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Trivia Quiz - Bill Gates - Influential Man of the Century

A quiz on the man who changed the way most people live - Bill Gates!

Quiz Number: 4259
Date Submitted: January 14, 2012
Quiz Categories: Business
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: grant228
Average Score: 46.4 percent
Times Taken: 28 times
Taken by Registered Users: 5
Quiz is about: Bill Gates

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1. Bill Gates enrolled in and dropped out of which famous college?
  A.   Harvard
  B.   Yale
  C.   Princeton
  D.   MIT

2. Which friend of Bill Gates helped him establish the Microsoft Company in 1975?
  A.   Ray Ozzie
  B.   Steve Ballmer
  C.   Paul Allen
  D.   Jeff Raikes

3. What was the name of the first program marketed by Microsoft?
  A.   Microsoft Windows
  B.   Microsoft Basic
  C.   Microsoft Starter
  D.   Microsoft First

4. Early in his career, Gates shocked many in the burgeoning computer community by speaking out against what?
  A.   a lack of a common computer language
  B.   industrial espionage
  C.   the unwillingness of many computer entrepreneurs to take risks
  D.   software sharing and copying

5. In 1981 Gates licensed MS-DOS, capitalizing on the fact it hadn't been copyrighted by which computer company?
  A.   Apple
  B.   Hewlett-Packard
  C.   IBM
  D.   Novell

6. Which of the following quotes was not made by Bill Gates?
  A.   The Internet will help achieve "friction free capitalism" by putting buyer and seller in direct contact.
  B.   Access to computers and the Internet has become a basic need for education in our society.
  C.   We are always saying to ourself.. we have to innovate. We've got to come up with that breakthrough.
  D.   Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.

7. What is the first name of Bill Gates' wife?
  A.   Linda
  B.   Belinda
  C.   Kalinda
  D.   Melinda

8. The charitable foundation established by Gates and his wife targets disease and disadvantage throughout the world, especially Africa. Who is the third trustee of this group?
  A.   Warren Buffett
  B.   Nelson Mandela
  C.   Desmond Tutu
  D.   George Soros

9. In 1999 Bill Gates made the then largest charitable donation to his foundation. What was the amount?
  A.   US$1 billion
  B.   US$ 3 billion
  C.   US$ 5 billion
  D.   US$ 7 billion

10. Bill Gates has received many awards and honors for his business and charity work. Which of the following is not one of them?
  A.   Honorary knighthood from the Queen of Great Britain
  B.   Silver Buffalo Award from the Boys Scouts of America
  C.   Time magazine's Person of the Year
  D.   Papal knighthood from Pope John Paul II®   

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