Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Gurugram– Regional Round Questions
- WINNER: Deloitte : Rohan Khanna & Karun Sethi
- RUNNER UP: P&G : Abhishek Kumar & Samprati
Regional Round Questions:
Q.1. In 1863 recipe for “A Sinee Kabaub” in Godey’s Lady’s Book, the most popular magazine of the Civil War era. A neat illustration of chunks of beef threaded on a skewer (the concept of the kebab was also new) was accompanied by instructions to strew the meat with “a small quantity of fine curry-powder” and “expose the same before a clear, fierce charcoal fire, basting the whole with a bunch of fowls’ feathers introduced into fresh ____ till done brown”. At the bottom were instructions on how to make ____. What is unusual about this recipe that introduced something very commonly used in India?
Q.2. Identify the personality.
Ans. Chris Sacca
[Christopher Sacca is a venture investor, company advisor and entrepreneur as well as a former lawyer.He is the proprietor of Lowercase Capital, a venture capital fund in the United States that has invested in seed and early-stage technology companies like Twitter, Uber, Instagram, Twilio and Kickstarter. ]
Q.3. Crack the formula
[HOT STAR, NEWS CORPS, UNILEVER, TIMES]
Q.4. Which entity is named after N N Mohan?
Ans. Mohan Meakins
Q.5. Who dabbled as an advice columnist penning a series of newspaper columnist, penning a series of newspaper columns on workplace dilemmas that earned him the nickname “ Dear Abby of the Workplace?”
Ans. Andy Grove
Q.6.What was this graph all about?
Ans. Graph that inspired Super Mario
Q.7. Which company , now owned by the Tatas, was established in 1994 by Joe Swart & Jonathan Kelsey?
[3rd largest tea business in South Africa]
Q.8. Analytical question.
[FORBES, EDWARD DE BONO, CITROEN]
Q.9. Identify the connect:
Ans. The Honest Company
[Honest Company logo, Kerri Lee Walsh Jennings (US beach volleyball player, three-time Olympic gold medalist) : Brand Ambassador, Christopher Gavian (co-founder) , Jessica Alba -founder (video)]
Q.10. Leveraging the Kumbh, which brand kicked off its campaign titled ‘Shubh Bhojan ki Shubh Shuruwat?
Ans. Tata Salt
Q.11. Identify this entity headed by this business scion.
Ans. Jaypee Group [Manoj Gaur, Executive Chairman]
Q.12. His name is Bernie Goldhirsh. Which magazine did he start in 1979?
Ans. Inc. magazine
Q.13. Analytical Question.
[SYMBIAN, HTC, GOOGLE, T-MOBILE]
Q.14. The story goes like this: Theophilus Van Kannel, an Amercian inventor, hated chivalry. There was nothing he despised more than trying to walk in or out of a building, and locking horns with other men in a game of “oh you first, I insist.” But most of all, Theophilus Van Kannel hated opening doors for women. What did he create?
Ans. Revolving Door
Q.15. Which entity does he head?
Ans. Rajesh Export (Rajesh Mehta )
Q.16. Identify the connect:
[Logo of United Buscuit (owner of brand), McVitie & Price made the wedding cake for Princess Elizabeth & Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, Alexander Grant devised & produced the first and original ‘Digestive biscuit’ , Kajol – Brand Ambassador]
Q.17. These are the famous people who were collectively called “The Associates”. Their names were Collis Potter Huntington, Mark Hopkins, and Charles Crocker & ___________. The missing 4th person lent his name to a huge university in the US. Who was he?
Ans. Leland Stanford [first from left hand side]
Q.18. Which brand was launched in 2006 by self-confessed tea enthusiasts, Louise Cheadle & Nick Kilby with funding by Tata Global Beverages?
Q.19. This retailer traces its history to 1778 when William Clark established a drapers store at 44 Wigmore Street in London’s West End selling expensive fabrics, bonnets, gloves and parasols. Name the retailer from London?
Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal of BHEL, Bhopal