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10 - Business Quiz:
1. Hasbro has a tie up with Funskool India to market its toys and games
in India. Name the
parent company of Funskool.
2. The ad featuring Moon Moon Sen’s daughter Riya Dev Varma for Nirma lime Soap looks very similar to the Liril ad. Could it be because it was directed by the same person? Who directed them?
3. Name the newspaper started by industrialist Vijaypath Singhania of the J.K. Group.
The Indian Post
4. What does TIMES stand for in the name of TIMES Television, the Television division of Bennett and Coleman Ltd.
Television for Information, Music, Entertainment and Sports
5. A Bombay based jewellery house launched a range of earrings called H.B. a couple of years ago. Why were they called H.B. ?
After Henry Blofeld the popular cricket commentator known for his penchant for earrings
6. When Henry Ford died, amongst his last possessions was a test tube. What did it supposedly contain?
The last breath of Thomas Alva Edison
7. Which Indian businessman was part of the design team at Intel that designed the Intel 80486 microprocessor?
Rajeev Chandrasekhar of BPL
8. In which merchant bank did P.G.Wodehouse work for two years?
The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
9. To which company did the shipment of tea destroyed by the American colonists during the Boston Tea Party in 1773 belong?
The East India Company
10. What was advertised with the slogan “You press the button and we do the rest” ?
11. What is an unrhymed Japanese poem of 3 lines, containing 17 syllables called? It is also the name of an Indian saree range.
12. Honda advertised in the 1960s with the line “You meet the nicest people on a Honda”. Which Indian automobiles advertised two decades later with the same line?
Kinetic Honda and Contessa
13. Which brand created a sensation by sticking a Ford Cortina to a billboard at a busy junction in London?
14. During Wimbledon 1995 Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi played a mock tennis match at Trafalgar Square in London. Why?
To shoot a commercial for Nike
15. Which Indian brand combined the Coke and Pepsi ad slogans to come up with the line “The real thing is the choice of the new generations”?
London Pilsner Beer
16. What was launched in 1959 in Kansas by the Carney Brothers?
17. The highest ever wicket partnership in England was between Herbert Sutcliffe and Percy Holmes in 1923 against Essex in Leyton. How is this significant to the present day corporate world?
They scored 555 runs giving 555 cigarettes their name
18. Complete this line “There is but one cup to win, eleven proud people, twelve proud nations, lean to win the cup ________ .
Share the Magic
19. What food item was patented in 1830 and called ‘Dr. Miles compound Tomato extract’?
20. Which Indian clothing brand gets its name from Greek for ‘Circle of Animals’?
21. Which industrialist – Philanthropist donated $800,00 for the land on which the U.N. General Assembly has been built?
John D. Rockefeller Jr.
22. Ken Follett has written a book ‘On the wings of Eagles’ which deals with the true story of how 40 odd employees of an American Company EDS corporation escaped from Iran when caught in the Islamic Revolution. Who owns EDS and appears throughout the book?
23. 17 year old Rudyard Kipling roamed India as Assistant Editor of the Civil and Military Gazette, Lahore. He then wrote ‘Soldiers Three’ a series of short tales that launched a pervasive, nation wide enterprise which exists to date. What?
The A.H.Wheeler publishing House and chain of bookstores
24. What is a ‘Sen’ in monetary terms?
1/100th of a Yen
25. Which brand derives its name from the Japanese God of Mercy?
Canon from Kwanon
26. Following the super success of Food World, the Spencers Group has launched two other chains of superstores. Name them.
Music World and Health&Glow
27. Which Indian newspaper advertises with the line “Why settle for anything else”?
28. Ads for which Indian product feature the following – a raunchy novel titled ‘fantasies’, perfume and a registered postal package?
29. Which Indian newspaper claims along with its price on the masthead that ‘One Paise goes to charity for every issue sold”.
The Afternoon Despatch and Courier
30. This was the classification of the highest quality of ships, by the Lloyds shipping Registrar of the world famous insurance association Lloyds. It has now become a phrase in the language meaning something of superior quality. What?
The term ‘A-1’
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