Stock Options Quiz

Stock Options Quiz

Test your basic knowledge of stock options.

Please answer the following 10 questions. This quiz is also a course of study. The answer key links to content on the topic for follow-up reading. For in-depth courses of study that offer CE credits, see the myStockOptions Learning Center.

1. What is an employee stock option?

2. Which order of events is accurate for most stock options?

3. How long is the term of most stock option grants?

4. After you leave a company, what can happen to unvested stock options, and how long will you have to exercise vested stock options before expiration?

5. Which can you not use to exercise stock options?

6. Which of the following can senior executives not use to exercise stock options?

7. When are NQSOs taxed?

8. What is the holding period requirement for obtaining the favorable tax treatment available to incentive stock options?

9. The exercise price of your vested options is $21.83 a share. The stock price is $23.18. Your options are:

10. How will you know for certain that your unexercised options will soon expire?

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