Let’s do a Money Trivia Quiz for Number 64!
Fun Money Fact: The US Bureau of Printing and Engraving goes through 9.7 tons of ink every day. Boggles the mind, doesn’t it? Let’s get going with a Money Trivia Quiz.
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The Dorky Round
1. Before the Euro, what was the currency of France?
2. What agency was created in 1865 to prevent counterfeiting?
3. The word Salary comes from what Latin word?
Sal for salt. Ancient Romans used salt as a form of currency. It’s also where we get the phrase, “Worth your salt.”
4. What does Peso translate to in English?
Weight. It comes from Pesos Oro (Gold weight) or Pesos Plata (Silver weight).
5. Some US bills have FW printed on them. What does it stand for?
Fort Worth. If it’s not on the bill, it was printed in Washington, DC.
6. How many shillings are in a pound?
7. Who appears on more currency around the world than anyone else?
Queen Elizabeth II.
8. A US penny is mostly what material?
9. Who was the first historical woman to appear on a US coin?
Susan B Anthony. She was on dollar coins minted from 1979-1981.
10. 'In God We Trust' was added to US currency during what war?
The US Civil War. It wouldn’t become the official US motto until 1956, during the Red Scare.
The Geeky Round
1. ATMs are most frequently visited on what day of the week?
2. What are the three ways a government gets money?
Print it. Borrow it. And collect taxes/fees
3. What's the average lifespan of a US $1 bill?
4. What country had the first paper money?
China. They invented it in the 4th Century AD but only used it briefly as it often blew away.
5. What bill is the most counterfeited?
The US $100 bill.
6. What is the official currency of Iraq?
The Iraqi Dinar
7. A coin before it has been struck with an image is called a what?
It’s called a blank
8. What is the official currency of Sweden?
9. The Russian Ruble can be broken down into 100 what?
10. US coins are minted in which four cities?
Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, and West Point.
The Nerdy Round
1. Who was on the US $100,000 bill?
Woodrow Wilson. They were printed in 1934 and only used for official transactions between Federal Reserve Banks.
2. Someone who collects coins is called what?
3. How many grooves does a US quarter have?
119. A dime has 118.
4. Who first appeared on the US dollar bill?
Salmon P Chase, Secretary of the Treasury in 1862
5. What does the phrase on the back of a $1 bill, 'Novus Ordo Seclorum' translate to?
A New Order of the Ages.
6. How many countries use the Euro as their official currency?
Twenty-Five. Nineteen EU nations, plus six others.
7. What is the official currency of El Salvador?
The US Dollar. They adopted it in 2001 after a civil war wrecked their economy.
8. Who was the first real woman to appear on US paper currency?
Pocohontas. On the $10 bill in 1869.
9. What country replaced its currency in 1986 due to massive inflation?
Israel. The replaced the shekel with…the new shekel..
10. Guatemala's currency and national bird are called what?
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