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BENT Quiz Finals held during Eximius at IIM Bangalore. Questions set by Madan Gopal and Darshan Bheda

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  • 1. Written round Clockwise dries Written round Anti clockwise dries Written round

2. +5 for every correct answer A company called Printsome released 5 posters featuring 5 brands. The posters, apart from the visuals (which would serve as clues) also has the etymology behind every name. Name That Brand: An Etymology Exercise With Brand Names 3. 1. 4. 4. 5. 5. 6. Dunkin Donuts Starbucks Virgin Group Old Spice Land Rover 7. Rules +10/0 on infinite bounce In case no one gets it, next question goes to next team aka Bangalore Bounce +10 on pounce 1 finite pounce for clockwise round 8. In the 1920s, the radio industry desperately wanted advertisers to help increase station ratings and profits. Radio executives managed to convince businesses that sold household goods to sponsor radio shows.To do this, they needed the programming to appeal to the main consumers of household goods. Since most wives and mothers stayed at home, female homemakers fit the bill.Thus, the daytime serial was born. Company X sponsored a popular daytime serial drama in 1933. Ultimately, it began to both sponsor and produce the radio shows, which became known asY because of the main products of the company X . 9. X- Proctor & Gamble Y- Soap Operas 10. Set in a hospital room, the action revolves around Ken Harrison, a sculptor by profession, who was paralysed from the neck down (quadriplegia) in a car accident and is determined to be allowed to die. Clark presents arguments both in favour of and opposing euthanasia and to what extent government should be allowed to interfere in the life of a private citizen. By replacing one letter from the name of the play, one can arrive at the name of aTV show where everythings made up and the points dont matter 11. Whose Life is it anyway ? 12. Lakme 13. Krusty Krab 14. This photograph of SofiaVergara and Julie Bowen is a recreation of another photograph taken in 1957 with Italian actress X and American actressY. 15. Sophia Loren and Jayne Mansfield 16. The Simpsons 17. Eastern Scale Pvt Ltd and Northern Scale Pvt Ltd manufactured these machines To make them more attractive, they got dazzling lights and moving wheels.Also the brown thick ticket had a horoscope and even a picture of Bollywood actors that made it a collectors item 18. Jurassic Park 19. Mohammad Chaman , a 42 year old Sadar Bazaar trader , had thought the long haul to his clients office in early June 2013 in Kaushambi was not worth the small order the client had first placed with him. Their meeting had been short. And Chaman came out of it the loser. The client had been polite but straight he wanted only 300 pieces and a discount. Chaman was asked to scale his profit back by 25 paise on each of his product pieces. The product, made from a material called China net because it initially came from there is now manufactured in Delhi at Wazirpur -- sell for Rs 3 each. 6 months later , Chaman was singing a different tune as he had sold 3 lakh units and he only saw more sales in the future. What product , which is now beginning to lose some of its sheen , are we talking about? 20. Main Hoon AamAadmiTopi 21. Bento is a Japanese packed meal that holds different varieties of traditional Japanese food in a box shaped container.The simple, practical and place for everything concept of this Bento box served as the inspiration for a famous technology company to design its flagship product in 1992. 22. This is the coat of arms of a Scandinavian village that gets its name from the banks of the river it stands on.The river in turn is named after the animal shown, which in English is called the Soot Marten. What is it called in the local language? 23. Nokia 24. A graduate of Johns Hopkins and Harvard Business School, he started working with Salomon Brothers where he headed equity trading, and systems development for a bit. Being in NewYork, he realised that people were willing to pay for a particular kind of information as long as it was delivered to them as quickly as possible. He set up his own company to market this product (still a huge revenue driver) and this company has blossomed into a huge conglomerate. Identify the person/company 25. Michael Bloomberg 26. Movie posters recreated by Simpsons +5 for every correct answer +10 for getting all correct 27. 1. Pulp Fiction 2. Basic Instinct 3. Underworld 4. Shaun of the dead 5. Breakfast atTiffanys 6. Edward Scissorhands 7. Rainman 8. 7 year itch 28. Rules +10/0 on infinite bounce In case no one gets it, next question goes to next team aka Bangalore Bounce +10 on pounce 1 finite pounce for anti clockwise round 29. Who published the following study /Where will you find it? In a sumo tournament, all wrestlers in the top division compete in 15 matches and face demotion if they do not win at least eight of them. The sumo community is very close-knit, and the wrestlers at the top levels tend to know each other well. Take the case of a wrestler with a 7-7 record and one fight to go, fighting against an 8-6 wrestler. Statistically, the 7-7 wrestler should have a slightly below even chance, since the 8-6 wrestler is slightly better. However, the 7-7 wrestler actually wins around 80% of the time. Hence, the conclusion is that those who already have 8 wins collude with those who are 7-7 and let them win, since they have already secured their position for the following tournament. 30. Steven Levitt, Freakonomics 31. ___X____ Man is a neologism which refers to the global elite of wealthy men whose members view themselves as completely international. X is an Alpine city which became famous in the 1990s for hosting the Y, an annual gathering of international politicians and financiers who represented a transnational elite. It is similar to the term Masters of the Universe attributed to influential financiers onWall St. Give X andY. 32. Davos World Economic Forum 33. What moniker is given to South Koreas, especially Seouls highly accelerated export- fuelled economic growth, that refers to the period between 1953 and 1996? (Shown in next slide) What phrase is the above moniker derived from? 34. The above term is a reference to Miracle on the Rhine which is used to describe the economic rebirth ofWest Germany afterWorldWar II, resulting partially from the Marshall Plan. 35. The Lean Mean Fat- Reducing Grilling Machine is promoted by a former boxing champion who also lends his name to the brand. 36. Geroge Foreman 37. The circle topped with a two-bar cross in which the word ____ resides is a variant of the Nabisco logo, and is either an early European symbol for quality or a Cross of Lorraine, as carried by the KnightsTemplar into the Crusades. The dot with four triangles radiating outward either resembles a four-leaf-clover or the cross patte, also associated with the KnightsTemplar, as well as with the German military and todays Freemasons. 38. Warren Buffet 39. Felice ______ was an Italian pharmacist, a maker of liquor and freedom fighter under Garibaldi. Born in Gerolanuova near Brescia, he established a chemical laboratory in Milano, developing a successful amaro made as an alcohol infusion of cinchona bark, herbs, and iron salts.The laboratory made the "l'esanofele", a chemical based on quinine, iron and arsenic to combat malaria. Why is this person very important in an Indian context? 40. Sir James made this remark in September 1938: ...... s tree is all right but his tiger looks too like some species of dog, and I am afraid that a design of a dog and a tree would arouse derision among the irreverent. .....'s tiger is distinctly good but the tree has spoiled it.The stem is too long and the branches too spidery, but I should have thought that by putting a firm line under the feet of his tiger and making his tree stronger and lower we could get quite a good result from his design. What was he commenting upon? 41. ___ ____is a vatted Indian Rum, blended and aged for 7 years. It is dark, with an alcohol content of 42.8.It has been the biggest Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) brand for many years. 42. This is a phrase used to describe the effort of the United States - particularly under President William HowardTaft - to further its aims in Latin America and East Asia through use of its economic power by guaranteeing loans made to foreign countries.The phrase was originally coined by PresidentTheodore Roosevelt. It was also used in Liberia, where American loans were given in 1913. It is also used historically by Latin Americans to show their disapproval of the role that the U.S. government and U.S. corporations have played in using economic, diplomatic and military power to open up foreign markets.The outgoing PresidentTheodore Roosevelt laid the foundation for this approach in 1904 maintaining that if any nation in the Western Hemisphere appeared politically and financially so unstable as to be vulnerable to European control, the United States had the right and obligation to intervene. 43. Dollar Diplomacy 44. Richard Howard Stafford Crossman was a British author and Labour Party politician who was a Cabinet Minister under HaroldWilson, and was the editor of the New Statesman. A prominent socialist intellectual, he became one of the Labour Party's leading Zionists and anti- communists. His most famous work covered his time in government from 1964 to 1970, and appeared despite a legal battle by the government to block publication. Much earlier, he had edited The GodThat Failed, a collection of anti-communist essays published in 1949. WhatTV show did his most famous work inspire? 45. Identify the brand from their old Indian Print advertisements Differential scoring 5* no. of teams that dont get it No negatives for attempting