The Consumerist Quiz: Do You Know The Stories Behind These Company Names?

We’ve already told you about the origins of the names for companies like GEICO, Sprint, IKEA, and Nabisco, but we can’t just give you all the answers all the time. So to kill some time this weekend, we’re seeing how well our readers know the histories of some of the biggest names in food, retail, and air travel.

Some readers said a few of our previous Consumerist Quizzes, like this one and this one were too hard, but around-the-office testing of this one indicates that this one isn’t as difficult as those others.

Only one way to find out… take the quiz and see!

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  1. Raekwon says:

    Without cheating I only got 2 right. One I guess was kind of cheating due to a current commercial showing the 7-UP old logo. This was much harder than I had thought. I think I did better on the other ones.

  2. chazcron says:

    Same here. 3 of 3 comment-qualified users only got 20%

    I only got 7up and Sam Walmart, and they were pure guesses.

  3. MathManv2point0 says:

    40%. Pow!

    • SingleMaltGeek says:

      Wow, you’re obviously twice as smart as the rest of us! ;)

      (Or twice as lucky. :p )

      • MathManv2point0 says:

        I knew (or was pretty sure) on two of them. The other 2 were lucky guesses. Still, I’ll say it again: Pow!

  4. C0Y0TY says:

    50%.