Apple (AAPL ) and Microsoft (MSFT ) are two of the largest and most well-known companies in the world. The tech giants have been fierce competitors for decades and despite the many attributes that set them apart, they also have a lot of common. In light of this, we created this quiz to see how well you know the difference between these two companies and their origins.
After each question below, simply click the name of the company that you believe is the correct answer. Good luck!
1. Which stock trades an average of 72 million shares per day?
2. Which company has more debt?
3. Which company was founded in 1975?
4. Which company was sued by multiple governments for monopolistic practices?
5. Which company suspended its dividend for 17 years?
6. Which company has split its stock 9 times?
7. Which company famously paid its CEO $1 for several years?
8. Which company has had a higher return since going public?
9. In which company is Al Gore a major shareholder?
10. Which company pays out more in annual dividends?
11. Which company has more employees worldwide?
12. Which company lists China as its second-biggest market?
13. Which stock performed better during the DotCom bubble (1/1/1997 - 3/10/2000)?
14. Which company holds a dominating market share in the operating system world?
15. Which stock currently has a higher share price?
16. Which company was entangled in lawsuits with a multi-media corporation that was founded by The Beatles band?
17. Which company has its roots in a product called Traf-O-Data?
18. Which company accused Android for stealing its mobile operating system?
19. Which company's founder dropped out of Harvard University?
20. Which company's founder is credited as an executive producer on the 1995 film "Toy Story"?
Your Score: / 20
One in the Same
Though there is a lot that separates these two companies, they also have a number of similarities, making this quiz a bit more difficult than you may have guessed. The two giants will continue to battle it out and push the envelope in the tech world for many years to come.
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