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The Dale Carnegie Quiz
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He emerged from rural poverty to become one of the most famous self-help advocates of all time. How much do you know about Dale Carnegie?

Carnegie's best-known book is called "How to Win Friends and Influence…" what?

  • "Business"
  • "People"
  • "Your World"

At the beginning of his career, why did Carnegie change his name?

  • No one could spell it properly.
  • He wanted to be associated with the famous Carnegie family.
  • His last name attracted prejudice.

What was the original spelling of Carnegie's last name?

  • Carneggie
  • Carnagey
  • Karnagie

What year did Carnegie die?

  • 1955
  • 1971
  • 1984

In which state was Carnegie born?

  • Missouri
  • Washington
  • Maryland

Which high school team did Carnegie join?

  • Debate
  • Football
  • Chess

Instead of going into farming, what profession did Carnegie decide to try?

  • Sales
  • Accounting
  • Writing

After saving up $500 from sales, Carnegie quit his job to do what?

  • Move to Los Angeles to start a marketing company
  • Move to Washington D.C. to become a politician
  • Move to New York and become an actor

In which branch of the military did Carnegie serve?

  • Army
  • Navy
  • Marines

Carnegie hated theater, so he began teaching what subject?

  • Accounting
  • Public speaking
  • Writing

In what year did Carnegie start the Dale Carnegie Course?

  • 1912
  • 1928
  • 1934

How long were Carnegie's courses in the early 1930s?

  • one weekend
  • two hours
  • 14 weeks

In what city did Carnegie decide to create a headquarters for the Dale Carnegie Institute?

  • San Francisco
  • New York
  • Baltimore

How many copies of Carnegie's book were printed during its first run?

  • 500
  • 5,000
  • 50,000

To date, about how many copies of "How to Win Friends and Influence People" have been sold?

  • 80 million
  • 30 million
  • 110 million

In its first year of sales, how many different editions of his book were published?

  • 17
  • eight
  • three

In addition to public speaking and psychology, Carnegie also wrote what kinds of books?

  • Sci-fi
  • Biographies
  • Crime fiction

By Carnegie's estimate, about how many speeches did he critique during his lifetime?

  • 50,000
  • 150,000
  • 500,000

Around the world, how many Dale Carnegie Training program instructors are there?

  • 2,700
  • 27,000
  • 350,000

To date, about how many people have completed the Carnegie training program?

  • 1 million
  • 3 million
  • 8 million

Carnegie wrote a biography about which U.S. president?

  • Abraham Lincoln
  • George Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson

In his most famous book's first edition, Carnegie says the first thing the book will help you do is what?

  • Increase your popularity.
  • Make you a better salesman, a better executive.
  • Get you out of a mental rut, give you new thoughts, new visions, new ambitions.

Carnegie wrote that the only way to get the best in an argument is to do what?

  • Avoid it.
  • Prepare for the worst.
  • Analyze the situation from both sides.

Carnegie wrote that the No.1 way to get people to like you is to do what?

  • smile
  • become genuinely interested in other people
  • talk in terms of the other person's interest

What was Carnegie's first rule for making your home life happier (a section that was removed from the book in 1981)?

  • Don't try to make your partner over.
  • Don't nag.
  • Be courteous.

What should you NEVER say, according to Carnegie?

  • "You're stupid."
  • "You're right."
  • "You're wrong."

What was the name of the last book Carnegie published while he was still alive?

  • "Little Known Facts About Well Known People"
  • "Five Minute Biographies"
  • "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living"

What does Carnegie write is the first step in analyzing worry?

  • Keep busy.
  • Get all the facts.
  • Keep calm and try to make it the best.

What should you do if you're wrong, according to Carnegie?

  • Admit it.
  • Hide the truth.
  • Find evidence to support your argument.

If something is inevitable, Carnegie wrote that you should do what?

  • Cooperate with the inevitable.
  • Fight the inevitable.
  • Choose a new path.