The Succession quiz: who said it – a real-life billionaire or one of the Roys?

Test your Succession knowledge of where these quotes came from: Logan, Shiv, Roman or Kendall Roy; Rupert Murdoch, James Packer, Jack Dorsey or Jeff Bezos

  1. Roman Roy said only one of these – the others were from billionaire James Packer. Which one was Roman’s?

    1. “​Business is good right now, but now my personal life is a disaster”

    2. “I may be a fuckwit, but I’m not a liar”

    3. “I’m dumb, but I’m smart”

    4. “I’d rather be sitting on the beach, but I can’t”

  2. Logan Roy or Rupert Murdoch (part 1) – which one is Logan?

    1. “The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small any more. It will be the fast beating the slow”

    2. “The future is real. The past is all made up”

  3. Logan Roy or Rupert Murdoch (part 2) – which one is Logan?

    1. “This country has lost its sense of humour”

    2. “I suppose everybody has to apologise for everything nowadays”

  4. Logan Roy or Rupert Murdoch (part 3) – which one is Logan?

    1. “When you’re a catalyst for change, you make enemies – and I’m proud of the ones I’ve got”

    2. “The buck stops with the guy who signs the checks”

    3. “Bury your mistakes”

    4. “People come to us because we don’t sell them on anything”

  5. James Packer or Shiv Roy – which one is Shiv?

    1. “You can have all the money and credit cards you want, and the glory … but you’ve got to let me do what I want”

    2. “What is it that you are trying to get? Because, money? Money you can have. That's easy”

  6. Shiv Roy or Prudence Murdoch – which one is Shiv?

    1. “I've managed to get myself into this situation where ‘What does my dad think?’ is my entire fucking universe”

    2. “I’m sure he can be ruthless, I am sure he can be unpleasant. But Dad is not evil”

  7. Logan Roy or Lachlan Murdoch – which one is Logan?

    1. “In three or four years, there will only be one legacy media corporation left. Well, I say, let that be us. One firm to stand up to tech.”

    2. “The industry is littered with self-styled purists who believe the business of media, the requirement to make a profit, somehow corrupts the craft.”

  8. Kendall Roy or Lachlan Murdoch – which one is Kendall?

    1. “I don’t think he expects to ever give up the reins himself – he’s got so much energy”

    2. “What he does with all his executives is throw them in the deep end and give them great challenges, and expect them to achieve in those challenges. I think that’s what he’s done, frankly, with all of his children”

    3. “He’s just a major presence in our lives”

    4. “He comes at it from a creative point of view: ‘Well, actually, you can do news better’”

  9. Connor Roy or Jack Dorsey – which is Connor?

    1. “Nothing has given me more mental confidence than being able to go straight from room temperature into the cold”

    2. “I have five farms, and underneath all my farms runs a big, giant aquifer that's like an underground lake. I have pumping rights”

  10. Kendall Roy or Jack Dorsey – which one is Kendall?

    1. “Make every detail perfect, and limit the number of details to perfect”

    2. “Expect the unexpected. And whenever possible, be the unexpected”

    3. “I’m saying this, but I don’t believe it. I’m saying it because this is the time we’re all saying things”

    4. “A founder is not a job, it’s a role, an attitude. And it’s something that can happen again and again and again, and in fact it has to happen again and again and again”

  11. Roman Roy or Jeff Bezos – which one is Roman?

    1. “I’m sorry, did I take my stupid pills today?”

    2. “If I hear that idea again, I’m gonna have to kill myself”

    3. “If that’s our plan, I don’t like our plan”

    4. “You look like an actual human person”

  12. Cousin Greg or Mark Zuckerberg – which one is Greg?

    1. “I think the internet is really good in general because it helps people get access to more information”

    2. “A guy who makes a new chair doesn’t owe money to everyone who ever built a chair”

    3. “I know it sounds corny, but I’d love to improve people’s lives. Especially socially”

    4. “I don’t know. Like, I’m against racism”

  13. Logan Roy or Jeff Bezos – which one is Logan?

    1. “We should approach these small publishers the way a cheetah would pursue a sickly gazelle”

    2. “You can work long, hard, or smart, but … you can’t choose two out of three”

    3. “This is another example of how you are letting me down”

    4. “You make your own reality … And once you’ve done it, apparently, everyone’s of the opinion it was all so fucking obvious”

  14. Shiv Roy or Jeff Bezos – which one is Shiv?

    1. “Are you lazy or just incompetent?”

    2. “I don’t know if you guys don’t have high standards or if you just don’t know what you’re doing”

    3. “This document was clearly written by the B team. Can someone get me the A-team document?”

    4. “This isn’t really my mess to clean up”

  15. Logan Roy or Lachlan Murdoch – which one is Logan?

    1. “People need to see a little family unity”

    2. “Family businesses are great businesses, but they’re also fraught with difficulties”


1:C - Roman’s sell as he attempts to woo board member Lawrence., 2:B - Said by Logan at the 50th anniversary celebration in Dundee., 3:B - Logan grumbles about being called on to apologise to the parents of a dead boy. , 4:D - Logan adds: “No packet of fucking bleeding heart, United Nations-Volvo-gender-bender horseshit.”, 5:B - Shiv sweetens the deal., 6:A, 7:A, 8:C - Kendall Roy’s date observes at the celebrations in Dundee: “Has anyone ever told you that you talk about your dad, like, a lot?” Kendall replies: “They haven’t, actually.”, 9:B - The other is from the former Twitter CEO on his love of a 5am ice bath., 10:C - Kendall is not-not suggesting Tom as the logical sacrifice in the cruise ship scandal in the season two finale., 11:D, 12:D, 13:D, 14:D, 15:A


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Elle Hunt

The GuardianTramp

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