Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Strategist Quiz (#284) Gaurav Sri Krishna / New Delhi Dec 17, 2012

  1. The company that was established in the 1890s made Cigars and Cigarettes out of chocolate as an alternative to the tobacco variety. During the Second World War, the company’s machine shop even turned out parts for US Navy’s antiaircraft guns. Name the company.
  2. What is the sobriquet given to start-up tech companies like NationalField and Amicus and why?
  3. This person moved from company to company by cutting jobs and boosting profits. He believed that the primary goal of any business should be to make money for its shareholders. By firing thousands of employees at once and closing plants and factories, he earned nicknames such as Chainsaw Al and Rambo in pinstripes. Name him
  4. Which company is linked to the Muppetgate blunder and why?
  5. An actress, who started her career in 1966 as a child actor in the Telugu movie, is going to endorse a brand, which was introduced in the 1930s and was named after its owner family’s favourite horse. Name the actress and the brand?
  6. What travel accessory is named after a person who served as the Chancellor of Exchequer and as the Prime Minister of Britain, both at different times?
  7. Name the organisation, which is pushing for the development of a wireless medical device similar to the one used by Dr McCoy in the Star trek series for instant medical diagnosis. The organisation along with a maker of wireless communication technologies as its sponsor announced a prize $10 million. Also name the device.
  8. Whose baseline reads “Bringing our best to you”? 
  9. Who said this, “People ask me all the time, don’t you feel guilty for it? And I say that‘s ridiculous. It seems reasonable and rational to control the ____from where you normally sit and watch ____”?
  10. Identify the brands they represent

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