• 20 questions
• No negatives
• Questions 1, 5, 10, 15 and 20 are star marked and will be
considered in case of tie.
• Top 6 teams in the final.
• Quiz master’s decision is final
Its earlier logo has its motto “Libertas, Aequitas, Veritas” written on it
along with a statement “ in cryptography we trust”.
This is an Indian restaurant chain owned by Indore-
based Sayaji Hotels Limited. The first restaurant
opened in Mumbai in January 2006. The restaurant
chain also has private equity firm CX Partners as
Now it has presence in many Indian cities.
Name this chain of restaurants.
Old Persian proverb says “A Persian carpet is perfectly imperfect, and
Persian carpet makers never make a perfect carpet, it will always have
some flaws in it.
The original deliberate mistake is usually made in the execution of the
pattern of the rug and not in the dying of the wool or silk, and certainly
not the quality of the weaving. Genuine deliberate mistakes in oriental
rugs and carpets may be very difficult to spot and can be as subtle as a
different colour used in a flower petal. In reality with all handmade
oriental rugs and carpets, mistakes creep in whether deliberate or not.
What is the reason behind this deliberate mistake?
This is because according to Islam, only Allah is
The evolution of the logo of a company is given. The current one is
called the “swirl logo”.
Identify the company.
Which company’s mascot is Otosan, a white shiba dog?
Adidas, in collaboration with Parley, introduced an new range of shoes
called UltraBOOST Uncaged Parley in last year.
What is the peculiarity of these shoes?
The term ______ was coined by Robert Ward, Global Director of the
Global Forecasting Team of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in
late 2009, and was further disseminated by Michael Geoghegan,
President of the Anglo-Chinese HSBC, in a speech to the Hong Kong
Chamber of Commerce in April 2010. Geoghegan compared ______ to a
carnivorous mammal that eats and partially digests coffee cherries,
passing a transformed coffee bean that fetches high prices.
VOC (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie;
or Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie ) is often
considered to be the world's first truly transnational
corporation and the first company in history to
actually issue bonds and shares of stock to the
general public. In other words, the VOC was
officially the first publicly traded company of the
How do we know this company?
Dutch East India Company / United
East India Company
This is an Indian conglomerate headquartered in Chennai, India. The
company was formed in 1983 with the name same as their most famous
and first product. In 1990, it was renamed as Beauty Cosmetics Pvt. Ltd.
and was subsequently rechristened to the current name in 1998.
The company has presence in more than 21 countries and has diversified
into dairy, foods, snacks, and beverages businesses. It has strategic
partnerships with Coty Inc. for Adidas and Jovan brands and Hawpar
International for Tiger Balm.
It was founded by, CK Ranganathan, from Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu. The
first product of the company was named after his father, Chinni
Name the conglomerate.
Puma in collaboration with this celebrity launched a footwear collection
named ‘Fenty’. Latest edition was announced in a fashion show in Paris
earlier this month.
Identify the celebrity.
This product was invented in 1957 by Alfred W. Fielding and Marc
Chavannes as wallpaper. While the wallpaper failed, Fielding and
Chavannes later realized that what they had come up with could be
used for another purpose. Thus they found Sealed Air corporation in
1960 based on this invention.
Which product are we talking about?
Until 2009, RB Leipzig was a fifth-division club called SSV
Markranstädt that few had heard of even in its native Saxony. Then an
Austrian company bought the club’s licence, changed its name, crest
and kit, and promised a transfer budget of a rumoured €100m (£85m).
Since the rulebooks of German football do not allow clubs to be named
after their sponsors, the new club was christened Rasenballsport
Leipzig, meaning “lawn ball sports” – a name that the club’s marketing
team studiously avoids in its promotional material in favour of the
sponsoring company or simply “RB”.
Which is the company that own this German football club?
Given is the list of certain
temples and the respective
deities. What connects all these
Delhi Lakshmi Narayan
Kanpur Lakshmi Narayan
Kolkata Radha krishna
Kurukshetra 1952 Krishna
Bhopal Lakshmi Narayan
Jaipur Lakshmi Narayan
Patna Lakshmi Narayan
____ is a brand of canned precooked meat made by Hormel Foods
Corporation. It was first introduced in 1937 and gained popularity
worldwide after its use during World War II. Its basic ingredients are pork
shoulder meat, with ham meat added, salt, water, modified potato
starch as a binder, sugar, and sodium nitrite as a preservative.
By the early 1970s the name ____ became a genericized trademark, used
to describe any canned meat product containing pork, such as
pork luncheon meat. With expansion in communications technology, it
became the subject of urban legends about mystery meat and other
appearances in pop culture. Most notable was a Monty Python
sketch portraying ____ as tasting horrible, ubiquitous and inescapable.
Because of these characteristics, something in the modern world to which
we all are victim to, is named after this generalised word. What?
Costume Wall is a company that provides
Halloween costume ideas and cosplay
guides. Recently they came with a new
outfit based on a character and became
hit. It contains mainly
1. Anchor Silhouette Green Sweatshirt
2. 550 Relaxed-Fit Jean.
3. Long-Sleeve Oxford Shirt.
4. Hairy Black Mustaches.
5. Fake Money Bundle.
6. Organaic bread flour
Identify the character.
ID&T is a Dutch entertainment and
medium enterprise that was founded
in the early 1990s.
Name this event, largest of its kind
organised by this enterprise.
ID&T organises this event at 3
locations, in Brazil, Belgium and
The company traces its history back to 1860, with the
publication by Henry Varnum of ”History of Railroads and
Canals in the United States”. This book compiled
comprehensive information about the financial and
operational state of U.S. railroad companies.
In 1868, Henry Varnum established H.V. and H.W. ____
Co. with his son, Henry William , and published two annually
updated hardback guidebooks, Y's Manual of the Railroads of
the United States and Y's Directory of Railway Officials.
In 1906, Luther Lee Blake founded the X Statistics Bureau,
with the view to providing financial information on non-
railroad companies. Instead of an annually published book, X
Statistics would use 5" × 7" cards, allowing for more frequent
In 1941, X and Y merged together to form a company that we
Name the company.
Name the famous person who co-owns and endorses ‘Icelandic
Hafþór “Thor” Júlíus Björnsson
This tea group was the fruition of the dream of a devout Gandhian, Shri
Narandas Desai. An entrepreneur at heart, he started out in 1892 with
500 acres of tea estate in South Africa. However racial discrimination
forced him to return to India with nothing but a few valuables and a
certificate from Mahatma Gandhi for being the most honest and
experienced tea estate owner in South Africa.
He then started a company in Gujarat for trading in tea by the name
Gujarat Tea Processors & Packers Ltd
The company designed the logo with a communicative picture of a
tiger(represents upper class) and a goat(represents lower class) drinking
tea from the same cup.
Identity this famous brand of tea.
Pictures show the family of Florence Owens Thompson, photographed by
an American documentary photographer and photojournalist.
How do we better know this family?
Iconic image on great depression
Forbes magazine called him "the hardest-
working man in the brutally competitive global
business“. He splits his time between Paris and
Tokyo and logs roughly 150,000 miles in
airplanes per year. Japanese media have called
him "Seven-Eleven" ("work very hard from early
in the morning till late at night").
People in Japan has a huge respect for him. They
have named Japanese bento box after him on the
menus at some Tokyo restaurants.
His life story was even turned into a superhero
comic book series in Japan, titled The True Story
of ______ _____, in the manga comic book Big
Chairman and CEO of France-based Renault, Chairman
and CEO of Japan-based Nissan, and Chairman
of Mitsubishi Motors.
This outdoor product company was
founded in 1966 by Douglas Tompkins and
his then-wife, Susie Tompkins. The idea
of the company originated after a hiking
trip on the Eagle Mountain in Minnesota.
The name of the company comes from the
particular side of a mountain which is
generally the coldest, iciest and most
formidable route to climb.
The company is now a wholly owned subsidiary of the VF Corporation.
The logo chosen for company is an interpretation of Yosemite National
Park’s Half Dome, a rock formation rising 8,800 feet above sea level.
Name the company.
Stride Rite, formerly the Stride Rite Corporation and stylized as stride
rite, is an American company that develops, manufactures and markets
children's footwear in the United States of America and international
markets. It is a major marketer of athletic and casual footwear for children
The company was founded as _____ ____ Manufacturing company in
It was the first company in the world to include a clause in the prospectus
to sell more shares than originally allowed to underwriters.
Thus the process of overallotment of shares which is common in IPOs
these days is named after this company.
What is the term/ old name of the company?
Green Shoe Option
Green Shoe Manufacturing Company
The Black Maria, or the Kinetographic Theater, considered to be the
world's first film production studio, was completed in 1893 at West Orange,
New Jersey. The studio made close to 1,200 films. The majority of the
productions were short films, including titles such as Fred Ott's Sneeze
(1894), The Kiss (1896), The Great Train Robbery (1903), Alice's
Adventures in Wonderland (1910), and the first Frankenstein film in 1910.
Who is the founder of this studio?
Sedak GmbH & Co., Germany was found by Gerhard Seele and
Siegfried Gossner, focusing on glass lamination and the marketing
of glass products. The company is a specialist in insulation and safety
Recently, this company got a huge order for more than 3000 pieces of
glasses. This include worlds largest curved glass. The biggest pieces
are about 47 feet by 10.5 feet, according to Sedak's website.
Who gave them the order/ where do you find these glasses?
In medieval period you could see these set of occupations being
practised at one place. This concept/system is no longer followed.
Gambler and other "lowlifes", also messengers
City guard or policeman
Where do you find these ‘working’ together?
• Written round, 8 questions based on books,
• Differential scoring
• If only one team answers the question they get
2-4 teams - 10 points
5-6 teams - 5 points
Undercover is a 1983 film which
features the story of an Australian
Name the brand.
Downloaded is a documentary film directed
by Alex Winter about the downloading
generation and the impact of filesharing on
It features exclusive interviews with software
developers and musicians about controversial
filesharing software, and particularly X. It
follows X from its rise in 1999, through the
swarm of lawsuits that ensued and to its
acquisition by Rhapsody in 2011.
Founded by Charles Lewis X and John B.
Young in Brooklyn, Connecticut in 1837 as
a "stationery and fancy goods emporium",
the store initially sold a wide variety of
stationery items in Lower Manhattan. The
name was shortened to X & Company in
1853 when Charles X took control and
established the firm's emphasis on jewelry.
This company’s catalog, known as the "Blue Book," was published in
1845 in the United States (U.S.) and publishing of the catalog continues
even now. This company is the maker of the Vince Lombardi Trophy,
made annually to be awarded to the NFL team that wins the Super
Bowl that year.
Name the company.
This restaurant began at a small shoplot in Wong Ah
Fook Street, Johor Bahru, Malaysia in 1981, founded
by Chinese couple Lawrence Liew and Nancy Liew.
During the time, US-based fast-food chain are
already dominating the Malaysian fast food markets,
having been in the country 10 years earlier. This led
the couple to invent their own ideas based
on Malaysian food-taste, as well to revive Malaysia's
first fast food chain especially with the Muslim
majority country that always seeking for halal-
Now it has over 350 international outlets serving fried chicken, burgers, finger
food, desserts, and beverages aside from serving Malaysian local dishes such
as seafood, rice-based products, noodles and porridge.
Its mascot is a Chipmunk.
Name the restaurant chain.
Tuvalu is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway
between Hawaii and Australia.
The economy of Tuvalu is constrained by its remoteness and lack of
economies of scale. Government revenues comes from sales
of stamps and coins; fishing licences (primarily paid under the South
Pacific Tuna Treaty); direct grants from international donors (government
donors as well as from the Asian Development Bank); and income from
the Tuvalu Trust Fund (established in 1987 by the United
Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand).
Apart from these, one of the significant source of revenue for this country
comes from VeriSign Inc, an American company.
What is this source of income for this country?
From the commercialisation of its ".tv" Internet
which is now managed by Verisign until 2021
The USPC Company was formed from a partnership between O. Russell,
Robert J. Morgan, James M. Armstrong and John F. Robinson Jr. when
they purchased a printing business from a local businessman.
During World War II, the company secretly worked with the U. S.
government in fabricating special products to send as gifts for American
prisoners of war in German camps. When these products were moistened,
they peeled apart to reveal sections of a map indicating precise escape
routes. Also during the war, USPC provided "spotter" cards, which
illustrated the characteristic shapes of tanks, ships and aircraft from the
more powerful countries. The company further assisted by sewing
parachutes for anti-personnel fragmentation bombs.
What is this famous product and the brand?
Absolut vodka is famous for its bottle designs. It has
collaborations with artists from all around the world to
design the bottle.
In 1985 X became the first artist commissioned to create
a portrait of the Absolut Vodka bottle in what would
become one of the most successful advertising
campaigns of the twentieth century. Following the
triumph of the ‘Absolut X’ ads, the president of the
company that owned Absolut, Michael Roux, encouraged
X to suggest other artists which could be used in the
campaign. Over the years more than three hundred and
fifty artists have been commissioned, including Keith
Haring and Ed Ruscha and more recently Spike Jonze,
Swedish House Mafia and Lady Gaga.
Interestingly, although X never usually drank alcohol, he
did use Absolut as a perfume. Who is X?
Algordanza is diamond company from Switzerland founded in 2004. Unlike
traditional diamond traders, this company does not procure the diamonds
from any mines. They have a unique source and market for their diamonds.
There are many competitors in this market Heart-In Diamond, Instituto de
Monocristales, New Life Diamonds and Gems, Phoenix-Diamonds,
LONITE AG etc.
ALGORDANZA is now working internationally in over 30 countries and
is, worldwide, the only ISO certified diamond dealer in its sector.
What is so unique about this company?
Turning human cremation ashes into diamonds.
State Street Global Advisors, the Boston-based investment giant, created
this to push companies to increase the number of women directors.
SSGA said it was a way of calling attention to the lack of gender diversity
on corporate boards and the pay gap of women working in financial
It was created by artist Kristen Visbal as part of a collaboration by
advertising agency McCann New York to “honour the power of women's
The creation was unveiled on the eve of International Women’s Day this
year with the message "Know the power of women in leadership. SHE
makes a difference.”
What is the creation?
When the company aired its first U.S. TV advertisement in 2012, the
ad’s spokesman inspired a trending Twitter hashtag, #_________, based
on his unusual look. According to Rolling Stone, the company “wanted
someone real, approachable and genuine” when it chose actor Tim
Williams to star in the ad. The ______ ___ became an unexpected
celebrity, with some people noting his unbuttoned shirt and creepy vibe,
while others found his scruffy appearance and deep voice "inexplicably
The company responded to the comments by launching a contest that
invited people to give ______ ___ a makeover. The ______ ___
inspired parodies, fan fiction and a large gay following.
Rosie canteen, Periyakulam, a
small tea shop, is getting more
customers these days. It has
become a social media sensation
after people have started posting
selfies from the canteen.
1970s, Rosie Canteen was once called PV Canteen, named for its
founders. The management of the shop was handed over to O Raja in
1980s. O Raja lost his 10-year-old daughter Rosie Raja in a tragic
drowning accident. PV Canteen was subsequently renamed Rosie
Canteen in her memory.
What is the reason for sudden increase in the popularity of this tea shop
which allowed the owners to increase the price as well as profit?
The idea for this company was put forward by Charles Flower in 1875.
But it took more that 8 decades for it to be finally incorporated as a
company in 1961.
Now the company employs over 1000 people and has international
Notable personalities like Sean Bean, Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, Ben
Kingsley, Jude Law, Peter O'Toole, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren etc
have once worked for this company.
Identify this company based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
Conflict Kitchen is a take out restaurant
opened in 2010 Pittsburg, US. Started by
Carnegie Mellon University art
professor Jon Rubin and Dawn Weleski,
the restaurant follows a particular
concept which attracted customers as
well as controversies.
The menu of the restaurant rotates every
three to five months, and features related
educational programming, from lunch
hour with scholars, film screenings, and
What is the concept followed by this
Conflict Kitchen serves cuisine only from the
countries with which the United States is in