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Biz bang – the business quiz

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Biz bang – the business quiz

  1. 1. BIZ BANG – The Business Quiz <br />By<br />Harish Krishna <br />
  2. 2. Question 1<br />Which country’s currency note is this? <br />
  3. 3. Which country’s currency note is this? <br />Answer = Indonesia. <br />Notice the Ganesha in the note.<br />
  4. 4. Question 2<br />Which company did these dudes start in 1981? <br />
  5. 5. Question<br />Answer = Infosys. From left to right are NR Narayana Murthy , K Dinesh , N.S Raghavan (in Specs), Kris Gopalakrishnan, Nandan (Behind Kris) and Shibulal (extreme right). <br />
  6. 6. Question 3<br />The first ever……?<br />
  7. 7. Question<br />Answer = Pizza Hut<br />
  8. 8. Question 4<br />The founders called it BackRub because their new technology checked backlinks to estimate the importance of a site. <br />Eventually, they changed the name which originated from a misspelling of the word used to denote the number one followed by one hundred zeros, which was meant to signify the amount of information the search engine was to handle.<br />Who’s hand is that?<br />
  9. 9. Question<br />The founders called it BackRub because their new technology checked backlinks to estimate the importance of a site. <br />Eventually, they changed the name which originated from a misspelling of the word used to denote the number one followed by one hundred zeros, which was meant to signify the amount of information the search engine was to handle.<br />Who’s hand is that?<br />Answer= Google Inc’s co-founder Larry Page.<br />
  10. 10. Question 5<br />Extracts from which song by Cole Porter from the film High Society which emphasised the desirability of love over material possessions<br />Who has an itchTo be filthy rich?<br />Who gives a hootFor a lot of loot?<br />Who longs to liveA life of perfect ease?<br />And be swamped by necessary luxuries?<br />_____ _____ ___ ___ ___ _______?<br />I don't.<br />Who wants the bother of a country estate?<br />A country estate is something I'd hate!<br />Who wants a supersonic plane?<br />I don't.<br />Who wants a marble swimming pool too?<br />I don't.<br />And I don't'Cause all I want is you.<br />___ ____ ____ _____ _ _____<br />I don't.<br />And have uranium to spare?<br />I don't.<br />Who wants to journey on a gigantic yacht?<br />Oh, how I do not!And I don't.'Cause all I want is you….<br />
  11. 11. Question<br />Who has an itchTo be filthy rich?<br />Who gives a hootFor a lot of loot?<br />Who longs to liveA life of perfect ease?<br />And be swamped by necessary luxuries?<br />Who wants to be a millionaire? <br />I don't.<br />Who wants the bother of a country estate?<br />A country estate is something I'd hate!<br />Who wants a supersonic plane?<br />I don't.<br />Who wants a marble swimming pool too?<br />I don't.<br />And I don't'Cause all I want is you.<br />Who wants to be a millionaire? <br />I don't.<br />And have uranium to spare?<br />I don't.<br />Who wants to journey on a gigantic yacht?<br />Oh, how I do not!And I don't.'Cause all I want is you….<br />Answer= Who wants to be a millionaire? <br />This song was the inspiration behind the name of the TV Show<br />
  12. 12. Question 6<br />Probably the best "two letters in one symbol" solution ever. This 'slimeball' is created by Takuya Kawagoi[in pic]. Although it is meant to look partially like the symbiotic amalgamation of two letters the logo also represents the company's entire design philosophy, as Kawagoi explained. It's both futuristic and organic, designed to invoke the concepts of flexibility and fluidity. It is often shown as a quick animation at the end of television ads: with some extra pyrotechnics. Which company's logo am I talking about?<br />
  13. 13. Question<br />Answer = Sony Ericsson<br />
  14. 14. Question 7 <br />From working in the family’s shoe shop in Uttar Pradesh as a teenager to a high-flying management consultant, author and CEO trainer who travels nearly 500,000 miles a year, this man has a life as storied as the many companies he routinely works with. That’s a list that includes GE, Bank of America, Ford, Verizon and DuPont. He is the author of various books on business, including Leadership in the Era of Economic Uncertainty: The New Rules for Getting the Right Things Done in Difficult Times, Boards, What The CEO Wants You To Know and the bestseller Know How and Execution. Identify him.<br />
  15. 15. Question 7<br />Answer = Ram Charan<br />
  16. 16. Question 8 <br />The following excerpts are from the April 26th 1996 edition of the New York Times: <br />>"Bill Gates gets the credit but somebody else did most of the work'.<br />>'For the first time in this decade something from Microsoft has been shipped on time'. <br />>'Regardless of the problems with this one calling Microsoft Support won't help'.>'For at least another year it'll suck." <br />What was the topic of this article?<br />
  17. 17. Question 8 <br />The following excerpts are from the April 26th 1996 edition of the New York Times: <br />>"Bill Gates gets the credit but somebody else did most of the work'.<br />>'For the first time in this decade something from Microsoft has been shipped on time'. <br />>'Regardless of the problems with this one calling Microsoft Support won't help'.>'For at least another year it'll suck." <br />What was the topic of this article?<br />Answer = birth of Bill Gates’ baby<br />
  18. 18. Question 9 <br />Print ad for?<br />
  19. 19. Question 9 <br />Halls<br />
  20. 20. Question 10 <br />Tuvalu is a Polynesian island nation located in the south Pacific. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract  for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period. The Tuvalu government receives a quarterly payment of US$1 million which it uses to build up the economy of the otherwise very poor country. What was the deal about? <br />
  21. 21. Question 10 <br />Answer = The .tv ([dot]tv) domain name which was given to Tuvala was leased out to dotTV, a VeriSign company <br />
  22. 22. Question 11 <br />What?<br />
  23. 23. Question 11 <br />What?<br />Answer= The iPad<br />
  24. 24. Question 12 <br />One of the highest peaks in the Alps, the Matterhorn(shown in pic) serves as the logo of a company started by Theodor X (X is the surname) who scaled the peak in 1908. He also claims that the pentahedral shape of the product was inspired by this mountain. Id X and the company he started.<br />
  25. 25. Question 12 <br />Answer = X is Tobler and the company is obviously Toblerone.<br />
  26. 26. Question 13 <br />Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corporation is an American manufacturer and supplier of metal machine tubes and pipes, founded in 1985.  The company became known to much wider audiences because its original domain name __blank1___ appeared to be very similar to __blank2__ .The company had purchased the domain name in 1996. In August 2006, the company received 68 million "hits" on its website which led to its computer servers crashing. Many of the users intended to go to the video archive website ____blank2___, but typed the homophonic“___blank1___" into their browser instead. On October 30, 2006, the company took legal action against __blank2__ over the website confusion. The company has since moved their website. <br />Fill in the blanks please.<br />
  27. 27. Question 13 <br />Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corporation is an American manufacturer and supplier of metal machine tubes and pipes, founded in 1985.  The company became known to much wider audiences because its original domain name __blank1___ appeared to be very similar to __blank2__ .The company had purchased the domain name in 1996. In August 2006, the company received 68 million "hits" on its website which led to its computer servers crashing. Many of the users intended to go to the video archive website ____blank2___, but typed the homophonic“___blank1___" into their browser instead. On October 30, 2006, the company took legal action against __blank2__ over the website confusion. The company has since moved their website. <br />Fill in the blanks please.<br />Answer: <br />Blank1 = utube.com<br />Blank2= youtube.com <br />
  28. 28. Question 14 <br />NitinNohria (shown in pic) won ET’s Global Indian of the year award for 2010. <br />He graduated from St. Columba's School in New Delhi, India following which he earned a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai, and earned a Ph.D. in Management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Class of 1988). <br />He has co-written or co-edited 16 books, and is author of more than 50 articles and dozens of teaching cases and notes.<br />What does he now work as?<br />
  29. 29. Question 14 <br />He works as the dean of the<br />Harvard Business School.<br />
  30. 30. Question 15 <br />The couple shown below started ____ in 1997, offering anti-virus, anti-spyware, anti-spam, and anti-intrusion products. In 2009, their company became the 3rd largest antivirus vendor and has received thumbs up from many Tech magazines and anti virus software testing groups. What is their surname?<br />
  31. 31. Question 15 <br />Answer = The 2 people are Natalia KASPERSKY <br />and Eugene <br />
  32. 32. Question 16 <br />In ancient days, it was observed that the shade of the tree was frequented by merchants and traders. The tree provided a shaded place for a village meeting or for merchants to sell their goods. The Europeans who saw this named the tree after the local term of merchants. <br />What is the name of the tree and what is the local word?<br />
  33. 33. Question 16 <br />In ancient days, it was observed that the shade of the tree was frequented by merchants and traders. The tree provided a shaded place for a village meeting or for merchants to sell their goods. The Europeans who saw this named the tree after the local term of merchants. <br />What is the name of the tree and what is the local word?<br />Answer = Banyan trees got their name from baniya, the term for trader in many Indian languages. <br />
  34. 34. Question 17 <br />This company was founded in 1946 by Minoru Yoneyama as a producer of wooden floats for fishing nets. The company was later forced out of this market because of the invention of plastic floats. This led to a commitment by Minoru to never again be left behind by technological advancements. In 1957, he began to make badminton racquets for other brands. By 1961, the first Yoneyama-branded racquets were introduced, and within another two years an export company was created for the worldwide distribution. What company? <br />
  35. 35. Question 17 <br />This company was founded in 1946 by Minoru Yoneyama as a producer of wooden floats for fishing nets. The company was later forced out of this market because of the invention of plastic floats. This led to a commitment by Minoru to never again be left behind by technological advancements. In 1957, he began to make badminton racquets for other brands. By 1961, the first Yoneyama-branded racquets were introduced, and within another two years an export company was created for the worldwide distribution. What company?  Answer = <br />
  36. 36. Question 18 <br />What handheld device gets its name from the three buttons in the rectangle?<br />
  37. 37. Question 18 <br />What handheld device gets its name from the three buttons in the rectangle?<br />Answer = Xbox 360<br />
  38. 38. Question 19 <br />The Boston Tea Party was a direct action by colonists in Boston, a town in the British colony of Massachusetts, against the British government. On December 16, 1773, after officials in Boston refused to return three shiploads of taxed tea to Britain, a group of colonists boarded the ships and destroyed the tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor. The incident remains an iconic event of American history, and other political protests often refer to it.<br />Which company produced the tea they threw over?<br />
  39. 39. Question 19 <br />Answer = British East India Company<br />
  40. 40. Question 20<br />X was established in 1887 as a piano and reed organ manufacturer by TorakusuX as Nippon Gakki Company, Limited (literally Japan Musical Instrument Manufacturing Corporation) in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture, and was incorporated on October 12, 1897. <br />The company's origins as a musical instrument manufacturer is still reflected today in the group's logo—a trio of interlocking tuning forks. <br />Solve for X.<br />
  41. 41. Question 20<br />X was established in 1887 as a piano and reed organ manufacturer by TorakusuX as Nippon Gakki Company, Limited (literally Japan Musical Instrument Manufacturing Corporation) in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka prefecture, and was incorporated on October 12, 1897. <br />The company's origins as a musical instrument manufacturer is still reflected today in the group's logo—a trio of interlocking tuning forks. <br />Solve for X.<br />Answer = Yamaha<br />
  42. 42. Question 21<br />In economics, _______ goods are a group of commodities for which people's preference for buying them increases as a direct function of their price, as greater price confers greater status, instead of decreasing according to the law of demand. Some types of high-status goods, such as high-end wines, designer handbags and luxury cars, are _____ goods, in that decreasing their prices decreases people's preference for buying them because they are no longer perceived as exclusive or high status products. Similarly, a price increase may increase that high status and perception of exclusivity, thereby making the good even more preferable. The Veblen effect is named after the economist Thorstein Veblen, who first pointed out the concepts of conspicuous consumption and status-seeking. <br />All blanks same. Fill. <br />
  43. 43. Question 21<br />Answer = Veblen<br />
  44. 44. Question 22<br />Put Funda<br />
  45. 45. Question 22<br />Put Funda<br />Answer = This is the Toyota Bow. Akio Toyoda, grandson of the founder of the Japanese automaker says sorry after after his company began recalling cars by the millions.<br />
  46. 46. Question 23<br />Wal-Mart: 2.1 million <br />China National Petroleum Corporation: 1.61 million <br />State Grid Corp of China: 1.53 million <br />_______ : 1.42 million<br />US Postal Service: 765,088 <br />Sinopec: 639,690<br />China Telecom Corp. Ltd: 285,105<br />Carrefour: 490,000<br />What is at no 4?<br />
  47. 47. Question 23<br />Wal-Mart: 2.1 million <br />China National Petroleum Corporation: 1.61 million <br />State Grid Corp of China: 1.53 million <br />_______ : 1.42 million<br />US Postal Service: 765,088 <br />Sinopec: 639,690<br />China Telecom Corp. Ltd: 285,105<br />Carrefour: 490,000<br /> Answer = Indian railways. The numbers refer to the number of employees.<br />
  48. 48. Question 24<br />In September 1997, a Texas company called RT won a patent on X. RT, owned by Prince Hans-Adam of Liechtenstein, faced international outrage over allegations of biopiracy. It had also caused a brief diplomatic crisis between India and United States with India threatening to take the matter to WTO as a violation of TRIPS which could have resulted in a major embarrassment for the United States.<br />Both voluntarily and due to review decisions by the United States Patent Office, RT has lost most of the claims of the patent for X. This was a huge victory for Indian farmers who could have faced enormous economic losses from the patent. What is X?<br />
  49. 49. Question 24<br />In September 1997, a Texas company called RT won a patent on X. RT, owned by Prince Hans-Adam of Liechtenstein, faced international outrage over allegations of biopiracy. It had also caused a brief diplomatic crisis between India and United States with India threatening to take the matter to WTO as a violation of TRIPS which could have resulted in a major embarrassment for the United States.<br />Both voluntarily and due to review decisions by the United States Patent Office, RT has lost most of the claims of the patent for X. This was a huge victory for Indian farmers who could have faced enormous economic losses from the patent. <br />Answer: X=Basmati Rice<br />

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