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J.P. Morgan Quiz

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American entrepreneur J.P. Morgan started life considerably wealthy, but he truly became rich through a strategy where he would buy out failing businesses and make them profitable again. What is this process called in the business world?
Remedial investing
Share turnover
Morganization
Refinancing

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J.P. Morgan inherited much of his fortune and business sense from his father, a rich financier. What was the first name of J.P. Morgan's father?
Grant
Christoph
Bentley
Junius

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In the 1870s, desperate to make a name for himself, Morgan took a huge gamble by investing in the technology of what famous inventor?
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Nikola Tesla
Willis Carrier
Thomas Edison
Henry Bessemer

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Morgan, a firm believer in progress and technology, actually had the first home in America to have what innovation installed?
Electric light
An automatic dishwasher
An electric heater
Ceiling fans

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Morgan and his new business associate Thomas Edison accidentally created their biggest competition by firing one of Edison's apprentices. Who was this ex-apprentice who would go on to pioneer A.C. electricity?
Damian Floyd
Nikola Tesla
Rick Benson
Gunther Lee

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After Nikola Tesla left Edison, he decided to start his own electric company using the superior method of alternating currents. What large investor did Tesla secure funding from, starting a rivalry between his and Morgan's power companies?
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Stephen Fierce
Ray Talons
James Watt
George Westinghouse

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One of the matters that settled the bitter rivalry between Westinghouse and Morgan was Morgan threatening to sue Westinghouse unless he surrendered the construction contract to what monumental power plant?
The Niagara Falls Power Plant
The Bronx Power Supply
The Houston Power Plant
The Great Boston Power Station

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After believing he had no more use for Thomas Edison to run this electric company, Morgan cut him out and renamed the Edison Electric Company to what?
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Morgan Power Company
General Electric
Westbrook Electricity
U.S. Power Company

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As Morgan's wealth grew, so too did his reputation and influence. What nation came to Morgan and received a massive bailout to their failing economy from him?
Argentina
Mexico
Canada
The U.S.A.

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Toward the end of his life, J.P. Morgan decided that he wanted to leave a mark that would ensure he would forever be remembered. What ambitious project did he decide to fund to accomplish this goal?
The Panama Canal
The construction of The Golden Gate Bridge
The building of the Washington Monument
The D.C. Power Grid

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What famous cartoon character was actually based in appearance off of J.P. Morgan?
The Mayor from The Powerpuff Girls
Mr. Magoo
The Monopoly Man
The Pringles Man

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When J.P. Morgan passed away in 1913, what institution famously closed for two whole hours out of respect for his economic legacy?
The New York Stock Exchange
Saxon Investments
The U.S. Mint
The U.S. Treasury

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