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Tech-Biz Quiz Grand Finale

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Tech-Biz Quiz Grand Finale

  1. 1. GRAND FINALEGRAND FINALE TEch-bIz quIzTEch-bIz quIz Research, Presentation & Conduction by : SOMNATH CHANDA IIEST Shibpur
  2. 2. RoundsRounds
  3. 3. Round 1
  4. 4. • 5 questions.5 questions. • Each question carries 5 marks.Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.Full house ensure 5 bonus.
  5. 5. 1
  6. 6. 2
  7. 7. 3
  8. 8. 4
  9. 9. 5
  10. 10. 1
  11. 11. 1 MastercardMastercard
  12. 12. 2
  13. 13. 2 IBMIBM
  14. 14. 3
  15. 15. 3 ShellShell
  16. 16. 4
  17. 17. 4 RenaultRenault
  18. 18. 5
  19. 19. 5 SiemensSiemens
  20. 20. Round 2
  21. 21. • 15 questions.15 questions. • Infinite Bounce + PounceInfinite Bounce + Pounce • Flat scoring of 10 points.Flat scoring of 10 points. • Half points, if any, is totally QM’sHalf points, if any, is totally QM’s discretion.discretion.
  22. 22. TheThe Delhi-Agra Gatiman ExpressDelhi-Agra Gatiman Express, to-be-launched, to-be-launched shortly, will be the first train in India to run at ashortly, will be the first train in India to run at a speedspeed of 160 kmphof 160 kmph. It will have a high-power emergency. It will have a high-power emergency braking system, automatic fire alarm,braking system, automatic fire alarm, GPS-basedGPS-based passenger information systempassenger information system and sliding doors in theand sliding doors in the coaches. There will also becoaches. There will also be live TVlive TV service as part ofservice as part of infotainment.infotainment. Apart from all these, whatApart from all these, what special servicespecial service,, prettypretty common in some European countries, will becommon in some European countries, will be introduced in this train?introduced in this train? 1
  23. 23. Rail HostessesRail Hostesses 1
  24. 24. ThisThis particular soundtrackparticular soundtrack has been usedhas been used recentlyrecently in ain a venture which grabbed eyeballs because of itsventure which grabbed eyeballs because of its contentcontent and presentationand presentation.. WhatWhat am I talking about?am I talking about? 2
  25. 25. No Smoking CampaignNo Smoking Campaign 2
  26. 26. Peter’s PencePeter’s Pence which began under the which began under the Saxons inSaxons in EnglandEngland and is seenand is seen in other countriesin other countries, has underwent, has underwent various changes both before and after the Normanvarious changes both before and after the Norman conquest. Thoughconquest. Though formally discontinued in Englandformally discontinued in England at the time of the Reformation, a post-Reformationat the time of the Reformation, a post-Reformation payment of uncertain characteristics is seen in somepayment of uncertain characteristics is seen in some English manors into the 19English manors into the 19thth century.century. Presently, thePresently, the economy of a nationeconomy of a nation depends largely ondepends largely on it.it. What isWhat is Peter’s PencePeter’s Pence?? 3
  27. 27. Payment made voluntarily to the Payment made voluntarily to the  Roman Catholic ChurchRoman Catholic Church 3
  28. 28. According to the founders,According to the founders, thethe classic designclassic design of theof the Perrier bottlesPerrier bottles was inspiredwas inspired by something which Sirby something which Sir John HarmsworthJohn Harmsworth usedused extensively when heextensively when he suffered a leg injury in asuffered a leg injury in a car accidentcar accident.. What was that? What was that?  4
  29. 29. Indian Club / MugurIndian Club / Mugur 4
  30. 30.   Founded in 1951Founded in 1951, it emerged after a reorganization, it emerged after a reorganization of of Geophysical ServiceGeophysical Service, a company that manufactured, a company that manufactured equipment for use in the seismic industry as well asequipment for use in the seismic industry as well as defense electronics. It’s many laurels include thedefense electronics. It’s many laurels include the manufacturing of themanufacturing of the first transistor radiofirst transistor radio. It is also. It is also responsible for introducing aresponsible for introducing a hand held and modernhand held and modern version of a machineversion of a machine, that can be considered the, that can be considered the descendant of a particulardescendant of a particular creation of Blaise Pascalcreation of Blaise Pascal.. Identify thisIdentify this tech-gianttech-giant.. 5
  31. 31. Texas InstrumentsTexas Instruments 5
  32. 32. 6 In 1931, in order to overcome theIn 1931, in order to overcome the sharp fall of salessharp fall of sales of Coca Colaof Coca Cola in the winter months, the companyin the winter months, the company hired a gentleman named Haddon Sundblom for ahired a gentleman named Haddon Sundblom for a particular campaign during Christmasparticular campaign during Christmas.. WhatWhat did he dodid he do that not only helped Coca Cola butthat not only helped Coca Cola but alsoalso gave birth to an ‘icon’gave birth to an ‘icon’??
  33. 33. 6 Introduced Red Coat of Santa ClausIntroduced Red Coat of Santa Claus
  34. 34. It is the name given to theIt is the name given to the part of the Thamespart of the Thames aboveabove Iffley Lock which flows through the university city ofIffley Lock which flows through the university city of Oxford, England, past Christ Church Meadow and theOxford, England, past Christ Church Meadow and the focal point of rowing for Oxford University. Recentlyfocal point of rowing for Oxford University. Recently anan academic set-upacademic set-up, part of University of Iowa, that, part of University of Iowa, that bears the same name was forced to change its namebears the same name was forced to change its name for obvious reason.for obvious reason. What is the name?What is the name? 7
  35. 35. ISISISIS 7
  36. 36. After the release of the movieAfter the release of the movie ‘Outbreak’‘Outbreak’, idea of a, idea of a pandemicpandemic was in lot of people’s minds. During thatwas in lot of people’s minds. During that time, antime, an eccentric engineereccentric engineer, seeing the public-health, seeing the public-health system’s inability to cope with large-scale healthsystem’s inability to cope with large-scale health crises, started tocrises, started to create awareness for diseases likecreate awareness for diseases like EbolaEbola. Though he. Though he decided to change his mode ofdecided to change his mode of operationoperation few years later, he somehow tried tofew years later, he somehow tried to keepkeep the legacy of it’s originthe legacy of it’s origin going.going. This is theThis is the backstorybackstory of which start up?of which start up? 8
  37. 37. e-Baye-Bay 8
  38. 38. Mercedes Benz wished whom on it’s birthday on 7Mercedes Benz wished whom on it’s birthday on 7thth March, 2016?March, 2016? *
  39. 39. * BMWBMW
  40. 40. Originally used forOriginally used for agricultural purposesagricultural purposes,, the the ClydesdaleClydesdale is a breed of horse derived from the is a breed of horse derived from the farm horses of farm horses of Clydesdale, ScotlandClydesdale, Scotland.. WhichWhich famous brandfamous brand owns one of the largest herds ofowns one of the largest herds of Clydesdale horses and also use them fromClydesdale horses and also use them from promotionspromotions and commercial purposesand commercial purposes since 1930s?since 1930s? 9
  41. 41. BudweiserBudweiser 9
  42. 42. When he arrived in London to take up a post as anWhen he arrived in London to take up a post as an agent of the Pennsylvania Assemblyagent of the Pennsylvania Assembly, he was welcomed, he was welcomed with much pomp and fanfare. When he leftwith much pomp and fanfare. When he left 18 years18 years laterlater, a, a warrantwarrant had been issued for his arrest. Also, ahad been issued for his arrest. Also, a prominent peer described him asprominent peer described him as ‘one of the bitterest‘one of the bitterest and most mischievious enemies the country has everand most mischievious enemies the country has ever known’known’.. Identify the gentleman whoseIdentify the gentleman whose faceface can be seen on thecan be seen on the logo of an establishmentlogo of an establishment founded in 1947.founded in 1947. 10
  43. 43. Benjamin FranklinBenjamin Franklin 10
  44. 44. The firstThe first historical referencehistorical reference of X could be seen inof X could be seen in Greek myths, such asGreek myths, such as TalosTalos of Creteof Crete, the bronze, the bronze robotrobot of Hephaestusof Hephaestus, and, and Pygmalion’s GalateaPygmalion’s Galatea. John. John McCarthy, who developed the Lisp programmingMcCarthy, who developed the Lisp programming language and significantly influenced the design oflanguage and significantly influenced the design of the ALGOL programming languagethe ALGOL programming language coinedcoined the term Xthe term X.. Identify X.Identify X. 11
  45. 45. Artificial IntelligenceArtificial Intelligence 11
  46. 46. The world’sThe world’s 22ndnd biggest industrybiggest industry of it’s type traces itsof it’s type traces its origin in 1992, when a trader namedorigin in 1992, when a trader named Kenneth NnebueKenneth Nnebue ordered an assignment of particular items. He startedordered an assignment of particular items. He started withwith ‘Living In Bondage’‘Living In Bondage’ which enthused others greatly.which enthused others greatly. Nnebue has since retired to become a preacher, but thatNnebue has since retired to become a preacher, but that industry hasindustry has grown leaps and boundsgrown leaps and bounds. It has also been. It has also been givengiven a global recognition in 2015a global recognition in 2015.. I am looking for aI am looking for a 9-letter word9-letter word whichwhich rhymesrhymes perfectlyperfectly with a wordwith a word associated with Indiaassociated with India.. 12
  47. 47. NollywoodNollywood 12
  48. 48. This gentleman named DavidThis gentleman named David was appointed by the USwas appointed by the US PresidentPresident Richard NixonRichard Nixon asas Deputy Secretary of DefenseDeputy Secretary of Defense,, who then oversaw the initialwho then oversaw the initial plans for theplans for the development ofdevelopment of the jet fighters F-16 and the A-the jet fighters F-16 and the A- 1010.. What did heWhat did he found on the Newfound on the New Year’s Day, 1939Year’s Day, 1939 alongwith onealongwith one of hisof his friends-cum-businessfriends-cum-business partnerpartner?? 13
  49. 49. HPHP 13
  50. 50.   Set at the foothills of the Southern Carpathians,Set at the foothills of the Southern Carpathians, Râmnicu VâlceaRâmnicu Vâlcea is the capital city of Vâlcea County,is the capital city of Vâlcea County, Romania. This picteresque city is fast becoming veryRomania. This picteresque city is fast becoming very notoriousnotorious because of abecause of a certain activitycertain activity committed bycommitted by evil geniusesevil geniuses like Guccifer, Iceman & Tinkode.like Guccifer, Iceman & Tinkode. WhichWhich nicknamenickname was bestowed by thewas bestowed by the LawLaw enforcement officialsenforcement officials to this European city because ofto this European city because of it’s mode of operation?it’s mode of operation? 14
  51. 51. HackervilleHackerville 14
  52. 52. How do youHow do you connectconnect the fourthe four sporting championshipssporting championships with thewith the ladylady in the middle?in the middle? 15
  53. 53. Tiffany & Co.Tiffany & Co. 15
  54. 54. Round 3
  55. 55. • 5 questions.5 questions. • Each question carries 5 marks.Each question carries 5 marks. • Full house ensure 5 bonus.Full house ensure 5 bonus.
  56. 56. 1 ClueClue –– Fabergé has only ever made tribute eggs to four Westerners –Fabergé has only ever made tribute eggs to four Westerners – this is being one.this is being one.
  57. 57. ClueClue –– Commemorating theCommemorating the centenary of a Militarycentenary of a Military expedition, it is one of only twoexpedition, it is one of only two Imperial Eggs of which theImperial Eggs of which the design drawings have been found.design drawings have been found. 2
  58. 58. ClueClue -- Made by Henrik Wigström,Made by Henrik Wigström, ‘Fabergé's last head workmaster’, it‘Fabergé's last head workmaster’, it depicts “a mechanical sedan chair,depicts “a mechanical sedan chair, carried by two blackamoors, withcarried by two blackamoors, with ____ ___ ____ seated inside”.____ ___ ____ seated inside”. 3
  59. 59. ClueClue --  By far the largest of them By far the largest of them all, the surprise in this egg is music.all, the surprise in this egg is music. The base of the egg contains aThe base of the egg contains a gold music box that plays hymnsgold music box that plays hymns where one of the hymns is the “’zhewhere one of the hymns is the “’zhe Khveruviny’, a favorite hymn ofKhveruviny’, a favorite hymn of Nicholas II. Nicholas II.  4
  60. 60. ClueClue –– It celebrates theIt celebrates the ‘tercentenary’ of great lineage‘tercentenary’ of great lineage which started with Michel I inwhich started with Michel I in 1613.1613. 5
  61. 61. 1 ClueClue –– Fabergé has only ever made tribute eggs to four Westerners –Fabergé has only ever made tribute eggs to four Westerners – this is being one.this is being one.
  62. 62. George BestGeorge Best 1
  63. 63. ClueClue –– Commemorating theCommemorating the centenary of a Militarycentenary of a Military expedition, it is one of only twoexpedition, it is one of only two Imperial Eggs of which theImperial Eggs of which the design drawings have been found.design drawings have been found. 2
  64. 64. NapoleonNapoleon 2
  65. 65. ClueClue -- Made by Henrik Wigström,Made by Henrik Wigström, ‘Fabergé's last head workmaster’, it‘Fabergé's last head workmaster’, it depicts “a mechanical sedan chair,depicts “a mechanical sedan chair, carried by two blackamoors, withcarried by two blackamoors, with ____ ___ ____ seated inside”.____ ___ ____ seated inside”. 3
  66. 66. Catherine The GreatCatherine The Great 3
  67. 67. ClueClue --  By far the largest of them By far the largest of them all, the surprise in this egg is music.all, the surprise in this egg is music. The base of the egg contains aThe base of the egg contains a gold music box that plays hymnsgold music box that plays hymns where one of the hymns is the “’zhewhere one of the hymns is the “’zhe Khveruviny’, a favorite hymn ofKhveruviny’, a favorite hymn of Nicholas II. Nicholas II.  4
  68. 68. KremlinKremlin 4
  69. 69. ClueClue –– It celebrates theIt celebrates the ‘tercentenary’ of great lineage‘tercentenary’ of great lineage which started with Michel I inwhich started with Michel I in 1613.1613. 5
  70. 70. Romanov DynastyRomanov Dynasty 5
  71. 71. Round 4
  72. 72. • 15 questions.15 questions. • Infinite Bounce + PounceInfinite Bounce + Pounce • Flat scoring of 10 points.Flat scoring of 10 points. • Half points, if any, is totally QM’sHalf points, if any, is totally QM’s discretion.discretion.
  73. 73. WhoseWhose voicevoice do you hear in thisdo you hear in this promotional videopromotional video ofof Apple Macintosh in 1984Apple Macintosh in 1984?? 1
  74. 74. 1 Bill GatesBill Gates
  75. 75. The term, having origins in the Sanskrit phraseThe term, having origins in the Sanskrit phrase ‘Antha‘Antha Prerna’Prerna’ meaning self-motivation, is often believed tomeaning self-motivation, is often believed to be coined bybe coined by French economist Jean Baptiste SayFrench economist Jean Baptiste Say, but, but properly defined by theproperly defined by the Irish-FrenchIrish-French economist Richard Cantilloneconomist Richard Cantillon. James Watt, Samuel. James Watt, Samuel Crompton, Thomas Newcomen and Claus SpreckelsCrompton, Thomas Newcomen and Claus Spreckels could be considered the pioneers.could be considered the pioneers. WhatWhat common biz-termcommon biz-term is this?is this? 2
  76. 76. EntrepreneurEntrepreneur 2
  77. 77. Why aWhy a 2009-founded start up2009-founded start up faced somefaced some unpleasantunpleasant queriesqueries after the release of the movieafter the release of the movie Tron : LegacyTron : Legacy?? 3
  78. 78. Quora-Quorra ControversyQuora-Quorra Controversy 3
  79. 79. Rohan ShahRohan Shah is a very popular actor in tv and hasis a very popular actor in tv and has played significant roles in serials like Bade Achheplayed significant roles in serials like Bade Achhe Lagte Hain, MTV Fanaah, Humse Hai Life &Lagte Hain, MTV Fanaah, Humse Hai Life & ItnaItna Karo Na Mujhe PyarKaro Na Mujhe Pyar. His filmography includes Krrish. His filmography includes Krrish 3, Kyun! Ho Gaya Na..., Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin3, Kyun! Ho Gaya Na..., Maine Gandhi Ko Nahin Mara & Tere Mere Phere. But his performance in aMara & Tere Mere Phere. But his performance in a tv-tv- adad made him amade him a household namehousehold name and given birth to aand given birth to a popular monikerpopular moniker.. Which moniker?Which moniker? (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide)    4
  80. 80. 4
  81. 81. IIN (Idea Internet Network)IIN (Idea Internet Network) 4
  82. 82. Whom would you associate with some of these wackyWhom would you associate with some of these wacky inventions : Aninventions : An earlier prototype of 3D printerearlier prototype of 3D printer,, Ultrasonic emitterUltrasonic emitter, Motorized roller skates, Wall Bed,, Motorized roller skates, Wall Bed, Super Calcacolor TV & Soda-water maker?Super Calcacolor TV & Soda-water maker? 5
  83. 83. Prof. CalculusProf. Calculus 5
  84. 84. After per the 2015 surveyAfter per the 2015 survey by TIMEby TIME,, Makati CityMakati City, a part, a part of the Manila metropolitan area known as the financialof the Manila metropolitan area known as the financial centre of Manila, ended up on top of the list beingcentre of Manila, ended up on top of the list being officially termed as theofficially termed as the _____ Capital of the World_____ Capital of the World. To. To compile the rankings, TIME created a database ofcompile the rankings, TIME created a database of more than 400,000 _____ and included geographicmore than 400,000 _____ and included geographic coordinates.coordinates. Just, fill in the blank.Just, fill in the blank. 6
  85. 85. SelfieSelfie 6
  86. 86. InIn 20152015, London Underground came up with an, London Underground came up with an additional penaltyadditional penalty, alongwith the monetary one, to, alongwith the monetary one, to prevent commutersprevent commuters fromfrom travelling ticketlesstravelling ticketless in tubes.in tubes. TheseThese ‘brief lectures’‘brief lectures’ as penalty proved to be veryas penalty proved to be very successful as thesuccessful as the no. of cases decreasedno. of cases decreased drastically.drastically. What were the ‘lectures’ all about?What were the ‘lectures’ all about? 7
  87. 87. Latest Star Wars movie’s endingLatest Star Wars movie’s ending were told to the offenderswere told to the offenders 7
  88. 88. Formed in 1948, it hasFormed in 1948, it has technically become the largesttechnically become the largest retail chainretail chain in India and it’s motto isin India and it’s motto is ‘Service to‘Service to Services’Services’.. WhatWhat is being talked about?is being talked about? 8
  89. 89. Canteen Stores Department (CSD)Canteen Stores Department (CSD) 8
  90. 90. Officials of this company conducted anOfficials of this company conducted an informalinformal market surveymarket survey to develop ato develop a mascotmascot for their products. Afor their products. A truck driver at a roadside dhaba suggested that thetruck driver at a roadside dhaba suggested that the product should haveproduct should have all the qualities of a ‘pehelwan’all the qualities of a ‘pehelwan’.. Thus the mascot was born.Thus the mascot was born. Which mascot,Which mascot, very visible in this part of the worldvery visible in this part of the world,, is this?is this? 9
  91. 91. 9 Mascot of MRF TyresMascot of MRF Tyres
  92. 92. Also known asAlso known as Pink BerylPink Beryl,, Rose BerylRose Beryl,, Pink EmeraldPink Emerald andand Cesian BerylCesian Beryl, this reddish-pink coloured gemstone is, this reddish-pink coloured gemstone is named after whichnamed after which great visionarygreat visionary whose failed projectswhose failed projects include theinclude the London SubwaLondon Subways, ays, a trans-Atlantic wirelesstrans-Atlantic wireless communication systemcommunication system by Nikola Teslaby Nikola Tesla and and International Mercantile Marine CompanyInternational Mercantile Marine Company (IMMC),(IMMC), an Atlantic shipping company?an Atlantic shipping company? 10
  93. 93. 10 J.P. Morgan (Morganite)J.P. Morgan (Morganite)
  94. 94. 2020thth Century FoxCentury Fox recently announced that afterrecently announced that after 27 years of27 years of its glorious presenceits glorious presence, the world’s first ___ store will open, the world’s first ___ store will open inin BeijingBeijing, China, in March, 2016. The expansion of the, China, in March, 2016. The expansion of the ____ franchise would continue with a____ franchise would continue with a second store insecond store in ShanghaiShanghai by June and the plan for the future is to openby June and the plan for the future is to open 100 stores globally, Jeffrey Godsick, president of 20100 stores globally, Jeffrey Godsick, president of 20thth Century Fox Consumer Products.Century Fox Consumer Products. Just fill in the blank.Just fill in the blank. 11
  95. 95. 11 SimpsonsSimpsons
  96. 96. ElectropsychometerElectropsychometer (vis)(vis) is anis an artifactartifact used as aused as a spiritualspiritual guideguide in auditing. In itself, it does nothing but are veryin auditing. In itself, it does nothing but are very helpful to understand thehelpful to understand the three basic parts of Manthree basic parts of Man —— mind, body and thetan. The thetan is an immortalmind, body and thetan. The thetan is an immortal spiritual being — the individual himself. spiritual being — the individual himself.  Whose obsessionWhose obsession with devices like Electropsychometerwith devices like Electropsychometer has resulted inhas resulted in similar heartbreaking consequencessimilar heartbreaking consequences,, moremore than once, within thethan once, within the last three decadeslast three decades?? (vis – next slide)(vis – next slide) 12
  97. 97. 12
  98. 98. 12 Tom CruiseTom Cruise
  99. 99. It was originally supposed to beIt was originally supposed to be named after the elderlynamed after the elderly gentlemangentleman (vis)(vis). But in view of. But in view of public backlashpublic backlash forfor obvious reasons, the decision was changed and it wasobvious reasons, the decision was changed and it was named after it’snamed after it’s supposed functionsupposed function.  .   What is being talked about?What is being talked about? (bigger vis – next slide)(bigger vis – next slide) 13
  100. 100. 13
  101. 101. 13 NirodhNirodh
  102. 102. Headquartered inHeadquartered in ShenzhenShenzhen, DJI – a tech company with, DJI – a tech company with all it’sall it’s higly sophisticated producthigly sophisticated product ranges is a prettyranges is a pretty sought after name. The products are brandedsought after name. The products are branded Phantom,Phantom, Inspire, Osmo and RoninInspire, Osmo and Ronin.. What is theWhat is the specialityspeciality of this company?of this company? 14
  103. 103. 14 It manufactures commercial andIt manufactures commercial and recreational drones for aerialrecreational drones for aerial photographyphotography
  104. 104. The almost omnipresent person who is always seenThe almost omnipresent person who is always seen withwith ‘Mahathi’‘Mahathi’ and likes to give/spread the name ofand likes to give/spread the name of the Almighty has beenthe Almighty has been dragged into bigtime newsdragged into bigtime news inin the recent times.the recent times. Explain.Explain. 15
  105. 105. 15 Narada NewsNarada News ??
  106. 106. * Phone :* Phone : 09874056162 * e-mail :* e-mail : somnathquiz@gmail.comsomnathquiz@gmail.com

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