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Corporate Scandals Quiz

Name the corporations that were involved in these notorious scandals.
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First submittedJune 26, 2011
Last updatedApril 7, 2014
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Year
What Happened
Company
2013
Sold see-through yoga pants
Lululemon
2013
Sold Swedish meatballs that contained horse meat
IKEA
2011
Despite U.S. profits of more than $5 billion, this company paid no U.S. taxes
GE
2011
Hacked into the phones of celebrities and royals to get tabloid dirt
NewsCorp
2010
Spilled oil into the Gulf of Mexico
BP
2009
Recalled 9 million cars after problems with uncontrolled acceleration
Toyota
2007
Military "contractors" from this company killed 17 civilians in Iraq
Blackwater
2005
Sold music CD's which secretly installed an illegal "rootkit" onto users' computers
Sony
2002
Marketed thong underwear to pre-teens
Abercrombie & Fitch
2001
Appeared to be a thriving energy company, but was actually a giant accounting scam
Enron
2001
This company was supposed to audit the other company
Arthur Andersen
1989
Spilled oil into Prince William Sound
Exxon
1984
Responsible for the Bhopal Disaster, a chemical leak that killed
at least 3,000 people in India
Union Carbide
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Hired Nazi war-criminals, sold HIV-infected blood, and
marketed heroin as cough medicine
Bayer
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Apr 7, 2014
Updated!
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level 80
Apr 21, 2014
Bayer...Um, wow.
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level 53
Apr 21, 2014
Bayer is a German company, btw.
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level 72
Apr 21, 2014
Despite never having heard of any "thong" scandals, I correctly guessed Abercrombie on the first try.
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level 77
Apr 21, 2014
I guessed Victoria's Secret, American Apparel, and then Abercrombie.
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level 70
Apr 21, 2014
I got Abercrombie on the first try, but I was answering the first question about see through yoga pants. Corporate crooks Bernie Madoff (Madoff Investment Securities) and Dennis Kozlowski (Tyco) would have been two others to include but their companies are not as well known. What they did though was just as heinous.
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level 60
Apr 21, 2014
Remind me not to use Bayer, because i don't want AIDS
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level 44
Aug 1, 2014
This was really tough, and informative. Was expecting more social scandals like starbucks and chick fil-A
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level 76
Oct 6, 2015
I'd call those you cited "controversies" rather than scandals.
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level 62
Apr 3, 2016
Wow, I had no idea private military was a thing. Good old USA.
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level 39
Jun 9, 2016
I wouldn't suggest buying stock in Bayer anytime soon...
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