Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Cochin – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Cochin – Preliminary Round Questions


  • Winners:

Malayala Manorama: Arun Thomas and Nithin Suresh

  • Runners-Up:

Federal Bank Ltd.: Nivesh Nair and Deepak P


1. Which sauce is produced by US based  McIlhenny Company ?

Tobasco Sauce

2. Antony Stockholm was the first president of which stock exchange ?


3. Which actress endorses Nikon CoolPix in India ?

Priyanka Chopra

4. Which website was ‘relaunched’  by Justin Timberlake and recently featuring some of his latest releases?


5. Author of the book: Poverty and Un-British Rule in India.  Who?

Dadabhai Naoroji

6. Hoonur.com is a talent portal by which production house?

Balaji Telefilms

7. Which hugely popular game by Imangi studios involves idol heist ?

Temple Run

8. Which bank was started  by seven people of Karur under the leadership of Shri V.S.N. Ramalinga Chettiar?

Lakshmi Vilas Bank

9.     Volkswagen advertisement : “We pluck the ______, you get the plums” 


10. Identify the advertiser.


– The Economist

11. Which printing company was formed when IBM divested its printer and supply operations?


12. Which network security company was founded by Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Len Adleman?

RSA Security

13. Nutella  in its initial days was  produced  by Pietro _____ .

– Ferrero

14. The lady in the picture is the first female CEO in the 100 years of this organization. Who?

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15. Which company based in Bangalore was started by ex-Wipro employees and has tagline as ‘Welcome to Possible’?


16. What does TFM in soap packet stands for ?

Total Fatty Matter

17. Which personality featured in South Africa bank notes as late as in year 2012?

Nelson Mandela

18. Which India based pharma major decided to sell of its Australian Businesses in 2012 ?


19. Which brand started by Piaggio means ‘wasp’ in Latin ?


20. Identify the personality.


Amancio Ortega

– Questions contributed by Mr. Nivesh Nair.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Chennai – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Chennai – External Track Questions

Results (Tata Track):


TCS – Sreekanth and Jayakanthan


TCS – Ramaswamy and Raghuraman

Results (External Track):


Infosys – Vivek and Senthil Kumar


Ford Business Services – Prashanth Sampath and Sridharan

External Track Finals:

Round -1:

1. Ted Turner during one of his famous speeches mentioned that “there would be 2 things in the future that would make all happy”. Identify the things.

A. Mobile phones & aeroplanes. 

2. In ancient times, the Greek government during wars followed this specific idea in order to lower the expenditure. What specific idea did they follow?

A. BYOD – bring your own device.

3. Who runs/owns the hotel chain called Laya and a resort called Sober Islands?

Sri Lankan Army

4. In 1961, Bandev Mittal started a sweet shop and he was also a Bajaj dealer. What is he famous for now?

A. Lovely University, Punjab.

5. Wanelo is an online forum for online shopping. What is origin of the name?

A. Want, Need, Love.

6. What is Nokia Life tools used for?

A. Farmer’s SMS tool

Round – 2:

1. Childhood picture of a famous female business personality. Identify.

A. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

2. Picture of an auto rickshaw/tuk-tuk. What is so special about it?


A. The official vehicle of Italian President.

3. Queen of Time, London. Identify location?


A. Selfridges

4. Logo of ?

Zain Telecom

A. ZAIN telecom.

5. Logo of Six flags theme park in USA. Explain origin of name?

Six Flags

A. The name arises from the fact that it is in Texas and Texas was under six different governments previously.

6. Polska 1000 currency note, identify the person depicted?

1000 Polska note

A. Nicolaus Copernicus

Round -3:

1. Indian hotels [Buzzer Pressed]


2.Titan  watch named after a word which has its origins in  Japanese. Identify.

A. Tycoon

3. Flavoritz [Buzzer Pressed]

Tata Salt

4. Book by?


A. Harish Bhat

Round – 4:



A. Malcolm Gladwell

2. Connect:


A.  Playboy Mansion

3. Connect:


A. Walchand Hirachand

Round – 5:

  1. Hamilton + Pratt & Whitney + Wind power.
    A.  United Technologies 
  2. Scalp care + Handbook.
    A. Head & Shoulders 
  3. Mohan T. Advani is the founder.
    A.  Blue Star


Questions contributed by Madanish Kanna.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Chennai – Tata Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Chennai – Tata Track Questions

Results (Tata Track):


TCS – Sreekanth and Jayakanthan


TCS – Ramaswamy and Raghuraman

Results (External Track):


Infosys – Vivek and Senthil Kumar


Ford Business Services – Prashanth Sampath and Sridharan

Round – 1:

1. Known as Omini, is a silhouette of a man (left) and woman (right) sitting back to back in the nude. It was created in 1969 by mere accident. After a photo shoot for a bathing suit advertisement, a man and a woman were sitting back-to-back, naked, with the outlines of their bodies traced by the back lighting.

A. Kappa

2. Name the high-caffeinated, citrus-flavored soft drink produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Company which was introduced on March 1, 1979 to compete with Pepsi’s Mountain Dew?

A.Mello Yello

3. Founded in 1979 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein and headquartered in New York City and Cambridge, Massachusetts, acquired by Walt Disney Company in 1993 and later Disney sold it to Filmyard Holdings?

A. Miramax.

4. Which internet magazine brings out a much popular Annual Franchise 500 list?

A. The Entrepreneur.

5. What change did BJP bring about in the budget followed from British Raj times?

A. The timing of the Union Budget – broke the 53 year tradition of presenting the Indian budget at 5 pm local time, a practice held over from British Rule days that sought to present the Indian budget at a time convenient to the British Parliament (1130a GMT) rather than India’s Parliament.

Round – 2:

1. Virgin Airlines tribute to?


A. Steve Jobs.

2. These characters from a classic novel, shares its name with which online portal?


A. Yahoo!

3. Identify the personality who gave his name to a MBA school at a premier institute?

ShaileshMehta (2)

A. Sailesh J. Mehta

4. Identify the print advertisement?


A. Nivea.

5. Identify the print advertisement?


A. Nike.

6. Identify the founder of this online portal?

Jeff Taylor Monstor

A. Jeff Taylor, Monster.com

Round – 3:

1. Campaign of TCS – CBFL is in relation to what?

A. Adult literacy.

2. AGRICO is an initiative from which Tata Company?

A. TATA Steel.

3. Supplier of crockery to Rashtrapathi Bhavan?

A. Tata Ceramics

Round – 4:

1. Which MNC does she head?


A. Kraft Foods Inc, Irene Rosenfeld

2. Name the author?


A. Vikram Akula

3. What is the name given to Chinese Yuan bond?

A. Dimsum Bond

4. “Tanda Matlab Coca Cola”. Advertisement campaign by?

A. Prasoon Joshi

Round – 5:


a) Delivering lifestyle is the tagline.

b) Rocket Entertainment is the company behind it. Name the company?

A. Jabong


a) Worked for Booz Allen and Hamilton, CIA &  NASA. Identify?

A. Edward Snowden

3. Willaim Rosenberg founded buzzer pressed

A. Dunkin donuts. 

Questions contributed by Madanish Kanna.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Chennai – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Chennai – Preliminary Round Questions

Results (Tata Track):

  • WINNER: TCS – Sreekanth and Jayakanthan
  • RUNNER UP: TCS – Ramaswamy and Raghuraman

Results (External Track):

  • WINNER: Infosys – Vivek and Senthil Kumar
  • RUNNER UP: Ford Business Services – Prashanth Sampath and Sridharan


1) This started as a customer’s afternoon letter in 1884; a daily two page financial news bulletin that has undergone 48 changes in 117 years. What?

– Dow Jones Industrial Average

2) Apart from it’s flagship brand they also operate Yo ! Bus, Bolt bus, NeOn etc., Started in 1914, Hibbing, Minnesota, which company are we talking about ?

– Greyhound

3) Who pledged large sums of his own money, and convinced other bankers to do the same, to shore up the banking system during the panic 1907 ?

– J P Morgan

4) What two word term in japanese adopted in 1960 by Shiego Shengo meaning mistake proofing ?

– Poka-Yoke.

5) Identify the advertiser –


– Volkswagen

6) Which company has the ticker symbol as COH in NYSE ?

– Coach Inc.

7) Tony and Maureen Wheeler named this company after mishearing the “Space Captain” song. Their first compilation was released in Sydney in 1973. Which Company ?

– Lonely Planet.

8) The phenomenon whereby an attempt to hide, remove, or censor a piece of information has the unintended consequence of publicizing the information more widely, usually facilitated by the Internet is named after which famous American entertainer ?

– Barbara Streisand and Streisand effect.

9) This Hong Kong based club is the largest tax payer in it’s country. They also own Happy Valley and Sha Tin. Which club ?

Hong Kong Jockey Club.

10) Identify the author.


– Daniel Goleman

11) Which airline was the first to introduce the online check-in ?

– Alaska Airlines.

12) This began as a family magazine in 1886 by Schlicht & Field of New York and in 1999 they also launched a yoghurt product which failed miserably. Which magazine are we talking about ?

– Cosmopolitan

13) Which ice cream company celebrates free cone day ?

– Ben and Jerry’s.

14) Which newspaper’s online version has this following tagline “All the news that’s fit to click” ?

–  The New York Times.

15) Identify the personality.


– Sanjeev Goenka

16) Which cookie celebrated it’s 100th anniversary on March 6, 2012 and has a patented design ?


17) “My word is my bond” is the motto. Identify.

London Stock Exchange.

18) This imaging company had leveraged on its strengths (patents) which was sold  around 1,100 digital imaging and processing patents to an organized consortium of 12 tech companies — Adobe, Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Fujifilm, Google, HTC, Huawei, Microsoft, RIM, Samsung and Shutterfly for $525 million. The portfolio was said to be worth around $2.5 billion, but they settled for the $525 million. Who?


19) In 1998 during the launch of Virgin Cola, Richard Branson drove this to Fifth Avenue and he blew up the Coco Cola banner that was present there. What did he drive ?


20) Identify the personality.


Ricardo Semmler

21) Name the evil human resources director in Dilbert comics.


22) In 1942 Johnson & Johnson introduced this to the military as it was used to cover the gaps in the ammunitions. What was introduced thus ?

Duct Tapes

23) Whose ticker symbol is DEO in NYSE ?


24) Which teen music celebrity is the brand ambassador of the company BillMyParents.com?

– Justin Bieber

25) Which famous Indian authored the book “The Reach and Limits of Growth: Economic Recession, Development and Human Capability”?

Amartya Sen



Questions contributed by Vishnu Prasad.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Bhubaneshwar – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Bhubaneshwar – External Track Questions

Round 1:

Q1) When Bombay Stock Exchange was established in 1875, 315 people become its member. What amount was contributed by the members to start the Exchange?

– One token or 1 Rupee each.

Q2) Matthew Jullian was killed in a crash in Dubai at age 39 He was there to film horse racing. What important invention did he give to the world?

– Stump Camera Innovation

Q3) Which American strongly believed in rest leading productivity meaning, 5 days of work and 2 days rest?

– Henry Ford

Q4) In 1917 Takeuchi Industries established a company specialized in machine tools and mining equipments for their use but it eventually evolved into which giant corporation?

– Komastu

Q5) British India Cooperation is a central corporation under which Department/Ministry of the government?

– Ministry of Textile

Q6) During 16th century, Akbar the Great planted 1 lakh mango trees in Lakhi Bagh, Gujarat. If you are in Lakhi Bagh in Gujarat, whose property would you be in?

Dhirubhai Ambani

Round 2:

1. Identify the personality.


– Cyrus Poonawalla

2. Print advertisement for?


– Evian Water

3. Identify the person with his initiative.


– Andy Groove

4. Identify from the logo.


– Deccan Sunrisers

5. John Patterson founded which company?


– National Cash Registry

6. What is this stamp commemorating?


– First ever plastic/Bakelite

Round 3:

Q1) ”Your suite in the sky “ is from the which Tata group company?

– Taj Air

Q2) Question on Salt Variant, Tata Salt Lite

Q3) Question on StarBazaar

Q4) ”Make Hell Cool” initiative is from which Tata brand to attract the youth of india?

– Fastrack Watches

Round 4:

1. Connect.

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– BluRay Disc

2. Connect.

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3. Connect.

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– World Bank

4. Connect.

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– Chelsea FC

Round 5:

Q1) CEO of Trade Corp Ltd. which is a company dealing with electrical good and gems. Who?

– Raj Kundra

Q2) It is a department which  is governed by a group of 15 academics appointed by the Vice-Chancellor known as the Delegates of the Press. They are headed by the Secretary to the Delegates.

– Oxford University Press (OUP)

Q3) It  is considered to be one of the “Big Six” publishing companies.  On 1 July 2013, the merger was complete, with the combined company known as Penguin _______ ______.

– Random House



Reckitt Benckiser – Soubhagya Jena and Pramod Tiwary


XIMB – Subhasis Ray and Manimay Ghosh

Questions Contributed by Rashmi Ranjan Swain & Sampad Pattanaik.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions



Reckitt Benckiser – Soubhagya Jena and Pramod Tiwary


XIMB – Subhasis Ray and Manimay Ghosh

Preliminary Round:

Q1) Complete the statement. Albert Einstein said “the hardest thing to understand in the world is  _ _ _ _ _ _  _ _ _”.

(Clue: It’s two words and we come across this term every year)

– Income Tax

Q2) Which entertainer owns Nuyorican Productions and the clothing brand Teeology?

– Jennifer Lopez

Q3) Which book retailer  originated in 1886 with a book store called Arthur Hinds and Company located in the Cooper Union building in New York ?

– Barnes and Nobles

Q5) Who was the former managing editor of “The Smart Manager” along with Sumantra Ghosal?

– Geeta Piramal

Q6) Which trustee of the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust and the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, was twice awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure by the Emperor of Japan?

– R.P. Goenka

Q7) Which private sector bank launched an Incredible India travel card in association with India tourism?

– YES Bank

Q8) By what name  is the business practice where a company, or a sales force within a company, inflates its sales figures by forcing more products through a distribution channel than the channel is capable of selling to the world at large.  This can be the result of a company attempting to inflate its sales figures.

– Channel Stuffing/Channel Dumping

Q9) Which automobile company launched an “egg shaped”concept vehicle named E40 where E stands for evolution, eco friendliness, electricity?

– Hyundai

Q10) Print Advert on Random House Publications (Visual not available)

Q11) What was smuggled by Baba Budan, while on a pilgrimage to Mecca from Yemen and brought to India?

Coffee Mocha/Coffee Beans

Q12) Which business organization was established in 1927 on the advice of Mahatma Gandhi by G.D. Birla and R. Kankrawa?


Q13) Which company was founded by a gentleman escaping French revolution using capital raised in france and gun powder machinery imported from France ?

– Du Pont

Q14) Who is the brand ambassador for UNICEF in India?

– Aamir Khan

Q15) Identify this businessman (Hint- After whom a financial house is named)


– J.P.Morgan

Q16) MTR (Mavelli Tiffin Rooms) was started by which family?

– Maiyaa Family

Q17) From which unlikely company did Sony buy Columbia Picture in 1989?

– Coke  or Coca Cola

Q18) Which is the first country in which Airtel started its operations outside India?

– Bangladesh

Q19) Which indian was involved in the Garbage Gate Scandal of 2002?

– L.N. Mittal

20) Identify this founder or give the bank to whom he is /was associated.


– Citigroup

Questions contributed by Rashmi Ranjan Swain and Sampad Pattanaik.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Vizag – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Vizag – External Track Questions


Vizag Steel 1, Vizag Steel 2, Vizag Steel 3, Vizag Steel 4, HPCL and NTPC



1) Which country initiated to standardize the service tax in 1994 which is at 5%?


2) What is the of the theory in political science and media studies that postulates that the development of the popular 24-hour international television news channel, had a major impact on the conduct of states’ foreign policy?

CNN Effect

3) Heckler & Koch is a German company and FN Herstal and often referred to as Fabrique Nationale of Belgium are the top two producers of which Item in this world ?

Guns/fire arms manufacturers

4) A decision-making technique used in business to determine the true cost difference between alternatives?

Incremental Analysis

5) What in financial terms known as “instead of purchasing all fruits in markets we just purchase a fruit salad”?

Mutual Funds

6) What is a virtual investor called an allegory created by investor Benjamin Graham?

Mr Market


1) Whose label?

Suzanne Roshan

Sussanne Roshan


Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart

3) Identify?



4) What is special about this document?

US Patent first

First US Patent issued

5) Identify logo?

Smith and Wesson

Smith and Wesson

6) Which company’s BPO wing?




1) Tata Investment Corporation (TIC) is a non-banking financial company; the company is primarily involved in investing in long-term investments such as equity shares and equity-related securities, what was its earlier name?

The Investment Corporation of India

2) First considered this great economist and academician, he was the 2nd Ceo of TCS?

Nani Palkhiwala

3)   This is a joint venture company promoted by Tata Steel, SKW Stahl Metallurgie AG (Germany) and Tai Industries (Bhutan), it is involved in the production and marketing of de-sulphurising compounds?

Jamipol [Jamshedpur Injection Powder]

4)  It was called the Hoogovens tournament until 1999?

Tata Steel Chess Tournament















1) Name a type of auction where bidders bid for boxes or envelopes containing various items, usually on the hope that the items will be humorous, interesting, or valuable?

Mystery Auction

2) Alupuram Extrusions is a furniture unit of which company?


3) Nexus Venture Partners and which venture capital fund recently invested in Bigshowbazar.com?




Vizag Steel : J Rahul and AGK Murthy


Vizag Steel : Sudhanshu Choudhary and Bira Sudhakar

– Review by Mr. Bira Sudhakar from Vizag Steel

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Vizag – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Vizag – Preliminary Round Questions




Vizag Steel : J Rahul and AGK Murthy


Vizag Steel : Sudhanshu Choudhary and Bira Sudhakar


Preliminary Round:

1) Who has become the brand ambassador for Mahindra and Mahindra Tractors?

Mahesh Babu

2) Which Scotch whisky brand have launched a new cinema and advertising campaign entitled ‘Live with Chivalry’?

Chivas Regal

3) Louis moved from Frankfurt to London to sell a Prussian blue colour, which was made using his own formula, by 1790 was selling nineteen different pigments as well as Black Lead, Sulphur, Sealing Wax and Mustard. Which led to the formation of which company?

Berger Paints

4) Tiruvellore Thattai (1899–1974) was a founding member of the first Governing Body of NCAER, the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi, India’s first independent economic policy institute established in 1956, graduated from Madras Christian College (MCC), he was a visiting professor to the department of economics at MCC. He resigned from the position twice. He was popularly known as TTK. He was also a member of drafting committee, an entrepreneur and congress leader. Expand ‘K’ in TTK?


5) “Being Human” is non-profit charitable organization, an NGO started by which Bollywood superstar?

Salman Khan

6) Which company pioneered refrigerant Freon?


7) The Jnanpith Award was instituted in 1961 by the publishers of which newspaper?

Times of India

8) Which is Asia’s biggest plastic company?


9) Value of a car is $650, buy a better car?

Henry Ford

10) Which was the first Indian bank to open an international branch in London?

Bank of India

11) In budget speeches mention of Varuna and which goddess frequently appear?


12) Identify the AD?


Bacardi – Champions drink responsibly campaign.

13) Identify the logo?


Citreon – Double Chevron logo

14) Founded on March 14 1888 by Kandathil Varghese Mappillai and as a joint stock publishing company it became the first joint stock publishing company of Republic of India?

Malayala Manorama

15) Identify the author?

Philip A Fisher

Philip A Fisher

16) The die-hard fans who, disillusioned by the reality that the footlong sub they regularly feast on is only 11-inches long, have filed lawsuits claiming the sandwich giant has cheated its customers of millions of dollars worth of dough?


17) “The Grey Lady” is a nickname of which publishing giant?

The New York Times

18) KS Energy Drinks are from which group?


19) Identify the AD?



20) Identify the one being conferred the award?

Priya Paul

Priya Paul


– Review by Mr. Sudhakar of Vizag Steel.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Hyderabad – External Track Questions

Teams –

Google India, Novartis, Dr. Reddy’s, Deloitte, Infosys, Sai Mitra Constructions


Round 1:

1. The Hoovers Company introduced this and it was inspired by the sport of boxing. It was something that they decided to position differently with respect to fruits. What did they position themselves as?

– Fruit of the Loom

2. It is a word that comes from an old French word that means an instrument kept in custody by a third party on behalf of the other two parties. Which word?

– Escrow

3. ‘We won’t be signing off till the world ends’. Who started thus?

– CNN; Ted Turner

4. This item of high value in the world in the past gets its name from the French word for nail because it resembles one. What consumable item that is prescribed by doctors for pain relief are we talking about?

– Clove

5. What gets its name in the modern world where the word means a sudden unsolicited attack by a group of tigers? It is used in current marketing parlance.

– Ambush

6. What is the meaning of the term demarketing?

– Marketing that is done so as to plan the death of a brand/product. It is applicable in instances where there is an inability to deal with excess demand.

Round 2:

1. Identify:

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– Omega

2. Brand of shoe from a company called Karhu. What is the significance?

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– Adidas three stripe logo was purchased from Karhu Sports.

3. This is a book about whom?

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– Isaac Newton

4.  What is the significance of the image?


– Benjamin Netanyahu holding his certificate for drawing a Google doodle. It is the first and only Google doodle to be drawn by a living statesman.

5. Identify the logo:

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6. This logo gave a huge problem to the Olympic Association. Whose logo?


– Haloid/Xerox

Round 3:

1. Pickled, tea, powdered, dry are some of the uses of a root. (Buzzer pressed)

– Ginger; Roots; Hospitality

2. This Tata company has categorizations such as Life, Farm, Living, Industries.  (Buzzer pressed)

– Tata Chemicals

3. Loyalty is no longer part of hospitality. Club Card is offered by which Tata brand?

– Star Bazaar

4. Millenium Steel which was acquired by Tata Steel is a company from which Asian country?

– Thailand

Round 4:


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Along with Music featured regularly on IPL.



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– Pidilite


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– Prasoon Joshi


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Round 5:

1. File Maker, Braeburn Capital are subsidiaries of which famous company?

– Apple Inc.

2. “He is the new Senapati”. This company went for a complete overhaul. What is being talked about?

– CFO of Wipro; Suresh Senapati

3. It is an ancient method of producing a pattern which in Japanese (Buzzer pressed)

– Batik

4. This company in 1997 was developed by Jim Barton and Mike Ramsay through a corporation they named “Teleworld”. Which company?

– TiVo

5. Neal Stephenson’s book title Snow Crash was released in 1992. Which term (Buzzer pressed)

– Second Life




Infosys – Sridhar Reddy and Surendra Reddy


Sai Mitra Constructions – Naveen Kumar and Ravi Shekar

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Hyderabad – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Hyderabad




Infosys – Sridhar Reddy and Surendra Reddy


Sai Mitra Constructions – Naveen Kumar and Ravi Shekar


1. Which company discovered the polymer ‘Lycra’?

– Du Pont

2. How is the mobile service network company popularly known as BATATA known today?

– Idea Cellular

3. Who is the official brand ambassador of the State of West Bengal?

– Shah Rukh Khan

4. Who was the founding president of facebook and a co-founder of Napster?

– Shawn Parker

5. Logo of which game?


– Subway Surfers

6. This is a term that describes ‘an informal channel of business communication generally by means of gossip’. What?

– Grapevine

7. What is the tax levied on every purchase on sale of securities in India that are listed?

– STT (Security Transaction Tax)

8. ‘Your world delivered’ is the tagline of which telecom company?

– AT&T

9. This was the former name of SanDisk, the name was coined by founder Eli Harari’s daughter who suggested a name that sounded cheerful & sunny. What was the suggested name?

– SunDisk

10. This is the biggest jewelry showroom in Hyderabad featuring Mahesh Babu. Which store?

– Jos Alukkas

11. The world’s first smartphone with Firefox OS was launched in July 2013. What is it called?

– ZTE Open

12. Which clothing brand was founded by Don & Doris Fisher refers to a phrase used to describe a generational difference between baby boomers and their parents?

– GAP Clothing

13. Who owns the brands Nickelodeon, MTV and VH1?

– Viacom International

14. Which company was started when its founder created the plastic coated tetrahedron patented on 27 March 1944?

– Tetra Pak

15. Which group owns this?


– Enadu Group/ Ramoji Rao Group

16. Which company is the subject of the Adam Cohen book, ‘The Perfect Store’?

– eBay

17. First introduced in 1878 by Constantin Fahlberg, a chemist working at the Johns Hopkins University, he noticed a sweet taste on his hand one evening and connected this with the compound that he had been working on that day. What did he create?

– Saccharin

18.”Transform your face on FB” was a controversial app launched by which company in India?

– Vaseline

19. This online music streaming service was started in 2007 when Snehal Shinde and her brother saw the lack of bollywood specific streaming services. What did they create?

– Dhingana

20.  Identify the person from the algorithm –


Larry Page; PageRank