Friday, 31 October 2014

Business Quiz Set - 30

1) In 1962, a professional manufacturing association known as the Hawaiian Fashion Guild began to promote this attire for use in the workplace, particularly as business attire and name this campaign as "Operation Liberation". Subsequently, a resolution passed in the Senate recommending this to be worn throughout the summer to support the state garment  industry. Id what attire and how we know them better ? 
Hawaiian Shirt 

*2) What idea was conceived by the Edward P Smith in 1955 during the stint at US based Time Group? 
- Fortune 500

3) In the 1940s, Dik Browne a cartoonist worked as an illustrator for Newsweek as well as for an advertising company, where he created the trademark logo for an American agriculture firm. Id the company which is biggest distributor of bananas and other agri product?
- Chiquita 

*4) Connect to a personality ?
- Neil Armstrong, he was a brand ambassador for Chrysler and also voiced a character in Quantum Quest and CEO of EDO corporation. 

5) Alfred Peet a Dutch American Entrepreneur who was the inspiration for which brand ? 

- Starbuck 

6) He pursued his interests in business by securing a meeting with  McDonald's president of his native nation, taking his advice, he moved to California and began studying Economics and Computer Science. Enamoured by a microchip featured in a magazine he was convinced that anything related to microchips could yield a fortune. Later he patented a translating device that he eventually sold to Sharp Electronics for $1 million. Today, he is  richest man of his native nation despite having the distinction of losing the most money in history (approximately $70 billion during the dot com crash of 2000). Id who I am talking about ? 
- Masayoshi Son, founder  of Softbank    

7) Id the print ad of ___________ ?

 Smith and Jones' Maggi

Monday, 20 October 2014

Business Quiz Set - 29

1) X is a Latin word whose meaning is light, a symbol of luxury. X was launched in the United States(1925) and in the United Kingdom(1928) as a toilet Soap. For what purpose it was introduced in India and what ?
- Lux

2) An Immigrant Sol Koffler founded this company in Rhode Island in 1930's with his life savings. In 1970, company launched a memorable ad campaign, highlighting the durability of its product by unleashing a "gorilla" (actually a man in a costume) commercial ran for  last fifteen years. Id this company which was acquired by Astrum International in 1993 ? 
- American Tourister 

3)  Martin Goodman and Louis Silberkleit, along with Maurice Coyne, founded Columbia Publications in early 1930's. Goodman soon left the company and started his own publication in 1939 as Timely Publications, later they changed its name & named it after a mountain range. Id how we know this company today ? 
- Marvel Comic 

4) This is a new factory opened in India under a CSR programme by a company known as Minda Furukawa Electric ( a JV between Ashok Minda Group, a leading auto component supplier and Furukawa of Japan). This is first of its kind project for the Indian auto sector. Tell me what is so unique  about this project ? 
- Set up at Tihar Jail inmate

5) Connect ?
- RBI, Sir Osborne smith, Hilton Young below and RBI earlier HQ

6) Who is this in the news as has been roped by a US firm to create its anthem. Id company and him ?
 Palash Sen, lead singer of the band Euphoria, to compose a 'Pepsi anthem'

7) Id the organisation whose concept had been proposed in 1795 and adopted in 1920. But this failed in its purpose and lasted only for 26 year and replaced by a new body. Id the organisation by its logo ?
- League of Nation 

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Business Quiz Set- 28

1) After considering Alan Alda, Beverly Sills, Kermit the Frog, and Billy Martin as celebrity endorsers, X chose  Billy Scudder to play the role of Y for a series of popular advertisements. What is X & Y here ?
- IBM and Charlie Chapline 

2)  Nelson Wang who run a Chinese restaurant in Kolkata by name China Garden his claim to invented X dish at the request of a customer in mid1970's while working at the Y as a cook. What was invented and where ? 
- Chicken Manchurian at Cricket Club of India 

3) Whose house located in The Queen's Road (earlier name) his neighbour include the Hassanal Bolkiah Sultan of Brunei, Roman Abramovich Russian businessman, investor and politician ? 
- Lakshmi Mittal 

4) Connect 
-  Chelsea, Roman Abramovich who own this, Chelsea city after which club is named, Samsung main sponsor and appeared in the movie Jhoom Barabar Jhoom

5) This company faced challenging time during 2008 as it had to closed its 900 shops. As a result its previous CEO X rejoined the company after a gap of eight years replacing Jim Donald. X soon embarked on a technology-oriented strategy, adopted community involvement concept where employees were asked to share ideas, "My _______ Idea" was rolled out for its customers asked about their opinion on everything such as products, services, layout, advertising, corporate social responsibility etc. This strategy was a hit and the company embarked on the path of connecting with large number of customer by creating communities like 'free Wi-Fi group', 'soy group', 'comfy chair group' etc. And this strategy  helped the brand to gain its lost ground. Id the company I am talking about ? 
- Starbuck

6) Napoleon Bonaparte said this "_____ , the Sleeping Giant!. Let it sleep. For if it wakes up, it will shake the world". Fill the blank with the name of a country ?
- China

7) ID the man in the visual ?

- Jignesh Shah 

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Business Quiz Set- 27

1) This was incorporated in 1990 as a Section 25 company under the Companies Act 1956, this entity is known for introducing many novel concepts to the Indian capital markets such as screen-based nationwide trading, sponsorship of companies and scripless trading. Which famous entity I am talking about ? 
- OTC Exchange India  

2) Which famous French company was founded by these two brother back in 1889, inspiring from a tire puncture ?

- Michelin brother, Michelin company  

3) The idea of this Price Index was conceived by an economist of a US base bank. This price index is based on the 12 items which are mentioned in a song "The Twelve Days ______" . This is just like an inflation Index which assist consumer to know the fluctuations in the prices of these items & how much it will cost them in subsequent year. How we know this Index which is maintained by  PNC Wealth Management since its conception ?
- Christmas Price Index

4) Beaute Createurs, a mail order company, created in the late 1980s during the growth years of the mail order business. Which French company founded back in 1909 own this and  decided to close this business unit this year? 
-  L'oreal 

5) What was created in mid 1990's  from the merger of two Swiss company Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz Laboratories ?
- Novartis

6) Connect to a vintage brand ?

- Binaca

7) ID campaign of which brand ? 
- Horlicks