Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kochi – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kochi – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    • Malayala Manorama – Arun Thomas and Nitin Suresh
  • RUNNER UP:
    • Defence Accounts (Indian Navy) – Shibin Azad and Anil Kumar

 

Preliminary Round Questions:

1) The fact that the company shareholders liability is restricted to the original capital is indicated by which three letter term?

A. LTD

2) Name the mentholated cough drops owned by Warner Lambert & Cadbury?

A. Halls

3) Name the company famous for aerial ads using blimps?

A. Goodyear

4) Identify the main sponsor of the following tournaments.

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A. Li-Ning

5) What is the financial tool used by banks to improve economy?

A. Quantitative easing

6) MAC cosmetics was founded by Frank Toskan & Frank Angelo. What does MA stand for in the abbreviation?

A. Make-up Artists

7) Andrew Tan is the 4th richest man in Philippines. Name the liquor brand owned by him which means it relates to kings?

A. Emperador

8) Poster of 1942 movie starring Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire. Gave rise to what?

MPW-4444

A.Holiday Inn

9) Name TTK’s 2012 condom brand?

A. Skore

10) Third powerful Indian according to Forbes list of most powerful Indian 2014?

A. Mukesh Ambani

11) It is one of the leading congress of leading managers held annually in Vienna started November from 2009. Named after which famous management guru?

A. Peter Drucker

12) Old logo of which company?

uti_bank_logo

A. UTI Bank

13) What term was coined by Jim O’ Neill based on 6 emerging economies Egypt, Indonesia, South Africa, Vietnam, Columbia & Turkey?

A. CIVETS

14) Idiom concerning excess regulation of bureaucrats?

A. Red Tape

15)When Dow Jones started in 1885 the top firms belonged to?

A. Rail Road

18) Identify?

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A. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield

17) Name the Mobile phone named after a characters called Replicates in the movie Blade Runner?

A. Nexus

18) Which company was founded in 1905 by founder Kuroda Zentarō, who was 26 years old at the time, opened a shop in Minami-Horie, Nishi-ku, Ōsaka, selling covers for Japanese-style account ledgers. The company has a major collaboration with a Indian company?

A. Kukuyo of Kokuyo Camelin

19) The gentleman is the Chairman of which PSU?

ashok

A. B. Ashok, IOC

20) Identify?

MA

A. Jack Ma

 

Questions contributed from Mr. Anil Raghavan. 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

 

Results:

  • WINNER:
    TCS –
    Sudip K Dey and Abhishek Das
  • RUNNER UP:
    Capgemini –
    Sethu Madhavan and Rabi Shanker Saha

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. Which American Artist, in a 2009 article in The Economist was described as the “bellwether of the art market” & given a bottle of Estee Lauder perfume “Beautiful” into his grave?

A. Andy Warhol

2. Ryan NYP was made by Ryan Air in 1927 & cost was a little more than $10,500 & designed by Ryan’s chief aeronautical engineer, Donald Hall. Who was the famous user?

A. Charles Lindbergh (Spirit of St. Louis)

3. What was introduced as Patio in 1963 to capture the changing dietary habit & spirit of the baby boomer?

A. Diet Pepsi

4. Identify the Advertiser? (Clue: the tagline reads as ‘Life is a beautiful sport’ & the brand recently ventured into the accessories. Named after a famous tennis legend)

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A. Lacoste

5. It was devised at the request of Krogers Grocery & the patent rights used to be with Rainbow Crafts. And purchased by the General Mills in 1965 for $3 Million?

A. Play-Doh

6. Which 1997 Bond movie, had a character based on the business tycoon Robert Maxwell who has many indulgences?

A. Tomorrow Never Dies

7. In his classic 1922 study Public Opinion, journalist Walter Lippmann maintained that ________ are “the surest way of conveying an idea” which was been endorsed by the Leo Burnett. Fill in the blank.

A. Pictures

8. Old logo of whom?

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A. Apollo Tyres

9. Which city had been adjudged as the world’s most expensive city as per the living index from the Economist Intelligence Unit?

A. Tokyo

10. This is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, commercial method, or compilation of information which is not generally known or reasonably ascertainable by others, and by which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers. Also it get signed by employees in their offer letter by their employers. What?

A. Trade secret

11. In 1886, Dyckerhoff Company delivered 8,000 barrels of Portland cement for building the foundation of which American landmark?

A. Statue of Liberty

12. Logo of?

Galleon-Group7

A. Galleon Group of Raj Rajaratnam

13. What was also known as Aloha & made famous by the Honolulu Advertiser’s advertisement of June 28, 1935 & was first sold at “Musashi-ya shoten” in Honolulu?

A. Hawaiian Shirt

14. British Bull Dog was a popular type of solid-frame pocket revolver introduced by Philip Webley & Son of Birmingham, England in 1872. Which fictional character was the most famous customer?

A. Sherlock Holmes

15. Oniomania was first described by Emil Kraepelin originally over a century ago & kind of psychological disorder which arise out of depression or stress also. And recently many Corporates also started programmes to tackle this amongst its employees. What kind of disorder Oniomania is?

A. Compulsive shopping or an uncontrollable desire to buy things

16. Identify the person? (Clue: many of his creations featured into the currency notes worldwide including India)

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A. Le Corbusier

17. Which recently deceased business tycoons had investment in Harley Davidson, Formica, Tonka, Specialty Equipment and Omega Protein?

A. Malcolm Glazer

18. Which moniker did Rajdoot GTS bike got after featuring in a Raj Kapoor movie?

A. Bobby Bike (movie is Bobby only)

19. Which travel accessories brand has rolled out its new campaign, ‘Live Fashionable’?

A. American Tourister

20. Which word which is a kind of rage now is first used by an Australian describing in the photograph taken while drunk at a 21st birthday party?

5

A. Selfie

 

Questions contributed by Rabi Sankar Saha. Rabi placed runners-up in this leg of Tata Crucible. We congratulate him on his wonderful performance.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Northern Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Northern Zonal Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Reckitt Benckiser – Soubhagya Jena and Tanmay Prusty

  • RUNNER UP:
    Genpact – Rohan Khanna and Leo Thomas

 

Zonal Final Questions:

Round 1:

Q1) One high profile usage of this loan known as PIK. Was in controversial takeover of Manchester United by Malcolm Glazer in 2005. Whats a PIK loan?

A) Payment-in-Kind.

Q2) What is this called?

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A) VOGA (cross between Yoga and Voguing )

Q3) A computer virus that has been worming its way around the cyber world for about two years now has just been detected and a fix provided. This bug, discovered by researchers from Google and Finnish company Codenomican, enables hackers to extract data from a computer’s memory. What?

A) Heartbleed

Q4) Connect:

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A) Ghibli

Q5) Studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Brasenose College, Oxford, gaining a first-class honours degree. Director of Corp Affairs for 7 years at Carlton Communications. Employed for 3 months as a ship jumper at Jardine Matheson. Resigned from corporate career in 2001 to fight for Parliament. Who?

A) David Cameron

Q6) Founded in 1828 as multinational risk advisor, insurance brokerage and reinsurance group. In 1898, merged with Faber Bros and later in 1928, merged with Duminy and Wylce. The company in 2009 got the naming rights to famous property in the US. Which?

A) Willis Towers

Round 2:

Q1) Genius Bar is the tech support system of this company. All in-store repairs of the company’s products are carried out by “Geniuses”, with the head known as “Lead Genius”, who handles customer service. They also have the GYOG program for Grow Your Own Geniuses. Which company?

A) Apple

Q2) Francis Wheatley’s painting, ‘Flower Sellers’ was used as their trademark. Their global identity was replaced that of yellow primroses. Brand is known for deodorants, perfumes. Signature scent was made in 1873. Which brand?

2

A) Yardley (Lavender scent)

Q3) Opening lines: ‘It is cold at six-forty in the morning on a March day in Paris, and seems even colder when a man is about to be executed by firing squad”. Great story which sold in millions. Which book?

A) Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

Q4) Company founded by Marcel Bloch. Named after pseudonym for General Darius Bloch & French term for assault. Which?

A) Dassault

Q5) Connect Ogilvy’s “Confessions of an Advertising Man” to the image.

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A) Magic Lantern

Q6) Connect:

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Ans) Magnus Carlsen

Q7) Question on William Webb Ellis.

Q8) Connect:

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Clip from Shyam Benegal’s Yatra is top left.

A) Railways (Indian)

Q9) Perkins, Lavender and Mountbatten are types of these and came about much before the advent of PC. It has 7 keys less than a typewriter. The paper comes in heavy and lightweight grades, both of which are heavier than ordinary ink print paper. What?

A) Braille Writers

Q10) Carlo Crocco started this watch company as a Swiss enterprise. It is the 1st wrist watch with natural rubber strap. Which?

A) Hublot  

Round 3:

Q1) Significant production did not begin until 1859 when oil was struck in Pennsylvania. John Cassell, publisher, coffee merchant, and social campaigner, was soon importing the new and wonderful stuff to London. New and wonderful stuff demands a new and wonderful word so Cassell devised one, inspired presumably by his own name: cazeline. What?

A) Gasoline

Q2) What is happening?

4

A) Intel branding in Barca shirts inside with “Intel Inside”

Q3) Named after Italian merchant traveller, the Tatas make these in Dharwad, Karnataka. What ?

A)Marco Polo buses

Q4) Who manufactures these?

5

A) Hot Wheels

Q5) Serving minister’s husband imported newsprint license in 1960s for the paper “Patriot”. She is the grandniece of a freedom fighter. Who?

A) Najma Heptullah

Q6) Identify the logo:

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A) ALIMCO (Artificial Limb Manufacturing Company)

Q7) Began in late 1960s with 3 guys led by Samson Daniel as National org. They have 19 project offices with an office in Delhi at KG Marg. Which NGO?

A) Helpage India

Q8) Connect:

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A) Saul Bass

Q9) Assumed position of IIM-A Director in 2013 and is an alumnus of its PGP while being a gold medallist. He taught at Harvard. Who?

A) Ashish Nanda

 

Questions contributed by Mr. Subhodeep Jash. Subhodeep is a lawyer, working in the field of public policy and research.

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Delhi – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Delhi – Regional Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Reckitt Benckiser – 
    Soubhagya Jena and Tanmay Prusty
  • RUNNER UP:
    Quizcraft – 
    Aditya Nath and Siddhartha Kurapat

 

Wildcard Round Questions:

Q1) Name of popular brand created by Reuben Mattus and includes a tribute to Denmark.

A) Haagen Dazs

Q2) Who is the Bollywood actress behind the “Dark is Beautiful” campaign?

A) Nandita Das

Q3 ) Which Indian company bought a 26% stake into Indonesian coal miner Baramulti?

A) Tata Power

Q4) Liberty Teller is a start-up associated with?

A)  Bitcoin ATM

Q5) Man founded famous organisation which goes onto say “What they don’t teach you at Harvard”. Who?

A) Mark McCormack

Q6) To which hospital chain, diversified now into being a healthcare group, did Jubilant sell its hospital business to?

A) Narayana Health

Q7) This company gave the world’s 1st ultra HD 4K laptop. Which company?

A) Toshiba

Q8) Which entity in India launched the video game called “Guardians of the Sky”?

A) Indian Air Force

 

 

Regional Finals Questions:

ROUND-1

Q1) Published “Gleanings in Bee Culture” sometime in January 1905. The article begins: “Dear friends, I have a wonderful story to tell”. A story that out rivals Arabian Nights.” What is this all about?

A)Wilbur Wright’s First flight.

Q2) Device that produces something using “Reverse Atmospheric Infusion”. What?

Tea

A) Tea

Q3) Means ‘treasure’ and is a lifestyle store from the Taj Hotels. What?

A) Khazana

Q4) Connect:

1

A) Carlsberg

Q5) This UK company owned a 64% stake in Agatha Christie’s works. Not controlled by family but by George and Richard in 1835. Which entity?

A) Booker

Q6) This company’s R&D in UK employs 47 people and files 15-20 patents annually. Their Intaglio that does not dry. Which company?

A) De La Rue Corp

Round 2:

Q1) First 16 models were called “Sweet 16” and had Spectraflame paintwork, redline wheels and working suspension. Models include Silhouette, Beatnik Bandit. What is being described?

A) Hot Wheels

Q2) Silverleaf,  Whitefly were important in 2014 as it affected India’s exports. What are they?

A) They are viruses that affected mango exports.

Q3) Company origin- ___________ Manual of Industrial and Miscellaneous Securities, published in 1900. What?

A) Moody’s

Q4)Connect:

1

A) Ben & Jerry’s

Q5) Book cover was disputed for due to similarity to what?

Patrick Wensink

A) Similarity with Jack Daniel’s bottle jacket design.

Q6) Made by Laljee Godhoo & Co. and is an integral part of Indian households. What?

A) Asafoetida

Q7) Connect:

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A) Rafael Nadal

Q8) Roots of name- 1662- Friedrich- pencil making entity. Which?

A) Staedtler

Q9)Arab soap opera Musalsat compared with the Super Bowl format. It is a 29/30 day show and captures Arab World’s TV market with a viewership of 420 million. Important purpose behind this TV series. What?

A) Soap opera played out during Ramadan

Round 3:

Q1) Clothing company that is part of the PVH Group. Founed by Vincent De Paul Draddy, an American businessman employed by David Crystal Co., who needed a strong name to associate with his merchandise for menswear. Produced bespoke shirts and created the Windsor tie-knot for King George V. Which brand?

A) Izod

 Q2) Harpic product and this advert led to the first usage of which phrase?

Cleaning inside out

A) Cleaning Inside Out.

Q3) In Operation Bernhard, for which specific reason did Nazis hire Jewish artists from concentration camps?

A) Creating fake currency

Q4) Upton Machine Corporation. [Buzzer Pressed]

A) Whirlpool

Q5) Company supplier to Austro-Hungarian army. Had a collaboration with the Hero group in India. Which company?

Puch

A) Puch

Q6) Connect:

4

A) Muhammad Ali

Q7) Symbol of ?

Bureau of International Expositions

A) Bureau of International Expositions

Q8)In 1864, Lafarge won the contract for  delivery of 110,000 tonnes of lime to the construction of this famous project with the Gaz De France association. Which is this project?

A) Suez Canal

Questions contributed by Mr. Subhodeep Jash. Subhodeep is a lawyer, working in the field of public policy and research.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Delhi – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Delhi – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Reckitt Benckiser – Soubhagya Jena and Tanmay Prusty
  • RUNNER UP:
    Quizcraft – Aditya Nath and Siddhartha Kurapati

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q1) Famous rapper behind Bad Boy Entertainment, Blue Flame, and Justin’s restaurants. Who?

A) Puff Daddy (Sean Combs)

Q2) Started his career as a professional lawyer and in 1951 joined All India Radio as a journalist. He edited a famous weekly thereafter. Who?

A) Khushwant Singh

Q3) C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics at Cornell and is currently on Leave. He is a proponent of development economics and is the Chief economist at a place right now. Who?

A)Kaushik Basu

Q4) Identify this steel giant of Indonesia from the logo.

Krakatoa

A) Krakatau Steel

Q5) Reusable products that was originally developed and marketed by Dow Chemical Company in 1960s, it centered on a character named “Fingerman”, an index finger with a simple-drawn face, originally promoting its “Gripper Zipper” proving how it closes. What?

A) Ziploc

Q6) Dubbed as the fifth mode of transportation that would be a  “cross between a Concorde and a railgun and an air hockey table.” What?

A) Hyperloop

Q7) Financial company whose logo is a stylized representation of the primitive water pipes laid by the Manhattan Company, which were made by nailing together wooden planks. Which?

A) Chase Manhattan Bank

Q8) Pharma company founder of Aurobindo Pharma. What his is name?

PV Reddy

A) Dr. P.V.Reddy

Q9) In IT industry, described as a retail good that has a high selling price? Also used in the context of real estate. What?

A) Big ticket item

Q10) Phrase used by Alan Greenspan as a warning to denote that the market might be overvalued. Also used by Yale Professor Robert Shiller as a title of his book. What phrase?

A) Irrational exuberance

Q11) Identify this 3 word phrase used in a whisky bottle labelling to overcome Prohibition era restrictions?

For Medical Use

A) For medicinal use

Q12) Up until 1930s, the word cosmetics was used to refer to these beauty products. Then, upon Max Factor’s suggestion, it started to be referred to, by this term, which was considered to convey people of dubious reputation, not something to be referred to in polite society. What?

A) Make-up

Q13) Identify. (Narottam Seksaria/M.A. Chidambaram)

Narrottam

A) Narottam Seksaria

Q14) Lakshmi Mittal was dubbed to be “The ____________ from Calcutta” up until the 1990s, in reference to a famous steel giant. Who?

A) Andrew Carnegie

Q15) Word used to connote essential goods which can be shared amongst people as connotated by  Karl Marx. What word?

A) Communism

Q16) Identify the logo of this  auto-components company.

pri

A) Pricol

Q17) Name coined by Alfred Goldman, creative director at Benton and Bowles for a brand known to have a wingfold design and popular for toddlers. Which?

A) Pampers

Q18) Company founded by Marcel Bleustein and had Salvador Dali associated with this company. Which?

A) Publicis

Q19) Identify this tea company from the logo.

Goodricke

A) Goodricke

Q20) Identify the company associated with this co-founder Liu Li Rong. It is one of the 5 biggest mobile companies in the world.

Gionee

A) Gionee

Questions contributed by Mr. Subhodeep Jash. Subhodeep is a lawyer, working in the field of public policy and research.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Regional Round Questions

                              Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Regional Round Questions

 

Regional Questions:

1. A Russian author Victor Pelevin wrote a famous book Generation P. This reflected the reform policy ‘perestroika’ under Mikhail Gorbachev’s regime, a policy , which ushered western products. In the early 1990s,a term ______________,which was a pun on ‘perestroika’, began appearing. What term, which is based on a famous brand?

Ans. Pepsistroika based on Pepsi

2. Identify this two into an entertainment corporation.

2

Ans. Amblin Entertainment

(The famous film was produced by the entity and the logo of the company has been inspired by the film ET)

3. In 1794, he was guillotined in Paris for “adding water to the people’s tobacco”. Name him.

Ans: LAVOSIOR (The French Chemist)

4. Connect for a famous personality:

4.

Ans. Indira Gandhi

(Indira Gandhi International Airport , New Delhi entrance, Nani Palkivala: On being peremptorily asked by Indira Gandhi in 1975 to plead her appeal before the Supreme Court, against the Allahabad High Court decision which invalidated her 1971 election to the Lok Sabha, Palkhivala simply returned her brief expressing his inability to take up the case. He risked taking on the might of Indira Gandhi, but did not compromise on his values,  Xtramile of Indianoil: During the 1971 war against Pakistan, foreign-owned private oil companies had refused to supply fuel to the Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. In response, Gandhi nationalised Indianoil in 1973, Sambalpuri saree was favourite of Indira Gandhi)

5. New cars used by the Kolkata tram system were delivered by this company in 2012.

Ans. Jessop

6. Identify the person. This was a tribute to a great Jack Daniel’s customer.

6

Ans. Frank Sinatra

7. Earlier vodka which was made from potatoes had an oily aftertaste. Today’s grain vodka has no oily aftertaste. Experimenters found that potato vodka when properly mixed with ice will more completely dissolve the vermouth, giving a less oily mouth feel to the drink and were also colder to drink. This was an explanation provided for what popular habit?

Ans. James Bond said “shaken, not stirred”

8. It was the first chain store company in the world, and was responsible for the creation of the ISBN book catalogue system.

Ans. W H Smith

9. In association with the United Nations, this former railway minister helped the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust to start the first Demographic Research Institute in India in 1956?

Ans. Sir John Mathai

10. Formed in June 1828 in Antwerp by underwriters Alexandre Delehaye and Louis van den Broek, and insurance broker, Auguste Morel. The name was adopted in 1829. This included the adoption of the figure of truth logo designed by Achille Deveria?

Ans. Bureau Veritas

11. Connect:

rnt

Ans. Rabindranath Tagore

( Tagore gave his name  as Amartya,Standard Chartered bank logo: Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, the draft representing the prize money was drawn on the Chartered Bank. The bank had the rare fortune of handing over the draft to him. Tagore advertised for Godrej soap  & Bournvita)

12. What is the specific name given to this, a concept of a curve called proposed by Stan Shin  the founder of Acer . Today it is taught in management schools an illustration of value adding potential of different components of value chain especially in IT related manufacturing industries. Its called a very simple term most curved do. Name the curve.

curve

Ans. Smiling Curve or Bathtub Curve

13. This is TomoDachi life. This is Nintendo it features the mii characters of real life charecters A yong 23-year old called Marini from Arizona campaigned hard on twitter with the # mii quality for equality it wanted game us to allow what? Significant in the modern world the world is going this game of campaign for something to be allowed to gamers, it’s a life simulation.

life

Ans. To choose the sexuality

14. Famous model Heidi Klum designs footwear for this brand. The brand traces its roots to the German Johann Adam, registered in 1744 as a “subject and shoemaker” in local church archives.

Ans. Birken Stock

15. In 1986, Japan’s All-Nippon Airways discovered a unique way to frighten away birds and prevent collisions. All-Nippon Airways estimated that the reduction in bird strikes during the testing period reduced the damage to its aircraft from $910,000 to $720,000. Consequently, All-Nippon planned to extend the experiment to all its large-body aircraft. What did it do?

Ans. by Painting menacing-looking eyes on the engine intakes of its  planes like birds to frighten the smaller birds

16. This industry in Sialkot faced huge bump in 1990s when human rights organizations voiced concerns over child labor. Now a sign at the Forward Sports’ factory gate reads: “We don’t employ under 15”. And they have got a huge contract. Factory owner Khawaja Masood Akhtar, marked by his small black beard and a beaming smile, keenly inspects the work at his plant. What is the product that Factory Sports manufactured was used in 2014?

Ans.The official FIFA world cup Brazuka Football

17. What did Baba Budan smuggle into India from Yemen in 17th Century?

Ans. Coffee

18. Connect:

rhodes

Ans. Rhodes Scholarship

(Both Bono & Montek Singh Ahlualia were Rhodes Scholar, Logo of Rhodes Scholarship)

19. Identify:

dean

 Ans. Dean P. Baquet

(He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and the executive editor of The New York Times. He is the first Black American to serve as executive editor, the highest-ranking position in the paper’s newsroom)

 20.“Husbands are useless” says this brand.

Ans. Asian Paint

21. Connect:

21

Ans. Rudyard Kipling

(He worked for local newspapers “the Civil and Military Gazette” in Lahore and  “The Pioneer” in Allahabad. Kipling Brand’s Richard Macey tells  how the brand began.Wolcott Balestier  was writer and editor notable primarily through his connection to Rudyard Kipling’s books and later Kipling married his sister)

22. Which award is named after him?

AWARD

Ans. Sir Frederick Alfred Laker 

(The Freddie Awards, named after Sir Freddie Laker in honor of his accomplishments in marketing travel during the 1970s, is the “oldest and most prominent”  recognition award for frequent traveler reward programs)

23. He was selected as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the year in 1952. A Street in the Moorhead district Shipley has been named after him. Who is this well known BBC commentator with unique record matched by one other in the world?

Ans. Jim Laker (Record was repeated by Anil Kumble)

Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kochi – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kochi – Regional Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER: Malayala Manorama – Arun Thomas and Nitin Suresh
  • RUNNER UP: Defence Accounts (Indian Navy) – Shibin Azad and Anil Kumar

Regional Round Questions:

1. What was invented after ‘The Victoria Hall’ disaster of 1883 in Britain?

Ans. Emergency Door

2. What?

q.2.

Ans. Duckback

3. Connect

q.3.

Ans. Wikipedia

[1.Logo of Wiki Voyages 2.GNU free Documentation viruses 3.Bill Clinton was first to have a Wikipedia page. 4. Flag of Hawai : It uses the Hawaiian word for quick.]

4. What got introduced in 1880 by John _____ an ‘MA Fellow & Lecturer in Moral Science, Caius College, Cambridge University ‘ , in a paper entitled on the Diagrammatic & Mechanical Representation of Propositions & Reasoning which appeared in the Philosophical magazine & journal of Science?

Ans. Venn Diagram

5. Realising the strategic importance of which commodity, the then Imperial Govt. of India constituted the Lindsay Harlow Committee in 1920, to look into all aspects of the country’s trade & its development?

Ans. Lac

6. Whose tagline is this “ There’s nothing like a hug & launched the Every Little Bottom program in 2010-11”?

Ans. Huggies

7. Identify the brand.

q.7.

Ans. Whatsapp

8. On which website would you find Snoo, the alien? (Hint: 6 letters)

Ans. Reddit

9. Connect

q.9.

Ans. RMKV Group (Rm. K Visvanatha Pillai) [Silk Retailer]

[ 1. Founder of RMKV Rm. K Visvanatha Pillai & his Descendants Sri.V.Kumaraswamy and his brother Sri.K.Viswanathan  2 & 3. Bridal Seven & Srinika are the collection of RMKV 4. Jyothika , brand ambassador of RMKV  5.  Designer Sreee of RmKV Hamsa Damayanthi, based on the Raja Ravi Varma painting and modeled by then-unknown Deepika Padukone.]

10. Connect

q.10.

Ans. Suguna

[1, 2 & 4 . Brands of Suguna,  started at Udumalaipettai  3. Video : Interview with the founder B Soundarajan.]

11. “ If service wasn’t important, if technology wasn’t complex, if variety wasn’t confusing , We would have no reason to be in business. We help you buy. “ Whose philosophy is this? (Hint: 5 letters)

Ans. CROMA

12. Identify him.

q.12.

Ans. H P Nanda of Escorts

13. How do we know this company now?

q.13.

Ans. Saint Gobain

14. Amistad, a Steven Spielberg film released in late 1997, covers the story of a certain Lewis Tappan & his crusade to defend the rights of slaves. What is he known in the world of business for?

Ans. Dun and Bradstreet

 15. Identify.

q.15.

Ans. Quaker Oats

16. Which company has the limited edition 7 deadly Sins series of where flavours were named after the seven deadly sins. Sins was followed by another limited edition range in 2005. (Hint: 6 letters)

Ans. MAGNUM

Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal of BHEL, Bhopal 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Regional Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Chennai Silks –
    Arul Sarvanan and Yogesh Pai
  • RUNNER UP:
    Brookefields –
    Balasubramaniam and Ashwin Balasubramaniam

 

Regional Finals Questions:

1. Company once manufactured underwear under the brand name Fortitude and got its current name from a naming contest held among company staff. Which company?

A. Speedo

2. 150 years since 1964 this was a celebrated world famous ad agency whose logo features an owl and lamp. Which organization?

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A. J. Walter Thompson 

3. Connect:

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A. IMF    

4.  MIT150 is a list published by Boston Globe in honor of the 150th anniversary of MIT in 2001. Listing 150 of the most significant innovators, inventions or ideas from MIT its alumni faculty and related people and organization in the institute. Who or what topped the list?

A. WWW – Tim Berners-Lee

5. What is this?

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A. Facekini

6. What is common to Suzuki market in Melbourne, Huaxi Street market in Taipei, Sat bazaar in Arpora (Goa), Chiang Mai market in Thailand, Ratchada Bazaar in Bangkok and Yua Tei (Temple Street in Hong Kong)?

A. Night Markets

7. What term is claimed to have originated from an NBC documentary in 1944 due to the phenomenon of children being left home alone becoming common due to and after WW II , when one parent would be enlisted into the armed forces , so the other would have to get a job?

A. Latchkey Kids

8. Which viceroy said this on the death of Jamsetji Tata –“No Indian of the present generation had done more for the commerce and industry of India”?

A. Lord Curzon

9. In what unique way using social media did Taco Bell reintroduce the beefy crunch burrito?

A. Snapchat

10. This sportswear giant signed 750 million pounds to make Manchester United’s kit for 10 year.

A. Adidas

11. Connect:

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A. Titanic        

12. Official slogan of the company when translated to English means “Make the Change.”

A. Li Ning

13. Contemporary ones are frequently produced in 33gm^2 glossy card. A company named Thumb Jack Bugle was the first to pioneer these. DL is one of the formats in advertising. What?

A. Fliers

14. This company builds bonnie babies and is an original baby food manufacturer. Huge Global name. What?

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A. Glaxo/ GSK

15. Co-written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Michael Douglas, this 1987 movie documented the rise of modern shareholder capitalism. Which movie?

A. Wall Street

16. Company’s Global Depositary Receipts (GDR) are traded on the London stock exchange ticker as SSA. Which company?

A. Systema Global

17. Better known for her voice than her face. Who?

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A. Siri Voice Assistance                                                                                                                                                              

18. Company was previously known as Socony-Vacuum Oil Company. Which?

A. Mobil

19. Connect:

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A. Stadium naming rights across the world

20. What is happening here?

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A. Prisoners generating electricity.

21. Where is the iconic Hattori clock tower is located? The building and clock tower were originally built by Kintaro Hattori, the founder of Seiko. The answer is a 5 Letter word.

A. Ginza.

 

 Questions contributed by Ms. Anuradha Pai Ma’am!

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Chennai Silks –
    Arul Sarvanan and Yogesh Pai
  • RUNNER UP:
    Brookefields –
    Balasubramaniam and Ashwin Balasubramaniam

 

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. What is this 2.6 million sq.ft. building in US, that failed to attract enough tenants during the great depression, was bought by Lawrence Wein and Harry Helmsley in 1961?

A. Empire State Building

2. In Arabic, the literal translation of this corporate tycoon’s first name is Defender. His surname stands for Love. Who is this IT baron from India?

A. Azim Premji

3. Some predictions suggest the amount of oil present here could be 200 billion barrels, far more than Kuwait or Abudhabi. Though it is extremely difficult and at the moment, prohibitively expensive to extract oil here but its important to predict what the global economy will look like in 2048, when the protocol banning exploration comes up for renewal. Where?

A. Antartica

4. Which brand would you associate with the book, ‘The Hippie Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder & Other Mountains’?

A. Jansport

5. In the 1850’s what was Cuba’s largest expo which helped Don Facundo Bacardi to build his empire in the country?

A. Sugarcane

6. Which stronger than steel fiber invented in 1965 by DuPont’s only female employee to be awarded the company’s Lavoisier Medal for outstanding technical achievement, was initially intended to be used in automobile industries?

A. Kevlar

7. This was the first commissioned sponsored program in the history of Indian television and increase in the sale of maggi noodles. What was re-telecast on the national channel after a decade long gap sponsored by P&G and trimmed down to 52 from its original 159 episodes as it could no longer recreate the earlier magic?

A. Humlog

8.Identify a famous person from this picture of a mechanical calculator.

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A. Blaise Pascal

9. Rufus Skeel owned a small shop in providence, Rhode Island that sold cloth. Mr. Skeel ‘s daughter painted images of apples and applied them to the bolts of cloth. What was this an inspiration for?

A. Fruit of the Loom

10. The Gunn Report and Show Reel of the year authored by Donald Gunn and Emma Wilkie is an annual publication identifying and detailing the awarded new work within the advertising industry. Which famous South Asian was the Guest Editor in 2012?

A. Prasoon Joshi

11. What two words were used by media to describe the Union budget of India for year 97-98 presented on February 28 1997, by finance minister P. Chidambaram, with features such as lowering income tax rates, removal of surcharge on corporate tax and reduction in corporate tax rates?

A. Dream Budget

12. Who is this famous person on the banknote of Portugal?

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A. Vasco da Gama

13. What champagne house that has used the James Bond film series as a marketing device was founded in 1829 by Hennequin De Villermont and Paul Reaudin?

A. Bollinger

14. What annual event which followed a brick and mortar pattern before 2009 was effected by two viruses ‘Conflicer’ and ‘W32 Nimda’?

A. CAT Entrance Exam

15. This company along with engineering company Agrotec, has collaborated with Italian space agency to introduce Isspresso, the first capsule based espresso system able to work in the extreme conditions of space?

A. Lavasa

15. Identify this inventor.

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Marconi

16. Complete this quote by Henry Ford: “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is ___________”

A. Success

17. It was locally manufactured in India only since 1958, though it was imported to India since the early 1900’s. Amitabh Bachchan endorsed it on radio in the 1970’s. Which health food drink brand?

A. Horlicks

18. Which famous man is being caricatured here?

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A. J.P. Morgan

20. Cindy Crawford dressed as which famous person from world history?

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George Washington

 

 

 

 

 Questions contributed by Ms. Anuradha Pai Ma’am!

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Ranchi – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Ranchi – Regional Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Bokaro Steel –
    S.W. Kispotta and Anand Raj
  • RUNNER UP:
    Bokaro Steel –
    Debabrata Chowdhury and Rajiv Gautam

Regional Finals Questions:

1. World’s first manufacturer of Terry Towel opened its factory in 1850. Now known as a different name.

A. Christie’s

2. This bull is found in an Asian country and has a major say in the world economy. Name the city.

A. Shanghai

3. Connect:

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A. Concorde

4. Question on brown vans used in the USA and the company in question is UPS.

5. Dennis Gabor invented something in 1940s which was widely relevant in India last year.

A.Holography

6. HMS Birkenhead capsized in 1852, this has led to a protocol which is still is followed all over the world.

Allowing the women and children to board the life boats first.

7. She is Rebecca Webb Carranza, someone who invented/popularized something that is liked by all. What?

A. Tortilla Chips

8.Connect:

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A. Force India F1 team

9. Connect:

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A. KKR IPL team

10. T.T. Varadarajan floated Maya Appliances, the makers of the well-known mixie brand Preethi. His famous uncle was a finance minister at the Central Government Cabinet. Who?

A. T.T. Krishnamachari

11. The La Colombe has formed the alliance with ______ for charity in Africa.

A. Leonardo DiCaprio

13. This street in London gave rise to which cigarette brand.

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A. Pall Mall

14. Book written by?

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A. Kishore Biyani

15. The 5th pocket which is the smallest one in Levi’s jeans was made for which purpose?

A. Keeping pocket watches by the miners.

16. Seen in the picture is John F. T. Jane. What did he help created?

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Jane’s Defence review which later became Jane’s Defence Weekly

17. 1st escalator in Mumbai was in this building. Which one?

A. Air India Nariman Point building.

18. Who is he?

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A. Lenovo founder Liu Chuanzhi

19. This company was taken over by a huge company. Which?

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A. MICO taken over by Bosch

20. Connect the milk bottle to the US Great Depression era which had long queues of unemployed people to a very infamous person.

A. Al Capone; He was responsible for expiration dates on milk bottles/jugs.

 

Questions contributed by S. S.Panda.