Answers to the Strategist quiz #653

1 Connect Vermont Avenue, Kentucky Avenue, Reading Railroad, Boardwalk and a controversial product marketing strategy that was scammed and is now a popular docuseries and what do you arrive at? 

Ans) The McDonald's Monopoly, a sales promotion of McDonald's and Hasbro based on the latter's board game Monopoly. The names listed are rare winning pieces. The docuseries is McMillion's

2 What are SWAS, STAR and SAFAL called together? Also name the industry they had an impact on when these were released a couple of years ago.

Ans)  Safe Water Releaser (SWAS), Safe Thermite Cracker (STAR) and Safe Minimal Aluminum (SAFAL) are green firecrackers invented by CSIR-National Environmental Engineering Research Institute. It impacted the traditional firecracker industry in India. 

3 Which Indian business group has ready to eat foods sold as “Quick Quisine” that can be heated to eat in 60 secs?

Ans) Tata SmartFoodz Limited

4 When translated in English it means “Left over treasure”, it was once the world's largest. What is it and who owns it?

Ans) Yu'e Bao, managed by Alibaba's Ant Financial 

5 Connect the ancient history of the invention of automatic doors and coin operated slot machines and what do you arrive at?

Ans) They were both the inventions of Hero of Alexandria, aka Heron (10 AD to 70 AD) 

6 Connect Amazon's phone and tablet devices branded as Fire and Captains of Ships & Aircrafts and what do you arrive at?

Ans) The distress signal Mayday. The Mayday button on Amazon's fire devices can be used to seek live help. It was the idea of Frederick Mockford, who was a senior radio officer at Croydon Airport in London

7 Which Industry in India follows this local time which is one hour ahead of the IST and what is it called?  

Ans) The tea plantations in Assam follow Baagan time or teatime.

8 Akshay Kumar is now the brand ambassador of this brand that saw the likes of Juhi Chawla, Boman Irani also play a similar role. Name it.

Ans) Kurkure 

9 Name the brand whose global brand ambassador is the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) superstar Conor McGregor.

Ans) Reebok

10 From the images of two royals below establish the name of a listed company anda brand named after one of them.  

Ans) Jagatjit Industries Limited, makers of King Henry VIII Scotch whisky

Compiled by Gaurav Sri Krishna,

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There were two correct entries to Quiz number 653. The winner is V Srinivasa Murthy from Hyderabad

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