WONDER #770: Who Talks the Fastest?

Question 1 of 3

This Wonder is mostly about...

  1. how to become an auctioneer.
  2. the history of auctions and how they work.
  3. why auctioneering is a natural talent.
  4. the largest auction in the world, Christies.

Question 2 of 3

The fast, repetitious chant you hear during an auction is called what?

  1. Bid calling
  2. Auctioneering
  3. Auction chant
  4. Any of the above

Question 3 of 3

Which is the best evidence that auctions are a very old practice?

  1. "Auctions are conducted by fast talkers called auctioneers."
  2. "Once bids stop coming in, the item is sold to the current highest bidder."
  3. "Historians believe the first auction may have occurred in ancient Greece as long ago as 500 B.C."
  4. "The word auction comes from the Latin word augeĊ, which means 'I increase.'"

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