Mint Quiz #24

Mint Quiz #24
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First Published: Sat, Dec 01 2007. 12 12 AM IST

Updated: Sat, Dec 01 2007. 12 12 AM IST
Fashion designers/houses
1. This company began in 1918 when Adele Casagrande opened a leather and fur shop in Via del Plebiscito in central Rome. When Adele married Edoardo ___ in 1925, they made a decision to change the name to his surname. Their five daughters ran the business after them. Which label?
2. This label, named after its founder’s surname was founded in 1913. The founder established two boutiques in Milan, and designed and sold handbags, shoes, trunks and suitcases. In the 1990s, it acquired shares in the company mentioned in Question 1.Which label?
3.Identify this duo of designers (left) with the first names Domenico and Stefano.
Computer software products
4. When Arthur C. Clarke met the two men who designed this word processor, he said, “I am happy to greet the geniuses who made me a born-again writer, having announced my retirement in 1978, I now have six books in the works and two [probables], all through _____.” Which word processor?
5. This word processor currently owned by Corel was the de facto standard word processor in the 1980s and 1990s. This was designed by Bruce Bastian and Alan Ashton who founded Satellite Software International, which was later renamed after this word processor. Its version 4.2 became the first word processor to overtake the product in Q. 4, which was the undisputed market leader in word processors until then. Which word processor?
6. One of the designers of this spreadsheet software was a practitioner of transcendental meditation and yoga. Hence he named this software after a yoga position. Which software?
Military equipment manufacturers
7. The man who designed this product entered a competition that had been launched for a new weapon that would take the new 7.62 x 39 mm cartridge and would not jam under the adverse conditions of the Soviet frontline. His winning entry, the ‘Mikhtim’ became the prototype for the development of a family of guns. Who? What famous product?
8. This directional antipersonnel mine was named after the type of sword shown on the left. Which mine?
9. This company was founded as a ‘hammer mill’ in Karlskoga, Sweden, in 1646, and was an iron manufacturer. This company’s name is well known in India due to a corruption scandal. Which company?
ANSWERS
Fashion designers/houses
1. Fendi
2. Prada
3. Dolce and gabana
Computer software products
4. Wordstar
5. Wordperfect
6. Lotus 123
Military equipment manufacturers
7. Anton Kalashnikov, the AK 47
8. Claymore mine
9. Bofors
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First Published: Sat, Dec 01 2007. 12 12 AM IST