The International Monetary Fund (IMF): History & Purpose


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When was the IMF legally established?

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1. What was a major hurdle to complete global membership in the IMF?

2. Assessing the financial and economic conditions of member states, regions and the globe is known as which of the following IMF's functions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding when the IMF was legally established as well as knowing the major hurdle to the completion of the IMF.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Year the IMF was established
  • Major hurdle to the completion of the IMF
  • Functions of IMF surveillance
  • What technical assistance means to the IMF
  • Types of loans available to low-income members

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the IMF
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the IMF and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related IMF lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how the world's economies are stabilized, review the lesson The International Monetary Fund (IMF): History and Purpose. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what the IMF is
  • Identify IMF's primary goal
  • Understand the history leading up to the establishment of the IMF
  • Describe how the IMF stabilizes the world's economies
  • Know the three main functions of the IMF and their characteristics