Quiz Gp Feb 7th '08


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Quiz Gp Feb 7th '08

  1. 1. Quiz GP Sports and Biz
  2. 2. Q1 <ul><li>George Gillett & Tom Hicks made what famous acquisition in 2007? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Q2 <ul><li>The first packets of which product said ‘prevents nervous strain’? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Q3(*****) <ul><li>A one foot high statue of this sportsman was placed in Bangkok's Pariwas Buddhist Temple alongside about 100 other statues of minor deities to keep his memory alive for the next 1000 years. He was also the subject of a 12 week course at Staffordshire University started in 1999.Identify the sportsman? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Q4(*****) <ul><li>Allwyn Agnel is the founder and CEO of this immensely popular discussion board and website for aspirants and students of a particularly popular discipline of study in India and abroad. It was founded in 2002 and as of today it has 162563 registered members with numbers growing daily. Which website am I talking about ? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Q5 <ul><li>What unconventional word defined as an expression of joy by online gamers was crowned word of the year 2007 by Merriam-Webster dictionary ? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Q6(*****) <ul><li>________was founded in 1999 by Philip Rosedale to create a revolutionary new form of shared experience, where individuals jointly inhabit a 3D landscape and build the world around them. Today this experience, known as _____, has a rapidly growing population of Residents from over 200 countries around the globe, who are creating and inhabiting a virtual world of their own design. Fill up the two blanks.(0.5 marks each) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Q7 <ul><li>In 1881 an AC alternator driven by a water mill, was used to provide the world’s first electric street lighting. This was in a town called Goldaming in UK. This company which had manufactured the AC Alternator had earlier laid down the first long distance telegraph line in Europe spanning 500 km back in 1848. Which company are we talking of ? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Q8
  10. 10. Q9 <ul><li>This tennis tournament is held each year in early January or late December in Perth Australia.The winning team receives a silver cup perpetual trophy, and the winning team members are presented with distinctive individual trophies in the shape of a tennis ball encrusted with diamonds from the Argyle diamond mine in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The championship is named in honour of an Australian tennis player and coach who guided the country to no less than 15 Davis Cup titles in the 1938-1969 period. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Q10(*****)
  12. 12. Q11(*****) <ul><li>The original choice for this had been the Maharajah of Patiala who withdrew because he couldn’t afford the time away from India, his substitute the Maharajah of Porbandar never deserved it on merit, and Porbandar’s brother in law, Limbdi who would have replaced him was injured. It was finally decided upon a commoner from Indore. Tell me who was this person and what was the controversy about ? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Q12
  14. 14. Q13 <ul><li>The mascot of this brand is Mr Fourex, Name the brand. Clue ( the advertising tag line says &quot;The Australians wouldnt give a ____________ for anything else) </li></ul>
  15. 15. Q14 <ul><li>Telecomunicações Móveis Nacionais is Portugal's largest mobile communications company. In September 1995, they launched MIMO, the world’s first ____________. What? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Q15 <ul><li>This company was set up in 1986 in Kolkata, a joint effort of Mr. Sajjan Bhajanka and Mr. Sanjay Agarwal. It became the first ISO 9002 company in India for that particular product. Their current punch line is &quot;Sab Sahe Mast Rahe&quot;. Name the brand. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Q16
  18. 18. Q17 <ul><li>Whose words: &quot;When I came back to my native country, after all the stories about Hitler, I couldn't ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn't live where I wanted. I wasn’t invited to shake hands with Hitler, but I wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands with the President, either.&quot; </li></ul>
  19. 19. Q18
  20. 20. Q19 <ul><li>Robert Brough-Smyth, in an 1878 book The Aborigines of Victoria, describes a game called Marn Grook, thus :The men and boys joyfully assemble when this game is to be played. One makes a ball of possum skin, somewhat elastic, but firm and strong.&quot; The players of this game do not throw the ball as a white man might do, but drop it and at the same time kicks it with his foot. The tallest men have the best chances in this game. Some of them will leap as high as five feet from the ground to catch the ball. The person who secures the ball kicks it. This continues for hours and the natives never seem to tire of the exercise.&quot;Marn Grook is the influence for which modern game ? </li></ul>
  21. 21. Q20
  22. 22. Q21 <ul><li>Tony Blair after his stint as Britain’s prime minister got over has recently joined a U.S based investment bank as a senior advisor. Which bank? </li></ul>
  23. 23. Q22 <ul><li>Floyd Landis became the third American to win the Tour De France,when he won it this year.Can you name the first American to win the Tour De France.He won in 1986,1989 and 1990.(!The second person was of course Lance Armstrong) </li></ul>
  24. 24. Q23
  25. 25. Q24 <ul><li>It is a chain of twenty four restaurants spread all over India owned by the R.K group. some of the places that they are planning are in ahmedabad, indore etc. In delhi they also run a hotel cum restaurant business by the name of Vaishali. Which very famous chain? </li></ul>
  26. 26. Q25
  27. 28. <ul><li>He was the Junior National champion in Diving for 6 years in a row from the age of 11.He also got a bronze medal at the lone National Games, in which, he participated. He rightfully claims to have been among the top 3 divers in the country until he retired at the ripe age of 19. His sporting excellence got him an admission to St. Stephen’s college and he later went on a year long scholarship to Davidson college, North Carolina. He played lot of first division club cricket for the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club and when he was in Hyderabad, he played for the Vazir Sultan Tobacco which was in the A-division of Hyderabad Cricket Leagues. He embarked on a new career altogether during the 9th Asian games in 1982. His career took off from the Commonwealth Games in ’82. Today he is one of the most recognized personalities in his field </li></ul>