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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

How many employees work for 3M worldwide?

A. 20,000

B. 90,000

C. 75,000

D. 40,000

Question 2

How many Minnesota manufacturing companies are among Fortune’s "World’s Most Admired Companies" in 2017?

A. 0

B. 2

C. 4

D. 10

Question 3

How many jobs in Minnesota are in manufacturing?

A. 50,000

B. 125,100

C. 260,500

D. 318,000

Question 4

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

A. $56,210 - 4 percent higher than average

B. $48,900 - 10 percent higher than average

C. $63,794 - 17 percent higher than average

D. $60,012 - 9 percent higher than average

Question 5

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

A. 9

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. 8

D. 18

Question 8

What Minnesota-based manufacturing company was named as one of Forbes 25 Best Small Companies in 2017?

A. HED Cycling

B. Hydra-Flex Inc.

C. MGS Machine

D. Proto Labs

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. Fastenal

C. Arctic Cat

D. Toro

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