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Manufacturing Quiz


How much do you know about this very important sector of the state's economy? Take this little quiz to find out. Then dazzle friends, coworkers and strangers with your encyclopedic grasp of the facts.

Question 1

What well-known Minnesota manufacturing company is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2016?

A. 3M

B. Hormel Foods

C. Toro

D. General Mills

Question 2

How many Minnesota manufacturing companies are among Fortune’s "World’s Most Admired Companies" in 2016?

A. 0

B. 2

C. 4

D. 10

Question 3

How many jobs are in Minnesota manufacturing?

A. 50,000

B. 125,100

C. 260,500

D. 317,200

Question 4

What is the average manufacturing salary in Minnesota – and how much higher, percentage-wise, is it than the average salary across all industries?

A. $46,150 - 8 percent higher than average

B. $39,480 - 5 percent higher than average

C. $63,251 - 15 percent higher than average

D. $52,764 - 10 percent higher than average

Question 5

Manufacturing accounts for one out of every ____ jobs in Minnesota?

A. 8

B. 12

C. 15

D. 20

Question 6

Which Minnesota manufacturer is one of only 30 companies that make up the Dow Jones Industrial Average?

A. St. Jude Medical

B. 3M

C. General Mills

D. Toro

Question 7

How many Minnesota manufacturing companies are on the Fortune 500 list for 2016?

A. 2

B. 5

C. 7

D. 11

Question 8

What Minnesota-based manufacturing company was named as one of the best companies for working moms in 2016?

A. 3M

B. General Mills

C. Hormel

D. Land O'Lakes

Question 9

Which of the following products was NOT created by a Minnesota-based manufacturing company?

A. Milky Way candy bar

B. Deep-diving submersible Alvin

C. Teflon

D. Masking tape

Question 10

What Minnesota manufacturing company invented the snow blower?

A. 3M

B. Valspar

C. Arctic Cat

D. Toro

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