Month: December 2018

Guest Business Quiz # 17

India Business Quiz is happy to present a business quiz from a new guest  quiz master – Anshuman Srivastava *

Q 1. Kim Casali was a New Zealand cartoonist who created the syndicate cartoon feature (X),originally as love notes to her future husband, in late 1960s. They were published in booklets in the late 1960s before appearing in strip form in a newspaper in 1970, under the pen name Kim. (X) came into popular culture again with the advent of social media. Identify (X).


Ans. Love Is cartoons

Q 2. (X) brand of vodka is partially owned and endorsed by (Y). (X)features in hit music videos of (Y) “Rain over me ” and “Give me everything tonight”. Identify (X)and (Y). 


Ans– X- Voli vodka  Y- Pitbull

Q3. This text appeared as an advertisement in The Saturday Evening Post on January 02,1915. It is the most famous creation of adman Theodore McManus created for Cadillac motors. Which piece of text is being referred here ?


Ans. – The Penalty of Leadership

Q4. Designer Joseph Platt made this famous design in the year 1933. This design is small but so powerful that it differentiates product of a famous stationery brand from the rest. Which design feature is attributed to him ?


Ans.–Arrow clips on Parker Pens

Q5. Pocketsize paperback books were started by publisher Simon & Schuster. They were called Pocketbooks. This improved readership of many old classics. Which novel got the tag Pocket Book #1.


Ans.Lost Horizon by James Hilton.

Q6. John Casado and Tom Hughes designed this logo for (X) popularly known as (Y) logo for distinctive style of strokes and colors of artist (Y), but as per the designers they were inspired by drawing style of Henri Matisse.Identify (X) and (Y).


Ans.  XApple Macintosh logo  Y – Picasso

Q7. Name this automobile designed by C.R. van den Brink and H.M. Kroonen, unveiled at the Geneva auto show in 2007. This carried a hefty price tag of $35,000+


Ans. – Carver One

Q8. Which tree is depicted on the logo of First national bank of south Africa.


Ans. – Acacia

Q9. Hank Ketcham created famous cartoon character Dennis The Menace in 1950s. Many years later, he wrote his memoirs with a title seemingly a pun on name of a play by William Shakespeare.What was the title of his memoirs?


Ans. The Merchant of Dennis (The Menace)

Q 10. Naomi Parker Fraley was a female worker on Naval Air Station in California. She inspired wartime poster made by J. Howard Miller in 1943 for Westinghouse Electric as an inspirational image to boost worker morale. How do we better know this work and Ms Fraley ?


Ans. –(a) We Can Do It posters,  (b) Rosie The Riveter

  • The  quiz is compiled by Anshuman Srivastava. Anshuman works with NTPC Ltd. as DGM(Corp . Plng.) at HQ in New Delhi . He has a keen interest in quizzing as a way of learning and sharing . He has  has won many quizzes including NTPC’s in-houe quiz competition Medha Pratiyogita 4 times. 






Weekly Business Quiz # 442


Q 1. PM Modi inaugurated the longest rail – road bridge in India called Bogibeel bridge on Dec 25 2018 . Over which river is this bridge ?

Ans. Brahmaputra

Q 2. Who has acquired the controlling stake in the Max healthcare chain of hospitals that will make the combined entity the largest hospital chain in North India ?

Ans. Radiant healthcare through KKR

Q 3. Which retail group has launched its Retail 3.0 strategy that combines digital and bricks and mortar and calls it the TATHASTHU model ?

Ans. Future Group

Q 4. In the recently released big budget Kannada and other language Film KGF , what does G stand for ?

Ans. Gold …KGF stands for Kolar Gold Fields

Q5. Name this 83 year old brand that represents the handloom weavers of Tamil Nadu. It has seen a remarkable turnaround under a new leadership in the last 4 years.

Ans. Co-optex

Q6. As per a recent report from the delivery service Swiggy’s which dish was the most ordered item by Indians in the last one year ?

Ans. Chicken Biryani

Q7. SEBI has announced that they will soon come out with a ‘sandbox’ policy. What is a ‘sandbox’ ?

Ans. The Sandbox policy will allow companies to test products in a closed environment, a particular geography or among a set of users, before they are allowed roll out commercially meeting all regulations.

Q8. Which 2 Public Sector banks are investors in the Life Insurance co. Star Union Daichi ?

Ans. Bank of India and Union Bank of India
Q9. Who has been appointed as the new CFO of Infosys from March 2019 ?
Ans. Nilanjan Roy

Q 10. Which company merged with KPIT and now will be demerged into two separate companies from January 2019 ?

Ans. BirlaSoft
Q 11. What service is provided by the startup VOGO in which Ola has invested ?
Ans. Scooters sharing/ rentals

Q 12. Why is India’s drug regulator conducting raids on Johnson and Johnson and seizing talcum powder ?

Ans. Presence of asbestos

Q 13. What is the new name for the merged entity formed by the merger of IDFC Bank and Capital First ?

Ans. IDFC First Bank


Q 14. Name this fund manager and philanthropist . He is called the Father of Hedge Funds and as a philanthropist he advocates liberal democracy and open society. He has been named the FInancial Times person of 2018.

Ans. George Soros

Q 15. Goodyear has withdrawn out of Venezuela due to the economic crisis there . What severance benefits it is offering its workers ?

Ans. 10 tyres each

Q 16. When Elon Musk wanted to name his company Tesla , he found it was already taken. He later bought it for 75000 $. What was the alternate name thought for Tesla ?

Ans. Faraday

Q 17. Identify this logo.


Ans. Python – the programming language

Q 18. What is the business of Cronos a Canadian company where Altria Group, the maker of Marlboro has invested ?

Ans. Marijuana

Q 19. John Rockefeller had a Family Office in 1882. It has become popular in the last decade or so. What is a ‘family office’ ?

Ans. Family offices manage families’ wealth, administer assets and often other services, from paying bills to succession-planning

  • Compiled by G.Mohan @go_mohan