Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2017 – Guwahati– Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2017 – Guwahati – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: Serapis Infotainment : Kumar Shivam and Jyotish K
  • RUNNER UP: Guwahati High Court : Syed Rahman and Murshid Ali

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. What is Five finger strategy?
Ans. Shoplifting
Q.2. Connect: Image of Jack Dorsey, Odeo, Vine
Ans. Twitter
Q.3. Who was the first chief technology officer of SAP?
Ans. Vishal Sikka
Q.4. Image of Rajeev Suri. He is the CEO of
Ans. Nokia
Q.5. ‘Club Enerji’ is an offering from which Tata company?
Ans. Tata Power
Q.6. Anna Jarvis started this campaign and was so disturbed when the concept was made commercial. She tried to copy right the concept but ended up without success. It is one of the most popular days for dining out in US and England which concept are we talking?
Ans. Mother’s Day
Q.7. Identify the logo.
Ans. Swiftkey
Q.8. It is a Kurta with half sleeves, buttoned up standing collar and fine net detailing on the shoulder seam.  Or, a full sleeved one with buttoned cuffs. Jade Blue, a Rs. 150-re clothing chain owned by Bipin Chauhan and his brother Jitendra, has trademarked rights for this attire. What was this trademark kurta?
Ans. Modi Jacket
Q.9. Whose ancestral house is known as Kennelworth first housed TIFR?
Ans. Homi J Bhabha
Q.10. Identify the logo.
Ans. Versace
Q.11. What is made by fermenting vinegar with hot peppers in a French oak barrel, which has 3 inches of salt on the top and is aged for three years untill all the sauce is diffused to the barrel?
Ans. Tobasco Sauce
Q.12. Which Tata brand has the LIMCA record for airing the longest commercial on the Indian television?
Ans. Tata Sky
Q.13. Connect

Ans. Playboy

Q.14. Connect
Ans. Neutrogena
Q.15. Which business group has bought the trade and assets of Amtek Aluminium Castings (Witham) Limited and King Automative Systems Limited (Amtek UK) from administrators PwC?
Ans. Liberty House Group
Q.16. With the government’s stress on breaking the 150 years of British tradition for financial years to range from April to March, which state became the first to adopt Jan-Dec Fiscal Year practice?
Ans. Madhya Pradesh
Q.17. Identify.
Ans. Hercule Poirot
Questions contributed by Kumar Shivam. He is the founder of Serapis Infotainment. 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2017 – Bangalore – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2017 – Bangalore – Regional Round Questions

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. First designed to be used in the military and then taken up by civilians, this was originally made to be simple, durable and comfortable for soldiers to wear as brightly coloured tunics. What are we talking about?

Ans. Khaki Chinos

Q.2. Which company’s initial products were these?


Ans. Airbnb

Q.3. Who are the “Men of Steel” under Steve Coppell in India?

Ans. Jamshedpur FC

Q.4. Connect question on @ Symbol and Ray Tomlinson

Q.5. Identify the logo.

Ans. Internet and Mobile Association of India 

Q.6. If Adore and Civet were rejected, what name was chosen by Tata Motors?

Ans. Tiago

Q.7. Connect

Ans. Clarks

Q.8. This expression may refer to a time before the Reformation, when church taxes had too be paid from a cathedral in London and to a cathedral in Rome. Originally it referred to neglecting the tax in order to have money to pay the former tax. However, a more likely origin is that it may have simply arisen from the notion that both taxes were the same. What expression?

Ans. Rob Peter to Pay Paul

Q.9. Who is associated with this brand?

Ans. Vijay Amritraj

Q.10. In Sept 2014 Tim Cook announced the release of Apple Watch, marking the entry of the company into the industry. Even though Apple entered the field late, they did something, to highlight the fact that they were still ahead of their competing brands. What did Apple do to their display their superiority?

Ans. They mentioned Time as 10:11 as opposed to 10:10

Q.11. Connect question

Ans. Gulf Stream 

Q.12. When Naresh Goyal went to receive the first two airplanes ordered by Jet Airways, a certain gentleman who was invited to the ceremony advised him to either be the best or send the planes back. Who was this person?

Ans. JRD Tata

Q.13. What is the collective word for ferrets?

Ans. Business

Q.14. Why the number 350?


Ans. 350 is the safest amount of CO2 in the air

Q.15. What do IZH Motorcycles sell in India?

Ans. AK-47

Q.16. Who was the producer of Mughal-e-Azam?

Ans. Shapoorji Pallonji 

Q.17. The Palmgur and Fibre Marketing Co-operative Federation’s now defunct brand Palm Cola had once come with a TV commercial about 3 decades back. What makes this advertisement unique?

Ans. The only commercial featuring Rajnikant

Q.18. Connect

 Ans. Hidesign

Q.19. The governor of the state of Michigan Rick Snyder had signed a bill banning the company from selling its products directly to buyers online in the state. Which company?

Ans. Tesla

Bonus Question: 

Q.20. Why is there no Model E by Tesla?

 Ans. Because Ford has exclusive rights over the name Model E

Q.21. Creating Confidence since 1852. Which company is this, which rose to prominence in 1991, and contributed to a revolution?

Ans. Giesecke & Devrient (G&D)

Q.23. Which Kolkata based company would you associate these images with?

Ans. Brooke Bond

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2017 – Bangalore – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2017 – Bangalore – Preliminary Round Questions

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. The ____ logo, which takes its form from rangoli art gracing frontyards in what seems like a distant past, was designed by Jayanth Jain and Mahendra Kumar, now part of a brand design studio called A Brand New Story. What are we talking about?

Ans. Bangalore Metro Logo

Q.2. OK Soda, is a brand by which company?

OK Coca Cola

Ans. Coca Cola

Q.3. Identify.

Bofors Scam Chitra Subramanium

Ans. Chitra Subramaniam

Q.4. Which company has patented the Fly Knit Bra?

Nike FlyKnit bra

Ans. Nike

Q.5. During the 1870s, a clerk from another company was appointed by James Gamble of P&G to solve a communications problem in his factory. He wanted to ship customer orders the same day he received them. This led to the invention of the teletype machine. Name the person who was hired.

Ans. Thomas Alva Edison

Q.6. From the world of London Cabs, what is LEVC?

LEVC London Electric Vehicle Company

Ans. London Electric Vehicle Company

Q.7. If +91 is the code for India. Then +871, +872, +873 are the codes for?

Ans. Maritime Ships

Q.8. The unobservable market force that helps the demand and supply of goods in a free market to reach equilibrium automatically is the ________. What is this Metaphor coined by Adam Smith.

Ans. Invisible Hand or Hand of God

Q.9. Which company offers positions like ‘Intergalactic Federation King Almighty and Commander of the Universe’, Jolly Good Fellow? Other interesting designations within the organisation include Dance Program Manager and Ergonomics Specialist.

Ans. Google

Q.10. Who does Bamboo ceiling refer to?

Ans. Asians

Q.11. What is the speciality of these spoons manufactured by a Hyderabad based company Bakeys?

Bakeys Edible Cutlery

Ans. Edible Spoons

Q.12. It is a company famous for its electronics and LED devices. It is based in Maharashtra and is run by Shree Sant Kripa Group of Companies. Which company is this?

Ans. Syska

Q.13. Question on Orville Gibson and patent on Mandolin 

Q.14. Question on Calibri font and Pakistan scandal

Q.15. The term  is believed to have been coined by the Greek physician Galen to refer to agents that benumb or deaden, causing loss of feeling or paralysis.  Galen listed mandrake root, altercus (eclata) seeds, and poppy juice (opium) as the chief examples. Which word?

Ans. Narcotic 

Q.16. Clutch Power test is associated with which childhood associated brand?

Ans. Lego

Q.17. Name this leading global information & measurement company, which provides market research, insights & data about what people watch, listen to & buy?

Nielsen Rating audience measurement

Ans. Nielsen 

Q.18. What is this painting titled “The Wagon of Fools’ associated with?

Tullip Mania

Ans. Tulip Mania

Q.19. Which outdoor recreational item was asked to be banned in Delhi by National Green Tribunal because it resulted in the death of 2 children?

Ans. Kite String

Q.20. With which cosmetics brand would you associate this?

Max Factor

Ans. Max Factor

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2017 – Cochin – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2017 – Cochin – Preliminary Round Questions

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. Metronaut is the brand from which e-commerce giant?

Ans. Flipkart

Q.2. This is Willard Hotel, New York. Which word originated in the business parlance from meeting of businessmen there?

Ans. Lobbying

Q.3. What is unique about Calvin Klein perfume bottle called CK1?

Ans. First Unisex Perfume

Q.4. In China, the best is Dragon Well. In India, it is FTGFOP1. What are we talking about?

Ans. Tea

Q.5. Question on Museum of London with the map of London in the background.

Q.6.Question on a papermill in old Russia. It was named after another river in a nearby place.

Ans. Nokia

Q.7. Indian Ad on perfume oil in the 50’s from a dental giant?

Ans. Colgate

Q.8. Question on Jack Ma in transgender attire

Q.9. Who is the chairman of NITI Ayog?

Ans. Narendra Modi

Q.10. Identify.

Ans. Arnold Schwarzenegger

Q.11. What is Queen Bee Syndrome?

Ans.  It describes a woman in a position of authority who views or treats subordinates more critically if they are female.

Q.12. Narayan Prasad Subedi was born on August 4. He is associated with?

Ans. Patanjali

Q.13. Whose saga started with a takeover of a textile mill in US in 1964?

Ans. Warren Buffet

Q.14.  Question on Microsoft and Chevron

Q.15. Which Indian sports channel is moving to freechannel from paid one?

Ans. Starsports

Q.16. Priscilla Chan initiative have pumped money to which Ed Tech venture?

Ans. Byju’s Classes

Q.17. Boxes at the entry of US hotel in 19th century. This is the origin of what?

Ans. Tips

Q.18. Question on the fictional bank premises in Australia?

Ans. Gringots of Harry potter

Q.19. Question on a bank in Italy taking collatteral on a product made nearby?

Ans. Cheese

Q.20. Which SAARC country banned plastic recently?

Ans. Bangladesh

Cut off: 11

Questions contributed by Anil Raghavan 

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Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – International Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – International Finals Questions


  • WINNER : AFMC – Anmol Dhawan and Prabhav Vasistha
  • RUNNER UP : SP Jian Scool of Global Management- Sumanta Deb and Gurtejbir Sandhu

International Finals Questions:

Q.1. The term was an investor by Benjamin Graham and his followers, most notably Warren Buffett. It is a principle of investing in which an investor only purchases securities when the market price is significantly below its intrinsic value.

Ans. Margin of Safety

Q.2. An aircraft company has diversified and created these Ski-Doo. They are famously called Ski Bomb. Which company?


Ans. Bombardier

Q.3. A person named Harvey Kennedy popularised what is known as the Aglet. In Rome, this was even made of Gold and Silver, while Saddam Hussein supposedly had one with diamonds. What is the Aglet?

Ans. A metal or plastic tube fixed round each end of a shoelace

Q.4. These are places to stay in Netherlands. As these do not have any use now, they are being given on rent. What?

Netherlands Prisons

Ans. Prisons

Q.5. Connect.

Ans. Yammer, Microsoft

Q.6. What do they do with the recyled plastic?

Ans. Create polyester yarn

Q.7. Academics believe that Tellson’s Bank referenced in this book is based on Child & Co., a private bank based on Fleet Street which is now a part of the Royal Bank of Scotland group. Which book?

Ans. A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens

Q.8. What is this?

Canned Packaged Air

Ans. Canned Fresh Air

Q.9. Lateral connect.

Ans. Amazon

Q.10. An engineer with CBS came up with this ‘sound’ idea called the L Track. Often experienced by us in modern sitcoms what was this?

Ans. Laughter

Q.11. Identify the location of Mcdonalds.

Mcdonalds at Vatican City

Ans. Vatican City

Q.12. What was the contribution of a lady named Carmela Vitale to the world of pizzas and cakes?

Ans. Plastic 3-legged tripod stool in Pizza Boxes

Q.13. A 1973 illustration of what?

Ans. Internet Protocol

Q.14. What is so special about it?

3D Printed office

Ans. 3D Printed Office

Q.15. It is a campaign called ‘Battle of Balconies’. What is this campaign for?


Ans. Brexit Vote

Q.16. Connect.

Ans. TIME 

Q.17. This is a new concept of wearble technology designed by Tata in association with which University?

Ans. Harvard University

Q.18. What is this?

champagne coat of arms

Ans. Coat of Arms of Champagne 

Bonus Question: What is agraffe?

Ans. The wire cage that keeps the cork in a bottle of champagne

Q.19. From the world of DIY, which company is associated with Tinker Board?


Ans. Asus

Bonus Question: ASUS notebooks have been tested in the most punishing of conditions and reboot at low temperatures. Why?

Ans. They are first laptops to reboot at Mount Everest

Q.20. Who owns Third Rock- a radio station?

NASA Radio station


Audience Questions:

Q.1. Question on Nelson Bonds.

Q.2. Question on Switzerland’s referundum on basic income plan

Q.3. What does NIR stand for? It is a new concept in investments from Japan?

Ans. Negative Interest Rate

Q.4. That’s Not How We Do It Here! was written by this Havard Buisness author. Who?

Ans. John Kotter

Q.5. Question on Floating Banks in Greece

Q.6. JP Morgan Chase gives debit cards called ‘Release Cards’ to who?

Ans. Prisoners

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – National Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – National Finals Questions


  • WINNER : NIT Jamshedpur – Palak Kumar and Sudeep Saurabh
  • RUNNER UP : AFMC – Anmol Dhawan and Prabhav Vasistha

National Finals Questions:

Q.1. Identify this person who is related to the world of cricket.

Ans. BD Mahajan

Q.2. John B. Goodenough, a physicist, is associated with the invention of LIB. What is LIB? (Hint: From the world of automobile and transportation)

Ans. Lithium Ion Battery

Q.3. Why was Western India Plywood, a company based in Kerala in news?

Ans. They produced plywood from recycled notes during demonetization

Q.4. Connect.

Ans. Heritage Foods

Q.5. What is this?

Ans. Proposed Indian Railways Uniform designed by Ritu Beri

Q.6. Identify the logo. Lal imli and Dhariwal are some of the famous wollen products by this UP based company.

Ans. British India Corporation

Q.7. Tata Trusts, along with this global aerospace major, has announced a revamped India Innovation Growth Programme (IIGP) in partnership with the Union Science and Technology Department to foster sustainable social and industrial innovations.

Ans. Lockheed Martin

Q.8. Connect.


Q.9. In 1925, John Oakshott Robinson, of equally old and famous company Spencer’s took over the Madras Mail newspaper and this book store. Which one?

Ans. Higginbotham’s

Q.10. What is this? (Hint: Apollo)

Ans. There was no insurance for NASA astronauts and their families. Thus, NASA asked the astronauts to sign memorabilla, which could be auctioned in case of mishaps and be used to provide insurance.

Q.11. Who is this person?

Ans. Farmer from Ludhiana who owns the Swarna Shatabdi Express untill he receives compensation for his land acquired by Indian Railways 

Q.12. What is this?

Bar in Kerala Highway

Ans. Bar in Kerala made a maze in order to counter the rule that bars should not be located at 500metres from a highway

Q.13. Tipu Sultan had in many ways started this and after him it did not get great patronage till JN Tata invested in this and even brought in Mrs. and Mr. Odzu from Japan to handle this farm.

The farm was later given by the Tatas to the Salvation Army. What farmin in India was this?

Ans. Silk Farming

Q.14. Connect.

Ans. Lifebuoy

Q.15. Who owns Air America?

Air America

Ans. CIA

Q.16. Robotic arms by which company?

Tata motors TAL

Ans. Brabo by TAL, owned by Tata Motors

Q.17. Aditya Gupta founder of iGenero and his team have ‘boyfriends’ to show clients how customer engagement can be maximised. Who are these boyfriends?

Ans. Chatbots, artifical intelligence

Q.18. This is Vidya Nataraj. She is belongs to the family which founded a famous Tata enterprise. Which Tata enterprise ?

Ans. Landmark

Q.19. Identify.


Ans. Flipkart’s first employee, Ambur Iyyappa

Bonus Question: Hitesh and Amanpreet Bajaj started a company, which is now owned by flipkart. Which company?

Ans. Letsbuy

Q.20. This company was founded on 7th May 1946. Which company?

Ans. Sony

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Salem – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2017 – Salem – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER : Sona School of Mgmt. – Varun Kumar and Vignesh R.
  • RUNNER UP : Narasus Sarathy Inst. of Tech (NSIT) – Balasudharsana and Prashanth

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. This typically involve two firefighting rigs spraying arcs of water over an arriving or departing flight. It is a sign of respect, honour and gratitude. Each of these, which lasts about two minutes, can use as much as 3,000 gallons of water, so it does involve airport fire department resources. What?

Ans. Water Salute

Q.2. Engage with our influences on #QueMag, a place for real advice from real people. Get their take on fashion, tech and life. Which Tata entity?

Ans. Tata Cliq

Q.3. Connect to a country.

Ans. Switzerland  

Q.4. In which cartoon by William Hanna and Joseph Barbara do characters like Spike and Tyke, Butch, Mammy Two Shoes and Lightning make an appearance?

Ans. Tom and Jerry

Q.5. Identify this farm fresh brand.

Namdhari's Fresh

Ans. Namdhari’s Fresh

Q.6. What is a Voyage Data Recorder?

Ans. Data recorder for Vessels and Ships

Q.7. Which famous retail outlet in India gives you these offers?

Ans. Café Coffee Day

Q.8. Which institute in India resulted in some ways from a conversation between JN Tata and Swami Vivekananda on a ship?

Ans. Indian Institute of Science

Q.9. Connect question on Evian

Q.10. ‘It’s almost like a digital detox or holiday phone’, was a comment at the relaunch of which iconic phone model?

Ans. Nokia 3310

Q.11. Which famous company in the mobile space is this?

Ans. On Mobile

Q.12. Name the company founded in 1998 by Sehn Duong?

Ans. Rotten Tomatoes

Q.13. Tata Motors, came up with a unique event called “Ek Shaam Saarthi Ke Naam”. For whom?

Ans. Truck Drivers

Q.14. Which famous company in India is this which manufactures vehicles that carry army vehicles inside their planes?

Ans. HAL

Q.15. Connect

Ans. Dulux Paints

Q.16. What is this logo?

Trump Pence

Ans. Trump Pence

Q.17. This man’s name is Nakamura. Which famous game did he create?

Pacman Nakamura

Ans. Pac Man

Q.18. Markus “Notch” Persson sold this to Microsoft in 2014.

Ans. Minecraft

Q.19. What currency connects the countries Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Colombia?

Ans. Peso

Q.20. Identify the logo.


Ans. SAIL, Steel Authority of India

Tie Breaker:

Q.21. Who is the author of the book Fault Lines?

Ans. Dr. Raghuram Rajan