Trivia

In: Other Topics

Submitted By sigma93
Words 2852
Pages 12
Which singer joined Mel Gibson in the movie Mad Max: Beyond the Thunderdome? TINA TURNER

Vodka, Galliano and orange juice are used to make which classic cocktail?
HARVEY WALLBANGER

Which American state is nearest to the former Soviet Union?
ALASKA

On TV, who did the character Lurch work for?
ADDAMS FAMILY

How many tentacles does a squid have? TEN

What is converted into alcohol during brewing? SUGAR

Which river forms the eastern section of the border between England and Scotland?
TWEED

Name the two families in Romeo and Juliet?
MONTAGUE & CAPULET

If cats are feline, what are sheep?
OVINE

For which fruit is the US state of Georgia famous?
PEACH

In the 1963 film The Great Escape, what names were given to the three tunnels? TOM, DICK, HARRY

Who captained Jules Verne's submarine Nautilus?
CAPTAIN NEMO

Which guitarist is known as Slowhand?
ERIC CLAPTON

What is infant whale commonly called?
CALF

In which film did Roger Moore first play James Bond? LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)

What was the character name of TV's 'The Saint'?
SIMON TEMPLAR

Who composed The Wedding March?
FELIX MENDELSSHON

Which actor appeared in Papillion and The Great Escape and died in 1980?
STEVE MCQUEEN

In which bay is Alcatraz?
SAN FRANCISCO BAY

In which Dickens novel was Miss Havisham jilted on her wedding day?
GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Which mountain overlooks Rio De Janeiro and its harbour?
SUGAR LOAF

In Roman mythology, Neptune is the equivalent to which Greek god?
POSEIDON

Which TV character said, 'Live long and prosper'?
MR SPOCK (Star Trek)

What make of car was the time-machine in the film Back To The Future?
DE LOREAN

In which war was the Battle of Bunker Hill fought?
AMERICAN WAR OF INDEPENDENCE

Robin Hood & Friar Tuck appear in which well-known novel, by Sir Walter Scott?…...

Similar Documents

Ms, Miss, Mr

...Company's core business activities – namely water, nutrition, and rural development – where value can best be created both for society and shareholders.” 13. Corporate Culture (cont.) “ To communicate is not only to inform; it is also to listen and to engage in dialogue.” A requirement of all employees is to be open and willing to learn Nestlé is willing to enter dialog with diverse stakeholders, not just shareholders (e.g. consumers, employees, suppliers, governments and residence of host countries) The results of their cultural integration are products better targeted to segmented markets (e.g. Nestlé is largest halal food manufacturer, milo) 14. TRIVIA 15. TRIVIA!!! Which of these chocolate brands does Nestlé own? Butterfinger Milky Way Snicker’s Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups All of the above None of the Above 16. TRIVIA!!! Which of these brands does Nestlé NOT own? Cookie Crisp Poland Springs Häagen-Dazs Cat Chow Jenny Craig All of the above None of the Above 17....

Words: 526 - Pages: 3

Reiss R and R

...reduction and accessibility. Second, the buyers of major chains now also have the opportunity to engage in a viable business opportunity. Furthermore, the publicity through cooperative ads offers a major chains a cheaper way of nationwide marketing. Thus, the buyers of major chains receive new (this trivia game was not available before), performance improving (R&R pays on time and does not shave commission), customizing (a diversification of the trivia games), ‘getting the job done’ (pays on time), price (low cost) and brand (TV Guide) value. Measuring the success of Bob Reiss by his income statement (appendix A); reveals that he owns 50% of Trivia Inc., i.e. $1,157,250. Adding 13% commission to this, shows that Mr. Reiss earned $2,099,750. Reasons of Mr. Reiss’ success are: a price lower than Trivial Pursuit, free media publicity and low production costs. How does this work? Setting a price lower than competition will attract customers, free media publicity will create free product awareness and low production cost allows for higher margins. Drawing from McGrath and MacMillan (1995) who argue that business planning involves envisioning the unknown, Mr. Reiss envisioned that Trivia Games would become popular in the U.S. Furthermore, Mr. Reiss incorporated new data into the venture as it became apparent. For example, initially he did not want to include a board, but decided to do so after he learned a higher price could be charged. Also after learning that the best way......

Words: 639 - Pages: 3

Gk Trivia

...phrase "Core Competence". Maruti Udyog is the largest 'unlisted' company in India in terms of turnover. L. N. Mittal is the only Asian to be included in Sunday Times list of "The Wealthiest 200 in Britain since 1066". Raymond is the Indian textile brand who proudly proclaims "Since 1925"in its advertisements. Mumbai-born Fareed Zackaria has been appointed the editor of Newsweek an international news magazine. Bombay Dyeing textile company of India is head quartered at "Neville House". The Hollywood horror flick "Crocodile 2 Death Roll" was recently shot in Ramoji film studio in India The Department of Telecommunications (DOT has been transformed in to a corporation and namedas Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. World GK Trivia The London University was the first British University to admit women for degree courses. New York is popularly known as the city of Skyscrapers Madagascar is popularly known as the Island of Cloves Thailand is the country known as the Land of White Elephant. Korea is known as the Land of Morning Calm. Bhutan is known as the Land of Thunderbolts Salto Angel Falls in Venezuela is the highest waterfalls in the world. United States Library of Congress in Washington DC is the largest library in the world is the The author of Harry Potter Books is JK Rowling Nickname of New York city is Big Apple Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest President of the USA. Brazil is the largest coffee growing country in the......

Words: 4901 - Pages: 20

R&R Case

...Harvard Business School 9-386-019 Rev. November 15, 1987 R&R During the summer of 1983, Bob Reiss observed with interest the success in the Canadian market of a new board game called “Trivial Pursuit.” His years of experience selling games in the U.S. had taught him a rough rule of thumb: the sales of a game in the U.S. tended to be approximately ten times those of sales in Canada. Since “Trivial Pursuit” had sold 100,000 copies north of the border, Reiss thought that trivia games might soon boom in the U.S., and that this might represent a profitable opportunity for him. Reiss’ Background After his graduation from Harvard Business School in 1956, Reiss began working for a company that made stationery products. His main responsibility was to build a personalized pencil division, and he suggested that he be paid a low salary and a high sales commission. He was able to gain an excellent understanding of that market, and by 1959 could start on his own as an independent manufacturer’s representative in the same industry. His direct contact with stores that sold stationery products revealed that many of them were beginning to sell adult games. He decided to specialize in those products. In 1973, Reiss sold his representative business to a small American Stock Exchange company in the needlecraft business in exchange for shares. He then set up a game manufacturing division and ran it for that company, building sales to $12,000,000 in three years. Reiss decided to go into...

Words: 6276 - Pages: 26

Rr Negocios

...generaría interés en los juegos de trivia en el mercado estadounidense. Al escoger el tema tv para el juego, tenía la ventaja que la familia estadunidense miraba cerca de 7 horas diarias de tv. Además, sabía que si su juego se fabricaba bajo la licencia de la TV guide (revista), podría su proyecto fortalecerse y ser más interesante, ya que se vendían cerca de 18 millones de copias de esa revista cada semana. Además, el “Trivial Pursuit”, no tenía promoción en tv y tampoco contaba con una campaña de relaciones públicas. El juego de trivia de TV es para ambos sexos y es de interés tanto para adultos como niños. Además, Bob creía que el juego podría ser introducido tanto en tiendas de lujo como también, en locales de ventas más masivos, asimismo aprovechar el mercado de la venta por correo. Por otro lado, el precio del juego sería inferior que los precios de la competencia, y últimamente la venta de los productos vendidos bajo licencia, habían estado creciendo de manera geométrica. 2. ¿Qué riesgos y obstáculos debieron ser superados para conseguir el éxito de la oportunidad? ¿Cómo logró Bob Reiss lograr esta tarea? Bob tenía que capitalizar el “género” de juegos de trivia, aprovechando el fenómeno que generaría el “Trivial Pursiuit”, pero a su vez tenía que diferenciarse de este juego. Para ello el juego de Bob, no tendría que cubrir los temas cubiertos por el “Trivial Pursuit”, pero sí tendría que poder jugarse en un tablero de trivia. Escogió el tema televisión. Bob,...

Words: 797 - Pages: 4

R&R Case

...R&R Case Write UP By: XXXXXXXXX Bob Reiss is an experienced player in the Toy/Game market. Currently he is deciding how to follow his successful TV Guide trivia game. He could try to create a spinoff of the TV guide game. He could launch a new proposed trivia game called Whoozit, where you guess people based on clues. Mr. Reiss has to make a decision launch Whoozit, a new trivia game, or try to spin off the TV Guide game. My recommendation is to launch Whoozit. The Whoozit game allows Trivia Inc. to leverage their skills developed in the launch of the TV guide game. Trivia Inc. has access to the channels, the manufacturers, and the pulse of the trivia market customer. The case indicates that Trivia Inc. had a preliminary royalty deal with the Bettman Archive, keeper of the images necessary for Whoozit. I think the addition of a magazine like People, Life, or Time would create a direct point of touch/access and lend more recognition to the endorsement. Another reason to launch Whoozit is the low cost of the endeavor. If analogous estimation holds true, Trivia Inc. could produce these units for about $5/unit and stand to make profits of about $2.00 per unit on 500,000 units. The total cost to launch The TV trivia game was $50K, but profits were over $2M net for Trivia Inc. If Whoozit could be executed as successfully as TV Guide TV game, it would be money well spent. Finally, the lessons that Reiss had gleaned from Trivial Pursuit’s US launch are......

Words: 375 - Pages: 2

Science Sayings and Trivia

...truth, and it is better it should go first than last.” -Hugh Walpole “Science is simply common sense at its best, that is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic.” -Thomas Huxley “Science is like a love affair with nature; an elusive, tantalising mistress. It has all the turbulence, twists and turns of romantic love, but that's part of the game.” -Vilayanur S. Ramachandran “Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.” -Oscar Wilde “Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break.” -Earl Wilson “Science is nothing but perception.” -Plato “Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.” -Hippocrates 15 SCIENCE TRIVIA •Did you know? The earliest fossil cockroach is about 280 million years old 80 million years older than the first dinosaurs. •Did you know? The tungsten filament inside an incandescent light bulb reaches a temperature of 4,664 degrees Fahrenheit when turned on. •Did you know? Unlike many substances, water expands as it freezes. An ice cube takes up about 9% more volume than the water used to make it. •Did you know? The only elements that are liquid at room temperature are bromine and mercury. However, you can melt gallium by holding a lump in the warmth of your hand. •Did you know? If you pour a handful of salt into a full glass of water, the water level will actually go down rather than overflowing the glass. •Did you know?......

Words: 457 - Pages: 2

Trivia

...Did you know? Lapu-Lapu is not the one who killed Magellan… It was an arrow from the men of Lapu-Lapu!!!! Our country has been given different names. In ancient Chinese records, traders called our country “Ma-I”, which means Land of barbarians “Chin San” which means Mountain of gold’s,” Liu-Sang which means “Land adjacent to the mainland”, and “san Tao” or “Three lands”. In the geographical works of Claudia’s Ptolemy in 105 C.E (Common Era), which appeared in Magini’s edition, our country was called Maniolas. Ruy Lopez de Villalobos, a Spanish Navigator, gave the name Felipinas in honor of King Philip of Asturias. Did you know? Spain used the sword and the cross to colonize our country. Ferdinand Magellan The Portuguese navigator and explorer Ferdinand Magellan was the first European to cross the Pacific Ocean and the first person to command an expedition that sailed round the world. Magellan’s voyage has been called the greatest navigational feat in history. National Flag Magellan was appointed by the king of Portugal to go to the Spice Island to get some Spice but suddenly they have landed on the Island of Cebu in the Philippines, and all they......

Words: 378 - Pages: 2

Whoozit

...Reis and Trivia inc. accomplished. First of all the large established companies are driven by the resources they currently control. No large company controlled the knowledge nor the resources needed to design a new trivia game. Reiss, as an entrepreneur, saw the changing market and the opportunity it created. Secondly the opportunity was only there for a short period of time. Reis predicted that the new trivia game would sell for only one year. Larger companies want to invest in opportunities that are profitable for a more than one year. Reis exploited the opportunity with the (correct) assumption that it wouldn't last for more than a year. Finally, Reis, who outsourced all the steps of the production, development, marketing and sales process, was able to keep the risks for himself very low. A large established company normally does all the steps by itself and therefore has a larger risk. When one of the steps fails, the company will definitely lose money. Reis distributed the risk in such a way that that he and his company Trivia inc. had virtually no risk. The opportunity WHOOZIT is a different cook. The market has changed since the production of The TV Guide TV Game. In 1984 over 80 trivia games came to the US market. The sales for trivia games plummeted. The opportunity WHOOZIT therefore comes in a less favorable time than the “The TV Guide TV Game”. On the other hand, the WHOOZIT game is different than the existing trivia games. Where other trivia......

Words: 487 - Pages: 2

Trivias in Philippines

...PHILIPPINE TRIVIA Longest Underground River The world's longest underground river system accessible to man can be found at the St. Paul National Park in the province of Palawan. It is 8 kilometers long. Largest Philippine Wild Animal The largest Philippine wild animal, the tamaraw (Bubalus minodrensis), is a dwarf water buffalo similar to the carabao except that it is smaller and its horns grow straight upward into a "V" form. It is found only in the island of Mindoro. Highest Mountain The highest mountain in the Philippines is Mt. Apo, a dormant volcano found in Mindanao, at 2,954 meters (10,311 feet above sea level). It is considered as the "Grandfather of Ail Philippine Mountains." Mt. Pulog in Luzon is the second highest at 2,928 meters (9,604 feet). Largest City The largest city in the Philippines is Davao City. With an area of 2,211 sq. km., it is about three times the size of the national capital, Metro Manila. Oldest City Cebu is the oldest Philippine city. Longest Religious Holiday Filipinos celebrate the world's longest religious holiday. The Christmas season begins on September 1st, as chillier winds and Christmas carols start filling the air, and ends on the first week of January, during the Feast of the Three Kings. Only Christmas Theme Park Paskuhan Village in the province of Pampanga is Asia's only Christmas theme park and the third of its kind in the world. Yoyo The popular toy, the yoyo, was invented by 16th......

Words: 1920 - Pages: 8

Case Analysis

...three years * He could easily foresee the rise of Trivial Pursuit in Canada and its potential market and thus success in the US market (US market had approx 10 times the sales of Canada) * TV guide thought of involving themselves because of the monetary gain that the venture assured and supported the idea of working with a small company instead of a big one * Apart from the this Bob due to his earlier network had come up with an amazing idea of coming up with a TV board game * As an average American spent 7 hours on an average watching TV and thus the theme had chances of being enormously successful (The success of Trivia) * Kaplan had ample experience to be a good business advisor and guide * Lastly, an association with Kaplan brought Reiss in contact with Swiss Colony and HellenFactoring who were the other partners in Trivia 2) What risks & obstacles have to be overcome in order to pursue the opportunity successfully? How did Bob Reiss accomplish this? (Cover the Risks & Obstacles and steps by Bob Reiss in pursuing the opportunity successfully) * In this industry the fad of products was really high * The industry was highly competitive with big retailers having maximum say and share * R and R was a new and small player in this industry which was unknown to both retailers and customers so there were doubt of their acceptance * In order to achieve credibility, they went ahead with collaborating with TV Guide * TV......

Words: 916 - Pages: 4

Bob Reiss Essays and Term Papers

...Q.1. What factors created the opportunity for Bob Reiss and the TV Guide Game? 1. Demand for “Trivia” products were on the upswing, and had yet to reach the U.S. 2. Success of Trivial Pursuit in Canada was crucial 3. Reiss’s experience in the logistics and lead time concerns of manufacturing in the toy industry 4. Reiss’s personal connections: • Kaplan (Equity) • Helen Factoring (Billing & Accounts Receivables) • Swiss Colony (production and shipping) • Suppliers for books, boards and boxes Q.2. What risks and obstacles had to be overcome to pursue the opportunity successfully? 1. Advertising (Did not possess the Advertising budget of larger companies, i.e. Parker Bros.) 2. Public’s interest in Trivia Games declining (Over saturation can/will occur rapidly) 3. Manufacturing with little lead time 4. Cash Flow 5. Sales 6. Competition (mainly Trivial Pursuit) How did Bob Reiss accomplish this? 1. Advertising Strategy 2. Offering incentive(5% ad allowance) to dept. stores for placing ad in print 3. Free media publicity 4. Ensured product would be available for sale before “fad” of Toy/Game had occurred 5. Utilized personal experience and intelligence to create an efficient product design (booklet, instead of cards) 6. Business Partner Kaplan 7. Sales Strategy 8. Price Point was set......

Words: 395 - Pages: 2

Consumer Behavior - During the 2000 Super Bowl Abc Invited Viewers to Visit Its Enhanced Tv Website Fans Could Play Trivia See Replays Participate in Polls and Chat Rooms

...PROJECT REPORTS AND THESIS aravind.banakar@gmail.com ARAVIND - 09901366442 – 09902787224 CONSUMER BEHAVIOR 1. In what ways is Toyota’s new-product development system designed to serve customers? 2. In what ways is Toyota’s manufacturing system designed to serve customers? 3. How does Toyota personalize its cars and trucks to meet individual consumer needs? 1. Consider the e-mail campaigns discussed in the case. Why do you think these campaigns were successful? Discuss the attention processes that were at work. Do you see any potential drawbacks to this type of marketing? 2. During the 2000 Super Bowl, ABC invited viewers to visit its Enhanced TV website. Fans could play trivia, see replays, participate in polls and chat rooms, and view player statistics. The site received an estimated 1 million hits. Why? Frame your answer in terms of exposure, attention, and comprehension. 3. Think about your own Web surfing patterns. Write down the reasons you visit sites. Which of the marketing strategies discussed in the case do you find most (and least) influential? 1. What behaviors are involved in online grocery shopping? How does online shopping compare with traditional shopping in terms of behavioral effort? 2. What types of consumers are likely to value online grocery shopping from Peapod? 3. Overall, what do you think about the idea of online......

Words: 702 - Pages: 3

Business

...within three years   * He could easily foresee the rise of Trivial Pursuit in Canada and its potential market and thus success in the US market (US market had approx 10 times the sales of Canada)   * TV guide thought of involving themselves because of the monetary gain that the venture assured and supported the idea of working with a small company instead of a big one   * Apart from the this Bob due to his earlier network had come up with an amazing idea of coming up with a TV board game     * As an average American spent 7 hours on an average watching TV and thus the theme had chances of being enormously successful (The success of Trivia)   * Kaplan had ample experience to be a good business advisor and guide   * Lastly, an association with Kaplan brought Reiss in contact with Swiss Colony and HellenFactoring who were the other partners in Trivia 2) What risks & obstacles have to be overcome in order to pursue the opportunity successfully? How did Bob Reiss accomplish this? (Cover the Risks & Obstacles and steps by Bob Reiss in pursuing the opportunity successfully)   * In this industry the fad of products was really high   * The industry was highly competitive with big retailers having maximum say and share   * R and R was a new and small player in this   industry which was unknown to both retailers and customers so there were doubt of their acceptance   * In order to achieve credibility, they went ahead with collaborating with TV Guide   * TV Guide......

Words: 325 - Pages: 2

Physics Trivia

...Tutorial Features: • Step by step examples to help apply problem solving techniques. • Graphic organizers to help convey the problem solving tips discussed.Series Features: • Concept map showing inter-connections of new concepts in this tutorial and those previously introduced. • Definition slides introduce terms as they are needed. • Visual representation of concepts • Animated examples—worked out step by step • A concise summary is given at the conclusion of the tutorial. | Physics QuizTest how much you know about physics by trying our fun physics quiz. There’s a range of questions about topics such as energy, motion, friction, magnets, force, gravity and light.Take the challenge and pick up some interesting physics facts and trivia along the way. Once you’ve finished with the questions, scroll down the page and check your answers to see what you got right. |   | | | 1. When light bends as it enters a different medium the process is known as what? | 2. A magnifying glass is what type of lens? | 3. Electric resistance is typically measured in what units? | 4. A person who studies physics is known as a? | 5. Metals expand when heated and do what when cooled? | 6. What is the first name of the famous scientist who gave us Newton’s three laws of motion? | 7. What state of the art computer technology is used to train pilots when wanting to copy the experience of flying an aircraft? | 8. Electric power is typically measured in what units? | 9. The......

Words: 723 - Pages: 3