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  1. 1. X founded in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1901, by John Francis Queeny. His father in law was Emmanuel Mendes de X a wealthy sugar factory owner active in Puerto Rico . The company's first product was the artificial sweetener saccharin, which it sold to the Coca-Cola. Question 1 Through a process of mergers and spin-offs between 1997 and 2002, X made a transition from chemical giant to biotech giant. Identify the company?
  2. 2. Monsanto is a publicly traded American multinational chemical, and agricultural biotechnology corporation headquartered in Missouri. Answer1 Queeny who was still an employee of Meyer Brothers Drug Company then, sank his savings and money borrowed from a Chicago soft drink supplier into his new company to produce products for the food and pharmaceutical industries. He named the company after his wife, whose maiden name was Olga Monsanto. In 1902, Monsanto Company gained a respectable reputation manufacturing saccharin, the company's first product. In 1903 to 1905, their entire saccharin output was shipped to the growing soft drink company in Georgia called Coca-Cola. Monsanto’s acquisition of Calgene Inc., DEKALB Genetics, and other biotechnology firms between from 1997 to 2002 made it a leader in the development and production of genetically modified crop seeds.
  3. 3. This former CEO, Jon Rubinstein has come out in the open against HP, three years after the latter acquired ____. Question 2 He said. "If we had known they were just going to shut it down and never really give it a chance to flourish, what would have been the point of selling the company? I think the deal we had with Verizon really hurt us, but who knew that at the time? These things are all hindsight." Fill in the blank.
  4. 4. Palm, Inc., was an American smart phone manufacturer headquartered in California, that was responsible for products such as the Pre and Pixi as well as the Treo and Centro smart phones. Answer 2 In April 28, 2010, Hewlett-Packard announced it would purchase Palm at $5.70 a share for $1.2 billion in an all-cash deal.The acquisition was completed on July 1, 2010. The deal gave HP another chance to enter the mobile-device market while sending a lifeline to Palm . The Palm global business unit was to be responsible for webOS software development and webOS based hardware products, from a robust smartphone roadmap to future slate PCs and netbooks. However, in August , 2011, HP announced that it would discontinue production of all webOS devices, including smartphones and tablets.
  5. 5. Created in the early 2000s, this interactive search engine had President Bill Clinton as its spokesperson. Question 3 Its name is derived from the Swahili words ‘Hakuna Matata’ which meant – No Worries. Which search engine?
  6. 6. Accoona was an internet company having offices in Jersey City, New Jersey and Shanghai,China. Their main product was a search that claimed to use artificial intelligence to better understand searches . Answer 3 The name Accoona is derived from the Swahili phrase, Hakuna Matata, which means “don’t worry be happy Accoona received a lot of attention after selecting former U.S.President Bill Clinton as a spokesperson on December 8, 2004. After IPO problems, Accoona shuttered their doors on October 5, 2008.
  7. 7. X was a monk and cellar master at the Benedictine abbey in Hautvillers. He had pioneered a number of winemaking techniques: being the first to blend grapes in such a way as to improve the quality of wines. Question 4 In recognition of X, a brand of the same name which produces vintage champagne exists, which is currently owned by LVMH. ID X?
  8. 8. Dom Pérignon was a French Benedectine monk who made important contributions to the production and quality of champagne wine in an era when the region's wines were predominantly still red. Answer 4 He pioneered a number of winemaking techniques: being the first to blend grapes in such a way as to improve the quality of wines.He perfected the art of producing clear white wines from black grapes by clever manipulation of the presses. He also introduced corks (instead of wood), which were fastened to bottles with hemp string soaked in oil in order to keep the wines fresh and sparkling. The famous champagne Dom Perignon the prestige cuvee of LVMH(Moët Hennessy • Louis Vuitton ) , is named for him.
  9. 9. In 1968, X founded X Ltd., a coat shop in the York Hotel in New York City, with $10,000. The first X collection was a line of "youthful, understated coats and dresses" featured at the New York City store, Bonwit Teller. Question 5 In 1969, he, who was later described as "the supreme master of minimalism," appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine. By 1971, sportswear, classic blazers as well as lingerie were added to his women's collection portfolio. Which fashion magnate had such an accidental and yet such a humble beginning?
  10. 10. Calvin Klein Inc. is a fashion house founded by American fashion designer Calvin Klein.The company is headquartered in New York] and is currently owned by Phillips –Van Heusen. Answer 5 By 1981, Fortune figured Klein's annual income at $8.5 million a year. In the mid-1970s, he had created a designerjeans craze by putting his name on the back pocket. Klein's design assistant at the time. In the 1980s, as the designer-jeans frenzy reached its alltime high, Calvin Klein introduced a highly successful line of boxer shorts for women and a men's underwear collection which would later gross $70 million in a single year In mid-December 2002, Calvin Klein Inc. (CKI) was finally sold to shirt maker Phillips –Van Heusen.
  11. 11. Identify the logo below. Question 6 This company markets many well-known North American brands, such as Betty Crocker, Yoplait, Colombo, Totino’s, Jeno’s,Trix,Lucky Charms etc.
  12. 12. General Mills, Inc. is an American Fortune 500 corporation, primarily concerned with food products headquartered in Minneapolis. Answer 6 The company markets many well-known North American brands, such as Betty, Crocker, Yoplait, Colombo, Totino’s, Jeno’s,Green Giant,Trix, Cheerios, Lucky Charms etc. Its brand portfolio includes more than 100 leading U.S. brands and numerous category leaders around the world.
  13. 13. X was made specially prepared for the visit of Queen Margharita in 1889. This modern invention became a craze after the 1930s when famous companies started selling it. Question 7 The circular thing which prevented X from hitting the box it was packed in was patented in 1985 after the application for the patent was filed in 1983. What is X ?
  14. 14. Pizza is an oven-baked, flat, round bread typically topped with a tomato sauce, cheese and various toppings. The modern pizza was invented in Naples, Italy. Answer 7 The archetypal pizza, Pizza Margherita, was invented in 1889, when the Royal Palace of Campodimonte commissioned the Neapolitan pizzaiolo Raffaele Esposito to create a pizza in honor of the visiting Queen Margherita. Of the three different pizzas he created, the Queen strongly preferred a pie swathed in the colors of the Italian flag: red (tomato), green (basil), and white (mozzarella). Supposedly, this kind of pizza was then named after the Queen as Pizza Margherita.
  15. 15. This phrase has turned into a metaphor about the power of innovation, and is frequently taken literally. Question 8 There have been more than 4,400 patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for new ____________, with thousands more unsuccessful applicants, making them the "most frequently invented device in U.S. history". Fill in the blank
  16. 16. Build a better mousetrap, and the world will beat a path to your door is a phrase attributed to Ralph Waldo Emmerson in the late nineteenth century. Answer 8 The phrase is actually a misquotation of the statement: If a man has good corn or wood, or boards, or pigs, to sell, or can make better chairs or knives, crucibles or church organs, than anybody else, you will find a broad hardbeaten road to his house, though it be in the woods. —Ralph Waldo Emerson In 1889, seven years after Emerson's death, came the invention of the current standard of mousetraps. The phrase has turned into a metaphor about the power of innovation, and is frequently taken literally, with more than 4,400 patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for new mousetraps, with thousands more unsuccessful applicants, making them the "most frequently invented device in U.S. history
  17. 17. There are many companies that would love to hate Microsoft. Question 9 The principal enemies of Microsoft are commonly referred to as NOISE. If N stands for Netscape, O for Oracle, I for IBM, S for Sun Microsystems, what does E stand for?
  18. 18. E `stands for Everyone else. Answer 9 NOISE was a popular acronym coined in the 1990’s for the informal alliance formed by Netscape, Oracle,IBM & Sun Microsystems aimed at curbing the dominance of Microsoft.
  19. 19. X Technologies, Inc., is an software and services company that provides data management and integration solutions. Question 10 It has supplied its products to the US Intelligence Community and the Department of Defence, amongst others. Recently however, the infamous PRISM program (the clandestine electronic surveillance program allegedly operated by the NSA since 2007) was also credited to the same company. ID X.
  20. 20. Palantir Technologies, Inc. is an American computer software and services company, specializing in US government customers, and since 2010, financial customers. Answer 10 Palantir Gotham (formerly known as Palantir Government) integrates structured and unstructured data provides advanced search and discovery capabilities, enables knowledge management, and facilitates secure collaboration. Palantir Gotham is used by counter-terrorism analysts at offices in the US Intelligence Community and the Department of Defence, amongst others. Palantir is the most popular company name referred when discussing those who have supported the U.S. Government in the development of massive surveillance project PRISM.
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