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Do You Know How These Popular Products Were Named?

There are dozens of products we use every single day with unique origins as far as their names go. Do you know the origins of some of these items? Take our quiz to find out!
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How was the Popsicle named?
the creator's children suggested the change
the frozen treats kept popping off their sticks
his kids would hit each other with them, like a sickle weapon

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How did Coca-Cola get its name?
coca leaves and cocoa beans
coca leaves and kola nuts
cocoa beans and cola nuts

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While the etymology of the word itself is still unknown, who came up with the name SPAM?
the creator's wife
the brother of an executive
the daughter of the CEO

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How did matchbox cars get their name?
they were originally filled with matches
they were made from similar material to matches
they came in a matchbox-sized container

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How did Fanta soda get its name?
A CEO told the creator it would never get made in his wildest "fantasy"
The director of operations told the team to use their imaginations ("fantasie" in German)
The creator had a vision ("fantasia" in Spanish) of the soda being accepted by his colleagues

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Why are Cheerios called Cheerios?
The original name of the cereal was involved in a trademark dispute
A child on the set of a commercial suggested the name change
The creator of the cereal loved the smile it brought to his child's face

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What does the "Q" in "Q-tips" stand for?
quipped
quilted
quality

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How did Wonder Bread get its name?
An executive kept saying "I wonder what we should call this bread"
A marketing executive saw the colorful package and said it was a wonder
An executive attended a balloon race which he referred to as a wonder

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How did 7-Eleven get its name?
The CEO of the company found himself working from 7AM to 11PM to keep the company afloat
The chain of stores changed their hours to range from 7AM to 11PM in the 1950's
The original staff of the company included 7 "corporate" employees and 11 store employees

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How were Pez named?
the German word "pfefferminz"
the creator's childhood nickname
a random employee's dog's name

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Why is "Betty Crocker" named Betty Crocker?
Betty was the name of the director's wife, and Crocker was thought to be a name that housewives would respond to
Executives thought Betty was a cheery, All-American name, and Crocker was the last name of the company director
Betty was the name of the CEO's mother-in-law, and Crocker was his mother's maiden name

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How did Pepsi get its name?
the digestive enzyme Peptin
the creator thought it gave people "pep" in their step
it shared ingredients with Pepto Bismol

C+, Obtuse About Origins

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B+, Outstanding With Origins

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Well, you missed some of the tougher ones on this quiz, but honestly, they were all pretty tough - this is probably one of the tougher quizzes on the site! If you've scored this high, you should absolutely call it a win. Great work!

A+, Outrageous With Origins

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Wow! This was honestly a very difficult quiz, but not for someone with your wide range of knowledge! You must know the origin of every single brand or item in existence - at least, we'd believe you if you said you did. Great work!
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1
How was the Popsicle named?
the creator's children suggested the change
the frozen treats kept popping off their sticks
his kids would hit each other with them, like a sickle weapon
2
How did Coca-Cola get its name?
coca leaves and cocoa beans
coca leaves and kola nuts
cocoa beans and cola nuts
3
While the etymology of the word itself is still unknown, who came up with the name SPAM?
the creator's wife
the brother of an executive
the daughter of the CEO
4
How did matchbox cars get their name?
they were originally filled with matches
they were made from similar material to matches
they came in a matchbox-sized container
5
How did Fanta soda get its name?
A CEO told the creator it would never get made in his wildest "fantasy"
The director of operations told the team to use their imaginations ("fantasie" in German)
The creator had a vision ("fantasia" in Spanish) of the soda being accepted by his colleagues
6
Why are Cheerios called Cheerios?
The original name of the cereal was involved in a trademark dispute
A child on the set of a commercial suggested the name change
The creator of the cereal loved the smile it brought to his child's face
7
What does the "Q" in "Q-tips" stand for?
quipped
quilted
quality
8
How did Wonder Bread get its name?
An executive kept saying "I wonder what we should call this bread"
A marketing executive saw the colorful package and said it was a wonder
An executive attended a balloon race which he referred to as a wonder
9
How did 7-Eleven get its name?
The CEO of the company found himself working from 7AM to 11PM to keep the company afloat
The chain of stores changed their hours to range from 7AM to 11PM in the 1950's
The original staff of the company included 7 "corporate" employees and 11 store employees
10
How were Pez named?
the German word "pfefferminz"
the creator's childhood nickname
a random employee's dog's name
11
Why is "Betty Crocker" named Betty Crocker?
Betty was the name of the director's wife, and Crocker was thought to be a name that housewives would respond to
Executives thought Betty was a cheery, All-American name, and Crocker was the last name of the company director
Betty was the name of the CEO's mother-in-law, and Crocker was his mother's maiden name
12
How did Pepsi get its name?
the digestive enzyme Peptin
the creator thought it gave people "pep" in their step
it shared ingredients with Pepto Bismol

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