Mint Quiz # 42

Mint Quiz # 42
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First Published: Sat, Apr 19 2008. 12 10 AM IST
Updated: Sat, Apr 19 2008. 12 10 AM IST
IBM
1. This IBM computer was second in the line of chess computers developed by Feng-hsiung Hsu, the first of which was called ChipTest. In 1989, Garry Kasparov defeated it easily in both games of the two-game match. Which computer?
2. In the 1960s, the companies Burroughs, Univac, NCR, Control Data Corp., Honeywell, RCA and GE had insignificant market shares in the mainframe market compared with market leader IBM. For this reason, IBM and these competitors were collectively known by a sobriquet from fairy tales. What sobriquet?
3.Thomas Watson coined the motto “Think” during the early days of IBM, which motto continued into subsequent years. Another computer company in 1997 began using a now famous slogan, which was said to be a play on the “Think” motto of IBM. Which company? Which slogan?
Cable manufacturers
4. Which company’s name comes from the words “fine” and “flexible”?
5. This company was involved in a corporate scandal when its former CEO Dennis Kozlowski and former CFO Mark Swartz were accused of theft of $600 million. The first proceedings in court were declared a mistrial. The retrial led to conviction of Kozlowski and Swartz. Which company is this?
6. This company was known as the gutta percha company. Its first major product was a single wire with gutta percha insulation. It subsequently diversified into other businesses. It is best known because of its association with sports in the Caribbean. Which company?
Management thinkers
7. His business card reads ‘onward, forward, upward, __________’. Who?
8. He is the Paul and Ruth McCracken distinguished university professor of corporate strategy at University of Michigan Ross School of Business. His latest work, along with MS Krishnan, is titled The New Age of Innovation. Who?
9. His first major book was The End of Economic Man: The Origins of Totalitarianism (1939), and last book was The Effective Executive in Action (published January 2006). Who?
The answers to this week’s quiz will be carried next week.
Answers to the Mint Quiz 41, which appeared last week.
1. Only the paranoid survive, by Andy Grove.
2. Beyond The Last Blue Mountain, by R.M. Lala. This is the biography of J.R.D. Tata.
3. Steve Wozniak, who co-founded Apple.
4. Pepsi.
5. Tropicana.
6. Mountain Dew.
7. Fido Dido, the mascot of 7-Up.
8. Gattu, the mascot of Asian Paints.
9. Marlboro Man.
The winner of a hidesign gift voucher:Ashish Aggarwal
Prepared exclusively for Mint by Shamanth Rao. Write to us at businessquiz@livemint.com
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First Published: Sat, Apr 19 2008. 12 10 AM IST
More Topics: IBM | Feng-hsiung Hsu | ChipTest | Univac | Mark Swartz |