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Mint Quiz
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First Published: Sat, Jul 28 2007. 03 34 AM IST
Updated: Sat, Jul 28 2007. 03 34 AM IST
Indian dotcoms
1. This dotcom’s founders started it while at Stanford University. This was an online provider of database technology that helped Web users locate and purchase goods and services online. It was acquired by Amazon in August 1998. Which company?
2. Which Indian dotcom’s name is a shortened version of Satyam Infoway?
3. In September 2000, Rupert Murdoch’s Star Network paid $50 million for a 33% stake in this dotcom, which was one of the poster boys of India’s dotcom boom. Which company?
Logos featuring lions
4. The logo of the second largest automobile manufacturer in Europe shows a lion rearing up on its hind legs, to adopt the posture of the lion on the coat of arms of Franche-Comté, birthplace of its business. Which company’s logo?
5.Slats, born in Dublin Zoo on 20 March 1919, was the first lion used as the mascot and logo of this company. He was trained by Volney Phifer to growl rather than roar and, for the next couple of years, the lion toured with this company’s promoters to market it. Which company?
MGM. The mascot was called Leo the Lion. After Slats’ death, four other lions have been used as Leo the Lion.
6.The previous logo showed a blue lion wearing a crown with its right foot over a football. On 12 February 2007, it was modified slightly to show the lion facing the viewer and the ball under the left foot instead of the right. Logo of what?
The English Premier League, or the Barclays Premier League.
B-schools named after people
7. This B-school run by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan is named after the late founder-chairman of the company DCW, who was also on the board of trustees of the Bharatiya Jnanpith award. Name the person.
S.P. Jain
8. This B-school was named after the founder of Bethlehem Steel, who conceived of a school that would teach how to develop and run a business, and to anticipate and deal with the cycles of economic activity. He donated $100,000 to the University of Pennsylvania to found a School of Finance and Economy for this purpose. Identify.
Joseph Wharton. The Wharton School is at the University of Pennsylvania.
9.He was the chairman of General Motors from 1937 to 1956. He sponsored the world’s first university-based executive education programme. A grant by him established a ‘school of industrial management’ in 1952, which was subsequently named after him. Identify.
Alfred P. Sloan. The Alfred P. Sloan School of Management is at MIT.
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