Thursday, December 23, 2021

"The Bank Underground Christmas Quiz"

 From the Bank of England's Bank Underground blog, December 15, 2021:

Before Bank Underground goes off on its Christmas holidays, it’s time for the Annual Bank Underground Christmas Quiz! We hope you enjoy testing your knowledge on our festive themed questions on economics, finance and all things central banking…

1) The G-funk classic ‘Regulate’ was a 1994 hit for whom?
Dr Dre (feat Snoop Dogg)
Notorious B.I.G.
Warren G (feat Nate Dogg)
2 Pac
2) Ebenezer Scrooge’s creditworthiness at which Square Mile financial institution is mentioned in the opening lines of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol?
Lloyds of London
The Royal Exchange
The Bank of England
The Jamaica Wine House
3) Former Bank of England Governor Montagu Norman was such a regular traveller from Victoria on his foreign trips that the Bank’s archives document him giving Christmas gifts to officials from the Southern Railway. What did he buy them?
Foie Gras
4) What was the reindeer themed name of the Reichsbank’s president during Germany’s 1920s hyperinflation episode?
Rudolf Havenstein
Ernst-Ludwig Blitzen
Karl-Heinz Donner
Heinrich Dascher