Here are the questions and a few answers to the Strategist Quiz published by Business Standard on May 12th. Last week, I got 9/10 correct. This week it looks harder.
Q1. This board game created by an Indian is probably the world's first on intellectual property rights. Name it.
Ans : Anaryst
Q2. Identify the oral care brand whose ownership changed from Geoffrey Manners to Wyeth to John Oak Remedies.
Ans : Forhans ( I think it has since been bought by Anchor)
Q3. After whose tragic death was the Rajabhai Tower Tragedy Fund set up in 1890?
Ans : Premchand Roychand ( Not sure !)
Q4. This company was founded by a farmer and car salesman in 1927. His wish was to fly when he learned aviators were paid as much as $1,000 per show and it became a life-changing opportunity for the 30-year-old. Name the company he founded.
Ans : Cessna
Q 5. Which discovery remained a secret for nearly 40 years because Napoleon Bonaparte refused to recognise it? Its inventor used a device developed by his friend Alessandro Volta in 1805.
Ans : Battery
Q6. Who said this and fill in the blank: "The iPod is an elegant product people like to be seen with, I want ______ to be an elegant product people like to be seen with?"
Ans : Indra Nooyi , Pepsi
Q7. This magazine appeared for the first time in October 1933. It began as a racy publication for men and later transformed into a more refined periodical with contributions from Ernest Hemingway and F Scott Fitzgerald. Name it.
Ans : Esquire
Q 8. What is the term used to describe a situation when companies tend to find false comfort when others are pursuing similar strategies and enter the market with a similar product?
Q9. Identify this company whose base line reads "powered by culture" and gets its name from a Spanish word meaning "shoes".
Ans : Lotto (Not sure !)
Q 10. Identify the company from its logo.
Readers who know answers to Q8 and Q10 may write the answers as comments. Also, if the answers to Q 3 and Q 9, if they are incorrect.