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Venture capital: Quiz


Question 1: Before ________, venture capital investments (originally known as "development capital") were primarily the domain of wealthy individuals and families.
Collaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISecond Sino-Japanese WarWorld War IISoviet occupations

Question 2: In response to the changing conditions, corporations that had sponsored in-house venture investment arms, including ________ and Paine Webber either sold off or closed these venture capital units.
NBCVivendiGeneral ElectricNBC Universal

Question 3: Whitney had been investing since the 1930s, founding Pioneer Pictures in 1933 and acquiring a 15% interest in Technicolor Corporation with his cousin ________.
Belmont StakesHarry Payne WhitneyJohn Hay WhitneyCornelius Vanderbilt Whitney

Question 4: The revival of an ________-driven environment in 2004 through 2007 helped to revive the venture capital environment.
E-mailInternetInternet Relay ChatWorld Wide Web

Question 5: Unlike ________, information regarding an entrepreneur's business is typically confidential and proprietary.
Public companyStatutory corporationGovernment-owned corporationGovernment agency

Question 6: The growth of the venture capital industry was fueled by the emergence of the independent investment firms on Sand Hill Road, beginning with Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers and ________ in 1972.
Sequoia CapitalStartup companyAngel investorGoogle

Question 7: It was also in the 1960s that the common form of ________, still in use today, emerged.
Private equity fundVenture capitalLeveraged buyoutPrivate equity firm

Question 8: J.H. Whitney & Company continues to make investments in ________ transactions and raised $750 million for its sixth institutional private equity fund in 2005.
Corporate raidPublicly traded private equityLeveraged buyoutMezzanine capital

Question 9: Venture capitalists are typically very selective in deciding what to invest in; as a ________, a fund may invest in one in four hundred opportunities presented to it.
InchFrench languageDutch languageRule of thumb

Question 10: The company developed an innovative method for delivering nutrition to American soldiers, which later came to be known as ________ orange juice and was sold to The Coca-Cola Company in 1960.
Leed (soft drink)Minute MaidFruitopiaSimply Orange


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