Currency Trivia

This currency trivia quiz has 12 multiple-choice questions. Answers can be found at the end of the quiz. Enjoy and share these currency facts with friends.
1. Which of these following is NOT considered a major currency widely used for international business and payments?
a) U.S. dollar b) Chinese yuan c) Japanese yen d) The euro 

2. The default currency in Britain is ________.
a) Gold b) Euro c) Pound Sterling d) Peso

3. The pesos are used predominantly in which area of the world?
a) Latin America b) The Middle East c) Southeast Asia d) Oceania

4. In most countries, central banks control their national currencies and money supply. Theoretically, they should be __________.
a) Independent of their governments
b) Closely following orders from their governments
c) A combination of both A & B

5. What is the unique name given to the U.S. central bank?
a) The Treasury b) The IRS c) Uncle Sam d) The Federal Reserve

6. True or False. A weaker currency tends to help importers and hurt exporters.

7. The euro officially became the currency of the eurozone on January 1 of which year?
a) 1992 b) 1994 c) 1999 d) 2002

8. Foreign exchange rate can be defined as the exchange rate between ________.
a) A commodity & a currency b) Two currencies c) Two commodities 

9. Which of the following is NOT a currently circulating currency?
a) The won b) The dong or VND c) The deutschmark d) The rupee

10. Currencies were previously backed by gold. This system, known as the Gold Standard, was abruptly cancelled due to bold measures taken by which U.S. president?
a) John F. Kennedy b) Richard Nixon c) Jimmy Carter d) Ronald Reagan

11. When a currency is devalued, it means the value of such currency (in respect to other currencies) is artificially __________.
a) Augmented b) Reduced c) No answer

12. True or False. Panama uses the U.S. dollar as its official currency or legal tender. 

Answer Key:
1)b 2)c 3)a 4)a 5)d 6)False 7)c 8)b 9)c 10)b 11)b 12)True

Master - 12 correct answers
Expert - 10 to 11 correct answers
Intermediate - 7 to 9 correct
Beginner - 4 to 6 correct
Novice - Less than 4 correct

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