Are you a Black Friday expert? Take the quiz!

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A sale sign is shown near Union Square during the 2009 holiday shopping season in San Francisco, California. Brush up on your Black Friday trivia before the shopping day this year!

Why do we call it Black Friday? Where can you get the biggest discounts? And what products should you avoid buying? Make sure you're ready for everything Black Friday can throw at you before hitting the mall after Thanksgiving turkey. 

1. How did Black Friday get its name?

The name refers to 1987 stock market crash that occurred on Black Friday.

The name refers to the dark and early opening hours of retail stores on Black Friday.

The name refers to the traffic jams and accidents caused by the shopping day.

Named after Cornelius Black, a 19th-Century Manhattan drugstore owner who offered deep discounts on his wares the day after Thanksgiving.

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