Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Goa – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Goa – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER: Adicent Designs- Ashish Nalavade and Shoib Sayad
  • RUNNER UP: Loansingh.com- Siddharth Misra and Prasad Shetty

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. Called Schwarzwälderkirschtorte, has multiple (usually 4) layers of chocolate. Frosted with whipped cream and covered with chocolate shavings and a few cherries for decoration. Kirschwasser (cherry schnapps) is used to flavor the whipped cream. It is named after a location/region?

Ans. Black Forrest

Q.2. In 1666, a fire raged across London, destroying many parts of it. In its aftermath, the king of France ordered that all walls made of wood be immediately covered with plaster, as a protection against such fires. This resulted in large-scale mining of gypsum which was available huge quantities in a particular city. Which material emerged out of this? Hint: The material has an undertone of the name of the city.

Ans. Plaster of Paris

 Q.3. Which entity acquired Commonfloor.com for $200 mn? This entity is backed by Tiger Global Management and acquired it very quickly?

Ans. Quikr

Q.4. Identify the name of the partner (blanked out). Famous American name – in Business, Philanthropy, etc.

andrew carnegie

Ans. Andrew Carnegie

Q.5. Name the music company that’s going to pay Michael Jackson’s estate $750 million to claim the remaining half of ATV Music Publishing and have full control over the music publishing company?

Ans. Sony

 Q.6. Which Indian cricketer invested in a venture of Housing.com’s ex-CEO Rahul Yadav, called Intelligent Interfaces, which didn’t turn out to be a good bet.

Hint: This person has also invested in several other ventures through his company.

Ans. Yuvraj Singh

Q.7. Luggage maker that closed a deal to buy rival Tumi in the Luxury segment for $1.8 bn.

Ans. Samsonite

Q.8. Entered the OTC market with the acquisition of Saridon from Roche and Lacto Calamine from Duphar in the early 1990s and then followed up with joint ventures with Reckitt Benckiser and Boots Plc to get their OTC range to India. In 2007, they decided to establish their own Consumer Products Division. Which famous Indian pharma company?

Ans. Piramal

Q.9. Anheuser-Busch InBev accepted a famous Japanese brewer’s offer to buy the Peroni and Grolsch beer brands of SABMiller. Name the Japanese brewer.

Ans. Asahi

 Q.10. Initials are JS. Attempting to build two new tech platforms—JS Innovation Lab and Startup Networkz—to offer incubation, other facilities to start-ups. Was released on bail in August 2014. Who is JS?

Ans. Jignesh Shah

 Q.11. Zahabiya Khorakiwala – name the hospital group she’s managing.

Wockhardt Hospitals Ltd.

 Ans. Wockhardt Hospitals Ltd.

Q.12. Was forced to relinquish the 0.25 calibre Beretta, to be replaced with the Walther PPK. This gun became famous world over thanks to whom?

Ans. James Bond

 Q.13. Axis Bank has taken possession of the headquarters of this company based out of Nirman Sadan on Noida-Greater Noida Expressway. Hint: The company has a stong presence in cements, real estate and sports sponsorships.

Ans. Jaypee Group

Q.14. The origin of this global sporting brand was motivated by a surfing trip to Australia in 2002.

Ans. GoPro

Q.15. Famous alcohol brand from Cuba

Bicardi

Ans. Bacardi

Q.16. ‘Works where it has to.’ Hint: Pain reliever brand famous in Asia, perhaps not worldwide

Ans. Tiger Balm

Q.17. New Global English News Channel from Zee called Zee WION. What is WION?

Ans. World is One News

Q.18. Which Harvard Business School student owns this brand?

maria sharapova

Ans. Maria Sharapova

Q.19. Located in Gorakhpur, name the publishing press setup in 1923 to print the Bhagwat Gita.

Ans. Gita Press

 Q.20. In 2003 who received the inaugural Fischer Black Prize, given every two years by the American Finance Association to the financial economist younger than 40 who has made the most significant contribution to the theory and practice of finance?

Ans. Raghuram Rajan

Questions contributed by Ralph da Silva. Ralph a Product Manager at HandyTrain – a mobile platform for corporate training – based out of Goa.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Indore – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Indore – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER: BHEL – Debasish Mandal & Vivek Pathak
  • RUNNER UP: TROIS – Ms. Deepti Singh and Ameya Talanki

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1.The giant auto company  and the popular experiential game Escape the Room teamed up to create the largest game experience yet – the first-ever driveable game that challenged participants to use the latest technology and features to figure out clues and solve puzzles in a way that’s never been done before. Designed in collaboration with New York State’s I LOVE NEW YORK campaign, creator and visionary puzzle master Victor Blake crafted a consumer experience like no other. Players attempted to escape multiple rooms in one of New York’s most iconic buildings – Moynihan Station. Escape NYC: An Escape the Room Driving Experience. Name the Auto Company.

Ans. Ford

Q.2. Princeton graduate Dilip Kapur did his Pd.D from the University of Denver. It was while doing his Ph.D that Kapur did a stint at Poor Richard’s , a leather house, and fell in love with thematerial and decided to manufacture leather items in India. Name the brand.

Ans. Hidesign

Q.3. Name the largest selling sandwich maker in the world?

subway

Ans. Subway (Jared Scot Fogle )

Q.4. ________capitalism is a term describing an economy in which success in business depends on close relationships between business people and government officials. It may be exhibited by favoritism in the distribution of legal permits, government grants, specialtax breaks, or other forms of state interventionism. Fill in the blank.

Ans. Crony

Q.5. Navi Scooter is the brand from which company?

Ans. Honda

 Q.6. Name the company founded by the person Satish Babu for retail mobile store?

univercell

Ans. Univercell

Q.7. Who quote this, “We were starting out to make photography an everyday affair, to make the camera as convenient as the pencil.”

Ans. George Eastman

Q.8. It was developed in 1987 by the American brothers Thomas and John Knoll, who sold the distribution license in 1988.Thomas Knoll, a PhD student at theUniversity of Michigan, began writing a program on hisMacintosh Plus to display grayscale images on a monochrome display. This program, called Display, caught the attention of his brother John Knoll, an Industrial Light & Magic employee, who recommended that Thomas turn it into a full-fledged image editing program. Thomas took a six-month break from his studies in 1988 to collaborate with his brother on the program. Name the product.

Ans. Photoshop (Adobe)

Q.9. Laszlo (Biro) was sitting in a cafe watching children play marbles, and the marble leave a trail of water as it rolled through a puddle.What was invented after watching this phenomenon?

Ans. Ball-point pen

Q.10. Fill in the blank (either one).

hero

Ans. Hero & O.P. Munjal

Q.11. This Indexis a whimsical concept put forward by Andrew Lawrence, a property analyst atDresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, in January 1999, which showed that the world’s tallest buildings have risen on the eve of economic downturns.Business cycles and high rising construction correlate in such a way that investment in these constructions peaks when cyclical growth is exhausted and the economy is ready for recession. Name the index.

Ans. Skyscraper Index

Q.12. Which everyday tool was designed by Daniel C. Stillson(1826-1899) used by the plumbers?

Ans. Pipe Wrench

Q.13. Name the retail chain founded by the person named Radhakrishna Damani.

d mart

Ans. D-Mart

Q.14. A group of seven companies began the development of USB in 1994 :Compaq,DEC,IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, and Nortel. It was designed to standardize the connection of computer peripherals (including keyboards, pointing devices, digital cameras, printers, portable media players, disk drives and network adapters) to personal computers, both to communicate and to supply electric power. It has become commonplace on other devices, such as smartphones, PDAs and video game consoles. Name it.

Ans. USB (Universal Serial Bus)

 Q.15. The name of the fabric was coined in England around the late 18th Century as an early form of branding using the French translation of ‘cloth of the King’ . This is perhaps to promote an image of royal quality and to give the English-manufactured cotton cloth an air of French prestige. Name the fabric.

Ans. Corduroy

Q.16. Fill in the blank.

capitalist

Ans. Capitalists

 Q.17. When taken along with a daily diet, which energy drink enhance 3X Stamina helps the children perform 3 times better as compared to others. Name the brand.

Ans. Boost

Q.18. Which company’s product range includes popular brands like Aim & i Kno ?

Ans. ITC

Q.19. Identify the logo.

harvard

Ans. Harvard University

Q.20. Which is the largest state-owned natural gas processing company in India ?

Ans. GAIL (India) Limited [ Gas Authority of India Limited. ]

Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal of BHEL, Bhopal

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Raipur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Raipur – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER: Bhilai Steel Plant- Sanjay S and Manoj Kumar Prasad
  • RUNNER UP:Bhilai Steel Plant- SPS Jaggi and Shekar

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. The studio which signed Liz Taylor also paid for her wedding gown?

Ans. MGM

Q.2. Male attire inspired by red dress of the Lady Margaret Boat Club (1825), the rowing club of St. John’s College, Cambridge.?

Ans. Blazer

Q.3. Super selling product, being played by one hand cuffed, feet solving, fewest move, blind folded etc?

Ans. Rubik cube

Q.4. Identify.

Mumbai : RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan with his wife Radhika Puri Rajan during meet Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and his wife Ch Vinodha at Raj Bhavan in Mumbai on Sunday. Photo Girish Srivastav/15.02.2015

Ans. Radhika Raghuram Rajan

Q.5. James Wilson presented India’s budget in 1869, also the founder of which famous publication?

Ans. Economist

Q.6. Ad line of which company- Nuts.Guts. Glory.

Ans. Micromax

Q.7. Founder of?

gold's gym

Ans. Gold’s Gym

Q.8. Roshni Nadar is associated with which company?

Ans. HCL

Q.9. Hans Wildrof Foundation owns which watch brand?

Ans. Rolex

Q.10. Luca Pacioli, gave which accounting method?

Ans. Double entry

Q.11. Ebrahim Rabari gave which term?

Ans. Rexit

Q.12. Which Indian company named after getting inspired from first moon landing?

Ans. Apollo Hospitals

Q.13. Identify.

ITC

Ans. Y.Deweshwar of ITC

Q.14. Fenway sports owns Red sox baseball and which other sports club?

Ans. Liverpool FC

Q.15. The name of copper coin derived from which Sanskrit name for small?

Ans. Aana

Q.16. Logo of?

heineken

Ans. Heinekien

Q.17. Owner of Vasanth mill, Coimbatore. Which finance minister?

Ans. Shanmugam Chetty

Q.18. It started in 1996, which Middle East tourist attraction?

Ans. Dubai Shopping Festival

Q.19. Cheil worldwide is owned by which asian company?

Ans. Samsung

Q.20. Logo of ?

vine

Ans. Vine

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

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

Preliminary Round Questions:

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

Ans. Facebook

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

Ans. Quora

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

Ans. Netherlands

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

Ans. Etihad Airlines

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

Ans. Alibaba Group

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

Ans. As good as Sangam or Better than Sangam

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

Ans. Calvin Klein

Q.8. ITC stands for Imperial ______ Company?

Ans. Tobacco

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

Ans. ism

Q.10. Which word means people’s car?

Ans. Volkswagen

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

Ans. Autodesk

Q.12. Old logo of which gaming giant?

Nintendo

Ans. Nintendo

Q.13. Question on IBM.

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

Ans. Immediate Payment Service

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

Ans. Khan Market

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

Ans. Warki schools

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

Ans. Raghuram Rajan

Q.18. Old logo of?

mcdonalds

Ans. McDonald’s

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

Ans. Bajaj Kristal

Q.20. Old logo of ?

The_Discovery_Channel_1985c

Ans. Discovery    

Questions contributed by Kartik Vyas