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The Self-help Guru Quiz
by Staff
The self-help market is burgeoning with tips (and sometimes tricks) from authors and speakers that occasionally become celebrities. How much do you know about self-help gurus?

Who helped create an empire around "chicken soup for the soul?"

  • Tony Robbins
  • Jack Canfield
  • Zig Ziglar

Who is the author of "Outliers" and "The Tipping Point?"

  • Carol Dweck
  • Stephen R. Covey
  • Malcolm Gladwell

Which guru started his career as a comedy hypnotist?

  • Paul McKenna
  • Deepak Chopra
  • Laura Schlessinger

Which speaker gave a lecture called "The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams?"

  • James Arthur Ray
  • Les Brown
  • Randy Pausch

James Ray once taught motivational speeches written by what other motivational writer?

  • Stephen Covey
  • Paul McKenna
  • Jim Rohn

Which group is often credit with starting the modern self-help movement?

  • Women for Sobriety
  • Alcoholics Anonymous
  • Secular Organizations for Sobriety

Which self-help speaker was homeless but then wound up on the New York Times Best Seller list in 2000?

  • Zig Ziglar
  • Eckhart Tolle
  • Stephen Covey

Which guru died of injuries sustained in a mountain biking accident?

  • Zig Ziglar
  • Stephen Covey
  • Paul McKenna

Which self-help radio host was famously dropped by major sponsors after using a racial slur on the air?

  • Toni Grant
  • Dr. Laura
  • Dr. Michelle

In the early 2000s, about how many different self-help groups were there in America?

  • about 500,000
  • about a million
  • about two million

Which guru used the phrase "I'm so happy and grateful now that money comes to me in increasing quantities, through multiple sources on a continuous basis?"

  • John C. Maxwell
  • Has Baer
  • Bob Protcor

Jay McGraw is the son of which self-help TV host?

  • Maury
  • Dr. Phil
  • Dr. Oz

Which motivational speaker came to fame through an infomercial called "Personal Power?"

  • Tony Robbins
  • Jim Rohn
  • John Grinder

Which guru is famous for giving advice to celebrities and promoting healing through alternative medicine?

  • Hans Baer
  • David Simon
  • Deepak Chopra

Roughly how much do Americans spend on self-help products and services each year?

  • Around $10 billion
  • Around $20 billion
  • Around $30 billion

Which guru has a net worth of nearly half a billion dollars?

  • David Burns
  • Tony Robbins
  • Deepak Chopra

Who wrote "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff…and It's All Small Stuff?"

  • Eckhart Tolle
  • Richard Carlson
  • Barbara Sher

Before becoming a self-help guru, what was one of Les Brown's occupations?

  • lawyer
  • accountant
  • politician

Who is best known for lecturing on productivity-related subjects?

  • David Williams
  • David Beardsley
  • David Allen

In what year did "Chicken Soup for the Soul" first hit bookshelves?

  • 1993
  • 1999
  • 2002

Which self-help guru repeated the catchphrase "It's possible!"

  • Eckhart Tolle
  • Les Brown
  • Jay McGraw

Who is the author of "Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway?"

  • Susan Jeffers
  • Eckart Tolle
  • Richard Carlson

How many copies of "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" have been sold worldwide?

  • 50 million
  • 25 million
  • 13 million

Who developed T.E.A.M Therapy?

  • Napoleon Hill
  • David Burns
  • Jay McGraw

Which guru is known for sometimes asking seminar participants to walk across hot coals?

  • Zig Ziglar
  • Tony Robbins
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn

Who wrote "How to Win Friends and Influence People?"

  • Robert Greene
  • Dale Carnegie
  • Napoleon Hill

James Arthur Ray was found guilty of negligent homicide of three people who followed him into what area?

  • a sweat lodge
  • hot springs
  • a shooting range

Who once told Oprah Winfrey that death is an illusion and “who we are is the part of us that is infinite, the part of us that never stops?"

  • David Burns
  • Robert Greene
  • Wayne W. Dyer

Which motivational speaker served in World War II and then worked as a salesman?

  • Zig Ziglar
  • Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • David Burns

Who wrote "Cash in a Flash" with Robert Allen?

  • Jack Canfield
  • Mark Hansen
  • Jeff Rivera