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United States Dollar

written by: bobby
 
The most widespread currency around the world is the United States dollar. Every day dozens of them pass through our hands. But do we really know much about them? Let's see.

Question 1:

View the provided image.
Is there a difference between the one stroke dollar sign, $ and the double stroke dollar sign ($ with two vertical strokes )?
No
Yes


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Question 2:

View the provided image.
On the picture you can see the two theories about the evolution of the dollar sign. One of them states that when the letters 'U' and 'S', used to mark the currency bags issued by the US Mint, were superimposed the modern dollar sign appeared. The other theory suggests that the superimposed letters are 'P' and 'S'. What do 'P' and 'S' stand for?
Personal Security
Private Stock
Pennies
Pesos


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Question 3:


It is generally unknown that ten dollars are referred to as this.
A lizard
A hawk
A cow
An eagle

Question 4:


If you had $500 bill, up to what year could you have used it?
1953
1989
1969
1941

Question 5:


The US has minted $3.50 coin.
True
False

Question 6:


One of these claims about the US currency is false. Can you spot it?
Dollar bills are easy to counterfeit.
Both the one cent (penny) and the five cent (nickel) are larger than the dime, which is worth ten cents.
Coins do not have their values inscribed with a number.
Blind people cannot tell dollar bills apart because of their similar designs and texture.

Question 7:


The dollar was chosen as the US monetary unit in this year.
1794
1801
1785
1772

Question 8:


Until 1974 the value of the United States dollar was tied to and backed by ...
Platinum
Gold
Gold and silver
Silver

Question 9:


On the back side of the 1 dollar bill we can see an ancient Egyptian pyramid, beneath a triangle containing a glowing eye. This symbol's origin is...?
Freemason
Christian
None of these
Jewish

Question 10:


The Latin inscription below the pyramid, on the back of the dollar bill says 'NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM', which means "a new order has begun."
True
False

 


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