This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

The Five Dumbest Things on Wall Street April Fools' Quiz

Stocks in this article: CSCO FO ETFC

Happy April Fools' Day! We here at The Five Dumbest Lab love April Fools' Day. In fact, it's our favorite holiday because nobody likes to celebrate foolish behavior more than we do.

But before we run off to pull a prank on one of our friends on Wall Street, we leave you with The Five Dumbest Things April Fools Quiz, recapping the silly shenanigans of the first quarter of 2010. Answering correctly could win you an autographed copy of Jim Cramer's latest book, Getting Back to Even.

Enter by midnight Thursday, April 1, by emailing your answers here with the words "Contest Entry" in the subject line. We'll rerun the column Friday, April 2, with the answers and the name of the winner. If there is more than one correct entry, we'll have a drawing.

Good luck!

1. After Dubai ran into financial troubles and was unable to service its multibillion debt load, it was bailed out by neighboring emirate Abu Dhabi. To show its appreciation, Dubai's ruler changed the name of the world's largest skycraper from "Burj Dubai" to what?

A. Dubai State Building

B. Mega Burj

C. Burj Khalifa

D. Burjer King

2. For what reason did Michael Skarzynski resign from his job as CEO of radio ratings provider Arbitron (ARB) in January?

A. sleeping on the job

B. lying to Congress

C. payola

D. Crayola

3. What did Cadbury chairman Roger Carr call Kraft (KFT) in January a week before accepting its $19.5 billion buyout bid?

A. "low growth" and with a "long history of underperformance"

B. "fast growing" and with a "fantastic pipeline of new products"

C. "speedy as a rabbit" and with a "real wild side like Lady Gaga"

D. "quick as a wink" and with a "side of fries"

4. How much did NBC parents GE (GE) and Comcast (CMCSA) pay late night host Conan O'Brien to walk away after just eight months of work?

A. $32.5 million

B. $20 million

C. $10 million

D. $100 million

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!

Markets

DOW 17,625.95 +269.08 1.55%
S&P 500 2,043.88 +30.99 1.54%
NASDAQ 4,718.6120 +74.30 1.60%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs