Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – International Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – International Finals Questions


  • WINNER : IIFT – Kunal Malhotra and Viraj Bake
  • RUNNER UP : LNMIIT – Anivesh and Kushal Shah


International Finals Questions:

Round 1 (Taking Guard):

1. These are different types of jewellery made by a company called War & Peace which uses a metal called ‘Peace Bronze’ to make their range of jewellery. What do they make their jewels from?

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A. Made from disarmed and recycled nuclear weapons from across the world.

2. The Swedish music band ABBA has revealed a very economic reason in their photo book for their wearing outrageous and not-so-familiar clothing on stage, which is also similar in the U.S. for artists like Lady GaGa. What is the reason?

A. Due to tax benefits. The cost of outfits could be deducted against tax – so long as the costumes were so outrageous they could not possibly be worn on the street.

3. Identify this institution started in 1875 following a meeting, at the Leger Hotel in King William Street, which now has an Indian owner.

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A. Blackburn Rovers F.C.

4. This great fashion mogul has now opened a museum for the world of fashion. Identify.

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A. Pierre Cardin

5. Which world famous brand’s name comes from Tupi-Guarani language, now Portuguese, meaning ‘Beast’ or ‘the one who kills with one leap’?

A. Jaguar

6. Who does this lead you to? (Unbelievable money in the recent past and one of the big names in entertainment)

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A. Triple H

Round 2 (Pinch Hitting):

1. In the world of economics, what is an unclaimed corpse indicator?

A. During recessions, because of high funeral costs, family members never claim the bodies of the deceased so the state will pay for costs.

2. This is a type of a commercial establishment that gets its name from a Belgian town.

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A. Spa in Belgium

3. Justia is a legal database firm which trademarks intangible items with the U.S. government. Which famous music personality trademarked the phrases ‘Party like its 1989’, ‘This sick beat’, Nice to meet you, where you been’, in 2015?

A. Taylor Swift

4.What was born in 3420, Boelter Hall in UCLA? This has now been opened to the public as a location.

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A. This is where the internet was born.

5. In 1765, A. Boulanger put a sign above his front door stating: “Boulanger débite des ________ divins” with the added Latin invitation translating to “Come to me, those who are famished, and I will give you sustenance”. What word did he use to describe his institution that has become a generic to describe all such businesses?

A. Restaurant

6. A brand originated [Buzzer Pressed]

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A. Old Spice

7. Called ‘Flash’ in Nigeria, ‘Prank’ in England and Australia, ‘Beep’ in Africa, what phenomenon now used as a marketing tool by companies and political parties alike amounts  to 70% of all traffic in Bangladesh?

A. Marketing through Missed Calls.

8. Lance Armstrong said this about whom: “We had some common bonds. We had the disease. We both never met our birth father. Neither of us had a college degree. We both like to bike a little. And yet we never talked about any of that”?

A. Steve Jobs

9. These are shoes [Buzzer Pressed]

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A. Cristiano Ronaldo

10. Who is the missing person? 3 of them started a phenomenal production company and lent their initials to part of the name.

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A. Steven Spielberg of Dreamworks SKG

11. What was the reason for heavy buying of numbers 0318, 2303 and 1609 of Singapore’s D4 lottery on 23rd March, 2015?

A. Demise of Lee Kuan Yew and picking four-digit lottery numbers based on his time of death, or other combinations associated with the former prime minister.

12. It’s a 2 word phrase that originates from the Middle Ages, when it referred to pottery or metalwork that had just been pulled from the fire in which it had been hardened. Which one?

A. Brand New

Round 2 (Slog Overs):

1. According to the OED, this fictional family from the Ballyhoo magazine served as inspiration for a word because the family always said nonsensical things which actually amounted to nothing. Which word?

A. Zilch

2. Connect:

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A. Solar Impluse which recently flew over India.

3. Made of Calabash Gourd or the Mahogany Wood, it features a curve that end where the bowl sits. It has an air chamber below the bowl to keep it cool and dry. What is this and who uses it? It is an item that is associated with a person/character who is admired world over.

A. Pipe of Sherlock Holmes

4. This is a famous location, the oldest cafe in Paris. It was frequented by several liberals like Voltaire and so on, but the idea to create something very specific for this world happened at this cafe. Created by Denis and Jean, the whole world has been captivated by their series of creations. What concept of publications started in 1685 was discussed here?

A. The creation of the encyclopaedia

5. These are published by Techno Comics. Its a comic book series, Primortals which was published between 1995 and 1997. Who was the creator of this series?

A. Leonard Nimoy

6. This book earned its author close to an estimated US$ 150 M during his lifetime. His relatives did not want the royalties of the book after his death. The proceeds finally went to charities of his home state but the same expires on 30 April 2015 when the rights to the book come into the public domain. Which book?

A. Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – National Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – National Finals Questions


  • WINNER : IIFT – Kunal Malhotra and Viraj Bake
  • RUNNER UP : LNMIIT – Anivesh and Kushal Shah


National Finals Questions:

Round 1 – Getting Started

1) George Wittet, one of the first board members of the Tata Engineering Co, the previous avatar of Tata Motors, was the first president of IIA from 1917. What did he architect for the Tatas?

A. Bombay House

2) Identify the entity from the logo.


A. Marley Resort & Spa

3) Identify the entity from the logo.


A. Murty Classical Library of India

4) China to Washington DC in 2000, China to Memphis in 2003, China to Edinburgh in 2011 and China to Paris in 2012 are some of the historic flights of FedEx containing two main passengers along with 200 kilos of a type of woody grass, 100 kilos of shoots, 45 kilos of apples, plus plenty of fresh water. Who was being transported?

A. Pandas

5) Connect:


A. Starbucks

6) 40 devotees of Maa Manglagauri Mandir in Gaya town, Bihar have opened a bank for their financial betterment. Who are the principal founders of the bank or what is this bank’s uniqueness?

A. Bank started and operated by Beggers

Round 2 – Pinch Hitting

1) Identify the entity from the logo.


A. Iron Bank of Braavos

2) What is the name of this tour?


A. Steve Jobs Tour

3) Which economic indicator named after a television channel got its name because of behaviour – when the economy is down, this channel got the highest views?

A. CNBC Indicator

4) The patent for what was given by US Patent department to Clarence Saunders on October 9 1917, which he used for his grocery store ‘Piggly Wiggly’?

A. Self Serving Store

5) What is the significance of this image?


A. Secret Easter Egg used for the first time

6) Trademarked in the UK, what generic material was named after John L McAdam, a British surveyor who suggested that the broken stones of even size mixed with tar would result in highest quality products?

A. Tarmac

7) Identify from the advertisement.


A. Titan Edge

8) First appearing in the 1590’s in England, this term meaning designated funds came from the fact that farmers used a special identification on their livestock by cutting distinctive notches on the animals. What economic term?

A. Earmark

9) Where would you come across ‘Hotel Borse’?


A. The Grand Budapest Hotel Location

10) Connect:



11) What has Mona Mehta designed?


A. Designed IPL Trophy

12) Who started out as a stock broker before trying his hand at the family business of PVC pipe making and later went on to be the chairman of Gujarat State Finance Corporation in 1995?

A. Amit Shah

Round 3 – Slog Overs:

1) Origin of the term Benchmarking.


2) Koryo is a company based in Beijing and started by Nicholas Bonner, a Leeds University Professor and film director Daniel Gordon in 2001. They meet each of their clients personally before the transaction and they have a monopoly in their industry. What specific destination do they market?

A. Tour of North Korea

3) Briefcase used by US President to authorize a nuclear attack while away from fixed command centers. What is the name?


A. Nuclear Football

4) Connect:


A. Vogue

5) Explain:


A. The Launch of Businessline by RK Laxman

6) A Member of the original cast of Agatha Christie’s play Mousetrap, he sold his 10 percent production rights of the play to finance his dream which won him an Oscar for best film and direction. Which Oscar winner’s epic is this?

A. Richard Attenborough – Gandhi