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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

HTNI #23

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This etching called Christ healing the sick derives its popular name/nickname from the large sum of money supposedly once paid for an impression. What is the popular name of the etching?





Answer to previous question


1909 was when the track was laid and 1911 was when the first race was held. In order to commemorate both events , they called the years from 2009-2011 the Centennial years. Kaushik and Sports guru Harish get it right.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

HTNI #22

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Another sports question today.
The Indianapolis Motorspeed Way, celebrates the years 2009-2011 as the Centennial years although it is only the 93rd,94th and 95th running of the Indy 500 ( was interrupted due to the World Wars). Why are they celebrating the Centennial years from 2009-2011?


Answer to previous question


Konga, Sourabh , Rohit and Divya got it right -- Bill Bowerman it is. Co-founder of Nike and the US athletics coach during the Munich Olympics.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

AIMA Quiz 2010 Delhi Prelims

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These are some of the questions from the Delhi Prelims of the AIMA quiz 2010 held at the IILM College.


1.Khushiyon Ki Chabi is the tagline used by which pathbreaking product?

2. In Finance , Which 8 letter term represents the value of the business name, reputations & much more ?

3. Which Business Magnate said -- " I Do not want India to be an economic superpower. I want it to be a happy nation" ?

4. Tum Mujhe Khoon Do Hain Thume Azadi Dhoonga was a line used by which tv series in India that landed it into a lawsuit?

5. If it is Incredible India
and  Vibrant Gujarat
what is it for Chattisgarh?

6. Expand PIGS as in the PIGS countries that are in economic trouble

7. Video Clip of the Opening Ceremony of the Common Wealth Games. Which Event Management company managed the opening Ceremony?

8. Play Life was a Study that was done by a TV Channel detailing how children were glued to TV rather than playing outside. Which TV company did the study?

9. Gaurav Outlets with more than 500 outlets planned is the retail initiative of which company?

10.Money Never Sleeps , but with the right financial guide atleast you will. Which company associated itself with the movie Wall Street : Money Never sleeps with these lines?

11. Whose awards function are these?



12. If Sachin Tendulkar worked with Future group to create the Sach Toothpaste, with Which Company did he work to create Sachin's Fit Kit?

13. It is the India's first E-book reader from EC Media. What is the name of the E-book reader?

14. This is the picture of Johann Bruyneel. He is the coach of which famous sporting Icon?



15. Which Indian Actor Features as the King of a middle eastern country in the Series 24?

16. Identify this person . Clue : Hahaha



17. General Nonsense is a column written by which Non Fiction author who specializes in Satire?

18. For which airline would Richard Branson be serving as a Waitress and why?



19. The Happy Housewives Club is an initiative launched by which TV channel to engage with the housewives better?



20. Chunna Bhai Kit-kit, Raju Ki Adalat, Indian I-Dhol , Pak-Pak-Pakao are programs on whcih TV channel?

21. New Ideas in Business New Ideas before they become Business. Read to Learn. This is an Ad by which Newspaper?

22. Cable and Loonie are nicknames of which two global Currencies?

23. Ram & Krishna are the codenames that Bajaj Employees have for which two products that they believe saved the company?

24. Fix It again Tony was an often repeated slogan about which company by the American folks, for its poor quality?

25. Chink , Crack , Crevice -- connect with a 3 word profession that is one of the oldest in the world.

26. Which Ancient Art form is used in this ad?




27. Clip of Sheila Ki Jawani. Which airline does Katrina Kaif endorse?

28. Clip of Aisha -- Which Ice Cream brand was featured in this movie and was recently in news for the wrong reasons ?

29. Identify the brand of 1970s Ford Car that featured in a movie acted by this person recently.



30. Clip of Guzaarish. Who is the fashion designer for this movie?



Answers


1. Tata Nano
2. Goodwill
3. JRD Tata
4. KBC4
5. Credible Chattisgarh
6. Portugal , Ireland , Greece , Spain
7. WizCraft
8. Nick ( Nickleodeon)
9. Mother Dairy
10. ShareKhan
11. Twitter
12. ITC Foods
13. WINK
14. Lance Armstrong
15. Anil Kapoor
16. Madan Kataria
17. Scott Adams
18. Air Asia
19. SAB TV
20. MASTI
21. Financial Express
22. Canadian Dollar and British Pound
23. Bajaj Discoverer and Pulsar
24. FIAT
25. SPY
26. Warli Art Form
27. Etihad Airlines
28. Haagen Dazs -- Saying it was exclusive and only some people were allowed into the parlors.
29. Gran Torino
30. Sabyasaachi Mukherjee




The Aima Quiz 2010 Compendium

Friday, December 24, 2010

HTNI #21: Waffles anyone?

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This is a statue that stands currently at Hayward Field in Oregon.It is the statue of a person who negotiated a stand down of German Forces (around 8000 people) near the Brenner Pass before the surrender of Germany. Who is this person?





Answer to yesterday's Question


Dabang -- Vidya and Sourabh get it right.

Prelims: IBS QuizBowl By Mitesh Agarwal

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IBS Business Quiz by Mitesh

A few questions from the quiz that Mitesh Agarwal did at IBS earlier this week. One of the best quizzes that I have attended through the year.

The prelims had 30 questions with a SVC built in. Some questions had 2 points -- I believe the total points on offer were 35/36.

Q1. Which word is derived from the Portugese word meaning "to Pay" ?

Q2. What is happening in this picture?



Q3. Which TV show on Indian television is the longest running show on any satellite TV in India?

Q4. This Television network's name is derived from the self proclaimed slogan of the Chicago  Tribune. The Station's transmitter is located on top of the Willis Tower ( Previously Sears Tower). Which TV network?

Q5. It is a bridge trophy which is awarded biennially in an event between teams from Europe and the United States. The tournament is modeled on the Ryder Cup golf competition and is held in the week preceding the golf event at a nearby location. The competition was first held in 2006. Who Sponsors this event / Who is the cup named after?



Q6. This is a 1948 cover of the Time Magazine. Identify this 'Opinionated' person?




Q7. Which Business Magnate was the Chaffeur to Archduke Francis Ferdinand , when he was shot dead?

Q8. New Yorker ran this cover as a tribute to a fashion designer who had recently commited suicide. He was also the chief designer for the House of Givenchy. Which Fashion Designer?



Q9. Which famous Indian CEO is the author of this book?



Q10. In Which country , would you see the following ATM with words like Insertio , Scidulum , Quaeso UT, Faciundam , Cognoscas , Rationem.




6 team qualified for the finals.

1. Gopal Kidao and  JK (MMS/TCS)
2. Naven Giles and Self (FICO/CTS)
3. Thejaswi Udupa and Anusthup (Yahoo)
4. Alagarsamy and Vinod Rajamani (Ujjivan Financial services /HSBC)
5. Rohan Khanna and G Sreekanth (Accenture / TCS)
6. Santosh and Team

Answer to the Prelims questions

A1. Pagar
A2. People attending a workshop of Edward De Bono Six Thinking Hats
A3. Khaana Khazaana
A4. WGN ( Slogan being World's Greatest Newspaper)
A5. Buffet named after Wareen Buffett
A6. George Gallup
A7. Ferdinand Porsche
A8. Alexander Mcqueen
A9. Vineet Nayyar of HCL
A10. Vatican City -- Only ATM in Latin.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Aima Quiz 2010 Eliminations Infosys -- Part 3 Answers

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A few questions from the Eliminations at Infosys Chennai for the AIMA National Management Quiz (NMQ) 2010.

1. In June 2009 , who won the Amnesty International’s UK Media Award ( in the category ‘New Media’) for the publication of “ Kenya : They Cry of Blood – Extra Judicial Killings and Disappearances “?

A. Wikileaks

2. This is a picture of the Velodrome that is being built for the 2012 Olympics in London. What is the nickname of this building , derived from a snack?


A: The Pringles

3. The International Marketing Director for Blendax , a tooth paste company , visited Thailand in 1982 and found that Krating Daeng helped cure his jet lag. He decided to license the product for European markets as an energy Drink. What does Krating Daeng translate to in English?

A: RED BULL


4. According to Arthur Okon , what economic indicator is derived from adding the unemployment rate to Inflation Rate?

A. Misery Index

5.The Arabian Oryx – an extinct species in the wild has been used by many Arab countries for different purposes – Logo of the Asian Games in Doha Etc. It is also used as the logo of a National Carrier in the middle east. Which National Carrier uses the Arabian Oryx in their logo?



A: Qatar Airways
Ramanan( Quizzerix) got 4 right. Sumit watal got one right.


The AIMA Quiz 2010 Compendium

HTNI #20

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A ------ refers to a Korean establishment which primarily serves prepared coffee, tea or other beverages. A ticket --------- is is a variant, where the delivery woman travels directly to the client and then provides a sexual service upon arrival. Fill in the Blank to something that made news during EID.


Answer to previous question


The Leaning Twoer and the most famous one is obviouly the one at Pisa. Vintez, Respectful Disagreement , Ram, Sourabh , Pinko and pa get it right.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Aima Quiz 2010 Eliminations Infosys -- Part 3

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A few questions from the Eliminations at Infosys Chennai for the AIMA National Management Quiz (NMQ) 2010.

1. In June 2009 , who won the Amnesty International’s UK Media Award ( in the category ‘New Media’) for the publication of “ Kenya : They Cry of Blood – Extra Judicial Killings and Disappearances “?

2. This is a picture of the Velodrome that is being built for the 2012 Olympics in London. What is the nickname of this building , derived from a snack?



3. The International Marketing Director for Blendax , a tooth paste company , visited Thailand in 1982 and found that Krating Daeng helped cure his jet lag. He decided to license the product for European markets as an energy Drink. What does Krating Daeng translate to in English?


4. According to Arthur Okon , what economic indicator is derived from adding the unemployment rate to Inflation Rate?

5.The Arabian Oryx – an extinct species in the wild has been used by many Arab countries for different purposes – Logo of the Asian Games in Doha Etc. It is also used as the logo of a National Carrier in the middle east. Which National Carrier uses the Arabian Oryx in their logo?





Question and answer from the first Installment
Question and answer from the second Installment

HTNI #19

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The first picture shows a tower built in Nevyansk, during the time of Peter the Great, While the second picture shows a late medieval steeple in Suurhusen a village in northwestern Germany. What term is used to describe these towers and which is the most famous one of its kind?








Answer to previous question


Wikileaks.


Konga, Anantha , Shikhar , Sourabh, Jerin Philip , Siddhartha get it right

Sunday, December 19, 2010

GLIM Quiz 2011

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But who shall dwell in these worlds if they be inhabited?... 
Are we or they lords of the world?... 
And how are all things made for man? 

- JOHANNES KEPLER (quoted in The Anatomy of Melancholy) 

Gentlemen and ladies, fasten your seatbelts. It’s definitely a bumpy road 
ahead. A road, that although strewn with challenges, leads you to the “Promised 
Land”, a land where you shall be proclaimed the monarch. However, here’s the 
rub. You are not alone. 

It isn’t an event, it’s war and you are a warrior. A warrior does what a 
warrior must do i.e. fight. Do you have that fight in you? For, if you have, we 
are waiting for you. 

Begin with vague quote: Check. 
Random pseudo-babble: Check. 
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Now that we have taken care of the niceties, the details: 

Poornaviram is the flagship quiz event of Great Lakes Institute of Management , 
Chennai. It will be played in three independent tracks, online-students, 
corporate leg and the student leg. The corporate leg as well as the student leg 
will have six teams in the finals. Teams can comprise of two members only. 

• 3 online STUDENT quizzes on the themes People, Planet and Profit respectively 
(` 1500 for the winners and ` 1000 for the runners up). Dates – 23rd Dec, 27th 
Dec and Jan 3rd. 

• Student Open Quiz (Mixed students allowed) – Jan 6th @ Great Lakes Campus (` 
20,000 for the winners and ` 15,000 for the runners up) - 

• Corporate Quiz (Mixed corporates allowed) – Jan 7th @ Great Lakes Campus (` 
20,000 for the winners and ` 15,000 for the runners up) - 

There is a prophecy by an eastern wizard that you’re “the chosen one”. You may 
not believe us and ignore this message. But, what if the prophecy is true? What 
if you are destiny’s true master? Be our quizzing champion and put a 
Poornaviram to all naysayers. 

More mythical LOTR inspired pseudo-babble: Check. 

You have been invited…and possibly warned. 

DOT
--------------------------------------------

REGISTRATIONS 
Please register for the campus quizzes at 
http://lattitude1305.greatlakes.edu.in
Please forward the mail and spread the word. 

Contact Details: 

Gaurav Sundararaman - 9840817345
Priyambad- 8098530799

Saturday, December 18, 2010

IITM Open Quiz 2011

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The IIT Madras Open Quiz is the largest student managed open quizzing event in India, and one of the biggest open quizzes in Chennai. More than 1500 enthusiastic quizzers have made their way to each of the previous editions of the IIT Madras Open Quiz.
The quiz has gained a reputation for challenging and innovative questions, seeing the inception of such quiz regulars as the Long Visual Connect, and has been an ideal platform for showcasing the country’s best quizzing talent.
IIT Madras has an enviable quizzing culture and is widely regarded as a centre of quizzing excellence. We believe not only in excelling as participants, but also in conducting a plethora of high quality quizzes, the Open Quiz being one that engages one and all, be they school kids, college students, corporates or families.


Date and Venue: The IITM Open Quiz is scheduled to be held on Sunday, 16th January 2011 at the Students Activities Centre inside the IIT Madras campus.

AIMA Quiz 2010 Chennai Prelims

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The South Indian regional edition of the 11th National Management Quiz conducted by AIMA was held at Chennai earlier today. These are some of the questions from the quiz prelims.

1. Which company's new logo is this?


2. Whose Logo is this?



3. Swach is a rice husk based Water purifier. Which group company developed this water purifier?

4. Initially it was  " Its Different" , now it is " Make a Difference". Which product?

5.Which company given the 'Q Promise' in India  , a certification of its quality for its product in India

6. Which University has the maximum number of Billionaires with 62 of its students going on to become billionaires

7. Wellgro Soil, Wellgro Crops , Wellgro Grains are products of natural neem based fertilizers created and marketed by which company?

8. Originally incorporated as Cadabra, Inc. but was later changed since it sounded like a cadaver. Which company?

9. Established in 1979 as Lucasfilm , famous for its graphics division. Which company?

10. Identify the company that gives this product named Wave 


11. Spandan is an IT initiative of which retail giant in India , that allows people across the organization to interact with teh top managers in the company?

12. Denizens' is a brand extension of this company aimed at teenagers in China and India. Which company?

13. Cucumber Slice , Citrus Blast , Watermelon are new variants of this brand. Tagline of the brand is "Stay Cool, Think Cool"

14. What product was launched with the tagline Happiness, Family Size?

15. Which brand as part of its repositioning exercise in 2009, brought out a campaign named " Audio Candy"?

16. Which company recently celebrated over 100 years of the language of love?

17. Cover of the latest Malcolm Gladwell book . What the ------------ Saw. Which animal features in the name of the book?

18. Launched as Customer's Afternoon Letter in 1889. Which World famous Journal is this?

19. Who is the author of the Book -- "The Professional"?

20.Which Indian Publication house is celebrating 75 years of  existence , this year?

21. Geodesic brought out which comic book maker in India in the mid-2000s?

22. Identify this Reclusive Billionaire?



23. This is a picture of Anuradha Desai. Her company was recently in news for what reason?



24. Which Indian was inducted into the Foundation Board of World Economic Forum recently?

25. Which celebrity takes part in Race for Roses , a Charity Bike ride for helping cancer patients?

26. One liners like Naan oru thadava sonna nooru tharam sonna mathiri , question.. whose one liners are these?

27. Id this lady who is in news?


28. Which event first held during the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxe - Hildburghausen, celebrated 200 years, this year?

29. What is often called the SMS of Internet?

30. Blunt & Sharp is the tagline of which news channel?



There was a tie breaker for 4 teams. 18 was the cutoff. After tie breakers - the 6 teams to make it on stage where

1. Anish Raju  & Vijay Menon -- Nokia India
2. Ramkumar Shankar & AH Kesari Prasad -- Sanmar
3. AGK Murthy & Rahul -- Vizag Steel
4. Jayakanthan & Deviprasad -- TCS
5. Team from Ashok Leyland
6. Krishna Pillai and Self -- Cognizant Technologies.


Answers to the Prelims questions

1. Murugappa Group
2.Wikileaks
3. Tata
4. Maggi Tomato Sauce
5. Toyota
6. Harvard University
7. ITC
8. Amazon.com
9. Pixar
10. Google
11. Shopper's Stop
12. Levi Strauss
13. Dermi Cool by Paras
14. Maruti Eeco
15. Hajmola
16. Johnson's Baby Lotion
17. DOG
18. Wall Street Journal
19. Subroto Bagchi
20. Rupa Publications
21. Chandamama
22. V.G.Siddartha
23. Venky's buying Blackburn Rovers
24. Mukesh Ambani
25. Lance Armstrong
26. Rajnikanth
27. Niira Radia
28. Oktoberfest
29. Twitter
30. Bloomber UTV.


Vizag Steel won the quiz , Cognizant came second and TCS finished third.




HTNI #18

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This is a billboard that recently came up in Pakistan as ad ad for Butterfly Sanitary Napkins. What has been blanked out on the left side of the picture?







Answer to Yesterday's question
Calvin Collidge , Herbert Hoover , Gerald Ford. Divya and Kaushik get it right. Won't be posting a question tomorrow due to travel. Will be back on Monday.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Aima Quiz 2010 Eliminations Infosys -- Part 2 Answers

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A few questions from the Eliminations at Infosys Chennai for the AIMA National Management Quiz (NMQ) 2010. -- Part II Answers


Q1:  Isaac Carasso had fled to Spain during the Balkan wars and while setting up his medicinal facility found that many young patients had digestive and intestinal Problems. Inspired by the work of Nobel Laureate Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov , he sold Yogurt as a medicine in Pharmacies. What company did he go on to create?


A1: Groupe Danone


Q2: Sony produced audio recorders in 1950. It was expensive and Japanese courts did not allow mass production. But shortage of something, due to war,  led to Japanese courts to allow for production of these recorders, inspite of high costs....what shortage


A2: Shortage of stenographers


Q3: What term used often in management is derived from the Greek word denoting the Leader of Sacred Rites?


A3: Hierarchy


Q4:  In 2010 , he became one of the very few video game creators to adapt his own creation as a feature film. His video game was known for its fluid motions and was based on videos and pictures of his brother running and jumping. Who is this person.. And which famous game franchise – now a film was created by him? 






A4: Jordan Mechner  : Prince of Persia


Q5: The name of which service stems from the colloquial name for an item given to students at the start of the academic year by university administrations in the US with the intention of helping students to get to know each other better.


A5: Facebook


Ameya and Sourabh get three each...




Questions and answers of previous installment

HTNI #17

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Since the first publication of Time's Man of the year, only three US presidents have not been featured. Who are they?



Answer to Yesterday's question


The Winklevoss twins or the Winklevii -- they created Harvard Connection based on which Mark Zuckerberg is believed to have created facebook


Cracked left right center by everyone -- vidya,konga, ananthalakshmi , Sudhin Chandy , Padmavathi , Arun R , Kapinjal , Sourabh , Matti , madafterknowledge, vintez, 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

HTNI #16

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These two people , represented US of A in the Beijing Olympics in 2008. They participated in the coxless pair rowing event and promptly finished last in the event. What is however their claim to fame in the world of IT?








Answer to Yesterdays's question


Liu Xiobao and Carlos Saavendra Laamas -- connection being last two people to get the Nobel Prize in Absentia.


Sourabh and Jerin Philip were on the right line. but selected Carl Von Ozzietsky , who won it the year before Carlos Saavendra Laamas

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Aima Quiz 2010 Eliminations Infosys -- Part 2

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A few questions from the Eliminations at Infosys Chennai for the AIMA National Management Quiz (NMQ) 2010. 


Q1:  Isaac Carasso had fled to Spain during the Balkan wars and while setting up his medicinal facility found that many young patients had digestive and intestinal Problems. Inspired by the work of Nobel Laureate Ilya Ilyich Mechnikov , he sold Yogurt as a medicine in Pharmacies. What company did he go on to create?


Q2: Sony produced audio recorders in 1950. It was expensive and Japanese courts did not allow mass production. But shortage of something, due to war,  led to Japanese courts to allow for production of these recorders, inspite of high costs....what shortage


Q3: What term used often in management is derived from the Greek word denoting the Leader of Sacred Rites?


Q4:  In 2010 , he became one of the very few video game creators to adapt his own creation as a feature film. His video game was known for its fluid motions and was based on videos and pictures of his brother running and jumping. Who is this person.. And which famous game franchise – now a film was created by him? 






Q5: The name of which service stems from the colloquial name for an item given to students at the start of the academic year by university administrations in the US with the intention of helping students to get to know each other better.




Questions and answers of previous installment

HTNI #15: Noble Men

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What connects these two people?








Answer to yesterdays question
The subject is Amrita Shergil.
The first photograph is by her father Umrao Singh Shergill, second is a self portrait and the third is a photo by Vivan Sundaram her Nephew.


Sourabh got closest. Arun and Pinko got the subject right

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Quiz Bowl 2010 : IBS Bangalore : Mitesh Agarwal

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Open Biz Quiz - Quiz Bowl 2010






Date: December 19, 2010, SUNDAY
Venue - IBS Bangalore, # 19/3, Srinivasa Industrial Estate,
Near Metro,Kanakapura Road,
Bangalore - 560 062
Contact:
S. Vismith Bhatt: +91 98862 66678
Shekhar Saraf: +91 95907 01339
E-mail: ibsquizbowl@gmail.com

QM- Mitesh Agarwal
Rules:
Each team consists of 2 members.
Cross college and Cross Corporate teams are allowed.
Participants must produce their ID cards for registration.

Registration:
College: Rs.200 per team.
Corporate: Rs.600 per team.

Prelims - Starts at 2 PM followed by finals.

PRIZES:
Winner – Rs 35,000/- + Gifts
Runners up – Rs 20,000/- + Gifts
Remaining finalists – Rs. 3000/- + Gifts

HTNI #14

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The photos and the painting depict the same subject. Whom does it depict? Id two Photographers , and painter and how are they connected?









Answer to Yesterdays Question

The Flag of Kyrgyzthan -- Ratnakar , Sudhin and Sourabh get it.


Monday, December 13, 2010

HTNI #13

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The wooden lattice crown of a yurt called shangrak is believed to be sacred , and is generally passed from father to son upon the father’s death. A family's length of heritage could be measured by the accumulation of stains on the shangrak from generations of smoke passing through it. A stylized version of the crown known by a different name forms the center of a flag. What is the stylized version and which flag?







Answer to Yesterdays Question


Inspried the cover of the Queen Album -- News of the World.


Rohit , Arun , Alka and Sourabh got it right. Yo Pai was on the right track..







Sunday, December 12, 2010

HTNI #12

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What did this cover inspire?





Answer to Yesterday's question


kaushik and sudhin get it...


It is Ayrton Senna and Juan Manual Fangio memorial at Donington Park

Aima Quiz 2010 Eliminations Infosys -- Part 1 Answers

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A few questions from the Eliminations at Infosys Chennai for the AIMA National Management Quiz (NMQ) 2010.  Answers inline...

Q1: It was one of the first times that an Urban landscape was used for dancing in the National capital. The American dance troupe – Project Bandaloop performed an aerial dance on the scape of this building. This building was built by renowned architect Charles Correa and stands at Connaught Place. Which Company does this building house?




Answer: Life Insurance Corporation of India


Q2:A British citizen , she moved from England to Surajkhand in the early 2000s after a divorce with her husband. In 2003, Dheeraj Singh, a business partner, was arrested with an accomplice for allegedly kidnapping her 18-year-old son. However , in the corporate world, she is known for running Vaishnavi communications and its subsidiaries Neucom , Noesis Strategic Consulting services and Vitcom Consulting. Who is this person?

Answer: Niira Radia

Q3: What was described thus , when it was launched?
“It is modern, vibrant and friendly and signals our resolution to be accessible to our customers and stakeholders. And the lowercase is our recognition for humility. The red colour, which is an integral part of the brand, continues to represent heritage, energy and passion. The new curved and the gentle highlight almost gives the impression of a living object; at the same time, it represents a dynamic force of unparalleled energy, brings us closer to consumers and is a symbol which will help ensure instant recognition across diverse international markets”

Answer : New Airtel Logo

Q4:Which Company's catalog first published in 1845 is called the Blue Book?

Answer : Tiffany's

Q5:The story writer for this movie is more famous as the co-author of a book that was published while working for the Wall street Journal. The book covered the rise and the fall of RJR. Nabisco. Identify the person and the book that he co-authored with John Helyar.





Answer: Bryan Burrough -- Barbarians at the gate


Ameya , Sourabh get all right -- Sumit Watal gets 2 right.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

HTNI #11

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Two legends.... who are they and where would you find this memorial?









Answer to yesterday's question 




The National Scrabble Championships of UK


The folks who got it right --- Riddle , Arun , Sudhin , Sourabh

Goa Open Quiz 2010

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Announcing the Goa Open 2010
A good quiz, great prizes and Goa too!




SEQC is organising the Goa Open 2010 quiz on the evening of Saturday, December 18, in partnership with the International Centre Goa. We are hoping that the quality of the quiz, the promise of great prizes and the added bonus of a trip to Goa will bring in a decent lot of outstation quizzers as well. 

Date: Saturday, December 18, 2010 
Timings: Registration 5pm, prelims 5.30pm, finals 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Venue: International Centre Goa (ICG), Dona Paula, Goa
QM: Aniruddha Sen Gupta
Flavour: General
Participation: Open, teams of two. Entry free
Registration: To pre-register, mail details of your team (both team member names, plus a teamname if you can come up with one) toseqcgoa@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Goa Open 2010 registration’
Prizes: Goodies and cash prizes

More details, as and when they become available, will be put up on the SEQC blog and on the Goa Sunday Evening Quiz Club group on Facebook.

Friday, December 10, 2010

HTNI #10

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In 1971, the author and broadcaster Gyles Brandreth visited Bristol Prison whilst conducting research for a book and noticed the inmates playing this game, at around the same time he also saw the Royal Family playing the game on a British TV documentary . He placed a small ad in The Times inviting anyone interested in taking part in a National Championships to contact him. Hundreds replied and after hooking up with J.W.Spear & Son Ltd, the Championships were born.



Answer to Yesterday's Question


Frederic Chopin.


Kaballa, Sudhin , Ameya , Sourabh , Arun got it right.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

HTNI #9: Szpilman would like this

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The original Statue was destroyed during WWII. Local Legend has it that , the day after the original statue was destroyed , a handwritten note was found , which read -- "I don’t know who destroyed me, but I know why: so that I won’t play the funeral march for your leader.". The picture shows the replica that was placed at the same location. Who is depicted in this statue?






Answer to yesterday's question




Arun and Sudhin were the only ones to get this right.


Keith Miller refused to bowl the new ball , as Ikin had been one of the Rats of Tobruk that had helped win the African Campaign during WWII. Since this was Ikin Benefit match, Keith Miller didn't want to bowl Ikin out in the 90s. However Ray Lindwall took the ball and got Ikin out on 99.