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BEC Business Quiz 2016- Elims

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Conducted as a part of Bhau Entrepreneurship Cell's E-Fest on 2nd April 2016 at COEP

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BEC Business Quiz 2016- Elims

  1. 1. ELIMINATIONS
  2. 2.  Bhau EntrepreneurshipCell for their support in conducting this quiz  Shoutout to Infinite Zounds, Quizlexic and Quizzard  This quiz is brought to you by Boat Club Quiz Club. Find us on Facebook andTwitter (@bcqc)
  3. 3.  QMs of the day: Aman Shaikh and Divij Ghose  Written elims of 20 questions  No negatives, so feel free to take potshots  Top 6 teams move into finals  Star-marked questions to resolve ties  If ties still persist, we move into sudden death  Absolutely no Googling  QM’s decision is final and binding
  4. 4. X hails originally from Khatav, in Satara district. He holds an MS from MIT, USA, a Masters in PublicAdministration from Harvard and a management degree from Carnegie Mellon University. His company FLUCON is a global leader in supplying stainless steel products and designs for the food industry. ID X.
  5. 5. Sanjay Inamdar, the founder of BHAU Institute
  6. 6. This establishment was started in 1978 by Hormazd Irani. Famous for its cheese omelette and bun maska, this establishment was iconic in defining this city's culinary landscape. Since it's very beginnings this establishment has been known for its low prices, which had a great deal to do with the rent Mr. Irani paid for the property-a measly Rs 278. However after a recent tenant landlord battle this establishment was forced to move to a new location, which caused it to increase prices by about 50%.What place is this?
  7. 7. Vohuman Cafe
  8. 8. Salt and caramel, watermelon and salt, green tea, sweet corn are some of the flavours of what popular brand?
  9. 9. Kitkat
  10. 10. If model-actor Milind Soman and singer Alisha Chinai (in the 90s) are associated with the past tense, a lion with cogs is in the present tense, since 2014.What is all this about?
  11. 11. Make in India
  12. 12. _________ is an Internet media company based in NewYork City.The firm describes itself as a "social news and entertainment company" with a focus on digital media and digital technology in order to provide "the most shareable breaking news, original reporting, entertainment, and video." __________ was founded in 2006 as a viral lab, focusing on tracking viral content, by Jonah Peretti and John S. Johnson III. On July 17, 2012, humor website McSweeney's Internet Tendency published a satirical piece entitled "Suggested _________ Articles", prompting ________ to create many of the suggestions, including "Elvis Presley’s 42 Sweatiest Moments" and "10 Grizzly Bears Doffing Newsboy Caps". FITB
  13. 13. Buzzfeed
  14. 14. This ad was launched by company X, to commemorate a specific event.What company and what event? No part points. (image on next slide)
  15. 15. Mercedes celebrating 100 years of BMW
  16. 16. The X company was created by a 19 year old entrepreneurTom LyleWilliams, after he saw his older sister Mabel applyVaseline and coal dust to her eyelashes to give them a darker, richer look. He adapted this method using a simple chemistry set and sold his product X, naming it in honour of his sister. Give me X
  17. 17. Maybelline
  18. 18. Connect: 1. A Greek term, synonymous with zenith 2. Screw thread 3. LooneyTunes
  19. 19. Acme
  20. 20. A domain called Buy n Large was registered in 2008 for the website of a conglomerate formed by the merger of a company called BuyYogurt, which was acquired by Large Industries, a men's suit company. (Image given)It became popular for some time in 2008, but it now redirects to the website of another company.Why did it become popular?
  21. 21. Buy and Large is the name of the fictitious company inWall-E
  22. 22. Smashing Kitty, Droplet Shuffle, Shuriken Block and Ninjas Assault are all games available for Android and iOS. Stylistically, the games are all reminiscent of the retro 8-bit gaming styles of the 80s. Needless to say they all come from the same studio. The studio, however is most famous for another game it created, which at the peak of it's popularity was making close to $50,000 a day. What game?
  23. 23. Flappy bird
  24. 24. ______ was established in 1887 as a piano and reed organ manufacturer . However, due to the machinery and the metallurgical/mechanical techniques the company gained duringWW2, the company ventured into a host of different fields.The company is currently the largest manufacturer of several musical instruments, and its origins as a musical instrument manufacturer are still reflected today in the group's logo—a trio of interlocking tuning forks.
  25. 25. Yamaha
  26. 26. _______ Natural is the world's first global cannabis brand, named after __________, developed by his family in conjuction with Privateer Holdings, Seattle. _____________ is known as the Marlboro Man of Marijuana, and earns close $20 million dollars every year from his estate. FITB
  27. 27. Marley
  28. 28. ID this restaurant chain, whose logo is "Delightfully tacky, yet unrefined."
  29. 29. X started his career working for Xerox corporation where he was made a full sales representative. He later went on to join Hammarplast, a Swedish drip coffee manufacturer, as a general manager. Through Hammarplast, he met Jerry Baldwin, owner ofY, and later in 1982, joinedY as Director of Marketing. On a buying trip to Milan he was inspired, and started Il Giornale, and later after receiving Jerry Baldwin's support, renamed it toY. He was also briefly the owner of Seattle Super Sonics, which he later sold to Clayton Bennett. ID X andY. (part points)
  30. 30. X- Howard Schultz Y- Starbucks
  31. 31. X founded in 1984 by Leonard Bosack and his wife, is a major American corporation that manufactures networking equipment like routers. It had an extremely controversial start with Stanford, Bosack's employer at the time of the founding of X, claiming that one of their first products was made using stolen technology from Stanford itself.The name X is based on the city it was founded, with the company engineers insisting on using the name in lowercase in the initial days of the company.The company's logo pays homage to one of the most iconic monuments of the city. ID X
  32. 32. Cisco
  33. 33. This company's name comes from the Latin words for day and earth, which is in reference to them giving pleasure all over the world every day. Since 2007 it entered an equal sharing partnership with Sean Combs (aka P. Diddy), to manufacture and market Ciroc. It is also owns the world's leading vodka brand, Smirnoff and has a 34% stake in Moet-Hennessy. However Indians may be familiar with this company for different reasons. ID the company
  34. 34. Diageo
  35. 35. A first of its kind in India, this company stopped its services on 31st December 2009 due to bankruptcy of the parent company. Name the company, which saw A R Rehman as its brand ambassador.
  36. 36. World Space Radio
  37. 37. He is an Indian-American economist, who studied at Rajasthan University and Princeton. He has worked withWorld Bank,WTO, IMF and also served as chief economist at Asian Development Bank. His latest book, India:The Emerging Giant was described by Fareed Zakariya as the definitive book on Indian economy. ID
  38. 38. Arvind Panagariya, vice-chairman of NITI Aayog
  39. 39. This book is a collection of economic articles written by Steven Levitt, and Stephen Dubner. Some of it's chapters include understanding cheating among sumo wrestlers, information control as it applies to Ku Klux Klan and the economics of drug dealing.The book was tremendously successful and has sold over 4 million copies.Which book?
  40. 40. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explains the Hidden Side of Everything
  41. 41. This publishing company, founded by two brothers from Scotland in 1843, boasts of having published authors like Charles Kingsley, Lewis Carroll,Thomas Hardy, Rudyard Kipling and RabindranathTagore among many others.A prominent British political figure, who later went on to be the Prime Minister, served as a junior partner in the company from 1920 to 1940 and again from 1945 to 1951. After his retirement from politics he became chairman of the company in 1964, up until his death in 1986. The company was bought out by the German media giant Holtzbrinck Publishing Company in 1999, ending the family ownership of the firm. ID this company
  42. 42. Macmillan Publishers

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