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Old 07-11-2015, 12:56 PM   #1
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Jeopardy finance questions

Here's a finance test that is more difficult than most. This may even challenge the people on this site. I did not do well and i'm better than the average person when it comes to financial knowledge. Try it yourself.

Jeopardy! CNNMoney edition - CNNMoney
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Old 07-11-2015, 01:19 PM   #2
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It is a bit of mind bender--broke even if I allow for credit for partial correct answers--eg. schwab verses Charles schwab. Otherwise, lost 200. ;-)
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Old 07-11-2015, 01:26 PM   #3
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Did pretty good; 10 of 15 right ($2100 at end) and one i missed was due to reading question wrong.

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Old 07-11-2015, 01:30 PM   #4
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It accepted 'schwab' for me. But spelling and completeness was an issue in some, whereas the actual game is oral, and they often accept partial answers if it is clear (but if the response is 'Roosevelt' for example, Alex would say "I need more" - and you'd need to add 'Teddy',' Franklin', 'Eleanor', or whatever), though wow, sometimes Alex has been very picky on some oral answers.

Kinda fun though,

I had to 'cheat' and play again, as the answer went by, but I know I missed the one abut least currency - I didn't read it as the $ amount in circulation; missed what they were going for with Markowitz (though I knew the answer, after the fact); missed the bank employee Q, the "to fire" threw me; missed the chemical family (I shouldn't have ); missed the full name of the English finance position, though I'd heard of after I saw it, would not have come up with it on my own. I think I got the rest right, I didn't keep notes, maybe another flub or two in there.

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Old 07-11-2015, 01:33 PM   #5
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Some were a bit tricky. I missed 3 and ended up with $3100.
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Old 07-11-2015, 03:15 PM   #6
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I blew myself away! I ended up with $4,000

I gave myself credit for Q#1. I put "2.00" instead of spelling out TWO-DOLLAR-BILL which apparently is what they wanted.
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I blew myself away! I ended up with $4,000

I gave myself credit for Q#1. I put "2.00" instead of spelling out TWO-DOLLAR-BILL which apparently is what they wanted.
If you answered every question either correctly or wrongly, how do you end up with $4000
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What was the coin that's also slang for an admission ticket? I had $3000 going into that last question.
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If you answered every question either correctly or wrongly, how do you end up with $4000
Who said I answered every question correctly?
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-$500.

Alex wished me good day.
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What was the coin that's also slang for an admission ticket? I had $3000 going into that last question.
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Who said I answered every question correctly?
I think the question is if you answer all 15 questions how do you not end up with N x $100 where N is an odd number.
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-$500.

Alex wished me good day.
Finally, someone who did worse than my -300. Those were not easy questions.
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I said Duquet. Wrong.


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I think the people here are more interested in how the system now works in terms of getting ready for retirement or in retirement. I doubt many really would care about what cent was made with misaligned obverse dies in the multiple strike processing.

This is not a financial literacy test, but a trivia test.
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This is not a financial literacy test, but a trivia test.
+1 But still entertaining for a Sat afternoon. Oh wait, any day of the week is kinda a Sat--well at least for some of the board.
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I got $4100 - missed "cashier". I guess all those days of reading Forbes when I was growing up were good for something. (My dad would quiz me on the articles at dinner!)
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$3500 for me. Pretty good quiz, but I was embarrassed that I didn't do better.
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