Pigskins and Promos: The Super Bowl Commercials Quiz
by Staff
Some of the most famous commercials of all time have appeared during the Super Bowl. How much do you know about these pricey marketing ploys? Take this quiz to find out.

A 1992 Nike ad showed Michael Jordan playing hoops with what cartoon character?

  • Bugs Bunny
  • Hulk
  • Donald Duck

The Michael Jordan and Bugs Bunny commercial was so popular that it inspired what?

  • a movie
  • a TV show
  • a Looney Tunes reunion cartoon

How much did an ad spot during the very first Super Bowl cost?

  • $12,300
  • $37,500
  • $48,100

How much did companies pay for a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl in 2015?

  • $8 million
  • $4.5 million
  • $3 million

What year did Apple's famous Macintosh ad appear?

  • 1984
  • 1986
  • 1987

How many frogs appear in the memorable Budweiser lily pad ads?

  • five
  • four
  • three

The Bud Bowl commercials showed beer bottles facing off on a gridiron. How many Bud Bowls were there?

  • eight
  • six
  • four

What was the first year that a Super Bowl ad cost more than $1 million?

  • 1987
  • 1990
  • 1995

What's the most likely reason that SodaStream's commercials were rejected in 2013?

  • They mentioned competitors by name.
  • They had partial nudity.
  • They had bloody violence.

The most-shared ad from the 2015 Super Bowl featured a puppy and what else?

  • a Clydesdale horse
  • a car
  • a pickup truck

Apple's 1985 commercial compared average PC users to what?

  • clones
  • lemmings
  • copycats

What percentage of the U.S. population watches the Super Bowl?

  • 30 percent
  • 60 percent
  • 80 percent

Which year was the Super Bowl first saturated with ads from online companies?

  • 2007
  • 2004
  • 2000

What was the first big-budget movie to start its marketing during the Super Bowl?

  • "Twister"
  • "The Rock"
  • "Independence Day"

The NFL does not allow companies to advertise which product during the game?

  • electric vehicles
  • fireworks
  • products containing trans fats

A McDonald's ad from 1993 featured which two basketball players topping each other's incredible shots?

  • Michael Jordan and Larry Bird
  • Larry Bird and Magic Johnson
  • Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan

About how much time is dedicated to commercials during the Super Bowl?

  • 35 minutes
  • 40 minutes
  • 50 minutes

Which car company reimagined "The Matrix" in a 2014 commercial?

  • Kia
  • Ford
  • Chevy

One of the first and most notable ads showed a bullet hitting what product?

  • a padlock
  • a car window
  • a Coke glass

How long was the most expensive Super Bowl clip in history?

  • 45 seconds
  • 90 seconds
  • two minutes

What is the first small business to have a commercial air during the Super Bowl?

  • GoldieBlox
  • Barley Labs
  • Locally Laid Egg Company

Which ultra-famous supermodel sexily drank from a Pepsi can in a 1992 spot?

  • Helena Christensen
  • Heidi Klum
  • Cindy Crawford

What company created the most-shared Super Bowl ad of all time?

  • Budweiser
  • Volkswagen
  • Paramount Pictures

Which product invited consumers to shoot their own commercials in hopes of airing the ads during the game?

  • Doritos
  • Pepsi
  • Snickers

Burger King promised a cash prize to anyone who could spot a commercial character named what?

  • Mick the Geek
  • Herb the Nerd
  • Mork the Dork

Which company used IndyCar driver Danica Patrick for many of its ads?

  • AOL
  • Wix
  • GoDaddy

Which famous world leader appeared in a Pizza Hut commercial in 1997?

  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Bill Clinton
  • George H.W. Bush

In 1992 a McDonald's clip about youth football inspired which director to produce a movie?

  • Steven Spielberg
  • George Lucas
  • Martin Scorsese

In 2004 Bob Dylan (and his song) appeared in an ad for which company?

  • McDonald's
  • Microsoft
  • Victoria's Secret

On average, the price of Super Bowl ads has increased by what percentage every year?

  • 6 percent
  • 8 percent
  • 10 percent