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  1. 1. Researched and Conducted by: Somnath Chanda
  2. 2. • Rule 1 : The decision of the Quizmaster is always final. • Rule 2 : Never argue with the QM – try to do that at your own risk. • Rule 3 : Forget all this crap ……..and get along with the quiz. RULES
  3. 3. RoundsRounds
  4. 4. • 5 questions. • Written Round. • Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.
  5. 5. 1.1.
  6. 6. 2.2.
  7. 7. 3.3.
  8. 8. 4.4.
  9. 9. 5.5.
  10. 10. 1.1.
  11. 11. 2.2.
  12. 12. 3.3.
  13. 13. 4.4.
  14. 14. 5.5.
  15. 15. • 20 questions • Each question carries 10 marks • Infinite Bounce
  16. 16. Every team will get the chance to pounce in any 5 questions out of 20 Score : +15 (for a correct one) /-10 (for a wrong one) One can pounce on their direct question also
  17. 17. 1.1. Usually held for an hour in the evening onUsually held for an hour in the evening on Diwali day, it is a symbolic ritual which hasDiwali day, it is a symbolic ritual which has been performed for years by the investors andbeen performed for years by the investors and brokers.brokers. Which stock market trading activity,Which stock market trading activity, considered very auspicious, is beingconsidered very auspicious, is being referred to here?  referred to here?  
  18. 18. 2.2. Vivek Ranadivé, the new owner of Sacramento Kings,Vivek Ranadivé, the new owner of Sacramento Kings, plans to make it India’s home team in NBA to tapplans to make it India’s home team in NBA to tap the team’s growing fan base in the Indianthe team’s growing fan base in the Indian subcontinents.subcontinents. To make his plans a reality, what unique marketingTo make his plans a reality, what unique marketing strategy has been employed by the Kings’strategy has been employed by the Kings’ management, which is a first in NBA history?management, which is a first in NBA history?
  19. 19. 3.3. Yuanyang, a popular beverage in China and HongYuanyang, a popular beverage in China and Hong Kong, is named after Mandarin Ducks, which are aKong, is named after Mandarin Ducks, which are a symbol of conjugal love in Chinese culture, as thesymbol of conjugal love in Chinese culture, as the birds usually appear in pairs.birds usually appear in pairs. What are the two primary, but pretty unlikely,What are the two primary, but pretty unlikely, components of this beverage?components of this beverage?
  20. 20. 4.4. As claimed by WSJ, the record-breaking stunt wasn’tAs claimed by WSJ, the record-breaking stunt wasn’t entirely unplanned. As part of its sponsorship dealentirely unplanned. As part of its sponsorship deal with ABC, Samsung and its media buying firmwith ABC, Samsung and its media buying firm Starcom MediaVest negotiated to have its latestStarcom MediaVest negotiated to have its latest gadget integrated into the show. During rehearsalsgadget integrated into the show. During rehearsals Samsung executives trained the person behind thisSamsung executives trained the person behind this stunt on how to use that particular gadget.stunt on how to use that particular gadget. Which record-breaking stunt is being referred to?Which record-breaking stunt is being referred to?
  21. 21. 5.5. After the recent Faf Du Plessis ball tamperingAfter the recent Faf Du Plessis ball tampering controversy, what essential requirement in trouserscontroversy, what essential requirement in trousers has been asked to be removed from cricketer’s shirtshas been asked to be removed from cricketer’s shirts & trousers by ICC, by 2015 ?& trousers by ICC, by 2015 ?
  22. 22. 6.6. What is unique about the loan recovery firmWhat is unique about the loan recovery firm ‘Vasuli Recoveries’ who works with 20‘Vasuli Recoveries’ who works with 20 nationalized banks and has 26 branches acrossnationalized banks and has 26 branches across the country?the country?
  23. 23. 7.7. Recent newsmakers. Who are they?Recent newsmakers. Who are they?
  24. 24. 8.8. The Babylonians developed a system which wasThe Babylonians developed a system which was practised by early Mediterranean sailing merchants.practised by early Mediterranean sailing merchants. If a merchant received a loan to fund his shipment,If a merchant received a loan to fund his shipment, he would pay the lender an additional amount inhe would pay the lender an additional amount in exchange for the lender’s guarantee to cancel theexchange for the lender’s guarantee to cancel the loan, should the shipment be stolen.loan, should the shipment be stolen. What practise traces its roots to the above story?What practise traces its roots to the above story?
  25. 25. 9.9. In 1955, the members of both Lok Sabha &In 1955, the members of both Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha made an unusual request to theRajya Sabha made an unusual request to the then PM Jawaharlal Nehru to increase theirthen PM Jawaharlal Nehru to increase their salary by Rs. 1.salary by Rs. 1. Why?Why?
  26. 26. Identify this Grammy winning singer who is also theIdentify this Grammy winning singer who is also the co-founder of the clothing brands ‘Billionaire Boysco-founder of the clothing brands ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ and ‘Ice Cream Footwear’. In 2008, heClub’ and ‘Ice Cream Footwear’. In 2008, he designed a series of jewellery and glasses for Louisdesigned a series of jewellery and glasses for Louis Vuitton.Vuitton. 10.10.
  27. 27. 11.11. A piece of cricket history during the match betweenA piece of cricket history during the match between Yorkshire and Essex on June 16, 1932.Yorkshire and Essex on June 16, 1932. Find the biz-connection.Find the biz-connection. (Bigger vis – next slide)(Bigger vis – next slide)
  28. 28. 11.11.
  29. 29. 12.12. This is a pic, gone viral, claiming to be an oldThis is a pic, gone viral, claiming to be an old Malaysia Airlines ad which is ironically prophetic,Malaysia Airlines ad which is ironically prophetic, considering current events.considering current events. What's the most obvious way toWhat's the most obvious way to tell that it's a fake?tell that it's a fake? (Bigger vis – next slide)(Bigger vis – next slide)
  30. 30. 12.12.
  31. 31. 13.13. The ‘Delta’ represents the positive andThe ‘Delta’ represents the positive and transformative change that fitness can have on atransformative change that fitness can have on a person’s life. The ‘Delta’ has three distinct parts eachperson’s life. The ‘Delta’ has three distinct parts each representing the changes — physical, mental andrepresenting the changes — physical, mental and social — that occur when people push themselvessocial — that occur when people push themselves beyond their perceived limits and embrace an activebeyond their perceived limits and embrace an active and challenging life.and challenging life. What is the ‘Delta’?What is the ‘Delta’?
  32. 32. 14.14. The founder of this company launched this soap inThe founder of this company launched this soap in the 1890s in the northwest of UK. He wanted to makethe 1890s in the northwest of UK. He wanted to make it affordable for people living in the overcrowdedit affordable for people living in the overcrowded slums of Liverpool to protect themselves from theslums of Liverpool to protect themselves from the spread of cholera.spread of cholera. Name the brand which still enjoys a steady followingName the brand which still enjoys a steady following in India.in India.
  33. 33. 15.15. This bridge at Pont-à-Mousson, France was builtThis bridge at Pont-à-Mousson, France was built after WWII. How the old bridge, which wasafter WWII. How the old bridge, which was destroyed during the war has been immortalised?destroyed during the war has been immortalised?
  34. 34. 16.16. Connect.Connect.
  35. 35. 17.17. Worn by men, usually with the Shalwar kameezWorn by men, usually with the Shalwar kameez dress, this type of footwear has recently been given adress, this type of footwear has recently been given a makeover by designer Paul Smith and named ‘Robertmakeover by designer Paul Smith and named ‘Robert Sandal’, priced at 300 pounds ($500).Sandal’, priced at 300 pounds ($500). After which Asian city, this footwear is originallyAfter which Asian city, this footwear is originally named?named?
  36. 36. 18.18. ‘‘___ ___ Fame’___ ___ Fame’ is the world’s first black Eau deis the world’s first black Eau de perfume created by ___ ___. According toperfume created by ___ ___. According to promotional materials, the perfume uses a first of itspromotional materials, the perfume uses a first of its kind fluid technology to combine notes of atropakind fluid technology to combine notes of atropa belladonna, Tiger orchid, incense, apricot, saffron,belladonna, Tiger orchid, incense, apricot, saffron, honey and bits of blood and semen.honey and bits of blood and semen. Just fill up the blanks.Just fill up the blanks.
  37. 37. To save time and similar appearances of theTo save time and similar appearances of the air-hostesses, which airlines has recentlyair-hostesses, which airlines has recently introduced wigs for the air-hostesses?  introduced wigs for the air-hostesses?   19.19.
  38. 38. Indigo AirlinesIndigo Airlines
  39. 39. Identify this gentleman, featured in theIdentify this gentleman, featured in the Boraxo Hand Cleaner commercial.Boraxo Hand Cleaner commercial. 20.20.
  40. 40. • 5 questions. • Written Round. • Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.
  41. 41. Video & Audio CommunicationsVideo & Audio Communications 1.1.
  42. 42. Queensland and Northern TerritoryQueensland and Northern Territory Aerial ServicesAerial Services 2.2.
  43. 43. Piet Klijnveld, William Barclay Peat,Piet Klijnveld, William Barclay Peat, James Marwick, Reinhard GoerdelerJames Marwick, Reinhard Goerdeler 3.3.
  44. 44. Information SystemsInformation Systems 4.4.
  45. 45. Cowpland Research LaboratoryCowpland Research Laboratory 5.5.
  46. 46. ViVideo &deo & AAudioudio ComCommunicationsmunications 1.1.
  47. 47. QQueenslandueensland aandnd NNorthernorthern TTerritoryerritory AAerialerial SServiceservices 2.2.
  48. 48. PietPiet KKlijnveld, William Barclaylijnveld, William Barclay PPeat,eat, JamesJames MMarwick, Reinhardarwick, Reinhard GGoerdeleroerdeler 3.3.
  49. 49. InfoInformationrmation SysSystemstems 4.4.
  50. 50. CoCowplandwpland ReResearchsearch LLaboratoryaboratory 5.5.
  51. 51. • 20 questions • Each question carries 10 marks • Infinite Bounce
  52. 52. Every team will get the chance to pounce in any 5 questions out of 20 Score : +15 (for a correct one) /-10 (for a wrong one) One can pounce on their direct question also
  53. 53. After demitting his most illustrous job in JulyAfter demitting his most illustrous job in July 2007, who started an e-paper titled ‘Billion2007, who started an e-paper titled ‘Billion Beats’ with an aim to make India a developedBeats’ with an aim to make India a developed nation before 2020?nation before 2020? 1.1.
  54. 54. 2.2. These two ladies’, associated with beverage industry,These two ladies’, associated with beverage industry, are India’s first women in their respective field ofare India’s first women in their respective field of expertise. Who are they?expertise. Who are they?
  55. 55. 3.3. Until the early 1990s, American Express was known for cuttingUntil the early 1990s, American Express was known for cutting its merchant fees or discount rate to restaurants if theyits merchant fees or discount rate to restaurants if they accepted only American Express cards. This prompted othersaccepted only American Express cards. This prompted others such as Visa and MasterCard to cry foul. The practice endedsuch as Visa and MasterCard to cry foul. The practice ended in 1991, as several restaurants in Boston started accepting thein 1991, as several restaurants in Boston started accepting the Visa and MasterCard because of their far lower fees. TheVisa and MasterCard because of their far lower fees. The campaign, which ultimately spread to other cities like Newcampaign, which ultimately spread to other cities like New York, Chicago & LA was given a particular name whichYork, Chicago & LA was given a particular name which alludes to an historical event happened in 1773.alludes to an historical event happened in 1773. What was that early 90s event named?What was that early 90s event named?
  56. 56. 4.4. A German bank, Sparkasse Chemnitz, polled internetA German bank, Sparkasse Chemnitz, polled internet customers allowing them to vote for images to placecustomers allowing them to vote for images to place on their credit cards.on their credit cards. Who won hands down, prompting twitter messagesWho won hands down, prompting twitter messages such as – ‘such as – ‘The ________ Card – because credit is theThe ________ Card – because credit is the opium of the massesopium of the masses’ & ‘’ & ‘A spectre is hauntingA spectre is haunting Europe - the spectre of cash back and low, lowEurope - the spectre of cash back and low, low interest ratesinterest rates’?’?
  57. 57. Which popular service was launched on 3Which popular service was launched on 3rdrd October, 1957 to counter a ‘foreign invasion’,October, 1957 to counter a ‘foreign invasion’, with this non-filmy song?with this non-filmy song? 5.5.
  58. 58. Vividh BharatiVividh Bharati
  59. 59. In an effort to set up new ventures, Titan hasIn an effort to set up new ventures, Titan has started selling two new products from 2013.started selling two new products from 2013. After venturing into the perfume business withAfter venturing into the perfume business with the Skinn brand, what did it launch under itsthe Skinn brand, what did it launch under its Fastrack label?Fastrack label? 6.6.
  60. 60. HelmetsHelmets
  61. 61. Sevin® is a trademark for the insecticide, commonlySevin® is a trademark for the insecticide, commonly called carbaryl. Considered to be relatively safe tocalled carbaryl. Considered to be relatively safe to use, this particular product has been associated withuse, this particular product has been associated with a black chapter in the history of mankind, especiallya black chapter in the history of mankind, especially in this part of the world.in this part of the world. Explain.Explain. 7.7.
  62. 62. Its preparation releasedIts preparation released MIC and causedMIC and caused Bhopal TragedyBhopal Tragedy
  63. 63. ‘‘A-Space’ – in Facebook is a social networkingA-Space’ – in Facebook is a social networking site for which category of people?site for which category of people? 8.8.
  64. 64. SpiesSpies
  65. 65. During his tenure as the President of Tata Steel Ltd.During his tenure as the President of Tata Steel Ltd. Workers Union in 1928, he fought fiercely with theWorkers Union in 1928, he fought fiercely with the management to appoint more Indians in keymanagement to appoint more Indians in key positions. In a letter written to the then Chairman ofpositions. In a letter written to the then Chairman of Tata Steel, Mr N.B. Saklatvala, on Nov 12, 1928, heTata Steel, Mr N.B. Saklatvala, on Nov 12, 1928, he had said that “had said that “one of the most important problemsone of the most important problems before the company is that it lacks senior officialsbefore the company is that it lacks senior officials from Indiafrom India”.”. Who was this fiesty union leader?Who was this fiesty union leader? 9.9.
  66. 66. Netaji SubhasNetaji Subhas Chandra BoseChandra Bose
  67. 67. It is an award winning ad of …..It is an award winning ad of ….. 10.10.
  68. 68. Tradus.in, an online store was giving, a few monthsTradus.in, an online store was giving, a few months back, an AAM AADMI discount on a householdback, an AAM AADMI discount on a household commodity. A message on their website reads :commodity. A message on their website reads : JoinJoin Anti Corruption Campaign in Delhi. Pay Rs. 19 forAnti Corruption Campaign in Delhi. Pay Rs. 19 for this brand new Aam Aadmi ka __ and celebrate thethis brand new Aam Aadmi ka __ and celebrate the birth of corruption free NEW Indiabirth of corruption free NEW India.. What was being sold?What was being sold? 11.11.
  69. 69. Jhadu / BroomJhadu / Broom
  70. 70. A Blue-Collar Worker is a member of the workingA Blue-Collar Worker is a member of the working class who typically performs manual labour and earnsclass who typically performs manual labour and earns an hourly wage.an hourly wage. A White-Collar Worker refers to a salariedA White-Collar Worker refers to a salaried professional or educated worker who performs semi-professional or educated worker who performs semi- professional office, administrative tasks.professional office, administrative tasks. Who is a Pink-Collar Worker?Who is a Pink-Collar Worker? 12.12.
  71. 71. Employed in a jobEmployed in a job that is traditionallythat is traditionally considered to beconsidered to be women's work.women's work.
  72. 72. Nelofar Currimbhoy, aNelofar Currimbhoy, a budding author wrote a bookbudding author wrote a book titled ‘titled ‘Flame : The Story ofFlame : The Story of My Mother ___ ___My Mother ___ ___’, which’, which was released in 2012.was released in 2012. Who is her ‘business-Who is her ‘business- entrepreneur’ mother?entrepreneur’ mother? 13.13.
  73. 73. Shahnaz HussainShahnaz Hussain
  74. 74. St. Tropez, located on the French Riviera, was theSt. Tropez, located on the French Riviera, was the first town on this coast to be liberated during Worldfirst town on this coast to be liberated during World War II. Presently a popular tourist destination, thisWar II. Presently a popular tourist destination, this town is the venue of the brainstorming session for thetown is the venue of the brainstorming session for the launch of an automobile brand in India.launch of an automobile brand in India. Which popular brand, named after St. Tropez, is this?Which popular brand, named after St. Tropez, is this? 14.14.
  75. 75. Santro fromSantro from HyundaiHyundai
  76. 76. Incorporated in 1908,Incorporated in 1908, it is the oldest of itsit is the oldest of its kind in South Asiakind in South Asia and the second largestand the second largest in India.in India. Identify theIdentify the establishment from itsestablishment from its logo.logo. 15.15.
  77. 77. Calcutta StockCalcutta Stock ExchangeExchange
  78. 78. The signature of this entrepreneurThe signature of this entrepreneur (vis)(vis) has beenhas been given a technicolour look, from its earliergiven a technicolour look, from its earlier monochromatic version, in 2008 to make it moremonochromatic version, in 2008 to make it more attractive to the younger generation.attractive to the younger generation. Where can youWhere can you find it?find it? 16.16.
  79. 79. GodrejGodrej
  80. 80. Once considered the richest man in America, whoOnce considered the richest man in America, who is this business magnate and philanthropistis this business magnate and philanthropist featured on this stamp and coin?featured on this stamp and coin? 17.17.
  81. 81. John D. RockefellerJohn D. Rockefeller
  82. 82. Steinway Musical Instruments Inc. is an AmericanSteinway Musical Instruments Inc. is an American musical instrument manufacturing company. Somemusical instrument manufacturing company. Some of its notable products are : Bach Stradivariusof its notable products are : Bach Stradivarius Trumpets, LeBlanc Clarinets, King Trombones andTrumpets, LeBlanc Clarinets, King Trombones and Armstrong Flutes.Armstrong Flutes. What did they do to pay theirWhat did they do to pay their respect to Beethoven?respect to Beethoven? 18.18.
  83. 83. LVB -- their NYSELVB -- their NYSE ticker symbolticker symbol
  84. 84. The Shemrock Group of schools has more than 225The Shemrock Group of schools has more than 225 branches of play schools (Shemrock) and 75 branchesbranches of play schools (Shemrock) and 75 branches of senior secondary schools (Shemford). of senior secondary schools (Shemford).  Who has been appointed their brand ambassador inWho has been appointed their brand ambassador in 2012?2012? 19.19.
  85. 85. Chhota BheemChhota Bheem
  86. 86. Whose ad is this?Whose ad is this? 20.20.
  87. 87. Gourmohan Dutta was an established trader ofGourmohan Dutta was an established trader of imported goods, when the Swadeshi Movementimported goods, when the Swadeshi Movement was sweeping India. Inspired by that, he stoppedwas sweeping India. Inspired by that, he stopped importing goods altogether and startedimporting goods altogether and started manufacturing medicines. The flagship product ofmanufacturing medicines. The flagship product of his company had a humble beginning in his househis company had a humble beginning in his house in 1929.in 1929. Identify it.Identify it. 20.20.
  88. 88. BorolineBoroline
  89. 89. 7.7. In February 2014, a landmark deal was signed insideIn February 2014, a landmark deal was signed inside an out-of-use North County Social Services office inan out-of-use North County Social Services office in Mountain View, California, because one of theMountain View, California, because one of the people involved was used to draw food coupons frompeople involved was used to draw food coupons from the government as part of welfare services, as histhe government as part of welfare services, as his family had very little income then.family had very little income then. What the deal was all about?What the deal was all about?

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