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Trivia Quiz - Colonel Sanders: Finger Lickin' Restauranteur!

See what you know about Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) entrepreneur, Colonel Harland Sanders!

Quiz Number: 3214
Date Submitted: September 27, 2009
Quiz Categories: Business
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: phonerec
Average Score: 45.9 percent
Times Taken: 174 times
Taken by Registered Users: 10
Quiz is about: Harland Sanders

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Colonel Sanders Finger Lickin Restauranteur
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1. Why did Harland Sanders run away from home as a youngster (before he entered high school)?
  A.   he hated school
  B.   he was tired of taking care of his younger brothers and sisters
  C.   his father beat him
  D.   his stepfather beat him

2. What branch of the military did Colonel Sanders join when he was just 16 years of age?
  A.   Air Force
  B.   Army
  C.   Marines
  D.   Navy

3. Who gave Colonel Sanders the honorary title of "Kentucky Colonel" in 1935?
  A.   Kentucky Governor Ruby Laffoo
  B.   his wife
  C.   the U.S. military
  D.   U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt

4. Colonel Sanders operated his first KFC restauant in Corbin, KY for years. Why did his thriving business suddenly drop off in the 1960s?
  A.   the opening of the I-75 highway diverted travelers away from his restaurant
  B.   chicken famine
  C.   employee strike
  D.   aggressive campaign by his local competitors

5. In the 1960s, who helped Colonel Sanders turn around his failing Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant?
  A.   Wilbur Hardee, founder of fast-food restaurant chain Hardee's
  B.   Ray Kroc, founder of McDonalds Restaurant
  C.   Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's Old Fashioned Burgers
  D.   David Edgerton, founder of Burger King

6. Colonel Sanders sold the Kentucky Fried Chicken corporation in 1964 for $2 million to a partnership of Kentucky businessmen headed by John Y. Brown, Jr. The deal did not include the operations in what country?
  A.   The Bahamas
  B.   Puerto Rico
  C.   Mexico
  D.   Canada

7. Colonel Sanders personally founded his now famous and closely guarded combination of herbs and spices used in his fried chicken. How many herbs and spices are in his recipe?
  A.   10
  B.   11
  C.   12
  D.   13

8. At the age of 87, Colonel Sanders testified before the U.S. House of Representatives. What did he testify against?
  A.   minimum age of employement being 16
  B.   minimum wage increases
  C.   high corporate taxes
  D.   mandatory retirement

9. What does the The Colonel Harland Sanders Foundation and Charitable Trust do?
  A.   provides grants to public libraries
  B.   provides aid to public schools
  C.   aids charities and funds scholarships
  D.   provides aid to public parks

10. Colonel Sanders was posthumously honored in 2000 by being inducted into what hall of fame?
  A.   Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame
  B.   Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame
  C.   Restauranters Hall of Fame
  D.   Kentucky Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame®   

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