The Great Entrepreneur Quiz

Do you have the entrepreneurial spirit? Take this sample quiz based on Radicals and Visionaries, "Entrepreneurs Who Revolutionized the 20th Century" published by Entrepreneur to test your knowledge of the success stories of the 20th century.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for the answers:

1. This pregnant housewife started a business at her kitchen table using for seed money cash she received as wedding gifts. To get around suppliers who refused to work with a woman, she set up her own light manufacturing facilities. Today her publicly traded company has revenues of over US$ 250 million. Is it:

A. Lillian Vernon
B. Martha Stewart
C. Estee Lauder

2. This P.T. Barnum of the late 20th century has a multi-billion dollar empire which he runs from his home, refuses to hold board meetings, can't operate a computer and scribbles ideas on his hand. In his belief that any promotion is good promotion, he has driven a tank into Times Square in NYC and fired a cannon at the Coca-Cola sign, buzzed Big Ben in a plane, and wore a US$ 10,000 white silk wedding gown in public. The principle of his school wrote in a yearbook, " I predict you will either go to prison or become a billionaire." He did both. Is it:

A. Richard Branson
B. Dennis Rodman
C. Scott Kurnit

3. This entrepreneur's $1.9 billion per year franchise started in a garage in El Segundo, California in 1954 and is best known for the name of the founder's daughter. Is it:

A. Dave Thomas - Wendy's
B. Ruth Handler - Mattel
C. Tom Monaghan - Domino's Pizza

And the ANSWERS are:

1. A, Lillian Vernon
2. A, Richard Branson
3. B, Ruth Handler


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