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What does Nike mean?

September 01, 2006 07:21 IST
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Every day of our lives, we come across countless brands. How much do you know about these household names? Take the rediff business quiz to gauge your knowledge.

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1. Which Nestle product borrowed its name from a Greek athlete?

a) Nesfeed
b) Munch
c) Milo

2. Which Ayurvedic product is named after the Urdu word for digestion?
a) Hajmola
b) Pudin-Hara
c) Chawanprash

3. What does the sportswear brand Nike mean?
a) Huge
b) Tall
c) Victory

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The correct answer is Victory.
According to Greek mythology, Nike the goddess of victory, is the daughter of Pallas and Styx. She was sent to fight for Zeus against the Titans.
Correct!
According to Greek mythology, Nike the goddess of victory, is the daughter of Pallas and Styx. She was sent to fight for Zeus against the Titans.

4. Which American car is named after the founder of the city of Detroit?
a) Ferrari
b) Cadillac
c) Mercedes-Benz

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The correct answer is Cadillac.
Cadillac was named after eighteenth century French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, founder of the city of Detroit. Henry Leland, a former mechanic and precision machinist, founded the company Cadillac on August 22, 1901.
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Cadillac was named after eighteenth century French explorer Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, founder of the city of Detroit. Henry Leland, a former mechanic and precision machinist, founded the company Cadillac on August 22, 1901.

5. Who gave Kodak its name?
a) William Henry Fox Talbot
b) Dr Robert M Wachter
c) George Eastman

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The correct answer is George Eastman.
Eastman wanted to simplify photography and make it available to everyone, not just trained photographers. In 1883, he announced the invention of photographic film in rolls. Kodak the company was born in 1888. Eastman named the world's first camera after his company.
William Henry Fox Talbot was a philosopher, classicist, Egyptologist and photographer.
Dr Robert M Wachter was a professor of medicine.
Correct!
Eastman wanted to simplify photography and make it available to everyone, not just trained photographers. In 1883, he announced the invention of photographic film in rolls. Kodak the company was born in 1888. Eastman named the world's first camera after his company.
William Henry Fox Talbot was a philosopher, classicist, Egyptologist and photographer.
Dr Robert M Wachter was a professor of medicine.

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