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United States Bullion Depository: Quiz


Question 1: Below the fortress-like structure lies the gold vault, which is lined with ________ walls and which is protected by a blast-proof door that weighs 22 tons.
GraniteFelsicIgneous rockBasalt

Question 2: Before the election of ________, in 1932, gold coins had circulated freely in the United States as legal money, and gold bullion was owned by banks and other private entities.
Harry S. TrumanLyndon B. JohnsonJohn F. KennedyFranklin D. Roosevelt

Question 3: Gold holdings peaked during World War II at 649.6 million troy ounces (20,205 ________).
Metric systemKilogramTonneUnited States customary units

Question 4: The repository also held one of four known copies (exemplifications) of ________, which had been sent for display at the 1939 New York World Fair, and which, when war broke out, was kept in America for the duration.
Common lawMagna CartaLawSharia

Question 5: The 1937 ________ Lee Tracy film Behind the Headlines climaxes in a plan to steal gold bars en route from Washington D.C.
B movieRKO PicturesAcademy Award for Best PictureFilm noir

Question 6: The ________ was also a temporary resident after transfer from 7 World Trade Center in July 2001, until its sale in July 2002 for $7.59 million.
United States dollarUnited States MintFranklin D. Roosevelt1933 Double Eagle

Question 7: The 1951 ________ & Lou Costello film Comin' Round the Mountain has the two using a treasure map to find a stash of gold.
Bud AbbottAbbott and Costello Go to MarsWho's on First?The Abbott and Costello Show

Question 8: In 1936, the U.S. Treasury Department began construction of the United States Bullion Depository at ________, Kentucky, on land transferred from the military.
Fort RuckerFort KnoxAberdeen Proving GroundFort Benning

Question 9: The United States Bullion Depository holds about 4,603 tons (4 176 metric tonnes) of ________ (147.4 million troy ounces[1]).
Precious metalPlatinumPalladiumSilver

Question 10: The first gold shipments were made from January to July ________.


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