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Prelim

  1. 1. Researched and Conducted by: Somnath Chanda
  2. 2. Rules • 26 questions. • Each question carries 1 mark. • Star marked question will be considered only when tie- breaker situation arises. The teams having scored the more no. of star marked questions will qualify. • The n-th answer will start with n-th alphabet, i.e. 1st answer will start with A, 2nd answer will start with B and so on.
  3. 3. The founders of a company decided to useThe founders of a company decided to use parts of the name of this mythological creatureparts of the name of this mythological creature (vis)(vis), in such a manner, that their company will, in such a manner, that their company will always maintain a high position inalways maintain a high position in alphabetical listings.alphabetical listings. Which company?Which company? 1.1.
  4. 4. Chiquita Brands International Inc.’s trademarkChiquita Brands International Inc.’s trademark mascot, ‘Miss Chiquita’, was created in 1944 by Dikmascot, ‘Miss Chiquita’, was created in 1944 by Dik Browne, who is best known for his Hägar theBrowne, who is best known for his Hägar the Horrible comic strip.Horrible comic strip.     2.2. In which category is this brand theIn which category is this brand the world leader ?world leader ?
  5. 5. What has often been termed as theWhat has often been termed as the ‘‘World’s longest commercial for Fed ExWorld’s longest commercial for Fed Ex’?’? 3.3.
  6. 6. ‘‘India’s first Ayurvedic Medical Journal’,India’s first Ayurvedic Medical Journal’, Ayurveda SamvaadAyurveda Samvaad, will cover detailed, will cover detailed information about the various clinicalinformation about the various clinical trials being conducted on Ayurvedictrials being conducted on Ayurvedic medicines.medicines. Which company is behind this journal?Which company is behind this journal? 4.4.
  7. 7. What connects them?What connects them? 5.5.
  8. 8. 2010 marked 50 years of the2010 marked 50 years of the foundation of X, and a bookfoundation of X, and a book titled, titled, The Fabric of OurThe Fabric of Our Lives: The Story of XLives: The Story of X, by, by Radhika Singh was releasedRadhika Singh was released to mark the occasion.to mark the occasion. What is X?What is X? 6.6.
  9. 9. Which company, known as ‘Which company, known as ‘midnight’s child’midnight’s child’ as it was incorporated 10 days after India wasas it was incorporated 10 days after India was declared independent on August 15, 1947,declared independent on August 15, 1947, started as a textile manufacturer but laterstarted as a textile manufacturer but later diversified into Viscose Staple Fiber,diversified into Viscose Staple Fiber, cement, sponge iron and chemicals?cement, sponge iron and chemicals? 7.7.
  10. 10. He left the job of a copywriter for Esquire in 1952,He left the job of a copywriter for Esquire in 1952, after being denied a $5 raise. In 1953, he mortgagedafter being denied a $5 raise. In 1953, he mortgaged his furniture, generating a bank loan of $600 andhis furniture, generating a bank loan of $600 and raised $8,000 from 45 investors, including $1,000 fromraised $8,000 from 45 investors, including $1,000 from his mother to start his new venture.his mother to start his new venture. The rest is history.The rest is history. Who is he?Who is he? 8.8.
  11. 11. This film is, probably, the first to be shot on theThis film is, probably, the first to be shot on the campus of which prestigious institution?campus of which prestigious institution? 9.9.
  12. 12. Identify this motivational speaker.Identify this motivational speaker. 10.10.
  13. 13. Which company is the title sponsor of theWhich company is the title sponsor of the largest gaming tournament for children inlargest gaming tournament for children in India, Paddle Pop Gaming League (PPGL)?India, Paddle Pop Gaming League (PPGL)? 11.11.
  14. 14. Who has launched LM MUSIC, in 2013, toWho has launched LM MUSIC, in 2013, to encourage young budding talents to expressencourage young budding talents to express themselves in the field of music? themselves in the field of music?  12.12.
  15. 15. He was a 6th-century BCHe was a 6th-century BC wrestler from Croton inwrestler from Croton in southern Italy, who recordedsouthern Italy, who recorded many victories in the mostmany victories in the most important athletic festivalsimportant athletic festivals of ancient Greece.of ancient Greece. What is he doing in today’sWhat is he doing in today’s quiz?quiz? 13.13.
  16. 16. Which ‘Which ‘new skillnew skill’ was formed after the merger’ was formed after the merger of Ciba Geigy and Sandoz?of Ciba Geigy and Sandoz? 14.14.
  17. 17. The largest of its type, it was founded in 1586.The largest of its type, it was founded in 1586. It is governed by a group of 15 notedIt is governed by a group of 15 noted academicians. 1academicians. 1stst Indian branch opened inIndian branch opened in Mumbai in 1912.Mumbai in 1912. What is being talked about?What is being talked about? 15.15.
  18. 18. Lady Gaga once worked as the Creative Director-Lady Gaga once worked as the Creative Director- cum-Brand Ambassador of which companycum-Brand Ambassador of which company?  ?   16.16.
  19. 19. What is the biz-connection of this national bird of aWhat is the biz-connection of this national bird of a Central American country?Central American country? 17.17.
  20. 20. Whose name andWhose name and face has been editedface has been edited out in this Godrejout in this Godrej ad?ad? 18.18.
  21. 21. With whom would you connect the clues?With whom would you connect the clues? 19.19.
  22. 22. These were some of the sporting avatars ofThese were some of the sporting avatars of which biz-tycoon?which biz-tycoon? 20.20.
  23. 23. Started in 2011, ‘Tracks & Records’ hasStarted in 2011, ‘Tracks & Records’ has become a very popular club-cum-restaurant inbecome a very popular club-cum-restaurant in some North American island nations.some North American island nations. Who is the man behind this venture?Who is the man behind this venture? (Vis – next slides)  (Vis – next slides)   21.21.
  24. 24. 21.21.
  25. 25. This ACK title was releasedThis ACK title was released on 26 Nov, 2013 at aon 26 Nov, 2013 at a premier national institutionpremier national institution in Gujarat on the occasionin Gujarat on the occasion of the 92of the 92ndnd birthbirth anniversary of the person onanniversary of the person on the cover.the cover. Identify him.Identify him. 22.22.
  26. 26. As per official records, theAs per official records, the lyrics of ‘lyrics of ‘The Star-SpangledThe Star-Spangled BannerBanner’ were written by’ were written by Francis Scott Key on boardFrancis Scott Key on board the Royal Navy ship HMSthe Royal Navy ship HMS Minden.Minden. Which family built thatWhich family built that historic ship?historic ship? 23.23.
  27. 27. Few years back, Wired magazine published an articleFew years back, Wired magazine published an article called ‘The Curse of ___’, calling Project ___ thecalled ‘The Curse of ___’, calling Project ___ the longest-running vaporware story in the history of thelongest-running vaporware story in the history of the computer industry.  Founded in 1960 by Ted Nelson,computer industry.  Founded in 1960 by Ted Nelson, it was meant to be the first hypertext it was meant to be the first hypertext  project, but it was not until 1998 that anproject, but it was not until 1998 that an implementation was released.implementation was released. Fill up the blanks.Fill up the blanks. 24.24.
  28. 28. ‘‘It’ started its journey as a dating site ‘It’ started its journey as a dating site ‘Tune In HookTune In Hook UpUp’. The present avatar of ‘it’, is credited to one of’. The present avatar of ‘it’, is credited to one of the founder’s inability to find online footage of Janetthe founder’s inability to find online footage of Janet Jackson's ‘wardrobe malfunction’.Jackson's ‘wardrobe malfunction’. What is ‘it’?What is ‘it’? 25.25.
  29. 29. It is the Patent drawingIt is the Patent drawing of which iconicof which iconic product?product? 26.26.
  30. 30. The founders of a company decided to useThe founders of a company decided to use parts of the name of this mythological creatureparts of the name of this mythological creature (vis)(vis), in such a manner, that their company will, in such a manner, that their company will always maintain a high position inalways maintain a high position in alphabetical listings.alphabetical listings. Which company?Which company? 1.1.
  31. 31. AsusAsus
  32. 32. Chiquita Brands International Inc.’s trademarkChiquita Brands International Inc.’s trademark mascot, ‘Miss Chiquita’, was created in 1944 by Dikmascot, ‘Miss Chiquita’, was created in 1944 by Dik Browne, who is best known for his Hägar theBrowne, who is best known for his Hägar the Horrible comic strip.Horrible comic strip.     2.2. In which category is this brand theIn which category is this brand the world leader ?world leader ?
  33. 33. BananaBanana
  34. 34. What has often been termed as theWhat has often been termed as the ‘‘World’s longest commercial for Fed ExWorld’s longest commercial for Fed Ex’?’? 3.3.
  35. 35. Cast AwayCast Away
  36. 36. ‘‘India’s first Ayurvedic Medical Journal’,India’s first Ayurvedic Medical Journal’, Ayurveda SamvaadAyurveda Samvaad, will cover detailed, will cover detailed information about the various clinicalinformation about the various clinical trials being conducted on Ayurvedictrials being conducted on Ayurvedic medicines.medicines. Which company is behind this journal?Which company is behind this journal? 4.4.
  37. 37. DaburDabur
  38. 38. What connects them?What connects them? 5.5.
  39. 39. EmiratesEmirates
  40. 40. 2010 marked 50 years of the2010 marked 50 years of the foundation of X, and a bookfoundation of X, and a book titled, titled, The Fabric of OurThe Fabric of Our Lives: The Story of XLives: The Story of X, by, by Radhika Singh was releasedRadhika Singh was released to mark the occasion.to mark the occasion. What is X?What is X? 6.6.
  41. 41. FabindiaFabindia
  42. 42. Which company, known as ‘Which company, known as ‘midnight’s child’midnight’s child’ as it was incorporated 10 days after India wasas it was incorporated 10 days after India was declared independent on August 15, 1947,declared independent on August 15, 1947, started as a textile manufacturer but laterstarted as a textile manufacturer but later diversified into Viscose Staple Fiber,diversified into Viscose Staple Fiber, cement, sponge iron and chemicals?cement, sponge iron and chemicals? 7.7.
  43. 43. GrasimGrasim
  44. 44. He left the job of a copywriter for Esquire in 1952,He left the job of a copywriter for Esquire in 1952, after being denied a $5 raise. In 1953, he mortgagedafter being denied a $5 raise. In 1953, he mortgaged his furniture, generating a bank loan of $600 andhis furniture, generating a bank loan of $600 and raised $8,000 from 45 investors, including $1,000 fromraised $8,000 from 45 investors, including $1,000 from his mother to start his new venture.his mother to start his new venture. The rest is history.The rest is history. Who is he?Who is he? 8.8.
  45. 45. Hugh HefnerHugh Hefner
  46. 46. This film is, probably, the first to be shot on theThis film is, probably, the first to be shot on the campus of which prestigious institution?campus of which prestigious institution? 9.9.
  47. 47. IIM-AhmedabadIIM-Ahmedabad
  48. 48. Identify the speaker.Identify the speaker. 10.10.
  49. 49. Jordan BelfortJordan Belfort
  50. 50. Which company is the title sponsor of theWhich company is the title sponsor of the largest gaming tournament for children inlargest gaming tournament for children in India, Paddle Pop Gaming League (PPGL)?India, Paddle Pop Gaming League (PPGL)? 11.11.
  51. 51. Kwality Wall’sKwality Wall’s
  52. 52. Who has launched LM MUSIC, in 2013, toWho has launched LM MUSIC, in 2013, to encourage young budding talents to expressencourage young budding talents to express themselves in the field of music? themselves in the field of music?  12.12.
  53. 53. Lata MangeshkarLata Mangeshkar
  54. 54. He was a 6th-century BCHe was a 6th-century BC wrestler from Croton inwrestler from Croton in southern Italy, who recordedsouthern Italy, who recorded many victories in the mostmany victories in the most important athletic festivalsimportant athletic festivals of ancient Greece.of ancient Greece. What is he doing in today’sWhat is he doing in today’s quiz?quiz? 13.13.
  55. 55. MiloMilo
  56. 56. Which ‘Which ‘new skillnew skill’ was formed after the merger’ was formed after the merger of Ciba Geigy and Sandoz?of Ciba Geigy and Sandoz? 14.14.
  57. 57. NovartisNovartis
  58. 58. The largest of its type, it was founded in 1586.The largest of its type, it was founded in 1586. It is governed by a group of 15 notedIt is governed by a group of 15 noted academicians. 1academicians. 1stst Indian branch opened inIndian branch opened in Mumbai in 1912.Mumbai in 1912. What is being talked about?What is being talked about? 15.15.
  59. 59. OUPOUP
  60. 60. Lady Gaga once worked as the Creative Director-Lady Gaga once worked as the Creative Director- cum-Brand Ambassador of which companycum-Brand Ambassador of which company?  ?   16.16.
  61. 61. PolaroidPolaroid
  62. 62. What is the biz-connection of this national bird of aWhat is the biz-connection of this national bird of a Central American country?Central American country? 17.17.
  63. 63. QuetzalQuetzal
  64. 64. Whose name andWhose name and face has been editedface has been edited out in this Godrejout in this Godrej ad?ad? 18.18.
  65. 65. RabindranathRabindranath TagoreTagore
  66. 66. With whom would you connect the clues?With whom would you connect the clues? 19.19.
  67. 67. Saina NehwalSaina Nehwal
  68. 68. These were some of the sporting avatars ofThese were some of the sporting avatars of which biz-tycoon?which biz-tycoon? 20.20.
  69. 69. Ted TurnerTed Turner
  70. 70. Started in 2011, ‘Tracks & Records’ hasStarted in 2011, ‘Tracks & Records’ has become a very popular club-cum-restaurant inbecome a very popular club-cum-restaurant in some North American island nations.some North American island nations. Who is the man behind this venture?Who is the man behind this venture? (Vis – next slides)  (Vis – next slides)   21.21.
  71. 71. 21.21.
  72. 72. Usain BoltUsain Bolt
  73. 73. This ACK title was releasedThis ACK title was released on 26 Nov, 2013 at aon 26 Nov, 2013 at a premier national institutionpremier national institution in Gujarat on the occasionin Gujarat on the occasion of the 92of the 92ndnd birthbirth anniversary of the person onanniversary of the person on the cover.the cover. Identify him.Identify him. 22.22.
  74. 74. Verghese KurienVerghese Kurien
  75. 75. As per official records, theAs per official records, the lyrics of ‘lyrics of ‘The Star-SpangledThe Star-Spangled BannerBanner’ were written by’ were written by Francis Scott Key on boardFrancis Scott Key on board the Royal Navy ship HMSthe Royal Navy ship HMS Minden.Minden. Which family built thatWhich family built that historic ship?historic ship? 23.23.
  76. 76. WadiaWadia
  77. 77. Few years back, Wired magazine published an articleFew years back, Wired magazine published an article called ‘The Curse of ___’, calling Project ___ thecalled ‘The Curse of ___’, calling Project ___ the longest-running vaporware story in the history of thelongest-running vaporware story in the history of the computer industry.  Founded in 1960 by Ted Nelson,computer industry.  Founded in 1960 by Ted Nelson, it was meant to be the first hypertext it was meant to be the first hypertext  project, but it was not until 1998 that anproject, but it was not until 1998 that an implementation was released.implementation was released. Fill up the blanks.Fill up the blanks. 24.24.
  78. 78. XanaduXanadu
  79. 79. ‘‘It’ started its journey as a dating site ‘It’ started its journey as a dating site ‘Tune In HookTune In Hook UpUp’. The present avatar of ‘it’, is credited to one of’. The present avatar of ‘it’, is credited to one of the founder’s inability to find online footage of Janetthe founder’s inability to find online footage of Janet Jackson's ‘wardrobe malfunction’.Jackson's ‘wardrobe malfunction’. What is ‘it’?What is ‘it’? 25.25.
  80. 80. YouTubeYouTube
  81. 81. It is the Patent drawingIt is the Patent drawing of which iconicof which iconic product?product? 26.26.
  82. 82. ZippoZippo

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