Thursday, April 1, 2010

Q27 01/04/2010

Pretty Straightforward : -

The first automobile X , built in 1902, was designed so the driver sat outside under a covered compartment. The word X is derived from French region _______, because this covered compartment physically resembled the cloak hood worn by the shepherds in that region.

Answer :

Limousine, the blank being Limousin.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Q26 15/03/2010

Vassar and Lotta are the first two products of which company?

P.S : This question cost us a place in the TC finals. That is the reason why am postin it here :)

Answer :

Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Q25 14/03/2010

This company which was started by inventor Harry Soref in 1921 and is now a subsidary of Fortune Brands Inc. is the world's largest importer of combination locks, padlocks and other security products. It is famous for a superbowl Ad aired in 1973 where the locks made by this company were shown to survive shots fired by sharpshooters. The company's slogan was hence adopted - "tough under Fire". Recently, Discovery channel's mythbusters tested this commercial and found that the locks do indeed survive gunfire. But this wasn't something special as other locks too did the same.

Which Brand?

Answer :

Master Lock

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Q24 25/08/2009

In company circles, it is referred to as larry which comes from the name of the animal which modeled for the logo in a series of television commercials.. However beginning from 2000 the company abandoned the use of a live animal and a computer generated one is used instead..The oldest recorded instance of this being used was when Abraham Lincoln was issued a policy in 1861.. It is however likely that it could have appeared a lot earlier..

ID this fortune 500 company headed by an Indian and the animal being referred to here..

loads of clues up ter :)



Saturday, August 22, 2009

Q23 22/08/2009

The Irish ancestry of Anna Patterson's husband Tom Costello sparked the name of this search engine, which the company states, is taken from a series of Celtic folklore stories involving a character, Fion mac Cumhaill, they erroneously refer to as Finn _____. The company says that X is Irish for knowledge and hazel. Identify X.


CUIL, the search engine. Business Week adjudged CUIL to be the one of the most successful startups of 2008

P.S : Deepak again :)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Q22 02/08/2009

The origins of this pharmaceutical company date back to 1912 when Atlas chemical Industries was founded by the de merger from DuPont. The company suffered infamy in 2007 as a comment on the Wikipedia page claiming the side effects of one of its drugs was deleted from a computer shown to be registered to the company. Analysts have severely criticized the takeover of MedImmune by this company in April 2007 ( a reported 15.2 billion ) claiming the fee to be too high. ID this company which is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index.

Answer :


Friday, July 31, 2009

Q21 31/07/2009

shown in the picture are english "bobbies"..

a practice of theirs has found it's way into corporate parlance.. what phrase/word?

Answer :


P.S : This qn was contributed by Deepak.. And he has promised to contribute often (which gives the chance for a lazy guy like me to update the blog :) )