45 Questions to help students follow along with the PBS video "Frontline: Secret History of the Credit Card."
This video is available free online (see link at the end of the description). It's perfect for economics classes and teaches students about responsible credit card use and strategies used by credit companies to increase profits at the expense of customers.
The questions can also be used during the video or to test students after viewing the program -- hence this question set is both an activity and a test.
Teacher convenience is a hallmark of my products. With that in mind, the video questions are provided in two formats to help you: a file your word processor can open, so you can easily print out worksheets or modify the questions to suit your own needs, and an Examview .tst file of the same questions so you can use the questions electronically with Examview or CPS, if you wish -- either way, you won't have to type them in to get them into the format you need.
There are 30 True/False, 13 Multiple Choice, and 2 Numeric questions for a total of 45 questions in all!
PBS Program Summary:
It's one of the most wonderful times of the year for the banking industry's most lucrative business: credit cards. In the coming weeks, millions of Americans will reach into their wallets and use plastic to buy an estimated $100 billion in holiday gifts. But at what cost? In "Secret History of the Credit Card," FRONTLINEÂ® and The New York Times join forces to investigate an industry few Americans fully understand. In this one-hour report, correspondent Lowell Bergman uncovers the techniques used by the industry to earn record profits and get consumers to take on more debt.
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To watch "Frontline: Secret History of the Credit Card" online go to the following link: