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Finals of the Business Quiz, conducted as part of the Inter-Hostel Tech Fest. Held at IIT Guwahati

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  1. 1. The Biz Quiz
  2. 2. The Ph(F)inals!
  3. 3. ROUND 1: Dry Run 1
  4. 4. Rules • 12 Questions. All on Infinite Pounce. • +15/-10 on the pounce and +10/0 for direct. • Questions to pass in the clockwise direction.
  5. 5. In Australia, if you wanted a ‘Ghost & Bradman’, what would one be referring to?
  6. 6. A $100 note. The term refers to Donald Bradman‟s 99.94 test cricket batting average and the ghost of 0.06 that would haunt him for the rest of his life. And 99.94 +0.06 = 100
  7. 7. 2. Ad for what, with the tagline “He is a knock-out”?
  8. 8. Hot Wheels
  9. 9. 3. Why was this particular ad recalled/taken down?
  10. 10. Starbucks had to recall this poster because it bore resemblance to the unfortunate 9/11 attacks and thus hurt the sentiments of the people. Any depiction of two similar, side by side objects taller than they were wide was considered as an unacceptable reminder of the 9/11 attacks
  11. 11. 4. • The X is a handbag by Hermès, handmade in leather and named after actress and singer Jane _____. The bag is a symbol of wealth due to its high price and usage by celebrities. • Its prices range from £4,800 to £100,000 ($7,400 to $150,000). Costs escalate according to the type of materials. The bags are distributed to Hermès boutiques on unpredictable schedules and in limited quantities, creating scarcity and, intended or unintended, exclusivity. • Jennifer Lopez , Jennifer Aniston , Victoria Beckham and others are commonly spotted carrying these bags. • In the movie ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara’ this handbag was used for the role of ‘Bagwati’ . Identify X.
  12. 12. The Birkin Bag
  13. 13. 5. • In the early 18th century, Lahore was famous for its weekend markets. The tradition was such that the first sale on every market day was made to a dwarf. • What common practice in business has this resulted in?
  14. 14. Bauni
  15. 15. 6. This book inspired someone to develop something. Who? What?
  16. 16. Linus Torvalds & LINUX
  17. 17. Who has created this wine?
  18. 18. 8. Identify the company behind this advertisement.
  19. 19. Ferrero Rocher
  20. 20. 9. Pantene advertised on these salt shakers and to highlight what aspect of their product?
  21. 21. Pantene Anti-Dandruff shampoo.
  22. 22. 10. • On 16 December 2009, X accepted a "challenge" from Y, a rival and the owner of a fellow F1 newcomer racing team. The losing teams boss (the team which finished lower at the end of the season) would work on the winners company for a day dressed as a stewardess. • X joked "The sexier the better. Our clients will be delighted to be served by a Knight of the Realm, but knowing Y, the real challenge will be to prevent him from asking our guests coffee, tea or me? That would be scary.“ • Y lost the bet. However, the day of honoring the bet was delayed several times (first because of Y breaking his leg, then for unknown reasons), and Y did not participate. On 19 December 2012, X announced that Y would keep his word on May 2013. And he did keep his word. • Identify X and Y.
  23. 23. X – Tony Fernandes; Y – Richard Branson
  24. 24. 11. The Fugio Cent is the first official cent of the United States. This coin was reportedly designed by Benjamin Franklin and as a reminder to its holders, he put at its bottom the message, “_____ ____ _________“. The image and the words form a rebus meaning that time flies, do your work. Fill in the blanks.
  25. 25. Mind Your Business
  26. 26. 12. As suggested by the Tourism Minister P. Rajavelu, a regional govt. is planning to felicitate a Taiwan-born US gentleman, a Canadian and a French citizen, along with some other Indians, as they helped the local economy to grow manifold. Put Funda.
  27. 27. The Pondicherry Government has decided to felicitate the entire team of Life of Pi.
  28. 28. ROUND 2: The Bidding Round
  29. 29. Rules • There are 4 topics / categories. Each has 2 questions. • Here as soon as a category comes up on the screen, you have to bid a number from 1 to 15. • All teams get a shot at the answer. The round will be written. • • • • If you get the question correct, you get points equal to your bid. In case of an incorrect answer, points equal to your bid will be deducted. In case of no answer, you get a zero. Note that the same bid would be applicable to both questions of a particular category.
  30. 30. Category 1: Company Name Etymology.
  31. 31. 1. • The name of the company is a composite of the first letters in the Swedish founder’s name in addition to the first letters of the names of the property and the village in which he grew up. • The founder is one of the richest people in the world today with an estimated net worth of over $6 Billion. • Identify the company.
  32. 32. IKEA Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd
  33. 33. 2. • Started in 1945 by two friends Burt X and Irv Y, with the merging of their respective individual shops, the company XY has since become one of the leading companies that sell ______ . • It is distinctly recognized by its logo which contains a number – signifying the number of varieties of the product it sells. • Its new logo, revealed in 2005, is hailed by many as one of the most innovative logos of all time for its clever inclusion of the above mentioned number into it. • Identify XY
  34. 34. Category 2: Stock Ticker Symbols. (Do Not Panic. Both the questions are workout able)
  35. 35. 1. • This company has the stock ticker symbol ‘BID’ on the NYSE • It was established in March 1744 in London. • Among its most famous Indian ‘customers’ is Vijay Mallya who made a purchase worth ₤175000 in 2004. • Identify this company
  36. 36. Sotheby’s
  37. 37. 2. • This company has the stock ticker symbol ‘HOG’ on the NYSE. • Also, the term HOG is synonymous with the company. It stands for _______ Owners Group (HOG). • The company established the _____ Owners Group in 1983 to build on the loyalty of __________ _________ enthusiasts as a means to promote a lifestyle alongside its products. • In 1991, HOG went international, with the first official European HOG Rally in Cheltenham, England. • HOG benefits include organized group rides, exclusive products and product discounts, insurance discounts, and the Hog Tales newsletter. A one year full membership is included with the purchase of a new, unregistered ______ ______ . • Identify this company
  38. 38. Harley-Davidson
  39. 39. Category 3: Taglines.
  40. 40. 1. • This famous tagline for a bank was coined in 1977 by the agency Rich, Welles and Green • The statement was inspired by a commonly used phrase about the frenetic pace of life in New York • Of late it has come to be used to describe many similarly frenetic cities. • Identify this tagline.
  41. 41. The City Never sleeps
  42. 42. 2. • This is an international branding campaign/tagline by Y. It was created by Heye & Partner, Y's agency based in Unterhaching, Germany. • The English part of the campaign was launched in Australia on September 21, 2003, the UK on September 17, 2003, and in the USA on September 29, 2003 with the music of Tom Batoy and Franco Tortora (Mona Davis Music) and vocals by Justin Timberlake, in which the tagline appears. • Y unveiled new tagline–themed packaging on December 8, 2003 and rolled it out worldwide throughout 2004 with the final delivery date being November 20, 2004. • Over the years, this tagline has become synonymous with Y. Identify it.
  43. 43. I’m lovin’ it!
  44. 44. Category 4: Billion Dollar Brands.
  45. 45. 1. • The shape of this product is modelled after a hyperbolic paraboloid. • This design characteristic is beneficial because it prevents breakage during distribution by eliminating lines of stress along which a crack may propagate. • Further it keeps a stack of products tightly nested or interlocked during distribution • The brand was named after a Cincinnati street and is indeed a Billion Dollar Brand in Revenues. • Identify this brand/product
  46. 46. Pringles
  47. 47. 2. • Spencerian Script is a script style that flourished in the United States from 1850 to 1925. • Platt Rogers Spencers was impressed with the idea that America needed a penmanship style that could be written quickly, legibly and elegantly to aid in matters of business correspondence as well as personal letter-writing • Spencer wrote a book on this style of writing which was published in 1866 by his sons (book cover image on next slide) • Presently, the Spencerian Script is used by a Billion Dollar company in its logo. • Identify this company.
  48. 48. Coca Cola
  49. 49. ROUND 3: Junta Ki Awaaz – The Audience Round
  50. 50. Rules • This is a round meant only for the audience of each hostel. People representing their respective hostels in the final round cannot participate. • 11 questions in total. In the first 6 questions, you will be shown a part of the logo of a company. You have to identify the company in each case. You get a +5 for every correct answer and a +10 bonus if all correct. • The next 5 questions feature some advertisements. You have to do as directed on each individual slide. You get a +5 for every correct answer and a +10 bonus if all correct. • Bonus of +20 if all 11 correct • ANY HOSTEL FOUND USING UNFAIR MEANS WOULD BE DISQUALIFIED IMMEDIATELY.
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  57. 57. 7. Advertisement for which scotch brand?
  58. 58. 8. Identify the advertiser.
  59. 59. 9. This ad released by cadbury( image on the left ) created kicked up a controversy , due to which Cadbury had to release another ad( image below ) apologizing to the concerned party. Identify the controversy / Whatever has been blanked out?
  60. 60. 10. Identify the company behind this advertisement.
  61. 61. 11. One of the earliest advertisements of which universally loved product?
  62. 62. Please submit your answers.
  63. 63. 1.
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  66. 66. 4.
  67. 67. 6.
  68. 68. 7. Advertisement for which scotch brand?
  69. 69. Johnnie Walker
  70. 70. 8. Identify the advertiser.
  71. 71. The Economist
  72. 72. 9. This ad released by cadbury( image on the left ) created kicked up a controversy , due to which Cadbury had to release another ad( image below ) apologizing to the concerned party. Identify the controversy / Whatever has been blanked out?
  73. 73. 10. Identify the company behind this advertisement.
  74. 74. Volkswagen
  75. 75. 11. One of the earliest advertisements of which universally loved product?
  76. 76. ROUND 4: The Guest QM Round
  77. 77. The Guest QM: Tushar Krishnan
  78. 78. The next few slides have been sent by Tushar. I haven’t modified them in any way. So, all the bouquets/brickbats should be directed to him. 
  79. 79. A Little ‘bout the QM • To all those who don’t know me, I passed out of IITG in 2013, and did my fair share of quizzing while at the campus representing the institute at various national level quizzes. • I also was the Quiz Club secy a couple of years back. • And yeah, I do miss quizzing and the beautiful campus.
  80. 80. Rules • It’s a Written Round. Write your answers down and the QM will come check them • Each Question will have two ‘not so straightforward’ clues. • Correct Answer on 1st clue – 10 points/ 2nd clue – 5 points. • No negative marking. But only one attempt per clue. • Remember, this is a business quiz. So think ‘businessy’ for every question.
  81. 81. Q1. Clue 1: Crazy Young Clue 2: with a pinch of Red - First ever Indian woman
  82. 82. A1. • Naina Lal Kidwai Deepika’s screen name in ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ was Naina. NLK was the first Indian lady to pass out of Harvard Business School.
  83. 83. Q2. Clue 1: Gary Gilmore’s – the first person executed in the US after the reinstatement of death penalty in ’76 - last words. Clue 2: or maybe a Greek goddess.
  84. 84. A2. • NIKE Gary Gilmore’s last words were “Let’s Do It”, inspiring the tagline “Just Do It”. Nike was originally called Blue Ribbon Sports. Nike is also Greek goddess of victory.
  85. 85. Q3. Clue 1: Ryder Cup, but for bridge. Clue 2: Oracle of Omaha
  86. 86. A3. • Warren Buffett The first is the Buffett Cup. The second is his nickname.
  87. 87. Q4. Clue 1: Sidi Saiyyed ki Jali Clue 2: Shobaa De’s latest muse, the provider of ‘naukri’s’, The Winning Way.
  88. 88. A4. • Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) Shobhaa De’s latest muse – Raghuram Rajan Provider of naukri’s – Sanjeev Bhikchandani (founder of The Winning Way – Harsha Bhogle (author) All are alumni of IIMA
  89. 89. Q5. Clue 1: Obama’s favourite, an Indian is eyeing this Canadian enterprise. Clue 2: Collection of ‘s scams to pick up women.
  90. 90. A5. • BlackBerry Prem Watsa led Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd is planning to buy BlackBerry. Barney Stinson’s book of scams is The Playbook. BlackBerry’s tablet is named PlayBook.
  91. 91. Q6. Clue 1: Even with a non-existent Six Sigma certification, these guys managed to make “Silky stuck in a traffic jam” ’s debut a hit. Clue 2: Its not everyday that you get to impress Prince Charles and be invited to his wedding.
  92. 92. A6. • Dabbawalas Nimrat Kaur, the leading lady of the ‘The Lunchbox’ also starred in the Cadbury Silk ad showing a guy and girl stuck in a traffic jam. The picture in the second clue shows the coding system used by the Dabbawalas.
  93. 93. ROUND 5: Dry Run 2
  94. 94. Rules • This is the last round. • 12 Questions. All on Infinite Pounce. • +15/-10 on the pounce and +10/0 for direct. • Questions to pass in the anti clockwise direction.
  95. 95. 1. DI Corporation is a mid-sized company which supplies equipment to semiconductor companies. Its share price shoot up from $1.80 to $5.12 in the space of just three weeks in 2012. The Economist compared this remarkable surge in share prices with stock market bubbles such as the 17th century Tulip mania. Which two-word term is said to be responsible for this abnormal surge?
  96. 96. Gangnam Style. DI Corporation is owned by Psy’s Father
  97. 97. 2. • The X Group was one of the largest hedge fund management firms in the world, managing over $7 billion, before closing in October 2009.The firm was the center of a 2009 insider trading scandal. • The firm was founded by Raj Rajaratnam, a former equity research analyst and eventual president of Needham & Company, in 1997. • The New York headquartered firm was named for the X, a large sailing ship used from the 16th to 18th centuries in Europe. • Raj Rajaratnam, Anil Kumar, and Rajat Gupta were convicted of insider trading in June 2012. • Identify X
  98. 98. The Galleon Group
  99. 99. 3. • Manufactured by South Korea’s Orion Confectionery, the X were first given to North Korean workers by their South Korean bosses in lieu of cash bonuses, according to the Guardian. (Cash bonuses were banned because they were considered to be a symbol of capitalism.). • X were so rare and delicious in snack-deprived Pyongyang that the workers at the complex located just north of the demilitarized zone started selling them on the black market for up to four times their regular price in South Korea, where they are widely available. • As recently as 2010, nearly 2.5 million of the sweets were traded on North Korean black market every month, according to the Chosun Ilbo, a South Korean paper. • Identify X
  100. 100. 4. The church of X ism argues that X is actually a god. They claim that all the qualities of a god are met by X, namely omnipresence , omniscient, immortality, proof of existence, answering prayers, being infinite, Omnibenevolent(commit no evil), an entity that people turn to in times of need. ID the religion X and the deity
  101. 101. Google, Googlism.
  102. 102. 5. • One of the founders of the company was Padmshree recipient N.N Mohan. His son Col. V.R. Mohan took over the company in 1969. • While on a trip to Europe, Col. Mohan discovered that the monasteries there had perfected the art of making __________. • Hence, on his return to India, he launched the brand X, and named it in honor of the priests in those monasteries. The rest, as they say, is history… Identify X.
  103. 103. 6. • During the 1920s, on a visit to Burma, Mr. M. Manal saw restless elephants being fed with a Rauwolfia Serpentina root to pacify them. Fascinated by the plant's effect on elephants, he had it scientifically evaluated. • Thus begun the journey of which Indian company, which is pioneering the use of plants and herbs in medicines.?
  104. 104. 7. • The design of these signboards found in the Indian rail stations have been inspired from the logo of an organisation which is celebrating its 150 years of its existence in 2013 • Which organization?
  105. 105. London Underground.
  106. 106. 8. • “I was born on the 7th of July in 1981, my jersey number is seven, and thus number seven is very special for me. I love the number 7”, said someone during the recent launch of a certain product. • Who? About what?
  107. 107. MSD about the Perfume 7.
  108. 108. 9. Ads issued by ?
  109. 109. Times of India
  110. 110. 10. • According to recent reports, it causes around 6,00,000 premature deaths per year. To highlight this issue, these specific ads were created. • Identify the context.
  111. 111. Passive Smoking
  112. 112. 11. • The name of this drink was slang for moonshine. It was popularized due to an Irish folk song, the lyrics of which are given below. Now learned men who use the pen, Have wrote your praises high Of the rare poitin from Ireland green, Distilled from wheat and rye. throw away your pills, it'll cure all ills, Of Pagan, Christian or Jew, So take off your coat and grease your throat With the rare old __________ ____. • Identify the drink.
  113. 113. 12. • X is a music video portal. It is a joint venture between Sony Music Entertainment , Universal Music Group and Abu Dhabi Media. • EMI licenses its videos to X for playing but does not hold ownership. • It is a service available only to users from the US and Canada, currently on • For international users, X has set up channels on You Tube which give licensed content from 3 of the big 4 record labels i.e. Sony Music , Universal and EMI • Identify X.
  114. 114. ~FIN~ Hope you enjoyed the quiz!