History Of Yahoo! Expansion! Trivia Facts Quiz

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The term Yahoo has been previously trademark for barbecue sauce, knives owned by an EBSCO Industries. The founder thought about adding the exclamation mark after Yahoo so as to gain control of the trademark. President Marissa Mayer took over as president in July 2012; This short quiz will test your knowledge on the history of Yahoo expansion.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Yahoo was created by?

    • A.

      Jerry Yang and Larry Page

    • B.

      Jerry Yang and David Filo

    • C.

      Larry Page and Boston William

    • D.

      Shawn Cater and Diddy Combs

    Correct Answer
    B. Jerry Yang and David Filo
    Explanation
    Jerry Yang and David Filo are the correct answer because they are the co-founders of Yahoo. They created Yahoo in 1994 while they were studying at Stanford University. Yahoo started as a web directory and quickly grew into one of the most popular search engines and internet portals. Jerry Yang served as the CEO of Yahoo from 2007 to 2009, while David Filo played a crucial role in the technical development of the company.

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  • 2. 

    When was Yahoo! created?

    • A.

      January 1994

    • B.

      February 1993

    • C.

      March 1995

    • D.

      December 1990

    Correct Answer
    A. January 1994
    Explanation
    Yahoo! was created in January 1994.

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  • 3. 

    When was Yahoo! incorporated?

    • A.

      March 2, 1995

    • B.

      March 13, 1990

    • C.

      March 15, 1990

    • D.

      March 3, 1995

    Correct Answer
    A. March 2, 1995
    Explanation
    Yahoo! was incorporated on March 2, 1995.

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  • 4. 

    In 1995, who offered to buy the Yahoo for $2million?

    • A.

      America online 

    • B.

      Amazon

    • C.

      Microsoft

    • D.

      Google

    Correct Answer
    A. America online 
    Explanation
    In 1995, America Online offered to buy Yahoo for $2 million.

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  • 5. 

    When did Yahoo decide to go public with its shares?

    • A.

      1990

    • B.

      1995

    • C.

      1996

    • D.

      2002

    Correct Answer
    C. 1996
    Explanation
    Yahoo decided to go public with its shares in 1996. This means that in 1996, Yahoo made the decision to offer its shares to the public for purchase on the stock market. Going public is a significant step for a company as it allows them to raise capital and increase their visibility and credibility in the market. Yahoo's decision to go public in 1996 was a key moment in its history and marked a major milestone in its growth and development as a company.

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  • 6. 

    What are the Acronyms of YAHOO?

    • A.

      Yet Another Homely Officious Oracle

    • B.

      Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle

    • C.

      Yet Another Hyper Officious Oracle

    • D.

      Yet Another Hysterical Official Office

    Correct Answer
    B. Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle." This is the correct acronym for YAHOO.

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  • 7. 

    When Yahoo was starting out, 25% of its shares were sold to?

    • A.

      Microsoft

    • B.

      Amazon

    • C.

      America Online

    • D.

      Sequoia capital 

    Correct Answer
    D. Sequoia capital 
    Explanation
    During its early stages, Yahoo sold 25% of its shares to Sequoia Capital. Sequoia Capital is a venture capital firm that invests in promising startups. This investment from Sequoia Capital helped Yahoo secure the necessary funding and support to grow its business and establish itself as a leading internet company.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the first Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo?

    • A.

      Tim Koogle

    • B.

      Larry Washington

    • C.

      Barrack James

    • D.

      Sean Connery

    Correct Answer
    A. Tim Koogle
    Explanation
    Tim Koogle was the first Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo. He joined the company in 1995 and played a crucial role in its early growth and success. Under his leadership, Yahoo expanded its services and became one of the leading internet companies of that time. Koogle's strategic decisions and vision helped Yahoo establish itself as a prominent player in the online industry.

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  • 9. 

    Jeff Mallett became the company's first?

    • A.

      Operating Officer

    • B.

      Managing Director

    • C.

      Accountant

    • D.

      Board Member 

    Correct Answer
    A. Operating Officer
    Explanation
    Jeff Mallett became the company's first Operating Officer. This means that he was appointed to oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the company. As the Operating Officer, Mallett would be responsible for ensuring the smooth functioning of the organization, implementing strategies, and coordinating various departments to achieve the company's goals and objectives. This role is crucial in maintaining the efficiency and effectiveness of the company's operations.

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  • 10. 

    The creator of Yahoo were students of?

    • A.

      Microbiology

    • B.

      Computer Science

    • C.

      Civil Engineering

    • D.

      Electrical Engineering

    Correct Answer
    D. Electrical Engineering
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Electrical Engineering because the creators of Yahoo, Jerry Yang and David Filo, were both studying electrical engineering at Stanford University when they developed the website.

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