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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Quinkie Sixth Anniversary Quiz

Dear All,

This May 13 marks the sixth anniversary of Quinkie. I sincerely thank all the members who kept the group going with their postings.

Here’s a quiz, marking the occasion. Mail me your answers within a week.

1. Inspired by the phrase "poetry in motion" which was used to describe a football player, Mike Lazaridis named his company on similar lines. Which company would you associate Mike with?

2. The company was founded in 1945 as a tube voltmeter manufacturer. Later it diversified into microphones. Today, it is world’s leading brand providing integrated solutions for electro-acoustic products. The name of this company is derived from the name of its founder. Name this company/brand.

3. What word has been chosen as the top word of the year by the Merriam-Webster dictionary in 2008?

4. An accessories editor at the magazine Vogue UK, sensed a real demand for stylish but wearable shoes and approached this person, who was a shoe-maker based in the East End of London, recognized for his excellent craftsmanship. Later the editor launched a company on the name of the shoe-maker. The shoe-maker was of Malay descent. Today, this name is famous for glamorous accessories and is favored by international stars worldwide. This company was launched in 1996. The brand was promoted in the Bollywood film Fashion in 2008. Name the brand.

5. This company was founded in 1992 by Daymond John with a line of hats made in his house in Hollis, Queens. The name of the company is a backronym for "For Us, By Us", indicating that the product line was produced by black Americans for a primarily black American market. Which company?

6. Connect the two visuals

7. Who is the inspiration for these dolls?

8. What famous beverage would you associate with this animal?

9. Identify the advertiser.

10. Name the birds and where would you find them immortalized in the world of computing?

11. Identify the advertiser.

12. Which famous outdoor product company's logo was inspired by this rock formation?

Happy Learning,

Murali Duggineni.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Quinkie Fifth Anniversary Quiz

Dear All,
This May 12th marks the Fifth anniversary of Quinkie. Thanks to all those forces that kept the group going with your contributions. Let’s celebrate the occasion by posting quizzes.

May I request all those members who are not able to contribute regularly, to chip in? Please give it a thought.

To set the ball rolling, here’s a quiz from me:

1. Which famous brand was named so because the founder felt it’s easy to pronounce in any European language, and it’s also short enough to fit on the product.

2. Wishing his son should be as strong and sharp as himself, the father ensured the son would gulp a glass of blood daily. To fortify the mental faculties, the father ordained the son consume calf brains washed down with a bottle of beer, three times a week . How do we know this legendary `son’ in the world of advertising? Interestingly, his autobiography was named appropriately.

3. Coming from the French for `to be free from servitude’, which popular practice in today’s business traces its origin to the feudal times when the head of the Roman Catholic Church gave his clergy the permission to collect church taxes locally?

4. As a young boy, he developed a keen acumen for business and began by selling matches to neighbors from his bicycle. He realized that he could buy matches in bulk at a cheap price from Stockholm and sell them individually at a very low price but still make a good profit. From matches, he expanded his business to selling fish, Christmas tree decorations, seeds, ballpoint pens and pencils. Who?

5. Connect:
American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling and Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Laclede Gas, National Lead, Tennessee Coal & Iron, North American, U.S. Leather, and U.S. Rubber.

6. Identify the logo.

7. Identify the advertiser.

8. Who is this famous Indian?

9. What is the claim to fame of the visual shown below?

10. Connect the following visuals.

11. What does the following visual represent?

12. Identify the advertiser.

13. Where would you find this building, and what does it showcase?

14. Identify the advertiser.

Mail your answers to me at


Murali Duggineni.