Day 1, Document A: The Stock Market
Directions: Use each source to answer the following questions. The questions are ordered to
reflect the order of the sources.
What is the Stock Market?
1. Write a brief explanation of what the stock market is.
2. If you are a shareholder, your profits go up when the company’s profits go ______.
3. How can you lose money in the stock market? How can you make money?
What happened in 1929?
1. What is over-speculation?
2. Summarize the second paragraph. What caused the crash of the stock market?
1. What is the day the stock market crashed called?
2. How did the “Roaring Twenties” lead to the stock market crash?