The Cola Wars: Coca-Cola vs. Pepsi Quiz
by Staff
There aren't many of us who can recall a time when Coke and Pepsi weren't duking it out for domination of the worldwide cola market. How much do you know about the cola wars?

Which came first, Coke or Pepsi?

  • Coke
  • Pepsi

What was the profession of both drink inventors?

  • chemist
  • pharmacist
  • cook

Charles Guth bought Pepsi in 1931, in part because he wanted to get even with Coke. Why?

  • He thought Coke tasted horrible.
  • The president of Coke's son broke his daughter's heart.
  • Coke wouldn't give him a discount on syrup.

Which company was the first to target African-Americans in its ads?

  • Coke
  • Pepsi

This company has the sponsorship rights for most sports leagues in North America.

  • Coke
  • Pepsi

This company declined a few chances to buy out the other in the '20s and '30s.

  • Coke
  • Pepsi

What was Pepsi's longest-running ad slogan?

  • "Drink a Pepsi for life"
  • "Pepsi-Cola hits the spot"
  • "Twice as much for a nickel"

This animal has long been featured in Coke's holiday ads.

  • penguin
  • reindeer
  • polar bear

This is Coke's lemon-lime soda.

  • Slice
  • Sprite
  • 7-Up

This movie star was married to the president of Pepsi and sat on its board of directors.

  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Bette Davis
  • Joan Crawford

When did Pepsi initiate the Pepsi Challenge?

  • 1975
  • 1981
  • 1986

Who won the Pepsi Challenge?

  • Coke
  • Pepsi

The introduction of this product in 1985 is known as one of Coke's biggest missteps.

  • Coke Light
  • Coca-Cola Clear
  • New Coke

How long after the introduction of New Coke did the company bring back the original formula?

  • three months
  • a year
  • two years

What was the newly reintroduced original formula called?

  • Plain Old Coke
  • Coca-Cola Classic
  • New New

Peter Jennings interrupted a broadcast of this show to announce to the nation that original Coke was back.

  • "General Hospital"
  • "Days of Our Lives"
  • "Wheel of Fortune"

Wait, there's more renaming. New Coke's name was changed to this in 1990, after it had pretty much faded from the public consciousness.

  • Future Coke
  • Old New Coke
  • Coke II

When did Coke finally remove the word "classic" from its packaging?

  • 1998
  • 2009
  • 2013

Which of the following was NOT a Coke jingle?

  • "Have a Coke and a smile."
  • "You got the right one, baby."
  • "It's the real thing."

These two singers have been Coke spokespeople.

  • Jennifer Lopez and Taylor Swift
  • Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston
  • Christina Aguilera and Kelly Clarkson

These two singers have endorsed Pepsi.

  • Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston
  • Rihanna and Madonna
  • Beyonc√© and Britney Spears

Billy Joel referenced the cola wars in this song.

  • "Piano Man"
  • "We Didn't Start the Fire"
  • "Uptown Girl"

Which brand of bottled water is owned by Coke?

  • Dasani
  • Aquafina
  • Evian

This NASCAR driver was first affiliated with Coke but is now a spokesperson for Pepsi.

  • Jeff Gordon
  • Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
  • Kurt Busch

Which Pepsi drink has half the calories of regular Pepsi?

  • Pepsi Zero
  • Diet Pepsi
  • Pepsi Next

Pepsi beats Coke by a 2-to-1 margin in this city.

  • Buffalo
  • Milwaukee
  • Charlotte

This drink was featured in the 1990 movie "Home Alone."

  • Coke
  • Pepsi

Which company has the naming rights for the main sports arena in Denver?

  • Coke
  • Pepsi

Schweppes ginger ale is owned by ____________.

  • Coke
  • Pepsi

According to "Beverage Digest," this soda is more popular.

  • Coke
  • Pepsi