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- The Bank of England’s festive quiz returns for another year.
- Compiled by staff writing on the bank’s Bank Underground blog, it asks Christmas-themed questions about economics and monetary policy.
- Test yourself on the 10 questions at the Bank Underground’s website.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The time for mince pies, mulled wine, presents under the tree, and of course, the Bank of England’s unofficial Christmas quiz.
Billed as the only annual central-banking themed Christmas quiz on the planet, the BoE’s Bank Underground blog returns with another edition of its festive trivia game.
Ever entertaining, this year’s quiz includes questions on the EU’s largest producer of turkey meat, which country’s currency features a picture of the North Pole, and the most expensive item of those mentioned in the song “The 12 Days of Christmas.”
If you fancy taking a stab at answering a couple of questions from the test, we’ve recreated two of them below, or you can head over to the Bank Underground blog to try the whole thing (BI got a respectable six out of ten).
Here are the questions:
1. Which Central Bank was founded a couple of days before Christmas 1913? a) The Bank of Japan b) The Fed c) The Reserve Bank of Australia d) The Swiss National Bank
2. Good King Wenceslas of Christmas Carol fame has also featured on the coinage of which country? a) Poland b) Austria c) Czech Republic d) Hungary
The answers, along with the rest of the questions can be found on the Bank Underground’s blog.