Thursday, August 30, 2012

OBQ 456: The beginnings...

Was when this first store was opened near a crossroads (that last word is a hint), which retailing giant?

Answer: Carrefour which literally means cross road, so not a coincidence that the first store opened on a crossroad!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Review of Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2012: Ahmedabad Regional Prelims and Final

Hi Gang,

What a great day of quizzing @ Ahmedabad, The dark horses (or Knights if you like it so!) Kushan Patel and Meghshyam Shirodkar went on to annihilate the usual suspects from Triton (Defending champions Mahesh Manjawala and Mayur Rana), Thermax and Vodafone. It was the most one sided quiz ever seen! The top team scored 110 points where as the runners up (from Petronet LNG) got just 15 points, all other teams combined scored less than a 3rd of what Kushan and Meghshyam did!

The turnout was just about 60 teams.

Prelim round : 25 Questions Cut-off went as high as 14! (We missed by 2 points)

Here are the questions and answers...

  1. This cosmetics company which is now very visible on TV was found by Darshan Patel identify the company: 

Vini Group manufacturer of products like FOGG deodrant.

     2.   Which Auto company tied up with Defiance CO (promoted by Hinduja group) to setup social media connect which lead to almost 12% increase in sales.

Nissan Motors

    3.    Which company has a scholarship program called Turning point ?


    4.   Which top IT company started its charity work under name of Sampark?


    5.    Identify the device

Nokia Luna

    6.    The shirt Co from India was selected to provide clothing for which famous toy brands?


    7.   Who launched the Madagascar 3 range of watches

Titan Fastrack

    8.   Which union minister leads the CeeJay Group and is also known as Bidi King by Indian media?

Praful patel

    9.   In 1899 a patent was issued to Mr William Middlebrook for a equipment manufacturing a commonly found office supply, name the office supply.


    10.   Identify the logo

    11.   This magazine was founded in 1892 by Arthur Baldwin which compiled photos from world of fashion, which magazine?


    12.   The Smithsonian museum has more than 100 products from this company displayed, the founder was   well known for designing the Wonderlier bowl.


    13.   Maria Sharapova is one the list of Forbes list of richets sports stars which other Asian female has that credit?

Li Na

    14.   Martin Nordell the famous creator of the Green Lantern also created this logo which is famous for its Tummy poke

Pillsbury Doughboy

   15.   This logo was created by a British designer, earlier this broadcasting company had identity of batwing.


   16.   He named this company after the first space craft landed on Moon which company was thus founded?

 Apollo Hospitals

    17.    An actor won USD 100 for giving a name suggestion for a large selling brand of Hormel foods, which brand?


    18.   What was the new name given to golden rule store to attract money conscious customers?

J C Penny

    19.   Logo inspired by Rock of Gibraltar which company?

Prudential financial company.

    20.   Identify the heir of group 

Aditya Mittal

    21.   What was brainchild of Harry Lumsten and first used by corps of guide, ultimately it was adopted by Indian army during 40s

Khakhi Uniform

    22.   What did Nadkarni, Patil and Ravi Narain founded after leaving their job at IDBI?

National Stock Exchange

   23.   Started by Prakash Lakhani in 1980s with just four stitching machines, which kids brand?

Jiny and Jony.

   24.   The founder of this company Daniel Lewin died in 9/11 flight 11 crash in New york, which company?

Akamai Technology

  25.   Who endorses Yamaha Ray

Deepika Padukone

Finals Round 1 

Tips and tricks 12 questions but with buzzer.

Q1: What did Marc Beinoff started that today is USD 1 billion cloud computing service?

Q2: David a Pandelbury has predicted winners of Nobel prize from 2002 bases on citation reference and other variable, which company employs him?

Thomson Rueters

Q3: Expand EMO the meaning of new electric car by Tatas
Electric Motion

Q4: Connect of Dollar Undergarment

Q5: Identify two pictures

Vineet Nayar & Vineet Nayar (One CEO of Mahindra Satyam and other of HCL)

Q6:  With which e-commerce company did tata start its online services called  Deal zone?

Answer: Snapdeal

Q7:  What is being unveiled?

Mcbook Air

Q8:  This two companies were listed together on the sameday in 1970s over one decade the price of one company was more than double of others one analyst noted "This is proof that stockmarkets prefer memory over mammary which two companies?

Intel and Playboy

Q9:  Connect of Ashok Leyland

Q10: Which was the first Indian Jewellery brand to sell in Harrods?


Q11: Who tweeted: "Today is my last day as CEO of ____" only a fitting end to a #Haiku


Q12: Who is behind the initiative : The coolest job on the earth?

SAB Miller

OBQ 454: The underground operator...

Identify not so famous company...

Answer: Anglo American the mining giant

Friday, August 24, 2012

OBQ 453: The fine cut...

Connect to a company

Answer: De Beers, The movie blood diamond, forever mark, and the founder Cecil Rhodes

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

OBQ 452: The Morning Star

Identify the company/brand...

Clue 1: The company was found more than 100 years ago in Battle Creek, Michigan, USA. Till date the core product of the company is same , the product was out come of an accident.

Clue 2: The company was the first in the world to employ a full time dietitian and its clientele includes US Army and Apollo-11 crew.

Clue 3: She is the brand ambassador for the company in India.

Answer: Kellogs

Monday, August 20, 2012

OBQ 451: If you are an Indian...

and you work in  a certain industry, you owe a lot to him!!! who is he?
Answer: F C Kohli the father of Indian IT Industry

Saturday, August 18, 2012

OBQ 450: The invisible leg

Identify the company...
Answer: Ossur the company that provides high end prosthetic, Oscar Pistorious is one of the famous client!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

OBQ 448: Exotic entertainer

Identify the unusual logo of an unusual institution...

Answer: Cirque de Soleil

Sunday, August 12, 2012

OBQ 446: Serious bussiness of coffee house

Identify the organisation...

Clue1: This entity started as a coffee house more than three centuries ago where sailors can get reliable information on shipping.
Clue2: Given this the place soon became the first house of insurance brokers and this was stamped by British Parliament by passing an act in this company's name in 1838
Clue3: Of the many things company has insured are things like Celine Dion's vocal cords, and New World Trade Centre's development.

This is company's swanky head quarter in London.
Answer: Lloyds of London.

Friday, August 10, 2012

OBQ 445: Are you watching Olympics closely enough?

When Olympics organizer didn't allow for branding inside sport arenas, BMW pulled out an Ace!
Tell me what they did and where have you seen this mini coopers? and what's so special about them?

Answer: Mini cooper launched a set of tiny cars to retrieve the javelins and discuss in field events!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

OBQ 444: Faster than Bolt

Identify the device, second image is just the hint.

Answer: Digital line camera used to decide the winner of professional races.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

OBQ 442: No Power Grid failure here!

Identify the innovative power provider...

Answer: Husk Power look at the logo closely :)

Thursday, August 2, 2012

OBQ 441: A much needed kick!

That's what this machine provides, Identify the equipment from its patent sketch.

Answer: Its the patent document of espresso machine!