Thursday, August 23, 2012

Answers to last week's quiz (#266)

  1. One of the cartoon characters owned by Hanna Barbera is also a brand name for a range of children’s multivitamins sold in the US. Name the cartoon characters and the company.Bayer Consumer Care markets its children’s range of vitamins under the Flintstones brand name  
  2. This thin grade of paper used for printing books which have a large number of pages is technically called lightweight offset paper. By what other name is it known? An Indian company now has global plans for it. Bible Paper. ITC Ltd has lined up global plans for the Bible paper business.
  3. Which famous university’s motto is the name of the Roman goddess of truth, a daughter of Saturn and the mother of Virtue?Harvard University's motto is Veritas. In Roman mythology, Veritas, meaning truth, was the goddess of truth
  4. An employee of RCA said this in the late 60s when his company launched his invention to the world in a press conference “The story of _____has all the ingredients of a good novel. There was excitement, frustration, success, failure and personal tragedy”. Name him and his invention.George Heilmeier inventor of the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display)
  5. In the late 1920s the founder of this company purchased the bankrupt Stewart Battery Company’s battery eliminator plans and manufacturing equipment at auction for $750. By what name is this company now known?Motorola
  6. Which company was the first one to offer paperless proxy voting for its employee shareholders?Microsoft
  7. The company that owns this brand does not know exactly how this brand introduced in the early 1900s got its name. A popular theory is that the candy was named for the sound or motion of the chocolate being deposited during manufacturing. Name the brand. Hershey’s Kisses
  8. What was the resultant after a premature obituary in 1888 headlined “The merchant of death is dead”, which meant that the founder of a company became rich by finding ways to kill more people faster than ever before?Alfred Nobel deciding to leave his vast fortune to endowing the prizes that bear his name to encourage peace and progress
  9. What is being billed as the Taxi of Tomorrow?The Nissan designed NV200 London Taxi. The same taxi versions have already been unveiled in Tokyo and New York
  10. Identify the brand from its logo. It suddenly got noticed when it signed up a sensational brand ambassador.Chaze Mobiles, an Indian cell phone manufacturer which signed up Indo-Canadian porn star Sunny Leone as its brand ambassador. This was the first brand endorsement for her in India

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