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  • 1. Biz Quiz Prelims
    Srinivas
    Shrivathsa
  • 2. Identify the company
    ……………………produced some of the earliest motorcycles in 1903
    These were two cylinder machines with French engines made by Antoine, which were marketed by a garage in Chelsea in London - one of the first motorcycle dealerships in the UK
    The motorcycle failed to impress the military authorities, despite optional accessories including a sidecar complete with Maxim machine gun
    This venture was not a success. After the WWI they decided to continue to develop the in-line four engine - but in a new car called the 'Deemster' and they never returned to motorcycle production
    Today, it is a major competitor to a company acquired by P & G recently
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  • 3. And the Answer is…
  • 4. Wilkinson Sword
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  • 5. Why were these 2 companies in news recently?
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  • 6. And the Answer is…
  • 7. Companies acquired by Mahindra & Mahindra which mark its entry into the aviation sector
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  • 8. What is being referred to?
    On September 16, 2007, The Washington Post reported that …………….. had become a focal point in the 2008 U.S. election campaign
    An October 2007 Reuters article, titled “………………… - the latest status symbol", reported the recent phenomenon of how having a ………………… vindicates one's notability
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  • 9. And the Answer is…
  • 10. Wikipedia article
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  • 11. Fill in the blanks
    A …………………… is a city deemed to be an important node point in the global economic system
    The concept rests on the idea that globalization can be understood as largely created, facilitated and enacted in strategic geographic locales according to a hierarchy of importance to the operation of the global system of finance and trade
    The terminology is thought to have been first coined by Saskia Sassen in reference to London, New York and Tokyo in her 1991 work ………………
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  • 12. And the Answer is…
  • 13. World City
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  • 14. Id
  • 15. And the Answer is…
  • 16. Fair Trade Organisation
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  • 17. Which company derives its name from the name of the league?
    ………..League was an alliance of trading cities and their guilds that established and maintained a trade monopoly along the coast of Northern Europe, from the Baltic to the North Sea and inland, during the Late Middle Ages and early modern period (c.13th–17th centuries)
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  • 18. And the Answer is…
  • 19. Hansa League- The company ‘Lufthansa’ derives its name from the name of the league
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  • 20. What was created by the bakery to commemorate this lady’s wedding?
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  • 21. And the Answer is…
  • 22. Marie biscuit- Peek Frean & Co- the bakery, Duchess Maria Alexandrovna- the bride
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  • 23. Connect – Marketing campaign
  • 24. And the Answer is…
  • 25. Launch Of Windows 95
    Cover of ‘Start me up’ by Rolling Stones
    Empire State Building- decked in colors of Windows 95 during the launch
    Jennifer Aniston acted in a cyber sit-com to promote Windows 95
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  • 26. Who runs the initiative?
    YaariDosti (meaning "bonding among men") is a social marketing programme based on the Brazilian Program H model and designed to improve young men’s attitudes toward gender roles and sexual relationships and to reduce HIV risk behaviours and partner violence in India
  • 27. And the Answer is…
  • 28. Durex
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  • 29. Name X – the magazine
    X, a monthly magazine for the African American market, was founded by John H. Johnson and has published continuously since the Autumn of 1945.
    X cover photography has since its inception focused on African American celebrities and politicians, from Dorothy Dandridge and Whitney Houston, to Michael Jackson and Barack Obama.
    Advertisers have for decades created ads specifically for the pages of X that featured black models using their products.
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  • 30. And the Answer is…
  • 31. Ebony
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  • 32. Identify
    In April 1976, ……………. launched a private label Produitslibres (free products -- libre meaning free in the sense of liberty as opposed to gratis) line of fifty foodstuffs, including oil, biscuits, milk, and pasta, sold in unbranded white packages at substantially lower prices
    The popularity of these products led critics on the political right to charge that …………….. was undermining capitalism
    Jean Mothes, an executive at Perrier, wrote in Investir magazine that …………. did more to accelerate the change to a socialist-led government than socialist politicians and syndicalists
    This company is now looking to to enter the Indian retail sector
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  • 33. And the Answer is…
  • 34. Carrefour
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  • 35. Identify
    In the evening of 29 September 1913, …………. boarded the post office steamer Dresden in Antwerp on his way to a meeting of the Consolidated Diesel Manufacturing company in London. He took dinner on board the ship and then retired to his cabin at about 10 p.m., leaving word for him to be called the next morning at 6:15 a.m
    He was never seen alive again. Ten days later, the crew of the Dutch boat "Coertsen" came upon the corpse of a man floating in the sea
    The body was in such an advanced state of decomposition that they did not bring it aboard. Instead, the crew retrieved personal items from the clothing of the dead man, and returned the body to the sea. These items were identified by his son, as belonging to his father
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  • 36. And the Answer is…
  • 37. Rudolf Diesel
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  • 38. Identify the company
    Johann Jacob ………………. (1740-1821), a German-born naturalised Swiss watchmaker and amateur scientist started this company in Geneva in 1783
    Made heavy use of an onomatopoeia in their commercials: “…………………" after the sound of the gas escaping as one opens the bottle
    An ad campaign in the 1950s and 1960s featured a real-life veteran British naval officer
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  • 39. And the Answer is…
  • 40. Schweppes
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  • 41. Connect
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  • 42. And the Answer is…
  • 43. Silverlight and Photosynth- Microsoft’s products
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  • 44. Identify
    The company was launched in 1966 by Pierre Bellon (Chairman) in Marseille, France, initially serving company restaurants, schools and hospitals under the name Societéd'ExploitationHotelière
    The prefix of the company name was retained, despite negative connotations in British English
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  • 45. And the Answer is…
  • 46. Sodexho
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  • 47. Which company?
    Dowry, received during the marriage provided the "financing" which allowed him to open his own workshop
    The connections he had made with scholarly people during his apprenticeship as a watchmaker and as a student of mathematics soon paid off
    Famous clients include PhileasFogg from Jules Verne's Around the World in Eighty Days, Sir Winston Churchill, · Nicolas Sarkozy, Dmitry Medvedev, Leo Tolstoy, Aristotle Onassis, Victor Hugo and Napoleon Bonaparte
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  • 48. And the Answer is…
  • 49. Breguet
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  • 50. Which award?
    An annual German award sponsored by Werkstatt Deutschland, a non-profit organization based in Berlin
    The award recognizes four people or groups for their commitment to innovation, renewal, and a pioneering spirit through political, economic, and cultural activities
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  • 51. And the Answer is…
  • 52. Quadriga
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  • 53. Which company?
    In 1988, Peter Shu founded ………………….. in Taipei.
    Its first products were "JetMate" laser printer driver, for producing high quality Chinese characters, “KeyPro" software protection system. In 1989, it started manufacturing memory products for laser printers.
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  • 54. And the Answer is…
  • 55. Transcend
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  • 56. Identify
    This famous publication runs several opinion columns whose names reflect their topic:
    Bagehot (Britain) — named for Walter Bagehot , 19th century British constitutional expert and an early editor
    Charlemagne (Europe) — named for Charlemagne, founder of the Frankish Empire
    Lexington (United States) — named for Lexington, Massachusetts, the site of the beginning of the American Revolutionary War
    Buttonwood (Finance) — named for the buttonwood tree where early Wall Street traders gathered
    Banyan (Asia) — this column was established in April 2009 and focuses on various issues across the Asian continent.
    Schumpeter (Business) — named for the economist Joseph Schumpeter
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  • 57. And the Answer is…
  • 58. The Economist
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  • 59. Identify the company
    Started in 1902 in a village on the shores of Lake Superior, by five entrepreneurs--a lawyer, a doctor, two railroad executives, and a butcher--in order to mine the rare mineral corundum and market it as an abrasive
    In May 1905 a principal investor named Edgar B. Ober, and his friend Lucius Pond Ordway rescued the company from almost certain demise by paying off $13,000 in debt and pumping in an additional $12,000 in capital
    One of their early products was sandpaper
    This company prides itself on its product research and has formed the Carlton Society to appreciate efforts of employees who come up with new ideas
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  • 60. And the Answer is…
  • 61. 3M
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  • 62. Fill in the blanks
    Some of the considered names for this product/ brand were:
    Finally , the name …………… was adopted
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  • 67. And the Answer is…
  • 68. Pentium
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  • 69. What is being referred to?
    The ……………refers to a cognitive bias whereby the perception of a particular trait is influenced by the perception of the former traits in a sequence of interpretations
    Edward L. Thorndike was the first to support the …………….. with empirical research
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  • 70. And the Answer is…
  • 71. Halo effect
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  • 72. Connect
  • 73. And the Answer is…
  • 74. Reebok. The picture on the left shows the brothers who took over J W Forster and gave it its present name
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  • 75. What is being shown here?
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  • 76. And the Answer is…
  • 77. Whirl-mart ritual
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  • 78. Company
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  • 79. And the Answer is…
  • 80. Coca-Cola
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  • 81. What is being referred to?
    In 1890, Johnson & Johnson was primarily into making of antiseptic gauze and medical plasters
    It once received a letter from a physician, regarding complaints of skin irritation in patients from certain medicated plasters
    The product research team, then included one more product in its kit/ standard package
    However, there was more demand for that product singularly
    Thus, Johnson & Johnson started selling the product singularly
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  • 82. And the Answer is…
  • 83. Johnson & Johnson’s Talcum Baby Powder
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  • 84. Which company is being referred to?
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  • 85. And the Answer is…
  • 86. Southwest Airlines
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  • 87. Connect
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  • 88. And the Answer is…
  • 89. S K Burman, founder of Dabur and the retail chain started by Dabur
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  • 90. And the Answer is…
  • 91. Fill in the blanks
    …………………..is a not-for-profit, anti-consumerist organization founded in 1989 by Kalle Lasn and Bill Schmalz in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    The foundation describes itself as "a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age”
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  • 92. Ad-busters
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  • 93. Identify X, Y and Z
    X is a confection which was first created by Rowntree's of York, England
    It is now produced worldwide by Y, which acquired Rowntree in 1988,except in the United States where it is made under licence by Z
    Each bar consists of fingers composed of three layers of crème-filled wafer, covered in an outer layer of chocolate
    Launched in 1935, X was originally known as 'Chocolate Crisp'
  • 94. And the Answer is…
  • 95. X- Kit Kat, Y- Nestle, Z- Hershey’s
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  • 96. Connect
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  • 97. And the Answer is…
  • 98. Ashok Leyland- HINO Motors and Raghunandan Saran, the first director of Leyland
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  • 99. Connect
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  • 100. And the Answer is…
  • 101. Horlicks Mountain- named by Rear Admiral Byrd after the Horlick brothers
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  • 102. Fill in the blanks
    Dear
    _______ ___________,
    An exquisite offering for the connoisseur of cookies.
    The richest of chocolate vanilla biscuits inspired by the Master Chefs of XYZ hotels. Created using carefully chosen premium ingredients for a sensory experience unlike any other
    More than a cookie… _______ ___________ is a luxury in aromatic cocoa vanilla.
    Bite into the outer crust made of the darkest finest cocoa and you’ll discover why cocoa is called ‘’theobroma cacao” literally translating into “the Food of the gods”. And within… delightfully smooth vanilla cream that melts in your mouth.
    Together – an unforgettable duet whose taste will linger in your mouth.
    An indulgence for your most special moments,
    _______ ___________ from ABC
    Indulge.
  • 103. And the Answer is…
  • 104. Dark Fantasy from ITC Ltd
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  • 105. Name the company whose products are displayed below
  • 106. And the Answer is…
  • 107. ESPN
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  • 108. Fill in the blanks
    ____ ______ was originally from Thailand called Krating Daeng (____ ______ is the literal translation of Krating Daeng in Thai)
    Dietrich Mateschitz, an Austrian entrepreneur developed the ____ ______ brand. Mateschitz was the international marketing director for Blendax, a toothpaste company, when he visited Thailand in 1982 and discovered that Krating Daeng helped to cure his jet lag
    Between 1984 and 1987, Mateschitz worked with TC Pharmaceutical (a Blendax licensee) to adapt Krating Daeng for the European market
    At the same time Mateschitz and ChaleoYoovidhya founded ____ ______ GmbH
  • 109. And the Answer is…
  • 110. Red Bull
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  • 111. Fill in the blanks
    ………………….is a neologism used in the social sciences, specially by Gad Saad in his book The Evolutionary Bases of Consumption and Gilles Lipovetsky'sLe Bonheur Paradoxale
    According to these and other scholars the phenomenon of mass consumption could be compared to certain traits of human psychology described by evolutionary scientists pointing out similitudes between Darwinian principles and consumer behaviour
    Lipovetsky has noted that modern times have brought about the rise of a third type of ……………… who is imprevisible and always unsatisfied
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  • 112. And the Answer is…
  • 113. Homo Consumericus
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  • 114. Name X
    X was incorporated in 1953 by the Government of India as a machine tool manufacturing company
    Over the years diversified into watches, tractors, printing machinery, metal forming presses, die casting & plastic processing machinery, CNC systems & bearings
    Successful technology absorption in all product groups through collaborations with world renowned manufacturers and further strengthened by continuous in-house R&D
    Today, X comprises six subsidiaries under the ambit of a holding company, which also manages the tractors business directly
  • 115. And the Answer is…
  • 116. HMT- Hindustan Machine Tools
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  • 117. Identify X
    The Company came into existence in 2000 through the merger of energy companies VEBA and VIAG
    In the UK, Powergen was eventually taken over itself by X, an acquisition which was completed in January 2002
    In 2003 X entered the gas market through the acquisition of Ruhrgas (now X Ruhrgas). X Ruhrgas is represented in more than 20 countries in Europe
  • 118. And the Answer is…
  • 119. Eon
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  • 120. Id X
    X was born in 1837, a descendant of Welsh ancestors who had come to the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1636.
    X was a banker and also known as a corporate arbitrator who ironed out bitter disagreements aboard his 165-foot yacht Corsair
    On October 24th 1907, X was asked for help by NYSE president Ransom H. Thomas as there were insufficient funds for NYSE to stay open until regular closing time 3 pm. A sum little under $25 million was raised by X
    On October 29th of 1907, the mayor of New York asked X to come up with $30 million else the city would have defaulted.
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  • 121. And the Answer is…
  • 122. J P Morgan
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  • 123. Connect
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  • 124. And the Answer is…
  • 125. Sarnoff- responsible for creation of NBC and other companies shown in the picture
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  • 126. Id the company
    The company first started in 1946 as the Kasuga Radio Co. Ltd. In Komagane City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. In 1960 the firm was renamed "Trio Corporation". 1963 saw the foundation of the first overseas office of Trio, in Los Angeles, California, USA.
    In the early 1960s, The LaFayette Radio Company rebranded and sold Trio's products, unfortunately focusing on the doomed 23-channel CB radio.
    A group of Japanese American audio enthusiasts consisting of Bill Kasuga, Yoichi Nakase and George Aratani, who also founded Mikasa & Company started an import company in 1961 that would satisfy their desire for high-quality audio recording equipment. They came across Trio, and started importing their electronics. During that period, Japanese manufactured goods were considered low-quality but Kasuga had faith in Trio's products and decided to create an American-sounding name for them.
    We know this company through this americanised name.
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  • 127. And the Answer is…
  • 128. Kenwood
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  • 129. Name the company
    Its first product was a simple rice cooker which failed miserably
    In the early stages the company kept itself alive by selling heating pads.
    These pads were made by stitching wires on cloth.
    It derived its name from a railway company. The company had a name which was changed so that its American customers could easily pronounce it.
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  • 130. And the Answer is…
  • 131. Sony
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