Friday, December 19, 2008

NTPC Electron North Zone Finals

NTPC Electron North Zone Finals had normal difficulty questions regularly encountered in daily quizzes. Although the quiz was well coordinated and conducted, none of the questions had the 'wow' factor. The video ads were a direct rip-off from Youtube. Eventually the quizmaster Kunal was good, arrangements were great but the content could have been better. As promised earlier, here i am with the questions:

1) Which was the first company to introduce quartz wrist watches?
2) Which bank was established in 1911 by Sir Sorabji Pochkhanawala?
Central Bank of India
3) Tadawul is the stock exchange of which country?
Saudi Arabia
4) Which former Asian prime minister bought a stake in the FC Manchester City?
Thaksin Sinawatra
5) Which bank was esyablished in 1865 by a Scotsman named Thomas Sutherland who wanted a bank operating on "sound Scottish banking principles"?
6) Which Financial institution was founded under the name Devkaran Nanjee Banking Company Ltd. in 1938.
Dena Bank
7) Pic of Rony Screwala
8) Pic of Vishal Retail founder Ramchandra agrawal
9) Pic of AK 47 inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov
10) Pic of Yograj Singh
11) Pic of Ruia Brothers
12) Jonga (4X4), a vehicle used by the Indian Army was designed by which company?
13) Developed by Robert Chesebrough, gets its name from two German words?
14) Developed by Spencer Silver in 1969?
Post it Notes
15) Why was CSN in news in 2006?
Corus acquisition bid war with Tata Steel
16) Which OPEC is set to leave the organization since it is going to be a net oil importer in near future?
17) Fevicol Ad
18) Glycodin Cough Syrup Ad
19) Amitabh Bachan Lead India Ad
20) Tata Indicom 'Pathan Brothers' Ad
21) Asian Paints ad
22) ACC ad
23) What business did Sharp begin with?
Pencil manufacturing
24) Pic of Lileanne Beattencourt, identify the company?
25) Pharmaceutical company incorporated at Vadodara in 1907 by X (coudnt get it).
26) Which process of mass iron production was patented in 1855?
Bessemer process
27) S Dhanabalan is the Chairman of which organization?
Temasek Holdings
28) Some question about the history of spam.
29) Pic of Anousheh Ansari
30) Some question about the origin of bar code.
31) Pic of Greek tycoon Onassis
32) Pic of Erin Brokowich
33) Pic of Vanessa Mittal
34) Pic of Parmindra Nagra
35) Pic of Yukos founder
Audience questions:
1) Which company was incorporated on 25th August 1948 and is now a key player in a completely different category?
2) Which rig manufactured by and bought by ONGC in 1973 has been used to drill 14 well?
Sagar Samrat
3) Pic of Muzaffar Ali
4) Pic of Young Bill Gates
5) SBI ad
6) Ponds Dreamflower ad
7) Pic of Tania Zaetta
8) Pic of David Hasellhoff

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

NTPC Electron North Zone Round Prelims

NTPC Electron North Zone round was a well planned and co-ordinated affair. The event was held at Power Management Institute (PMI) in Noida.
Quizmaster: Kunal Savarkar of Quizkraft
Prelim quesions
1) Who wrote the book "What they dont teach you at Harvard Business school"?
Mark McCormick
2) BSE building photo
3) Which city has an area also referred to as square mile?
4) Micheal Milken pic
5) Blackberry logo
6) Which Political / economic union was formed because of maastricht treaty?
European Union
7) At which place was the agreement that established the rules for commercial and financial relations among the world's major industrial states in 1944 signed?
Bretton wood
8) What is the currency of Vatican?
9) Who gave the theory of "Management by Business Objectives"?
Peter Drucker
10) Which bank was founded in San Francisco by Amadeo Giannini in 1904?
Bank of America
11) Whom did Leonardo Di Caprio play in "The Aviator"
Howard Hughes
12) Rick Wagoner is the CEO of which company?
General Motors
13) He is a former trader who caused the spectacular collapse of the United Kingdom's oldest investment bank. He is currently the CEO of Irish football club Galway United.
Nick Leeson
14) This commonplace item was first patented by John Loud in 1888 and the modern patent was granted to Laszlo Biro in 1938. Itwas commercialized only in 1930's.
Ballpoint Pen
15) How do we better know "Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation "?
Freddie Mac
16) Which institution awards Nobel Peace Prize?
Bank of Sweden
17) Which Indian car was based on Morris Oxford?
HM Ambassador
18) Which alcohol brand was founded by Karan Bilimoria, an NRI settled in UK?
Cobra beer (any answer with cobra in it was given right e.g. Black Cobra)
19) Which US marshall was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1953 for his efforts to rebuild parts of Europe?
George Marshall
20) Who coined the word SENSEX?
Deepak Mohoni
21) Some date in 1990, what is the significance with respect to financial markets?
SENSEX crossed 1000 mark.
Sorry, can't recall the other 4 questions. The final questions will be uploaded in 2 days time.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Quiz on the Beach@TAPMI, Manipal

Is the possibility of a recession giving you sleepless nights? Do youfeel like taking some time off and chilling out? How does a visit to abeach sound? Or would you like to involve yourself in some seriousquizzing? What if you were offered the chance of doing both at thesame time? Sounds interesting???T. A. Pai Management Institute's annual B-School fest, Atharva invitesyou to participate in the Quiz on the Beach (QOTB) to be held at KaupBeach, Udupi, Karnataka. QOTB is held on the shores of the magicalArabian Sea with an old British built lighthouse serving as abackdrop. So pack your bags and come down to Kaup Beach for some serious fun!!!

Quiz Flavour: Business
QuizHost: T. A. Pai Management Institute,
Master: Mr. Arul Mani
Date: 10th January 2009
Open to Corporates.
Please check out the links below for further details:
Poster and Rules (link to
Atharva - Picasa Album (link to
Atharva Website (link to
Quiz On The Beach – Registration for Corporates
(link to further Clarifications contact:Puneet Kapoor : 09880885040S.

Quizzer's Dilemma # 17

Identify the lady? (Hint: She unearthed something that played a prominent role in Indian Politics; she was conferred a prestigious award for the same).

Answer: Chitra Subramaniam, she worked extensively on Bofors scandal & was awarded G D Goenka journalism award for her work

Monday, December 1, 2008

Quizzer's Dilemma # 16

What is special about this watch?

Answer: World's First Panchang Watch from "Borgeaund"