Thursday, December 1st, 2011

1. What is the “most shorted” stock in the S&P 500 stock index, according to figures compiled this week by CNBC.com?

A. Teradyne
B. R.R. Donnelley & Sons
C. Vulcan Materials
D. Correct Answer: First Solar

2. Gibson Guitar factories in Tennessee were raided last week by federal officials trying to enforce:

A. Immigration laws
B. Correct Answer: Logging rules
C. Tax court rulings
D. Safe workplace regulations

3. Border guards, teachers and nurses among other state workers walked out on Wednesday in protest against the government’s austerity measures. It was Britain’s first mass strike in how many years?

A. less than 2 years
B. more than 18 years
C. less than 10 years
D. Correct Answer: more than 30 years