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Business Quiz - Rubix 2018 - Finals

The Final round of the Rubix 2018 held at Srinivas University, Mangalore.

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Business Quiz - Rubix 2018 - Finals

  1. 1. FINALS-03/04/2018 RESEARCHED AND CONDUCTED BY RITHWIK K
  2. 2. FORMAT Round 1: Written Round (6 questions) Round 2: Infinite Pounce (15 questions) Round 3: Buzzer Round (6 questions) Round 4: Written Round (6 questions) Round 5: Infinite Pounce (15 questions) Round 6: Buzzer Round (6 questions)
  3. 3. Round 1  Written Round  6 questions  10 point for every right answer  There is an hidden theme.  No Points for the theme though 
  4. 4. 1.  Mr Joe worked in the United States Merchant Marine and served in the United States Navy during World War II, where he was badly injured in a torpedo attack, and also in the Korean War.  He also appeared as an extra in two epic movies: The Ten Commandments and Around the World in 80 Days, both in 1956.  What venture was started by him on August 1965, in Venice Beach, California?
  5. 5. 2.Which company came up with this ad? They later apologized for creating this racist ad.
  6. 6. 3.  Platt Rogers ______ was the originator of a popular system of cursive handwriting. He was a teacher and active in the business school movement.  He was instrumental in founding the business colleges of the United States and in promoting their growth and development. He combined there his work as a teacher, his system of penmanship for keeping business records and his lectures.  FITB/Name the system devised by him.  Where can one see the most famous application of this system?
  7. 7. 4.  In August 1966, Richard M. Schulze and a business partner opened Sound of Music, an electronics store specializing in high fidelity stereos in Saint Paul, Minnesota.Schulze financed the opening of his first store with his personal savings and a second mortgage he took out on his family’s home.  In 1981, the Roseville, Minnesota, the time the largest and most profitable Sound of Music store, was hit by a tornado.The store’s roof was sheared off and showroom destroyed.In response, Schulze decided to have a “Tornado Sale” of damaged and excess stock in the parking lot.He poured the remainder of his marketing budget into advertising the sale, promising “_____ ____” on everything.  Early beginnings of which company?
  8. 8. 5.  The Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA) of 1998 extended copyright terms in the United States. It is one of several acts extending the terms of copyrights. Following the Copyright Act of 1976, copyright would last for the life of the author plus 50 years, or 75 years for a work of corporate authorship. The act was named in memory of the late Congressman Sonny Bono, who died nine months before the act became law: he had previously been one of twelve sponsors of a similar bill.  The act got its popular name after a fictional character, because since 1990, a certain company had lobbied for copyright extension.  Which character?
  9. 9. 6.  Jean Nidetch ,an overweight housewife had a self-confessed obsession for eating cookies.Nidetch had experimented with numerous fad diets before she followed a regimen prescribed by a diet clinic sponsored by the New York City Board of Health in 1961. After losing 20 pounds and finding her resolve weakening, she contacted several overweight friends and founded a support group which developed into weekly classes, and incorporated a company. In 1978, the company was sold to the H. J. Heinz Company.  What company was founded by her?
  10. 10. EXCHANGE PLEASE!
  11. 11. 1.  Mr Joe worked in the United States Merchant Marine and served in the United States Navy during World War II, where he was badly injured in a torpedo attack, and also in the Korean War.  He also appeared as an extra in two epic movies: The Ten Commandments and Around the World in 80 Days, both in 1956.  What venture was started by him on August 1965, in Venice Beach, California?
  12. 12. Gold’s Gym (Joe Gold)
  13. 13. 2.Which company came up with this ad? They later apologized for creating this racist ad.
  14. 14. Dunkin’ Donuts
  15. 15. 3.  Platt Rogers ______ was the originator of a popular system of cursive handwriting. He was a teacher and active in the business school movement.  He was instrumental in founding the business colleges of the United States and in promoting their growth and development. He combined there his work as a teacher, his system of penmanship for keeping business records and his lectures.  Name the system devised by him.  Where can one see the most famous application of this system?
  16. 16. Spencer/Spencerian Script Logo of Coco Cola
  17. 17. 4.  In August 1966, Richard M. Schulze and a business partner opened Sound of Music, an electronics store specializing in high fidelity stereos in Saint Paul, Minnesota.Schulze financed the opening of his first store with his personal savings and a second mortgage he took out on his family’s home.  In 1981, the Roseville, Minnesota, the time the largest and most profitable Sound of Music store, was hit by a tornado.The store’s roof was sheared off and showroom destroyed.In response, Schulze decided to have a “Tornado Sale” of damaged and excess stock in the parking lot.He poured the remainder of his marketing budget into advertising the sale, promising “_____ ____” on everything.  Early beginnings of which company?
  18. 18. Best Buy
  19. 19. 5.  The Copyright Term Extension Act (CTEA) of 1998 extended copyright terms in the United States. It is one of several acts extending the terms of copyrights. Following the Copyright Act of 1976, copyright would last for the life of the author plus 50 years, or 75 years for a work of corporate authorship. The act was named in memory of the late Congressman Sonny Bono, who died nine months before the act became law: he had previously been one of twelve sponsors of a similar bill.  The act got its popular name after a fictional character, because since 1990, a certain company had lobbied for copyright extension.  Which character?
  20. 20. Mickey Mouse Protection Act
  21. 21. 6.  Jean Nidetch ,an overweight housewife had a self-confessed obsession for eating cookies.Nidetch had experimented with numerous fad diets before she followed a regimen prescribed by a diet clinic sponsored by the New York City Board of Health in 1961. After losing 20 pounds and finding her resolve weakening, she contacted several overweight friends and founded a support group which developed into weekly classes, and incorporated a company. In 1978, the company was sold to the H. J. Heinz Company.  What company was founded by her?
  22. 22. Weight Watchers
  23. 23. ROUND 2  15 questions  Infinite Bounce/Pounce (+10/-5)  Most of the questions have multiple parts,Be careful on Pounce.  If No team answers, the next questions goes to the next team
  24. 24. 1.  This company recently received a patent for a new service that would let users upload photos of their vegetable gardens then receive a variety of recommendations from them including recipes for the specific veggies they’ve planted, gardening tools they might need, and even advice on what else to plant and exactly where in your plot it should go.  The “garden service,” as the company bills it in the patent, uses algorithms and image recognition software to make the recommendations. The company gives a weirdly specific example of a woman named Evelyn who likes to cook with home-grown veggies, has just moved to Seattle, and isn’t familiar with the plants in her backyard or how to cook them.  Which company?
  25. 25. SAFETY SLIDE
  26. 26. Amazon
  27. 27. 2.  The company was created in 1951 as a subsidiary to Åkerlund & Rausing, a food carton company established in Malmö in 1929 by Ruben Rausing and Erik Åkerlund, with funding from Mathusan Chandramohan, a rich entrepreneur from Sri Lanka. Rausing, who had studied in New York at the beginning of the 1920s, had seen self- service grocery stores in the United States, which was unheard of in Europe at the time. Which company?  Upon visiting their factory in the 1950s, Danish physics professor and Nobel Prize laureate claimed to "never have seen such an adequate practical application of a mathematical problem“. Who?
  28. 28. SAFETY SLIDE
  29. 29. Tetra Pak Niels Bohr
  30. 30. 3.  The Hawks Nest Tunnel disaster took place between 1927 and 1932 in a West Virginia tunnel project. During the construction of the tunnel, workers found the mineral silica and were asked to mine it for use in electroprocessing steel. The workers were not given masks or breathing equipment to use while mining. Due to silica dust exposure, many workers developed silicosis. According to a marker on site, there were 109 admitted deaths. A congressional hearing placed the death toll at 476. This project is considered to be one of the worst industrial disasters in American history.  Which company was in charge of the tunnel at the time of this catastrophe?
  31. 31. SAFETY SLIDE
  32. 32. Union Carbide
  33. 33. 4.  A certain word was first used with ‘a double n’ in French in 1719 by Steven Fentiman and is first recorded in English in a letter of Lord Byron of 1816, then in print in a novel called Vivian Grey.  Vivian Grey was this author’s first novel published by Henry Colburn in 1826. Originally published anonymously,part 1 caused a considerable sensation in London society. The book is a frequent touchstone for discussions of the author’s political and literary career.  Which word?  Who was this author?
  34. 34. SAFETY SLIDE
  35. 35. Millionaire Benjamin Disraeli
  36. 36. 5.  This is a prominent Swedish family renowned as bankers, politicians, bureaucrats, diplomats. They are present in most large Swedish industrial groups, like Ericsson, Electrolux, ABB, SAS Group, SKF, AIK, Atlas Copco and more.  The most famous member from this family was a diplomat, worked in Budapest, who famously did something Between July and December 1944.  Which Swedish family? Or Name the most famous member.
  37. 37. SAFETY SLIDE
  38. 38.  Raoul Wallenberg is widely celebrated for saving tens of thousands of Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary during the Holocaust from German Nazis and Hungarian Fascists during the later stages of World War II. Wallenberg
  39. 39. 6.  Limex was charged with marketing of these ‘products’ and historians say auctions in Paris and Monaco had raised a good fortune by mid-1990s.  Victor Pawlowksi, whose wife and daughter are also in the business, has enough of these products to last him for decades. But he says the sale of these only makes up around a fifth of his souvenir supplies business.  He has also filed a patent application for his technique of implanting these products into plastic globes and attaching them to postcards.  What do they sell?
  40. 40. SAFETY SLIDE
  41. 41. Berlin Wall fragments
  42. 42. 7.  Lock & Co. , founded by Robert Davis in 1676, is the oldest company in the world producing a particular product. It is a Royal Warrant Holder. More than 5 decades ago, it fitted a chakram, a weapon from India with sharp edges, to one of their products. The product was made for Harold Sakata, an Olympic silver-medalist in weightlifting (London, 1948) who was also a professional wrestler.  Where was this product put to use?
  43. 43. SAFETY SLIDE
  44. 44. Oddjob’s Hat in Goldfinger
  45. 45. 8.  He watched long lines of customers at a Mexican restaurant called the Mitla Cafe, located across the street, which attracted a dedicated customer base for its food items.He began eating there regularly, attempting to reverse-engineer the recipe, and eventually won the confidence of the proprietors.  What did he start?
  46. 46. SAFETY SLIDE
  47. 47. Taco Bell (Glen Bell)
  48. 48. 9.A London-based tour operator, Blue Marble Private, will run eight-day trips to a unique location. The trips will be run by OceanGate Expeditions on its new Cyclops 2 submersible.(pictured below)  The trip will be open to just nine people at a time and comes with an eye- watering price tag of £86,500 a ticket.  Where is the destination of this tour package,A sort of tribute to a journey that took place over 100 years ago?
  49. 49. SAFETY SLIDE
  50. 50. Wreckage of Titanic
  51. 51. 10.  An association football trophy contested between Argentina and Uruguay.  An association football competition that took place in Turin, Italy  An association football competition competed between clubs from Southern Italy and Sicily.  A sports league for high schools in the Philippines.  All the above mentioned tournaments were sponsored by a company started by a Scotsman who also appeared on the cover of TIME magazine. (Image)  Which company/the founder?
  52. 52. SAFETY SLIDE
  53. 53. LIPTON TEA
  54. 54. 11.  Brian Patrick Carroll is best known for his electric guitar playing.He has been voted number 8 on a list in GuitarOne magazine of the "Top 10 Greatest Guitar Shredders of All Time".He has released 40 studio albums, four special releases and one EP.  He got his nickname because he place something on his head while performing.  What’s his nickname or tell me what does he place on his head?
  55. 55. SAFETY SLIDE
  56. 56. Buckethead A KFC bucket
  57. 57. 12.  The long process of turning barley by hand inevitably took its toll on Scotland’s malt men. After long shifts of constant manual flipping they were subjected to a condition which caused one arm to hang down just a little; they called this _________ ________ . While the unfortunate side effect is no longer experienced thanks to the modernisation of production techniques and widespread dissolution of distillery maltings.  This also happens to be the name of a William Grant-owned blended malt. In early 2016, the brand was named the ‘trendiest’ Scotch whisky brand in the world in a poll by trade title Drinks International.  FITB.
  58. 58. SAFETY SLIDE
  59. 59. Monkey Shoulder
  60. 60. 13.What connects?  Hotel Full Moon in Baku, Azerbaijan - a design from Heerim Architects of Korea, to be built on a peninsula overlooking Full Moon Bay.  The RAK Convention and Exhibition Center in the new city of Ras al Khaimah, UAE  Belarus National Library  A Panasonic R-70 transistor radio, marketed as the Panapet  AT&T Logo
  61. 61. SAFETY SLIDE
  62. 62. Death Star from Star Wars
  63. 63. 14.  Which brand is advertised here?  What catchphrase from the world of Pop-culture traces its origins to this commercial?
  64. 64. SAFETY SLIDE
  65. 65. Brylcreem Fred Flintstone's catchphrase "Yabba-Dabba-Doo!
  66. 66. 15.  The first self-contained version of a household appliance was invented by Nathaniel B. Wales and Alfred Mellowes. In 1918, William C. Durant, a founder of General Motors, personally invested in the company which came up with the product and in 1919 it adopted the present name. The brand was so well known in its field,so the products of all companies was referred by this name.  From 1919 to 1979, the company was owned by General Motors. The division would also manufacture the compressors for GM's cars that were equipped with air-conditioning. The company was sold to the White Sewing Machine Company in 1979, which in 1986 was purchased by Electrolux, its current parent.  Which company?
  67. 67. SAFETY SLIDE
  68. 68. Frigidaire/Fridge
  69. 69. Round 3  Buzzer Round  6 questions  +10/-10  Maximum of 2 attempts per question
  70. 70. 1.She is the most recent person to portray whom?
  71. 71. SAFETY SLIDE
  72. 72. Colonel Sanders
  73. 73. 2.What connects the companies founded by them?
  74. 74. SAFETY SLIDE
  75. 75. Companies named after dogs  1) Anil Moolchandani – Archies  2) Mark Pincus – Zynga
  76. 76. 3.Where can you see this McD outlet?
  77. 77. SAFETY SLIDE
  78. 78. Roswell, New Mexico
  79. 79. 4.Which company was started by him?
  80. 80. SAFETY SLIDE
  81. 81. Rajesh Exports
  82. 82. 5.Who connects?
  83. 83. SAFETY SLIDE
  84. 84. Dorabji Tata  *As the president of the Indian Olympic Association, he financed the Indian contingent to the Paris Olympics in 1924.  *Founder of New India Assurance Co Ltd  *Uncle of Homi.J Bhabha
  85. 85. 6.Logo of?
  86. 86. SAFETY SLIDE
  87. 87. Shalimar Paints
  88. 88. Round 4  Written Round  6 questions  10 point for every right answer  Topic :- Logos
  89. 89. 1.  The company’s logo has remained virtually unchanged since it was introduced in 1969.The logo was created by X after a request by his good friend and the founder of the company Enric Bernat, in less than an hour while the pair ate lunch. While the logo looks simple, his masterstroke was insisting that it be displayed on top of the product instead of on its side, ensuring that it would always be clearly visible.  Which company?  Who designed the logo?
  90. 90. 2.  To date, the man behind it, Joel Zimmerman, has trademarked his logo in over 30 countries. But when Zimmerman tried to trademark the logo in the United States, a certain company came to know its similar to one of their major offering and tried to block his application. In response, Zimmerman did a simple Google search and found that the company had used one of his more popular songs for a video,” something he’d absolutely not given them permission to do. To make things even more hilarious, the video was accompanied by this huge logo created him.  How do we better know Joel Zimmerman?  Name the company involved.
  91. 91. 3.  An extract from the official website of a company about the history of their logo.  The logo evokes the Kaientai, a modernizing and enterprising naval trading company that operated during the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate in Japan. As a mark of respect for their passion and empathy with their vision, our brand symbol is designed based on the banner of the Kaientai.  The double-line represents the “= (equal)” sign, symbolizing the Group's stance as an actor in the Information Revolution.  Which company?
  92. 92. 4.  The first logo of this organization was adopted in 1955 which depicted a Banyan tree because of its strong roots and branches which are capable of propagating and growing in all directions, depicting growth,success and stability.  However, as a result of an event in 1969, the logo was abandoned as it invited criticism for a particular reason involving the tree.  Which organization?  Why was the earlier logo abandoned?
  93. 93. 5.  In 1927, the company was trying to drum up some publicity by embarking on a countrywide trip. For this purpose they modified a Ryan Brougham plane (similar in design to the "Spirit of St Louis" but with a shorter wingspan).Five hours into the flight from San Diego to New York, after a takeoff covered by extensive media, the plane crashed in the Arizona desert. The company was really concerned about the “cargo”.  What was the cargo?
  94. 94. 6.  This logo was designed by computer science professor Vaughan Pratt. Pratt managed to come up with a ingenious design by making its logo into an ambigram, which is a typographic design that spells a word out in various directions. Here, he constructed the design that no matter what direction you twist and turn it, you can still read the word “____”.  Which company?
  95. 95. EXCHANGE PLEASE!
  96. 96. 1.  The company’s logo has remained virtually unchanged since it was introduced in 1969.The logo was created by X after a request by his good friend and the founder of the company Enric Bernat, in less than an hour while the pair ate lunch. While the logo looks simple, his masterstroke was insisting that it be displayed on top of the product instead of on its side, ensuring that it would always be clearly visible.  Which company?  Who designed the logo?
  97. 97. Chupa Chups Salvador Dali
  98. 98. 2.  To date, the man behind it, Joel Zimmerman, has trademarked his logo in over 30 countries. But when Zimmerman tried to trademark the logo in the United States, a certain company came to know its similar to one of their major offering and tried to block his application. In response, Zimmerman did a simple Google search and found that the company had used one of his more popular songs for a video,” something he’d absolutely not given them permission to do. To make things even more hilarious, the video was accompanied by a huge logo created him.  How do we better know Joel Zimmerman?  Name the company involved.
  99. 99. Deadmau5 Disney
  100. 100. 3.  An extract from the official website of a company about the history of their logo.  The logo evokes the Kaientai, a modernizing and enterprising naval trading company that operated during the last days of the Tokugawa Shogunate in Japan. As a mark of respect for their passion and empathy with their vision, our brand symbol is designed based on the banner of the Kaientai.  The double-line represents the “= (equal)” sign, symbolizing the Group's stance as an actor in the Information Revolution.  Which company?
  101. 101. SoftBank
  102. 102. 4.  The first logo of this organization was adopted in 1955 which depicted a Banyan tree because of its strong roots and branches which are capable of propagating and growing in all directions, depicting growth,success and stability.  However, as a result of an event in 1969, the logo was abandoned as it invited criticism for a particular reason involving the tree.  Which organization?  Why was the earlier logo abandoned?
  103. 103. SBI Banyan tree does not let any other plant grow within its space.
  104. 104. 5.  In 1927, the company was trying to drum up some publicity by embarking on a countrywide trip. For this purpose they modified a Ryan Brougham plane (similar in design to the "Spirit of St Louis" but with a shorter wingspan).Five hours into the flight from San Diego to New York, after a takeoff covered by extensive media, the plane crashed in the Arizona desert. The company was really concerned about the cargo.  What was inside the cargo?
  105. 105. MGM Lion
  106. 106. 6.  This logo was designed by computer science professor Vaughan Pratt. Pratt managed to come up with a ingenious design by making its logo into an ambigram, which is a typographic design that spells a word out in various directions. Here, he constructed the design that no matter what direction you twist and turn it, you can still read the word “____”.  Which company?
  107. 107. Sun Microsystems
  108. 108. Answers
  109. 109. ROUND 5  15 questions  Infinite Bounce/Pounce (+10/-5)  Most of the questions have multiple parts,Be careful on Pounce.  If No team answers, the next questions goes to the next team
  110. 110. 1.  As a fullback at the University of Maryland, he got tired of having to change out of the sweat-soaked T-shirts worn under his jersey; however, he noticed that his compression shorts worn during practice stayed dry. This inspired him to make a T-shirt using moisture-wicking synthetic fabric.After graduating from the University of Maryland, he developed his first prototype of the shirt, which he gave to his Maryland teammates and friends who had gone on to play in the NFL.  He opted to use the British spelling in the company name because the toll- free vanity number was still available for that version.  Who?  Which company was founded by him in 1996?
  111. 111. SAFETY SLIDE
  112. 112. Kevin Plank Under Armour
  113. 113. 2.  In 2013,the rate of new start-up launches in the city doubled in New Orleans. iSeatz, a company that allows users to book multiple legs of travel on one platform, jumped from gross bookings of $8 million in 2005 to $2 billion in 2013. Another tech company, Kickboard, which helps tracks students’ education progress, raised a $2 million round of funding in February 2013.  What was cited as a reason behind this entrepreneurial renaissance?
  114. 114. SAFETY SLIDE
  115. 115. Hurricane Katrina
  116. 116. 3.  The company was founded by a 19-year-old entrepreneur named Thomas Lyle Williams in 1915. Williams noticed his older sister applying a mixture of Vaseline and coal dust to her eyelashes to give them a darker, fuller look. He adapted it with a chemistry set , produced a product sold locally called Lash-Brow-Iine. Williams renamed his product in honor of the sister who gave him the idea. In 1917 the company produced a Mascara and Ultra Lash in the 1960s.  Which company?
  117. 117. SAFETY SLIDE
  118. 118. Maybelline
  119. 119. 4.  In 1983, Jean-Louis Dumas was seated next to an English-French actress on a flight from Paris to London. She had just placed her straw travelling bag in the overhead compartment for her seat, but the contents fell to the deck, leaving her to scramble to replace them. She explained to Dumas that it had been difficult to find a leather weekend bag she liked. In 1984, he created a black supple leather bag for her.She used the bag initially, but changed her mind because she was carrying too many things in it. Nevertheless, since that time, the bag has become a status symbol.  Jean-Louis Dumas was the chief executive of which company?  Also Identify the actress after whom the bag was named.
  120. 120. SAFETY SLIDE
  121. 121. Hermes Jane Birkin
  122. 122. 5.  The casinos are the best-known of their holdings, due to the long negotiations over its financial agreement with the state of Florida. In 2007,they purchased an entity from the British gaming and leisure company Rank Group Plc for close to $1 billion dollars — one of the largest purchases ever by an American Indian tribe. At the time, the entity owned 124 music-themed restaurants in 45 countries, seven hotels, two casinos and two freestanding concert venues. The company had been in operation for 36 years.  Which tribe?  What did they purchase for close to $1 billion dollars in 2007?
  123. 123. SAFETY SLIDE
  124. 124. Seminole Tribe of Florida Hard Rock Cafe
  125. 125. 6.  Back in the 1930s, the company got the idea of showing off their products by having their models wear cellophane and staging a "cellophane wedding."  The first picture seems to be a trial run of this stunt, in which the company created outfits that were only half cellophane. But in 1938, they staged a wedding with full cellophane outfits at the National Association of Retail Clothiers and Furnishers convention. The story goes that a picture of this event subsequently ran in Life magazine and it even came to the attention of Adolf Hitler, who used it as an opportunity to speak out against America's moral decline.  Which company?
  126. 126. SAFETY SLIDE
  127. 127. Jockey
  128. 128. 7.  This was a large resort hotel in Monterey, California, from its opening in 1880 until 1942. It was one of the finest luxury hotels in North America.  During World War II, it closed and the building was leased to the Navy.It was first used by the Navy as a school where enlisted men spent the second, third, and fourth months of an eleven-month course being trained as electronic technicians. Later the hotel became the Naval Postgraduate School of the United States Navy.It is now known as Herrmann Hall and functions as administrative office.  Which food production and distribution company headquartered at Walnut Creek, California was named after this Hotel?
  129. 129. SAFETY SLIDE
  130. 130. Del Monte Foods
  131. 131. 8.  During the preparations for an ultimately successful October 2010 event, a journalist covering the story contacted a company to donate their products to the people involved and they provided over 30 pairs.  The company has also built one 'golf hovercraft', intended as an all terrain replacement for conventional golf carts, in partnership with the professional golfer, Bubba Watson.  What event?  Name the company that was named after the founder’s English setter.
  132. 132. SAFETY SLIDE
  133. 133. 2010 Chile miners incident Oakley
  134. 134. 9.  Chelsea Xpo Pavilion Project is directed by Cyril Shing, Senior Lecturer of BA Interior Spatial Design (ISD) in collaboration with Yiching and Platform 2 final year students. The pavilion marks the achievements of Platform 2’s idea of digital creativity and addresses issues of sustainability through consideration of the use of materials.  Which company sponsored this pavilion in 2010?  What surplus products are used for the construction which resulted in this remarkable structure?
  135. 135. SAFETY SLIDE
  136. 136. Speedo LZR Racer
  137. 137. 10.  The brand dates back to 1851 in Rhode Island when Robert Knight, a textile mill owner, visited his friend, Rufus Skeel. Skeel owned a small shop in Providence that sold cloth from Knight's mill. Skeel's daughter painted images of apples and applied them to the bolts of cloth. The ones with the apple emblems proved most popular.  The company was bought from bankruptcy by a giant corporation in 2002 for approximately $835 million in cash.  Which brand?  Identify the parent company.
  138. 138. SAFETY SLIDE
  139. 139. Fruit of the Loom Berkshire Hathaway
  140. 140. 11.  Dr. William A. "Bill" Mitchell was an American food chemist who, while working for General Foods Corporation between 1941 and 1976, was the key inventor behind Pop Rocks, quick-set Jell-O, Cool Whip, and powdered egg whites.During his career he received over 70 patents.  His first major success came with a tapioca substitute he helped develop during World War II, in response to the disruption of cassava supplies. Because of this, tapioca quickly became known as "Mitchell mud" within the US WW II infantry.  Sales of a fruit-flavored drink he formulated was poor until 1962.  Identify the drink.  What was the reason behind the increase in the sale from 1962 onward?
  141. 141. SAFETY SLIDE
  142. 142. Tang NASA used it on John Glenn's Mercury flight in February 1962.
  143. 143. 12.  1) The ________ Manufacturing Company is an American manufacturer of combine harvesters. It has been a popular brand of combine harvester particularly in the Midwestern United States for many decades, first as an independent firm, and later as a division of Allis-Chalmers. The brand continues today under the ownership of AGCO. FITB. (3 points)  2) In 1924, X’s aunt, a crossword puzzle enthusiast, asked whether there was a book of New York World crossword puzzles, which were very popular at the time. After discovering that none had been published, X and his friend Y decided to launch a company to exploit the opportunity.  Which company was started by them? (3 points)  What connects (1) and (2)? (4 points)
  144. 144. SAFETY SLIDE
  145. 145. Gleaner Simon & Schuster Jean-François Millet paintings
  146. 146. 13.  From 1996 through 2014, this American organisation looked to the kind folks at World Vision International to put the surplus stocks to good use.  With over 400 mission projects all over the developing world, World Vision plays a very major role in the development of over 90 countries, which made them a perfect candidate for this organisation to partner with.  After a long and mutually beneficial 19-year relationship with the people of World Vision, the organization has now partnered with Good 360, that will manage the distribution of these surplus stocks.  What exactly does Good 360 do?
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  148. 148. They distribute the Super Bowl Surplus T-Shirts.
  149. 149. 14.  The Rolls-Royce calls them a “hallmark” feature of its lineup. Just one of those pieces would make a decent mark in a normal person’s bank account, since the New York Daily News reports that those present in the 2013 Rolls-Royce Phantom cost about $700 a piece.  What product is present in the Rolls-Royce car to signify its a British company?
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  151. 151. Umbrella
  152. 152. 15.  Since their numbers peaked at 92,000 across the country in 2002, but now they have been in rapid decline. There are now 42,000 left, of which 7,000 are the classic versions loved by tourists. There are plans to remove 20,000 more by 2022.  Many decommissioned ones have been put to ingenious uses, becoming art galleries, or storage sites for defibrillators.  What am I talking about?
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  154. 154. British Red telephone box
  155. 155. Round 6  Buzzer Round  6 questions  +10/-10  Maximum of 2 attempts per question
  156. 156. 1. John Schnatter sold his 1971 Z28 Camaro to start which company in 1984?
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  158. 158. Papa John’s  "Papa" John Schnatter - He sold his 1971 Camaro Z28 to purchase US$1,600 worth of used pizza equipment and began selling pizzas.
  159. 159. 2.Connect.
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  161. 161. Lupin Limited  Desh Bandhu Gupta and Lupinus
  162. 162. 3.What chain of hotels was named after this Hill fort in Alwar,Rajasthan?
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  164. 164. Neemrana Hotels
  165. 165. 4. Currently a subsidiary of Secuitas AB ,Founded by this person marked who became famous when he claimed to have foiled a plot to assassinate president-elect Abraham Lincoln.
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  167. 167. Pinkerton  Started by Allan Pinkerton.
  168. 168. 5.  The company traces its history back to 1860, with the publication by Henry Varnum _____ of History of Railroads and Canals in the United States. This book compiled comprehensive information about the financial and operational state of U.S. railroad companies.  Which company?
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  170. 170. Standard & Poor's
  171. 171. 6.Who?
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  173. 173. Dr T. M. A. Pai  He, along with his brother Upendra Pai, also established Syndicate Bank originally in Udupi, Karnataka.  Ripley's Believe It or Not as the person who has established the most number of educational institutions in his lifetime.
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