The very difficult ad-quiz

Adland: 

Honestly adgrunts, I'm beginning to feel a little sorry for y'all.

See, we dug up some of the most widely known advertising myths and a few difficult ad-nerdy questions because we thought everyone would employ google when they tried doing the Quiz. We even thought people would post the right answers in their blogs, email them between each other, and all sorts of things, so instead of letting everyone who scored a perfect ten get an upgrade, which was the original idea, we put our limit at 100.

But it looks like you all are honest folk (in advertising? who knew!), trying to beat it with your wits alone! And so, very few have scored a perfect ten. I've even upgraded everyone who scored 9 points just because you guys were so close. I don't want to be unfair to anyone so since people who scored 9 get an upgrade, that'll be the rule from now on. Kay?

Words of encouragement, and a warning, this quiz is not meant to be easy. You can only try once! Hint: Myth will help you a long way. Relax, take your time, and give it a go. AdLand Quiz: Ad Trivia, Truth and Myth (link removed as the Quiz is over)

So far, the clever adgrunts who scored have been; caffeinegoddess who needs no upgrade, chong.eileen, brandonbarr & RocknrollAdvertising with a perfect ten each. SweetPigs, yaksox & slydecix who got upgrades for their 9 points. C'mon people, try harder, there are so many upgrades to give away! We want to celebrate our ninth birthday in style!

Comments (12)

  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    I've even contemplated removing the last two questions just to make tehe quiz a little easier.. should I?

    Apr 05, 2005
  • Neo's picture
    Neo

    I thought, don't be silly how hard can it be.

    And then I did the quiz. Ah. Tricky.

    But I scored a perfect ten!!

    Apr 05, 2005
  • suture's picture
    suture

    Only if I can give it another try ;) The last question was the most difficult!

    Apr 05, 2005
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    You can thank Caff for that one, she came up with it. ;)

    Apr 05, 2005
  • kidkie's picture
    kidkie

    I Google:d on most of them though and one question came up as an urban legend... Tricky. Did I choose the wrong answer on that one? Only God and Dabitch knows. :-)

    Apr 05, 2005
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    You picked the right answer on that Chevy thing, however a wrong answer on question #2.

    Don't worry, on Friday I'll let y'all know what the right answers are. :)

    Apr 06, 2005
  • AnonymousCoward's picture
    AnonymousCoward (not verified)

    Wow. I'm in shock. I thought I nailed this thing. I only questioned myself on number 10. I think we're going to need to see some facts behind the answers. I went with the facts not the myths; did that kill me? I saw the hint, but ignored it.

    Apr 06, 2005
  • Dabitch's picture
    Dabitch

    You might have had the wrong facts, the two first and two last questions were answered wrong. :/ Sorry man.

    Apr 06, 2005
  • aiiobo's picture
    aiiobo

    Ouch. I got 8 right. I think I know exactly where I went wrong too, how annoying. Question number ten is hard.

    Apr 06, 2005
  • brandonbarr's picture
    brandonbarr

    On question ten, personify those three men and imagine each of them saying that. Only one sounds really "right" saying it, given the way they approach advertising.

    But that was the one I really held my breath about when I submitted. :)

    Apr 07, 2005
  • aiiobo's picture
    aiiobo

    HUGE CLUE! Lookie here.

    The Apple ad question is NOT what you think!

    Apr 07, 2005

Leave a comment

about the author

Dabitch Creative Director, CEO, hell-raising sweetheart and editor of Adland. Globetrotting Swede who has lived and worked in New York, London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm.