1. K Malleswari, the lone medal winner for India in the millenium Olympics, and the first woman from India to ever win a medal, is employed at which Central Government Corporation?
2. First there was Bridgestone, and then Mitsubishi; What giant automaker of Japan was embroiled, recently, in a quality-related (again!) controversy?
3. The Times of India launched its latest edition in which city?
4. Which famous fashion accessories House first started as leather goods shop in Florence in 1921?
5. Uncle Pai is associated with which once roaringly successful publishers of children’s literature?
6. Which international airline uses the slogan "Smooth As Silk" in its advertisements?
7. Which TV programme currently aired in India, is sponsored by a) Colgate b) Bajaj c) Dettol and d) LG?
8. Who are the maker of the soft contact lens "Accuvue"?
9. Named "Manager of the Century" by the business magazine ‘Fortune’, he was recently in India? Who is he?
10. The "Three Golden Balls" is the traditional symbol of which class of businessmen, especially in Europe?
11. Which is the largest ‘unlisted’ company in India in terms of turnover?
12. What watchmaker sells an environment-friendly brand of watches called "Eco Drive"?
13. The useful thumb rule in Economics, "Bad money drives out the good" goes by what name?
14. What is film Production Company owned by the Hollywood star Dustin Hoffman?
15.What famous place in New York gets its name from the original location of a stockade built by the Dutch in 1653 to keep out the attacking English colonists and Red Indians?
16. Which famous TV personality owns a film production company called Harpo Films? Look hard at the name, may be you can decipher the answer.
17. The person next-in-command to the CEO is often referred to as the ‘Upper Roger’. From what Indian (Sanskrit) word does this phrase come?
18. Some aeroplanes of which airline sported Meera Mehta’s "Paithan Sari Motif"on their tails for sometime?
19. Who or what is a MAMBA?
20. Under what brand name is the compound "sidenafil citrate’ sold by the pharma company, Pfizer?
21. What ‘social expression’ company (if I may coin a phrase) was started by the 18 year old Joyce Hall in 1910?
22. Which is the biggest toy retail chain in the world?
23. Here’s a Dot-buster: Which award-winning net-based furniture selling company, despite being backed by Amazon.com, filed for bankruptcy, recently?
24. What is the name given to software developed exclusively for use by infants and toddlers?
25. What major currency is known as ‘Greenbacks’ in slang?
26. Who is the only Asian to be included in Sunday Times list of " The Wealthiest 200 in Britain since 1066"?
27. R Gopalan who is basking in the limelight for his role as a the official emissary in the Raj Kumar Kidnapping case, is the editor of which Tamil Magazine?
28. What we know as Maruti Zen was launched worldwide by Suzuki in the 90’s under what name?
29. Zee Movies is contemplating a co-branding exercise in collaboration with which major Hollywood Film studio?
30. Ashok H Advani is the publisher of which business magazine?
31. Lord Raj Kumar Bagri is the first non-Briton Chairman of what mercantile organization
32. You’ve heard of BSA motorcycles and surely seen BSA bicycles on Indian roads. What does BSA stand for?
33. What brand of Firestone tyres is creating an uproar in the USA, for causing many fatalities on the highway because of a manufacturing defect?
34. He appears in a series of books which made publishing history, and he is the most famous pupil of the "Hogwart’s Witchcraft School". Who is this fictional character?
35. To which fashion house did the minister Maneka Gandhi address her remark, "The skin of the python is no less precious to the snake than fur is to the fox"?
36. The ‘Calatrava Cross’ is the emblem of which coveted brand of Swiss watch?
37. What famous sports goods company did Phil Knight and Bill Boweman launch in 1964?
38. Which Indian textile brand proudly proclaims "Since 1925"in its advertisements?
39. Which famous hospital chain of India sells an accident insurance cover called "Dost’?
40. What product is associated with the Colombian mascot "Juan Valdez"?
41. Which newspaper baron started his career by launching the "Adelaide Herald" when he was just 23years old?
42. The Hollywood horror flick "Crocodile 2 – Death Roll" was recently shot in which film studio in India?
43. ‘The Striding Man’ is the logo of which best selling brand of scotch whiskey?
44. In his recent visit to New Delhi, in which 5 star Hotel did Bill Gates stay?
45. What automobile, still seen on the roads with minor variations, did Ferdinand Porsche develop under the behest of Adolf Hitler?
46. Mumbai-born Fareed Zackaria has been appointed the editor of which international newsmagazine?
47. Which textile company of India is head quartered at "Neville House"?
48. What useful and innovative computer accessory did Douglas Engelbert invent in 1968?
49. At long last the Department of Telecommunications (DoT, for short) has been transformed in to a corporation. What is its name in its new avatar?
50. What ingredient of chewing gum comes from the South American sapodilla tree?
51. Which Indian confectioneries brand and Times Warner are involved in a legal wrangle over the 'Bunny' logo?
52. What is the consulting firm recently acquired by the electronics giant Hewlett-Packard?
53. What pharma company markets the 'Ayurvedic Concepts' range of health products?
54. What Hyderabad based company has been contracted by Cantor Index plc to supply giant- sized, inflatable images of the latest contenders to American Presidency-Bush and Gore?
55. What internationally famous sports apparel company was started in the 1930's by a champion tennis-player of France?
56. Prime Minister AB Vajpayee under went knee surgery in which Mumbai hospital?
57. According to 'BBC's Moneytalk' which German brand is ranked No. 1 amongst car audio products?
58. Who was chosen to be the first and only recipient in India of the choicest, limited edition champagne 'Espirit du Siecle'?
59. Which Hollywood star and brand ambassador of Omega watches was recently in India to meet the Dalai Lama?
60. What tourist attraction in London, designed by Sir Richard Rogers especially for the millennium, is in grave financial crisis because of its failure to attract enough visitors?
61. OM Gruppen of Sweden is in the news for wanting to takeover of all things which European stock exchange?
62. Carlos Ghosn, living up to his sobriquet of 'Le Cost-Killer', is putting which ailing Japanese carmaker on the road to recovery?
63. In the mesmerically popular TV Game show Kaun Banega Crorepati, the prize money is issued on the cheques of which bank?
64. What redoubtable Swiss watchmaker markets a range of metal-cased watches under a clever and ironic name of "Irony"?
65. In the world of Food and Agriculture what does the acronym GM stand for?
66. The indigenously produced Hepatitis b vaccine called Shanvac B, which is giving the multinationals a run for their money, is produced by which company?
67. Sierra Leone is now always in the news for the bloody civil war which is raging there. Otherwise it was known for its highly lucrative export trade in which mineral?
68. What 'wireless' technology, which has almost become a buzzword, is named after an ancient Viking chief?
69. What is the new name of the TV channel TNT, after its recent rechristening?
70. Sumantra Ghoshal has been appointed the founding Dean of which fledgling Business School?
71. Arun Bajoria's takeover threat was targeted at which company?
72. Which Bank has launched the "India Millennium Deposits" to mobilize resources of NRI&s?
73. The quality enforcing technique of 'Six Sigma' was first introduced by which American company?
74. Which airline uses the slogan "Be Good to Yourself" in its ads?
75. What is the expensive delicacy obtained from the fish sturgeon especially found in the Caspian Sea?
76. What is the name of the new generation fuel cell car recently developed by GM?
77. Which large chaebol, now in dire straits, was started by five friends in 1979 to manufacture and export garments?
78. Which Dutch brewery is ranked as the biggest producer of beer in Europe?
79. What prized and exclusive cars are manufactured in Malvern Link, North west of London?
80. In collaboration which Bollywood star is 'Emami' proposing to launch a range of Ayurvedic personal care products?
81. What is the name of the alliance formed by airlines such as Delta, Air France, Aero Mexico and Korean Air?
82. Which Budapest-born American CEO's biography is entitled "Swimming Across"?
83. Who is the 'person of Indian origin' who was hailed by the online magazine 'Valley Talk' as "the most successful Venture Capitalist of all time"?
84. Consequent upon a long drawn out family feud, what is the new name assumed by Andersen Consulting?
85. Italy's Monte Paschi di Seine, established in 1472, has the distinction of being the oldest of its kind. What is it?
86. Which advertising legend is supposed to have advised, "If you have nothing to say, sing it!"
87. Hans Wilsdorf, a German who set up his business in Switzerland, and later moved to London became the founder of which famous brand of watches?
88. Touted as one of the most useful inventions of this century, it was invented by George Mestral after he noticed burr sticking to his clothes on his return from a walk in the woods. What is it?
89. What is the 'highest scoring partnership' in cricket, which became a world famous brand of cigarettes?
90. Unit Trust's recent intention of terminating what scheme has caused public outcry and a lot of litigation?
91.Which mobile phone manufacturer is popularizing mobile-telephone etiquette with its 'mobile manners' campaign?
92.Which Indian TV channel owned the transmission rights for the 50th Miss World contest held in theMillennium Dome in London?
93. Bajaj auto is setting up a two wheeler assembly line in which South American country?
94.Merino, one of the finest types of wool, is associated with which country?
95.In the heyday of nationalization, which PSU emerged from the amalgamation of ESSO and Caltex?
96.What biscuit in McVittie's range was originally developed by Sir Alexander Grant in the 1890's?
97.In the world of TV transmission technology, what does the much-talked about acronym DTH stand for?
98.With what product would you associate the well-known designs such as 'American Tank' and 'TankFrancaise'?
99.Which Indian packaging company has taken over a firm called 'Propack' in China?
100.What is the internationally known brand of ice-cream co- promoted by an ex-hippie named Ben Cohen?
101.In what make of car did the couple from Calcutta, MS Choudhary and his wife Neena, achieve the record for first circumnavigation of the world?
102.What international brand of cigarette is named after a ritzy street in London?
103.Which is the biggest Petroleum Company in the world?
104.Nazomi 503, is the fastest of its kind in the world. What is it?
105.Dhunji Rana was the model for what enduring and macho icon in Indian advertising?
106. Who is the hotshot executive of Indian origin with PepsiCo, who appears in the Fortunes list of 50 most powerful women in corporate America?
107. What is the prized sports drink in the Quaker Oat's portfolio which makes merger with it so desirable to suitors like Coke, Pepsi or Danone?
108. What is the Danish Electronics Company famed for producing 'haute couture' stuff in areas like Stereos, Televisions and Telephones?
109. What internationally famous brand of shoes is named whimsically after a rural American dish made from corn, fed to pet dogs?
110. "Beeps" and "Peeps' were the experimental prototypes of what legendary hard terrain vehicle?
111. Tidel Park, yet another of those prestigious complexes housing software firms, is associated with which city?
112. What invention was called the Lover's Telegraph" when first exhibited in Philadelphia, 1876?
113. What now universally popular food item was called "Food of the Gods", by Linnaeus the eminent naturalist of the nineteenth century?
114. Which aircraft manufactures the A3XX superjumbo, slated to be the biggest civilian aircraft?
115. What international brand of shirts, marketed in India too, is observing 150 years of existence?
116. The Dynatac made in the1970's was the first of its kind. What is this product which became extremely visible in India only in the mid 90's?
117. What was the epoch-making book written in the 60's by Rachel Carson, which awakened the world to the dangers of environmental pollution but incurred the wrath of industrial giants like Dupont?
118. What car being sold in India celebrated its first birthday recently with a birthday song sung especially for it by Shankar (Breathless) Mahadevan?
119. What hard liquor traditionally made from potatoes, literally means 'Little Water' in the native tongue?
120. What French sports fashion house has begun to sell India inspired knitwear kurta-pajamas successfully?
121. What large India retail chain proudly describes itself as 'The Family Store' in its advertisements?
122. Everyone has heard of the catchphrase "Intel Inside". But who authored a book entitled "Inside Intel"?
123. What brand of 'cold cream', also available in India, derives its name from a latin word meaning 'snow white'?
124. In Mumbai's underworld slang the word 'kavva' refers to what handy communication device?
125. With what cigarette brand (now gone up in smoke, I'm afraid), would you associate the once ubiquitous slogan "For Men of Action-- Satisfaction"?
126. What do you call the style of selling where the bid price goes down progressively until the deal is closed?
127. With which Management Guru of Indian Origin would you most associate the phrase "Core Competence"?
128. What is the popular (though not available in India) low calorie soft drink produced by Coca Cola, having a three letter name?
129. What expensive and legendary brand of cars is supposedly named after the founder of Dertroit - the car manufacturing capital of the world?
130. Which company started by Jim Clark has its headquarters at 'Mountain View'?
131. What is name of the range of bestselling digital cameras manufactured by Sony?
132. In UK, what brand of beer is most preffered as an accompaniment to India food?
133. What potent liquor, also known a 'the Green Fairy', is extracted from wormwood?
134. What invention, in its early years, was described as 'the horse that never says nay'?
135. Back to acronyms. What does the first three letters of 'Sun Microsystems' stand for?
136. A Navigator could mean many things. But a company has launched a toothbrush called Navigator. Which company are we talking about?
137. Tata Finance has launched a credit card with a tie up with which credit card company?
138. Kabhi Dekha Hai Aisa TV? Big Picture! Big Sound! .... Onida. Which ad agency created this award winning advertisement?
139. Which company has the advertising punchline, "The Power To Create"? 140. The movies Mohabbatein, Raju Chacha and Mission Kashmir had breath-taking special effects. Name the company that created these effects.
141. Which company makes Ujala?
142. If you can't beat them, join them. Which clock company has decided to shift base to China so that it remains competitive?
143. An Indian businessman has been named among Businessweek's top entrepreneurs for 2000. Name him.
144. The beautiful Ekta Kapoor, daughter of film star Jeetendra, is a highly successful producer of television serials. Name her company.
145. We all know what bulls and bears do. What would sheep do in the stock market?
146. Which media group (you have to name the company, not the newspaper) has launched India's first electronic newspaper, or e-paper?
147. Nescafe has two coffee brands. One is Nescafe Classic and the other is?
148. The Human Genome Project has been in the news because government agencies and private sector companies have been racing to become the first to decipher the human genome. Name the private sector company which was in this race?
149. For which electronics brand does Rahul Dravid model?
150. Ceat. This tyre company gives the cricket ratings. To which group does this company belong?
1. Food Corporation of India2. Toyota 3. Hyderabad 4. Gucci 5. Amar Chitra Katha6. Thai 7. Kaun Banega Crorepati8. Johnson & Johnson 9. Jack Welch 10. Pawnbrokers 11. Maruti Udyog 12. Ciitizen13. Greshams Law 14. Punch Productions 15. Wall Street 16. Oprah Winfrey 17. Yuva Raja 18. British Airways19. Middle Aged Middlebrow Acheiver20. Viagra21. Hallmark22. Toys R US23. Living.Com24. Lapware25. US Dollars26. L. N. Mittal27. Nakkheeran28. Alto29. MGM30. Business India31. London Metal Exchange 32. Birmingham Small Arms 33. Wilderness 34. Harry Potter 35. Calvin Klein 36. Patek Phillippe 37. Nike38. Raymond’s 39. Apollo 40. Coffee41. Rupert Murdoch 42. Ramoji Film City 43. Johnny Walker 44. Maurya Sheraton 45. Volkswaggen 46. Newsweek47. Bombay Dyeing48. The Mouse49. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited50. Chicle51. Nutrine52. Pricewaterhouse Coopers
53. Himalaya Drugs Company54. Unique Inflatables55. Lacoste56. Breach Candy57. Blaupunkt58. Prannoy Roy59. Pierce Brosnan60. Millennium Dome61. London Stock Exchange62. Nissan Motors63. ICICI Bank64. Swatch65. Genitically Modified66. Shantha Biotechnics67. Diamonds68. Bluetooth69. TCM70. Indian School Of Business, Hyderabad71. Bombay Dyeing72. State Bank Of India73. Motorola74. The Emirates75. Caviar76. Hydrogen 77. Daewoo 78. Heinneken79. Morgan 80. Madhuri Dixit81. Sky Team 82. Andy Grove 83. Vinod Khosla 84. Accenture 85. Bank 86. David Ogilvy 87. Rolex 88. Velcro 89. 555 90. Rajyalakshmi 91. Nokia 92. Zee93. Brazil94. Australia95. Hindustan Petroleum96. Digestive97. Direct To Home98. Watches99. Essel100. Ben & Jerry101. Contessa Classic102. Pall Mall103. Shell104. Train105. Zodiac Man106. Indra Nooyi107. Gatorade
108. Bang & Oluffsan109. Hush Puppies110. Jeep111. Chennai112. Telephone113. Chocolate114. Airbus Industry115. Arrow116. Mobile (Cell) Phone117. The Silent Spring118. Ford Ikon119. Vodka120. Lacoste121. Pantaloon's122. Tim Jackson123. Nivea124. Cellular Phone125. Scissors126. Dutch Auction127. C. K. Prahlad128. Tab129. Cadillac130. Netscape131. Mavica132. Cobra133. Absinthe134. Bicycle135. Stanford University Network 136. Colgate137. American Express138. Oglivy And Mather (O&M)139. Epson140. Western Outdoor141. Jyothi Labs142. Ajanta Quartz143. Sunil Mittal (Bharti Telecom)144. Balaji Telefilms145. Follow The Leader146. Living Media India Ltd147. Sunrise148. Celera Genomics149. Thomson150. RPG Enterprises
1. Pepsico has acquired which American food and drink company recently, which Coca Cola had also bid for but rejected by its board?(a) Kellogg's b) Quaker Oats c) Cadbury Schweppes d) General Milks
2. Who became the first woman to head a Fortune 500 company (The Washington Post) after her husband’s death?a) Linda Goodman b) Nancy Eldridge c) Katherine Graham d) Denise Albrecht
3. Which of the following figures is nearest to the Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) of banks in 1999-2000?a) Rs. 52,000 crore b) Rs. 46,000 crore c) Rs. 67,000 crore d) Rs. 75,000 crore
4. What does SMS stand for in the communications industry?a) Sharp Microchip Service b) Simple Messaging and Start-upc) Simple Messaging Service d) Short Messaging System
5. Match the following top four Bangalore’s businessmen with the companies they own:I. Narayan Murthy i) InfosysII. Azim Premji ii) Kids KempIII. Vijay Mallaya iii) WiproIV. Ravi Melwani iv) UB groupa) I-i, II-ii, III-iii, IV-iv b) I-i, II-iii, III-ii, IV-ivc) I-i, II-iii, III-iv, IV-ii d) I-i, II-iv, III-iii, IV-ii
6. Why was the website, “Wahindia.com” in the news recently?a) it launched a new service b) it laid off some of its employeesc) it announced its closure d) it decided to become an ISP
7. Who, among the following, is the President of the World Bank?a) James Wolfensohn b) Michael Camadeuss c) Michael Bonsignore d) Robert Bishop
8. Which television channel has started ‘Kaun Banega Kangal’ as a spoof of ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati?'a) Start TV b) Sony TV c) Channel V d) MTV
9. Which of the following banks has launched credit card co-branded with HSBC?a) SBI b) PNB c) Bank of Baroda d) Canara Bank
10) What is ‘Red Hat’?a) a fashion accessory b) a danger signal in shipping industry c) a medicine for AIDS d) a company owned by Linux, the free operating system for computers
11) Which company uses the punchline “Applying thought”?a) LML b) IBM c) Wipro d) Compaq
12) Name the company formed by film star Shah Rukh Khan for a variety of business interests?a) SRK.com b) Shah Rukh & Co. c) SRKWORLD d) Dreamz
13) Who, among the following, has been selected as ‘Businessman of the year 2000’ by Business India magazine?a) Narayan Murthy b) Azim Premji c) Mukesh Armbani d) Kumarmangalam Birla
14) Which company has launched personalised CDs under the brand "Hamara CD”?a) Polydor b) EMI c) HMV d) GPI
15) Which advertising agency has created the advertisements for “Color Plus”?a) O & M b) HTA c) Rubecon d) Euro RSCG
16. Who designed the Nike logo ‘Swoosh’ in 1971 and how much was she paid for it? 16. Caroline Davidson, a college student. She was paid $35 for it.
17. ‘Tony the Tiger’ is the mascot for which product? 17. Kellog’s Frosties.
18. What is the claim to fame of Miral Durlabhji in the world of Indian Advertising? 18. He played the Junior Onida Devil
19. “If You don’t have to answer to anyone, what would you do’ is the tag line for what? 19. Harley Davidson
20. Wrigley’s once distributed one million pieces of this company’s product as handouts for a sales promotion. What product and which company? 20. Gillette and the Disposable Shaving Razor
21. What is the Quickie P 300? 21. The brand of wheelchair that Christopher Reeve uses following his accident
22. Invented in the 1920s, by C.L.Briggs, in Missouri, this product contained Lithium salts and was initially called ‘Bib-label Lithiated Lemon Lime Soda’. What? 22. UP
23. Apart from speeds of aircraft, what is the Mach 3? 23. Gillette’s new razor that contains 3 blades
24. What are ‘Toast in New York’, ‘Mad about Mauve’, ‘Raisin’ rage’? 24. Shades of Revlon Lipstick
25. ‘Work Less, do more’ is the tag line for what? 25. Microsoft Office 97
26. Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavorotti appear in an ad for an airline. Name the airline and the service advertised. 26. Japanese Airlines and Executive Class
27. ‘A Cigarette is a perfect type of perfect pleasure’ was BAT’s first punchline. To whom are the above words attributed? 27. Oscar Wilde
28. Who started Naturence Research Labs? 28. Manoj Prabhakar
29. In the 1960s girls carried a penny in their shoes lest their dates failed to drop them home. What product got its name from this? 29. Penny Loafers
30. Which is the official footwear of the Woodstock music festival? 30. Burkinstock Sandals
30. How do we better know the company J.W.Foster and Co.? 30. Reebok
31. Sears Roebuck and Co., the retailing giant started selling products through mail order. What was the first product sold through mail order? 31. Quartz Watches
32. Launched in 1935 as a chocolate crisp, it was later renamed after an 18th century London Club. Name the product. 32. Kit-Kat
33. In the book ‘Around the World in 80 Days’, Phileas Fogg withdraws 20000 Guineas from a bank. Name the bank. 33. Barings’ Bank
34. What did Timothy Leary brand as LSD of the future? 34. The Internet
35. Singer Sewing Machines was the first company to introduce a highly innovative marketing tool. What was it? 35. Buying goods through installment schemes.
36. In the movie ‘Forrest Gump’, Tom Hanks is frequently shown drinking a particular drink. Which one? 36. Dr. Pepper
37. “Nov 7,1912 July 3,1996 I’ve lost my voice” What is the significance of this ad? 37. This was the Air India ad given out after the death of Bobby Kooka. The first date was when Air India was founded as Tata Airlines by J R D Tata. The second date was the death of Booby Kooka.
36. Which famous cricketer endorsed Colman’s Mustard? 36. W G Grace
37. Who was the Time Man of the Year 1997? 37. Andy Grove, former Intel CEO
38. The first product made by this company was a car record player. They gave themselves a name similar to the name of the market leader in record players in those days. Today, this company has a worldwide presence and is known as a premier communications company. Name the company? 38. Motorola
39. Mitchell Kapor, a Bostonian, is a teacher of Transcendental Meditation and a Buddhist. In 1988, he started a foundation for electronic free speech. But he is the founder of a well-know company. Which one? 39. Lotus
40. An American inventor Herman Hollerith devised an electromechanical counting machine that used punched cards to tabulate the results of the 1890 United States census. The firm that grew out of this business eventually became which familiar company? 40. IBM (international Business Machines)
41. Nolan Bushnell launched the video game industry with the founding of a company that took its name from the Japanese game of "Go" where the word is used to warn an opponent that he is in danger of losing. Name the Company? 41. Atari
42. In the Internet lingo, if someone advised you to 'RTFM', what is he telling you to do?42. Read the F***ing Manual
43. What is a three-finger exercise? 43. Pressing Ctrl+Alt+del on the Keyboard (cold reboot)
44. Why did Intel call the successor to the 486 Processor series "Pentium", instead of using a combination of digits as they had always done? 44. Because Numbers cannot be trademarked.
45. He shares his first name with a character in "Peanuts" and he is known as the person who wrote Linux. Who?45. Linus Torvalds
46. If you find yourself in an Infinite Loop in the Bay area, where would you be? 46. Apple’s HQ
47. What is the section of Yahoo that is dedicated to kids called? 47. Yahooligans
48. What are "Bells & Whistles"? 48. Features in a software that are of cosmetic value only.
49. A program that automatically sends a default reply to the senders of incoming email messages is called? 49. Auto Responders or Vacation Responders
50. Which Bangalorean started the free e-mail service "Hotmail"? 50. Sabeer Bhatia
51. It is the name of a very famous river in South America. However, Amazon is also known in the wired world for what? 51. The largest bookstore in the Universe
52. What is electronic money known as in common internet parlance? 52. Cybercash
53. It is not something that you'd like to eat even if you were stranded in an island with adequate supplies of it. However, which unpopular food item is also the term used to describe unwanted mail sent to a mass of e-mail addresses to advertise products or services? 53. Spam
54. What is DPI in computer printing terminology? 54. Dots per inch
55. What is the term for a small, book-sized computer with a screen that allows you to read the digitized text of a book complete with a touch-sensitive screen and stylus that let you highlight, annotate, or bookmark the book?55. An e-book.
56. Before the World Wide Web, what was the system for finding and displaying document files stored on the Internet. It was named for the mascot of the college where it was developed, the University of Minnesota?56. Gopher
57. Which company started in a garage in Palo Alto received its first order from Disney, the making the film Fantasia, for Oscillators? 57. Hewlett Packard
58. What do we call software that has become so loaded with features that it practically takes up all of a computer's hard disk and requires much too much of its RAM to run? 58. Bloatware
59. Who is called the father of computing for his contribution to the basic design of the Computer through what he called the analytical engine? 59. Charles Babbage
60. DVD, the new technology that looks like a CD-ROM but holds over 4.7 Gb of data (can hold a full length movie) stands for? 60. Digital Versatile Disc
61. Who is a 404? (clue : The Internet) 61. A clueless person, from the www error message "404 not found"
62. Which word, meaning both "an opportunistic Computer hacker" and science Fiction dealing with future urban societies dominated by computers" was coined by writer Bruce Bethke?62. Cyberpunk
63. What is a program that is disguised as useful software but which actually crashes your hard-disk called? 63. Trojan Horse
64. What is Spanish for a "tall pole"?(clue : ask the Document Company) 64. Palo Alto
65. In the field of Computers, the statement "the power of a microprocessor doubles every 18 months...." is better known as? 65. Moore’s Law
66. Name the first Indian product to be put up (earlier this week) on Microsoft's Site Builder Network site? Hint - it is a customised customer e-mail manager 66. Bangalore-based Aditi Technologies’ Talisma.
67. What was Project Memphis? 67. Code name for the development of Windows 98. Project Chicago was Windows 95.
68. M.H.Hasham lost his family business of rice exports when the Govt. nationalised it in 1940. Unfazed he plunged into the oil business setting up Western India Vegetable Products in 1945. At the time of partition he was invited by Mohd. Ali Jinnah to join his ministry in Pakistan. He refused and chose to stay on in India. His company did not grow too much and at the time of his death in 1967 had just two fairly successful Vanaspati brands Sunflower and Camel. Which company?68. WIPRO
69. Why did Homi Sethna of TOMCO name India’s first detergent bar, 501? 69. All the soaps at that time were imported from England and came in batches of 500. Homi Sethna was instrumental in launching India’s first ever detergent bar and in order to drive the point home to the British he named it 501.
70. Which company was founded by Frank A. Seiberling and his brother Charles in 1900. Its main product was lined with long staple cotton? 70. Good Year
71. Why is IBM called the ‘Big Blue’? 71. IBM built its reputation on customer service. It had an army of blue suited salesmen who swarmed all over the US. Therefore it got the name Big Blue
72. This brand was launched in India with one of the largest advertising budgets – Rs. 15 Crore which was 60% of its turnover. 1.5 Crore of this was used to buy up 5 minutes of airtime on the same day at the same time on every TV Channel thus accomplishing for the first time in India, what in advertising jargon is known as a ‘road block’. Which brand? 72. Real Value vacuumiser.
73. Revlon was founded by Charles Revson. Then why is it called Revlon? 73. The ‘L’ was added in honour of the nail polish supplier Charles Lachman.
74. The 1900 Corporation, USA introduced a product under a brand name which became a huge success. The company soon adopted the brand name as the name of the company. Which company? 74. Whirlpool
75. In 1980, Rolls Royce launched their ‘Silver Spirit’ model highlighting a particular feature. What feature and why? 75. David Ogilvy’s ad for the Rolls Royce had the adline ‘At 60 miles per hour, the only sound comes from the clock’. The team of engineers who designed the car were not impressed that the clock made a noise. So Rolls Royce worked on installing a noise free digital clock that was soundless and installed it in the ‘Silver Spirit’. This was the feature that was highlighted.
76. One morning in 1935, a small time businessman Bishandas Basil hit upon the idea of setting up a sewing machine factory in Calcutta. He thus set up Jay Engineering Works. The machines went on to become a huge success. What name were the machines sold under and why? 76. It was called Usha after Bishandas’s daughter.
77. This person named his company’s leading brand after his nephew, the son of his brother Ramniklal. What brand and who? 77. Vimal and Dhirubhai Ambani
78. ‘I have 3 priorities – God, family and __________, and at work these get reversed’. So said the founder of this famous company. 8 months after he died his company sold its 50 billionth product and dislodged Sears Roebuck to enter the Dow Jones 30 Index. Name the founder and the company. 78. Ray Kroc and McDonald’s.
79. In the Ford Escort ad featuring Leander Paes he drinks a particular soft drink and has two books in the car. Name all three. 79. 7 Up, Joseph Heller’s Catch 22 and Jack Higgins’ Thunderpoint.
80. In 1884, a practicing and self-dispensing doctor in Calcutta, Dr. S.K.Burman launched three ayurvedic machines. The medicines were sold on a ‘value for money plank’ and were sent to patients through VPP. Two of the brands he launched were Juri Tap, an anti-malarial and Plaguin for Plague. He also launched a third brand, which was a digestive and exists even today. Later a company which was named in his honour took over the brands. Name the doctor and the company. 80. The doctor was Dr. S.K.Burman. He was affectionately called Daktar Burman by the locals thus giving the company the name Dabur. The third brand was Pudin Hara.
81. Who on whom – ‘If he was a plumber, he would control all the water in the world and force anyone who wants a drop of the precious liquid to cut a deal with him’. 81. Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle on Bill Gates 82. The owner of this well known Indian brand once worked as a lab assistant at the Lalbhai Group’s New Cotton Mills, followed y the Gujarat Govt.’s Dept. of Mining and Geology. In his free time he would manufacture his product, which he sold door-to-door on Sundays for Rs. 3 a Kg. While his nearest competitor sold it at Rs. 15. Who and what? 82. Karsanbhai Patel and Nirma.
83. In 1994, IBM ran a campaign whose punchline was ‘Flight 4.0 to Chicago is delayed’. What was IBM referring to? 83. Microsoft’s delay in launching Windows 95 (Windows 4.0 officially) which was codenamed ‘Chicago’.
84. What was the contribution of Caroline Davidson, a college student to the world of business in 1971? 84. She designed the Nike logo ‘Swoosh’ for which she was paid $35.
85. This company was founded by Joyce and brother Rolle. Together they developed one of the world’s largest art organisations with over 400 artists. What? 85. Hallmark Cards.
86. What is the claim to fame of Sergei Zyman in the marketing world? 86. He was behind the disastrous launch of ‘New Coke’ in 1984.
87. In 1947, Digamber Parasuram Dandekar, a small time entrepreneur was sitting in an Irani restaurant in Bombay, drinking tea. An advertisement caught his eye then. Inspired, he launched a brand which controls 60% of its market today. Which brand? 87. Camel and Camlin Stationery. He saw the ad for Camel cigarettes, which went ‘I would walk a mile for a Camel’. He started Camel Stationery and his first product was Camel Ink with the line ‘Camel Ink writes for mils and miles without a break’.
88. What did Nestle do in 1938, on the request of the Brazilian Govt.? 88. It invented ‘Instant Coffee’.
89. Which brand’s logo, in the form that it appears on it products, always weighs 0.38 gms and is the surest sign of the authenticity of the product? 89. Lacoste
90. In corporate jargon, what is ‘Cold Calling’? 90. Making an unsolicited call in person on a perspective customer to sell a product.
91. According to Business Week, when the New York trade center was bombed in 1993, a man by name Jim McIntyre led a group of people across 34 floors in total darkness to safety. What did he use for light? 91. A Times Indiglo watch.
92. The first wholly Indian made commercial was for Dalda Vanaspati. Who sang the jingle? 92. Talat Mehmood.
93. Which major Japanese company started in 1915 with the manufacture of pencils and only later moved on to the products that they are today famous for, also retaining the brandname of the pencils for all their products? 93. Sharp
94. In the UK, what is a ‘Pink Pound’? 94. Money earned from offering services or selling products to gays.
95. According to McDonald’s , what is the ‘Golden Arches theory of Conflict prevention’? 95. No country with McDonald’s has ever gone to war with each other.
96. Bill Gates and his team at Microsoft took a team of reporters into a submarine during a product launch. Why did Gates do this? 96. To show what it was like, to live in a ‘windowless world’. The product of course was Windows
97. In 1891, James C. Fargo, then President of a particular company went on a business trip to Europe. Fed up with a certain kind of hassle that he repeatedly faced, he asked the manager of the European branch of the company, Marcellus Berry, to devise a solution. What resulted? 97. Fargo had problems carrying money abroad. He could carry currency gold or non-negotiable drafts or letters of credits, all acceptable only at the banks they named. Berry came up with the idea of a cheque that could be signed and paid for on purchasing and again on encashment, thus allowing safe carrying anywhere the cheques were accepted. In other words, he invented Travellers’ Cheques. The company was American Express.
98. What is common to Aspirin, Cellophane, Corn flakes, Escalator, Kerosene, Nylon, thermos and Zipper? 98. Brand names that have become words in English language.
99. Which TELCO product is named after its long time chief Sumant Moolgaonkar? 99. The Tata Sumo
100. What was concocted by a pharmacist named Caleb D Bradham as a cure for dyspepsia? 100. Pepsi
101. What did a newly wed Johnson and Johnson employee named Earl G Dickson come up with in 1920 because his wife, who was inexperienced in the kitchen kept burning and cutting herself? 101. Band –Aid
102. Which Indian brand gets its name from the Latin word for ‘strength’ or ‘vigour’? 102. Vim detergent
103. Which Indian product was launched by ace magician Franz Hararay at a magic show in Delhi? 103. The TVS Spectra
104. Which soft drink, invented in the 1920s by C.L.Briggs in Price’s Branch, Missouri was originally called Bib-Label Lithianted Lemon Hearted Soda and was guaranteed to take the ‘ouch out of the grouch’? 104. 7-UP
105. The name of the cassette and record company TIPS is an acronym for what? 105. To Improve and Promote Singing
106. By 1861, this product, produced in USA, enjoyed higher sales abroad than in the USA. In Africa, salesmen had to customise the machine because the tribesmen wanted it to be noisier, because they believed ‘good iron made more noise’. Mahatma Gandhi described it as ‘One of the few useful things ever invented’. What? 106. The Singer Sewing Machine
107. What does the T in the name of the Indian entertainment conglomerate T-Series stand for? 107. Trishul
108. What do the letters ESPN in the name of the TV channel stand for? 108. Entertainment and Sports Programming Network 109. Which European supermarket chain opened their first Indian outlet in Bangalore and later sold out to the Tatas who renamed it ‘Westside’? 109. Littlewoods
110. What was designed by Umesh Rao, a young empoyee of the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency on an idea by Booby Kooka? 110. The Air India Maharaja
111. What do the letters in the names of the Indian corporate giants BPL and MRF stand for? 111. BPL – British Physical Laboratories, MRF – Madras Rubber Factory
112. What is common to MRF, Britannia, Elf, BPL? 112. All corporate giants who run sports academies in India viz. The MRF Pace Foundation at Chennai, The Britannia Amritraj Tennis Academy at Chennai, The Elf Vengsarkar Cricket Academy at Mumbai and the BPL Padukone Badminton Academy at Bangalore.
113. What according to the Indian government is the only 3 wheeler that you can drive without a license? 113. The Road Roller
114. Persis Khambatta and Protima Bedi both died on the same day. A month earlier they had been interviewed together on a Television show. Name the show and the host. 114. ‘Not a nice man to know’ hosted by Kushwant Singh on Star Plus
115. What name is derived from the Persian for ‘Huge sheet of water’? 115. India. Since the Persians couldn’t pronounce Sindhu, they referred to it as ‘the huge sheet of water’ or ‘India’.
116. Which animal is the largest member of the Pig family? 116. The Hippopotamus
117. This vehicle was used for all general purposes during the World Wars and it was said that it could do anything but talk. What? 117. The General Purpose Vehicle or the Jeep (from GP)
118. In Tirupati, the Hundi receives millions of rupees every year. What is the mythological reason for the Hundi to be there in the first place? 118. Once Vishnu was reborn on earth to take back Lakshmi who had come away after a fight. In that birth he needed money to marry her and he borrowed it from Kubera since he had none. Till today his devotees are helping him pay back the loan by contributing to the Hundi.
119. Nowadays, there is this trend of conducting marriages at weird locales, like on a plane. But, for a wedding conducted on a plane, the rule is that Sikh rites have to be followed even though it is a Hindu wedding. Why? 119. Because the Sikh rites of marriage don’t need the marriage to be conducted in the presence of Agni or fire.
120. Complete the lines – “Till earth and sky stand, presently at God’s great judgement seat, _____________”. 120. “East is East and West is West and the Twain shall never meet” from Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Ballads of the East and West’
121. In the world of Children’s fiction, if you followed the directions “Second to the right and straight on till morning”, where would you go? 121. Neverland (Peter Pan)
122. The road outside the Chicago Art Institute in Chicago was originally called Michigan Avenue. Now it has been renamed after an Indian. Who? 122. Swami Vivekananda
123. Captain Haddock is the President of an organization called SSS. What odes SSS stand for? 123. Society of Sober Sailors
124. The chief architectural planner of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, David H. Burnham wanted to produce a homegrown structure that would rival the Eiffel Tower. He conducted a competition. The winner was George Washington Gale. What did he invent? 124. The Giant Wheel or the Ferris Wheel
125. What practice evolved when Eskimos murdered the captain of the ship Heartsease in 1612? 125. The practice of flying the flag at half-mast.
126. The San Francisco Chronicle described this person as having ‘the determination of Bjorn Borg, the grunt of Jimmy Connors and the laugh of Woody Woodpecker’. Who? 126. Monica Seles
127. In 1979, the Nobel Prize winners for medicine Sir Geoffrey Hounsfield and Allan Cormack were neither doctors nor physiologists. Why were they then awarded the Nobel Prize? 127. For inventing the CAT scan.
128. What, during the French Revolution, were called Liberty, Equality and Fraternity? 128. The King, Queen and Jack on a pack of cards.
129. Which is the most famous publication of the company Bennett and Coleman? 129. The Times of India
130. In 1935, Carl Van Ossietzsky, German journalist and pacifist won the Nobel Prize by beating a much more famous person whose nomination for the Prize was vehemently opposed by the British. Who? 130. Mahatma Gandhi
131. Sage Bhagiratha performed penance to bring Ganga to earth. Sage Kashyapa performed penance to bring which river to earth? 131. Saraswathi
132. Devonshire House is one of the most popular haunts of Bangaloreans. By what name is it better known? 132. Galaxy Theatre
133. She was the first winner of the Asian Women’s amateur Table Tennis title but is better known for her professional life. Who? 133. Kiran Bedi
134. The controversial movie ‘Fire’ is the first of director Deepa Mehta’s ‘Elements’ trilogy. Name the other two. 134. Earth and Water
135. Which two cricketers and singer have been signed on to endorse Coca Cola in addition to Saurav Ganguly and Javagal Srinath? 135. Robin Singh, Anil Kumble and Daler Mehndi
136. Which celebrity made her Hindi film debut in the small role of the wife of tribal Raghubir Yadav in the award winning ‘Massey Saheb’? 136. Arundhati Roy
137. Who was awarded the Bank of Sweden Prize for 1998? 137. Amartya Sen (The Bank of Sweden Prize is the Economics Nobel)
138. Recently a Dubai based company launched a range of perfumes called ‘SK’. After whom is it named? 138. Shahrukh Khan
139. In the world of comics whose mind ‘works faster than a computer’? 139. Chacha Chaudhary
140. Which Kannada movie won the National Award for Best Film in 1998? 140. Girish Kasaravalli’s ‘Thayi Saaheba’
141. Where in Bangalore would you find the following words inscribed ‘Government’s work is God’s work’? 141. On the Vidhana Soudha
142. What is advertised with the line ‘Nothing else matters at nine’? 142. Star News
143. In the world of Indian classical music how are Lalitha and Haripriya better known? 143. Hyderabad Sisters
144. In the name of the popular computer iMAC, What does the ‘i’ stand for? 144. Internet
145. It was earlier called as ‘The Statuette’. How do we know it today? 145. The Oscar
146. Who or what did Shakespeare describe as ‘the green eyed monster’? 146. Jealousy
147. In the Mahabharata, other than the Kauravas who else had a hundred brothers? 147. Shakuni
148. Whose autobiography is titled ‘Wings of Fire’? 148. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
149. Who edits the women’s magazine ‘New Woman’? 149. Hema Malini
150. Which cricketer is slated to star opposite Madhuri Dixit in a forthcoming film? 150. Ajay Jadeja
1. What was born in a pub in London during a barroom argument on which bird was the fastest in the British Isles? 1. The Guinness Book of Records
2. Which king, the son of Sage Pulyasta was an accomplished veena player and his royal flag bore it as his insignia? 2. Ravana
3. What according to the Indian government is the only 3 wheeler that you can drive without a license? 3. The Road Roller
4. Persis Khambatta and Protima Bedi both died on the same day. A month earlier they had been interviewed together on a Television show. Name the show and the host. 4. ‘Not a nice man to know’ hosted by Kushwant Singh on Star Plus
5. What name is derived from the Persian for ‘Huge sheet of water’? 5. India. Since the Persians couldn’t pronounce Sindhu, they referred to it as ‘the huge sheet of water’ or ‘India’.
6. Which animal is the largest member of the Pig family? 6. The Hippopotamus
7. This vehicle was used for all general purposes during the World Wars and it was said that it could do anything but talk. What? 7. The General Purpose Vehicle or the Jeep (from GP)
8. In Tirupati, the Hundi receives millions of rupees every year. What is the mythological reason for the Hundi to be there in the first place? 8. Once Vishnu was reborn on earth to take back Lakshmi who had come away after a fight. In that birth he needed money to marry her and he borrowed it from Kubera since he had none. Till today his devotees are helping him pay back the loan by contributing to the Hundi.
9. Nowadays, there is this trend of conducting marriages at weird locales, like on a plane. But, for a wedding conducted on a plane, the rule is that Sikh rites have to be followed even though it is a Hindu wedding. Why? 9. Because the Sikh rites of marriage don’t need the marriage to be conducted in the presence of Agni or fire.
10. Complete the lines – “Till earth and sky stand, presently at God’s great judgement seat, _____________”. 10. “East is East and West is West and the Twain shall never meet” from Rudyard Kipling’s ‘Ballads of the East and West’
11. In the world of Children’s fiction, if you followed the directions “Second to the right and straight on till morning”, where would you go? 11. Neverland (Peter Pan)
12. The road outside the Chicago Art Institute in Chicago was originally called Michigan Avenue. Now it has been renamed after an Indian. Who? 12. Swami Vivekananda
13. Captain Haddock is the President of an organization called SSS. What odes SSS stand for? 13. Society of Sober Sailors
14. The chief architectural planner of the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in Chicago, David H. Burnham wanted to produce a homegrown structure that would rival the Eiffel Tower. He conducted a competition. The winner was George Washington Gale. What did he invent? 14. The Giant Wheel or the Ferris Wheel
15. What practice evolved when Eskimos murdered the captain of the ship Heartsease in 1612? 15. The practice of flying the flag at half-mast.
16. The San Francisco Chronicle described this person as having ‘the determination of Bjorn Borg, the grunt of Jimmy Connors and the laugh of Woody Woodpecker’. Who? 16. Monica Seles
17. In 1979, the Nobel Prize winners for medicine Sir Geoffrey Hounsfield and Allan Cormack were neither doctors nor physiologists. Why were they then awarded the Nobel Prize? 17. For inventing the CAT scan.
18. What, during the French Revolution, were called Liberty, Equality and Fraternity? 18. The King, Queen and Jack on a pack of cards.
19. Which is the most famous publication of the company Bennett and Coleman? 19. The Times of India
20. In 1935, Carl Van Ossietzsky, German journalist and pacifist won the Nobel Prize by beating a much more famous person whose nomination for the Prize was vehemently opposed by the British. Who? 20. Mahatma Gandhi
21. Sage Bhagiratha performed penance to bring Ganga to earth. Sage Kashyapa performed penance to bring which river to earth? 21. Saraswathi
22. Devonshire House is one of the most popular haunts of Bangaloreans. By what name is it better known? 22. Galaxy Theatre
23. She was the first winner of the Asian Women’s amateur Table Tennis title but is better known for her professional life. Who? 23. Kiran Bedi
24. The controversial movie ‘Fire’ is the first of director Deepa Mehta’s ‘Elements’ trilogy. Name the other two. 24. Earth and Water
25. Which two cricketers and singer have been signed on to endorse Coca Cola in addition to Saurav Ganguly and Javagal Srinath? 25. Robin Singh, Anil Kumble and Daler Mehndi
26. Which celebrity made her Hindi film debut in the small role of the wife of tribal Raghubir Yadav in the award winning ‘Massey Saheb’? 26. Arundhati Roy
27. Who was awarded the Bank of Sweden Prize for 1998? 27. Amartya Sen (The Bank of Sweden Prize is the Economics Nobel)
28. Recently a Dubai based company launched a range of perfumes called ‘SK’. After whom is it named? 28. Shahrukh Khan
29. In the world of comics whose mind ‘works faster than a computer’? 29. Chacha Chaudhary
30. Which Kannada movie won the National Award for Best Film in 1998? 30. Girish Kasaravalli’s ‘Thayi Saaheba’
31. Where in Bangalore would you find the following words inscribed ‘Government’s work is God’s work’? 31. On the Vidhana Soudha
32. What is advertised with the line ‘Nothing else matters at nine’? 32. Star News
33. In the world of Indian classical music how are Lalitha and Haripriya better known? 33. Hyderabad Sisters
34. In the name of the popular computer iMAC, What does the ‘i’ stand for? 34. Internet
35. It was earlier called as ‘The Statuette’. How do we know it today? 35. The Oscar
36. Who or what did Shakespeare describe as ‘the green eyed monster’? 36. Jealousy
37. In the Mahabharata, other than the Kauravas who else had a hundred brothers? 37. Shakuni
38. Whose autobiography is titled ‘Wings of Fire’? 38. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
39. Who edits the women’s magazine ‘New Woman’? 39. Hema Malini
40. Which cricketer is slated to star opposite Madhuri Dixit in a forthcoming film? 40. Ajay Jadeja
41. What was born in a pub in London during a barroom argument on which bird was the fastest in the British Isles? 41. The Guinness Book of Records
42. Which king, the son of Sage Pulyasta was an accomplished veena player and his royal flag bore it as his insignia? 42. Ravana
43. During the late 80s the Times of India group had launched a super premium tea brand which met with a quick death in the market. Name the brand. 43. Editor’s Choice
44. Which industrialist began his career ass an attendant for Burmah Shell Gas in Aden(Yemen)? 44. Dhirubhai Ambani
45. If IBM is the Big Blue, Coca Cola the Big Red, what is Big Black? 45. United Parcel Service 46. Whose first foray into business was the founding of the ‘Laugh-O-gram’ corporation in 1921 which went bankrupt barely two years later? 46. Walt Disney
47. Which company started as a playing card company in 1889 in Japan and literally means ‘Leave luck to Heaven’? 47. Nintendo
48. Which product was launched with the adline ‘It helps a school girl to maintain her complexion’? 48. Palmolive Soap
49. Which brand employs Mercury, the swift messenger of the Gods, a connotation of speed, as its trademark? 49. Good Year
50. The name of which Japanese company literally means ’50 Bells’? 50. Isuzu
51. In the mid 80s, the Beatles’ song ‘revolution’ was licensed for a TV commercial, the first time ever that a Beatles’ song had been licensed for advertising purposes. Name the brand 51. Nike
52. Which was the first commercial symbol to be displayed at Madame Tussaud’s wax museum? 52. The Singapore Girl of Singapore Airlines
53. Derived from the Japanese word for ‘great Prince’, it found its way into English, after foreigners mispronounced it, as something else which came to mean ‘a man of great wealth’. What word? 53. Tycoon from ‘taikon’
54. Which company has its headquarters in Crewe, Cheshire, CWI, 3pl, England? 54. Rolls Royce
55. Who once advertised with the slogan ‘Nothing improvises the circulation of a magazine like a dirty picture’? 55. The Sportstar, the picture in question was the infamous ball tampering incident where Mike Artherton is seen pulling out some sawdust from his pocket and rubbing it on the ball
56. David Whitebread is a little known stage actor and part time model. What is he best known as? 56. The Onida Devil
57. Which ad agency keeps a bowl of fresh apples in the reception areas of its offices all over the world? 57. Leo Burnett
58. Which celebrity owns ‘Unsquashable Inc”? 58. Jahangir Khan
59. Who said ‘I have done more than anyone else to change the face of mankind’? 59. King Camp Gillette
60. Warner Communications & American Express paid Manhattan Design 1000 dollars to design a logo. What? 60. MTV logo 61. In the 1880s a person called Richardson sold this ointment in USA. It was named after his son-in-law. What? 61. Vicks
62. What is the Roman word for ‘To roll over’? 62. Conglomerate (Latin for Roll over is Volvo)
63. Which brand had the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra play at its Indian Launch? 63. Seagram
64. Which media baron was born Jan Ludwik Hoch and died under mysterious circumstances abroad his yacht ‘Lady Ghislaine’? 64. Robert Maxwell
65. Who recently launched a website ‘India 2002’? 65. Harshad Mehta
66. Which computer company recently taken over by Samsung, was founded in 1980 and derives its name from the combination of first letters of first names of the founders? 66. AST, from Albert Wong, Safi Qureshi and Tom Yuen
67. Who heads a Delhi based beauty company called ‘Naturence Research Labs’? 67. Manoj Prabhakar
68. Who actually built a bridge in Sri Lanka for the film ‘Bridge on the River Kwai’? 68. Larsen and Toubro
69. What US Presidential election campaign slogan was lifted in an Indian softdrink jingle to claim that a coke replacement had arrived? 69. ‘Happy days are here again’ by Thums Up
70. This brand of alcohol advertised abroad with the line ‘I thought the Kamasutra was an Indian restaurant until I discovered ________. Their ads also cautioned ‘Remember whatever happens do not over do it’. 70. Smirnoff
71. This brand manufactured by Kazuo Tazima gets its name from three words – Machine, Instrument, Optical. Which brand? 71. Minolta
72. Which company gets its name from a fruit which used to be exported to England from a Moroccan port? 72. Tangerine
73. Hasbro has a tie up with Funskool India to market its toys and games in India. Name the parent company of Funskool. 73. MRF
74. The ad featuring Moon Moon Sen’s daughter Riya Dev Varma for Nirma lime Soap looks very similar to the Liril ad. Could it be because it was directed by the same person? Who directed them? 74. Kailash Surendranath
75. Name the newspaper started by industrialist Vijaypath Singhania of the J.K. Group. 75. The Indian Post 76. What does TIMES stand for in the name of TIMES Television, the Television division of Bennett and Coleman Ltd. 76. Television for Information, Music, Entertainment and Sports
77. A Bombay based jewellery house launched a range of earrings called H.B. a couple of years ago. Why were they called H.B.? 77. After Henry Blofeld the popular cricket commentator known for his penchant for earrings
78. When Henry Ford died, amongst his last possessions was a test tube. What did it supposedly contain? 78. The last breath of Thomas Alva Edison
80. Which Indian businessman was part of the design team at Intel that designed the Intel 80486 microprocessor? 80. Rajeev Chandrasekhar of BPL
81. In which merchant bank did P.G.Wodehouse work for two years? 81. The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation
82. To which company did the shipment of tea destroyed by the American colonists during the Boston Tea Party in 1773 belong? 82. The East India Company
83. What was advertised with the slogan “You press the button and we do the rest”? 83. Kodak
84. What is an unrhymed Japanese poem of 3 lines, containing 17 syllables called? It is also the name of an Indian saree range. 84. Haiku
85. Honda advertised in the 1960s with the line “You meet the nicest people on a Honda”. Which Indian automobiles advertised two decades later with the same line? 85. Kinetic Honda and Contessa
86. Which brand created a sensation by sticking a Ford Cortina to a billboard at a busy junction in London? 86. Araldite
87. During Wimbledon 1995 Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi played a mock tennis match at Trafalgar Square in London. Why? 87. To shoot a commercial for Nike
88. Which Indian brand combined the Coke and Pepsi ad slogans to come up with the line “The real thing is the choice of the new generations”? 88. London Pilsner Beer
89. What was launched in 1959 in Kansas by the Carney Brothers? 89. Pizza Hut
90. The highest ever wicket partnership in England was between Herbert Sutcliffe and Percy Holmes in 1923 against Essex in Leyton. How is this significant to the present day corporate world? 90. They scored 555 runs giving 555 cigarettes their name
91. Complete this line “There is but one cup to win, eleven proud people, twelve proud nations, lean to win the cup ________ . 91. Share the Magic
92. What food item was patented in 1830 and called ‘Dr. Miles compound Tomato extract’? 92. Tomato Ketchup
93. Which Indian clothing brand gets its name from Greek for ‘Circle of Animals’? 93. Zodiac
94. Which industrialist – Philanthropist donated $800,00 for the land on which the U.N. General Assembly has been built? 94. John D. Rockefeller Jr.
95. Ken Follett has written a book ‘On the wings of Eagles’ which deals with the true story of how 40 odd employees of an American Company EDS corporation escaped from Iran when caught in the Islamic Revolution. Who owns EDS and appears throughout the book? 95. Ross Perot
96. 17 year old Rudyard Kipling roamed India as Assistant Editor of the Civil and Military Gazette, Lahore. He then wrote ‘Soldiers Three’ a series of short tales that launched a pervasive, nation wide enterprise which exists to date. What? 96. The A.H.Wheeler publishing House and chain of bookstores
97. What is a ‘Sen’ in monetary terms? 97. 1/100th of a Yen
98. Which brand derives its name from the Japanese God of Mercy? 98. Canon from Kwanon
99. Following the super success of Food World, the Spencers Group has launched two other chains of superstores. Name them. 99. Music World and Health&Glow
100. Which Indian newspaper advertises with the line “Why settle for anything else”? 100. The Statesman
101. Ads for which Indian product feature the following – a raunchy novel titled ‘fantasies’, perfume and a registered postal package? 101. VIP Frenchie
102. Which Indian newspaper claims along with its price on the masthead that ‘One Paise goes to charity for every issue sold”. 102. The Afternoon Despatch and Courier
103. This was the classification of the highest quality of ships, by the Lloyds shipping Registrar of the world famous insurance association Lloyds. It has now become a phrase in the language meaning something of superior quality. What? 103. The term ‘A-1’
104. Sachin Tendulkar was named after his brother Ajit's favourite music director. Who? 104. Sachin Dev (S D ) Burman
105. Who is known as the 'Terror of MM Hills'? 105. Veerapan
106. In which Indian city did Shivaji marry? 106. Bangalore 107. Which British General was responsible for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre? 107. General Dyer
108. What is the Sanskrit word for 'refined'? 108. Sanskrit
109. In telephone terminology what does ISD stand for? 109. International Subscriber Dialing
110. Which Indian author's first names are Rasipuram Krishnaswamy? 110. R.K.Narayan
111. Name the wife of Agni. 111. Swaha
112. By what name do we know the Hindi actor Rajiv Hari Om Bhatia better? 112. Akshay Kumar
113. Which place in Bangalore was originally known as South Parade? 113. Mahatma Gandhi Road
114. Two wards in the Tihar Jail in New Delhi were named after Indian cricketers by supercop Kiran Bedi. Who? 114. Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli
115. To avenge whose death did Bhagat Singh shoot and kill General Saunders? 115. Lala LAjpat rai
116. Why did Pakistan supposedly name its missile 'Ghauri'? 116. Because it thought India had named Prithvi after Prithviraj Chauhan
117. From which ancient Indian work do we get the lines 'Satyameva Jayate'? 117. Mandokya Upanishad
118. This product is manufactured only by one company - The Mysore Paints & Varnishes Ltd.What? 118. Voter's Indelible Ink
119. Whose ashes are supposedly stored at the Renkoji Temple in Japan? 119. Subhash Chandra Bose
120. Which actor and director both made their debut in the Kannada film 'Pallavi Anu Pallavi'? 120. Maniratnam and Anil KApoor
121. What is the name of the play by Girish Karnad dealing with Basavanna and his Sharanas? 121. Ghatashraddha
122. Who founded the Mysore Bank now known as the State Bank of Mysore? 122. Sir M. Vishweshvarayya
123. Who is the Indian God of Medicine? 123. Dhanvantri
124. Which of India's greatest freedom fighters got his name because his familywere originally sellers of perfume? 124. Gandhi from gandha 125. The Chipko movement was found to save trees from destruction. By what name was it known inKarnataka? 125. Appiko Movement
126. The letters that he wrote to his daughter from jail were published as a book 'Letters from afather to a daughter' . Name both. 126. Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira GAndhi
127. Which state has the distinction of having the most Jnanpith Award winners? 127. Karnataka
128. Who promotes Kannada theatre through his troupe called Rangayana? 128. B V Karanth
129. Which great writer and poet introduced and promoted the sport of Judo in India? 129. Rabindranath TAgore
130. Who wrote the book "The God of Small Things' which won the Booker Prize last year? 130. Botswain, Lord Byron's Dog
131. He created the first universe(different from the present world) and his personal scribe is Weneg. His eternal enemy is represented by a giant serpent. He is always represented with Uraeus the asp who spits flame and destroys god’s enemies. Who? 131. Ra, the sun god
132. “My debts amount to 3000, 300 to the Jews, 800 to Mrs. B of Nottingham, to the coachmaker and the other tradesmen a 1000 more and these must be increased before they are lessened.” To his lawyers he wrote on April 26, 1809. ‘The whole of my wishes are summed up in thes procure me, either of my own or borrowed of others , 3000 pounds,…. Allow me to depart from this cursed country and I promise to turn Mussalman rather than return to it.’ Whose words? 132. Lord Byron
133. The Teary Folliculties disease is quite prevalent among the youth of this generation. If you were suffering from it what would be the cause of this disease? 133. Wearing tight jeans
135. Born in Pasadena, he was arrested for a minor offence when he was 20. In prison he wrote a book about these experiences called ‘They tortured me to hell’. After release he went back with the name James Clark because he was afraid that the KGB would assassinate him. Who?
136. The publication of the first supplement of the Oxford Dictionary was postponed for one particular reason. What? 136. To include the word Bodyline
137. What instigated Paul Delaroche to quip, ‘from today paintings are dead’? 137. The invention of Photography
138. What is the claim to fame of Marcel Marceaus’ utterance ‘Non’ I the history of cinema? 138. Only spoken word in "The Silent Movie'
139. An author was reading the Times Literary Supplement which carried a review of ‘Human Bondage’. The author, impressed by the review took the name of his next book from it. Who and book? 139. Somerset Maugham and ‘The Moon and Sixpence’
140. An illegitimate son of a nobleman he craved for the Royal recognition he could never get from the upper classes. Trained as a chemist and a mineralogist his achievements include analysis of Zinc ores one of which, ZnCo3 is named after him. Who? 140. Jjames Smithson of Smithsonite fame
141. In the old theatres a mixture of CaCO3 and Phosphorous was used to produce effects on stage. Which phrase originates from this? 141. The term ‘In the limelight’
142. This person was almost exchanged at birth with a Koli fisherman’s family. Fatefully he was reunited with his mother when the resident doctor cracked the case of the missing mole on the bottom. He recalls the incident and muses on the possibilities of fishing in Mahim, if not for the doctor. Who? 142. Sunil Gavaskar
143. A particular hill range in Orissa is a haven for Botanists and home of some of the rarest herbs in the world and attracts experts from all over the world who conduct research there. How do we know this hill? 143. The Gandhamadhana Hill from where Hanuman obtained the Sanjeevani herb
144. What did Oliver Pollock create to be first used by the US on 1st April 1778? 144. The '$' sign
145. The Chinese have ideograms to represent ideas. What does the one with ’two women under the same roof’ represent? 145. Trouble
146. Why were Edgar Rice Burroughs’ books banned in the USA for a large part of their published life? 146. Because tarzan and Jane were unmarried and therefore living in sin
147. ‘I don’t know who you are or what you do, but I ‘am gonna get you’. Who to whom? 147. Deep blue to Gary Kasparov.
148. In cyber lingo what does ‘PEFKUSH’ stand for? 148. Push Every Fucking Key Until Something Happens
149. The walk of this animal is supposed to be sensuous to look from behind that there are instances in ancient Hindu literature asking women to follow the walk of this animal. Who is the latest woman to join this bandwagon? 149. Madhuri Dixit (Gaj Gamini)
150. ‘She is older than the rocks among which she has been dead many times and has learned the secrets of the grave and has been a diver in the deep seas and keep their falling days about her’. Mark quoted about her saying “She has the look of a woman who has had just her husband for dinner’. Who? 150. The Monalisa