Answers to the Strategist quiz 575

1 When the Portuguese ruled over Oman in the late 1640s, they depended on an Indian merchant agent from Kutch for their supplies. The Portuguese commander Pereira coveted this merchant's beautiful daughter and that did not go down well with him. In order to rebuff the proposal, this merchant helped the then Yarriba ruler expel the Portuguese from Muscat. The Omani ruler returned the merchant's favour by exempting Indian merchants from payment of taxes on exports. It is said that this incident set the tone for the continued warmth businessmen of Oman have with Indian merchants even today. Name the businessman.

1. A Kutchi Gujarati merchant Narrotam

2 Leonardo Da Vinci in 1482 wrote a letter to the Duke of Milan seeking employment. What is the supposed historic significance of this letter?

2. It is purported to be the first resume ever written. In this letter, Leonardo detailed his accomplishments in developing instruments of war

3 Connect former US President Ronald Reagan, Mafia don John Gotti, Rapper Rick Ross and a chemical compound called GenX and what do you arrive at?

3.Teflon. Reagan's rule was called the Teflon coated presidency, John Gotti was nicknamed the Teflon Don, Rapper Ross released the album Teflon Don and Gen X is the new compound being used by Dupont spin off Chemours, for Teflon after the earlier chemical C8 caused a lot of health issues

4 The employees of which company have started "The Dead Giraffe Society"? This company was the first category killer in the US and it set up shop way back in the mid-50s.

4.Toys'R'Us, the retailer which shut down completely this year

5 In the late 60s, two ex-Arthur Andersen employees started a discreet bank to help the rich pay zero taxes in UK through loopholes in the laws. John Lennon was their first client. Roger Moore and Englebert Humperdinck also became their clients.The Beatles song Taxman was penned to admonish the then UK PM Harold Wilson for his high taxes policy. Name the bank and its founders who were subsequently jailed.

5.Rossminster Bank was founded by Roy Tucker and Ian plummer in 1969.

6 Who uses these Sanskrit lines for their motto "Téjasvin?vadheetamastu" [may the shining one (the Sun, metaphor for God) illumine our intelligence]?

6.Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore

7 Whose 3D printed aircraft is actually called Test of Hi-tech Objectives in Reality?

7.THOR from Airbus Industries

8 Whose lines are these: "Go Make it, We'll protect it"?

8.Google Cloud

9 What is the term used when a new brand, introduced into the market by a company that already has an established brand in the same product category, is used to increase the overall market share in a particular category and crowd out the competition?

9.Flanker Brand

10 Which brand now uses this as its House logo?

10.Burberry. It's new house logo has been designed by British designer Peter Saville 

One lucky winner will receive a cheque for Rs 2,000. Send your entries to All entries must carry the postal address of the contestant. Last date for receiving entries is August 28 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.


There were 10 correct entries to Quiz no 575. The winner is Binod Bihari Parida from Bhubaneshwar

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