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John D. Hertz: Quiz


Question 1: In 1938 Hertz was prepared to buy ________ from General Motors but the airline's General Manager, Eddie Rickenbacker, was able to raise the necessary financing to acquire Eastern before Hertz could exercise his option.
US AirwaysContinental AirlinesAmerican AirlinesEastern Air Lines

Question 2: John Daniel Hertz (April 10, 1879 – October 8, 1961) was a ________ Slovak and Slovak American businessman, thoroughbred racehorse owner, and philanthropist.

Question 3: Born Sandor Herz in the village of Vrutky, Slovakia[1], part of the ________ before .
German EmpireOttoman EmpireHoly Roman EmpireAustria–Hungary

Question 4: In 1933, Robert Lehman sold Hertz a minority interest in ________ investment bank in New York City and he remained a member of the firm until his death.
Lehman BrothersCitigroupBear StearnsMerrill Lynch

Question 5: His family emigrated to the ________ when he was five.
CanadaPhilippinesUnited StatesAlaska

Question 6: He founded the Yellow Cab Company in ________ in 1915 as a way to provide transportation at a modest price.
Blue Island, IllinoisBurr Ridge, IllinoisChicagoElmhurst, Illinois

Question 7: became an advertising executive and was briefly married between 1942 and 1944 to film star ________.
Myrna Loy filmographyClark GableMyrna LoyWilliam Powell

Question 8: His distinctive yellow cabs became popular and he quickly franchised the operation throughout the ________.
United StatesAlaskaPhilippinesCanada


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