Biz/Infra Quiz 4 Questions- Samvit School of Infrastructure Business

Samvit School of Infrastructure Business

Building Blocks-Quiz 4

1) Had you been to Ankleshwar in the late ’80s, you would have met a gentleman running a textile sizing unit, under the name Sulzer. Which businessman’s early story would you connect this to?

Ans: Tulsi Tanti
The Suzlon Group commenced its operations in the year 1987 when Sulzer Synthetics Pvt. Limited set up a sizing unit in Ankleshwar.

2) A question on a common observation.
While travelling on trains, you would have seen a yellow board that says W or W/L. What do they stand for? Clue: No, Waitlist is not an acceptable answer.

Ans: Whistle/Level Cross(ahead) or Whistle
The train whistles after the driver sees this signal.

3) How was the company, popularly known as the Extension in the late 1800s, known officially as?
Clue is within the question.

Ans: EasternExtension,ChinaandAustralasiaTelegraph Company

4) What in Lucknow was built by a company that traces its roots to the gentleman in this picture?

‘Ans: Lohe Ka Pul
Pic: William Jessop of Jessop & Co.

5) This company started selling something at Re 1 in 1899 inCalcutta. The price of this ‘commodity’ inLondonwas also something similar during this time period. What was thus sold to the people ofCalcutta?

Ans: Electricity, Calcutta Electric Supply Corporation Limited






6) Connect these images








Krishnapatnam is a port town in Muthukur Mandal of Nellore District, the southernmost coastal district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The history says that Vijayanagar Emperor, Sri Krishnadevaraya operated this port, hence the port was named as Krishnapatnam Port. The port operated small boats through BuckinghamCanal, which runs behind the port and was used as a waterway for transportation between Chennai in the south andKrishna river delta in the north. Later in 1960’s iron ore was exported by wooden boats from this port and in early 1980’s Government of India declared this port as a minor port.

Krishnapatnam Port logo and Navayuga Engineering Company’s Logo (They own the port)

7) Identify this building. Clue: It’s inIndia









8) Which Chennai based institution was formed as per the recommendations of the report shown in the image below?












9) Connect these two personalities. The former saved the latter.









Ans: The Bailey bridge is a portable pre-fabricated truss bridge. It is named after Donald Bailey. Army built a Bailey Bridge after a CWG bridge collapsed.

10) What built in the Pir Panjal range by a Alfred Kunz and C Barsel  between 1954 and 1960, was lauded as an infrastructural marvel?

Ans: Jawahar Tunnel

Biz/Infra Quiz 3 Questions- Samvit School of Infrastructure Business

Samvit School of Infrastructure Business

Building Blocks-Quiz 3

 Q1) Lutyens wanted the full courtyard of Rashtrapathi Bhavan to be seen from Vijay Chowk. Viceory Lord Hardinge, along with another architect, who was working with Lutyens, dismissed this as an expensive idea. The friendship between the architects ended thus. How do we know this battle?

Ans: Bakerloo or Battle of the Gradient

Q2) Connect.


Ans: Aswan Dam

a) Aswan Dam-

b) Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussein-president of Egypt after whom the reservoir of the dam “Lake Nasser” is named.

c) High Dam Burg Memorial Wall, Aswan, Egypt

d) Logo of Arab Contractors Company which was involved in the construction of the dam

Q3) Connect these images to a material.


Ans: Maraging Steel

Pic1- Adolf Martens
Pc-2 PSLV rocket- it uses this steel
Pic3- fencing blades- uses this steel
Pic 4: Used in golf club heads

Q4) This celebrated Indian author’s father-in-law played a major role in building Delhi. Along with the author’s father and others who were contractors, the father-in-law amassed a lot of wealth from this project. Name the author.

Ans: Khushwant Singh
Father: Sobha Singh
FIL: Sardar Bahadur Teja Singh Malik, Chief Engineer of CPWD

5) Claim to fame?

Brazil has smashed Chile’s record by completing the world’s largest Lego tower.
The tower erected at a Sao Paulo shopping center — reaches a height of 102 feet and 3 inches, breaks the previous record set in Santiago by 25 centimeters (9.84 inches).



Ans: Autobahn

Pic1- Hitler shoveling the earth for the ceremonial groundbreaking, his entourage of top Nazi leaders looking on. Dr. Todt grins behind him.

Pic2- For his work on the autobahnen, Hitler awarded Todt with the German National Prize for Art and Science. The award was a replacement for Nobel Prize which Hitler forbade Germans from accepting in 1936

Pic3- Alfred Nobel

Pic4- The First Reich Autobahn (RAB), From Frankfurt am Main to Darmstadt ( photographed in 1935)

7) It’s called Vembanad. This has put Nehru in the back seat. What?

Ans: Vembanad- India’s longest railway bridge (8.86km), inaugurated recently.
Till recently, Nehru Sethu over River Son (3.065 kms) was the longest rail bridge in the country.

8) This mining town and the PSU that operates out of the town are named after an animal, its face to be specific. Though the said animal is nowhere present in the area, the area is rich and is known for a lot of other species. Name the town.

Ans: Kudremukh

9) Identify


Ans: Kiran Grandhi- GMR

10) But laid in two years, O! man.

Make a 7 word  phrase

Rome Was not built in a day

Biz/Infra Quiz 2 Questions- Samvit School of Infrastructure Business

Samvit School of Infrastructure Business

Building Blocks-Quiz 2

1) Identify the brand and the company. Clue: Talk about diversification!

Ans1: Sobha Restoplus Mattress

Original Ad:

2) Connect.

Ans2: Krupp (or Thyssen Krupp)

Images: Krupp’s logo

ChryslerBuildingwas built using steel from Krupp

Big Bertha howitzer named after Bertha Krupp, manufactured by Krupp

Iran’s coat of arms-Iranonce owned over 25% stake in Krupp

3) Connect

Ans3: DP World

Images: UAE flag and reef knot are the constituents of DP World logo

DP World owns P&O, whose flag is shown.  Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem is the Chairman of DP World.

4) During war-time, we see army vehicles from across the country being taken on trains to border areas. How do we better know this hitchhiking?

Ans4: RORO – Roll On Roll Off

5) Connect

Ans5: Dum Dum airport

Sir William Boog Leishman- who identified the causative parasite of Dumdum fever, now known as Leishmaniasis/Kaala Azar. This fever is named after the place, Dumdum.

DumDumAirportis now named after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose

Dumdum bullets, named after the place.

6) The year was 1919. She sat listening to her husband (Pic) about how his new venture needed money to make payments and explore newer areas in business. The little she could do was to offer her wedding ring. She did and he reluctantly accepted the offer. Her husband used the ring and that was a small beginning, as they say. Identify this couple in a Bollywood-ish incident. Also, name the company.

Ans: Erle and Vida Halliburtons| Halliburton

7) Connect


Ans: BrooklynBridge

Emily Roebling (pic), along with her husband Washington, took over building theBrooklynBridgeafter the death ofWashington’s dad,  John A. Roebling (image on stamp). The last image describes- Panic stricken people on theBrooklynBridge, May 30, 1883.

Ken Burns directed an Oscar nominated documentary on the bridge.

8) Connect

Ans: Ajinomoto Stadium

Tokyo Verdy and FC Tokyo are based out of Ajinomoto Stadium. The painting depicts a Japanese Tsunami. The stadium is being used as a refugee camp now. Dr. Kikunae Ikeda is the man behind the company, Ajinomoto.

9) A QuarrellingLotDead.

Unscramble to get an expensive shape.

Ans: Golden Quadrilateral

10) Connect

Ans:Grand Trunk Road

Images: Chandragupta Maurya- initiated the work.

Sher Shah Suri-carried on the work.

Kipling’s Kim is set on this road. The road is from Chittagong to Kabul. Poster is of Kabuliwala.

Biz/Infra Quiz 1 Questions- Samvit School of Infrastructure Business

Samvit School of Infrastructure Business

Building Blocks-Quiz-1

1) On 8th November, 1908, Sir Louis Dane wrote a note indicating that Suni and Badu gorges were favourable sites for a new project. Though a detailed report was submitted in March 1910, the project took off much later-post independence. What did Sir Louis Dane propose?

Ans1: Bhakra Nangal Dam

2) On his return to Scotland in 1783, John purchased an estate at Sauchrie, Ayrshire, and started experimenting with a new method of road construction. When he was appointed surveyor to the Bristol Turnpike Trust in 1816 he remade the roads under his control with crushed stone bound with gravel on a firm base of large stones. A camber, making the road slightly convex, ensured the rainwater rapidly drained off the road and did not penetrate the foundations. Who was he and what did he invent?

Ans2: John MacAdam , the man behind MacAdam Roads

3) If you go in search of Selangor Turf Club in its original site, what would you find today?

Ans3: Petronas Towers

4) They went to the same school and then joined the same company: F L Smith and Co. The company sent one of them in 1933-1934 to India to set up a cement factory in Coimbatore. The other guy joined in 1935. They set up a cement factory which later went on to be part of ACC. These men formed a partnership in 1938 and started importing and later manufacturing dairy equipments. What began thus? And who were these gentlemen?

Ans4: Holck-Larsen and Soren K Toubro or L&T

5) What was founded by A S Bhathena in 1966 as Wanson India Ltd?

Ans5: Thermax

6) This community migrated from Rajasthan to Saurashtra in early 7th century AD and would have probably contributed the most to India’s railway infrastructure development. They were pioneers in the laying and construction of line and bridges for the railways in hundreds of projects. Name the community?

Ans6: KGK- Kutch Gurjar Kashtriya

7) Unscramble this to come up with a name of the current head of a company, son-in-law of the founder.


Ans7: Kushal Pal Singh

8) Connect these images.

Ans8: Willington

1) Lord Willington- former Viceroy and Governor-General of India.

2) Cochin Port Trust -Logo-

Willington Island was created from material dredged from the formation of Cochin Port.

It was named after him.

3) The Willingdon Sports Club- founded by him

4) Scene from Tintin in Tibet

The scene happens at Willington Airfield (later known AS Safdarjung Airport)-this is mentioned in the strip.

9) Connect these images to a major infrastructure project.

Ans9: Mumbai-Pune expressway

1) Pula- PL Deshpande, Author. Mumbai -Pune Expressway was earlier to be named after him.

2) It is named after YB Chavan

3) MSRDC -runs the expressway

4) Konkan Railway built the tunnels on the expressway

10) Connect these images to a company.

1) Logo of Indus Towers

2) Pasupati Seal from Indus Valley Civilization

3) Constellation Indus: Indus, an Indian holding a spear and arrows

4) Bharti owns 42% of the venture, 42% with Vodafone-Essar and the rest with Idea (Aditya Birla)

Building Blocks online Biz/Infraquiz-4 – SamvitInfra

Building Blocks-4th and Final online Biz/Infra quiz tonight (21st April) at 9 Pm at

For hints follow @samvitinfra

The quiz is open for all- students, corporates and others. This is an individual event.

Individual Quiz -Prizes worth
I: Rs.3000
II: Rs. 2000
III: Rs. 1000
Overall winners will be judged depending on the performance across the 4 events.
I: Rs. 5000
II: Rs. 3000
III: Rs. 2000

Building Blocks online Biz/Infraquiz 3 – SamvitInfra

Building Blocks-3rd online Biz/Infra quiz tonight (18th April) at 9 Pm at

For hints follow @samvitinfra

The quiz is open for all- students, corporates and others. This is an individual event.

Individual Quiz -Prizes worth
I: Rs.3000
II: Rs. 2000
III: Rs. 1000
Overall winners will be judged depending on the performance across the 4 events.
I: Rs. 5000
II: Rs. 3000
III: Rs. 2000

The  third and fourth quizzes will go live at 9pm IST on1 8th and 19th of April respectively.


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Our journey began in 1887 when our forefathers left the deserts of Rajasthan, their home state, in search of water and food and reached Wakod, at the foothills of the famous Ajanta Caves. They started farming as a means of livelihood.

In 1963 selling kerosene in pushcart, the young law graduate, Bhavarlal, founded the family business in trading. The family partnership with a meager Rs. 7,000, accumulated savings of three generations, as capital. Soon, agencies for two wheelers, auto vehicles and automobile accessories were established in quick succession.

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