Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Bij Kwij #11


The picture on the right indicates a 4-4-0 steam locomotive originally built in 1862 by Norris Locomotive Works. It entered service on November 9, 1863 and it was used in the construction of the First Transcontinental Railroad in North America by Central Pacific Railroad bearing road number 1. It was Central Pacific's first locomotive and it is named in honor of the road's first president and ex-California governor. What was the name given to the locomotive and who was the person after whom it was named?

Gov.Stanford was the name of the Locomotive and it was named after Leland Stanford

Bij Kwij #10

He is the owner of the production company -- Studio Green and also the founder of Agaram Foundations. He created agaram Foundations to prevent School Drop Outs in Tamil Nadu and partnered with the Ministry of Education for this initiative. Who is this person?

Surya Sivakumar

Bij Kwij #9

Founded in France 1997,by the present president of the company Michel Lisowski, this satellite channel airs in 192 countries across 5 continents. Which Channel is it?

Fashion TV

Bij Kwij #8

This company created in1984 -- ( the year that Congress started perhaps the first Political party--Advertising Agency partnership) , now manages the Jai Ho Congress Election campaign. Name the company.


Bij Kwij #7

Mount Redoubt located in the Chigmit Mountains in Alaska is an active Stratovolcano. Prior to its 2009 eruption, it erupted once in 1989-1990 and the volcanic ash from the eruption caused the failure of all 4 engines of a plane. Which airlines owned this aircraft, whichlanded safely in Anchorage but resultedin $80 million rework on the aircraft?

KLM(royal dutch airlines flight 867)

Bij Kwij #6

In 1759 , funded by $150 from his grandfather's will , he signed a 9000-year lease for a location in Dublin.The original lease was at a rent of 70$ a year and included a copper, a kieve , a mill , two malt houses , stables for 12 horses and a loft for 200 tons of hay. After 250 years , the company that this person founded still pays $70. Who is the founder and what is the company?

Arthur Guiness and Guiness Breweries

Bij Kwij #5

 Invented and copyrighted by Richard, Ronald, and Ralph Medd of Iowa, It is traditionally served upside down to prove the thickness. The most popular flavors include Oreo Cookies, chocolate chip cookie dough, M&M's , Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, Heath bar, Kit Kat, and Butterfinger. The most famous company that used this invention is believed to have been inspired by a similar product named Concrete served by Ted Drewes. Which company and what is the product?

The Dairy Queen Blizzard Treat.

Bij Kwij #4

This place is an unincorporated community in Marion County, Florida and is called the home of the Pineapple Orange. It shares its name with a  grapefruit-flavored soft drink released into the U.S. market in 1996 by the Coca-Cola Company. It also shares it name with a soft drink that was bought by the Coca Cola Company in 1993. Which Place?

Citra , Florida.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bij Kwij #3

In 1960's this company's executives decided on the Mascot for the company as they believed a large friendly Animal , represented the kind of stores the company had ( large and Friendly). The name for the Mascot was provided by an associate in the company in a contest in 1970. Which Mascot and which Company?

Geoffrey the Giraffe -- Toys R Us

Bij Kwij #2

The japanese word for 'Cloud' or 'Spider' was recently in news. What is the word and why was it in news?

Kumo -- was registered by Microsoft as a domain name. It is widely believed that the Microsoft Live search would be rebranded as the Kumo

Bij Kwij #1

Which recently launched product (amidst much fanfare) gets its name from Latin meaning --" to fall in love with" ?

Dell Adamo -- touted as the thinnest laptop in the world