Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2016 – Goa – Preliminary Round Questions
- 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.
Q.3. Which entity acquired Commonfloor.com for $200 mn? This entity is backed by Tiger Global Management and acquired it very quickly?
Q.4. Identify the name of the partner (blanked out). Famous American name – in Business, Philanthropy, etc.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Q.15. Famous alcohol brand from Cuba
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?
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.