Yes, there was news before September 11. Take our quiz and find out how much you remember. There's no prize, but just think how smart you'll feel if you get all the answers right.
1.Which was the second-biggest bankruptcy filing (after Enron) of 2001?
b. Pacific Gas & Electric
c. Reliance Group
d. FINOVA Group
2.Which of these has not filed for bankruptcy?
a. Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel
c. Bethlehem Steel
d. National Steel
3.About what percentage of U.S. households has broadband Internet access?
4.At the time of California's energy crisis, about how many states were planning to deregulate their retail electricity sales?
5.Which two companies were both winners in the 2001 Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan eBusiness Awards?
a. Palm and Lucent
b. GE and eBay
c. Enron and Napster
d. Palm and Amazon.com
6.Former President Bill Clinton received a $10 million advance for his memoirs from which publishing company?
a. Harper Collins
c. Simon & Schuster
d. Farrar, Straus & Giroux
7.W.James McNerney Jr. now heads which company after getting passed over for the top job at General Electric?
b. Home Depot
d. Honeywell International
e. Lucent Technologies
8.Boeing relocated its headquarters from Seattle to which city in 2001:
9.Which drug was approved this year and is almost guaranteed to be a blockbuster?
a. Cialis, for erectile dysfunction
b. Gleevec, to treat leukemia
c. Vioxx, a painkiller
d. Xigris, to treat sepsis
10.Enron did not plan an online exchange for which industry?
a. container shipping
d. broadband access
11.About 13 million square feet of office space were lost when the World Trade Center collapsed. That's about equal to the total amount of office space in downtown:
a. New Haven
d. Fort Worth
12.Which of these airlines did not turn a profit in the quarter ended Sept. 30?
a. Alaska Air
c. Midwest Express
13.Which of these countries does not share a border with Afghanistan?
14.Which two aircraft have been used as surveillance drones in Afghanistan by the U.S. military?
c. Global Hawk
d. Canard Rotor/Wing
15.Which of these '60s-era cars is being reintroduced for 2002?
a. Mini Cooper
b. MG Midget
c. Triumph Spitfire
d. Austin Healy 3000
16.True or False?
a) A D.C. Federal Appeals Court has ruled that Microsoft is a monopoly.
b) Under the proposed settlement, the Justice Dept.'s antitrust cops will begin patrolling the hallways of Microsoft's Redmond (Wash.) campus.
c) The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the Microsoft case.
d) Mario Monti, the European Union's top antitrust enforcer, is considering breaking up Microsoft.
e) The Microsoft case is nearing its resolution.
17.Match the investment or index with the year-to-date return, through November:
a) 1-year Treasuries
b) 10-year Treasuries
d) S&P 500
-12.6%, +4.9%, -21%, +6.3%, -7.1%, +2.0%
Data: Bianco Research, Bloomberg Financial Markets
Edited by Sheridan Prasso