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Published on March 22, 2014

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Finwiz Finals 2014


Round 1: Write Brothers.

•8 Logos on the next screen. •+5 for every correct answer. •No negatives. •60 Seconds. •All answers to be written down. Rules for the Round

Exchange Sheets

•8 Slogans on the next screen. •+5 for every correct answer. •No negatives. •90 Seconds. •All answers to be written down. Rules for the Round

The miracles of science - A The greatest tragedy is indifference - B American by Birth. Rebel by choice - C We sell more cars than Ford, Chrysler, Chevrolet and Buick combined. - D The happiest place on earth. - E Power, beauty and soul. - F For the men in charge of change. - G Push Button Publishing - H

Exchange Sheets

Round 2: Bounce by Pounce

•10 Questions. •Unlimited Bounce and Pounce •+10 for Bounce. •+10/-10 for Pounce. Rules for the Round

Q.1. English Vinglish is a very important film in the sense that it marks the arrival of an important man in the field of production. Who?

Q.2. Former NFL defensive star Tim Macdonald came up with this phrase when he played for the Arizona Cardinals. The phrase though initially used in a 1996 movie directed by Cameron Crowe has today become popular on wall street too. What is this phrase? What phrase?

Q.3. The following is an extract from a book. Identify the author and the person being talked about.

Kishore Biyani

Q.4. Located at 3/1 Asaf Ali Road. Identify the building?

Delhi Stock Exchange

Q.5. On the right is the movie poster of the 2013 film The Square. It is an Egyptian-American documentary film by Jehane Noujaim, released in 2013, which depicts the ongoing Egyptian Revolution of 2011 from its roots in Tahrir Square. How is this movie of significance to Netflix?

First ever oscar nomination for a netlix original production.

Q.6. Interglobe is the parent company of Indigo Airlines. Apart from this they have multiple businesses spread across various sectors. In the retail space they have a tie up with Dufry for something that we all have used at some point in our lives. What?

Hudson News and Cafe

Q.7. Dan Gilbert 51, a native of X and the fantastically wealthy founder and chairman of Quicken Loans, wants to revive two square miles that were once the thrumming heart of the city. To do so, he has already spent roughly $1 billion acquiring nearly three million square feet of real estate, and is ready to close another deal, for the Greektown Casino-Hotel and nearby parking lots, that will add one million more square feet to his holdings. His real estate company, Bedrock Real Estate Services, is renovating properties, building apartments and wooing corporate tenants. A seven-mile light rail system is in the planning stages, underwritten by a number of businesses and business leaders, including Mr. Gilbert, as well as foundations and a federal grant. The city X has been in the news for an altogether different reason. Put Funda.


Q.8 . Put Funda/ Identify the man.

Abdul Karim Telgi (born 1961) is a convicted Indian counterfeiter. He earned money by printing counterfeit stamp paper in India. He cited Mr.Sharad Pawar, then the chief of NCP party and now a Central Government minister, name in relation to a 600 billion (US$9.6 billion) stamp-paper scam, during a narcoanalysis filmed by various Indian news channels, wherein he also mentioned Congress party Minister Chhagan Bhujbal.

Q.9. As proud hosts to Google back when it was still a research project, and known as “X," Stanford now showcases the original Google storage from way back in 1996. It's made up of a whopping 40 GB (less than a modern iPod) and it's made from Y. Legend has it that the reason for the use of Y was that the Google guys needed an easily expandable, and cheap way to house 10 4 GB hard drives, and Y fit the bill. Identify both X and Y?

X- Backrub Y - Lego

Q.10. In August 1869,Jay Gould and James Fisk began to buy gold in an attempt to corner the market, hoping that the increase in the price of gold would increase the price of wheat such that western farmers would sell, causing a great amount of shipping of bread stuffs eastward, increasing freight business for the Erie railroad. During this time, Gould used contacts with President Ulysses S. Grant's brother-in-law, Abel Corbin, to try to influence the president and his Secretary General Horace Porter. These speculations in gold culminated in the panic of a particular event, when the premium over face value on a gold Double Eagle(coin) fell from 62% to 35%. Gould made a nominal profit from this operation, but lost it in the subsequent lawsuits. What was the event called?

The Black Friday of 1869

Round 3: Financially Illiterate (Word of advice : Do not think Finance.)

•8 financial terms. •+10 on the direct. •+ 5 on the pass. •No negatives. Rules for the Round

Q.1. X is a slang term coined by Jane Bryant Quinn and used to describe sensationalist reports of financial news and products causing irrational buying that can be detrimental to investors' financial health. •Expanded media coverage, specifically the advent of 24-hour cable news networks and the internet have led to an increase in X. •Examples of X include constant advertisements of easy-to-use trading-strategy products that purport to turn minimal investments into small fortunes, media coverage of the latest and greatest sector trends and magazines with front pages that claim to have the next 10-must-own mutual funds of next year. •Identify the term X.

Q.2. An index that indicates the state of the economy by measuring the number of attractive people working as X(M)/X(F). According to the Y index, the higher the number of good looking X(M)/X(F), the weaker the current state of the economy. •It is assumed that attractive individuals do not tend to have trouble finding high-paying jobs during good economics times. During poor economic times, these jobs will be more difficult to find and therefore more attractive people will be forced to work in lower paying jobs such as being X(M)/X(F). •Identify X and Y.

Q.3. A slang term referring to the strengths and weaknesses of a company's financial statements; or • An asset that suddenly increases or decreases in value; or •A senior manager's good and bad qualities, or the polarized views between two key officers within a corporation. •What term?

Q.4. A X company is either directly involved in or associated with activities widely considered to be unethical or immoral. These are found in sectors whose activities are frowned upon by some or most of society, because they are perceived as making money from exploiting human weaknesses and frailties. The sectors therefore include alcohol, tobacco, gambling, sex-related industries, weapons manufacturers and the military. Some of the best-known X include Altria Group, Anheuser- Busch InBev, Diageo, General Dynamics, Smith & Wesson, Caesar’s Entertainment, Las Vegas Sands and Philip Morris. What term?

Q.5. A company based in Mainland China that is incorporated internationally and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange has a stock termed as X and are expected to maintain the filing and reporting requirements of the Hong Kong exchange, which makes them a main outlet for foreign investors who wish to participate in the rapid growth of the Chinese economy. •Thirty X stocks make up the Hang Seng China-Affiliated Corporations Index, which appreciated rapidly in the 2002- 2007 time frame. •What is X?

Q.6. An acronym that attempts to describe the cost of decision making and consumption. TANSTAAFL expresses the idea that even if something seems like it is free, there is always a cost, no matter how indirect or hidden. •In finance, TANSTAAFL refers to the opportunity cost paid to make a decision. The decision to consume one product usually comes with the trade-off of giving up the consumption of something else. •Expand TANSTAAFL or put funda.

Q.7. A takeover offer made to a target company by an acquiring company such that the acquisition price's premium is extemely generous compared to the prevailing market price. Therefore, if the target company's management refuses the offer, shareholders may initiate lawsuits or other forms of revolt against the target company for not performing their fidiciary duty of looking out for the best interests of the shareholders. What term?

Q.8. The index was created by Fred Fuld of; it includes the stocks of movie studios and producers that have had a connection with X, such as Sony (NYSE:SNE), Viacom (NYSE:VIA) and Time Warner (NYSE:TWX). Because her films usually earn large box-office revenues, the companies that produce these movies should have higher profits. The index has been on a slide since the last major motion film that X did was in 2010 with a voiceover for Kung Fu Panda 2 in 2011. •A similar index is that of Y who often promotes consumer goods. Outside of acting, she has endorsement deals with companies such as Hanes, Bebe and L'Oreal. These companies are included in the Y Stock Index, under the premise that her fans will increase the revenues of the promoted products. •Identify X and Y

Round 4: Bounce by Pounce

•10 Questions. •Unlimited Bounce and Pounce •+10 for Bounce. •+10/-10 for Pounce. Rules for the Round

Q.1.X monks were the first to discover Y around 1445. Belgium was still part of the Netherlands and the Netherlands still had plenty of colonies. And as true tourists the Dutch often brought wonderful and odd things over from their excursions abroad. So it came to pass that exotic spices became readily available all to the benefit of the monks. Historical sources tell us that the first Y was incredibly sour. That is until the X monks started experimenting with orange peel and coriander from the colony Curaçao: a divine discovery that led to the world famous X recipe. Identify X and Y?

X- Hoegaarden Y- Wheat Beer

Q.2. Historian and author Philip Orbanes wrote in 2004 that it is believed that the character is based on either the calling cards of Albert Edward Richardson a travelling salesman who worked for the company, the character of "Little Esky" from Esquire magazine, or a combination of the two. Orbanes later wrote, in 2006, that the character was also partially influenced by the stature and dress of financier and banker J. P. Morgan. What character?

Rich uncle Pennybags

Q.3 . Coat of Arms of this company was adopted in March 1927 to represent the purpose and values of the company. While the coat of arms is now in relative obscurity– this was not always the case. Identify the company?

Q.4.The origin of the word lies in the 19th century . It is used as an informal adjective. Examples of it’s use are as follows: 1.attractively stylish or smart: a ---- new dress for Easter. 2.very good; fine; excellent: a ---- idea. 3.substantial; sizable: We sold the car for a ---- profit. The definition may not be important but the word definitely is. What word?


Q.5. In 1958, X decided that a 'modern image' of a new brand might open the door for greater success, in addition to then usual traditional but somewhat 'dowdy' looking, but otherwise several successful brands. After many factory trials with which I was involved, a new brand HORIZON with an unusually attractive and modern image of skyscraper on the packet was launched with initial good success. However, it bombed soon - the cause being that the local panwalla's pronounced the name as ‘Y‘ Identify X and Y.

Imperial Tobacco Company Harijan

Q.6. Located on Nakodar road in a town that is famous for it’s sporting goods and founded by the Late Shri Baldev Raj Mittal this is a gem of business. Which business?

Q.7.The invention of this machine was the cause for this company to come in to existence in the 1880s and continues operate even today. The inspiration for this invention came when James Ritty was travelling to Europe. While on board, he became fascinated by a contraption that kept a record of how many rotations the ship's propeller had made. With this he set to work on the prototype, which eventually became a success. What did he invent?

James Ritty, a proprietor of a saloon in Dayton Ohio, invented the cash register to stop his staff pilfering the takings from his saloon. Later, in 1884, John H Patterson bought Ritty's company througha previous buyer and named it National Cash Register (NCR).

Q.8. We have all eaten these at some point in our childhood. What are they called?

Fusen Chewing Gum

Q. 9. The bank was created at some point in or before 1743. The motto of the bank is Fortius Quo Fidelius, a Latin phrase that means "Strength through loyalty“. So far, there have only been two known break-ins and theft (or attempted theft) of the Bank, with one taking placing in 1991 and another in 1998. Which bank?

Gringotts The bank was created by Gringott at some point in or before 1743 The break-in of 1991 was committed by Quirinus Quirrell, who was attempting to steal an object from Vault 713. The break-in of 1998 was committed by Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, and Ron Weasley. Harry, Ron, and Hermione, aided by a reluctant Griphook in exchange for Godric Gryffindor's sword

Q.10. Identify the man in the video.

Round 4: Picture Abhi Baki Hai

•Clips from Films •Bounce and Pounce •+15 for Bounce. •+15/-10 for Pounce. Rules for the Round

Round 5: Bounce by Pounce

•10 Questions. •Unlimited Bounce and Pounce •+10 for Bounce. •+10/-10 for Pounce. Rules for the Round

Q.1. "My name is Corey Price, Vice President of X," began a recent open letter to the White House. "On behalf of our company, I'd like to extend an offer to the Obama administration to help fix the U.S. health insurance exchange website.“ “X believes its staff of talented engineers can help prepare the Obama administration to accommodate millions of concurrent users to avoid future 'tech surges.'“ Identify the company, X?

Q.2. This individual along with his company is offering $1 billion to any person who can correctly pick the winners of all 63 games in this year’s NCAA men’s college basketball tournament. The odds of winning are said to be one in 4,294,967,296. Who is this individual?

Q.3. X is an ancient term for Roman Britain and also a female personification of the island. The name is Latin, and derives from the Greek form, which originally designated a collection of islands with individual names, including Albion or Great Britain; however, by the 1st century it came to be used for Great Britain specifically. In AD 43 the Roman Empire began its conquest of the island, establishing a province they called X?

Q.4. The man on the right is Willard Herman Scott Jr. He is an American actor, author, media personality, and comedian, best known for his TV work on The Today Show. He however has a more significant achievement to his credit - a TV role he performed regularly from 1963–1966 and occasionally as late as 1971 till he was replaced on account of his weight. What achievement?

He is the original Ronald Mc Donald.

Q.5. The device on the right is A 23rd-century communicator as used in Star Trek: The Original Series. •Star Trek has often paved the way for many technological breakthroughs such as providing the concept for the IPAD. •What did the communicator serve as a prototype for?

Flip Phones

• Q.6. Put Funda. • The Grand Turk • The Friendship. • John Wesley, • Salem, • Birmingham, • Maria Teresa, • Propontis, • Recovery, • Sooloo, • Star of the West, • Constitution, • Java, • United States, and • Hamilton.

Used in the old spice logo

• Q.7. The "Miracle on Ice" is the name in American popular culture for a medal- round men's ice hockey game during the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, New York, on Friday, February 22. • The United States national team, made up of amateur and collegiate players and led by coach Herb Brooks, defeated the Soviet Union national team, who had won nearly every world championship and Olympic tournament since 1954. • Which company provided the official blue velour tracksuits of the gold-medal winning United States hockey team?

Q.8. Connect

Louis Vuitton Sanjay Kapoor – MD Genesis Luxury Ajay Bijli – Founder PVR Cinemas William Bissel – MD Fabindia L Capital has invested in all three of them

They form the Rockfeller Centre which is a comprises of 19 buildings in New York City. One Rockefeller Plaza (608,000 sq ft) – originally the Time–Life Building 10 Rockefeller Plaza (288,000 sq ft) –. Today Show studios is located there. 30 Rockefeller Plaza (30 Rock): GE Building 30 Rockefeller Plaza (30 Rock) Global Headquarters and National Headquarters to Deloitte & Touche LLP 1240 Avenue of the Americas: One of the original buildings on the site not torn down. It has been adapted as an annex building to 30 Rock. 50 Rockefeller Plaza: Bank of America Building 1230 Avenue of the Americas: Simon & Schuster Building 1250 Avenue of the Americas: GE Building 1260 Avenue of the Americas: Radio City Music Hall 1270 Avenue of the Americas (528,000 sq ft) –the American Metal Climax (AMAX) Building 600 Fifth Avenue (409,000 sq ft) – Formerly the Sinclair Oil Building 610 Fifth Avenue: La Maison Francaise (130,000 sq ft) 620 Fifth Avenue: British Empire Building (130,600 sq ft) 626 Fifth Avenue: Palazzo d'Italia (120,000 sq ft) 630 Fifth Avenue: International Building (1.2 million square ft) 636 Fifth Avenue: International Building North (120,000 sq ft) The buildings listed above, east of Sixth Avenue, are managed by Tishman-Speyer, the co- owner of Rockefeller Center. The buildings west of Sixth Avenue are managed and/or co- owned by the Japanese-owned Rockefeller Group: 1221 Avenue of the Americas (McGraw-Hill Building) 1271 Avenue of the Americas (Time-Life Building) 745 Seventh Avenue (Barclays Capital, formerly Lehman Brothers Building): Building now

Q.10. Born in 1837, X was a chemist. He claimed that he ate a spoonful of the product that he invented every morning. He was crazy enough to burn his own skin with acid or over open flame and then use his miracle product. What?


Round 6: Connect4



ID. +30/-15



Missing Book? +5

Chetan Bhagat worked at Goldman Sachs Lakshmi Mittal is on the board of Goldman Sachs Jim O Neil coined the term BRICS and worked at Goldman Sachs The image is of Marcus Goldman who puts the Goldman in Goldman-Sachs

Thomas Secunda, Duncan MacMillan, Charles Zegar - The three other backers of Businessweek apart from Michael Bloomberg Businessweek and Burea of National Affairs are both companies acquired by Bloomberg.

Samuel Osgood first president of Citi Bank Travelers Group merged with Citibank to form Citigroup Vikram Pandit. Ex CEO Citibank


John Lipsky, IMF

Warren Buffet

Missing Book?

Liar’s Poker

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