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"Gold'en Transition" : II
"The curse of gold wasn't limited to the ancient times. This quiz recounts the Golden Journey till the Gold Standard (Sequel to 'Gold - How is Thy Shine? - Part I')"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
The first Guinea issued by Charles II (1663) had a little elephant imprinted on it. Why?
It was the symbol of the 'New Bank of England'
It was to represent prosperity
It was the sign of the 'Africa Company'
Charles II had a pet elephant
The first Guinea had its edges inscribed with a logo, which was said to have been taken from Cardinal Richelieu's purse clasp. Which of the following was the logo?
In God we trust
Decus et tutamen
Thou shalt not clip
Who wrote "Representation to the Right Honorable the Lords Commissioner of His Majesty's Revenue" or just "Representation" for short? (Hint: He was the Warden of the Royal Mint at that time.)
Sir Issac Newton
Which famous economist's letters to the editor of the "Morning Chronicle" about Britain's shrinking gold reserves and depreciation of the pound in the foreign exchange markets led to the formation of the 'Bullion Committee'?
The 'Bullion Committee' report contained the detailed reports of many financial experts, academia. Only one name and his particulars was not mentioned. Who, according to most historians, is widely accepted, as this Mr. Incognito?
What is the main reason why the Californian prospectors were called the "49-ers"?
The initial prospectors were 49 in number
There was no particular reason behind it
It was P.O. Box number of Sutter's Mill
President Polk announced the 'new find' in 1849
Gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill by James Marshall, who worked as the chef mechanic for Sutter. Sutter owned vast properties n the Sacramento Valley. He ruled over it like an emperor. What was the name he called his 'Empire'?
The California rush was followed by the discovery of gold in the Wellington area of Australia. Whose pioneering efforts led him to discover gold 'down under'?
Robert Williams Vaughn
John Patrick Smith
Edward Hammond Hargraves
Gold was discovered in South Africa in 1886. Who takes the credit for the initial discovery?
The discovery of gold in South Africa wasn't exactly a success because of the difficulty in mining. What was the name of the new process that finally helped the mining corporations in their endeavours?
MacArthur Forest Cyanidation Process
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