Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Mumbai – Tata Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Mumbai – Tata Track Questions

Results (Tata Track):

  • WINNER :

Tata Consultancy Services – Pravin Varma and Priyambad Pattanayak

  • RUNNER UP:

Tata Capital – Ashutosh Tyagi and Rohit Srinivasan

 

Round 1:

Q.1 In 1866, founded as a US blasting oil company to defend the patent in US for a blasting related hypothesis. Who founded this company?

Ans:  Alfred Nobel

Q.2 Andrew Marnitz wrote a parody on an industry covering the years 1977-2001, the book was titled ‘Economy of Errors’. What was the book about?

Ans: Doctcom Boom

Q.3 27th March 1980, the market crashed. It was called as ‘X’ Thrusday. Prices fell because of Nelson Hunt’s involvement in this commodity. Name the commodity.

Ans. Silver

Q.4 If the Great Expo of 1889 led to the development of the Eiffel Tower, what did the Great Exhibition of 1851 lead to?

Ans: Crystal Palace

Q.5 Which organization is the world’s largest consumer of Oil and Petroleum?

Ans: US Armed Forces

Q.6 In the mid 19th Century they were the largest supplier of gun powder in the US. It comprised half the gunpowder used during the American Civil War. Which company?

Ans: Du Pont

Round 2:

Q.1 Identify?

BItcoin

Bitcoin

Q.2 [Image not available] Whose identity was defined by the arrangement of these 20 dots (20 white dots were shown in the form of a square)?

Indigo

Q.3 Identify?

Google Humming Bird

Google Humming Bird, new update of search algorithm by Google.

Q.4 Identify?

Varun Berry

Varun Berry; New CEO of Brittania

Q.5 Identify?

Denna Mehta

Dina Mehta; First woman to head BSE.

Q.6

Club cuba

Logo of Club Cuba; Coffee flavoured soft drink from Parle.

Round 3:

Q.1 How did the country previously know Tata Infomedia Ltd. Yellow Pages?

Tata Donnelly

Q.2 This company acquired Teleglobe USA ?

Tata Communication

Q.3 JRD Tata served in which Army?

French Army

Q.4 This personality has just released a book chronicling his experience working for the Tata’s?

Harish Bhatt – Tata Log

Round 4:

Q.1 Whose words ‘This is my greatest love after tennis, I do have a sweet tooth”. (Buzzer pressed)

Sugarpova

Q.2 Shoppo.in the online market place was acquired by. (Buzzer pressed)

Snapdeal

Q.3 Public Company which refers to royalty in its name today is abbreviated as VST ?

Vazir Sultan Tobacco

Q.4 Sub-Heading of book  – ‘Not Economics, Economic Implications’. (Buzzer pressed)

Amartya Sen

Round 5:

Q.1 Global firm founded by Bruce Henderson. (Buzzer pressed)

BCG

Q.2 Two brothers Eduard and Andre; Red and Green guides. (Buzzer pressed)

Michelin

Q.3 Ranked as the most powerful business woman In India, MD of ICICI Bank?

Chanda Kochhar

 

Questions contributed by Mr. Francis Rodrigues.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Results (Tata Track):

  • WINNER :

Tata Consultancy Services – Pravin Varma and Priyambad Pattanayak

  • RUNNER UP:

Tata Capital – Ashutosh Tyagi and Rohit Srinivasan

Results (External Track):

  • WINNER:

Viacom 18 – Siddharth and Pradeep Prabhu

  • RUNNER UP:

ING Vysya – Birma Ram and Samrat Mukherjee

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS:

Cut- off: Tata Track – 15; External Track – 18+ tie-breakers

Q.1 Peter Lynch said – “You should not invest in something you can’t illustrate with a __________”. Fill in the blank.

Ans: Crayon

Q.2 This singer made Instagram history by achieving 1 million likes. Who?

Ans: Justin Timberlake

Q.3 This group’s online magazine is ‘Yuva Desh’ while its rivals online TV channel is ‘Yuva TV’. Which two groups?

Ans: Congress and BJP

Q.4 A 1937 article in TIME magazine listed this person as the richest in the world with $500 million in jewels, $150 million in gold bars, among other things. Who?

Ans: Nizam of Hyderabad

Q.5 [Image] Image of a train with negative adjectives like nepotism, bribery written; tagline was John’s Co. This was a cartoon for which company?

Ans:  Dutch East India Company

Q.6 A 2011 study by Credit Suisse said that the largest number of family businesses are in this country – 65% of all listed companies in this country are family businesses. Which country?

Ans: India

Q.7 Company started by Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever for in-depth knowledge on a particular topic. Which company?

Ans: Quora.com

Q.8 Companies like Walkwater Media, Imagica! are owned by this business personality. Who?

Ans: Manmohan Shetty

Q.9 Citigroup is the first American Bank to be given permission to open an office in which city?

Ans:  Baghdad

Q.10 Which business personality’s life is this movie based?

Howard Huhes

Ans: Howard Hughes

Q.11 He was an international commodities trader who later became a fugitive in Switzerland. He was the creator of the spot market for crude oil, and he became one of history’s most financially successful commodities traders. Who?

Ans: Marc Rich

Q.12 Quote from Thomas Alva Edison: “Every Branch of Human Knowledge can be taught with ______    ________”. Fill in the blanks.

Ans: Motion Pictures

Q.13 This soap was launched in India in 1946 to counter Hamam, today it is owned by Hindustan Unilever Name the soap.

Ans: Rexona

Q.14 This included 8 baloons, an elephant holding an umbrella next to a baby shower and priced at $2.80 at the party pieces website. What is this commemorating?

Ans: Birth of the Royal Baby i.e. Prince Williams and Kate Middleton’s son

Q.15 Tagline: Empowering Minds. Name the corporate house which is started an institute for Technology and Science.

Birla

Ans: Birla, BITS

Q.16 Quote – “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it”. Who said these words?

Ans: Steve Jobs

Q.17 Connect the International Wrestling Federation and a brand founded in Biella, Italy in 1911.

Ans: FILA

Q.18 This was set-up in 1850 between Calcutta and Diamond Harbour by William Brooke O’Shaugenessy – a surgeon in the East India Company and Chemistry teacher at Calcutta Medical College. What?

Ans: First telegraph service in India.

Q.19 This brand was set up by Philip Young in 1932 and gets its name from ‘title holder’. Which brand?

Ans: Titleist.

Q.20 Image of Indian International Cricket team jersey was shown and question was who is the kit and apparel sponsor?Indian Cricket jersey

Ans: Nike

Q.21 In 1835 the Godrej Company manufactured surgical instruments like scalpels and stamped these three words on each of the implements. What were the words?

Ans: Made in India

Q.22 Which Indian giant is behind the initiative – Kisan Seva Kendra?

Ans: IOC

Q.23 Google plans to launch project Loon to make internet available everywhere. What will it use?

Ans: Hot Air Baloons

Q.24 This brand get its name from the Marathi word for ‘Of lemon’ that is “Limbu Cha”?

Ans: Limca

Q.25 [Image] Image of patent which was for Motor Wagen. Patent for which company?

Ans: Benz & Co or Karl Benz

Questions contributed by Mr. Francis Rodrigues.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – South Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – South Zonal Round

Teams:

  • Bangalore : Ujjivan Financial Services : Alagarsamy and Mayank Mathur
  • Coimbatore : Chennai Silks : Yogesh Pai and Arul Saravanan
  • Kochi : Malayala Manorama : Arun Thomas and Nithin Suresh
  • Hyderabad : Infosys : Sridhar Reddy and Surendra Reddy
  • Trivandrum : Allianz : Dileesh Kumar and Balaji Vishwanathan
  • Chennai : Infosys : Vivek and Senthil Kumar

Teams making it to the National Finals:

Winners:

  • Coimbatore : Chennai Silks : Yogesh Pai and Arul Saravanan

Runners-up:

  • Hyderabad : Infosys : Sridhar Reddy and Surendra Reddy

Round 1:

Q.1 During the Victorian England who were referred to as the “Robins”?

Post Men.

Q.2 What British tradition  began in the mid 1700s as an afternoon meal for the working man, taken standing up or sitting on tall stools?

High Tea

Q.3 Which company was founded when two separate companies came together and one company was founded as Hong Kong ____________ Dock?

Hutchinson Whampoa

Q.4 For what specific purpose was the art decor of the Empire State Building originally designed?

Docking the air zeppelin ships.

Q.5 The study by Devavrat Shah and his colleague led to an index very relevant in the world we live in. What?

A study on the viral-ability of the content on social media.

Q.6 The tropical roots of what go back to at least 1947 in , when the Government Textile Industry, Hawaii,  the Honolulu  allowed workers to wear the Aloha shirt in a part of the year?

Friday/Casual Dressing.

Round 2:

Q.1 Which work of fiction inspired the below cover page of Economist?

Economist

Alice in Wonderland

Q.2 Identify the company?

1

Desh Bhandu Gupta, Lupin Pharma

Q.3 Why 2 – 10 – 4?

Dr. Pepper

An indication to the customer as to the time during which Dr. Pepper has to be consumed.

Q.4 [Image] Identify the character form Asterix?

Valueaddetax; a play on Value Added Tax

Q.5 Lord Nelson’s ship, gives its name to which company/group?

Vanguard

Vanguard Group

Q.6 Calatrava Cross has been adopted as the logo of which company?

Calatrava

Patek Phillipe

Round 3:

Q1. JRD Tata’s quote – “Cleanliness is the Hallmark of perfect standards and the best quality inspector is the ___________ “. Fill in the blanks.

Conscience

Q2. Connect – Mohua Kothi, Bandhavgarh. (Buzzer pressed)

Wildlife Resorts from the Taj.

Q3. What was founded at the Dinshaw House in 1918?

TMTC

Q4. It was an initial choice for something, but something else got chosen. Why was Sini Junction considered?

Original place where Tata Steel was supposed to be founded.

Round 4:

Q.1

Morgan Stanley

Morgan Stanley

Q.2

Fortune 500

Three companies which have feature on all editions of Fortune 500.

Q.3 Question on Kellogg’s. Couldn’t get all the elements.

Q.4

Blade Runner

Blade Runner Curse; The story that has developed around the film “Bladerunner” is that over the years, the film was a curse to the companies whose logos were displayed prominently as product placements in some scenes as they suffered certain losses.

Round 5:

Q.1

Clue 1 – “Callista” is a little known machine from this source.

Clue 2 – The first one was set up at Brigade Road, Bangalore. Today in Prague and Vienna as well.

Cafe Coffee Day

Q.2

Clue 1 – Princess Ann competed in the 1975 Olympics games with the _______ horse for a specific reason.

Clue 2 – Popularly quoted as the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.

Goodwill

Q.3

Clue 1 – Fred Karno Company introduced this Brand to America.

Charlie Chaplin

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Bangalore – Tata Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Bangalore – Tata Track Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:

Tata Consultancy Services – Krishna Kant Prasad and Royce Cherian Thomas

  • RUNNER UP:

Tata Elxsi – Ajay Rao and Biswas Sedai

Round 1:

Q1. What was first started in Japan as Toyosu Stores in 1974?

7 to 11 Stores.

Q2.  What size of paper became a standard paper size during the 15th century, when it was first produced in Germany? It gets its name from the watermark that was once used to identify it. The watermark was in the shape of a jester’s hat.

Full scape paper (Fool’s cap- watermark)

Q3. Connect “Leeson – Fog – 80”?

Baring’s Bank

Q4. In 1804, London replaced which other European City as the centre of gold trading in Europe?

Amsterdam

Q5. Lars Smith of Sweden founded a brand and named it after “perfection”?

Absolut Vodka

Q6. Name the Forbes 152nd richest man, who changed his surname from “Lifeshitz”?

Ralph Lauren

Round 2:

Q1. Most valuable two letter trademark?

CK – Calvin Klein.

Q2. Identify?

chitramakrishana

 Chitra Ramakrishnan, NSE, MD.

Q3.  Unique about the below Fanta advertisement?

Fanta

World’s first tasteable AD.

Q4. Which country’s currency note?

One trillion

Zimbabwe.

Q5. Identify? Inspired a movie.

Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner, inspiration for the movie “Pursuit of Happiness”.

Round 3:

Q1. Which Tata company is the recipient of the prestigious Ferrari Innovation Award?

TCS.

Q2. Which Tata company was set up in 1964 as a joint venture with UK based James Finlay and Company?

Tata Global Beverages.

Q3. Which company was incorporated by Tata Motors, Tata International and Development Bank of SIngapore?

Tata Precision Instruments

Q4. He is often referred to as the phantom of the Bombay House?

Shapoorji Pallonji Mistry

Round 4

Q1. Rakesh Gangwal is the co-founder of which airline?

Indigo

Q2. “Difficulty of Being Good” is a book by?

Gurucharan Das

Q3. What is the tagline one would watch at the entrance of the Bangalore International Airport?

Waku-doki; Toyota

Q4. This word derives from Latin for “I estimate”. Which word?

Tax

Round 5Clues Round

Q1. Galaxy, Travel First class; Founding partner of UEFA; Only colour black.

Ford

Q2. “Children are our role models”; Star Wars Construction Sets.

Lego

Q3. “No imperfections” – Tagline; Sean Connery referred to it when he said he wants his martini shaken not stirred; Rudolf introduced it in the US.

Smirnoff

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Bangalore – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Bangalore – Preliminary Round Questions

Results (Tata Track):

  • WINNER:

Tata Consultancy Services – Krishna Kant Prasad and Royce Cherian Thomas

  • RUNNER UP:

Tata Elxsi – Ajay Rao and Biswas Sedai

Results (External Track):

  • WINNER:

Ujjivan Financial Services Pvt. Ltd. – Alagarsamy and Mayank Mathur

  • RUNNER UP:

Yahoo! – Rohan Nogueira and Thejaswi Udupa

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS

Q1. Name the Asian conglomerate which started making noodles and was a grocery shop, and owned Everland Resorts in the hospitality space?

Samsung

Q2. Motto – “Universal Food for Education”; It is a subject of a Harvard Business School case study. Name the entity?

Akshaya Patra, ISKCON

Q3. What product/product category was introduced by Colgate after acquiring Minnetonka Corporation which manufactured soft soap in 1987?

Liquid Soap

Q4. What unique university was founded by Fred Turner?

Hamburger University

Q5. [Image] Image of the car’s first photograph in a newspaper Dated November 2, 1938?

Volkswagen Beetle

Q.6 Before electricity was invented, it was a form of lighting used in theatre. Today the term is used in the corporate world to describe an important/prominent person in the company. Name the term.

Limelight

Q7. “Ladies and Gentlemen, Let’s Rock and Roll”, the first lines of which iconic TV channel?

MTV

Q8. Christian Dior – “A woman’s ___________ tells more about her than her handwriting”. Fill in the blanks.

Perfume

Q9. John Poppy, Colombo Lunar, Stag, Hindustan are some of the brands of which essential item?

Umbrellas

Q10. Name the director of Citizen Kane who portrayed the real life newspaper magnet William Randolph Hearst?

Orson Wells

Q11. In 1983, who became the first living fashion designer to be honored by the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a solo exhibition?

Yves Saint Laurent

Q12. 1939, Edwin Hardin Sutherland coined which term for a crime committed by a person of responsibility and high social status ?

White Collar Crime

Q13. Which company has introduced the car brand “e2O”?

Mahindra Reva

Q14. Who was behind the creation of “Lalithaji” and “Muscle Man”?

Alyque Padamsee

Q15. Name the hospital?

Kokilaben

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital

Q16. The Champagne bubble consists of which gas?

Carbon dioxide

Q17. Who is a Eurochamp representing?

Eureka Forbes

Q18. Which stylist/classy Sri Lankan cricket player is the brand ambassador of Adidas Clima-Cool technology?

Mahela Jayawardane

Q19. What was recently branded as “NH” in Bangalore as it was very difficult to pronounce the original name?

Narayana Hrudalaya

Q20. Identify what is blanked out. (Clue – A term in Mathematics.)

redbul infiniti

Q21. What was created in Bangalore inspired by the wooden floor ball rooms in Piccadilly Circus used by the army men for dancing. It was a structure which was situated in the namma metro zone?

Plaza Theatre

Q22. Who introduced “Gluco Cola” cool drink in India?

Parle Agro

Q23. In Forbes 2013 list of richest football players, who is ahead of Messi and Christiano Ronaldo?

David Beckham

Q24. What was founded in Bangalore as the “Imperial Institute of Animal Husbandry and Dairy”?

National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI).

Q25. Identify?

Anand Sharma

Anand Sharma, Union Commerce Minister

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Goa – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Goa – External Track Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:

Savoir Faire : Harshavardhan Bhatkuly and Rajiv D Silva

  • RUNNER UP:

Marphous Human Consulting – Ashish Nalavade and Shoib Syed

Round 1:

1. Iridium, Bionic, Kinetic, Platinum, Evolution, Karbon, Vendetta and Pulse. This is a list of what?

Puma Cricket Bats

2. What do Psephologist do?

Scientifically analyse elections

3. EPCOT is an acronym of Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, a Utopian city of the future planned in Bay Lake, Florida by which company?

Disney. EPCOT is the second of four theme parks built at Walt Disney World in Bay LakeFlorida.

4. Sold their trademark and entered into 10 years of legal commitment. After 20 years have forayed back in the sector with a brand which derives name from a country. Which group?

Café Cuba-Parle Group

5. In 1890, pharmacist Lunsford Richardson took over the retail drug business of his brother-in-law Dr. Joshua of Greensboro, North Carolina. After Dr. Joshua saw an advertisement for particular Seeds, Lunsford Richardson began marketing Family Remedies. Which brand thus took birth?

Vicks

6. What is Grosholtz which is a threshold revenue measuring system in UK?

Revenue from tourist footfalls in Madame Tussaud Museum (Marie Tussaud was born as Anna Maria Grosholtz)

Round 2:

1. Identify the logo:

1

Kering Group

2.

2

Shopping, Seduction & _____________?

Mr. Selfridge 

3.

3

Baba Zarda of DS Group, The couple being Mazhar Khan and Zeenat Aman in the erstwhile iconic ad.

4. Sir Rajendra Nath Mookerjee is known to have founded two important entities in India. Along with Sir Acquin Martin, he founded Martin & Co. and contributed to the success of James Erskine founded Bengal Iron works at Kulti. Later he joined G.H.Fairhurst  in founding the 1st iron ore mining co. in Burnpur which later became what?

IISCO (Indian Iron and Steel Company)

5. Driven by curiosity and ambition, he took up a job as a mill-hand. He wanted to understand the entire gamut of operations; his big break came only at the age of 31. Along with Chandulal Mahadevia and Arthur Shorrock, an Englishman who knew some British textile-machinery manufacturers in Lancashire, he took over the management of a small mill in Ahmedabad, and named it the Shorrock Mill. Of the initial equity capital of Rs 3.25 lakhs, Mr. Mafatlal picked up 30 shares of Rs 1,000 each while his father picked up another 30 shares. Along with his partners, he evolved an innovative scheme to raise the rest of the funds. In those days, business concerns were run by managing agencies. So, the enterprising partners promised investors a share in the managing agency. Which company came into existence thus?

4

6. [Text of question not available] Question on  Vishnu Ramakrishna and founding of: 

Talwalkar

Round 3:

1. In 2013, this became India’s first auto brand to cross 3 million Facebook fans. (Buzzer Pressed)

Tata Nano

2. This Tata brand derives its name from the pattern of musical notes. (Buzzer Pressed)

Titan Raga

3. Which Tata company releases Quarterly Newsletter-Sun Sells?

Tata BP Solar

4. Ginger Hotel (Buzzer Pressed)

Root Corporation; Parent Company

Round 4:

1. 

1

Project Xanadu. It was the first hypertext project, founded in 1960 by Ted Nelson; Xanadu is the fictional estate of Charles Foster Kane, the title character of the film; Bill Gates’ house has been nicknamed “Xanadu 2.0”

2. 

2

Theodore Roosevelt. United States Forest Service was formed in the administration of President Theodore Roosevelt; Teddy bear named after President Theodore Roosevelt; Roosevelt’s bust on the minted dimes.

3.

3

Sandisk

4.

4

DiCaprio Foundation

Round 5:

1. Flagship Product of Cubatabaco’s Habanos owned Romeo y Julieta is named after which Prime Minister? (Buzzer Pressed)

Winston Churchill. The flagship vitola of the brand is named in his honor.

2. Astronut& Lunar Cheese Cake were the two flavors launched by Baskin & Robbins in 1969 in honor of what? (Buzzer Pressed)

The first astronauts setting foot on the moon in 1969.

3. Clinique, Beautiful,  Bronze Goddess, Youth Dew, Modern Muse, Pleasures (Buzzer Pressed)

Estée Lauder

Questions contributed by Kumar Saurabh, currently working with The Manipal Group. He is an HR enthusiast and an avid quizzer. He runs a quizzing group on FB –  inquisitivemindzz and a blog.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Goa – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Goa – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:

Savoir Faire : Harshavardhan Bhatkuly and Rajiv D Silva

  • RUNNER UP:

Marphous Human Consulting – Ashish Nalavade and Shoib Syed

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS:

1. This clothing design and manufacturing company was founded in Barcelona, Catalonia (Spain) by brothers Isak Andic and Nahman Andic in 1984. (Clue: named after food item of mass consumption)

Mango

2. Faced with one of the toughest recessions in recent history, which co. adopted a radical new management philosophy, “Employees First, Customers Second”. Attracted the attention of HBS, Gartner and Fortune.

HCL

3. Founded in London, England, on April 15, 1919 by Eglantyne Jebb and her sister Dorothy Buxton as an effort to alleviate starvation of children in Germany and Austria-Hungary during the Allied blockade of Germany of World War I .Today it  is an internationally renowned and active NGO. (Clue: In 2012, It started Every Beat Matters campaign, aimed to end preventable child deaths.)

Save the Children

4. Name the brand ambassador for Pepsi Atom– Pepsi’s second stream cola, positioned as the ‘Josh Cola”.

Sushant Singh Rajput

5. Identify the logo.

1

(Clue 1: Almost all of us use this brand everyday but logo goes unnoticed. Clue 2: In kitchen and dining halls.)

Tupperware

6. PWC conducted its 16th Global CEO survey across seven regions and over 60 countries. If 1. Winston Churchill; 2. ………………………..; 3. Mahatma Gandhi. Who was the 2nd?

Steve Jobs

7. Which company owns Go, Govardhan and Topp-up beverage brands?

Parag Milk Foods

8. Name the Mens fairness skincare brand which started the initiative of Solar based electrification to over 125 villages across the country.

Garnier Men Power with Mumbai Indians- Project Chirag

9. The more current usage of this phrase refers to the billions of people living on less than $2 per day, as first defined in 1998 by an Indian and Stuart L. Hart. Which phrase?

Bottom of the Pyramid, defined by C.K.Prahlad and Stuart Hart but first used by Roosevelt in his April 7, 1932 radio address, The Forgotten Man.

10. Who is the author of this book?

2

(Clue:  Appointed Chairman of the Federal Reserve of the United States by Ronald Reagan. Remained chairman  from 1987 to 2006).

Alan Greenspan

11. On April 3, 1973, from a Manhattan street corner — 6th Ave. between 53rd and 54th — Martin Cooper placed the world’s first mobile phone call to Joel Engel to tell him that the race to perfect cellular tech was over — it had done it first. Cooper’s exact words on that call weren’t recorded the way Samuel Morse’s first telegraph message was (“what hath god wrought”) or Alexander Graham Bell’s first phone call (“Watson, come here. I want to see you”). He reportedly said something like – “I’m ringing you just to see if my call sounds good at your end.” Which company to which company?

Motorola to AT&T’s Bell Labs

12. (Exact text of question not available) Question related to New York Times – New Super Metabolic Extreme.

Twitter

13. In 1963 “Al” Neuharth joined Gannett company, quitting Knight . He founded this newspaper in 1982, which is now the most widely read newspaper in the country. (Clue: Country –US )

USA Today

14. 3C’s Model was developed by Kenichi Ohmae. If the first two C’s are – The customer and the competitors, what is the third C?

3rd C- The Corporation

15. Identify the advertiser.

3

Lego

16. The founder signed a lease in 1759 at £45 per year for 9,000 years at St. James’s Gate, Dublin which has been the home of this brewery since then. (Clue: went on to become the largest brewery in the world.)

Guinness Brewery

17. Brand of cleaning products, introduced by Colgate-Palmolive in 1947 named after one of the Greek mythology hero.

Ajax

18. Founded by Satya Prabhakar and Sangeeta Kshettry in 1998, this integration online company has the tagline- “Delightful discoveries. Everyday.”

Sulekha.com (Inspired by Dakghar, an email list of IIM Calcutta Alumni.)

19. Identify this personality.

4

(Clue: Tottenham Hotspurs)

Daniel  Levy- MD of ENIC Group

20. IHOP restaurants promoted the film by introducing three new menu items, a kids’ breakfast meal, and a drink all having the word “minion” in them. Sequel of the movie released on July 3, 2013. Which film?

5

Despicable Me 2 

Questions contributed by Kumar Saurabh, currently working with The Manipal Group. He is an HR enthusiast and an avid quizzer. He runs a quizzing group on FB –  inquisitivemindzz and a blog.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Eastern Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Eastern Zonal Round

Teams:

  • Bhubaneshwar : Reckitt Benckiser : Soubhagya Jena and Pramod
  • Guwahati : Pioneers and Partners : Syed Burhanur Rahman and Shah Syed Rahman
  • Vizag : Vizag Steel : J Rahul and AGK Murthy
  • Raipur : Bhilai Steel : Sanjay Shamkumar and Manoj Kumar Prasad
  • Ranchi : RSP Sail : SS Panda and Sampad Mishra
  • Kolkata : HSBC : Saurabh Deora and Anirvan Bhadra

Teams making it to the National Finals:

Winners:

  • Vizag : Vizag Steel : J Rahul and AGK Murthy

Runners-up:

  • Bhubaneshwar : Reckitt Benckiser : Soubhagya Jena and Pramod

 

Round 1:

Q.1 This Product was created by the Chinese in the 6th century for cleansing and hygienic purposes and is now used worldwide. It is a daily use product now. What?

Toilet paper or Tissue Paper

Q.2 In 1948, Candido created this to cure his son Kenneth, who had developed rheumatoid arthritis in 1943. What are we talking about?

Jacuzzi

Q.3 The word is derived from French for a bundle of notes tied together. It is also the name of a supplement from a business daily from India. What are we talking about?

Dossier

Q.4 It was started by Hamdi Ulukaay a Turkish immigrant to the United States when he bought a plant in the town of New Berlin, New York, that was being closed by Kraft Foods. The brand name is derived from the Persian, meaning “shepherd”?

Chobani Yoghurt

Q.5 On the eve of 110 years of Harley Davidson celebration, 2000 Harley bikers congregated and two white classic Harleys were gifted to a certain person who at one point of time was a Chemical technician. Who was gifted these two special Harleys?

Pope Francis

Q.6 The company should satisfy the following criterias: a) Three years with an annual net profit of over Rs. 2,500 crore b)Net worth of Rs. 10,000 crore c)Turnover of Rs. 25,000 crore. Criteria for what?

Maharatna status to a PSU

 

Round 2:

Q.1 This map was shown and said that President Jefferson made a deal for this land in 1803 and took a big step towards making USA a big country in terms of Land mass. What?

Lusiana

Purchase of Louisannia state from France by President Jefferson for $15 million dollars.

Q.2 In the world of finance, what do these colors represent?

Mutual Funds

Risk ratings for Mutual funds.

Q.3 Connect these to give a brand name?

Lady Diana

Christian Dior; Lady Diana with the Lady Dior bag dedicated to her.

Q.4 [Image] Old advertisement of a fridge brand; Picture of Shilpa Shetty. Which brand?

Electrolux, she endorses Electrolux water purifiers. 

Q.5 What are these?

Monopoly

Monopoly Board game characters.

Q.6 Who is a fellmonger or what trade does he deal in and why is the trade banned everywhere?

He deals in Animal skins.

 

Round 3:

Q1. Expand SCIP?

Second Career Internship Program. For women who want to come back to corporate life after having kids.

Q. 2 TIFRAC was the name given by J L Nehru. (Buzzer pressed)

TIFR Automatic company

Q.3 Lord Chelmsford was the man responsible for this. (Buzzer pressed)

He renamed the city of Sakshi to Jamshedpur.

Q.4 This word of greek origin refers to light. This is a Tata offering and is creating a lot of hype. What?

Photon

 

Round 4:

Q.1

Doordarshan

Doordarshan – Philips provided the technology; Devashis created the logo; Miguel Sabido was the man behind DD’s longest running show Hum Log.

Q.2

Amrutanjan

Amrutanjan – Dragon balm made by them; founder Nageswar Rao Pantulu also started Andhra Patrika; Bobby fisher used Amrutanjan balm and used to get them from Vishwanathan Anand.

Q.3

Campbell Soup

Campbell Soup

Q.4

Apple Connect

Apple Inc. – George Orwell; The girl who threw hammer in the 1984 advertisement; The binocular building was designed by Frank Gehry who has appeared in Think Different advertisement.

 

Round 4:

Q1. This company started when mines in the Andalusian Province of Huelva in Spain were handed over for mining. (Buzzer pressed)

Rio Tinto

Q.2  She was the first woman to win the Nobel in economics in 2009. (Buzzer pressed)

Elina Ostrom

Q.3 This economic indicator is named after a certain fellow from England who was considered a criminal?

Robin Hood

– Questions contributed by Soubhagya Jena. Congratulations to Soubhagya and his team mate! We wish him the best of luck for the National Finals.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Results (Tata Track):

  • WINNER:

TCS – Abhishek Das and Sudip Kalyan Dey

  • RUNNER UP:

mJunction – Debasish Mukerjee and Abhishek Kar

Results (External Track):

  • WINNER:

HSBC – Saurabh Deora and Anirvan Bhadra

  • RUNNER UP:

Emami Ltd – Abhishek Chakraborthy and Alekhya Chakraborthy

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS:

1. What in Gujarat is known as Chaar Bangadi?

– Audi

2. Which book published in 1859 is the largest selling single volume book ever? (Clue: It sold 2 Million copies till date)

– A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

3. Which beautiful consort wrote a book titled ‘The Sandwich Swap’ in 2011? (Clue: Think Royalty)

– Queen Rania of Jordan

4. Rellure a brand owned by the Reliance Life Science Pvt Ltd., is associated with which fruit?

– Mango

5. Who’s the author of the book?

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– Benjamin Graham

6. First there were Harmony, Tempo and Allegro & then came Puma, Jaguar, Snow Leopard. What are these?

– Apple OS versions

7. In gaming what does RMG stands for?

– Real Money Gaming

8. Which actor aspired to be a professional photographer & started his career as an apprentice in A. Das & Co., Delhi? (Clue: We’ve lost him recently)

– Pran Krishan Sikand 

9. Who has unveiled the new search engine named PLUS D (The Public Library of United States Diplomacy)? (Clue: Very much in news)

– Julian Assange

10. Who’s the advertiser?

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– WWF

11. What is jointly owned by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar and Idea Cellular?

– Indus Towers

12. Andhra Pradesh markets which of these coffee brands? (Options given: Araku/Tirumala/Telengana)

– Araku

13. What unique thing has been started by Samoa Air?

– Charging Passengers by their Weight

14. Satya Rajpurohit, calligrapher and co-founder of Ahmedabad-based design firm Indian Type Foundry, says he arrived at the perfect ‘L’ after trying more than 400 strokes over 2-3 weeks. And they’ve trademarked the letter ‘L’. Whose logo? (Clue: Hospitality)

– Leela Group

15. Identify her? (Clue: CRISIL)

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– Roopa Kudva

16. Which series had inspired Martin Copper to conceive the idea of Mobile Phone in 1973?

– Star Trek

17. After which everyday product is Hyundai’s  vehicle, the E4U designed?

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– Egg

18. By exporting which fruit from the national tree of Bangladesh has India got INR 800 Cr Revenue?

– Mango

19. This is a list of ______ per capita. What?

  • Monaco: 3/35,427
  • St Kitts and Nevis: 1/53,051
  • Guernsey:1/65,573
  • Hong Kong: 39/7.1 Million
  • Belize: 1/356,600
  • Cyprus: 3/1.1 Million
  • Israel: 17/7.8 Million

– Billionaires

20. Which Indian Group’s next generation are this?

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– Parle (Chauhans)

21. This is a job for people who like globetrotting, Heinrich Kubis was first in the world in 1912?

– Flight Attendant

22. This American senator was the first to orbit the Earth and also the oldest person to travel in space. Who?

– John Glenn

23. A simple _________ from the White House wipes billions off US markets in the month of April, 2013. What?

– Tweet

24. Which adventurist Indian businessman is the founder of the Super Car Club in India & set the record for the fastest lap at the Buddh International Circuit in Ferrari 458 Challenge?

– Gautam Singhania; Raymond Group

25. Younger age picture of  which head of a global financial institution?

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– Christine Lagarde; IMF

– Questions contributed by Rabi Shankar Saha

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Ranchi – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Ranchi – External Track Questions

RESULTS:

  • WINNER:

RSP Sail – SS Panda and Sampad Mishra

  • RUNNER UP:

Vodafone Spacetel – Vikas Dugar and Manoj Rajan Satapathy

FINALS:

Round 1:  

1.

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The Indian Mint recently came out with these coins commemorating 60 years of some thing. What?

Ans: Alipore Mint

2. Which popular tourist destination promotes itself as “What Happens Here Stays Here”?

Ans: Las Vegas.

3. The first nation to create this was Great Britain. The largest in terms of money is in Japan.The most number of branches is in India. What are we talking about?

Ans: Post Office Banks

4. “Riba” in Islam; What is the significance in the world of Business?

Ans: The word “Riba” means interest. In Islam, interest per se is not permitted. Instead, the customers are made Stake holders and are given dividends in place of interest.

5. Introduced in 1948 first as Ruda, what is the present name of this company?

Ans: Puma

6.What is Project Gutenberg?

Ans: Digitization of all books in US.

Round 2:

1. Which century old company’s logo?

1

Ans: Gokak Textile

2. Logo of which company, whose products are widely used?

2

Ans: Sandoz

3. This gave rise to which two letter word in 1957?

3  

Ans: Naya Paisa

4.Identify this self-made Indian entrepreneur.

4

Ans: Laxman Rao Kirloskar

5. Which personality?

5

Ans: Marc Andreessen; Netscape.

Round 3:

1. InCircle is a customer loyalty programme of which company?

Ans: Titan Company Ltd.

2. Star India and Tata Group jointly promoted which entity?

Ans: Tata Sky

3. The Tatas are involving thousands of school children in India through what?

Ans: “Building India” School Essay Contest

4. In TPDDL, what is the full form of DD?

Ans: Delhi Distribution (Ltd.)

Round 4:

1.

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– Tom Peters

2.

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– Duracell Batteries

3.

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– Biocon

4.

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– Madura Garments

Round 5:

1. (Text of question not available) Question on www.youtube.com.

2. (Text of question not available) Question on www.sulekha.com

3. Subsonic, Xenzia, EX and EX2 are types of what?

Snake Mobile Game

4 ‘Unwrap Gold’ was a campaign where consumers had the chance to win one of hundreds of London 2012 tickets in the packages if they found an exclusive golden voucher inside . Whose campaign?

Cadbury Chocolates

– Questions contributed by S.S. Panda and Sampad Mishra. They also happen to be the winners of this leg of Crucible. Many congratulations to them!