The Brand Equity Quiz 2012 – Hyderabad Round – Prelims

The Brand Equity Quiz 2012 – Hyderabad Round – Prelims

Courtesy: Soubhagya Jena

BEQ prelims
1. Parvati played dice with Lord shiva and decreed that whoever gambled on_____ night will prosper throughout the year?—Diwali
2. Crocs shoes name origin du to toughness of crocodiles
3. The highest award in India for nurses is named after which benevolent lady.?—Florence nightingale
4. _________ peter to pay paul.—Rob
5. He works as a “bronto crane operator” at Slate Rock and Gravel Company. His residence is 345, Cave stone road, Bedrock?—Fred flintstone
6. Sveriges Riksbank is the central bank of which country?-Sweden
7. Manak bhavan is the name of the HQ of Bureau of Indian standards. In which city is it located?—Delhi
8. In 1921, who was gifted a single gram of pure radium, that was bought from donations collected from American women?—Marie curie
9. Rotary International received its largest donation from the gates foundation for eradication of which disease?—POLIO
10. Biz Stone is writing a book” Things that little bird told me”. He is the famous co-founder of?—Twitter
11. First cut of Indian budget is presented to finance minister on___sheets?—Blue
12. Which website’s mission statement is” YOU to discove and shape the world through video”- Youtube
13. Roger Federer logo description
14. Who introduced the bright yellow packaging of Kodak?—George Eastman
15. Antrix is one stop shop for space products in India. Serious or joking?—Serious
16. Which of these is the oldest-sensex, Nikkei, ftse, dow jones index–?—Dow Jones index
17. Which TV series connects-rahul roy,Ashutosh Kaushik, Vindu Dara singh, Shweta Tiwari, Juhi Parmar?—Big Boss
18. American Business magnet famous for his phrase ”you’re fired”. HE has recently filed for bankruptcy?-Donald Trump
19. Some question on Korvai technique of weaving of sarees. It is used in making which sarees—Bomkai, Paithani, Kanjeevaram?—Kaanjevaram
20. Cabrales,pesto,Zamorano,manchego and Palmero are different types of ___?—cheese
21. Vishwananthan Anand ad for NIIT
22. Ramoji rao pic
23. Logo of Dove
24. Audio of few lines of anovel. Id the novel?—Oldman and the sea by Ernst Hemingway
25. Song played. Id the singer?—Rihanna
26. Whose portrait has graced the currencies of 33 countries, th maximum for a person?—Queen Elizabeth
27. In 1903-04, coins were made by machines for the first time featuring which monument on the obverse?—Charminar
28. Al Ries said _____did not invent computer. Sparky rand did. But_____ was the first to build computer in the prospect’s mind?—IBM
29. In CIVETS countries, what is V?—Vietnam
30. In order to get blood samples for his experiments on malria in Secunderabad, which nobel prize winner lured people by offering 2-3 annas?—Ronald Ross

The Brand Equity Quiz 2012 – Ahmedabad Round

The Brand Equity Quiz 2012 – Ahmedabad Round

Courtesy: Mayank Mujumdar.

Same can also be found at http://www.quiztalk.in/brand-equity-quiz-2012-at-ahmedabad

Winner: Arvind Mills

Prelims
1. Zandu Pharmaceuticals was established on a piece of land near the river Rangamati. The king of which erstwhile princely state donated this land?
Jamnagar

2. Daag achche hain is the tagline of which product?
Surf Excel

3. The outlawing of logging in Thailand during the early 1990’s left thousands of domesticated _________ out of work?
Elephants

4. What is the term for the amount of CO2 released by an organization, industry or person?
Carbon footprint

5. Prior to this (event), Gloria was the last one to shut down the NYSE. What?
Hurricane Sandy

6. Australian mining company Rio Tinto supplied 8 tonnes of gold for which sporting event held recently?
London Olympics

7. On which channel is the Bournvita Quiz Contest telecast?
Colours

8. Which of the 5 Pandavas lost 1000 golden nishkas& 1000 chariots to Duryodhana in wager?
Yudhishthir

9. Which was the first social networking website to be valued at $100 billion?
Facebook

10. In 1950, Peter Drucker was the first to suggest that companies treat their employees as _______ instead of liabilities.
Assets

11. When Anil Ambani joined Reliance, he dropped the word ‘only’ from which brand?
Vimal

12. What connects Bajaj to MaharanaPratap?
Chetak

13. What was the name of the moneylender in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice?
Shylock

14. Aligarh is famous for manufacture of which product?
Locks

15. What does E in NEFT stand for?
Electronic

16. How many people are expected to visit Antarctica in 2012?
A.10000 B. 35000 C. 50000
35000

17. Who decided to pursue a career in aviation after a joyride in an aircraft at Hardelot, France at the age of 15?
JRD Tata

18. Which food item did Sanjay Dutt’s character sell in the movie Vaastav?
Pavbhaji

19. If IIM Calcutta was the first IIM to be set up, which was the second?
IIM A

20. Which Asian airline has an IATA code of SQ?
Singapore Airlines

21. Which Indian state is most frequented by luxury train routes?
Rajasthan

22. If you buy a product from brand TJ, where was it manufactured?
Tihar Jail

23. Which India-born director living in USA has a production house called Mirabai Films?
Mira Nair

24. On which cookie would you find a design of 12 flowers, 12 dots and 12 dashes per side?
Oreo

FINALS
ROUND 1
Answers to some questions were provided and the teams had to come up with the questions
1. Progress through Knowledge in Sanskrit
A. What is the motto of IIM Ahmedabad?

2. A personal hygiene product manufactured using saponification reaction
A. What is soap?

3. DhirajbenRuparel named this product so for being tasty
A. What does Lijjat (papad) mean?

4. This plastic equipment manufactured by Acme Corporation is used in all FIFA matches
A. Who manufactures the whistles used by referees infootball games?

5. It is the most popular type of cheese in USA
A. What is mozzarella?

6. Bangladesh gets half of its fuel wood from this place in India
A. What are the Sunderbans?

ROUND 2:-
1.Mother Dairy runs stores called Safal which sell perishable goods. Why were the stores named Safal?
Sabzee + Fal

2. In modern day media, what does EQ mean?
Engagement Quotient

3. Which term was popularized by Alex Faickney Osborn in the 1953 book Applied Imagination?
Brainstorming

4. Chennai based Nalli’s Silks came up with a shade called MS Blue to honor which person?
M.S Subbalaxmi

5. What are Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Scorpion and Hainan Yellow Lantern some types of?
Chili

6. According to a survey by Nielsen, what is biggest cause of worry for working Indians?
Job security

ROUND 3:-
1. About 110 Nobel Prize winners, 20 Heads of States and 5 US Presidents have contributed to which widely referred literature?
Encyclopaedia Britannica

2. In marketing jargon, who are mystery shoppers?
Customers sent by a company to its own outlets/retailers to conduct surveys

3. Which brand of tennis balls have been used at the Wimbledon Championship since its inception?
Slazenger

4. Which popular packaging product would you associate with a company called Sealed Air?
Bubble Wrap

5. Which marketing fundamental was proposed by Jerome McCarthy in 1960?
4 P’s

6. Which is the world’s largest producer of Aspartame[actual question had a discrepancy]?
Ajinomoto

ROUND 4 (buzzer):-
1. Which firm started in 1911 is the second largest employer in USA?
IBM

2. Which apex Indian body was set up in 1927 on the recommendation of Mahatma Gandhi?
FICCI

3. The first salesperson for which company was a lady named Persis Albee?
Avon Products

4. In 1912, who asked Edison to manufacture a battery for self-starting automobiles?
Henry Ford

5.What have Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Rod Stewart insured at Lloyd’s?
Voices

6. Name the only coffee brand by Unilever.
Bru

7. If Milk: White Revolution, ________: Round Revolution?
Potatoes

8. Connect rainbows to a low-cost airline in India.
Indigo

9. In the petroleum industry, what is a BBL?
Oil Barrel

The Brand Equity Quiz 2012 – Mumbai – Finals

Brand Equity Quiz 2012_ Mumbai Finals
Winners: TCS Priyambad Pattanayak & Pravin Varma | 2nd Edelweiss

Selection Round

1) Which book has characters Raghav – a Journalist, Gopal- Dir Gangatel, Aarti- Ramada hotel

2) Which company changed its HQ to ‘One Hacker’s way’ California

3) This brewery was started by Arthur

4) It has a Spread Eagle as its logo

5) Which Scam sounds like something which has Calcium, mineral….

6) 1920’s founded as International Cellucotton Products

7) Montblanc’s the Limited Edition 3000 dedicated to which movie of Alfred Hitchcock?

8) In Youtube, it is the highest viewed Commencement speech. WHose speech?

9) Bacterium Clostridium botulinum …

10) Olive Bar, Mumbai, Delhi and which other city?

11) Which denomination of currency notes have the Himalayan range on the obverse?

12) Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal & Binny Bansal, previously worked for?

Tie Breaker : In 1982, Pranab Mukherjee succeeded which would be President then, to become the finance minister

Answers:

1) Chetan Bhagat’s Revolution 20/20

2) Facebook

3) Guiness

4) Barclays

5) Coalgate/Colgate

6) Kotex

7) Psycho

8) Steve Jobs

9) Botox

10) Bangalore

11) Rs. 100

12) Amazon

13) Venkataraman

Teams on stage: TCS (winners), Edelweiss (2nd), Maersk, Tata Capital, JWT, Goldfish

Round 1: Frame a qns

1) It was started to stop Cholera in Victorian England.

2) A recent Cosmopolitan survey- Women prefers it more than sex

3) First record of it being mentioned in “Heer Ranjha”, a Punjabi poem written by Waris Shah in 1766

4) Dell Streak was the first?

5) Radhe, RadhaRani, Balarama, GangaCafe

6) Only Qatar airways provide theses for long flights

Ans: Round 1

1) Lifebuoy

2) Facebook

3) Basmati rice

4) Phablet (Phone + Tablet)

5) Iskcon restaurants

6) Night suits

Round 2

1) His contract with the Monarch of Spain said that he could keep 10 percent of whatever riches he found, along with a noble title and the governorship
of any lands he should encounter.

2) One of the founder’s used the company’s expertise in pumps to develop a submersible bathtub pump for his son, Kenneth, who had developed rheumatoid arthritis.
He realized that their agricultural water pumps could be adapted to give his son soothing whirlpool treatments in the tub at home.

3) Why was Coca Cola not available in India from 1977 till 1993

4) Arthashastra- Rainy season…Entertainers and which oher group were banned – to prevent the agriculture being impacted

5) Richard Branson mentions that his business ideasof different businesses can be termed as ABCD. What is ABCD ? ( ALways Be….)

6) Google doodle- This Actor/director featured in the video

Ans: Round 2

1) Columbus

2) Jacuzzi

3) The new govt wanted the company to share its secret formula 7x

4) Gypsies/vagabonds

5) Always Be Connected Dots

6) Google doodle of Charlie Chaplin
(BTW, what about the John Lennon doodle? nevermind)

3rd Round – Visual
1)

2) Which Movie?

3)

Think: Television

4) What is the outfit called?

5) Identify

6) Identify

Ans: Round 3

1) Pistorius

2) Safe

3) Big Boss

4) Catsuit

5) Nargisi Kofta

6) Mao Suit

4th Round

1) Only living person to feature in the Amar Chitra Katha?

2) Broadway… Evita…

3) Author John Haggai..said about him ‘He did write crappy ads too’. Who?

4) What is Textonym?

5) It was the first subject taught as a correspondence course.
Hint: Corporate skill

6) Asian City…Fishing settlement..Sindhi fisherwoman Mai Koalchi

Ans: Round 4

1) Narayan Murthy

2) Ricky Martin

3) Salman Rushdie

4) A textonym is a word which becomes ambiguous when using predictive text due to having the same button combination as other unrelated words. Book= Cool

5) Shorthand

6) Karachi

5th Round

1) Video: What is being manufactured?

2) Song : “rich Girl”. Singer?

3) Video: From movie ‘Catch me If you can’

4) Audio: Yuvraj Singh. Which company?

5) Video: Vandana Luthra of VLCC

6) Audio: Song Mujhe kya bechega rupaiya- Satyameva Jayate. Singer?

Ans: Round 5

1) Credit Card

2) Justin Bieber

3) ‘Catch me If you can’

4) Birla SunLife

5) Vandana Luthra of VLCC

6) Sona Mohapatra

6th Round: Cell phones provided to search for answer

1) Radhe, O fish, 90 days, 63 cameras

2) Bisleri is named after?

3) J P Getty’s quote: __________ is like Manure. It Stinks

4) BSKYB took it to court three years ago over the use of the word ‘Sky’

5) After USA, this country is the largest contributor to UN in dollar terms

6) National Old Age Pension scheme named after which PM?

Ans: Round 6

1) Big Boss

2) Person. part of Founder’s name

3) Money

4) Skype

5) Japan

6) Indira Gandhi

Round 7- Only for the Top 2 Teams

1) The last, 32-volume print version, published in 2010, weighs 129 pounds and sold for $1,395. What?

2) 2006 Padmashri awardee ‘Ayurveda to the west’

Ans: Round 7

1) Encyclopedia Brittanica. (TCS team which was leading at this stage, answered it as Brittania Encyclopedia, a minor lapse and were not awarded the points, hence
scored a negative)

2) Shahnaz Hussain (TCS answered it and won the quiz)

The Brand Equity Quiz 2012 – Kolkata – Prelims

The Brand Equity Quiz 2012 – Kolkata – Prelims

Courtesy: The Champ himself- Rabi Sankar Saha

Kolkata BEQ was won by Rabi Sankar Saha & Bhaskar Datta.
Change of his previous partner sure seems to have done Rabi a great deal of good 🙂

Qs which consist 1 mark each

1. Which of these are not in Tangra, Kolkata? (MCQ & Local Qs)
Ans- Golden Dragon

2. Which watch brand is the Official Olympic Timekeeper since 1932?
Ans- Omega

3.Wch Indian Politician bought seeds from the Pune-based Pocha Seeds for his Rose Garden during his confinement?
Ans- Jawaharlal Nehru

4. Which term was first used in reference to trades jobs in 1924, in an Alden, Iowa newspaper?
Ans- Blue-collar

5. _____ Book is published by UN for Climate Change? (FITB)
Ans- Green

6. After US Dollar, which is the largest Foreign Reserve currency?
Ans- Euro

7. Whose capmpaign is the ‘Kentucky Fried Cruelty’?
Ans- PETA

8. Which ruler started the silver coins named Haidari & Imami (MCQ)?
Ans- Tipu Sultan

9.Which retailer has the highest per square foot sales of $5,600/Square Foot?
Ans- Apple

10.After which FM’s Budget Speech, Mrs. Gandhi commented ‘India’s shortest finance minister has delivered the longest speech’?
Ans- Pranab Mukherjee

11. The Benelux union in Europe comprisie of three countries, two of them are Netherlands and Luxembourg. Which is the other?
Ans- Belgium

12. What was invented in 1974 in Hungry to play on 3-D Geometry?
Ans- Rubik’s Cube

13. Who’s th presiding deity of all architects?
Ans- Vishwakarma

14. Kakababu series is written by wch writer (Local Qs)?
Ans- Sunil Gangopadhyay

15. This Year, ICICI Bank has introduced which unique facility for the first time?
Ans- PPF Account

16. Which Social Networking Site uses the “fail whale” as error message for the Webpage?
Ans- Twitter

17. Who is the higest Paid Footballer amongst these? (MCQ)

a) Sunil Chhetri
b) Odafa Okolie
c) Ranti Martins
Ans- Odafa

18. Monalisa Guest House, 172A, Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata. Signifies what?
Ans- Kahani of Vidya Balan

19. Which classless train was introduced by Madhu Dandavate in 1978 named after a famous literary work?
Ans- Gitanjali Express

20. can’t recall

A&V

21. Logo of Axis Bank

22. Ad of Lux Cozi starring SRK

23. Pic of Tarla Dalal

24. Cadbury Ad Jingle

25. The song ‘Taxman’ by The Beatles from the Album Revolver, Id the Group?

Idea Qs (Qs wch consist 2 marks each)

26. The tax collection of Empreror Akbar got a boost after the appointment of whom as Diwan-I-Ashraf?
Ans- Raja Todar Mal

27.FITB-‘If you reach for the stars, you might not quite get one, but you won’t end up with a handful of mud, either’
said by Leo Burnett (MCQ)
a) Poo
b) Grains
c) Mud
Ans- Mud

28. Who was been appointed as the Commissioner of Customs in Scotland in 1778?
Ans- Adam Smith

29. FITB- Sumantra Ghosal’s Quote ‘You can’t renew a Company without revitalizing its……’?
Ans- People

30. Who started teachin in Dhaka University in 1926 with the recommendation from Einstein?
Ans- Satyendra Nath Bose

The Brand Equity Quiz 2012 – Chandigarh

The Brand Equity Quiz 2012 – Chandigarh

Courtesy: Hitesh Kamboj

6 teams to qualify for the regional final:
1. Bharti Airtel with (24 points)
2. Infosys Red (24)
3. Pioneer &Partner (25)
4. Samsung (24)
5. Infosys Blue (21)
6. Winshuttle (22)
The chief guest, Vivek Malhotra (Vice President and Head of Marketing for Idea Cellular’s Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and J&K circles) presented the prizes to the winners. The team from Samsung ( represented by Nitin Gupta and Manu Kaushik) maintained their lead from the start and won the quiz

1) Which Arch said “Chairs are arch. Sofa are Bourgeois ?
Answer: Le Corbusier.

2) Which abbreviation of the 1920s is probable influenced by the proprietor name “Frigidaire”
Answer : Fridge.

3) In the 1990 Louis Cartier popularize the use of –
a) Diamond
b) Pearls
c) Platinum
Answer: C

4) Paul Di Resto, Nico Huldenberg and Jules Bianchi are drivers for which F1 team?
Answer Force India

5) What is the minimum amt that one can send through Instant Money Order on India POST?
Ans 1000 Rupee

6) Which bollywood film, directed by Bimal Roy in 1953, is the story of and Impoverished farmer who become the Rickshaw Puller.
Answer: Do Bhiga Jamin.

7) Last year the world oldest marathon runner featured in a publicity campaign for
– UNICEF
– DUREX
– PETA
Ans- Peta

8) In 2011 Rupert Murdoch News Corp. Launched the ‘daily’ it is the first Newspaper ?
-Internet
-Tabloid
-Ipad
Ans : ipad

9) Missing

10) You have to pay to go up the Eiffel tower
Serious/Joking
Answer: serious

11) All the winner of Nobel Prizes for Eco. Have won the award in their lifetime.
Ans: True/False— True

12) Complete this phrase ; Be penny wise and– ——Foolish.
Answer : pound

13) In 1917 the US Rubber company almost marketed their footwear creation calling it Veds or Peds. They finally used another four letter word for them what was that
Ans: KEDS

14) Who headed the salt lake org. Committee for th Olympic Paralympics Winter games of 2002.
Answer: Romney

15) What is trade mark as a type of plasticized cardboard carton for milk & other folded from a single sheet ?
Answer: tetra pack

16) who worked in the Daily Bungle ?
– Superman
– Batman
– spiderman
Answer: Spiderman

17) the Pakistan version of which board game is called Crorepati Baopaar
ANSWER: Monopoly

18) which is the most popular flavour of ice cream?
– Chocolate
– Strawberry
– Vanilla
Answer : Vanilla

19) Which company traded itself first shares in the 2011 using NYSE symbol “LNKD”
Answer- linkedin.in

20) In their effort to stop tea from being declared the national drink being did bar owner in Ludhiana abduntly server to their Customer?
Ans: Lassy ( a drink extracted from the milk)
21-25 Visual ques

Ans: 21) 7-Up adv

Ans:22) Lufthansa logo

Ans:23) Vijaypat Singhania

Answer: 24) Azim Premji Voice

Ans 25 audio of Aiyyaa movie

2 point for each ques 26-30
26) Only 19 nation representing 6% of the world population have comprehensive national bans on ————- adv ?
Ans. Tabacco

27) who presented the first interi budget of independent India.
Ans: R. K. Shanmukham Chetty

28) The name of which mild pain killer comes from ‘acetyliete spirsaure’ salicylic acid.
Ans. Aspirin .

29) Acc. To Philip Kotler the science and art of exploring, creation value to satisfy the needs of a target mkt at a profit is called————
Ans. Marketing

30) In 1882, a company started by which inventor provided the 1st commercial light system in Lower Manhattan ?
Ans. GE, Thomas Edison.

Finals
Round 1 : ( Derek gave answers and teams had to make ques See below 6 ques.)

1) 7824-7431-7884 Ranjana Sonawane of Maharashtra
Answer: Who was first AADHAAR recipient.

2) To cure his kidney stones Marquir de Lessert drank this water from an his friends property.
Answer: How did we got Evain Water.

3) Forbes magazine says this Indian the MOST Losers of 2011?
Ans: who ranked Luxmi Mittal most loser of 2011

4) This auto sport originated when bootleggers transported whiskey at night in modified cars to deceive the police ?
Ans. How Nascar originated

5) Travel Company started in 1841 when the founder took 500 passenger from Leicester to Loughborough
Ans. How Thomas& Cook Formed.

6) answer was Nickelodeon.

Round 2
1) In 1990s before he become the pioneer of it he was a motorcycle dealer, having poultry farm, he has served in Indian army, Udupi hotel owner and a stockbroker. Who
Ans. CAPTAIN Gopinath

2) Which iconic brand has assembly line in Brazil and Bawal (Haryana).
Ans. Harley Davidson

3) Acc. To the Times in London who is riches Musician in 2011 under the age of 30.
Ans. Adele

4) Missed

5) Missed

6) It is belived, Japanese used to put something in Chai to make it bitter what they used to put in the Chai ?
Ans. Turmeric

Round 3 ( Flicker Round ) Visual.
Ans 1. Accenture
Ans2. ?
Ans3. Banker to the Poor book image by Mohammed Yunis
Ans4. Yuvi Foundation T-Shirt.
Ans5. Kari Leaves
Ans6. Manthan movie Poster.

Round 4. ( Idea Deal Round)
1) Acc. To the recent survey who is the best brand ambassador in watch category
Ans. Tiger Wood

2) Name this commodity which derives its name from ‘Juniper berry”
Ans. Gin

3) My wealth comes from Luck and compound Interest ?
Ans. Warren Buffet

4) India produce more than 109 Product of it in India somthing related to the Agri product what ?
Answer: Spices ( The Youngest one in the hall crack this one Arpit from DPS)

5) In which city of Southern Hemisphere the movie ‘ The Lord of King’
Ans. NZ

6) Which company in the world produce more than 300 million rubber tyre ?
Ans. Lego

Round 5 (Skype Round) Audio round

Ans. 1 Neck Chand video

Ans.2 Q.n was cancelled as audio was not clear.

Ans.3 Whitney Houston song

Ans.4 Vico Termeric adv in Audio

Ans.5 Anushman Khurana Actor in Vickey Donor

Ans 6 Audio OF Piyush Pandey.

Last Round 6, 9 ques. In this round 1 team had to be out after 3 ques. 3 teams had to go back to pavilion and in which last year winner from Pioneer&Partner even after making a very gud come back in the game by giving answers of 3 ques. Consecutively and then fight remained for left 2 teams (Samsung and Infosys).

Round 6 Buzzer Round.

1. This mgt guru initial letter of his name is ‘MEP’
Ans. Micheal E Porter

2. Harry Bentley Bradley set to design which brand of Toys ?
ans. Hot Wheel

3) Qns on some comparison with Marilyn Monroe.

Winshuttle was Out after these 3 ques due to lowest score ?

4) In term of Tonnage which state produce more Wheat ( This ques. Made the fight tough for Pioneer&Partner last year regional winner as they answered Punjab.
Ans. UP

5,6) Not able to note DOWN due to to too much noise around .

So finally Bharti Infosys Blue and Pioneer&Partner were out after these 6 ques of 6th round.

So fight remaiedn between Samsung and Infosys Red

7) Which country has more user of FACEBOOK. (As Infosys Red got it wrong they were out and winner were Samsung of First regional round)
Ans- US

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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.
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Answers:

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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 Business Quiz conducted on Twitter- @Kweezzz – Oct 16, 2011

1) Identify this brand endorser

2) Once, Bill Gates got to know about Job’s comment on being a Windows developer (iTunes for Windows) – “It’s like giving a glass of ice

water to someone in Hell.”  What did Jobs do to cool down Gates?

3) Identify this person/company. – Recent news for wrong reasons.

4) Evangelical Christians in Brazil felt that this symbol was connected to Satan and banned it sometime in 2010. What did they ban?

5) Identify these gentlemen from the financial world.

6) Identify the advertiser. No, not Surf. 😀

7) What’s this? And to whom was it sold?

8) What happened to a certain John Davis who responded to this ad?

9) Identify this PSU.

10) Barthelemy Thimmonier was one of the first successful developers of sewing machines. He was working on a major order using his machines and workers felt threat to their livelihoods. They attacked his factory. Who was Barthelemy’s client?

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Answers:

Ans1: Fauja Singh

Ans2: Gave him a glass of water

Ans3: Burrup Fertilizers & Pankaj Oswal | Accused of one of Australia’s biggest corporate frauds for siphoning an additional 113 million dollars out of his Burrup Fertilisers

Ans4: USB http://goo.gl/oovaA

Ans5: Henry Varnum Poor & Luther Lee Blake | Org: Standard & Poor’s

Ans6: Persil

Ans7: Henry Woodward’s bulb – sold to Edison

Ans8: Nothing happened. This was an April fool prank.

Ans9: Hutti Mines

Ans10: French Army (Uniforms)

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TBQ –361

1) One way authors can protect themselves from libel suits is to say that a character has a _______    _______.  No male is going to come forward and say, ‘That character with a very _______    _______, that’s me!’ Fill in the blanks. What’s this rule known as? (5, 5)

2) Oyu Tolgoi, or Turquoise Hill, is the world’s largest mining exploration project – it is even bigger than Florida. When development of this Copper-Gold mine is finished in a year or two, its output will account for more than 30 per cent of this country’s economy. Where is this located?

3) Who is a posturbator in internet jargon?

4) Peter Rehra is a vehicle assembled locally in just Rs 10,000, and is equally popular in both villages and cities. If in rural areas a motor pump used for drawing well water is used as an engine, then in cities an old Bajaj scooter engine gives it the necessary power to overtake you. Why is it called *Peter* Rehra?

5) Identify this organization that’s behind a huge infrastructure project.

6) Which company, founded by, Barry Sternlicht in 1995, is registered as HOT on the NYSE?

7) The names that came for ‘pick a codename’ votes for this product were so terrible that everyone was pretty happy when one of the leads overrode it and declared that the codename would be ‘_____’, presumably because he liked fast cars. When the  time came to pick a real name for the product before shipping, they ended up sticking with ‘______’.

They continued with the name because they were in love with it deeply, and more people in the team started associating it with fast cars. Another reason had to do with design terminology, where ____ referred to a set of parts of this category of products – and the product was focussing more on content, not on _____. Some cheekiness there. Which product is this?

8) Here’s a guessable one:

What did George de Hevesy do to the Nobel medals of German physicists Max von Laue (1914) and James Franck (1925) to save them from the inavading Nazi forces?

9) This is the name which the Philadelphia Police Department gave to a certain day, for the first time in 1966. It was not a term of endearment to them. It was named so as it usually brings massive traffic jams and over-crowded sidewalks as the downtown stores are mobbed from opening to closing. What’s the term? [There is an another popular explanation of the origin of the term.]

10) When this company was born in 1901 with an oil discovery in Spindletop, Texas, the primary commercial fuel was coal. The largest investor was William Larimer Mellon of the Pittsburgh Mellon banking family. It became one of the world’s largest companies before being purchased by Chevron in 1984. Before his death in 1949, William Larimer Mellon proclaimed the company to be “so big I have lost track of it.” Name the company.

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Answers:

Ans1: Small Penis Rule

Ans2: Mongolia | Though this project is recent, copper smelting used to happen from rocks here even during Ghengiz Khan’s times.

Ans3: Someone who posts content on the interwebz and ‘Likes’ it himself(on Facebook), views it multiple times to increase view count and so on.

Ans4: During the ’60s, Petter diesel engines were popular in Punjab were they were used for these Rehras.
Petter is the same company that gave rise to Westland Aircrafts.

Ans5: Yamuna Expressway Authority

Ans6: Starwood Hotels

Starwood Hotels is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchiser of hotels and resorts with seven internationally renowned brands, including: The St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Sheraton, Westin, Le Meridien and Four Points by Sheraton, as well as Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier developer and operator of vacation ownership resorts.

Ans7: Chrome (Browser)
In design parlance, Chrome refers to the toolbars, tabs and buttons.

Ans8: Medals were dissolved in aqua regia and later made and presented again

Ans9: Black Friday

The more popular explanation has to do with the colors of ink accountants traditionally used for noting profit and loss. A company “in the red” is recording loss, red ink being the traditional color for noting negative finances. “In the black” means just the opposite; thus the notion that Black Friday will force those bookkeepers to put away the red ink, and get out the black.

Ans10: Gulf Oil

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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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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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TBQ –344

1) The development of this profession, as a separate entity from medicine, started in Islam under the patronage of Abbasiyyah caliphs of Baghdad. The first clear cut separation of this from medicine, and the recognition of this stream as an academically oriented entity happened during the Middle Ages. Al Rahzi was one of the few early contributors, in an era when most of Europe was still under the Dark Ages. What was this stream that came up?

2) Aman Nath is a historian by education. He is an award winning author and was the youngest founder-member of INTACH. Two of his books are used as the official gifts of the President and the Prime Minister of India. Actively involved in the restoration of India’s lesser-known architectural ruins, he is the co-founder of hotel chain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Francis Wacziarg, the French Indophile, now an Indian citizen, co-author of one of Nath’s books, set up this hotel chain along with Aman. Name this chain of hotels named after an ancient town in Rajasthan.

3)  This company was established in Hyderabad by a UK company, A, as B in 1948. In the 1950s, Raja Rameshwar Rao (pic below)  took over B. He renamed the company to C and brought in the Patwardhans of Pune and Khushwant Singh on the board. In 2006, C ran into trouble with its name when the new owners of the brand name, A, sued them. An out-of-court settlement happened, as C changed its name to D. What are A, B, C and D?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) It was named after its inventor Thomas Edmondson, a trained cabinet maker of Lancaster, United Kingdom in the 1830s.  It spread from England to rest of the world. What’s this invention which you would have used for sure, not once, not twice, but at least a hundred times till it was phased out from India in 2008? ( We use the computerized version now and not the version that Thomas made)

5) Identify the advertiser.

6) This business was established in 1889 by A, whose family migrated from the famine prone Kutch to Madras. It began as a pavement ‘dukaan’, selling hurricane lanterns, bedroom lamps, chimneys and petromaxes to the large British and Anglo-Indian resident population of what was then known as ‘White Town’. Evening was the favoured time for shopping here, giving the place the name – Evening Bazaar. The store had a  small tin roof during those times, and A would take shelter under the nearby banyan tree to beat the summer heat.

WWI brought in a windfall. He supplied a consignment of hurricane lanterns to the British Army stationed at Fort St. George. By the time the war ended, there was a demand for imported enameled kitchen and tableware from the British and Anglo-Indian population. He was now a store owner and by the 1930s, he moved to the present premises. His store, then known as A Store, now became B, possibly an Anglicized version of the name. The end of the Second World War saw a demand for ceramics and porcelain.

Today they have stores in Evening Bazaar, Adyar and Pondicherry. Name the business.

7) Sitter: Identify this personality.

8) He went to what was then Ceylon and found that even they had this technology. He came back mortified and decided to usher in this technology. His idea was not welcomed back in India. The country’s scientific advisors thought that the new technology was not a good idea, and that it would make development communication non-serious. He convinced detractors that the new and old technologies coexisted in several countries. It is up to a user if he should be using the new technology. Till the older technology is phased out, Govt. would support that along with the newer one – this was his promise. And as they say, the rest is history.

What is this technology that came in during early 1980s? And also identify this person.

9) As Postmaster of the American Colonies, Benjamin Franklin had use of what is known as a “franking privilege.” This privilege allowed him to mail letters free of charge like Congressmen. What is unique about Franklin’s frank is that he signed his franking signature on outgoing mail as “_____.” Historians believe that this alludes to his commitment to gaining freedom and independence from the English government. What was Franklin’s franking signature?

10) Tarangini Mitra loved pirouetting – to dance on single foot. Her performance at her school annual day function – the first public performance she did – caught the attention of an ad-guru. This was in 1985. As they say, the rest is history. How do we know this girl better?

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Answers:

Ans1: Pharmacy

Ans2: Neemrana Hotels

Ans3: A: Longman B: Longman Green C: Orient Longman D: Orient Blackswan

The brand name Longman is now owned by Pearson Plc.

Ans4: Edmondson Card Tickets – the good old card tickets used till recently by Indian Railways

Ans5: Morphy Richards Epilators

Today they have stores in Evening Bazaar, Adyar and Pondicherry. Name the business.

Ans6: A: Karim Bhai | The business is now known as CurrimBhoys

Ans7: Vinton Serf

Ans7: Colour Televisions, replacing Black & White TVs. Vasanth Sathe.

In the beginning, the import permit was  temporary, with the Union Government allowing the import of 50,000 colour television sets by November of that year. But by the end of it, the Indian viewer was ready to spend Rs. 8,000 on an Indian set and up to Rs. 15,000 on the imported version. The government raked in the money, earning  Rs. 70 crore in customs revenue from imported sets, with one lakh sets imported into the country.

Ans9: B. Free Franklin

Ans10: Nirma Girl. Ad-guru was Alyque Padamsee