Sports Quiz 1

Some sports questions. Try them out. I was recently preparing for a Sports Quiz, and made some questions. The Quiz is quite easy.

Mail me the answers at – svijayavargia@gmail.com or add them as comments.

1. Who is the only Asian footballer ever to be named amongst the 10 Best Captains of the World, by the English FA in 1953?

2. Connect – Sergio Garcia, Fernando Torres and Hanley Ramirez.

3. What is the minimum age for competing in the Olympic Games?

4. What is the claim to fame of Arjun Bajpayee from Noida? (Obviously, with respect to sports)

5. What was first proposed by the Reverend Astley Cooper in 1891 and in 1928, Melville Marks Robinson of Canada was asked to organise it?

6. Which country did Canada beat in the Third Place Playoff Match in the 2010 Kabaddi World Cup?

7. How do we better know the footballer Carlos Caetano Bledorn Verri? (Clue – Think 2010 FIFA World Cup)

8. Started by British football enthusiasts at Bombay in 1891, 1st Worcester Regiment was the winner in the inaugural year. Which football tournament?

9. Which sport was initially conceived by Ned Haig and David Sanderson, who were butchers from Melrose, Scotland as a fund-raising event for their local club, Melrose RFC, in 1883?

10. Which legendary Indian sportsperson won the National Championship in Clay Pigeon Trap and Skeet for 17 years in a row?

Cheers

Prateek

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Quiz Time 1

Hi people,

Yes am back! FINALLY.

And this time I hope to keep going. What better way to start again than posting some questions. Give them a try 🙂

Answers can be added as comments or mailed to me at – svijayavargia@gmail.com

1. Which famous personality (not from the world of sports!), has been the Life President of Chelsea Football Club since 2008?

2. What was developed primarily by a young employee Tƍru Iwatani, over a year, beginning in April 1979, employing a nine-man team?

3. Which scientist, was the first person from the Indian subcontinent to get a US Patent, in 1904?

4. This company was founded in 1884.  Their famous emblem — a cross in a shield — has been used since 1909. That year, the mother of founder Karl Elsener died and he named the company in her honor. In 1921, with the introduction of stainless steel into their products, the brand and name of the company became the present  _________. Simply name the company.

5. . It was pioneered by Dutch football club Ajax from 1969 to 1973, and by the Netherlands National Football Team in the 1974 FIFA World Cup. It was invented by Rinus Michels, “The General”, a famous Dutch football trainer/coach. What are we talking about?

6. Whose ashes were kept in the main branch of the State Bank of India in Cuttack since about 1950?

7. The mausoleum was commissioned by Nƫr Jahān, the wife of Jahangir, for her father Mirzā Ghiyās Beg, who had been given the title of _______________. Mirzā Ghiyās Beg was also the grandfather of Mumtāz Mahāl, the wife of emperor Shah Jahan. Fill in the blanks/Name the monument.

8. Which is the official language of Iran?

9. X is a Fijian word literally meaning “money” and now used as a a slang in the English language. Identify X.

10.  Built by Sher Shah Suri, X earned its name after the three princes of the Mughal dynasty – Bahadur Shah Zafar’s sons Mirza Mughal and Kizr Sultan and grandson Abu Bakr, were shot here by William Hodson on September 22, 1857 during the Mutiny of 1857. Name X.

Cheers

Prateek

MOD Quiz 2009 Notification

DELMONTE in association with MYSTIQUE TISSUES presents MOD QUIZ

Delhi’s First Inter School Quiz Festival being organized by MODERN SCHOOL VASANT VIHAR NEW DELHI

Event Conceptualized and Organized by Cradle Sports

There shall be two quizzes : General & India

Event Details

Date : July 24th & 25th 2009
Venue : Modern School Vasant Vihar

General Quiz

Date : 24th July
Time : 9:30 am onwards

Written Elimination Round followed by Semi Finals and Finals ( with Top 16 teams qualifying for the Semi Finals and subsequently the Top 8 teams make it to the finals)

TEAM SIZE :4 members

NO OF TEAMS PER SCHOOL : Unlimited

INDIA QUIZ

Date :25th July
Time: 8:30 am onwards

Written Elimination Round followed by a 8 or 10 team Final ( Semi Finals to be conducted if needed)
Team Size : 4 members
NO OF TEAMS PER SCHOOL : Unlimited

NO REGISTERATION FEE
CASH PRIZES WORTH : Rs 50000 to be won

Entries can be mailed to MODQUIZ@CRADLESPORTS.COM or Posted to the Head Master ( Middle School),Modern School Vasant Vihar New Delhi

Entries can also be sent by Fax on 0120 2520803

For Further details
Contact : Arindam Bhattacharya : 9312600283
Shashank Kapoor : 9999008373

Cradle Sports Quiz Prelims – 16 January 2009

Here are the Prelims Questions from the Cradle Sports Quiz (Both School and Open), held on January 16, 2009 at Sirifort Auditorium.

Find out the answers yourself… And add them as comments 🙂

Cradle Sports Inter-School Quiz Prelims

Quizmaster: Parnab Mukherjee

Held on 16th January 2009

Venue: Sirifort Auditorium

School Quiz Prelims

1. Who played the lead in Christopher Nolan’s brilliant noir thriller Memento – which served as an inspiration for the Tamil and Hindi Ghajini?

2. His foray in the field of animation is eagerly awaited. A legend of Indian cinema, his real name is Shivaji Rao Gaekwad. Who?

3. Which personality has been recently declared as FIFA Women’s Player of the Year?

4. Which recent Bollywood release features Akshay Kumar, Dimple Kapadia, Gulshan Grover, Rajpal Yadav and Lara Dutta?

5. Which Hollywood star is popularly called “Muscles from Brussels”?

6. According to Mahabharata who is the mother of Pandu?

7. Ljublana is the capital city of which nation?

8. If a person is said to have ‘Arachnophobia’, then what fear he is suffering from?

9. The relocated Tata Nano Plant has a central plant near Ahmedabad and an auxiliary plant in which state and which particular place?

10. Who is the current Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh?

11. In which town in India did Sant Kabir pass away?

12. Which floating island-lake in north-east is a home for the Sangai species?

13. Where in the world would you be in if you are shopping in Thamel?

14. What connects Joey Zawinul, Chile and Amitav Ghosh essay in the book “Dancing in Cambodia”?

15. He stays in Hyderabad, won the world championship and national championship within the last month. Who is he?

16. In which city did Bahadur Shah Zafar breathed his last?

17. Which well-known director’s animation debut is Hanuman Returns?

18. Which international retired sports celebrity manages Rafael Nadal’s career on behalf of IMG?

19. Proton Accelerator is also known as what in the field of science?

20. Peter Kenyon is the Managing Director of which international company?

21. Potti Sriramulu’s fast unto death and his passing away resulted in the creation of which state in India?

22. Who is considered as the religious head of the Ismaili sect of  Islam?

23. Robert Polet, the Chief Executive of which international giant remarked in a Fortune Asia interview: “We are not in the business of selling handbags. We are in the business of selling dreams”?

24. Which political party was formed by B.R. Ambedkar?

25. Who is the current president of Palestine?

26. Which legendary cricketer was recently removed as the COO of the Bangalore Royal Challengers team?

27. Fiesty forward of West Ham, he began a foundation for the disadvantaged children at Freetown in Sierra Leone. Can you name the EPL star?

Open Quiz Prelims

1. What connects the Amitabh Bachchan film Aalap, Satyajit Ray’s Goopy Gayen Bagha Bayen and the great dance innovator Chandralekha?

2. In 1650, a pathway was created by Jahanara Begum connecting the Lahore Gate of a well-known monument with the Fatehpuri mosque. How is it known to us now?

3. In 1947, KM Munshi was appointed to a post in Hyderabad by the state of India. What was this post?

4. Which Scandinavian God’s name explains the origin of the nomenclature of nuclear reactor fuel?

5. Once known as a Mahapadma, it is India’s largest fresh water lake. Can you name the lake?

6. Youngest Son: Bilas Khan. Daughter’s Name: Saraswati. Son-in-law: Mishri Singh. His initial surname: Mishra. Can you name the Indian legend?

7. An architect of an early success in the field of Indian sports. His incomplete full name is Chandrakant Gulabrao. How do we know him better?

8. One of Sachin Tendulkar’s significant world records includes a century in Johannesburg in 1992 that replaced a long-standing record of a cricketing legend. I want to know the nickname of the legend whose record was broken?

9. If a tendon connects the muscle to a bone, then what connects a bone to a muscle?

10. Who is the current Chief Minister of Meghalaya?

11. Which Indian city is called “Venice of the East”?

12. Dense, Super-dense, Hyper-dense crush load are three classifications of what in India?

13. Where in the world would you be in if you are shopping at the Ima market?

14. If you translate the name – it would be called Fruit of India. The name in Arabic is how we know it as. What is the name I am referring to?

15. He stays in Hyderabad, won the world championship and national championship within the last month. Who is he?

16. Which former India opener is the Director of Operations of the Chennai Super Kings?

17. Brahmaputra different trajectories take independent names as it flows along. Two of the names are Tsang Po and Siong. Name the other two.

18. If CNN-IBN is “Whatever It Takes”, then which international brand would be “All it takes”?

19. India’s first mobile telephone call was made to Sukh Ram – the then Telecom minister on August 23, 1995. Who made the call?

20. In 1988, the Goa Postal division opened a landmark post office whose name begins with the word Dakshin. Where was the post office and what was it called?

21. Potti Sriramulu’s fast unto death and his passing away resulted in the creation of which state in India?

22. In the field of psychology, a recent trend has been to de-mystify the medical advances of the illness called BPD. How do we know BPD better as?

23. With which 1985 Dev Anand film did Tabu make her debut in Bollywood?

24. The Central Police Forces or CPFS comprises of the following companies: Central Industrial Security Force, National Security Guard, Indo-Tibetan Border Police, Central Reserve Police Force, Assam Rifles and SSB. What does SSB stand for?

25. Khalid Hosseini’s latest book A Thousand Splendid Suns takes its title from the lines of a 17th century Persian legend who wrote: “One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, /Or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls.” Can you name the poet?

26. His real name is Paul David Hewson. He was briefly christened as The Mother Teresa of Abandoned Songs. How do we know him better?

27. Directed by Govind Nihalani, this Hindi film features animation and stars Kitu Gidwani, Joy Sengupta, Aly Khan and is based on a play by Manjula Padmanbhan. Can you name the film?

Please note that – Some of the questions were current affairs when the quiz was held!

Signing off,

Prateek

Essay-Paragraph-Group Discussion Topics

I had gone for this competition (The Y Kumar Award for International Understanding) in January-February 2009, and here are the topics which were given for the Essay Writing, Paragraph Writing and Group Discussions. Feel free to comment or give your opinion on any of the following!

SPRINGDALES SCHOOL PUSA ROAD

Y Kumar Award for International Understanding 2009

Essay Writing Topics

Instructions:

  • Choose any one topic for your essay.
  • There is no word limit for the essay.
  1. To create the future we have to unlearn the past.
  2. Coalitions are good/bad for democratic health.
  3. Education is the most powerful weapon with which we can change the world – Nelson Mandela.
  4. The bonds that unite us are much stronger than the walls that separate us. Comment.
  5. Modern Societies must do away with the stereotyping of gender. Comment.
  6. Is a sense of well-being and security a thing of the past? Whose responsibility is it to ensure a safe world?
  7. What do you think should be the role of the media in the contemporary world?
  8. Barack Obama’s election has raised hope all over the world. What are the challenges he faces?
  9. Globalization will lead to a peaceful world when it is based on the principle of the survival of the weakest rather than the fittest. Discuss.
  10. Inequality and Injustice are the basic causes behind Terrorism and War in the world.
  11. The Global Economic Meltdown has once again proved that no country is immune to the vagaries of Capitalism. Comment.
  12. The One Change I would like to see in 2009……..

Paragraph Writing

Write a short note of about 75 Words on any three of the following:

  1. Consumerism
  2. Fundamentalism
  3. Racism
  4. Terrorism
  5. Martin Luther King Junior
  6. Ho Chi Minh
  7. Mao Zedong
  8. Che Guevara
  9. BR Ambedkar
  10. Censorship
  11. Cloning
  12. Auschwitz
  13. Nobel Prize

Group Discussion Topics

  1. Censorship
  2. Education is the most powerful weapon with which you can change the world – Nelson Mandela.
  3. Inequality and Injustice are the basic causes behind Terrorism and War in the world.

To download the PDF click here

More about this event later 🙂

Signing off,

Prateek

CORE 2008 Archives

Another set of archives:

CORE 2008 was organised by DPS Dwarka on 10th December 2008. It was  held for the first time. I enjoyed this fest as it was organised very well by the CORE Team (Except the Last round in the quiz and the distribution of refreshments!). Also, I had a double victory here – Finished 2nd in both the Quiz and the Crossword 🙂 Here are the archives, which includes:

Click on the links below to download.

1. Quiz Prelims – Some interesting questions including “Whats 6×9=?”. This time I got it correct 🙂 Figure out the Answers yourself :-), as I have not added them.

2. Quiz Finals

3. Crossword

PDF Version

Our score was 15, tied with MSM. But they won because they had got more starred clues correctly….

Crossword

4. Creative Event Details

PDF Version

Creative Event Details

Enjoy 🙂

All credits are due to the CORE team.

Signing off,

Prateek

Tickle Your Grey Cells

Okay Here I have a brain teaser for all of you:

Two batsmen are on 94 not out each. Both are on the crease. Three balls are left in the match. Seven runs to win. Both finish on 100 not out.

How?

Leave your answer as a comment.

I am sure there are various technical possibilities to this.

Signing off,

Prateek

Interesting Joke

Herez and Interesting Joke I read somewhere:

What is 2+2?

Engineer replies: 4

Judge: It should be 4

Politician: Will make it 4

PriceWaterhouse: Tell us, what you want it to be?

I guess the credibility of Price WaterHouse has come down really badly after the Satyam Scandal.

Cradle Sports Cricket Quiz Prelims Questions

Cradle Sports Cricket Quiz Prelims Questions Collection

Held on September 22nd 2008

Venue: FICCI Auditorium

Here are the questions from the Cricket Quiz held at FICCI Auditorium in September 2008. I know this is coming very late but better late than never…

I have edited the collection. (Some questions were deleted as they were based on current affairs during that time). Thanks to Mr Arindam for sending in the questions. Also, most of the questions were supplemented by hints and clues by the quizmaster.

  • Which Indian cricket captain was described by Ray lllingworth thus: “Like all Indian captains he placed his faith in the oriental virtue of patience?”

Ans: Ajit Wadekar

  • Complete the Richie Benaud quote: “Captaincy in ninety percent luck and ten percent skill….. But for heaven’s sake don’t try without…..”

Ans: “that little ten percent”

  • When Neville Cardus described the phenomenon as ‘snicket’ or ‘slogget’, what was he referring to?

Ans: One-Day Cricket

  • Which West Indian great’s autobiography is called “The Man in the Middle”?

Ans: Gordon Greenidge

  • One more quote: About which great left-hander batsman did Don Bradman remark, “If you score a century like that again, I hope I’ll be there to see it”?

Ans: Graeme Pollock

  • Which was the first cricket stadium in India to have floodlights?

Ans: Eden Gardens

  • Who was the first Indian bowler to take five wickets twice in One-Day Internationals?

Ans: Krishnamachari Srikkanth

  • Which cricketer was in the same car with Jagit Singh’s only son Vivek Singh when they met with an accident and the latter died?

Ans: Sairaj Bahutule

  • This Kiwi batsman was dismissed in the very first ball of a One day cricket World Cup, the only one to have been done so. Can you name the batsman?

Ans: John Wright

  • Can you name Vinod Kambli’s debut film?

Ans: Annarth

  • Who used to keep wickets for South Africa in the 1996 Cricket World Cup?

Ans: Steven Palframan

  • Which cricketer was given the nickname “Rent-A-Wagon” by the legendary English commentator Brian Johnston, since he could not pronounce his real name?

Ans: Srinivas Venkatraghavan

  • What connects Sourav Ganguly, Farokh Engineer and Clive Lloyd concerning their international first class cricket career?

Ans: Lancashire

  • Who is the only Indian to win a World cup cricket (any category) as a player and a coach?

Ans: Roger Binny

  • Brett Lee was threatened to be taken to court by the Kiwi coach John Bracewell for bowling successive beamers at which contemporary batsman?

Ans: Brendon McCullum

  • The first reported allegations about the match fixing can be traced back to the Pakistan-West Indies test match played between February 15-20, 1975. Clive Lloyd was the West Indian captain. Who led the Pakistan squad?

Ans: Intikhab Alam

  • Who headed the first Indian commission of inquiry into the allegations of match fixing against Indian players?

Ans: Justice Y.V Chandrachud

  • Who is missing in the series: Hansie Cronje, Herschelle Gibbs, Nicky Boje, Pieter Strydom, ____________?

Ans: Henry Williams

  • Which Indian cricketer’s autobiography is called “Spin Punch”?

Ans: Dilip Doshi

  • In the famous Lord’s test of 1974, India crashed to 42 all out, who was the only batsman with double figures in that infamous innings?

Ans: Eknath Solkar

  • What nickname connects Ken Rosewell with Venkatpathy Raju?

Ans: Muscles

  • This former English captain is a Kent legend. He captained the English cricket team during the 1975 world cup and Brian Luckhurst was one of his country opening partners. Who?

Ans: Mike Denness

  • Which Zimbabwe cricketer had his nose broken by an Irfan Pathan bouncer and his other claim to fame includes being jailed for arson and violence and later sent for counselling?

Ans: Mark Vermuelen

  • Which Australian made his debut in 1994 in the Australasia cap as a wicketkeeper?

Ans: Justin Langer

  • How was Cricket Australia personnel Phil Jauncey in news?

Ans: As a sports psychologist, he was counseling Andrew Symonds

  • What is the exact position of Dave Whatmore in the current Indian cricketing system?

Ans: Director (Cricket Operations) National Cricket Academy, Bangalore

  • At the ICC Awards held on September 11, 2008 what honour was given to Ryan ten Doeschate?

Ans: The Dutchman was declared as the Associate Player of the Year.

  • Which Indian cricketing international and domestic legend are currently Bengal Ranji trophy team’s consultant and coach respectively?

Ans: Mohinder Amarnath and Utpal Chatterjee

  • Complete the list: Marvan Atapattu, Russel Arnold, Upul Chandana, Avishka Gunawardene and ___________.

Ans: Saman Jayantha

  • Which two Indian cricketing legends’ autobiographies are called “Cricket Delightful” and “A Long Innings” respectively?

Ans: Mushtaq Ali and Vijay Hazare respectively

  • Chaminda Vaas has taken 400 one day wickets. Which one-day legend wrapped up his career with 393 wickets?

Ans: Shaun Pollock

  • He has taken 32 wickets in test cricket. In the 1999 World Cup in England during India’s last league match against England, who took the crucial wicket of Neil Fairbrother?

Ans: Sourav Ganguly

  • One more from the same World Cup. Which batsman scored a half century in the famous league match of India against Zimbabwe in 1999 World Cup. India had lost that match.

Ans: Sadagopan Ramesh

  • In the famous Natwest trophy final which India won against England, Virender Sehwag hit 4 consecutive fours in an over. Which bowler from England was the sufferer?

Ans: Ronnie Irani

  • Which former Indian test player was born in Rio de Janeiro?

Ans: Ashok Gandotra

  • He was India one of the finest domestic crickets and held an international first class cricket batting record for the last wicket partnership. Amongst his other non-cricketing specializations, he was a fingerprint expert. Can you name the legend?

Ans: Chandu Sarwate

  • Apart from being former cricketer and a cricket coach, what is the professional expertise of Geoff Lawson?

Ans: He is a qualified optometrist

  • What connects: Bal Thackeray, Arthur Mailey and OV Vijayan?

Ans: Also cartoonists

  • Which cricketing legend had a restaurant called “Banana Leaves” that was washed away by the tsunami?

Ans: Aravinda de Silva

  • What is common to – scut of rabbit, brush of a fox, wreath of a boar, stern of a wolf and a cricketing position?

Ans: Tail

  • What connects Timex, Acestar-underwear range and Manmohan Shetty’s film Victory?

Ans: Brett Lee

  • Sachin Tendulkar’s first world record was for his school Sharadashram Vidyamandir in a school cricket tournament in Mumbai. Which tournament?

Ans: Harris Shield

  • Who scored a brilliant century for Bangladesh making his team win a historic one day match against Australia in the Natwest Trophy-2005?

Ans: Mohammed Ashraful

  • Who was the Indian cricketer to endorse Brylcreem?

Ans: Farokh Engineer

  • Which is the only father and son pair to represent the same country in the ODI World Cup?

Ans: Lance Cairns and Chris Cairns

  • Who has the distinction of playing the maximum number of Test matches without being a captain?

Ans: Mark Waugh

  • I was not out when Kumble took all ten wickets in an innings. Who am I?

Ans: Waqar Younis

  • One of the finest cricket contemporary cricket authors, he is currently a resident of Sri Lanka. He is a New Zealand born cricket aficionado who has been a first class umpire and a cricket writer since 1958. Can you name the journalist?

Ans: Trevor Chesterfield

  • Which company brings out the magazine Cricket Today?

Ans: Diamond Magazines

  • Sachin Tendulkar could have been the youngest ever test centurion when he was caught off the bowling of Danny Morrison at Napier during the India- New Zealand test series early in the master blaster’s career. Who took the catch?

Ans: John Wright

  • If Michael Holding was known as “Whispering Death”, who is known as the “Slow Death”?

Ans: Steve Bucknor

  • Who gave Kapil Dev the nickname “Haryana Hurricane”?

Ans: The Guinness Book of World Records

  • He began his first class career for his native state Otago and almost ended with Worcestershire. In between, he became a cricketing legend both in Test and one-day and recorded his highest score of 311 against Warwickshire at New Road in 1982. He has an Indian connection. Name the great.

Ans: Glenn Turner

  • Amongst the world records made in 2008, has been 12 sixes by a player against Canada during his unbeaten 157-run knock at Maple Leaf North West Ground, King City on August 22. It broke the joint record held by Sanath Jayasuriya and Shahid Afridi. Can you name the player?

Ans: Xavier Marshall of West Indies

  • In the famous match of the Australasia Cup where Javed Miandad recorded the last ball six off Chetan Sharma, who was the Pakistani wicketkeeper in the game?

Ans: Zulqarnain

  • Which Indian cricketing legend was born in Kabul?

Ans: Salim Durrani

  • Who is the current Chief Operating Officer for PCB?

Ans: Salim Altaf

  • Which was the one-day cricket tournament when the Supreme Court of India had its first brush with the cricket broadcasting rights?

Ans: Hero Cup

  • What does TEN stands for in “TEN Sports”?

Ans: Taj Entertainment Network

Hope you enjoyed.

Cheers

Prateek

P.S Stay tuned as more posts are due 🙂 Also, incidentally, this is the 42nd post on the blog.

Econorm 2008 Inquizition Prelims at DPSRKP

Econorm 2008

Inquizition Prelims – Business/Economics Quiz

Held at DPS, RK Puram

Date: 10 November 2008

By Econox Club

Multiple-Choice Questions

Q1. The first school of economics in the modern world was led by Francois Quesnay, the writer of La Tableau Economique. How was this group of economists better known?
(a) The Laissez-Faire School (c) The French School
(b) The Physiocrats (d) The French Liberals

Q2. Ragnar Frisch was the first winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics. For his study in which field did he win the Nobel Prize?
(a) Microeconomic Models (c) Welfare Economics
(b) Global Currency (d) International Trade

Q3. The UBS is a financial institution belonging to which country?
(a) Sweden (c) Singapore
(b) Switzerland (d) Thailand (Siam)

Q4. India’s nuclear tests in the 1970s led to the formation of the Nuclear Suppliers’ Group. Which organization was formed due to the oil crisis of the 1970s?
(a) G8/G7 (c) WTO
(b) IMF (d) OPEC

Q5. Which car company manufactured the ‘Beetle’, the Peoples’ car, on orders by Adolf Hitler?
(a) Audi (c) Daimler (of Daimler-Chrysler)
(b) BMW (d) Volkswagen

Q6. The Titanic was the largest ship of its time. Which is currently the largest commercial passenger ship in the world?
(a) Queen Elizabeth (c) Queen Mary
(b) King James (d) King George

Q7. Which building houses the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE)?
(a) Firoze Jeejabhoy Towers (c) Naoroji House
(b) Mahindra House (d) J.D. Dalal Complex

Q8. WIPRO, one of India’s largest IT companies is also an FMCG player. With what business did WIPRO begin?
(a) Soaps and detergents (c) Vegetable Oils
(b) Fruit Juices (d) Hotels and Restaurants

Q9. The winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Economics teaches at which famous university?
(a) Harvard University (c)London School of Economics
(b) Columbia University (d) University of Pennsylvania

Q10. Karl Marx was expelled from Germany for his communist viewpoint. In which country did Karl Marx find shelter and write his Das Capital?
(a) United States of America (c) France
(b) Sweden (d) England

Q11. The rupee is the currency of India and Pakistan among several other South Asian countries. Of which country is the Rupiah the currency?
(a) Maldives (c) Indonesia
(b) Malaysia (d) East Timor

Q12. The world’s largest company, Exxon-Mobil was formed by the merger of Exxon Corp. and Mobil Corp., both petrochem majors. Their common ancestor, The Standard Oil Company, was owned by the richest man of all times. Identify him.
(a) John D Rockfeller (c) William Douglas
(b) William Disraeli (d) John Stuart Mill

Q13. Who was the person with highest visibility, in terms of minutes, in television advertisements, as confirmed by a recent report?
(a) Shah Rukh Khan (c) Amitabh Bachhan
(b) Kareena Kapoor (d) Saif Ali Khan

Q14. With regard to Hollywood, which is the highest grossing film of all times (adjusted for inflation)?
(a) Gone with the Wind (c) Jurassic Park I
(b) The Godfather I (d) Ben Hur

Q15. With regard to which car did Henry Ford say “People can buy any colour as they wish to, as long as it is black” ?
(a) Ford Mustang Mach III (c) Ford Ikon
(b) Ford Indigo (d) Ford Model – T

Q16. Which of the following was not a part of the four pillars of Wall Street?
(a) Lehmann Brothers (c) Bank of America
(b) Morgan Stanley (d) Merrill Lynch

Q17. The first stocks in the world were issued for which company?
(a) The British East India Co. (c) The Dutch East India Co.
(b) The French East India Co. (d) The Portuguese East India Co.

Q18. Which is the only car to have briefly replaced a Maruti Suzuki car as the largest selling car in India ever since the Maruti 800 was introduced?
(a) Hyundai Santro (c) Tata Indica
(b) Daewoo Matiz (d) Chevrolet Spark

Q19. Who presented the first Budget of Independent India?
(a) Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru (c) Morarji Desai
(b) Shanmughan Chetty (d) Sardar Vallabhai Patel

Q20. To overcome the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt introduced which policy?
(a) Fair Deal (c) New Deal
(b) Best Deal (d) Money Deal

Q21. In 1988, Ajjay B. joined his family business, the Amritsar Transport Corporation. Alongside ATC, his family ran another business, which was doing abysmally. Ajjay’s father gave him Rs.40 lakhs to turnaround the business, which he managed to do in two year’s time. To expand his business, he formed a JV with an Australian company. What was the name of the JV (give the full name)?

Q22. What connects the following CEOs – Time Taft of Pizza Inn, Eric Schmidt of Google and Steve Jobs of Apple?

Q23. An Indian product, whose, SI prefix meaning 109, a term coined by physist Richard Feynman. Name it.

Q24. Name of which business legend name means, “prosperous rice field” in the local language?

Q25. Who is the world’s first Chief Happiness Officer?

Q26. Ashok Todi, father-in-law of the hapless Rizwanur Rehman, owns this brand worth Rs.200 crore. Interestingly, Bengalis had voluntarily chosen to shun the product after Rizwanur’s death. Name the brand.

Q27. Which country’s central bank has misspelt the word “bank” on its new notes as “bankh”?

Q28. Who said this – “the five most dangerous words in business may be – everyone else is doing it”?

Q29. By what name is “Jerry’s Guide to the World Wide Web” now know?

Q30. X ($ infinite, 1600 plus yrs), Richie Rich ( $ 24.7 billion 12 yrs), Oliver Warbucks (10 billion, 57 yrs), Scrooge McDuck ($ 8.2 billion, 67 yrs), Thurston Howell III (8 billion, 45 yrs) are the five richest fictional characters of all time. Identify X.

Q31. Who is the lady who left her property of 5000 crore to her C.A?

Q32. There are many companies which love to hate Microsoft. The principal enemies of Microsoft are commonly referred to as NOISE (netscape, oracle, IBM, Sun Microsystems and E). What does E stand for?

Q33. What is the name of Walt Disney’s first animation film for the Indian market?

Q34. Name the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard and the company headed by her.

Q35. What does “R” in Maruti Suzuki’s small car Wagon R stand for?

Q36. Which industrial house has pledged to maintain the Taj Mahal?

Q37. Who is the lifelong chairman of the institute on rural management, Anand?

Q38. Which famous economist who has produced pioneering studies on gender inequality, has always taken care to write “her” rather than “him” while referring to an abstract person?

Q39. Which was the first Indian company to ring the NASDAQ opening bell from India by a remote control?

Q40. What do you mean by ‘banglored’?

Answers:

Ans1. (b) The Physiocrats
Ans2. (a) Microeconomic Models
Ans3. (b) Switzerland
Ans4. (a) G8
Ans5. (d) Volkswagen
Ans6. (c) Queen Mary
Ans7. (a) Firoze Jeejabhoy Towers
Ans8. (c) Vegetable Oils
Ans9. (b) Columbia University
Ans10. (d) England
Ans11. (c) Indonesia
Ans12. (a) John D Rockfeller
Ans13. (d) Saif Ali Khan
Ans14. (a) Gone With the Wind
Ans15. (d) Ford Model – T
Ans16. (c) Bank of America
Ans17. (c) The Dutch East India Co.
Ans18. (a) Hyundai Santro
Ans19. (b) Shanmughan Chetty
Ans20. (c) New DealAns21. Priya Village Roadshow (PVR)
Ans22. Annual salaries of $1
Ans23. Nano
Ans24. Akio Morita
Ans25. Ronald McDonald
Ans26. Lux Cozi
Ans27. Kazakhastan
Ans28. Warren Buffet
Ans29. Yahoo
Ans30. Santa Claus
Ans31. Priyamvada Birla
Ans32. Everyone Else
Ans33. Roadside Romeo
Ans34. Naina Lal Kidwai of HSBC
Ans35. Recreation
Ans36. The Tatas
Ans37. Verghese Kurein
Ans38. Amartya Sen
Ans39. Infosys
Ans40. When a person loses his job when his job is outsourced

Scores of Top 6 teams – Only the top 4 Qualified!

19 – New Era Public School, Mayapuri
18 – DPS, Vasant Kunj
17 – St. Columba’s School
10.5 – DPS, NOIDA
10.5 – DPS, R K Puram
10 – Modern School, Barakhamba Road

This was the Business/Economics Quiz held at DPS, RK Puram – We won this Quiz, and performed really well, topping both the prelims and finals. This was a great quiz, really lived up to my expectations – There are not many Biz Quizzes in school fests, but this one was organised really well. You can read more abt Econorm 2008 here (By Subhashish Bhadra, the quizmaster) Kudos to the Econox Club for this one! Would definitely come back next year and I hope schools organise more such quizzes and events.

Signing off,

Prateek