Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Jamshedpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Jamshedpur – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: Tata Motors – Ms. Loveleen Mishra and Bismoy Pati
  • RUNNER UP: Tata Steel – Sharath and Ms. Lekshmy

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. In 1792, Henry Walton Smith and his wife Anna established the business as a news vendor in Little Grosvenor Street, London selling newspaper and books. How do we know it better?

Ans. WH Smith

2. Logo of  which spark plug company?


Ans. Mico Bosch 

3. “Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones- the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically.”Which eminent Indian endorsed Lipton tea in 1947 and was not paid for it?

Ans. Rabindra Nath Tagore

4. As it prepares a new regulatory framework for startups and alternative investments, regulator SEBI  set up an 18-member panel headed by whom to advise on policy matters? The Alternative Investment Policy Advisory Committee (AIPAC) includes representatives from the industry, private equity firms and start-up organisations, besides senior officials of Sebi, RBI and the Finance Ministry.
Ans. N R Murthy
5. Netdragon of China has set up a company to look like this. What has inspired it?
Inline image 2
Ans. Startrek US

6. Ferdinando Innocenti  gave the brand name of a line of motor scooters initially manufactured in Milan, Italy. What name?

Ans. Lambretta
7. Identify the logo.
Ans. Uber
8. Who is credited with 8 step process for leading change?
 Ans. John Cotter
9. Quote by Walter Chrysler
10. What 3 lettered word is now synonymous with heavy engineering equipment.
It is the world’s third-largest construction equipment manufacturer. Its headquarters is in n Rocester,Staffordshire?
Ans. JCB
11. Which company on June 20 announced it had reached an agreement to acquire AOL for $50 a share in a deal valued at about $4.4 billion? The telecommunications giant said at the time the acquisition would further its strategy to build out its LTE wireless video and streaming video strategy.
Ans. Verizon
12. The Powerwall is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery product manufactured by the company for home use. It stores electricity for domestic consumption, load shifting, and backup power. Which company?
Ans. Tesla
13. Headlines Today and TV today have merged and changed their names to what entity?
 Ans. India Today
14. Identify the personality.
Ans. Rudolf Diesel
15. Identify the logo.
unnamed (1)
 Ans. Bangalore International Airport
16. The giant pediment at the centre is crowned with the statue of Minerva. Named so after the vocation of clerks who would initially work in this building?
 Ans. Writers Building
 17. He co-authored the 1991 book “The Japan That Can Say No” with politician Shintaro Ishihara, where they criticized American business practices and encouraged Japanese to take a more independent role in business and foreign affairs. Which great inventor and buisness person?
 Ans. Akio Morita
 18.In April 13, 2015, the market value of X Holdings exceeded US$200 billion for the first time, hitting US$206 billion. On September 8, 2015,it became the largest Internet company in Asia by value after Alibaba Group Holding Limited suffered a major drop ($141 Billion over 10 months) in its share value. Name X.
 Ans. Tencent Holdings

Questions contributed by Sneha Ranjan

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Goa – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Goa – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: Adicent Designs – Ashish and Shoaib Syed
  • RUNNER UP: Savoir Faire – Harshavardhan and Rajiv D’Silva

Regional Round Questions:

1. Identify.
Ans: Phee Teik Yeoh, CEO of Vistara

2. This product by RB was discovered by a scientist, known to produce “clear liquids”. What?

Ans: Clearasil

3. Connect.



Ans. Chevloret

4. TCS is has tied with SAP HANA, which 2 word buzz word they are focussing on?


Ans. Big data

5. Connect question on Bogota and Cartegena coffee


6. Question on Leela group

7. He was a cricketer and trophy had FW as initials. Who?


Ans. F W Taylor

8. Who is the famous employee?

Ans. Sunny Leone


9. Which city is written below it?

Ans. San Francisco


10. 400 lights which project?

Ans.Hollywood Sign


11. Question on Veet Trivia

12. Identify.

Ans. BG Group

13.  Connect.


Ans. Harman Kardon

14. Identify.

Ans. Tinder

15. Question on Milk Route

Questions contributed by Amey Parsekar

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Goa – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Goa – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: Adicent Designs – Ashish and Shoaib Syed
  • RUNNER UP: Savoir Faire – Harshavardhan and Rajiv D’Silva

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. Gilbert manufactures what?
A. Rugby balls


2. Fedex acquired which Australian logistics company?



3. If Microsoft Internet Explorer is the old name, what’s the new name?

A. Edge


4. What ceremony marks the beginning of printing of the budget documents in India, each year?

A. Halwa Ceremony

5. Polaris is launching which 2 bikes, Roadmaster and_______?

A. Indian


6. Rupee bonds are called?

A. Masala bonds


7. Snapdeal acquired which payment company?

A. Freecharge


8. Featured in ads like mentos, apple, widely used image?

A. Einstein


9. Project Panther Bidco has a major investment in Aspire AB. Who is behind Project Panther Bidco?

A. Jay Z


10. Amiibo, which company apologized for not fulfilling the sales requests?

A. Nintendo


11. MRO in aircrafts stands for?

A. Maintenance Repair Overhaul


12. Image shown for Capsule Hotels in Japan.


13. Dave Goldberg died recently. Who is his wife?

A. Sheryl Sandberg


14. Bird shown, logo of which hotel?


A. Accor


15. Names of founders given, which is the company?



16. 1984 what was invented by a company, image shown. Clue given:  closest to ink pens.

A. Gel Pens


17. Juniper, which drink?

A. Gin


18. The Lion Wakes, which bank?



19. Company produces, ball bearins, tied up with some car company?



20. Which indian family has invested in Ziddu?

A. Bachchan

Questions contributed by Amey Parsekar!

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Guwahati – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Guwahati – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER :
  • Jt. Director of Health Services (Govt. Of Assam) – Mridul. K and Abhijit Das
  • 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. Pigment

 Q.8. Connect.


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.

Ans.  Map

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)


Q.16. Identify the logo.


Ans. Hershey’s (Chocolate)

 Q.17. Connect.


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)


Ans. Ottoman

Q.21. Connect :


Ans. Ajinomoto

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?

Ans. Bingo

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)


Ans. Ebola

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?

Ans. Intel

 Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal of BHEL Bhopal.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Guwahati – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Guwahati – Preliminary Round Questions

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. Which Indian Businessman was kidnapped in 1997 in Ahmedabad and was also trapped inside Taj Mahal hotel when it was attacked on Nov 26?

Ans: Gautam Adani
 2. Which country has the maximum number of LinkedIn users?
Ans: USA
 3. Which website for Online shopping means ‘searching for treasure’ in Chinese?
Ans: Taobao
 4. ‘The Course of my Life’ is the autobiography of which Indian who was closely related to RBI?
Ans: CD Deshmukh 
 5. What was launched in 1944 in the USA as a replacement brand by Wrigley due to rationing of gum-making ingredients in World War II?
Ans: Orbit
 6. Which watch brand was used for the first time in sports during the international ballooning for the Gordon Bennet Cup in 1909?
Ans: Omega
7. In Pakistan, which brand is so popular for decades that the generic word used for any detergent is the name of this brand?
Ans: Surf
 8. Which is the only card brand that is accepted at all Olympic venues?
 9. Who was the first Indian Prime Minister who signed on currency notes?
Ans: Manmohan Singh
 10. Who was the longest serving Finance Minster of India?
Ans: Morarji Desai
 11. Whom did Esquire Magazine in 1960 describe as “lean, relaxed outdoorsman, a cattle rancher, a Navy Officer, a flyer, whose tattooed wrist suggested a romantic past, a man who had once worked with his hands, who knew the score, who merited respect”?
Ans: Marlboro Man
 12. “It was 1983 and I was working with Indian Airlines when I happened to win a lottery to buy the first……..produced in India. Rajiv Gandhi, who was then a pilot with Indian Airlines, announced me the winner. I bought it as a gift for my wife Gulshanbeer Kaur”. What?
Ans: First Maruti car
13. ‘Urzza’ is an energy drink from which brand?
Ans: Bisleri
 14. Who, in 1943, co-founded Travancore Chemical and Manufacturing company along with Dr. Krishnamurthy?
Ans: Dr. CV Raman
 15. Who trademarked the phrase “India ka Tyohaar”?
Ans: IPL
16. “Sometimes there’s a bit of a pain in achieving more”, says this brand’s ATL campaign during Mumbai Marathon. Which brand?
Ans: Volini
17. Antonio Latini’s 1694 book of recipe ‘Lo scalco alla moderna’ had a handful of recipes using X and included the first published recipe for something using X. What?
Ans: Tomato
18. ‘Dil ki deal’ ad featuring Aamir Khan. Identify the company?
Ans: Snapdeal
19. The company was founded in Santiago de Cuba in 1862 and in 1910, became the nation’s first multinational company when it opened its operation in Spain?
Ans: Bacardi
20. Identification of logo of Google Maps.
Questions contributed by Kumar Shivam! He runs a Quiz Page in Facebook named Quizzing India (www.facebook.com/quizzingindia) and was the East Zone Champion and National Finalist of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2015.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – North Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – North Zonal Round Questions


  • WINNER: Genpact – Rohan Khanna and Leo Thomas
  • RUNNER UP: RBS – Pankaj Jain and Abhinav Kishore

North Zonal Round Questions:

1. First established in 1901 by Grant Richards and purchased by the Oxford University Press in 1906, this imprint publishes primarily dramatic and classic literature for students and the general public to popularize literature . What offering from Oxford university press is being talked about?


Ans. Vintage world classics

2. It got its first big break at South by Southwest music festival of 2007. But its importance reached a pinnacle during “miracle on Hudson”,when US Airways Flight 1549made emergency landing on Hudson. Till February 2009, they had 900% growth but zero revenues. What?

Ans. Twitter

3. The establishment of CSIR labs in Jamshedpur in 1946 was generously supported by Tatas in terms of cash and land. What did these labs go on to become?

Ans. National Metallurgical Laboratory

4. Kishore Biyani led Future group acquired this company that owned brands like Kara Wet Wipes, Puretta. Which company?  (5 letter word)

Ans. Grasim

5. Connect.


Ans. All these brand have used rhinoceros in their brand identities some time in their journey

6. Started by these two brothers in Germany, famous in India since last 2 decades in terms of tractors first and now in other vehicles also..–give their surname?


Ans. Eicher

7.  Which entity from Sri Lanka that owns Watawala plantations is in news and why?

sri lankawp

Ans. Sunshine holding corporation, Tata Coffee has taken over Watawala plantation

8. French shoppers have become the first to experience a new LED lighting system that sends special offers and location data to their smartphones. This has been designed by Carrefour and which huge lighting company?

Ans. Phillips

9. Identify this person who is a figurehead and consumer rights activist in India?

bindu madhav joshi

Ans.Bindu Madhav Joshi

10. Queen Mary 2,Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth will perform a choreographed “river dance” as part of events to mark the 175th anniversary of this company’s first trans- Atlantic crossing. Which company?


Ans. Cunard

11. Connect to a person.


Ans. Sepp Blatter

12. In the end, credits of “Wreck-It-Ralph” (2012) the logo gets taken over by video game code. 2010’s “TRON: Legacy” replaced it with “The Grid,” where the programs reside in the film. What are talking about?


Ans. Disney’s sleeping beauty castle logo at the end of the movies

13. What is Price Anchoring by J.C. Penney?

Ans. Price anchoring is putting price points like 499, 599 where customer feels he is saving something paying less than the 100 round figure. Customers will feel they’re getting a great value and you’ll generate higher sales.

14. Who is the author?


Ans.Oprah Winfrey

15. First major commercial vehicles to be designed at Tata motors pune premises were 1210 Semi forward Control cabs and the 1516 SFC can for Tata trucks. Which research centre created this?

Ans. Mercedes Research Centre

16. Connect.


Ans. Sultan of Brunei (Special Gurkha Cigars made for him, has largest fleet of Rolls Royce, Made his entire fortune doing busines with Shell, owns Dorchester Hotels of London)

17. Lewis Edison started Ideal pen company. How do we know it better today?

Ans. Waterman pens

18. Identify the lingerie brand which was launched in India recently. Apparently their advertising spend is pegged at $2 Million.


Ans. Hunkemoller

19. Demi, Serieux and Formidable—with which traditional product in France would you associate them with ?

Ans. Size of beers in France

20. This executive with a background in managing Asia business of a huge American Music company bought an airline company from the government of the country for worth of 26 cents and a huge debt. He turned it around and is now regarded as giant in the sector. Who?

Ans. Tony Fernandes

21. This is the interior of Café Parisian where only a certain sect of VIPs were allowed. Where was it located?


Ans. Titanic

22. Daimler has partnered with which mobile phone chipmaker to come up with a clever idea of wirless charging? (Hint: 8 letter word)


23. Eric Schmidt admitted that when somebody wore a particular dress to an awards show in 2000, so many people were searching for it online that Google decided to create a special application to search images also.Who wore it?

Ans. JLO’s green Versace dress

24. 2015 is the 100th anniversary of an iconic product that was originally produced in German green colour. It also came on time magazine cover.

Ans. Coke Hobble Skirt Bottle

25. Connect.


Ans. Lala Lajpat Rai founded  them all

Questions contributed by Soubhagya Jena

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Delhi – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Delhi – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER:  RBS – Pankaj Jain and Abhinav Kishore
  • RUNNER UP: Hero Motocorp – Pankaj Jindal and Prashanth Potana

Regional Round Questions:

1. Speedo’s US Men’s collection – Competition Racing, Boat Tracks, Fashion is what?


Ans. Lifeguards

2. “Phubbing” -What does it mean?

Ans. Phone Snubbing

3. Connect question on Oberoi Hotel

4. Which company was founded in 2010, by Maheshwari & Amitava Saha? The products range from maternity wear to baby products.

Ans. First Cry

5. Identify this value investor. He is the author of the book- ‘Stocks to Riches’. He passed away recently.

parag parikh

Ans.Parag Parikh   

6. It is a JV between Tata Advanced Systems (TAS) and Lockheed Martin. Founded in 2010 to address homeland security needs. Which company?

Ans. Avani

7. Introduced in NYC, by a 2800 sq ft billboard and with sales over 120$ million. By end of 1994, brand entered into Fortune’s products of the year. Which brand?

Ans. Berlie  

8. Connect.


Ans. Shalimar Paints    

9. Free desserts were offered by McDonalds, 20% voucher was given by Dominos, free checkup by Sankara Eye clinics- are all Freebies offered as incentive of doing what during Apr/May 2014?

Ans. Voted during Indian General elections.  

10.  World’s most famous drooping design was trademarked to design for this creation. Name it.


Ans. Concorde

11. It was developed as a Cyrus Mistry project. It is a Tata  concept car for Geneva Motor Show. What?

Ans. Hexa  

12. This test targeted to an audience unaware of existence of McDonalds/Burger King- and who had never eaten burger before. Name it.

Ans. Whopper Virgin Test

13. How was this countered in India?


Ans. Amul Girl  

14. In HR recruitment circles, what is GAFA?

Ans. Google, Amazon, Facebook & Apple

15. Team from Manipal Institute of Technology and Tata Power unveiled a solar car prototype. It is being explored for commercial viability.

Ans. Serve   

16. He is the person behind which shoe brand? His name is  PV Gopalakrishnan.

shoe brand

Ans. Bachi Shoes

17. Connect.



Ans. Bottom of the Pyramid concepts

18. Question on Masuria (Mysore weavers)

19. Give the iconic phrase by Maurice Drake, an advertising executive.It is one of the most well known ad slogans written in a Victorian pub over two pints of beer. 3 word phrase.

Ans. Beans means Heinz  

20. Car interiors made of original items collected from the Maracana. What?


Ans. The grass from the stadium

21. Connect question on Auric Goldfinger

22. Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year 2014?

Ans. Vape

23. Nippon Airways endearing design?


 Ans. R2D2 Star Wars Design.

Questions contributed by Shubhodeep Jash

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Delhi – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Delhi – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER:  RBS – Pankaj Jain and Abhinav Kishore
  • RUNNER UP: Hero Motocorp – Pankaj Jindal and Prashanth Potana

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. Yale Locks, patented by Linus Yale in 1861. This invention is synonymous with a particular community in the need of an infallible ‘magic’ lock. Which community?

Ans. Banks  

2.  K-Way, Jesus Jeans- are some of its sub brands, Holding Company- BasicNet & JJ Robison. Identity is somewhat controversial. What?

Ans. Kappa

3. Name this tourism company. The name is a German word for ‘brave’. It was started by Alfred in 1906.

Ans. Kuoni    

4. News of the Food pic- Appeared in NY Times 1944. Product popular in Southern Italy. Offered here in US for home consumption. What food?


Ans. Pizza

5. Which Indian company adopted villages in Varanasi and 25 master weavers designing of Banarasi drapes rich in color and texture?

Ans. Taj Hotels.

6. Which is Latin American country is the first to make growing, selling, consuming marijuana legal?

Ans. Uruguay

7. Which controversial financial sector instrument was regulated first by state of Travancore in 1914?

Ans. Chit Funds

8. Brooke Shields ad campaign – _______________ comes between me and my Calvins. Fill in the blank.


Ans. Nothing

9. Since 2005, which “Own” lady has been topping Forbes’ list of richest celebrities?

Ans. Oprah Winfrey

10. Name the computer brand whose name is derived from a genus of trees and shrubs- Maple? Name comes from Latin word for ‘sharp’?

Ans. Acer

11. Sita Air, Buddha Air, Garuda, Yeti Air, Shree Air are all carriers from which country?

Ans. Nepal

12. Which is the corporation?


Ans. Home Depot

13.Who is behind the charity called Swades Foundation?

Ans. Ronnie Screwvala    

 Q14. From which Shakespeare work is the line – ‘All that glitters is not gold’ found?

Ans. Merchant of Venice

Q15. Name this type of transportation whose name is derived from the Japanese word for ‘human powered vehicle’?

Ans. Rickshaw  

16. Identify whale associated with this design?


Ans. Beluga

17. What GI is designed into process categories such as Jangla , Cutwork and Tissue, Tanchoi, etc?

Ans. Banarasi Sarees  

18. Which iconic brand  was founded in 1902 as Hendee Manufacturing Company by George Hendee to manufacture bicycles? Later bought over by Polaris.

Ans. Indian Motorcycles

19. Guillotine, Punch Cut, V Cut – are varieties of which implement? In India, they are manufactured by ITC.

Ans. Cigars

20.Identify the brand.

royal enfield

Ans. Royal Enfield

Questions contributed by Shubhodeep Jash. 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Gurgaon – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Gurgaon – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: Genpact- Rohan Khanna and Leo Thomas
  • RUNNER UP: Channel Play– Sreekanth and Amit Swaroop

Regional Round Questions:

Q1. Some of the world’s most expensive equipment comes from this sport. It involves getting in the face of the opponent. Which game?


Ans. Lacrosse  

Q2. Bankers fly into a city, facilitate a deal and return home the very next day. How do we know this practice which is found in emerging economies?

Ans. Suitcase Banking

Q3 Connect.


Ans. Lutyens, Delhi

Q4. A mixture of coal tar and iron works slag was used by Edgar Hooley as process combining materials to create something seen in the context of airports. What?

Ans. Tarmac

Q5.  Identify logo.


Ans. Oxylane  

Q6. In 1920s, Tata Hydro offered to do this to sell electricity to mills. What?

Ans. Boilers

Q7. Identify.


Ans. Charles Francis Dolan of HBO

Q8. Connect.



Ans. Delhi School of Economics    

Q9. Which Mahindra brand started out as 2 separate companies: Ha Dong-hwan Motor Workshop and Dongbang Motor Co? (Name means ‘double dragon’)

Ans. SsangYong Motors

Q10. A vehicle name derived from a word which means ‘very good’. It is a playing card which takes the highest billing in a card game?

Ans. Ace  

Q11. Established in the 1990s by the Treaty of Asuncion, it was later amended and updated in 1994 by the Treaty of Ouro Preto. It is a common market group.

Ans. Mercosur  

Q12. Identify.


Ans. Anand Halve of Chlorophyll

Q13. Expand JEMCO.

Ans. Jamshedpur Engineering & Machine Mfg Company

Q14. First wrist watch known as MMA or a museum watch, was designed by Nathan George Horwitt in 1947. How do we know it better?

Ans. Movado

Q15. Patent for this invention was issued in the 19th century to Sampson Mordan & John Isaac Hawkins. Known for the forever pointed version.

Ans. Sharp mechanical pencils    

 Q16. Connect.


Ans. Nielsen Corporation  

Q17. Identify the premier brand.


Ans. Bombay Brasserie

Q18. Cognac brand brought in by Jean Fillioux & his descendants, brass army logo since 1836?

Ans. Hennessy

Q19. Which lighting brand was designed by George Carwardine in the 1930s?

Ans. Anglepoise lamps

Q20.  Diego Rivera mural found where?


Ans. Ford Plant

Q21. Connect.



Ans. All products named after places   

Q22.  Found in 1930s. World’s first?


Ans. Navigation system

Q23.  Patent Diagram For?


Ans. Barcode  

Questions contributed by Subhodeep Jash

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Gurgaon – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Gurgaon – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: Genpact- Rohan Khanna and Leo Thomas
  • RUNNER UP: Channel Play– Sreekanth and Amit Swaroop

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q1. Which Indian brand in 1989 tried to recreate GM’s ‘Heartbeat of America’ campaign from the 1980s?

Ans. Hamara Bajaj

Q2.  The first use of visualization idea originated in Douglas Copeland’s 1995 novel ‘Microserfs’. This has been popularized by Flickr. What are we talking about?

Ans. Tag Cloud

Q3. Who recently ventured into digital news domain by launching Quintillion Media, a pure play digital news company?

Ans.Raghav Bahl   

Q4. This is the world’s last ______________ processing facility.


Ans. Kodachrome/Kodak Films

Q5. While in prison in Hamirpur, for anti-State activities during WW-2, Surendra Mohan Bose was aware of the perilous working conditions of India soldiers, who didn’t have proper rainproof gear. Name the company he founded?


 Q6. Looking out of the window in Mayapur, a village near Calcutta, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Prabhupada saw a group of children fighting with street dogs over scraps of food. What was born as a result in 2000, as a mission to see no children is deprived of education because of hunger?

Ans. Akshaya Patra Foundation

Q7. Which corporate raider started out at Phillips Petroleum and founded Mesa Petroleum in 1956?

Ans. T Boone Pickens

Q8. This is Ajay Singh, Co-founder of SpiceJet. He created a slogan in 2014 which became the slogan of the year. What slogan?

 Abki baar modi sarkar                                                                                         

Ans. Ab Ki Baar, Modi Sarkar

Q9. Which LVMH owned whisky brand gets its name from the Gaelic word for ‘The Vale of Tranquillity’?

Ans. Glenmorangie   

Q10. Australia sent NASA a 400$ fine for littering due to an event that unfolded on 12th July 1979. What was NASA’s ‘crime’?

Ans. Skylab Crash

Q11. What item of daily dinner table use, was discovered by 19th century chemist Constantin Fahlberg?

Ans. Saccharin

Q12. The Gentleman in the Bombay Dyeing commercials has his uncle hogging the headlines now. Who is his famous uncle?


Ans. Subhas Chandra Bose ( The gentleman in the picture is Ardhendu Bose)

Q13. Which company is DATA on the NYSE?

Ans. Tableau Software   

 Q14. Company founded by Mark Ain is into applications for workforce management, consulting, education, etc. The name of the company is derived from the Greek word for ‘time’.

Ans. Kronos

Q15. This Company recently announced that it would sell off its theatre- which had been a symbol of art and musicals. It is situated next to the company HQ in Wilmington, Delaware. The property is being acquired by The Grand Opera House Inc. Which company?

Ans. DuPont Theatre

Q16. Identify logo (associated with a tennis legend).

boris becker

Ans. Boris Becker

Q17. First product was designed specifically from Manila hemp dispensed from Kleenex like boxes. It was invented in 1857 by Joseph Gayetty who claimed these sheets prevented hemorrhoids. What was this product?

Ans. Toilet Paper

Q18. This originated on the Tripod.com webpage hosting site in the late 1990s. Ethan Zuckerman claims he developed this target ads analysing a user’s personal homepages. A ‘hated tool’ in an advertiser’s toolkit.

Ans. Pop Up Ads

Q19.Who’s been the long term sponsor of the ‘Book It!’ program since 1984, meant to encourage reading in American & Australian schools?

Ans.Pizza Hut

Q20. Identify the brand


Ans. Rothmans  

Questions contributed by Subhodeep Jash