The Ultimate Fan Quiz On Commercials

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Behind the scenes trivia from the making of Commercials.


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  • 1. 

    The "Mean" Joe Greene commercial of the late 1970s was related to which product?

    • A.

      Coca-Cola

    • B.

      Monster.com

    • C.

      Fosters

    • D.

      Pepsi

    Correct Answer
    A. Coca-Cola
    Explanation
    The "Mean" Joe Greene commercial of the late 1970s was related to Coca-Cola. This iconic commercial featured the famous football player, Joe Greene, who is given a Coke by a young fan after a tough game. The commercial shows a tender moment as Greene drinks the Coke and gives his jersey to the young boy as a token of gratitude. The ad became immensely popular and is still remembered today for its emotional impact and successful branding of Coca-Cola.

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  • 2. 

    The renowned "Monks" commercial of the 1970s is related to which company?

    • A.

      Apple

    • B.

      Intel

    • C.

      Microsoft

    • D.

      Xerox

    Correct Answer
    D. Xerox
    Explanation
    The renowned "Monks" commercial of the 1970s is related to Xerox. This suggests that Xerox is the company associated with the commercial.

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  • 3. 

    Michael Jordan and Larry Bird featured together in which of the following's commercial?

    • A.

      McDonald's

    • B.

      Pepsi

    • C.

      Adidas

    • D.

      Nike

    Correct Answer
    A. McDonald's
    Explanation
    Michael Jordan and Larry Bird featured together in a commercial for McDonald's.

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  • 4. 

    "Superman" Christopher Reeve featured in which of the following investment company's ad?

    • A.

      Putnam Investments

    • B.

      Allianz

    • C.

      Nuveen Investments

    • D.

      Lord Abbett

    Correct Answer
    C. Nuveen Investments
    Explanation
    Christopher Reeve, known for his role as Superman, featured in an advertisement for Nuveen Investments.

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  • 5. 

    Whose "Terry Tate: Office Linebacker" ad of the 2003 was downloaded over 7 million times?

    • A.

      Puma

    • B.

      Nike

    • C.

      Reebok

    • D.

      Adidas

    Correct Answer
    C. Reebok
    Explanation
    Reebok's "Terry Tate: Office Linebacker" ad of 2003 was downloaded over 7 million times.

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  • 6. 

    In whose ad did a kid enter into a bottle while trying to suck the last drop of the cola?

    • A.

      Thums Up

    • B.

      Mountain Dew

    • C.

      Pepsi

    • D.

      Coca-Cola

    Correct Answer
    C. Pepsi
    Explanation
    In the Pepsi ad, a kid entered into a bottle while trying to suck the last drop of the cola.

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  • 7. 

    Who uses the tagline in their ads, "The best a man can get?"

    • A.

      Honda

    • B.

      General Electric

    • C.

      LG

    • D.

      Gillette

    Correct Answer
    D. Gillette
    Explanation
    Gillette uses the tagline "The best a man can get" in their ads. This tagline has become synonymous with the brand and is often associated with their shaving products. It conveys the message that Gillette offers the highest quality and most advanced grooming products for men.

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  • 8. 

    "See America at see level" was the famous advertising tagline of whom?

    • A.

      Cox & Kings

    • B.

      Benetton

    • C.

      Amtrak

    • D.

      Anadin

    Correct Answer
    C. Amtrak
    Explanation
    "See America at sea level" was the famous advertising tagline of Amtrak. Amtrak is a passenger railroad service in the United States, known for its extensive network of routes that allow travelers to experience the scenic beauty of America from the comfort of their train journeys. The tagline emphasizes the unique perspective of seeing the country at sea level, highlighting the immersive and picturesque experience that Amtrak offers to its passengers.

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  • 9. 

    Ogilvy & Mather developed the famous "Don't Leave Home Without Them" ad campaign for whom?

    • A.

      Alka Seltzer

    • B.

      American Express

    • C.

      MasterCard

    • D.

      VISA

    Correct Answer
    B. American Express
    Explanation
    Ogilvy & Mather developed the famous "Don't Leave Home Without Them" ad campaign for American Express. This campaign was highly successful and became synonymous with the brand. It emphasized the convenience and reliability of using American Express cards while traveling, implying that they were essential for any journey. The slogan became iconic and helped to establish American Express as a trusted and indispensable credit card company.

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  • 10. 

    Which cream did Farrah Fawcett coyly apply in Joe Namath's face in a 1970s commercial?

    • A.

      Ols Spice

    • B.

      Gillette

    • C.

      Palmolive

    • D.

      Noxzema

    Correct Answer
    D. Noxzema
    Explanation
    In a 1970s commercial, Farrah Fawcett coyly applied Noxzema cream on Joe Namath's face.

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  • 11. 

    Who used the "Play That Funky Music" song in their 1997 commercial?

    • A.

      IBM

    • B.

      Intel

    • C.

      Compaq

    • D.

      Xerox

    Correct Answer
    B. Intel
    Explanation
    Intel used the "Play That Funky Music" song in their 1997 commercial.

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  • 12. 

    Whose commercial featured the line "Is your data backup as reliable as it should be?"

    • A.

      Computer Associates

    • B.

      Electronic Data Systems

    • C.

      SUN Microsystem

    • D.

      Microsoft

    Correct Answer
    A. Computer Associates
    Explanation
    Computer Associates is the correct answer because they are the company that featured the line "Is your data backup as reliable as it should be?" in their commercial.

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  • 13. 

    Whose product was promoted through the 2002 "Amnesia" commercial?

    • A.

      Computer Associates

    • B.

      Electronic Data Systems

    • C.

      Compaq

    • D.

      Pepsi

    Correct Answer
    A. Computer Associates
    Explanation
    The 2002 "Amnesia" commercial promoted the product of Computer Associates.

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  • 14. 

    Whose commercial had a driverless car using the GPS device to zip through Paris bylanes?

    • A.

      Garmin

    • B.

      Magellan

    • C.

      TomTom

    • D.

      ACR Electronics

    Correct Answer
    A. Garmin
    Explanation
    Garmin's commercial featured a driverless car utilizing a GPS device to navigate through the streets of Paris. The implication is that Garmin's GPS technology is advanced enough to guide a car through complex urban environments without the need for a human driver.

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  • 15. 

    Who promoted its product through the "Little Boy" Super Bowl ad during 1980s?

    • A.

      Nintendo

    • B.

      Atari

    • C.

      Namco Bandai

    • D.

      Sega

    Correct Answer
    B. Atari
    Explanation
    During the 1980s, Atari promoted its product through the "Little Boy" Super Bowl ad.

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  • 16. 

    The "Not Busy" commercial released in 1997 promoted whose product?

    • A.

      CompuServe

    • B.

      Electronic Data Systems

    • C.

      Intel

    • D.

      IBM

    Correct Answer
    A. CompuServe
    Explanation
    The "Not Busy" commercial released in 1997 promoted CompuServe's product.

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  • 17. 

    Which of the following actors was featured in the popular Diet Pepsi ad of the late 1980s?

    • A.

      Michael J. Fox

    • B.

      John Wayne

    • C.

      Humphrey Bogart

    • D.

      Michael Douglas

    Correct Answer
    A. Michael J. Fox
    Explanation
    Michael J. Fox was featured in the popular Diet Pepsi ad of the late 1980s.

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  • 18. 

    Which company's once famous advertisement was inspired by George Orwell's novel "1984"?

    • A.

      Apple

    • B.

      Pepsi

    • C.

      Coca-Cola

    • D.

      Nokia

    Correct Answer
    A. Apple
    Explanation
    Apple's once famous advertisement, which was inspired by George Orwell's novel "1984", is a well-known reference in the advertising industry. The commercial, directed by Ridley Scott, depicted a dystopian society where conformity was challenged by a young woman running with a sledgehammer. This advertisement was meant to symbolize Apple's rebellion against the dominant IBM in the personal computer market, positioning Apple as a revolutionary and innovative brand. The commercial aired during the 1984 Super Bowl and has since become iconic, solidifying Apple's reputation as a trailblazer in technology.

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  • 19. 

    Whose 1995 commercial had a hugely popular three frogs croaking in unison?

    • A.

      McDonald's

    • B.

      Pepsi

    • C.

      Budweiser

    • D.

      Adidas

    Correct Answer
    C. Budweiser
    Explanation
    In 1995, Budweiser released a commercial that featured three frogs croaking in unison. This commercial became hugely popular and is still remembered today. The frogs became iconic symbols for Budweiser and their catchy croaking sound became synonymous with the brand. The success of this commercial helped to increase Budweiser's brand recognition and popularity among consumers.

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  • 20. 

    Which company was promoted through the "when I grow up" ad of the 1999?

    • A.

      Amway

    • B.

      Johnson & Johnson

    • C.

      Monster.com

    • D.

      Pepsi

    Correct Answer
    C. Monster.com
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Monster.com. The "when I grow up" ad from 1999 was a highly popular and memorable commercial that featured children talking about their aspirations for the future. The ad highlighted the importance of finding the right job and career path, and it ultimately revealed that Monster.com, an online job search website, could help individuals in achieving their dreams. This ad effectively promoted Monster.com as a platform for job seekers and made a lasting impact on viewers.

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  • 21. 

    The 1997 ad featuring comedian Dennis Leary urged viewers to use what?

    • A.

      IBM

    • B.

      Lotus

    • C.

      Intel

    • D.

      Microsoft

    Correct Answer
    B. Lotus
    Explanation
    In 1997, comedian Dennis Leary appeared in an ad urging viewers to use Lotus. This suggests that the correct answer is Lotus.

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  • 22. 

    Whose 1998 ad showed the interior of an airplane flying through the Bermuda Triangle?

    • A.

      Intel

    • B.

      IBM

    • C.

      Iomega

    • D.

      Samsung

    Correct Answer
    C. Iomega
    Explanation
    In 1998, Iomega released an advertisement that showcased the interior of an airplane flying through the Bermuda Triangle. This advertisement was created by Iomega to promote their products or services.

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