Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Navi Mumbai – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Navi Mumbai – Regional Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER :
    Cap Gemini –
    Rajashri Chanda and Mayank Shah
  • RUNNER UP:
    Idea Forge Technologies –
    Shubhankar Ghokale and Piyush D

 

Regional Finals Questions:

1. A company named Ivoclar Vivadent of Liechtenstein manufactures 60 million of these annually in 10,000 different shades and shapes, which account for 40 per cent of all sales in Europe and 20 per cent worldwide. With a turnover of some 600 million Swiss francs, Ivoclar has 1.3 million consumers in 120 countries using its products. What product, which is the country’s leading export?

A. DENTAL

2. Identify.

1

A. Father of Public Relations

3. What engineering company was founded in Turin, 1978 by Franco Mantegazza and taken over in 2002 by Rieter Holding Ltd. They designed Tata’s Nano?

 A. I.DE.A Institute

4. Connect:

2

A. Ranbir Kapoor

5. This e-com portal was co-founded by Arun Chandra Mohan, Praveen Sinha and Lakshmi Potluri after which Manu Jain and Mukul Bafana joined the organisation. 

A. Jabong

6. In marketing of Scandinavian beers (like Carlsberg, Tuborg etc.), what is J-day?

A. Julebryg Day – The day of the Danish Christmas Beer

7. Bugs Bunny for promoting Tang, Fred Flintstone for Winston cigarettes, Dennis the Menace for Dairy Queen are all examples of __________.  What?

A. Spokestoon

8. Explain.

 3

A. Billboard captures moisture and converts it into water

9. In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence. How do we know this principle as? (_ _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _)

A. Peter’s Principle

10. Connect.

4

A. PETA

11. Founded in Turin in 1895 by Luigi, it was initially run from a small grocery store at Via San Tommaso. Identify this coffee brand.

A. Lavazza

12. This pharma company was founded by KB Suri. (_ _ _ _ _ _ _)

A.Morepen

13.Connect.

5

A. TERI

14. Indian Bank first set up a pilot branch here in 2005, when business began to boom in the area due to what was called ‘urban financial inclusion’. Two years later the bank called the place a showcase of Indian entrepreneurship with bustling of economic activities like tanneries, plastics, garments, confectionaries etc and converted the pilot with 6317 accounts into a full-fledged branch with an ATM. Within three years, the brand had 35,578 account and deposits of Rs.41.29 crores. Which area/place?

A. Dharavi

15. Identify.

6

A. P C Parekh

16. The phrase first originated in a music tune by Fred W Leigh. It was popularised by a famous brand in 1924 through a series of ads featuring a pitiful woman by the name Edna or Eleanor who was unfortunate in love and for reasons unknown to herself and was never able to find love. But people around her knew the reason and since it was an embarrassing subject they never told her about it. What phrase?

A. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

17. What innovative concept is introduced by this beer vending machine?

7

A. Operates only through passport

18. “India’s largest publisher of mass appeal books” (_ _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _)

A. Pustak Mahal

19. What is the significance of this machine?

 

8

A. Kirloskar

20. Connect.

9

A. Maruti

21. The creators of Angry Birds chose pigs as the enemies of the birds because something was in the news world over at that time. What?

A. Swine Flu

22. Identify.

10

A. Khan Academy

 

Questions contributed by Viraj Morabia.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Navi Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Navi Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Results

  • WINNER :
    Cap Gemini –
    Rajashri Chanda and Mayank Shah
  • RUNNER UP:
    Idea Forge Technologies –
    Shubhankar Ghokale and Piyush D

 

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. Founded on August 23, 1890 by Emilio Rangel Pestana how do we better know the “Bolsa de valores de Sao Paulo”?

A. Bovespa

2. A study by Raj Mehta and Russell W Belk, titled ‘Artifacts, Identity & Transition: Favourite Possessions of Indian & Indian Immigrants to the United States’, in 1991 found that the second and most frequently cited possession by Indian women was _________.

A. Godrej Steel Cupboards

3. The word was first mentioned in Waris Shah’s 18th century poem Heer Ranjha (1766). Reference to it can also be found in the book “A dictionary of the economic products of India” by George Watt publishedin 1891.

A. Basmati Rice

4. Identify the company.

1

A. Snapchat

7. Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement to the Indian Stock Exchange came into effect from 31 Dec 2005. It has been formulated for the improvement of what in all listed companies? (CSR /Corporate Governance)

A. Corporate Governance

8. Ralph Vaerst suggested what name in the weekly newspaper ‘Electronic News’ starting on Jan 11,1971? Something that did not become widely known and used until the early 19980 at the time of IBM PC and numerous related hardware and software products to the consumer products?

A. Silicon Valley

9. A new and remarkable energy animated Hollywood between the coming of sound at the end of 1920s and the strict enforcement of the 1934 production code censoring “unwholesome onscreen behaviour. What were these known as?

A. Pre Censorship Era

10. What very common practise found in modern films come from this book?

2

A. Subliminal Advertising

11. This semi-nomadic tribe of Africa is peeved that dozens of companies are using their name for business estimated to be worth $ 10 million. Name the tribe?

A. Masai

12. If you are suffering from”Mauerkrankheit”, you would be afraid of confined spaces. What construction caused this disease in Europe to many?

A. Berlin Wall

11. This letter used to be an order to the land revenue collector to reimburse the money to potedar. Which Marwari community name comes from this word?

A. Podar

12. Connect:

31. 32

A. Aston Martin

13. What is Polish Doctor LL Zamenhof known for?

(Esperanto / Tumi )

A. Esperanto

14. Charles Kettering at the Dayton Engineering Laboratories Company co-founded with Edward Deeds in 1909 and invented something and in 1912 Cadillac became the first car to have this. What?

A. Electronic Starters

15. Who along with Charles Marie de La Condamine is said to have rigged and won French Government lottery that ran from 1728 to 1730, thereby making him so rich that _____ never had to work and earn a living?

A. Voltaire

16. What started as Jonathan’s Coffee House?

A. London Stock Exchange

17. In 1967, Frito Lay came up with a new mascot that was the classic western movie stereotype of a mexican bandit complete with a droopy moustache and unshaven face.

A. Frito Bandito

18. Francis Pettygrove won the best two out of three coin toss against Asa Lovejoy in the parlour of Francis Ermatinger House in Oregon city . This was about naming right of what?

A. Portland

19. This company promoted by NAFED & FTIL is in news for wrong reasons. Which one?

A. NSEL

20. Which businessmen is associated with this university ?

4

 A. Jack Welsh

 

 Questions contributed by Viraj Morabia.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Southern Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Southern Zonal Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    IAME –
    Mahantesh and Prasad Shetty
  • RUNNER UP:
    Oracle –
    Mitesh and Yaggy

 

South Zonal Questions:

1. Ronald Reagan described it as violent as a mugger, as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man. Others described it as the universal tax of all. What?
A. Inflation
2. Identify the brand of chewing gum, which shares its name with a municipality in the United States?
Hollywood
A. Hollywood
3. In 1954, which pioneer of the “party plan” concept of marketing became the first woman to appear on the cover of Business Week?
A. Brownie Wise, Tupperware
4. Connect:
Piyush Pandey
A. Piyush Pandey
 
5. Q&A was the company’s first flagship product, in large part because the name lent itself to use in a short easily merchandised logo. Brett Walter designed the user interface of the Q&A. Q&A was released in November 1985. Which company?
A. Symantec
6. The title “Kentucky colonel” was first formalized in 1813, but was in informal use before that to refer to people with honored reputations, often related to military service in the American Revolution. It was often associated with landowners respected in their communities. What title, of which is most known to us is the one bestowed on someone who ran a Shell Gas Station in the 1930s?
A. Kentucky Colonel
7. What links the following organizations – Textile major Cheil, SEMCO and International Olympic Committee member Lee Kun Hee?
A. Samsung
8. Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic had launched a multi-media marketing campaign in India called “Feel like a Star” which allows Indian travelers to claim up to 10% discount on the airline for travel till July 2014. What is the unique criteria to avail that discount?
A. Having celebrity names.
8. Connect, if dolphin and porpice were rejected, what was selected?
Penguin
A. Penguin Books
9.If the first model of this luxury brand was the Rouge et Noir in 1909, what was the second which also gave the company its present name?
A. Mont Blanc
10. Identify the South American gas company?
Belgrano
A. Belgrano
11. Connect:
One dollar salary
A. One dollar, One rupee salary.
12. Who are nettokafenanmin in Japan?
A. Net cafe addicts
13. The logo concept was created by Teiyuu Goto in Tokyo. He incorporated many meanings into the logo and acronym: the pronunciation is similar to “bio”, which is symbolic of life and the product’s future evolution; it’s also near “violet”, which is why most early versions of the product were purple or included purple components. The sound some models make when starting up is derived from the melody created when pressing a telephone keypad to spell the letters of the product. Name the product?
A. Sony Vaio
14. It refers to money paid privately or anonymously to amateur athletes, often to circumvent laws or league regulations prohibiting athlete compensation. It can be paid as an incentive to win or as a reward for a good performance, but especially in more recent times can involve a company rewarding players for using their apparel or products. What?
A. Boot Money
15. It is a very interesting story about a man called Alan Rego, who works as a factory manager who learns a very powerful concept in the world of business, that many companies adopt today. His colleagues include Bill Peach and Stacey, it was also made into a movie. Which movie and name the author?
A. Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Theory of constraints.
16. A and B were childhood friends from New York. While B finished college, he found himself unable to make his way into medical school. A dropped out of college. In 1977 A and B completed a correspondence course in Pennsylvania State University to start their venture. A has ansomia and so relied on “mouth feel”. This led to the company’s trademark chunks being mixed in with their product. On May 5, 1978, with a $12,000 investment the two business partners opened an ice cream parlor in a renovated gas station in downtown Burlington, Vermont.
A. Ben and Jerry.
17. Connect:
Prasoon Joshi
A. Prasoon Joshi
18. Identify?
mahbub-ul-haq
A. Mahbub ul-Haq, his work culminated in the Human Development Index (HDI)
19. Scott Adams, in the 1996 book suggested that “the least smart people are promoted simple because they’re the ones you don’t want doing actual work”. On what concept of management was the principle based on?
A. Peter Principle
20. Identify?
Fanhansa
A. Fanhansa
21. Connect:
Pic 6
A. McCann Eriksson
22. Connect:
A. Restaurants at the Taj Mahal Hotel
22. HBS professors Rakesh Khurana and Nitin Nohria are working with the World Economic Forum and the Aspen Institute to create an official one that shall be used globally. What?
A. An oath for all MBA graduates.
 

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bangalore – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bangalore – Regional Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    IAME –
    Mahantesh and Prasad Shetty
  • RUNNER UP:
    Oracle –
    Mitesh and Yaggy

Regional Finals Questions:

1. [Silver] Coldiretti, which represents agricultural producers, has called on foreign governments and the European Union to stamp out what it called a “market of horrors”, encompassing pasta, pizzas and other Italian-type foods which are sold under a what theme?

A. Mafia

2. [Silver] Advertisement of Kleenex which is a tribute to tearjerkers such as Kaagaz Ki Phool.

3. [Bronze] Which place of learning with a motto “Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow”, started in 1961, is the only one in its category to receive college  credit recommendations from the American Council of Education (ACE), has interpreters like the UN and can teach its students in 28 languages including Spanish, German, French, Chinese and Mandarin Chinese?

A. Hamburger University

4. [Gold] Nicolas Jacques Conte, (1755 – 1805), Paris), was a French mechanical genius who developed the method on which the manufacture of modern ________ is based. 7-words answer. Answer is in plural.

A. Pencils

5. [Silver] Marcel van Dam, Dutch sociologist and former politician, is credited with having invented it and being the first to implement in Netherlands on February 15, 1967. What is it that in 2014 made an entity named Today’s Chanakya famous?

A. Exit Polls

6. [Silver] Connect:

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Round 2:

1. [Silver]

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2. [Silver] This is a system that prevents internet users from accessing web page content (most notably news content and scholarly publications) without a paid subscription. (_ _ _    _ _ _ _)

A. Pay Wall

3. [Silver] It been in private hands since the middle ages and been in the Antrobus family since the early 1800s. But when the heir to the Antrobus baronetcy was killed in the Great War the estate was put up for sale. In the hands of Messrs Knight, Franck and Rutley, on the 21st September 1915, the historic site went under the hammer. Sir Cecil Chubb, who’d had no intention of bidding at the sale, bought it ‘on a whim’ as a gift for his wife who, it’s claimed, was none too pleased. The site may be worth 51 million pounds or maybe more today. What site in the UK?

A. Stonehenge

4. [Bronze] How do we better know Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Development Programs? (_ _ _ _ _    _ _ _ _ _)

A. Skunk Works

5. [Bronze] It has its main headquarters in London on King Street and Rockefeller  Plaza in New York. It is owned by Groupe Artemis, the holding company of Francois-Henri Pinault.

A. Christie’s

6. [Bronze]  This company which had a German collaboration in 1940 was bought by Loral Corporation for $640 million in 1987. The erstwhile famous name disappeared and became the defence systems unit of Loral. Loral’s rights to the designs were sold to Lockheed Martin which purchased the defence systems unit in 1993. What designs that can be non-rigid, semi-rigid and rigid?

A. Goodyear Blimps

7. [Gold] Connect to a personality.

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A. Positioning by Jack Trout.

8. [Silver] Connect the following terms to Weibo and social media in China: June 4, 1989, 25th anniversary, Tiananmen, Tank, Square, Rebellion, Law, Student Leaders.

A. These terms are banned for usage in social media in China.

9. Character from Sega’s Saturn Game that has the ability to quench one’s thirst. Which brand is this character’s name?

Pepsi_Man

A. Pepsi Man

 

Round 3:

1. [Silver] By the time Queen Victoria came to the throne in 1837, the company’s store was already a London landmark. Families flocked to was what called ‘Toy Emporium’.

A. Hamley’s

2. [Gold] Connect:

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A. Chesterfield

3. [Bronze] This term refers to the process of placing dots to form an image. (_ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _)

A. Dot Matrix

4. [Gold] Connect: This word is connected to all the elements and is specifically found in defined disclosures. No one knows who owns the usage of the term.

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A. Mahabharata

5. [Silver] Connect: Audio clip is from the soundtrack of a famous movie.

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A. Amadeus booking services

6. [Silver] Identify this outstanding copywriter.

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A. Bruce Barton

7. [Gold] The company hired the statistician William Sealy Gosset in 1899, who achieved lasting fame under the pseudonym ‘Student’ for techniques developed for the company, particularly Student’s t-distribution and the more commonly known student’s t-test.

A. Guinness

8. The first recorded use as a color name in English was in 1915. It is the  name given for various very pale tints of yellowish-orange that are close to beige. What colour is this?

111

A. Champagne

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bangalore – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bangalore – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    IAME –
    Mahantesh and Prasad Shetty
  • RUNNER UP:
    Oracle –
    Mitesh and Yaggy

 

Preliminary Round Questions: 

1) FIB the song by Cachebox – “I’m on that ______ _______, hangin’ with the upper crust / I left my Porsche up at the condo with my poodle pups / Got on that _______ ______, avoid the traffic rush / Hi speed wi-fi, lots of leg room and the seats are plush”?

A. Google Bus

2) Which cargo and charter passenger airline based in Rome was established in 1981 by actor and former swimmer Bud Spencer and named after a strong, cold and northwesterly wind that blows from southern France into the Gulf of Lion in the northern Mediterranean?

A. Mistral Air

3) Shalimar is a famous women’s fragrance originally created by Jacques Guerlain in 1921. Which beautiful lady from Indian history inspired Guerlain to create this perfume?

A. Mumtaz Mahal

4) Identify.

1

A. Analjit Singh

5) Production of this material comes from about 2,200,000 hectares of forest worldwide; 34% in Portugal and 27% in Spain. Because of its cellular structure it is easily compressed upon, a quality which helps in its primary usage. What material related to wine is this?

A. Cork

6) Patricia Bays Haroski registered which holiday with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1958, when she was working as a secretary for State Farm Insurance Company in Deerfield, Illinois, at the time and chose October 16, which was her father’s birthday?

A. Boss’s Day

7) The first Hydro electric project in South India was built in 1902 to provide electricity to a place which was known as ‘Little England’ by the British, due to its more temperate weather and a landscape more similar to Britain. Which place?

A. Kolar Gold Fields

8) Advertisement for which brand?

1

A. Big Babol

9) Founded in 1950, Air Koryo was established under the name SOKAO, created to connect Pyongyang to a country with similar socio-economic system. What did SO in SOKAO stand for?

A. Soviet North Korea

10) Bicester is one the UK’s best known ____ towns. Kirkby and Inverness are also said to be example of this. It is a British slang after an area where one retailer has large market share. FIB?

A. Tesco

11) When David O Selznick released the movie with overtones of Beauty and Beast in 1933 at RKO Roxy theatre, it had earnings of $100,000 in the first week. Which movie is this that saved RKO Production Company and Roxy theatre from bankruptcy?

A. King Kong

12) Identify this Brazilian billionaire who passed away recently.

2

A. Moise Safra

13) Which Olympic mascot was described as ‘A bad marriage of the Pillsbury doughboy and the ugliest California Raisin’? Sam / Izzy

A. Izzy

14) A map of the world representing an Azimuthal Equidistant Projection centered on the North Pole, inscribed in a wreath consisting of crossed conventionalized branches of the olive tree. The projection of the map extends to 60 degrees south latitude, and includes five concentric circles. What design is being described?

A. Flag of United Nations

15) According to company’s history the restaurant was appropriately incorporated on April Fool’s Day, 1983, when six businessmen with absolutely no previous restaurant experience got together and decided to open a place they couldn’t get kicked out of. Lynne Austin was the original girl of this chain?

A. Hooters

16) Listing of Shanti Constructions Pvt Ltd on BSE to promote which television show?

3

A. Yudh

17) Which famous businessman offered Theodore Roosevelt the presidency of the company, with a fee of one million dollars. He also envisioned that everyone in the US should live in one city called ‘Metropolis’ which would be powered by Niagara Falls?

A. King Camp Gillette

18) In early 1930s, the Imperial Hatworks, located in heritage building called Hatworks Boulevard (150 years of old history) at No 32 Cunningham Road, Bangalore, used to make what for the Maharajah of Mysore?

A. Mysore Peta

19) Which famous world event of 1854 introduced the famous Turkish Tobacco to British and subsequently to the western world?

A. Crimean War

20) To which former general manager of the Radio Corporation of America did the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences award a Founder’s Emmy in 1961 for his basic role in establishing the industry?

A. David Sarnoff

 

Questions contributed by Naveen Kumar.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kochi – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kochi – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

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

 

Preliminary Round Questions:

1) The fact that the company shareholders liability is restricted to the original capital is indicated by which three letter term?

A. LTD

2) Name the mentholated cough drops owned by Warner Lambert & Cadbury?

A. Halls

3) Name the company famous for aerial ads using blimps?

A. Goodyear

4) Identify the main sponsor of the following tournaments.

2 1
A. Li-Ning

5) What is the financial tool used by banks to improve economy?

A. Quantitative easing

6) MAC cosmetics was founded by Frank Toskan & Frank Angelo. What does MA stand for in the abbreviation?

A. Make-up Artists

7) Andrew Tan is the 4th richest man in Philippines. Name the liquor brand owned by him which means it relates to kings?

A. Emperador

8) Poster of 1942 movie starring Bing Crosby & Fred Astaire. Gave rise to what?

MPW-4444

A.Holiday Inn

9) Name TTK’s 2012 condom brand?

A. Skore

10) Third powerful Indian according to Forbes list of most powerful Indian 2014?

A. Mukesh Ambani

11) It is one of the leading congress of leading managers held annually in Vienna started November from 2009. Named after which famous management guru?

A. Peter Drucker

12) Old logo of which company?

uti_bank_logo

A. UTI Bank

13) What term was coined by Jim O’ Neill based on 6 emerging economies Egypt, Indonesia, South Africa, Vietnam, Columbia & Turkey?

A. CIVETS

14) Idiom concerning excess regulation of bureaucrats?

A. Red Tape

15)When Dow Jones started in 1885 the top firms belonged to?

A. Rail Road

18) Identify?

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A. Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield

17) Name the Mobile phone named after a characters called Replicates in the movie Blade Runner?

A. Nexus

18) Which company was founded in 1905 by founder Kuroda Zentarō, who was 26 years old at the time, opened a shop in Minami-Horie, Nishi-ku, Ōsaka, selling covers for Japanese-style account ledgers. The company has a major collaboration with a Indian company?

A. Kukuyo of Kokuyo Camelin

19) The gentleman is the Chairman of which PSU?

ashok

A. B. Ashok, IOC

20) Identify?

MA

A. Jack Ma

 

Questions contributed from Mr. Anil Raghavan. 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

 

Results:

  • WINNER:
    TCS –
    Sudip K Dey and Abhishek Das
  • RUNNER UP:
    Capgemini –
    Sethu Madhavan and Rabi Shanker Saha

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. Which American Artist, in a 2009 article in The Economist was described as the “bellwether of the art market” & given a bottle of Estee Lauder perfume “Beautiful” into his grave?

A. Andy Warhol

2. Ryan NYP was made by Ryan Air in 1927 & cost was a little more than $10,500 & designed by Ryan’s chief aeronautical engineer, Donald Hall. Who was the famous user?

A. Charles Lindbergh (Spirit of St. Louis)

3. What was introduced as Patio in 1963 to capture the changing dietary habit & spirit of the baby boomer?

A. Diet Pepsi

4. Identify the Advertiser? (Clue: the tagline reads as ‘Life is a beautiful sport’ & the brand recently ventured into the accessories. Named after a famous tennis legend)

1

A. Lacoste

5. It was devised at the request of Krogers Grocery & the patent rights used to be with Rainbow Crafts. And purchased by the General Mills in 1965 for $3 Million?

A. Play-Doh

6. Which 1997 Bond movie, had a character based on the business tycoon Robert Maxwell who has many indulgences?

A. Tomorrow Never Dies

7. In his classic 1922 study Public Opinion, journalist Walter Lippmann maintained that ________ are “the surest way of conveying an idea” which was been endorsed by the Leo Burnett. Fill in the blank.

A. Pictures

8. Old logo of whom?

2

A. Apollo Tyres

9. Which city had been adjudged as the world’s most expensive city as per the living index from the Economist Intelligence Unit?

A. Tokyo

10. This is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, commercial method, or compilation of information which is not generally known or reasonably ascertainable by others, and by which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers. Also it get signed by employees in their offer letter by their employers. What?

A. Trade secret

11. In 1886, Dyckerhoff Company delivered 8,000 barrels of Portland cement for building the foundation of which American landmark?

A. Statue of Liberty

12. Logo of?

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A. Galleon Group of Raj Rajaratnam

13. What was also known as Aloha & made famous by the Honolulu Advertiser’s advertisement of June 28, 1935 & was first sold at “Musashi-ya shoten” in Honolulu?

A. Hawaiian Shirt

14. British Bull Dog was a popular type of solid-frame pocket revolver introduced by Philip Webley & Son of Birmingham, England in 1872. Which fictional character was the most famous customer?

A. Sherlock Holmes

15. Oniomania was first described by Emil Kraepelin originally over a century ago & kind of psychological disorder which arise out of depression or stress also. And recently many Corporates also started programmes to tackle this amongst its employees. What kind of disorder Oniomania is?

A. Compulsive shopping or an uncontrollable desire to buy things

16. Identify the person? (Clue: many of his creations featured into the currency notes worldwide including India)

4

A. Le Corbusier

17. Which recently deceased business tycoons had investment in Harley Davidson, Formica, Tonka, Specialty Equipment and Omega Protein?

A. Malcolm Glazer

18. Which moniker did Rajdoot GTS bike got after featuring in a Raj Kapoor movie?

A. Bobby Bike (movie is Bobby only)

19. Which travel accessories brand has rolled out its new campaign, ‘Live Fashionable’?

A. American Tourister

20. Which word which is a kind of rage now is first used by an Australian describing in the photograph taken while drunk at a 21st birthday party?

5

A. Selfie

 

Questions contributed by Rabi Sankar Saha. Rabi placed runners-up in this leg of Tata Crucible. We congratulate him on his wonderful performance.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Northern Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Northern Zonal Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Reckitt Benckiser – Soubhagya Jena and Tanmay Prusty

  • RUNNER UP:
    Genpact – Rohan Khanna and Leo Thomas

 

Zonal Final Questions:

Round 1:

Q1) One high profile usage of this loan known as PIK. Was in controversial takeover of Manchester United by Malcolm Glazer in 2005. Whats a PIK loan?

A) Payment-in-Kind.

Q2) What is this called?

1

A) VOGA (cross between Yoga and Voguing )

Q3) A computer virus that has been worming its way around the cyber world for about two years now has just been detected and a fix provided. This bug, discovered by researchers from Google and Finnish company Codenomican, enables hackers to extract data from a computer’s memory. What?

A) Heartbleed

Q4) Connect:

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A) Ghibli

Q5) Studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Brasenose College, Oxford, gaining a first-class honours degree. Director of Corp Affairs for 7 years at Carlton Communications. Employed for 3 months as a ship jumper at Jardine Matheson. Resigned from corporate career in 2001 to fight for Parliament. Who?

A) David Cameron

Q6) Founded in 1828 as multinational risk advisor, insurance brokerage and reinsurance group. In 1898, merged with Faber Bros and later in 1928, merged with Duminy and Wylce. The company in 2009 got the naming rights to famous property in the US. Which?

A) Willis Towers

Round 2:

Q1) Genius Bar is the tech support system of this company. All in-store repairs of the company’s products are carried out by “Geniuses”, with the head known as “Lead Genius”, who handles customer service. They also have the GYOG program for Grow Your Own Geniuses. Which company?

A) Apple

Q2) Francis Wheatley’s painting, ‘Flower Sellers’ was used as their trademark. Their global identity was replaced that of yellow primroses. Brand is known for deodorants, perfumes. Signature scent was made in 1873. Which brand?

2

A) Yardley (Lavender scent)

Q3) Opening lines: ‘It is cold at six-forty in the morning on a March day in Paris, and seems even colder when a man is about to be executed by firing squad”. Great story which sold in millions. Which book?

A) Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

Q4) Company founded by Marcel Bloch. Named after pseudonym for General Darius Bloch & French term for assault. Which?

A) Dassault

Q5) Connect Ogilvy’s “Confessions of an Advertising Man” to the image.

3

A) Magic Lantern

Q6) Connect:

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Ans) Magnus Carlsen

Q7) Question on William Webb Ellis.

Q8) Connect:

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Clip from Shyam Benegal’s Yatra is top left.

A) Railways (Indian)

Q9) Perkins, Lavender and Mountbatten are types of these and came about much before the advent of PC. It has 7 keys less than a typewriter. The paper comes in heavy and lightweight grades, both of which are heavier than ordinary ink print paper. What?

A) Braille Writers

Q10) Carlo Crocco started this watch company as a Swiss enterprise. It is the 1st wrist watch with natural rubber strap. Which?

A) Hublot  

Round 3:

Q1) Significant production did not begin until 1859 when oil was struck in Pennsylvania. John Cassell, publisher, coffee merchant, and social campaigner, was soon importing the new and wonderful stuff to London. New and wonderful stuff demands a new and wonderful word so Cassell devised one, inspired presumably by his own name: cazeline. What?

A) Gasoline

Q2) What is happening?

4

A) Intel branding in Barca shirts inside with “Intel Inside”

Q3) Named after Italian merchant traveller, the Tatas make these in Dharwad, Karnataka. What ?

A)Marco Polo buses

Q4) Who manufactures these?

5

A) Hot Wheels

Q5) Serving minister’s husband imported newsprint license in 1960s for the paper “Patriot”. She is the grandniece of a freedom fighter. Who?

A) Najma Heptullah

Q6) Identify the logo:

6

A) ALIMCO (Artificial Limb Manufacturing Company)

Q7) Began in late 1960s with 3 guys led by Samson Daniel as National org. They have 19 project offices with an office in Delhi at KG Marg. Which NGO?

A) Helpage India

Q8) Connect:

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A) Saul Bass

Q9) Assumed position of IIM-A Director in 2013 and is an alumnus of its PGP while being a gold medallist. He taught at Harvard. Who?

A) Ashish Nanda

 

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

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Delhi – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Delhi – Regional Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Reckitt Benckiser – 
    Soubhagya Jena and Tanmay Prusty
  • RUNNER UP:
    Quizcraft – 
    Aditya Nath and Siddhartha Kurapat

 

Wildcard Round Questions:

Q1) Name of popular brand created by Reuben Mattus and includes a tribute to Denmark.

A) Haagen Dazs

Q2) Who is the Bollywood actress behind the “Dark is Beautiful” campaign?

A) Nandita Das

Q3 ) Which Indian company bought a 26% stake into Indonesian coal miner Baramulti?

A) Tata Power

Q4) Liberty Teller is a start-up associated with?

A)  Bitcoin ATM

Q5) Man founded famous organisation which goes onto say “What they don’t teach you at Harvard”. Who?

A) Mark McCormack

Q6) To which hospital chain, diversified now into being a healthcare group, did Jubilant sell its hospital business to?

A) Narayana Health

Q7) This company gave the world’s 1st ultra HD 4K laptop. Which company?

A) Toshiba

Q8) Which entity in India launched the video game called “Guardians of the Sky”?

A) Indian Air Force

 

 

Regional Finals Questions:

ROUND-1

Q1) Published “Gleanings in Bee Culture” sometime in January 1905. The article begins: “Dear friends, I have a wonderful story to tell”. A story that out rivals Arabian Nights.” What is this all about?

A)Wilbur Wright’s First flight.

Q2) Device that produces something using “Reverse Atmospheric Infusion”. What?

Tea

A) Tea

Q3) Means ‘treasure’ and is a lifestyle store from the Taj Hotels. What?

A) Khazana

Q4) Connect:

1

A) Carlsberg

Q5) This UK company owned a 64% stake in Agatha Christie’s works. Not controlled by family but by George and Richard in 1835. Which entity?

A) Booker

Q6) This company’s R&D in UK employs 47 people and files 15-20 patents annually. Their Intaglio that does not dry. Which company?

A) De La Rue Corp

Round 2:

Q1) First 16 models were called “Sweet 16” and had Spectraflame paintwork, redline wheels and working suspension. Models include Silhouette, Beatnik Bandit. What is being described?

A) Hot Wheels

Q2) Silverleaf,  Whitefly were important in 2014 as it affected India’s exports. What are they?

A) They are viruses that affected mango exports.

Q3) Company origin- ___________ Manual of Industrial and Miscellaneous Securities, published in 1900. What?

A) Moody’s

Q4)Connect:

1

A) Ben & Jerry’s

Q5) Book cover was disputed for due to similarity to what?

Patrick Wensink

A) Similarity with Jack Daniel’s bottle jacket design.

Q6) Made by Laljee Godhoo & Co. and is an integral part of Indian households. What?

A) Asafoetida

Q7) Connect:

3

A) Rafael Nadal

Q8) Roots of name- 1662- Friedrich- pencil making entity. Which?

A) Staedtler

Q9)Arab soap opera Musalsat compared with the Super Bowl format. It is a 29/30 day show and captures Arab World’s TV market with a viewership of 420 million. Important purpose behind this TV series. What?

A) Soap opera played out during Ramadan

Round 3:

Q1) Clothing company that is part of the PVH Group. Founed by Vincent De Paul Draddy, an American businessman employed by David Crystal Co., who needed a strong name to associate with his merchandise for menswear. Produced bespoke shirts and created the Windsor tie-knot for King George V. Which brand?

A) Izod

 Q2) Harpic product and this advert led to the first usage of which phrase?

Cleaning inside out

A) Cleaning Inside Out.

Q3) In Operation Bernhard, for which specific reason did Nazis hire Jewish artists from concentration camps?

A) Creating fake currency

Q4) Upton Machine Corporation. [Buzzer Pressed]

A) Whirlpool

Q5) Company supplier to Austro-Hungarian army. Had a collaboration with the Hero group in India. Which company?

Puch

A) Puch

Q6) Connect:

4

A) Muhammad Ali

Q7) Symbol of ?

Bureau of International Expositions

A) Bureau of International Expositions

Q8)In 1864, Lafarge won the contract for  delivery of 110,000 tonnes of lime to the construction of this famous project with the Gaz De France association. Which is this project?

A) Suez Canal

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

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Delhi – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Delhi – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Reckitt Benckiser – Soubhagya Jena and Tanmay Prusty
  • RUNNER UP:
    Quizcraft – Aditya Nath and Siddhartha Kurapati

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q1) Famous rapper behind Bad Boy Entertainment, Blue Flame, and Justin’s restaurants. Who?

A) Puff Daddy (Sean Combs)

Q2) Started his career as a professional lawyer and in 1951 joined All India Radio as a journalist. He edited a famous weekly thereafter. Who?

A) Khushwant Singh

Q3) C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics at Cornell and is currently on Leave. He is a proponent of development economics and is the Chief economist at a place right now. Who?

A)Kaushik Basu

Q4) Identify this steel giant of Indonesia from the logo.

Krakatoa

A) Krakatau Steel

Q5) Reusable products that was originally developed and marketed by Dow Chemical Company in 1960s, it centered on a character named “Fingerman”, an index finger with a simple-drawn face, originally promoting its “Gripper Zipper” proving how it closes. What?

A) Ziploc

Q6) Dubbed as the fifth mode of transportation that would be a  “cross between a Concorde and a railgun and an air hockey table.” What?

A) Hyperloop

Q7) Financial company whose logo is a stylized representation of the primitive water pipes laid by the Manhattan Company, which were made by nailing together wooden planks. Which?

A) Chase Manhattan Bank

Q8) Pharma company founder of Aurobindo Pharma. What his is name?

PV Reddy

A) Dr. P.V.Reddy

Q9) In IT industry, described as a retail good that has a high selling price? Also used in the context of real estate. What?

A) Big ticket item

Q10) Phrase used by Alan Greenspan as a warning to denote that the market might be overvalued. Also used by Yale Professor Robert Shiller as a title of his book. What phrase?

A) Irrational exuberance

Q11) Identify this 3 word phrase used in a whisky bottle labelling to overcome Prohibition era restrictions?

For Medical Use

A) For medicinal use

Q12) Up until 1930s, the word cosmetics was used to refer to these beauty products. Then, upon Max Factor’s suggestion, it started to be referred to, by this term, which was considered to convey people of dubious reputation, not something to be referred to in polite society. What?

A) Make-up

Q13) Identify. (Narottam Seksaria/M.A. Chidambaram)

Narrottam

A) Narottam Seksaria

Q14) Lakshmi Mittal was dubbed to be “The ____________ from Calcutta” up until the 1990s, in reference to a famous steel giant. Who?

A) Andrew Carnegie

Q15) Word used to connote essential goods which can be shared amongst people as connotated by  Karl Marx. What word?

A) Communism

Q16) Identify the logo of this  auto-components company.

pri

A) Pricol

Q17) Name coined by Alfred Goldman, creative director at Benton and Bowles for a brand known to have a wingfold design and popular for toddlers. Which?

A) Pampers

Q18) Company founded by Marcel Bleustein and had Salvador Dali associated with this company. Which?

A) Publicis

Q19) Identify this tea company from the logo.

Goodricke

A) Goodricke

Q20) Identify the company associated with this co-founder Liu Li Rong. It is one of the 5 biggest mobile companies in the world.

Gionee

A) Gionee

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