Macworld reader, Apple fan? The two go hand-in-hand, but just how big an Apple fan are you? We’ve put together a cryptic collection of 50 questions, each worth a point, to test both your memory and those of your Apple loving friends. No prizes, but award yourself brownie points if you score 30 points or more without relying on Google. Less than 10 points and you might want to consider yourself the Windows Vista of quiz contestants. 

There are 5 rounds, each round is linked to below.

This is round 2: Apple Alumni: Woz, Ive, Cook and Co

Round 1: The Life and Times of Steve Jobs

Round 3: Apple Through the Years

Round 4:  Everything iOS

Round 5: The Mac: The Apple computer that ignited the PC revolution

Q1 Along with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, who was the third founder of Apple in 1976?

Q2 Which college did Apple’s Jonathan Ive attend?

Q3 Apple CEO Tim Cook serves on the board of directors of which other high-profile company?

Q4 What happened to Wozniak on 7 February 1981? 

Q5 Which high-profile politician joined Apple’s board of directors in 2003?

Q6 Name the design agency Jonathan Ive co-founded?

Q7 When Apple launches a new product, where can Woz normally be found?

Q8 In 1983, from whom did Jobs poach John Sculley to become Apple CEO? 

Q9 Who planned to quit Apple in 1997 over what he considered a desire for profit maximisation?

Q10 Who at Apple was know as the “Father of the iPod?”

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As Tim Cook keeps reminding us, there are a lot of good people at Apple. But how much do you know about them?

Q1 Along with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, who was the third founder of Apple in 1976?

Ronald Wayne. The original partnership agreement signed on 1 April 1976 saw him, “Assume major responsibility for Mechanical Engineering and Documentation,” alongside roles for Jobs and Wozniak. Wayne received a 10 per cent stake in Apple but relinquished his stock, for $800 shortly after, concerned about his assets being seized if the company failed. His share was estimated to be worth $48.7 billion in 2012. Wayne expressed no regrets over the decision

Q2 Which college did Apple’s Jonathan Ive attend?

Born in Chingford, London, Ive studied industrial design at Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University). “I saw his work as it was developing and my view of him was a quiet, thoughtful and hard-working student,” recalled Neil Smith, Northumbria University’s enterprise fellow from the School of Design.

Q3 Apple CEO Tim Cook serves on the board of directors of which other high-profile company?

Nike. Cook has served on the its board since November 2005. He’s also a member of the National Football Foundation’s board of directors.

Q4 What happened to Steve Wozniak on 7 February 1981?

Woz was involved in a plane crash. He crashed his new single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza A36TC, while attempting a take-off from Santa Cruz Sky Park. Woz and his three passengers, including then-fiancé Candice Clark, were all injured, with the Apple co-founder suffering from partial amnesia. The crash is cited as the reason why Woz took time off from Apple, returning to study at Berkeley.

Q5 Which high-profile politician joined Apple’s board of directors in 2003?

Al Gore, former vice president of the United States, joined Apple’s board in March 2003. “Al is an avid Mac user and does his own video editing in Final Cut Pro,” Steve Jobs noted at the time. 

Q6 Name the design agency Jonathan Ive co-founded?

Tangerine. Ive co-founded the London based design agency, where he developed power tools, wash basins, TVs, and more. Apple was a client, and Ive was eventually offered a job by the Mac maker. He said: “I still remember Apple describing this fantastic opportunity and being nervous that I would mess it all up.”

Q7 When Apple launches a new product, where can Woz normally be found?

In line, queuing outside an Apple Store with other customers. “The launch of a new Apple product is for me like a big, major concert in which you absolutely must attend personally,” he has said. 

Q8 In 1983, who did Jobs poach John Sculley from to become Apple CEO? 

Pepsi-Cola, a division of PepsiCo. After a long business courtship, Jobs asked Sculley: “Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?” 

Q9 Who planned to quit Apple in 1997 over what he considered a desire for profit maximisation?

Jonathan Ive. The designer had believed Apple had put profits before product design, until Jobs convinced him otherwise. “I remember very clearly Steve announcing that our goal is not just to make money but to make great products,” Ive said. Although Jobs looked around for other quality designers including Richard Sapper, who designed the IBM ThinkPad, Jobs and Ive went on to form a strong business and personal relationship. 

Q10 Who at Apple was know as the “Father of the iPod?”

Tony Fadell. He developed a music player that he pitched to Apple. That idea became the iPod. He headed the iPod division at Apple until 2008 at which point he left the company in order to raise his family, however, he stayed on as an advisor at Apple until 2010. 

Round 1: The Life and Times of Steve Jobs

Round 3: Apple Through the Years

Round 4:  Everything iOS

Round 5: The Mac: The Apple computer that ignited the PC revolution