Monday, May 28, 2012

The Strategist Quiz (#255)

The Strategist Quiz (#255)
Gaurav Sri Krishna / New Delhi May 28, 2012, 00:21 IST

  1. What is common to the brands, Asian Paints and Pringles?
  2. What significant event related to the social networking world is linked to NASA’s final service mission for the Hubble Space Telescope in May 2009?
  3. This person was appointed professor of painting and sculpture at the University of New York (now New York University) during the 1830s. He invented a marble-cutting machine that could carve a three dimensional sculpture in marble/stone and later discovered that it was not patentable because it infringed an earlier invention. One of his famous paintings is that of the Dying Hercules. Name him.
  4. What is the ‘Become Indra’s Advisor Contest”?
  5. If the name Redmond is synonymous with Microsoft, then with which brand is the place Waterloo synonymous?
  6. In the late 1950s, faced with overwhelming debts, three babies and only $200 in hand, a songwriter spent most of the $200 left with him and bought a tape recorder. This machine would let him vary playback speed and therefore used it to alter his voice and went on sing a song called the Witch Doctor and created history. His creation is now worth more than a billion dollars. Name him and his creation.
  7. What are the McCaslin, Menlo, Moorestown and Medfield platforms?
  8. Name this Indian company that was founded by two British gentlemen in 1902 and for some time it was part of a UK company called the Red Hand Composition company.
  9. With which brand are these ad lines connected — We Roar and As alive as you are?
  10. Identify the mascot and the brand it is linked to form the visual.

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