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TBQ –401

1) This area in Thane district was a military transit camp during World War II. It accommodated 6000 soldiers, and 30,000 others during those days. Deserted after the end of the war, the area got a new lease of life when the victims of partition, particularly Sindhis, settled here. Of course, this place has a business connection, albeit in a not so good way. Name the area.

2) Connect Gujarat Cricket Association to a patroness of the Hijra community in India.

3) This is the first among the many of such built. What’s this?


4) In 1848, the British East India Company sent Robert Fortune on a trip to China’s interior, an area forbidden to foreigners. Fortune’s mission was to steal the secrets of ____. The Scotsman donned a disguise and headed into the Wu Si Shan hills in a bold act of corporate espionage. What did he steal – something that was later introduced in India?

5) These coins issued in 1911 (Rupee, Half Rupee, Quarter Rupee, Two Annas and 1/4 Anna) with the King shown wearing a robe with a small elephant on it. These coins offended the religious sensibilities of many, so most of the Rupees minted for 1911 were withheld from circulation and later melted. In 1912 coins were redesigned and launched. What was the reason for the outrage?

6) Which hot tech company would you associate with Brian Acton and Jan Koum?

7) This town, strongly connected with one of the Indian business houses, got its name from a sect of Jats who got their sect-name from the name of a tree which finds mention even in Mahabharata. Identify this town from Rajasthan.

8) This surname, originally meant “artisan who works in hard materials”, or “ingenious” in Latin. What?

9) 1957: Fledgling India was asserting itself in the community of nations. International delegations were frequenting the territory of India. Conferences had to be held. Large number of delegates had to be accommodated. A building was conceived to be the hub of international and national conferences. What was created to address this need?

10) Mahadev Govind Ranade introduced this for the first time in the 19th century. Since then, it has been worn by great leaders and personalities like Lokmanya Tilak, J S Karandikar, Dr D D Sathye, Tatyasaheb Kelkar and Dato Waman Pottdar. What, protected by intellectual property rights, are we talking about?


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1) Ulhasnagar – known for ‘Made in USA’ products. (Ulhasnagar Sindhi Association)

2) Bahuchara Mata – the goddess from Gujarat is a patroness of the Hijra community. Gujarat Cricket Association got the rooster in its logo because Bahuchara Mata, one of the most worshipped deities in Gujarat, is always depicted astride a rooster.

3) Maharajah’s Well at Stoke Row in Britain, built using funds from the Maharaj of Benares – Read more

4)  tea horticulture and manufacturing

This was his second journey to China, and was for the East India company to obtain the finest tea plants to establish plantations in India. Once again he disguised himself as Chinese ‘from a distant province’, hired an interpreter, and headed into the tea growing regions of the country. His efforts resulted in the shipment of well over 20,000 plants and seedlings, in Wardian cases, to the Himalayas. Thus was established the tea industry in India.

Fortune made two more trips to China (1853-56, 1858-59) and one trip to Japan (1860-62), and was responsible for the introduction of over 120 species of plants to western gardens.

5) This was the “Pig Rupee” – the elephant did not much look like one, but resembled a pig


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6) Whatsapp

7) Pilani, from Pilaniya Jats, who got their surname from Pilu (tress/forests)


8) Faber

9) Vigyan Bhawan

10) Puneri Pagadi


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QOTB – Quiz on the Beach – 2012 – Prelims – Giri Pickbrain

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TBQ –390

1) The first writing machine that printed in any way like a modern typewriter stemmed from the idea of a writing instrument for the blind. The laurels for this achievement go to Pellegrino Turri of Italy, who built his machine in 1808 as a favour for his girl friend, the Countess Caroline Fantonio da Fivizzonol, who, despite losing her sight as a child, conducted volumnious correspondence. Along with this, he invented something to provide ink to the machine. What? The same invention was simulatenously and independently done by an Englishman named Ralph Wedgewood.
2) The Portugese in Goa levied a capitation tax known as Pensao do Shendy in the 18th and 19th centuries. From whom where they levied?
3) What are supernotes?
4) DuPont’s foray into this business began in the 1910s when company officials suggested making this as an outlet for excess nitrocellulose. What business and what was the produce?
5) This test is a simple way to gauge the active presence of female characters in Hollywood films and to judge just how well-rounded and complete those roles are. It was created by _____ in her comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For in 1985. Name the test and the cartoonist.
6) Identify this logo.
7) These surnames are more common among the Vaishnava banias and Jains. They were derived from the word that meant “to examine”
for they were examiners of coins. What?
8) What is Songun policy of resource allocation in North Korea?

9) The term was originally coined by Ed Miliband when speaking to BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme presenter John Humphrys. This term refers to the section of society regarded as particularly affected by inflation, wage freezes and cuts in public spending during a time of economic difficulty, consisting principally of those on low or middle incomes. What?

10) What are these?


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Ans1: Carbon Paper
Ans2: Hindus | Shendy was a long braid of hair compusalrily grown by Hindus
Ans3: High quality counterfeit US Dollar bills printed on cotton-fiber paper using the same expensive “intaglio” printing presses used by the U.S. government
Ans4: films and photographic supplies |film base
Ans5: Bechdel Test | Alison Bechdel
Ans6: RMS Titanic Inc, which is the the Titanic’s court-approved salvor
Ans7:  Parekh and the Parikh from Pariksha
Ans8: The songun, or “military first,” revolution refers to Kim Jong-il’s policy of focusing resources on the Korean People’s Army and using it to police the country and dictate foreign policy, often by raising tensions with other countries.
Ans9: Squeezed Middle
Ans10: Jack Kilby’s notebook from 1958, along with two of the original integrated circuits


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SCMHRD Business Quiz- Gautam Bose – Finals

1) Identify this currency.

2) Connect



3) It is an acronym for favored emerging markets coined in late 2009 by Robert Ward, Global Forecasting Director for the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The term has also been used by HSBC’s chief executive Michael Geoghegan. These countries are favored for several reasons, such as a dynamic and diverse economy and a young growing population

4) Which company built the engine for The ‘Sprit of St. Louis’ plane?

5) Company’s history- Key word ‘wood’

6) This brand dates back to 1851 in Rhode Island when Robert Knight, a textile mill owner, visited his friend, Rufus Skeel. Mr. Skeel owned a small shop in Providence, Rhode Island that sold cloth from Mr. Knight’s mill. Mr. Skeel’s daughter painted images of apples and applied them to the bolts of cloth. The ones with the apple emblems proved most popular. Mr. Knight thought the labels would be the perfect symbol for his trade name. What?

7) Who are Open collar workers?


1) John Boyd Dunlop

2) Connect: Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Mykelti Williamson- best known for his role as Benjamin Buford (Bubba) Blue in the 1994 film Forrest Gump

Landry’s- Current owner of the restaurant chain

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Restaurants, Inc. was formed as a new restaurant chain in a joint enterprise with Paramount Pictures

3) CIVETS (Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa)

4) Ryan Air

5) Gibson

6) Fruit of the Loom

7) One who work from home- No fixed location

Round 2

1) It was founded in Kolkata in 1974 in collaboration with Heinrich Schmid AG of Switzerland by Mr. Bijon Nag, a technocrat entrepreneur. Which company?

A partridge
Two turtle doves,
Three French hens,
Four calling birds,
Five golden rings,
Six geese
Seven swans
Eight maids
Nine ladies
Ten lords
Eleven pipers
Twelve drummers

3) “X” came to India in 1912, and learned of the existence of the “Y” shortly after they were set up in 1920. They had a brief legal tussle over the use of the telegraphic address ‘Oxonian’, but in general tolerated and even encouraged the firm, giving them special terms for OUP and Clarendon Press titles. ‘An enterprising firm, certainly good at display,’ H.S. Milford, Publisher to the University, commented to Sir Maurice Gwyer.

“Y” was established in 1920 by the Primlani family, a Sindhi business house. The outlets are now managed by the Apeejay Surrendra Group, a Calcutta-based conglomerate.

What are “X” and “Y”?

4) It was originally launched to compete with Estée, a fragrance released by Estée Lauder

Oprah Winfrey dedicated a segment of her talk show in 2007 to discuss the impact of its advertising. She stated that the ads inspired her. She wanted to be “confident and fabulous” like the “________ girls”. Which brand?

5) Perfume brand 6126 by Lindsay Lohan. Why is it named so?

6) It refers to the practice of making spoofs or parodies of corporate and political advertisements. It may take the form of a new image or an alteration to an existing image or icon, often in a satirical manner. What’s the term?

7) Bansibhai Vaghani and Dinesh Vaghani launched the company in 1972 on a triple-layered foundation of value, commitment and quality. Which company?

8) Hardtack (or hard tack) is a simple type of cracker, made from flour, water, and sometimes salt. Inexpensive and long-lasting, it was and is used for sustenance in the absence of perishable foods, commonly during long sea voyages and military campaigns. How are they known better? There is also a Movie by the name.

9) The name of the brand is legally and officially uncapitalized. It is an American clothing retailer founded in 1976. The name was inspired by, and is pronounced as in, the phrase “to be or not to be” from the play Hamlet.Manny Mashouf, who emigrated to the United States in the early 1970s, opened the first store in San Francisco. Name the brand

10) It was started as joint venture of lndustrial Development Trust of the Nizam’s Hyderabad Government and M/s Alladin & Company. Which company?

11) Margaret Rudkin, discovered that one of her sons had an allergy to commercial bre Encouraged by her family and her son’s doctor, she begins a small business out of her kitchen selling her bread to local grocers. Named for her family’s farm in Fairfield, Connecticut, consumers recognized her homemade bread’s quality and bought every loaf she baked. Which brand?

12) It is a German brewery in Munich, Bavaria, that produces a traditional Munich-style beer. It is currently owned by the American-Brazilian-Belgian company Anheuser-Busch InBev. Like other premium German beers, it is brewed according to the German “Reinheitsgebot” (Purity Law) dating back to 1516. Which brand?

13) Connect

Karen Lunel Hishey
Identify Mrs Tashi Hishey

15) In the center of the state emblem of Pakistan is a quartered shield, with each quarter containing a major crop of Pakistan at the time of its adoption: cotton, jute, wheat and ___.
The 4th crop Pakistan was a big producer but now it imports. Which crop?



2) Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas”

The Christmas Price Index chose the items in the popular Christmas carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas” as its market basket: a partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, three French hens, four calling [sic] birds, five gold(en) rings, six geese, seven swans, eight maids, nine dancing ladies, ten leaping lords, eleven pipers, and twelve drummers.

3) X: Oxford University Press | Y: Oxford Bookstores

4) Charlie

5) Marilyn Monroe’s Birth date

6) Subvertising

7) Milton

8) SeaBiscuit

9) Bebe

10) Allwyn

11) Pepperidge Farm

12) Löwenbräu-Löwenbräu means “lion’s brew”.

13) R E Olds | band REO Speedwagon

14) Karen lunel-Liril Girl

15) Tea

Round 3

1) In 1996 he launched an unsuccessful campaign to elect Ernest, his Bernese Mountain Dog to Congress. Shugart later wrote about that experience in a book, Ernest Goes to Washington (Well, Not Exactly). He backed a failed ballot initiative in 2000 to give California voters the option of choosing “none of the above” in elections. Who?

2) It is the name of more than 200 hotels around the world. The first known Hotel was in Place Vendôme in Paris. What?

3) The ________Effect usually refers to the cost of tuition at private colleges and universities. Many parents assume that a higher-priced education is a better education. “The theory of it was, basically, we will raise the tuition as much as the market will bear,” said William Massy, a former Stanford University finance officer.

The ________effect is based on the commonly accepted perception that you get what you pay for. In the 1950s, Coca Cola was twice as expensive as Pepsi. Yet, Pepsi sales increased after they raised the price of the soda.

4) In medieval England there were nomadic mercenaries who wandered the country side and would sell their services to the highest bidder. These were hardened fighters who lived solitary lives in the wilderness. They did not have the luxury of servants to polish their armor and it would oxidize to a blackish hue, and they came to be known as black knights. At local town festivals they would have exhibition jousting matches in which the winner of the fight would win the loser’s weapons and armor. The local gentry, softened by the good life, would lose to these black knights. The nomadic knights didn’t have much use for an extra set of armor and would sell it back to them immediately after the fight. Origin of what?

5) The phrase from Washington Irving’s short story The Creole Village is: “The___________, that great object of universal devotion throughout our land, seems to have no genuine devotees in these peculiar villages; and unless some of its missionaries penetrate there, and erect banking houses and other pious shrines, there is no knowing how long the inhabitants may remain in their present state of contented poverty. Fill in the blanks

6) It is a sale of assorted secondhand objects contributed by donors to raise money for a charity. What?


8) Factory Near his hometown of Derry Church, Pa, … “Sweetst Place on Earth”


1) Alan Shugart
2) Bristol
3) Chivas Regal effect
4) Black Market
5) Almighty dollar
6) Rummage Sale or Jumble sale
7) Bugatti Veyron named after Pierre Veyron
8) Hershey

Round 4

1) Ad- Google earth

2) The company’s first product was a turboprop transport. The Brazilian Government contributed to its early growth giving it contracts and helping to increase its product line, and the company sold solely to the domestic market until 1975.
While military aircraft made up the majority of its products during the 1970s, by 1985 a regional airliner had debuted, the Brasilia. Which company?

3) Question on Alfa Laval- Heat exchanger…inspired by nature, birds or some such

4)  Give Funda

5) It was originally created as a neutral global distribution system (GDS) by Air France, Iberia, Lufthansa and SAS in 1987 in order to connect providers’ content with travel agencies and consumers in real time. The creation of it was intended to offer a European alternative to Sabre, the American GDS. It was built from core reservation system code coming from System One, an American GDS that competed with Sabre but went bankrupt, and a copy of the Air France pricing engine. What?

6) Pic http://goo.gl/JMbvl
The notes are not an officially recognized currency or legal tender since their sole intended purpose is to be offered as burnt-offerings to the deceased as often practiced by the Chinese and several East Asian cultures. What are they called?

7) The name apparently is the anglicization of the Sanskrit term for an untranslated and forbidden sex position in the uncompiled Kama Sutra texts that involves the penetration of all of a woman’s orifices, much like the mythical Venus Butterfly position in the West. This position is known as the “_______”.

1) Google earth ad
2) Embraer
3) Alfa Laval
4) Mr. Yuk was conceived by Dr. Richard Moriarty to help children learn to avoid ingesting poisons. Living in Pittsburgh, the skull and crossbones previously used was not terribly helpful, because the Jolly Roger was the mascot for the local baseball team, the Pittsburgh Pirates. it had little meaning to children who equate the symbol with exciting things like pirates and adventure.
The color was chosen when Moriarty was showing different colors to students, and the green that was chosen was christened “Yucky!” by a young child. Hence, the name and the color. The design for Mr. Yuk was created by Wendy Courtney Brown, then a 4th grade student at Liberty Elementary in Weirton, West Virginia, as part of a Pittsburgh Poison Control design contest.

5) Amadeus
6) Hell bank notes
7) kirtu | Kirtu.com| Savita Bhabhi

NMIMS Business Quiz 2011- Amit Pandeya

Narsee Monjee Business Quiz


1)      This Hotel in Mumbai ha a suite called Shantaram Suite. It also keeps a copy of Shantaram in every room, along with Suketu Mehta’s Maximum City. Which hotel?

2)        After searching for and documenting millions of images on Flickr, researcher Eric Fischer has pinpointed New York City’s most photographed attraction, which one?

3)      Hoechst… It’s molecular formula is C9H6Cl6O3S… 500 crore Industry. What?

4)      This Mascot has a scarf, a chef’s hat, two big blue eyes, a blush when girls kissed him, and a soft, warm chuckle when poked in the stomach.What are we talking about? For complete 2 points give the name of the Mascot


5)      Whose ad? http://www.madtrash.com/?id=112


6)      Rekha promoted this brand… Dhoni currently endorses it…


7)      He was taught English by the famous Marathi writer P. L. Deshpande. He started “Partha Institute of Personality Development” in August 1978. Who?


8)      An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT) Bombay, Vasant Mehar, has won the nation-wide competition for designing this which is  is modeled after Japan’s design.What?


9)      _________is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.Whose quote and fill in the blank


10)  It began life in Brazil as a one-time marketing plan to sell pre-packaged music on Nokia 5310 phones – where two different Brazilian artists recorded a show fusing different styles of music. What?


11)  Guru in Chennai, Sri Sri Muralidhara Swamigal came upw ith the name of this PE Venture. Which one?


12)   Sued by X, the company Y  defends its position stating that shoes with red soles have been used for centuries, dating as far back to as the 1600’s when King Louis XIV donned red soled shoes, or more recently (relatively speaking) in the Wizard of Oz (you know, the ruby red bottoms on Dorothy’s iconic slippers). What are X and Y?


13)   This company’s “The Tomorrow Project” introduced four science-fiction writers to the latest research in photonics, robotics, telematics, dynamic physical rendering and intelligent sensors. Then, the writers let their imaginations run wild. The end results are four short science-fiction stories that imagine a future where this latest research is the old research. This company hired a famous musician.


14)   Headquartered in Kolkata,founded in the year 1994 by  Shri S.M.Jalan, it is endorsed by katrina Kaif & Shahrukh Khan. Which brand?


15)   kanti, Dant Kanti, Ojas, Tejas Beauty cream. Whose brands?


16)  KPCB has invested in it. Its conference rooms are named after these famous places in hanoi, Amsterdam…


17)  In 1934, the brothers Giovanni and Giacomo  founded a tailoring workshop dedicated to the manufacture of high quality clothing. Gene Hackman wore its business suit in the film ‘The Firm.’


18)   The term originates from chiseled horizontal marks, that surveyors made into which an angle-iron could be placed to bracket a levelling rod, thus ensuring that the levelling rod can be accurately repositioned in the same place in the future. These marks were usually highlighted with a chiseled arrow below the horizontal line. What term?


19)  The company was founded by Dr. August _____ in 1891; the first product developed was “Backin”, a pre-measured amount of baking powder that, when mixed with 500g of flour and other ingredients, produced a cake.Logo represents a housewife


20)    He along with vice president Greg Hart has been named as co-inventors of “a system and method for protecting devices from impact damage.” He was once Time magazine’s man of the year


21)  This brand has asked Norwegian police to ban Anders Breivik from wearing its label amid fears it could seriously harm the brand. Breivik, the gunman who murdered 77 people in a shooting rampage at a youth camp and bombing in Oslo in July, has been spotted on numerous occasions wearing the company’s clothes. This company has a campaign ___________ 2083


22)  What is the Three letter ticker symbol of Molson Coors?


23)  This company will use gold fromMongoliato make medals forLondon’s 2012 Olympic Games. Which company?


24)   Barbie is morphing not into a lawyer or doctor, but into Adele Bloch-Bauer. Adele’s visage was immortalized by painter _________ in Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I. Adele came from a wealthy Austrian banking family and was one of  his most important sponsors.

25)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWaUUpaI9i8  Whose voice?




1)      Four Seasons

2)      Apple Store on Fifth Avenue.

3)      Endosulfan

4)      Pillsbury Doughboy Poppin’ Fresh

5)      MAD magazine

6)      Emami

7)      Anant pai

8)      India Design Mark or I-Mark

9)      Blank: Wall Street | Warren Buffett

10)   Coke Studio

11)   Multiples | Renuka Ramnath

12)   X: Louboutin | Y:YSL

13)    Intel | will.i.am

14)   Linc Pens

15)   Patanjali | Baba Ramdev

16)   Square

17)   Canali

18)   Benchmarking

19)   Oetker

20)   Jeff Bezos

21)    Lacoste

22)    Tap

23)  RioTinto

24)   Gustav Klimt

25)   Prasoon Joshi





Jamnalal Bajaj Quiz – Oct 2011- Prelims

JBIMS- Jamanalal Bajaj Quiz – Oct 2011- Prelims

QuizMaster- Dhananjay Shettigar

1) Out’ is a popular gay and lesbian fashion, entertainment, and lifestyle magazine.
Every year it publishes ‘Power 50’, a list of 50 most powerful gay men in America. Who topped the list is the year 2011?

2) Two of his companies listed in Virginia Islands are Paysons and Autumn Holdings.
Some of the businesses he has ventured into include antiques, car rentals, metal trading, export of rice, etc. Who?

3) In 2010, Urs Holzle sent around an urgent internal memo warning that the company would be crushed if it didn’t figure out its social strategy. The team named their social project “Emerald Sea” after this painting of a wave knocking a ship over and then recreated that painting outside the elevators where they worked. What was the outcome of this project?

4) After graduating as an engineer in 1924, he spent six months working in a radio factory in the United States. On his return to his native country, he teamed up with his friend whose parents made the attic of their manor house in Struer in Jutland available for experiments. When they officially opened their business in 1925, one concentrated on the technology while other dealt with the business interests. There were a number of successful developments in the 1930s and 1940s, including a sound recording system for the film industry, roof-mounted loud-speakers for circus and army vehicles and the iconic Beolit 39 radio with a Bakelite cabinet. Name the Company?

5) Born on 1st January, 1956, this person as a teenager, was a member of the its national synchronised swimming team and won bronze medal in the national championships. This person joined Baker & McKenzie, a large Chicago-based international law firm, in 1981 and was elected the company’s Chairman in October 1999.

6) The actress made the debut in 2002 Telugu film ‘Lahiri Lahiri Lahilo’. What was her first acting assignment?

7) The original concept was developed by Jaakko Iisalo and its mechanics were inspired by other petrary physics games that have been released over the years, including another 2009 release, Crush the Castle. Some of the it’s notable fans include Prime Minister David Cameron of the United Kingdom, and author Salman Rushdie. What?

8) Pic-What is the event that is described?

9) Image consulting firm Lippincott & Margulies was hired to develop a list of 219 prospective names; Vectre, Verone, Chaparel, Calibre and Alexis were chosen as top candidates. While Alexis quickly became the front runner, concerns were raised that the name applied to people more than cars (being associated with the Alexis Carrington character on the popular 1980s primetime drama Dynasty) as a result the first letter was removed and it was to morph the name to _______.

10) According to Tim Keck, his uncle suggested the name when he saw him and Chris Johnson eating a sandwich.

11) This project had been conceived by Indian Banks Association and had the approval of Reserve Bank of India to develop a domestic card payment network.The Original name was discarded as it was found out that two other companies in the payment space have already applied for similar name. What?

12) Pic

13) In September 2010, a certain range of furniture and other interior accessories were launched at Paris trade show. Some of these items were named Radcliffe desk, Bodleian book case, Harry Potter table, etc. The Critics were quick to label it as vulgar and cheapens it image. Whose venture?

14) Ad- Sholay-Gabbar

15) Pic- passed away on 21st June 2011

16) In 2006, Couture Tech Ltd had applied for a particular trademark. The European Union high court rejected an appeal by ruling that the symbol is “contrary to public policy or to accepted principles of morality”. It was also considered as “symbol of despotism”. What?

17) _____ might be inferred from the appendix of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. Of the three segments of the fictional language Newspeak, the “_ vocabulary” is the one dedicated to technical terms and jargon. “Doubleplus” is the superlative modifier for Newspeak adjectives. Thus, ___ might hold the meaning “most extremely technical or jargonous” in Newspeak.

18) Appointed to the Board of Directors of ACC in 1968, he became its Chairman in 1969 and continued till 1997, excluding his tenure as India’s ambassador to USA (1977-79). Later he was honoured as Chairman Emeritus for life. Who are we talking about?

19) Pic

20) 20. Reed Hastings said that “I had a big late fee for ‘Apollo 13.’ It was six weeks late and I owed the video store $40. I had misplaced the cassette. It was all my fault. I didn’t want to tell my wife about it. And I said to myself, ‘I’m going to compromise the integrity of my marriage over a late fee?’ Later, on my way to the gym, I realized they had a much better business model. You could pay $30 or $40 a month and work out as little or as much as you wanted”. What resulted out of this?

21) Resulting from an article written from Stanley Morison, it was created by Victor Lardent. Some experts believe that it was based on an earlier original work of William Starling Burgess. Morison’s revision became known as ___________ and made its debut in the 3 October 1932 issue of The Times newspaper.

22) Video clip of Simpsons. Identify the character?

23) What are bonds denominated in chinese yuan and issued in Hong Kong known as?

24) Designed by Atkins, Dubai, it is being built by Jaguar Buildcon. With a height of 300 meters, the exterior of the building will represent mehendi patterns. Name it.

25) X first met Y by chance at a railway station in early 60s, when he was travelling by train from Hyderabad to Delhi. X let Y in the AC coupe, where he started sketching him, but he was not “impressed” with the drawing. A few years later Y came to X’s house with a guest and again some days later, the painter came asking for a loan of Rs. 600. After Y sought another loan a few months later, X offered him a job at his company to do some paintings for a monthly salary of Rs. 800. He was elevated to the position of Art Advisor at his company in May 1986 at a salary of Rs. 2,500 per month plus accommodation. Identify X & Y

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1) Tim Cook, Apple CEO

2) Hasan Ali Khan

3) Google +

4) Bang & Olufsen (B&O)

5) Christine Lagarde

6) The Rasna Girl in old Rasna Ad.

7) Angry Birds

8) Occupy Wall Street (OWS)

9) Lexus

10) The Onion

11) RuPay

12) Charles & Maurice Saatchi

13) Oxford University selling products using Harry Potter

14) Monster.com ( Caught in the wrong job)

15) Suresh Tendulkar

16) Hammer & Sickle symbol

17) C++

18) Nani Palkhivala

19) Nina Ricci

20) Netflix

21) Times New Roman

22) Mohd. Yunus

23) Dim Sum Bonds

24) Namaste Towers

25) K P Singh & M F Hussain.


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IIT Bombay- Business Quiz by V V Ramanan Finals

IIT Bombay- Business Quiz by V V Ramanan Finals

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1)      King County…Seattle, Washington

2)      1899, John P Soush…. Sousaphone…

3)      Protein Chemicals Ltd…Ajinomoto

4)      Subsidiary of this company…name from a cultivar in NewZealand.. In 2006 to avoid taxes…

5)     Edison..22 year old… Used the proceed …Menlo park.. a word in English

6)      1976…GujaratBased Engineering Firm.

7)      Contoso has gone Google, Contoso Traveller, Contosso Construction… Fictional companies used by?

8)      _________TV Theatre 1947-1958. Grace Kelly, Paul Newman…. Mclaren’s Imperial cheese…

9)      Room 1940s… Guiness book of world record for ‘Largest Copper roof’.. Which company’s headquarters?

10)  13.2 bn Net worth…Member of  Haryana Vidhan Sabha. Pic. Who?

11)   Shepton Dash, Fernville Lord Digby, Duke, Lament Pickle, Spud. What are these?

12)  Window of World, Museum inChina… have a miniature of all others, but for this it has an enlarged version. What?

13)  Acetate Tow, Estron…largest producer of PET Polymers..Which co.?

Audience: Logo of OPEC


1)  Boeing  2)WashingtonPost March 3)Hair 4)Braeburn Capital- Apple  5) Ticker Tape  6)Pioma Rasna |Voltas  7)Microsoft 8)Kraft        9)Lucent Tech 10)Savitri Jindal 11)Dulux Paint Dogs 12)Angry Birds 13)Eastman Chemical


Grid- 8 Pics- Connect

1)      Ratharsan Yoganathan… first two letters of founder’s name..Mobile operator

2)      Unique language style.. Acting president of a country for a day in 1996

3)      Chirag, AirIndia, Prayag, Essel group, Pailan group, HAL, Ashok Piramal grp. Identify the missing name.

4)     Lakesideclassics, by which publishing house?

5)     EverlandTheme Park. Which company?

6)      Amex, merchant fee, only their card, something similar to Boston Tea party. What

7)      Mycity Deal, UbuyIbuy, Qpod, Beeconomic… what?

8)      5 seater aircraft. NM5, NAl…built at Gippsland. Which company?

9)      5th July 2011, E bay Buyer Protection

Answers: 1)  Lebara.  1st clue AIS  2) Viktor Chernomydin-Gazprom . 2nd clue Pratibha Mahila Sahkari Bank 3) UB group ( I-League).  4)R R Donnelly. 4th clue ? 5) Samsung. 5th clue CSL group 6) BostonFee Party . 6th Clue White Knights 7) Companies acquired by Groupon. 7th Clue Zapata 8) Mahindra. 8th clue Ipon security 9) Google + invite. 9th Ce  Mediaset

Connect: AIS, Pratibha Mahila Sahkari Bank, Solidere, CSL group, White Knights, Zapata, Ipon security, Mediaset

Answers: Companies owned by PM/President/Head of States


1)      Excerpt … Merlin Mann Piece from 43 folders  is hidden text

2)      GI…battle in USA, France…adulteration, falsification

3)      1885, Professor Richard Ely…Otto Von Bismarck… Boats canal…Utterly insignificant

4)      Pics- hand signals…what’s special

5)      Musueum…Paintings of Rodin etc…named after wife – Museo Soumaya. Who?

6)     St.Croix Shop. What’s special?

7)      Concept designs…2007..collectibles…

8)      “Doodh Doodh Doodh Doodh…” song ..who was the music director?

9)     Berlin,Hamburg, Frankfurt, Peking,Tokyo, Johannesberg,Gander&Halifax

10)  Pic…come up with a slogan

File:Six Flags of Texas.jpg

11)  April 5, 1919..S S Loyalty…1st ship of Scindia..JourneyedUK..Narottam Morarjee & ?

12)  Checker Motor Corp… commonwealth Motors…Marking automobile…durability in heavy use..final models in 1982. What?

13)  Video… Who is Kevin Spacey playing?


1) I-con – Test used in Instapaper 2)Darjeeling Tea  3)George Pullman  4)Used in BSE  5)Carlos Slim Helu  6) Turtle Neck for Steve Jobs 7) Amero  8) Ranjit Barot 9) Lufthansa 10)  6 flags… 6 flags over Texas ..seal of Texas 11)Walchand Hirachand –HindustanShipping 12)American Taxi Cab 13)Jack Abramoff


Long Visual connect- 28 visuals


Some of the other clues were TatooshIsland, Palladium, Enigma , Pegasus, and Atlantis ….

Answer: Yachts owned by famous people