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Chapter 10 Banking Industry: Structure and Competition T Multiple Choice 1) The modern commercial banking system began in America when the (a) Bank of United States was chartered in New York in 1801. (b) Bank of North America was chartered in Philadelphia in 1782. (c) Bank of United States was chartered in Philadelphia in 1801. (d) Bank of North America was chartered in New York in 1782. Answer: B Question Status: Revised 2) A major controversy involving the banking industry in its early years was (a) whether banks should both accept deposits and make loans or whether these functions should be separated into different institutions. (b) whether the federal government or the states should charter banks. (c) what percent of deposits banks should hold as fractional reserves. (d) whether banks should be allowed to issue their own bank notes. Answer: B Question Status: Previous Edition 3) The government institution that has responsibility for the amount of money and credit supplied in the economy as a whole is the (a) central bank. (b) commercial bank. (c) bank of settlement. (d) monetary fund. Answer: A Question Status: Previous Edition 4) Because of the abuses by state banks and the clear need for a central bank to help the federal government raise funds during the War of 1812, Congress created the (a) Bank of United States in 1812. (b) Bank of North America in 1814. (c) Second Bank of the United States in 1816. (d) Second Bank of North America in 1815. Answer: C Question Status: Previous Edition
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354 Frederic S. Mishkin • Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets, Seventh Edition 5) The Second Bank of the United States was denied a new charter by (a) President Andrew Jackson. (b) Vice President John Calhoun. (c) President Benjamin Harrison. (d) President John Q. Adams. Answer: A Question Status: Previous Edition 6) To eliminate the abuses of the state-chartered banks, the _____ created a new banking system of federally chartered banks, supervised by the _____. (a) National Bank Act of 1863; Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (b) Federal Reserve Act of 1863; Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (c) National Bank Act of 1863; Office of Thrift Supervision (d) Federal Reserve Act of 1863; Office of Thrift Supervision Answer: A Question Status: Previous Edition 7) Although the National Bank Act of 1863 was designed to eliminate state-chartered banks by imposing a prohibitive tax on banknotes, these banks have been able to stay in business by (a) issuing credit cards. (b) ignoring the regulations. (c) issuing deposits. (d) branching into other states. Answer: C Question Status: Previous Edition 8) The belief that bank failures were regularly caused by fraud or the lack of sufficient bank capital explains, in part, the passage of (a) the National Bank Charter Amendments of 1918. (b) the Garn-St. Germain Act of 1982.
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