What Are Treasury Bonds? - Definition & Rates


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What is the minimum maturity for a Treasury bond?

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1. Since 1900, what has been the average interest rate for a Treasury bond?

2. How often do Treasury bonds pay interest payments to the investor?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help you check your knowledge of characteristics of treasury bonds. You will need to know why people buy treasury bonds in order to pass the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet can help you review:

  • History of treasury bonds
  • Minimum maturity of a treasury bond
  • What treasury bonds are backed by
  • Where you can purchase treasury bonds

Skills Practiced

Use this worksheet and quiz to practice these skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding treasury bonds and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of treasury bonds
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained regarding characteristics of treasury bonds

Additional Learning

To learn more about treasury bonds, review the corresponding lesson called What Are Treasury Bonds? - Definition & Rates. This lesson will help you:

  • Define treasury bond
  • Learn what treasury bonds are backed by
  • Understand why people buy treasury bonds
  • Determine where treasury bonds are purchased