Fiesta Prelims 20 Questions


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Prelims conducted by Avinahs Mudaliar for FMS Fiesta 2009

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Fiesta Prelims 20 Questions

  1. 2. <ul><li>Once the thinking man's favorite haunt in Delhi, this place is a more-than-five-decade-old meeting joint for people like former prime minister I. K. Gujral, chief ministers Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and Sheila Dikshit, artist M F Hussain, writers Khushwant Singh and Mohan Rakesh and actors like Om Shivpuri. </li></ul><ul><li>In spite of such patronage, it has not been able to make profits, the rents have remained unpaid for years. </li></ul><ul><li>Which place? </li></ul>1
  2. 3. <ul><li>Indian Coffee House, Connaught Place </li></ul>1
  3. 4. <ul><li>What is happening here? </li></ul>2
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  5. 6. <ul><li>It means ‘to celebrate’ in the local language. Its grip 'n groove profile is said to provide an exceptionally stable flight under all conditions. Eleven colors are used since its the 11th in the series and represents the 11 local languages 11 ethnical communities. </li></ul><ul><li>What are we talking about? </li></ul>3
  6. 7. <ul><li>The World Cup ball, Adidas Jabulani </li></ul>3
  7. 8. <ul><li>What was originally made from the personal belongings of the erstwhile rulers of the princely states of Rajputana, Gujarat, the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Viceroy of British India; to promote tourism in Rajasthan? </li></ul>4
  8. 9. <ul><li>Palace On Wheels </li></ul>4
  9. 10. <ul><li>Ad for which product recently launched in India? </li></ul>5
  10. 11. <ul><li>Coca Cola’s Burn </li></ul>5
  11. 12. <ul><li>It lasts 200 days for an average family of five, uses a combination of paddy husk ash and tiny silver particles. </li></ul><ul><li>The company can afford to produce the this on the cheap because India produces 20 million tons of paddy husk ash each year as a byproduct of rice milling. </li></ul><ul><li>What are we talking about? </li></ul>6
  12. 13. <ul><li>Tata Swach, their new water purifying filter </li></ul>6
  13. 14. <ul><li>Brands owned by which company? </li></ul>7
  14. 15. <ul><li>ITC </li></ul>7
  15. 16. <ul><li>Greed is good, argues Gecko, speaking to a generation lapping up those words with glee. 'Greed, in all of its forms; greed for life, for money, for love, knowledge has marked the upward surge of mankind. And greed, you mark my words, will not only save Teldar Paper, but that other malfunctioning corporation called ________’ </li></ul><ul><li>Which other malfunctioning corporation? </li></ul>8
  16. 17. <ul><li>The United States of America </li></ul>8
  17. 18. 1 3 4 2 9
  18. 19. 1 2 3 4 9
  19. 20. <ul><li>We know who, but for what? </li></ul>10
  20. 21. <ul><li>For “Go Green Calendar” – Neha Dupia </li></ul>10
  21. 22. <ul><li>Identify the music director of this jingle </li></ul>11
  22. 23. <ul><li>Ram Sampath </li></ul>11
  23. 24. <ul><li>It started in Vadodara 20 years ago. 10 years later, it spread to Indore. The hotel chain uses Audi Q7s for their pickups and drops. </li></ul><ul><li>Their operations in Pune claims to be - The ONLY hotel in the world that can honestly claim to be YOURS TRULY. </li></ul><ul><li>They plan to hive of their beacon property into another company - According to Prosenjit Roy Choudhury, CEO of the beacon property says that funds for opening 27 outlets have been tied up with State Bank of India. </li></ul><ul><li>The idea is to set up around 20 pilot restaurants in major Indian cities-tier I and II- and go in for franchisee model after that. Clearwater Capital Partners (Cyprus) Limited acquired around 8 per cent stake in them already. </li></ul><ul><li>Which group and which property? </li></ul>12
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  26. 27. <ul><li>What is the word that we use in the world of business whose origin lies in the Roman word for &quot;plunge&quot; or &quot;sink&quot; ? </li></ul>13
  27. 28. <ul><li>Merger </li></ul>13
  28. 29. <ul><li>It was based on the Italian Vespa Sprint and its chief competitor was a copy of Vespa PX 150. Around 1980, the Vespa-licensed design was replaced with an all new in-house design that shared the same general appearance and style. </li></ul><ul><li>Name both. </li></ul>14
  29. 30. <ul><li>Bajaj Chetak and LML NV - LML NV is a scooter made by Lohia Machinery Limited India. </li></ul>14
  30. 31. <ul><li>This valley, to the north-west of Los Angeles, is home to numerous television and movie bigwigs such as CBS Studio Center, NBC-Universal, The Walt Disney Company, ABC television network and Warner Bros. </li></ul><ul><li>It was also a hotbed for technological advances in aerospace by companies like Lockheed and Rocketdyne. Since the 1970's, the area has been home to the pornography industry with nearly 90% of all legally distributed pornographic films being either filmed there or produced by studios based there, which is how the valley gets its nickname. </li></ul><ul><li>The nickname is also a play on the name of another area in the same state. </li></ul><ul><li>Which valley and what is the nickname? </li></ul>15
  31. 32. <ul><li>The San Fernando Valley and Silicone Valley </li></ul>15
  32. 33. <ul><li>The San Fernando Valley and Silicone Valley </li></ul>15
  33. 34. <ul><li>1900 Ad for what? </li></ul>16
  34. 35. <ul><li>Advertising for Lavazza, Transport of coffee in Indochina in1900. </li></ul>16
  35. 36. <ul><li>Mankind looks grateful now on thee, </li></ul><ul><li>For what thou did'st in surgery, </li></ul><ul><li>And death must often go amiss </li></ul><ul><li>By smelling __________ bliss </li></ul><ul><li>The first stanza of a poem written by a grateful patient is shown above. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the blank and who is the poem about? </li></ul>17
  36. 37. <ul><li>The poem is about Joseph Lister. Listerine is named after him. The blank is “antiseptic”. </li></ul>17
  37. 38. <ul><ul><ul><li>They are basically a type of granite. The bronzite mineral present in this granite does not get tarnished. As a result, it has an appearance of a galaxy. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It is this quality which makes it world famous. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One cubic metre of it is worth $3800 (Rs. 1,52,000 approx) at the site because it is the only one of its kind found any where in the world. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What are we talking about? </li></ul></ul></ul>18
  38. 39. <ul><ul><ul><li>Cuddapah stone </li></ul></ul></ul>18
  39. 40. <ul><li>It was used by U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt in his April 7, 1932 radio address, The Forgotten Man, in which he said “These unhappy times call for the building of plans that rest upon the forgotten, the unorganized but the indispensable units of economic power...&quot; what did he say should be done with these indispensible units?  </li></ul>19
  40. 41. <ul><li>Ans: “Bottom of the Pyramid”  </li></ul><ul><li>The phrase “bottom of the pyramid” was used by U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt in his April 7, 1932 radio address, The Forgotten Man , in which he said “These unhappy times call for the building of plans that rest upon the forgotten, the unorganized but the indispensable units of economic power...that build from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid.”  </li></ul><ul><li>The more current usage refers to the 4 billion people living on less than $2 per day, as first defined in 1998 by Professors C.K. Prahalad and Stuart L. Hart. It was subsequently expanded upon by both Prahalad in 2004 in The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid and by Hart in 2005 in Capitalism at the Crossroads.  </li></ul>20
  41. 42. <ul><li>What is this? </li></ul>20
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