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1 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. The Wall Street Journal Weekly Quiz Covering front-page articles from January 13 – 19, 2007 Developed by: Scott R. Homan Ph.D., Purdue University Issue #2 Spring 2007

2 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. be short b. be five letters or more c. be pronounceable d. begin with a consonant 1. AF's editors know that many language guardians (though not all dictionaries) say acronyms must _____.

3 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. students b. lawmakers c. teachers d. lawyers 2. Mr. Molloy and his wife, Susan Ebert often get complaints from ___.

4 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. 14 b. 24 c. 34 d According to Visa USA a typical supermarket pays _____ cents in fees when a customer buys $40 of groceries with a debit card and a PIN. The fee is 35 cents for a signature-debit transaction and can be more than 50 cents when a customer uses a plain-vanilla credit card.

5 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. 33 percent b. 44 percent c. 55 percent d. 66 percent 4. In the three months ended Sept 30, nearly ______ of Visa's 6.2 billion transactions came from debit cards.

6 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. college students b. small and midsize businesses c. large businesses d. rural businesses 5. Comcast the country's largest cable operator by number of subscribers, says offering services geared to _______ will be its top new priority of 2007 and 2008.

7 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. 10% b. 20% c. 30% d. 40% 6. Cable operators are hopeful they can carve out as much as a ____ market share partly by convincing business owners who take broadband service at home that it will work just as well, and for less money, at their offices.

8 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. interest rates b. phone rates c. anti-child labor d. climate change 7. The new Democratic led Congress is trying to put its mark on ______.

9 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. emissions b. taxes c. use of gasoline d. use of natural gas 8. The flagship among the cap and trade bills unveiled last week by Republican Sen John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Sens Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut and Barack Obama of Illinois. The legislation would require industries to reduce their _____ to 2004 levels by 2012.

10 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. Mexico b. Brazil c. Peru d. Colombia 9. FARC the largest leftist guerrilla group is active in ________.

11 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. newspapers b. peace signs c. white flags d. ceremonial palm staffs 10. Pacifist Páez Indians, once halted a firefight between guerrillas and rural police by walking into the no man's land carrying only _____.

12 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. January 20 b. January 30 c. February 30 d. March A new version of Microsoft Windows, the world's most popular and important computer operating system, will finally arrive for consumers on _____.

13 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. gigabyte-capacity disk drive b. terabyte-capacity disk drive c. petabyte-capacity disk drive d. petabyte-capacity flash drive 12. Earlier this month, disk-drive maker Hitachi announced that it would soon be shipping a ________.

14 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. microwave reader chips b. cameras c. GPS d. TiVo 13. Phones equipped with ____ are becoming more prevalent, partly in response to federal rules that require carriers to make it easier for emergency officials to locate cell phone users.

15 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. alpha waves b. beta waves c. delta waves d. gamma waves 14. As volunteers began meditating, the kind of brain wave that grew exceptionally strong were _______.

16 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. 12% above b. 12% below c. 32% above d. 32% below 15. This week the price of crude oil is _____ its level of $77 in July.

17 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. be among the market's weakest performers this year b. be among the market's strongest performers this year c. be among the market's strongest performers this year in the US only d. be among the market's strongest performers this year in Asia only 16. Wall Street analysts are confident that tech stocks will _____.

18 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. material nonpublic information b. public information material c. information learned on MSNBC d. information learned via foreign media sources 17. Securities rules prohibit trading on ______.

19 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. Indexed Annuity b. Life Settlement c. Reverse Mortgage d. Variable Annuity 18. A mortgage letting older homeowners tap into their home's value without selling the house or having to make home equity loan payments is called a ________.

20 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. 10% b. 20% c. 50% d. 60% 19. Roughly _____ of GE's net income comes from its financial-services business, GE Capital.

21 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a b c d Retailer TJX which owns big discount clothing chains like TJ Maxx and Marshalls, said it has been hit by a wide- reaching security breach that may leave its customers around the world exposed to fraud and identity theft from transactions that date back to ____.

22 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. dental insurance b. whole life insurance c. short term disability insurance d. term life insurance 21. Young, healthy employees might find _______ on their own that is cheaper than in the workplace.

23 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz January 13 – 19, 2007 a. in order to cement relationships with clients and their heirs b. because they are bored with shopping and hosting charity events c. to better educate themselves on how to manage their wealth d. to learn secret ways to get richer quicker 22. Wealthy people are taking classes _____.


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