The Five Dumbest 'So Long Summer' Quiz

Farewell Summer 2011! Aside from an earthquake, a hurricane, Europe disintegrating and a stock market smack-down, it sure was fun while it lasted.

Sadly, however, it's time for all of us to get back to work (And boy do we have a lot of work ahead!). But before we go, let's take one last look back at Wall Street's warm-weather antics in The Five Dumbest's 'So Long Summer Quiz.' Answering correctly gives you a shot at an autographed copy of Jim Cramer's Getting Back To Even.

Enter by midnight Monday, Sept. 12, by emailing your answers here with the words "Contest Entry" in the subject line. We'll rerun the column Friday, September 16th, 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. How much did one very hungry value investor shell out in June for a steak lunch with Berkshire Hathaway ( BRK.A) boss Warren Buffett?

A. $111,045, or the cost of a Berkshire A share on June 10th.

B. $1 million

C. $2.63 million

D. A billion Spacebucks

2. Internet radio provider Pandora ( P) made a major splash when it went public in June, trading all the way up to $26 a share on its first day in the market. At what level was the IPO originally priced?

A. $10

B. $12

C. $16

D. $26

3. After announcing a major plan to cut staff and overhaul his organization, Research In Motion ( RIMM) CEO Jim Balsillie told analysts on a June conference call to not use what term or terms to describe the strategy?

A. "Reorganization"

B. "Re-Org"

C. "Restructuring"

D. All of the above

E. None of the above

4. In late June, News Corp. ( NWS) announced the sale of its Myspace division to online advertising network operator Specific Media for $35 million. How much did the company pay for the Web site in the first place in 2005?

A. $58 million

B. $580 million

C. $1 billion Rupertbucks

D. 580 million Facebook Credits

5. News. Corp was forced to shut down The News of the World on July 10, 2011 over a phone-hacking scandal. In what year was the tabloid founded?

A. 1066

B. 1492

C. 1776

D. 1843

6. In July, German financial giant Deutsche Bank ( DB) spent close to $2 million to entertain a host of hard-hitting hedge fund managers at an English resort. Which member, or members, of the Jackson family was paid $800,000 to perform a 45-minute set for the bank's guests?

A. Jermaine, Marlon, Randy & Tito

B. La Toya

C. Alan

D. Janet

E. All of the above

F. None of the above

7. Teen retailer Abercombie & Fitch ( ANF) offered to pay the cast of MTV's hit reality show Jersey Shore to not wear its clothing in August, claiming it was hurting their brand. That said, the company was hawking which of the following T-shirts last year?

A. "The Fitchuation"

B. "Snookicrombie & Fitch"

C. "Abercrombie & Fuhgeddaboutit"

D. "A&F&JWoww"

8. Hewlett Packard ( HPQ) CEO Leo Apotheker announced in August his plan to get rid of the products that run its WebOS software, which the company bought for $1.2 billion last year, and spin-off or sell its personal computer business, which cost the company $25 billion in 2001. Which enterprise software company did HP buy for $10.3 billion this summer to fill the void being created by the loss of those two divisions?

A. Ignobility

B. Self-Sufficiency

C. Sovereignty

D. Autonomy

9. Shares of Bank of America ( BAC) tumbled 38% in the period from Memorial Day to Labor Day as investors worried about toxic mortgage assets burning a hole in its balance sheet. Before Warren Buffett stepped in to buy preferred shares of the bank in August, which former Wall Street analyst stated that he or she was "furious that Bank of America once again appears to be headed down the tubes" and started an online debate about BofA's need to raise capital?

A. Jack Grubman

B. Mary Meeker

C. Frank Quattrone

D. Henry Blodget

10. Before the federal government stepped up to challenge the $39 billion merger between AT&T ( T) and Deutsche Telekom's ( DT) T-Mobile unit, how many jobs did AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson promise to bring back to the United States if the deal was approved?

A. 500

B. 5000

C. 50,000

D. 500,000

BONUS: Consumer lender Springleaf Financial sold $242 million in residential mortgage-backed securities backed by subprime loans in August. The bonds, which gave investors a thick layer of protection from loss, were rated triple-A by the same ratings agency that downgraded the United States of America to 'AA+' from 'AAA' this summer. Which one was it?

A. Fitch Ratings

B. Ratings R' Us

C. Moody's

D. Standard & Poor's

-- Written by Gregg Greenberg in New York.

Disclosure: TheStreet's editorial policy prohibits staff editors and reporters from holding positions in any individual stocks.

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