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Welcome to Mint’s Question of Answers

Welcome to Mint’s Question of Answers
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First Published: Sat, Jun 30 2007. 01 08 AM IST

Updated: Sat, Jun 30 2007. 01 08 AM IST
Amusement parks
1. At which amusement park has the picture on the left been taken?
2. At which amusement park would you find Main Street, Adventureland, Frontierland, Tomorrowland and Fantasyland?
3. Which amusement park was set up in 1988 by Subhash Chandra, who went on to found Zee TV, under the banner of Pan India Paryatan Ltd?
Names of search engines
4. This term was coined by a mathematician who was listening to his infant nephew’s babble. However, while registering a company named after this term, the term was misspelt by the founders, who decided to retain the misspelt version as their company’s name. Which company?
5. Which search engine company gets its name from the name of a mythical spider of the American Indians that was known to employ its cunning rather than brute force?
6. Which company gets its name from a savage race mentioned in Gulliver’s Travels, because its founders liked the name’s connotation of ‘rude, unsophisticated, uncouth’?
Publishing brands
7. Which animal is featured in the logo of publishing house ‘Pocketbooks’?
8. One of the founders of this publishing house said, “We just said we were going to publish a few books on the side, at random.” This statement of his suggested the name of the brand. Which?
9. The founder of this brand saw a TV quiz show on Doordarshan in which participants could answer questions on Greek mythology, but did not know the name of Rama’s mother. Appalled by the general lack of awareness about India, what publishing brand did he start?
THE ANSWERS
Amusement parks
1. Hershey’s Park. The image is in the shape of a piece of Hershey’s kisses.
2. Disneyland.
3. Essel World was set up in 1988 by Subhash Chandra.
Names of search engines
4. Google. The mathematical term was ‘googol’, which denoted the number 10 to the power of 100.
5. Inktomi gets its name from the name of a mythical spider of the American Indians that was known to employ its cunning rather than brute force.
6. Yahoo! gets its name from a savage race mentioned in Gulliver’s Travels.
Publishing brands
7. Kangaroo.
8. Random House.
9. Amar Chitra Katha.
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First Published: Sat, Jun 30 2007. 01 08 AM IST