Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: XIMB, Bhubaneswar – Rohit Mohanty and Amit Mohanty
  • RUNNER UP: AIIMS – Adarsh Kumar Mohapatra & Sameer

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. This was the brainchild of Edward Calahan, who configured a telegraph machine to print on streams of paper tape. It caught on quickly with inventors and get its name from the sound its type wheel made.What?

Ans. Ticker Symbol.

Q.2. Charles Plank and Edward Rosinski together hold 159 US patents and have been inducted into US National Inventors Hall of Fame. One of their key discoveries was that a synthetic catalyst could make this product yield far more of the end product than ever before. Which product, which end product?

Ans. Crude Oil and Petrol.

Q.3. The Company for Women. Identify the Brand.


Q.4. The IBEX 35 is the official Index of the ———– Continuous market.

Ans. Spain

Q.5. The key methods include Ranking, Classifications, Point band Factor Comparison. What evaluation are we talking about.

Ans. Performance Appraisal.

Q.6. Identify the logo.

Ans. Salesforce.com

Q.7. The automobile company has two brands. Husqvarna is one. Which one’s the other?

Ans. KTM

Q.8. The Ahmedabad-based company is planning to merge with payment gateway CCA venue. Which company?

Ans. Infibeam.com.

Q.9. Identify the group.

Ajay Piramal

Ans. Piramal Healthcare.

Q.10. Eugene’s computer was infected with the ‘Cascade’ virus in 1989. His education in cryptography helped him analyse the encrypted virus,understand its behaviour, and developed a removal tool for it. How do we know the company that was born?

Ans. Kaspersky

Q.11. In the demonetisation parlance, what are SBNs?

Ans. Specified Bank Notes.

Q.12. Identify the web browser from its logo.

UC Browser

Ans. UC Browser.

Q.13. ICVL is a joint venture formed by five PSUs—SAIL, RINL, NMDC, NTPC and Coal India. Expand ICVL.

Ans. International Coal Ventures Limited.

Q.14. Uber and Hyderabad Metro have signed a memorandum of understanding to help extend the reach of the Metro using UberMOTO. What is this?

Ans. Bike Rental.

Q.15. Identify the brand from its logo.


Ans. Slazenger

Q.16. Identify the Electronics company from its logo.

Ans. Videocon.

Q.17. Artistry is a skin care brand from this famous network marketing company. Which one?

Ans. Amway

Q.18. France’s Ingenico Group recently bought this bill payment service. Name it.

Ans. Bill Junction.

Q.19. Identify.

Arundhati Bhattacharya

Ans. Arundhati Bhattacharya (Chairman-SBI)

Q.20. Identify the personality.

Ans. Devdutt Pattanaik.

Wild Card Round:

Q.1. What Is NPCI ?

Ans. National Payment Corporation of India

Q.2. Jeetoh is a car by which brand ?

Ans. Mahindra

Q.3. Which company is Asia’s largest integrated aluminium complex with a position sixth largest producer of the metal in the world .

Ans. Nalco

Q.4. L’Oreal excluded non-white women from promoting its hair wash. Which product?

Ans. Granier fructis

Q.5. Which Indian daily business newspaper is published by HT Media Ltd ?

Ans. Mint

Q.6. How do we better know Lincoln International Academy ?

Ans. Lintac

Questions contributed by Ajib Kumar Rout, Pabitra Narayan. 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Bhubaneshwar – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Bhubaneshwar – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: TCS : Abhikshit Das and Sudhamay Singh
  • RUNNER UP: Infosys : Saransh Mohapatra and Vivek Poddar 

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. Tata Trusts has tied-up with MPEDA, under Ministry of Commerce and Industry, to support fishermen in better fishing practises, develop marketing linkages and improve the quality of seafood exports. What does MP in MPEDA stand for? EDA stand for Export Development Authority.

Ans. Marine Products

Q.2. This telecom major is promoting the open Network initiative. Who?

Ans. Airtel

Q.3. In retail parlance, what’s FOMNI?

Ans. Fake Omni 

Q.4. Connect.


Ans. Myntra 

Q.5. Gamesa is merging with which company to create one of the largest wind power businesses?

Ans. Siemens

Q.6. Which brand? What is its use?


Ans. Levis. For keeping watches.

Q.7. Identify.


Ans. Amazon Web Services

Q.8. Analytical Thinking.


Ans. BSA

Q.9. Question on Sydney Finkelstein’s book Superbosses.


Q.10. This is Charles Lazarus. He founded which famous toy company?


Ans. Toys R Us

Q.11. How do we better know Cavallino Rampante?

Ans. Ferrari Horse

Q.12. Identify.


Ans. Air Odisha

Q.13. In 1902, when he sailed to America, the press dubbed him ‘the JP Morgan of the East Indies’. Who?

Ans. JN Tata

Q.14. Identify.


Ans. Daily mail

Q.15. Achai Bakeri branched out into manufacturing in 1988 by borrowing $1,500 from his father. Today his brand, in which he owns close to a 75% stake with family, is the world’s biggest producer of air coolers. Name it.

Ans. Symphony

Q.16. Analytical thinking.


Ans. SBI

Q.17. Analytical Question.


Ans. BSE

Q.18. He is the founder of?


Ans. Ajanta Group, Orpat

Q.19. Which Tata Group company is the presenting partner of the Invictus Games, which supports the rehabilitation of injured armed personnel?

Ans. Jaguar Land Rover

Q.20. Connect.


Ans. Casio 

(Founder of Casio- Song from Roja -Edifice is a brand from Casio)

Q.21.Dick Brams, a St.Louis marketing manager, is widely known as the “father of the ____”, but this company officially credits the idea to an advertising executive named Bob Bernstein. The story goes that Bernstein developed _____based on an idea from Yolanda Fernandes de Cofino, salesman operator who created this menu. What are we talking about?

Ans. Happy Meal

Q.22. Founder of?


Ans. Lenovo

Q.23. Question on Fun City owned by Landmark Group, featured in Dil Dhadakne Do movie.


Questions contributed by Rashmi Ranjan Swain, Dr. Pritam Pritiman Panda

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER :
  • KIIT Bhubaneswar – AbhinavDhar and Siddharth Mishra
  • XIM Bhubaneswar – Rohit and Rahul

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1.Full form of FSSAI

Ans. Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

Q.2. Which channel was launched with a tagline “Badalte Bharat ki Shaan” ?

Ans. DD Kisan

Q.3. X was invented in the United States as a patent medicine by pharmacistTheron T. X (1800–1852) of Utica, New York, in 1846.. The product was named “Golden Treasure.” After Theron died, it would be known as “X’s Extract.”. Name X

Ans. Ponds

Q.4. Full form ESMA Act.

Ans. Essential Services Maintenance Act

Q.5. X is the trade name for a line of products manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser. The name has no meaning. A household product in India.


Q.6. Why Iba cosmestics came into news recently ?

Ans. India’s first Halal Cosmetics

Q.7. ITC came up with a website wforwomen.com which brand offering is this?

Ans. Wills Lifestyle

Q.8. Hello 6E is the inflight magazine of which airlines?

Ans. Indigo Airlines

Q.9. Which company recently acquired Sandisk?

Ans. Western Digital

Q.10. This company was started by Desai Brothers. Which Company’s Recipe is this ?

Ans. Mother’s Recipe

Q.11. ION is the SME initiative of which Indian IT Company?

Ans. TCS

Q.12. Which country’s currency is Rial and is headed by Sultan Qaboos?

Ans. Oman

Q.13. Archer Deepika Kumari works for which company?

Ans. Tata Steel

Q.14. What led to due to the Acworth Report by William Acworth in 1921 ?

Ans. Indian Railway Budget

Q.15. ID. Hint: Founder of an Apparel company famous for its controversial ads



Ans. Luciano Benetton of UCB

Q.16. This is Koo In-Hoi founder of which Korean Company?


Ans. Founder of LG

Q.17. ID the company


Ans. Home Depot

Q.18. These are emojis named after whom?


Ans. Kim Kardashian

Q.19. Name the Company


Ans. Loreal

Q.20. Name him. Hint: Famous for taking Digs at the business world


Ans. Scott Adams

Questions contributed by Rahil Sur

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Bhubaneswar – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Bhubaneswar – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER:  XIMB – Subhasis Ray and MN Tripathi
  • RUNNER UP: Infosys – Saransh M and Subrato Mukherjee


Regional Round Questions:

Round 1:

Q1) This gentleman namely Johan _______ has a surname that is quite famous and associated with a moped company India. Which one?


Ans. Puch

Q2) What beer brand founded as the Osaka brwery in 1889 lterally means “morning sun” in Japanese?

Ans. Asahi beer

Q3) Connect:

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Ans. Carrera

Q4) Which famous 1987 movies has the tagline” A young and impatient stockbroker”?

Ans. Wall Street

Q5) Which famous name was inspired from the fact that the first store resembled the Boudoir (Bedroom) of a 19th century monarch who was a notorious prude?

Ans. Victoria’s Secret

Q6) Which popular term originated in the 1980s from accounting practices when retailers would traditionally operate at a financial loss for most of the year (January through November) and made their profit during the holiday season, beginning on the day after Thanksgiving?

Ans. Black Friday

Round 2:

Q1) The salesman once got into trouble when the pen he handed over to an insurance applicant gushed out ink. In 1883, at the age of 46, he came up with a pen applying the principles of capillary action?

Ans. Waterman

Q2) Connect:

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Ans. Somany Tiles

Q3) This company courted controversy from North Korea through the movie, “The Interview”, which had ‘touched a nerve’ within the North Korean government, as they are “notoriously paranoid about perceived threats to their safety.” The Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), the state news agency of North Korea, reported that their government promised “stern” and “merciless” retaliation if the film was released. The next month, North Korea’s United Nations ambassador Ja Song-nam condemned the film, describing its production and distribution as “an act of war” and because of Kim’s assassination in the film,”the most undisguised sponsoring of terrorism”. The Guardian described Song-nam’s comments as “perfect publicity for the movie”. Name the company.

Ans. Sony Pictures

Q3) Advertisement on Kimberley Clark. (Visual not found)

Q4) Which Tata company’s think tank, ‘Paradox Panel’, publishes the Millema Paradox Quarterly?

Ans. Titan

Q5) Whose joint-venture is this?


Ans. Volvo-Eicher Motors

Q6) Which famed investors in 1932 bequeathed his house and a $2 million endowment to the University of Rochester. He donated a large sum of money to the dental dispensaries across the city and left $200,000 for his beloved Elle?

Ans. George Eastman

Q7) Sirius Cybernatics Corporation produces various products like Nutrimatic Drink Dispenser, Kill-o-Zap Blaster Pistol, Crisis Inducer, Joo Janta 200 Super-Chromatic Peril Sensitive Sunglasses and Towels. Where would one regularly find this company?

Ans. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Q8) Who owns this company? (Clue: Extremely famous company)


Ans. Tata Group

Q9) Connect:

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Ans. Savile Row

Q10) What term derives itself from 15th century from the Netherlands, when workers would throw their sabots (wooden shoes) into the wooden gears of the textile looms to break the cogs, fearing the automated machines would render the human workers obsolete?

Ans. Sabotage

Q11) Kareena Kapoor endorses this brand with the line ‘Inside Walaah Snaan’. Which ones?

Ans. Tetley

Round 3:

Q1) In 1962 ,which brand became the first Swiss Watchmaker in space when John Glenn wore its stopwatch when he piloted the Mercury Atlas 6 space craft, which was the first US-manned space flight to the earth?

Ans. Tag Heuer

Q2) Connect:

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Ans. DD Kisan

Q3) Which prominent angel investor of Silicon Valley has invested in more than 100 startups including Flickr, Groupon, Zynga has done his Masters in Philosophy from Oxford University and had his own start-up Social.Net, a social media site that predated Facebook by years?

Ans. Reid Hofmann

Q4) Fill in the Blank (Name the American energy giant.).

Ans. Exxon Mobil

Q5) Kamala Khan is first of something. Identify why is she famous.


Ans. She is first the Islamic Superwoman from Marvel comics.


Questions contributed by Dr. Rashmi Ranjan Swain! 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER:  XIMB – Subhasis Ray and MN Tripathi
  • RUNNER UP: Infosys – Saransh M and Subrato Mukherjee
 Preliminary Round Questions:

1) Name the internet company that launched the ‘Look Up’ campaign?

Ans. Housing.com

2) Which automobile brand derives its name from an animal whose scientific name is “Panthera onca”?

Ans. Jaguar

3) This company which is one of the largest players in the construction and infrastructure industry launched their brand Oris in the consumer electrical space in 2013. Which company?

Ans. L&T

4) Identify this person or which group he heads. (Hint: This person heads a footwear company)


Ans. Khadims

5) The company has launched a carpooling app called Ryde. Unlike some of its competition like Bla Bla cars and Tripda, Ryde offers both Intra-city and Inter-city rides. Which company?

Ans. Ibibo

6) Identify the organisation whose new re-branded logo this is?(Hint: aluminium).



7) This began as Shriram Fibres in 1970 when the parent company DCM decided to setup a separate entity to manufacture nylon type cord fibres?

Ans. SRF

8) Identify this person or which company he belonged to (Clue: Who went on to Pakistan and was part of a respectable company from India)?


Ans. Mahindra & Mahindra  

9) Aerospatiale and Aeritalia merged from two separate but similar regional aircraft into a single effort in 1981. What was formed?

Ans. ATR

10) Identify this businessman in India.


Ans. Dilip Ray

11) Identify the person who is currently holding a portfolio in India Government.

Lt. Col. Rajyabardhan Rathore Being felicitated for winning the Padma shri awared by Dr. A. P. J. Abdual Kalam at a Investiture cermony at Rashtapati Bhvan in New Delhi on monday/ Tribune Photo/Mukesh Aggarwal

Ans. Rajyavardhan Rathore 

12)Whose new branding is this?


Ans. Air India

13) WROGN is a brand from which celebrity?

Ans. Virat Kohli

14) Which pharma company was named after the Saldhana Brothers?

Ans. Glenmark

15) David McConnell , a bookseller turned perfume entrepreneur on 1888 would offer women the opportunity to create and manage their own business through what taker became known as direct selling. Name the business he created?

Ans. Avon

16) Whose logo is this?


Ans. National Egg Coordination Committee

17) Bhavish Aggarwal and Ankit Bhatia founded which radio cab service?

Ans. Ola Cab

18) This brand was launched in Thailand as a soap where King Ramanna V asked Unilever to supply his household with soap. Name the brand. (Clue: Name derives from valour or vigour).

Ans. Vim

19) It was patented in 1902 by Fredrick  William Lanchester and was used successfully on Lanchester cars. Italian company Brembo SPA is one of the largest manufacturers of which part?

Ans. Disc Brake

20) Identify the company whose new logo is this?


Ans. Foursquare


 Questions contributed by Dr. Rashmi Ranjan Swain.


Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Bhubaneshwar  – Preliminary Round Questions


     – Omkar Amrutanshu and Abhinav Dhar
    College of Veterinary Sciences
     – Sangram Sahu and Rashmi Swain


Preliminary Round Questions:

1) Identify the person.


A. Sarthak Beuria

Q2)Which company with the name: X AG, Cash & Carry, has the following electronic stores like Real, Saturn, Media Mrkt and Redcoon?


Q3) Identify the production house?


A. Columbia Pictures

Q4) Nick.com is the official website of which American network originally called “Pinwheel”?

A. Nickelodeon

Q5) Identify the entity headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina.


A. Bank of America

Q6) The first X opened in Seattle, Washington, on March 30, 1971, by three partners who met while they were students at the University of San Francisco. In the agreement, it is mentioned that their founders are an English teacher Jerry Baldwin, a history teacher Zev Siegl and writer, Gordon Bowker?

A. Starbucks

Q7) Name the currency. (No points for identification)


A. Ngultrum

Q8) Hatchback manufactured at Chennai by Ford, shares its name with a famous retired Portuguese footballer?

A. Figo

Q9) Which sports venture has the investment of Sachin Tendulkar and PVP ventures?

A. Kerala Blasters

Q10) Identify the parent company? (No points of identification)


A. Airtel

Q11) Which products released by its parent company after Area -51?

A. Alienware

Q12) Which is the company who is in the midst of the controversies for this print advertisement?


A. Burger King

Q13) What is the startup rolled out by director Shekhar Kapoor & A.R.Rahman?

A. Qyuki

Q14) Name both the companies behind this very attractive print advertisement campaign?


A. X=OLX.com Y=Flipkart

Q15) X is the ownership interest, or increase in value, that is created as a direct result of hard work by the owner(s). It is the preferred mode of building equity for cash-strapped entrepreneurs in their start-up ventures, since they may be unable to contribute much financial capital to their enterprise. What type of thing?

A. Sweat Equity

Q16) Identify the logo of this entity?


A. Airport Authority of India

Q17) Give me the context of this famous Amul advertisement?


A. Telegram

Q18) Name the bank which has come up with this interesting advertising campaign?


A. IndusInd Bank

Q19) X is a metaphor based on utility and consumption of computing resources. X involves deploying groups of remote servers and software networks that allow centralized data storage and online access to computer services or resources. X can be classified as public, private or hybrid. What is X?

A. Cloud Computing

Q20) Identify the context of this book.


A. 2G spectrum


Questions compiled by Dr.Rashmi Ranjan Swain & Bivash Rath Attreya.


Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Regional Finals Questions




XIMB – Prof. Subhashis Ray & Prof. Soumik Sarkar


VODAFONE – Lokesh Pal & Sitikanta Parija

Teams in Finals:

  1. Lokesh Pal & Sitikanta Parija, Vodafone
  2. Abhikshat Dash & Sudamaya Singh, TCS
  3. Debashish Dash & Manik Ravi, NALCO
  4. Subhashis Ray & Prof. Soumik Sarkar, XIMB
  5. Abhisek Kumar & Mr. Kushagra, P&G
  6. Sampad Pattanaik & Santosh Shuvankar Mishra ,TCS


Format For Finals:

  • All Questions on the Buzzer.
  • 3 Rounds Overall
  • 1st Round: 6 Questions
  • 2nd Round: 9 Questions
  • 3rd Round : 8 Questions
  • No TATA round.
  • Questions have been categorized into Gold, Silver and Bronze.
  • Gold category questions:
  • 3 attempts per question.
  • 1st attempt: +75/-75.
  • 2nd attempt: +60/-60
  • 3rd attempt: +50/-50
  • Silver category questions:
  • 2 attempts per question.
  • 1st attempt: +60/-60.
  • 2nd attempt: +50/-50
  • Bronze category questions:
  • 1 attempt per question.
  • +50/-50


Wildcard Round:


  • Total 8 questions
  • 2 teams can make into finals.

Q1) Which oat mill acquired Fischer-Price in 1969?

A) Quaker Oats

2) Tepes, Pony Light, Isthmus 34 are types of which commodity that balances the world economy?

A) Types of crude oil

Q3 ) TransUnion picked up a 7% stake in which credit rating company? Option a) Crisil b) Cibil.

A) Cibil

Q4) Their online initiative is called The Label which contains the company’s platform in lifestyle. It is named after a famous French king?

A) Louis Philippe

Q5) Which pharma company has acquired 100% of Ranbaxy ?

A) Sun Pharma

Q6) internet.org is a venture of which company?

A) Facebook

Q7) This company was set up by the husbands of sisters Olivia and Elizabeth Norris?

A) P&G

Q8) Which fashion line was made by Mario & Mauricio in Italy?

A) Prada

After the wildcard round, 4 teams were on tie battling for the two spots which led to a sudden death.


Sudden Death Round:

Q1) The Buttonwood agreement led to the formation of which institution in the world?

A) New York Stock Exchange

Q2) U-Plus is a South Korean mobile owned by which giant company which originally consider to name its name as lucky?



Round-1 (Thought Leaders): (6 Questions)

Q1) (Bronze Category) This brand traces its history to 1851; created by Williams in London. In 1875, he requested Sir Joshua Reynold to paint the brand which was called the Infant Hercules. Name the brand and the category that he trademarked.

A) Woodward Gripe Water

Q2) (Silver Category) It was launched by Thomas J.C. Martyn in 1933 after he lost his legs in World War I; he would create a magazine which still exists today.

A) Newsweek

Q3) (Gold Category) In the 1630s’, a sailor was thrown in a Dutch jail for eating what he thought was a onion. The cost of this sailor’s gluttony was equivalent to the cost of feeding an entire crew for twelve months. What did he eat?

A) Tulip

Q4) (Silver Category) Connect. (Elements not added)

A) About International Space Station being used for marketing purposes.

Q5) (Silver Category) It was founded as Timely Publication. (_ _ _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _ _ _ , The boxes were drawn indicating it is 2 words,with no. of characters of each word also listed.)

A) Marvel Comics

Q6) (Bronze Category) It was introduced in December 9, 1997 by Digital Equipment Corporation and Systran S.A. It was developed by a team of researchers at Digital Equipment. In 2012, the web address was changed yet again, this time to www.microsofttranslator.com when Microsoft’s Bing translator replaced it. What are we talking about?

A) Babel Fish

Round-2 (Game Changer): (9 Questions)

Q1) (Bronze Category) Asked to provide the identities of its customers in 2012, X sent regulators a convoy of 127 trucks with 32,000 cartons of chaotically ordered documents which officials are still sifting through. Another view is that X’s customers are real, but that the group is either illiquid or insolvent and unable to repay them in cash, using other financial instruments instead. Who is X?

A) Sahara Group

Q2) (Bronze Category) Identify the entity.


A) Titagarh Wagon Limited

Q3) (Silver Category) In 1995, Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Klein co-founded a company to bring together fragmented stock images to a digital age. Identify the company.

A) Getty Images

Q4) (Silver Category) This is a very famous designer. What is his creation that is blocked out in the picture? (Hint: We witnessed his creation this year.)


A) Silvio Gazzaniga. The man who designed the FIFA World Cup football trophy.

Q5) (Gold Category) Connect:

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A) Concept of Swatch Internet Time

Q6) (Silver Category) Meaning “one” in Sanskrit. What is ranked 58th in the world (_ _ _, Three letter word)?

A) Eka

Q7) (Gold Category) Identify the couple (it their honeymoon picture). They formed something which helped them to create money.


A) Lonely Planet (Maureen Wheeler & her husband)

Q8) (Bronze Question) The phone-booths of this country are now rarely used so the government decided to turn them into aquariums to commemorate it. Which country has taken this step?


A) Japan

Q9) (Silver Category) In the context of towels this word comes from the French word “tirer”, means to pull out. It refers to pile loops which were pulled out by hand to make the product absorbent akin to traditional Turkish towels?

A) Terry Cloth


Round – 3 (X-Factor): (8 Questions)

Q1)(Silver Question) Who was recognised by Ripleys’ as the one person who has established the most educational institutions anywhere in the world?

A) T.M.A. Pai

Q2) (Gold Question) As per Labour court Injunction, they are now mandatory when temperature reache 32 deg Celsius in Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Index, which takes into account factors such as time of day, cloud cover, wind, humidity and location. The court ordered them to be placed around the 2/3rd of each half. What are we talking about?

A) Sprinklers on Football field

Q3) (Bronze Question) This is a picture of Col. Ambrose. Which fashion style did he create that is named after him.


A) Sideburns, His full name was Ambrose Burnside.

Q4) (Bronze Category) Identify this man who has made millions from his brand.


A) Jimmy Choo

Q5) (Silver Category) What famous magazine in its earlier issue that targets males?


A) GQ Magazine

Q6) Connect.

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A) Space Jam

Q7) (Gold Category) Connect.

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A) Hasselblad

Q8) (Silver Category) Sizes 25, 30, 40 cm it is free of logos and was reputed for having the longest wait for any product in its category in the history. What am i talking about that has a famous celebrity as a great admirer of this product?

A) Hermes Birkin bag


Questions contributed by Rashmi Ranjan Swain. Rashmi is a student of the College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry , Bhubaneswar. He is a quizzer from his school days and is an active member of the Odisha Quizzing Association.

Further edits suggested by Abdus Samad Anwar.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions



XIMB – Prof. Subhashis Ray & Prof. Soumik Sarkar


VODAFONE – Lokesh Pal & Sitikanta Parija



  • Total 10 teams can make to stage.
  • Top 4 teams can qualify to stage directly from preliminary round.
  • Rest 5-10 teams battle in the wildcard round from where 2 teams make it.
  • Total 20 questions.


Q1) It has been referred by BBC as “India’s largest museum” with 6000 pieces of Indian art forms from 8th century to 19th century. The area will surpass the number of visitors to the Louvre. What are we talking about that has been architecturally designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merill?

A) T-2 Terminal of Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

Q2) Dial soap which originated in 1948 was originally an off shoot of Chicago based meat processor Armour & Company and was America’s first ______________ soap. Fill in the blank.

A) Fragrance Soap

Q3) Its various names around the world are Brush or Ice –shaver ,Tortoise ,Navel, Little cockroach ,Frog little flea. It also appeared in the Pixar movie Cars in the form of bugs. What?

A) Volkswagen Beetle

Q4) FITB …(Hint-most iconic slogan of independent India)?




Q5)In 1993,which Harrow educated man and a self- confessed admirer of Napolean Bonaparte did the PM of India Shri PV Narshima Rao appointed,as Joint Chairman of Indian Airlines and Air India?

A)Russi Mody

 Q6)What term first coined in New Zealand in 2004, is used for arts, jewellery,fashion,& objects created for the home made using thrown out & recycled elements?

A) Trashion

Q7) The first one was called “ACTA DIURNA” and the people who helped him run it were called “ACTUARII”. The first American one in 1960 was called “PUBLIC OCCURRENCES What is it called in most parts of the world?

A) Newspaper

Q8) Identify the person.

Hint—This man recently has been investing in sports franchises , he owns the team Orlando Magic. Has investment in and runs a group which specializes in beauty,home care ,health products). Give me the company that he runs.


A) Richard DeVos of Amway

Q9) According to the Fortune 500 list, which country’s companies appear most in the list of world’s largest private employers ?

A) China

Q10) What was formed by Time co-founder Henry Luce as the “Ideal Superclass magazine”?

A) Fortune

Q11)Which brand launched at the Sydney Royal Easter show in 1934 was originally sold in green coloured tins as Nestle’s fortified tonic food? Its names has origins in Greek Mythology.

A) Milo

Q12) Identify the print ad of this famous company?


A) Taco Bell


Q13)What bank helped the California wine industry get started, created a motion picture loan division that helped Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickens and others to start United Artists and helped Walt Disney with a huge loan when the movie Snow White went $2 million over budget?

A)Bank of America

Q14) Tantea was established in 1968 to help rehabilitate Sri Lankan repatriates. What does Tan stand for in Tantea? (Hint: Many companies in that age were named similarly eg. Titan.)

A) Tamil Nadu Tea

Q15)Coinciding with 96th birthday of Late Indira Gandhi ,PM Dr. Manmohan Singh had inaugurated the first of this bank with 7 branches. what is unique about this bank?

A) Bharatiya Mahila Bank (All women employee bank).

Q16)Identify the logo? (Hint—more to do with the changing air of indian politics)


 A) Adani


Q17)Along with his wife, Anupama, he started Sampark Foundation in 2004. The former executive of a leading IT company is loving every moment of his new role and development in the organisation working to improve the lives of under underprivileged and farmers. The person gave the famous concept of “Employees First: Customers Second”, in an era of recession which drew great appreciation from Harvard and other Business schools. Identify the Person.?

A) Vineet Nayar, former CEO of HCL.

Q18) Louis Vuitton invested in which Puducherry based company in 2007?

A) Hidesign

Q19)Which company introduced a social networking service in 2011 called MH buddy? (Hint: The company was in news twice in 2014 and for not the right reasons.)

A) Malaysian Airlines

Q20)This man’s name is Mohan T Advani, he created something in India which we all can see in our homes and offices. What entity did he create? (Hint: His category of products deals with conditioning of water.)


A) Bluestar

Questions contributed by Rashmi Ranjan Swain. Rashmi is a student of the College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry , Bhubaneswar. He is a quizzer from his school days and is an active member of the Odisha Quizzing Association.

Further edits suggested by Abdus Samad Anwar.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Regional Finals Questions


  • WINNER :

KIIT – Omkar Amruthanshu and Sagar Saurabh


XIMB – Nipun Yerramalla and Arpit Narendra


Wild Card Round:

1 Branded as LFW , what in India is an acronym for [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Lakme Fashion Week

2 Get Paid to watch Ads is a marketing strategy by which entity ?

A. Micromax A94

3 Which company hold the executive rights for telecasting impartial public broadcast in UK , Isle of Man and the Channel Island?


4 Red Roofs is a trademark of?

A. Pizza Hut

5 Panama online is an online advertisement platform by whom to take on likes of Facebook and Google?

A. Yahoo!

6 British MNC coffee house [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Costa Coffee

7 Drishti is India’s first registered Hindi newspaper in what unique way?

A. Braille Paper

8 Its acronym represents the highly unlikely combination of tourism and catering and markets them under a single umbrella.


9 “Thinkning before its too late” are whose famous words who made millions by asking people to “think divergent”?

A.Edward De Bono

10. Which word meaning -“a government order prohibiting the departure or arrival of merchant ships in its ports” comes from a Spanish  word meaning “hinder”?

A. Etymology of “Embargo”

Regional Finals: 

Round – 1:

1. The Engineers at Roke Manor Research Limited, a Siemens subsidiary in Romsey, England, developed the system in 2001. Dr Paul Hawkins and David Sherry submitted a patent for the United Kingdom but withdrew their request. All of the technology and intellectual property was spun off into a separated company, which was bought by Wisden group and subsequently by Sony in 2010. What?

A. Hawk-Eye

2 Created in 1954 by Hugh Beaver, to brand his product differently he used a novel method which succeeded. He didn’t want to market it directly so he came up with something. What?

A. Guinness book of world records to market his alcohol

3. Gibraltar and Malta Cable Company, British Indian submarine telegraph company came together along with Falmouth to form what?

A. Cable and Wireless

4. Ten feet marketing rule, what is it in the world of retail?

A. Walmart rule to greet customers within ten feet of them. 

5 What brand is obtained from simple process of cooking it thrice?

A. Triscuit

6 Forces from USA went to Iraq but faced a big problem i.e. sand from sandstorms would block their guns. So they placed a peculiar order of one million supplies to protect their guns. What did they order to protect their guns?

A. Condoms

Round – 2:

1. Jeff Johnson was  the first employee of?


A. Nike [Question scrapped because Nike was visible]

2. Founder of which company?


A. Virgin

3. Connect: Willow run airport + Wizard computer reservation system?


A. Avis rent a car system

4 Old Mobley Hotel plaque with name of of the person  blanked out?

Conrad Hotel

A. Conrad Hilton.

5. Early contraption what?

Vacuum Cleaner

A. Vacuum Cleaner


1. Which brand name do we get from Greek home of gods?

A. Olympus

2. Fluid in motion is something designed by Wolf Ollins,UK. What is it?

A. Tata Logo’s T


Round – 3:

1. It was initially called “magic carpet” and was an Indian early journal. It attained a legendary status and its name created fascination as it was thought to represent flying angels. Who circulated this?

A. Air India

2. Introduced and sold as city rover [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Indica

3.  JN Tata’s name when expanded reads?

A. Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata

 4 City of Jamshedpur achieved what unique Iso certification of 140001. What was it certified for?

A.  First for environmental compliance or environmental management

Round – 4:

1. Connect:



2. Connect:


A. Benetton

3. Connect:



4. Connect:


A. Endemol

Round – 5:


a) Bentley is owned by them [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Rolls Royce (Aroused some controversy, as Bentley is presently owned by VW)


a) Freedom perfume comes from their stable.

b) Arvind mills is a licensee in India for this.

c) True star collection inspired by Beyonce.

A.Tommy Hilfiger


a) Harper Collins owned by [Buzzer Pressed]

A. News of the World


1. This generic name means circle of knowledge and is a huge category in the world of publishing. What?

A. Encyclopedia

Questions contributed by Mr. Bivash Rath. As per Bivash “Pursuing Masters in Physics puts a lot of pressure but no amount of pressure is never enough to separate a quizzer from quizzes. Being an avid quizzer the contributor follows and attends all the quizzes within his reach. This time the contributor was lucky enough to be the runner up in the Ranchi Round of TCQ Campus Edition 2014.”

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER :

KIIT – Omkar Amruthanshu and Sagar Saurabh


XIMB – Nipun Yerramalla and Arpit Narendra

Preliminary Round:

1 Which company recently sold its brands Ribena and Lucozade to Japanese giant Suntory ib order to focus more on its pharma interests?

A. GlaxoSmithKline

2 Which founder of Google has funded and backed the project on growing the world’s largest hamburger inside a laboratory?

A.  Sergey Brin

3 This airlines from the Mid-East introduced the concept of “flight nanny” and also utilized the services of characters such as Boo the panda , Jamool the camel and Zoe the bee. Which airlines ?

A. Eithad Airways

4 Initiative by which group?

Apollo Hospitals

A. Apollo Hospitals

5 This business magazine earlier owned by Anand Bazar Patrika was sold to a group of investors which also include Vikram Jhunjhunwala and Anurag Batra. Which magazine?

A. Business World

6 Which unlikely entity acquirec West Bengal based Tara News and Tara Muzik ?

A. WB government

7 For better search results on the internet, which company is using the algorithm called “hummingbird”?

A. Google

8 Who owns this film production house?

Sanjay Bhansali

A. Sanjay Bhansali

9 In China this is known as Weixin and is from the stable of Tencent holdings. How do we know it better?

A. WeChat

10 Rocketbelt browser , Xobini and Qwiki are recent acquisitions by which internet giant ?

A. Yahoo!

11 The world’s richest football club owner who also holds a 30% stake in Grupo Pachura. Identify.

A. Carlos Slim Helu

12 (Visual) Tom Hanks playing the role of which media and entertainment mogul?

A. Walt Disney

13 Name the movie which depicts the epic rivalry of Nikki Lauda and James Hunt.

A. Rush

14 Question on the origin of the Black box.

15 Rod Canion , Jim Harris and Bill Murto founded this in 1982 and is currently a subsidiary of HP. Which brand?

A. Compaq

16 “How not to make money” author and IPL team owner. Identify.

A. Raj Kundra

17 In India the British United Providents association opened business a few years ago and marketed themselves as what?


18 Ananta luxury watches are a line of watches being produced by which iconic company?

A. Seiko

19 At which city in India has Liverpool opened its International Football Academy ?

A. Pune

20 Which airlines advertises itself as “Airlines of middle earth”?

A. Air New Zealand


Questions contributed by Mr. Bivash Rath. As per Bivash “Pursuing Masters in Physics puts a lot of pressure but no amount of pressure is never enough to separate a quizzer from quizzes. Being an avid quizzer the contributor follows and attends all the quizzes within his reach. This time the contributor was lucky enough to be the runner up in the Ranchi Round of TCQ Campus Edition 2014.”