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?


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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