Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Manipal – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Manipal– Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: NITK, Surathkal – Hem Maradia and Rahul Varma
  • RUNNER UP: MIT, Manipal – Anirudh and Achintya Sharma

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. During the American civil war in 1860s the cotton market was booming. As a result cotton traders were very busy at the Bombay cotton exchange were busy and used to come home late. As a result they used to not get food in their homes.The street vendors to solve this problem used to mash all the leftover vegetables together and cook it and used to serve this along with the leftover bread to the traders. This is the origins of which iconic Indian dish?

Ans. Pav bhaji

Q.2. This is Shashank ND and he has created a revolution in health care industry. Name his company?

Ans. Practo

Q.3. Which company has come out with products like “My partner snores a lot”,”My daughter comes home late”?


Q.4. Connect: Ackworth, John Mathai, and Chaiya Chaiya Dance from Dil Se?

Ans. Indian Railways 

Q.5. The book “A Crown of Thorns” written by TCA Srinivasa Raghavan is based on whom?

Ans. The Governors of the RBI

Q.6. Ram Kinkar Baig submitted the successful proposal of building what to Nehru to symbolise good fortune and prosperity?

Ans. Yaksha and Yakshini statue at RBI HQ.

Q.7. Which city in the tri-state area in USA is called “collar city” because of it’s association with cuffs and collars?

Ans. Troy

Q.8. Question on Book : From Silk to Silicon

Q.9. Matt Groening changed the name from _______ to The Simpsons. What was the earlier name?

Ans. Simpsons. He added the word ‘The’ to it.

Q.10. Question on Pebble, Smartphone watch

Q.11. Which Ivy League University is associated with the color cardinal?

Ans. Stanford

Questions contributed by Hem Maradia

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Manipal – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Manipal– Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: NITK, Surathkal – Hem Maradia and Rahul Varma
  • RUNNER UP: MIT, Manipal – Anirudh and Achintya Sharma

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. A Marvel villain called MODOK, an acronym for Mechanized Organism Designed Only for Killing, famous for his disproportionately large head, recently appeared in the Spider-Man universe, re-imagined as a certain real life personality. Who?

Ans. Donald Trump

Q.2. Question about a bike called the 1200 Multistrada, launched by a European giant for about 20 lakhs. Name the company.

Ans. Ducati

Q.3. This picture was shown. He is the co-founder of ______ Beer Company, who produces the Samuel Adams brand of beer. The blank is the name of a city which is famously associated with the history of tea in the world. Which city?

Ans. Boston

Q.4. #PehliMulakat was a marketing campaign by which Indian tea company?

Ans. Wagh Bakri

Q.5. Which Indian company launched a series of carbonated fruit juices called VOLO, a play on Yolo. Hint: This company is renowned for their Ayurveda products.

Ans. Dabur

Q.6. Aarambh’ – a pan India initiative aimed at spearheading the use of the personal computer (PC) for education was launched by which laptop manufacturer? Hint: They have extensive philanthropic interests in India.

Ans. Dell

Q7. Ravindra Patel and wife Manjula ran a chemical factory named Rexo Products in Nairobi. Who is their newsmaker son?

Ans. Urjit Patel

Q.8. Question about an Italian fashion house, famous for fur products. Recently set a new standard for the art of couture with the Legends & Fairytales show, the first-ever fashion show to be hosted at the historic Trevi Fountain in Rome. The name starts with an F.

Ans. Fendi

Q.9. Identify the logo.

Ans. Belkin

Q.10. Question about Tech Mahindra’s data analytics business.

Q.11. Question about a company running a vocational training institute called the Colour Academy.

Ans. Asian Paints

Q12. Which hotel group, having a bird as their logo, owns Swissotel, Novotel, and Sofitel brands of hotels?

Ans. Accor

Q.13. Highest earning artist, with an income of about $170m according to Forbes. Hint: Swift and Dramatic.

Ans. Taylor Swift

Q.14. Question was about this businessman also having been a head of state at some point.

Ans. Berlusconi 

Q.15. Question about a book on Warren Buffet’s letters to shareholders.

Q.16. Which company sold it’s cement business to Ultra Tech for 15,000 crore?

Ans. Jaypee Group

Questions contributed by Achintya Sharma and Anirudh Kamath.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – Manipal – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – Manipal – Regional Round Questions


  • NIT-K Surathkal – Pushkar and Mintu
  • TAPMI – Aniruddh and Adithya

Regional Round Questions: 

Q.1. Identify.

yanis Varoufakis

Ans. Yanis Varoufakis

Q.2. Identify the logo.

Leicester City FC

Ans. Leicester City FC

Q.3. On whom did Lord Curzon say this: “No Indian of the present generation had done more for the commerce and industry of India”?

Ans. Jamsetji Tata

Q.4. Mandhana Creations is the supplier of which celebrity’s clothing brand?

Ans. Salman Khan

Q.5. Who was the first director of IISc?

Ans. Morris William Travers

Q.6. Identify the person and the term she gave the world?

Grace M Hopper

Ans. Grace Hopper, Bug & Debugging

Q.7. Connect.


Ans. Amazon

Q.8. O’l Lonely or “the lonely repairman” is a character initially portrayed by Jesse White and later by Gordon Jump in advertisements for which brand?

Ans. Maytag

Q.9. Connect.


Ans. Havells

Q.10. Which QSR chain has invented the BagTray to help you eat one of their flagship products on the move?

Ans. McDonalds

Q.11. Which concept introduced by Gary Hamel can be defined as “a harmonized combination of multiple resources and skills that distinguish a firm in a marketplace”?

Ans. Core competency

Q.12. Which content delivery Network Company, by Daniel Lewin, Tom Leighton and others gets its name from a Hawaiian word meaning smart or clever?

Ans. Akamai

Q.13. Identify the location?



Ans. Havard Business School 

Q.14. Who is this gentleman who created a networking platform.


Ans. Davos Economic Forum 

Q.15. Logo of?

Airport Authority of India

Ans. Airports Authority of India 

Q.16. This lady’s name is Bette Nesmith Graham. What did she invent?

Correction Fluid

Ans. Correction fluid 

Q.17. Originally mixed by Italian born Johann Maria Farina in 1709, it has since come to be generic term for scented formulations in typical concentrations of 2%-5% and also more depending upon its type essential oils or a blend of extracts, alcohol and water. What?

Ans. Cologne

Q.18. This place is known as Sutter’s mill in California. What started here?

Gold Rush

Ans. Gold Rush 

Q.19. The book club’s first selection on September 17, 1996, was the then recently published novel the Deep End of the Ocean by Jacquelyne Mitchard. The last club selection was a special edition of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities and Great Expectations. Which book club?

Ans. Oprah Book Club

Q.20. Where will you find the restaurants Al Muntaha and Al Mahara?

Ans. Burj Khalifa

Q.21. Who is this famous lady?

haydee lamar

Ans. Haydee Lamar

Q.22. Which tata company is a research company focussed on new drug discovery and the development of pharmaceutical and agrochemical products?

Ans. Advinus

Q.23. Connect.

Coca Cola

Ans. Coca cola 

Questions contributed by Pushkar Kulkarni

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Manipal – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Manipal  – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER :
  • TAPMI- Sudharshan and Vinayak
  • RUNNER UP : 
  • TAPMI- Aniruddh and Adithya

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. Identify this Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture and what is his contribution outside of architecture?


Answer- Ernő Rubik, Rubik’s Cube

Q.2. This is the largest movie chain in Mexico. They opened their first theater chain in Amritsar in India and they have a significant presence in India now. Identify the company.

Answer- Cinepolis

Q.3. A question on HMT.

Q.4. This company is the earliest predecessor of Manhattan Company. This company was created in NY state to supply “Pure and Wholesome water”.

Answer- JP Morgan

Q.5. Identify the logo.


Answer- Theosophical Society

Q.6. What is the only book except Bible which has followed Anglo Saxons from around the world?

Answer- Britannica Encyclopedia

Q.7. E. Grant Guvan, a Delhi based industrialist, who started Indian National Airways, was the founding President of which other well recognized Indian body?

Answer- BCCI

Q.8. Connect:


Answer- Ajay Devgan

Q.9. The makers of a ‘geographic indicator’ are the descendants of Sage Markanda, master weaver of Gods, according to Hindu Mythology. What is the product do they manufacture?

Answer- Kanchipuram Saree

Q.10. Name the towers of the Deutsche Bank building.


Answer-Debit and Credit

Q.11. What is the product that was marketed as Parle’s ‘Zing Thing’?

Answer- Gold Spot

Q.12. Identify the logo.


Answer- Election Commission of India

Q.13. This Scholarship is an international award for study at St. John’s College at the University of Cambridge. They are PhD standard  scholarships for prospective Indian PhD students awarded by the College. The award was designed to benefit academically bright Indian students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, and is administered by the College. The Scholarship is named in honor of a former student of the College, who is widely acknowledged as the architect of the economic reforms that have helped propel India onto the world stage. Name the scholarship.

Answer- Dr.Manmohan Singh Scholarship

Q.14. Identify the person


Answer- Charles R Schwab

Q.14. A question on Swarovski.

Q.15. Identify the person


Answer- R. Mukundan

Q.16. Uber partnered with a Swedish music service company. Name the company.

Answer- Spotify

Q.17. Who are called Scarlet Collar Workers?

Answer- Sex Industry Workers

Q.18. There’s a prominent building of  Raja Bijoi Singh, the 16th Raja of Mandi, which is the headquarters of a very famous organization. Which organization?

Answer- Doordarshan

Q.19. Identify this high school student


Answer- Tim Cook

Q.20. This is the cartoon depicting which US President’s cqmpaign?


Answer- Abraham Lincoln

Q.21. Question on advertisement by Wonder Bra.

Q.22. On 5.12.2014, Belgium bid for a UNESCO heritage status for a product that is been claimed by France but was originally from Belgium. Name the product.

Answer- French Fries

Questions contributed by Sreenidhish Narayanan. 

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Manipal – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Manipal  – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER :
  • TAPMI- Sudharshan and Vinayak
  • RUNNER UP : 
  • TAPMI- Aniruddh and Adithya

Preliminary Round Questions: 

Q.1. Identify the person.


Answer- Chitra Ramakrishna (First woman MD and CEO of NSE)

Q.2. X is a famous indian scientist who started his career in Kolkata. He started the company called Travancore Chemical and Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (now known as TCM Limited) which manufactured potassium chlorate for the match industry. Who is X?

Answer- CV Raman

Q.3. Which Indian Airline has wig being a part of the attire for air hostess?

Answer- Indigo

Q.4. What specific event happened in India in the year 1991 and 1966?

Answer- Indian rupee was devalued.

Q.5. Which E-Commerce portal launched a magazine called “Juice”?

Answer- Jabong

Q.6. Which finance minister introduced VAT in 2005?

Answer- P Chidambaram

Q.7. Question on currencies with unique symbols.

Q.8. Identify the logo.


Answer- OPEC

Q.9. A question on Boston Tea Party.

Q.10. Which company produces Redmi phone?

Answer- Xiaomi

Q.11. Who was the creator of Mukta Arts, an Indian film production company?

Answer- Subhash Ghai

Q.12. Which country has their currency as Ngulturm?

Answer- Bhutan

Q.13. Identify.


Answer- Edelweiss Air

Q.14. This person is a European, who is famous in Asia for the work is done for the region. He has a flower named after him in the London Zoo. Who is he?

Answer- Stamford Raffles

Q.15. Identify the insurance company that sponsored the 1983 cricket WC?

Answer- Prudential


Questions contributed by Sreenidhish Narayanan


Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Manipal – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Manipal – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER :

TAPMI – Rithwik and Krishna


Manipal University – Ujan Sengupta and Apuroop Sethupathy

Preliminary Round:

1. Oh Yes Abhi is the tagline of which company?

 A. Pepsi

2. They are well known for its jewellery and wristwatches, including the “Bestiary”, the diamond necklace created for Bhupinder Singh the Maharaja of Patiala and the first practical wristwatch, the “Santos,” of 1904.

A. Cartier

3. What resulted due to the merger of the Swedish corporation Allmänna Svenska Elektriska Aktiebolaget (ASEA) and the Swiss company Brown, Boveri & Cie?


4. Author of the book?

Mohd Yunnus

A. Mohammad Younus

5. According to the Economist the concept what was marketed explicitly as fashion accessories, with the idea “IF YOU can spend $20,000 on a watch, why not on a phone?”

A. Vertu

6. Who markets themselves as Whether it’s the Rainforest World Music Festival, Hari Raya or the F1 Petronas Malaysia Grand Prix, our calendar is packed with magical moments worth celebrating.

A. Malaysia

7. Which former IAS officer is associated with the company, Carnation Auto?

A. Jagadish Khattar

8. Logo of which Chinese Internet company?


A. Alibaba.com

9.  What was established by an American (Hungarian-born) publisher, and is administered by Columbia University in New York City?

 A. Pulitzer Prize

10. What famous brand of beer will be particularly be relished by Liverpool fans was found by a Danish person called KC Jacobsen?

A. Carlsberg

11. What is actually measured as 11 inches but then marketed as something else, with the company giving an explanation that “It is a registered trademark as a descriptive name and not intended to be a measurement of length”

A. Subway Footlong

12. Lego tribute to?


A. Steve Jobs

13. Which Husband and wife duo, is the second largest contributor to charity after Warren Buffet, who gave away 498 million dollars of his wealth? (Clue: Non Foundational donations)

A. Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chen

14. In whose tribute was the perfume iQ made? (Clue: Man of Science)

A. Albert Einstein

15. Which blue chip business gives the government of Goa an annual revenue of 500 crores?

A. Casino

16. Identify?


A. Qantas

17. Which person living in India had the highest number of Twitter followers as of 2013 with about 6.9 million?

A. Dalai Lama

18. Which Malaysian oil giant is the sponsor of the Malaysian GP and also owns an iconic buiding?

A. Petronas

19. Which global FMCG major launched a major ad campaign “Proud Sponsor of Moms”?

A. P And G

20. Identify?


A. Snapchat

Questions contributed by Mr. Krishna Sheshadri.