Once a Quizzer, always a quizzer!! (Or in MNNIT lingo, once a Gnosiomaniac*, always a Gnosiomaniac!!) I was active in quizzing in my school days, and in my undergrad days. So, when I entered the corporate world and found the quizzing action missing, I organized some quizzes at my former employers CA and Adobe. I intended to do the same, when I came to US for my MBA. Finally, I got a chance to realize this dream of mine, when I organized a Quiz under the banner of International Business Association. The attendance was slightly lower than my expectations, but that was more than made up by the action. I am so excited by the success of the event that I have decided that I will repeat the action once I join back the corporate world!
Anyway, without further adieu, here are the questions from the elimination round. If you are a seasoned quizzer, you may find some of them extremely simple, but I believe there is some good stuff for everyone.
Leave your answers as comments to this post. I have enabled comment-moderation, so that everyone gets a fair chance. Will post the answers in a week and the questions from the main round in a couple of days.
1. Nike created this logo for X. Identify X
2. The birth name of this multiple Grammy Award winning American music star is: Geethali _______ _______ Shankar, but she has now dropped “Geethali” and “Shankar” from her name, and goes by the name ____ ___ (the parts blanked out in the full name). Which singer are we talking about?
3. “Decision Points” is an autobiographical memoir released in 2010. Who is the author?
4. The logo of this company represents an integration of analog and digital technology, with part of logo representing an analog wave, while the other represents binary code. Which brand?
5. Which company is the parent company of The Internet Movie Database (IMDb)?
6. The image below shows the first logo of which present day company:
7. By what name do we know the singer Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta?
8. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1953. Which field?
9. What is the most famous offering of a company called Doctors’ Associates?
10. Swedish lawyer Ingvar Kamprad grew up in a village called Agunnaryd on a farm named Elmtaryd. At the age of 17, he founded a company named after his name, and the places he grew up in. Today, Kamprad is one of the world’s richest man, while the company he established is the world’s largest retailer in its segment.
Which company are we talking about?
11. His name is Herb Kelleher. What is his claim to fame?
12. The medical term for this condition is desynchronosis. What term do we layman have for this?
13. What is Triskaidekaphobia a fear of?
14. In North Italy, when a moneylender went out of business, the bench that he worked from, was physically broken. What modern day business term has its origin in this practice?
15. What is the Canadian company “Research In Motion” best known for?
*Gnosiomania is the Annual Knowledge-Festival of MNNIT, Allahabad. The word Gnosiomania, a neologism coined in MNNIT itself, means an Obsession for knowledge.