Monday, January 14, 2008

KHOJ - SP Jain

Conducted a Business Quiz for students at SP Jain Institute of Management & Research on 12th Jan, 2008.
Final standings:
1. Govind Grewal & Shambhu Shankar (NMIMS)
2. IIT-SOM (Unfortunately, I dont recollect their names)
3. Vijay Pillai (SPJIMR) & Rohit Nair (UVCE, Bangalore)
4. NITIE (Cant remember the names)


A few questions from the elims:

1. Telecomunicações Móveis Nacionais is Portugal's largest mobile communications company. In September 1995, they launched MIMO, the world’s first ____________. What?

2. It was invented in 1912 by Daniel J. O'Conor and Herbert A. Faber, then working at Westinghouse. They originally conceived it as an electrical insulator as a substitute for _________ and hence, the name. What?

3. Which modern-day company owes its origins to a textile manufacturing unit called Valley Falls Company, founded in 1839 by Oliver Chace?

4. In the late 1920s, a French professor named Henri Chretien developed a new film process. 20th Century Fox won the rights over the technology and launched it with the slogan 'Movies are better than ever'. What?

5. Adam Mathes found that a search for 'internet rockstar' returned the website of a Ben Brown as the first result, even though 'internet rockstar' did not appear anywhere on Brown's webpage. What term did he coin to explain this?

1 Comments:

Blogger subhajit said...

The answers are:
1. First monile prepaid service
2. Substitute for Mica, the product was called " Formica"
3. Berkshire Hathway
4. Henry Chreiten invented Anamorphoscope-renamed to Cinemascope
5. Google bomb

Great questions,Sir.

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