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Money Quiz Questions

  1. Fort Knox, best known as the site of the United States Bullion Depository, is in which American state?
  2. Which stock market, the second-largest exchange in the world, is located at One Liberty Plaza, New York?

  3. Which industrialist and philanthropist, born in Scotland in 1835, is often regarded as one of the richest Americans ever?
  4. What are the currencies of the following countries: (a)China, (b)Brazil, (c)Isreal, (d)Turkey, and (e)South Korea?
  5. Starting with the letter 'N' what is the study or collection of currency called?
  6. Who said: 'It costs a lot of money to look this cheap'?
  7. Where would you have seen Sir John Houblon from April 1994 to April 2014?
  8. First published in 1776, name the magnum opus of the Scottish economist Adam Smith?
  9. This wouldn't be a money quiz without asking how much cash do the following British slang terms represent: (a)monkey, (b)pony, and (c)score?
  10. Which term for a method of payment was mentioned eleven times in Edward Bellamy's 1887 utopian novel Looking Backward?
  11. From June 2015, what is the maximum holding limit of Premium Bonds one person can hold (in terms of money)?
  12. What did Scottish inventor John Shepherd-Barron pioneer and develop?
  13. In which country was paper money first used as a currency?
  14. The Royal Mint has its headquarters in which Welsh town?
  15. Which South African gold coin accounted for 90% of the global gold coin market in 1980?


  1. Kentucky
  2. Nasdaq
  3. Andrew Carnegie
  4. (a)yuan (also accept renminbi), (b)real, (c)shekel, (d)lira, and (e)won
  5. Numismatics
  6. Dolly Parton
  7. On a British fifty pound note (he was the first Governor of the Bank of England from 1694 to 1697)
  8. The Wealth of the Nations
  9. (a)£500, (b)£25, and (c)£20
  10. Credit Card
  11. Fifty thousand pounds
  12. The ATM
  13. China (by the 11th century Song Dynasty China). Note: modern paper money or bank notes were first used in Sweden.
  14. Llantrisant
  15. Krugerrand

Money Quiz Questions

  1. The paper five pound notes withdrawn from circulation in May 2017 featured which historical figure on the reverse?
  2. 'If I Were a Rich Man' is a show tune from which 1964 musical? And the song is performed by which main character in the musical?
  3. Which year saw the Wall Street Crash?
  4. Which city is the major financial centre of the European continent?
  5. A classic money triva question is what's the well known nickname for 'The Bank of England'?
  6. Which American company, established in December 1998 as Confinity, operates one of the largest worldwide online payments system?
  7. Can you name the first independent credit card company in the world?
  8. What are the currencies of the following European countries: (a)Bulgaria, (b)Hungary, (c)Norway, and (d)Switzerland?
  9. Who was the Governor of the Bank of England before Mark Carney?
  10. Which telephone and internet-based retail bank was formed on 1 October 1989 by the Midland Bank?
  11. What is the maximum sum you can pay solely in fifty pence pieces for it to be still legal tender?
  12. When did the following present-day British coins enter general ciculation: (a)two pence, (b)twenty pence, (c)the original round one pound, and (d)two pounds
  13. Which Hollywood A-lister said: 'Money doesn't make you happy. I now have 50 million dollars but I was just as happy when I had forty-eight million'?
  14. British coins: If you add the number of sides on a twenty pence piece to the sides on new one pound coin, what total do you get?
  15. The 1966 science-fiction novel The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress helped popularize which saying which is sometimes given the acronym TANSTAAFL?


  1. Elizabeth Fry
  2. Fidler on the Roof. Tevye the Dairyman.
  3. 1929
  4. Frankfurt

  5. The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street
  6. PayPal
  7. Diners Club (International)
  8. (a)lev, (b)forint, (c)krone, and (d)franc
  9. Sir Mervyn King
  10. First Direct
  11. £10
  12. (a)1971, (b)1982, (c)1983, and (d)1997
  13. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  14. 19 (20p: 7 sides, £1: 12 sides)
  15. There ain't no such thing as a free lunch
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