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How well do you know these products and people?

Last updated on: August 3, 2012 12:15 IST

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The phrase for this month is – Who made it 'first' to the finish line? Keeping in line with this spirit, we bring you a few world's first. Take this quiz to find out how much you know about them:


1. In which country did the world's first paper money appear?
a) China
b) The Netherlands
c) Canada

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Photographs: Soe Zeya Tun/Reuters

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2. Which was America's first daily newspaper?
a) Chicago Tribune
b) New York Times
c) The Pennsylvania Evening Post

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Photographs: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

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3. Which was the first movie magazine?
a) Photoplay
b) Esquire
c) Playboy

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Photographs: Charles Platiau/ Reuters

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4. Which was the world's first postage stamp?
a) Penny Black
b) 5-cent Franklin
c) 10 centimes bister

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Photographs: Claudia Daut/Reuters

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5. Who invented the Scotch Tape?
a) John A Borden
b) Harry Coover
c) Richard Drew

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Photographs: Carlos Camara/Reuters

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6. Who pioneered the world's first ambulance?
a) British
b) Americans
c) French

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7. Who made the first rubber balloons?
a) Michael Faraday
b) Etienne Montgolfier
c) Neither

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Photographs: Reuters

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8. Who invented the world's first matchstick?
a) Johan Edvard Lundstrom
b) John Walker
c) Joshua Pusey

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Photographs: Courtesy, Wikimedia Commons.

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9. Who is the first Indian woman to graduate from the Harvard Business School?
a) Naina Lal Kidwai
b) Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
c) Gita Piramal

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10. What was the first Ambassador car called?
a) Landmaster
b) Amby
c) Ambassador Mark I

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Photographs: Parth Sanyal/ Reuters

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11. What was Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal's 1st job?
a) Journalist
b) Trader
c) Cashier

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Image: Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal
Photographs: Jumana El Heloueh/Reuters

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12. Which actress was Lux soap's first brand ambassador?
a) Madhubala
b) Devika Rani
c) Leela Chitnis

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13. Who introduced the first ambulance?
a) Karl Benz
b) Dominique Jean Larrey
c) Henry Ford

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Photographs: Roula Naeimeh/Reuters

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14. Which is the world's first airport?
a) Croydon Airport
b) Heathrow Airport
c) Denver International Airport

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Photographs: Tami Chappell/Reuters

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15. What was Narayana Murthy's first job?
a) Patni Computer Systems
b) IIM-Ahmedabad
c) SESA

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Photographs: Jayanta Shaw/Reuters

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16. Who issued the world's first coins?
a) Chinese
b) Greeks
c) Indians

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17. Which is the world's first credit card?
a) American Express
b) Diners Club
c) MasterCard

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Photographs: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

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18. Which is the world's first low-cost airline?
a) Southwest Airlines (US)
b) Virgin Atlantic
c) Germanwings (Germany)

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19. Which is the world's 1st mobile phone virus?
a) Cabir
b) Netsky
c) Damaru

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20. When was India's 1st Budget presented?
a) November 26, 1947
b) February 29, 1948
c) February 28, 1950

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