Thursday, 29 May 2014

Business Quiz Set -15

1) It started its printing business in 1480 and known for printing prayer books and scholarly works. To meets its rising costs, it started publishing children books, school text books etc. This printing house is publishing more than 6,000 new books every year and employing nearly 6,000 people. This entity is exempted from the corporation and income tax since 1970's in US, UK and many other countries. Id which elite entity is this in this world ?
-  Oxford University Press     

2) Which Chinese firm recently launched its IPO in the US with its new listing on Nasdaq. The IPO is the largest in history for a Chinese company in the US ? 
- founded by richard Liu. 

3) Which organisation was founded in mid 1990's, with the slogan "The Opinion and The Other Opinion" which was funded by a member of Royal family with $137 million ? 
- Al Jazeera

4) 'Ek Nayi Pahal' is a in house magazine of _________ ?
- Tihar Jail

5) Who is this Taiwanese-Japanese businessman  well know for inventing which food item in ready to eat form. Tell me what did he invent ?   

- Instant Noodle Momofuku Ando 

6) He was  director of consulting for Lotus Development Corporation before joining the Boston Chicken in 1992. He remained the president of worldwide field operations at Adobe. After resignation from Adobe he was selected as the COO of Juniper Networks for exactly one year. From 2008-2010 he worked for Microsoft as the head of the Business Division, responsible for the Microsoft Office and Microsoft Dynamics line of products. Later he was named CEO of a famous Finnish company. Who ? 
- Stephen Elop

7) Observer described the banking Industry in 1950-1970 in US, as operating according to the 3-6-3 rule. As banking industry was lacking aggression and competition that time. What is this 3-6-3 rule ?
- Paying 3 percent interest on deposits, lending money out at 6 percent, and being able to "tee off at the golf course by 3 p.m

8) This company was actually founded in 1844 by Samuel P. in Yorkshire in the North of England. By the 1880, this company became one of the world's largest construction company. But today it is a very different company  and known for being a major shareholder in Financial Times, The Economist and many other elite media groups and in publishing houses. Id the Group  ?
-  Pearson

9) Which International organistation founded in 1967 having its HQ in Indonesia. To avoid the conflict for its chairmanship, this org. rotate its Chairmanship of this organisation  annually based on the alphabetical order of the English names of member states. Id which International org. is this ?
- ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nation)

10) Id the author ? 
- PC Parekh

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Business Quiz Set -14

1) The term was officially adopted in Madrid in 1995. Which was coined by a Belgian Germain Pirlot, a former teacher of French and history. What is this term ? 
-  Euro

2) Which Calcutta-based internet service provider announced in 1999 that it would be the first free Internet service provider in the country ? 

3) Which fragrance company campaigns featured models Shelley Hack, Charly Stember, and, notably Naomi Sims, making Sims the first African American woman in history to be featured in a cosmetic company's advertising.  Oprah Winfrey dedicated a segment of her talk show in 2007 to discuss the impact of this brand advertising. Id the brand they all endorsed for ?
- Charlie produced by the American cosmetic and perfume house Revlon named after Charlie Revson 

4) The inspiration for this product came about following a challenge by the Ford Foundation  to improve children's fitness's  by improving  urban playing surface. Later X  was  invented  in 1960's by two employees of the Chemstrand Company (now Monsanto Textiles Company) to solve this ?
- AstroTurf

5)  Which brand first introduced in 1926, marketed as a "white, pure soap for women," as many soaps of the time were colored to mask impurities ? 
- Camay 

6) In the 1660s, this product had become very popular among the upper classes of society, At the time, however, the French were not familiar with its technology, instead, Republic of Venice was known as the world leader in to manufacture this item, controlling technical and commercial monopoly of its business.  
      Later, French minister of finance 'Jean Colbert' wanted France to become completely self-sufficient in meeting domestic demand of this product and established a public enterprise in mid 1660's. Id this company and how we know it today ?
- Saint Gobain

7) This term was coined first in 1968 by William Gaud  former USAID(United State Agency for international Development Director). This term widely used in international arena. First to be used by India in 1960's & later in Iran used for a protest made against the malpractices in election. Id the term I am talking about ? 
- Green Revoution

8) Id the currency named after this bird ?

- Quetzal national bird and the name of the currency of Guatemala.

9) What is the product was named after a town in the province of Antwerp in Belgium as this city was the only supplier of its raw material. This product is widely used by Army persons worldwide ? 
- Duffle Bag 

10) Id the author ?

- Bill Gate

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Business Quiz Set- 13

1) George Allen, an Englishman who had had great success in the tea business in north-east India, he set to form something in Allahabad in mid 1860's. Which was later sold to the Thapar Group in 1990 which gave the national wings to this brand. Today it is owned by Chandan Mitra a politician and Journalist. Tell me what I am talking about ?
- The Pioneer 

2) To fight the illiteracy and to emphasize the importance of the writing, X brand came in cooperation with UNICEF and launch this campaign "Signature for Good" in which they asked 149 celebrities to write a personal statement beginning with, "I like to write because.......".
These statements were later auctioned off by UNICEF.  Id which brand initiative was this  for 
education campaign & what is the significance of 149 celebrities ?
- Montblanc Pen, for its 149 Fountain Pen.

3) About what brand/product is Mahatma Gandhi reported to have remarked, ``One of the few useful things invented''?
- Singer Swing Machine 

4)What marketing strategy was invented by Brownie Wise, who developed it for the Tupperware company in the early 1950's. and became the reason of success of Tupperware ?
- The party plan or hostess parties, a method of marketing the products by hosting a social event at some place during which a product will be demonstrated.

5) In 2012 which company re-branded its International Coffee and Tea business as D.E MASTER BLENDERS 1753 and North American Retail and Food service business as Hillshire Brands Company? 
- Sara Lee

6) This is the second oldest central bank in the world. Sometimes known as the “Old Lady” of Threadneedle Street, the Bank was founded in 1694 with a founding charter that stated its purpose was to “promote the public good and benefit of our people”.  Id which entity is this (logo in pic) 
- Bank of England 

7) In advertising layouts (or any written text, for that matter), what is `kerning'?
- The Space between the letters

8) What term is used to refer the countries which are politically unstable, economically depends upon the exports of a limited resources & are commercially exploited for private profits by the State itself. Honduras and Guatemala only the two countries which have been dubbed _________ in 20th century. The term was first coined by American author Henry in his 1904 book of short stories "Cabbages and Kings". What term ? 
-  Banana Republic.

9) Which company's famously advertised vision statement is `The Network is the Computer'?
Sun Microsystems

10) Id the this author, a Hungarian-born famous American businessman ? 
- Andy Grove

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Business Quiz Set-12

1) Which US Book retailer known for selling its teddy bear named "Barnsie"?
- Barnes & Noble

2)  In 1896 several banks in London and the English provinces, including Backhouse's Bank and Gurney's Bank, united as a joint-stock bank as a result  what came in existence ?
-  Barclays Bank

3) He fulfilled his dream of selling chocolates to the masses by opening his laboratory in Alba. As this brand grows in popularity throughout world, the brand becomes known for its distinctive gold foil wrapper, the unique premium packaging. Id him and which brand ?
- Pietro Ferrero, Ferrero Rocher

4) Which company created the growth-share matrix in 1968?
- The Boston Consulting Group

5) Its company’s full name is _______ Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. Fill in the blank.
- Deloitte

6) This company founded back in 1907, it's logo was created in 1916 when its founder Jim Casey merged the company with a local rival, its logo featured a shield and an eagle carrying a package with the words “SAFE, SWIFT, SURE”. Which company ?
- UPS 

7) We are familiar with the White Collar, Blue collar & Pink collar. Who are the Gold Collar Worker ?
- Knowledge worker 

8) Westinghouse who bought it in 1969 and sold it in 1978 to Philip Morris who in turn sold it in 1986 to a group led by the investment firm Hicks & Haas. What I am talking about ?
- 7Up

9) The two brother set up a small mail-order record retail business back in 1970s. Today this is world famous brand. Its current logo was originally sketched on a paper napkin by graphic designer Trevor Key. Which brand is this ?
- Virgin

10) How we used to know this brand earlier ? 

- ING Vysya Life Insurance 

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