The New York Stock Exchange: Definition & Organization


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What type of auction system does the New York Stock Exchange operate?

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1. What kind of stocks are traded on the New York Stock Exchange?

2. The NYSE is owned by which holding company?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has a tremendous effect on our economy as it is the primary place where business stock is exchanged. Use this worksheet/quiz assessment to help you determine how well you understand the operations of the NYSE and the people involved in it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Complete this assessment to test your knowledge of:

  • The type of auction used in the NYSE
  • What is traded on the NYSE
  • Who owns the NYSE
  • Who manages the physical auction for a specific stock
  • Trading curbs of the NYSE

Skills Practiced

In addition to measuring your knowledge, this assessment will also measure your abilities in:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the processes and people of the NYSE and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the NYSE
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as the different types of auction systems and the titles of the people who work in the NYSE

Additional Learning

For a short and engaging review of the material covered in this assessment, complete the lesson The New York Stock Exchange: Definition & Organization. With this lesson, you will review:

  • The structure of the NYSE
  • An overview of the exchange on the NYSE
  • Trading floor licenses and the organizations that grant them