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Sunday, December 09, 2007

Quiz Review-Fusillade 2007 at FMS,Delhi

After a long pounding at the nearly month-long semester exams, I was more than eager to grab a good quizzing opportunity. This quiz seemed to be perfect- a b-school host, a fairly well known quizmaster and of course- good prizes. Hence, one didn't expect the quiz to disappoint as it did.


The Prelims were fairly good. Some questions:
1. What did Rippan Kapoor, an airline purser establish in 1979 with Rs.50 lying on his mother's dining table?

2. What is the Portuguese term for 'bat'?(Very Good Question)

3. This company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A specific scheme of the company was banned way back in 1993 since it greatly increased the no. of traffic violations. The scheme still continues in India. name the company and the scheme.(Another good question)

4. Identify the Brand


The finals were quite disappointing, since they were a strange mix of terribly easy questions and some very obscure trivia. Sample this:

1. This person graduated from the London International School of Business and Technology. He is better known for his marital exploits. Who?

2. How will you interpret a merger between Baidyanath and a company that started off as an Indian one?

The first one is very obscure and the other is damn simple. I'll let everyone have a shot at them.

Some more questions:-
3. Which company has started the "Little Drops Of Joy" campaign and why?(No marks for guessing the company)

4. What in the World of Cuisine is known as a 'Heat Wave'?(This question earned Nitesh Bhasin his audience prize)

5. A pic of an Air India plane with blue lines painted in the middle. This was a plane taken from Czech Airlines. There are 3 terms associated with this kind of a process. Name all 3 and what they mean.

Rest assured, by the time the answers to these are posted, you will know why exactly the quiz final was a long drawn-out affair.

8 comments:

peter said...

4. Wendy's or Burger King?...i think its wendys

Carpe Diem... said...

1. Rippan Kapoor.... cofounded CRY (Child Rights and You)

2. ????

3. ????

4. McDonalds... The guy in overcoat resembles Ronald McDonald, the primary mascot of McDonald's.


1. ???? .... very vague... LSB? martial Woes?

2. Refers to Sabeer Bhatia (hotmail guy) marrying heiress of the Baidyanath group, Tanya Sharma.

3. Of course Coca Cola. It was done to enforce Multibrand image of Coke, to build Brand creibility after the Pesticide controversy....

4. "Heat Wave" ... maybe sth to do with hot spicy food, or its effects on body...

5. ????

surya said...

i am xtremely sory to write this here but i wanted information on how to write a post if i have a few questions??

Rohil Sinha said...

You are very right Surya. I think we need to install a shoutbox to enable better communication. At the moment, it is highly cumbersome to ask any non-quiz question which isnt feasible obviously.

VIAC Productions said...

is junaid miandad the answer to the obscure one??

Sharat said...

yes junaid miandad is the answer to the obscure one. When asked what his 'marital exploits' were, Gautam Bhimani brushed it off saying that his marriage itself was one big exploit.

rusty said...

2nd is bacardi

Sharat said...

Answers:

1.CRY
2.Bacardi
3. Domino's 30 minutes or free campaign.
4.Burger King-very clever advertising.

Finals-
1. Junaid Miandad
2. Tania Sharma's impending marriage to Sabeer Bhatia.
3. Coca Cola is the company. However the reason is supposedly the season. As Coke consumption is lower in winters, the marketing campaign shifts focus to other aspects of the Coca-Cola brand.
4. A Heat Wave is a trademark bag used by Domino's to keep the pizzas delivered hot.(Yet another Domino's question)
5. The 3 terms are dry, moist and wet leasing. They refer to the various ways in which an aircraft can be leased. Google for specifications.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Quiz Review-Fusillade 2007 at FMS,Delhi

After a long pounding at the nearly month-long semester exams, I was more than eager to grab a good quizzing opportunity. This quiz seemed to be perfect- a b-school host, a fairly well known quizmaster and of course- good prizes. Hence, one didn't expect the quiz to disappoint as it did.


The Prelims were fairly good. Some questions:
1. What did Rippan Kapoor, an airline purser establish in 1979 with Rs.50 lying on his mother's dining table?

2. What is the Portuguese term for 'bat'?(Very Good Question)

3. This company is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. A specific scheme of the company was banned way back in 1993 since it greatly increased the no. of traffic violations. The scheme still continues in India. name the company and the scheme.(Another good question)

4. Identify the Brand


The finals were quite disappointing, since they were a strange mix of terribly easy questions and some very obscure trivia. Sample this:

1. This person graduated from the London International School of Business and Technology. He is better known for his marital exploits. Who?

2. How will you interpret a merger between Baidyanath and a company that started off as an Indian one?

The first one is very obscure and the other is damn simple. I'll let everyone have a shot at them.

Some more questions:-
3. Which company has started the "Little Drops Of Joy" campaign and why?(No marks for guessing the company)

4. What in the World of Cuisine is known as a 'Heat Wave'?(This question earned Nitesh Bhasin his audience prize)

5. A pic of an Air India plane with blue lines painted in the middle. This was a plane taken from Czech Airlines. There are 3 terms associated with this kind of a process. Name all 3 and what they mean.

Rest assured, by the time the answers to these are posted, you will know why exactly the quiz final was a long drawn-out affair.

8 comments:

peter said...

4. Wendy's or Burger King?...i think its wendys

Carpe Diem... said...

1. Rippan Kapoor.... cofounded CRY (Child Rights and You)

2. ????

3. ????

4. McDonalds... The guy in overcoat resembles Ronald McDonald, the primary mascot of McDonald's.


1. ???? .... very vague... LSB? martial Woes?

2. Refers to Sabeer Bhatia (hotmail guy) marrying heiress of the Baidyanath group, Tanya Sharma.

3. Of course Coca Cola. It was done to enforce Multibrand image of Coke, to build Brand creibility after the Pesticide controversy....

4. "Heat Wave" ... maybe sth to do with hot spicy food, or its effects on body...

5. ????

surya said...

i am xtremely sory to write this here but i wanted information on how to write a post if i have a few questions??

Rohil Sinha said...

You are very right Surya. I think we need to install a shoutbox to enable better communication. At the moment, it is highly cumbersome to ask any non-quiz question which isnt feasible obviously.

VIAC Productions said...

is junaid miandad the answer to the obscure one??

Sharat said...

yes junaid miandad is the answer to the obscure one. When asked what his 'marital exploits' were, Gautam Bhimani brushed it off saying that his marriage itself was one big exploit.

rusty said...

2nd is bacardi

Sharat said...

Answers:

1.CRY
2.Bacardi
3. Domino's 30 minutes or free campaign.
4.Burger King-very clever advertising.

Finals-
1. Junaid Miandad
2. Tania Sharma's impending marriage to Sabeer Bhatia.
3. Coca Cola is the company. However the reason is supposedly the season. As Coke consumption is lower in winters, the marketing campaign shifts focus to other aspects of the Coca-Cola brand.
4. A Heat Wave is a trademark bag used by Domino's to keep the pizzas delivered hot.(Yet another Domino's question)
5. The 3 terms are dry, moist and wet leasing. They refer to the various ways in which an aircraft can be leased. Google for specifications.