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

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


  • WINNER :

ITM – Aritra C and Aditya


SIES College of Management – Aditya and Sudarshan R

Preliminary Round:

Q1) In 1955, the Stanford Research Institute brought two innovations which went on to revolutionize the banking industry. One was ERMA (Electronic Recording Machine, Accounting). Which was the other one? (Hint: Now ubiquitous, abbreviation was acceptable as an answer)

A1) Magnetic ink character recognition (MICR)

Q2) EVALIA is an MUV from which automobile manufacturer?

A2) Nissan

Q3) Vijaywada based Lingamaneni group recently launched a domestic airline. Name it. (Three options were given: Air Asia, Air Costa & a third one)

A3) Air Costa

Q4) This is a refrigerator introduced by an Indian company for rural markets. Which company is behind it?


A4) Godrej

Q5) In the early 1900s, Maganlal Agarwal owned a mithai shop in Lonavla. He started selling Gud Dani which became popular with travellers. What did Gud Dani transform into?

A5) Chikki

Q6) India’s 1st export processing unit was set up in 1965 at which place?

A6) Kandla

Q7) “YouWeCan” is an initiative from this personality. Whose initiative?

A7) Yuvraj Singh

Q8) “Wealth Out of Waste” is an initiative of which Indian conglomerate?


Q9) Who’s the first ever woman to lead a Fortune 500 Indian company?

A9) Arundhati Bhattacharya (SBI Chairperson)

Q10) Name the Indian who’s the head of Think Tank Team & Director of Samsung Research India and is behind the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.

A10) Pranav Mistry

Q11) Sometime in Sept 2013, 22500 people across 78 cities in India managed to lay their hands on something at a price at which it was last sold reportedly in 1999. Which commodity? (Hint: Groupon)

A11) Onions

Q12) Identify this gentleman.


A12) Jagdish Khattar

Q13) Which generic term was first used as a product name by a London-based company Carless, Capel & Leonard around the end of 19th century?

A13) Petrol

Q14) What is “dubdubdub” in internet slang?

A14) www

Q15) How are Golden Rule stores started by one James Cash better know today?

A15) J C Penney stores

Q16) Its modern day symbol depicts Harald Blåtand’s initials inscribed in Rumic symbols. What? (Hint: Technology found in Mobile phones)

A16) Bluetooth

Q17) Goa-based Hindustan Foods Limited began as a partnership between Glaxo & which group based out of Goa and related to soccer? (Hint: 5 letter answer)

A17) Dempo

Q18) Whom did Old Spice feature in India as the Mantastic Man?

A18) Milind Soman

Q19) Airtel recently acquired 100% stake in a company called Wireless Business Services (WBSPL) which was founded by a US chipmaker. Which US chipmaker?

a) Cable & Wireless b) Qualcomm c) Intel

A19) Qualcomm

Q20) What did this couple create after a trip through Asia, as a guide to travel as cheaper cost. It can still be seen being used by foreign tourists in India?


A20) Lonely Planet Publication


Questions contributed by Saransh Verma. Saransh is currently a business management student at S P Jain, Mumbai. He took the first steps in the world of Quizzing while at school in Allahabad. Quizzing transformed from a hobby to passion while pursuing engineering at Pune. Since then he has been attempting to answer questions at quizzes organised at various college fests, BCQC, BQC opens and the likes of Landmark Quiz etc. He believes in the mantra “You win some, you lose some but try never to miss one.”

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Nagpur – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Nagpur – Regional Finals Questions


  • WINNER :

VNIT – Pranjal and Pawan


RCOEM – Anuj Agarwal and Aditya Morarka


Round 1:

1. Irina Blok is a designer that created one of the world’s most popular logos. The logo came to life when Blok after studying all sorts of sci-fi toys, drew inspiration inspiration from a surprising source – a restroom. After all, everyone has seen the sign on a restroom and the male/female figures are instantly recognizable. Which famous logo is this?

Ans: The Android Logo

2. What extremely famous venture was seeking these names before adopting the current one suggested by Eldon Sellers, Top Hat, Gentleman, Sir, Satyr and Bachelor?

Ans: Playboy

3. This company founded in 1985 won the Woolmark award in 1991, and the prize “most feminine flavor of the year” in 1993. They also won an Oscar for best male perfume in 1996. Which two word company is this?

Ans: Dolce and Gabbana

4. Founded by Jess McMahon and Toots Mondt in 1952, and, as of 2011, the largest in the world, holding about 320 house shows a year and broadcasting to about 36 million viewers in more than 150 countries. Many people have questioned its intergrity. What is it?

Ans: WWE

5. Donald Graham said “this is the single biggest thing Jeff Bezos has bought with his own money, and I don’t think for a moment that he regards it as a rich man’s toy”. What is being talked about?

The sale of Washington Post to Jeff Bezos.

Round 2:

1. Speciality of this movie?


  Ans: First ever movie produced by Google

2.  Whose autobiography?


Ans: Andrew Carnegie

3. Identify:


Nikola Tesla

4. What is this book all about?


Ans: Using Twitter for change

Round 3:

1. After a lot of research the marketing team at Tata thought of this word to promote Nano to the young generation. Which word?

Ans: Awesomeness

2. Which Tata company has the tagline, “Serving society through science”?

Ans: Tata Chemicals

3. What is the name of the Electronic Retail store by Tata?

Ans: Croma

4. Which Tata Company has the loyalty program IndiOne?

Ans: Tata Indicom

Round 4:

Will be added soon!

Round 5:


a) This concept was introduced during the Roman times.
b) Founded by Ramesh Chauhan.

Ans: Thums Up


a) The retail outlets of this group are known as Q-Shop.

Ans: Sahara


a) They produced the first daily soap, Shanthi in India.
b) They also provided in-flight entertainment for Air India flights.
c) Current head is Siddarth Roy Kapur.

Ans: UTV


Questions contributed by Aditya Morarka.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER :

VNIT – Pranjal and Pawan


RCOEM – Anuj Agarwal and Aditya Morarka


1) Whose birthday is celebrated as Engineer’s Day in India. This legend has also been associated with the Tata group?

A. M. Visvesvaraya.

2) Micromax has signed which actor to endorse their brand of products?

A. Hugh Jackman.

3) Which Indian automaker has 48% stakes in Austrian bike maker KTM?

A. Bajaj.

4) Identify from the visual:


A. Marissa Mayer.

5) His father’s name was George, a corporate executive in an auto industry and in 1954 became the president and CEO of American Motors. He was also elected the governor of Michigan. Whom are we talking about?
A. Mitt Romney.

6) The DI Corp got profits as high as 800% in October 2012. Who is the owner of this electrical circuit maker? (Hint- His father was the founder of DI Corp.)


7) What is COCO? or expand COCO. (Hint: petrol pump owners have this service.)

A. Company Owned-Company Operated.

8) Who has came up with ” A Future Full of Energy “?

Hindustan Petroleum.

9) Arun Anant is the former CEO of which Media house?

A. The Hindu.

10) In 1943, this company was founded by Mohan T. Advani with others. For mainly Air Conditioners. (Hint: name comprises of two words.)
A. Blue Star.

11) Identify the brand from the visual.

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A. Kurkure.

12) The Terrano is a cross-badged product by Nissan and _______?

A. Renault.

13) Which Media group has a campaign “Let’s Make News Better”?

A. Hindustan Times.

14) Angela Ahrendts is the CEO of which retail company was hired by Apple to revive its network of Apple Stores?

A. Burberry.

15) Identify the mascot of FIFA WC 2014.


A. Fuleco.

16) Identify the brand that has tied up with Crossfit for making sports apparels.


A. Reebok.

17) Calico is a new company started by which company with the stated goal of focusing on the challenge of combating aging and associated diseases?

A. Google Innovations.

18) Malcolm McLean in 1956 invented something that changed the logistics industry. What was the idea?

A. Shipping Containers.

19) The brand has sought to recreate the rhythm of the Rio carnival with its song for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

A. Coca-Cola.

20) Which legend is signed as the brand ambassador for the travel website Musafir.com?

A. Sachin Tendulkar.

Questions contributed by Vrushabh Gudade. Vrushabh is a 11th grade student who has a serious passion for quizzing and likes quizzing from his heart. He likes knowledge and all that he has gained so far is just due to quizzing. He painstakingly typed out these questions in an internet parlour. We are grateful to him for helping us in our endeavour.

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