Monday, December 22, 2008

NTPC Electron - South Prelims with Answers

Well took half a day off at work to attend the quiz..... rarely get time for quizzing..
Well here are the questions and answers to the NTPC Electron quiz...


1) Which Indian clothing brand gets its name from Greek for 'Circle of Animals'


2) Which Bangalore based company manufacturers the 'Reva' - India's first electric Car


3) Who wrote ' What they don't teach you at Harvard Business School'?

Michael McCormack

4) Which financial institution annually awards the Nobel Prize for Economics?

Royal Bank of Sweden

5) With an 18.5% stake. who is the largest shareholder in Tata sons?

J.J Irani

6) He is currently the CEO of the Irish football club Galway, and was responsible for the collapse of England's oldest investment bank. Who?

Nick Leeson

7) What popular and controversial car gets its name from the mathematical value 10 to the power of -9


8) Which graduate from Wharton business school is the CFO of the world's largest steel maker

Aditya Mittal

9) Which IIM Alumnus is credited with creating the commonly used term sensex

Deepak Mohani

10) What is the name of the protagonist of the film Guru said to be based on the life of Dhirubhai Ambani

Gurukant Desai

11) By what name do we commonly know the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation

Freddie Mac

12) Which health care provider, founded by Prathap C Reddy is the largest in Asia?


13) Formed in 1999, which is the worlds largest company, in terms of revenue

14) What unit, measuring 42 US Gallons, is used to measure crude oil in trade?


15) Who is currently the chairman of the US federal reserve system

Ben Bernanke

16) By what name do we currently know the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

World Bank

17) Which Grandson of Mohammed Ali Jinnah is currently the chairman of Bombay dyeing

Nusli Wadia

18) WHo preceeded P Chidambaram in office as Finance Minister, holding office from 02 - 04

19) Which is the highest selling car of all time, with more than 30 million units sold till 2007

Toyota Corolla

20) What landmark figure did the BSE Sensex breach for the first time in 29/10/2007?


21) Which industrialist and aviation pioneer was the subject of the 2004 film - the Aviator

Howard Hughes

22) At which place was teh United Nations Monetary and Financial conference held in 1944, to regulate the internaitonal economy post WW2

Bretton Woods

23) Pic of Al burj

24) Did not notice

25) Logo of Big Boss

Friday, November 28, 2008

Acumen 08 - Questions that i missed out!!!!!

Here are the questions to Acumen 08 - which i did not take it properly, Thanks to Movin Miranda for the questions that i missed

1) This was a trading company started on February 1st, 1851 at two places – Winterthur in Switzerland and Bombay. Salomon was in charge of the Winterthur setup while brother Johann Georg took care of the Bombay one. Over the years it established branches at Colombo, Cochin, Karachi, Madras etc (primarily ports because of the company’s shipping and trading activities). It continued to expand through out the world while slowly exiting India, starting off with a part-sale of its Engineering and Imports division in 1954. Name the company.

Volkart Brothers

2) Which setup Voltas after a part-sale to Tata sons, continued to sell its stake over the next few years and completely exited Last year Coca-Cola spent $4.1 billion to buy Energy brands, a firm that makes the vitamin-enhanced water Glacéau. Which stakeholder in Energy Brands made a 523 USD million profit from this deal though it had held its stake for less than a year?

Tata Tea

3) Which business pundit was criticized for reassuring shareholders on March 11, 2008, on his widely popular show ‘Mad Money’ that Bear Stearns was fine, just before it collapsed? Jim Cramer on CNBC; on March 14, he called the stock ‘worthless’ Which retail chain that dates back to 1991 recently spent Rs 20 crore to change from a elliptical logo to a rectangular one with the slogan “start something new” added in?

Stopper’s Shop

4) Which search engine devised by former Google employees gets its name from the Gaelic for knowledge and hazel, though this has been disputed by linguists?


5) Working independently in the early 1960s, Paul Baran, Donald Davies and Leonard Kleinrock devised this method to help US military networks to survive a nuclear attack. Baran called it 'hot-potato routing.' Fortunately the name suggested by Davies was adopted. What concept?

Packet switching

6) Which is the way the Internet works The hamlet of Purchase in New York state plays host to two worldwide corporate behemoths. One is Pepsico. Which company is appropriately the other one? MasterCard Worldwide. Now you know, why those credit card bills are so high! Who recently announced plans to take over the well-known Howrah Union Football Club and merge its academy with his struggling Bengal Football Academy, as part of the initiatives taken by the newly-formed Royal Bengal sports Pvt. Ltd?

Mithun Chakraborty

Monday, November 10, 2008

Acumen 2008 - Questions of the Campus Finals

Long time, Here are the Questions to the Acumen 2008 - Campus Finals, It was an awesome Campus finals, with Harsha doing it in style, this year's Acumen had IIMK, ICFAI Bangalore, SIBM - Bangalore and TAPMI, a very good level of quizzing.

without further ado, lets move on :)

Round 1 - Straight Bat

1) Note by Note quality, Marcus Robers, Harry Connick and Bill Charlap, it has 12000 parts, 115 different patents and assembled by 450 ppl, Identify?

2) Duchy's Originals, an organic product brand is a 5 billion company interested in venturing into India, Identify the person associated with the company Duchy's Originals?

3) He studied Architecture at Harvard, made a film with Mira Nair, Filmed the Kumbh Mela, He founded the Harvard Business School Association, an avid football fan, Identify?

4) Viloo Morawala - Patell, her name Villoo means respect and environment, has ventured into bio pharma and bio nutrition, She plans to decode the longevity DNA of Parsis, Identify the Company?

Round 2 - Hawk Eye

5) Identify the celebrity in this advertisement

6) What is going on

7) Identify the person who expressed his frank opinion on Canadian Cooking

An Audio was shown - Answer was Col Sanders

8) Identify the story teller as well as the subject

Round 3 - BT Cover Story

9) What change did IATA bring to the Airline Industry this year?

10) Some question on Tata Tea Stake - didnt get this question

11) Which is the largest cement producer in India?

12) Founded by Husband Michael and Wife Xochi Berg, which has a handy expansion, this also is the nickname of a bollywood Celebrity?

13) Jim Patterson of the 'Ripleys Believe it or not' purchased something similar in the year 2008, Identify

14) Out of a 5 city survey by United Pizza in India , Which Snack topped the list?

15) In the year 1919, when RCA was taken by G.E including the CEO of which company?

16) Founded by Ericsson, Motorola and Psion for mobile phones and PDA's, it was purchased by Nokia, Identify

17) The forcible take over of which company is known as the second atom bomb dropped?

18) A suburb in Mumbai is having 2.1 billion dollars for an new international Airport, Identify the place ?

Round 4 - Bookies Corner

19) The term Cause related Marketing first came into prominence by this Company, when in the 1983, this company raised money for the restoration of the Statue of Liberty?

20) Which Studio has the highest averager revenues of $540 million

21) Showed a quote in Thomas Friedman, went something like this ' Two things have changed the face of globalization, X was IT, what was the second, he was looking for a company ?

22) When a finance meltdown, this businessman started his own bank in the year 1907, it was named 'the city's first national bank' or the chettiars bank, Identify

Round - 5 - Clean Sweep ( Four Questions on Retail, IT, Financial Services and Textiles)


23) Which was the first retail listed on the BSE, which had BalGangadhar Tilak as a board of directors


24) The Hyper Text Protocol developed in the University of Minnesota called Goldy, Which Animal is Goldy?


25) some question in 1888, a course frock or upper garment, wore by John Mallory etc, Identify the Garment, coundn't recollect?

Financial Services

26) What did Jim Cramer say on the 11th of May 2008?


27) missed the question - looks vague on my scribbling pad - 1991 , 20 crores, stan, knowledge



28) Missed the question


28) Which is the design of the brand name which is outside, of an artist collection in 1933

Financial Services

29) Nationalised in 1943, Founded by GD Birla with his own money and Indian Management, What are we talking about ( Bank) ?


30) Founded by Henry Doharty in the year 1910 which country's gas and oil outlet is called CITGO?


31) 30% of the iPhones, what modification is done?


32) From 1995 - 2006, this company handcrafted James Bond Collection, these are handcrafted, there are only 25 stores in the world and the company refuses to publicise that it stiches for James Bond, Identify?

Financial Services

33) Time Founder Henry Luce after a seven month low on Wall Street Submitted a proposal to his co-partner, Put fundae?


34) Mustaq Ahmed started this in Singapore, today it boasts of more than 18000 customer acrss various outlets in a day? Identify


35) 1960, Paul, Donald and Leonard in their help to US Military nicknamed some potato ( missed the question ) can get the question on google with these clues,


36) Missed the question

Financial Services

37) The Hamlet of Purchase plays host to some play - Identify the company?

Round 6 -

38) During the license permit raj, a quote 'Ask X is you are going to the cabinet" Identify X

39) Picture of Antilla - before the building ever started

40) There are two kinds of journalists, one are jounalists, the other being stenographers, he won the Magsaysay award and writes about Famine and hunger, Identify

41) Picture of Volkart brothers and some trivia was given?

Round 7 - Connect Round

41) Reebok Fish Fry Collection, Identify?

Manish Arora

42) Has 6 out of the top 50 beer brands in the world, It is the largest bottling of Coca Cola, Identify

SAB Miller

43) Leontopodum, occurs in the Australian 2 Euro, uniforms and badges of the Swiss Army, appears on the Airline and also a mountain class, Identify


IIMK with the Buzzer answered IPL, ICFAI pressing the Buzzer again for ICL and winning it, It was one awesome quiz fought well, the quiz master was at his usual best, the other teams on stage were SIBM - Bangalore and TAPMI

The last question

44) Howrah Union Football to Merge with Bengal Football Academ and pass the initiatives to Royal Bengal Club ( didnt take this properly)?

Post your answers as comments, Will add the answers and the Questions to the Alumni version shortly

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Quiz @ Punjab Engineering College

Punjab Engineering college, is conducting its General Quiz Eureka, part of the PECFEST, The quiz is held on the 8th of November from 2.00 p.m - 5.00 p.m at the PEC Auditorium. This quiz is open only to students with Valid ID Cards.

The prizes for the event are
First Prize - 7000
Second Prize - 5000

The quiz is conducted by Mr Gautam Bose, the CEO of Greycells Pvt Ltd,
Any queries, the quiz master can be reached @ + 919433511317.

Shall send the prelim questions once the quiz is over.


In 1971 Michael Hart, a student at the University of Illinois, obtained access to a Xerox Sigma V mainframe computer in the university's Materials Research Lab. Through friendly operators, he received an account with a virtually unlimited amount of computer time; its value at that time has since been variously estimated at $100,000 or $100,000,000.Hart has said he wanted to "give back" this gift by doing something that could be considered to be of great value.What did he do?

2) The Bavarian king Max Joseph who later became king Ludwig I married Thresevon Sachsen on 12th October 1810.To celebrate this marriage a particular tradition began which is very popular event even today.Identify the event or the tradition.

The hospital of Saint Mary of in London was founded as a priory in 1247 and is first mentioned as a hospital in 1330. By 1402 it was known for housing lunatics. In 1547 the hospital was formally incorporated as a royal foundation for the care of the insane.The modern sense of a particular English word comes from association with this hospital and dates to the early 16th century.Which word?

Answers to the Obligatory Questions

1) He started Project Gutenberg and gave e-books to the world
2) Oktoberfest
3) Bedlam

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

FORE Online Quiz

A Very Happy and Prosperous Diwali to each and everyone of you!!!!!!

Here are the online questions of the online quiz event of FORE conducted by q
uiz master Mr Gautam Bose, the prelims was used to shortlist the teams for the finals, the cut off was 6 and the highest was 9, the quiz final was won by Accenture, ICICI and GLS came second followed by Samriddhi finance

Given below are the questions to the FORE, send in your answers to, Answers in a week's time,

1) Connect

2) Name this Iconic brand?

3) Connect

4) What term in economics is named after him ?

5) Connect

6) This advertisement alludes to which event, and also name the organizer of the event?

7) Name the company being advertised

8) Advertisement for what?

9) Identify this monument

10) What is this

11) Name the person

12) What is this

13) Identify the Icon

14) Connect

15) Which product is being advertised

Friday, October 17, 2008

MultiQuizine 18

Here are the questions to MultiQuizine 18, send in your answers to

1) Following is a quote from an investment veteran and an entrepreneur, he is nicknamed Dr Doom, identify the person from the quote

''The federal government is sending each of us a $600 rebate. If we spend that money at Wal-Mart, the money goes to China. If we spend it on gasoline it goes to the Arabs. If we buy an IT product it will go to India. If we purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala. If we purchase a good car it will go to Germany. If we purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan and none of it will help the American economy. The only way to keep that money here at home is to spend it on prostitutes and beer, since these are the only products still produced in the US. I've been doing my part.

2) His recent book contains 17 Chapters and has asked readers to submit ideas for the new version which will appear in the 18th chapter of the new expanded version, He has named it 'The Chapter 18 Project' Identify?

3) This was from the Advertising agency Euro RSCG's ex
ecutives that coined a term for a syndrome, the syndrome goes like this "Contrary to common belief that trends begin in big cities and trickle down to smaller towns, we are seeing that some trends are bubbling up from the tier II cities." Identify the Syndrome?

4) Bringing enjoyment and quality to life is BenQ, recently, or not so recently ago, the company has adopted a new name which stands for
"quality innovation speed driving achievements". Identify the rebranded entity.

5) Derived from the Greek for touch, the name means pertaining to the sense of touch, and the greek word meaning 'contact or touch' Identify the technology that is very much used in medicine, arts, gaming , design and literature?

6) What was inspired from this

Anwers to MultiQuizine 17

Here are the Answers to MultiQuizine 17

1) Grendene

2) Richard Branson

3) Donald Trump

4) Mehul Choski

5) Magazine where the first time the Moore's Law was written

6) Playboy

7) RMKV as in the brand of saree's

8) Trojan

9) If harry potter ran general electric