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From Dollars to Dinars: The World Currency Quiz
by Staff
You might be pretty good with dollars and cents, but what about francs and won, yen and quetzal, or dirhams and pesos? This quiz will test your knowledge of currencies used around the world.

What is the currency of Sweden?

  • franc
  • krona
  • som

A Russian ruble can be divided into 100 what?

  • bekas
  • kopeks
  • zloty

What currency is shared by Austria, Finland, France and Portugal?

  • pound
  • dollar
  • euro

What is the nickname for Canada's $2 coin?

  • gordie
  • queenie
  • toonie

What currency does Ukraine use?

  • peso
  • hryvnia
  • ruble

Whose face appears on every denomination of Turkish coins?

  • Mustafa Kemal Ataturk
  • Theodora
  • Ibn al-Haytham

What currency did France use until it adopted the euro?

  • livre
  • French pound
  • franc

What was the largest denomination of bill ever printed in the U.S.?

  • $5,000
  • $100,000
  • $1 million

Guatemala's currency, the quetzal, is named for what?

  • a deity once worshipped by ancient Guatemalans
  • the Guatemalan national bird
  • Guatemala's capital city

How many countries use the euro as their sole currency (not counting territories owned by other countries)?

  • 32
  • 25
  • 13

What is the currency of Ecuador?

  • peso
  • silver, by weight
  • the U.S. dollar

What European silver currency, used in a variety of countries for hundreds of years, coined the word "dollar" as we use it today?

  • kroner
  • saltim
  • thaler

What is the currency of Afghanistan?

  • kyat
  • manat
  • afghani

What country uses a currency called the cordoba?

  • Brazil
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama

What is the oldest continuously used currency in the world?

  • the British pound sterling
  • the U.S. dollar
  • the Japanese yen

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) uses a special form of "currency" called what?

  • monetary asset unit
  • special drawing rights
  • international financial credit

Two Middle Eastern nations use the dirham as their currency, the United Arab Emirates and …

  • Qatar
  • Jordan
  • Morocco

Why did Israel replace the shekel with the new shekel in the 1980s?

  • Military conflicts in the region demanded a more stable currency.
  • A new political regime wanted to establish firmer control over the national currency.
  • Inflation had devalued the old shekel.

What is the currency of Jamaica?

  • pound sterling
  • dollar
  • maravedi

What country issued the highest denomination currency ever?

  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Hungary

What was notable (other than the denomination) of the 100,000 peso bank note issued by the Philippines in 1998?

  • It was as large as a sheet of legal paper.
  • The edges were coated in gold foil.
  • It was faintly radioactive due to the inks used.

What does it mean if a currency is gold-backed?

  • The value of the currency is guaranteed by an international syndicate of financial experts known as the International Gold Standard.
  • The printing of the currency uses gold in the ink and paper to ensure it holds inherent value.
  • The currency can be traded in to the government at any time for a specific amount of gold, which the issuing nation holds in reserve.

What currency is this the symbol for? ¥

  • Australian dollar
  • Chinese yuan and the Japanese yen
  • British pound

What country uses zloty as its currency?

  • Taiwan
  • Poland
  • Lithuania

Which of these symbols represents the euro?

  • £

Who appears on more currency worldwide than any other person?

  • Queen Elizabeth II
  • George Washington
  • Mao Zedong

Who was the first woman to appear on the front of U.S. paper currency? (Pocahontas appeared on the back of a $20 bill in the 1860s.)

  • Martha Washington
  • Betsy Ross
  • Clara Barton

After dictator Joseph Mobutu was deposed from Zaire in 1997, what did the new regime do with the old currency, which had Mobutu's image on it?

  • burned it in a massive bonfire to celebrate getting rid of Mobutu
  • continued using it, but only after cutting Mobutu's image out of the bills
  • used it to fuel the furnaces that provided heat to government offices

What country's currency is the won?

  • Uruguay
  • South Korea
  • Vietnam

What currency is this the symbol for? ₹

  • Indian rupee
  • Israeli shekel
  • Thai baht