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  • 1. CHENNAI REGIONAL ROUND PRELIMS March 13, 2009
  • 2. PRELIMS 20 QUESTIONS The answer to each question is in the slide just after the question
  • 3. Question 1
    • Which city hosted this years Pravasi Bharathiya Diwas?
  • 4. Answer 1
    • Chennai
  • 5. Question 2
    • Identify the logo
  • 6. Answer 2
    • NABARD Bank
  • 7. Question 3
    • SBI Launched a branch in Lucknow named “Vasundhara”. What’s special about this branch?
  • 8. Answer 3
    • Exclusive all-for-women branch
  • 9. Question 4 (In-built Tie Breaker)
    • Which Hollywood director owns Wingnut Films and also a three time Academy award winner?
  • 10. Answer 4
    • Peter Robert Jackson
  • 11. Question 5
    • Identify the Advt. (A print ad was shown).
    • The answer was LIC India.
  • 12. Question 6
    • Which group launched the “Happinezz Ice cream Parlour”?
  • 13. Answer 6
    • Vadilal Group
  • 14. Question 7
    • Which entertainment channel has entered into an agreement with Wrangler jeans to sell their jeans?
  • 15. Answer 7
    • MTV
  • 16. Question 8
    • Identify her.
  • 17. Answer 8
    • Sangeeta Reddy – Executive Director, Apollo Hospitals
  • 18. Question 9
    • Which fashion designer launched the “le smoking” clothing?
    • Hint: He died last year.
  • 19. Answer 9
    • Yves Saint Laurent (YSL)
  • 20. Question 10
    • Which company was founded by Cecil H. Green, J. Erik Jonsson, Eugene McDermott, and Patrick E. Haggerty in 1951?
    • (Clue given: IC suppliers to mobile phone manufacturers)
  • 21. Answer 10
    • Texas Instruments
  • 22. Question 11
    • Identify.
  • 23. Answer 11
    • R.Subramanian, Managing Director of Subhiksha
  • 24. Question 12
    • Which Actress replaced Aishwarya Rai as brand ambassador for Nakshatra Diamonds?
  • 25. Answer 12
    • Katrina Kaif
  • 26. Question 13
    • A former CEO, President & Chairman of ‘Silicon Spice’ was an independent director of the Satyam Board. Name him.
  • 27. Answer 13
    • Vinod Dham
  • 28. Question 14
    • This company i ntroduced the first combination portable radio and cassette recorder which is marketed as the "radiorecorder".
    • Some picture shown ---- Jubilee 4.
    • Identify the company.
  • 29. Answer 14
    • Philips
  • 30. Question 15
    • Indian Company launched branded T – Shirts under the brand name “Ginger Lemon”?
  • 31. Answer 15
    • Archies
  • 32. Question 16
    • Name the new CEO of Yahoo.
  • 33. Answer 16
    • Carol Bartz
  • 34. Question 17 (In-built Tie Breaker)
    • Identify the Logo.
  • 35. Answer 17
    • Thyssen Krupp AG
  • 36. Question 18
    • Which mobile service company launched the ‘ New Thumb Rule ’ SMS offer ?
  • 37. Answer 18
    • Virgin Mobile
  • 38. Questions 19 and 20
    • Two Video advertisements were shown. The belonged to Kent-O Water Purifiers and the Yellow Pages respectively
  • 39. Wild Card Round-1
  • 40. Question 1
    • Who is the world’s largest Manufacturer of Vertical Transportation?
  • 41. Answer 1
    • OTIS
  • 42. Question 2
    • Sociologist, author & financial consultant Alfred W. Jones is said to be the first founder of a modern fund. Which fund?
  • 43. Answer 2
    • Hedge Fund
  • 44. Question 3
    • From 1st April 1957, India has rupee paisa system. What was before?
  • 45. Answer 3
    • The Anna system
  • 46. Question 4
    • Which Auto industry Veteran has set up Carnation Auto?
  • 47. Answer 4
    • Jagdish Khattar
  • 48. Question 5
    • Which global company introduced world’s first transistorised cardless portable television in 1960?
  • 49. Answer 5
    • Motorola
  • 50. Question 6
    • Men’s Active is a fairness cream brand of which company?
  • 51. Answer 6
    • Emami
  • 52. Question 7
    • Name the term used to describe a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to investors from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors rather than from any actual profit earned?
  • 53. Answer 7
    • Ponzi Scheme
  • 54. Question 8
    • This organization was formed in 1947 and lasted till 1994, till it was replaced by the WTO. Which organization?
  • 55. Answer 8
    • The GATT
  • 56. Question 9
    • Columbia Pictures was sold in 1989 by Coca-cola to whom?
  • 57. Answer 9
    • SONY
  • 58. Question 10
    • What task was first performed early 1987, which later on became a common feature in desktops?
  • 59. Answer 10
    • AntiVirus Fixing
  • 60. Question 11
    • Name the MD & CEO of Hindustan Unilever Limited.
  • 61. Answer 11
    • Mr. Nitin Paranjape
  • 62. Wild Card Round-2
  • 63. Question 1
    • Which Group in India is headed by Samir Jain & Vinit Jain?
  • 64. Answer 1
    • Bennett Coleman & Co.
  • 65. Question 2
    • In which Auto major does the Private Equity firm Cerberus Capital Mgmt holds a majority stake?
  • 66. Answer 2
    • Chrysler Corporation
  • 67. Question 3
    • Expansion of STAR (as in STAR TV)
  • 68. Answer 3
    • Satellite Television for the Asian Region
  • 69. Question 4
    • What is the Term or Phrase used to describe financial transadction that involves tax evasion?
  • 70. Answer 4
    • Money Laundering
  • 71. Question 5
    • Which famous family runs a business with HQ at  Lausanne, Switzerland, and operates 4 business units worldwide?
  • 72. Answer 5
    • Bata Shoes
  • 73. Question 6
    • What product was developed by Australia-based Scottish-born inventor William Ramsay, who named it as a homage to his New-Zealand born wife, Annie Elizabeth Meek Ramsay?
  • 74. Answer 6
    • Kiwi Shoe Polish!
  • 75. Question 7
    • Pratichi Trust was set up in 1999 with the money came out of which Indian nobel prize winner?
  • 76. Answer 7
    • Amartya Sen
  • 77. Question 8
    • P recision optical Instruments Laboratory is now known as what?
  • 78. Answer 8
    • Canon
  • 79. Question 9
    • Ursula Burns serves as the President of which company?
  • 80. Answer 9
    • Xerox Corporation
  • 81. Question 10
    • This pharma company founded in Bunnythorpe, New Zealand in 1904. The main product was believed to have innocently created for a mother who was unable to breast feed her child.
  • 82. Answer 10
    • Glaxo Ltd.
  • 83. Question 11
    • This brand of soap has been made in India since 1934 and is market leader in its segment. The name of the brand comes from a arabic word meaning “public bathing establishment”.
  • 84. Answer 11
    • Haman, from the word “Hammam”
  • 85. CHENNAI REGIONAL ROUND FINALS March 13, 2009
  • 86. ROUND-1 AMAZING WORLD
  • 87. Question 1
    • This term comes from a french root word meaning ‘free from servitude’. Developed during feudal regime where there was a distributed collection of taxes.
  • 88. Answer 1
    • The Franchising Concept
  • 89. Question 2
    • Shahrukh Khan was specially invited to unveil this brand / store. It was said to have a timeless appeal, and has been a trusted & inspiring guide. It has been dynamic and imaginative in the world of rebranding.
  • 90. Answer 2
    • Shoppers Stop
  • 91. Question 3
    • It was founded by Mr.Thomas ________ and set up as stationery & printing unit in 1821 in London. In 1831, it started making playing cards and in 1851 it made postal stamps. In 1860, it began printing something else. Now, they call themselves the worlds largest producer of that. Which company?
  • 92. Answer 3
    • The De La Rue plc. which sells high-security paper and printing technology for over 150 national currencies. They claim to be the largest such corporation in the world.
  • 93. Question 4
    • This phrase was first used by James Denham-Steuart in his “Inquiry into the Principles of Political Economy”, published in 1767. Adam Smith used the phrase in his 1776 book “The Wealth of Nations”, and David Ricardo titled this phrase as one chapter of his 1817 work “Principles of Political Economy and Taxation”. Which phrase?
  • 94. Answer 4
    • Supply and Demand
  • 95. Question 5
    • Lumaé, the nutraceutical drink was a tea-based ready-to-drink beverage by Coca-Cola's Beverage Partners Worldwide division. The drink contains ingredients that will help women care for their skin. Who partnered with Coca-Cola for this venture?
  • 96. Answer 5
    • L'Oreal
  • 97. Question 6
    • In the world of Technology – what is Bluesnarfing?
  • 98. Answer 6
    • The unauthorized access of information from a wireless device through a Bluetooth Connection.
  • 99. ROUND-2 AMAZING IDENTITY
  • 100. 1. Identify him
  • 101. Answer 1
    • Dilip Kapur, President of Hidesign
  • 102. 2. Identify the columnist
  • 103. Answer 2
    • Thomas Friedman
  • 104. 3. Identify the personality
  • 105. Answer 3
    • Ram Mynampati – Interim CEO, Satyam
  • 106. 4. Identify this
  • 107. Answer 4
    • First steam engine
  • 108. 5. Identify the logo
  • 109. Answer 5
    • IRDA India– Insurance Regulatory & Development Authority of India
  • 110. 6. Identify her
  • 111. Answer 6
    • Priya Paul, President of Park Hotels & Director of the Apeejay Surrendra Group
  • 112. ROUND-3 TATA WORLD
  • 113. Question 1
    • Brunner Mond, a UK based chemical company with operations in Kenya and the Netherlands was acquired by which firm?
  • 114. Answer 1
    • TATA Chemicals
  • 115. Question 2
    • TATA AIG Life Insurance and TATA AIG General Insurance belong to which TATA Group company?
  • 116. Answer 2
    • TATA International
  • 117. Question 3
    • “ Engineering Creativity” is the tag line of which firm?
  • 118. Answer 3
    • TATA Elxsi Ltd.
  • 119. Question 4
    • “ Eye plus” is the eye wear business of which firm?
  • 120. Answer 4
    • TITAN
  • 121. ROUND-4 REASON AMAZINGLY
  • 122. 1. Connect
    • A document of the Mercantile Bank of India Ltd.
    • A video advt.
  • 123. Answer 1
    • HSBC - It was started as Mercantile Bank of India Ltd., Video Advt was of HSBC, P.G. Woodhouse worked for HSBC.
  • 124. 2. Connect
  • 125. Answer 2
    • Future Group – Logos of Staples, Generali Group, One Mobile and picture of MS Dhoni
  • 126. 3. Connect
  • 127. Answer 3
    • Godrej - It has joint venture companies with Saralee and Hershey. Ardeshir Godrej is the founder of the group. Hrithik Roshan is the Brand Ambassador for Godrej Cinthol Soap.
  • 128. Question 4
    • Audio: The song “Tu meri adhuri” from Ghajini
  • 129. Answer 4
    • Samsung - Worldwide Partner for World Cyber Games, Samsung Engg & Construction is one of the primary builders of Burj Building, Samsung’s latest Earphones, Aamir Khan is the Brand Ambassador for Samsung Mobiles.
  • 130. ROUND-5 AMAZING DEDUCTIONS
  • 131. Question 1
    • It was founded as American Messenger Company in 1907 by 19-year-old Jim Casey and 18-year-old Claude Ryan in Seattle, Washington, capitalized with $100 in debt. The current name was adopted in 1919. What are we talking about?
  • 132. Answer 1
    • UPS – United Parcel Service
  • 133. Question 2
    • Greenpeace ran a campaign against this product because it’s production resulted in decline of Boreal forests of Canada. This product is made from cellu cotton and was used in gas mask filters during WW-I. It is a registered rrademark of Kimberly – Clark. What product?
  • 134. Answer 2
    • Kleenex
  • 135. Question 3
    • Formed under the companies Act of 1956, on 01.01.1972 with a fleet strength of 1029 buses. The latest set up is operated under a new service called blue/yellow line & Orange/white line. Big names like Pallavan & Dr.Ambedkar have been formerly associated with this corporation. Which corporation?
  • 136. Answer 3
    • Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC), Chennai
  • 137. AUDIENCE ROUND
  • 138. Question 1
    • What is “Vertical Farming”?
  • 139. Answer 1
    • Vertical farming is a proposal to cultivate crops in urban high-rises, called "farmscrapers." Using greenhouse methods, these buildings would produce fruit, vegetables, edible mushrooms and algae year-round in cities
  • 140. Question 2
    • In Pune, during Aug – Sep – Oct, Conveyor Belt manufacturing companies noticed the sudden increase in the demand for conveyor belts. Why?
  • 141. Answer 2
    • Immersion of Ganesha Idols on Conveyor belts
  • 142. Question 3
    • What was coined by Harald Nielsen in 1952, as a portmanteau of motor and pedal?
  • 143. Answer 3
    • Moped!!!

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