20 Finance Questions
PLEASE NOTE I NEED THIS IN 5 HOURS, NOT 1 DAY AS SPECIFIED.
QUESTION 1
1. The maximum value of a put is

A. 
The stock price less the strike price 

B. 
The strike price 

C. 
The stock price 

D. 
The strike price less the stock price 
1 points
QUESTION 2
1. On March 2, a Treasury bill expiring on April 20 had a bid discount of 5.86, and an ask discount of 5.80. What is the best estimate of the riskfree rate for the option contract expires on April 21?

A. 
5.86 % 

B. 
6.11 % 

C. 
6.14 % 

D. 
5.83 % 
1 points
QUESTION 3
1. The following
quotes were observed for options on a given stock on November 1 of a given
year.
These are American calls and puts.
The stock price was 113.25.
Calls
Puts
Strike
Nov Dec
Jan Nov
Dec Jan
105 8.375
10 11.5
0.3125 1.25 2
110 4.375
7.125 8.25 0.9375
2.50 3.75
115
1.5 3.875
5.25 2.8125 4.75
4.75
What is the intrinsic value of the December 115 put?

A. 
1.75 

B. 
4.75 

C. 
3.875 

D. 
0.00 
1 points
QUESTION 4
1. The following
quotes were observed for options on a given stock on November 1 of a given
year.
These are American calls and puts.
The stock price was 113.25.
Calls
Puts
Strike
Nov
Dec Jan
Nov Dec
Jan
105 8.375
10 11.5
0.3125 1.25 2
110 4.375
7.125 8.25 0.9375
2.50 3.75
115
1.5 3.875
5.25 2.8125 4.75
4.75
What is the intrinsic value of the January 110 call?

A. 
0.00 

B. 
3.25 

C. 
3.75 

D. 
8.25 
1 points
QUESTION 5
1. The following
quotes were observed for options on a given stock on November 1 of a given
year.
These are American calls and puts.
The stock price was 113.25.
Calls
Puts
Strike
Nov Dec
Jan
Nov Dec
Jan
105
8.375 10
11.5 0.3125 1.25
2
110
4.375 7.125 8.25
0.9375 2.50 3.75
115
1.5 3.875
5.25 2.8125 4.75
4.75
What is the time value of the December 105 put?

A. 
7.00 

B. 
1.25 

C. 
0.00 

D. 
8.25 
1 points
QUESTION 6
1. The following
quotes were observed for options on a given stock on November 1 of a given
year.
These are American calls and puts.
The stock price was 113.25.
Calls
Puts
Strike
Nov Dec
Jan Nov
Dec Jan
105 8.375
10 11.5
0.3125 1.25 2
110 4.375
7.125 8.25 0.9375 2.50
3.75
115
1.5 3.875
5.25 2.8125 4.75 4.75
What is the time value of the November 110 call?

A. 
0.00 

B. 
1.125 

C. 
3.25 

D. 
4.375 
1 points
QUESTION 7
1. If a stock's variance of return increases, the price of a put option will

A. 
decline, then increase 

B. 
decline 

C. 
remain unchanged 

D. 
increase 
1 points
QUESTION 8
1. If interest rates rise, the price of a call option will

A. 
decline, then increase 

B. 
increase 

C. 
decrease 

D. 
remain unchanged 
1 points
QUESTION 9
1. A European call option on a stock priced at $50 has a price of $5. The present value of the exercise price of the option is $47. The stock is not expected to pay a dividend. What must be the price of an identical put option on the same stock?

A. 
$2.00 

B. 
$8.00 

C. 
$4.00 

D. 
$3.00 
1 points
QUESTION 10
1. For atthemoney stock options, put/call parity requires that, for otherwise similar options,

A. 
puts sell for more than calls. 

B. 
puts sell for at least as much as calls. 

C. 
puts sell for the same price as calls. 

D. 
puts sell for less than calls. 
1 points
QUESTION 11
1. Suppose you use putcall parity to compute a European call price from the European put price, the stock price, and the riskfree rate. You find the market price of the call to be less than the price given by putcall parity. Ignoring transaction costs, what trades should you do?

A. 
buy the put and the call and sell the riskfree bonds and the stock 

B. 
buy the stock and the riskfree bonds and sell the put and the call 

C. 
buy the call and the riskfree bonds and sell the put and the stock 

D. 
buy the put and the stock and sell the riskfree bonds and the call 
1 points
QUESTION 12
1. In a binomial model, the values of u and d are

A. 
the inverse of the ratio of the up and down probabilities, respectively, and the riskfree rate 

B. 
one plus the return on the stock if it goes up and down, respectively 

C. 
the return on the stock if it goes up and down, respectively 

D. 
the normal probabilities of up and down movements, respectively 
1 points
QUESTION 13
1. Which of the
following statements is TRUE?
I. The binomial model assumes that investors are risk neutral.
II.The binomial probabilities are probabilities if investors were
risk neutral.

A. 
Both I and II are not true. 

B. 
I. 

C. 
II 

D. 
Both I and II are true. 
1 points
QUESTION 14
1. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
I. When pricing a put with the binomial model, the up and down probabilities are reversed.
II. When pricing an American put with the binomial model, you must check for early exercise at each time point and stock price except the current one.

A. 
II 

B. 
I 

C. 
Both I and II are true. 

D. 
Both I and II are not true. 
1 points
QUESTION 15
1. Which of the following statements is TRUE?
I. If the binomial model describes the real world, the combined actions of all investors will cause the market price to converge to the binomial price.
II. The binomial model will give a higher price for an American call on a stock that pays no dividends than if that call is European.

A. 
Both I and II are true. 

B. 
I 

C. 
Both I and II are not true. 

D. 
II 
1 points
QUESTION 16
1. If the binomial model is extended to multiple periods for a fixed option life, which of the following adjustments must be made?

A. 
the up and down factors and the riskfree rate must be decreased 

B. 
the up and down factors must be increased 

C. 
the initial stock price must be proportionately reduced 

D. 
the riskfree rate must be increased 
1 points
QUESTION 17
1. Consider a binomial world in which the current stock price of 80 can either go up by 10 percent or down by 8 percent. The riskfree rate is 4 percent. Assume a oneperiod world. What is the theoretical value of the European call with an exercise price of 80?

A. 
8.00 

B. 
4.39 

C. 
5.13 

D. 
5.36 
1 points
QUESTION 18
1. Consider a binomial world in which the current stock price of 80 can either go up by 10 percent or down by 8 percent. The riskfree rate is 4 percent. Assume a twoperiod world. What is the theoretical value of the European call with an exercise price of 80?

A. 
11.13 

B. 
0.619 

C. 
7.30 

D. 
8.00 
1 points
QUESTION 19
1. In a oneperiod binomial model with Su = 49.5, Sd = 40.5, p = 0.8, r = 0.06, S = 45 and X = 50, what is a European put worth?

A. 
1.79 

B. 
9.50 

C. 
5.00 

D. 
2.17 
1 points
QUESTION 20
1. A stock priced at 50 can go up or down by 10 percent over two periods. The riskfree rate is 4 percent. Which of the following is the correct price of an American put with an exercise price of 55?

A. 
3.68 

B. 
4.00 

C. 
5.00 

D. 
2.99 
1 points