1. A ‘Cardio Cinema’ is a movie theatre with a projector screen which features full length films but has treadmills instead of seats. Which company, headquartered in Irving Texas, introduced this concept? This company was once called the ‘Mecca of bodybuilding’.
2. Founded by Italian brothers Sergio and Bruno in 1971, it is today the second largest coffeehouse chain in the world after Starbucks. They are known for their ‘Massimo’ cups. Which company?
1. Gold’s Gym.
2. Costa Coffee.
1. The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, set up in 1602, is considered to be the oldest stock exchange in the world where there was formal trading in securities. Which company was responsible for setting up this exchange?
2. Originally set up in 1989 by Canadian Dov Charney, this clothing company is well known today in the United States for producing their merchandise domestically. Animal rights organization PETA prints its merchandise on clothes produced by this company. The company was also involved in a controversial $5m lawsuit by Woody Allen. Name the company.
1. The Dutch East India Company, or VOC.
2. American Apparel.
1. Marvel Entertainment, an American entertainment company known for its comic books and Hungama TV, a TV channel for kids based out of Mumbai are both owned by the same parent company. Which company?
2. The Honest Company is a company founded by an American actress to promote toxic-free household cleaning goods, diapers and wipes. She was named in Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs in 2012 because of this initiative. Identify the actress.
1. The Walt Disney Company.
2. Jessica Alba.
1. With which company would you associate the slogans – “We fix Sunday dinner seven nights a week” and “Follow your taste”? The company is operated by the same group that owns Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.
2. The Mexican free-tailed bat is one of the most abundant mammals found in North America. It is also used in the logo of two liquor companies, one of them being Freetail Brewing Company from Texas. Which is the other well known global liquor brand which has this mammal as its logo?
1. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC).
1. A well known English musician, I played the bass guitar in one of the most well known rock bands in history, but left the band in 1985 due to creative differences. One of my daughters is named ‘India’. The first album in my solo career was called ‘The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking’. Who am I?
2. An American singer whose last name is Ciccone, she has also appeared in some movies including ‘Dick Tracy’. She is known for the highest grossing tour of all time performed by a solo artist. Identify the artist.
1. Roger Waters.
1. I am a winner of the Academy Award for Best Director, and one of my early well known movie was ‘Near Dark’, a vampire thriller. I was once married to the director of ‘Aliens’. Who am I?
2. This movie is adapted from a play written by Reginald Rose; the movie was directed by Sidney Lumet. Considered by many to be one of the greatest movies of all time, the events of the movie take place in a New York City Courthouse. Identify the movie.
1. Kathryn Bigelow.
2. 12 Angry Men.
1. Originally invented by Oleg Losev in 1927, it was mass produced first by the Monsanto Company in 1968. Today, it is found commonly in household devices, smartphones and other electronic devices. What are we referring to?
2. It was originally founded as a supermarket chain in the United Kingdom, but later became well known as one of the largest selling brands of tea. Some of their lesser known brands of tea are ‘Pyramid’, ‘Milk Tea’ and ‘Linea’. The company was named after the surname of its founder. Which company?
1. Light-emitting diode (LED).
1. This track and field athletics sport involves ‘throwing’ and is an ancient sport, and was played even as early as 5th century B.C. It has been part of the Olympic games since its inception. Robert Harting of Germany is the current Olympic and world champion in this sport. Which sport?
2. He has won the Formula One championship multiple times, and has achieved the ‘pole position’ the third highest number of times after Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna. He started his career as a test driver in the BMW Sauber team. He is also known for his helmet designs, a passion he has pursued from a young age. Identify the driver.
1. Discus throw.
2. Sebastian Vettel.
1. My real name is Caryn Elaine Johnson and I am a well known actress and activist. I am a recipient of all the four major awards – Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony. Two of my most famous movies are ‘The Color Purple’ and ‘Ghost’. In 2010, I was involved in the ‘Give a Damn’ campaign with Cyndi Lauper in support of the LGBT community. Who am I?
2. One of the original band members was Dave Mustaine, who later left to form a band on his own. The band was formed as a result of an advertisement posted by their now well-known drummer in ‘The Recycler’ newspaper. They formed ‘Blackened Recordings’, an independent record label which now owns the rights to their studio albums. Ronald McGovney appeared as their bassist in early demos. Which band?
1. Whoopi Goldberg.
1. Originally called ‘Golden Treasure’ and created from the extract of a flowering plant witch-hazel, the brand is currently owned and distributed by Unilever. The largest markets of this product are in Spain, India, Thailand and Japan. Name the product.
2. This is a term used in South Korea to describe the English concept of a business “conglomerate”. Typically controlled by families, they also have significant political influence in Korea. Samsung, Hyundai and LG are three of the largest such groups. What is the term used to describe them?
2. Chaebol (or Jaebeol).