Shares Outstanding = a company’s total ________
A Profits B Sales
C Dividends D Market Capitalization

2. In a 2-for-1 stock split, the price of the stock is
A doubles B falling
C cut in half D not affected

3. What is a bond?
A a building on wall street
B lending money to a company for a fixed interest payment
C an investment that cannot be traded
D a share of ownership in a company

4. A dividend is a portion of the company’s profits paid to its shareholders.
A True B False

5. What is an IPO?
A when a company first sells stock to the public
B a new Apple product
C when the company’s shareholders have a meeting
D when the government creates shares on the stock exchange

6. For a company to exist for the long term what must it continue to do?
A Provide for customers B Produce a product or a service
C Make a profit D Help the economy to grow

7. interest calculated at regular intervals solely on principal
A Simple Interest B Compound Interest
8. What is a mutual fund?
A a fund that follows an index like a stock B a type of high interest bank account
C a pool of securities you can buy as an investment
D a fund used by companies to raise capital

9. The last closing price of a stock divided by the last 12 months earning per share is
A Dividend Yield B Debt to Asset Ratio
C Earnings /Share D P/E

10. The price paid for the first share of stock in a trading session is
A Last B Bid
C Open D Change

11. Mutual funds are:
A usually less risky than investing in a money market
B an investment that holds a wide range of different investment instruments, providing diversification
C guaranteed to increase in value
D an investment portfolio managed by the investor

A $13.31 B $1.24
C $1.95 D $0.90

13. Which of the following is your right as a shareholder of common stock?
A the right to dividends if paid B the right to hire officers of the corporation

14. What are 2 ways you can make money in stock market
A Use all of your money to buy stocks
B Do research and invest in stocks that do well
C be aware somebody will make you do that D Buy what everyone else is buying

15. If a company issues dividends, preferred stock holders are paid the dividends first.
A True B False

16. Typically, stocks are a good invest for the average person over a long period of time.
A True B False

17. A _____ is a list of the securities, including stocks, mutual funds, and cash that you own.
A folder B notebook
C collection D Portfolio

18. What does EPS stand for?
A Earnings People’s Share B Earnings Per Share
C Earnings Price Share D Earnings Profit Share

19. In short selling, you first ___ the stock.
A buy B split
C hold D sell

20. _____ stock is the name applied to the stock of large, well-known, well-established companies
with good reputations.
A Dip and chip B Paint chip
C Chocolate chip D Blue chip

21. What is a another word for earnings?
A Dividends B Profits
C Stocks D Shares

22. What is Capitol gain?
A The gain of money a Capitol city gets B Short selling
C The amount a company gets that year D The increase in the value of the stock

23. What is the goal of an investor?
A Buy low and sell high B Keep a stock for their entire life
C Open a new investment account D Help a company get bigger

24. What is the Bull market
A When the stock market trends downward B This is when the bull owns the market
C The place where you buy bulls for bull fights
D When the stock market trends upward

25. Publicly held corporations
A are listed first on the New York Stock Exchange
B guarantee a positive return to investors
C are not-for-profit organizations
D have shares of stock that are held by public (outside) investors

Answer Key
1. a 2. c 3. b 4. a
5. a 6. c 7. a 8. c
9. d 10. c 11. b 12. d
13. a 14. b 15. a 16. a
17. d 18. b 19. d 20. d
21. b 22. d 23. a 24. d
25. d


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