You Might LOVE Amazon, But What Do You Know About Its Cool History?

Hint: It used to be a bookstore! 

Faye Remedios
Created by Faye Remedios
On Sep 24, 2022
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You can’t beat Amazon when it comes to convenience with its ability to offer everything for everyone at any time. But this online platform, that also happens to be known as 'the world’s mall,' has a fascinating origin and history. How much do you know about this brand? This quiz will reveal if you’re a super fan as well as a super shopper. Are you up for the challenge?

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When was Amazon founded?

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Amazon officially opened for business as an online bookseller.

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Jeff Bezos first decided to call his website ___, but his lawyer advised against it.

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The website sold its first book in 1995, which was titled…

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Amazon used to hold its initial meetings at…

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Amazon developed its own street view in the early 2000s that was called…

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In its early days, _____ every time someone purchased something off of Amazon.

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Amazon Kindle sold out within ____ of its release in 2007 in the US.

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Amazon has an affiliate program that lets influencers earn a small commission every time someone buys a product using their link. 

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On account of an algorithmic flaw, Amazon once listed a $106 book about the genetic makeup of flies for over ___.

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Amazon’s Kindle, the company’s e-reader, was originally going to be named ____, that was a character in science fiction writer Neal Stephenson’s book ‘The Diamond Age’.

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Amazon is known for restricting project teams to around ten people per team, or what they call…

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Amazon has a program that literally offers to pay employees to quit.

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In 2016, Amazon made a delivery to one customer in California on Christmas Eve that only took …

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In 2004, Amazon banned ____ as part of a culture shift targeted at promoting different and better thinking about new ideas.

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Amazon’s logo of a yellow arrow that looks like a smile coveys that the brand…

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The company’s headquarters are in..

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Amazon has a building named after its first customer ____.

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Amazon didn't advertise on television for seven years, from 2000 to 2007 and resumed TV ads only with the introduction of the ____.

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Bezos once had a habit of keeping an empty chair in meetings to represent the customer.

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When Amazon launched Amazon Web Services, it kept the rates low to avoid repeating ____ mistake.

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