On a Buy American Quiz

I recently had a conversation with a person promoting the importance of Buy American. Being the economic world is much different today than in yesteryear, I couldn’t resist the challenge.

After telling him I understood his convictions, I challenged him to practice in his daily life what he preaches. For instance he had to refrain from purchasing foreign products in his life, including the grocery store. As our discussion continued, the following became evident to me about his promotion:

  • American-owned (but made outside the U.S.) is more important than foreign-owned made in the U.S
  • He doesn’t buy products made in China
  • Any final decision is a matter of convenience to him

Although I don’t agree with his point, but in the spirit of this topic, here are two choice-based questions to test your knowledge. Answers are below the image.

Question 1: Which of the following are U.S-based/owned companies?
Anheuser Busch, Bridgestone (tires), GlaxoSmithKline (drugs), Holiday Inn, LG, Luxottica (eyewear), Motorola, Nestle, Phillips (electronics), Red Roof Inn, Shell (gas),

Question 2: Given the following brands commonly found in a grocery store, identify the U.S. based/owned.
Baby Ruth, Bayer, Canada Dry, Clorox, Carnation, Corona (beer), Dove (soap), Edy’s (ice cream), Heilmann’s, Libby, Jergen’s (lotion), Lipton, Lysol, Q-Tips, Ragu, Ray Ban, Stouffer’s, Vaseline

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Question 1: Which of the following are U.S-based/owned companies? Only the one underlined.
Anheuser Busch, BF Goodrich, Bridgestone, GlaxoSmithKline (drugs), Holiday Inn, LG, Luxottica (eyewear), Nokia, Motorola, Nestle, Phillips (electronics), Red Roof Inn, Shell (gas), Sony

Question 2: Given the following brands commonly found in a grocery store, identify the U.S. based/owned. Only the three underlined.
Baby Ruth, Bayer, Canada Dry, Clorox, Carnation, Corona (beer), Dove (soap), Edy’s (ice cream), Heilmann’s, Libby, Jergen’s (lotion), Lipton, Lysol, Monster Energy (drink), Q-Tips, Ragu, Ray Ban, Stouffer’s, Vaseline

Image from World-Atlas.us