It’s time for the annual Summertime Biz Quiz. Test your knowledge against, well, nobody!
1. How much was the designer who created the Nike swoosh paid?
- Nothing – it was part of his job
- Nothing – she was an intern
2. Who invented the charcoal briquette?
- Henry Ford
- Ron Swanson
- Hal Kingsford
- Dr. Victor Ehrlich
3. How much revenue did Microsoft make in its first year of business?
4. Who said, “If I think something’s a waste of time or inappropriate I don’t wait to point it out. I say it right away. It’s real time. So you might hear me say ‘That’s the dumbest idea I have ever heard’ many times during a meeting.”
- Steve Jobs
- Jeff Bezos
- Bill Gates
- Mark Zuckerberg
5. Shell Oil got its name . . .
- Because it started as a novelty store that sold sea shells
- Because it’s first well was off the coast of Massachusetts
- Because it’s actual name was Shellsonic Oil
- Because oil is a shell game
6. In the movie Baby Boom, Diane Keaton’s character invented
- Baby flash cards
- A foolproof fertility method
- Reusable diapers
- Organic baby food
7. Robert Morse, the actor who played the late, great Bert Cooper in Mad Men, is best known for
- Winning $64,000 on The $64,000 Question
- Starring as Superman in the ‘50s TV show
- Starring in the musical, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
- Becoming an actor at age 70
8. Rank these franchises in number of stores, from most to least
- Burger King
9. Starbucks spends the most money on
- Health insurance
- Liability insurance
10. How many drink combinations are there at Starbucks?
- Roughly 500
- Roughly 1,000
- More than 87,000
11. What percentage of members of Congress are millionaires?
- More than 50%
12. What does the U.S. Government consider to be a small manufacturing business?
- A business with less than 100 employees
- A business with less than 250 employees
- A business with less than 500 employees
- A business with less than 1,500 employees
13. What percentage of businesses in the U.S. are owned and operated by a single person?
14. Who said, “If you would like to know the value of money, try to borrow some”?
- J. Paul Getty
- Benjamin Franklin
- George W. Bush
15. What did The Dude steal from millionaire Jeffrey Lebowski in The Big Lebowski?
- A picture of Bunny Lebowski, so he could solve the case
- A rug, because his old one “really tied the room together”
- A stash of cash, so he could pay-off the nihilists
- A gun, for Walter
16. Speaking of Jeff Bridges, he also starred in a movie about an entrepreneur. Who?
- Steve Jobs in Pirates of Silicon Valley
- Thurston Howell III in I Love Luvey
- Preston Tucker in The Man and his Dream
- Richard Branson in Like a Virgin
17. Who said, “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers”
- Thomas Watson, IBM Chairman of the Board
- Richard Nixon
- Ray Kroc, founder of McDonalds
- Joey Tribbiani
18. Which one of these entrepreneurs was not a college dropout?
- Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft
- Michael Dell, creator of Dell Computers
- Ralph Lauren, you know, Ralph Lauren!
- Frank Lloyd Wright
19. What company experimented with using rubber bladdders to prevent oil spills?
- Shell Oil
- Kramerica Industries
20. “This is business, not personal” was said in which movie?
- The Social Network
- Citizen Kane
- The Godfather
- Mary Poppins
Answers: 1 – D, 2 – A, 3 – A, 4 – C, 5 – A, 6 – D, 7 – C, 8 – A,B, C, D, 9 – B, 10 – D, 11 – A, 12 – D, 13 – D, 14 – B, 15 – B, 16 – C, 17 – A, 18 – D (Wright did not even attend high school), 19 – B, 20 – C of course!