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1. Which multinational packaged food company has an equity stake in Britannia?
(A) Danone (B) Heinz (C) Frito Lays (D) Schweppes
2. Who is the chairperson of Bharti Group?
(A) Raj Mittal (B) Alok Mittal (C) Sunil Mittal (D) Ramen Mittal
3. The point at which solid, liquid and gaseous forms of a substance co-exist is called—
(A) sublimation point (B) distillation point (C) triple point (D) melting point
4. “Everything from cancer to heart attacks. Covered for 70 paise a day,” is the baseline of an advertisement by—
(A) Birla Sun Life (B) Cancer Institute WIA
(C) ICICI Prudential Life Insurance (D) OM Kotak Mahindra Life Insurance
5. Which Indian woman was recently included in the Fortune magazine’s global list of 50 most powerful women in business?
(A) Lalita Gupte (B) Meena Venkatesh (C) Rama Bijapurkar (D) Tina Ambani
6. As per the recent Global Competitiveness Report from the World Economic Forum, which country replaced US as the most competitive economy in the world?
(A) Canada (B) Sweden (C) Finland (D) Singapore
7. What is common to Bethlehem Steel, Polaroid and Swissair?
(A) All companies owned by GE
(B) All recently applied for bankruptcy protection
(C) Their founders committed suicide
(D) All of these companies were recently targets of successful hostile takeover
8. Which famous CEO was featured in the endorsement ad for Microsoft XP with the quote, “When I saw Windows XP in action, I was amazed. How did Microsoft get hold of my wishlist?”?
(A) Ratan Tata (B) Azim Premji (C) N R Narayana Murthy (D) Arun Jain
9. Which automobile major has made a debut in the Formula One racing circuit in 2002 with its team led by the drivers Allan McNish and Mike Salo?
(A) Honda (B) Jaguar (C) Saab (D) Toyota
10. Which is the third highest peak in India?
(A) Kanchenjunga (B) Nanga Parbat (C) Gasher Brum (D) Dunagiri
11. Which is the largest airport in the world?
(A) Singapore airport (B) International airport at Kaula Lumpur
(C) Heathrow at London (D) King Khalid at Saudi Arabia
12. In which year did Alexander the great die?
(A) 332 B.C (B) 328 B.C (C) 323 B.C (D) 356 B.C
13. Which billionaire businessman has been elected Mayor of New York, replacing the popular Rudy Giuliani?
(A) William Clay Ford (B) Larry Ellison (C) James Walton (D) Michael Bloomberg
14. Which insurance company, launched recently in India, will be using Snoopy from the cartoon series Peanuts in its advertising?
(A) Aviva (B) HDFC Standard (C) MetLife (D) Sun Life
15. Which is the home country of the famous design firm Ikea?
(A) Finland (B) Sweden (C) Switzerland (D) Denmark
16. ‘One world. One family. One festival’ – is the slogan used in advertising—
(A) Chinese New year (B) Hong Kong’s annual shopping festival
(C) Dubai’s shopping festival (D) None of these
17. Which famous company started as Asahi Optical in 1919 – before adopting its current name in 1957?
(A) Yashica (B) Asahi Glasses (C) Pentax (D) Nikon
18. What brand name was given , in 1924, by the Mayor of Tokyo when he released the first watch produced by Shokosha Watch Company?
(A) Seiko (B) Citizen (C) Tissot (D) None of these
19. The advertisement of which product carried the baseline ‘Mom said, “Always boil the water”. Moms are seldom wrong’—
(A) Ion Exchange (B) Zero B (C) Ford Ikon (D) KLM Airline
20. Who has authored the latest business best-seller *Big Brands, Big Trouble?
(A) Al Ries (B) Laura Ries (C) Naomi (D) Jack Trout
21. Which company owns the famous cigarette brands Charminar and Charms?
(A) Godfrey Philips (B) Philip Morris (C) ITC (D) VST Industries
22. What is the name of the instrument used to measure blood pressure?
(A) Barometer (B) Hygrometer (C) Hydrometer (D) Sphygmomanometer
23. Which of the following countries fought the first of the opium wars?
(A) Russia – China (B) Britain – Indonesia
(C) China – Britain (D) Japan – China
24. Nicolas Leonard Sadi Carnot, the noted French physicist is associated with what branch of study?
(A) Thermodynamics (B) Sub atomic particle theory (C) Superconductivity (D) None of these
25. Identify the odd man out
(A) Standard and Poor (B) Moody’s (C) Forrester (D) ICRA
26. What famous brand name is derived from a combination of two words, which mean ‘dead’ in French and ‘one’ in German?
(A) Dettol (B) Mortein (C) Martini (D) Ritter
27. The Essar group of companies has been promoted by—
(A) Ruias (B) Ambanis (C) Goenkas (D) Kanorias
28. One of the following liquor brands is not owned by United Breweries—
(A) Kalyani Black Label (B) Blue Riband (C) McDowells (D) Bagpiper
29. Amtrex air conditioners has a technical collaboration with—
(A) Sanyo (B) Mitsubishi (C) Hitachi (D) Carrier
30. In the case of a test tube baby—
(A) Fertilization takes place inside the test tube
(B) Development of the baby takes place inside the test tube
(C) Fertilization takes place outside the mother’s body
(D) Unfertilized egg develops inside the test tube
31. Who elects the President of India?
(A) Lok Sabha (B) Rajya Sabha (C) People of India (D) Parliament and State Assemblies
32. The Fundamental Duties were incorporated in the Constitution of India by the—
(A) First Amendment (B) Tenth Amendment
(C) Thirty-second Amendment (D) Forty-second Amendment
33. The speed of light will be minimum while passing through—
(A) glass (B) vacuum (C) air (D) water
34. The time taken by the Sun to revolve around the center of our galaxy is—
(A) 50 mn years (B) 100 mn years (C) 250 mn years (D) 365 mn years
35. The oldest monarchy in the world is that of—
(A) Nepal (B) U K (C) Spain (D) Japan
36. Which is the longest running TV cartoon in history, first launched by Warner Brothers in 1969 exclusively for television, and is now a popular fare on the Cartoon Network?
(A) Scooby Doo (B) Tom and Jerry (C) Popeye (D) Johnny Bravo
37. Which company has recently launched a range of biscuits in India following its takeover of Nutrine confectionery?
(A) Hindustan Lever (B) Marico (C) Parke Davis (D) Sara Lee
38. Which former advertising personality has recently been named the Undersecretary of State for ‘public diplomacy and public affairs’ of the US in an exercise to rebrand the US following the September 11 terrorist strikes?
(A) Charlotte Beers (B) Jay Chiat (C) Martin Sorrell (D) George Lois
39. Which premium international range of luggage was recently launched in India by BlowPlast?
(A) Samsonite (B) Strolley (C) American Tourister (D) Delsey
40. This year saw the launch of Yahoo!, Amazon.com and the famous launch of the Orange mobile phone service in the UK. Which year was this?
(A) 1992 (B) 1994 (C) 1995 (D) 1993
41. Henry Ford revolutionised the car market with the first mass- produced car, the Ford Model T. In which year was it launched?
(A) 1924 (B) 1912 (C) 1908 (D) 1897
42. Mr. Shiv Nadar is the Chairman of which of the following groups of companies?
(A) Wipro (B) HCL (C) Aptech (D) None of these
43. Which company owns the footwear brand – Stryde?
(A) Woodland (B) Bata (C) Tata International (D) Hindustan Lever
44. In the latest Forbes List of wealthiest Americans, 3 out of the top 4 richest men in USA have made their wealth from one company. Which one ?
(A) Standard Oil (Exxon) (B) Microsoft (C) De Beers (D) Berkshire Hathaway
45. Which companies chips power more than 60% of the world’s cell phones?
(A) Nokia (B) Intel (C) Motorola (D) Texas Instruments
46. Who is the famous author of the book What they don’t teach you at Harvard Business School?
(A) Stephen R Covey (B) Mack McCormak (C) John Love (D) None of these
47. Who is the RBI governor?
(A) Venkatraman (B) Brijesh Mishra (C) Ranjith Sau (D) Raghuram Rajan
48. Iodex brand of pain balm is owned by—
(A) Smithkline Beecham (B) Wyeth Laboratories
(C) Glaxo (D) Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories
49. Which is the leading international audit firm that is facing serious charges on account of lapse in accounting practices?
(A) Ferguson (B) PWH (C) Arthur Andersen (D) KPMG
50. Which family owns the Hero group of companies?
(A) Munjals (B) Mansingh (C) Firodias (D) Hindujas