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Quiz about Making Change
Quiz about Making Change

Making Change Trivia Quiz

Can you match the different countries' units of currency with what they are divided into (1/100) for coinage? For instance: U.S. Dollar --> Cent

A matching quiz by reedy. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Quiz #
Dec 03 21
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8 / 10
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Armenian dram  
2. Bhutanese ngultrum  
3. Congolese franc  
4. Danish krone  
5. Egyptian pound  
6. Gambian dalasi  
7. Guatemalan quetzal  
8. Israeli shekel  
9. Kazakhstani tenge  
10. Lao kip  

Select each answer

1. Armenian dram
2. Bhutanese ngultrum
3. Congolese franc
4. Danish krone
5. Egyptian pound
6. Gambian dalasi
7. Guatemalan quetzal
8. Israeli shekel
9. Kazakhstani tenge
10. Lao kip

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Armenian dram

Answer: Luma

The Armenian dram is used in both Armenia and the Republic of Artsakh (a breakaway region of Azerbaijan). It was introduced as the official currency after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. At first, Armenia tried to keep the Russian rouble, but Russia's instability forced them to establish their own currency, which they did on November 22, 1993.

Bills were first printed at 10, 25, 50, 100, 200 and 500 dram, with additions of 1000 and 5000 dram later. That series was removed from circulation in 1998 with denominations of 50, 100, 500, 1000, 5000, 10000, 20000, 50000 and 100000 dram.

The first (aluminum) coins were released in 1994 with denominations of 10, 20 and 50 luma, as well as 1, 3, 5 and 10 dram. In 2003, a new series of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 dram coins was produced, replacing the original set.
2. Bhutanese ngultrum

Answer: Chhertum

The current monetary system in Bhutan grew from the establishment of the Bank of Bhutan in 1968. The ngultrum was introduced in 1974, pegged to the Indian rupee at par.

The first (1974) banknotes introduced were in denominations of Nu.1, Nu.5, Nu.10, with new notes in 1979 of Nu.2, Nu.20, Nu.50, and Nu.100. In 2006, the bills were updated with denominations of Nu.1, Nu.5, Nu.10, Nu.20, Nu.50, Nu.100, Nu.500, and Nu.1000.

Originally issued coins included Ch.5, Ch.10, Ch.20 and Ch.25 and Nu.1. In 1979, a new series of coins was issued with denominations of Ch.5, Ch.10, Ch.25, Ch.50, Nu.1 and Nu.3.
3. Congolese franc

Answer: Centime

The Democratic Republic of the Congo, as a former Belgian colony, borrowed the 'franc' and the 'centime' from Belgium, with the initial Congolese money having an equivalency to the Belgian franc.

In 1967, the 'zaire' was introduced, with one zaire having the equivalence of 1000 francs. The country itself was renamed the Republic of Zaire between 1967 until 1997. At that time, the currency reverted to francs, with one franc having the equivalency of 100000 zaires.

While there were coins with the original Congolese francs and centimes, the new issue in 1997 was only banknotes, with denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20 and 50 centimes, along with 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 francs. In 2003, 200 and 500 franc bills were added, and a couple of years after that, denominations of 1000, 5000, 10000 and 20000 francs, also.
4. Danish krone

Answer: Øre

The Danish krone is the official currency for not only Denmark, but also for Greenland and the Faroe Islands. The 'krone' was first introduced in 1619, with the most recent 'new krone' arriving on the scene in 1875, as a result of the Scandinavian Monetary Union of 1873.

Denmark mints coins of 50-øre, 1-kr, 2-kr, 5-kr, 10-kr and 20-kr, while the banknotes (2009 edition) printed are 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kroner.
5. Egyptian pound

Answer: Piastre

The first Egyptian pound was introduced in 1834 when a currency based on a bimetal (gold and silver) standard was established, relegating the piastre (the preceding currency) to a value of 1/100 of a pound. Piastres were further divided into para (40 para = 1 piastre). These were changed to millemes at 10 millemes to 1 piastre in the early 20th century.

Egyptian coins in circulation have changed often in recent years, but in 1984, 5pt, 10pt and 20pt were introduced, with a 25pt coin coming out in 1993. A 50pt coin was released in 2005 along with a £1 coin.

Banknotes come in 25pt, 50pt, £1, £5, £10, £20, £50, £100 and £200 denominations.
6. Gambian dalasi

Answer: Butut

The dalasi was adopted in The Gambia in 1971, replacing the Gambian pound at a rate of 1 pound = 5 dalasi.

Upon issue, coins were minted at denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 bututs, as well as 1 dalasi. Due to inflation, however, all butut coins have been taken out of circulation, and only the 1 dalasi coin remains.

As for banknotes, they come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100 and 200 dalasis.
7. Guatemalan quetzal

Answer: Centavo

Named for Guatemala's national bird, the quetzal was adopted as the country's currency in 1925, replacing the peso that preceded it.

In 1925, coins were issued in the amounts of 1, 5, and 10 centavos, with 1/4, 1/2 and 1 quetzal. In 1932, 1/2 centavo and 2 centavo coins were added. Current coin circulation is limited to just 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 centavos, and 1 quetzal.

Banknotes come in denominations of Q0.50, Q1, Q5, Q10, Q20, Q50, Q100 and Q200.
8. Israeli shekel

Answer: Agora

Also known as the 'new shekel' (symbol ₪), the Israeli shekel replaced the old shekel in 1986 at a rate of 1000 to 1, due to hyperinflation. The currency is used in Israel and the Palestinian territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

When introduced, coins were minted in denominations of 1 agora, 5, 10 agorot, ₪0.5 and ₪1. In 1990, a ₪5 coin was introduced and 1 agora coins were taken out of circulation. A ₪10 coin was released in 1995, followed by a ₪2 coin in 2007, at which point the 5 agorot coin was removed from circulation.

Banknotes come in denominations of ₪1, ₪5, ₪10, ₪20, ₪50, ₪100, ₪200 and ₪500.
9. Kazakhstani tenge

Answer: Tiyin

The tenge was introduced in 1993 as Kazakhstan's official currency a couple of years after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. It wasn't until 2007, however, that a national design competition came up with the official graphical symbol for the tenge: ₸.

The first series of coins minted included denominations of 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 tiyin, along with 1, 3, 5, 10 and 20 tenge. In 1998, a new series of coins with the denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 50 and 100 tenge were introduced (with the old tenge coins being withdrawn by 2001). In 2012, all tiyin coins were removed from circulation. In 2020, a 200 tenge coin was also released.

Banknotes (2011 issue) include denominations of 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000 and 20000 tenge.
10. Lao kip

Answer: Att

The kip was first introduced in Laos in 1945, but the currency was short-lived as the French took over the territory for the next decade. In 1955, it was reintroduced, replacing the French Indochinese piastre at par.

The first issuance of coins included 10, 20 and 50 att, while banknotes included 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 kip (₭).

A new series of coins and banknotes were issued in 1980 with the same denominations, although today the coins are rarely used. Beginning in 2003, higher banknote denominations of ₭1000, ₭2000, ₭5000, ₭10000, ₭20000, ₭50000 (in 2004) and ₭100000 (in 2011) have also been issued.
Source: Author reedy

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