Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Nagpur – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Nagpur – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: IMT – Gopal and Avikshith Shetty
  • RUNNER UP: VNIT – Mukund Srinivasan and Aditya Prava

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. Hallmarks started this event. Which event?

Ans. Valentine’s Day

Q.2. An early 17th Century term, which meant an early payment to ensure promptness.

Ans. Tip

Q.3. Banca Monte Dei Paschi di Siena, the oldest bank still in existence, is located in which country?

Ans. Italy

Q.4. A question on Amartya Sen.

Q.5. An English word which is derived from the Persian word meaning “a place with different prices”.

Ans. Bazaar

Q.6. Which famous person collaborated with Knowledge Adventures and created “Director and his Chair”?

Ans. Steven Spielberg

Q.7. Recent Discoveries of punched mark ‘Mudras’ at under water city of Dwarka has brought to light something that was used as coins. What item?

Ans. Cowrie Shells

Q.8. Which word originally meant a bag holding provisions, especially when travelling, typically used by peddlers and pilgrims which came from a Germanic word related to well?

Ans. Wallet

Q.9. As on 22nd December 2016, the rVSV-ZEBOV vaccine became the first of its kind to have a 70-100% chance to prevent which disease?

Ans. Ebola

Q.10. What are these?

Ans. Talking ATMs (for the blind)

Q.11. Studiowest is a brand from which Tata company?

Ans. Westside

Q.12. Which term was first used in Chicago Tribune of Christmas Eve, 1986 that means the practice of shopping in order to make oneself feel more cheerful?

Ans. Retail Therapy (Shopping Therapy)

Q.13. What word coming from Sanskrit means “An icon or figure representing a particular person in a computer game or internet forum”?

Ans. Avatar

Q.14. A connect question on IndusInd Bank.

Q.15. Identify the couple.

Ans. The couple behind Freedom 251 (Ringing Bells)

Q.16. Give funda.

Ans. Trump Palace being renamed.

Q.17. Identify the hotel group.

Ans. Sayaji Group of Hotels

Q.18. Identify the company.

Ans. Yamaha

Q.19. Who has the sole license to use the spectacles of Gandhi?

Ans. Sabarmati Ashram

Q.20. This Tata company traces its lineage to 1961, when it was incorporated as National Iron and Steel Mills. Which one?

Ans. NatSteel

Q.21. Identify the brand of perfume.

Ans. Skinn Perfumes

Q.22. A connect question on Asian Paints.

Q.23. A connect question on Nestle.

Q.24. What currency connects the countries Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Colombia?

Ans. Peso

Bonus: The Mexican Peso is dived into a Hundred Centavos. Which other currency, the code for which is PHP, uses the same fractional method?

Ans. Philippines

Q.25. What does BHIM stand for?

Ans. Bharat Interface for Money

Bonus: BHIM was developed for which entity?

Ans. NPCI (National Payment Corporation of India)

Q.26. Which cosmetic brand was created by Tom Lyle William and named after his sister?

Ans. Maybelline

Bonus: What is the 3 word tagline used by them for their campaigns involving the youth?

Ans. Make It Happen

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: IMT – Gopal and Avikshith Shetty
  • RUNNER UP: VNIT – Mukund Srinivasan and Aditya Prava

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. Which Japanese PR and Advertising firm recently bought another PR firm, Perfect Relations?

Ans. Dentsu Advertising

Q.2. Which German drug company took over Monsanto Co.? (Hint: The answer is a 5 letter word)

Ans. Bayer

Q.3. Identify the company.

Ans. Durex

Q.4. Which company, owned by Jasper Infotech, recently unveiled their new logo, titled Unbox Zindagi?

Ans. Snapdeal

Q.5. Which women magazine has co-created a car with Seat named ‘Seat Mii’? (Hint: No one knows women better than ______)

Ans. Cosmopolitan

Q.6. What event, which happened around 350 years ago, gave rise to the business of insurance?

Ans. The great fire of London

Q.7. Sanjeev Gupta, who is the head of the LH Group, shot into prominence when he took over Tata Steel’s entire UK business. What does LH stand for?

Ans. Liberty House

Q.8. Which camera brand gets its name from the diminutive form of Leitz Camera?

Ans. Leica

Q.9. “What hath God wrought” was the first message sent through which medium of communication?

Ans. Telegram

Q.10. This is Manikandan, who developed this electric bicycle. What modern form of funding did he use to fund his project?

Ans. Crowdfunding

Q.11. Which very common communication machine was invented by Alexander Bain, which was slowly overtaken by the email?

Ans. Fax Machine

Q.12. Which actor was the brand ambassador of the Samajwadi Pension Yojana in UP?

Ans. Vidya Balan

Q.13. Which company sold its tower operations to Brookefield for $1.6 billion?

Ans. Reliance

Q.14. Which company has the largest refining operations in India, estimated at 60 million tones?

Ans. Reliance

Q.15. A question on Sellwell Advertising.

Q.16. Which company recently purchased Mahindra’s Babyoye?

Ans. Firstcry

Q.17. Which Indian oil company was recently sold to Rosneft?

Ans. Essar

Q.18. Which engineering company traces its origins back to the 1925 merger of Holt Manufacturing Co. and C. L. Best Tractor Co.? (Hint: It is very evident from its yellow color)

Ans. Caterpillar

Q.19. Which company introduced the Driver Seva Kendras for the comfort of the truck drivers, so as to lessen the number of road accidents? (Hint: It is a packers and movers Co.)

Ans. Agrawal Packers and Movers

Q.20. Identify the company.

Ans. Messe Dusseldorf (MD)

Questions contributed by Aniruddha Morarka

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: Persistent Systems – Kartik Vyas and Ms. Gayatri Phadnis
  • RUNNER UP: Ghate Associates : Aman Mishra and Mohseen

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. “fei si bu ke” means doomed to die in Chinese. It is associated with which social networking website?

Ans. Facebook

Q.2. “The best answer to any question” is the tagline of?

Ans. Quora

Q.3. The company Altice has signed Christiano Ronaldo as their ambassador. Which European country does this company belong to?

Ans. Netherlands

Q.4. Which is the best airline for the 7th time in a row?

Ans. Etihad Airlines

Q.5. Who took over South China Morning Post?

Ans. Alibaba Group

Q.6. ‘Akva min Sangam’ is a phrase used in Egypt by sales guys while they sell stuff to Indians. This is reference to the famous movie Sangam by Raj Kapoor. What does the phrase mean in connection with product quality.

Ans. As good as Sangam or Better than Sangam

Q.7. “I flash in my ______” was a controversial instagram photo. Fill in the blank?

Ans. Calvin Klein

Q.8. ITC stands for Imperial ______ Company?

Ans. Tobacco

Q.9. Merriam Webster word of the year 2015 (suffix)?

Ans. ism

Q.10. Which word means people’s car?

Ans. Volkswagen

Q.11. Airbus, the leading aircraft manufacturer, has collaborated with which 3D design and engineering software leader to create the world’s largest 3D printed airplane cabin component?

Ans. Autodesk

Q.12. Old logo of which gaming giant?


Ans. Nintendo

Q.13. Question on IBM.

Q.14. What does IMPS stand for in banking?

Ans. Immediate Payment Service

Q.15. Which is the most expensive commercial space in Delhi?

Ans. Khan Market

Q.16. In the list of top Philanthropists for Asia Pacific. 4 people from Indian origin were Infosys founders. There was another person in this list who owns a famous chain of Schools. Which chain or Person are we talking about?

Ans. Warki schools

Q.17. Who is the author of Fault Lines?

Ans. Raghuram Rajan

Q.18. Old logo of?


Ans. McDonald’s

Q.19. Name the Bajaj scooterette launched in 2000’s that failed miserably?

Ans. Bajaj Kristal

Q.20. Old logo of ?


Ans. Discovery    

Questions contributed by Kartik Vyas

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – Nagpur – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – Nagpur – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER :
  • VNIT – Mukund Srinivasan and Aditya Prava
  • Hislop College – Aniruddha and Raunak Patni

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. Which Bakeries, owned by Unilever, was sold by them to Nimman Foods?

Ans. Modern Foods

Q.2. Which Insurance Company created this family, called the “Boo Boo Family”, in order to urge the people to take up insurance policies?


Ans. Bajaj Allianz

Q.3. To mark the 45 years of Range Rover, a Range Rover was made to cross a bridge. What was so special about this bridge?

Ans. The bridge was made of paper

Q.4. (Freehit) Connect The Indian Railways, Rudyard Kipling and Emile Moreau, a French Author.

Ans. A H Wheeler

Q.5. Which Company sells its products under the label, “Emporio”?

Ans. Armani

Q.6. Which vehicle manufacturer was the first Indian company to sign a deal with a foreign company, when it had a deal with Chrysler to assemble some of its parts?

Ans. Premier Automobiles

Q.7. What was invented and patented by American inventor, Mary Anderson in 1903, who called her invention a “window cleaning device”?

Ans. Windshield wipers

Q.8. Which company sponsored this event?


Ans. Spykar

Q.9. A question on Intel.

Q.10. A connect question on Waldorf Hotels

Q.11. The shareholders of which bank, reappointed Rana Kapoor as the CEO And MD of the bank?

Ans. Yes Bank

Q.12. A question on Saravana Stores.

Q.13. This is the Hitl Hotel, which is located in Zurich. It is the world’s oldest _______ hotel. The _______ is something which is very integral to India, so people have the misconception that the oldest ______ hotel must be in India. However, this is the oldest ______ hotel.


Ans. This is the world’s oldest Vegetarian hotel.

Q.14. What new technology was introduced by Kodak in 1976, which was considered very promising, but failed in the market, as Kodak couldn’t capitalize on the technology?

Ans. Instant Cameras

Q.15. This is Balkrishan Goenka, who is the founder of a company, which is associated with Wimbledon. Identify the company.


Ans. Welspun Towels

Q.16. Bajaj launched a new bike called the AS 150. What does AS in the name stand for?

Ans. Adventure Sport

Q.17. A question on Marriott.

Q.18. Identify this gentleman.


Ans. Fauja Singh

Q.19. Who was voted as the most desirable fictional character in the Tata Literature Live! Survey, 2015?

Ans. Sherlock Holmes

Q.20. Empress Mills is located in which city?

Ans. Nagpur

Questions contributed by Aditya Morarka, Aniruddha Morarka

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2016 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER :
  • VNIT – Mukund Srinivasan and Aditya Prava
  • Hislop College – Aniruddha and Raunak Patni

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. Which OS, in its native language, means “humanity towards others” or “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity”, something which is evident in its logo too?

Ans. Ubuntu

Q.2. Which computer-animated character was created in 2003 by Swedish actor and playwright Erik Wernquist, and was marketed by ringtone provider Jamba!?

Ans. Crazy Frog

Q.3. Which Japanese automaker’s luxury division is called Acura, which was launched in 1986?

Ans. Honda

Q.4. Which laundry detergent’s name is derived from its original ingredients, Sodium Perborate and Sodium Silicate?

Ans. Persil

Q.5. Which brand’s products include Africa, Apollo, Black, Excite, Touch, Clix, Vice, among others? (Hint: 3 letter brand)

Ans. Axe

Q.6. Which financial institution was founded in 1890 in Berlin, Germany by Carl Von Thieme? (Hint: Its JV in India is with Bajaj)

Ans. Allianz

Q.7. Which former US President endorsed Campbell Soups and Van Heusen?

Ans. Ronald Reagen

Q.8. Which confectionery, beverage and food conglomerate’s name is a combination of the words “World” and “Delicious” in the Neo-Latin languages?

Ans. Mondelez

Q.9. Which Pharma company was founded Kasinadhuni Nageswara Rao in Mumbai in 1893? (Hint: Famously known for their pain balms)

Ans. Amrutanjan

Q.10. A question on the world’s fastest supercomputers.

Q.11. Which whisky manufacturer has started a campaign on Instagram called “Insta-wine”? (Hint: Its name starts with a ‘B’)

Ans. Ballantine’s

Q.12. Which former US President is credited with the inventions of Pedometer, Polygraph and Moldboard plow?

Ans. Thomas Jefferson

Q.13. A question on the history of Watermark.

Q.14. Which Indian started the Swades Foundation, who also owned UTV, before selling it to Disney?

Ans. Ronnie Screwvala

Q.15. Which innerwear company started the hashtag, #Followthesock, where luck winners could win a trip to Disney World?


Q.16. This is Satyan Gajwani. He is the CEO of which Indian Internet portal?


Ans. Times Internet (Indiatimes was also acceptable)

Q.17. This is the old logo of which very famous company?


Ans. Nestle

Q.18. He is the founder of a coffee manufacturer, which is named after him. Identify the brand. (Hint: Orange is an important color for them in India)


Ans. Lavazza

Q.19. Identify this person, who signs his name with the initials ‘G.S’.


Ans. George Soros

Q.20. Identify this very famous podcast. (Options: Soap, Serial or Signette)


Ans. Serial

Questions contributed by Aditya Morarka, Aniruddha Morarka


Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Nagpur – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Nagpur – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: Persistent Systems – Kartik Vyas and Ms. Gayatri Phadnis
  • RUNNER UP: AG Enterprises – Mrinmay M and Piyush Ramteke

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. Which is the glass company that has now become an integral part of all touch screen phones?

Ans. Corning

Q.2. Thomas Sullivan accidently invented a product that’s an integral part of our lives today. Sullivan packaged and shipped a product to his customers, who started using it without removing the packaging. Which is this product that is immensely popular now but still isn’t used the way it was designed to be?

Ans. Tea bags

Q.3. Firefly and MAS are the subsidiaries of which airlines?

Ans. Malaysian Airlines

Q.4. Pooch-o, an app to hire autorickshas was first launched in which city?

Ans. Delhi

Q.5. Question on Toshiba

Q.6. Which was the first private airline in India that began its operations in 1992?

Ans. East West Airlines

Q.7. Which Indian cosmetics brand has acquired Australian company Fravin and its three subsidiaries? (5)

Ans. Emami

Q.8. Connect question on Seiko.

Q.9. Identify the logo.


Ans. CK Birla Group

Q.10. What’s the name of this character from Tata Coffee? Hint- It’s same as that of a very popular character from TV/ movies.


Ans. Mr. Bean

Q.11. Which company has the motto ‘We only do what’s right for you’?

Ans. Tata Capital

Q.12. What do you get when you visit the website www.givitup.in?

Ans. Website for giving up gas subsidy

Q.13. Name the range of bicycles manufactured by Tata International. (7)

Ans. Stryder

Q.14. Israel and Saudi Arabia are two countries where the stock markets are open on the New Year day. Which is the third country?

Ans. India

Q.15. Connect question on Nestle.

Q.16. Question on JayZ

Q.17. Popularly known as the “Other Steve”, he is the founder of AOL. Identify.


Ans. Steve Case

Q.18. Identify the bank from the logo shown in the cheque.


Ans. SBI

Q.19. Connect question on Phillips.

Q.20. Which is the e-commerce company of Tata that has become an unprecedented success story in online commodity selling?

Ans. mjunction

Q. 21. What was a famous Indian TV brand before the 1991 reforms? (9)

Ans. Solidaire

Q.22. Identify the logo.




Questions contributed by Kartik Vyas.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: Persistent Systems – Kartik Vyas and Ms. Gayatri Phadnis
  • RUNNER UP: AG Enterprises – Mrinmay M and Piyush Ramteke

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. Which brand states ‘the road is full of idiots’ and is endorsed by Irfan Khan in TV ads that also takes on the superstition of keeping ‘nimbu mirchi’ for security?
2. Satya Prakash Mathur started this business of manufacturing mixers and registered it in the name of his wife Madhuri. What business did he start?
Ans: Sumeet Mixers
3. This is the logo of which magazine started by Raghav Bahl?
Ans: Quint
4. Which famous long distance runner from Addis Ababa has now started a coffee business from the proceeds of his running prize money. He has taken Ethiopian coffee to the world map. Which Olympic Gold Medalist is this?
Ans: Hile Gabrisalasi
5. Who is this gentlemen who created a famous Ketchup Brand?
Ans: Heinz
6. According to the movie “Rang Rasiya”, whose dream of making a film is funded by Raja Ravi Verma? Which famous film personality after whom a prestigious award has been instituted are we talking about?
Ans: Dadasaheb Phalke
7. What does ED stand for in EDGAR (GAR stands for Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval) stand for in SEC filings?
Ans: Electronic Data
8. What does DCIM stand for in name of the folder in which photos get stored in a digital camera?
Ans: Digital Camera Images.
9. Which company that started in Gariahat Calcutta owns the following brands “Gini and Jony”, “Spykar”, “Global Desi”, “AND”, “UMM” ?
Ans: Pantaloons
10. Which thing saw its first use after a tragedy near Junnar in 1960s. It is essentially Orange or Fluorescent red in color but is named differently. What are we talking about?
Ans: Black Box
11. Oswal Chand M started a brand in 1960s which is one of the well known brands in woolens today. Name the brand?
Ans: Vardhaman
12. Which Controversial undergarment ad did Ranbir Singh feature in, in which he is shown to have bitten a shark?
Ans: Rupa
13. Which famous brand came out with an ad of a gay couple (men) who are partners in real life? This brand had launched Audrey Hepburn.
Ans: Tiffany
14. Name this Indian start up?
Ans: Tiny Owl
15. SRF bought a range of medical propellants from this giant. Which chemical company are we talking about? Options: Abott Labs, Solvay, DuPont
Ans: DuPont
16. A book on Elon Musk was shown “How the Billionaire CEO of Tesla and “———-” is shaping the future? FIB.
Ans: Space X
17. Which famous Swedish company is more famous in bus segment in India than in Car?
Ans: Volvo
18. Which video sharing company did Twitter acquire recently? The name of the company is synonymous with a piece of scientific equipment that we used in school.
Ans: Periscope Inc.
19. Who is the chairman of BRICS bank? Hint: Associated with Indian Private Bank
Ans: KV Kamath
20.”The stripes are back” is the hashtag of a European club which changed its Jersey design back to stripes this year. Which club?
Ans: Southampton


Questions contributed by Kartik Vyas.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Nagpur  – Preliminary Round Questions


Preliminary Round Questions:

1. Which game was popularly known as Lexico ?

A. Scrabble

2. Currency of which country?



A. Seychelles

3. This product is owned by P&G which was created by Dr. Joshua ___ .The basic ingredients of the product included castor oil, liniment, ‘dead shot’ vermifuge which was used as popular remedy for cough. Id it?

A. Vicks

4. _______ is a free open source, cross-platform email, news, and chat client developed by the Mozilla Foundation.

A. Thunderbird

5. Campaign by which company against the beheading?


A. Amnesty International

6. (Hint : One of the TVS bikes) Which software framework for real-time collaborative editing online was originally developed by Google. It initially started as Google Wave.

A. Apache wave

7. What was founded in 1937 by Gangabisenji Agrawal, as a retail sweets and namkeen shop in Bikaner, Rajasthan ?

A. Haldirams

8. Swiss Leaks revealed names of account holders and their balances for the year 2006-07 among which there are 1,195 Indian clients which was covered by the Indian Express Newspaper. Which bank is associated with this?


9. ID the company started by this person.


A. Dabur

10. Which famous football player has the most number of Facebook followers ?

A. Cristiano Ronaldo

11. ID the bank (Hint: Previously Part of The Royal Bank of Scotland Group)


A. NatWest

12. It is defined as ‘Any note, stock, treasury stock, bond, debenture, certificate of interest or participation in any profit-sharing agreement.’ It is derived from Old French or Latin words which mean ‘free from care’. What is it?

A. Securities

13. Which famous e-commerce company started its journey by selling the book “Leaving Microsoft To Change The World ”?

A. Flipkart

14. ID the logo of Non-Profit Organization (Hint: Main partner of famous football club)



A. Qatar Foundation

15. Polytetrafluoroethylene made by DuPont is commonly known as?

A. Teflon

16. Andorra consumes it on an average of 900g (2lb) (per capita). USA is the largest producer and consumer and is banned in Singapore. What is it?

A. Chewing Gum

17. ID the company (Hint: Company of K K Modi Group)


A. Godfrey Philips

18. Carat, Cut, Color and Clarity are the international standards of which commodity?

A. Diamond

19. ID the person associated with this item.


A. Shilpa Shetty

20. Which TATA brand has the tagline “ Endless Possibilities” ?

A. Westside


Contributed by Uday Kaushik and Tarun Muvvala of Quiz Pro Co. (Quizzing club of VNIT).

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions


    Persistent Systems – Kartik Vyas and Ms. Gayatri Phadnis
    Think Consultants – Parag Paranjpe and Ranjit D

Preliminary Round Questions:

1) Which financial services company was founded by Rashesh Shah and Venkat Ramaswamy? The name of which shares its name with a flower having scientific name as Leontopodium Alpinum considered as a national symbol of Austria and Switzerland.

A)  Edelweiss

2) Internet and mobile marketers use the acronym BRICI. If the first four letters constitute of the usual Jim O’Neil given BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) then what does the letter “I” represent?

A) Indonesia

3) This is a beverage brand owned by PepsiCo. The name is an abbreviation of South Beach, named after the upscale area
located in Miami Beach, Florida. Name the brand.

A) Sobe

4) This event is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). An American holiday when a huge amount of food is consumed. (Some more clues)

A) Super Bowl

5) In 2006, an international daily ran a game called “In the pink” in which a player was put in the virtual role of Chief Executive and the goal was to have the highest profit when the game closes. Which daily?

A) Financial Times

6) Robert Fisk in the year 2009, came up with the story “The Demise of the _____” in a The Independent which led to a possibility of an Arab world ending. Complete the phrase.

A) Dollar

7) The Bank from Netherlands which is rooted in the ideas of F W Raiffeisen, the founder of the cooperative movement of credit unions who in 1864 created the first farmers’ bank in Germany. Name the bank?

A) Rabo Bank

8) Identify?

A) Datta Samant


9) A question on Philip Kotler

10) Its symptoms include headache, drowsiness, concentration problems, dry mouth, dizziness, fatigue, gastrointestinal distress,
sweating, nausea, hyper-excitability and anxiety. (Some origin facts and meanings in other languages provided)

A) Hangover

11) Founded in Bangladesh by Radhyashyam Roy in 1932, along with KK Chatterjee. Identity this emerging insurance group in India.

A) Peerless Insurance

12) X originated in South Africa as the oil of X. Graham Wulff, an ex Unilever chemist from Durban started it in 1949. The name ‘Oil of X‘ was chosen by Wulff as a spin on the word Lanolin as a key ingredient in the item. Which beauty product?

A) Olay

13) The first of its kind was established at Shannon Airport in Ireland by Brendan O’Regan in 1947.

A) Duty Free Shops

14) Identify?


A) Orient

15) Which is the first city in India to experiment with public transport buses running on ethanol?

A) Nagpur

16) A question on Hero Pens.

17) A question on London School of Economics.

18) How does the world better know Barbara Millicent Roberts?

A) Barbie

19) A question on Meru Cabs.

Wild Card Round

1) Producing interlocking bricks…(Buzzer pressed)

A) Lego

2) They had an advertisement saying ” Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black”.

A) Ford

3) Lined legal sized in North America, had a watermark in 18th century, looked like the head of a person.

A) Foolscap Paper

4) The term ” Blue Chip ” originated from which game?

A) Poker

5) Name the famous brand of JW Foster?

A) Reebok

6) Marcus Samuel’s sea shell collection…(buzzer pressed).

A) Shell corporation

7) Famous retail giant which have brand St. Michaels quality products.

A) Marks & Spencer

8) “Samoa Air” introduced air ticket fare for the customers with a new concept.

A) Charging people by their weight.

Tie Breaker

1) Who is the CEO of Fairfax financial corporation?

A) Prem Watsa

2) In the world of gaming, what does “RM” in RM Games stand for?

A) Real Money Games

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Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Nagpur – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Nagpur – Regional Finals Questions


  • WINNER :

VNIT – Pranjal and Pawan


RCOEM – Anuj Agarwal and Aditya Morarka


Round 1:

1. Irina Blok is a designer that created one of the world’s most popular logos. The logo came to life when Blok after studying all sorts of sci-fi toys, drew inspiration inspiration from a surprising source – a restroom. After all, everyone has seen the sign on a restroom and the male/female figures are instantly recognizable. Which famous logo is this?

Ans: The Android Logo

2. What extremely famous venture was seeking these names before adopting the current one suggested by Eldon Sellers, Top Hat, Gentleman, Sir, Satyr and Bachelor?

Ans: Playboy

3. This company founded in 1985 won the Woolmark award in 1991, and the prize “most feminine flavor of the year” in 1993. They also won an Oscar for best male perfume in 1996. Which two word company is this?

Ans: Dolce and Gabbana

4. Founded by Jess McMahon and Toots Mondt in 1952, and, as of 2011, the largest in the world, holding about 320 house shows a year and broadcasting to about 36 million viewers in more than 150 countries. Many people have questioned its intergrity. What is it?

Ans: WWE

5. Donald Graham said “this is the single biggest thing Jeff Bezos has bought with his own money, and I don’t think for a moment that he regards it as a rich man’s toy”. What is being talked about?

The sale of Washington Post to Jeff Bezos.

Round 2:

1. Speciality of this movie?


  Ans: First ever movie produced by Google

2.  Whose autobiography?


Ans: Andrew Carnegie

3. Identify:


Nikola Tesla

4. What is this book all about?


Ans: Using Twitter for change

Round 3:

1. After a lot of research the marketing team at Tata thought of this word to promote Nano to the young generation. Which word?

Ans: Awesomeness

2. Which Tata company has the tagline, “Serving society through science”?

Ans: Tata Chemicals

3. What is the name of the Electronic Retail store by Tata?

Ans: Croma

4. Which Tata Company has the loyalty program IndiOne?

Ans: Tata Indicom

Round 4:

Will be added soon!

Round 5:


a) This concept was introduced during the Roman times.
b) Founded by Ramesh Chauhan.

Ans: Thums Up


a) The retail outlets of this group are known as Q-Shop.

Ans: Sahara


a) They produced the first daily soap, Shanthi in India.
b) They also provided in-flight entertainment for Air India flights.
c) Current head is Siddarth Roy Kapur.

Ans: UTV


Questions contributed by Aditya Morarka.