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When was Unilever created?
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1. Who introduced the DynaTAC cell phones?
a) Ericsson
b) Samsung
c) Motorola

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Wrong! The correct answer is Motorola.
Originally founded as the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation in 1928, Motorola has come a long way since introducing its first product, the battery eliminator. For more than 75 years, Motorola has proven itself a global leader in wireless, broadband and automotive communications technologies and embedded electronic products. DynaTac was first introduced in 1983 and an improved version in 2004. The DynaTac 2004 is a digital handset available in either CDMA or GSM configurations. Battery life is 24 hours talktime. It also has a 262K colour 128x32 pixel display panel. The DynaTac 2004 weighs almost 800 grams.
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Originally founded as the Galvin Manufacturing Corporation in 1928, Motorola has come a long way since introducing its first product, the battery eliminator. For more than 75 years, Motorola has proven itself a global leader in wireless, broadband and automotive communications technologies and embedded electronic products. DynaTac was first introduced in 1983 and an improved version in 2004. The DynaTac 2004 is a digital handset available in either CDMA or GSM configurations. Battery life is 24 hours talktime. It also has a 262K colour 128x32 pixel display panel. The DynaTac 2004 weighs almost 800 grams.

2. When was Unilever created?
a) 1930
b) 1885
c) 1917

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Wrong! The correct answer is 1930.
Unilever was created in 1930 when British soapmaker Lever Brothers merged with Dutch margarine producer, Margarine Unie. Lever Brothers was founded in 1885 by William Hesketh Lever. In 1917, Lever began to diversify into foods, ice cream and canned foods businesses. Employing 247,000 people, Unilever has two parent companies - Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - which, despite being separate businesses, operate as a single unit with the same board of directors. Unilever's corporate centres are London and Rotterdam. In 1933 Lever Brothers India Limited was formed and Hindustan Lever Limited in 1956.
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Unilever was created in 1930 when British soapmaker Lever Brothers merged with Dutch margarine producer, Margarine Unie. Lever Brothers was founded in 1885 by William Hesketh Lever. In 1917, Lever began to diversify into foods, ice cream and canned foods businesses. Employing 247,000 people, Unilever has two parent companies - Unilever NV and Unilever PLC - which, despite being separate businesses, operate as a single unit with the same board of directors. Unilever's corporate centres are London and Rotterdam. In 1933 Lever Brothers India Limited was formed and Hindustan Lever Limited in 1956.

3. Communication unlimited is the tagline of which company?
a) Motorola
b) Siemens
c) Noika

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Wrong! The correct answer is Siemens.
In 1847 Werner von Siemens revolutionised telegraphy in a small Berlin workshop. For 150 years, innovations have shaped the company's history. With over thousands of inventions per year, Siemens is one of the most innovative companies worldwide.
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In 1847 Werner von Siemens revolutionised telegraphy in a small Berlin workshop. For 150 years, innovations have shaped the company's history. With over thousands of inventions per year, Siemens is one of the most innovative companies worldwide.

4. Froot Loops belong to which company?
a) PepsiCo
b) The Schwan Food Company
c) Kellogg's

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Wrong! The correct answer is Kellogg's.
Founded in 1906, Kellogg products are marketed in more than 160 countries. Apple Jacks, Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Mini-Wheats, Rice Krispies, Tony the Tiger and Snap! Crackle! Pop! are some of the most recognised brands.
The Schwan Food Company, headquartered in Marshall, Minn., is the largest, branded frozen-food company in the United States and the second-largest privately held firm in Minnesota.
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Founded in 1906, Kellogg products are marketed in more than 160 countries. Apple Jacks, Kellogg's Corn Flakes, Corn Pops, Froot Loops, Mini-Wheats, Rice Krispies, Tony the Tiger and Snap! Crackle! Pop! are some of the most recognised brands.
The Schwan Food Company, headquartered in Marshall, Minn., is the largest, branded frozen-food company in the United States and the second-largest privately held firm in Minnesota.

5. Bata Shoes originated in:
a) Sweden
b)Italy
c)Czechoslovakia

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Wrong! The correct answer is Czechoslovakia.
Bata Shoe Organization was established on August 24, 1894 in Zlin, Czechoslovakia by Tomas Bata, his brother Antonin and sister Anna. By 1905 Tomas had taken the new enterprise to 2,200 pairs of shoes per day, produced by 250 employees. By early 1930s, the Bata enterprise and Czechoslovakia were the world's leading footwear exporters. Thomas G Bata, grandson of the founder is the current chairman. Today there are more than 4,700 company-owned stores in 68 countries including China.
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Bata Shoe Organization was established on August 24, 1894 in Zlin, Czechoslovakia by Tomas Bata, his brother Antonin and sister Anna. By 1905 Tomas had taken the new enterprise to 2,200 pairs of shoes per day, produced by 250 employees. By early 1930s, the Bata enterprise and Czechoslovakia were the world's leading footwear exporters. Thomas G Bata, grandson of the founder is the current chairman. Today there are more than 4,700 company-owned stores in 68 countries including China.

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