Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Cochin – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Cochin  – Preliminary Round Questions



GLC Kochi
 – Jis Sebastian and Feny Joy

St. Thomas Pala
 – Rahul and Jithin Xavier


Preliminary Round Questions:

1. With which entertainment giant would you associate Finding Dory?


A. Pixar and Disney (Both were accepted)

2. What do you mean by Philately ?

A. Stamp collection

3. This started as a wood pulp mill in a town in Southwestern Finland in 1865.This was acquired by Microsoft in 2014?

A. Nokia

4. Identify this visionary from his younger days who made Kerala and India proud.


A. Dr. Verghese Kurien

5. Identify what the lady is wearing?


A. Kimono

6. This image with “metro man” written on top of it and asked to identify.


A. E. Sreedharan

7.Identify the logo?


A. Biocon

8. This was started as toy balloon manufacturing unit by K.M Mammen Mappillai at Tiruvottiyur, Madras ?


9. “Edge is Efficiency” is the tagline of ?


10. Logo of?


A. Instagram

11. This is a term used to describe something performed by a company or an individual to help identify potential threats on a computer or network. They try to bypass way past the security system and search for any weak points thereby helping the organization to improve system security ?

A. Ethical hacking or White hat hacking

12. The company was founded on April 1,1891 originally selling products such as baking powder and soaps.Then , the company began packing ‘something for free’ with each can of baking powder. The thing given for free eventually became more popular than the original product and the company re-oriented to produce it ?

A. Wrigleys Chewing Gum

13. What is this ? What is it used for?


A. Alternative to smoking

14. ‘.de’ is the domain name of which country ?

A. Germany

15. Dynamic Adaptive Total Area Coverage. This was the first of something in the world. What ?

A. First mobile phone ( DynaTAC )

16. This was started in 1982 with a view “ The network is the computer “ and they sold computer software , IT services and also created the Java programming language “Network File System” ? (Hint: They were acquired by oracle in 2010 )

A. Sun Microsystems

17. Which Indian govt organization started producing the ‘Penta T-Pad’ range of tablets in the market ?


18. The Hanx typewriter company was founded by whom?

A. Tom Hanks

19. Old logo of?


A. Puma

20. Which organisation started the ‘Are you my type? ‘ campaign ?

(Hint: Think blood)

A. Red Cross Society


Questions contributed by Rajeev Nair and Feny Joy.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kochi – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kochi – Preliminary Round Questions


    • Malayala Manorama – Arun Thomas and Nitin Suresh
    • 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?


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?


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?


A. UTI Bank

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


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?


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?


A. B. Ashok, IOC

20) Identify?


A. Jack Ma


Questions contributed from Mr. Anil Raghavan. 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kochi – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kochi – Regional Round Questions


  • 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?


Ans. Duckback

3. Connect


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.


Ans. Whatsapp

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

Ans. Reddit

9. Connect


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


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)


12. Identify him.


Ans. H P Nanda of Escorts

13. How do we know this company now?


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.


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)


Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal of BHEL, Bhopal 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Cochin – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Cochin – External Track Questions


  • Winners:

Malayala Manorama: Arun Thomas and Nithin Suresh

  • Runners-Up:

Federal Bank Ltd.: Nivesh Nair and Deepak P



Round 1:

1)      What was launched at the Frankfurt book fair that announced the company’s unprecedented foray into offline medium from its popular online medium ?

Google Books (Google).

2)      Which company started by making clothing for the people of the Italian Alps ? It gained prominence when a hugely popular sportsperson endorsed it ?

FILA (Bjorn Borg)

3)      In earlier days the Jews could not hold land in Italy so along with local traders they put up benches and began to trade . What was thus originated ?

Merchant banking

4)      The London Zoo has bust of which  personality of Indian origin ?

Lord Swaraj Paul

5)      Once upon a time ,________ was a Rice Exporter, had a business involving oil and grain exporting . Later he became a huge name in entertainment industry. Who ?

Subash Chandra ( Essel , Zee)

6)      Which brand derives its name from the oil of bean of a flowery plant ?

Castrol ( from castor oil)

Round 2:

1)      Print advert by which brand ?


– Nilkamal ( notice the blue plastic chair underneath the elephant )

2)      Identify (pictures of different products such as coirs, crops,paper were shown)


– Tihar Jail products

3)      Identify the infrastructure company?


– Part Logo of RITES.

4)     Who are behind this venture ?

Sri Lankan venture

– Mahela Jayawardene and Kumara Sangakkara

5)       Identify to a business group?


– Adlabs ( Imagica Theme Park )

6)      Identify the cement company founded by this person?

Binani Cements

–  Binani Cements

Round 3:

1)      Which Tata group company is into pharmaceutical and drugs research ?

Advinus Therapeutics

2)      Which Tata company is associated with the ‘The Victoria Jungfrau ‘ collection ?

Taj Hotels

3)      Which Tata brand positions itself as ‘We help you buy ‘ ?


4)      Which Tata group subsidiary companies services include water management, power distribution, infrastructure solutions, public health and horticulture services ?


Round 4:

(This round was the turning point as the duo from Malayala Manorama cruised with all 4 questions and 60 crucial points in their kitty.The visuals are just suggestive while the actual were on the same lines.)



– Pernord Ricard (Logo; Vikram Seth endorses Absolut Vodka; founders)



– Intel ( McAfee owned by Intel , founders )


Sara Lee

– Sara Lee ( old name ,owner,partnership)

Round 5:

1)      Who is the founder of Flag Foundation of India ?

– Naveen Jindal

2)      What connects: Spark, Dare, Woo, Storm, Rush ?

– Kamasutra (deodorant variants)

3)      Who is behind the Purti Group ?

– Nitin Gadkari

– Questions contributed by Mr. Nivesh Nair.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Cochin – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Cochin – Preliminary Round Questions


  • Winners:

Malayala Manorama: Arun Thomas and Nithin Suresh

  • Runners-Up:

Federal Bank Ltd.: Nivesh Nair and Deepak P


1. Which sauce is produced by US based  McIlhenny Company ?

Tobasco Sauce

2. Antony Stockholm was the first president of which stock exchange ?


3. Which actress endorses Nikon CoolPix in India ?

Priyanka Chopra

4. Which website was ‘relaunched’  by Justin Timberlake and recently featuring some of his latest releases?


5. Author of the book: Poverty and Un-British Rule in India.  Who?

Dadabhai Naoroji

6. Hoonur.com is a talent portal by which production house?

Balaji Telefilms

7. Which hugely popular game by Imangi studios involves idol heist ?

Temple Run

8. Which bank was started  by seven people of Karur under the leadership of Shri V.S.N. Ramalinga Chettiar?

Lakshmi Vilas Bank

9.     Volkswagen advertisement : “We pluck the ______, you get the plums” 


10. Identify the advertiser.


– The Economist

11. Which printing company was formed when IBM divested its printer and supply operations?


12. Which network security company was founded by Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Len Adleman?

RSA Security

13. Nutella  in its initial days was  produced  by Pietro _____ .

– Ferrero

14. The lady in the picture is the first female CEO in the 100 years of this organization. Who?

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15. Which company based in Bangalore was started by ex-Wipro employees and has tagline as ‘Welcome to Possible’?


16. What does TFM in soap packet stands for ?

Total Fatty Matter

17. Which personality featured in South Africa bank notes as late as in year 2012?

Nelson Mandela

18. Which India based pharma major decided to sell of its Australian Businesses in 2012 ?


19. Which brand started by Piaggio means ‘wasp’ in Latin ?


20. Identify the personality.


Amancio Ortega

– Questions contributed by Mr. Nivesh Nair.