Stock Market Basics

Buy long or sell short? Market order or limit order? Test your knowledge of the stock market with this quiz.

Quiz

Buy long or sell short? Market order or limit order? Test your knowledge of the stock market with this quiz.

1. Ownership shares of a corporation are known as stocks. There are two types, common stock and:

  • Bonds
  • Preferred stock
  • Mutual funds

2. When stock prices rise for an extended period of time it is called a(n):

  • Bull market
  • Bear market
  • Investor's dream

3. The New York Stock Exchange is located in a district named for what famous street?

  • Wall Street
  • Broadway
  • Fifth Avenue

4. Wall Street got its name because it:

  • Was part of Abner Wall's farm
  • Is an English corruption of the early Dutch name, Vall Street
  • Originally ran beside a wall

5. The Buttonwood Agreement established the:

  • New York Stock Exchange
  • Periodic expansion of the New York Stock Exchange
  • Securities and Exchange Commission

6. The New York Stock Exchange is owned by:

  • The U.S. Government
  • The Dow Jones Corporation
  • Its members

7. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tracks the performance of the stocks of:

  • 100 large manufacturing companies
  • 30 large companies in various industries
  • All firms listed on the New York Stock Exchange

8. On January 4, 2001, a record number of shares changed hands on the New York Stock Exchange. That number was approximately:

  • 100 million
  • 1 billion
  • 2 billion

9. The federal agency most involved with regulation of stocks and stock markets is the:

  • Securities Exchange Commission
  • Federal Reserve Bank
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

10. The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System, NASDAQ, is what:

  • An electronic stock market
  • A system for tracking high-technology stocks
  • The Internet branch of the New York Stock Exchange

Your Results:

1. Ownership shares of a corporation are known as stocks. There are two types, common stock and:
Preferred stock

2. When stock prices rise for an extended period of time it is called a(n):
Bull market

3. The New York Stock Exchange is located in a district named for what famous street?
Wall Street

4. Wall Street got its name because it:
Originally ran beside a wall

5. The Buttonwood Agreement established the:
New York Stock Exchange

6. The New York Stock Exchange is owned by:
Its members

7. The Dow Jones Industrial Average tracks the performance of the stocks of:
30 large companies in various industries

8. On January 4, 2001, a record number of shares changed hands on the New York Stock Exchange. That number was approximately:
2 billion

9. The federal agency most involved with regulation of stocks and stock markets is the:
Securities Exchange Commission

10. The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System, NASDAQ, is what:
An electronic stock market

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