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OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

QUIZ: REALTOR® History

 With the help of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® Information Central team, we scoured the history books to craft a quiz that challenges your knowledge of the association's 100-year history. After all, if you’re a REALTOR®, you should know your roots and all of the accomplishments that helped NAR rise to become the national voice for real estate.

1.Before being called the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, what name did the national Association go by?
National Association of Real Estate
Association of Real Estate
National Association of Real Estate Boards
It's always been known as the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.


2.In what year was the NAR Code of Ethics adopted, and what was its primary theme?
1908; A New Order
1913; The Golden Rule
1924; Right Makes Might
1952; Do Well By Doing Right


3.What year did NAR surpass 1 million members for the first time?
1965
2000
1982
2004


4.How many syllables does the word REALTOR® have?
One
Two
Three
Four


5.Which past NAR president visited the White House in 1933 and handed President Roosevelt a $95,000 check, the first dividend from the Federal Home Loan Bank System?
William W. Hannan
Harry S. Kissell
William H. Gardner
Alexander Sacket Taylor


6.In what year was the term REALTOR® approved as a registered trademark by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office?
1908
1950
1970
2000


7.Who was the only NAR president to serve for two years, rather than the typical one-year term?
William May Garland
Charles N. Chadbourn
Harry S. Kissell
Pat V. Combs


8.In a famous NAR speech dubbed “Lions Over the Hill,” what topic was 1993 NAR president Bill Chee warning the Board of Directors that NAR was falling behind its competitors on?
Fair Housing
Technology
Public Policy
Law and Ethics


9.The national association’s Land Developers and Home Builders Division later split off to form what group?
National Association of Urban Development
National Association of Home Builders
Urban Land Institute
REALTORS® Land Institute


10.Who was the first female president of NAR?
Ebby Halliday
Dorcas Helfant
Catherine Whatley
Pat V. Combs


11.How much money did NAR raise for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks?
$1.5 million
$3.4 million
$6.2 million
$8.8 million


12.What two past U.S. Presidents spoke at NAR’s 2006 Annual Convention?
George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter
Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter
Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush
Gerald R. Ford and Jimmy Carter


13.In 1989, NAR adopted what theme as part of its official logo?
Fair Housing
Equality in Housing
Building Communities
The Voice for Real Estate


14.What powerhouse bipartisan organization was formed in 1969 to support candidates running for public office who supported REALTOR® positions?
REALTORS® Legislative Committee
REALTORS® Political Action Committee
Washington Committee
REALTORS® Grassroots Action Committee