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The Strategist Quiz (#475)

Gaurav Sri Krishna 

In the Rio Olympics 2016, which team embodies this brand's belief which is "Acceptance for everyone, everywhere"? As a young boy he tried to teach his Skye Terrier to growl in words. He made a speaking machine modelled on a lamb's larynx. He became a professor of speech physiology in the 1870s. His invention is described as something that "annihilated time and space". Name him. What is the term used to describe an inverted U-shaped relation between income inequality and economic growth? The person who propounded this concept found that in poor countries, economic growth increased the income disparity between rich and poor people. In wealthier countries, economic growth narrowed the difference. A former deputy director of the People's Liberation Army engineering corps founded this company in the '80s. He bought used office telecom equipment from Hong Kong for use in mainland China. Today, it's a billion-dollar action-oriented global company. Name it. This chemical was synthesised in the 1880s by a Romanian in Germany who invented the modern method of refining crude oil. During WWII, fighter pilots were administered this drug to stay alert and fight sleep.

The side effects of this chemical gave rise to another popular segment in the pharma industry. Name the chemical and the popular segment or use. This inventor spent her childhood hanging around the manufacturing plant run by her father and uncle, who ran an industrial lathe for grinding auto gears and gun barrels. When no manufacturers would even consider her invention, she struck out on her own, and the ___ was an unqualified success when it debuted at Saks Fifth Avenue in 1949. She received a patent in 1951 and promptly sold the rights. Name her and also name the Hollywood actress who subsequently improved upon her invention and patented it. Name the ingredient which is an extracted fluid from a beaver's anal gland and is used for artificial vanilla flavouring? What do you arrive at by connecting Josiah Wedgwood, founder of the porcelain and luxury accessories company, and Cisco Corporation? What is the buzzword used to describe an annoying person who constantly posts news and other information from one e-mail discussion list to another? You find them on social media too. Whose logo is this? This entity was set up in the late 1950s in Southeast Asia and every July an announcement is made. One lucky winner will receive a cheque for Rs 2,000. Send your entries to strategist@bsmail.in. All entries must carry the postal address of the contestant. Last date for receiving entries: August 23 till 8 pm. Previous winners and employees of Business Standard and their families are not eligible to participate. The winner is chosen on the basis of the first correct entry received. www.facebook.com/gaurav.s.krishna

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First Published: Mon, August 22 2016. 00:06 IST
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