The YourStory Quiz #3

The YourStory Quiz #3


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The 3rd edition YourStory Quiz is up! Do give it a shot!

HOW IT WORKS:

Questions are released every Saturday and the quiz for that week is open till Friday. There is a prize for the winner who YourStory will select through a lucky draw of all the correct answers.

THIS WEEK’S QUIZ:

Give the quiz a shot at: http://bit.ly/1tq7tVj

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FROM LAST WEEK:

Have a look at the answers at: http://bit.ly/1vybywi

The winner for last week’s quiz is Syed Sharique Hussain. Many congratulations to him!

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – National Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – National Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    IAME Bangalore – Prasad Shetty and Mahantesh Nelavaigi
  • RUNNER UP:
    TCS Chennai – Jayakanthan and Debabrata Mallick

National Finals Questions:

Round 1:

1) (Silver ) 11:30-23:05 was the timing change that was introduced by Nandos. Why did Nandos increase their time by 5 minutes and specifically called it ‘Nandos Fergie Time’?

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Answer: When Manchester United plays it is believed that they get extra time to score critical goals. This extra time is named after Alex Ferguson and the shops are open during Fergie Time.

2) (Gold) Originally known as The New Left Review Verso Books. It is a famous publishing house based in London and New York City. Founded in 1970.Why the name Verso?

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Answer: Left side of the page is called Verso Page. Thus, they renamed themselves with their left inclinations as Verso.

3) (Bronze) The verb dates back to 1659 and even earlier as a noun- as far back as 1275. In 1659, Thomas Fuller, a Church of England clergyman, wrote: ‘I hope, sir that we not mutually ________ by this difference which hath happened betwixt us’. What word?

Answer: Unfriend

4) (Silver) Connect.

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Answer: Cricket Club of India

5) (Silver) Name of this brand whose logo is shown here, derives from a place. The place has become generic to European countries. Several types of this brand are instantly recognisable. The variants are available across the world in Reine, Barisart, Marie-Henriette and so on. It has also become a common word in English. What word from a mineral water brand?

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Answer: Spa

6) (Silver) This is the SAP Network for Retail Business. After considering over 12 possible names to brand it, they came out with one final name, which they believed was the best example for a network. What is the name of this model for small and medium enterprises?

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Answer: Ganges

7) (Bronze) In the Ranji Trophy South Zone League, 1965/66 when the Mysore vs Madras game was played in January 1966, Mysore won by 141 runs with Chandrashekar taking 10 wickets. The wicket keeper and opening batsman for Madras then is today a Chairman and former Managing Director of a well-known entity in India. Who?

Answer: N Ram of The Hindu Newspaper

8) (Gold) From the world of Finland, this is a box. What is its significance?

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Answer: When any child is born in Finland, the Finnish government sends this box which contains the necessary supplies for a child.

9) (Silver) During the 19th century this place was a betting parlour for horse racing. What as this room called where billiards tables were installed so patrons could kill time between races?

Answer: Pool Room

10) (Silver) He was a French finance minister who, in 1759, was forced by France’s credit crisis during the Seven Years’ War to impose severe economic demands upon the French people, particularly the wealthy. Because of his austere economies, his name became synonymous with anything cheap and so also with a form of art. What?

Answer: Silhouette

Round 2:

1) (Gold) This is India’s first patent. Recognise it.

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Answer: Punkah Pulling Machine

2) (Bronze) Arranged from lightest to darkest, What are these?

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Answer: Gradings of Tobacco

3) (Silver) Elf Cosmetics was founded by Joseph and Vincent. Why the name?

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Answer: ELF stands for Eyes, Lips and Face, that is the categories of cosmetics they produce.

4) Biz Stone, co-founder of Twitter has written a book titles, ‘Things a little bird told to me’. Why is there a blank page somewhere in the middle of the book?

Answer: Page 140 is a tribute to the 140 characters of Twitter.

5) (Gold) All of this in 1952, would lead to a life changing event, which went on to become a New York Times Best Seller. El Grafico`, a publishing house wrote about a phenomenal cycle expedition. What is it?

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Answer: Motorcycle Diaries of ‘Che Guevara’

6) (Bronze) This was one of the first artist and writer to have created the first ‘incorporated’ and all of his works come with ‘Inc.’ Who is it?

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Answer: Edgar Rice Burroughs, author and illustrator of Tarzan

7) (Silver) In ancient times, this was sometimes called nostrum remedium (“our remedy” in Latin). Promotion of these was one of the first major products highlighted by the advertising industry, and many sales techniques were pioneered by their promoters. The phrase comes from the late 17th century marketing of medical elixirs ones which found flavour with royalty. Angostura Bitters, Bovril, Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, Moxie and Pepsi were all sold in this category. What phrase?

Answer: Patent Medicine

 

From The Corner Office-

1) (Silver) Privateer Holdings, a Seattle based private equity firm, have recently entered into a deal with the estate of the famous Jamaican Reggae Star Bob Marley. What is this deal for?

Answer: Launch of world’s first branded cannabis

2) (Silver) In his book ‘Tata Log’, Harish Bhatt has narrated a story of Titan’s jewellery business ‘Tanishq’. Before the leadership team finally decided to invest in Tanishq to generate foreign exchange, there was one other alternative business they were considering for this purpose. What was that? Why?

Answer: Granite Grate Stones, there was great demand especially in Japan

3) (Gold) What connects Economics Nobel Prize winner George Akerlof, Peet’s Coffee, Levi Strauss and Scott Adams?

Answer: Berkeley

Round 3:

1) (Silver) This was used by the Vatican, a couple of years ago. What is this?

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Answer: This is Faraday Cage, used during the secret papal conclave to elect the next pope

2) (Silver) When Poet Ghalib met his beloved in the winter, he rubbed his hands and face with it. In Ain-e-Akbari, AbulFazal, has mentioned that Akbar used this product daily. What is it?

Answer: Attar/Ittar

3) (Silver) Identify the name of the vehicle at the bottom. It gets name from the two vehicles on the top. It was made in 1964 for Bill Harrah, owner of Harrah Hotel and Casino.

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Answer: Jerrari- Jeep and Ferrari

4) (Gold) Connect.

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Answer: Types of Diplomacy

5) A former junior international hockey player and Surrey league cricketer he joined Phillips Son and Neale in New Bond Street, London in 1978. Starting as a saleroom porter he worked his way through the ranks until he was appointed to the main board of directors by the age of 30 before moving to the USA to run the New York office. A 30 year love affair with furniture combined with a fascination for oriental carpets goes side by side with a passion for 20th century British art. Why has he been famous in India since 2008 in India?

Answer: Richard Madley

6) Its a famous photograph of a renowned journalist William Ellen White, drinking coke. The image was used extensively for something Coke decided to. What name came out of this iconic photography?

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Answer: Introduction of New Coke, Project Kansas

7) (Gold) What’s common to?

Lauda Air naming one of their Boeing 777-2Z9’s that operate on the Vienna-Sydney-Melbourne route. The platypus being replaced in 2001 on the obverse side of the Australia’s common 20 cent coin, the first such change since the decimalization of Australian currency in 1996.

Answer: Don Bradman

8) (Silver) Identify this French ambassador to Portugal.

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Answer: Jean Nicot. Nicotine is named after him.

9) (Gold) Connect.

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Answer: Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

10) (Gold) Connect:

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Answer: Exclusive boutiques created for Taj Mahal Palace

 

Questions taken down by Vaishnavi Rao! 

The YourStory Quiz #2

The YourStory Quiz #2

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We at Walnut Knowledge Solutions are pleased to announce that we’ve tied up with the good folks at YourStory for a weekly quiz on all things technology, business and entrepreneurship.

HOW IT WORKS:

Questions are released every Saturday and the quiz for that week is open till Friday. There is a prize for the winner who YourStory will select through a lucky draw of all the correct answers.

THIS WEEK’S QUIZ:

Give the quiz a shot at: http://bit.ly/1vybywi

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FROM LAST WEEK:

Have a look at the answers at: http://bit.ly/11mPNT5

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Western Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Western Zonal Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Endeavor Careers –
    Kushan Patel and Meghashyam Shirodkar
  • RUNNER UP:
    Tata Industries –
    Nikhil Sonde and Sidharth Srinivasan

 

Western Zonal Round Questions:

ROUND 1 – THOUGHT LEADERS:

1)

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A. Leela Kempinski Hotels

2) What is made by fermenting vinegar with hot peppers in a French oak barrel, which has 3 inches of salt on the top and is aged for three years until all the salt is defused through the barrel?

A. Tabasco Sauce

3) Identify.

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A. Grimm Brothers

4)  Connect.

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A. Porsche

5) If you visit well known Kumarakom Lake in Kerala, you can eat excellent sea food or sail on the wonderful backwaters, but you can also visit a nearby small town which provided the setting for something that received a half million pound advertising?

A. Aymanam Village in Arundhati Roy’s The God of Small Things

6) In 1955 when this company hired Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Marianne Moore to suggest a name for their new offering, she created a dazzling list that included “The Intelligent Whale”, “The Mongoose Civique”, “The Pastelogram” and “The Utopian Turtletop”. However it was named after the son of the founder. What/Who?

A. Edsel Ford

ROUND 2 – GAME CHANGER:

1) Question on the prototype of spacesuits.

2) This is powder extracted by crushing a seed; it is now India’s largest agricultural export. The primary reason for this surge in exports is its role in the extraction of shale oil gas, by what is known as the hydraulic fracturing or fracking process?

A. Botox

3) Which word did Madhur Jaffrey once write “To me the word _____ is as degrading to India’s real cuisine the term ‘chop suey’ was China’s?

A. Curry

4) The logo symbolizes a bird in flight. The bird strokes convey free flight. The choices of colours are red and yellow. Red has been chosen for traditional association with organisation?

A. India Post

5) The _____ Room refers to an outbound call center selling questionable investments by telephone. It typically refers to a small place where salesmen work using unfair, dishonest sales tactics?

A. Boiler

6) The city has a population of about 3 million and is home to 5,000 millionaires. Interestingly, 74% of its population uses mobile money. “The M-Pesa” scheme, which offers cash transfers by text messages, has brought a large number of its citizens into the digital economy?

A. Nairobi

7) She began her career as a sales and marketing intern at a telephone directory business founded by AT&T International. She later became the director of procurement and operations. In 1994 she became the general manager of Rainbow media, a subsidiary of International Broadcasting Corporation (which later became True Visions)?

A. Yingluck Shinawatra

8) What brand name comes from this painting?

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A. Southern Comfort

 

ROUND 3 – X-FACTOR:

1) What technique in the automobile industry was actually introduced in USA by Ransom Eli Olds, founder of Oldsmobile?

A. Assembly Line

2) The phrase was coined in America and the earliest example is from the Atlanta Constitution, November 1901 when the phrase was first used to mean “encompassing all aspects”?

A. Para Mutual / Across the Boat

3) This person refused to be on the cover of TIME which led to a company getting featured on the cover?

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A. Coca Cola – When Robert Woodruff refused

4) In the United States, Karl Hess, author and activist used this to make it harder for the IRS to seize his wages and as a form of tax resistance. Example includes the Owenite socialists, the Cincinnati time store and more recently Ithaca hours. What term?

A. Barter

5) Connect:

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A. Salvatore Ferragamo

6) These two excellent books “Perfectly Reasonable Deviations from the Beaten Track” and “What Do You Care What Other People Think?” are written by a person who has often been called the most original mind of his generation. Name him?

A. Richard Feynman

 

 

Questions contributed by Viraj Morabia.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Tata Industries –
    Nikhil Sonde and Sidharth Srinivasan
  • RUNNER UP:
    JP Morgan –
    Dhananjay Shettigar and Geo Thomas

 

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. In the 19th century, the British came to loggerheads with Gangadhar Rao for the use of something that they felt was needed for their ammunition. This sparked a huge furore in the Indian society at that time. What are we talking about?

A. Cowskin grease used for bullets/cartridges

2. This is a reputed work of Jules Verne and one of his most publicized articles.

A. Around The World in 80 Days

3. Carry on. Keep Calm. Think it over. _______ __________ (two blanks, fill in the blanks with the slogan of a famous car brand)

A. Think Small

4. Identify this Penguin publication imprint.

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A. Plume

5. This personal care brand got its name and claim to fame from its shape. It initially represented a penguin, later got famous for its egg-shape. Men used it first, and then became popular among ladies. Which product?

A. Shaver

6. This product in its original form was manufactured in China. It came into prominence in India early this year. What?

A. Voter’s Indelible Ink

7. This word by a reputed economist literally means “Single Purchase”. What?

A. Monopsony

8. Identify the logo.

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A. Reliance Mumbai Metro

9. This is a type of “throat comfort cigarette” that gained extreme popularity once it was developed. Identify.

A. Menthol Cigarettes

10. The world of apparel is characterized by a new trend called _________ _____________ (two words). It is a type of semi formal dress code yet keeps into consideration all norms of decency at the workplace.

A. Smart Casuals

11. Identify the sportsperson: “I gave the chewing gum such a workout I am disappointed that no one approached me for advertising. I did the chewing gum a world of good, it was like my little brother.”

A. Viv Richards

12. This person heads Metro AG. Identify.

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A. Otto Beisham

13. This African country had its main exports of tea and coffee. Later it was replaced by something else. Which country?

A. Ivory Coast

14. Famous knife company that was banned from airports all over the world.

A. Victorinox

15. This brand was bought over by a Czech company in 1929. Its most famous product was a 500 cc bike. Id this which we have all seen in India.

A. Yezdi

16. What did they give this world? Corporates around the world seem to be hooked on to this concept now.

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A. Blue Ocean Strategy

17. Founded by Rakesh Jaggi, an alumnus of IIT Delhi. Was originally called Jamboree Education. It is India’s first cultural arts university. What?

A. Ashoka University

18. This homeplace website started by Advitiya Sharma and Rahul Yadav is now going places. They have set up shop overseas as well. Identify.

A. Housing.in later becoming Housing.com

19. This is a brand of cars from General Motors whose name is derived from the name of a planet. Identify.

Saturn

20. This is the logo of this company in the middle east.

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A. Carrefour

Questions contributed by Eldrich Rangel.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Pune – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Pune – Regional Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Barclays –
    Asish Behera and Amogh Deshpande
  • RUNNER UP:
    Tata Motors –
    Prathmesh and Aditya Ramani

 

Wild Card Questions:

1. Which pharma company logo consists of a capsule and 2 pills?

A. Merck

2. It takes its name from a German word for ‘Seagull’; started as an ice cream brand?

A. Movenpick

3. Juice is a fashion and lifestyle magazine published by?

A. Jabong.com

4. Which company launched the business vertical ‘Happy Nest’?

A. Mahindra

5. Dimitry and Justin Frankel launched this in 1997, initially called Nullsoft. What?

A. Winamp

6. Its NYSE ticker symbol is BID. Which company?

A. Sotheby’s

7. Which Japanese company known for camera translates to ‘ripening field of rice’?

A. Minolta

8. Which brand is named after the species ‘Pelia caparilos’?

A. African antelope giving the word Reebok

 

Regional Finals Questions:

 

Round 1:

1. What made Jim Goetz reach the top of the Midas list in the business world?

A. Funded Whatsapp in its initial days

2. This book is based on which financial firm?

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A. Lehman Brothers

3. In July, 2011, TITAN launched HTSE collection of watches which run on light. If HT stands for High Tech, what does SE stand for?

A. Self Energized

4. Connection:

Intel Malala ad (video); b) Louis Edward Walker and c) OMNI Hotels and resorts

Ans: CNN Studios

5. The entire crown of this national historic landmark is clad with shiny silver ‘Endura KA-2’ stainless metal developed by Krupp and marketed under the trade name ‘Nirosta’. Which iconic building?

A. Chrysler building

6. Chocolatines Savory Wine Flight Pairing ($80) , Halo Natural Pet Food ($6,142.89) , Max Martin Shoes ($750) , Dosha Tea-Based Pops ($35) , Blossom Blends Tea ($49.95) , Hydroxycut Weight Loss Products ($38.96), Narrative Clip camera ($279) , Polar Loop Activity Tracker ($109.95) , Steamist Home Spa System ($2,560) , M3K Beauty Products ($100) , Best of Vegas Tour Package ($9,000) , Rouge Maple Syrup ($250) , House Call From Nutritionist Heather Lounsbury ($500) , Slimware Dinnerware ($59) , Huntley Drive Fitness Training Sessions ($850), Le Petit Cirque Troop ($575) Le Petit Cirque Troop ($575), Jan Lewis Designs Bracelet ($400) , Walk Japan Tour of Japan ($15,000) , Epic Pet Health Therapy ($1,571.98) , Acure Skincare ($300) , Rocky Mountaineer Train Trip ($4,078.00) Gizara Arts Print ($1,000)  Jitseu Handbags ($279) , Imanta Mexico Resort Stay ($3,300), Koala Landing, Resort Stay in Kauai ($2,000) , Aviv 613 Vodka ($30). These are the contents of what?

A. Academy Award goodie bag package for the nominees who don’t win

 

Round 2:

1. The rule of three in business and economy is a rule of thumb in the business world. Who gave this theory?

A. BCG

2. Identify the person who gave Mosaic and Netscape.

2

A. Eric Bina

3. P. Ramachandra started this in 1983 with a single product and 5 employees. What?

A. Jyoti Laboratory

4. Connect:

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Hint: started with pale ginger oil. Which company?

Ans: Canada dry

5. Constructed by Gaget, Gantheir and Co., it was funded by a lottery. By the end of 1879, about 2,50,000 francs have been raised. What?

A. Statue of Liberty

6. Childhood picture of P.P. Chhabria and K.P. Chhabria was shown. What did they find?

A. Finolex

7. Edward Bernays, the father of public relations threw green parties to make the colour of what packaging fashionable to women?

 A. Lucky strike

8. Connect:

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A. Lady Godiva

9. Introduced in 1953, Johnson’s baby shampoo was the first special formulated product. What was the formula called?

A. No more tears

 

Round 3:

1. Logo of which apparel brand.

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A. Best Seller

2. The classification of this chart was developed in 1983 by Michael Edwards with standard families such as Woody, fresh, oriental etc. What chart is this?

A. Perfume chart

3. To which company did HUL sell Glucovita in 2003?

A. Wipro

4. Which retailer has been trying to trademark it footlong brand?

A. Subway

5. Connect:

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A. TTK Hawkins Cooker

6. It is named after a type of mango that originated in Jamaica and was originally grown from a seed brought by immigrants from India.

A. Bombay Mango

7. Connect:

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A. Vineyard tourism

 

 

Questions compiled by Kamanasish Chowdhury of Q-factor Knowledge Solutions.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Pune – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Pune – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Barclays –
    Asish Behera and Amogh Deshpande
  • RUNNER UP:
    Tata Motors –
    Prathmesh and Aditya Ramani

 

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. What was inspired by an advert that spoke of 21 types of shows, projected 57 from a range that crossed 60 then and crosses 5700 today?

A. Heinz Ketchup

2. Designed by Belgian artist Michel Olyff, what emblem has a central square that symbolizes the results of human skills and inspiration and a circle that celebrates the gifts of nature?

 A. World Heritage Site logo

3. What term for a financial institution that has an economic net worth less than zero but continues to operate was first used by Edward Kane in 1987 to explain the dangers of tolerating a large number of insolvent savings and loan associations?

A. Zombie Banks

4. Whose ad campaign? (logo of Lego was removed)

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A. Lego 

5. What were first worn by members of British armed forces in 1938 and were introduced to the US in the mid-1940s during World War 2 to allow paratroopers more room to hold radios and extra ammunitions?

A. Cargo pants

6. Which country earns 25 $ million annually by selling its domain name .co to companies?

A. Columbia

7. The Outies awards honor individual and org. that are leaders in advancing equality for whom in America’s work places?

A. LGBT

8. Old logo of which media giant?

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A. Time Warner

9. Which brand approximately 2 cm in diameter and weighs 38g was first produced in Netherlands in 1948 runs ads in India which translates to light a bulb?

A. Mentos (Dimag Ki Batti Jalade)

10. What was first started by Chris Smith, a blogger from Buffalo, New York in Aug, 2011 at a wine-shop when he organized more than 100 people to purchase items from city wine merchant on Aug 5, 2011?

A. Cash Mob

11. What term did John Maynard Keynes used in his book The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money to describe the instincts and emotions that influence and guide human behaviors and which can be measured in terms of e.g., consumer confidence?

A. Animal Instincts

12. Print ad of which company?

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 A. Listerine

13. The civil and military gazette was a daily English language newspaper founded in 1872 in British, India. Which Nobel Laureate was its associate editor from 1882-1887?

A. Rudyard Kripling

14. It was founded in 1874 by Eusebio Ludvig Fronman, a monk and according to some sources; it is the busiest pharmacy in the world. The pharmacy is duty free and the most prescribed drug is valium. Where would one find this pharmacy?

A. Vatican City

15. Which personal care brand manufactured motorcycles for military reconnaissance, were designed by P.G. Tacchi, who was granted a patent for the design in 1908?

A. Wilkinson’s Blade

16. Picture of a man. Identify.

1

A. François Pinault

17. The name of which publishing house is said to have been derived from the 13th century mansion of William De Blemond and is also an area in London?

A. Bloomsbury

18. Michael Thomasson started amassing his hoard in 1998. In 2012, Guinness certified it as the world’s largest collection of its kind. His collection of over 11,000 units has sold at an auction for $750000 to someone using the pseudonym “peeps_10091970”. What?

A. Video Games

19. This software pioneer has launched a new messaging app CHADDER with a focus on encryption and security. Who?

A. McAfee

20. Logo of which company? (Options were Dupont, Solvay, BASF)

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A. Solvay

 

Questions compiled by Kamanasish Chowdhury of Q-factor Knowledge Solutions.