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Ticker tape: Quiz


Question 1: Used ticker tape was cut into a form of confetti, to be thrown from the windows above parades, primarily in lower ________; this became known as a ticker-tape parade.
ManhattanStaten IslandBrooklynNew York City

Question 2: [4] Ticker tape parades generally celebrated some significant event, such as the end of a ________, or the safe return of one of the early astronauts.
Risks to civilization, humans and planet EarthEnd timeWorld warSocietal collapse

Question 3: One of the earliest practical stock ticker machines, the Universal Stock Ticker developed by ________ in 1869, had an alphanumeric printing speed of approximately 1 character per second.
Thomas EdisonElihu ThomsonAlexander Graham BellEdwin J. Houston

Question 4: Stock tickers in various buildings were connected using technology based on the then-recently invented telegraph machines, with the advantage that the output was readable text, instead of the dots and dashes of ________.
ISO/IEC 8859-3Morse codeISO/IEC 8859-13ISO/IEC 8859-16

Question 5: Paper ticker tape started to become obsolete in the 1960s, as television and ________ were increasingly used to transmit financial information.
ComputerLinuxCentral processing unitPersonal computer

Question 6: Change direction is a visual cue showing whether the stock is trading higher or lower than the previous trade, hence the terms downtick and ________.
Financial crisisCNBCUptick rule1997 Asian Financial Crisis

Question 7: The machines ________ a series of ticker symbols (usually shortened forms of a company's name), followed by brief information about the price of that company's stock; the thin strip of paper they were printed on was called ticker tape.
BookPrinting pressPrintingMovable type

Question 8: A special ________ designed for operation over telegraph wires was used at the opposite end of the telegraph wire connection to the ticker machine.
E. Remington and SonsTypewriterBlickensderfer typewriterIBM Selectric typewriter

Question 9: [2] Early versions of stock tickers provided the first mechanical means of conveying ________ prices ("quotes"), over a long distance over telegraph wiring.
Stock exchangeStockStock marketPreferred stock

Question 10: Stock ticker machines became obsolete in the 1960s, replaced by ________; none have been manufactured for use for decades.
EthernetOSI modelComputer networkComputer networking

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