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The Biz Quiz

written by: bobby
They are all famous for their achievements in the Business World - some billionaires, other scholars.

Question 1:

He was born in Canada and was a business tycoon as well as a politician. He bought and later sold control of the Rolls-Royce automobile company and built a London newspaper empire. Who is he?
Max Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook
John Jacob Astor
Arthur Andersen
Matthew Boulton

Question 2:

He was a business tycoon who made a fortune by selling Coca-Cola. He bought the formula of Coca-Cola from its inventor John Pemberton for $2,300.
Samuel Bronfman
Bernard Baruch
Richard Branson
Asa Griggs Candler

Question 3:

He is an American businessman, who studied at the University of Texas at Austin with the intention to become a physicist. It was then, that he got interested in computers and even started a computer company called "PC's Limited" in his dorm room. The company soon became very prosperous.
William Gates
Larry Ellison
Friedrich Engels
Michael Dell

Question 4:

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He majored in psychology and economics before going to Harvard Business School. In March 2000 he became CEO of Bank One, then USA's fifth largest bank.
Pablo Escobar
Andy Grove
Takafumi Horie
Jamie Dimon

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Question 5:

He founded one of the largest fast food companies. Having amassed a $500 million fortune during his lifetime, he was included in the TIME 100 list of the world's most influential builders and titans of industry.
Michael Milken
Ray Kroc
Henry Kravis
Scott McNealy

Question 6:

James G. March has served on the faculties of the Carnegie Institute of Technology, the University of California and Stanford University. He is a business theorists and his studies are directed towards this.
Abuse at the workplace
Understanding risk-taking and decision-making
The psychology of work
Advertising and Marketing

Question 7:

He is from a prominent 400-year old German family, famous for their steel production and manufacture of ammunition and armaments. He launched the family business.
Alfred Krupp
Alfred Sloan
Friedrich Krupp
Henry Kravis

Question 8:

This Australian-born tycoon is regarded as one of the most politically influential media proprietors in the world. He started his business in Australia and exported it to Britain and the USA.
Sanjay Kumar
Pierre Omidyar
Rupert Murdoch
Andrew Mellon

Question 9:

He was the most famous Greek shipping magnate of the 20th century.
Sanjay Kumar
Aristotle Onassis
Ross Perot
Cornelius Vanderbilt

Question 10:

Much of his fortune and rise to splendour was due to deals with William IX, who had had inherited what was purported to be among the largest fortunes in Europe. That fortune eventually went under his control. This was the start of one of the most successful German business families in the world.
Cecil Rhodes
Paul Julius Baron von Reuter
Mayer Amschel Rothschild
Andrew Mellon


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