[YS Quiz] Can you identify this author?


After concluding with MobileSparks we are here again with the sixth version of YourStory quiz. Winners for the last quiz have been announced. This quiz has been prepared in partnership with Walnut Knowledge Solutions. The quiz is open until Friday and we announce the winners on Saturday. And yes, there is a prize for the winner who we’ll select through a lucky draw of all the correct answers.

1. What recent offering from Google has the following statement in its website?

Answer: reCAPTCHA. It is a free service to protect your website from spam and abuse. reCAPTCHA uses an advanced risk analysis engine and adaptive CAPTCHAs to keep automated software from engaging in abusive activities on your site. It does this while letting your valid users pass through with ease.

2. Using the cover of the book as a clue, identify the author.

Answer: Arianna Huffington

Did you know?

The Huffington Post recently launched in India in partnership with The Times of India Group.


3. Connect the two elements to a company.


Answer: Sony. Sony Pictures Entertainment was recently hacked by a group of hackers going by the name, Guardians of Peace. The controversy arose due to the controversial subject matter of the movie ‘The Interview’ which dealt with a fictional plot to kill North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

4. According to the ‘Top Google Searches of 2014’ released by Google, if ‘IRCTC’ topped the list and ‘SBI Online’ came third what search keywords were 2nd and 4th in the list, respectively?

Answer: Flipkart was second and Snapdeal was fourth.

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5. Below is a caricature (prepared for Time Magazine) of a Megan ________, who was featured in Time magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People’ for 2013. By producing cinema through her production company, Annapurna Pictures, she became the first female producer to earn two Best Picture Oscar nominations in the same year. Just tell us what is Megan’s surname?

Answer: Ellison. She is the daughter of Larry Ellison.

Did you know?

Apart from Megan who produces films through Annapurna Pictures, her brother David too is a film producer through his Skydance Productions.

6. He is the entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School who has pioneered a start-up movement that originates from a Japanese Concept which seeks to increase value-creating practices and eliminate wasteful practices. What is his name and give us the name of the movement?


Answer: Eric Ries and Lean Startup.

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7. This graphic taken from the company’s website, explains why the company is called so. Which company are we talking about?

8. Obvious Ventures is a venture capital fund focused on early-stage investments centered around issues such as sustainability and health. They intend to invest with a “#worldpositive”approach. Which famous entrepreneur and co-founder of an internet giant is behind the venture?


Answer: Evan Williams, Twiiter co-founder 

Walnut Knowledge Solutions (www.walnuts.co.in) is a Bangalore-based organisation founded by two lawyers, Raghav Chakravarthy and Sachin Ravi, focused on quizzing and the use of knowledge-based tools for engagement, learning, and development. In short, they conduct quizzes across topics and platforms, ​pursue teaching initiatives at schools, engage brand/employees through quiz-based events and develop content (for apps, websites and other visual mediums).