Travel and Biz Quiz 19th April 2010

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Travel and Biz Quiz 19th April 2010

  1. 1. &<br />Dhanak <br />2010<br />present<br />Travel and Business Quiz<br />
  2. 2. 1<br />Conceived by Interbrand, Singapore, it is composed of two animated green, lava-like shapes called Chouw and Mouw, both of which have distinct identities. Chouw and Mouw are 'live' characters that will be employed to tell simple stories, each depicting a positive dimension of the company’s new tagline, 'Experience Change'. Both have certain personality traits, based on their physical attributes. The bigger one, Chouw, is slow but earnest; strong and silent; he is patient, good natured, kind, and maybe a little romantic too. The smaller one, Mouw, is quick witted, energetic bordering on restless, curious, and funny. What are we talking about?<br />
  3. 3. 1<br />ANSWER<br />The new Videocon logo.<br />
  4. 4. 2<br />Connect:<br />
  5. 5. 2<br />ANSWER<br />
  6. 6. 3<br />On 15 July 2009, A and Steven Spielberg announced a joint venture with a funding of $825 million. A’s radio channel recently launched a radio station in Singapore considering 8% of the population residing in Singapore is Indian. The company also joined hands with the Bacchan family for a JV worth Rs. 1500 crores. On January 15, 2010, A reportedly joined the bidding for MGM. Which company is A?<br />
  7. 7. 3<br />ANSWER<br />
  8. 8. 4<br />His early ventures include stores by the names of ‘Five and Dime’ and ‘Ben Franklin Stores’. However, he became famous for another one, the first of which started at 719 West Walnut Street, in Rogers, Arkansas. Who is he and what is his venture called?<br />
  9. 9. 4<br />ANSWER<br />Sam Walton<br />Wal-mart (branded Walmart)<br />
  10. 10. 5<br />After a failed bid in South Africa to take over X, Sunil Mittal’sBhartiAirtel has now successfully taken over the Africa operations of a Kuwait based Telecom Company Y. Identify X and Y.<br />
  11. 11. 5<br />ANSWER<br />X is MTN Y is Zain<br />
  12. 12. 6<br />This is a planned architectural landmark in the city of London, designed by an Indian architect and named after a company in recognition of its Indian owner’s promise of about 1400 tonnes of construction material for this tower. Name this owner.<br />
  13. 13. 6<br />ANSWER<br />L N Mittal<br />The structure is proposed to be called the ArcelorMittal Orbit.<br />
  14. 14. 7<br />What trend is shown here?<br /> 7000<br /> 5500 5500<br />2400<br />
  15. 15. 7<br />ANSWER<br />The loss incurred by the National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL), i.e. the merged entity of Air India and Indian Airlines, in successive years since the merger.<br /> 7000<br /> 5500 5500<br />2400<br />
  16. 16. 8<br />The origin of the word is unclear but it was used in Sicilian dialect to mean beautiful, proud, worthy of respect. Under the feudal land system prior to the unification of Italy, strongmen who collected rents and settled disputes in the absence of local government or courts came to be called something similar.<br />What’s the word?<br />
  17. 17. 8<br />ANSWER<br />Mafia<br />
  18. 18. 9<br />Name this famous personality and the occasion. <br />.<br />
  19. 19. 9<br />ANSWER<br />Walt Disney, at the opening of the first Disneyland.<br />
  20. 20. 10<br />Designed by Helmut Jahn of Murphy/Jahn Architects, this airport has the world's tallest control tower (132.2 metres / 434 feet), and the world's third largest single-building airport terminal (563,000 square metres / 6,060,000 square feet). What is the name of the airport and the city it serves?<br />
  21. 21. 10<br />ANSWER<br />Suvarnabhumi International Airport, Bangkok<br />
  22. 22. 11<br />One traditional festivity in this country is the feast of SintNicolaas or Sinterklaas. It is celebrated on the evening before Sinterklaas' birthday on December 5, especially in families with little children. In the United States the original figure Sinterklaas has merged with Father Christmas into Santa Claus. Gift-bringing at Christmas has in recent decades gained some popularity too, but Sinterklaas is much more popular.<br />Which country are we talking about?<br />
  23. 23. 11<br />ANSWER<br />The Netherlands<br />
  24. 24. 12<br />Name:???????????????????????????<br />Place of Birth: Chennai, Tamil Nadu<br />Education: Bachelors: Madras Christian College, PG Diploma: IIM Calcutta, Masters: Yale School of Management<br />Past work experience: Johnson & Johnson, Motorola (among others)<br />I joined my current company in 1994 and was named president and CFO in 2001, CEO in 2006, and Chairperson in 2007. I am a:<br /><ul><li> Successor Fellow of the Yale Corporation
  25. 25. Member of Board of Directors of the New York Federal Reserve
  26. 26. Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, International Rescue Committee, Catalyst and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  27. 27. Member of the Board of Trustees of Eisenhower Fellowships
  28. 28. Chairperson of the U.S.-India Business Council
  29. 29. Recipient of the PadmaBhushan award by the Government of India.
  30. 30. Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences</li></ul>I was instrumental in my company’s acquisition of Tropicana and merger with the Quaker Oats Company.<br />
  31. 31. 12<br />Name:INDRA KRISHNAMURTHY NOOYI<br />Place of Birth: Chennai, Tamil Nadu<br />Education: Bachelors: Madras Christian College, PG Diploma: IIM Calcutta, Masters: Yale School of Management<br />Past work experience: Johnson & Johnson, Motorola (among others)<br />I joined my current company in 1994 and was named president and CFO in 2001, CEO in 2006, and Chairperson in 2007. I am a:<br /><ul><li> Successor Fellow of the Yale Corporation
  32. 32. Member of Board of Directors of the New York Federal Reserve
  33. 33. Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum, International Rescue Committee, Catalyst and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
  34. 34. Member of the Board of Trustees of Eisenhower Fellowships
  35. 35. Chairperson of the U.S.-India Business Council
  36. 36. Recipient of the PadmaBhushan award by the Government of India.
  37. 37. Elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences</li></ul>I was instrumental in my company’s acquisition of Tropicana and merger with the Quaker Oats Company.<br />
  38. 38. 13<br />In southern Italy, 60000 people live in the Red Zone. What are they at a risk of?<br />
  39. 39. 13<br />ANSWER<br />Eruption of Mt. Vesuvius<br />
  40. 40. 14<br />One of the most beautiful domes ever made, it was redesigned in 1547. Name the monument and the designer (both shown below).<br />
  41. 41. 14<br />ANSWER<br />St Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City by Michelangelo.<br />
  42. 42. 15<br />A teardrop that sparkled spotlessly bright on the face of eternity.<br />Which monument is being referred to here? Also give the name of the person who said this.<br />
  43. 43. 15<br />.<br />ANSWER<br />Rabindranath Tagore said this about the TajMahal<br />
  44. 44. 16<br />What does the term Dark Tourism refer to?<br />
  45. 45. 16<br />ANSWER<br />This type of tourism involves visits to "dark" sites, such as battlegrounds, scenes of horrific crimes or acts of genocide, for example: concentration camps.<br />
  46. 46. 17<br />What is the Willis Tower better known as?<br />
  47. 47. 17<br />ANSWER<br />Sears Tower<br />Although Sears’ (an American chain of department stores) naming rights expired in 2003, the building continued to be called Sears Tower for several years. However, in March 2009, London-based insurance broker Willis Group Holdings, Ltd., agreed to lease a portion of the building and obtained the building's naming rights as part of the agreement. On July 16, 2009, at 10:00 am Central Time, the building was officially renamed Willis Tower.<br />
  48. 48. 18<br />“If there is one place on the face of the earth where all the dreams of living men have found a home from the very earliest days when man began the dream of existence, it is India... ".<br />From the essay  Life of Ramakrishna<br />Name this Nobel Prize-winning author who was strongly influenced by the Vedanta philosophy of India, primarily through the works of Swami Vivekananda.<br />
  49. 49. 18<br />ANSWER<br />Romain Rolland<br />(seen here with Gandhi)<br />
  50. 50. 19<br />Called the "Venice of the North" for its more than one hundred kilometres of canals, about 90 islands and 1,500 bridges it has the three main canals, Herengracht, Prinsengracht, and Keizersgracht, dug in the 17th century, forming concentric belts around the city, known as the grachtengordel. Alongside the main canals are 1550 monumental buildings. Which city are we talking about? <br />
  51. 51. 19<br />ANSWER<br />Amsterdam<br />
  52. 52. 20<br />It is a planned city billed as India's first hill city since Independence, being developed in accordance with the controversial Hill Station policy passed by the Maharashtra government in 2000. The project is being developed primarily by HCC India near Pune and Mumbai and is spread over 25,000 acres (100 km2). <br />Located in the Western Ghats, on the banks of the BajiPasalkar Reservoir behind the Varasgaon Dam near Pune and Mumbai. The city is coming up on eight large hillocks that surround the elongated Varasgaon Dam Reservoir. The project covers approximately 25,000 acres (100 km2) of land.<br />Name this city.<br />
  53. 53. 20<br />ANSWER<br />

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