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Mint Quiz # 28
Mint Quiz # 28
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First Published: Sat, Dec 29 2007. 12 59 AM IST

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1. Which
device is this

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the first
prototype of?

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2. When this
company
decided to
trademark a
name for its new product, it realized it had already trademarked that particular name for a public internet
kiosk enclosure containing computer equipment, a project that never saw the light of day, but which was
named so because of the resemblance of the intended kiosk to a cocoon or an enclosure. It eventually

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used the name for the new product that it made, and said about it, If you think about the product, it
doesnt really fit. But it doesnt matter. Its short and sweet. Which product?

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3.When a name was being sought for this product, the team responsible decided to look for a name that
would be more natural, more entertaining and more joyful that might decrease blood pressure. When
someone pointed out that the tiny buttons on the device looked like a collection of seeds, the team
began exploring different fruity names: ___, melon and an assortment of vegetables were all bandied
about, before settling on the eventual name due to the colour of the device. What gadget?
4. This company was founded in 1964 by a University track and field coach and one of his protegesa
former athlete. This began as an athletic footwear distribution company for the Japanese brand Onitsuka
Tiger, and made most sales out of the car of one of the founders at University track and field meets.
However, with the founders coming up with newer designs, this companys shoes became more and more
popular, with many University athletes preferring to use them. Which iconic brand?
5. This companys founder started to produce his own sports shoes in his mothers wash kitchen after his
return from World War I around 1920 in Herzogenaurach, near Nuremberg. His father, who worked in a
shoe factory, and the brothers Zehlein, who produced handmade spikes in their blacksmiths shop,
supported him in starting his own business. The company was named after its founder. Which company?
6. This company was started by the elder brother of the founder of the company in Q2. Initially, the two
brothers had worked together. However, since the elder brother was closer to the Nazi party than the
younger, their political affiliations caused a rift between the brothers. When the elder brother was picked
up by American soldiers for being a part of Waffen SS, he was convinced his brother had turned him in.
Consequently, the brothers parted ways. Which company did the elder brother found?
7.This is a type of sweater/jumper that ties, buttons or zips down the front. It is named after James
Thomas Brudenell, the 7th Earl of _____, who commanded the charge of the Light Brigade during the
Crimean war. What article of clothing is this?

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8. This is a type of sleeve whose distinguishing characteristic is to extend in one piece fully to the collar,

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leaving a diagonal seam from armpit to collarbone. It is named after Fitzroy Somerset, 1st Baron ____,
who served as a General during the Crimean war. It is believed that this sleeve was designed for him to
fit his coat when he lost his arm in the Battle of Waterloo. Which article of clothing?
9. This form of headgear, also known as ski mask, covers the whole head, exposing only the face or
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Sevastopol in Crimea, Ukraine. During the Crimean War, pieces of this headgear were sent over to the
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British troops to help protect them from the bitter cold weather. What headgear?

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