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Mint Quiz # 41

Mint Quiz # 41
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First Published: Fri, Apr 11 2008. 10 42 PM IST

Updated: Fri, Apr 11 2008. 10 42 PM IST
1.The last sentence of this quote is also the title of a book authored by the man who made the quote: “Success breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. ___________________” Fill in the blanks.
2.The title of this book comes from this poem Golden Journey to Samarkhand by James Elroy Flecker. Which book? We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall go/Always a little further: it may be____________________ barred with snow, /Across that angry or that glimmering sea.
3.Whose autobiography is titled iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded ____, and Had Fun Doing It?
4.The first recipe for this was formulated in 1898 by a pharmacist in New Bern, North Carolina. It was initially named Brad’s drink, and consisted of a blend of kola nut extract, vanilla, and rare oils. Which drink?
5.The founder of this drink brand used to send ripe Florida citrus oranges in gift boxes from Florida to the rest of the US. He realized that he could send only the best and biggest fruits in his gift boxes, and that the relatively smaller ones were going waste. He therefore decided to make this beverage out of the relatively smaller oranges. Which drink is this?
6.The name of this drink was a slang for moonshine, which was said to be popularized by an Irish folk song, some of whose lyrics are given below:
Distilled from wheat and rye Away with your pills, it’ll cure all ills Be ye pagan, Christian, or Jew So take off your coat and grease your throat With a bucket of the ________ ______. Which drink?
7.Identify this advertising mascot.
8.This character was created by R.K. Laxman, who had this to say about his creation: “It was sometime in 1954, I think, that the representatives of an advertising agency asked me if I would create a symbol for a paint company. They were not clear about exactly what they wanted, and all that they could say was that the trademark should be dynamic, noticeable, attractive, adaptable, unique and so on.” “...We saw, through the fumes of steaming coffee and cigarette smoke, a hazy figure of a little boy taking shape. We became alert. We sat up and examined him eagerly and recognized the little impish fellow as our boy, _____.” Which character?
9. What famous advertising mascot was inspired by the cowboy shown here, who appeared on the cover of Life magazine dated 22 August 1949?
The answers to this week’s quiz will be carried next week.
Answers to the Mint Quiz 40, which appeared last week.
1.Roberto Rastapopulos, in Tintin comics
2.Scrooge McDuck
3.The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens
4.Economics
5.Wiki
6.Plaza
7.Zen, which is said to stand for ‘zero engine noise’.
8.Estilo
Alto
The winners: Vijay Laxmi, New Delhi; Dev Manjul Joshi, Meerut
Prepared exclusively for Mint by Shamanth Rao. Write to us at businessquiz@livemint.com
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First Published: Fri, Apr 11 2008. 10 42 PM IST
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