SHRM First People Student Quiz

Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) organized the First, People Student Quiz Contest on September 22nd, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt in Goa. As part of their national HR conference and to reach out to a larger audience, SHRM, in association with Monster College, organized an online test where more than 10000 students registered for the test. After testing their analytical and written skills, shortlisted students were grouped in random teams of two for the regional rounds of the First People Quiz. Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Bhubaneshwar were selected as the regional centres for the quiz. The winning team from every centre was rewarded with an all expense paid trip to Goa to compete for the national finals held on September 22nd. Thus, 4 good quizzing teams battled it out in Goa amidst a huge crowd.




The national final was hosted by Mr. Raj Dam of QuizWorks. With his keen sense of humor, he had the audience in laughter at all times. Questions were thrown at the audience to keep them engaged which included a variety of HR related questions keeping the crowd profile in mind. The quiz had a good mixture of dry questions, visuals and audio/videos too.  The quiz was made all the more engaging by inviting 4 people from the audience to assist the teams on stage. This round was aptly named “Magical Mentors”- a perfect setting for a HR conference. The Delhi team took all the assistance that was offered and raced ahead in the leader board. They eventually finished the quiz with a total of 90 points, leaving behind the other teams, to emerge champions of the first edition of the SHRM First People Student Quiz.



Details of the teams:-

Vivek Kumar and Prateek Acharya, DELHI- 90 POINTS

Amit Naik and Vineeth Pandita, MUMBAI- 20 POINTS

Shiva Prabhakar and Shuvendu Parui, BANGLAORE- 20 POINTS

Siddarth Parida and Pankaj Tandakar, BHUBANESHWAR- O POINTS


Questions that were asked:-

  • If you are importing/exporting things called Playgirl, Sexy Rexy,  Sweet Caroline,  Dancing in the Rain etc what product are you doing business in?

Answer is Roses. When this question was passed to the audience, their imagination ran wild with answers ranging from perfumes to condoms!!!!!

  • What connects Goan Feni,  Gir Kesar mango,  Mysore Silk, Darjeeling Tea and Tirupati Laddoos?-

Answer is Geographical Indication Status.

  • This technique, widely used in various field sports was invented by Gallaudet University quarterback Paul D. Hubbard in 1892. Gallaudet University was for the education of deaf and hard-of-hearing students.  When quarterbacking, Hubbard realized that his hand signals could be read by opposing players, a particular concern when Gallaudet played other schools for the deaf. To remedy this, he invented this technique. What?

Answer is Huddle.

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