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  • Answer : Quaker Oats
  • Answer : SODEXO
  • Answer : Greece
  • Answer : Lenovo
  • Answer : phone hacking
  • Answer : Switzerland
  • Answer : Doritos
  • Answer : Madonna
  • Answer : Shoes
  • Answer : Angry Birds
  • Answer : Twitter
  • Answer : Walt Disney World Resort (Orlando, Florida)
  • Answer : J R D Tata
  • Answer : India and Japan
  • Answer : Poker (blue chips have higher value than red and white)
  • Answer : A.RAJA (Andimithu Raja )
  • Answer : MSNBC
  • Answer : MSNBC
  • Wikileaks
  • Microsoft surface
  • Cannon (old logo) Kwannon
  • Microsoft Silverlight
  • Google Wave
  • Verisign
  • Samsung Old logo
  • SalesForce old logo
  • Del.icio.us
  • Myspace
  • Quatar Airlines
  • Reddit.com
  • Iridium Communications
  • Baidu.com
  • Alpha-Romeo
  • HotMail
  • Alta Vista search
  • Aston Martin
  • Kodak
  • Microsoft
  • Salesforce.com
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Philips
  • NVIDIA
  • Australia
  • Dodge
  • Verizon wireless
  • Nintendo DS
  • Visa
  • Boing
  • IBM
  • Dell
  • Addidas
  • Reebok
  • Pepsi
  • Nescafe
  • Answer : Turing
  • Answer : iTunes
  • Answer : Bring Your Own Device
  • Answer : googol
  • Answer : NASSCOM
  • Answer : Microsoft
  • Answer : Atos
  • Answer : Microblogging site like Twitter
  • Answer : Ping
  • Answer : Charles Babbage
  • Answer : PacMan
  • Answer : Versions of Android OS
  • Answer : Bing
  • Answer : Finland
  • Answer : NASA
  • Answer : Codec
  • Answer : Pixar Animation Studios
  • Answer : Encyclopedia Britannica

Quiz Prelims 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Kurukshetra 2012
  • 2. Biz Round - 1Which Pepsi Co. brand’s logo bears a facethat is believed to have asimilarity to Benjamin franklin ?
  • 3. Biz Round - 1 - HintWhich Pepsi Co. brand’s logo bears a facethat is believed to have a similarity to Benjamin franklin ? Hint:• You would find this brand on your breakfast table.• The name alludes to a religious sect
  • 4. Biz Round - 2This French MNC with revenue of over 15 billion Eurosdropped the alphabet ‘h’ from its name in 2007. As ‘x’ followed by ‘h’ was difficult to pronounce in certain languages .. Which firm?
  • 5. Biz Round - 2 - HintThis French MNC with revenue of over 15 billion Eurosdropped the alphabet ‘h’ from its name in 2007. As ‘x’ followed by ‘h’ was difficult to pronounce in certainlanguages .. Which firm? Hint:You might come across it, if you don’t take yourlunch at home.
  • 6. Biz Round - 3Which countrys previous currency was known as‘Drachma’, which in the national language of thiscountry means “to grasp”?
  • 7. Biz Round - 3 - HintWhich countrys previous currency was known as‘Drachma’, which in the national language of this countrymeans “to grasp”? Hint :There some who keep predicting that thiscountry may soon switch back to this old currency(Drachma) again.
  • 8. Biz Round - 4Which MNC, based in Asia, was earlier known as“Legend Holdings”?
  • 9. Biz Round - 4 - HintWhich MNC, based in Asia, was earlier known as “LegendHoldings”? Hint:It is a famous computer manufacturer which hasthree headquarters : Beijing, Singapore andMorrisville, North Carolina
  • 10. Biz Round - 5 This is the cover of the last edition of the Newspaper ‘News of The World’. It was at one time the biggest selling English language news paper in the world. It ran from 1843 to 2011.  Why was it shutdown in 2011?
  • 11. Biz Round - 5-Hint Apology letter published by Rupert Murdoch on behalf of News of the World
  • 12. Biz Round - 6‘.ch’ is the Internet country code top-level domain forwhich country ?
  • 13. Biz Round - 6 - Hint‘.ch’ is the Internet country code top-level domain for whichcountry ? Hint:‘.ch’ is not the Internet country code top-leveldomain for China. It belongs to a European country.
  • 14. Biz Round - 7The original product was made at the Casa de Fritosat Disneyland in Anaheim, California, using unusedtortillas. It’s brand name means “little bits of gold” in Spanish . Which product?
  • 15. Biz Round - 7 - HintThe original product was made at the Casa de Fritos atDisneyland in Anaheim, California, using unused tortillas. It’s brand name means “little bits of gold” in Spanish . Which product?Hint: It was first marketed by Alex food in 1964 but was later taken over by Frito-Lays. It was introduced all over USA in 1966 when it was the first product of its kind to be launched nationally. Today it is over a 4 billion $ product.
  • 16. Biz Round - 8In the range of sunglasses, what does M in MDGstand for ?
  • 17. Biz Round - 8 - HintIn the range of sunglasses, what does M in MDG stand for ? Hint : The ‘DG’ in ‘MDG’ stands for ‘Dolce & Gabbana’ who partnered with a celebrity to launch the MDG brand .
  • 18. Biz Round - 9According to NBA rules for 2012, which is the onlyplace of a player’s attire on which a commercial logocan be sported ?
  • 19. Biz Round - 9 - HintAccording to NBA rules for 2012, which is the only place ofa player’s attire on which a commercial logo can besported ? Hint:Currently NBA doesnt allow commercial logos onJerseys but allows players to take endorsementcontracts for this one piece of attire which can bepersonalized for each player.
  • 20. Biz Round - 10When this pastime was designed in 2009, itsdesigners felt that the attackers needed an enemyand decided upon one, based on the swine fluepidemic that was in the news. What pastime?
  • 21. Biz Round - 10 - HintWhen this pastime was designed in 2009, its designers feltthat the attackers needed an enemy and decided uponone, based on the swine flu epidemic that was in thenews. What pastime?Hint : This was designed in Finland by a company called Rovio Entertainment and launched in 2009. It has been called :"one of the great runaway hits of 2010","the largest success the world has seen so far in its category“
  • 22. Biz Round - 11The logo of what company has recently been namedafter the NBA legend Larry Bird?
  • 23. Biz Round - 11 - HintThe logo of what company has recently been named after theNBA legend Larry Bird? Hint :The answer is less than 140 characters long!
  • 24. Biz Round - 12What is the largest single-site employer in the USA withmore than 66,000 employees working in one location?
  • 25. Biz Round - 12 - HintWhat is the largest single-site employer in the USA with morethan 66,000 employees working in one location?Hint: It opened in 1971 with just 5,500 employees working on the same location, this location spans around 30,000 acres. A smaller version of the same facility has been running from July 17, 1955 at Anaheim, California
  • 26. Biz Round - 13‘Beyond the Last Blue Mountain’ in the biography of X.X was born in Paris and died in Geneva. Who is X?
  • 27. Biz Round - 13 - Hint‘Beyond the Last Blue Mountain’ in the biography of X.X was born in Paris and died in Geneva. Who is X? Hint:X was the India’s first licensed commercial pilot.
  • 28. Biz Round - 14Name the two countries which produce more full-length feature films per year than the USA ?
  • 29. Biz Round - 14 - HintName the two countries which produce more full-lengthfeature films per year than the USA ? Hint :Both these countries are in Asia
  • 30. Biz Round - 15In stock market terminology , secure & relatively high-priced stocks are called ‘blue chips’. Which game does this term originate from ?
  • 31. Biz Round - 15 - HintIn stock market terminology , secure & relatively high-priced stocks are called ‘blue chips’.Which game does this term originate from ? Hint :The game is specially popular in a part of state ofNevada, USA
  • 32. Biz Round - 16In 2011 Time Magazine published a list of personswho abused power while in office. USA’s President Nixon was no.1 , Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was number 4, North Korean leader Kim Jong Il was number 7. Number 2 was a person from India , Who?
  • 33. Biz Round - 16 - HintIn 2011 Time Magazine published a list of persons whoabused power while in office.USA’s President Nixon was no.1 , Libyan leader MuammarGaddafi was number 4, North Korean leader Kim Jong Ilwas number 7.Number 2 was a person from India , Who? Hint :The reason was corruption and the person wasminister in the Indian government in 2008.
  • 34. Biz Round - 17Which US television channel is jointly owned byMicrosoft and General Electric?
  • 35. Biz Round - 17 - HintWhich US television channel is jointly owned by Microsoftand General Electric?Hint: After the 2008 US election this TV channel was accused of Pro-Liberal and Pro-Obama bias. Its on-air slogan during the week of the 2008 presidential election, "The Power of Change", was criticized as being overtly similar to Obamas campaign slogan of "Hope and Change."
  • 36. Biz Round - ReserveConnect the four : Storm, Bold, Curve and Pearl
  • 37. Biz Round - Reserve - HintConnect the four : Storm, Bold, Curve and Pearl Hint:These are variants of a brand in the world ofcommunication
  • 38. Logo Round - 1
  • 39. Logo Round - 2
  • 40. Logo Round - 3
  • 41. Logo Round - 4
  • 42. Logo Round - 5
  • 43. Logo Round - 6
  • 44. Logo Round - 7
  • 45. Logo Round - 8
  • 46. Logo Round - 9
  • 47. Logo Round - 10
  • 48. Logo Round - 11
  • 49. Logo Round - 12
  • 50. Logo Round - 13
  • 51. Logo Round - 14
  • 52. Logo Round - 15
  • 53. Logo Round - 16
  • 54. Logo Round - 17
  • 55. Logo Round - RESERVE
  • 56. Slogan Round - 1Identify the company associated with the followingslogan:Share moments. Share life.
  • 57. Slogan Round - 2Identify the company associated with the followingslogan:Where do you want to go today?
  • 58. Slogan Round - 3Identify the company associated with the followingslogan:Experience success.
  • 59. Slogan Round - 4Identify the company associated with the followingslogan:The network is the computer.
  • 60. Slogan Round - 5Identify the company associated with the followingslogan:Sense and Simplicity
  • 61. Slogan Round - 6Identify the company associated with the followingslogan:The Way It’s Meant To Be Played
  • 62. Slogan Round - 7If Incredible India! Is the slogan of Indian TourismBoard. “So where the bloody hell are you?” is theslogan from which country’s tourism board ?
  • 63. Slogan Round - 8Identify the company associated with the followingslogan:Grab life by the horns
  • 64. Slogan Round - 9Identify the company associated with the followingslogan:Can you hear me now? …Good!
  • 65. Slogan Round - 10Identify the company associated with the followingslogan:Touching is good
  • 66. Slogan Round - 11Identify the company associated with the followingslogan:Its everywhere you want to be!
  • 67. Slogan Round - 12Identify the company associated with the followingslogan:Forever New Frontiers
  • 68. Slogan Round - 13Identify the company associated with the followingslogan:We Make IT Happen
  • 69. Slogan Round - 14Identify the company associated with the followingslogan:Get More out of Now
  • 70. Slogan Round - 15Identify the company associated with the followingslogan:Impossible is Nothing
  • 71. Slogan Round - 16Identify the company associated with the followingslogan:I am what I am
  • 72. Slogan Round - 17Identify the company associated with the followingslogan:The Choice of a New Generation
  • 73. Slogan Round - RESERVEIdentify the company associated with the followingslogan:One Thing Leads to Another
  • 74. IT Round - 1A ‘Captcha’ is used by websites to prevents bots andcrawlers to access user personalized content. What is the name of the scientist on who laid the theoretical foundation for this type of test ?
  • 75. IT Round - 1 - HintA ‘Captcha’ is used by websites to prevents bots and crawlers toaccess user personalized content.What is the name of the scientist on who laid the theoreticalfoundation for this type of test ? Hint: Captcha stands for “Completely Automated Public XXXXXX test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”
  • 76. IT Round - 2‘SoundJam’ which was acquired by Apple was re-launched as what?
  • 77. IT Round - 2 - Hint‘SoundJam’ which was acquired by Apple was re-launched aswhat? Hint:The latest version is the 10th generation of thisproduct
  • 78. IT Round - 3 In the context of enterprise computing what is a ‘BYOD’ policy ?
  • 79. IT Round - 3 - HintIn the context of enterprise computing what is a ‘BYOD’ policy? Hint: The meaning is similar to a similar sounding policy followed by some restaurant that is called BYOB.
  • 80. IT Round - 4A large whole number where the digit 1 is followedby one hundred zeros has a special name, what is it?
  • 81. IT Round - 4 - HintA large whole number where the digit 1 is followed by onehundred zeros has a special name, what is it ? Hint :The name forms the basis of a leading ITcompany in the world.
  • 82. IT Round - 5X’s mission is to “deepen the IT-BPO industry’sfootprint in its core markets and expandbeyond, building a strategic partnership with itscustomers. It seeks to establish India as a hub forinnovation and professional services” . Identify the organization X.
  • 83. IT Round - 5 - Hint“X’s mission is to deepen the IT-BPO industry’s footprintin its core markets and expand beyond, building astrategic partnership with its customers. It seeks toestablish India as a hub for innovation and professionalservices” .Identify the organization X. Hint:Chairman of X is Natarajan Chandrasekaran, who isalso the CEO of TCS
  • 84. IT Round - 6Which Tech major has launched a new social platformcalled so.cl ?
  • 85. IT Round - 6 - HintWhich Tech major has launched a new social platform calledso.cl ? Hint:So.cl (pronounced "social") is an experimentalresearch project, developed by XXXXXXXXX’s FUSELabs, that lets you use search to express and shareideas through beautiful story collages.
  • 86. IT Round - 7Which company handled the entire IT systems of theLondon Olympics ?
  • 87. IT Round - 7 - HintWhich company handled the entire IT systems of the LondonOlympics ? Hint:It is a French IT and Consulting MNC who’s headquarter is in Bezons, France . It finalized theacquisition of Siemens IT Solutions and Services in2011.
  • 88. IT Round - 8If BAIDU is china’s leading search engine like Google, what is WEIBO ?
  • 89. IT Round - 8 - HintIf BAIDU is china’s leading search engine like Google , what isWEIBO ? Hint:It is one of the most popular sites in China, in use bywell over 30% of Internet users there.
  • 90. IT Round - 9Which common word in world of InformationTechnology and Networking comes from the soundthat a bullet makes while striking a metal ?
  • 91. IT Round - 9 - HintWhich common word in world of Information Technologyand Networking comes from the sound that a bulletmakes while striking a metal ? Hint:It is also used in submarines and in that contextIt means “A short, high-pitched pulse”
  • 92. IT Round - 10This IT personality has a moon crater , an informationtechnology research center at University of Minnesota, and a Rail locomotive engine named after him. Who ishe ?
  • 93. IT Round - 10 - HintThis IT personality has a moon crater , an informationtechnology research center at University of Minnesota , and aRail locomotive engine named after him.Who is he ? Hint :The railway locomotive engine is the closest toreason we know him for.
  • 94. IT Round - 11Shadow , Speedy , Bashful , Pokey are four gamecharacters. In some versions of the game they arealso known as Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde. What game am I talking about ?
  • 95. IT Round - 11 - HintShadow , Speedy , Bashful , Pokey are four game characters. Insome versions of the game they are also known asBlinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde.What game am I talking about ? Hint :According to the Davie-Brown Index, this game hasthe highest brand awareness of any video gamecharacter among American consumers, recognizedby 94 percent of them.
  • 96. IT Round - 12In the field of technology , how are Cupcake, donutand éclair are related to each other ?
  • 97. IT Round - 12 - HintIn the field of technology , how are Cupcake, donut andéclair are related to each other ? Hint :The same way jellybean and gingerbread arerelated to each other.
  • 98. IT Round - 13Name a website which advertise itself as a ‘decisionengine’
  • 99. IT Round - 13 - HintName a website which advertise itself as a ‘decision engine’ Hint:Wikipedia describes a decision engine as “Adecision engine is a type of web search engine thatuses input gathered from the user in order toprovide more relevant or targeted results.”
  • 100. IT Round - 14Life, Liberty and broad band internet connection arethe fundamental rights of the citizens of whichcountry ?
  • 101. IT Round - 14 - HintLife, Liberty and broad band internet connection are thefundamental rights of the citizens of which country ?Hint: In 2009 this country added access to fast internet as a fundamental right of its citizens. The initial minimum target was set to 1Mbps but by 2015 its targets to provide all its citizens by at least 100 Mbps of bandwidth.
  • 102. IT Round - 15Moon Base Alpha is a game for PC which was released in2010. It is owned by X, What is X?
  • 103. IT Round - 15 - HintMoon Base Alpha is a game for PC which was released in 2010.It is owned by X, What is X?Hint : X is not a game company. It is giving out this game for free.
  • 104. IT Round - 16In IT speak, what is a “compressor decompressor”generally known as?
  • 105. IT Round - 16 - HintIn IT speak, what is a “compressor decompressor” generallyknown as? Hint :It is related to videos.
  • 106. IT Round - 17Photorealistic Renderman or PR Man is the productowned by which company?
  • 107. IT Round - 17 - HintPhotorealistic Renderman or PR Man is the product owned bywhich company? Hint :PRMan got the first Oscar awarded to a softwarepackage for its outstanding contributions to thefield of Motion Pictures.
  • 108. IT Round - RESERVEWho owns the domain ‘www.eb.com’ ? They sell physical, DVDs and online access to their world renowned product.
  • 109. IT Round - RESERVE - HintIn 2012 , the owners of the domain announced thatthey are discontinuing their flagship product. Thisproduct first came out in 1768 and for the last 200years was the best selling product in its category.