Monday, September 1, 2014

Answers to last week's quiz (#371) Gaurav Sri Krishna | New Delhi September 1, 2014 Last Updated at 00:03 IST

  1. Connect Maria Sharapova with the Indonesian word for tiger and what do you arrive at?

    The Porsche Macan, a new model that was launched this year. Sharapova is Porsche's new brand ambassador and is being used to win female customers for the brand. Macan in Indonesian means Tiger.
  2. What are these: Mother Surge, Mother Big Shot, Mother V8 Powered, Mother Green Storm, and Mother Revive?

    Variants of Mother, an energy drink marketed in Australia and New Zealand by Coca-Cola.
  3. The CEO of this company asked his young recruits to adopt a name from the martial arts and chivalry fantasy novels authored by a person who founded a newspaper in Hong Kong in 1959, an OBE honouree and after whom Asteroid 10930 is named. Name the CEO, his company and the author.

    Jack Ma of Alibaba asks his young recruits to adopt a name from the martial arts novels authored by Louis Cha Leung yung, who has a pen name Jin Yong. His own company name is Feng Qingyang a kung fu guru from one of the novels. The idea behin is to create a band of brothers kind of identity.
  4. This sticky brown mixture used by Indian women to beautify their skin gets its name from the historic use of the material for cleaning or 'fulling' wool by textile workers called 'fullers'. Archaeologists in India have found a formula in a 16th century Moghul journal that combines this mud with soil, cereal, milk and lime to remove the corrosive effects of industrial pollution. Give its Indian name and also mention the monument that is being cleaned with it.

    Multani mitti or fullers earth is now being used to clean Taj Mahal and give its marble a nice sheen. It is also being exported to Italy to clean grimy monuments there.
  5. Who said: "Your mind is software, program it. Your body is a shell, change it. Death is a disease, cure it. Extinction is approaching, fight it"?

    Peter Thiel, co-founder, PayPal
  6. Where is the only Indian post office located outside India? Also mention under whose jurisdiction it falls.

    The Dakshina Gangotri post office set up in Antarctica on Jan 26th 1988 is technically the only Indian post office located outside the country. It is operated under the Goa postal Division.
  7. Fill in the blank and name the company that owns this registered baseline: "Alone we are delicious, together we are ____

    'Alone we are delicious and together we are YUM' is the line of YUM brands that owns KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.
  8. He was the first to formally draw the graphical representation of demand and supply. Name him.

    Economist Alfred Marshall
  9. Who has created biometric earbuds that can measure a user's heart rate and track other fitness data via a smartphone audio jack? The category this product falls under is being called the fitness wearables category.

    Intel and SMS audio, majority owned by rapper Curtis 50 cent Jackson.
  10. Name the company from its logo and also mention what the logo represents.

    BASF, the chemical company. The little square and the big square signify a lock and key representing the customer's need and the BASF solution.
There were 21 correct entries for quiz No. 371. Tanvi Kamat Bambolkar from Goa wins Rs 2,000. The winner is chosen on the basis of the first correct entry received.

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