Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2018 – Indore – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2018 – Indore – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER : IIM Indore – Divij Santosh and Leo Francis
  • RUNNER UP : IIM Indore – Chetan Shenoy and Vishnu S

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. Which Delhi based Indian sports manufacturer has a sister concern by the name of EnkayIndia Rubber Company Pvt Ltd and is headed by Narendra Kumar Jain?

Ans. Cosco

Q.2. Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Limited, Tripura Power Company, Petro Additions Limited and Videshare are all subsidiaries of which Indian giant?


Q.3. Which 105-year-old building materials company was founded by Adolf Gygi as AargauischePortlandcementfabrikHolderbank-Wildegg” in Switzerland and made huge news in 2014?

Ans. Holcim

Q.4. Which for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky is the outgrowth of free computer science classes offered in 2011 through Stanford University?

Ans. Udacity

Q.5. ‘Every Little Helps’ is the slogan of which retail company?

Ans. Tesco

Q.6. ‘Let Truth Prevail’ is which publication in India?

Ans. Times of India

Q.7. The logo is also known as the ‘Bow Tie Emblem’, and was used in 1913 by the founder William Durant who first saw this in a French Hotel. Which company is this?

Ans. Chevrolet

Q.8. Which company’s FoMoCo parts division sells aftermarket parts under the Motorcraft brand name?

Ans. Ford

Q.9. What was founded by Muhammad Ali Jinnah in 1941 as a mouthpiece for the Muslim League during the freedom struggle days and is a large revenue generator in Pakistan?

Ans. Dawn Newspaper

Q.10. In 1917, the brand started using L.S.M.F.T on each of its packaging. If M.F.T. stood for means fine tobacco. What does L.S. stand for, which is also the name of the brand now owned by American Tobacco Company?

Ans. Lucky Strike

Q.11. Which sportsperson would you associate with this logo?

Greg Norman

Ans. Greg Norman

Q.12. With whom would you associate this object?

Ans. Seth Godin

Q.13. Which famous beverage company was founded by this man?


Ans. Paper Boat

Q.14. Which eponymous brand was founded by this man?

Hugo Boss

Ans. Hugo Boss

Q.15. Who is the US President here in this Van Heusen print ad?

Van Huesun Ronald Regan

Ans. Ronald Reagan

Q.16. Who owns this brand?


Ans. Nestle

Q.17. Which bank has this logo?

Ans. Natwest

Q.18. Which retail chain has this identity?


Ans. Target

Q.19. Which news agency has this identity?

Al Jazeera

Ans. Al Jazeera

Q.20. Which famous airline in India, started by Rahul Bhatia, is owned by Interglobe Aviation?

Ans. Indigo

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Indore – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Indore – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER : IIM Indore – Avijeet and Leo Francis
  • RUNNER UP : IIM Indore – Arjun Bansal and Chandra Goyal

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. Founded by Ashok Row Kavi and Anthony Van Braband, the name of this magazine means ‘kind, mild, affable’. Which magazine is this?

Ans. Debonair Magazine

Q.2. Which great economist is this?

Harry Dexter White

Ans. Harry Dexter White

Q.3. Connect

Ans. Titan

Q.4. The book is called ‘Small Wonder’ by Philip Chacko, Christabelle Noronha and Sujata Agarwal is the story of what?

Ans. Tata Nano

Q.5. Which Oscar winning actress owns Red Om Films?

Ans. Julia Roberts

Q.6. He first worked as a street-trader and then as a mechanic at the local factory. At the peak of perestroika, he sold imported rubber ducks from his Moscow apartment. He owns the yachts Titan, Susurro and Eclipse and a private aircraft nicknamed ‘The Bandit’. Who?

Ans. Roman Abramovich

Q.7. Created by designer Robert Propst for Herman Miller in 1967 as ‘Action Office II’ the term comes from Latin for bed chamber. The first offices to incorporate the “Action Office” design were the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 1963. Which modern day feature is this?

Ans. Cubicle

Q.8. On which famous logo does Jerry West appear on as a silhouette?

Ans. NBA logo

Q.9. He was the founder editor-in-chief of Outlook from 1995 to 2012. His memoir is titled ‘Lucknow Boy’. He passed away in 2015. Who?

Ans. Vinod Mehta

Q.10. ‘Lunch Atop A Skyscraper’ is a famous painting. On which building was this picture taken and with which company is this building associated?

RCA Building GE

Ans. RCA Building, later known as the GE Building

Q.11. Connect

Ans. Vijay Amitraj

Q.12. In the world of the Tata Group, what is TCOC?

Ans. Tata Code Of Conduct

Q.13. Who succeeded Anne Mulcahy as the CEO of Xerox Corporation?

Ans. Ursula Burns

Q.14. Which iconic firm founded by William Russel, Alexander Majors,  and William Waddell once ran an advertisement in 1860 “Wanted: young, skinny, wiry fellows not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to risk death everyday. Orphans preferred”?

Ans. Pony Express

Q.15. The young boy in this Pepsi advertisement went on to become the American Commerce Secretary under Bill Clinton. Who?

Ans. Ron Brown

Q.16. Which process was established in 2003 to prevent ‘conflict diamonds’ from entering the mainstream rough diamond market by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 55/56 following recommendations in the Fowler Report?

Ans. The Kimberely Process

Q.17. This man patented malted form of milk. He has a mountain named after him at the poles as he sponsored expeditions to the poles. He is known as something famous that we all consumed as children. Who?

Ans. Horlicks

Q.18. DeVille, Eldorado and Fleetwood were models of which brand?

Ans. Cadillac

Q.19. Which founding Dean of ISB,Hyderabad was described as Euroguru by the Economist? His book ‘Managing Across Borders: The Transnational Solution’ has been listed in the Financial Times as one of the 50 most influential management books.

Ans. Dr. Sumantra Ghoshal

Q.20. Who is the third co-founder of Apple?

Ans. Ronald Wayne

Q.21. Who wrote the books ‘The Creation of Wealth’ , ‘The Heartbeat of a Trust’, ‘In Search of Ethical Leadership’?

Ans. R. M. Lala

Q.22. Which painter founded a press in 1894 in Bombay, in partnership with a local entrepreneur Govardhan das Khataumakhanji?

Ans. Raja Ravi Varma

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Indore – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Indore – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: BHEL – Debasish Mandal & Vivek Pathak
  • RUNNER UP: TROIS – Ms. Deepti Singh and Ameya Talanki

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. This auto giant ensured the Bloodhound SSC World Land Speed Record programme passing a significant high-speed testing milestone, with the ultimate aim of raising the world land speed record above 1,000mph and to assist in inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers, which is the overall objective of the project. The previous record was 763.035mph and was set by Andy Green in Thrust SSC in 1997. Name the company or the brand.

Ans. Jaguar (Tata Motors)

Q.2. Name the person.

azim Premji

Ans. Azim Premji (logo of the university)

Q.3. Thomas Cook (India) Ltd., has introduced its product line, “Silver Breaks”, exclusively focusing on an untapped growth segment of customers. Who are the target audience?

Ans. Senior citizens or “Silvers”

 Q.4. Connect:


Ans. Nikon

[1.Priyanka Chopra : Brand Ambassador 2. Former name 3. Nikon Logo 4. Founder : Koyata Iwasaki ]

Q.5. Identify the logo.


Ans. ISKCON (International Society for Krishna Consciousness)

Q.6. Figure out the number from the quote below.

“May I have a large container of coffee right now”

Ans. Pi 

[The  mnemonic way to remember the value of Pi(3.141592653). The word “may” has 3 letters, “I” has 1 letter, “have” has 4 letters, and so on. The line “May I have a large container of coffee” has been cited in print since at least 1959. ]

Q.7. In 1883, when a printer inCheyenne, Wyoming, working on a regular telephone directory ran out of white paper and used yellow paper instead.In 1886, Reuben H. Donnelley created this for the first time. Name it.

Ans. Yellow Pages

Q.8. Name the manufacturer of this tank.

tata motors

Ans. Tata Motors

The TATA Kestrel is a modern armoured personnel carrier developed by Tata Motors and the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). It is designed and manufactured in the way of various western APC (armoured personnel carrier) designs. It is developed with the intention to replace age old Soviet era BMPs and APCs in service with Indian army.

Q.9. Analytical Quotient :


A) V-1                  B) O-2                 C) E-3

Ans. ABB

[ A) AVIS      B) BIOCON          C) BOSE]

 Q.10. Connect:


Ans. Adidas

Q.11. Name the author of the book.

peter drucker

Ans. Peter Drucker

Q.12. Which company gave India its first iron plough, water pump, diesel engine and machine tool ?

Ans. Kirlosker

Q.13. Identify the logo


Ans. S Health (Samsung)

Q.14. Which company helped the Madhya Pradesh government develop the MPOnline portal, a website that provides its citizens with 24/7 online services ?

Ans. TCS

Q.15. Connect:

gujarat tourism

Ans. Gujarat Tourism

Q.16. The name of the person is S Varadarajan. CEO of which giant PSU?


Ans. BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited)

Q.17. Analytical Quotient Question on GAP

Q.18. The observation that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years. The observation is named after the co-founder of Intel and Fairchild Semiconductor, whose 1965 paper described a doubling every year in the number of components per integrated circuit,and projected this rate of growth would continue for at least another decade In 1975, looking forward to the next decade, he revised the forecast to doubling every two years. Name it.

Ans. Moore’s Law

Q.19. Name the Harvard university student who started this brand.


Ans. Maria Sharapova

Q.20. Identify the logo.

rallis india

Ans. Rallis India (Tata subsidiary)

Q.21. Analytical Quotient question on HMT

Q.22. According to Albert LaFarge : “There is a general agreement that the term is a literal translation of the Frenchmarché aux puces, an outdoor bazaar in Paris, France, named after those pesky little parasites of the order Siphonaptera(or “wingless bloodsucker”) that infested the upholstery of old furniture brought out for sale.” Name the term.

Ans. Flea Market

Q.23. The first use of the term is credited to a 1961 attempt by creditors to oustHoward Hughesfrom control of Trans World Airlines. The creditors provided Charles C. Tillinghast Jr. an employment contract that included a clause that would pay him money in the event that he lost his job. Name the term.

Ans. Golden Parachute

Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal of BHEL, Bhopal

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Indore – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Indore – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: BHEL – Debasish Mandal & Vivek Pathak
  • RUNNER UP: TROIS – Ms. Deepti Singh and Ameya Talanki

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1.The giant auto company  and the popular experiential game Escape the Room teamed up to create the largest game experience yet – the first-ever driveable game that challenged participants to use the latest technology and features to figure out clues and solve puzzles in a way that’s never been done before. Designed in collaboration with New York State’s I LOVE NEW YORK campaign, creator and visionary puzzle master Victor Blake crafted a consumer experience like no other. Players attempted to escape multiple rooms in one of New York’s most iconic buildings – Moynihan Station. Escape NYC: An Escape the Room Driving Experience. Name the Auto Company.

Ans. Ford

Q.2. Princeton graduate Dilip Kapur did his Pd.D from the University of Denver. It was while doing his Ph.D that Kapur did a stint at Poor Richard’s , a leather house, and fell in love with thematerial and decided to manufacture leather items in India. Name the brand.

Ans. Hidesign

Q.3. Name the largest selling sandwich maker in the world?


Ans. Subway (Jared Scot Fogle )

Q.4. ________capitalism is a term describing an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, specialtax breaks, or other forms of state interventionism. Fill in the blank.

Ans. Crony

Q.5. Navi Scooter is the brand from which company?

Ans. Honda

 Q.6. Name the company founded by the person Satish Babu for retail mobile store?


Ans. Univercell

Q.7. Who quote this, “We were starting out to make photography an everyday affair, to make the camera as convenient as the pencil.”

Ans. George Eastman

Q.8. It was developed in 1987 by the American brothers Thomas and John Knoll, who sold the distribution license in 1988.Thomas Knoll, a PhD student at theUniversity of Michigan, began writing a program on hisMacintosh Plus to display grayscale images on a monochrome display. This program, called Display, caught the attention of his brother John Knoll, an Industrial Light & Magic employee, who recommended that Thomas turn it into a full-fledged image editing program. Thomas took a six-month break from his studies in 1988 to collaborate with his brother on the program. Name the product.

Ans. Photoshop (Adobe)

Q.9. Laszlo (Biro) was sitting in a cafe watching children play marbles, and the marble leave a trail of water as it rolled through a puddle.What was invented after watching this phenomenon?

Ans. Ball-point pen

Q.10. Fill in the blank (either one).


Ans. Hero & O.P. Munjal

Q.11. This Indexis a whimsical concept put forward by Andrew Lawrence, a property analyst atDresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, in January 1999, which showed that the world’s tallest buildings have risen on the eve of economic downturns.Business cycles and high rising construction correlate in such a way that investment in these constructions peaks when cyclical growth is exhausted and the economy is ready for recession. Name the index.

Ans. Skyscraper Index

Q.12. Which everyday tool was designed by Daniel C. Stillson(1826-1899) used by the plumbers?

Ans. Pipe Wrench

Q.13. Name the retail chain founded by the person named Radhakrishna Damani.

d mart

Ans. D-Mart

Q.14. A group of seven companies began the development of USB in 1994 :Compaq,DEC,IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, and Nortel. It was designed to standardize the connection of computer peripherals (including keyboards, pointing devices, digital cameras, printers, portable media players, disk drives and network adapters) to personal computers, both to communicate and to supply electric power. It has become commonplace on other devices, such as smartphones, PDAs and video game consoles. Name it.

Ans. USB (Universal Serial Bus)

 Q.15. The name of the fabric was coined in England around the late 18th Century as an early form of branding using the French translation of ‘cloth of the King’ . This is perhaps to promote an image of royal quality and to give the English-manufactured cotton cloth an air of French prestige. Name the fabric.

Ans. Corduroy

Q.16. Fill in the blank.


Ans. Capitalists

 Q.17. When taken along with a daily diet, which energy drink enhance 3X Stamina helps the children perform 3 times better as compared to others. Name the brand.

Ans. Boost

Q.18. Which company’s product range includes popular brands like Aim & i Kno ?

Ans. ITC

Q.19. Identify the logo.


Ans. Harvard University

Q.20. Which is the largest state-owned natural gas processing company in India ?

Ans. GAIL (India) Limited [ Gas Authority of India Limited. ]

Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal of BHEL, Bhopal

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – Indore – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – Indore – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER :
  • IIM Indore – Avijeet and Tamarish
  • IIT Indore – Anirudh and Varad

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. The name of this Indian Magazine means urbane, sphicticated or carefree. Which magazine?
Ans. Debonair
Q.2. Connect question.
Ans. Titan
Q.3. Red OM films is the production house of which phenomenal Hollywood actress?
Ans. Julia Roberts
Q.4. What is TCOC, a very famous document implemented across various companies?
Ans. Tata Code of Conduct
Q.5. Small Wonder is a book authored by Sujata Agrawal, Philip Chacko and Christabelle Noronha. What is the book about?
Ans. Nano
Q.6. Fleetwod, DeVille, Eldorado are the names of the models of which automobile company? (8 letter word)
Ans. Cadillac
Q.7. Connect. Name this Indian.
Ans. Vijay Amritraj
Q.8.  This silhouette of this person features on a logo. Which logo are we talking about?
Ans. NBA: Jerry West
Q.9. Name both the economists in this picture. (Hint: One is Keynes, the other one used to sign his name as HDW)
Ans. Harry Dexter Whitw
Q.10. This company manufactures malted milk. Its name is also the name for mountains on the poles. (Hint: Almost all of us have experienced this during our childhood)
Ans. Horlicks
Q.11. Connect.
Ans. Facebook                                                                                              
Q.12. Name the Russian businessman who owns the yachts Eclipse, Titan and Sussurro and a private jet named ‘The Bandit’.
Ans. Roman Abramovic
Q.13. We do not know this third person that was involved in founding a very famous company. Who?
Ans. Ronald Wayne
Q.14. Who succeeded Anne Mulcahy as the CEO of Xerox?
Ans. Ursula Burns
Q.15. This founding dean of the ISB was described as the ‘Euroguru’ by the Economist. Who?
Ans. Sumantra Ghoshal
Q.16. The _________ is a process used established in 2003 to prevent “conflict diamonds” from entering the mainstream rough diamonds market by United Nations GA Resoultion 55/56 following recommendations in the Fowler Report.
Ans. Kimberley Process
Q.17. Question about a painter businessman. Late 19th century.
Ans. Raja Ravi Verma
Q.18. A question on R. M. Lala
Q.19. A question related to Pepsi.
Questions contributed by Varad Vyapari. Do visit www.downrightoutright.blogspot.in

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – Indore – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – Indore – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER :
  • IIM Indore – Avijeet and Tamarish
  • IIT Indore – Anirudh and Varad

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. Instagram is a portmanteau formed using the words Instant Camera and ______. (FITB)
Ans. Telegram
Q.2. This business school is named after a famous ex-CEO of General Motors. The ________ School of Business. (FITB)
Ans. Sloan
Q.3.This consultancy firm was the first to recruit undergraduates directly for non-technical profiles. Options: a) KPMG b) McKinsey c) PwC
Ans. McKinsey
Q.4. Name the group that started the Scindia Steam Navigation Company and Hindustan Aircraft .
Ans. Walchand Hirachand
Q.5. This bank was founded in 1923 by Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
Ans. Andhra Bank
Q.6. Name this famous businessman and Oscar Winner.
Ans. Walt Disney
Q.7. The __________Effect is a book by David Kirkpatrick.
Ans. Facebook
Q.8. Head quarters of which California-based internet company? (Hint: The yellow border is a part of its logo)
Ans. Snapchat
Q.9. Andersen Consulting was the name of which famous consulting company?
Ans. Accenture
Q.10. Neerja Sethi and Jayshree Ullal are the to persons of Indian origin to feature in the Forbes’ inaugural list of America’s 50 richest self-made women. Neerja Sethi founded _______with her husband Bharat Desai.
Ans. Syntel
Q.11. __________ is an American company which was one of the pioneers of survey based services.
Ans. Gallup
Q.12. _________ was established in 1982 on the recommendations of the Shivaraman Committee to implement the  National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development Act 1981.
Q.13. The FiberNet a service of this ISP founded by Sundar Raju.
Ans. ACT
Q.14. “The Polyester Prince” is an unauthorized biography of which Indian business tycoon?
Ans. Dhirubhai Ambani
Q.15. Which company acquired the German augmented reality company Metaio?
Ans. Apple
Q.16. The “Sorry for What” is a campaign by which Tata company? (Hint: this company is popular among the youth)
Ans. Fastrack
Q.17. Alia Bhatt and Soni Razdan recently filmed for the ad of which company which is famous for its shampoos.
Ans. Garnier
Q.18. The ______ is the second largest stock exchange by market capitalization behind the NYSE.
Q.19. ____ is a very popular Write Once, Run Anywhere (WORA) language.
Q.20. As a part of the Make In India campaign, Arun Jaitley inaugurated this in Hoshangabad, MP. What does this unit manufacture?
Ans. Paper for Indian currency notes
Questions contributed by Varad Vyapari. Do visit www.downrightoutright.blogspot.in

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Indore – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Indore – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: BHEL Bhopal – Debasish Mandal & Vivek Pathak
  • RUNNER UP: Connekt Technologies – Tarang and Vikas P

Regional Round Questions:

1.BRICS is the acronym for an association of five major emerging national economics : In this what is S?

Ans. South Africa

2. Who is this?


Ans. George Lucas of Lucas Film

3. Chaleo Yoovidhya cofounded this famous brand that energised the world. Name the brand.

Ans. Red Bull

4. Connect


Ans. A. R. Rahman

(KM Music Conservatory (KMMC) is a higher education institution founded in 2008 A. R. Rahman Foundation, Liquid Comics owns KM Music Conservatory, A. R. Rahman is the music director of “Slumdog Billionaire”)

5. Poverty and Famines : An Essay on Entitlement and Deprivation is his book and was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Name him.

Ans. Amartya Sen

6. The Union Home Ministry found a file on sanction to pay India’s first Governor-General , Lord Mountbatten , the princely sum of Rs.64,000 after his term ended in 1948. What was this sanctioned for?

Ans. TA/DA allowance for moving back to his country or Re-location allowance

[Note : On the direction of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Union home ministry is on a cleanliness drive and, in less than a month, has destroyed nearly 1.5 lakh files that had gathered dust for years.]

7. Identify this organization which every quizzer would respect?


Ans. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

8. Pakistan’s first finance minister Ghulam Mohammed in 1945 started a steel company joining forces with an Indian and headquarters in Mumbai. After the partition, when Mohammed migrated to Pakistan ,this company changed the industry and renamed themselves. What resulted thus?

Ans. Mahindra

9. Connect.

red cross

Ans. Red Cross

( Founder of Red Cross Henri Dunant, Red Crescent emblem used in Muslim countries was first used by ICRC volunteers during the armed conflict between the Ottoman Empire and Russia (1877–1878), Red Lion and Sun Society of Iran)

10. In 1997, which indian bank launched first internet banking “infiniti “?

Ans. ICICI Bank

11. What is showrooming in the retail world?

Ans. It is the practice of examining merchandise in a traditional brick and mortar retail store or other offline setting, and then buying it online, sometimes at a lower price.

12. Identify the logo?


Ans. Bhartiya Mahila Bank

13. Connect.


Ans. Hindu

(Ganapathy Dikshitar Subramania Iyer is the founder of Hindu newspaper, Ndtv Hindu TV channel was launched on 16 May 2009 which was owned by NDTV (51%) and The Hindu Group (49%), Hindu commercial comparing with TOI)

14. Which extremely important entity of India is this?


Ans. Survey of India

15.Directed by Oscar winner Daniel Junge and Kief Davidson , ‘Beyond the Bricks’ is a documentary of which brand?


16. This was invented and patented by Professor James ‘Crash’ Ryan from the university of Minnesota and is Orange in colour (message case in ships). What we are talking about?

Ans. Black box

17.Who is this gentleman from world of business behind Nehru?


Ans. G D Birla

18. Which history student from Bombay university became co-founder of “ Himmat Weekly” in 1964, which he edited for ten years?

Ans. R M Lala

19. Connect:


Ans. M S Dhoni

(He got a job of a ticket collector in South Eastern Railway, Sourabh Ganguly talking about him, Nagarjuna is a key member of Mahi Racing Team India)

20. Digital currency created in 2009 which follows the ideas set out in a white paper by the mysterious Satoshi Nakamoto.

Ans. Bitcoin [Naka Moto currency]

21. Inner Steel is what drives a player to be his best , Every Hit makes him stronger , more resilient and his colours make him play even harder. Steel on the inside ,your colours on the outside. Whose Campaign?

Ans.  Gillette

22. Who uses this coding language?


Ans. Mumbai Dhabbawala

23.Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a long term partnership with this brand and joined the brand. He joins Maria Sharapova and Leonardo  De Caprio as the brand’s ambassador.


Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Indore – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Indore– Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: Connekt Technologies – Vikas P and Tarang G
  • RUNNER UP: BHEL Bhopal – Debasish Mandal and Vivek Pathak

Preliminary Round Questions:

1.What was started as a motion picture film format and a set of cinema projection standards created by the Canadian company, developed by Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, Robert Kerr, and William C. Shaw?

Ans. IMAX (an acronym for Image MAXimum)

2. The Ediswan company was formed in 1883 with the collaboration of Swan United Electric Light Company with the merger of another company. If Joseph Swan was from Swan United Electric Light Company then who is the other collaborator?

Ans. Edison

3. Which instiutes were set up by the 22 member committee headed by Sri N.R.Sarkar, in its report, recommended the establishment of Institutions in the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern regions of India?

Ans. IIT

4. This optician brand started in 1877, started by two Jewish families , with the inauguration of its first showroom in Calcutta (Kolkata) a few months shortly after Queen Victoria declared herself Empress of India. In 1938,it was incorporated Private Limited Company under the leadership and guidance of Mr. I C Mendonsa of Goa. Name the Brand?

Ans. Lawrence & Mayo

5. This is the mascot of which food brand?


Ans. Cerelac

6. Henry ford took two vital decision in Ford Motor Company , one was in 1914 by offering a $5 per day wage so which was the other one also connected with number 5?

Ans. 5 days week

7. What was built in 1930, by British aero engineer and aircraft builder Richard Fairey who paid the Vicar of Harmonds worth 15000 pounds for a 150 acre plot to build it to assemble and test aircraft?

Ans. Heathrow

8. This is a book written by Bloomberg about whom?

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Ans. Bloomberg

9. Which company created one of the first infant foods in response to the need for a healthy and affordable baby food named as Farine Lactée ?

Ans. Nestle

10. Which organization started EndangeredEmoji Twitter campaign, which prompted the organisation’s supporters to donate through tweeting emojis of endangered animals?

Ans. WWF

11. There was a series of lawsuits between Mattel and MCA Records that resulted from a 1997 Aqua song mentioning the brand of Mattel. Name the brand of Mattel for which the lawsuit was filed by Mattel?

Ans. Barbie

12. This is the old logo of an online e-commerce company. Name the company?

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Ans. Myntra old logo

13. Which Chinese company launched the “Honor” mobile which is famous for largest selling dongle company in India?

Ans. Huawei

14. It was first invented in the 1980s by Hiroshi Ueda, an employee of the Minolta camera company, and was a keen photographer. While travelling in Louvre Museum in Paris, he asked a child to take a photo of them, but the child ran away with his camera. So invented this gadget and later one Canadian Wayne Fromm patented his invention as Quik Pod. The gadget was listed in Time magazine’s 25 best inventions of 2014. How we know this gadget today?

Ans. Selfie Stick

15. The company was founded by Late Mr. Jagjivanbhai Karsanbhai Chandra. He was a man of vision. A Dreamer. An Inventor. A Strategist. And an ingenious master-mind who loved challenges. And like father like son, Mr. Jayantibhai Chandra also joined this mission. He introduced unique diesel version of a vehicle , and soon 150,000 nos. were rolling all over Saurashtra making it easy for passengers. Name this unique vehicle?

Ans. Chhakada

16. This is a shoe museum of a world famous company. Name it?

Bata shoe museum

Ans. Bata Shoe Musuem

17. In 1889 two brothers, André Jules along with his brother Édouard, opened a rubber factory in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Name this tyre giant company of the world?

Ans. Michelin

18. Which bank’s slogan is “Empowering Women, Empowering India”?

Ans. Bhartiya Mahila Bank (BMB)

19. Which dessert was originally prepared by Emperor Jehangir’s wife, Noorjehan, to create and serve for Jehangir, mixing sweetened milk and an array of fruit pulps with crushed ice imported from the frozen Himalayan lakes?

Ans. Kulfi

20. Logo of which company?

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Ans. Max Life Insurance

 Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Indore – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Indore – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER :
  • Connekt Technologies – Vikas P and Tarang G
  • BHEL Bhopal – Debasish Mandal and Vivek Pathak

Regional Round Questions: 

Q.1. DRDO has created this . This is called a F&F product.


Ans. Mobile Toilet. (Flash & Forget)

Q.2.This term was first used by the current Prime Minister (Shri Narendra Modi) to describe the aversion approach adopted by the tax authorities under the previous regime of  UPA government. What did he describe this?

Ans. Tax terrorism

Q.3. Connect


Ans. Swarovski

[1. SC logo:  The Block SC Logo was originally used on the Silver Crystal product line. The Block logo is the letter C with the letter S inside the C; it was used from 1976 to 1988. The logo signifies authenticity and tells you the piece was produced during those particular years.

2. Pearl Commercial: Swarovski Elements ad.

3. K.S.& Co logo: In 1895, Swarovski financier Armand Kosman and Franz Weis founded the Swarovski company, originally known asA. Kosman, Daniel Swartz & Co., which was later shortened toK.S. & Co.

4. Daniel Swarovski (1862-1956), the founder of the company]

Q.4. Which Tech Tsar has launched ‘A Year of Books’ page to promote reading habits.(4,8)

Ans. Mark Zukerberg

Q.5. This man ( is named after a great leader from world history) who invaded this region for a great conqueror created Kanan Devan Hills  , the major plantation giant . He was one of the pioneers in that business. Identify him.


Ans. T.V (Thattupurackal Varghese) Alexander of Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company (KDHP) (Tea Business) 

Q.6. Atulya Mittal, nephew of steel tycoon Lakhsmi Niwas Mittal joined hand with Thai billionaire Fred Mouawad to start together India’s third largest Pizza chain under the brand Papa John. Name the brand that Fred owned.

Ans. Pizza Corner

Q.7. Its a joint venture between this Tata Company and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. They just rolled out its first fully indigenous S-92 the Sikrosky helicopter cabin recently. Its a company from the Tatas which is very into military production etc. Which Tata Company is this?

Ans. Tata Advanced Systems

Q.8. Connect


Ans. Starbucks

[Founders of Starbucks : 1. Gerald “Jerry” Baldwin, English Teacher   2. Zev Siegl, History Teacher  3. Gordon Bowker , writer who is credited with coming up with the name Starbucks, and changing the primary colour of the logo from brown to green in 1987, a nod to his alma mater]

Q.9. What the first book of crossword puzzles published in 1924 Simon & Schuster gave something free to promote crossword puzzles. It is believed to be one of the first free gift that came with something as an idea. What was given free with the book, free things along with something?

Ans. Pencil & Eraser

Q.10. What is special about these currency notes created by Australia for the first time, Singapore has also introduced it; Belgium is also working on it…..


Ans. Polymer currency note

Q.11. Owned by mobile internet company one97…..(Buzzer pressed) (5 letter word)


Q.12. This Tata global beverages brand started life as a herbal speciality tea business on the west coast in the United States. How do we know this?

Ans. Good Earth

Q.13. Facebook put LED lights to mark a tribute to something. What stood where these LED light today stands?


Ans. Berlin wall

[ 25th anniversary fall of Berlin Wall : The balloons are a poignant symbol of peace in Europe, 25 years on from the fall of the Wall that marked the demise of Communism. Each of the 8,000 balloons were sponsored by a person or group, and many of them included handwritten personalized messages. Facebook and Twitter are among the organizations that participated in the event.]

Q.14. It is said that this spice known as wild marjoram became popular in America when WW II soldiers returning from Italy brought it back. What is this that today is very popular, thanks to a food chain

Ans. Oregano

Q.15. Which company is this created by Supam Maheshwari&Amitava Saha started in November 2010. (12 letter)

Ans. Firstcry.com

Q.16. Tiffi ,Toffee, Easter Bunny are all characters in a game which had been installed 500 million times across Facebook and iOS and Android devices. Name the game.

Ans. Candy Crush

Q.17. Connect


Ans.  Cairn India

[1. Logo of Vedanta  2. CSR activities  of Cairn India 3. CSR activities  of Vedanta 4. Logo of Cairn] 

Q.18. Signal 70 means lost child, signal 25 indicates fire, code V is the regular one which indicates a vomit alert. Coding for what?

Ans. Disney codes that have been used over the years by Cast Members of Disneyland.

Q.19. Gaffer and Sydney are all character represents whom?


Ans. Tetley (Tea)

Q.20. Who owned this soccer club?


Ans. Mahatma Gandhi

Q.21. Connect:


Ans. TCNS Clothing

[1. Anant Daga : CEO of TCNS Clothing

2. Commercial of W

3 &4. Aurelia & W (Woman) logo: both are brands of TCNS Clothing ]

Q.22. What is officially known as the institute of Religious Works or IOR ? (7,4)


Q.23. Whose international award winning campaign was this?


Ans. Scrabble

Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal of BHEL, Bhopal 

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Indore – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Indore – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER :
    IIM Indore 
    – Ms.Deepti Singh and Ameya Talanki
    IIM Indore: 
    – Rishabh Chandra and Vatsal Kumar


Regional Round Questions:

1. Identify.


A. Make In India

2. A Great Bansal Wedding, what is this about?

A. Flipkart’s acquisition of Myntra

3. On August 15th 1899, __________, a chief engineer at Edison Illuminating Company’s main plant resigned from his position of chief engineer and went on to pursue his passion in a completely different field. Whom are we talking about?

A. Henry Ford

4. Where would you find this? W and D correspond to the names of the founders.


A. Rolex Watches

5. ____________ founded in 1971 by Klaus Schwab, a German-born business professor at the University of Geneva. First named the “European Management Forum”, it changed its name to the ________________ in 1987 and sought to broaden its vision to include providing a platform for resolving international conflicts.

A. World Economic Forum, Davos

6. What began in 1997 as a business unit within GE which was later renamed as GE Capital ?

A. Genpact

7. ____________ was the first credit card started in 1950 by Frank McNamara, Ralph Schneider and Matty Simmons after conceiving the idea at Major’s Cabin Grill restaurant in New York City in 1949 ?

A. Diner’s Club

8. What was launched in Bhopal as Subah Savere in 1956 and in Gwalior as Good Morning India in 1957?

A. Dainik Bhaskar

9. Connect:

a) A video about Nobel Peace Prize.



A. Kailash Satyarthi

10. Connect:





A. Facebook

11. Delhi Integrated Multi-Model Transit System (DIMTS) has developed Pooch-O, an app that allows users to do what?

A. Book Auto-Rickshaw rides

12. In the 1980s Hindustan Motors was the largest car manufacturer in India. Who was the second largest?

A. Premier Motors

13. Which fabric gets its name from this region in France?


A. Denim

14. The _______________ of a life insurance policy is the person who receives the payment of the amount of insurance after the death of the insured.

A. Benefactor/Beneficiary

15. _____________ is derived from the Latin word “Carraunt” which means in-circulation ?

A. Currency

16. The _____________was the gathering of 730 delegates from all 44 Allied nations at United States, to regulate the international monetary and financial order after the conclusion of World War II.

A. Bretton-Woods

17. The service was announced at Apple’s September 9, 2014 iPhone 6 event. Apple partnered with American Express, Mastercard, and Visa. Their joint project began in January 2013, though they had discussed Apple’s potential involvement for years. This is their joint solution. Explain.

A.      Apple Pay, Cardless Payment System


Questions contributed by Deepti Singh and Ameya Talanki. Here’s wishing them the best of luck for the zonal finals!