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Best-Selling Things Quiz

Name the best-selling thing in each of these categories.
Last updated: August 30, 2018
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Worldwide Sales (all-time)
Movie (box office)
Avatar
Movie (box office,
inflation adjusted)
Gone with the Wind
Car model
Toyota Corolla
Truck model
Ford F-150
Board game (branded)
Monopoly
Album
Thriller by Michael Jackson
Video game console
PS-2
Video game
Tetris
Book
The Bible
iPhone App (paid)
Angry Birds
Soda
Coca-Cola
Fast-Food restaurant
McDonald's
Cigarettes
Marlboro
Worldwide Sales (2015)
Website (most-visits)
Google
Airline (most passengers)
American Airlines
 
 
U.S. Sales (2015)
Beer
Bud Light
Newspaper
The Wall Street Journal
Liquor
Smirnoff Vodka
Candy Bar
Snickers
Breakfast cereal
Honey Nut Cheerios
Peanut butter
Jif
Girl Scout cookie
Thin Mints
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level 19
Aug 2, 2013
i would have gotten all of them but i spelled it Malboro not Marlboro :( I feel like that should be close enough! haha
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level 56
Aug 3, 2013
Same with me!
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level 44
Aug 15, 2014
If you knew all of those but don't know how to spell Marlboro, then you should probably be working on your spelling.
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level 68
Jul 9, 2016
and your perfect game just went up in smoke.
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level 37
Jun 7, 2018
Malboro worked with me...
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level 74
Aug 2, 2013
As pointed out before the quiz was updated, Bud (if you include Bud Light and Budweiser together), Snickers, Cheerios, Jif, and Thin Mints are also the best selling types of these things in the world not just in the USA. Not sure about the WSJ or Smirnoff. If you don't count Bud Light and Budweiser together then Snow Beer is the best-selling beer in the world.
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level 58
Aug 2, 2013
As a European I have never encountered Jif or thin mints in any EU country, I cant speak for the rest of the world but I imagine it is probably the same. They seem much more an american tradition. Not sure if the rest would have the highest worldwide sales of all time but Budweiser is everywhere(unfortunately). Smirnoff, Snickers Cherrios and the WSJ might not be the most popular items everywhere but are available in most places.
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level 74
Aug 2, 2013
Imagine all you like I've actually looked it up. I spend most of my time outside of the United States and have bought Jif many places thousands of miles apart. Thin Mints are not sold outside of the USA except at military bases, but neither are any other type of Girl Scout cookie. Regardless of all this, even if something is still not sold widely outside of the USA, or in Europe, it still has a good shot of being the best selling thing in the world. All of the things I mentioned are, in fact, the best selling brands in the world.
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level 71
Jun 30, 2016
In England Jif is stuff that you clean the toilet with, now called Cif.
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level 71
Jun 30, 2016
When I went on a tour of one of the local breweries, they told us that the tasters have a swig of Bud in-between tasting the ales to clear their pallet as Bud has no flavour...
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level 74
Jul 9, 2016
it all tastes like piss to me, including the multiple gold and silver medal-winning-from-prestigious-European-competitions stuff they used to brew at the tavern/restaurant I worked at in college. I wouldn't drink that and I wouldn't drink Bud, either.
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level 71
Sep 19, 2018
I do generally prefer real ales, but unfortunately it is often difficult to know whether they have isinglass in them so often have to stick to lagers (which, at least in England, tend to be the same few you find in pubs everywhere so I know which ones are 'safe'), or Guinness
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level 68
Aug 4, 2013
snow? really? stuff tastes like crap...have never seen it outside of china
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level 74
Aug 5, 2013
Doesn't really have to be sold outside of China to be the best-selling brand in the world.
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level 58
Aug 5, 2013
It is unfortunate Budweiser is everywhere overseas. Miller Lite and Bud Light are the 2 giants of beer distribution here in the USA and they are total crap. They have to be served ice cold because they are tasteless, pathetic imitations of real beer. The only way to enjoy good beer is to buy from small craft brewers. Fortunately there are a lot of good ones today.
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level 67
Aug 6, 2013
Have you tried Bishops Finger?
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level 34
Jan 3, 2014
Miller Lite is my beer of choice when I want to drink more than 10 beers at a time... the other two days a week I love craft brews!
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level 70
Aug 2, 2013
Missed Avatar...ouch. First typed USA Today considering it's at my door at virtually every hotel I stay within the states.
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level 49
Aug 2, 2013
why can't mints be accepted for the girl scout cookie?
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level 74
Aug 3, 2013
for the same reason Donald's isn't accepted for McDonald's, "The Wind" is not accepted for "Gone With the Wind," and 2 is not accepted for PlayStation 2. Who calls them "mints?"
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level 15
Oct 20, 2013
Well I put Play station that should have worked
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level 74
Jul 9, 2016
the PlayStation was a different system than the PS2.
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level 35
Aug 8, 2013
For the love of god, please can you accept just cherrios.
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level ∞
Aug 8, 2013
Are those cherry-flavored Cheerios?
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level 34
Jan 3, 2014
Oh Quizmaster, your japes are rare and subtle, which makes them that much more entertaining.
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level 55
May 23, 2014
I would buy those.
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level 45
May 29, 2018
Why would want cherry-flavoured anything? Cherries are awful!
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level 40
Aug 14, 2013
You should accept Malboro.
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level 74
Aug 17, 2013
With the exaggerated emphasis that anyone who has ever advertised Marlboros places on the first "R" how could you think it was spelled Malboro? I guess maybe if you are from somewhere that places Rs everywhere they don't actually belong.. like... President Obamer, according to the BBC.
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level 52
Oct 6, 2017
That's just the way the British accent works. So don't acts like it's a mistake. Words that end like that (Obama, etc.) have a bit of an 'r' on the end.
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level 67
Mar 21, 2018
No, that isn't "the way the British accent works", and no, words like Obama don't "have a bit of an 'r' on the end". Rhotic speakers (a minority in the UK) only add rhoticity where there is no 'r' if they are illiterate (a tiny part of that minority, and very unlikely to be heard on the BBC). And you'd certainly never hear such a thing from non-rhotic speakers (the majority in the UK, and, given the domination of received pronunciation on the BBC, the vast majority there).
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level 74
Apr 13, 2018
I watch the BBC and listen to BBC radio a lot and hear it all the time. Maybe you don't notice it as much as I do.
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level 71
Sep 19, 2018
I pronounce it like a word ending -er, but I've never thought the word actually ended in anything other than -ma. So I guess I'm one of those illiterate rhotic speakers Off. Dibble is talking about. And I never knew it.
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level 55
May 23, 2014
Who reads newspapers anymore?
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level 44
May 30, 2014
People may not read them - but the higher-ups in my company get them to put on their desks just to make them look informed. I notice that they never get moved.
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level 75
Jan 2, 2016
Erm, me...
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level 74
Jul 9, 2016
My husband. We were recently eating breakfast at a hotel which offered free morning papers. My husband was the only one in the room reading the paper, All the other men were looking at their phones. Later, someone asked a group of us what time was it. I started to look at my watch, but a teenager near me had her phone whipped out and gave them the time before I could even move my wrist to see the dial. I'm starting to empathize with the dinosaurs.
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level 44
May 30, 2014
I'm a little surprised about Thriller - I really thought it would be one of the Beatles albums.
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level 20
Jun 5, 2014
I've never seen a lot of these things in Australia - we don't drink Bud - we have better beer standards... we do have Maccas though, just in case you're coming 'down under'
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level 44
Aug 15, 2014
Bud Light isn't the most popular beer because we think it tastes best. It's cheap and it's EVERYWHERE. If the good beers were as cheap and ubiquitous they would give the crappy ones a run for their money. It's also worth noting that you have to drink 3 light beers for every 2 good beers.
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level 71
Apr 25, 2015
The Jif answer, for New Zealanders, is hysterically funny: there it's the name of an abrasive household cleaning product.
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level 74
Jul 9, 2016
If it wasn't so versatile it might not sell so well. Try it on your bread sometime. It can't be worse than vegemite.
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level 50
Jul 29, 2016
Everyone seems to criticise Vegemite either without trying it or only trying it once with a large portion. You're supposed to spread it very thinly.
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level 35
Aug 27, 2016
Vegemite is for the Aussies :) We have Marmite.
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level 59
Sep 26, 2016
YAY marmite! I had marmite sandwiches every day for lunch throughout my entire childhood...
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level 59
Sep 26, 2016
And I use Jif to clean the bath and shower!
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level 49
Feb 6, 2018
VEGEMITE IS AWESOME!
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level 45
May 29, 2018
MARMITE WHAT ARE YOU DOING!?
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level 71
Sep 19, 2018
Marmite is amazing. Vegemite is a very similar product but, weirdly, disgusting. Go figure
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level 44
Jun 4, 2015
playstation 2 should also be accepted.
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level 75
Oct 10, 2016
Agreed.
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level 47
Jun 5, 2015
Thriller is not the highest selling album of all time. The Eagles Greatest Hits has been for years. Just saying
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level 71
Sep 19, 2018
Is that true? Maybe they make a distinction between album and compilation
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level 36
Jun 23, 2015
The best selling album is the "Eagles Greatest Hits" album.
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level 63
Dec 10, 2015
In the United States, its debated which is the best selling album. But world wide, the Eagles Greatest Hits hasn't sold as well. Thriller is the world wide best selling album.
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level 51
Sep 5, 2018
Actually recently the Eagles Greatest Hits officially surpassed Thriller as the best selling album in the world.
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level 65
Sep 12, 2015
Funny how 65% of you got the most popular beer but only 3% got the most popular novel...that about sums up our society.
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level 75
Jul 9, 2016
The Bible is a novel? Well, that explains a lot....
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level 70
Aug 9, 2018
I'd classify it more as "Historical Fiction" but it does have a crossover into Supernatural themes
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level 49
Feb 6, 2018
That answer is wrong anyway. Also, the Bible is not a novel - it is a collection of "books" put together in a compendium. The word "novel" impies proper prose, which the Bible is not.
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level 59
May 6, 2016
There was me thinking that Jif was the brand name of a cleaning product! In future if I want to clean my kitchen and bathroom I shall use peanut butter - may not clean as well but it will smell a darn sight better!!
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level 74
Jul 9, 2016
It works well for removing gum from a child's hair, too.
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level 68
Jun 6, 2016
missed 2 this go around...snicker and corolla
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level 74
Jun 9, 2016
It would be helpful if there was better guidance for when the quiz is requesting a specific brand - example; for the liquor question, it wouldn't take vodka (which is the biggest selling liquor type in the US), but required the brand name.
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level 58
Sep 15, 2016
If you look at it the other way around: Where is the brand name not required?
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level 77
Jul 7, 2016
Thin mints? What is WRONG with people??? SAMOAS!!!
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level 47
Jul 9, 2016
i agree 150%
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level 74
Jul 9, 2016
Agree. Sadly, they changed bakers in our region and we lost Samoas. They were replaced with Caramel deLites. I don't care what they say, they just don't taste as good. Oddly enough, Thin Mints are the only cookies which didn't change names when our GS made the switch from ABC to Little Brownie Bakers.
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level 74
Jul 9, 2016
btw, who pays for Angry Birds?
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level 75
Jul 9, 2016
Exactly! I didn't even bother trying Angry Birds because I thought... Nobody pays for that!
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level 45
May 29, 2018
I don’t even think you CAN pay for Angry Birds.
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level 71
Sep 19, 2018
People looking for a dominatrix prostitute?
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level 29
Jul 9, 2016
I thought the airline one was Delta. When I saw the results which said it was American Airlines, I instantly thought of home alone. Anyone else think of that?
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level 68
Jul 11, 2016
Should update for Force Awakens
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level ∞
Jul 12, 2016
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/world/
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level 74
Jan 9, 2017
QM, please accept GWTW for Gone With the Wind. It's pretty standard.
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level 66
Feb 21, 2017
I don't think cigarettes should be given exposure on jetpunk. It is smoking that kills millions each year (over 6 million in 2013) throughout the world and is a completely unnecessary habit. During the 20th Century smoking killed over 100 million people, more than all the wars in that timeframe.
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level 74
Jul 6, 2017
Should we also remove all quizzes with questions about Hitler, Genghis Khan, fast food and plague, then?
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level 32
Mar 29, 2017
"Monopoly" is ironic
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level 17
Oct 30, 2017
I have never heard of a Toyota corolla. It should have been a ford fusion or something Atleast a ford cause ford is the best
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level 49
Feb 6, 2018
The Bible is probably the most common book throughout the world, which is something no one will deny, but in many cases they are given out freely (such as in the desk drawers in hotel rooms and hospitals). The title is "Best SELLING things quiz" and I highly doubt that the Bible sells that highly when it is mostly given away for free.
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level 49
Feb 6, 2018
In fact, anyone who BUYS a Bible would actually be a frickin' moron, since they could just walk into their nearest church to ask for one, and get if for free. A Bible is rarely ever SOLD. It may be the most highly produced book in the world (and the most highly circulated), but in terms of sales, this figure would be very low.
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level 71
Mar 25, 2018
It's not everywhere like US. For a small language someone has to cover translation costs and the church isn't as rich as people would like to imagine.
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level 60
Apr 10, 2018
You can get a Bible for free easily, certainly, but many people such as myself would rather pay for our copies and let the free Bibles be used to reach out to those who don't have a Bible or can't afford a nice one. You can also buy a standard KJV at any dollar store for $1, but they will have no commentary/notes. Having purchased Bibles for myself and others, what some people don't realize is that a lot of what you're paying for is the translation used, the type of binding, the format, and the commentary. There are different translations and different commentaries; much of what makes a Bible worth spending money on are the notes and other annotations, cross-references, etc. It's an incredibly dense and self-referential work so you need all that stuff to get the most out of it. I recommend the NASB translation, in the Life Application Study Bible format, as I find the notes to be well-researched and thoughtful and the translation very carefully researched and literal.
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level 48
Mar 25, 2018
PS-2 was accepted but not Sony PlayStation 2?
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level 39
Jul 11, 2018
Jif used to be for scrubbing kitchens and is now called Cif. not heard of the other one
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level 57
Dec 14, 2018
Lol, there is no way it's the liquor indicated. I guarantee it is some rotgut like popov or korskis
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