Tuesday, February 3, 2009


 IITM DOMS organised their Management fest form jan 23rd to 25th.The Business quiz was hosted by CTO of TCS Mr.Anantha Krishnan.Here is a look at the questions from the prelims. 

  1. The company uses this punch line even in India  “Vorsprung durch Technik”. AUDI
  2. Identify.In 1981, Michael X co-founded a company called Innovative Market Systems. This company was later renamed as X, the surname of Michael X. The company X went on to become a USD 4.7 bn $ company with one-third of the entire market share. Michael X gave up his CEO position in 2001, in order to run for the elections (to a mayoral position), which he subsequently won. Identify X. Michael Bloomberg
  3. The logo of which famous brand features the Visconti family's red cross and biscione (human child-bearing serpent) coat of arms emblazoned over the great door of Castello Sforzesco.  Alfa Romeo
  4. After being modified into a joint–stock company in 1991-92, this company has gone on to become the fourth largest corporation in the world. Identify the company. Gazprom
  5. This Airliner started operations with flights to Karachi and Mumbai followed by Delhi. In the beginning, two Airbus A300 and Boeing 737-300 were leased from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) for operations. Identify this Airline operator. Emirates Airlines
  6. I am a businessman from Texas, who is best known for seeking the office of President of the United States in 1992 and 1996. I founded EDS in 1962 and then sold the company to General Motors in 1984. If that was not enough, I also founded, in 1988, a company which has been ranked number two company in the information technology services category on its list of America's Most Admired Companies for the past two years by Fortune Magazine and is still one of the largest IT companies worldwide. Identify me. Ross Perot
  7. Once the contract manufacturing arm of Taiwan's Acer Computer Corporation, this Corporation has come into its own as a leading manufacturer of computer peripherals and digital media equipments. After splitting off from Acer in 2001, it has begun a push to establish its own brand which is marketed under the slogan "Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life“. Identify the company. BENQ
  8. This family is the founder of Anglo American PLC, which is the largest share holder in De Beers. As cricket players and enthusiastic supporters of the game, the current heirs maintain a cricket ground at Randjesfontein and their sponsorship of the first warm-up tour match between a team under their family name and overseas teams touring South Africa that year is a regular feature of sorts. What family are we talking about? Oppenheimer family
  9. This company is a major American defense contractor and industrial corporation. It is the world's largest producer of guided missiles and makes of missiles such as Patriot, Maverick, Sidewinder and Tomahawk. Its name literally means “Light of the gods" in Greek. What company are we talking about? Raytheon
  10. The company's history dates back to the 1870s and includes engineering feats such as the transplantation of the Abu Simbel rock temples in Egypt to save them from the rise of the River Nile caused by the Aswan High Dam. However, the company's reputation was tarnished by World War II, when it built the Führerbunker in Berlin, scene of Adolf Hitler's suicide. Identify the company. Hotcheif
  11. It is probably of the world’s largest environment companies and one of the first private waste management companies to get a contract in India (Chennai to be specific). Its current name is derived from Aeolus, the keeper of the winds in Greek mythology. The reference to air is heightened by the first letter of its name, which is also the first letter of the French word for the wind. Earlier it was a part of a media conglomerate Compagnie Générale des Eaux which had activities in music, television and film, publishing, telecommunications, the Internet, and video games. Identify the company. Veolia Environment
  12. The company X was formed by Henry.M.Leland, who was one of the founders of Cadillac. In 1917, he left Cadillac to form X and named it after his long-time hero and legendary American President X. Identify X. Lincoln
  13. This San Francisco-based company which trades on NYSE now under the symbol V raised $17.9 billion in March 2008 to complete the largest IPO in U.S. history – Name it. VISA
  14. ES/A Purple is produced by De La Rue identity systems. What is it used for? Election Ink
  15. Which telephone operator was the first company to launch Google’s Android based phones? Which company’s handset did they use? T Mobile, HTC
  16. Saravana Stores has used its brand name for all its ventures except this one which started few years back.Now it is present in Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and has gained considerable market share.Which Saravana Brand? Jamaai
  17. Which Indian corporate group with revenue of approximately  USD 2.4 billion has the tagline “ SOLID DRIVEN”? MURUGAPPA GROUP
  18. This company holds the largest market share in a product category in India. The brand name of this company was first used by Romans to denote an island group off the coast of North-West Europe. Identify the brand. Britannia
  19. A man named Israel Beer Josaphat began a continental pigeon post 1849 at Aachen, Germany, and in 1851 set up a news agency in London. In 1858 he persuaded the press to use his news telegrams, and turned it into a  worldwide service. Who? REUTERS
  20. In 1870, a chemist was experimenting with charcoal to find out if it had any inherent medicinal properties & one  night he left a chuck of charcoal near to an open bottle of Iodoform accidentally. The following morning he found that the charcoal had  absorbed the fumes from the bottle entirely.  This led a businessman to use charcoal filtration in his process & achieve a good quality which made his product to be differentiated in it's market and he went on to mint millions of money. Which product did the businessman make? SMIRNOFF
  21. This bank turned financial-services company was in the top 50 ranks of the Fortune Global 500 list; before going defunct in late 2008! It was finally acquired by a bank that paid 7 times what a rival bank was willing to pay. Name the company. WACHOVIA
  22. This NYSE-listed company was founded in the late 18th century and close to 3000 other companies do business with them. It was the most (in)famous entity in the stock market crash of 1929, and is often blamed for the Great Depression. Its main building is located near the Wall Street. Which company are we talking about? NYSE
  23. This area located on the south bank of the Haldi River, for all its popularity doesn’t have a railway connection ? Identify this place. Nandigram
  24. This person is said to have originated the idea of free marketing wherein you sell something at a cheaper rate if it gives you successive business. He once said, ''I have done more than anyone else to change the face of mankind‘’. Who is this person ? King Camp Gillette
Try the quiz.Post your answers in the Comment box.Answers will be put up in a week's time

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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