Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kochi – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kochi – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: Malayala Manorama – Arun Thomas and Nitin Suresh
  • RUNNER UP: Defence Accounts (Indian Navy) – Shibin Azad and Anil Kumar

Regional Round Questions:

1. What was invented after ‘The Victoria Hall’ disaster of 1883 in Britain?

Ans. Emergency Door

2. What?


Ans. Duckback

3. Connect


Ans. Wikipedia

[1.Logo of Wiki Voyages 2.GNU free Documentation viruses 3.Bill Clinton was first to have a Wikipedia page. 4. Flag of Hawai : It uses the Hawaiian word for quick.]

4. What got introduced in 1880 by John _____ an ‘MA Fellow & Lecturer in Moral Science, Caius College, Cambridge University ‘ , in a paper entitled on the Diagrammatic & Mechanical Representation of Propositions & Reasoning which appeared in the Philosophical magazine & journal of Science?

Ans. Venn Diagram

5. Realising the strategic importance of which commodity, the then Imperial Govt. of India constituted the Lindsay Harlow Committee in 1920, to look into all aspects of the country’s trade & its development?

Ans. Lac

6. Whose tagline is this “ There’s nothing like a hug & launched the Every Little Bottom program in 2010-11”?

Ans. Huggies

7. Identify the brand.


Ans. Whatsapp

8. On which website would you find Snoo, the alien? (Hint: 6 letters)

Ans. Reddit

9. Connect


Ans. RMKV Group (Rm. K Visvanatha Pillai) [Silk Retailer]

[ 1. Founder of RMKV Rm. K Visvanatha Pillai & his Descendants Sri.V.Kumaraswamy and his brother Sri.K.Viswanathan  2 & 3. Bridal Seven & Srinika are the collection of RMKV 4. Jyothika , brand ambassador of RMKV  5.  Designer Sreee of RmKV Hamsa Damayanthi, based on the Raja Ravi Varma painting and modeled by then-unknown Deepika Padukone.]

10. Connect


Ans. Suguna

[1, 2 & 4 . Brands of Suguna,  started at Udumalaipettai  3. Video : Interview with the founder B Soundarajan.]

11. “ If service wasn’t important, if technology wasn’t complex, if variety wasn’t confusing , We would have no reason to be in business. We help you buy. “ Whose philosophy is this? (Hint: 5 letters)


12. Identify him.


Ans. H P Nanda of Escorts

13. How do we know this company now?


Ans. Saint Gobain

14. Amistad, a Steven Spielberg film released in late 1997, covers the story of a certain Lewis Tappan & his crusade to defend the rights of slaves. What is he known in the world of business for?

Ans. Dun and Bradstreet

 15. Identify.


Ans. Quaker Oats

16. Which company has the limited edition 7 deadly Sins series of where flavours were named after the seven deadly sins. Sins was followed by another limited edition range in 2005. (Hint: 6 letters)


Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal of BHEL, Bhopal 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Regional Finals Questions


    Chennai Silks –
    Arul Sarvanan and Yogesh Pai
    Brookefields –
    Balasubramaniam and Ashwin Balasubramaniam


Regional Finals Questions:

1. Company once manufactured underwear under the brand name Fortitude and got its current name from a naming contest held among company staff. Which company?

A. Speedo

2. 150 years since 1964 this was a celebrated world famous ad agency whose logo features an owl and lamp. Which organization?


A. J. Walter Thompson 

3. Connect:

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A. IMF    

4.  MIT150 is a list published by Boston Globe in honor of the 150th anniversary of MIT in 2001. Listing 150 of the most significant innovators, inventions or ideas from MIT its alumni faculty and related people and organization in the institute. Who or what topped the list?

A. WWW – Tim Berners-Lee

5. What is this?


A. Facekini

6. What is common to Suzuki market in Melbourne, Huaxi Street market in Taipei, Sat bazaar in Arpora (Goa), Chiang Mai market in Thailand, Ratchada Bazaar in Bangkok and Yua Tei (Temple Street in Hong Kong)?

A. Night Markets

7. What term is claimed to have originated from an NBC documentary in 1944 due to the phenomenon of children being left home alone becoming common due to and after WW II , when one parent would be enlisted into the armed forces , so the other would have to get a job?

A. Latchkey Kids

8. Which viceroy said this on the death of Jamsetji Tata –“No Indian of the present generation had done more for the commerce and industry of India”?

A. Lord Curzon

9. In what unique way using social media did Taco Bell reintroduce the beefy crunch burrito?

A. Snapchat

10. This sportswear giant signed 750 million pounds to make Manchester United’s kit for 10 year.

A. Adidas

11. Connect:

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A. Titanic        

12. Official slogan of the company when translated to English means “Make the Change.”

A. Li Ning

13. Contemporary ones are frequently produced in 33gm^2 glossy card. A company named Thumb Jack Bugle was the first to pioneer these. DL is one of the formats in advertising. What?

A. Fliers

14. This company builds bonnie babies and is an original baby food manufacturer. Huge Global name. What?


A. Glaxo/ GSK

15. Co-written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Michael Douglas, this 1987 movie documented the rise of modern shareholder capitalism. Which movie?

A. Wall Street

16. Company’s Global Depositary Receipts (GDR) are traded on the London stock exchange ticker as SSA. Which company?

A. Systema Global

17. Better known for her voice than her face. Who?


A. Siri Voice Assistance                                                                                                                                                              

18. Company was previously known as Socony-Vacuum Oil Company. Which?

A. Mobil

19. Connect:

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A. Stadium naming rights across the world

20. What is happening here?


A. Prisoners generating electricity.

21. Where is the iconic Hattori clock tower is located? The building and clock tower were originally built by Kintaro Hattori, the founder of Seiko. The answer is a 5 Letter word.

A. Ginza.


 Questions contributed by Ms. Anuradha Pai Ma’am!

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Ranchi – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Ranchi – Regional Finals Questions


    Bokaro Steel –
    S.W. Kispotta and Anand Raj
    Bokaro Steel –
    Debabrata Chowdhury and Rajiv Gautam

Regional Finals Questions:

1. World’s first manufacturer of Terry Towel opened its factory in 1850. Now known as a different name.

A. Christie’s

2. This bull is found in an Asian country and has a major say in the world economy. Name the city.

A. Shanghai

3. Connect:

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A. Concorde

4. Question on brown vans used in the USA and the company in question is UPS.

5. Dennis Gabor invented something in 1940s which was widely relevant in India last year.


6. HMS Birkenhead capsized in 1852, this has led to a protocol which is still is followed all over the world.

Allowing the women and children to board the life boats first.

7. She is Rebecca Webb Carranza, someone who invented/popularized something that is liked by all. What?

A. Tortilla Chips


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A. Force India F1 team

9. Connect:

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A. KKR IPL team

10. T.T. Varadarajan floated Maya Appliances, the makers of the well-known mixie brand Preethi. His famous uncle was a finance minister at the Central Government Cabinet. Who?

A. T.T. Krishnamachari

11. The La Colombe has formed the alliance with ______ for charity in Africa.

A. Leonardo DiCaprio

13. This street in London gave rise to which cigarette brand.


A. Pall Mall

14. Book written by?


A. Kishore Biyani

15. The 5th pocket which is the smallest one in Levi’s jeans was made for which purpose?

A. Keeping pocket watches by the miners.

16. Seen in the picture is John F. T. Jane. What did he help created?


Jane’s Defence review which later became Jane’s Defence Weekly

17. 1st escalator in Mumbai was in this building. Which one?

A. Air India Nariman Point building.

18. Who is he?


A. Lenovo founder Liu Chuanzhi

19. This company was taken over by a huge company. Which?


A. MICO taken over by Bosch

20. Connect the milk bottle to the US Great Depression era which had long queues of unemployed people to a very infamous person.

A. Al Capone; He was responsible for expiration dates on milk bottles/jugs.


Questions contributed by S. S.Panda.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Jamshedpur – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Jamshedpur– Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER:  Tata Steel – Ms.Sneha Ranjan and Srijan Das
  • RUNNER UP: Tata Motors – Dr. Amitabh Thakur and Mrs. Bhawna Thakur

Regional Round Questions:

1.What game, earlier known as Pachisi & played by Akbar was introduced in England & later patented?

Ans. Ludo

2. Which currency do we get from this coin?


Ans. Dinar

3. What are Syngene & Clinigence subsidiaries of ?


 4. What in Portuguese Goa is Pensao de Shendy?

Ans. Tax Paid for permission to grow a beard or to shave.

 5. Connect:


Ans. WeChat

 [1. Partners with ‘Once upon a time in Mumbai’ 2. Owned by Tencent 3. Lionel Messi is also the brand ambassador 4. Varun Dhawan is brand ambassador.]

 6. Which Belgian city is called the Diamond Capital of the world?

Ans. Antwerp

 7. What is special about cereal available for children which includes free toys in Canada?

 Ans. Makers of childrens breakfast cereal are granted tax exemption if their cereals contains free toys.

8. Identify the flower?


Ans. Vicco Vajradanti

9. What is it?


Ans. A website for would-be whistleblowers

 10. Which company launched a messaging app for iOS & Android called ‘Pocket Avatars’ which allows one to take your face & superimpose it onto a cartoon avatar?

Ans. Intel

 11. Connect:


Ans. Nikon

 [ 1. Nikon runs the Nikon Salon exhibition 2.Owned by Mitsubishi Group 3. Priyanka Chopra is the brand Ambassador 4. David Douglas Duncan popularised Nikon with his photos of Korean War

 12. Connect:


Ans. Make my trip

 [ 1. Deep Kalra , the founder 2. Acquired Le Travenues Technology PvtLtd.  which owns ixigo.com 3. In-film branding in ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ 4.TV Commercial]

13. Which game was created by Keith Shepherd & Natalia Luckyanova of Imangi Studios?

Ans. Temple Run

14. Which company has invested in the ailing battery company Toshiba Anand ( Punjab Anand)?

Ans. ITC

 15. In which company did French based Groupe SEB, buy the remaining 45% stake which was founded by Harish Kumar?

Ans. Maharaja Whiteline

 16. Identify.


Ans. Oswal Group

17. Which company began as Karnataka Consumer Products Ltd in 1962?

Ans. Kurl On 



Ans. Economic Times

[ 1. ‘Portfolio’ & ‘Vote on Account’ were offerings on their website. 2. ‘Half Knowledge campaign ‘ by ET. 3. Salomon Pink (after the colour of the fish) is the colour of the ET. ]


19. Identify this famous business person.


Ans. Gujjar Mal Modi of the Modi Group

20. In a series of which ads does actor Siddharth say , “Say it Sid”?

Ans. Frooti

21. MV Kamath authored the book ‘A Banking Odyssey- A Story of __________” (Fill in the blanks)


Ans. Canara Bank

 22. What are ‘Plantation Trails’ by Tata Coffee?

Ans. Guesthouses for Holiday Packages

 Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal of BHEL, Bhopal  

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Gurgaon – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Gurgaon– Finals Questions


    Genpact – Rohan Khanna and Leo Thomas

    Mahindra Comviva – Jiwateshwar Singh and Saransh Verma


Wild Card Round Questions:

1) Famous quote by Robin Williams. Used in the movie “The Wolf of Wall St.” – _________ is God’s way of saying you are making too much money!

A) Cocaine

2) A lion’s symbol was the brand’s earliest ad campaign. Called the “King of Beverages”.

A) Dr. Peppers

Q3) In China, which automobile brand that came to Guizhou, meant a ‘precious horse’.


Q4) Apart from lottery, legal gambling in India is restricted to which sport?

A) Horse racing

Q5) Which pharma company has acquired 100% of Ranbaxy?

A) Sun Pharma

Q6) In some distilleries, Cat’s allowance implied buying milk for cats. What was the purpose behind this?

A) Breweries having grains to shoo away rats.

Q7) Amazon’s free shipping service with guaranteed delivery within 2 days. Annual fee for service is $75. Name?

A) Amazon Prime

Q8) The true father of this mode of transport, Louis Brenner created in 1909 having a test section using gyroscope. It happened in Kent. What?

A) Monorail


Regional Finals Questions:


Q1) Star tennis player from the University of Wisconsin, won the US Father and Son doubles tennis titles along with his son during 1946 to 1948. He contributed 3,000,000 for a tennis stadium. The person is known for the science of marketing.

A) AC Nielsen

Q2) Connect:


A) Tuning Fork

Q3) Founded as Nicola & Cia Ltda, headquartered in the  southern Brazilian city of Caxias do Sul, state of Rio Grande do Sul. The name sounds like that of a Venetian explorer.

A) Marco Polo

Q4) Connect:


A) Roger Federer

Q5) This brand became part of an Indian company in 2006. Associated with a famous sporting event since 1987. In 2012, the company produced 99,000 of these items.

A) Christy towels (acquired by Welspun)

Q6) According to some sources, what did critics do to the Livestrong bands of Lance Armstrong, after the accusations of doping and cheating emerged?

A) Removed the ‘e’ to make it “Liestrong”


Q1) American invention installed in Harrods, 1898. Viewed with apprehension by shoppers. An attendant was employed. He would provide brandy & smelling salts to overcome any adverse effects from the experience.

A) Elevator

Q2)Connect: PV Narasimha Rao; Manmohan Singh; Gulzarilal Nanda


A) Planning Commission (Deputy Chairman who became PM)

Q3) Deccan Motor Agency, Mumbai. Established by Dr. BD _________________.

A) Garware

Q4)Connect: Picasa video ad; ARS insignia; portrait of Petrus Manach


A)Pablo Picasso

Q5) Tagline: ‘The best part of waking up to __________ in your Cup’. Earlier Part of P&G.


Q6) Major consumer markets: Germany (22%), US (15%), France (10%). Auctioned in Aalsmeer, Netherlands. Largest exports come from Kenya. Spike in sales seen during February.

A) Roses

Q7) What is special about this?

Lifestyle Magazine

A) Lifestyle magazine for blind [In braille]

Q8) Company founded in 1907 by Toshiyo Iwasaki, 2nd son of the 2nd president of Mitsubishi.

A) Asahi Glass

Q9)Connect: NID; Rajeev Gandhi; Rahul Gandhi; Konark Temple video featurette

Indian Airlines

A)Indian Airlines


Q1) Identify this famous co-founder and chairman of a corporation.

Dan Wieden

A)Dan Wieden (Wieden and Kennedy)

Q2) James Jannard founded this company.

A) Oakley

Q3) Jagdish Bhagwati and Bent Hansen- first founded this theory of __________, an activity which can be considered an import substituting economic activity in some ways. Main consideration- Welfare implications. Coming from belief, that private sector is more efficient than public sector. Considered a way of indirectly diverting resources from the government to private sector.

A) Smuggling

Q4) Identify the concept which was also was the basic premise of this movie.


A) Delivery of products in 30 or less minutes. Especially in reference to pizzas.

Q5) YOYO economics coined by Jared Bernstein in 2006.  Term refers to economic policies in which a government shifts responsibility for economic challenges on to individuals. What does it stand for?

A) You’re On Your Own

Q6) Book about?


A) Beecham

Q7) Connect: Gazette of India; Amartya Sen; Logo of Indian Mint; Video of JRD Tata

Bharat Ratna

A) Bharat Ratna

Q8) Company established in Bergen in 1838. In 1850s, it moved to Stockholm. In 1981 it was merged into Volvo, was sold to Procordia and is since 1995 a part of the Norwegian Orkla. Which seafood company?

A) Abba

Questions contributed by Mr. Subhodeep Jash. Subhodeep is a lawyer, working in the field of public policy and research.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Chennai – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Chennai – Regional Finals Questions


    TCS –
    Jayakanthan and Debabratha Mallik
    Latent View Analytics –
    Kaushik and Pritheesh


Wild Card Round Questions:

1. [Question on Dime magazines where popular stories were published by Oliwein (sic) and priced at 10p.]

2. First seen in 1897, they were nicknamed ‘Hummingbirds’ due to the idiosyncratic humming noise they made. They had unique colors.

A. London Cabs

3. [Question on Ganesh Idols creation by a company and takes 1 month to be made. The process is  trademarked & patented.]

4. This artist launched a publicity campaign for Lanvin chocolates and was associated with Air India. Who?

A. Salvador Dali

5. Former West Indies quick Michael Holding  said “This is champagne. That’s just soft drink.” comparing what?

A. IPL and Caribbean Premier League

6. Which group launched its online custom clothing brand Creyate?

A. Arvind limited

7. Launched in 1859 by Robert Cheesebrough, a consumer product which had remarkable skin-healing properties. What?

A. Vaseline

8. Introduced in June 2011 as a live streaming for video games. What?

A. Twitch


Regional Final Questions:

1. [Gold] Who were Randlords in South Africa from 1870 to World War I?

A. People who controlled the price of gold, thus the currency gold Rand coins.

2. [Bronze] Where was this famous photo taken?


A. Rockefeller Center Construction

3. [Silver] What brand of 100% coffee 1996 offered “push to cup” and was endorsed by Sri Devi and Saurav Ganguly?

A. Tata Cafe

4. [Gold] Connect:

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A. Indian Oil Corporation Limited

5. [Bronze] He is claimed to have developed the first practical fountain pen, Ornoto in 1881, and is now in an altogether different line of work. Who?

A. De La Rue

6. [Bronze] Vodafone in 2009 received the first PETA India Glitter Box Award. Why?

A. For using the ‘ZooZoo’ creatives and stopping the use of the pug dog (seen in the Hutch ads).

7. [Bronze] In 1813 was one of the first recorded descriptions of sailors’ uniforms by Commodore Stephen Decatur. What specific item?

A. Bell bottoms

8. [Silver] Envelope containing the Hope Diamond sent in 1958 by jeweler Harry Winston to where?


A. Smisthonian Institution

9. [Bronze] In Latin America, they call themselves Harlistas. Who?

A. Harley Davidson bike owners

10. [Silver] Connect with Li Ka Shing and with the logo of his foundation as a clue.

11. [Silver] Founded by Charles and Jeremiah who patented their detector lock in 1818. Identify this company now owned by United Technologies.

A. Chubb

12. [Gold] He is the only non-NASA recipient for the Moon Rock Award. Who?

A. Walter Cronkite

12. [Bronze] Term which talks about the  process of playing dots to format an image. What?

A. Dot matrix

13. [Silver] Question on Red Bull with Daniel Ricciardo as a clue.

14. [Silver] In  the United States, a special edition coin with Baseball glove on it was released. What is so special about the coin?


A. Coin is not flat, it is in the shape of a baseball glove.

15. [Bronze] In the Roman times, this meant exile & being thrown among the lions and the British had hanging as a punishment. The RBI loses 25 crore Rupees due to this every year. What?

A. Coin counterfeiting

16. [Silver] Identify this doctor from Germany whose products have a distinctive yellow stitching to them.


A. Dr. Klaus Märtens; Doctor Martens

17. [Gold] This is an online identity used for purposes of deception. Typically created by a person/group. What term?

A. Sock puppet

18. [Bronze] Connect:

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A. Fast-food chain Arby’s bought Pharrell Williams’ oversized Vivienne Westwood hat that he wore to the Grammys.

19. [Gold] Connect:

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A. James Packer

20. [Bronze] Question on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

21. [Bronze] Coat of arms of Amsterdam used in which brand?

A. Amstel beer

22. [Gold] Used the trading name of St. Helens Crown Glass Company and formed at St. Helens, England. Now entered the energy sector.

A. Pilkington plc


Questions contributed by Madanish Kanna.



Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Guwahati – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Guwahati – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: Pioneers and Partners – Syed B Rehman and Shah Syed Samadur
  • RUNNER UP: ASEB – Arnab Chakraborty and Bhaskar Chakraborty

Regional Round Questions:

1.Fill in the blanks:

____   ___   ______

We believe strongly that in the long term, we will be better served as shareholders and in all other ways by a company that does good things for the world even if we forgo some short term gains.

Ans. Do No Evil

2. Turnberry Golf Resort. Who is the owner?


Ans. Donald Trump

3. In 1889, which flexible, transparent substance replaced paper and made moving pictures or moving possible? (Hint: 9 letters)

Ans. Celluloid 

4. According to a research conducted in 2014 by ESPN The Magazine nd Sporting intelligence found which football club’s average annual wage the highest in sporting world ahead of New York Yankees and LA Dodgers?

Ans. Manchester City

5. Connect


Ans. Tata Steel

[1. Jamsetji Tata was born in Navsari ,then part of the princely state of Baroda.

2. Tata Steel commercial

3. Bombay house is the registered office of Tata Steel.]

6. The earliest known manufacturer of what alcoholic drink is perhaps Lucas Bols, who made it in a distillery called the Little Shed, outside Amsterdam in 1575?


7. In early 2014, which famous B-school launched the world’s first 24/7 radio station on business strategy and management which is broadcast to millions of subscribers through SiriusXM, the world’s largest radio service, and features prominent business leaders, public figures, and faculty members?

Ans. Wharton

8. Identify the Logo?


Ans. Food Corporation of India

9. This is the world’s only independent source of maritime market information for the trading and settlement of physical and derivative shipping contracts, and London’s Virginia and Maryland coffee houses in Thread needle Street.

Ans. Baltic Exchange

10. This is a theory that states that during periods of recession or economic downturn, consumers will eschew purchases of big-ticket luxury items and seek material solace in smaller indulgences, such as premium __________, and rightly called __________ effect. (Hint: 8 letter word)

Ans. Lipstick

11. Connect:


Ans. Aircel

[1. Chennai Super Kings : Aircel is the main shirt sponsor of Indian Premier League cricket team.

2.Theatrical trailer of the film Mary Kom : Mary Kom is the brand ambassador of Aircel.

3. Aircel was founded by C Sivasankaran]

12. This is Luis von Ahn. Which company was founded by him?



13. It has its roots in the 19th century, when the US pharmacist Theron T _______ introduced a witch hazel-based “wonder product” known as _______’s Golden Treasure. What?

Ans. Pond’s

14. Connect the Indian Born entrepreneur.


Ans. Ram Shriram

[1. He is a founding board member of Google 

Amazon ad: He earlier served as an officer of Amazon working for Jeff Bezos.

Shriram started Sherpalo,a venture capital firm that invests in promising new disruptive technologies]

15. _________money or ________currency is money whose value is not derived from any intrinsic value or guarantee that can be converted into valuable commodity (such as gold). Instead, it has value only by government order.

Ans. FIAT money

16. In the 1970s, it started as Children’s Bargain Town, as it began to grow its mascot’s family too grew with the introduction of wife Gigi, and their son and daughter Junior and Baby Gee. Figure either the company or the mascot.

Ans. Toys“R”Us and Geoffrey the Giraffe

17. This is Mr. Manal. Which company was founded by him?


Ans. Himalaya

18. In London, who is required to pass a training test based on The Blue Book, with preparation time being between 2-4 years? (Hint: 4, 6 letters)

Ans. Taxi Driver

19. Connect:


Ans. M S Dhoni

(1. He got a job of a ticket examiner in South Eastern Railway

2. Sourabh Ganguly talking about him

3. Nagarjuna is a key member of Mahi Racing Team India)

20. The book was written about which iconic company?


Ans. IBM

 21. Retlaw Enterprises, later named WED Enterprises (WED) , was privately held company owned by the heirs of which icon and businessman?

Ans. Disney  

22. Identify the logo?


Ans. Y Combinator

23. Who was the most expensive soccer player in Scotland in 1967 when Rangers paid £65,000 for him?

Ans. Alex Ferguson

Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal of BHEL, Bhopal 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Raipur – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Raipur – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: SAIL Bhilai Steel: Chandrashekar and Ramani
  • RUNNER UP: SAIL Bhilai Steel: Sanjay Shamkuwar & Manoj Kumar Prasad

Regional Round Questions:

1.Which Nobel Laureate joined the Indian Finance Department as Assistant Accountant Gentral in 1907?

Ans. Sir C.V.Raman

2. Identify the significance.


Ans: Suez Canal

3. Connect:


Ans. GE (General Electric)

[1. GE completed the acquisition of the aviation business of Avio S.p.A., a leading, Italy-based provider of civil and military aviation components and systems. Avio’s aviation business has been renamed Avio Aero, a GE Aviation business.

2. GE slogan” Imagination at work”

3. BBC Olympics campaign: GE was the official partner of Olympics

4. Edison was the founder of GE.]

4.Which shoe brand’s identity is “Pookie the dog”?

Ans. Hush Puppies

5.What agricultural product from West Bengal was the first to be given GI (Geographical Indication) tag in 2004-05 by Indian Patents office?

Ans. Darjeeling Tea

 6. Identify.


Ans. Hafeez Contractor

7. Connect


Ans. RBI (Reserve Bank of India)

[1. Ms. Ela Bhatt, Director of Central Board of RBI

2. RBI was conceptualised as per the guidelines, working style and outlook presented by Ambedkar in his book. It was titled “The Problem of the Rupee- Its Origin and Its Solution” and presented to the Hilton Young Commission

3. Sculpture of Yakshini (Guardians of Treasure) : Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the Prime Minister, suggested that public buildings, many of which were large imposing structures, could be utilised to ‘encourage Indian artists to function in some way’ and sculptors, painters, designers, etc. could be asked to cooperate. It will encourage Indian artists and would be greatly welcomed. At the instance of J.R.D.Tata, the then Director of the Central Board, the views of Carl Khandalawalla, an eminent critic and connoisseur of art, were sought. It was he who suggested that the Bank could consider having figures of “Yaksha” and “Yakshini” on the two sides. The proposal of Shri Ram Kinkar Baij was accepted. The art form of the male ‘Yaksha’ was drawn from the statue of the ‘Parkham Yaksha’ in the Mathura museum and the art form of the female Yakshini was derived from “Bisnagar Yakshini” from the Calcutta Museum.

4. Reserve Bank of India Monetary Museum, is a numismatic museum, located in the city of Mumbai. ]

 8.  Which ancient learning centre isbeing revived in a jint effort by India, China, Japan & Singapore, under the mentorship of APJ Abdul Kalam & Amartya Sen?

Ans. Nalanda University

9. Which project did Chetan Raikar head to restore to its original glory?


10. Which Middle Eastern airline promotes itself in India as ‘A partner of jet Airways’?

Ans. Ethiad Airlines

11. Which company ownsGEICO,BNSF, Lubrizol, Dairy Queen, Fruit of the Loom, Helzberg Diamonds , NetJets and owns half of Heinz?

Ans. Berkshire Hathaway

12. Identify the brand.


Ans. Allen Solly

13. Which company purchased one of YouTube’s largest content producers, Maker Studios for $500 million?

Ans. Disney

14. Connect


 Ans. Rovio

[1. Juice Cubes is a match 3 puzzle video game developed by Pocket PlayLab and published by Rovio Stars

 2. Roivo was founded in 2003 by three students from Helsinki University of Technology (currently Aalto University School of Science)–Niklas Hed, Jarno Väkeväinen, and Kim Dikert–who first worked together to build a mobile game for a competition sponsored by Nokia and HP.

3. Video of Dreamworks logo: Rovio released its game, based on the Dreamworks animated film “The Croods”

4. Mikael Hed, the former CEO ]

15. Which CEO of an Indian Financial company was ranked as the most powerful business woman in India in Forbes list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women”?

Ans. Chanda Kochhar

16. Whose trading symbol is a car in the NYSE?


17. Identify the company.


Ans. Gold’s Gym

18. What began with the Buttonwood Agreement, signed by 24 brokers, on 17th May,1792?


19. Identify him.


Ans. Nari Hira of Magna Publishing Co. Ltd. that publishes magazines such as Stardust, Showtime, Savvy and Health.

20. Which company logo has vibrant earthy colours & has the sun rising over two circles?

Ans. Aditya Birla Group

21. The person’s name is Jamshed Rustom Desai. Which white goods company was founded by him?


Ans. Kelvinator India

22. Connect:


Ans. Pawan Hans

[1. Pawan Hans is a GOI undertaking company

2. Slogan of Pawan Hans

3. ONGC Commercial (Hum Aap ke Har Pal Me Shaamil Hain), Pawan Hans provide the helicopter service to ONGC offshore projects

4. Old logo of Pawan Hans]

Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal of BHEL, Bhopal

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Chandigarh – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Chandigarh – Regional Finals Questions


    Bharat Petroleum – Kshitij Maheswari and Nagesh Mittal
    Infosys –
    Gaurav Kharbanda and Siddhath Malhotra


Wild Card Round Questions:

1) Which Finance minister 1950-51 proposed the setting up of the Planning Commission ?

A) John Mathai

2) S. Raman was the first Indian editor. Khushwant Singh took over as editor nearly a year after Raman’s formal departure. Which Magazine?

A) The Illustrated Weekly of India

3) ‘Every Little Helps’ is the tagline of which famous retail company?

A) Tesco

4) Which e-commerce company was founded in November 2010 by Peyush Bansal?

A) Lenskart


Regional Finals Questions:

1) The founder of a famous brand said this about what, ‘This is a fresh animal, shy, vivacious, jumping. First it smells you, then it escapes, then it comes back, and you feel like caressing it, playing with it.’?

A) Playboy Bunny by Hugh Hufner

2) Identify the advert of which country to promote tourism?


A) Romania

3) What bi-annual fashion event that take place is run by Fashion Design Council?

A) Lakme Fashion week

4) The right to manufacture this is held by the Khadi Development and Village Industries Commission, who allocate it to the regional groups. As of 2009, the Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha was the sole manufacturer of this product?

A) Indian flag

5) Connect:


A) Mumbai Dabbawalas

6) Connect:


A) Maruti

7) Which type of beer take it name from Czechoslovakia ?

A) Pilsner

8) This was founded in 1989 under the name Interactive Home Systems. One major reason for starting the company was founder’s belief that people would someday decorate their homes with a revolving display of digital artwork using digital frames. The company’s name was changed to Continuum Productions in 1994 and a year name was changed by what we know it today. Which company?

A) Corbis

9) Connect:


A) Arsenal FC

10) Despite some claims, the word originally came from the swahili language. All evidence points to its origin from a middle persian word. What word?

A) Kiosk

11) Book about?


A) Qantas Airlines

12) Le Smoking, the first Tuxedo for women was designed half a century ago by_____?

A) Yves Saint Laurent.

13) Connect.


A) Cargill

14) Connect:

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A) Sachin Tendulkar

15) Who is the finance Minister who presented the more number of times Budget in the Parliament ?

A) Moraji Desai

16) Whose daughter is this ?


A) Megan Ellison, daughter of Larry Ellison

17) Which brand launched this?


A) Pizza Hut


Questions contributed by Hitesh Kamboj.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Hyderabad – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Hyderabad – Regional Finals Questions



Sai Mitra Constructions – Naveen Kumar and Phani Mahesh


Infosys – Sridhar Reddy and Surendra Reddy

Teams in Finals:

  • ICRA : Anand Babu and Ms.Pallavi Dora
  • TCS : Mahesh V and Ms.Krishnaveni
  • Sai Mitra Constructions : Naveen Kumar and Phani Mahesh
  • Infosys : Sridhar Reddy and Surendra Reddy
  • TCS : Priyambad Pattanayak and Ayappa K
  • Infosys : Pranay Nehru and Vijay P

Round – 1

1) Steven Spurrier, a British wine merchant organized a wine competition in 1976, in which a team from USA won the competition by blind tasting, which competition?

A) Judgment of Paris

2) MMYT is its NASDAQ ticker?

A) Makemytrip

3) Connect:


A) Givenchy

4) This brand introduced its slogan in 1911 after it began adding magnesium carbonate as an absorbing agent to its product to ensure that it poured freely; calcium silicate is now used instead for the same purpose. Which brand and what was the slogan?

A) Morton Salt – When it rains it pours

5) Started in 1851 as Bay State Glass Co?

A) Corning

6) Born in 1971, it has remained unchallenged as the No.1 in its Segment. The success formula is the sharp fizz combined with the single minded proposition of the brand as the provider of “Freshness”?

A) Limca

Round – 2

1) The wholesaler Costco in US released Engagement rings with a brand name X, for which another company sued them saying that X is their trademark, for which Costco responded saying that X is no longer a trademark and has now become generic. Identify X?

A) Tiffany’s

2) Co-author?

Ram Charan

A) Ram Charan

3) Google tied-up with which pharma company to develop its “smart” contact lens to help diabetics monitor their glucose levels?

A) Novartis

4) Identify the  logo?

ABN Amro

A) AMRO Bank

5) Connect:



6) When this car brand was released in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it “The most beautiful car ever made”?

A) Jaguar E Type

7) Digital Domain is an American visual effects and digital production company founded by Stan Winston, Scott Ross and which other famous personality?

A) James Cameron

8) Identify?

Charlie Chaplin

A) Charlie Chaplin selling War bonds in 1918

9) Connect:


A) Mango

Round – 3

1) The Burr–Hamilton duel between two prominent American politicians: the former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and sitting Vice President Aaron Burr, on July 11, 1804 was the inspiration for which famous commercial?

A) Got Milk

2) The International Standard is ISO 9407:1991, “______ ________ —Mondopoint system of sizing and marking” describes what?

A) Shoe Sizes

3) Identify the founder?


A) Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed – Hamdard

4) According to Rumor! by Hal Morgan and Kerry Tucker, X had six editions, five for different regions of the country and one for the military. Each edition had a certain number of ads intended for the regional audience only. The stars enabled the distribution people to identify the editions and send them to the right place. Identify X?

A) Playboy Magazine

5) Identify the AD?


A) Pedigree

6)What controversy?

Nicklaus Bendtner

A) Nicklas Bendtner – Fined £80,000 for promoting Paddy Power

7) Connect:

Mars Choclates

A) Mars chocolates

8) Director of Bajaj Electricals. In 1993, he was elected as the President of the Indian Merchants Chamber, and was the youngest to hold the prestigious post. He was involved in formulating and driving economic agenda for industry which continues through various institutions?

A) Harsh Goenka

Questions contributed by Mr. Naveen Kumar. Many congratulations to Naveen on winning the Hyderabad regional! We wish the best for the national finals!