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Business quiz prelim

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Business quiz prelim

  1. 1. Bizdumb – the bizquiz 1) A combination of the antiseptic boric acid, the astringent, sunscreen zinc oxide, and the emollient lanolin, this over the counter antiseptic cream brand was launched in 1929 in Kolkata by Gourmohan Dutta, a Bengali merchant. Over the years, the brands popularity soared, and it became an icon of national economic self-sufficiency in a nation that was still under the British rule. To establish the brand identity, the logo was carefully developed. For all Indians and especially the merchant class, Ganesha an enormous significance. The elephant signifies steadiness and success. Keeping these in mind, Dutta chose the elephant. What is the name of the cream? 2) X is an enzyme that degrades food proteins. It is released by the gastric chief cells in the stomach. Y which was first introduced as "Brads Drink" was later renamed after X, which was used in the recipe. The founder of Y, Caleb Bradham sought to create a fountain drink that was delicious and would aid in digestion and boost energy. Identify X and Y. 3) After the death of its founder - Selvarathinam in 2003, his elder brothers – Rajarathinam and Yogarathinam and his son, Arul decided to head the shops. Arul uses the "Selvarathinam" logo for the shops under his control. In 2004, the company reported an annual turnover of about 200 crore rupees. Which company? 4) In 1949, Frank McNamara decided to treat some friends to dinner at Major’s Cabin Grill in New York City. When it was time to pay the bill, Frank noticed that he had forgotten to bring his wallet. Instead of washing dishes, he forced his wife to drive over and bring him the money. Needless to say, Frank was quite embarrassed and vowed it would never happen again. And thus was born X, the world’s first Y. It was initially made ofVive Viva Harish Krishna
  2. 2. cardboard and was given out in 1950 to about 2000 people and were accepted by 14 restaurants in NYC. X and Y please. 5) Logo of ? 6) In 2005, researchers at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York have changed the name of POK erythroid myeloid ontogenic gene (a gene found to cause cancer) to the more unobtrusive Zbtb7 due to legal pressure from which company? 7) Complete the song We wear cool suits We wear shiny Shoes We’re the ___ ______ We’re special, we’re clever We’re very very clever We’re the ___ _____ We do chat and we do mail We do surf We do all on the move Oooo, ooo, ooo, hoooo Cos We’re the ____ ________Vive Viva Harish Krishna
  3. 3. 8) In 1949, a young entrepreneur, K. M. Mammen Mappillai, opened a small toy balloon manufacturing unit in a shed at Tiruvottiyur, Madras (now Chennai). Although the factory was just a small shed without any machines, a variety of products, ranging from balloons and squeaking toys to industrial gloves and contraceptives, were produced. Which multi-billion dollar company had such a humble beginning? 9) "Join The Conversation" ; "What are you doing?" ; Whats happening?" were taglines used by _________. 10) The headquarters are in Stockholm and is run by a board of 6 members whose chairman is appointed by the Government. The founder left behind $9 million to be invested "in safe securities - the interest accruing from which shall be used for the cause." It is now worth $37 million and the revenue comes from interest on investments in Swedish real estate, bonds, railroad securities; in Danish, Japanese, Dutch, French, West German securities; and in American Wall Street common stocks, which are handled by Brittingham, Inc., of Wilmington, Del. It is exempt from all taxes in Sweden (since 1946) and from investment taxes in the United States (since 1953). What are we talking about? 11) Who’s fashion line? 12) _____ was the Roman Emperor who was known for his tyranny. Popular legend says when the Great Fire of Rome erupted in 64 AD, he spent his time playing the fiddle while Rome was burning. A widely used computer software has an obvious pun on this incident. Indeed, in its initial version, while the software used to run, it did not allow the user to execute any other operation on the computer. Name the emperor and you will also know the name of the software.Vive Viva Harish Krishna
  4. 4. 13) www.imhalal.com claims itself to be the world’s first ______. Hint: their slogan is I Search Halal, I am Halal! 14) He goes on a pilgrimage to Sabarimala every year - he walks the last stretch barefoot like other devotees. Every aircraft he buys circumambulates Tirupati first. He sports a diamond studded bracelet and a diamond, ruby and emerald pendant of Lord Venkateshwara. The eye-popping solitaires on his ears belonged to his grandmother. He owns the I League team East Bengal FC and one of the largest private yachts in the world, the Indian Empress. Who? 15) Connect the following companies Pepsico, Reebok, Exide, TVS Motors, Mysore Sandal Soap, Videocon, Reliance Communications, Reliance Energy, Orient PSPO Fan, Bharat Petroleum, Titan Sonata, Brylcream, NDTV, GE Money , Siyaram, Fashion at Big Bazaar, Maha Choco, Boost, Dainik Bhaskar, Dabur Honey, Kolkata Fashion Week, Aircel communications, Nova Scottia Premium shirts. 16) * We all know about the ‘Say no to Bangalore and yes to Buffalo, mantra of US President Barack Obama as he struggles to bring the ailing American economy back on track. Hitting hard at the current taxation system, Obama said: "Its a tax code that says you should pay lower taxes if you create a job in Bangalore,India, than if you create one in Buffalo, New York." What term refers to people who have been laid off from a multinational because their job has been moved to India — a business practice designed to save money that is arousing passions in some countries, especially the United States.Vive Viva Harish Krishna
  5. 5. 17) * Fill in the second blank Tractor; ________; Palm trees, Kovalam beach; Parliament of India; Himalayas; the Gyarah Murti Statue; _________. 18) * Calvin uses a term which is Latin for "Let the buyer beware". What term? 19) * The Japanese for Peregrine Falcon is _________ _________. The choice of name was made because the peregrine falcon preys on blackbirds, which reflected the intent of the original _______ _____ to unseat the Honda CBR1100XX Super Blackbird as the worlds fastest production motorcycle. Eventually, the ________ ________ managed to surpass the Super Blackbird by at least a full 10 miles per hour (16 km/h). Fill in the blanks.Vive Viva Harish Krishna
  6. 6. 20) * On August 3, 2005, X announced its plans to buy all outstanding shares of Ys stock at $59.00 per share, for a total of $3.8 billion. Upon announcement, Y stock rose 30% while X climbed 7%. As stated by Herbert Hainer, CEO of X, "This is a once-in-a- lifetime opportunity to combine two of the most respected and well-known companies in the worldwide sporting goods industry. Together, we will expand our geographic reach, particularly in North America, and create a footwear, apparel and hardware offering that addresses a broader spectrum of consumers and demographics". A primary goal of the acquisition has been to challenge industry leader Nike for a higher share of the United States sporting goods market as well as the global sporting goods market. X and Y please. 21) John X, Richard X and George X (X here is a surname) started a chocolate factory in the purpose built suburb of Y near Birmingham. The company which is now known as X, launched a product XY which used the tagline “ You don’t buy an XY, you earn it”. Solve for X and Y. 22) Louis Chevrolet was a Swiss born car racer and founder of the Chevrolet Motor Car Company. He designed the company’s logo (it is still in use today). What was the inspiration for the logo? 23) Unicode is a computing industry standard for the consistent encoding, representation and handling of text expressed in most of the worlds writing systems. Developed in conjunction with the Universal Character Set standard and published in book form as The Unicode Standard, the latest version of Unicode consists of a repertoire of more than 107,000 characters covering 90 scripts, a set of code charts for visual reference, an encoding methodology and set of standard character encodings & an enumeration of character properties such as upper and lower case. Unicode can be implemented by different character encodings. The code position U+20B9 was recently assigned to? 24) If Mountain Dews slogan is Do the Dew, whose is Do the New?25) What is the Marathi word for broker?Vive Viva Harish Krishna

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