Mar 14, 2009

BizQuiz #28

This website was originally intended to be called ‘cadabra’, which was short for ‘abracadabra’, but the suggestion was dropped in favour of the present name because it was thought that it would sound like ‘cadaver’. Which website?

William E. _____ studied at Yale University and worked initially in the timber industry, there he also acquired knowledge of wooden structures. He founded a company on July 15, 1916, together with George Conrad Westervelt, a Navy engineer, and named it after their initials. Soon the name was changed to “Pacific Aero Products”. In 1917, the company got its present name. Which company?
Boeing. Named after William E. Boeing

Fortune named it “America’s Most Innovative Company” for six consecutive years. This firm claimed revenues of $111 billion in 2000. At the end of 2001 it was revealed that its reported financial condition was sustained mostly by institutionalized, systematic, and creatively planned accounting fraud. Which company?

The first word of the name of this manufacturer means “without equal” in French. Which company?
Sanspareil Greenlands, or SG

The company was founded as ___, Watkins & Co. by Henry Overton ____ I and his partner Watkins, who opened a shop in Castle Street, Bristol in 1786. After Watkin’s retirement in 1789, it became “____ & Co.” This brand was withdrawn in the UK in 1988, but it remained in India and Pakistan.Which brand?

This company, which shares its name with part of the name of a suburb of Mumbai, began in 1929. It was one of the few Indian players in a market dominated by British brands, and made biscuits affordable at a time when they were luxury goods. Which company?

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