Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Answers to last week's quiz (#255)

Answers to last week's quiz (#255)
Strategist Team / Jun 04, 2012, 00:39 IST

  1. What is common to the brands, Asian Paints and Pringles?
    Names for both were chosen from the telephone directory
  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?
    While on this mission, astronaut Michael J Massimino sent the first Twitter message from space
  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.
    Samuel F B Morse, inventor of the telegraph
  4. What is the ‘Become Indra’s Advisor Contest”?
    This is one of its kind contest announced by PepsiCo, that provides B-school students with a lifetime opportunity presenting their challenge solution to PepsiCo’s chairperson and CEO, Indra Nooyi at PepsiCo’s headquarters at Purchase, New York  
  5. If the name Redmond is synonymous with Microsoft, then with which brand is the place Waterloo synonymous?
    Research In Motion, makers of Blackberry phones
  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.
    Ross Bagdasarian Sr, a songwriter who created the popular characters Alvin and the Chipmunks
  7. What are the McCaslin, Menlo, Moorestown and Medfield platforms? 
    All are codenames for Intel’s mobile internet 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. 
    Shalimar Paints
  9. With which brand are these ad lines connected — We Roar and As alive as you are?
    The carmaker Jaguar  
  10. Identify the mascot and the brand it is linked to form the visual.
    McDonald’s original advertising symbol was a winking little fellow named “Speedee”, designed to promote McDonald’s fast service. He was replaced by the golden arches and later named Ronald McDonald.

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