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Udaan 2015 an nhrdn ranchi initiatiave at mti ranchi

UDAAN 2015 :The Business Quiz for Corporates organized under the aegis of Network HRD Network Ranchi. The competition was held on 21st June 2015 at MTI Ranchi the corporate training center of SAIL

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Udaan 2015 an nhrdn ranchi initiatiave at mti ranchi

  1. 1. The Business Quiz for Corporates @pooniajay UDAAN
  2. 2. PRELIMSwrittenaasana
  3. 3. RULES Answer all 25 questions + 1 The 1st letter of each answer (in order) completes a very famous tagline The questions which are the first letters of each word of the tagline are secondary tie-breakers Getting the tagline is a primary tie-breaker No negatives
  4. 4. 1 These are the results of a poll conducted by a magazine in 2006. However, these poll results were ignored in favour of a (hugely critical) choice by the magazine (and this poll was removed from its online edition). What is being talked about and who was the eventual choice?
  5. 5. 2 Name the term derived from an Arabic root word meaning ‘change and transform’. It indicates a bill of exchange or a promissory note.
  6. 6. 3 This is a decision principle for time management popularized by Stephen Covey in his books. Named after a former US president, what is it called?
  7. 7. 4 Which American sports clothing company, founded by Kevin Plank, overtook Adidas in the U.S. sportswear market to be number 2 in 2014?
  8. 8. 5 Titled 'The Visit' and tag lined 'bold is beautiful', this is one of the most talked about ad across the country for its attempt at defying what social taboo?
  9. 9. 6 Samson & Goliath are two cranes that dominate the skyline of Belfast and are landmark structures of the city. They are located in Harland & Wolff yard. What is H&W's best know construction?
  10. 10. 7 Starting in 1936, this chain is now owned and managed by its employees. The maximum number of its outlets are in Kerala. What am I talking about?
  11. 11. 8 In a first for the magazine industry, who is 'guest editing' the July-August issue of MORE magazine? This is also the third time she will make an appearance on the magazine's cover.
  12. 12. 9 What are these types of - Calcutta, Camden, Chinese, Demsetz, Vickrey, English, French, Combinatorial, Reverse, Walrasian and Japanese
  13. 13. 10 This is an advertisement for what?
  14. 14. 11 Traditionally, X is a position at a venture capital firm. Typically, the goal is for the X to create the next company that the VC firm will fund. Usually, it is temporary and not permanent. What is this position?
  15. 15. 12 Identify this stockbroker, famous in a different field. He bought himself a seat in the Adelaide Stock Exchange in the 1940s.
  16. 16. 13 Whose investment portfolio is this-
  17. 17. 14 By what name do we know this media player?
  18. 18. 15 These are companies under which parent group?
  19. 19. 16 John is (an angry) founder of the software whose current owners distanced themselves from John, by rebranding the software, as he came out with this obscene and profane video about how to uninstall the software. Which Santa Clara based company owns this software since 2011?
  20. 20. 17 Maintained by Palakkad's District Tourism Promotion Council, this is the Malampuzha Garden. Who conceived and designed the garden?
  21. 21. 18 Fill in the blanks with one word-  _______ Parachute- large payment made by company to a senior executive upon termination of employment  _______ Hello- signing bonus when a person is given a persuasion strategy induced to leave a previous employer  _______ Handcuff- terms in a contract for substantial financial penalties in leaving that employment premature
  22. 22. 19 Identify this Army officer famous in a related field and commemorated in this stamp.
  23. 23. 20 What’s the missing word?
  24. 24. 21 The PEN Literary Awards are the most comprehensive in the United States. Each year, PEN confers more than $150,000 to writers in various fields. PEN Freedom of Expression Courage Award 2015 has been ‘controversially’ awarded to?
  25. 25. 22 Who is the subject of this 2006 film?
  26. 26. 23 United Nations' World Meteorological Organization replaced the name of a hurricane from its 2016 list of hurricane names due to certain recent developments. They replaced the earlier name which was the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess with ‘Ivette’. What name was replaced?
  27. 27. 24 Broadsheet, Nordisch, Rhenish, Swiss, Berliner etc. are all formats of what?
  28. 28. 25 Pax Lab, a San Francisco based company, recently got a $46.7 million funding. They make two products Pax and Juul. According to their website, they are reinventing the industry (worth $7 billion in 2014) with their products. What is their business of interest?
  30. 30. UDAANfinals
  31. 31. ROUND 1hangmanaasana
  32. 32. RULES2 parallel rounds First letter of the answer  Fills in a letter  12 questions. 6 A -> F 6 F -> A  6 points as base score. +1 on each pass.  Direct question to team after the team that answered correct  No negatives  3 questions. 4 clues each  15/-5, 12/-5, 8/-5, 5/0  All on the buzzer. Only 1 attempt at each clue.
  33. 33. 15/-5 PERSON
  34. 34. 1 This is from a May 17 Valencia vs Celta Vigo match. Why are the Valencia players wearing jerseys with their names written this way?
  35. 35. 15/-5 From his website- he is the very definition of the American success story N
  36. 36. 2 Sitting in a bar with a few MBA students after a talk, Ray Kroc asked them “What business am I in?” The students laughed, and finally someone said, “Ray, who in the world doesn't know that you’re in the hamburger business.” Ray chuckled. “That is what I thought you would say.” He paused and then quickly said, “Ladies and gentlemen, I’m not in the hamburger business. My business is ___ __.”
  37. 37. 12/-5 Owns Miss Universe Organisation since 1996 N R
  38. 38. 3 _________ trading is the auspicious stock market trading for an hour on Diwali. It is a symbolic and old ritual, that has been retained and observed for ages. As Diwali also marks the beginning of the New Year, it is believed that _________ trading on this day brings in wealth and prosperity. The NSE held this year’s session for 75 minutes. Fill in the blank.
  39. 39. 8/-5 Signature phrase ‘You’re fired’ in a reality game show he hosted N MR
  40. 40. 2A 4 Air Asia India recently unveiled its 4th aircraft with a livery dedicated to JRD Tata as a mark of respect. What has it been christened as?
  41. 41. 5/0 ‘Make America Great Again’ N MT R
  42. 42. 15/-5 CONCEPT / PRINCIPLE
  43. 43. 5 Nicknamed 'The field of Jeans', this is the home stadium of the San Francisco 49ers. Which San Francisco based company bought the naming rights to this stadium in 2013?
  44. 44. 15/-5 Coined by Columbia University media law professor, Tim Wu in 2003 L
  45. 45. 6D 6 Who wrote this 1952 book? The central character in this book is the financial expert Margayya, who offers advice to his fellow townspeople from under his position at the banyan tree.
  46. 46. 12/-5 CNET’s reason for fallout of Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable LR
  47. 47. UB Center is an unusual Alabama attraction that sees over a million visitors every year. It goes by the tagline 'You never know what you'll find'. Started in 1970, what is it the only one of it's kind in USA? 5A 7
  48. 48. 8/-5 In India, Regulatory Framework for Over-the-top (OTT) services was released seeking comments from public LRU
  49. 49. 8 Activists and groups like Human Rights Watch, PEN and Amnesty International are using #Baku2015 to highlight the arrests of journalists and arbitrary detention of activists. This tag is causing a PR disaster for what on going event?
  50. 50. 5/0 E LRUE
  51. 51. 15/-5 ORGANISATION
  52. 52. 9 Identify the advertiser.
  53. 53. 15/-5 43000 members, 81 branches and 27 divisions all over India G
  54. 54. Bono became a subject of controversy when he said “We are a tiny little country, we don’t have scale, and our version of scale is to be innovative and to be clever, and X has brought our country the only prosperity we’ve known.” However, his country's government announced plans late last year to close X, the country's biggest loophole , apparently under pressure from OECD and European Commission. What is X? 7D 10
  55. 55. 12/-5 Started in 1959 from the terrace of a building in Girgaum G D
  56. 56. 11 1978- Launched as a tabloid 1980- Changed to magazine format 2006- Tabloid format again and dropped ‘The' from its name 2012- Back to the Magazine format with a new masthead Which magazine's life has been discussed here?
  57. 57. 8/-5 Appearance of Babla on its packaging S G D
  58. 58. Celebrating approval of government contracts, these posters were released by an organisation to promote tourism to what destination? 10A 12
  59. 59. 5/0 Branches managed by sanchalikas. Only women can become members and are called ‘sisters’ S M G D
  60. 60. ROUND 2choosaasana
  61. 61. RULES 6 Teams. 6 sets. 3 choices. 1st choice- What’s yours and only yours. 2nd choice- What’s yours but you can share. 3rd choice- What’s for everybody but yours to decide 1st – 6/0. 2nd – 6/0 or 4/-4 each. 3rd – 6/-6. Bonus 5 for answering all 3.
  62. 62. SET 1 SET 2 SET 3 SET 4 SET 5 SET 6 Japanese Management Airline livery Forbes lists Why did Microsoft Special coins Scandal Celeb side business Movie Theatre Guru speak Corporate jargon Islam banking 21st c. invention Controversy connect 90s ads Codes Post 1947 Economics DRESSING SENSE Logo inspiration
  63. 63. Japanese Management Meaning ‘continuous improvement', which management concept has 5 key factors- Seiri Seiton Seiso Seiketsu, and Shitsuke?
  64. 64. 3A Airline livery Which flag carrier is celebrating its country's 50th year of independence with a special livery, featuring a large flag of the country on 2 Airbus A380s?
  65. 65. 5D Forbes lists Forbes Fictional 15 is a list of 15 richest people in the realm of fiction. To qualify for the list, members must be ‘both fictional (in the sense that we excluded mythological and folkloric figures) and characters (meaning they are part of a narrative story or series of stories), in addition to being wealthy.’ The one exception to the rule was X, who is now missing since 2006 as Forbes received letters arguing that X is real. Who is X?
  66. 66. Why did Microsoft Following is the most credible, but unsubstantiated, reason for what numerically inconsistent behaviour by Microsoft- “early testing revealed just how many third party products had code in the form of X. This was the best solution to avoid that.” What is being explained here, by a self proclaimed Microsoft developer on Reddit?
  67. 67. 9A Special coins Even though France objected to it, Belgium still went ahead and minted a Waterloo commemorative coin albeit with a minor change, than what was initially planned, thus exploiting a loophole. What?
  68. 68. 1D Scandal With what scandal would you associate these corporations?
  69. 69. Celeb side business Who owns this restaurant?
  70. 70. Movie Theatres Carnival Group: Big Cinemas PVR: DT Cinemas Cinepolis Group: ??
  71. 71. Guru speak Identify the management guru explaining how companies can 'do well by doing good‘.
  72. 72. Corporate jargon Forbes recently wrote an article about 15 Key Phrases to Pass Off As a ________ Employee. In it were 15 quintessentially ______ expressions suggested by former ______ employees including, "What's the so-what?“ "Quick wins" "At least we now have a better idea of the questions." "Boiling the ocean“ "Peeling the onion" Which company's jargons were mocked thus?
  73. 73. Islam banking The Riba is prohibited in Islam, as it implies any excess compensation without any due consideration. It is thus not allowed or encouraged. How do we better know Riba?
  74. 74. 21st c. invention Chuck Hull created a process known as stereolithography and was thus inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2014. How do we better know stereolithography?
  75. 75. Controversy connect Connect to a recent controversy:
  76. 76. 11A 90s ads Identify the brand being advertised.
  77. 77. Codes What do these codes signify?
  78. 78. Post 1947 Economics Titled A Brief Memorandum Outlining a Plan of Economic Development for India, how do we better know the plan drawn by eight influential business leaders (including JRD Tata, GD Birla) after WWII to develop the Indian economy post – Independence?
  79. 79. 4A Dressing sense From being called ‘a 1962 Don Draper as he’s taking a dip in a pool or as the pattern of a picnic blanket in a Little Miss Muffet nursery rhyme or in a Magic Eye book or on wallpaper in your grandmother’s powder room' these shorts, available for $42, made headlines recently for somebody choice of dressing at an event. Who and where?
  80. 80. 2D Logo inspiration The Kankaria lake in Ahmedabad serves as the inspiration for the logo of which government owned entity HQ-ed in Mumbai?
  81. 81. ROUND 3buzzeraasana
  82. 82. RULES 5 questions on the buzzer 5 questions on the bonus +6/-6 on the buzzer Pick 4/0 or 10/-6 on the bonus Bonus only on correct answer
  83. 83. 1 Citizens of which country participated in an online vote, in November 2013, to choose one of the following symbols for their currency? 4 10
  84. 84. 2 Who or what does this statue pay homage to? 4 10
  85. 85. 3 Which company launched this feature in October 2014 ‘to help the community during natural disasters’? 4 10
  86. 86. 4 10 4 This is an ad by an airlines using its country’s flag to inform about the price of flying to various countries whose flag can be seen inside. Which airline/country?
  87. 87. 8D 5 SUV- Sport Utility Vehicle (Chevrolet Carryall Suburban) MUV- Multi Utility Vehicle (Bolero) LUV- Life Utility Vehicle (Ertiga) PUV- _______ Utility Vehicle (Multix) Fill in the blank. 4 10
  88. 88. 1.4 What methodology to understand human behaviour was created by John Grinder and Richard Bandler?
  89. 89. 1.10 In Forbes’ World's Highest-Paid Athletes 2015 list, only 2 women feature, one at #26 and the other at #47. Name the 2 players.
  90. 90. 2.4 ‘X is Designed to minimize the amount of junk you get when you perform a search and to help simplify tasks so you can make the most informed decision and is thus called a decision engine’. Decipher X.
  91. 91. 2.10 This is Boeing testing a service using sacks of potatoes instead of humans to develop a new method of ensuring wireless signals are as reliable as possible. This is because potatoes' dielectric properties and 'other chemistry' is decent approximation of humans' response to this service. What is this service that Boeing is testing?
  92. 92. 3.4 This is one of the last paintings by M F Hussain. It was commissioned by Usha _____ as a tribute to Indian civilization. She showcased these painting's last year in a London gallery. Who is Usha?
  93. 93. 3.10 Meaning mistake proofing, which Japanese concept eliminates product defects by preventing, correcting or drawing attention to human error as they occur? An example; Ethernet cable
  94. 94. 4.4 This is Bozo the clown a popular TV character in the US, being played by Willard Scott. Scott later went on to become the first __________, till he was replaced because of his weight.
  95. 95. 4.10 Sidewalk Labs is a new urban innovation company that aims to improve cities. Their mission is to 'improve life in cities for everyone through the application of technology to solve urban problems'. Which company has started this along with Don Doctoroff, former CEO of Bloomberg?
  96. 96. 5.4 The term ‘____-collar worker’ was popularized in the late 1990s by writer and social critic Louise Kappe Howe to denote women working as nurses, secretaries, and elementary school teachers. Fill in the blank.
  97. 97. 5.10 Around the 10th century, the Vikings had great control over the people of Ireland. At that time they levied a unique tax on the people of Ireland. If they failed to pay the tax, the Vikings would cut their nose. What phrase did it give rise to?