Sunday, April 27, 2008

FNQ 14 - Business & Entertainment Quiz

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1.It started of as two independent mailing lists in 1989.One of the mailing lists started with a post titled,''Those Eyes",on the subject of actresses with beautiful eyes.The other list was started by someone called Chuck Musciano.In 1990 the two mailing list was combined by Col Needham.What resulted out of this?

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2.The Will Eisner award is given for creative achievement in which form of literature/art in America?

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3.The original name for this product was changed since the name could not be registered in the US.The actual name was a common adjective hence could not be a trademark.So the last "e" was dropped from the name.A slogan containing the name of the country of origin of the product was added to stress its origin and its tradition of purity.Which product.

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4.This company was incorporated on August 24, 1910 . Its beginnings were humble. A leased office on Radha Bazar Lane, Kolkata, was the centre of the Company's existence. The Company celebrated its 16th birthday on August 24, 1926, by purchasing the plot of land situated at 37, Chowringhee, Kolkata, for the sum of Rs 310,000. This decision of the Company was historic in more ways than one. It was to mark the beginning of a long and eventful journey into India's future. The Company's headquarter building, 'Virginia House', which came up on that plot of land two years later, would go on to become one of Kolkata's most venerated landmarks.Which company is being talked about ?

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5.Launched in June 2000, _____, has already become the largest initiative among all Internet-based interventions in rural India. _____ services today reach out to more than 3.5 million farmers growing a range of crops - soyabean, coffee, wheat, rice, pulses, shrimp - in over 31,000 villages through 5200 kiosks across six states (Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Rajasthan).This was launched as a corporate social responsibilty initiative of an Indian company.Fill up the blanks with the name of this initiative.

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6.The _______ is a waxwork museum in Paris located on the Grands Boulevards on the right bank of the Seine with some 500 characters arranged in scenes from the history of France and modern life.On October 28, 1892 the world's first animated film, Pauvre Pierrot, was shown here.After Mahatma Gandhi,Sharukh Khan became the second Indian to be immortalised in wax here.Fill up the blank with the name of the museum.

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7.In 1968 the owner of this group of companies took out a £5,000 loan and opened Natural Gas Tubes. The company, based in Huntington in Cambridgeshire, manufactured spiral weld tubes and achieved first year sales of £14,000. .By 2006 the group’s sales exceeded £625m.Who is the person and name the group of companies he founded.

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8. The first edition of this rather unusual competetion was held in the Angloan capital of Luanda in 2008.The organisers plan to hold the next event in Cambodia.Norwegian theatre and film director, Morten Traavik, came up with the challenging - some would say tasteless - contest to spotlight an ongoing tragedy.The joint winners of the Angolan contest, Augusta Urica, 31, and Maria Restino Manuel, 26, were the embodiment of Traavik's ideal at the finale in the capital, Luanda, swathed in designer gowns, sashes and silver tiaras that crowned them _____________.What is this competetion being talked about

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9. Connect the three pictures shown below.

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10. Give a specific business connection for the three pictures below.

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4 comments:

The Freak said...

2. Comic Books
4. ITC
5. ITC's e-choupal
6. Musee Grevin


........Wasi

Varun K R said...

10)
9)
8)miss landmine
7)
6)grevin
5 e choupal by itc
4 itc
3 concorde
2 comics
imdb

abhishek joshi said...

please post the answers on the blog na.

Aniruddha Biswas said...

And the correct answers are
1.IMDB
2.Comics
3.Absolut Vodka
4.ITC
5.e-choupal
6.Grevin waxworks museum.
7.Lord Swaraj Paul,Caparo Group.
8.Miss Landmine 2008
9.Rhodes-The gentleman is Cecil Rhodes who founded De Beers and stareted the Rhodes Scholarship.The building is Rhodes House.
10.Blackstone - London Eye ,Madam Tussads and Hilton Group are all owned by Blackstone

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