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  • 1. • Teams of two• Elims written round followed by finals in infinite rebound format.• Ten points per question unless indicated other wise.• Tie breaker questions marked with star.• The quiz masters decision is final.• Gautam.C as always starts at -10.
  • 2. 1.• X came into existence on 29 November 1945 as M/s Bachraj Trading Corporation Private Limited. It started off by selling imported two- and three-wheelers in India. In 1959, it obtained license from the Government of India to manufacture two- and three-wheelers and it went public in 1960. In 1970, it rolled out its 100,000th vehicle.• The company is headed by Y who is worth more than US$1.5 billion.• The Forbes Global 2000 list for the year 2005 ranked X at 1,946.It features at 1639 in forbes 2011 list.
  • 3. 2.This was a former mascotfor a particular food brand.Name the Brand.
  • 4. 3.• The logo of this company was designed by the Wolff Olins consultancy. The logo is meant to signify fluidity or a tree of trust under which people can take refuge under.
  • 5. 4.Id the company?
  • 6. 5.• In 1976, X went to work at the manufacturing conglomerate 3M, but left after her request to transfer to the headquarters was denied; she was told that "women dont do these jobs". She moved on to the computer industry, including jobs at Digital Equipment Corporation and Sun Microsystems. She became CEO of Autodesk in 1992. According to Forbes, X "transformed Autodesk from an aimless maker of PC software into a leader of computer-aided design software, targeting architects and builders."She is credited with instituting and promoting Autodesks "3F" or "fail fast-forward" concept — the idea of moulding a company to risk failure in some missions, but to be resilient and move on quickly when failure occurs. She stepped down as CEO in 2006 and became the executive chairman of the board. Autodesks net revenue substantially increased during her tenure. She served on several boards of directors, including those of Intel, Cisco Systems, Autodesk, BEA Systems, Network Appliance, and the Foundation for the National Medals of Science. Additionally, she has been a member of the United States Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Identify X.
  • 7. 6.• Connaught Plaza Restaurants and Hardcastle Restaurants have had the responsibility for the entry of Which MNC to India ?
  • 8. 7.What are these towers known as?
  • 9. 8. Name the brand that appears in HarryPotter movies and shares its name with anIndian Creative Company.
  • 10. 9.connect
  • 11. 10.• Around 1900, seven brothers named ____________ immigrated to the United States from Italy. They eventually settled on the West Coast in Berkeley, California and became machinists. One of them, Rachele, began making aircraft propellers, inspired by an airshow he saw at the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition in nearby San Francisco. Rachele and his brothers created an aircraft manufacturing company in Berkeley called "____________ Brothers", which remained in business until 1976, although their product line changed over the years. Name this family that shares its name with the company and is quite a genericized trademark today.
  • 12. 11.• How do we better know the Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino?
  • 13. *12.• He started out big time by manufacturing• toothpaste tubes. Now he is a media moghul.• Who?
  • 14. *13.• X was established in October 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal.• Both are alumni of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and worked for Amazon.com before quitting and founding their own company. Initially they used word of mouth marketing and social networking websites to popularise their company. A few months later, the company sold its first book on X - John Woods Leaving Microsoft to Change the World. Within two years through word of mouth of their services, X became one of the top 100 Indian sites .
  • 15. 14.• It was 1894, and 26-year old Václav Klement, a bookseller, was unable to obtain spare parts to repair his bicycle. Klement returned his bicycle to the manufacturers, Seidel and Naumann, with a letter, in Czech, asking for them to carry out repairs, only to receive a reply, in German, stating: "If you would like an answer to your inquiry, you should try writing in a language we can understand". A disgusted Klement, despite not having technical experience, decided to start a bicycle repair shop, which he and Václav Laurin opened in 1895. Which company was born henceforth?
  • 16. 15.• X is one of the few websites or blogs in India using the tools of sarcasm and humor to publish news satire, as is widely done in the western countries, a trend pioneered by Y of USA. According to the latest Alexa rankings, X lies second, although a distant second, to Y among all the news satire websites in English.
  • 17. 16.• Which famous corporate was founded in 1894 in Zlin and made its presence in India in 1931 and commenced the manufacturing of shoes at Batanagar plant in 1936?
  • 18. 17.• Expand WIPRO.
  • 19. 18.Identify the company?
  • 20. 19.• The X has become a visual trademark and brand for Singapore Airlines together with the slogan - "A Great Way To Fly". The X is said to engender "Asian values and hospitality" and has been described as "caring, warm, gentle, elegant and serene". A wax figure of the X was created and shown at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London in 1994, as the first figure to represent a commercial undertaking. In March 2004, the X won the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award for the 18th Singapore Tourism Board (STB)s Tourism Award.
  • 21. 20.Connect• Sara Lee• Xerox• Yahoo• Kraft Foods• PepsiCo
  • 22. 21.• Its first product was “Farine Lactée”in 1867 Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company in 1905 its first investment in India in Moga in 1961 It holds 26.4% of the shares of LOréal. which company?
  • 23. Answers
  • 24. 1.• X came into existence on 29 November 1945 as M/s Bachraj Trading Corporation Private Limited. It started off by selling imported two- and three-wheelers in India. In 1959, it obtained license from the Government of India to manufacture two- and three-wheelers and it went public in 1960. In 1970, it rolled out its 100,000th vehicle.• The company is headed by Y who is worth more than US$1.5 billion.• The Forbes Global 2000 list for the year 2005 ranked X at 1,946.It features at 1639 in forbes 2011 list.
  • 25. • Bajaj Auto• Y- Rahul Bajaj
  • 26. 2.This was a former mascotfor a particular food brand.Name the Brand.
  • 27. • McDonalds• The Mascot was called Speedee
  • 28. 3.• The logo of this company was designed by the Wolff Olins consultancy. The logo is meant to signify fluidity or a tree of trust under which people can take refuge under.
  • 29. 4.Id the company?
  • 30. 5.• In 1976, X went to work at the manufacturing conglomerate 3M, but left after her request to transfer to the headquarters was denied; she was told that "women dont do these jobs". She moved on to the computer industry, including jobs at Digital Equipment Corporation and Sun Microsystems. She became CEO of Autodesk in 1992. According to Forbes, X "transformed Autodesk from an aimless maker of PC software into a leader of computer-aided design software, targeting architects and builders."She is credited with instituting and promoting Autodesks "3F" or "fail fast-forward" concept — the idea of moulding a company to risk failure in some missions, but to be resilient and move on quickly when failure occurs. She stepped down as CEO in 2006 and became the executive chairman of the board. Autodesks net revenue substantially increased during her tenure. She served on several boards of directors, including those of Intel, Cisco Systems, Autodesk, BEA Systems, Network Appliance, and the Foundation for the National Medals of Science. Additionally, she has been a member of the United States Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Identify X.
  • 31. • Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz.
  • 32. 6.• Connaught Plaza Restaurants and Hardcastle Restaurants have had the responsibility for the entry of Which MNC to India ?
  • 33. • Mc donalds
  • 34. 7.What are these towers known as?
  • 35. • Phiroze Jeejeebhoy Towers
  • 36. 8. Name the brand that appears in HarryPotter movies and shares its name with anIndian Creative Company.
  • 37. Nimbus. [remember the broomsticks forQuidditch. Malfoy gets Nimbus 2001 for allplayers and gets admitted into Slytherin team.Harry gets a Nimbus 2000 when he isadmitted as a seeker into Gryfindor.The Indianconnection is Nimbus communicationsprivate limited which makes entertainment software for TV channels.]
  • 38. 9.connect
  • 39. • aircel
  • 40. 10.• Around 1900, seven brothers named ____________ immigrated to the United States from Italy. They eventually settled on the West Coast in Berkeley, California and became machinists. One of them, Rachele, began making aircraft propellers, inspired by an airshow he saw at the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition in nearby San Francisco. Rachele and his brothers created an aircraft manufacturing company in Berkeley called "____________ Brothers", which remained in business until 1976, although their product line changed over the years. Name this family that shares its name with the company and is quite a genericized trademark today.
  • 41. • Jacuzzi
  • 42. 11.• How do we better know the Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino?
  • 43. • FIAT
  • 44. *12.• He started out big time by manufacturing• toothpaste tubes. Now he is a media moghul.• Who?
  • 45. • Subhash Chandra of Zee Network. [He• started Essel Packaging Ltd. that• manufactured toothpaste tubes]
  • 46. *13.• X was established in October 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal.• Both are alumni of Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and worked for Amazon.com before quitting and founding their own company. Initially they used word of mouth marketing and social networking websites to popularise their company. A few months later, the company sold its first book on X- John Woods Leaving Microsoft to Change the World. Within two years through word of mouth of their services, X became one of the top 100 Indian sites .
  • 47. • X-Flipkart.com and was credited for being Indias largest online bookseller with over 7 million titles on offer.• Flipkart sells nearly 10 products per minute and is aiming at generating a revenue of 1 billion US$ by 2015.
  • 48. 14.• It was 1894, and 26-year old Václav Klement, a bookseller, was unable to obtain spare parts to repair his bicycle. Klement returned his bicycle to the manufacturers, Seidel and Naumann, with a letter, in Czech, asking for them to carry out repairs, only to receive a reply, in German, stating: "If you would like an answer to your inquiry, you should try writing in a language we can understand". A disgusted Klement, despite not having technical experience, decided to start a bicycle repair shop, which he and Václav Laurin opened in 1895. Which company was born henceforth?
  • 49. • Skoda Auto
  • 50. 15.• X is one of the few websites or blogs in India using the tools of sarcasm and humor to publish news satire, as is widely done in the western countries, a trend pioneered by Y of USA. According to the latest Alexa rankings, X lies second, although a distant second, to Y among all the news satire websites in English.
  • 51. • Faking News• The Onion
  • 52. 16.• Which famous corporate was founded in 1894 in Zlin and made its presence in India in 1931 and commenced the manufacturing of shoes at Batanagar plant in 1936?
  • 53. • Bata
  • 54. 17.• Expand WIPRO.
  • 55. • West Indian Vegetable Products Ltd
  • 56. 18.Identify the company?
  • 57. • DataWind Net Access Corporation, "DataWind," a leading provider of wireless web access products and services
  • 58. 19.• The X has become a visual trademark and brand for Singapore Airlines together with the slogan - "A Great Way To Fly". The X is said to engender "Asian values and hospitality" and has been described as "caring, warm, gentle, elegant and serene". A wax figure of the X was created and shown at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum in London in 1994, as the first figure to represent a commercial undertaking. In March 2004, the X won the Outstanding Contribution to Tourism Award for the 18th Singapore Tourism Board (STB)s Tourism Award.
  • 59. • Singapore Girl
  • 60. 20.• Sara Lee• Xerox• Yahoo• Kraft Foods• PepsiCo
  • 61. All companies have women CEO’sBrenda BarnesUrsula BurnsCarol BartzIrene RosenfeldIndra Nooyi
  • 62. 21.• Its first product was “Farine Lactée”in 1867 Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company in 1905 its first investment in India in Moga in 1961 It holds 26.4% of the shares of LOréal. which company?
  • 63. • Teams of two• Elims written round followed by finals in infinite rebound format.• Ten points per question unless indicated other wise.• Tie breaker questions marked with star.• The quiz masters decision is final.
  • 64. • Name the two Japanese engineering giants that will merge soon to make a megacorp in a bid to become profitable.
  • 65. • Hitachi and Mitsubishi
  • 66. • Big Blue is IBM. Which corporate is referred as Big Black ?
  • 67. • UPS
  • 68. • What was invented by Dr. Willis Haviland Carrier, an American engineer, in 1902?
  • 69. • Air conditioner
  • 70. • A Sitter. What does BSA stand for as seen in BSA SLR cycles?
  • 71. • Birmingham small arms
  • 72. • The two pioneers in their field were working within 50 kms and both produced a motorized vehicle in 1850s. They never met each other but their companies merged after their death. Identify the duo?
  • 73. • Gottlieb Daimler and Carl Benz
  • 74. • Bankia, a group of savings banks has now allegedly requested a loan from the European Central Bank, and when the latter asked for guarantees, it is believed that X and Y have been allegedly cited as collateral and could theoretically be handed over if it becomes insolvent
  • 75. • Ronaldo and Kaka
  • 76. Connect
  • 77. • Western Digital
  • 78. • Which mobile phone manufacturer is popularizing mobile-telephone etiquette with its mobile manners campaign?
  • 79. • Nokia
  • 80. • What was advertised with the slogan “You press the button and we do the rest” ?
  • 81. • Kodak
  • 82. • 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?
  • 83. • The term ‘A-1’
  • 84. which is the most expensive domain name to be auctioned on the net till date?
  • 85. • Business.com for $8 mln
  • 86. • In which countrys coins you can found• the following lines imprinted, This is the root• of all evils ?
  • 87. • Vatican City
  • 88. • Which product was first certified by• ISI?
  • 89. • Indian National Flag
  • 90. • This Scandinavian manufacturer used the following in an American campaign:• "Nothing sucks like an [company• name]."
  • 91. • Electrolux
  • 92. Idiots Price Our Devices! This was onefamous comment among the many that wereseen on the Internet when this companylaunched a product Which product are we referring to? Also,which is the company?
  • 93. • Apple I pod
  • 94. • Under what brand name does Bengal• Waterproof Ltd, whose subsidiaries include• Bihar Rubber Company Ltd and Bensri• Rubber Products, sell its products?
  • 95. • Duckback
  • 96. • Who said “I have done more than anyone else to change the face of mankind”.
  • 97. • The founder of Gillette King Camp Gillette
  • 98. • Usually found on letters what do these words stand for ?• OIGS• UPC
  • 99. • OIGS : On Indian Government Serice• UPC : Under Postal Certificate
  • 100. • X and Y have a lot in common. Apart from having a similar etymology, they both are hailed to be the next big things for knowledge, freedom and the world in general. Both it’s founders have been on the list of TIME’s most influential people. Both are non-profit organizations and have always been in the want of money, one for the lack of donations and the other for irregular funding. Both are regularly ”cited” as working together in tandem.• Still X’s page on Y says something that actually implies “Don’t even think about it”• Id X and Y.
  • 101. • X: Wikipedia Y: Wikileaks
  • 102. • When Dietrich Mateschitz visited Thailand in 1982 he discovered Krating Daeng a local energy drink in Thailand which helped cure his jet lag.• Subsequent development of krating daeng led to the creation of what?
  • 103. • Red bull.
  • 104. • Born in St. Johns, Michigan, he studied journalism at the University of Michigan.• His first job was as a reporter at the Peoria Journal in Peoria, Illinois.• In 1917, he moved to Detroit, where he went to work for the Cadillac Motor Company as a copywriter and became advertising manager in 1919. After a marriage to Naomi Geddes in 1918 he moved toIndianapolis, Indiana, where he worked for an advertising agency from 1923–1930. Later, he worked at Homer McKee Advertising in Indianapolis. In 1930 he was hired away from McKee by Erwin Wasey & Company of Chicago to assume the position of vice-president/creative head. Five years later X left Wasey & Company to form his own agency.
  • 105. • Leo Burnett
  • 106. Connect/In which brand ad would u find them?• Jermey Scott designer• Artists Katty Parry and B.O.B• NBA Superstar Derrick Rose,• Football Stars David Beckham and Lionel Messi.
  • 107. • Adidas latest ad
  • 108. X shown in pic co-founded a company Yin 2000s..Z lateracquired Y making itswholly ownedsubsidiary...
  • 109. • X-andy rubin• Y-android• Z-google
  • 110. • The ad campaign for which cigarette brand allured generations of smokers with it “Made for each other” tag line?
  • 111. • Filter Wills/Navy Cut
  • 112. • This man, one of the richest men in the world, get his last name from his adoptive father, a Russian immigrant Jew from Crimea who named himself after his point of entry into the United States. He co-authored a project for the CIA which was given the working title “One Real Asshole Called _____ _______”.• Identify.
  • 113. • Larry Ellison
  • 114. • An electrical engineering graduate from BITS, Pilani, Phani was happy with his Texas Instruments job. But seeing the potential of organizing a certain ticketing platform, he immediately brought in partners. He then went to the registrar of companies with the idea of calling his company 7D, or Seven Dudes. The registrar declined this name, telling them a companys name cannot start with a number. Finally the proposal to name the company Pilani Soft Labs, was accepted in their third visit to the registrar with ______________ being their brand name.
  • 115. • RedBus
  • 116. • Drew Curtis states that the word X originated either from a chat room euphemism for the word "fuck" or from a drunken misspelling, although he tells people its the former because its a "better story that way." He registered X.com in September 1997, when a friend mentioned that all the four letter domain names were disappearing. Originally, X.com contained no content except for an image of a squirrel with large testicles. Since 1993, Curtis had frequently read morning news stories and exchanged them with friends. Although this would later become the inspiration for X, Curtis toyed with the idea of starting an online curry recipe database. In 1999, eighteen months after registering the domain name, he launched X as a way to share interesting news postings with his friends rather than sending them numerous emails. The first story posted was an article about a fighter pilot who crashed while attempting to moon another fighter pilot. Identify this very popular website X.
  • 117. • Fark.com
  • 118. ID?
  • 119. • Jerry Yang & David Filo• founders of Yahoo
  • 120. • X is an Indian weekly political magazine under the editorship of Tarun Tejpal known for its undercover exposé style of journalism. Its cover price is Rs 20 per issue. The publication began in 2000 as a news website, X.com. It transitioned through a printed newspaper format until it became a magazine in 2007.• It first received local prominence in 2001 when it exposed match-fixing in Indian professional cricket. The same year, an investigation it carried out on defence procurement, called Operation Westend, received international attention, and led to the resignation of Indian Defence Minister.
  • 121. • Tehelka
  • 122. 27.
  • 123. That’s all folks