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 History of Money
 Introduction

Trading

Birth of Money

The First Coins

U.S. Money Trail

Mint Act

“Greenbacks”

Now What?

Quiz
 

Prove your money knowledge!Quiz

Click on the multiple choice radio buttons to answer each question, then click “Submit” at the end of the quiz.

  1. Which of these was not an early form of money?
    shells
    beads
    fur
    CD's
    don't know

  2. What is bartering?
    asking for more money
    an exchange of one good for another
    trying to bargain the price with the dealer
    shooting at least 10 points in a basketball game
    don't know

  3. Who was the first group to use coins?
    Lydians
    Romans
    Greeks
    Clowns
    don't know

  4. Which country’s money was not used in the U.S. before the Revolutionary War?
    Spain
    Sweden
    England
    France
    don't know

  5. Who made the first plates for the Continental Currency?
    George Washington
    Paul Revere
    Betsy Ross
    Sammy Sosa
    don't know

  6. When did Congress pass the Mint Act?
    July 4, 1776
    October 31, 1789
    February 17, 1812
    April 2, 1792
    don't know

  7. Where were the first U.S. coins produced?
    Philadelphia
    Denver
    San Francisco
    Seattle
    don't know

  8. What were Greenbacks?
    Green Bay Packer fans
    the people who print paper money
    the executives at the Treasury Department
    the nickname for the first U.S. paper money
    don't know