Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Mumbai– Regional Round Questions
- WINNER: Edelweiss : Rajiv Rai & Anil Kothuri
- RUNNER UP: Tata Unistore : Sidharth.S & Prashant Nagpal
Regional Round Questions:
Q.1.Founded in 1959, the company had its humble beginnings in the hill town of Panchgani, near Mahabaleshwar, when a businessman named Kishore Vora a pharmacist by profession, decided to make some strawberry jam. He then went on to develop innovative products such as jelly sweets, fruit cubes with fruit juices and rose syrups with rose petals – all for the first time in the country. Name the venture.
Q.2. Identify. He is one of the founding partners of KPCB. He passed away not so long ago.
Ans. Tom Perkins
Q.3. Identify. His company is a very large player in public address systems.
Q.4. Analytical question.
Ans. Bill Gates ( Tic Tac Toe, Melinda Gates, Paul Allen)
Q.6. This company is setting up a unit named Next47, to invest 1 billion Euro over five years on “disruptive ideas”, the latest bid by Europe’s largest engineering company to move into digitalisation and shed a reputation for being slow and cautious. Which company?
Q.7. Brian Robertson is his name. He was fed up with traditional management hierarchy and expressed his frustration instead of bottling up. He developed one of the best known management systems which negated the system of autocracy. What did he give the world?
Ans. Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd (Lead India Campaign, Cricbuzz, Bennett University)
Q.9. According to company lore, the ideas for this project came from a serendipitous airplane encounter in 1981 between a company executive and this French singer and actress. The well- known story involves her spilling the contents of a straw tote bag everywhere inspiring the French label’s executive to create a bag that would be suitable for jet setting women with too much to carry. Four years later the airplane collaboration resulted in this. What?
Ans. Hermes` Birkin Bag
Q.10. This is an informal unit of time equal to 10^8 seconds or 10 nanoseconds (ns). This unit originated in nuclear physics.
Q.11. This company is finally paying homage to the AE86 Sprinter Trueno in the best way possible, by taking a cue from the popular automotive racing manga and anime series initial D. The company has spruced up a GT86 and gave it that black and white colour scheme that fans have associated with the Truene for the past 30 years.
Q.12. This is an extremely famous tea brand established in 1994 by Joe Swart and Jonathan Kelsey. It is now owned by Tata Beverages. Identify the brand.
Ans. Joekels tea
Q.13. Analytical question.
Q.14. He is an Indian Publisher. His name is Ram Avtar Gupta. What did he give India?
Ans. Pustak Mahal
Q.15. In a chemist’s lab, French scientist Michel Eugene Chevreul discovered fatty acid in 1813 – his discovery contained lustrous, pearly deposits, so he named it after the greek word for pearl. What did he create?
Q.16. Shades of Green resorts is owned by?
Ans. US Defence
Q.17. Why did Winamp jump from 3 to 5 and not create skin 4?
Ans. Pun on foreskin
Q.18. Analytical question.
Q.19. This French tycoon whose company is credited with starting the first bike sharing program and the first self-cleaning public toilet died in 2016. He si credited with the idea of street furniture. He founded one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising firms. Who?
Ans. JC Decaux
Ans. ING – Logo, Merger, House of Orange, Uday Sareen
Q.21. When this brand came to New York at the beginning of 1990, the New York Times used the term “fast fashion’ to describe the store’s mission, declaring that it would only take 15 days for a garment to go from a designer’s brain to being sold in the racks. Which brand?
Q.22. JR Dedicoat who in 1877 made the Pegasus bicycles, is better known for something else that he created for safety purposes, used this day. What?
Ans. Bell on a bicycle
Q.23. What is so special about this restaurant?
Ans. Dine Naked
Questions contributed by Viraj Morabia