Landmark Quiz Bangalore 2008- Prelims

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LQB 2008 PRELIMS

  1. This is the opening line of which classic – “______ was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, `and what is the use of a book,’ thought ______ `without pictures or conversation?”

    1. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

  2. What is believed to have been invented by Mavalli Tiffin Rooms during World War II when rice was in short supply?

    1. Rava idly

  3. If Gonsalo Garcia was the first man to achieve this status, who was the first woman?

    1. Sister Alphonsa – Roman Catholic saints from India. Garcia is the patron saint of Mumbai, crucified in Nagasaki in 1597 and declared a saint in 1862.

  4. What comes in these types…bob, corkscrew, docked, odd, saber, sickle, squirrel, and wheel?

    1. Dog’s tails

  5. Every year, 15th September is celebrated as ______ Day in India celebrating the birth anniversary of Sir M Visveswaraya. Fill in the blank.

    1. Engineer’s Day

  6. What is the motto of the state of California because of the discovery of gold and the subsequent Gold Rush?

    1. Eureka

  7. The upper limit to define what is given by the World Bank as $1.25 per day, and by the Asian Development Bank as $1.35 per day?

    1. Poverty

  8. Which is the only Summer Olympics sport that does not include events for women?

    1. Boxing. Women’s boxing which was not included in the Beijing Games is again being considered for the 2012 Games.

  9. Xavier Institute for Higher Learning, formerly Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters is the place of training of which group of people?

    1. X-Men

  10. What name has Google given for a unit of information?

    1. Knol (knowledge)

  11. What is the name of the luxury train introduced in Karnataka on the lines of the Palace on Wheels?

    1. Golden Chariot. It is named after the famous stone chariot at the Vitthala Temple in Hampi.

  12. Which 16th century Spanish Bishop of Segura wrote a book Libro de la invencion liberal y arte del juego del Axendrez? It is one of the first fundamental books in Europe relating to this game by one considered by many to be its first unofficial world champion.

    1. Ruy (Rodrigo) Lopez after whom the famous Ruy Lopez chess move is named.

  13. The Belgaum conference of the Indian National Congress in 1924 was presided over by Mahatma Gandhi. Which 11-year-old rendered the famous Kannada anthem, “Udayavagali Namma Cheluva Kannadanadu” on the opening day of the session?

    1. Gangubai Hangal

  14. Over 1,500 years after they occupied parts of Spain, a Germanic tribe is still present in name as which region in the south of Spain?

    1. Andalusia named after the Vandals

  15. Which one of these countries does not lie on the equator – Ecuador, Colombia, Indonesia, Equatorial Guinea?

    1. Equatorial Guinea

  16. Who established Hindustan Aircraft (that later became HAL) in Bangalore in 1940 to produce military aircraft for the Royal Indian Air Force?

    1. Walchand Hirachand. In 1943 the Bangalore factory was handed over to the United States Army Air Force but still using HAL management. It became the centre for major overhaul and repairs of American aircraft operating in India and Burma and was known as the 84th Air Depot.

  17. Where would one find this allegory of the developing Indian economy – a man on a harvester, a woman at a computer, an offshore oil rig, a satellite, and an automated steel production plant?

    1. The 1000 Rupee note

  18. (VISUAL) This is the logo of which organization that is headquartered in Bangalore?

    1. Art of Living Foundation

  19. The Punnett Square is a diagram that is used to predict the outcome of an experiment in what field?

    1. Genetics

  20. (VIDEO) Who composed this official anthem of FIFA World Cup 2002?

    1. Vangelis

  21. Which island was purposely given an inappropriate name in 985 AD by its explorer,” for he said it would make men’s minds long to go there if it had a fine name”?

    1. Greenland

  22. Which Indian sporting event has the largest number of participants?

    1. Kerala boat race

  23. Linen is made from the fibre of which plant?

    1. Flax

  24. Elvis Presley won 3 Grammy Awards all of which were for which style of music?

    1. Gospel

  25. O, beware my lord, of _______; It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on.’ (a) Fill in the blank (b) Which Shakespeare play contains this line?

    1. (a) Jealousy, (b) Othello

  26. (VISUAL) What is the surname of these much-in-the-news siblings?

    1. Lehman Brothers

  27. This person was awarded the Business Standard Award for making which organization the “Most Innovative Company in India” for the year 2008?

    1. BCCI (Lalit Modi)

  28. What phrase describes the point in a bullfight when the matador makes the kill that is also the title of a reality TV show on Star World?

    1. Moment of Truth

  29. Shortly after completing this work, Michelangelo overheard someone remark that it was the work of another sculptor Cristoforo Solari prompting Michelangelo to carve “Michelangelo Buonarotti Florentine Made It” on the work. Name the work which is the only one the signed by the artist.

    1. The Pieta

  30. When telephones were invented in 1876, (a) who suggested the word “hello” to start a conversation, and (b) what the word did it replace as a greeting on the telephone?

    1. Edison. b. Ahoy

  31. In medieval maps places which were unknown territory had these words written on that area, ‘Here be ______’. Fill in the blank.

    1. Dragons

  32. Which attendant of Shiva instructed Bharata (author of the Natya Shastra) in the use of Angaharas and Karanas, modes of Shiva’s cosmic dance? Some scholars consider he must have been the author of an earlier work on the dramatic arts, which was incorporated into the Natya Shastra.

    1. Tandu, after whom the Tandava is named

  33. Which innovative vehicle is marketed as the G-Wiz in UK and qualifies for exemption from the “London congestion charge” because of its unique nature?

    1. Reva

  34. By what familiar name do we know the All India War Memorial?

    1. India Gate. It bears the names of 90,000 Indian Army soldiers who died in the campaigns of World War I, the Northwest Frontier operations of the same time and the 1919 Afghan fiasco.

  35. (VISUAL) What is the French word for this flower called the mallow, which is known to us because of its distinctive colour?

    1. Mauve

  36. (AUDIO) Identify the band.

    1. The Raghu Dixit project founded by Bangalore musician Raghu Dixit who mixes Indian folk with western influences.

  37. (AUDIO) Identify the voice.

    1. Amelia Earhart

  38. (VIDEO) What breed of horse is this?

    1. Clydesdale horses. The Clydesdale is the symbol of the Anheuser-Busch beer company (makers of Budweiser).

  39. (VIDEO) Which magnificent building is the setting for this anthem for rebellious lovers?

    1. Sheesh Mahal (of the Amber Fort in Jaipur)

  40. (AUDIO) Which movie?

    1. Roadside Romeo

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Landmark Quiz Bangalore 2008- Review

I know this comes very late. But, better late than never.

The quiz was fantastic, receiving around 500 participating teams and leaving Chowdiah Memorial packed!

After a 40 question prelim, the final saw 8 teams battling it out with WALTO emerging champions followed by Obama Satyabama and QED. The top two teams will now represent Bangalore in the National final in Chennai on Aug 15, 2009

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AIMA NMQ Sample Questions

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1. Which state’s co-operative dairy foundation products are marketed under the brand name SARAS?

ANS.    RAJASTHAN COOPERATIVE DAIRY FEDERATION

2. If you are ‘Making sense of India’, what are you reading?

ANS.     INDIA TODAY

3.  FORTUNE MAGAZINE BEGAN ITS 500 LIST OF TOP ‘ U.S. ’ COMPANIES IN 1954.  WHICH COMPANY HAS TAKEN THE TOP SPOT FOR MORE THAN 36 TIMES?

ANS.     GENERAL ELECTRIC

4.  WHAT IS MURPHY’S LAW IN MANAGEMENT?

ANS.    THE THEORY THAT IF SOMETHING CAN GO WRONG, EVENTUALLY IT WILL GO WRONG.

5.   WHICH MARKETING GURU GAVE US THE THEORY OF ‘MARKETING MYOPIA’ WHICH APPEARED IN THE HBR IN 1960.  THIS ARTICLE IS ONE OF THE MOST REPRINTED ARTICLE OF HBR.

ANS.     THEODORE LEVITT

6.  WHICH TWO MANAGEMENT THINKERS HAS GIVEN US THE CONCEPT OF BALANCED SCORECARD?

ANS.     ROBERT KAPLAN AND DAVID P NORTON

7. YOU MUST BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORL D . WHICH PERSON MADE THIS STATEMENT MANY YEARS AGO WHICH IS  STILL  RELEVANT?

ANS.     MAHATMA GANDHI

8.  DUET FILMS.  WHICH FAMOUS CHARACTER ACTOR OF SOUTH OWNS THIS PRODUCTION COMPANY?

ANS.   PRAKASH RAJ

9. ‘FIRST CHOICE’ IS THE LEADING PLAYER IN THE MULTI BRAND USED CAR MARKET. IT IS OWNED BY WHICH AUTO MAJOR ?

ANS.    MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA

10.  WHICH COMPANY GIVES THE TITLE OF ‘DISTINGUISHED ENGINEER’ TO EMPLOYEES WHO ACHIEVE A SUSTAINED RECORD OF INVENTION, GARNERING RECOGNITION ACROSS THE INDUSTRY FOR INSIGHT AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISE ?

ANS.      IBM

11.       WHICH COMPANY LAUNCHED  ITS SOCIAL NETWORKING SITE, “BIG ADDA”, INDIA ’S ANSWER TO SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES LIKE              MYSPACE AND ORKUT ?

ANS.     RELIANCE ENTERTAINMENT

12.        NAME THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOK  “JALEBI MANAGEMENT : All Stakeholders Can Enjoy a Bite “ .

ANS.      SHOMBIT SENGUPTA

13.         THE ‘LIVING PLAN ET REPORT’ IS A  PERIODICAL OF WHICH ORGANISATION ?

ANS.      WORLD WIDE FUND FOR NATURE (WWF)

14          IN WHI CH BUSINESS NEWS PAP ER WOULD YOU FIND THIS CARTOON STICKLISH SINGLES

ANS.      HINDU BUSINESSLINE

15         WHAT TERM DEFINES AN INDIVIDUAL WHO WITH HIS SKILL AND ABIL ITY OBTAINS TEMPORARY ASSIGNMENTS IN A VARIETY OF               ORGANIZATIONS RATHER THAN A PERMANENT JOB ?

ANS.     PORTFOLIO WORKER

16        WHICH MANAGEMENT THINKER IS KNOWN AS ‘MR. STRATEGY’ AND HAS DEVELOPED THE 3C ‘S MODEL. WHO ?

ANS.      KENICHI OHMAE

17         KHAZANA IS THE INV ESTM ENT ARM OF WHICH COUNTRY ?

ANS.     MALAYSIA

18         WHICH ACTIVIST’S  BOOK IS ‘CHEW ON THIS. EVERYTHING YOU DIDN’T WANT TO KNOW ABOUT FAST FOOD’?

ANS.     ERIC SCHLOSSER

19         WHICH MNC ’S GROWTH STRATEGY IN INDIA IS – PEOPLE, PLANET, PORTFOLIO, PARTNERS AND PERFORMANCE ?

ANS.     COCA-COLA

20        NAME THE CELEBRITY AUTHOR OF THE BOOK “THAT EXTRA HALF AN INCH: HAIR, HEELS AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN” .

ANS.     VICTORIA BECKHAM

21.       WHICH HIGH PROFILED PERSONALITY OWN THE MEDIA STARTER CURRENT TV AND AN ASSET MANAGEMET FIRM CALLED              INVESTMENT GENERATION  MANAGEMENT?

ANS.     AL GORE

22.       WHICH BANK HAS BROUGHT OUT THIS TWO COMICS RAJU AND THE MONEY TREE AND MONEY KUMAR FOR TEACHING BASIC              BANKING TO CHILDREN?

ANS.   RESERVE BANK OF INDIA

23         THE PINK SLIP AWA RDS INTRODUCED BY THE TIMES OF INDIA GROUP IS GIVEN FOR WHAT ?

ANS.     CREATIVE EXCELLENCE IN RECRUITMENT ADVERTISING

24         WHICH COMPANY HAS LAUNCHED ITS NEW GLOBAL, CORPORATE BRAND IDENTITY ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN BASED ON THE THEME               ‘LET’S GET IT  DONE.’?

ANS.     CITI

25        NATIONAL AIDS CONTROL ORGANISATION  (NACO) HAS LAUNCHED – KYS- AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH TO HIV TESTING IN INDIA             EXPAND KYS.

ANS.     KNOW YOUR STATUS

26.        WHAT DO THE CREDIT CARD COMPANIES CALL A  PERSON WHO ROLLS PART OF THE BILL OVER TO THE NEXT MONTH ?

ANS.     REVOLVER

27        WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE MOVE MENT DEVOTED TO RALLYING AMERICAN CONSUMERS TO FIGHT GLOBAL WARMING BY              SWITCHING  LIGHT BULBS  FROM STANDARD BULBS TO CFL BULBS ?

ANS.     18 SECONDS.

28         DENNIS HWANG IS THE MAN BEHIND WHICH OF GOOGLE’S FEATURES ?

ANS.    GOOGLE DOODLE

29.      THE STORY OF WHICH AIRLINE’S LEGAL FIGHT WAS TURNED INTO A CHILDREN’S BOOK,GUMWRAPPERS AND GOGGLES BY WINIFRED             BARNUM IN 1983 ?

ANS.   SOUTHWEST AIRLINES

30      WHICH INDIAN COMPANY’S PEER-TO-PEER LEARNING INITIATIVES INCLUDES KONNECT,KNETWORKS, WARROOMS AND RFP KWEST ?

ANS.   WIPRO

31.      mycandymanclub.com HAS BEEN LAUNCHED BY WHICH COMPANY IN INDIA TO LEVERAGE THE POWER OF THE INTERNET MEDIUM TO             CREATE AN  INTERACTIVE, EXPERIENTIAL PLATFORM?

ANS.    ITC

32        IN OR DER TO SERVE THE RU RAL MARKETS, WHI CH OIL COMPANY HAS SET UP ‘KISAN SEVA KENDRAS’ (KSKs), TO SUPPLY OIL TO              FARMERS ?

ANS.    INDIANOIL CORPORATION

33         WHICH INSURANCE COMPANY HAS A UNIT-LINKED CHILDREN’S PLAN CALLED ‘ LITTLE MASTER ‘ ?

ANS.     AVIVA LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY

34        ‘EARN YOUR STRIPES’  IS AN INITIATIVE OF WHICH COMPANY DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE KIDS TO BE MORE ACTIVE, EAT RIGHT              AND WORK HARD TO  ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS ?

ANS.     KELLOGS

35.       WHICH INDIAN MEDIA BRAND HAS INITIATED THE CONCEPT OF A BLOG DEDICATED TO WOMEN CALLED ‘BELIEVE BLOGS’ ?

ANS.      FEMINA

36.        WHICH JEANS BRAND WAS ESTABLISHED AS WEEKEND ROAD SIDE STALL BY THREE BROTHERS NITIN SHAH, ARUN SHAH AND               MILAN SHAH ?

ANS.     PEPE JEANS

37.       Therefore the business has two – and only two – basic functions : marketing & innovation, marketing & innovation produce results, all              the rest are costs. WHICH FAMOUS MANAGEMENT GURU’S QUOTE IS THIS?

ANS.     PETER DRUCKER

38.       “I solemnly swear and declare that every customer that comes within 10 feet of me, I will smile, look them in the eye, and greet them,              so help me Sam.” Which legendary businessman required his employees to Take the ABOVE pledge?

ANS.    Sam walton

39.        “DYB : Destroy your business …..  change or die.  When the rare of change inside the company is exceeded by the rate of change               outside the company, the end is near.” Which legendary leader warned his employees with the above statement.

ANS.      Jack welch

40.        WHO HAS BECOME THE YOUNGEST ACTOR TO BE IMMORTALISED IN WAX AT THE MADAME TUSSAUDS MUSEUM ?

ANS.     DANIEL RADCLIFFE

41.       NAME THE AUTHOR OF THE FOLLOWING BOOKS  –  A) CELEBRATING PERFECTION IN ADMINISTRATION, B) CELEBRATING             PERFECTION IN EDUCATION,  C) ENLIGHTENMENT AND INVINCIBILITY, D) SCIENCE OF BEING AND ART OF LIVING AND E) IDEAL              INDIA.

ANS.    MAHARISHI MAHESH YOGI

42        WHAT IS NOTAN BUSHNELL’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE GAMING INDUSTRY?

ANS.     FOUNDED ATARI

43.       ‘THE ART OF CAN’ IS A HUN T FOR CREATIVITY AS PART OF WHICH COMPANY’S INTERNATIONAL ART COMPETITION ?

ANS.     RED BULL

44        WHICH COMPANY HAS ONE SINGLE ENVIRONMENTAL SY STEM , ‘eKO’ SYSTEM, IMPLEMENTED AT ALL ITS OPERATIONS IN 202              COUNTRIES ACROSS THE WORLD?

ANS.    COCA COLA

45.       ATTRACTING NEW RECRUITS WITHATRACTIVE OFFERS. WHAT IS THE TERM IN THE NEWS TO DESCRIBE SUCH A PHENOMENON.

ANS.     GOLDEN HELLOS

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Curiosio- The Online Quiz Series

Curiosio- The online Quiz series

Take a break from all your business activities and refresh yourself with a short and sweet quiz in an innovative format every week. Curiosio is a series of 7 quizzes that would be hosted online every weekend in the run-up to Intaglio. 

Wake up the quizzer sleeping inside you! 

Event Format: 7 Online weekend quizzes
Time: Friday noon to Sunday noon

Weekly Winners
1st Prize: Rs. 2000
2nd Prize: Rs. 1500
3rd Prize: Rs. 1000

Overall Winners
1st Prize: Rs. 5000
2nd Prize: Rs. 3000
3rd Prize: Rs. 2000

Note: Incase of multiple correct entries, winners to be decided by a lucky draw.

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MindTree @ Verve '08

  • Quiz: Mind Tree
  • Flavour: Business Quiz
  • Part of Verve 2008
  • Host: St Josephs College of Business Admn (Bangalore)
  • Quiz Master: Arul Mani
  • Date: 21st Nov 2008
  • Venue: St Josephs College of Business Admn, residency road
  • Registration: Rs 500 for the Quiz event alone. Colleges wishing to participate in all the events of Verve need to pay Rs 1500.Registration details can be mailed to sjcba.verve@gmail.com
  • Event Co-ordinator- Arun -9900205030
  • AIMA NMQ '08

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    REGIONAL ROUNDS
    Place Date Venue
    Kolkata 28th Nov, 2008 Hotel Park
    Mumbai 3rd Dec, 2008 Santokba Hall
    Delhi 13th Dec, 2008 Hotel Le Meridien
    Chennai 20th Dec, 2008 Hotel GRT Grand
    GRAND FINALE
    CHENNAI, HOTEL GRT GRAND
    20th DECEMBER 2008

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