Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Pune – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Pune – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: Infosys – Gaurav Parab and Mehul Jain
  • RUNNER UP: Tata Motors – Raghav Saxena and Arindam Pal

Regional Round Questions:

1.Identify this PSU.


Ans. Fresh n Healthy Enterprises

2. “Honestly, my interest at that stage was not promoting or learning English. I was young and looking to make money. The offer meant I was going to make some money and also, as I realized later, inspire many like me to try and learn a new language.  This product, priced at Rs.150 and more than 25 million products sold. Launched as a CD in 1976  and                   used by PM, G.Z Singh. Identify the sportsman and Product.

Ans. Rapidex-  Kapil Dev

3.  Connect.


Ans. Shakespeare (1. Shakespeare & Company bookshop owner is talking here 2. Romeo & Julietta cigars 3. Shakespeare programming language 4. Lord Chamberlain’s Men: Shakespeare theater company.)

4. This is a common trick played , where a customer buys a cocktail dress, wears it once, manages to look dazzling for a few hours and then returns the dress. All this, while ensuring to get back a full refund. How do we better know this trick?

Ans. Wardrobing

5. Identify.


Ans. Jagdish Seth

6. Helped by Amar Chitra Katha, Tata Asset Management had obtained license to use Suppandi. Here a new character helps Suppandi deal with everyday issues including banking, finance and savings. Who is this character?

Ans. Prof. Simply Simple

7. This is the Maori symbol for Koru. The leaf represents new life and growth along with strength and peace. It has prominent presence in which entity?


Ans. Air New Zealand

8.  Connect.


Ans. Sherlock Holmes (1. The Strand Magazine where Sherlock Holmes first published 2. used Webley bulldog revolver 3. listed in Guinness book (video is for performing with maximum no. of hula hoop in the record) 4. His bankers were Capital & Counties Bank)

9. This term has multiple origins. In Dutch it would mean ‘swamp’. Its other sources: This term was  were in Paris and they were called marché aux puces, it is named after Siphonaptera, that infested all the upholstery.

Ans. Flea or Flea Market

10. Connect.


Ans. San Miguel

11. Name this Tata Brand that partnered major teams in World Sailing. It all started with Cowes Week 1988.

Ans. Land Rover

12. Going back to 18th Century Bengal, A permit was issues that allowed for a levy against paying normal customs duty for Officials of The British East India Company. Its origins lie in the Persian word for “Pass”. This concept was started by Robert Clive. What is this free trade permit known as? How do we know it today?

Ans. Dastak

13. Connect


Ans. Amartya Sen

14. Giganomics has its origins in bad labour markets. Giganomics is the branch of social with the impact of entrepreneurial activity across a specific market.What exactly does Giganomics mean?

Ans. Combining multiples skills, talents and abilities to generate income for living

15. Name India’s only free DTH Service.

Ans. DD Direct

16.  Connect.


Ans. Abduction of Business Personalities (1. Theo Albrecht 2. John Paul Getty III 3. Freddy Heineken all were kidnapped 4. Roja was based on abduction)

17. A company called ROMEC, established in 1989 in the UK, through a Joint venture with Haden Buss & Co. Engaged in producing something termed by English legislation as ‘Street Furniture’ What is maintained by Romec Ltd?

Ans. Telephone Boxes in London

18. This Tata Company a leading infrastructure brand in India partnered with Brookefield.

Ans. Tata Housing

19. What made its debut in 2000 at the bottom of North West corner of the Conde Nast Building, 4 Times Square?

Ans. Nasdaq MarketSite

20. Connect.


Ans. Globalisation Index (1. Coined by Theodore Levitt 2. Peter Drucker called it a psychological phenomenon 3. KOF publishes the annual globalization index for countries 4. Harvard business Review published it.)

21. Gaurav Singh founded a film news site in 2006, aged 27. This Bolywood news site was his first major project and it was acquired by Flipkart after becoming a major hit. He continued experimenting till he went on to found BlueStone.com

Name the Bollywood News Website he founded. Hint: Rhymes with a childrens comic book

Ans. Chakpak.com

22. Best selling Corporation named after this map.


Ans. Subway

23. The logo derived from a ‘yantra, a perfect mathematical form that reflects the unbounded universe.Which brand is this?

Ans: Vistara

Questions contributed by Nikhil Joy! Additions meticulously contributed by Debasish Mandal.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Pune – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Pune – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: Infosys – Gaurav Parab and Mehul Jain
  • RUNNER UP: Tata Motors – Raghav Saxena and Arindam Pal

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q1) Copy of an interview magazine, an interview T-shirt & a bottle of the Estée Lauder perfume “Beautiful” was dropped into his grave after his death. He had so many possessions that it took Sotheby’s nine days to auction his estate. Whom are we talking about?

A) Andy Warhol

Q2) Which common Hindu/Indian surname derives from ‘a piece of land’ and referred to as landowner / tenant farmer?

A) Patel

Q3) The Loksabha in 2011 passed the budget proposals minus the 5% service tax on healthcare & diagnostic services provided by high end hospitals that was withdrawn following widespread criticism. What name was given to the tax?

A) Misery tax

Q4) Carnegie Institute of Technology, mathematical genius, letter about a famous Nobel laureate who died this year. Who?


A) John Nash

Q5) B.K. Modi brought global firms like Xerox, Disney, Olivetti, Gaurdian, Continental Tyres& Telstra to India before liberalization began in 1991 which nickname did he earn because of this?

A) Joint Venture Modi

Q6) Which is the world’s most sold copyrighted book?

A) Guinness Book of World Records

Q7) Hyderabad in Pakistan is the largest producer of these items in the world. Moradabad is India’s largest producer? Identify the item described.

A) Bangles

Q8) Which brand gets its name from this lady? Hint: Brand from Illinois.

Options: 1)Maybelline 2)Perfetti 3)Sara Lee


A) Sara Lee  

Q9) What brand, first produced as a new bar soap, talcum powder, was launched in 1954 by Henkel subsidiary Dreiring?

A) Fa

Q10) What portmanteau word for a type of low-powered motorcycle was coined by Swedish journalist Harald Nielsen in 1952

A) Moped

Q11) What was formed by Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company of Australasia Ltd in 1899, when the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company of the UK incorporated its Australian branch, formed in 1893, and floated it on the Australian stock exchanges?

A) Ansell Corporation

Q12) Identify the person.


A) Gerard Pique

Q13) 1000 skyshot comes in a 3 foot long bar & is worth Rs. 12,000. There is a smaller version too, it is called the 500 sky shots and is priced at Rs. 7,000 it is one of India’s most costliest _________.

A) Crackers

Q14) What trademarked color motion picture process was founded in Boston in 1914 by Herbeof Kalmo, Daniel Frost Comstock &W. Burton Wescott?

A) Technicolor

Q15) Who is the first woman to head a Fortune 500 company in India?

A) Arundhati Bhattacharya (SBI)

Q16) Identify this product from Microsoft.


A) Edge

Q17) Which iconic design inspired by an Encyclopedia Britannica illustration was described by Andy Warholl as the design of the decade in 1960,s although it was already 50 years old at that time. Hint: Design was inspired from the shape of a skirt.

A) Coca Cola bottle

Q18) Percy Pig is a brand of pig shaped gummy raspberry, strawberry, cherry & grape flavoured confectionery products made under license in Germany for which company?

A) Marks & Spencer

Q19) This University of Texas dropout earned $2000 at 12 years in his first business venture of selling stamps. At 16, he earned $18000 selling newspaper subscriptions to The Houston Post. At 27, he achieved a great feat by going on the top of a well known list. Who is this person? Hint: He changed the way computers were sold in this world.

A) Michael Dell

Q20) A unique CSR initiative to create road safety awareness in India by whom?


A) Mercedes Benz

Questions contributed by Vrushabh Gudade! He is a First Year student at College Of Engineering, Pune who loves quizzing.

Hat-tip to Debasish Mandal for pointing out a correction!

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Navi Mumbai – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Navi Mumbai – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER : Idea Forge Technology – Shubhankar Gokhle and Piyush D
  • RUNNER UP: Kotak Mahindra Bank – Ajitabh J and Samrat Mukherjee

Regional Questions:

1.What invention is credited to her?


Answer: Kevlar

2.Which group in 2007 announced its plan to purchase an Island called Sealand and become an Independent nation ?

Answer: Pirate Bay



Answer: Rupee

4.The origin of this can be traced back to an Italian monastery in 1792. As befits something made from a simple paste of sugar, almonds and free-range eg whites, they take their name from Italian word for ‘paste’.

Answer: Macarons

5. This is a book by?


Answer: Arun Firodia

6. Name the floriculture business set up by Tatas in 1990.

Answer: Oriental Floratech

7. Connect


Answer: Polio Vaccine

8.Oklahoma City, USA was the site for the world’s first such devices, where it was installed in July 1935. An invention of Gerald A Hale and Professor H .G Thuesen of Oklahoma State University, the first person to be arrested for an offence related to this was the Reverend C.H.North of the Thir Pentecostal Church of Oklahoma City in August 1935. What are we talking about?

Answer: Parking meter

9.The TATA brand has partnered with Sony Music Entertainment to reveal unique ‘My Land, My Msic’ collaboration to create a powerful celebration of music and cultural diversity across the Arab region.

Answer: Land Rover

10.Who gave the United nations a USD 8.5 million cheque to pay for the land site for its headquarters?

Answer: John.D.Rockefeller

11.It was invented by English engineer Richard Clyburn in 1842. Then known as an English key, the design was improved upon by Johan Petter Johansson and marketed by the Bacho company of Sweden in 1892. Which tool?

Answer: Adjustable spanner

12. The Tata Steel subsidiary was earlier known as Rawmet Ferrous Industries Pvt. Ltd?

Answer: T S Alloys Ltd.

13.This guy’s wife lent him Rs.50,000 to set up a garage in Andheri. He realized that business is what he wanted to do. In 1999, he started a garage named Elite class. He used to offer vehicles repair and annual maintenance services to customers. Name the businessman and his most popular business.

Answer: Meru cabs, Neeraj Gupta

14. Connect


Answer: Skybags

15.ATM outsourcing service provider, Tata Communications Payment Solutions, plans to provide value-added services to make WLAs more viable. Expand WLAs.

Answer: White Label Atms

16. Connect


Answer: Skechers

17.In 1918, Ford Edison, Burroghs and Firestone set off on a lengthy camping trip from Pennsylvania to Tennessee through the Great Smoky Mountains. What did they call themselves?

Answer: Vagabond,

18. What is Vaping?

Answer: An electronic cigarette is a battery-powered vaporizer which simulates the feeling of smoking, but without tobacco combustion. Their use is commonly called vaping.

19. Name the company this Gentleman founded.


Answer: Cadillac

20. What is Bill Gates doing?


Answer: Bill Gates is drinking water that was sewage 5 Minutes before converted through the steam engine-powered device called the Omniprocessor.

Questions contributed by Viraj Morabia

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Navi Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Navi Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions


WINNER : Idea Forge Technology – Shubhankar Gokhle and Piyush D

RUNNER UP: Kotak Mahindra Bank – Ajitabh J and Samrat Mukherjee

Preliminary Questions:

1) Which annual parade associated with a department store started in 1924 and was suspended during WWII?

Ans. Macy’s

2) FS Index includes countries like Switzerland, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Cayman Island, etc. What does FS stand for?

Ans. Financial secrecy

3) Name the tea brand named after this personality?


Ans. Oprah Chai

4) Name the chocolate brand name after him.


Ans. Ferrero

5) Some of the other names considered were Pontella, Filosel, Poa, Eido, Mestal, etc. What is the name that was chosen?

Ans. Nylon

6) TAG Heuer’s “Seafarers” had special dials—blue, green and yellow patterns to represent what?

Ans. High and low tides

7) This is a patent for which machine?


Ans. Bread Slicer

8) Which pharmaceutical company’s logo is made up of a capsule and two pills?

Ans. Merck

9) The origin of the word comes from Persian word for “place of price”. What is the word?

Ans. Bazaar

10) It is a term used for business networking while taking physical exercise. What is the term?

Ans. Sweatworking

11) Which organisation is responsible for cleanliness at Kashi Vishwanath temple?

Ans. Sulabh International

12) Which helmet company was founded by Subhash Kapur?

Ans. Steelbird

13) Kolkata based company J Thomas & Co. is in the business of ______ auction.

Ans. Tea

14) Francisco Hernández de Córdoba gives his name to which country’s currency? (Clue: Name of the country starts with N)

Ans. Nicaragua

15) V Balakrishnan came out with the idea of Selfie with ________ campaign.

Ans. Mufflerman

16) In 1882, American Express started what to compete with US Post Office?

Ans. Money Order

17) Question on Domex.

18) In 1864, Webster’s Dictionary officially defined it, referring to it as “a coarse cotton drilling used for overalls, etc.” What term?

Ans. Denim

Questions contributed by Viraj Morabia

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Indore – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Indore– Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: Connekt Technologies – Vikas P and Tarang G
  • RUNNER UP: BHEL Bhopal – Debasish Mandal and Vivek Pathak

Preliminary Round Questions:

1.What was started as a motion picture film format and a set of cinema projection standards created by the Canadian company, developed by Graeme Ferguson, Roman Kroitor, Robert Kerr, and William C. Shaw?

Ans. IMAX (an acronym for Image MAXimum)

2. The Ediswan company was formed in 1883 with the collaboration of Swan United Electric Light Company with the merger of another company. If Joseph Swan was from Swan United Electric Light Company then who is the other collaborator?

Ans. Edison

3. Which instiutes were set up by the 22 member committee headed by Sri N.R.Sarkar, in its report, recommended the establishment of Institutions in the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern regions of India?

Ans. IIT

4. This optician brand started in 1877, started by two Jewish families , with the inauguration of its first showroom in Calcutta (Kolkata) a few months shortly after Queen Victoria declared herself Empress of India. In 1938,it was incorporated Private Limited Company under the leadership and guidance of Mr. I C Mendonsa of Goa. Name the Brand?

Ans. Lawrence & Mayo

5. This is the mascot of which food brand?


Ans. Cerelac

6. Henry ford took two vital decision in Ford Motor Company , one was in 1914 by offering a $5 per day wage so which was the other one also connected with number 5?

Ans. 5 days week

7. What was built in 1930, by British aero engineer and aircraft builder Richard Fairey who paid the Vicar of Harmonds worth 15000 pounds for a 150 acre plot to build it to assemble and test aircraft?

Ans. Heathrow

8. This is a book written by Bloomberg about whom?

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Ans. Bloomberg

9. Which company created one of the first infant foods in response to the need for a healthy and affordable baby food named as Farine Lactée ?

Ans. Nestle

10. Which organization started EndangeredEmoji Twitter campaign, which prompted the organisation’s supporters to donate through tweeting emojis of endangered animals?

Ans. WWF

11. There was a series of lawsuits between Mattel and MCA Records that resulted from a 1997 Aqua song mentioning the brand of Mattel. Name the brand of Mattel for which the lawsuit was filed by Mattel?

Ans. Barbie

12. This is the old logo of an online e-commerce company. Name the company?

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Ans. Myntra old logo

13. Which Chinese company launched the “Honor” mobile which is famous for largest selling dongle company in India?

Ans. Huawei

14. It was first invented in the 1980s by Hiroshi Ueda, an employee of the Minolta camera company, and was a keen photographer. While travelling in Louvre Museum in Paris, he asked a child to take a photo of them, but the child ran away with his camera. So invented this gadget and later one Canadian Wayne Fromm patented his invention as Quik Pod. The gadget was listed in Time magazine’s 25 best inventions of 2014. How we know this gadget today?

Ans. Selfie Stick

15. The company was founded by Late Mr. Jagjivanbhai Karsanbhai Chandra. He was a man of vision. A Dreamer. An Inventor. A Strategist. And an ingenious master-mind who loved challenges. And like father like son, Mr. Jayantibhai Chandra also joined this mission. He introduced unique diesel version of a vehicle , and soon 150,000 nos. were rolling all over Saurashtra making it easy for passengers. Name this unique vehicle?

Ans. Chhakada

16. This is a shoe museum of a world famous company. Name it?

Bata shoe museum

Ans. Bata Shoe Musuem

17. In 1889 two brothers, André Jules along with his brother Édouard, opened a rubber factory in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Name this tyre giant company of the world?

Ans. Michelin

18. Which bank’s slogan is “Empowering Women, Empowering India”?

Ans. Bhartiya Mahila Bank (BMB)

19. Which dessert was originally prepared by Emperor Jehangir’s wife, Noorjehan, to create and serve for Jehangir, mixing sweetened milk and an array of fruit pulps with crushed ice imported from the frozen Himalayan lakes?

Ans. Kulfi

20. Logo of which company?

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Ans. Max Life Insurance

 Questions contributed by Debasish Mandal

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Jaipur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Jaipur – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: Taj Hotels – Shakti K and Pradeep Ludhani
  • RUNNER UP: Logisure – Ms. Jagrati and Avinash Maurya

Preliminary Round Questions:

1) Furniture retailer founded by Rajiv Sharma and Ashish Goel where Ratan Tata has invested. Name the company.

A. Urbanladder

2) A pencil brand, a female spirit of the clouds and water in hindu and buddhist mythology. Which one?

A. Apsara

3) Launched in Mumbai in 1969, glass bottle in two variants – Bubbly and Still. Failing in the market Felice soon decided to exit the business. Name the brand.

A. Bisleri

4) Logo of?


A. Dr. Fixit.

5) Ajay Singh, co-founder of Spicejet gave a very famous slogan which was very much popular in 2014. Which one?

A. Abki Bar Modi Sarkar

6) Which company launched Nimin soap in 2004 and withdrew in 2005. with a tagline of “tandurusti ka josh har pal”?

A. Godrej

7) Some organisation call them first impression officer, some call them service ambassador. Who?

A. Receptionist

8) Dil ki Deal is a campaign by?

A. Snapdeal

9) Bansibhai Vaghani and Dinesh Vaghani started a company in 1972 as a small unit producing plastic items such as tumblers,mugs and boxes. Which one?

A. Milton.

10) Arthur Fielding and Marc Chavannes set out to create a new kind of wallpaper. They instead invented this which is used in shipping of the parcels. What?

A. Bubblewrap

11) Till recently for about four years Tokyo based Mt .Gox was the largest and most important of its kind. What?

A. Bitcoin

12) Shri Lalchand ___________? Give us a pharmacy brand.

A. Dada

13) Company was co-founded by illustrator artist Margaret Evans and two others in 1930. Which one?

A. Fisher Price

14) Name the brand founded in 1973 by Caberlotto family who were the owners of the football club F.C. Treviso.

A. Lotto

15) Baron Alexandre Lamfaussy, the cosmopolitan banker, died on 9th May. He is known as the father of the _______ Currency?

A. Euro

16) Anjan Lahiri co- founded which company with Mr. Ashok Soota?


A. Mindtree

17) This brand came into origin in 1970. The founder Ravi Khurana, head at Escorts witnessed a fatal accident involving several of his collegues during a test ride which prompted him to start a helmet manufacturing unit.

A. Studds

18) In June last year, the network adopted the ancient Indian phrase “Vasudaiva Kutumbkam”. Which one?

A. Zee TV

19) Which country launched the million reason campaign to woo indian tourists? Country name is same as a very famous dish.

A. Turkey

20) Jaipur Pink Panther is owned by whom?

A. Abhishek Bachchan


Questions contributed by Leena Piplani!

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Hyderabad – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Hyderabad – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: Sai Mitra Constructions- Naveen Kumar and Phani Mahesh
  • RUNNER UP: Google India- Ananya Bhaskar and Hari Shenoy

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. What term would you associate with this image?


Ans. Bone Music

Q.2. What was introduced by Tata Motors in collaboration with Marshall Sons (UK) in 1948?

Ans. Steam Road Rollers

Q.3.  Connect.


Ans. Nestle [Clockwise: 1) 100 Grand chocolate of Nestle; 2) Quality Street by Nestle; 3) Video: Nestle has a stake in L’oreal; 4) Nestle Smarties Children’s book prize]

Q.4. After finalizing the agreement with the McDonald Brothers, Kroc sent a letter to which businessman where he wrote, “I have very recently taken over the national franchise of the McDonald’s system. I would like to inquire if there may be an opportunity for a McDonald’s in your Development”?

Ans. Walt Disney

Q.5. What is it?


Ans. Patch – Improvement to a piece of software. Small corrections to the programmed sequence could be done by patching over portions of the paper tape and re-punching the holes in that section.

Q.6. Which is the only non-domestic newspaper delivered to the White House on a daily basis?

Ans. The Financial Times

Q.7. This Tata company has launched the ‘Moving Beyond Disclosure: Leveraging Sustainability Reporting to Drive Change’, a study undertaken in collaboration with GRI (Global Reporting Initiative), the developer of the world’s most widely used Sustainability Reporting Guidelines?

Ans. TCS

Q.8. With what would you associate them?


Ans. Euro. [1) European Central Bank; 2) Video: Maastricht treaty announced by British PM John Major; 3) Robert Kalina- designer of Euro notes; 4) Germain Pirlot coined the term Euro; 5) Alain Billiet designed Euro symbol.]

Q.9. Founded in 1906 by Polish immigrant Jacob Sapirstein, who sold cards from a horse-drawn cart, is today the world’s largest greeting card company?

Ans.American Greetings

Q.10. Identify.


Ans. Kala Ghoda Association Logo

Q.11. Which Minnesota based hospitality brand is named after the 17th-century French explorer?

Ans. Radisson

Q.12. Identify.


Ans. Adam Gimbel

Q.13. Located in the center of the city of Tabriz, Iran, the structure consists of several sub-bazaars, such as Amir Bazaar (for gold and jewelry), Mozzafarieh (a carpet bazaar), shoe bazaar, and many other ones for various goods. It was was inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in July 2010. What is its claim to fame?

Ans.World’s largest covered bazaar

Q.14. Who embedded a set of organizing principles in his lab, which he termed “bootstrapping”. His belief was that when human systems and tool systems were aligned, such that workers spent time “improving their tools for improving their tools” it would lead to an accelerating rate of progress?

Ans.Douglas Engelbert

Q.15. Which Tata company has launched a new initiative for its senior citizens called ‘Sammaan’?

Ans.Tata Power

Q.16. Connect.


Ans. Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Prize

Q.17.Which company owns the trademark for the word ‘Borzoi’?

Ans.Alfred A Knopf

Q.18. The song “Tom’s Diner” by Suzanne Vega was the first song used by Karlheinz Brandenburg to develop which technology format?

Ans. MP3

Q.19. Tata Sky launched Rs 8 plan. They introduced an ad with O&M with empowering subscribers to pay only for the days they watched TV. Which concept did they introduce?

Ans. Daily Recharge

Q.20. Connect.


Ans. Fiat. [1) Fargo Truck by Fiat (image from the movie ‘Fargo’); 2) Premier Padmini from Rani Padmini of Chittor; 3) Video: Chrysler owned by Fiat; 4) Six-Sigma implemented in Chrysler from Fiat.]

Q.21  Henkel’s first product was a laundry detergent based on sodium silicate, named “Universal-Waschmittel” (universal detergent). What was so unique about it?

Ans.Sold in packs

Q.22. What did this person invent?


Ans. First portable Fax Machine (developed by Shintaro Asano)

Q.23. Identify.


Ans. William Kent – Pram

Questions contributed by Naveen Kumar

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Hyderabad – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Hyderabad – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: Sai Mitra Constructions – Naveen Kumar and Phani Mahesh
  • RUNNER UP: Google India – Ms. Ananya Bhaskar and Hari Shenoy

Preliminary Round Questions:

 1) What was designed to depict a winged woman holding on to atom and the statuette “has since become the symbol of the TV Academy’s goal of supporting and uplifting the art and science of television: The wings represent the muse of art; the atom the electron of science”?

Ans. Emmy Awards

2) The beluga whale was created by Yiying Lu, on which site did it become world famous?

Ans. Twitter

3)What is the ‘formal’ American legal term for  an incomplete financial instrument?

Ans. Blank Cheque

4)  With whom would you associate Bad Boy Premium Vodka?


Ans. Dennis Rodman

5) Which famous writer was a junior employee at HSBC’s London office in Lombard Street from 1900 to 1902, and used the bank as an inspiration for some of his early work, especially his 1910 novel Psmith in the City?

Ans. PG Wodehouse

6) In 1925, what was sold by con artist Victor Lustig for scrap metal on two separate, but related occasions?

Ans. Eiffel Tower

7) What name has taken a generic meaning and has come to be associated with great wealth. Gemologists use this classification to denote a diamond with a complete (or almost-complete) lack of nitrogen; the material is also referred to as “2A”?

Ans. Golconda

8)  Reprise Records was formed by?


Ans. Frank Sinatra

9) In 1969, what was coined by Jack Trout as a game people play in today’s me-too market place in the publication Industrial Marketing?

Ans. Positioning

10) Which traveler introduced the concept of banknotes to Europe in 13th century?

Ans. Marcopolo

11) It became a fashionable brand of the era, and became associated with Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack. Which Scotch whisky was requested by Sinatra, along with other spirits brands backstage at performances, also sponsored Frank Sinatra’s Diamond Jubilee Tour in 1990?

Ans. Chivas Regal

12)  Identify the logo.


Ans. Mozilla Public License  (Free Open Source Software Licence)

13) From 1947, when the first Indian budget was tabled to 1950, at which famous place were the budget documents printed?

Ans. Rashtrapati Bhavan

14) Which company’s seven pointed star logo was inspired by a lone star in the sky which Captain Peter saw while praying when his wife was seriously ill?

Ans. Maersk

15) “Cohn-Brandt-Cohn Film Sales” was founded in 1918 by brothers Jack and Harry Cohn and Joe Brandt. How do we know this company now?

Ans. Columbia Pictures

16)  With whom would you associate  “Unsquashanble”?


Ans. Jahangir Khan

17) Which company’s NYSE ticker symbol is TOM?

Ans. Tommy Hilfiger

18) The Chinese name for what company founded by two former air force pilots comes from a Chinese idiom ‘Grand and Peaceful State’?

Ans. Cathay Pacific

19)  Celebration Florida was developed by?


Ans.  Walt Disney

20)  What word do you associate with this image?


Ans. Bellwether- Sheep that leads the flock

Questions contributed by Naveen Kumar.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Raipur – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Raipur – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER: BSP SAIL: Manoj Kumar Prasad and Sanjay Shamkuwar
  • RUNNER UP: BSP SAIL: Chandrashekar and Ramani

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1.In 1919, Frigidaire was acquired by which company founded by William C Durant was responsible for the development and production of the first electric refrigerator and the first room air conditioner.

Answer: General motors

Q. 2. Which logo comprises of a dual ‘B’ that hold the rays of the rising sun. (4-2-6)

 Answer: Bank of Baroda

Q. 3. A connect question on WOLVERINE

Q.4. Identify the logo of TV Channel?


  Answer:  LIFE OK

 Q.5.  In order to keep up with the increasing demand for those new fangled  contraption, horseless camages, RansomE. Olds created the ____ in 1901. The new approach to putting together automobiles enabled him to more than quadruple his factory’s output from 425 cars in 1901 to 2,500 in 1902. What?

 Answer:  Assembly Line Production

Q.6. “Helping you spend less”, says which Tata brand? (4-4-6)

Answer: Tata Star Bazzar

Q.7. Kimble Goes Monaco is self-financed documentary of a lavish trip made by this businessman to the Monaco Grand Prix.

Answer: Kim Dotcom

Q. 8.   Connect .


Answer: Arrow Shirts

Q.9. This scion of the Bombay business family was once asked by his  English schoolmaster to tell his family name or business. It seems that the young boy got confused and blurted out something. Since then, that word became his surname forever. Nevertheless, he saw one great advantage in beating a different surname he did not have the burden of carrying the reputation of a big family industrial house. Name him.

Answer: Vijay Merchant

Q.10. This brand successfully hosted the inaugural ‘Mini Miglia’ in                              Scotland.

Answer: Jaguar

Q.11. Who or which company has applied for copy right of words “HOT &                   CRISPY”?

Answer KFC

Q. 12. This US agency and Japanese automaker Nissan got into a five-year partnership recently, introducing plans to build an autonomous vehicle system and preparations to apply the technology commercially. Which US agency? (4 letters)

Answer: NASA

Q.13. Identify

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Answer: Liu Chuanzhi of Lenovo

Q.14. The Landmark paper was published in the Harvard Business Review in 1960 and built around the question ‘What business are you in’. With a two-word title, the paper refers to firms or managers focusing on products rather than on the consumer. The second word is a medical term used to refer a refractive  defect. Name the Paper.

Answer: Marketing Myopia

Q.15. Connect


Answer: Zodiac.

Q.16. The products were sold under the trade name ‘Rocket Goldwyin’, White House’, ‘Howrah Bridge’, ‘Amar Deep’, ‘Akhand Jyothi’, ‘Akhand Society’, ‘Marble Tough’, ‘Knight Royal’, ‘Divya Kamal’, ‘Commodore’, etc. Which company?

Answer : Swadeshi Mills

Q.17. Founders of?


Answer: Hard Rock Café

Questions contributed by Mohibbul Hussain.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Raipur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2015 – Raipur – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER: BSP SAIL: Manoj Kumar Prasad and Sanjay Shamkuwar
  • RUNNER UP: BSP SAIL: Chandrashekar and Ramani

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. What is commonly used in presentations, to create movement and animated style.

Answer: Flash Animation

2.  ____________ was independently introduced at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair by Ernest A. Hamwi, a Syrian concessionaire. Loved by children very much.

Answer: Ice Cream Cone

3. What was commonly known as “PAD” in India during the 1970’s/80’s.

Answer: Premier Padmini

4. Identify the airways. Now closed.


Answer: Damania Airways

5. He founded the UEducation Pvt. Ltd., an online education company. Was the well known media baron. He exited the company he founded and in the process he also exited media and entertainment sector.

Answer: Ronnie Screwvala 

6. This means wide open spaces in Sanskrit. Which brand name are we talking about.

Answer: Vistara 

7. Their games were primarily developed for DOS systems, but they also developed games for Apple II, Commodore 64, NES, and PC-98 computers. What?

Answer: Mindcraft

8. This company has changed the rules about online marketing and has taken the world by storm.

Answer: Alibaba

9. What in internet terms does TIL stands for?

Answer: Today I Learnt

10.  X is an international company, limited by shares, owned by central banks, carries out its work through subcommittees, the secretariats it hosts and through an annual general meeting of all member. Name X?

Answer: Bank of International Settlements 

11. Question on Scotch tapes

12. _______ had a long history as a popular folk medicine among Nordic and Scottish fishermen. This was sufficient encouragement for the trawler owners of Hull to invest in the commercial production of this – essentially a by-product of the fishing industry.What are we talking about?

Answer: Seven Seas Cod Liver Oil

13. Question on Market research firm Nielsen

14. In 1876, three partners founded the company _________in Aachen. The company’s product was a laundry detergent based on sodium silicate, which they named Universal-Waschmittel. Contrary to all similar products, which at that time were sold loose, this heavy-duty detergent was marketed in handy packets. Name the brand now a world leader in Detergents? (Hint: German)

Answer: Henkel

15. Volkswagen owns this commercial bus manufacturing company. Recently launched its manufacturing in India?

Answer: Scania 

16. ______ was started by James Jannard in 1975 out of his garage with an initial investment of $300. The name “__________” came from Jim’s English Setter. Manufactures sports performance equipment and lifestyle pieces including sunglasses, sports visors, ski/snowboard goggles, watches, apparel, backpacks, shoes, optical frames, and other accessories. Most items are designed in house at their head office, but some countries hold exclusive designs relevant to their market. ____currently holds more than 600 patents for eyewear, materials, and performance gear.

Answer: Oakley

17. He is the founder of?


Answer: Nintendo

18. In finance, _______ is buying or creating an asset with the expectation of capital appreciation, dividends (profit), interest earnings, rents, or some combination of these return.

Answer: Investment

19. Which brand has its logo a mountain of this product?

Answer: Toblerone

20. Question on Sonalika.

Questions contributed by Mohibbul Hussain