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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 April 7-13, 2007 Developed by: Scott R. Homan Ph.D., Purdue University

2 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. the extended vacation he had recently taken b. the large number of emails and text messages to and from female employees on a variety of topics outside normal working hours c. his hiring and promotion practices d. Both b and c 1. After investigating claims made in the anonymous letter, sent to directors about two months ago, the board pressed Steven J. Heyer from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide to explain:

3 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. $15 million b. $25 million c. $35 million d. $45 million 2. Steven J. Heyer from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide was unexpectedly ousted as chief executive officer this past week, and in the process opted to forfeit an estimated ______ of severance compensation.

4 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. ethanol b. biodiesel c. green gas d. Both a and b 3. One of the chief causes of food- price inflation is new demand for _______ which can be made from corn, palm oil, sugar and other crops.

5 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. 10% b. 30% c. 50% d. 70% 4. By some estimates, about ______ of the US grain harvest is likely to be devoted to ethanol production by 2008.

6 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. hoodlums and louts b. cultured and sophisticated c. ultra-wealthy d. snobby and rude 5. A “yob” culture refers to what type of travelers?

7 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. low cost trips to Eastern Europe b. excessive drinking c. wearing costumes in public d. all of the above 6. British stag and hen parties tend to include the following activities

8 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. gasoline b. natural gas c. water d. electricity 7. Starting July 1, the European Union will be officially flung open to competition, allowing companies from any of the bloc's 27 member nations to sell _____ in any other.

9 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. national pride b. bribes and kickbacks c. fears d. retirement strategy 8. Behind all the European Union's deals is a big collision between Europe's new push for a unified marketplace and the ______ of Europe's politicians.

10 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. numerous references to it in Beach Boys lyrics b. the 1963 Jan & Dean song hit "Surf City" c. Hawaii's Duke Kahanamoku d. Doug Traub 9. Huntington Beach, with its warm weather, sandy beaches and steady waves, has long argued that the Surf City title is its exclusive property, granted to it by

11 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. patent b. copyright c. brand name d. trademark 10. The Huntington Beach bureau filed a counterclaim declaring that "Santa Cruz is a somewhat dated seaside town that has no particular prominence in surfing culture." The claim asks the court to declare that the Nolands infringed Huntington Beach's_____.

12 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. they had been talking to investors about purchasing the company and taking it private in a leveraged buyout b. they had tried to get cell phone records about employees c. they had not paid taxes d. they were taking too many office supplies 11. Dow, the nation's biggest chemical company fired two senior executive because _______.

13 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. he be charged in criminal court b. his office must be moved away from the corner c. his salary will be cut in half d. shareholders replace him 12. Unless Mr. Reinhard resigns before Dow's coming annual meeting, the company will recommend that _____.

14 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. 13% b. 23% c. 33% d. 43% 13. Audits of taxpayers with income of $1 million and higher jumped ____ from a year earlier.

15 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. families b. spouses c. first managerial positions d. failures 14. In "True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership," Bill George, a Harvard Business School professor and the former CEO of Medtronic, and his co- author Peter Sims, got 125 executives to talk about their ______.

16 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. as often as once a day b. as often as once a week c. typically twice a month d. twice a year 15. When Vincenzo Scognamiglio joined Benetton five years ago as head designer, the Italian knitwear label was delivering new styles to its world-wide stores once a month. Now, Benetton replenishes its racks with new clothes _______.

17 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. called The Wall Street Journal b. called the New York Times c. had a press conference d. posted a video on her Web site 16. When Hillary Clinton wanted to announce her candidacy back in January, she simply _____.

18 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. buy an expensive machine b. buy a Dell c. wipe out your new hard drive d. buy an Apple Macintosh computer 17. An excellent way to avoid or minimize the junk programs problem associated with new computers is to simply ______.

19 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. 5 b. 8 c. 12 d. 20 18. At least ____ top officials in the Education Department during the Bush administration either came from student-loan or related organizations or have taken lucrative jobs in that arena since leaving the agency.

20 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. $54 million b. $508 million c. $54 billion d. $548 billion 19. According to the Federal Reserve, a record of a net _____of stock was taken off the market last year.

21 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. 0.9% b. 6.9% c. 9.9% d. 10.9% 20. Berkshire Hathaway Inc disclosed it has a ______ stake in Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.

22 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. unseasonably colder weather b. the ADP National Employment Report c. Iran's standoff with Britain over captured British Navy personnel d. Wall Street's message for Chicken Littles 21. What current event is thought to have caused crude prices to jump sharply higher last month?

23 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. 9 b. 12 c. 14 d. 16 22. In 1897, the year after the Dow was created by one of the founders of The Wall Street Journal, the blue-chip average surged ahead for _____ consecutive trading days, to this day its longest streak ever.

24 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. 5 b. 10 c. 14 d. 24 23. GE's stock is selling at _____ times 2008 estimated earnings per share, the lowest such ratio since September 2002.

25 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. large drug manufacturers are often interested in helping b. the patient always pays to participate in the trial c. doctors and patients must often find creative solutions to get research off the ground d. there is also much more accountability for how money is spent when it is donated directly to a study rather than through a grant-giving nonprofit 24. In clinical trials for drugs treating rare diseases _____.

26 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. 10 dollars b. 20 dollars c. 25 dollars d. It is a free service 25. How much does Dell charge for home pickup of any old Dell equipment?

27 © Copyright 2007 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All rights reserved. WSJ Weekly Quiz April 7-13, 2007 a. a free Web site that goes beyond other online lists by adding parents' tips and comments b. classes for new parents that train couples to communicate better and support each other c. flexible work hours that match school hours d. all of the above 26. New ideas for improving quality of life for working parents include


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