Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Inner Circle Quiz 1

Here's a quiz I conducted @ Inner Circle :

Acknowledgements : The questions are either sourced from quizzes I've participated in or from those posted on the net.

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President of the United States of America once took time out for a hunting trip to an area near Little Sunflower River in Mississippi. His hosts captured a bear cub to present to the President who in turn ordered it to be set free.The press gave wide coverage to the incident. A cartoon of the bear cub became Roosevelt's mascot. The name given to this mascot is now a popular English term. ????

Teddy Bear

He was born in France in 1882. An experienced pilot, he was the first Frenchman to cross the Mediterranean by air. On the outbreak of the First World War, he was sent to serve on the Western Front. He invented a gun mechanism which helped french fighter aircraft achieve superiority over german planes.He was shot down and killed at Vouziers on 5th October 1918. He is connected in a BIG way with the French Open. Who?

Roland Garros

Who's the only real life character to ever feature in a Tintin comic book ?

Al Capone

Shipping Billionaire named after a philosopher. Had a long drawn affair with the opera singer Maria Callas. Married another very very famous celebrity. "He married her for her fame , she married him for his money" or so the tabloids screamed. Who are we talking about ?

Aristotle Onnassis

The name of which Japanese company literally means "three diamonds"?


His first name, which came to him by mistake, was an abbreviation of his intended name, George, which was misread by hospital officials completing the birth certificate. He was editor of the house magazine of the Cadillac Motor Co. He went on to form his own agency and was in the habit of purchasing 100 shares of stock in every new client. Name this ad guru.

Leo Burnett

This young visualizer at the D.J.Keymer ad agency in Calcutta created several popular ads for brands like ICI's anti malarial tablets. he later became world famous thanks to one of his creations which was subsidized by the West Bengal Roads and Buildings Dept. on a technicality. Name him.

Satyajit Ray

Inspired by their Professor Fred Terman, two people started a small electronics company in an old garage on Jan 1, 1939. Their first product was an audio oscillator which Walt Disney used to produce sound effects in his movie "Fantasia". The name of this company was decided by the toss of a coin. Just name the company.

Hewlett Packard

"Ugly Rumours" a relatively unknown rock band was founded by a future Prime Minister during his college days. Apprently he was inspired by the cover of the Grateful Dead album "Grateful Dead from the Mars Hotel". When held upside down in front of a mirror, the graphic on the front of the album cover appears to say "Ugly Rumors". Who is the Prime Minister we are talking about.

Tony Blair

This was started as a research project at Stanford university, created by Ph.D Candidates. Its staff include a former neurosurgeon, a rocket scientist. Another of them had the job title "Spiderman". Name this company(or institution)?


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