Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Lucknow – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Lucknow – Regional Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER: IIM-L : Shaswath Goel and Chaitanya.K
  • RUNNER UP:  IIM-L : Abhijeet and Akshath

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. Question on the origin of Vada Pav

Q.2. The Jules Verne Restaurant shown here is located where?

Ans. Eiffel Tower

Q.3. Connect question on Indian Oil

Q.4. This gives its name to which brand?

Ans. Orient Express

Q.5. Tata Sons has appointed Venu Srinivasan as a director to its board. He is the chairman of which company?

Ans. TVS

Q.6. Connect question on BPL. Clues on screen – Mohanlal, Amitabh Bachchan, BPL Logo with text blanked out

Q.7. These are bonds issued outside India but denominated in Indian Rupees, rather than the local currency. What are they called?

Ans. Masala Bonds

Q.8. FalconEye is a product from which Tata company?

Ans. Tata Elxsi

Q.9. Who is she?

Ans. Madame Tussaud

Q.10. Project Spartan was the code name for what?

Ans. Microsoft Edge

Q.11. Logo of?

Ans. Wrogn by Virat Kohli

Follow up Question:

Q.12. Virat Kohli has founded a social networking startup along with which Real Madrid footballer?

Ans. Gareth Bale

Q.13. Silver Kris is the premium lounge of which airline?

Ans. Singapore Airlines

Follow up Question:

Q.14. What is the regional airline of Singapore Airlines?

Ans. Silk Air

Q.15. This village in China celebrated a recent victory as the person’s name means _______

Ans. Donald Trump’s victory

Follow up Question:

Q.16. Restaurants here include Dynasty, Il Mulino New York, Moon at Dynasty, Robert’s Steakhouse, and Hard Rock Café. Where?

Ans. Trump Taj Mahal

Questions contributed by Akshath Ashok

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Lucknow – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Lucknow – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER: IIM-L : Shaswath Goel and Chaitanya.K
  • RUNNER UP:  IIM-L : Abhijeet and Akshath

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. Which company’s loyalty program is named Tack which means Thank You?

Ans. IKEA

Q.2. Magnus Olsson and Mudassir Sheikh are the co-founders of which taxi app?

Ans. Careem’s Taxi

Q.3. Terry Gou is the head of Hon Hai Precision. How do we know the company?

Ans. Foxconn

Q.4. Logo of?

Ans. Hidesign

Q.5. TM International has sold its harbor services operations to which group in India?

Ans. Adani Group

Q.6. IKEA enters any market/country with the concept of Hej Homes. What does Hej stand for?

Ans. Hello

Q.7. What is the name of the Doordarshan TV channel created to promote the use of digital currency?

Ans. DD Digishala

Q.8. Picture of Anders Holch. He is the owner of which of the following brands? Options: Riveredge, Veromoda, Tommy Hilfiger

Ans. Veromoda

Q.9. Ayurmedha is a scholarship for young professional in which Indian company?

Ans. Dabur

Q.10. UK based Foolproof Technologies was acquired by which Indian company? Options: Mahindra Satyam, Zensar Technologies, TCS

Ans. Zensar

Q.11. In 1885 he established the Oriental Spinning & Weaving Mills. Who is this legend of Indian business?

Ans. Maneckji Petit

Q.12. Logo of?

Ans. BNP Paribas

Q.13. Goras & Desis is a book by which Indian economist? Amartya Sen, Omkar Goswami, Kaushik Basu

Ans. Omkar Goswami

Q.14. Samuel Hopkins, in 1790, was the world’s first receiver of what?

Ans. Patent

Q.15. Which profession takes its name from the Greek for Narrow Writing?

Ans. Stenography

Q.16. Digital wallet of which bank?

Ans. ICICI

Q.17. Videocon D2H merged with which provider?

Ans. Dish TV

Q.18. Founded in 1961 by Deep Anand, which company that started off manufacturing shock absorbers is this? Gammon India, MICO, Gabriel

Ans. Gabriel

Q.19. Which Indian group is planning a collaboration with the Kalashnikov group for weapons procurement?

Ans. Reliance

Q.20. Founder of which company?

Ans. Uber

Wildcard Round:

Q.1. ‘Ground Rules’ is a book on investing by whom?

Ans. Warren Buffett

Q.2. Which company has come up with advertisements in French for a new product launched in the Indian market?

Ans. Titan for its Skinn perfume range

Q.3. Which quote-unquote professor of London Business School is the author of the book Leading?

Ans. Sir Alex Ferguson

Q.4. Pepsi’s iconic 1992 Superbowl ad featured which supermodel? Options: Brooke Shields, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell

Ans. Cindy Crawford

Q.5. Who is the Chairman of Tata Steel?

Ans. Chandrashekaran

Q.6. Humanity Towards Others is what this operating system’s name stands for.

Ans. Ubuntu

Questions contributed by Akshath Ashok

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Lucknow – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Lucknow – Regional Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER: Ernst and Young : Prasenjit & Shashank Singh
  • RUNNER UP: Indian Railways : Anant Raman & Kapinjal Sharma

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. Maa Gou Products which was founded in 2011 by five experienced businessmen, one of whom is the Kolkata-based Radhe Shyam Goenka, co-founder of Emami. What does this company specialize in?

Ans. Cow -urine based products

Q.2. Who is the author of this ?

vijay-govindrajan

Ans. Dr. Vijay Govindarajan

Q.3. John Keenan is an important man in the history of Indian Steel. In his memoir , you find a line that says,” Cheap ___________steel smelted out of scarp from the French & Flemish battlefields.” The government acted decisively & set up a Tarrif Board to create a protective Act. What was this steel (fill in the blank) famously known as?

Ans. Continental Steel

Q.4. Connect the following:

asus

Ans. Asus

[ Sonakshi Sinha , Asus’ 1st brand ambassador, Asus got its name from Peagasus, Asus’ tagline: In search of incredible, Johnny Shih & Tung Hsien : co-founders of Asus]

Q.5. Crack the formula:

aig

Ans. AIG

[ ZARA, FORCE INDIA, INSTAGRAM]

 Q.6. Identify the innerware brand created by Jaykumar Pathare.

vip-innerware

Ans. VIP innerware

Q.7. When his three children were young, he installed a dime slot machine on the third floor of the family’s house. His idea was to convey the dangers of gambling, but it also meant the children’s allowance remained in his hands. Who was this investor?

Ans. Warren Buffet

Q.8. Which company was started by Lord Thompson?

thomson-reuters

Ans. Thomson Reuters

(The Thomson Corporation acquired Reuters Group PLC to form Thomson Reuters on April 17, 2008.)

 Q.9. TCS started an enterprise in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. What is so unique about this enterprise?

Ans. First all-women centre.

Q.10. Conect the following:

ralph-lauren

Ans. Polo Ralph Lauren

[ 1. Bruce Springsteen: His daughter Jessica Springsteen is the brand ambassador 2. Ralph Lauren: the founder 3. Club Monaco is a subsidiary brand 4. Nina Hyde Centre for Breast Cancer Research co-founded by Ralph Lauren ]

Q.11. What is Job Crafting?

Ans. It is the exercise which is a powerful tool that helps people optimize the design of their jobs, increasing their happiness and effectiveness at work. Employees redesigning their own jobs to better suit their strengths and interests.

Q.12. In current affairs (2016), this man is being called the man who could save Britain in a simple manner. His name is Sanjeev Kumar Gupta, popularly known as SKG. Identify the personality.

tata-steel

Ans. Sanjiv Kumar Gupta was seen as the potential buyer of Tata Steel (UK operation)

Q.13. What is the Men’s Underware Index?

Ans. An unconventional measure of how well the economy is doing based on sales of men’s underwear. The reasoning behind this measure assumes that men view underwear as a necessity (not a luxury item), so sales of this product should be steady – except during severe economic downturns, when men will wait longer to buy new underwear. The notable decrease in underwear sales is said to reflect the poor overall state of the economy. Conversely, when underwear sales pick up, the economy is considered to be improving.

This indicator is noted for being followed by former Federal Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan.

Q.14. Samden Vehicles & Tata Motors partners in which country?

Ans. Bhutan

Q.15. What started in this shop?

mdh

Ans. MDH Masala

Q.16. Which is India’s largest selling watch brand?

Ans. Sonata

Q.17. For whom did Amul carry this famous post card & hoarding?

amul-ad

Ans. Raghuram Rajan (for his 2nd term in RBI)

Q.18. Nvidia published an academic preprint of the result of the DAVE2 project titled End to End Learning for Self- Driving Cars. Coincidently, it is also the name of the astronaut in a movie in which the phrase “ I can’t do that Dave”. Which movie are we referring to?

Ans: 2001: A space Odyssey

Q.19. Connect the following :

hotstar

Ans. Hotstar

[ 1) Hotstar’s Campaign for Andhra Pradesh & Telangana Launched by Superstar Allu Arjun who is brand ambassador for Hotstar. 2) Hotstar is a digital and mobile entertainment platform, owned by Novi Digital Entertainment Private Limited. 3) Pic of Rupert Murdoch : Hotstar is owned by Novi Digital Entertainment Limited, which is subsidiary owned by Star India. Star India is an Indian company owned by Rupert Murdoch controlled News Corp(21st Century Fox). 4) Shruti Haasan is the brand ambassador of Hotstar ]

 Q.20. Which Chinese retailer recently bought a controlling stake in the Inter Milan Football Club?

Ans. Suning Commerce Group

Q.21.Which famous Indian would you associate these stores with?

sri-sri-ravi-shankar

Ans. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal of BHEL, Bhopal  

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Lucknow – Regional Finals

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Lucknow – Regional Finals Questions

RESULTS

  • WINNER : Ms. Sheetal Verma and Rajan Shukla
  • RUNNER UP : Sanjit Dutta and Chandan Shahi

Regional Round:

1. This is a famous man ,his first name is Billy,as a good cricketer he later went on to become a manufacturer along with a friend of his .There are two names constituted a great brand in the world of cricket . Which brand in the world of cricket was created by Billy and his friend? Which company did he cofound?

q.1.

Ans. Gunn & Moore

 2.Who is considered the father of venture capital?

Ans. Arthur Rock

3.What became popular after these two events- One was a huge order placed by a contractor for naval flying suits. The other was in 1923 when BF Goodrich started manufacturing rubber overshoes with them ?

Ans. Zipper

4. Who joined the board of Lakme in 1961 & was appointed as the Managing Director in 1964 ,this was followed by taking over as Chairman of the Board in 1982?

Ans. Simone Tata

5. Who designed a line of sunglasses for TAG Heuer & also created a line of shoes for Cole Haan? Her most interesting collaboration was with Frank Gehry to come up with items of jewellery for Tiffany?

Ans. Maria Sharapova

6. Which US city was known for watches & is called the “Brass City”

Ans. Water Burry

7. Connect:

q.7.

Ans. Brasilian National Soccer Team

(Vivo, Guarana Antartica, Gatrode, Gillete Commercial featuring Rahul Dravid)

8. What invention got a patent for Joseph Glidden in 1874?

q.8.

Ans. Barbed Wire

9. In the 1930s , Alec Waugh called it ‘ the bible of cricket’

Ans. Wisden

10.Expand ROPO?

Ans: Reseach Online , Purchase offline

11. Who was the project manager for Microsoft Bob, Microsoft Encarta , & Expedia was also Person of the year 2005?

Ans. Melinda Gates

12.After whom is the filter in Instagram that increases saturation & temperature named?

Ans. Kelvin

13. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s known as ’pomodori’, the plural of the Italian word pomodoro which refers to what edible item?

Ans. Tomato

14.Which township gets its name from the Gujarati word for ‘salt’

Ans. Mithapur

15. ________ ___________ sales are typically organized by non-profit organizations such as churches & schools to raise money for a charity cause or a special occasion like Easter or Mother’s Day?

Ans. White Elephant

16. They are the founders of?

q.16.

Ans. Founders of Harley Davidsons

17. Identify the names associated to a company?

q.17.

Ans. Dun & Bradstreet (named after them)

 18.He is 44 & resident of New York, his net worth was $8.5 billion in 2008, his source of Wealth is investments, Occupation : corporate raider & author. Who is this?

Ans. Gordon Gekko (fictional character of the film “ Wall Street”)

 Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Lucknow – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Lucknow – Regional Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER: Tata Motors – Lokesh and Saud Usmani
  • RUNNER UP: NTPC – Sanjit Dutta and Chandan Shahi  

Regional Round Questions:

1. Australia’s leading chocolate brand cadbury, created the ‘Joy Generator’- a vending machine that dispenses chocolate flavors based on what?

q.1.

Ans. A person’s facebook likes and interests.

2.Founded by R Subramanium  in 1989, which company pioneered the concept of timeshare vacation. Members pay upfront for holidays for 25 years in India?

Ans. Sterling Holidays

3. Connect

q.3.

Ans. HTC

(Robert  Downey Jr. Launched HTC’s campaign, High Tech Computer, Founder Cher Wang, HTC’s old logo)

4. William Addis, born in 1734, manufactured what item of daily use using thigh & buttock bones of ox & horsehair?

Ans. Toothbrush

5.Identify the gentleman & the company he belongs to?

q.5.

Ans. CEO of Surveymonkey

6. Which American statistician said – “ In God we trust, everybody else brings data?”

Ans. Edward Deming

7. Connect:

q.7.

Ans. Videocon

(Gauhar Khan brand ambassador of Videocon Telecom, Founder Seth Nandalal Dhoot, Deepika also brand ambassador, Partnership with BPCL)

8. Which company was incorporated in January 1921 to build Bombay House?

Ans. The Asscociated Building Company

9. Names this legendary fashion designer who passed away last year?

q.9.

Ans. Oscar de la Renta

10.  Identify this logo of an erstwhile brand?

q.10.

Ans. Edsel Ford

11. In 1938,Kanhaiya Lal learnt the basics of making what product at the Benaras Hindu University from a Czech couple, invited by Madan Mohan Malviya?

Ans. Benaras Glass Beads

12. Name it.

q.12.

Ans. Defense Make In India

13. In 1962, Budhichand Maroo, co-founded a circulating book library along with his friend Shethia, how do we know this Business?

Ans. Shemaroo Entertainment

14. Connect

q.14.

 Ans. UC Browser

(A promo song, logo, Yuvi is the brand ambassador, partnership with Vodafone India)

15. According to Malcolm Gladwel, Victor Gruen was the most influential architect of the 20th century. What idea did he pioneer in 1956?

Ans. Shopping Mall

16. What furniture sold by a Union territory as scrap ,sold at auctions in London for millions?

Ans. Corby (Le Corbusier ) Furniture

17. Identify this Indian brand that has gone global

q.17.

Ans. Zomato

18. Connect.

q.18.

Ans. Nike

(Designer of swoosh logo, Deepika Padukone brand ambassador, Bill Bowerman prime designer, Rory Mcllory brand ambassador)

19. A US company has come up with an apparel brand named AR Wear that has 132 combination waist lock that only the wearer can take off. What do the letters AR stand for?

Ans. Anti Rape

20. How does Lucknow know “ Bank kothi” or “Hayat Baksh” meaning “life giving” better?

Ans. Raj Bhavan, Lucknow

 

Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal!

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Lucknow – Preliminary & Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Lucknow – Preliminary & Regional Round Questions

RESULTS

  • WINNER :

IIT Kanpur – Shubham and Arnab Ghosh

  • RUNNER UP :

IIM-L – Kshemu Desai and Aviral S

 

Questions from the Preliminary & Regional Round Questions:

 

Preliminary Round:

1. Branding by which company?

1

Intel Inside Branding By Barcelona

2.Indian Statistical Institute was found by whom ?

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

3. This company is the world’s largest Ice Cream Manufacturer?

Unilever

4.What are bonds which are not very interesting known as , the name comes from the ice cream flavour having similar behavior?

Vanilla Bonds

5.What is a US dollar-denominated bond issued by a non-US entity in the US market known as?

Yankee Bonds

 

Wild Card Round:

1. Youth, Beyond Paradise, Intuition are brands by whom ?

Estee Lauder

2. Originally created in 1858 as Newton Heath. What ?

Manchester United

3.QWERTY keypads was first introduced by them because the existing keypads were lousy to handle. Who?

Blackberry

4.Why is the color of Facebook blue?

Because Mark Zuckerberg is color blind

5.After great thought , this brand was formed. It was formed taking cue from the last king of France .This apparel company has the crest of the same King as its logo?

Louis Philippe

6.Which country does Air Costa promoted by the LEPL Group operate from ?

India

7.OOBE , a form of experience which is used to create new products. Which Maltese physician has proposed it?

Edward de Bono (OOBE – Out Of the Box Experience)

 

Regional Finals:

Round 1:

1.Which company started by manufacturing and assembling Austin Cars in India?

Ashok Leyland

2.Which post did Arvind Kejriwal hold in the Indian Revenue Service?

Income Tax Officer

3. What got created when 2 brothers were disillusioned by the amont of friction that their bicycle tyres had to face in Daytona, United States?

The Aeroplane , the brothers were the Wright Brothers

Round 2:

1. Which Award?

1

 

Deming Award Medal

2. Logo of?

2

Jeep

3. Identify the personality.

3

Leo Burnett

4. Visual of an advertisement campaign Of Levis Jeans

 

Round 3:

1. Which Lord christened the name of a railway station as a tribute to Tatas?

Lord Chelmsford

2.Which Tata brand’s name resembles that of a spice?

Ginger

3.Taj SATS is a collaboration with which company?

Singapore Airlines

 

Round 4:

1. Connect:

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Gray Nicolls Cricket Bats

2. Connect:

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Shah Rukh Khan

Round 5:

1.Question on Eicher Tractors

2.

a) This Group owns IndusInd Bank.

Hinduja Group

 

3.

a) Latest Operating System is called MeeGo.

b) Recently Acquired by Microsoft

Nokia

 

Questions contributed by Arnab Ghosh. Arnab is a Sophomore in Computer Science at the Indian Institute Of Technology ,Kanpur with an avid interest in reading and Quizzing. He hails from the city endowed with a lot of Tata Quizzes because of the Tatas in Jamshedpur. Innovation captivates him and he likes to read and know about new ideas hoping to implement them himself. In the leisure he likes to strum the guitar and hum a little.

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Lucknow – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Lucknow – Preliminary Round Questions

Results (Tata Track):

  • WINNER:

TCS – Debabratta Mallick and AK Kumar

  • RUNNER UP:

Tata Motors – Jasmeet Singh and Abhishek Dhaka

Results (Non Tata Track):

  • WINNER:

Travel Khana.com – Shivdas and Siddharth

  • RUNNER UP:

ITC – Dhruba Jyoti Chatterjee and Aman Oberoi

 

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS:

Q1. Who is behind the initiative “10000 Startups” in India?

NASSCOM

Q2. Which Bollywood actor started his career in a Military Censor office with a salary of Rs. 165?

Dev Anand

Q3. In 1744, the first mail order guarantee was started by whom in the USA?

Benjamin Franklin

Q4. What is the term for “one buyer and many sellers”?

Monopsony

Q5. Advertisement for whom with the tagline “Ride Your Way”?

Honda

Honda

Q6. Who has started “Project Sentum” in India to expand their market?

Schwarzkopf 

Q7. He is an ex-Chief Justice of Punjab, who is currently investigating the Walmart lobbying case. Who?

Mukul Mudgal

Q8. Which is the only bank that has latin as their language in their ATM machines?

Vatican Bank

Q9. What was started by Pestonjee Eduljee in Anand, Gujarat?

Polson

Q10. Advertisement with the line “Fusion of Rum & Coconut”. Which brand?

Malibu-rum-coco-2

Malibu

Q11. Which brand of comics was started by Deepak Chopra ?

Virgin Comics LLC

Q12. Who is been appointed as the “Pleasure Ambassador”  for HUL’s Magnum icecream?

Trisha

Q13. Which beer brand has recently changed their bottle design to one where it resembles a bow tie?

Budweiser

Q14. What was started in 1993 as the first IT training organization in India?

Aptech

Q15. Author? (Clue: This was written by an ex-Governor who was from Andhra Pradesh)

Y V Reddy

Y V Reddy

Q16. Who celebrates April 6th as the “Care4food” day?

Tupperware

Q17. Which business guru is the author of “The Self Destructive Habits of Good Company”?

Jagdish Seth

Q18. What are the luxury modern coaches by Indian Railways called?

 Anubhati

Q19. Named after the son of Phoebus/Helios, this is the a new offering from Volkswagen. What is the name?

Phaeton

Q20. Identify?

pia singh DLF

Pia Singh (DLF)

– Questions contributed by Siddharth Misra. He also happens to be the winners of this leg of Crucible (External Track). Many congratulations to Siddharth and his teammate!