Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Guwahati – Regional Round Questions
- WINNER :
- Jt. Director of Health Services (Govt. Of Assam) – Mridul. K and Abhijit Das
- RUNNER UP :
- Pioneers and Partners – Syed Burhanur Rahman and Shah Syed Samadur
Regional Round Questions:
Q.1. This was a very famous printer and it was among the first which was used by this famous lady. What printer was this which she actually helped to create ?
Ans. Braille’s printer by Helen Keller
Q.2. In 1950, who was the exclusive designer of Marlene Dietrich’s dresses in the Alfred Hitchcock film Stage Fright?
Ans. Christian Dior
Q.3. Name the project.
Ans. Clean Ganga Project
[1. ‘Ganga Avataran’ painting by Raja Ravi Varma. 2. Ganges is a nature documentary series by BBC for television on the natural history of the River Ganges. 3. Logo of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)]
Q.4. What is an aspirational treadmill?
Ans. Princeton psychologist and economics Nobelist Daniel Kahneman mentions the “aspirational treadmill”, the idea that we simply readjust our expectations upward once we have reached a certain level of success. This would help explain why people who have a lot of money, or have a lot of leisure time, do not say on surveys that they are much more satisfied than do people who have less.
Q.5. Identify him.
Ans. Narasimhan Ram of ‘The Hindu’
Q.6. Which brand from Nahar Group’s flagship company, shares its name with an administrative area of the Prinicipality of Monaco?
Ans. Monte Carlo
Q.7. Tata Red, Tata Black, Tata Yellow, Tata Green, Tata Blue and Tata Pink are all brands from _________
Ans. Coin toss
[1. TBWA/Chiat/Day logo: Guy Day called Jay Chiat to discuss a merger with Jay Chiat & Associates. Day won a coin toss to see who would be the president of the new agency.
2. Wilbur looks on as Orville pilots the first powered flight : Both brothers were eager to pilot the first flight. A coin toss gave Wilbur the honour, but his attempt on December 14 failed. Orville was successful on the next attempt on December 17.
3. Hewlett and Packardtosseda coin to decide whether the company they founded would be called Hewlett-Packard or Packard-Hewlett.
4. In the climax ofSholay, Veeru and Jaidev decide their next strategy over their encounter with the villains by tossing a coin (they are in habit of deciding over the affairs between themselves this way). It is revealed at the end that the coin used by him is actually a trick coin that always come up heads.]
Q.9. What gets its name from the fact that it uses three electronic beams to produce a colour picture through a single gun, and then focusing them through one lens ?
Ans. Trinitron by Sony
Q.10. Name the author of the book.
Ans. John Kotter
Q.11. In 2014, the UK subsidiary of Tata Global Beverages has acquired a 100 percent stake in the equity capital of Earth Rules, Australia engaged in coffee business under the _______ brand.
Q.12. Fill up the blanks in this quote by Jay Levinson said this about someone: “Take Leo Burnett , David Ogilvy, Bill Bernbach and Mark Twain. Combine their brains and shave their heads. What’s left?
Ans: Seth Godin
Q.13. Identify the company.
Ans. Xiaomi (Lei Jun)
Q.14. Which individual was an exclusive customer of this piece of dental work that was created for him?
Ans. Marlon Brando for the film ‘Godfather’.
[This dental plumper , designed by Dick Smith and New York dentist Henry Dwork was worn by Marlon Brando to create the effect of jowls for his role as Don Corleone in the 1972 film , ‘The Godfather’]
Q.15.This Tata vehicle is known colloquially as DIMO Batta in Sri Lanka. (4,3)
Ans. TATA ACE
Q.16. Identify the logo.
Ans. Hershey’s (Chocolate)
Ans. Christian Dior
[1. Bernard Arnault of LVMH 2.Harper’s Bazaar’s Mrs. Carmel Snow chatting with Coco Chanel : Her famous quote “(Of Christian Dior’s ‘New Look’) Clothes by a man who doesn’t know women, never had one, and dreams of being one! ” 3. Christian Dior]
Q.18. What idea of Scott Adam’s is attributed to the success and popularity of Dilbert comics?
Ans. Adams attributes his success to his idea of including his e-mail address in the panels, thus facilitating feedback from readers
Q.19. What is this?
Ans. Yakhchal or ice chamber
[Yakhchāl (Persian yakh meaning “ice” and chāl meaning “pit”) is an ancient type of evaporative cooler. By 400 BC, Persian engineers had mastered the technique of storing ice in the middle of summer in the desert.]
Q.20. Name the style of this furniture? (Named after a middle age Empire / Dynasty)
Q.21. Connect :
Q.22. “ Keno” was the original name of this game and “Beano” was an early name. It was named named Beano because little red dried beans were used. These were used to cover the numbers. Native Amercians devised the team in the 1920s or 1930s. What are talking about?
Q.23.These are toys which have been created by a company called Giant Microbes. It is to educate the world about what? (started in Africa)
Q.24. Tie Breaker question: The number was 80586. In US, the law says you cannot trademark a numeric hence a brand was created. What brand name was created which later had a series to 1,2,3 etc. came into existence in this world because of trademark restriction?
Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal of BHEL Bhopal.