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Basic History of Money

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Basic History of Money game quiz
"History questions about the monetary system. This is for people who like money!"

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1. Before money was invented, did people needed to exchange of goods and services. What is this system of trading called?
    K-Mart
    Bart 'n' Mart
    Barter
    Quid pro quo


2. About 1200-1100 BC metal objects of value were introduced as money. By 700 BC there were coins with specific values at Aegina, and by 650 B.C. at Ephesus, Lydia. What was the reason for using metal coins?
    Coins could be issued in multiples and fractions of a standard unit
    The metals used for coins were of significant intrinsic value
    All of these
    Coins made comparing values easy


3. Up to the 19th century the silver standard was used for most currencies. What does the word 'Sterling' refer to in 'Pound Sterling'?
    The weight of a one pound coin
    Pound coins minted in Stirling Castle
    Notes issued by the Bank of Scotland
    An earlier silver standard of the British currency


4. The first paper currencies were used in China from the 9th to 15th century. Legal tender or in common form, paper currency, is used for meeting a financial obligation. In what year was the U.S. Legal Tender Act passed?
    1918
    1872
    1862
    1900


5. Currencies often use symbols to identify them. The origin of the US dollar sign of an 'S' and two line marks placed vertically on it is unknown.
    True
    False


6. When was the motto 'In God We Trust' first used on United States Coins?
    1886
    1953
    1909
    1837


7. Britain adopted the gold standard in 1816. In the United States, what act was enacted in the year 1900, that established the gold standard for the US Dollar?
    Currency Standard Act
    International Currency Exchange Act
    Silver Standard Act
    Gold Standard Act


8. Today monetary transfers are carried out efficiently by computer. What is cash that is exchanged in the way called?
    Digital Cash
    Exchange Cash
    Bank Cash
    Ready Cash


9. Some people wonder if our money is safe when making monetary exchanges on the computer. What is the advantage of electronic digital cash over traditional real cash?
    It tempts hackers
    It has many errors
    It is used for compulsive shopping
    It is precise, simple, and convenient for money management


10. The US money uses pictures on its paper bills (notes). The United States issued a new 100 dollar bill in 2011. What person is pictured on the bill?
    James Earl Carter Jr.
    William Jefferson Clinton
    George W. Bush
    Benjamin Franklin


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Compiled Jul 26 13