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Investing Basics: Chapter 4 quiz

If you think you've mastered the material in this chapter, take our quiz. After you click the ''submit'' button, the answers will appear below.

  1. True or false: Permanent insurance plans are designed with a tax-deferred savings component rolled into the coverage.
    False.
    True.

  2. True or false. Annuities are FDIC-insured.
    True.
    False.

  3. What is a bank loan fund?
    A fixed-income investment that guarantees the return of principal.
    Funds consisting of short-term loans made by financial institutions to companies.
    Funds consisting of long-term loans made by financial institutions to companies.

-- Posted: May 1, 2006
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