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The Ultimate Kickstarter Quiz
by Staff
In a very short time, Kickstarter has revolutionized the music, film and art world with a new way of raising money for small creative projects. Test your knowledge of this upstart start-up with our exhaustive quiz.

In what year was Kickstarter launched?

  • 2002
  • 2006
  • 2009

What was the name of the very first project posted on Kickstarter?

  • Help Fund Kickstarter!
  • New York Makes a Book!
  • Music Video for Los Monstruos!

How much total funding has Kickstarter helped to raise for creative projects since its launch?

  • $20 million
  • $56 million
  • $75 million

Which of the following is NOT a category that Kickstarter includes in its definition of a "creative project?"

  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Food

True or False: To post a project on Kickstarter, simply register, complete your profile and start collecting donations.

  • True
  • False

Which of the following proposals WOULD be approved under Kickstarter's project guidelines?

  • Fund my art school education!
  • Buy my handmade beer cozies!
  • Fund the creation of a new iPhone app for art galleries!

What is the popular term for services like Kickstarter that help solicit funding from many anonymous users?

  • Multisourcing
  • Flashfunding
  • Crowdfunding

What was the name of the 10,000th successfully funded project on Kickstarter?

  • Citizen is releasing a 7th record!
  • Dinosaur T-shirts in all colors and sizes!
  • A dance experiment in downtown Cleveland!

How does Kickstarter make money?

  • It costs $29.99 to post a project on the site
  • Kickstarter takes a 5 percent commission on all successfully funded projects
  • Online ad revenue

How many Kickstarter projects have been funded, in part, by Kickstarter staff members?

  • 1,594
  • 2,168
  • 4,970

What percentage of successfully funded Kickstarter projects fall into the two categories of Music and Film & Video?

  • 30 percent
  • 60 percent
  • 90 percent

Which creative category has produced the LEAST amount of fully funded projects?

  • Games
  • Fashion
  • Technology

What Kickstarter project holds the record for the highest pledge total at $942,578?

  • A never-released music video from Michael Jackson
  • A watch band for the iPod Nano
  • A trip to Japan with Lady GaGa

What percentage of successfully funded projects exceed their original funding goal?

  • 24 percent
  • 46 percent
  • 94 percent

As of July 2011, how many Kickstarter projects failed to reach their funding goal?

  • 5,789
  • 13,113
  • 28,965

What is the most popular donation level on Kickstarter?

  • $5
  • $25
  • $50

Donations under $25 represent a combined 38 percent of the pledges made on Kickstarter, but what percentage do those pledges contribute to the total dollar amount received?

  • 10 percent
  • 24 percent
  • 55 percent

What is the funding goal range that has been the most successful on Kickstarter?

  • $1,000 to $5,000
  • $5,000 to $10,000
  • $10,000 to $15,000

How many employees work at Kickstarter?

  • 10
  • 25
  • 65

How many Kickstarter projects have been successfully funded at levels beyond $100,000?

  • None
  • 13
  • 23