Mint Quiz # 6

Mint Quiz # 6
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First Published: Sat, Jul 21 2007. 12 31 AM IST

Updated: Sat, Jul 21 2007. 12 31 AM IST
A major IT company
1. Whose mugshot do you see below? He was arrested in 1977 for reckless driving.
2. In 1983, this person was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease, which was potentially fatal. To pursue medical treatment, he resigned from the company he had co-founded. Who?
3. He was in the same dorm as the man in Question 1 while an undergrad at Harvard. The man in Question 1 induced him to drop out of his MBA at Stanford to join him. Who?
German automobile brands
4.August Horch was forced out of the company he had founded. His former partners sued him for trademark infringement when he used the brandname ‘Horch’ in his new enterprise. Therefore, he decided to name his new enterprise after the Latin word for ‘listen’, since ‘Horch’ meant ‘listen’ in German. What was his new enterprise called?
5.For his contributions to advanced German tank designs Tiger I, Tiger II and the Elefant, he was honoured in 1937 with the German National Prize for Art and Science, one of the rarest decorations in the Third Reich. Who?
6.In 1933, Adolf Hitler suggested that the man in Question 5 design a car suited for the working man. The intention was that ordinary Germans would buy the car by means of a savings scheme which around 336,000 people eventually paid into. The resultant company’s name literally translated to ‘people’s car’ in German. Which company?
Detergent brands
7.A couple of years ago, when Egyptian clerics called for a boycott of American products as a protest against the US support of Israel, a P&G washing powder brand also recorded a fall in sales in Egypt because it shared its name with an Israeli personality. Which brand?
8.This detergent brand started as an after-office business in 1969—the founder would bicycle through Ahmedabad selling handmade packets from door to door at one third the price of leading detergents. He later set up a shop and quickly grew enough to become India’s largest selling detergent brand in the 1970s. Which brand?
9.Which detergent brand, launched in 1949 as ‘America’s Washday favourite’, gets its name from the term for the cyclic rise and fall of the earth’s ocean surface?
Answers
A major IT company
1. Bill Gates
2. Paul Allen
3. Steve Ballmer, CEO, Microsoft
German automobile brands
4. Audi
5. Ferdinand Porsche
6. Volkswagen
Detergent brands
7. Ariel. Because people thought it was associated with Ariel Sharon.
8. Nirma
9. Tide
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First Published: Sat, Jul 21 2007. 12 31 AM IST