Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Kolkata – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Kolkata– Regional Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER: Capgemini : Rabi Shankar Saha and Abhishek Chakraborthy
  • RUNNER UP: TCS : Sudip Kalyan Dey and Abhishek Das

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. In the world of software, what is Fuzzing?

Ans. It is a software testing technique, often automated or semi-automated, that involves providing invalid, unexpected, or random data to the inputs of a computer program. 

Q.2. Connect.

imdb

Ans. IMDB

[ Colin Needham is the founder.

Junie Hoang  : Hoang v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al.  is a lawsuit brought by Junie Hoang (is a Vietnamese-American actress) in October 2011 against IMDb.com and its parent company Amazon.com for revealing her true date of birth, which she said opened her up to age discrimination. 

Thomas Bayes : IMDB ( Internet Movie Database) uses a formula for calculating and comparing the ratings of films by its users, including their Top Rated 250 Titles which is claimed to give “a true Bayesian estimate” . The Bayesian formula was used to calculate a weighted average score for the Top 250.]

Q.3. Sher Shah Suri gave us gold coins Mohur , silver coins called Rupiya, and copper coins called what?

Ans. Dam

Q.4. Analytical question.

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Ans. NSG

[COLONEL SANDERS, SINGAPORE AIRLINES, PEUGEOT]

Q.5. These are a celebration of English Classics, it’s called English Classics reinvented. Whose initiative?

taj-group

Ans. St. James’ Court’s hotel (Taj Group) of London.  The ‘English Classics, Reinvented’ series gives literary classics a new lease of life as Taj partners with contemporary British artists to create a selection of limited edition covers for UK’s best loved tales. 

Q.6. In 1901 , Marius Hogrefe started the guarding company København Frederiksberg Nattevagt in Denmark. Name it.

Ans. G4S (Group 4 Securicor)

Q.7. What was once described by its inventor as a “ cross between a Concorde and a railgun and an air hockey table”?

Ans. Hyperloop

Q.8. Identify the logo.

ey

Ans. E&Y

Q.9. Which employee of the Red Cross said “ I found out that the inside and outside of an ambulance is as good a place to draw as any”?

Ans. Walt Disney

Q.10. Identify the country.

poland-currency

Ans. Poland

Q.11. Analytical question

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Ans. BPL

[BLUE STAR, PUMA, CHEVROLET]

Q.12. Name the Parent company?

general-motors

Ans. GM (General Motors)

Q.13. Connect the following.

bhel

Ans. Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited

[1.Video of BHEL product advertising.

2. Partial logo of BHEL

3. Logo of BIM (Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli): BIM has pioneered the concept of a business school with an industry linkage through its symbiotic relationship with BHEL since its inception in 1984. BIM conducts a number of Executive Development Programs for BHEL in the areas of Corporate Finance, Marketing and Organizational Behavior. Students also take-up various projects offered by BHEL in different functional areas of management. The college is consistently ranked among the top 20 Business Schools of the country ever since its inception]

Q.14. When Hyder Ali conqured the kingdom Nayaks he continued the Vijaynagar coinage system, he added his name in the back of the and din’t tamper with the front. Which couple were on the front of the coin in those days?

Ans. Shiva- Parvati

Q.15. The best selling book written about whom?

book-muhammed-ali

Ans. Muhammad Ali

Q.16. These mandarins are named after a great queen. Name her.

cleopatra

Ans. Cleopetra of Egypt.

Q.17. Who is this gentleman from the world of Tata’s? He heads the extremely important company. His name is Harit Nagpal.

tata-sky

Ans. Tata Sky

 Q.18. The evolution of logo of which great company?

renault

Ans. Renault

Q.19. Analytical Question

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Ans. KLM

[KELLOGS, POLAROID, MITTAL]

Q.20. Name the Person.

seth-godin

Ans. Seth Godin

Q.21. Connect the following :

indusind-bank

Ans. IndusInd Bank

[1.The logo is based on this sculpture found in Indus valley. 

2. Boman Irani and Farhan Akhtar are the brand ambassador of Indusind Bank

3. Indusind (for sports) : CSR activities of the bank for sponsoring paraolympic teams from India.]

Q.22. The doodle is based on _____________.

wisden

Ans. Wisden

Q.23. This was the letter written by a famous person to his employees which says “ Our war on poverty was successful in 1965. Specifically, we were $12,304,060 less poor at the end of the year” Which great man wrote this amazing lines for acquiring a couple of loss-making companies are war on poverty was successful in 1965?

Ans. Warren Buffet to Berkshire Hathaway employees.

Q.24. McCann Corporation in Japan recently hired AI CD as their creative director. What is special about AI CD?

Ans. It’s a Robot.

 Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal of BHEL, Bhopal 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Kolkata – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Kolkata – Regional Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER: Mjunction – Debasis Mukherjee and Abhishek Kar
  • RUNNER UP: Lafarge India – Aniruddha Sinha and Rishin Chatterjee

Regional Round Questions:

1. Identify the personality.

1

A. Mike Tyson (Iron Mike Productions)

2. Coined by the famous copywriter Vasant Kumar in the 1980s, the slogan for this brand was “Happy Days are Here Again”. It later changed to its most famous slogan. Identify the brand.

A. Thums Up (Taste the Thunder)

3. Connect:

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A. ASSOCHAM (initially founded as the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India and Ceylon)

4. Ciba AG licensed the process to manufacture this epoxy resin in the 1940s under a trademark which was later sold off to the Huntsman Corporation. __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __

A. Araldite

5. Identify the famous mascot he was associated it. [Oral hint: This is Ross Randolph Millhiser. He worked with Leo Burnett on an iconic campaign.]

2

A. Marlboro Man

6. Tata-owned flagship Taj Hotel has launched a new corner restaurant in Britain which is set to become the new favourite celebrity hangout. The new restaurant takes its name for its positioning at a quiet secluded corner of the Tata Group hotel.

A. Kona

7. The modern history of this term can be traced back to a 1666 event, the effects of which led to the issuing of it. Identify the event & term.

A. Great Fire of London, Insurance

8. Connect:

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A. Buckingham

9. A study sponsored by the ministry of heavy industries has recommended monetary incentives of Rs 25,000 for a car and Rs 10,000 for a two-wheeler to do what?

A. To encourage people to offer their vehicles as scrap

10. Why is the person in this ad?

3

A. Ringo Starr owns Apple Records, this is an ad for a Japanese Apple Juice Brand, Ringo is the Japanese word for Apple.

11. In the Tata Motors terminology/parlance what does WOW mean?

__ __ __ __ __ __ __ __       __ __     __ __ __

A. Warranty On Web

12. This financial formula, list of investors comes from/ (named after) the 8th century BC famous member of the royal house of Phrygia.

A. Midas

13. Identify the personality.

4 5

A. Annie Besant

14. Originally launched by W. D. & H. O. Wills in 1894, this brand became less popular when the health effects of tobacco became more widely known; few shops now sell them. It was the favourite of Begum Akhtar. Id the brand.

A. Capstan

15. The Jan Jagruti Abhiyaan safety awareness campaign is run by which Tata company?

__ __ __ __     __ __ __ __ __

A. Tata Power

16. Peter Longdon runs an [OI] Tata Steel was one of the first companies in the world to sign up for this program. The OI paradigm can be interpreted to go beyond just using external sources such as customers, rival companies, and academic institutions, and can be as much a change in the use, management, and employment of intellectual property as it is in the technical and research driven generation of intellectual property. What is OI?

A. Open Innovation

17. Connect:

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A. John Nash (Pictures in order: John Harsanyi, Reinhard Selten, Alicia Nash)

18. The Leader’s Way is a unique book born out of a decade of discussion between the author and international management consultant Laurens van den Muyzenberg. The book is about what the best business practices and Buddhist principles have in common, and the teachings Buddhism has to offer to Business Leaders. Who is the author?

A. Dalai Lama

19. This comes from the Latin word for “Paintbrush”. Its structure was determined by Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin in 1945 at Oxford. John Sheehan completed its first chemical synthesis in 1957 at MIT.

A. Penicillin

20. Give the term or the person. [Oral Hint: Launched in the early 1980s, these are the Vixen and Executive Computers, the sales of which declined due to particular event which led to the coining of the term.]68

A. Osborne Effect, Adam Osborne

21. Connect:

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A. 1947 (all of them established in the year 1947)

22. This company was founded by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp in 2009. Following a beta launch in the summer of 2010, its product was officially launched in San Francisco in 2011.

__ __ __ __

A. Uber

23. It was started as a one-off event to connected with the Festival of Britain by a dancehall and catering company called Mecca in 1951. What?

A. Miss World Contest

Questions contributed by Viraj Bake and Rabi Sankar Saha!

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER: Mjunction – Debasis Mukherjee and Abhishek Kar
  • RUNNER UP: Lafarge India – Aniruddha Sinha and Rishin Chatterjee

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. Identify this stock broker, post impressionist artist who returned to France in 1871.

6

A. Paul Gauguin

2. Fill in the blanks:

Claudia Schiffer: “In order to become a ______ _______one must be on all the covers all over the world at the same time so that people can recognise the girls”.

A. Supermodel or super model

3. Which former insurance broker, inventor published a “Pen Pamphlet” ad invented a machine with 5 pens to sign 5 cheques simultaneously?

A. Waterman

4. Identify the personality.

2

A. Hillary Clinton

5. Identify this lady who failed her Std. XI exams but went to establish a big cosmetics business, which was inspired by the Tahitian and Polynesian Spa rituals.

A. Anita Roddick

6. Identify this patent holder whose patent description filed in 1876 reads (The method of producing undulations in a continuous voltaic current by the vibration or mot-ion of bodies capable of inductive action, or by the vibration or motion of the conductingwim itself, in the neighborhood of such bodies, as set forth. )

A. Alexander Graham Bell

7. Kurkdjian, Cartier, Miller Harris, Roja Dove, Blaise Mautin and Atelier are the top rated perfumes in this category in 2009 Forbes list. Id the category.

A. Bespoke Perfumes

8. Identify the brand.

3

A. Carlsberg

9. What is the brand of Golf balls preferred by Auric Goldfinger in the 1964 film Goldfinger? This brand also manufactured tennis balls.

A. Slazenger

10. This was erected by Western Neon in 1959 in Clark County, Nevada. What? The answer is more than one word, rather a line.

A. Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign

11. Naguib Mahfouz’s 1947 novel Midaq Alley is set in this famous market and tourist attraction in Egypt. Id the location.

A. Khan Al Khaleeli Market

12. Identify this daughter of a famous media personality of Kolkata. She was a publisher with Penguin RandomHouse.

4

A. Chiki Sarkar

13. William Stanley Jevons famously summarized this economic term in a couplet as

_____ is a matter of functions four,

A Medium, a Measure, a Standard, a Store

A. Money

14. The logo of this vodka brand featuring a wolf howling at a crescent moon represents the Persian name for the country, Virshan, meaning “land of the wolf”.

A. Eristoff

15. Beneath the foundation stone of this entity lies a document on which is written: “Si vis pacem, cole justitiam.” If you desire peace, cultivate justice. Identify this entity.

A. ILO

16. Identify this person.

5

A. MAM Ramaswamy

17. Identify this trading company which operated till 1979 and played a crucial role in increasing the world trade. Their motto reads: The Land Divided, The World United.

A.Panama Canal Company

18. _____   _____ bonds signify the most basic or standard version of a financial instrument which is also a default flavor of ice cream.

A. Plain Vanilla

19. This illustrious Indian is the author of AIDS Sutra. Not many know that this person was on the editorial board for the Encyclopedia Britannica between 2002 – 2006. Who is this Indian?

A. Amartya Sen

20. Identify the author.

7 8

A. Seth Klarman

Questions contributed by Viraj Bake and Rabi Sankar Saha.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Kolkata – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 –Kolkata – Regional Round Questions

 

RESULTS: 

  • WINNER :
  •  IIFT – Kunal and Viraj
  • RUNNER UP :
  • IIM Calcutta – Deepak Thomas and Abhishek Sundar

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. A question on company manufacturing railway tracks for England railway services.

Ans. Tata Steel

Q.2. Time magazine ad and a still of a book called ‘The Franchise’. Connect.

Ans. Sports Illustrated

Q.3. Question mentioning Pierre Veyron image, car brand named after him?

Ans. Bugatti Veyron

Q.4. Question mentioning Reva commercial, still of scorpion

Ans. Mahindra Scorpio

Q.5. Question mentioning a cigarette logo. They have a fashion label in India.

Ans. Players & John Players

Q.6. Connect.

shilpa shetty

Ans. Shilpa Shetty.

Q.7. Chocolate became expensive and scarce due to rationing in Europe during World War II. An Italian pastry maker turned to the mighty hazelnut for salvation in 1946 and created Pasta Gianduja, renamed it. How do we know this better?

Ans. Nutella

Q.8. Question on  Airbnb

Q.9. Question on the meaning of the dessert Tiramisu

Q.10. Cricket Australia trademarked what phrase to protect against future use?

Ans. 63* Not Out 

Q.11. Question mentioning wine names with reference to ACDC songs, Black Shiraz, tie up between Australian Group and a wine manufacturer.

Ans. AC/DC Wines

Q.12. Question mentioning image of a vintage car. It is a huge brand in the world of beverages which started off by doing something else?

Ans. Budweiser

Q.13. Which online trading platform is named after a character in Jungle Book?

Ans. Sher Khan 

Q.14. Product placement in lit by Tagore: Kuntanil Oil (last question of the quiz, some kolkata hint)  *

Q.15. Question mentioning image of a cafe/hotel with a french sounding name and first names of founders mentioned. Ans. Atletico Madrid

Q.16. Question mentioning a list of goodies given to runners up and non winners.

Ans. Oscar Goodies (list of the goodies given to the nominees who miss out)

Q.17. Question on Beatles song Something Like That.

Q.18. Question mentioning Zandu Balm, image of Mahatma Zandu Bhattji. Hint: located and founded  in Gujarat

Q.19. Question on the Origin of the phrase Blue Collared from a fabric in France

 

Contributed by Kunal Malhotra and Vishwajeet Singh

 

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Kolkata  – Preliminary Round Questions

RESULTS: 

  • WINNER :
  • IIFT- Kunal and Viraj
  • RUNNER UP : 
  • IIM Calcutta- Deepak Thomas and Abhishek Sundar

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. This property is being sold off to fund Subroto Roy Sahara’s bail. Prince Alwaleed bin Talaland and a New York Sports agent are actively bidding for it. What is being talked about?

Answer: The New York Plaza

Q.2. Identify her famous painter father.

dveb

Answer: Pablo Picasso

Q.3. Identify the logo.

sdgfu

Answer: Random House

Q.4. This Japanese car derives its name from the Greek word “Ethos” which means spirit.

Answer- Etios

Q.5. Identify the logo. This firm owns the trademark BAT.com

jmgf

Answer- British American Tobacco

Q.6. Ashton Kutcher served as the Chief Product Designer for one of the products from this brand.

Answer- Lenovo

Q.7. Expand JIT.

Answer- Just In Time

Q.8. Identify the brand.

download (3)

Answer- Fevicol Fevi Kwik

Q.9. Which company has recently launched this App.

myghfd

Answer- Facebook

Q.10. Which media house was recently involved in a conflict with Star Group regarding the streaming of World Cup matches?

Answer- Doordarshan

Q.11. Identify the logo.

jhgfd

Answer- BEML

Q.12. Identify the logo.

nbfff

Answer-PWC

Q.13. Identify the logo. This retail chain has the positioning “Helping you spend less”.

dcggfb

Answer-Star Bazaar

Q.14. Identify the author.

ngujkjk 

Answer- Janet Yellen

Q.15. He ran for presidential elections and also started Yellow Journalism. He was also the editor of National Lampoons. Who is he?

Answer- William Hearst

Q.16. This brand literally means a member of a travelling people group with dark skin and hair, traditionally living by itinerant trade and fortune telling.

Answer- Gypsy

Q.17. Name the brand which is also known as Hathiwala.

Answer- Boroline

Q.18. This airline is famous for having liveries of tabla, rangoli, peackock etc. It has the tagline “Simply Priceless”.

Answer- Air India Express

Q.19. Identify the face on the currency.

nvchkl

Answer- Hans Christian Anderson

Q.20. This sports equipment manufacturer was once endorsed by Saurav Ganguly and Yuvraj SIngh.

Answer- SS

 

Questions contributed by Vishwajeet Singh.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

 

Results:

  • WINNER:
    TCS –
    Sudip K Dey and Abhishek Das
  • RUNNER UP:
    Capgemini –
    Sethu Madhavan and Rabi Shanker Saha

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. Which American Artist, in a 2009 article in The Economist was described as the “bellwether of the art market” & given a bottle of Estee Lauder perfume “Beautiful” into his grave?

A. Andy Warhol

2. Ryan NYP was made by Ryan Air in 1927 & cost was a little more than $10,500 & designed by Ryan’s chief aeronautical engineer, Donald Hall. Who was the famous user?

A. Charles Lindbergh (Spirit of St. Louis)

3. What was introduced as Patio in 1963 to capture the changing dietary habit & spirit of the baby boomer?

A. Diet Pepsi

4. Identify the Advertiser? (Clue: the tagline reads as ‘Life is a beautiful sport’ & the brand recently ventured into the accessories. Named after a famous tennis legend)

1

A. Lacoste

5. It was devised at the request of Krogers Grocery & the patent rights used to be with Rainbow Crafts. And purchased by the General Mills in 1965 for $3 Million?

A. Play-Doh

6. Which 1997 Bond movie, had a character based on the business tycoon Robert Maxwell who has many indulgences?

A. Tomorrow Never Dies

7. In his classic 1922 study Public Opinion, journalist Walter Lippmann maintained that ________ are “the surest way of conveying an idea” which was been endorsed by the Leo Burnett. Fill in the blank.

A. Pictures

8. Old logo of whom?

2

A. Apollo Tyres

9. Which city had been adjudged as the world’s most expensive city as per the living index from the Economist Intelligence Unit?

A. Tokyo

10. This is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, commercial method, or compilation of information which is not generally known or reasonably ascertainable by others, and by which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers. Also it get signed by employees in their offer letter by their employers. What?

A. Trade secret

11. In 1886, Dyckerhoff Company delivered 8,000 barrels of Portland cement for building the foundation of which American landmark?

A. Statue of Liberty

12. Logo of?

Galleon-Group7

A. Galleon Group of Raj Rajaratnam

13. What was also known as Aloha & made famous by the Honolulu Advertiser’s advertisement of June 28, 1935 & was first sold at “Musashi-ya shoten” in Honolulu?

A. Hawaiian Shirt

14. British Bull Dog was a popular type of solid-frame pocket revolver introduced by Philip Webley & Son of Birmingham, England in 1872. Which fictional character was the most famous customer?

A. Sherlock Holmes

15. Oniomania was first described by Emil Kraepelin originally over a century ago & kind of psychological disorder which arise out of depression or stress also. And recently many Corporates also started programmes to tackle this amongst its employees. What kind of disorder Oniomania is?

A. Compulsive shopping or an uncontrollable desire to buy things

16. Identify the person? (Clue: many of his creations featured into the currency notes worldwide including India)

4

A. Le Corbusier

17. Which recently deceased business tycoons had investment in Harley Davidson, Formica, Tonka, Specialty Equipment and Omega Protein?

A. Malcolm Glazer

18. Which moniker did Rajdoot GTS bike got after featuring in a Raj Kapoor movie?

A. Bobby Bike (movie is Bobby only)

19. Which travel accessories brand has rolled out its new campaign, ‘Live Fashionable’?

A. American Tourister

20. Which word which is a kind of rage now is first used by an Australian describing in the photograph taken while drunk at a 21st birthday party?

5

A. Selfie

 

Questions contributed by Rabi Sankar Saha. Rabi placed runners-up in this leg of Tata Crucible. We congratulate him on his wonderful performance.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Regional Round Questions

                              Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Regional Round Questions

 

Regional Questions:

1. A Russian author Victor Pelevin wrote a famous book Generation P. This reflected the reform policy ‘perestroika’ under Mikhail Gorbachev’s regime, a policy , which ushered western products. In the early 1990s,a term ______________,which was a pun on ‘perestroika’, began appearing. What term, which is based on a famous brand?

Ans. Pepsistroika based on Pepsi

2. Identify this two into an entertainment corporation.

2

Ans. Amblin Entertainment

(The famous film was produced by the entity and the logo of the company has been inspired by the film ET)

3. In 1794, he was guillotined in Paris for “adding water to the people’s tobacco”. Name him.

Ans: LAVOSIOR (The French Chemist)

4. Connect for a famous personality:

4.

Ans. Indira Gandhi

(Indira Gandhi International Airport , New Delhi entrance, Nani Palkivala: On being peremptorily asked by Indira Gandhi in 1975 to plead her appeal before the Supreme Court, against the Allahabad High Court decision which invalidated her 1971 election to the Lok Sabha, Palkhivala simply returned her brief expressing his inability to take up the case. He risked taking on the might of Indira Gandhi, but did not compromise on his values,  Xtramile of Indianoil: During the 1971 war against Pakistan, foreign-owned private oil companies had refused to supply fuel to the Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. In response, Gandhi nationalised Indianoil in 1973, Sambalpuri saree was favourite of Indira Gandhi)

5. New cars used by the Kolkata tram system were delivered by this company in 2012.

Ans. Jessop

6. Identify the person. This was a tribute to a great Jack Daniel’s customer.

6

Ans. Frank Sinatra

7. Earlier vodka which was made from potatoes had an oily aftertaste. Today’s grain vodka has no oily aftertaste. Experimenters found that potato vodka when properly mixed with ice will more completely dissolve the vermouth, giving a less oily mouth feel to the drink and were also colder to drink. This was an explanation provided for what popular habit?

Ans. James Bond said “shaken, not stirred”

8. It was the first chain store company in the world, and was responsible for the creation of the ISBN book catalogue system.

Ans. W H Smith

9. In association with the United Nations, this former railway minister helped the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust to start the first Demographic Research Institute in India in 1956?

Ans. Sir John Mathai

10. Formed in June 1828 in Antwerp by underwriters Alexandre Delehaye and Louis van den Broek, and insurance broker, Auguste Morel. The name was adopted in 1829. This included the adoption of the figure of truth logo designed by Achille Deveria?

Ans. Bureau Veritas

11. Connect:

rnt

Ans. Rabindranath Tagore

( Tagore gave his name  as Amartya,Standard Chartered bank logo: Rabindranath Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913, the draft representing the prize money was drawn on the Chartered Bank. The bank had the rare fortune of handing over the draft to him. Tagore advertised for Godrej soap  & Bournvita)

12. What is the specific name given to this, a concept of a curve called proposed by Stan Shin  the founder of Acer . Today it is taught in management schools an illustration of value adding potential of different components of value chain especially in IT related manufacturing industries. Its called a very simple term most curved do. Name the curve.

curve

Ans. Smiling Curve or Bathtub Curve

13. This is TomoDachi life. This is Nintendo it features the mii characters of real life charecters A yong 23-year old called Marini from Arizona campaigned hard on twitter with the # mii quality for equality it wanted game us to allow what? Significant in the modern world the world is going this game of campaign for something to be allowed to gamers, it’s a life simulation.

life

Ans. To choose the sexuality

14. Famous model Heidi Klum designs footwear for this brand. The brand traces its roots to the German Johann Adam, registered in 1744 as a “subject and shoemaker” in local church archives.

Ans. Birken Stock

15. In 1986, Japan’s All-Nippon Airways discovered a unique way to frighten away birds and prevent collisions. All-Nippon Airways estimated that the reduction in bird strikes during the testing period reduced the damage to its aircraft from $910,000 to $720,000. Consequently, All-Nippon planned to extend the experiment to all its large-body aircraft. What did it do?

Ans. by Painting menacing-looking eyes on the engine intakes of its  planes like birds to frighten the smaller birds

16. This industry in Sialkot faced huge bump in 1990s when human rights organizations voiced concerns over child labor. Now a sign at the Forward Sports’ factory gate reads: “We don’t employ under 15”. And they have got a huge contract. Factory owner Khawaja Masood Akhtar, marked by his small black beard and a beaming smile, keenly inspects the work at his plant. What is the product that Factory Sports manufactured was used in 2014?

Ans.The official FIFA world cup Brazuka Football

17. What did Baba Budan smuggle into India from Yemen in 17th Century?

Ans. Coffee

18. Connect:

rhodes

Ans. Rhodes Scholarship

(Both Bono & Montek Singh Ahlualia were Rhodes Scholar, Logo of Rhodes Scholarship)

19. Identify:

dean

 Ans. Dean P. Baquet

(He is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist and the executive editor of The New York Times. He is the first Black American to serve as executive editor, the highest-ranking position in the paper’s newsroom)

 20.“Husbands are useless” says this brand.

Ans. Asian Paint

21. Connect:

21

Ans. Rudyard Kipling

(He worked for local newspapers “the Civil and Military Gazette” in Lahore and  “The Pioneer” in Allahabad. Kipling Brand’s Richard Macey tells  how the brand began.Wolcott Balestier  was writer and editor notable primarily through his connection to Rudyard Kipling’s books and later Kipling married his sister)

22. Which award is named after him?

AWARD

Ans. Sir Frederick Alfred Laker 

(The Freddie Awards, named after Sir Freddie Laker in honor of his accomplishments in marketing travel during the 1970s, is the “oldest and most prominent”  recognition award for frequent traveler reward programs)

23. He was selected as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the year in 1952. A Street in the Moorhead district Shipley has been named after him. Who is this well known BBC commentator with unique record matched by one other in the world?

Ans. Jim Laker (Record was repeated by Anil Kumble)

Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Eastern Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Eastern Zonal Round Questions

RESULTS

  • WINNER :

KIIT Bhubaneswar – Omkar Amruthanshu and Sagar Saurabh

  • RUNNER UP :

IIM Shillong – Debarun Majumdar and Rahul Gupta

 

Round 1—Global AtTENtion:

1. What are pocket copters?

A. Drones to deliver packages

2. Dao Egbert’s Coffee vending machine is promoted with the tagline”Bye,Bye,Red Eye” Why?

A. Vends coffee and can also detect if you have red eyes because of sleep deprivation, if so coffee is free

3. Which now famous person took a certificate course in Ethical Hacking from an institute in Patel Nagar, New Delhi?

A. Edward Snowden

4. What are ESRB Ratings?

A. Ratings for video games

5. What did Johannes Gutenberg do?

Invent the printing press

6. For this most commonly used article is “Gelatin”, the british usea mix of ”Poly vinyl Alcohol and Dextran” What?

A. Gum behind postage stamps

 

Round 2—Visual Potential:

1. The image you see is a profession which no longer exists called “Knocker Uppers”. Who were they?

Human Alarms

A. Human Alarms, their job was to wake up people!

2. Identify?

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A. Steven Gerrard Hotel

3.Hotel”Pallasio De Sal”, what is special about the hotel?

Pelasio

A. Hotel fully made of Salt for rejuvenative therapies

4. Explain the sudden rise in the stock price of DY Corporation?

Psy

A. Stock index movement of DY Corporation on South Korea bourses owned by father of “Gananam Style”singer Psy, stock price shot up after the song came out.

5. Identify?

IBM

A. Image of a truck on which recopies are delivered by the Jeopardy super computer “Watson”

6. Identify?

Coratna

A. “Cortana”—Microsoft’s SIRI equivalent.

Round 3 TATA World:

1. What is Project Rishta by TATA Steel?

A. Sex education and gender sensitisation among rural communities where Tata Steel work’s in Orissa

2. This massive photo voltaic installation was done for a Jindal group company at Chitradurga in Karnataka, a place known for bright sunlight round the year, Which TATA company did the job?

A. TATA Solar

3. Farm Grow and Farm Grow G are granular products frm which TATA Co?

A. TATA Chemicals

4. Which TATA co own these brands Buy Junction, Value Junction?

A. M-Junction, Metal Junction.

Round 4 – Think Tenfold:

1. Connect:

Bit Coins

A. Bit Coin

2. Connect:

Tony Fernandes

A. Tony Fernandes

3. Connect:

Nilekani

A. Nandan Nilekani

4. Connect:

India Coffee HOuse

A. Indian Coffee House

Round 5. Rapid Intent:

1. What innovation was made in Dominique Ansel Baker, NewYork?

A. Cronut (croissant-doughnut)

2. An insulin delivery system for Diabetes in India.

A. Medtronic

3. Record holders – Kenneth Wayne “Ken” Jennings III, Nancy Zerg, Brad Rutter – at what?

A. Jeopardy.

 

Questions contributed by Mr. George Mathew, a lawyer working with a Bank. He is a quiz enthusiast.

 

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Regional Finals Questions

RESULTS

  • WINNER :

IISER – Anurag and Abhishek Mishra

  • RUNNER UP :

Punjab Engineering College – Abhishek Bhambhu and Gursheel Singh

 

Wild Card Round:

1. 360 is the name of this air freight company launched by this man who revolutionised passenger air travel in India, Identify the man?

Ans. Capt. Gopinath

2. This logo adopted in 1958, called the “Centurion”features prominently on the travellers cheques issued by this financial company, Identify the company?

Ans. American Express

3. Hilton Young was a British economist, what was his contribution to India?

Ans: He headed the panel which recommended the creation of the RBI

4. In its initial days the company was called “ Chloride Electric Storage Company”, which popular Indian company ?

Ans: Exide

5. This famous engineer, whose fathers roots can be traced to Bengal, said “…better sound through research”.?

Ans: Amar Bose

6. Box TV, Speaking tree are columns which appear regularly in which newspaper?

Ans: The Times of India

7. One of the earliest products of the company was pencils, they have named themselves after how we like our pencils to be, which company ?

Ans: Sharp

8. He is the founder director and joint managing director of Chess Management Services India Ltd, and the son of a Harvard trained politician in India . Who?

Ans: Karthi Chidambaram

9. House of Cards a political drama which has had an exclusive release on which platform?

Ans: Net Flix

10. Which country has brought out a ban on Twitter recently, Turkey, Singapore or Sultanate of Oman ?

Ans: Turkey

 

 

Regional Finals:

Round 1—Global AtTENtion:

1. Legend now has taken over Paul’s enterprise which the guys at don’t be evil owned for a while?

Ans: Reference to Lenovo’s takeover of Motorola from Google.

2. Sam’s club in modern day India believes the “best price would work”.

Ans: Walmart

3. Dick’s life as a businessman began as a student and as of 2012 he is looking at the stars and wants to send a launcher to space?

Ans: Richard Branson.

4. Not only did Maggie carry his work I her hand bag, she believed his ideas to be a moral. In 1756, he wrote his famous work that enquired into the theory and causes of the wealth of nations. Who?

Ans: Adam Smith

5. An English teacher and a writer who loved history and studied at Stanford created this company named after a sea captain, Name the company?

Ans: Starbucks.

6. The French love two colors Red and green, they love to take breaks from work, travel long and eat well, till this came along, they did not know where to find it all in one place.

Ans. Michelin Guides. 

Round 2—Visual PoTENtial:

1. Image of a magazine “Tiger Tales”?

Tiger tales

Ans. Inflight magazine of Tiger Airways

2. Loyalty Card titled “Coffee Club”-Whose?

Costa

Ans. Costa Coffee

3. Trademark titled “Who moved my Cheese”—Who owns it?

Spencer

Ans. Spencer Johnson.

4. Identify?

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Ans.Image of a commemorative coin on Soccer issued by Brazil showing all the years it has participated.

5. [Advertisement] ”Out of the box solutions for all your home theatre needs”

Ans. JBL Audiosystems

6. Image of a milk vending machine name—“ Any time Milk”?

index

Ans. ATM

Round 3—Tata World:

1.Rated among one of the most environmentally friendly products in its category it is produced by a tie up between the TATA’s and Gyuasa of Japan. What?

Ans. Tata Green batteries.

2. Tata’s 4*4 trucks named after a noble gas?

Ans. Xenon

3. “i Raksha” is a offering from the TATA group and which global gaint?

Ans. AIG.

4. What are “Flavourits”

Ans. Flavoured salts from TATA Chemicals.

 

Round 3—Think TEN fold – Connect questions:

1. Connect:

Bentley

Ana. Bentley

2. Connect:

Ponds

Ans. Ponds.

3. Connect:

Horlicks

 Ans. Horlicks.

4. Connect

Arsenal

Ans.  Arsenal

 

Round 4—Rapid Interest:

1.

a) J Pritzker brought out the original owners.

b) “Andaz”- is what they call their upscale boutique inspired properties.

c) They have properties styled like residences.

Ans: Hyatt

2.

a) Venue 7&8 are their offerings.

Ans: Dell

3.

a) Goldfin technology and Blue Ion are their innovations

b) Image of Nandilal Dhoot

Ans: Videocon

 

Tie Breaker:

1.

a) Tagline—“ There is only one”

b) Has been in the fastening business for 50+ years

c) Invention of the thing was inspired on the slopes of a mountain

Ans: Velcro

 

Questions contributed by Mr. George Mathew, a lawyer working with a Bank. He is a quiz enthusiast.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER :

IIFT – Rahul Sharma and Kunal Malhotra

  • RUNNER UP :

Jadavpur University – Raktim Kumar Nag and Apratim M

 

Preliminary Round:

1. In the context of Ferrari, What does S stand for in SF ?

Ans: Scuderia (meaning Stable–)

2. In late 2012 Dr. S Rajkumar of Lifeline Hospitals, conducted an activity, which was at that time futuristic and streamed live on google hangout, What?

Ans: First use of Google Glass during a Surgery,

3. Which Indian two wheeler company has launched the automatic scooter “Jupiter”?

Ans: TVS

4. Sir Osborne Smith(image displayed), the first governor of the reserve bank of India,did not do one thing all his predecessors have done, what?

Ans: Sign on bank notes

5. American mechanic Walter Hunt invented something, that had a clasp to keep it in place and a coil in its body to act as a spring, the basic design has not been improved upon since its invention, What?

Ans: Safety Pin

6. Miller High Life has tied up with this iconic brand to produce branded beer cans and high lifestyle hogs, for use this summer. Which iconic brand are we talking about?

Ans: Harley Davidson

7. Which asian billionaire is behind Horizon Ventures of Hong Kong?

Ans: Li Ka Shing

8. Rank Group(logo displayed), is the owner of this famous brand, the rights to this brand has bben transferred to a tribe in Florida, USA, Which famous brand ?

Ans Hard Rock Café

9. Interhospitality is the hospitality arm of this, home solutions giant. Which giant?

Ans: Ikea

10. Go Air has come up with this recruitment idea for its cabin crew which will save them atleast 2-3 Cr, what idea?

Ans: Hire only ladies as cabin crew as on an average they weigh less.

11. Which FMCG company from his home state has made Cricketer R. Ashwin as its brand ambassador to promote its new line of diary products and milkshakes

Ans: CavinCare

12. Which company has Mark Benioff (Image provided) created which help companies to achieve their targets?

Ans: salesforce.com

13. Ring Plus aqua is the automotive component business of which organization which makes everything from apparels to contraceptives?

Ans: Raymond Group

14. Which car from Maruti was launched with the tagline”My thing,everything, _______”. Fill in the blank. The car/name refered here can be found in the oceans?

Ans. Stingray

15. In 1976 a Fulbright scholar at Vanderbilt University and a professor at Chittagong University joined hand to launch an initiate to extend credit to rural poor, Which organization are we talking about and name its driving force?

Ans: Gramin Bank and Md. Younus

16. Image of a commemorative coin released by UK for?

WWF-Silver

Ans. WWF

17. Whose premium brand of chocolates newly introduced in India is Alpino?

Ans: Nestle

18. Peter Drucker famously said, “A company has two functions I_________ and Marketing”. Fill the blank.

Ans: Innovation.

19. The surname of this well known India business family originates from the Hindi word for cotton, Identify?

Ans: Ruia, the word Rui/Kapas means cotton in Hindi.

20. An image campaign on 100 years of innovation.

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 Ans. IBM

 

Questions contributed by Mr. George Mathew, a lawyer working with a Bank. He is a quiz enthusiast.