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From the lemonade stand to the multi-national corporation, you will find that the details of business often come down to certain principles. These quizzes will tell you about some of the most successful business ventures in the world, and some that didn't quite work out.
390 Business World quizzes and 5,460 Business World trivia questions.
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  Product Placement    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Corporations spend megabucks to place their products -- prominently or subtly -- in movies and TV shows. In this Fun Trivia quiz we do the job for free. Look for the recognizable brand name placed strategically into each sentence. The first one is easy.
Easier, 10 Qns, JepRD, Mar 02 24
JepRD gold member
Mar 02 24
334 plays
Inventions Which Helped Develop Trade
  Inventions Which Helped Develop Trade   top quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Here are ten simple but life-changing early inventions of mankind which greatly influenced the development of trade between nations. How many of these do you know?
Easier, 10 Qns, Creedy, May 10 13
Creedy gold member
3097 plays
What is this Establishment
  What is this Establishment?   best quiz  
Photo Quiz
 10 Qns
Gift cards and vouchers make a welcome, if not particularly imaginative, Christmas present. Take a look at these photos of well-known department stores around the world to find out where you might be able to spend any you get given!
Average, 10 Qns, Fifiona81, Nov 14 19
Fifiona81 editor
Nov 14 19
1271 plays
  Bills, Bills, Bills!   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's an unavoidable fact of our existence: bills! We hate them, we despair over them, but ultimately, we must pay them -- or else face the consequences. Can you decipher bill jargon? Here's a simple quiz to test your bill-paying smarts!
Very Easy, 10 Qns, duracell, Jan 08 18
Recommended for grades: 11,12
Very Easy
Jan 08 18
8399 plays
  The Robber Barons    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
"Robber baron" is a derogatory term used to describe the powerful men who made fortunes by forming monopolies and trusts, engaging in unethical business practices, bribing politicians, and exploiting their workers. Match the name with the industry.
Average, 10 Qns, ncterp, Sep 15 23
ncterp gold member
Sep 15 23
103 plays
  Identity Theft    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is written to spread awareness about the crime known as 'identity theft'.
Easier, 10 Qns, moonrockie, Nov 07 21
Nov 07 21
6642 plays
  Good Idea, Bad Idea editor best quiz   best quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A stroll down memory lane and a look at a few good and bad ideas and some of the best and worst business decisions made.
Tough, 10 Qns, EmmaF2008, Oct 02 12
EmmaF2008 gold member
4383 plays
  Produce Codes    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Have you ever noticed the stickers on bananas that have the number 4011 on them? Have you ever wondered what other produce codes were? Well, if so, this is the quiz for you.
Very Easy, 10 Qns, crazeecatgrrl, May 19 17
Very Easy
4701 plays
  You Want To Call It WHAT? Origins of Brand Names   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Brand names of products surround us daily, but where do some of the more unique names come from? Computers? Dreams? Visions? Peyote button hallucinations? Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, lompocjoe, Dec 07 18
Dec 07 18
3201 plays
  Big Business   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
The Who's Who in Big Business. A not-so-obvious look at people that have shaped the consumer world. Don't overlook any clues!
Tough, 25 Qns, Sprink1234, Aug 20 07
5905 plays
trivia question Quick Question
In 1992, this businessman became the youngest CEO on the Fortune 500 when his company joined the list. Who is this technology notable?

From Quiz "Big Business"

  Buying and Selling on eBay   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
EBay is probably the world's largest on-line marketplace, linking buyers and sellers together. How much do you know about using it?
Average, 15 Qns, Julia103, Jul 03 18
Julia103 gold member
Jul 03 18
2620 plays
  Internet Shopping   great trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
It's hard to remember a time when we couldn't shop on the web, with its fascinating combination of benefits and dangers. This is a quiz about some of the most prominent sites and features related to internet shopping.
Average, 10 Qns, ArlingtonVA, Aug 05 22
ArlingtonVA gold member
Aug 05 22
2815 plays
  Made in America   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Americans have come up with some great products over the years. Here's a sampling of ten.
Average, 10 Qns, nmerr, Jul 06 14
nmerr gold member
1737 plays
  Formerly Known As...    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Many products and services began life under one name, only to change it later. Can you match the original name of the product/service with the subsequent one?
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Jun 25 18
Jun 25 18
569 plays
  Private Secretary   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Oh my, the life of a secretary in the early sixties was a lot different than it is today. Here's a quiz about some of our "lost" office skills and products.
Average, 15 Qns, rosadebon, Aug 31 06
5069 plays
  So You Want to be a Secretary    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Office secretaries need to recognise a lot of jargon and other terms that may only apply in an office environment. How much do you know about some of them?
Easier, 10 Qns, ClaudiaCat, Jan 25 23
ClaudiaCat gold member
Jan 25 23
1433 plays
  Inventions Through the Ages    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Correctly match the invention with its inventor. It may be tough, but you also may learn something.
Average, 10 Qns, nyirene330, Feb 22 16
674 plays
  Young, Fabulous, & Broke    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
US Financial guru Suze Orman's book on money advice might be what you need if you are "Young, Fabulous, and Broke".
Average, 10 Qns, pagiedamon, Sep 08 21
pagiedamon gold member
Sep 08 21
1118 plays
  What Will They Think of Next!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The phrase, 'one man's trash is another's treasure' certainly relates to the world of inventing. Indeed the ten inventions mentioned in this quiz would have the likes of Edison and Whitney shaking their heads and asking 'What will they think of next'?
Average, 10 Qns, poshprice, May 03 17
946 plays
  Top Business History Events    
Multiple Choice
 25 Qns
This quiz will list 25 of the top 100 most significant events in business history as compiled by The Street. These events helped shape not only the business world but our culture and environment in the US and abroad. CREDIT:
Tough, 25 Qns, Sprink1234, Dec 26 14
2977 plays
  Henri Fayol: Management Principles    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Henri Fayol is widely accepted as the person who revolutionised management with his principles of management. I will describe certain principles; just tell me which option best describes it. Simple Logic will help...
Average, 10 Qns, ace_sodium, Oct 26 03
1144 plays
  Ronald McDonald House Charities    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) is best known for its Ronald McDonald Houses. Find out how much you know about the RMHC.
Tough, 10 Qns, SilverMoonsong, Aug 19 04
SilverMoonsong editor
487 plays
  The Crazy World of Craigslist    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Craigslist is the world's largest site for classified ads. But it's also a whole lot more. Here's a look into the wacky world of one of the busiest websites on the planet.
Tough, 10 Qns, crisw, Oct 11 19
crisw gold member
Oct 11 19
1718 plays
  Wrong Business Moves    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Ten questions on scams and bankruptcies that have rocked Indian companies due to the bad business decisions made by the people heading them.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Nov 11 12
zorba_scank gold member
389 plays
  Famous Women in Business    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Before Oprah Winfrey came to define successful businesswoman these ladies had already made their mark in commerce. See how much you know about the following entrepreneurs and their companies.
Average, 10 Qns, brewster76, Jul 05 10
953 plays
Sold Out
  Sold Out!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Can you name these products which broke sales records worldwide?
Average, 10 Qns, Dizart, Mar 02 13
Dizart gold member
1228 plays
  Proper Interviewing Techniques in the US    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
When you're interviewing someone for a job in the United States, it's important that you avoid asking questions that could be considered discriminatory. Let's see if you can choose which question is OK to ask in each of the following scenarios.
Average, 10 Qns, kscleaves, Feb 13 17
1299 plays
  Origins of Today's Technology    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Our world today is hyper connected and many of the technology innovations we take for granted. Most of the inventions had pretty humble beginnings but a profound impact.
Average, 10 Qns, nytoffee, May 12 15
849 plays
  Where Did These Companies Start Out?    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Some large companies are known to hundreds of millions of people, probably including you. I'm certain you will have heard of most of those in this quiz. But do you know where they started?
Average, 15 Qns, Spontini, Sep 01 15
619 plays
  Joining the Network    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Todays social networking services have changed cyber conversations from email to real-time chatting. Many companies have formed their own versions of this unique way of talk. In this quiz you will find out a little more about these companies.
Easier, 10 Qns, jbooker8, Mar 22 21
jbooker8 gold member
Mar 22 21
407 plays
  Things You May Not Know About eBay    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I love to buy and sell on eBay! These are some of the things I didn't know before setting up my store. Hopefully you will get a little insight into this world-famous website.
Average, 10 Qns, jennymyers888, Oct 16 18
Oct 16 18
351 plays
  Do You Understand Your US 401(k) Retirement Plan?    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Millions of Americans are enrolled in 401(k) retirement plans, but shockingly few understand how they work. I hope this quiz will help people to understand some concepts which may have a big impact on their retirement!
Average, 10 Qns, tensainomiko, Jan 15 19
Jan 15 19
808 plays
  Risky Businesses    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
So you think you would like to be on the other side of the loan appraisal process? Take a look at the different types of risk that banks have to look at while dealing with loan applications.
Average, 10 Qns, zorba_scank, Dec 19 14
zorba_scank gold member
429 plays
  Looking Around My Bathroom    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I was looking around my bathroom and I saw lots of different brand-related stuff. Have fun in this journey through my bathroom!
Tough, 10 Qns, Lpez, Jul 13 22
Lpez gold member
Jul 13 22
666 plays
  Basic US Investment Terms    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I've spent several years working in the investment industry in the US, so it occurred to me that I really should do a quiz on basic investment information as of early 2004. Enjoy, and in case you want investment advice, buy low, and sell high.
Average, 10 Qns, BaronTR, Jul 12 10
BaronTR gold member
922 plays
  Made In The United Kingdom    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
The first Industrial Revolution took place in the United Kingdom, and while its position as an industrial powerhouse has been eroded, it is still the place many well known commodities and items are produced.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Nov 06 20
Nov 06 20
301 plays
  Where's the General?    
Match Quiz
 10 Qns
Match the following "General" businesses with their corporate headquarters.
Tough, 10 Qns, shvdotr, Jun 24 16
shvdotr gold member
262 plays
  Bizarre Products   popular trivia quiz  
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Come visit the marketplace of the bizarre! Stuff you wouldn't dream of buying-- but someone does!
Difficult, 10 Qns, crisw, Dec 06 17
crisw gold member
Dec 06 17
3620 plays
  Basic History of Money    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
History questions about the monetary system. This is for people who like money!
Average, 10 Qns, MyGirl2000, Mar 15 17
870 plays
  Canadian Businesses    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know these Canadian businesses?
Tough, 10 Qns, akajw, Apr 25 12
555 plays
  Purchasing is Easy, the Professional Way    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
After creating a few fun quizzes, I offer you now a more serious and informative quiz. Test yourself whether you are the right material to become a professional buyer.
Tough, 10 Qns, dutch_frank_65, May 16 07
771 plays
  The Rules of Wealth    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Richard Templar published "The Rules of Wealth" in 2007, but his recommendations are timeless. For those of us who want to stay off the breadline, or even enjoy considerable wealth, his common-sense rules are worth reading.
Average, 10 Qns, Chezanglais, Nov 12 14
366 plays
  Pixar: Gold Standard of Children's CGI Movies    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Quiz about history and movies of Pixar, one of the most successful and popular producers of children's CGI movies.
Average, 10 Qns, OJR1, May 05 14
347 plays
  Grand Theft Taco    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Join me as I drive-thru a few controversial incidents that have hit the fast-food industry over the years.
Tough, 10 Qns, tizzwozz, Jun 12 13
478 plays
  Safe Workplace    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Risk abounds in our daily lives, and one of the risky places we spend a large amount of time is the workplace. What dangers lurk where we earn our daily bread?
Tough, 10 Qns, garrysouders, May 02 11
1105 plays
  E-Business and Decision Making [1]    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Welcome to the first e-Biz/IT trivia challenge, where you will test your knowledge of e-business and information technology while having fun and competing for points!
Average, 10 Qns, wrodrigz, Nov 03 22
Nov 03 22
337 plays
  Michigan Business Quiz Buster    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
I'll describe a Michigan-based company or subsidiary and you guess the name.
Average, 10 Qns, CollinBlatt, Feb 04 17
292 plays
  Canadian Businesses 2.0    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How well do you know these Canadian Businesses?
Average, 10 Qns, akajw, Oct 15 19
Oct 15 19
282 plays
  The Endowment Mortgage Fiasco    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Were you mis-sold your endowment mortgage? If so, you're in good company. In the early 80s, these mortgages were all the rage in the U.K, but many people chose blindly, and were disappointed later. How much do you know about these loans?
Average, 10 Qns, Flynn_17, Jul 17 06
379 plays
  Travelling on the Internet    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Where do world travellers search for good vacation deals? Perhaps the internet is a good place to start. Do you recall many of the internet travel companies that pioneered shopping for vacations in the 1990's and 2000's?
Tough, 10 Qns, coachpauly, Jan 12 24
Jan 12 24
393 plays
  Product of Canada    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
How familiar are you with these products of Canada?
Tough, 10 Qns, akajw, Nov 28 22
Nov 28 22
327 plays
  The Mall of Yesteryear    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Take a trip to the Mall of Yesteryear and see stores no longer in existence.
Difficult, 10 Qns, GoodVibe, Apr 20 08
GoodVibe gold member
761 plays
  Inventions of the Past : 1    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is about inventions. There is a variety of questions in this quiz. Have fun.
Difficult, 10 Qns, LilSpikey, Aug 29 20
Aug 29 20
1492 plays
  If I Had All the Money in the World    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If I had all the money in the world, I'd buy this website! Well, maybe not, but this quiz covers some of the people who have the largest percentage of money in the world. What do you know about them?
Tough, 10 Qns, TheEnto, Dec 14 09
502 plays
  E-Business and Decision Making [2]    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Welcome to the second e-Biz/IT trivia challenge. Business Information Systems (BIS) is about the application of such processes as Artificial Intelligence, Executive Information Systems, Decision Support Systems and Data Mining.
Average, 15 Qns, wrodrigz, Jun 20 19
Jun 20 19
386 plays
  New Zealand Brands    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A quiz on New Zealand brands
Average, 10 Qns, sarahnz88, Apr 13 22
Apr 13 22
860 plays
  Let's Go For Black Gold!    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This quiz is the first in a series to test your knowledge of the oil business.
Average, 10 Qns, gorgeman, Aug 31 11
313 plays
  The Entrepreneurial Spirit    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
A brief salute to the entrepreneurial spirit.
Tough, 10 Qns, sportcon, Jan 29 09
747 plays
  Inventions of the Past: 2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is my second quiz about inventions. If you like this quiz, be sure to take my quiz about the painting His Master's Voice in the Humanities, art category, since this quiz does mention a phonograph, and the painting is a dog and phonograph.
Difficult, 10 Qns, LilSpikey, Apr 25 13
1051 plays
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
If you liked the first one, you'll love this tough quiz about financial markets
Tough, 10 Qns, ryan2525, Aug 07 20
Aug 07 20
578 plays
  Worldwide Shopping    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
Do you love shopping? If so... do you know your stuff? Designers?
Tough, 10 Qns, ramamama, Oct 16 10
775 plays
  Let's Go For Black Gold #2    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
This is the second in a series of general knowledge questions about the oil business. Have fun!
Average, 10 Qns, gorgeman, Sep 07 11
279 plays
  Top Producers of Crops, Livestock & Fish    
Multiple Choice
 15 Qns
Crops, livestock and fish. All these three essentials are creating a lucrative global market along with science, and a revolution in communications and transport. Even fishing has grown into a major commercial enterprise.
Tough, 15 Qns, murali_86, Jan 07 21
Jan 07 21
760 plays
  Test Your Business Brains    
Multiple Choice
 10 Qns
OK all you office people sitting in little cubbies playing trivia games, I wonder how much you truly know about business. Test your business brains here!
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, TemptressToo, Mar 28 11
Very Difficult
2688 plays

Business World Trivia Questions

1. That bronco named "Star" bucks like there was too much caffeine in his trough.

From Quiz
Product Placement

Answer: Starbucks

The first Starbucks coffee store opened in Seattle, Washington in 1971. Eventually more branches appeared in Seattle. In 1992 the company went public. Today Starbucks bills itself as the largest coffee shop chain in the world and boasts thousands of stores throughout the United States and in other countries -- not to mention being placed this quiz.

2. The British Isles had a long history of shipbuilding. In 2017, the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales was launched. Where had she been put together?

From Quiz Made In The United Kingdom

Answer: Scotland

HMS Prince of Wales and her sister aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth were the biggest ships ever built for the Royal Navy. Both were assembled at Rosyth, near Edinburgh, like a giant lego ship of parts made in other shipyards. The build cost was £3bn. HMS Prince of Wales had a 900 foot fight deck; a crew of 700 and the ability to carry 36 F35B jet fighters, as well as several helicopters.

3. What kind of fees do sellers have to pay AFTER their item sells on eBay?

From Quiz Things You May Not Know About eBay

Answer: Final value fee

A final value fee is what a seller must pay to eBay after the item is sold. These percentages can vary depending on the category of item, and price it was sold at. An insertion fee is a fee that is paid to list the item being sold.

4. Who was the inventor of sliced bread?

From Quiz Inventions Through the Ages

Answer: Otto Rohwedder

Otto Frederick Rohwedder (1880-1960) of Davenport, Iowa invented the first automatic bread-slicing machine for commercial use. He built a prototype as early as 1912, but the machine was destroyed by a fire. It wasn't until 1928 that Rohwedder's invention was used by the Chillicothe Baking Company in Missouri to slice and sell uniform pieces of bread...leading to the saying "the greatest thing since sliced bread". Gutenberg (died in 1468) was responsible for the printing press. Rontgen or Roentgen (1845-1923) discovered X-rays. Bunsen (1811-1899) discovered caesium and rubidium and the Bunsen burner.

5. This is an automotive company with its headquarters in Detroit. This company produces vehicles around the world with brands including (but not limited to) Opal, Vauxhall, Jie Fang, and Cadillac.

From Quiz Michigan Business Quiz Buster

Answer: General Motors

General Motors was first formed in 1908 and has continued to be one of the top automotive companies in the world. Stemming from the 2007-2008 financial crisis, General Motors Corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 2009 and emerged later that year as General Motors Company LLC. General Motors Company is publicly-traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "GM".

6. Google's first offices were in which high-sounding city?

From Quiz Where Did These Companies Start Out?

Answer: Palo Alto, California

Google first started in 1995 as a research project for two PH.D. students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, but wasn't formerly incorporated as a company until 1998. In 1999 the company moved to offices in Palo Alto before leasing an office complex in Mountain View, California, in 2003 which is known as the Googleplex.

7. What's the first step to achieving wealth, according to Richard Temple's book 'The Rules of Wealth'?

From Quiz The Rules of Wealth

Answer: Thinking wealthy

Know that you have the same rights and opportunities as anyone else and accept that it's okay to have money; it's not the root of all evil.

8. Lunch just wouldn't be lunch without this comfort food with its recognizable red and white label. Andy Warhol helped bring it to iconic status with his paintings. Which American favorite is it?

From Quiz Made in America

Answer: Campbell's Soup

Joseph Campbell and Abraham Anderson founded the company in 1869 in Camden, New Jersey. Originally sold from a horse-drawn wagon, the Campbell Soup Company is now the world's largest maker and marketer of soup. Chemist John Dorrance, who worked for the company, figured out a way to eliminate most of the water in a can of soup, its heaviest ingredient. This allowed the company to sell it at a lower cost than its competition. Campbell's has produced a line of regional soups as well as sauces and juice drinks.

9. Pixar was originally the "Computer Division" of another company. Which one?

From Quiz Pixar: Gold Standard of Children's CGI Movies

Answer: Lucasfilm

Lucasfilm is known for producing the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movies, and "American Graffiti". In 1979, founder and then owner George Lucas started a Computer Division that would eventually turn into Pixar. The goal of the division was to develop new computerized filmmaking technologies. (George Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012.)

10. The first motor car model to achieve worldwide sales of over 20 million was manufactured by which company?

From Quiz Sold Out!

Answer: Volkswagen

The Volkswagen Beetle was designed by Ferdinand Porsche at the behest of Adolf Hitler, with the first one hitting the streets in 1938. The 20 millionth model rolled off the production lines in Mexico in 1981. The Toyota Corolla would eventually overtake the Beetle in numbers sold, the 30 millionth being produced in 2005.

11. During the first half of the twentieth century, the US was confronted with a new invention, which was marketed as making "swimming easier". What exactly was this new product, which was modelled by women referred to as "Spruce Girls"?

From Quiz What Will They Think of Next!

Answer: The wooden bathing suit

"Wear Wood" would certainly have been an interesting campaign, had the wooden bathing suit caught on. Made from spruce, the 1930 May edition of "Popular Science" described the suits as "the latest novelty", claiming that they were a "practical" alternative to the regular bathing suit, especially for those the magazine called "timid" swimmers. However the magazine's final word on the matter was far than comforting, as the article ended with the less than reassuring words, "So far, none of them has warped or cracked"! The suits were created in the state of Washington, in order to promote its lumber industry. However the name of the person who originally came up with the idea is unknown.

12. Which Indian software company sent shockwaves round business circles in January 2009 when its founder and chairman, Ramalinga Raju, admitted to having perpetrated accounting fraud by inflating profit and creating fictitious assets?

From Quiz Wrong Business Moves

Answer: Satyam Computer Services

Until late 2008, Satyam was considered one of the leading software companies in India posting strong growth and profit numbers every year. Concerns were first raised when the company announced the acquisition of two promoter- driven companies that were involved in unrelated businesses of real estate and infrastructure development. The acquisition cost stated seemed to be inappropriate and shareholders and institutional investors opposed the move which did not appear to be in the best interests of the company and favoured the promoters instead. While the company gave in and withdrew this proposal, in early January 2009, Raju wrote a letter to the employees confessing to having fudged the accounts of the company. It emerged that profits had been overstated for the past few years and fictitious accounting entries had been created to hide the fraud. During the time of disclosure, Raju admitted that almost 94% of the cash balance reflected in the company's books were fictitious. The fraud was even more startling considering that the company was also listed on the New York Stock exchange, counted large global institutions among its investors and had PricewaterhouseCoopers as its auditor. Ironically the founder and chairman, Ramalinga Raju, had earlier been awarded the Golden Peacock award for excellence in Corporate Governance.

13. In Canada, what kind of businesses do CIBC, BMO, TD, BSN (on the TSX) and RBC refer to?

From Quiz Canadian Businesses 2.0

Answer: Banks

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC), Bank of Montreal (BMO), Toronto Dominion (TD), Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) or Scotiabank and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) are all domestic banks that operate under government charter in Canada.

14. Did you know that sugar is made in Canada? While the majority of sugar comes from processing imported raw sugar cane, it is also produced from a crop grown in Southern Alberta. What is this crop?

From Quiz Product of Canada

Answer: sugar beets

Alberta is Canada's only province that produces sugar from sugar beets. 35,000 acres of sugar beets are grown and harvested each fall which are then sent to Taber, Alberta. Here the sugar beets are processed in the only plant of its kind in Canada into granulated and powdered sugar as well as liquid sucrose and liquid invert sugar.

15. Laura Secord started out as a hand-made chocolate shop in Toronto in 1913 and now sells chocolates and ice cream in over 120 locations in Canada. Who/what was the store named after?

From Quiz Canadian Businesses

Answer: A Canadian heroine

Frank P. O'Connor named the store after Laura Secord, a Canadian heroine. During the war of 1812, Laura Secord overheard plans about a surprise attack on the British by the Americans and walked 32 kilometers in over 18 hours to warn the British of the impending attack. A peace treaty was reached between Canada and the U.S. the following year. There is a statue commemorating her at Valiants Memorial in Ottawa.

16. In Business Information Systems, what name is given to a "simplified representation or abstraction of reality"?

From Quiz E-Business and Decision Making [2]

Answer: A model

We need models to aid us in making decisions. Models can calculate risks, understand uncertainty, change variables, and manipulate time.

17. Originally created just for students at Harvard, Mark Zuckerberg (a Harvard student) formed what company that susequently reached more then 800 million users worldwide?

From Quiz Joining the Network

Answer: Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook in 2004 with the help of his college roommates. Users can create personal profiles with all of their personal information and upload pictures, and can chat with friends privately through a pop-up chat box or post their status on the public wall.

18. Captain Kirk of the Starship Enterprise hung up his "phaser" and "tricorder" to help which internet search site beam up tourists?

From Quiz Travelling on the Internet

Answer: Priceline

William Shatner, aka Captain James T. Kirk, became the spokesperson for Priceline in 1998. The Priceline company was started by entrepreneur Jay S. Walker in Norwalk, Connecticut. The company was the first to enable customers to negotiate travel deals by submitting the price they would be willing to pay for flights, hotels, or other vacation packages.

19. What name is given to a computer-savvy person who illegally invades your computer?

From Quiz E-Business and Decision Making [1]

Answer: Hacker

Hackers are instigators of malicious threats. Hackers range from pranksters to organized criminals and even terrorists. Many security experts indicate that securing information systems against malicious threats is like an arms race. Fortunately, some former hackers are being employed by companies to test their systems' vulnerability to cyber attacks. It's certainly a high-stakes contest requiring continuous update of defenses against an arsenal of weaponry.

20. "Let's turn to the right, boys!" This exortation from the driller means what?

From Quiz Let's Go For Black Gold!

Answer: Let's start drilling

The drill pipe is turned through the rotary table and turns in a clockwise fashion "to the right". A gate valve is opened by turning to the left and square dancing is not practiced on drilling rigs.

21. The Central banks of the G10 countries (which includes UK and USA among others) formed a committee in 1974 which issues guidelines regarding the conduct of banks. Which European city is the committee named after?

From Quiz Risky Businesses

Answer: Basel

The committee meets four times a year at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. The Basel norms deal with the different types of risks that banks have to face and lay down regulatory guidelines that can be followed on a global scale. Most countries require their banks to follow the Basel norms, which are updated periodically.

22. This one of the wealthiest individuals in the world is Spanish fashion impressario Amancio Ortega Gaona. His first company, Confecciones Goa, made what soft, comforting item?

From Quiz If I Had All the Money in the World

Answer: Bathrobes

He is founder and chariman of the Inditex Group, the most well-known brand of which is the fashion store Zara. Gaona is quite reclusive, never giving interviews and rarely appearing in public. He prefers a casual, discrete lifestyle, typically dressing in t-shirts and blue jeans.

23. Which company turned down the opportunity for their candy to feature in "E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial" allowing one of the most successful instances of product placement to go to a competitor?

From Quiz Good Idea, Bad Idea

Answer: Mars

The Hershey Company selected 'Reese's Pieces' rather than their flagship 'Kisses' to appear in the movie and sales soared allowing the company to gain market share. According to Jack Dowd, the executive from Hershey's who approved the deal, they " immediate recognition for our product. We would normally have to pay 15 or 20 million bucks for it." The decision was a good one for Hershey but a bad one for Mars!

24. The year 1995 can be considered a watershed for internet shopping. What two highly successful shopping websites opened in that year and went on to revolutionize people's perceptions about the viability of retail e-commerce?

From Quiz Internet Shopping

Answer: Amazon and eBay and eBay are often considered among the most interesting and influential players in internet shopping. Amazon, launched in 1995, became profitable only in 2003. By 2008 it had reached over US$19 billion in revenues and had 615 million visitors to the site. Popularizing online auction sales, had over US$8 billion in revenues during 2008. Although a majority of its transactions are still from the auction format, a substantial portion of sales are direct retail (not through bidding auctions) sales.

25. The occupational safety and health administration is responsible for creating work standards that provide guidance for creating a safe workplace. Which presidential Cabinet post controls OSHA?

From Quiz Safe Workplace

Answer: Secretary of Labor

In 1970 the movement for a job safety and health law was successful, In 1971 the Department of Labor established the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Manufacturers and unions view this agency as either too strict or too lax, the former claims it adds too much to the cost of manufacturing and the latter claims it does not enforce the safety standards strictly enough.

26. Are you in a financial rut? According to Suzie Orman, what is the first aspect of your finances that you should become familiarized with?

From Quiz Young, Fabulous, & Broke

Answer: Your FICO score

Orman states: "Just about every financial move you will make for the rest of your life will be somehow linked to your FICO score". (The Money Book for the Young Fabulous & Broke, 2005). So, just what is a FICO score? It is basically your credit history score, which allows lenders to decide if you are a good risk for them to loan money to. Your payment history and debt balances will both play a role in how you score.

27. 'Zima' is a buzz-producing beer from which all coloring and 'beer'-flavor has been removed. After its introduction in 1992, it immediately became a marketing hit...but where did the name 'Zima' come from?

From Quiz You Want To Call It WHAT? Origins of Brand Names

Answer: It is the Russian word for 'winter'

1992 was one of those weird years in which drink manufacturers messed around with their most popular products, trying to come up with something 'different.' It was known as the 'Year Of The Clear', especially in the highly competitive beer world and the major brewers thought that a clear beer would appeal to whatever age group was popular at the time. Remember "Miller Clear?" Don't worry, no one else does. Only the folks at Coors came up with a clever name for their beer that looked like vodka: Zima. A rough translation of this Russian word is 'winter' in English.

28. Which university gave its name to a comprehensive process description concerning purchasing and supply chain professionalism known as the MSU model by Monczka?

From Quiz Purchasing is Easy, the Professional Way

Answer: Michigan State University

Professor Robert M. Monczka Ph.D. developed an elaborate process description to guide companies to achieve purchasing and supply chain excellence known as the Global Procurement and Supply Chain Benchmarking Initiative Monczka is also associated with the College of Business and the National Association of Purchasing Management at Arizona State University (ASU).

29. What company is Marmite, one of New Zealand's favourite spreads, a product of?

From Quiz New Zealand Brands

Answer: Sanitarium

Sanitarium is also the producers of Kiwi favourite Weet-Bix.

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