# Show me the money: A 20-question quiz on March business news

Our monthly biz quiz includes Lego, sneakers and lots and lots of money. Take the test to refresh your memory, and test your recall, on the big and the small from March’s business and economics events.

Questions:

1. The Hong Kong tycoon Cheung Chung-kiu bought London's tallest building for \$1.4 billion. Known as the "Cheesegrater" (and shown to the left of the pickle), it is:

a) 27 per cent of the height of the Burj Khalifa

b) 47 per cent

c) 67 per cent

2. Early in the month, China closed four Lotte retail outlets amid a dispute over security. Last year Lotte opened a new headquarters in Seoul; at 554 metres, where does it rank on the list of the world's 10 tallest buildings? (Answer correct if within one.)

3. An HSBC report on March 1 said what percentage of the UAE's millennials – people ages 18 to 36 – own the property in which they live? Answer correct if within 10 percentage points.

4. Adidas on March 8 reported a 60 per cent profit increase for 2016. Which of the two footballers below are sponsored by Adidas, and which two by Nike?

a) Gareth Bale

b) Lionel Messi

c) Neymar

d) Cristiano Ronaldo

5. A study released on March 8 by Compensation Advisory Partners, a consultancy, said that while hourly pay for the average American worker rose by 2.8 per cent last year, pay for the average American chief executive rose by how much? (Answer correct if within three percentage points.)

__________

1. a, 27 per cent.

2. It ranks fifth; the Burj Khalifa is of course first at 828 metres.

3. 26 per cent

4. a and b are in the Adidas camp

5. 5.5 per cent

Questions:

On March 11, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, opened the new plant of Oumolat, a company printing UAE banknotes on home soil. Here are five questions about UAE currency:

6. Sheikh Mohammed was shown a new Dh1,000 note. What is the image on the front of those notes?

7. Match the UAE banknote with its colour, as per the website Exchange Currency:

a) Dh10 1) olivine

b) Dh20 2) pastel blue

c) Dh50 3) pale chestnut

d) Dh500 4) powder blue

8. As in the UAE, banknotes in Morocco are denominated in dirhams. But whereas UAE coinage is in fils, what is the basic unit of Morocco's coins?

9. In what Canadian city are UAE coins minted?

10. Fill in the blank: the Qatari, Saudi and Dubai ____ (five letters) were among currencies used in prior decades in the emirates.

__________

7. a1, b4, c3, d2

8. Centimes

9. The bustling prairie metropolis of Winnipeg.

10. riyal

Questions:

11. The US Federal Reserve on March 15 raised its benchmark lending rate. Who was the Fed's longest-serving chairman?

a) Marriner Eccles

b) Alan Greenspan

c) William Martin

d) DeForest Kelley

12. The UK statistics office reported on March 15 that Britain's jobless rate fell in January to 4.7 per cent, its lowest level since the summer of 1975. Who was the country's prime minister then?

a) Edward Heath

b) Margaret Thatcher

c) Harold Wilson

13. Chuck Berry died at the weekend. What was the legendary record company that in 1955 gave him his big break?

a) Chess Records

b) Decca Records

c) Motown

d) Sun Records

14. Lego reported record annual earnings and said it was producing its little bricks in 60 colours. Which one of the following is not a Lego colour?

a) Glitter Trans-Neon Green

b) Maersk Blue

c) Turkey

d) Dark Flesh

15. Remaining in the toy department, what is the plural of Lego?

__________

11. c; Martin held the job for 18 years, nine months and 29 days; Greenspan for 18 years, 4 months, 20 days; Eccles for 13 years, 2 months, 19 days; Kelley was the doctor on Star Trek.​

12. c; the Labour Party's Wilson governed from 1974 to 1976, when he resigned because of exhuastion; he died 19 years later.

13. a; it was at the Chess studio in Chicago that he recorded Maybellene

14. According to the website rebrickable.com, there are no turkey-coloured Lego bricks.

15. Users consider Lego or Lego bricks to be acceptable; but Legos is verboten.

Questions:

16. London Taxi Company opened a new UK plant to make the famous London black cabs. What Chinese auto company is the taximaker's parent (clue: five letters)?

17. Apple introduced a new colour of iPhone. Is the new hue:

a) gold

b) rose gold

c) space gray

d) silver

e) or red

18. Nike said on March 22 that while its third-quarter sales fell short of forecasts ,the retro Space Jam XI was its most successful shoe launch ever. Within \$25, what is the suggested US retail price for the sneakers?

19. Skytrax ranked the world's top 100 airports. Can you name the one North American airport that was in the top 25 (clue: it's in Canada)?

20. The mayor of New York said on March 27 that the Fearless Girl statue opposite the Wall Street bull would stay in place through February 2018. Made of bronze, how much does the 1.2-metre-tall girl weigh (answer correct if within 15 kilograms)?

__________

16. Geely

18. \$220

19. Vancouver International Airport, in 13th spot.

20. 113 kilos

Scoring scale:

15-20: You deserve 1,000 dirhams.

10-14: You deserve a pair of Space Jams.

5-9: For you, a cheese grater.

0-4: Turkey lego.

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It was discovered in 2004, when Russian-born Manchester scientists Andrei Geim and Kostya Novoselov were "playing about" with sticky tape and graphite - the material used as "lead" in pencils.

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By separating the graphite fragments repeatedly, they managed to create flakes that were just one atom thick. Their experiment had led to graphene being isolated for the very first time.

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It is many times times stronger than steel, yet incredibly lightweight and flexible. It is electrically and thermally conductive but also transparent. The world's first 2D material, it is one million times thinner than the diameter of a single human hair.

But the 'sticky tape' method would not work on an industrial scale. Since then, scientists have been working on manufacturing graphene, to make use of its incredible properties.

In 2010, Geim and Novoselov were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics. Their discovery meant physicists could study a new class of two-dimensional materials with unique properties.

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