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Quizepreneur (A Business Quiz)

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My business quiz taken at Qutopia session #24. Hope you like it :)

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Quizepreneur (A Business Quiz)

  1. 1. The Quizepreneur A BUSINESS QUIZ BY HORSE
  2. 2. Rules  The sole business of this quiz is business.  Set aside all other business other than business.
  3. 3. Round 1 Origin of terms
  4. 4. Q1.  X is actually a French term which means “adventurer”. It was coined by Jean-Baptiste Say who studied Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations and agreed on all points of the book except the omission of X.  In his own writings, Say pointed out it was X who sought out inefficient uses of resources and moved them into productive areas thereby X are more profitable and important than other agents of the economy.
  5. 5. X = Entrepreneur
  6. 6. Q2  This word, Y is also borrowed from French and is synonymous to “refresh”. Its first use was by an ancient French guy named Boulanger who had inscribed on the window of his establishment, a line from the Gospels: "Venite ad me omnes qui stomacho laboratis et ego vos _________."  Things that he sold in his shop included consommés intended to "restore" a person's strength.  What is the word Y?
  7. 7. Y = Restaurant
  8. 8. Q3.  More a humorous hypothesis than a theory, X count theory states that stock prices and X production are inversely related.  Those who back this theory suggest that a fall in stock prices make the people take pain relievers like X.  What is X?
  9. 9. X = Aspirin
  10. 10. Q4.  “_______ __ ____” is a phrase originating from Europe which describes an Employee learning something the hard way, like being “immersed” in their field of employment  The phrase has its roots in battle terminology. Like a soldier first time in battle, the best way to train someone for a situation is to et them actually face them the situation rather than make them just study those situations  Blanks indicative of length.
  11. 11.  Hint:  In a certain religion, what do you do by immersing someone in a special kind of water. This is the first blank  The last blank is one of the five elements.
  12. 12. Baptism by Fire
  13. 13. Q5.  Certain market conditions make pessimistic or _______ investors to buy back the shares that they sold at a price higher than what they earned by selling the same share.  This phenomenon is called “____ _______”. It is called so as it forces or _______ out the money out of their pockets making them incur a loss.
  14. 14. Bear Squeeze
  15. 15. Round 2 Themed Round  Guess the theme in first or second question, get 100 points bonus.  Guess the theme in third question, get 75 points bonus  Guess the theme in fourth question, get 50 points bonus  Guess the theme at any further point, get 20 points bonus
  16. 16. Q1.  This submarine is actually a “Wet Sub” for SCUBA divers, not having a dry environment, requiring occupants to don scuba gear.  It was built specifically for the film, using a Lotus Espirit S1 bodyshell, for about $100,000 at the time.  The interior bears no resemblance to a car, being just a platform for scuba divers.  The exterior was shaped in the form of an Espirit to give the protagonist, a “glamorous“ car to drive.  The submarine was named after an autogyro in an earlier movie of the series which was named after Nellie Wallace.  Name the Submarine and the movie. (Part points available)
  17. 17. Wet Nellie from James Bond “The spy who loved me”
  18. 18. Q2.  X is a term with relatively new usage. It means ‘One who understands the true priceless value in life, the experience and all it offers. Not to be confused with materialistic goods that break, are stolen, or go out of fashion, but rather the ”Thrill” of Life's amazing experiences’.  Nik Halik claims to be the world’s first X.  The X are extremely rich with flamboyant lifestyles and generally billionaires.  Forbes publishes a list of Xs which includes people like Richard Branson and Peter Stordalen
  19. 19. X = Thrillionaire
  20. 20. Any guesses for the theme?
  21. 21. Q3.  The director shot the film in California because he felt that too many superhero films were set on the East Coast, especially New York City.  During filming, the actors were free to create their own dialogue because pre-production was focused on the story and action. Rubber and metal versions of the armors, created by Stan Winston's company, were mixed with computer-generated imagery to create the title character.  These should be hints enough to guess this movie that the production company put in production as its first self-financed film, with Paramount Pictures as its distributor.
  22. 22. Iron Man
  23. 23. Any guesses for the theme?
  24. 24. Q4.  X was named after Puff the X (a song by American band Peter, Paul and Mary), because when people were told about X they joked about and thought that X must be the idea of someone who is high on weed.  X indeed became a reality and was the first commercial vehicle to have a rendezvous with the International Space Station.  Tell me X (Part points for the company associated with X)
  25. 25. X = Dragon Capsule by SpaceX
  26. 26. Q5.  Few people know that X is the second oldest publicly listed American Automaker (behind Ford).GM went bankrupt - and now, it's stock is only 4 months younger than X.  Among other achievements that X can tout, one of its models achieved the Best Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested.  X?
  27. 27. X = Tesla Motors
  28. 28. The theme is Elon Musk  Wet Nellie is owned by Elon Musk  Elon Musk is said to be a thrillionaire  Iron Man is said to be based partly on Elon Musk  Spacex and Tesla Motors are owned by Elon Musk
  29. 29. Round 3 Some General Business Questions
  30. 30. Q1.  The inception of _____took place way back in mid seventies, in West Bengal, when two childhood friends, Mr. R.S. Agarwal and Mr. R.S. Goenka left their high profile jobs as Chartered Accountants, with the Birla Group to set up Kemco Chemicals • An Ayurvedic medicine and cosmetic manufacturing unit in Kolkata, in 1974. In 1995, Kemco Chemicals, the partnership firm was converted into a Public Limited Company under the name of ______Ltd.
  31. 31. Emami Ltd.
  32. 32. Q2.  The currency at the time the British invaded India was ____.  Whenever an Indian vendor used to sell cheap items to the British soldiers, they’d say I won’t give you a ____ for this.  This led to the emergence of a popular phrase.  FITB
  33. 33. Damn and I don’t give a damn
  34. 34. Q3.  Becoming more prevalent under current times, who are open collar workers?
  35. 35. People who work from home
  36. 36. Q4.  Having its origin in the city of Bangalore, it has a restaurant located on the Lal Bagh Road in Bangalore and Gandhinagar area as well and also for the pre-packed food articles which are sold in packets having the______ logo.  ____also claims to be the inventor of the popular South-Indian breakfast item, Rava idli  It is said that once a Chief Minister of Karnataka stood in a queue to have masala dosa at this restaurant  In 2007 it was sold to Norwegian Firm Orkla
  37. 37. MTR
  38. 38. Q5.  In 1946 the company's founder Erling Persson was on a trip to the United States and came up with the business idea of offering fashionable clothing at attractive prices. In 1947 he opened his first shop Västerås, Sweden ________which exclusively sold women's clothing. ______is Swedish and means "for her" and/or "hers". In 1968 the hunting apparel retailer_____ Widforss was acquired, which led to the inclusion of a menswear collection in the product range and the name change to__________.  Since 100% FDI has now been allowed in India, the company has plans for aggressive expansion in India
  39. 39. H & M
  40. 40. Q6.  Celebrity endorsements began way back in the 19th century when Queen Victoria endorsed a product. The brand is still in existence today. Name it.
  41. 41. Cadbury Cocoa
  42. 42. Q7.  What does 241 in Montblanc Gandhi 241 Limited edition signify?
  43. 43. 241 miles of Dandi March
  44. 44. Identify the global conglomerate that is being commemorated, based out of India by this stamp on completion of 100 years of its operations?
  45. 45. The Godrej Group
  46. 46. Id the co-author whose name has been blanked out
  47. 47. Raghuram Rajan
  48. 48. Q10.  With a dimension of 9.7 by 6.3 centimetres, it is made of 100 per cent cotton rags. It will weigh 90 grams per square metre and have thickness of 110 microns. It will have the bilingual signature of Rajiv Mehrishi. After a gap of 20 years, what is being re-introduced again in the year 2015?
  49. 49. One rupee note
  50. 50. Thankyou very much. You are muggermuch

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