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Quiz: How much do you know about currencies?

Ching ching.

EL SALVADOR HAS taken the unprecedented step of adopting Bitcoin as a legal currency.

The process hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing, and it’s yet to be seen how it will pan out.

While we wait to see, let’s test your knowledge of other national currencies.

When did the euro become Ireland's currency? Officially, at least.
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1 January 1999
1 January 2001

1 January 2002
That's none of euro business.
How much is €1 worth in punts?
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IR£0.79
IR£1.27
What type of dog was on the Irish sixpence coin?
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Glen of Imall Terrier
Wolfhound

Greyhound
Ring of Kerry pug
The euro is the official currency of one South American region.
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True
False
Three EU countries did not adopt the euro in 1999 - Sweden, the United Kingdom, and who else?
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Croatia
Bulgaria

Denmark
Kosovo
New Bank of England notes contain an animal byproduct, posing a quandary for some religious groups and those ethically opposed to that type of carry-on. What is it?
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Tallow
Gelatin

An enzyme from chicken liver
A tincture made from extracts of Winston Churchill's soul
The Zimbabwean dollar's periods of hyperinflation were record-breaking and it was eventually abandoned. How much was a single US dollar worth in ZWR on 2 February 2009?
$300,000,000
$300,000,000,000

$300,000,000,000,000
$300,000,000,000,000,000
During the Williamite War in Ireland, James II issued his own currency. What was it called?
Punt
Gun money

Communion money
The Roman Sovereign
The Hungarian pengő was another currency to suffer from an awful bout of hyperinflation, resulting in the highest denominated banknote ever. How much was it worth?
300,000,000,000,000,001 pengő
100,000,000,000,000,000,000 pengő

100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pengő
100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 pengő
In which of these countries is the US dollar not the official currency?
Ecuador
Micronesia

Lebanon
The United States
Which currency is this?
Czech koruna
Japanese yen

Chinese yuan
El Salvador Bitcoin
Kate Sheppard, a leader of the women's suffrage movement in New Zealand, is on the face of her country's $10 bill. Who's on the back?
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Some really sexist guy, for balance.
A big kiwi.

A lil duck.
Kate Sheppard, again.
Which European Union treaty laid the groundwork for the euro?
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Lisbon
Nice

Maastricht
Dublin
Where would you go to spend this leu?
Oman
Romania

Norway
Moldova
And finally, what was the primary form of currency used by The Flintstones?
Rocks
Clams

The euro
Small dinosaurs
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