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Mint Quiz

Mint Quiz
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First Published: Sat, Aug 25 2007. 02 54 AM IST
Updated: Sat, Aug 25 2007. 02 54 AM IST
Soft drinks
1. This man was a surgeon during the American Civil War, and later settled down in Rural Retreat, Virginia. One of his employees, Wade Morrison, went on to found a beverage brand and named it after him. Which brand?
Dr Pepper
2.In 1977, when the post-emergency Indian government banned Coca-Cola, what alternative drink was introduced and named after its year of introduction?
77 cola
3.This was formulated by the German Coca-Cola bottling company. Due to shipping restrictions between the US and Germany during World War II, the German plant could not get Coca-Cola syrup. So the CEO came up with a fruit flavoured drink made from apple left over from cider presses and whey. What drink was this the origin of?
Fanta
Beatles songs used in ads
4.When Revolution featured in a television commercial, the company that used it paid $250,000 to Capitol records and Michael Jackson for the rights. However, it caused a huge backlash among Beatles fans who protested that John Lennon would not have approved of this usage, especially given the company’s use of sweatshops. Which company?
Nike
5.Which Beatles song was used by H & R Block Tax company in 2002 for their tax preparation service?
Taxman
6.The Beatles song All you need is love was used recently by P&G for an ad for a certain product. It triggered outrage among Beatles fans who thought it inappropriate that it was being used to relate to something altogether irrelevant. What product was it used for?
Luvs diapers.
Japanese electronics companies
7.This company was founded by Masaru Ibuka and his more famous partner with a name that translated into Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation. It began as a radio repair shop, and built Japan’s first tape recorder called Type-G. Which company?
Sony
8.This company, initially called Tokyo Shibaura Denki, came into existence as a result of a 1939 merger. Its nickname was a shortened form of the full name. This nickname was officially adopted as the name of the company in 1984. Which company?
Toshiba, from a shortening of Tokyo Shibaura Denki.
9.Which company founded in 1946 was named after its founder Tadao Kashio?
Casio, from the founder’s surname Kashio.
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First Published: Sat, Aug 25 2007. 02 54 AM IST