Amazon Trivia Quiz Questions With Answers
What is Amazon?
A: Amazon.com, Inc. doing business as Amazon is an American electronic commerce and cloud computing company.
In 1994, Bezos left his employment as
vice-president of what company?
A: D. E. Shaw & Co., a Wall Street firm.
Where did Jeff move to in 1994?
A: Seattle, Washington.
What did Mr. Bezos do in Seattle?
A: He began to work on a business plan for what would become Amazon.com.
On July 5, 1994, Bezos incorporated the company
State with what
A: Cadabra, Inc.
In September 1994, Bezos purchased what URL?
Bezos considered naming his online store
Relentless, but friends told him the name
A: A bit sinister.
Bezos selected the name Amazon by doing what?
A: Looking through the dictionary.
Why did he settle on "Amazon"?
A: Because it was a place that was "exotic and different", just as he had envisioned for his Internet enterprise.
River, he noted, was
the biggest river in the world, and he planned
to do what?
A: Make his store the biggest bookstore in the world.
Additionally, a name that began with "A" was
preferential due to what probability?
A: The probability that it would occur at the top of an alphabetized list.
After reading a report about the future of the
Internet that projected annual web commerce
growth at 2,300%, what did Jeff Bezos do?
A: He created a list of 20 products that could be marketed online.
Bezos finally decided that his new business
would sell what?
A: Books online.
Why did he select books?
A: Due to the large worldwide demand for literature, the low price points for books, and the huge number of titles available in print.
Where was Amazon founded?
A: In the garage of Bezos' rented home in Bellevue, Washington.
How much money did Bezos' parents invest in his
A: Almost $250,000.
When did the company begin service as an online bookstore?
A: In July 1995.
What was the first book sold on Amazon.com?
A: It was Douglas Hofstadter's Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought.
In the first two months of business, Amazon sold
to all 50 states and how many countries?
A: Over 45.
Within two months, Amazon's sales were up to
how much money per week?
In October 1995, what did the company do?
A: It announced itself to the public.
In 1996, it was re-incorporated in what
On what date did Amazon issue its initial
public offering of stock?
A: On May 15, 1997.
At the offering, what was the price?
A: $18 per share.
What symbol did it trade under?
A: The NASDAQ stock exchange symbol AMZN
In 1999, Time magazine named Bezos
A: The Person of the Year.
According to sources, Amazon did not expect to
make a profit for how long after it started up?
A: Four to five years.
When did the company finally turn its first
A: In the fourth quarter of 2001.
How much profit did it turn?
A: $5 million (i.e., 1¢ per share), on revenues of more than $1 billion.
extremely modest, proved what to skeptics?
A: That Bezos' unconventional business model could succeed.