Friday, July 27, 2012

Answers to last week's quiz (#262)

  1. Built to Last is the title of a popular business book written by Jim Collins. Name the business group that uses the same phrase as its logo.Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) Group
  2. “Soon Vapour magnesium is going to compete with brushed aluminum.” What do you infer from this statement?The shell of Microsoft’s surface tablet to be launched in October 2012 is made of vapour-deposited magnesium, or VaporMg. iPad’s shell is made out of brushed aluminum.
  3. The English brought to India the criollo variety but the plants were too weak to survive the harsh Indian climate. After Independence, an MNC brought in the sturdier forastero variety and planted them along with coconut plantations in Kerala. Name the MNC and the commodity being described.Cadbury Fry and Cocoa plants
  4. This firm has designed a complete line of bathroom ceramics and furnishings, a kitchen sink, a battery ceiling lamp, a champagne refrigerator, an office trolley and a cell phone. It is a renowned luxury brand. The bathroom series is branded F1. Name it.Porsche Design Studio. It’s latest creation is the Porsche Blackberry Phone.
  5. Who uses the slogan “Where dreams are made” and for what?Korean Air for its Airbus A380 series of flights
  6. What is common to Dr Swati Piramal of the Piramal group and Walter Issacson, CEO of Aspen group and author of Steve Jobs’ biography?Both are members of the Harvard Board of Overseers, one of the two boards governing Harvard University
  7. Name this company whose name comes from Latin for day and Greek for world.Diageo, the world’s leading premium drinks business that owns brands like Johnnie Walker, J&B, Smirnoff, and Baileys
  8. What is common to Usha fans, Delmonte Tomato sauce and John’s umbrellas?All these brands use India’s most famous animated character, Chota Bheem for their promotion
  9. Whose brands are Excellence Chili and Excellence Sea Salt?Lindt, Swiss Chocolate brands. Dark chocolate with Chili and Sea Salt.
  10. Identify both logos from the visuals and name a brand that is connected to both of them.

    Vauxhall and Hindustan Motors. The Contessa was a model of a car manufactured by Hindustan Motors (HM) of India that was based on the Vauxhall Victor FE. The Victor was stopped in 1979 and the production of Contessa ended in 2002.

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