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TBQ –351

1) Stamps were originally cut from a sheet using scissors. Some clerks took to doing something to make them easier to separate. Since 1847 Henry Archer had been working on a machine to mechanize this concept. Archer’s machine was too unreliable to be granted a Post Office contract, but his work pointed the way for others, and the Post Office purchased 4 of those machines from David Napier & Son in 1854. What did the clerks resort to and what’s this idea?

2) It’s cash that’s given to help get people to the polls. The money can go toward perks like coffee and doughnuts for door knockers, gas for volunteers to chauffeur elderly voters, or pocket money for kids who distribute fliers and sample ballots on Election Day. Also known as “walking-around money” or “get-out-the-vote money,” it’s most common in poor areas of Philadelphia; Chicago; Newark, N.J.; Baltimore; Los Angeles; and other big cities. Both parties use it, but it’s more common among Democrats, who tend to be better represented in the areas that rely on it. How do we know this better?

3) [Tata Question] Identify this distinctively packed Tata Coffee brand.

Tata Coffee Brand

4) In 300 BC China, according to the Guanzi proposal, this commodity was taxed – not just the earliest written evidence of such taxation system, but the first known instance of a state-control monopoly on a vital commodity. The idea behind this was to import and sell it at a higher price – the revenues were used for building armies, and even the Great Wall. What was this taxation all about?

5) This numbering system traces its roots to the 1920s, and began as an introductory course number in University of Buffalo’s course catalogue. Many colleges and universities began to switch to this numbering system. In 1935, two researchers from Kent State published a paper celebrating the efficiency of the new system: “Recently college catalogues have revealed a commendable trend toward a logical arrangement of course numbers,” they wrote. “The loose hodgepodge of former years is giving way to systematic arrangement.”

Kent State came up with a different system, but later schools standardized the Buffalo system. The standardization got a shot in the arm when Charles W. Eliot, then-president of Harvard, began the system of electives and adopted the Buffalo catalogue system. Later, these three digits got into popular culture and began to be used to refer introductory courses in any area. What’s the three digit system?

6) The Pune of yore has a set of administrative regions named after days of the week when the local market would set anchor in that area. How do we know these places, significantly different from one another?

7) This Indian genius was born in 1895, and discovered the first of tetracycline antibiotics, aureomycin and polymyxin while at working at Lederle Laboratories (Now part of Wyeth). He co-discovered, while working with Cyrus Fiske at Harvard, the two chemicals – phosphocreatine and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) – that store energy in our body. Identify this scientist who, many say, should have won a Nobel in Medicine.

8) Henry Brown was an inventor who saw a convenient and secure way to store money, valuable and important papers. He developed something that was patented in 1886. What did this African American inventor invent?

9) Today the term simply refers to large financial institutions that offer multiple services in various locations, such as a bank. The term typically refers to full-service brokerages that offer research, order execution and investment advice all under the same roof. The term originated because of an advanced communications system they employed. What?

10) Identify the advertiser.

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Answers:

Ans1: Pricking the imperforate stamp margins with a pin – this is what the clerks were doing. This was the beginning of stamps with perforated sides.

Ans2: Street Money

Ans3: Aveon (Yes, it’s very much available in Indian super markets.)

Ans4: Salt

Ans5: 101 [eg. History 101]

Ans6: Peth | eg. Budhwar Peth

Ans7: Dr. Yellapragada SubbaRow

Ans8: Strongbox

Ans9: Wirehouse

Ans10: TVS Motors

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