Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Ranchi – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Ranchi – Preliminary Round Questions

RESULTS:

  • WINNER:

RSP Sail – SS Panda and Sampad Mishra

  • RUNNER UP:

Vodafone Spacetel – Vikas Dugar and Manoj Rajan Satapathy

PRELIMINARY ROUND:

1. This travel company opened its office in India in 1949.Later acquired by  Zurich based Kuoni Travel . How do we know this outbound travel Company?

Ans: SOTC.

2. A stock market condition which is neither bullish nor bearish is known as ___. Fill in the blank.

Ans: Chicken Market.

3. Gmail as we know was earlier derived from another free service named after a cartoon character. Which?

Ans: Garfield.

4. Khuswant Singh wrote in 1970’s: ”Soon little ________ will be seen running  all over India, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari”. Fill in the blank.

Ans: Maruti Cars.

5. Identify the Brand?

4

Ans: Landrover

6. X has its roots in Essco Sanitations, a bath-fittings company that Rajesh Mehra’s father N.L. Mehra started in 1960. Identify.

Ans: Jacquar

7. Quote by whom? “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”

Ans: Sam Walton

8.This word in Latin comes up to pebble /abacus. There is a character in Tintin by this name. It is also a modern name in Mathematicas. What?

Ans: Calculus

9. Originally the company was to be called Pequod, after a whaling ship from Moby-Dick, but this name was rejected by some of the co-founders. The company was instead named after the chief mate on the Pequod. What?

Ans: Starbucks

10. Identify the product from the advertisement.

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Ans: Duracell

11. First made by Vic Wills in 1961 for his newborn grandchild, identify this brand of baby products now marketed by P&G.

Ans: Pampers

12. Made by Stephanie Kwolek in 1971, this product  was  five times stronger than steel. It finds wide application in security industries nowadays. What?

Ans: Kevlar

13. “We couldn’t improve the product so we improved the tube”, was the advertisement in 1908. Which product?

Ans: Colgate

14. Expand PAN.

Ans: Permanent Account Number.

15. She is worth $ 12.7 billion Dollars, identify this lady from the world of business.

2

Ans: Abigail Johnson, President, Financial Services, Fidelity Investments

16. Roger Federer,Thiery Henry & Rahul Dravid endorsing which product.

Ans: Gillette

17. It is an investment position intended to offset potential losses/gains that may be incurred by a companion investment in Currency market. What?

Ans: Hedge

18. What in Indian Sports changed ownership from Deccan Chronicle to the Sun Netrwork last year?

Ans: Deccan Chargers IPL Team

19. This $75 billion dollar corporate split into two parts – News Corp and ___. Fill in the blank.

Ans: 21ST Century Fox.

20. Who wrote the book?

1

Ans: Malcom Gladwell

– Questions contributed by S.S. Panda and Sampad Mishra. They also happen to be the winners of this leg of Crucible. Many congratulations to them!

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Guwahati – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Guwahati – External Track Questions

RESULTS:

  • WINNER:

Pioneers and Partners – Syed Burhanur Rahman and Shah Syed Rahman

  • RUNNER UP:

NTPC – Sujit Varkey and P Sengupta

FINALS:

Round 1:

1.  This kind of tax existed in the 18th and 19th century and was introduced in 1696 under William III because of the fact that people have more number of ventilation in their house and thus tax was levied. What?

Answer- Window Tax

2.  Which English word was derived from the adjective ‘to form or gather into a mass or whole’?

Answer- Conglomerate

3. In the early 1900’s , exactly in 1907 ________ was created in Gujarat by the Gandhi family. Two years ago this was in news for a character Ranchod Gandhi and they used have specialization in fountain company. Fill in the blank.

Answer- Vadilal Ice Creams

4. According to the trademark, it is defined as a means of scratch or group around to find, collect and put together. What?

Answer- Scrabble

5. Famous car launched by this gigantic corporation means ‘sport of the kings’ that shared it’s name with a famous confectionary brand. What?

Answer- Polo

6. Nenen Kona was the first officially allowed commercial item from US to USSR. What?

Answer- Pepsi Cola

Round 2:

1. Which company uses this image on their logo?

1

Answer- Texas Instruments

2. Identify her who recently started a retail hospitality venture.

2

Answer- Shruti Shibulal daughter of S. D Shibulal of Infosys . She runs Tamara Real Estate Holdings.

3. Identify this Indian ad guru.

4

Answer- Sam Balsara

4. Name the Indian.

4

Answer- Satyajit Ray

5. Which company in news with respect to India?

5

Answer- POSCO Steel; the region is Pohang in South Korea

Round 3:

1. If F.C Kohli was the first to be chosen by JRD Tata, who was the second?

Answer – Nani Palkhivala; 2nd CEO of TCS

2. Which Tata company funded lifeline Express ?

Answer- Voltas

3. Which Tata Brand gets it’s name from “an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium  and other ionized gases”?

Answer- Nebula from Titan

4. Which Tata company launched ‘Ecoplus ‘ which is Acrylic Distemper  water based, interior finish?

Answer- Tata Pigments

Round 4:

1.

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Answer- Euro Currency

2.

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Answer- The Hindu

3.

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Answer- Apple

4.

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Answer- Seagate

Round 5:

1.  Little People, Laugh & Learn, Loving Family. These are brands of which MNC?

Answer- Fisher Price

2. Grit, Guts and Gumption: Driving change in a state-owned giant is a book written by Rajesh Chakrabarti. Which Indian Bank?

Answer- State Bank of India

3.  ‘The Power of an Idea’ by Paul Chutkow is described as the story of which untold company formed in America?

Answer- Visa

 

– Questions contributed by Kapinjal  Chowdhury. Kapinjal  graduated this year from Assam Engineering College, Guwahati and presently stays at Hyderabad. He is an avid quizzer and along with his twin brother Kamanasish won several quizzes across the state and the country. He is the founder of Assam Quiz Association and writes a quiz blog namely aecqfactor.com which is the first quiz-blog from North-East India!

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Guwahati – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Guwahati – Preliminary Round Questions

RESULTS:

  • WINNER:

Pioneers and Partners – Syed Burhanur Rahman and Shah Syed Rahman

  • RUNNER UP:

NTPC – Sujit Varkey and P Sengupta

PRELIMINARY ROUND:

1. ”My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions.”  Which management guru and author said these lines?

Answer- Peter Drucker

2. While at Ford this executive created the “56 for 56” campaign, offering loans on 1956 model year cars with 20% down payment at 56$ in monthly payments for 3 years. Who?

Answer- Lee Iacocca

3. ”To remove water from a boat by repeatedly filling a cantilever & emptying it over the side.” Which management term evolved from that which is done to help a company when it sinks?

Answer- Bail-out

4. Country Club India has signed which celebrity as it’s new brand ambassador? (Hint- glamorous sportsperson)

Answer- Sania Mirza

5. Who is the author?

1

Answer- Bill Gates

6. Canara Bank has declared Kunjupannai village in Nilgiri district as _________ free. Fill in the blank.

Answer- Money lending

7. Ashish Hemrajani and Parikshit Dar are the founders of which entertainment portal in India?

Answer- bookmyshow.com

8. Which pharma giant has come up with an agreement with the Puducherry government for pulling out diabetes and hypertension of old people?

Answer- Pyra Labs

9. Philosophy of which brand, “ Leather, Sport and a Tradition of Refined Elegance”?

Answer- Hermes

10. Identify the person from the image.

2

Answer- Driving License of J.R.D Tata

11. Which publisher began it’s operation  by purchasing “dress” in 1913?

Options- Conde Nast/Vogue/ Time

Answer- Conde Nast

12. Which anti-virus was developed by Pavel Baudis and Eduard Kucera in Prague meaning ‘huge reach’?

Answer-  Avast

13. Which sportswear company named a former footballer Bjørn Gulden as it CEO?

Answer- Puma

14. Which marketing field studies “consumers’ sensorimotor, cognitive, and affective response to marketing stimuli”?

Answer- Neuro Marketing

15.  Logo of?

3

Answer- McAfee

16.  This Indian worked for IBM in India from 1973 to 1976, then moved to the United States, where he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1978. He joined McKinsey & Co., but returned to India in the early 1980s. He now works as the president of Berkshire Hathway. Who?

Answer- Ajit Jain

17. What was Jawaharlal Nehru referring to when he was expressing his views for a particular event held in 1957 by these words “ silent, but far reaching revolution”?

Answer- Decimalisation of Currency

18. Which fashion designer, textile maker, craftsman was awarded the Padmashri in 2013?

Answer- Ritu Kumar

19. Whose concept was “Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid”?

Answer- C K Prahlad

20. Identify the personality.

4

Answer- Yash Birla

– Questions contributed by Kapinjal  Chowdhury. Kapinjal  graduated this year from Assam Engineering College, Guwahati and presently stays at Hyderabad. He is an avid quizzer and along with his twin brother Kamanasish won several quizzes across the state and the country. He is the founder of Assam Quiz Association and writes a quiz blog namely aecqfactor.com which is the first quiz-blog from North-East India!

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Navi Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Navi Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER :

iGate Global – Ganesh Kumar and Balamanikanta

  • RUNNER UP:

Cap Gemini – Rajarshi Chanda and Samrat Sengupta

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND:

Q1. The Malhotra Committee recommended the establishment of which regulatory body?

IRDA; Insurance and Regulatory and Development Authority.

Q2. Which American Academy award winning actress is the face of American Brand Coach?

Gwyneth Paltrow

Q3. Which British clothing brand established in 1908 is owned by Red Diamond Holdings?

Lee Cooper

Q4. Which iconic service was founded by Reverend John Flynn that provides healthcare to people in remote areas of Australia?

Royal Flying Doctor Service

Q5. Identify the Author?

Narayan MUrthy

Narayan Murthy

Q6. The total income of a person in India is segregated into how many heads for income tax purposes?

5

Q7. Which company traces its history back to July 20,1841,which the formation of the Mercantile Agency of New York City by Lewis Tappan?

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc.

Q8. By what term is the practice of purchasing enough shares in a firm threatened by a takeover, thereby forcing firm to buy those shares back at a premium order to suspend takeover?

Green Mail

Q9. Which tyre company introduced a service programme ” Worry free service” for Indian consumers?

Goodyear

Q 10.Identify the logo?

Nautica

Logo of Nautica

Q11. Whom did the great economist Ernst Schumacher describe as the greatest “People’s Economist”?

Mahatma Gandhi

Q12.The logo which construction company is off set at 18 degrees from horizontal and 22 degrees from vertical?

JCB

13.What was created by Gordon Foster of Trinity college, Dublin for the booksellers in 1965?

ISBN

14.Which direct Marketing that created the “As Seen on TV” logo and category of trade was founded by Ajit Khubani in 1983?

Tele Brands

Q15.

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Raghuram Rajan

Q16.Which actress, recording artist and designer is the new style icon & designer of Adidas NEO label?

Selena Gomez

Q17. Which internet company is  described in the book “The Patent Store”?

Ebay

Q18. Which six letter word connects a Web Browser, a vehicle and a style of Indian clothing?

Safari

Q19. What began in the 17th century in Europe where they used to announce the impending arrival of prosperous  aristocratic people to their local town even their home?

Visiting cards/Business cards

Q20. Logo of What?

Google Hangout

Questions contributed by Viraj Morabia.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Lucknow – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Lucknow – Preliminary Round Questions

Results (Tata Track):

  • WINNER:

TCS – Debabratta Mallick and AK Kumar

  • RUNNER UP:

Tata Motors – Jasmeet Singh and Abhishek Dhaka

Results (Non Tata Track):

  • WINNER:

Travel Khana.com – Shivdas and Siddharth

  • RUNNER UP:

ITC – Dhruba Jyoti Chatterjee and Aman Oberoi

 

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS:

Q1. Who is behind the initiative “10000 Startups” in India?

NASSCOM

Q2. Which Bollywood actor started his career in a Military Censor office with a salary of Rs. 165?

Dev Anand

Q3. In 1744, the first mail order guarantee was started by whom in the USA?

Benjamin Franklin

Q4. What is the term for “one buyer and many sellers”?

Monopsony

Q5. Advertisement for whom with the tagline “Ride Your Way”?

Honda

Honda

Q6. Who has started “Project Sentum” in India to expand their market?

Schwarzkopf 

Q7. He is an ex-Chief Justice of Punjab, who is currently investigating the Walmart lobbying case. Who?

Mukul Mudgal

Q8. Which is the only bank that has latin as their language in their ATM machines?

Vatican Bank

Q9. What was started by Pestonjee Eduljee in Anand, Gujarat?

Polson

Q10. Advertisement with the line “Fusion of Rum & Coconut”. Which brand?

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Malibu

Q11. Which brand of comics was started by Deepak Chopra ?

Virgin Comics LLC

Q12. Who is been appointed as the “Pleasure Ambassador”  for HUL’s Magnum icecream?

Trisha

Q13. Which beer brand has recently changed their bottle design to one where it resembles a bow tie?

Budweiser

Q14. What was started in 1993 as the first IT training organization in India?

Aptech

Q15. Author? (Clue: This was written by an ex-Governor who was from Andhra Pradesh)

Y V Reddy

Y V Reddy

Q16. Who celebrates April 6th as the “Care4food” day?

Tupperware

Q17. Which business guru is the author of “The Self Destructive Habits of Good Company”?

Jagdish Seth

Q18. What are the luxury modern coaches by Indian Railways called?

 Anubhati

Q19. Named after the son of Phoebus/Helios, this is the a new offering from Volkswagen. What is the name?

Phaeton

Q20. Identify?

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Pia Singh (DLF)

– Questions contributed by Siddharth Misra. He also happens to be the winners of this leg of Crucible (External Track). Many congratulations to Siddharth and his teammate!

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Gurgaon – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Gurgaon – External Track Questions

The second edition of the Gurgaon Crucible saw a modest turnout but there were no let-ups in the quality of quizzing though. In the end, the usual suspects Genpact (with the old warhorse Rohan and the campus winner from earlier this year, Leo Thomas) defended their title with ease. The emergence of some fresh faces in the stage does augur well for the possible next editions of the quiz in this region.

Results:

  • WINNER:

Genpact (Rohan Khanna & Leo Thomas)

  • RUNNER UP:

Reckitt Benckiser (Mohit & Rajeev)

Other Finalists- DY Works, Bacardi, 2 teams from Reckitt Benckiser, Google.

FINALS:

Round 1:

1)     What in the world of automobiles is called ‘Cross Badging’?

– A strategy used globally in the auto sector by group companies sharing the same car or platform with minor engineering changes.

2)     He has reinvented himself as dealmaker, a globetrotting advisor and a philantrophist with WindRush ventures. The company raked in an income of 16 million pounds. Who?

– Tony Blair

3)     Which Indian conglomerate has the largest market in chairs and desks in Afghanistan. It thought of selling its bicycles in India during 1930s. But World War II broke out and a ship carrying manufacturing equipment of bicycles sunk and thus they backed out of the Bicycles selling segment.

– Godrej

4)     Its called Mordida in Spain ; Winepot (FRA); Butterbread in Scandinavian countries. Its estimated value is 1 trillion $ worldwide. How do we know it in India

– Bribe (derived from Briba)

5)     Caxi Rola- instrument based on caxixi. Also known as IDIOPhone. This is banned in Brazil. What’s this product?

– Vuvuzela

6)     This place has the following sequence of prefixes- Fosters: AMP: Brit Insurance:KIA  in terms of bidding rights.

– Oval Cricket Ground

Round 2:

1)     Identify –

1

– Viren Shah, Ex Governor of West Bengal, CMD of Mukund

2)   This entrance can be found where?

2

– LEGO VAULT (Museum)

3)      Explain:

3

– McDonalds drive through in Australia. Macca’s is slang for McDonalds over there. And, to differentiate from another local brand with a McDonalds sounding name, they started using Macca’s.

4)     Significance of the book?

4

– Construction of Panama Canal and its transformation to business in the region.

5)        Who?

5

– Shripal Morakhia (Sharekhan)

6) Explain:

6

– Ajax (Water Closet- Flushing system used in toilets)

Round 3: 

1)     Tata company- authorized distributor of Piaggio’s “Aero” aircraft – P180 Avanthi in Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives, Mauritius, etc.?

– Taj Air

2)     One of the fastest growing cement brands- Tata Shuddh. Which company makes it?

– Tata Chemicals

3)     Which brand invited Facebook fans to come up with an alternative to the end of world prophecized by the mayan prediction?

– Fastrack

4)     Erstwhile Tata partner- Was a partner of Manchester United at one time.

– AIG

Round 4: 

1.

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– Amar Chitra Katha

2.

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– Marilyn Monroe (Hugh Hefner; 6126- Monroe birth date; Kidman tribute to Monroe)

3.

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– Doonesbury (Garry Trudeau is the creator, Buffet and Trump appear on Doonesbury, Doonesbury won a Pulitzer)

4.

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– Bird & Co. (Eastern Investments Ltd is a government undertaking; Bisra Stone Lime Company Limited is a part of Bird & Co.; Amitabh Bachchan had his first job at Bird)

Round 5:

1)     First plant at Sankar Nagar. (Buzzer pressed)

India Cements

2)     Indian organization- 1st TV ad in 157 years was aired during opening day of CWG 2010.

Indian Railways

3)     Company publishes the global innovation barometer which examines state of business innovation in a volatile global economy.

General Electric

– Questions reviewed by Subhodeep Jash.

Subhodeep is currently working as a Consultant (Regulatory Affairs) with Dua Consulting. He is an avid (quizzer + movie buff + ManUtd fan ).  He won the Tata Crucible Campus Edition from Pune in 2008 as well as the ‘ET in Campus’ Business Quiz from Pune in 2008 & 2010.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Gurgaon – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Gurgaon – Preliminary Round Questions

The second edition of the Gurgaon Crucible saw a modest turnout but there were no let-ups in the quality of quizzing though. In the end, the usual suspects Genpact (with the old warhorse Rohan and the campus winner from earlier this year, Leo Thomas) defended their title with ease. The emergence of some fresh faces in the stage does augur well for the possible next editions of the quiz in this region.

Results:

  • WINNER:

Genpact (Rohan Khanna & Leo Thomas)

  • RUNNER UP:

Reckitt Benckiser (Mohit & Rajeev)

Other Finalists- DY Works, Bacardi, 2 teams from Reckitt Benckiser, Google. 

PRELIMINARY ROUND:

1)     Which economist was Chidambaram quoting in his 2013 Budget statement when he said- ‘There is compelling moral case for equality, but it is also necessary if there is to be sustained growth’?

– Joseph Stiglitz

2)     This idea originated from the School of Salamanca in the 16th century. Developed in its modern form by Gustav Cassel in 1918?

– Purchasing Power Parity

3)     After Christian Dior’s untimely death in 1957, who succeeded him as head designer of Christian Dior?

– Yves Saint Laurent (YSL)

4)     Which cosmetics billionaire, notorious for the Lipstick Index, has given the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, his entire collection of Cubist art worth $1 billion in April 2013?

– Leonard Lauder

5)     Which European car brand has advertised with the following print campaign (issued in public interest not to text while driving)?

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– FIAT

6)     This Gurgaon based cola giant has announced a one year strategic partnership with the Asian Football Development Project with the theme “Live for Now”?

– Pepsi

7)     Iconic brand with the memorable slogan- “The road starts here, it never ends”.

– Harley Davidson

8)     Which internet company was co-founded by Fabrice Girinda and Alex Oxenford in 2006?

– OLX

9)     In the TAPI pipeline, if A stands for Afghanistan, P for Pakistan, I for India, then what does T stand for?

– Turkmenistan

10)  Print Ad campaign for (Hint: coming to India soon) –

2

– IKEA

11)  Which carmaker roped in Jeev Milkha Singh as a brand ambassador in India?

– Volvo

12)  Which former Miss Universe has launched a Bollywood production house called Bheegi Basanti Entertanment?

– Lara Dutta

13)  Which company has a restorative water drink called B’Lue with the tagline “At Your Best Hamesha”?

– Danone

14)  Which diamond brand from the stable of Gitanjali is being endorsed by Sanjay Dutt and Manyaata?

– Sangini

15)

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Co-Authored by Karl Marx and ______ ________?

– Frederick Engels

16)  Which FMCG decided to exit the branded rice segment with ‘Arise’?

– Marico (Saffola Arise)

17)  Which English football club owned by the Fenway Sports Group & has the anthem ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’?

– Liverpool F.C

18)  This company founded in 1994 spurred by what its founder called ‘regret minimization framework’?

– Amazon

19)  This new term is used to describe office organizational system wherein multiple workers are using a single physical workstation or surface during different time periods?

– Hotdesking

20)  Identify the personality-

4

– Rajiv Takru

21)  This country’s intelligence agency advertised on the social media with the following- “If you possess daring wits and finesse, you can make an impact and perform a personal and national service”.

– Israel

22)  GZ-19, GZ-20, GZ-22. Whose airships are these?

– Goodyear (Blimps)

23)  This ‘sexy bread’ maker – 1st in india – packed bread in hygienic and convenient poly-wrapping. Who?

– Harvest Gold

24)  Rana Kapoor: Yes Bank; Radha Kapoor: X?   [Hint: Live Clean]

– Pressto (Dry cleaning service)

25)  ID the newsmaker:

5

Rohan Murthy

– Questions reviewed by Subhodeep Jash.

Subhodeep is currently working as a Consultant (Regulatory Affairs) with Dua Consulting. He is an avid (quizzer + movie buff + ManUtd fan ).  He won the Tata Crucible Campus Edition from Pune in 2008 as well as the ‘ET in Campus’ Business Quiz from Pune in 2008 & 2010.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Chandigarh – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Chandigarh – External Track Questions

FINALIST:

Bharat Petroleum, Proctor and Gamble, Indian Oil, Mind Tree Eduvation and two teams from Infosys.

Results

  • WINNER:

Infosys – Manu Chugh and Jaspreet Singh Kapoor

  • RUNNER UP:

BPCL – Nagesh Kumar Mittal and Kshtij Maheshwari

FINALS:

Round 1:

1.  Why are the sarees from a village named Dhaniakhali in India suddenly get famous some time back?

– Mamata Banerjee wears sarees made in this village.

2.  Which ‘human brand’ born as Kiranjit Kaur Vohra is worth more than Rs. 20 Crore?

–  Sunny Leone

3. In 1900s homes in the UK had very few windows and as a result people started falling ill because of claustrophobia. At the time a law was in place which led to relatively few windows in the homes. What law?

– The amount of tax you were liable to pay was based on the number of windows in your house.

4.  What are ‘SIMple Diapers’?

– Diapers that come with a sim card. Whenever the diaper is soggy, a text message is sent to the parents saying that it’s time to change the diaper.

5.  How did the Rava Idly come get invented?

During WW2,due to the shortage of rice MTR had to switch to semolina (Rava) to make idlys and thus the  Rava Idly was invented.

6. What is the Project Track Gandhi?

–  A project to track Indian currency notes.

Round 2-Think Pictorial

1. Which bank has launched a series of ad campaigns titles ‘Portraits’?

Huwaei

–  Bank of America

2. Image of Lee Iococca with an enlarged image of a cheque in the background. Id the incident.

Chrysler

– Chrysler paying back the loan it took from the US Government.

3. Image of Michael Kullen. What did he create?

Michael Cullen

– The idea of Supermarkets.

4. Logo of a famous stock exchange in India that has not changed its name.

MADRAS-STOCK-EXCHANGE

–  Madras Stock Exchange

5. Which company’s first product was horse radish?

– Heinz

6. Image of the company’s founder and a piano. Id the company.

Yamaha

– Yamaha.

Round 3- Tata

1. The Taj group has a joint venture for catering at the airports of which country. (Something to
this effect)

– Singapore(SATS)

2. Rahul Bose, Carlos Moya etc have all endorsed which brand?

– Xylus

3. Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering is considered the Nobel prize for engineering. Which Tata Company has won the award?

– Tata Steel

4. Great Indian achiever. Head of the Tata Adventure group.

– Bachhendri Pal

Round 4-Think Cryptic(Lateral Connect Rounds)

1)

Facebook

Facebook. 

2)

Verghese Kurien
– Verghese Kurien

3)

Provogue
Provogue.

4)

Huawie
– Huawei.
Round-5 Think Rapid

A question on screen with blanks. If you answer it 10 points. After a while some letters from the
answer are displayed. 5 points now.

1) Hublot Brand Ambassador and director of Beta Prema Pvt. Ltd.

– Bernie Ecclestone.

2)  Highest altitude gained traveling in a hot air balloon.

–  Vijaypat Singhania

3) Amazon boss who bought The Washington Post

– Jeff Bezos

Questions contributed by Mr. Gursheel Singh

Gursheel is a final year of engineering (Computer Science, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh) student, who has been quizzing since school days. He loves to read and watch movies.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Chandigarh – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Chandigarh – Preliminary Round Questions

RESULTS:

  • WINNER:

Infosys – Manu Chugh and Jaspreet Singh Kapoor

  • RUNNER UP:

BPCL – Nagesh Kumar Mittal and Kshtij Maheshwari

PRELIMINARY ROUND:

1. In literary circles who are known as continuators?

Authors who complete unfinished books.

2. Which ‘high energy’ company, also associated with Formula 1 has initiated a ‘kite surfing’ competition at the Mandwa Beach in Maharashtra?

–  Red Bull

3. Which global beverage giant was associated with a controversial campaign called ‘H2No-Say no to H2O’?

–  Coca Cola

4. What was started by Dr. Simon King in 1993, and now owned by ESPN?

– Cricinfo.com

5. (Visual) Advertisement campaign for a condom company. The hint was FITB ‘The changing ________ of the people’

–  Moods

6. Which personal audio company is endorsed by Lil Wayne, David Guetta, Lady Gaga among others?

–  Beats Audio

7. Which is the world’s first graduate school from Asia to receive the ISO 14001 standard in 2000. Hint: Philippines.

– AIM

8. Which bollywood actress is the brand ambassador for Sony Xperia smart phones?

–  Katrina Kaif

9. Which luxury item is available in four types, Beluga, Sterlet, Ossetra and Seruvga?

 – Caviar

10. (Visual) Id the ad campaign. ‘Kalpana Chawla’s brother runs a small business in Karnal’?

– Save the girl child

11. Founded by Leonardo de Vecchio in 1961 which is the world’s largest eye wear company?

– Luxottica

12. Which name for a form of trousers is derived from the name of an Italian island ? The trousers became popular from the The Dick Van Dyke Show.

– Capri Pants

13. With which Indian personality would you associate the Purti business group?

–  Nitin Gadkari

14. Which brand was founded in 1931 as Horse Brand Ink Powders and Tablets?

–  Camlin

15. Who wrote this famous book titles Innovation and Entrepreneurship?

–  Peter Drucker

16. Which company began in an abandoned telephone operator’s room in a bombed Shirokya departmental store in 1946?

– Sony

17. Which Indian industrialist, giving his surname to a brand of fans was referred to as Birju by the Britishers?

– Khaitan

18. What cult product is manufactured by WR Case and Sons Cutlery company which is based in Bradford, Pennsylvania?

– Zippo

19. ‘Million Minds’ is a project by which German company to sensitize the citizens of India about the evils of corruption?

– BASF

20. She is the managing director of which health care brand, named after a very famous expedition?

preetha-reddy

– Apollo

Questions contributed by Mr. Gursheel Singh

Gursheel is a final year of engineering (Computer Science, Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh) student, who has been quizzing since his school days. He loves to read and watch movies.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Cochin – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Cochin – External Track Questions

RESULTS:

  • Winners:

Malayala Manorama: Arun Thomas and Nithin Suresh

  • Runners-Up:

Federal Bank Ltd.: Nivesh Nair and Deepak P

 

FINALS:

Round 1:

1)      What was launched at the Frankfurt book fair that announced the company’s unprecedented foray into offline medium from its popular online medium ?

Google Books (Google).

2)      Which company started by making clothing for the people of the Italian Alps ? It gained prominence when a hugely popular sportsperson endorsed it ?

FILA (Bjorn Borg)

3)      In earlier days the Jews could not hold land in Italy so along with local traders they put up benches and began to trade . What was thus originated ?

Merchant banking

4)      The London Zoo has bust of which  personality of Indian origin ?

Lord Swaraj Paul

5)      Once upon a time ,________ was a Rice Exporter, had a business involving oil and grain exporting . Later he became a huge name in entertainment industry. Who ?

Subash Chandra ( Essel , Zee)

6)      Which brand derives its name from the oil of bean of a flowery plant ?

Castrol ( from castor oil)

Round 2:

1)      Print advert by which brand ?

Elephant

– Nilkamal ( notice the blue plastic chair underneath the elephant )

2)      Identify (pictures of different products such as coirs, crops,paper were shown)

TJ

– Tihar Jail products

3)      Identify the infrastructure company?

RITES

– Part Logo of RITES.

4)     Who are behind this venture ?

Sri Lankan venture

– Mahela Jayawardene and Kumara Sangakkara

5)       Identify to a business group?

Imagica

– Adlabs ( Imagica Theme Park )

6)      Identify the cement company founded by this person?

Binani Cements

–  Binani Cements

Round 3:

1)      Which Tata group company is into pharmaceutical and drugs research ?

Advinus Therapeutics

2)      Which Tata company is associated with the ‘The Victoria Jungfrau ‘ collection ?

Taj Hotels

3)      Which Tata brand positions itself as ‘We help you buy ‘ ?

Croma

4)      Which Tata group subsidiary companies services include water management, power distribution, infrastructure solutions, public health and horticulture services ?

JUSCO

Round 4:

(This round was the turning point as the duo from Malayala Manorama cruised with all 4 questions and 60 crucial points in their kitty.The visuals are just suggestive while the actual were on the same lines.)

1)

Pernod

– Pernord Ricard (Logo; Vikram Seth endorses Absolut Vodka; founders)

 2)

Intel

– Intel ( McAfee owned by Intel , founders )

3)

Sara Lee

– Sara Lee ( old name ,owner,partnership)

Round 5:

1)      Who is the founder of Flag Foundation of India ?

– Naveen Jindal

2)      What connects: Spark, Dare, Woo, Storm, Rush ?

– Kamasutra (deodorant variants)

3)      Who is behind the Purti Group ?

– Nitin Gadkari

– Questions contributed by Mr. Nivesh Nair.