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How well do you know your business trivia?

Let's find out!

Answer these questions concisely:

1) What product did the Procter & Gamble Company make for the Allied forces during World War II?

2) What is the oldest collegiate business school in America?

3) In the expression "15% p.a." often used when quoting interest, the letters "p.a." stand for a) principal applied, b) per annum, or c) prepaid amount?

4) What is the highest corporate income tax rate now in effect in the Philippines? a) 35%; b) 34%; c) 33%; or d) 32%

5) The term amortization comes from the Latin word meaning a) dead; b) reduce; c) pay; d) insult.

6) Can you list the names of the "Big 5 Accounting Firms?" (one point for each correct answer)

7) The anti-impotence drug Viagra, made by Pfizer, was discovered when research scientists were looking for a treatment for a) diabetes; b) hepatitis; c) coronary heart disease.

8) Which country's currency is not yet a part of the Euro? a) Finland; b) France; c) Germany; d) Britain

9) Preferred Shares are called such because:

a) they have more votes than other types of shares;
b) the owners get to choose the people who can buy them; or
c) when the company is liquidated, owners of these shares get paid off before owners of other types of shares.

10) Up until the mid 70s, the Cosmos Bottling Company marketed a bottled orange softdrink alongside Sarsi. What brand name did they use?

11) Which of these countries has the highest percentage of mobile phone users? a) Finland; b) Japan; c) United States.

Answers coming soon.

[This message has been edited by lupuS (edited 06-27-2000).]
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  • No risk = No reward.

    1) Ivory soap
    2) Harvard
    3) b) per annum
    4) a) 35%
    5) a) dead
    6) Arthur Andersen, KPMG, Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche, Price Waterhouse Coopers
    7) c) coronary heart disease
    8) d) Britain
    9) c)
    10) Mirinda
    11) Finland
  • here's my best shot:

    1) Razor blades? :confused:
    2) Harvard
    3) per annum
    4) 32%
    5) dead (mortis)
    6) US: Andersen (wala ng Arthur di ba? meron pa ba?), KPMG, Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
    PH: SGV&Co., Joaquin Cunanan & Co., Punongbayan&Araullo, Laya Mananghaya, Carlos Valdez & Co.
    7) coronary heart disease
    8) Britain
    9) C
    10) Cheers
    11) Finland
  • Ang tagal na nito. Sorry. Here are the answers:

    1) What product did the Procter & Gamble Company make for the Allied forces during World War II?

    Artillery shells and bombs. P&G was so successful it eventually accounted for 25% of the ordnance used by the Allies.

    2) What is the oldest collegiate business school in America?

    The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. The Tuck School at Dartmouth College is the oldest graduate business school in America. Harvard does not grant any undergraduate business degrees.

    3) In the expression "15% p.a." often used when quoting interest, the letters "p.a." stand for a) principal applied, b) per annum, or c) prepaid amount?

    b) per annum

    4) What is the highest corporate income tax rate now in effect in the Philippines? a) 35%; b) 34%; c) 33%; or d) 32%

    d) 32%

    5) The term amortization comes from the Latin word meaning a) dead; b) reduce; c) pay; d) insult.

    a) dead. When one amortizes his debt, he is killing it (often very slowly).

    6) Can you list the names of the "Big 5 Accounting Firms?" (one point for each correct answer)

    PriceWaterhouseCoopers
    KPMG
    Arthur Andersen (or Andersen after the Accenture splitup)
    Ernst & Young
    Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (or Deloite & Touche in the US)

    7) The anti-impotence drug Viagra, made by Pfizer, was discovered when research scientists were looking for a treatment for a) diabetes; b) hepatitis; c) coronary heart disease.

    c) coronary heart disease

    8) Which country's currency is not yet a part of the Euro? a) Finland; b) France; c) Germany; d) Britain

    d) Britain. If many Brits have their way, their currency never will be.

    9) Preferred Shares are called such because:

    a) they have more votes than other types of shares;
    b) the owners get to choose the people who can buy them; or
    c) when the company is liquidated, owners of these shares get paid off before owners of other types of shares.


    c) when the company is liquidated, owners of these shares get paid off before owners of other types of shares.

    10) Up until the mid 70s, the Cosmos Bottling Company marketed a bottled orange softdrink alongside Sarsi. What brand name did they use?

    SUNTA (Not Assunta) ;)

    11) Which of these countries has the highest percentage of mobile phone users? a) Finland; b) Japan; c) United States.

    a) Finland (Nokia had to start somewhere.)


    Scores:

    Totnak Boy - 12
    JDELEON - 11
  • zimdudezimdude PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    let's continue! but unlike the all-knowing lupus, we can only do one question at a time. :teehee:

    my question:
    what was the previous employer of Carly Fiorina, the HP CEO controversial for the Compaq merger plans?

    (hint: telecoms industry).
  • Lucent Technologies
  • This chemical compound, widely used as an agricultural fertilizer, requires a clearance from the PNP explosives control unit before it can be imported.
  • zimdudezimdude PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Excellent!

    The controlled substance is some phosphate, right?

    My next question - just learned today - which Taipan was blocked by Andres Soriano, Jr. from having a board seat in SMC?
  • wow, nagiging mala ratselmeister/kupaloidandroid tong thread na to ah :)

    lupuS: hehe nagsearch lang kasi ako tungkol sa Deloitte and Touche, tapos lumitaw thread mo kaya ayun sumagot na rin ako :)

    as for the Taipan... uhhh ahehe I have no idea.... search na lang sa net :D
  • KuyaDannyKuyaDanny Moderator PEx Moderator
    Wow. This thread was dormant for nearly two years. Must be a record. ;)
    My next question - just learned today - which Taipan was blocked by Andres Soriano, Jr. from having a board seat in SMC?

    This would be John Gokongwei, Jr. How old were you then, zimdude?
  • zimdudezimdude PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    I don't know when that occurred.
    I was born in 1974. :teehee:

    For our next question... since he mentioned Mr. Gokongwei, what's the name of his building along Ayala Avenue?

    :sunnysmile:
  • 1. Tide
    2. Harvard
    3. b, per annum
    4. a, 35%
    5. c, pay
    6. Andersen, Ernst & Young, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
    7. c
    8. a
    9. c
    10. Sunta
    11. Japan
  • KuyaDannyKuyaDanny Moderator PEx Moderator
    Ummm, Krakista, I think lupuS already posted the answers.
  • I know, but I didn't look beyond the first post in answering the test. :D
  • uhmmm... Gokongwei bldg.? :p
  • Originally posted by zimdude
    For our next question... since he mentioned Mr. Gokongwei, what's the name of his building along Ayala Avenue?
    Robinson's Summit.

    Next question, why the name Robinson's? (I'll have to ask my sis for the answer) :)
  • Originally posted by zimdude
    The controlled substance is some phosphate, right?

    Not quite.
  • zimdudezimdude PEx Veteran ⭐⭐
    Krakista:
    I think all Gokongwei buildings are called Robinsons.
    He also has the Robinsons Galleria Corporate Center, and I think the newer one near that is Robinsons Equitable.

    AcePintura:
    Ammonium nitrate?
    But this is more of a chemistry quiz! :teehee:
  • Potassium nitrate, actually. It is a good fertilizer because both potassium and nitrogen are used in plant growth. But it is also an ingredient in the manufacture of gunpowder and explosives.

    But now that you bring it up, ammonium nitrate might be a correct answer, too. I will check the PNP regulations next week. ;)
  • eh? ang gulo na, dami na questions! gawin nating mala ratselmeister, gawa ng isang account tapos pasahan ng password sa makatama ng sagot :)
  • Originally posted by zimdude
    Krakista:
    I think all Gokongwei buildings are called Robinsons.
    He also has the Robinsons Galleria Corporate Center, and I think the newer one near that is Robinsons Equitable.
    The name is derived from Robina & Son. The son being Lance. They just want it to sound more corporate and not like a Binondo trading firm, hence, the name Robinson's.
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