Corporate Quiz @ iCube


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A Corporate Quiz I recently conducted as part of the iCube E-Summit at NSIT.

The content put in here is all available online, but has been researched and compiled by me. Feel free to use the content here in your quizzes, but do give credit to yours truly, i.e. Udit Anand, of the NSIT Quiz Club.

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Corporate Quiz @ iCube

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  2. 2. 1 <ul><li>What the company has to say about itself: </li></ul><ul><li>“ An inventive research and development company that designs and engineers high-profile, portable, hand-held consumer electronics products. The products we design and engineer are easy-to-use and offer user benefits that are only made possible through tightly integrated digital technologies and wireless connectivity.” </li></ul><ul><li>The person to the left is the President of this company. </li></ul><ul><li>Give me the name of their most famous product. </li></ul>
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  4. 4. Amazon Kindle
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  8. 8. 3 <ul><li>Coined by a media studies professor Tara Brabazon in the UK to describe the sheer dependency the present lot has on Google for all types of research. </li></ul><ul><li>She bans her students from using Google, because, like X, it is filling but without any nutritional content. </li></ul><ul><li>Give X or the phrase. </li></ul>
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  10. 10. White Bread Generation
  11. 11. 4 <ul><li>Radhika Singh studied English Literature and then completed her Masters in Social Work from Delhi University. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1979 she submitted her M.Phil thesis to Jawaharlal Nehru University on ‘The Dialectics of Industrial Growth in India: The Case of the Cotton Textile Industry. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1987 she started Delhi’s first photo agency, Fotomedia, with 200 photographers, and a stock of 100,000 pictures. </li></ul><ul><li>In 2010, she wrote a book to commemorate a significant anniversary of this brand. </li></ul><ul><li>Who/What is the subject of this book? </li></ul>
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  14. 14. 5 <ul><li>Paul M. George was a victim of road rage and was killed on 22 nd August 2009. He was the executive director of a 123 year old business house based in India which has interests in information technology, media, financial services and many more sectors. </li></ul><ul><li>The chairman of the business house also happens to be the father of the deceased. </li></ul><ul><li>Just name the group. </li></ul>
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  17. 17. 6 <ul><li>A Stanford graduate, Rajeev Samant left his job as one of the youngest finance managers of Oracle in San Francisco, came to India and turned his attention to a family-owned plot of 30 acres in Nashik. </li></ul><ul><li>What followed? </li></ul>
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  19. 19. 7 <ul><li>The codename of Windows 95, as is widely known, was Chicago. O'Hare International Airport is the largest airport in the city of Chicago. </li></ul><ul><li>In Microsoft's words, the product X was &quot;a point of departure to distant places from Chicago”, which is why it was code-named O’Hare. </li></ul><ul><li>Name the product. </li></ul>
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  22. 22. 8 <ul><li>Rational addiction is the hypothesis that addictions (to heroin, tobacco, television, etc.) can be usefully modeled as specific kinds of rational, forward-looking, optimal consumption plans. </li></ul><ul><li>The canonical theory tried to reconcile addictions with the standard rational choice framework of modern economics. Though controversial, the theoretical approach has become the standard approach to understanding addiction in economics, and a variety of extensions and modifications have been developed and published by other authors over the years. </li></ul><ul><li>One half of the pair who formulated this theory is Kevin Murphy. The other went on to win the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1992. </li></ul>
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  24. 24. Gary S. Becker
  25. 25. 9 <ul><li>A Masters in Development Economics from Williams College, Massachusetts, he started his career with the Indian Administrative Service. </li></ul><ul><li>Worked with the World Bank for over 10 years. </li></ul><ul><li>Was the Founding Chairman and MD for GAIL. </li></ul><ul><li>Was MD of HCL Corp and Vice Chairman of HCL Technologies. </li></ul><ul><li>Founder and CEO of HCL Perot Systems. </li></ul><ul><li>His annual salary, at the time of his joining his present job was Rs. 21 lakhs + Rs. 1.08 crore in variables. </li></ul><ul><li>Who am I talking about and with which company is he associated presently? </li></ul>
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  28. 28. 10 <ul><li>In 1886 his family left Switzerland to live in Beaune, France. It was there as a young man, he developed his mechanical skills and interest in auto racing. </li></ul><ul><li>He worked for the Roblin mechanics shop from 1895 to 1899, at which time he went to Paris, where he worked for a short time before emigrating to Montreal, Quebec in Canada in 1900 to work as a chauffeur/mechanic. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1905, he was hired by FIAT as a racing car driver, and a year later became employed by a Philadelphia company developing a then-revolutionary front-wheel drive racing car. </li></ul><ul><li>His racing career continued as he drove for Buick, becoming a friend and associate of Billy Durant. Who am I talking about? </li></ul>
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  31. 31. 11 <ul><li>An international chain that bills itself as &quot;delightfully tacky yet unrefined“, the chain’s logo is used sufficiently in different themes to allow debate to occur over the what the name of the chain is intended to imply. The chain, as is obvious, enjoys and benefits from this debate. </li></ul><ul><li>While they don’t characterize themselves as a typical family restaurant, they do have a special children’s menu. </li></ul><ul><li>Name this interesting chain. </li></ul>
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  34. 34. 12. Whose tweet?
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  36. 36. 1 st Tweet by Jack Dorsey
  37. 37. 13 <ul><li>In the early 1900s while India was still under the British rule, one of the strongest manifestations of mass awakening was the desire to patronize all that was 'Swadeshi' (Made in India). </li></ul><ul><li>What was thus established by country's patriarch and freedom fighter Lokmanya Tilak became one of the oldest and best-known listed retail companies. </li></ul><ul><li>It was inaugurated by the country's 'Grand Old Man,' Dr Dadabhai Naroji on December 17, 1906. The store was then located at the present Times of India Building, on D.N. Road, Mumbai. </li></ul>
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  40. 40. 14 <ul><li>The story goes something like this. The legendary writer Anthony Burgess named his first novel __________________ (the first part of the Malayan trilogy The Long Day Wanes) after the advertising slogan of this very famous beer. </li></ul><ul><li>The beer was popular in the Malaya of the 1950s, where Burgess was working. Burgess reveals in his autobiography that, when his book was published, he asked the manufacturer, then Fraser and Neave, for a complimentary clock with the beer's slogan. The brewery declined to offer this or any other freebie. But fourteen years later, when Burgess was better known, it relented. In 1970 it told Burgess he could consume any of their beers free of charge while in Singapore, with their compliments. “But it was too late.” Burgess wrote, “I had become wholly a gin man.” </li></ul><ul><li>Identify the slogan/book. </li></ul>
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  42. 42. Time For A Tiger / It’s Time
  43. 43. 15 <ul><li> #1 </li></ul><ul><li> #2 </li></ul><ul><li>#3 on this list, is also first company of its kind in the world to outsource everything except marketing and sales and finance. </li></ul>
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  45. 45. China Mobile, China Unicom were #1, #2 on the list of largest companies by in-country subscriber base.
  46. 46. 16 <ul><li>According to their company website, their motto “Get the Power in Your Hand” ‘serves as its guiding principle’ because of which it ‘has embarked on an ambitious journey of empowering every human with quality innovative products at an affordable price.’ </li></ul><ul><li>Just name the company. </li></ul>
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  49. 49. 17 A third company would complete the connect I’m looking for. Give me both.
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  51. 51. Amul or Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) Indian companies that sponsored the cricket teams of other countries in the recent Cricket World Cup.
  52. 52. 18 <ul><li>Lynx:UK::____:India </li></ul><ul><li>Simply fill in the blank </li></ul>
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  55. 55. 19 <ul><li>This company has returned to this sport after a couple of decades and plan to introduce an interesting colour code. During regular weather, the colours will be red (super-soft) and yellow (soft). White for medium and silver for hard. When there is rain, you'll see orange and light blue when it's mixed. </li></ul><ul><li>Which company,and what will be marked thus?* </li></ul>*Credit to J Ramanand, of Infinite Zounds
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  58. 58. 20 <ul><li>The adoption of its logo rests to a great extent with Frank Seiberling, the founder and for many years president of the company. Seiberling was inspired by a statue that stood on a newel post of the stairway, in his old home in Akron. </li></ul><ul><li>This company recently came out with an advertising campaign with the tagline “More driven”. </li></ul><ul><li>Name the company. </li></ul>
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  61. 61. Thank You. Stay tuned for the Finals.