Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – External Track National Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – External Track National Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:

Vizag Steel : J Rahul and AGK Murthy

  • RUNNER UP:

Oracle :  Mitesh Agarwal & Yagnyeshwaran Hariharan

Round 1:

1.Way back in the history of India, this was a village ruled by the Vaghelas. The famous artist of the Mewati Gharana, late Maharana Jaiwant Sinh Vaghela was from the royal family from here. He was a great musician and went on to even be the guru of Pandit Jasraj. This village in modern India turned out to be one of the newsmakers in the economic sense for being one of the largest employers in a direct and indirect manner when it recruited or provided employment to over 20,000 people. What is being described?

Sanand.

2. In  1905, the famous doctor John Spencer and his wife were the first occupants of this place. Their two daughters were Alice and Martha. In 1918, the house was divided into two separate apartments. In 1938, when Mrs. Spencer was widowed she occupied the top floor of the apartment and rented out the ground floor. The tenants insisted on a small 8 by 18 foot space adjacent to the ground floor to be rented to them as well. She did so, but who were her tenants?

Hewlett and Packard of HP; The Garage.

3. The Mount Harriet Island National Park is from the Andaman & Nicobar Islands [Buzzer pressed]

The imagery found on the Indian 20 Rupee note.

4. This was a 13th century term that was used for money that you paid at a tavern for food and drinks or when the hat was passed on to pay the entertainer who was performing. Anyone who did not have to pay or was exempted from paying taxes was said to be ____________. It became a common term and it also meant a tax that paid the Sheriff’s expenses. What is the term that came into existence when you did not have to pay tax or you were exempted from paying these taxes that were meant for the entertainer?

The tax was called Scot, and if you didn’t pay the tax, you went scot-free.

5. At a price of 50 guineas, it was first made by the Elkington Company of Birmingham and is a copy of an electrotype that Caspar Enderlein from the pewter original found in the Louvre. Over a period of time, they came up with a date lettering system to ensure the special one is accurately dated. What is this product that is annually displayed to the world once on one day?

Venus Rosewater Dish that is given to the Ladies’ Singles champion every year at The Championships, Wimbledon.

6. Crazy, Sanitary, Wide, Miniature, Basic, Bendable, Candy, Extendo, Spoon are all types of this product believed to have been invented by the Sumerians who were extraordinary beer drinkers. What?

Straws

7. Saudi Arabia has opened itself to a special group of customers. These “customers” will receive spa treatment, plenty of exercise for their body, luxury rehabilitation in Riyadh [Buzzer Pressed]

These are ex-Al Qaeda operatives who are being rehabilitated as a social initiative.

8. In the 18th century, the media referred to these as penny universities [Buzzer Pressed]

Coffee houses where you pay a penny for a coffee and end up discussing literature/culture/world politics just like you would at university.

Round 2:

1. Enid Blyton [Buzzer Pressed]

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Enid Blyton used the phrase “Google Bun” in The Magic Faraway Tree.

2. Identify a scientific name from this combination.

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Camellia sinensis; Camellia from Georg Kamel and sinensis from China (Sino)

3. This is a famous Kashimiri who started a caste iron business. His famous son runs it today. Which famous group in the world are we talking about? or who is the famous son?

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Nawaz Sharif; Ittefaq Group

4. This would lead you to a type of product with a specific name. What is the logic of this shoe? What are we talking about?

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Plimsol shoes; comes from plimsol line which is a line on a ship.

5. What word in the world of finance comes from this town in Belgium where 15th century merchants met [Buzzer Pressed]

beurs_brugge

This is a square in Belgium where the first stock market was located called beurs which then gave rise to bourse.

6. Armata and Morea were names of regions in Greece during the middle ages. The winged lion represents Saint Mark of the Bible. These coins come in two denominations: 1 soldo and 2 soldi. What were these called later used in a completely different industry?

italy_venice_armata_et_morea

Gazzetta; giving rise to the word Gazzette

7. Identify this cash-rich entity (based in United Kingdom) from this clue.

Chelsea-pensioners

The Chelsea Pensioners; Chelsea Football Club

[Questions are not available as the webcast did not cover the questions]

8. [Questions are not available]

Round 3:

[Questions are not available]

Round 4:

1. [Question is not available]

2. [Complete text of question is not available] _________ World Championships

Monopoly World Championships

3. BPCL produced Octane 97 Petrol in India [Buzzer Pressed]

Petrol exclusively produced for Sachin Tendulkar’s Ferrari.

4. River flows from Thames to Hudson [Buzzer Pressed]

Referred to as project, “River.” Verizon was referred to as “Hudson,” after the Hudson River that flows past Manhattan; Vodafone as “Thames” because of London’s River Thames; deal where Verizon bought out Vodafone’s stake in the former’s wireless unit.

Round 5:

1.

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Overall connect is the Bible. References made to the Bible; Bruce Henderson was a Bible salesman; All brands mentioned derive their name from the Bible; Zondervan’s parent company is Harper-Collins who are the largest publishers of the Bible. The video is in relation to El Al, the Israeli airline company.

2.

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Overall connect is Garry Kasparov. K is the Kasparov logo; he is on the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Foundation; he is listed as a Contributory Editor of the Wall Street Journal.

3.

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Overall connect is Luca Pacioli. Image describes double-entry accounting; he shared lodging with Da Vinci and is believed to have helped the artist with the last supper.

4.

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All brands associated with the first successful climb to Mt. Everest.

Round 6:

1.

Clue 1: Cabin bookings of wealthy passengers on the cooler side of the ship travelling between England and India.

Origin of the word Posh

2.

Clue 1: This is believed to have been derived from the system of merits and de-merits introduced in work practices by the Fall Brook railroad superintendent G.R. Brown from 1886.

Clue 2: One of the early citations of the term is from Marvin Miles article titled, ____ ______ a new measure of a husband.

Origin of Brownie Points

3.

Clue 1: This type is historically attributed to production centres in India and Sri Lanka where it was produced using what was called the “wootz” process.

Crucible Steel 🙂

 

Results:

  • WINNER:

Vizag Steel : J Rahul and AGK Murthy

  • RUNNER UP:

Oracle :  Mitesh Agarwal & Yagnyeshwaran Hariharan

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Tata Track National Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Tata Track National Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:

TCS CHENNAI – Sreekanth And Jayakanthan

  • RUNNER UP:

TCS MUMBAI – Pravin Varma and Priyamvad Pattanayak

Round 1:

1. In 1687, a French envoy to Thailand, then known as Siam, wrote about mines of Ruby and ________. He wrote back saying “there are mines abound of Rubies and _________ and these are of abundant value and people are are ignorant of what they are”. Many years later, the Kanchanaburi mines became one of the world’s leading sources for this. What am I describing?

First usage of the word Phailin meaning “sapphire” in Thai.

2. Remarked by many as one of the greatest real estate deals in the world, this was purchased for $ 15 million from France. [Buzzer Pressed]

The Louisiana Purchase.

3. This Economics professor from Yale in one of his theoretical papers stated “the concept is interested and well formed, however [Buzzer Pressed]

The concept note on FedEx.

4. This is a magazine which focuses on research that would make people laugh and think [Buzzer Pressed]

The Annals of Improbable Research which gives out the Ig Nobel Prize.

5. This wares and handicrafts of this community which were originally made between 1843 to 1947 was from the north-western most province of British India. Since the wares of the this community came from that region, the migrants and their work were named after this place. How do we know this from the history of India?

Because the wares they sold and traded in originally were the handicrafts of Sind (‘Sind works’), these migrants were known as ‘Sindworkis’ and the type of long-distance translocal commerce they practised as ‘Sindwork’.

6. This company was founded by Samuel in 1844 as an engineering concern [Buzzer Pressed]

Pearson Publishing Company

7. He needed money to get prototypes created. He borrowed equipment from his father’s silk factory. He rigged machines to produce nitrous oxide or laughing gas. He went on to sells samples of the gas and assorted patented machines. To add an aura to his credibility, this Hartford teenage became the celebrated doctor of New York, London and Calcutta. Who?

Samuel Colt

8. Its a new game that is being used by corporates and specially in manufacturing units to train shop floor workers. The game is called Floduku. What is the game all about?

Analytical puzzles to promote logical sequential thinking among shop floor workers.

Round 2:

1. This is one of the worst cases of hyperinflation found in the world. It had to be changed to another currency. Which country’s currency?

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Hungarian  pengő later changed to forint.

2. Which family from the world of sport owns this company?

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The Djokovic family.

3. This is a unique graveyard [Buzzer Pressed]

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Ben & Jerry’s graveyard for retired flavours.

4. This is the watch worn by Gagarin when we went to space. The watch was sold in a unique manner when it was launched. How did they sell the Gagarin watch?

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The watch was worn to space. Hence the only way you can buy this watch is on in-flight sales, no where on ground, but only on air.

5. This gentleman is Bircher-Brenner. He pioneered something in the world of nutrition. What?

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He is best known for the invention of the muesli cereal.

6. What is the term that comes out of this?

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Poka-yoke

7. Whose identify is this from the world of dictionaries?

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Lifco

8. What is special about this G.I product?

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These are metallic mirrors from Aranmula.

Round 3:

1. In the 1940’s, National Radio and Engineering Company was floated to manufacture radio transmitters and receivers. Instead they had to manufacture something else which became parachute fasteners and buckles. Why?

The British wanted these to be made for their soldiers during the World War.

2. It was launched in 1976 as Jaffe and marketed with the help of Voltas. How does India know this?

Rasna

3. Built in 1945 by Walter George, this Intach listed heritage building is now a part of the Taj Hotels. Which property from Delhi are we describing?

The Ambassador

4. In 1974, J.R.D was conferred an honorary post given for the first time in India to a businessman.  What post was this?

Air Vice Marshall

Round 4:

1. Moxy Hotels will open their outlet in 2014. It is a partnership between Marriott and which famous chain in this world?

IKEA

2. Which country’s top level domain is .su?

Soviet Union

3. Often used in military jargon, what does ‘MRE’ stand for?

Meals Ready-to-eat

4. Which product in this world, for the simple reason that more number of people should have access to it, pioneered the concept of hire purchase.

Singer sewing machines

Round 5:

1.

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Overall answer is Bajaj.

2.

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Overall answer is Goodyear Tyres.

3.

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Overall answer is Puma.

4.

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Overall answer is Vazir Sultan Tobacco.

 

Round 6:

1.

Clue 1: Born in 1963, I am a CA and former employee of IDBI.

Clue 2: I was part of a core 5 member team selected by the government in the early nineties to create a screen-based pan India stock exchange.

Clue 3: I am the first woman to head NSE.

Chitra Ramakrishna

2.

Clue 1: I am an alumnus of IIT, IIM and MIT. [Buzzer Pressed]

Dr. Raghuram Rajan

3.

Clue 1: My brother showed me early direction and my career saw me rise from the rank of a junior commissioned officer to director.

Clue 2: Adidas powered my legendary performances.

Clue 3: I sold the movie rights for my life story for a mere one Rupee with a cause that a share of the profits would be given to my charitable trust.

Milkha Singh

 

 

 

 

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Jamshedpur – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Jamshedpur – External Track Questions

The Quiz finished on a high, literally with the winning Tata Steel Team actually breaking their table even after Pickbrain’s warnings! Being the last city of the crucible circuit this year, it probably didn’t matter. Tata Steel was closely followed by a married couple from Tata Motors. The guest of honor was Mr. T.V Narendran, the next MD of Tata Steel. A lot of school kids also had their moment of glory as they answered questions “passed” by the corporate participants.

Results

  • WINNER:

Tata Steel – E G Khan and Sourav Das

  • RUNNER UP:

Tata Motors – Ms. Loveleen Mishra and Bismoy Ranjan Pati

Round 1:

1. Charles Russell Coined this term. He said “ Its a process whereby businesses and organisations outgrow their radius. Which term?

Globalisation

2. The Treaty of Amsterdam is famous in the world of banking and finance. Why ?

The birth of European Central Bank

3.  Andre Laguerre, a French sports journalist, in order to gain viewership during the months of winter, started this. What?

Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Edition

4. Who defines a mission statement as “a long awkward sentence that demonstrates management’s inability to think clearly”?

Dilbert

5. Penguin in the 90s started a collection called the Best Bond Collection. What was it?

Ruskin Bond Collection

6.The London Fox was called so for a reason. Why?

Future Option eXchange

Round 2:

1. Identify.

1

Imperial Bank of India

2. Identify.

2

SEBI

3. Identify.

3

Cable and Wireless 

4. Identify.

4

Marks and Spencer

5. Identify.

5

Valentino

6. Who is this owned by?

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The Times Group

Round 3:

1. WIth which Tata Joint Venture would you associate Gaurav Garg?

Tata AIG

2. (Text of question not available) Question on Tata coffee and pepper

3. (Text of question not available) Question on FC Kohli

4.This Tata Company is one of the most premium leather producing brands. Which one?

Tata International

Round 4:

1. This American entity has a lighthouse as its logo. (Buzzer pressed)

Scripps

2. He was 1st visionary Indian ruler who made free primary education compulsory. Who?

Sayaji Rao

3. Which famous lady endorses Arisia Diamonds?

Maharani Gayatri Devi

4. Ralph Nader coined the phrase. (Buzzer pressed)

Whistleblower

Round 5:

1. Connect:

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Verghese Kurien

2. Connect:

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Lux

3. Connect:

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Bharti

4. Connect:

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Rajesh Khanna

Round 6:

Look Beyond

1. Javed Akhtar is on the board of directors of this. (Buzzer pressed)

Jet Airways

2.  Founded in 1891, originally selling products such as soap and baking powder. (Buzzer pressed)

Wrigleys

3.Formula: W= (Rv + Cm) / (v +m)

IMDB ratings formula

Questions reviewed by Anirban Kundu. Anirban is in standard 12 at Loyola School, Jamshedpur. A popular name in the indian quizzing circuit, he has appeared on national television a couple of times. (NDTV Croma Tech Grandmasters, History TV18 Young Pioneers). With an enthusiastic personality, he aspires to be an entrepreneur. This year he is even going to represent his city in the  South Asian Finals of the Horlicks Wizkid.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 –Jamshedpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 –Jamshedpur – Preliminary Round Questions

The Quiz finished on a high, literally with the winning Tata Steel Team actually breaking their table even after Pickbrain’s warnings! Being the last city of the crucible circuit this year, it probably didn’t matter. Tata Steel was closely followed by a married couple from Tata Motors. The guest of honor was Mr. T.V Narendran, the next MD of Tata Steel. A lot of school kids also had their moment of glory as they answered questions “passed” by the corporate participants.

Results

  • WINNER:

Tata Steel – E G Khan and Sourav Das

  • RUNNER UP:

Tata Motors – Ms. Loveleen Mishra and Bismoy Ranjan Pati

 

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS:

1. What is the full form of IRCTC ?

Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation

2. One of its brands means “ An inhabitant or occupant of a particular place” to signify that it is accessible to all. The parent brand is synonym with the Arcuate design. Which brand ?

Levi Strauss

3. This term was coined by Raelph Vaerst. Its first use is credited to Don Hoefler.

Silicon Valley

4. If Chaebol : South Korea ::  Zaibatsu: __________ ?

Japan

5. Advertising campaign by ?

1

Penguin

6.Google has tied up with which fashion house for a project that allows users to capture and send a kiss to anyone in the world using their phone or webcam?

Burberry

7. Maxwell House, a brand of coffee from Kraft Foods has the slogan ‘Good Till The Last Drop’. Whose line ?

Theodore Roosevelt

8. CricJockey was a campaign launched to find the most die hard cricket fan. ESPN CricInfo tied up with which company for this ?

Hyundai

9.Barney New York,  a luxury department store, came up with the idea of ‘Electric Holiday’ . With whom did they tie up ?

Disney

10. Who is the author?

2

P Chidambaram

11. Which ice cream parlour has the slogan. ‘More flavour, More Fun’ ?

Baskin & Robbins

12. Which company replaces Umbro, the kit sponsor of the England Football Team from 2013 ?

Nike

13. Which popular alcoholic beverage from Kilmarnock comes in square bottles ?

Johnnie Walker

14. Which sign is situated on Mount Lee in USA ? (Clue: Its a trademark)

Hollywood sign

15. She is Suzane Klatter. With which automobile brand would you associate her ?

3

BMW

16. Which Product was advertised as a product faster than shaving ?

Veet

17. What was advertised as the first desensitizing toothpaste ?

Sensodyne

18. With which group would you associate Q Shop with ?

Sahara

19. This brand which was originally from Balsara that then came under Dabur’s banner. Which?

Odomos

20.  He is Pascal Lamy. Which organisation would you associate him with?

4

WTO

 

Questions reviewed by Anirban Kundu. Anirban is in standard 12 at Loyola School, Jamshedpur. A popular name in the indian quizzing circuit, he has appeared on national television a couple of times. (NDTV Croma Tech Grandmasters, History TV18 Young Pioneers). With an enthusiastic personality, he aspires to be an entrepreneur. This year he is even going to represent his city in the  South Asian Finals of the Horlicks Wizkid.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Northern Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Northern Zonal Round

Teams:

  • Lucknow :Travelkhana.com : Shivdas and Siddharth
  • Gurgaon : Genpact Rohan Khanna and Leo Thomas
  • Indore : RS Power : Apoorv and Ms.Ashwini
  • Jaipur : Maurya Learning : Avinash Maurya and Aditya Sharma
  • Chandigarh : Infosys : Manu Chugh and Jaspreet Singh Kapoor
  • Delhi : Oracle : Yaggy and Mitesh

Teams making it to the National Finals:

Winners:

  • Gurgaon : Genpact Rohan Khanna and Leo Thomas

Runners-up:

  • Delhi : Oracle : Yaggy and Mitesh

Round 1:

1)     In 1960s, described by the management at Brylcreem as the “Beatles Effect”,which led to the drop in sales for brylcreem, as other bands started to come into the picture as well. Why the drop in sales?

Earlier, they kept wet hair and later they went on to sport an unkempt look not requiring Brylcreem.

2)     During the East India Company era, official letters did not require stamps. They were marked as OCS. What is OCS?

On Company Service

3)     Established in 1909, when a gentleman from Bombay worked in a lab of an Englishman. The man was handed over the lab as the Englishman left India. The shop was started in Abdul Rahman street. Initially he sold hair oils and imported perfumes. Known as snow brand. What?

Afghan Snow

4)     Founded in 1984 to provide knowledge driven financial services. As the Indian economy was being redefined by market changes, the “formidable four of Dalal Street” started shaping this enterprise. Company named after Sanskrit for ‘about a soul. What’?

Enam Securities

5)     In 1934, General Squier, a retired Army Corps experimented with something. What?

Elevator Music (MUZAK-Music & Kodak)

6)     Apart from public holidays, this entity has only been closed on 2 other occasions. One was on 8 Aug, 1855 during Ulysees grant’s funeral and the other time was on 29 October 2012- Hurricane sandy. Which entity?

NYSE

Round 2:

1) NBC TV show on rivalry of which 2 business houses?

1

Jardine Matheson & Swire Group

2) Connect:

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Setting up of RBI

3) She’s a famous software engineer who earlier worked at Real Time Communication Group and  Oracle. She did her bachelors from Carnegie Mellon. She started her own company Cove which was acquired later by Dropbox. She was the 1st female engineer hired by Facebook. Who?

2

Ruchi Sanghvi

4) Who launched this scent which smells of vegetable, cheese & tomato sauce?

3

Pizza Hut 

5) This is a famous award from Ministry of Textiles. What?

4

Sant Kabir Award

 6)     What list of 50 did they create?

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CNX 50 NIFTY Index

Round 3: 

1)     This person is credited with the funding of the 1st archaeological excavation at Pataliputra –for finds from 1913 to 1917. Who?

Sir Ratan Tata

2)     Which global medal of philanthropy was awarded to Tata in 2007, becoming the exclusive Indian organization to receive one. This award is named after a famous philanthropist. Which award?

Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy

3)     Fatima Zakaria, widow of Rafiq Zakaria and mother of Fareed Zakaria, was an editor of Mumbai Times. She is now editor of a Camelia Punjabi publication. What publication?

Taj Coffee Table Book

4)     If in 2007, the JV involving a Indonesian franchise & a Future group enterprise failed, how has it be reshaped into now, what is a successful partnership?

Starbucks

Round 4:

1)

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Designer Raymond Loewy

2)

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Webby Awards 

3)

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Four Seasons Hotel 

4) Question on Carlton & United Beverages

Round 5:

1)     Om Books has the translation rights in India from Casterman Publishers  to publish what here?

Tintin

2)     The first signature product was a radio which worked with alternating current. Whose first product?

Bang & Olufsen

3) The foundation of the company’s origins lies with A.S. Bhatena who collaborated with Wanson From Belgium to Wanson India. Which company?

Thermax

 

– Questions contributed by Subhodeep Jash.

 

 

 

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Delhi – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Delhi – External Track Questions

Results (External Track):

  • WINNER:

Oracle (Mitesh & Yaggy)

  • RUNNER UP:

NTPC (Amit & K. M. Prashanth)

Round 1:

1. This company – founded in 1989 as Interactive Home System- changed to Continuum Production in 1994. Later, phrase as Latin for ‘wicker basket’. Company’s emerging view as a storehouse of view. The big boss at the company is Gary Shenk. Which company?

Corbis

2. These commonly measured in lignes. Standard sizes- 16 & 32. For 16 lignes format, 10.16 mm. For 32 lignes format, 20.32 mm. What is commonly measured?

Buttons

3. Traditional participants- small union flags on desk to pause proceedings. Process culminates with the line- ‘There are no flags. We are fixed.’ What?

Fixing of Gold Prices

4. Conrad Hilton-asked about specialization of hotel business, said there are three important things. What are these?

Location, Location, Location.

5. Mandom Corp- manufactures cosmetics and toiletries. Went to the IPAB in Chennai to remove Fem’s trademark contending Mandom has been using it since 1978. The name is also a famous fictional character of the 1920s. What?

Gatsby

6. Around 1917, Daniel Moore – developed this for GE at the Smithsonian  Institute. This was a footnote in this innovation which works on the principle of coronal discharge.

Neon Signs

Round 2:

1)     What famous product comes from this?

1

Botox   

2) What comes out from this?

3 2

Platinum

3) Who was represented in this advertisement?

4

Rabindranath Tagore

4)       World’s leading manufacturers of?

5

Christmas Trees

5)        Identify brand.

6

Jeep (Eugene the Jeep from Popeye) 

6)        Identify person.

7

Ritu Beri

Round 3:

1. In 1917, architect- Govt. Of Bombay- President of institute of Architects- assigned with the work at Bombay House, IISc as well as consulted in various other projects. Who?

George Wittet

2. 1933-1937: Person was director at IISc. One of the finest directors – known for his contribution to physics. Who?

CV Raman

3. The origins of company- Pollibetta Coffee Estates and Coorg Corp came together

Tata Coffee

4. This head of State- ‘If I were to stay, only one location’. 1st officially declared head of state to stay here post 2008?

Barack Obama

Round 4:

1)     Connect:

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Nestle

2)     Connect:

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Johnson & Johnson

3)     Connect:

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Scott Adams

4)    Connect:

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NCR

Round 5:

1)     This tycoon was the host of Apprentice Asia for the 2011/2012 season. Who?

Tony Fernandes

2)     Alfred W. Jones coined this term in 1949. What?

Hedge Fund

3)     Pearl River is the world’s largest producer of?

Piano

 

– Questions contributed by Subhodeep Jash.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Delhi – Tata Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Delhi – Tata Track Questions

Results (Tata Track):

  • WINNER:

TCS (Abhinav Kishore and Anurag Krishna)

  • RUNNER UP:

TCS (Jaganathan S & Mirza Farhan Beg)

Round 1:

1)     It is a division of Bloomsbury- a series since 1899 with a range of scholarly editions of ____________. Trademarked by Bloomsbury.

William Shakespeare

2)     Started in Portobello Road, West London by the three Shahs- Arun, Nitin and Milan Shah in 1970s.

Pepe Jeans

3)     If somebody is working with a TOQUE as a part of the attire, what would be the profession?

Chef

4)     Term comes from the French language, meaning ‘free from servitude’. Developed as a feudal concept and could be seen with churches in Rome.

Franchise

5)     Coca Cola GMBH- German bottlers, Max Keith couldn’t get the supply to US after WW II. He worked on a new drink as he didn’t want a dip in sales.

Fanta

6)     Founder businessman- learnt the art of chocolate making from his father to keep himself occupied as he suffered from polio.

Mars

Round 2:

1) Symbol for –

1

Pawn Brokers/Money Lenders

2) Tendulkar flanked by other 2 guys. What is the unique club?

2

Club X- UFO Movies 

3) Advertisement for?

3

Moto X

4) Personality donated all his royalty to philantrophy?

4

Mario Miranda 

5)     Chairman of conglomerate[world of luxury]

5

Bernaud Arnault (LVMH)

6) Creator of?

6

Barbie

Round 3:

1)     Tata recent announcement; young person taking over reins at Tata Steel. Who?

TV Narendran

2)     Tata group company has tied up with the Wildlife Trust of India to create a huge initiative for conserving whale sharks. Which company?

Tata Chemicals

3)     Casual corporate eyewear brand from Tata Eye+ which gets its name from a popular cafe. Name?

Cabana

4)     Who on the NYSE ticker is TTM?

Tata Motors

Round 4:

1)     Knowledge Graph is to establish the relationship between things and people. Which great company is behind it?

Google

2)     Which industrial enterprise/group owns Open magazine?

RPG

3)     Famous bank which for its HQ has two buildings known as Credit & Debit. Which bank?

Deutsche Bank

4)     Who officially gives the Nobel Prize for Economics?

Sveriges Bank (Bank of Sweden)

Round 5:

1)

Clue 1: This person gave the world’s largest philanthropic donation of $105 million to Stanford Business School in 2006.

Clue 2: Resigned as CEO in 2004, retained position as chairman in the Board.

Clue 3: ‘Corporate Crook’ in Michael Moore’s ‘Downsize This’.

Phil Knight

2)

Clue 1: Launched in 1983. In 1998, group of individuals continued to pursue this under an umbrella seeking protection of copyright laws.

Clue 2: New version of software can be shared & tweaked to alter the process architecture.

Open Source

3)

Clue 1: Founded by Hans and Alfred.

Clue 2: Low cost brand known as Tudor.

Clue 3: Official timekeeper for Wimbledon.

Rolex 

 

– Questions contributed by Subhodeep Jash.

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Delhi – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Delhi – Preliminary Round Questions

Results (External Track):

  • WINNER:

Oracle (Mitesh & Yaggy)

  • RUNNER UP:

NTPC (Amit & K. M. Prashanth)

Results (Tata Track):

  • WINNER:

TCS (Abhinav Kishore and Anurag Krishna)

  • RUNNER UP:

TCS (Jaganathan S & Mirza Farhan Beg)

PRELIMINARY ROUND:

1)     In 1983, Parle came out with the ‘Goldspotting’ campaign in its tie-up with this Walt Disney film in India. Which one?

Jungle Book

2)     Jamia Milia University was founded by a former president of India, Dr. Zakir Hussain along with a famous personality?

Khwaja Abdul Hamied

3)     Who’s the famous Indian designer associated with the First Lady of the US, Michelle Obama?

Naeem Khan

4)     Humphrey Bogart’s famous line from Casablanca (1942) – ‘Of all the ____ joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine.’ Fill in the missing word for a product.

Gin

5)     Print advertisement for?

1

Exxon Mobil 

6)     The first known origin of this comes from 550 B.C. in Croesus with the King of Lydia in Turkey. What?

Gold Coins

7)     Famous woman corporate executive behind Harvard aerobics program in the 1980s during her days of sporting big hair and blue eye shadow. Who?

Sheryl Sandberg

8)     Which shoe brand is owned by Red Diamond Holdings? [HINT: Sounds like a jeans brand]

Lee Cooper

9)     He is the 1st Indian owner of a NBA team- Golden State Warriors. Identify.

Vivek Ranadive

10)     Which newspaper does MIthun Chakraborty run in the film ‘Guru’?

2

The Independent (Swatantra)

11)     Meera Shankar is the 1st woman director of which Indian conglomerate which celebrated its centenary a few years back?

ITC

12)   Management guru who had his publication of  “What if the Female Manager of a High-School Baseball Team read _______’s ‘Management’ which became popular in Japan?

Peter Drucker

13)  Delhi-born Raj Chetty won the prestigious Bates Clark award this year considered a parallel to a Nobel in economic sciences. It is known as the ____ Nobel. Fill in the blank.

Baby Nobel

14)  Stephen Schwartzmann, in April 2013, announced a $100 million personal gift to establish and endow an scholarship program in this important Asian country to start Schwarzman Scholars, modeled after the Rhodes Scholarship. Which country?

China

15)  Which all-time bowling legend is replacing Dennis Lillee at the MRF Pace Academy?

Glenn McGrath

16)  In 1633, Murad IV had taken the reins of power in Turkey. He banned _______ Houses as it offered news and updates which could become a cause for ensuing into politics & gossip. Fill in the blank.

Coffee

17)  What is derived from Arabic for ‘Mazdhan’ which means ‘storehouse of information’?

Magazine

18)  Asia’s largest corduroy fabric maker had its more famous presence in rooftops of Indian houses with Bharat Vijay Mills. What are we talking about?

Sintex

19)  Who’s the missing founder: Eduardo Saverin, Chris Hughes, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz and ________________.

Mark Zuckerberg

20)  Which Africa-based financial services company was the title sponsor for the Ashes this year?

Investec

21)  In 1967, he became one of the most expensive players in the country when he joined Rangers for £65,000 in a record transfer?

Sir Alex Ferguson

22)  BISP is a cash transfer program in Pakistan known as ________ Income Support Programme is similar to the Direct Benefit Transfer scheme being launched here in India. Who or what is the missing word?

Benazir

23)  Soviet news agency Tass coined this sobriquet for a famous political personality in 1967. Who?

Iron Lady

24)  Which famous Jindal is the Chairman & MD of JSW Steel, India’s largest steel producer?

Sajjan Jindal

25)  Identify the brand:

3

Contessa

– Questions contributed by Subhodeep Jash.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – West Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – West Zonal Round

Teams:

  • Ahmedabad : Triton Communications : Mahesh Manjawala and Mayur Rana
  • Pune : IBM India : Rohit Jain and Arnold D’ Souza
  • Nagpur Infocepts Tech : Shivam Sharma and Aniket Daoo
  • Navi Mumbai : iGate Global : Ganesh Kumar and Balamanikanta
  • Goa : Savoir Faire : Rajiv D Silva and Harshavardhan Bhatkuly
  • Mumbai : Viacom 18 : Siddharth and Pradeep Prabhu

Teams making it to the National Finals:

Winners:

  • Pune : IBM India : Rohit Jain and Arnold D’ Souza

Runners-up:

  • Goa : Savoir Faire : Rajiv D Silva and Harshavardhan Bhatkuly

Round 1:

Q.1 Quote by Whom “….That’s why we hire good looking people in the store, we aren’t interested in selling to people who aren’t as hot as them”?

Ans: CEO of Abercrombie and Fitch

Q.2 Not for profit learning institute in Silicon Valley; Motto is Educate, Inspire and Empower Leaders. Name the institute.

Ans: Singularity University

Q.3 Three brothers came together to start this company which is based in Tavernes Blanques, Valencia. It is famous for its figurines. Which company?

Ans: Lladró

Q.4 First mentioned in print in 1847, Knickerbocker New York City magazine, Quips and Quillets which seem an actual conundrum. Covered in 1890’s Potters American Monthly. What?

Ans: Why  did the Chicken Cross the Road?

Q.5 Originated as power sources and three types were designed. One was used for punishment in 1818 by Sir William Cubit. What?

Ans: Treadmill

Q.6 Source of what colour is the Federal Standard 595 which was set-up in 1956. It is an important paint colour for military and engineering works.

Ans: Orange in the Golden gate bridge

Round 2:

Q.1 This is Tsukiji , it means reclaimed land. It is the worlds largest _________

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– Fish Market.

Q.2 Identify?

OBIE

OBIE 2013 Awards – Outdoor Broadcasting Awards

Q.3 Jewish Clothes; This word is used to describe the gown shown in the picture for a garment worn by Shylock in Merchant of Venice.

Gabardine

–  Gaberdine

Q.3 This is Haw-Par Gardens in Singapore, name the company behind it?

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Tiger Balm

Q.5 The company was founded in 1964 in Lyon, France and is one of the giants in outdoor advertising. Which company?

JCDecaux

Q.6 Name the alias

Skunk works

– Lockheed Martin

Round 3:

Q.1 Tata Business Support Service is a Call Centre Service. (Buzzer pressed)

Indias first helpline in Ayurveda.

Q.2 The government of Maharashtra proposed that NCPA should be built near a landmark. Which landmark? (Buzzer pressed)

Ajanta Caves.

Q.3 What in Tata’s is Truro, Project England and Project Colour? (Buzzer pressed)

Bidding names or code-names while bidding for Corus.

Q.4 Thirty seven kilometers southwest of Surat. (Buzzer pressed)

– Navsari

Round 4:

Q.1

Alfaa Romeo

Alfa Romeo

Q.2

Hardy

The Royal Society of Art; Royal Guards at Windsor; Shamrock Organization; answer being Charles Handy

Q.3

Hardy

Book ‘The Forgotten Hero’; Bleeding Madras pattern; Captain Subash Chandra Bose; AK Gopalan; Badmash Company; answer being Captain Nair.

Round 5:

Q.1 The index reported by the New York magazine observed the correlation between recession and this profession. (Buzzer pressed)

Waitress Index

Q.2 How Not to Make Money is a book. (Buzzer pressed)

Book written by Raj Kundra

Q.3 English Company launched in India by the Foresight Group headed by Ravi Kumar Mehrotra; It is the first Single Brand Retail in India (FDI).

– Pavers England

 

 

Questions contributed by Mr. Francis Rodrigues.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Mumbai – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Mumbai – External Track Questions

Results (External Track):

  • WINNER:

Viacom 18 – Siddharth and Pradeep Prabhu

  • RUNNER UP:

ING Vysya – Birma Ram and Samrat Mukherjee

 

Round 1:

Q.1 Playtex is a company known in the 50’s and 60’s for fine garment manufacturing especially Bras and Undergarments. It was called upon in the late 1960’s to create something which required minute detail. What?

Ans:  Space-Suits for Apollo Mission

Q.2 This product was launched by Matt O’Connor in 2011 as a healthy alternative for children for a practice that has remained same for years. What did he create and whom was it named after?

Ans: Breast Milk named after Lady Gaga

Q.3 Student Zing Jia came up with the idea for this. It is something which we never experience and Zing Jia believed that all should experience this. It is currently a rage in South-East Asia, What?

Ans: Experience Death. They give you a potion which  knocks you out for a few hours and then arrange a funeral for you where you can call all your friends and relatives.

Q.4 Exchange National Bank of Chicago asked for Bullet-proof Glasses in 1946. Why?

Ans: World’s first drive-through Bank

Q.5 What is a Masstige product?

Ans: High-end prestige product now available for masses.

Q,6 Coca-Cola Executive Roberto Gouizeta redefined Coca-Cola’s method of calculating market share. What metric did he coin?

Ans: Share of Stomach.

Round 2:

Q.1 Who created this villain ?

Hamburglar

Ans. Hamburglar- McDonald’s

Q.2 What are these dolls and who is in the news or creating it?

Daisy Dolls

Ans. Daisy Dolls – Marie Quant

Q.3 Identify the enterprise named after her?

Melinda Thomas

Ans. Wendy’s,  Melinda Thomas

Q.4 Sketch of Mr. WiZer: Name the brand that created this.

Mr. Wizer

Ans. Wagon R

Q.5 This is the bus which is used by presidents of the United States. What is the name?

Ground Force One

Ans. Ground Force One

Q.6 Comic Strip: text was as follows:

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Ans: Pepsi; First product placement in Comics

Round 3:

Q.1 Ratan Tata was excited to take up rugby, enthralled by a childrens classic of 1857. Which book?

Options:

Tom Brown’s Schooldays

Illinois and Rugby Player

Tom Sawyer and Rugby

Ans: Tom Brown’s Schooldays

Q.2 Inara is an Arabic word for shine and illumination. (Buzzer pressed)

Ans: Line by Tanishq

Q.3 Whose ancestral home called Kennelworth first housed TIFR?

Ans: Homi Bhabha

Q.4 Sir Dorabji Tata invited Sydney and Webb to India in 1915, they were co-founders of. (Buzzer pressed)

Ans: London School of Economics

Round 4: Think Cryptic

Q.1

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Aptech; Warren Buffet; clip of English Vinglish; George Soros; answer being Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.

Q.2

Rakesh Jhunjunwala

Sam Pitroda; Japan flag; Blue Bird; Barcelona; answer being Twitter.

Q.3

Twitter

Atom, Kering logo, 9 and Velcro logo; answer being Adam Gilchrist.

Q.4

Michael Proter

Rahul Gandhi speech; Diamond Model; Logo; answer being Michael Porter.

 

Round 5:

Q.1 In 1992, a school in village of Bali, Rajasthan was  founded by John and William.

Fabindia

Q.2 Property with taglines such as – ‘Speed of Magic”, “Madi in Mara”, “G-force” ?

Ferrari World

Q.3 Phrase or term 1696-1715; Maryland law – ‘A Mark on the back side thereof sealed with his Excellency’s with _____ _______”

Red Tape

Tie-breaks for 2nd place:

Q.1 Steganography is a form used for large money deals in the past. What?

Marking with invisible ink

Q.2 This word actually comes from wines meaning dry. A deodorant brand has same name. What?

Brut

Q.3 First US Consumer product sold in the USSR. What?

Peps

 

Questions contributed by Mr. Francis Rodrigues.