Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Chandigarh – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Chandigarh – Regional Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Bharat Petroleum – Kshitij Maheswari and Nagesh Mittal
  • RUNNER UP:
    Infosys –
    Gaurav Kharbanda and Siddhath Malhotra

 

Wild Card Round Questions:

1) Which Finance minister 1950-51 proposed the setting up of the Planning Commission ?

A) John Mathai

2) S. Raman was the first Indian editor. Khushwant Singh took over as editor nearly a year after Raman’s formal departure. Which Magazine?

A) The Illustrated Weekly of India

3) ‘Every Little Helps’ is the tagline of which famous retail company?

A) Tesco

4) Which e-commerce company was founded in November 2010 by Peyush Bansal?

A) Lenskart

 

Regional Finals Questions:

1) The founder of a famous brand said this about what, ‘This is a fresh animal, shy, vivacious, jumping. First it smells you, then it escapes, then it comes back, and you feel like caressing it, playing with it.’?

A) Playboy Bunny by Hugh Hufner

2) Identify the advert of which country to promote tourism?

1

A) Romania

3) What bi-annual fashion event that take place is run by Fashion Design Council?

A) Lakme Fashion week

4) The right to manufacture this is held by the Khadi Development and Village Industries Commission, who allocate it to the regional groups. As of 2009, the Karnataka Khadi Gramodyoga Samyukta Sangha was the sole manufacturer of this product?

A) Indian flag

5) Connect:

2

A) Mumbai Dabbawalas

6) Connect:

3

A) Maruti

7) Which type of beer take it name from Czechoslovakia ?

A) Pilsner

8) This was founded in 1989 under the name Interactive Home Systems. One major reason for starting the company was founder’s belief that people would someday decorate their homes with a revolving display of digital artwork using digital frames. The company’s name was changed to Continuum Productions in 1994 and a year name was changed by what we know it today. Which company?

A) Corbis

9) Connect:

4

A) Arsenal FC

10) Despite some claims, the word originally came from the swahili language. All evidence points to its origin from a middle persian word. What word?

A) Kiosk

11) Book about?

5

A) Qantas Airlines

12) Le Smoking, the first Tuxedo for women was designed half a century ago by_____?

A) Yves Saint Laurent.

13) Connect.

6

A) Cargill

14) Connect:

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A) Sachin Tendulkar

15) Who is the finance Minister who presented the more number of times Budget in the Parliament ?

A) Moraji Desai

16) Whose daughter is this ?

7

A) Megan Ellison, daughter of Larry Ellison

17) Which brand launched this?

8

A) Pizza Hut

 

Questions contributed by Hitesh Kamboj.

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Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Chandigarh – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Chandigarh – Preliminary Round Questions

 

 

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Bharat Petroleum – Kshitij Maheswari and Nagesh Mittal
  • RUNNER UP:
    Infosys –
    Gaurav Kharbanda and Siddhath Malhotra

 

As per Hitesh, our contributor, the cut-off was 12.

 

Preliminary Round Questions:

1) This was the classic case of “ambush marketing”  promoting the availability of its services in Norway (for the Olympics in 1994 in Lillehammer) with an advertisement saying “So if you’re traveling to Norway, you’ll need a passport but you don’t need a Visa.” Identify the company.

A) American Express

2) Oskar Barnack invented the first double frame miniature camera in which there were two frames of 35 mm. Identify the company.

A) Leica Camera

3) In 1951, treaty of Paris was signed creating the european coal & steel community this let to Treaty of Rome in 1957 & the formation of what organisation ?

A) European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC).

4) Identify the phrase coined ?

1

A) 5 o’clock shadow

5) He joined Glendinning Associates, then James Gulliver and then worked for sports agent Mark McCormack. He joined Saatchi & Saatchi in 1975, and was group finance director from 1977 until 1984. Often referred to as “The Third Brother”. Who?

A) Martin Sorrell

6) More than 44 million people watch the parade on television each year. It was first televised locally in 1939 as an experimental broadcast. What ?

A) Thanksgiving Parade

7) This is a security bug disclosed in April 2014 in the OpenSSL cryptography library with the logo representing a part of our human body. Security company Codenomicon gave_______ both a name and a logo, contributing to public awareness of the issue. What ?

A) Heart Bleed

8) Question with a picture of  first cover page of Fortune magazine.

9)  Ph.D. in economics from Yale University in 1971 for a thesis titled ‘Employment, Output and Capital Accumulation in an Open Economy: A Disequilibrium Approach’ under the supervision of James Tobin and Joseph Stiglitz. Who?

A) Janet Yellen

10) Expand ESMA ?

A) Essential Services Maintenance Act

11) Founded by Lloyd Marshall Dorfman and bought by the Indian born B.R. Shetty. What are we talking about?

A) Travelex Group

12) “Screw It, Lets Do It’ is the autobiography of?

A) Richard Branson

13) Identify logo.

2

A) Vedanta

14) What word is derived from the Persian word for Wool?

A) Pashmina 

15) This private limited company belonging to Vikram Kothari Enterprises, was incorporated in the year 1992. The project was conceived with an objective to provide good quality and economically priced ball pens. Which company?

A) Rotomac pen

16) Two decade after it hived off its carbonated soft drink portfolio, Parle Agro recently announced its re-entry into 15k crore cola market in 2013. Identify the product it came up with?

A) Café Cuba

17) The company originally marketed its new product as “Diastoid”, but trademarked the name “malted milk” in 1887, during the WW-I this product was extensively used by the soldiers as nutritional drink. Which household brand has been described named after two brothers?

A) Horlicks

18) Introduced by the GSK in UK during the WW II as an essential nutritional supplement for soldiers. What?

A) Complan

19) Identify the logo.

3

A) La Martina

 

Questions contributed by Hitesh Kamboj.

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Nagpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Persistent Systems – Kartik Vyas and Ms. Gayatri Phadnis
  • RUNNER UP:
    Think Consultants – Parag Paranjpe and Ranjit D

Preliminary Round Questions:

1) Which financial services company was founded by Rashesh Shah and Venkat Ramaswamy? The name of which shares its name with a flower having scientific name as Leontopodium Alpinum considered as a national symbol of Austria and Switzerland.

A)  Edelweiss

2) Internet and mobile marketers use the acronym BRICI. If the first four letters constitute of the usual Jim O’Neil given BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) then what does the letter “I” represent?

A) Indonesia

3) This is a beverage brand owned by PepsiCo. The name is an abbreviation of South Beach, named after the upscale area
located in Miami Beach, Florida. Name the brand.

A) Sobe

4) This event is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). An American holiday when a huge amount of food is consumed. (Some more clues)

A) Super Bowl

5) In 2006, an international daily ran a game called “In the pink” in which a player was put in the virtual role of Chief Executive and the goal was to have the highest profit when the game closes. Which daily?

A) Financial Times

6) Robert Fisk in the year 2009, came up with the story “The Demise of the _____” in a The Independent which led to a possibility of an Arab world ending. Complete the phrase.

A) Dollar

7) The Bank from Netherlands which is rooted in the ideas of F W Raiffeisen, the founder of the cooperative movement of credit unions who in 1864 created the first farmers’ bank in Germany. Name the bank?

A) Rabo Bank

8) Identify?

A) Datta Samant

Dutta_Samant

9) A question on Philip Kotler

10) Its symptoms include headache, drowsiness, concentration problems, dry mouth, dizziness, fatigue, gastrointestinal distress,
sweating, nausea, hyper-excitability and anxiety. (Some origin facts and meanings in other languages provided)

A) Hangover

11) Founded in Bangladesh by Radhyashyam Roy in 1932, along with KK Chatterjee. Identity this emerging insurance group in India.

A) Peerless Insurance

12) X originated in South Africa as the oil of X. Graham Wulff, an ex Unilever chemist from Durban started it in 1949. The name ‘Oil of X‘ was chosen by Wulff as a spin on the word Lanolin as a key ingredient in the item. Which beauty product?

A) Olay

13) The first of its kind was established at Shannon Airport in Ireland by Brendan O’Regan in 1947.

A) Duty Free Shops

14) Identify?

LOGO

A) Orient

15) Which is the first city in India to experiment with public transport buses running on ethanol?

A) Nagpur

16) A question on Hero Pens.

17) A question on London School of Economics.

18) How does the world better know Barbara Millicent Roberts?

A) Barbie

19) A question on Meru Cabs.

Wild Card Round

1) Producing interlocking bricks…(Buzzer pressed)

A) Lego

2) They had an advertisement saying ” Any customer can have a car painted any color that he wants so long as it is black”.

A) Ford

3) Lined legal sized in North America, had a watermark in 18th century, looked like the head of a person.

A) Foolscap Paper

4) The term ” Blue Chip ” originated from which game?

A) Poker

5) Name the famous brand of JW Foster?

A) Reebok

6) Marcus Samuel’s sea shell collection…(buzzer pressed).

A) Shell corporation

7) Famous retail giant which have brand St. Michaels quality products.

A) Marks & Spencer

8) “Samoa Air” introduced air ticket fare for the customers with a new concept.

A) Charging people by their weight.

Tie Breaker

1) Who is the CEO of Fairfax financial corporation?

A) Prem Watsa

2) In the world of gaming, what does “RM” in RM Games stand for?

A) Real Money Games

Questions contributed by Vrushabh Gudade. Vrushabh is someone 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 also remarks the following ” The peaceful evening unfolded with an interesting and new format to the quiz which surely was able to make the participants scratch their heads. Thanks to our beloved, humorous and ever enthusiastic Pickbrain who had completed TCS IT WIZ regional rounds in the city a few hours ago and was still successful to keep the entire audience lively and every mind brimming with curiosity..The quiz had many new elements with nice fundas and connect questions having answers as simple as “Biryani”!

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Hyderabad – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Hyderabad – Regional Finals Questions

Results:

WINNER:

Sai Mitra Constructions – Naveen Kumar and Phani Mahesh

RUNNERS-UP:

Infosys – Sridhar Reddy and Surendra Reddy

Teams in Finals:

  • ICRA : Anand Babu and Ms.Pallavi Dora
  • TCS : Mahesh V and Ms.Krishnaveni
  • Sai Mitra Constructions : Naveen Kumar and Phani Mahesh
  • Infosys : Sridhar Reddy and Surendra Reddy
  • TCS : Priyambad Pattanayak and Ayappa K
  • Infosys : Pranay Nehru and Vijay P

Round – 1

1) Steven Spurrier, a British wine merchant organized a wine competition in 1976, in which a team from USA won the competition by blind tasting, which competition?

A) Judgment of Paris

2) MMYT is its NASDAQ ticker?

A) Makemytrip

3) Connect:

Givenchy

A) Givenchy

4) This brand introduced its slogan in 1911 after it began adding magnesium carbonate as an absorbing agent to its product to ensure that it poured freely; calcium silicate is now used instead for the same purpose. Which brand and what was the slogan?

A) Morton Salt – When it rains it pours

5) Started in 1851 as Bay State Glass Co?

A) Corning

6) Born in 1971, it has remained unchallenged as the No.1 in its Segment. The success formula is the sharp fizz combined with the single minded proposition of the brand as the provider of “Freshness”?

A) Limca

Round – 2

1) The wholesaler Costco in US released Engagement rings with a brand name X, for which another company sued them saying that X is their trademark, for which Costco responded saying that X is no longer a trademark and has now become generic. Identify X?

A) Tiffany’s

2) Co-author?

Ram Charan

A) Ram Charan

3) Google tied-up with which pharma company to develop its “smart” contact lens to help diabetics monitor their glucose levels?

A) Novartis

4) Identify the  logo?

ABN Amro

A) AMRO Bank

5) Connect:

LVMH

A) LVMH

6) When this car brand was released in 1961, Enzo Ferrari called it “The most beautiful car ever made”?

A) Jaguar E Type

7) Digital Domain is an American visual effects and digital production company founded by Stan Winston, Scott Ross and which other famous personality?

A) James Cameron

8) Identify?

Charlie Chaplin

A) Charlie Chaplin selling War bonds in 1918

9) Connect:

Mango

A) Mango

Round – 3

1) The Burr–Hamilton duel between two prominent American politicians: the former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton and sitting Vice President Aaron Burr, on July 11, 1804 was the inspiration for which famous commercial?

A) Got Milk

2) The International Standard is ISO 9407:1991, “______ ________ —Mondopoint system of sizing and marking” describes what?

A) Shoe Sizes

3) Identify the founder?

Hamdard

A) Hakeem Hafiz Abdul Majeed – Hamdard

4) According to Rumor! by Hal Morgan and Kerry Tucker, X had six editions, five for different regions of the country and one for the military. Each edition had a certain number of ads intended for the regional audience only. The stars enabled the distribution people to identify the editions and send them to the right place. Identify X?

A) Playboy Magazine

5) Identify the AD?

Pedigree

A) Pedigree

6)What controversy?

Nicklaus Bendtner

A) Nicklas Bendtner – Fined £80,000 for promoting Paddy Power

7) Connect:

Mars Choclates

A) Mars chocolates

8) Director of Bajaj Electricals. In 1993, he was elected as the President of the Indian Merchants Chamber, and was the youngest to hold the prestigious post. He was involved in formulating and driving economic agenda for industry which continues through various institutions?

A) Harsh Goenka

Questions contributed by Mr. Naveen Kumar. Many congratulations to Naveen on winning the Hyderabad regional! We wish the best for the national finals!

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Hyderabad – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Hyderabad – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Sai Mitra Constructions – Naveen Kumar and Phani Mahesh
  • RUNNER UP:
    Infosys –
    Sridhar Reddy and Surendra Reddy

 

Preliminary Round Questions:

1) Which business house from Hyderabad has successfully bid for Kochi ISL team along with Sachin Tendulkar?

A) PVP

2) Her name in books is Miss ‘Petty’ Pettaval, in movies her name is Jane. Who?

A) Money Penny

3) Playground equipment invented in 1920 by Sebastian Hinton?

A) Jungle Gym

4) What did Brian Eno give ‘musically’ that we all hear in a business environment?

1

A) Windows Startup Tune

5) Formerly called Fourth Avenue, it runs parallel to Madison Avenue to the west and Lexington Avenue to the east. It shares its name with a clothing brand in India?

A) Park Avenue

6) Warren Buffet quoted ‘I hope that Mary Barra turns out to be the _____ _______ of the 21st Century’. FIB?

A) Alfred P Sloan

7) Began in 1922 under the auspices of Dean Wallace Donham and was intended to be the highest type of business journal that we can make it and for use by the student and the business man?

A) Harvard Business Review

8) Identify.

2

A) Employee Provident Fund

9) In 1821, which company became one of the first breweries to export ale to India leading to the birth of the famous ‘East India Pale Ale’?

A) Bass Brewery

10) In 18th century when British imposed a tax on a commodity in North American colonies, it led to a massive protest and the famous incident was recorded. What was the commodity / incident?

A) Boston Tea Party / Tea

11) In Dec 2013, which Latin American nation became the first country to legalize marijuana?

A) Uruguay

12) Identify.

3

A) Landmark Group

13) Who is the official Airline partner of Liverpool FC, its name is derived from a Dutch poem by Javanese scholar and began its operation in 1949 in India from Calcutta to Rangoon?

A) Garuda Airlines

14) 9 of its retail stores are in China. It also has a note-making app for iPhone, iPad and Samsung smartphone?

A) Moleskine

15) Zapmail launched in 1984 in which transmission was offered to customers by Fedex as means of express delivery of documents?

A) Fax

16) Identify.

4

A) Swati Piramal

17) IDFC and which other entity got the banking license from RBI to open banks in India?

A) Bandhan

18) These brand of cigarettes are much narrower (23mm circumference) than ordinary cigarettes and are also longer than normal “king-sized” cigarettes (which are 85mm), sold only in longer 100mm and 120mm lengths, to give the cigarettes a more “elegant” appearance and ostensibly to reduce the amount of smoke they produce?

A) Virginia Slims

19) Which company is behind it?

5

 

A) LG – Knock Code

20) Identify.

6

A) Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh

 

Questions contributed by Mr. Naveen Kumar. Many congratulations to Naveen on winning the Hyderabad regional! We wish the best for the national finals!

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Regional Finals Questions

 

Results:

WINNER:

XIMB – Prof. Subhashis Ray & Prof. Soumik Sarkar

RUNNERS-UP:

VODAFONE – Lokesh Pal & Sitikanta Parija

Teams in Finals:

  1. Lokesh Pal & Sitikanta Parija, Vodafone
  2. Abhikshat Dash & Sudamaya Singh, TCS
  3. Debashish Dash & Manik Ravi, NALCO
  4. Subhashis Ray & Prof. Soumik Sarkar, XIMB
  5. Abhisek Kumar & Mr. Kushagra, P&G
  6. Sampad Pattanaik & Santosh Shuvankar Mishra ,TCS

 

Format For Finals:

  • All Questions on the Buzzer.
  • 3 Rounds Overall
  • 1st Round: 6 Questions
  • 2nd Round: 9 Questions
  • 3rd Round : 8 Questions
  • No TATA round.
  • Questions have been categorized into Gold, Silver and Bronze.
  • Gold category questions:
  • 3 attempts per question.
  • 1st attempt: +75/-75.
  • 2nd attempt: +60/-60
  • 3rd attempt: +50/-50
  • Silver category questions:
  • 2 attempts per question.
  • 1st attempt: +60/-60.
  • 2nd attempt: +50/-50
  • Bronze category questions:
  • 1 attempt per question.
  • +50/-50

 

Wildcard Round:

Rules

  • Total 8 questions
  • 2 teams can make into finals.

Q1) Which oat mill acquired Fischer-Price in 1969?

A) Quaker Oats

2) Tepes, Pony Light, Isthmus 34 are types of which commodity that balances the world economy?

A) Types of crude oil

Q3 ) TransUnion picked up a 7% stake in which credit rating company? Option a) Crisil b) Cibil.

A) Cibil

Q4) Their online initiative is called The Label which contains the company’s platform in lifestyle. It is named after a famous French king?

A) Louis Philippe

Q5) Which pharma company has acquired 100% of Ranbaxy ?

A) Sun Pharma

Q6) internet.org is a venture of which company?

A) Facebook

Q7) This company was set up by the husbands of sisters Olivia and Elizabeth Norris?

A) P&G

Q8) Which fashion line was made by Mario & Mauricio in Italy?

A) Prada

After the wildcard round, 4 teams were on tie battling for the two spots which led to a sudden death.

 

Sudden Death Round:

Q1) The Buttonwood agreement led to the formation of which institution in the world?

A) New York Stock Exchange

Q2) U-Plus is a South Korean mobile owned by which giant company which originally consider to name its name as lucky?

A) LG

 


Round-1 (Thought Leaders): (6 Questions)

Q1) (Bronze Category) This brand traces its history to 1851; created by Williams in London. In 1875, he requested Sir Joshua Reynold to paint the brand which was called the Infant Hercules. Name the brand and the category that he trademarked.

A) Woodward Gripe Water

Q2) (Silver Category) It was launched by Thomas J.C. Martyn in 1933 after he lost his legs in World War I; he would create a magazine which still exists today.

A) Newsweek

Q3) (Gold Category) In the 1630s’, a sailor was thrown in a Dutch jail for eating what he thought was a onion. The cost of this sailor’s gluttony was equivalent to the cost of feeding an entire crew for twelve months. What did he eat?

A) Tulip

Q4) (Silver Category) Connect. (Elements not added)

A) About International Space Station being used for marketing purposes.

Q5) (Silver Category) It was founded as Timely Publication. (_ _ _ _ _ _     _ _ _ _ _ _ , The boxes were drawn indicating it is 2 words,with no. of characters of each word also listed.)

A) Marvel Comics

Q6) (Bronze Category) It was introduced in December 9, 1997 by Digital Equipment Corporation and Systran S.A. It was developed by a team of researchers at Digital Equipment. In 2012, the web address was changed yet again, this time to http://www.microsofttranslator.com when Microsoft’s Bing translator replaced it. What are we talking about?

A) Babel Fish

Round-2 (Game Changer): (9 Questions)

Q1) (Bronze Category) Asked to provide the identities of its customers in 2012, X sent regulators a convoy of 127 trucks with 32,000 cartons of chaotically ordered documents which officials are still sifting through. Another view is that X’s customers are real, but that the group is either illiquid or insolvent and unable to repay them in cash, using other financial instruments instead. Who is X?

A) Sahara Group

Q2) (Bronze Category) Identify the entity.

11

A) Titagarh Wagon Limited

Q3) (Silver Category) In 1995, Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Klein co-founded a company to bring together fragmented stock images to a digital age. Identify the company.

A) Getty Images

Q4) (Silver Category) This is a very famous designer. What is his creation that is blocked out in the picture? (Hint: We witnessed his creation this year.)

wc

A) Silvio Gazzaniga. The man who designed the FIFA World Cup football trophy.

Q5) (Gold Category) Connect:

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A) Concept of Swatch Internet Time

Q6) (Silver Category) Meaning “one” in Sanskrit. What is ranked 58th in the world (_ _ _, Three letter word)?

A) Eka

Q7) (Gold Category) Identify the couple (it their honeymoon picture). They formed something which helped them to create money.

13

A) Lonely Planet (Maureen Wheeler & her husband)

Q8) (Bronze Question) The phone-booths of this country are now rarely used so the government decided to turn them into aquariums to commemorate it. Which country has taken this step?

14

A) Japan

Q9) (Silver Category) In the context of towels this word comes from the French word “tirer”, means to pull out. It refers to pile loops which were pulled out by hand to make the product absorbent akin to traditional Turkish towels?

A) Terry Cloth

 

Round – 3 (X-Factor): (8 Questions)

Q1)(Silver Question) Who was recognised by Ripleys’ as the one person who has established the most educational institutions anywhere in the world?

A) T.M.A. Pai

Q2) (Gold Question) As per Labour court Injunction, they are now mandatory when temperature reache 32 deg Celsius in Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Index, which takes into account factors such as time of day, cloud cover, wind, humidity and location. The court ordered them to be placed around the 2/3rd of each half. What are we talking about?

A) Sprinklers on Football field

Q3) (Bronze Question) This is a picture of Col. Ambrose. Which fashion style did he create that is named after him.

15

A) Sideburns, His full name was Ambrose Burnside.

Q4) (Bronze Category) Identify this man who has made millions from his brand.

16

A) Jimmy Choo

Q5) (Silver Category) What famous magazine in its earlier issue that targets males?

17

A) GQ Magazine

Q6) Connect.

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A) Space Jam

Q7) (Gold Category) Connect.

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A) Hasselblad

Q8) (Silver Category) Sizes 25, 30, 40 cm it is free of logos and was reputed for having the longest wait for any product in its category in the history. What am i talking about that has a famous celebrity as a great admirer of this product?

A) Hermes Birkin bag

 

Questions contributed by Rashmi Ranjan Swain. Rashmi is a student of the College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry , Bhubaneswar. He is a quizzer from his school days and is an active member of the Odisha Quizzing Association.

Further edits suggested by Abdus Samad Anwar.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

WINNER:

XIMB – Prof. Subhashis Ray & Prof. Soumik Sarkar

RUNNERS-UP:

VODAFONE – Lokesh Pal & Sitikanta Parija

 

PRELIMINARY ROUND FORMAT:

  • Total 10 teams can make to stage.
  • Top 4 teams can qualify to stage directly from preliminary round.
  • Rest 5-10 teams battle in the wildcard round from where 2 teams make it.
  • Total 20 questions.

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS:

Q1) It has been referred by BBC as “India’s largest museum” with 6000 pieces of Indian art forms from 8th century to 19th century. The area will surpass the number of visitors to the Louvre. What are we talking about that has been architecturally designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merill?

A) T-2 Terminal of Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai

Q2) Dial soap which originated in 1948 was originally an off shoot of Chicago based meat processor Armour & Company and was America’s first ______________ soap. Fill in the blank.

A) Fragrance Soap

Q3) Its various names around the world are Brush or Ice –shaver ,Tortoise ,Navel, Little cockroach ,Frog little flea. It also appeared in the Pixar movie Cars in the form of bugs. What?

A) Volkswagen Beetle

Q4) FITB …(Hint-most iconic slogan of independent India)?

1

 A)

2

Q5)In 1993,which Harrow educated man and a self- confessed admirer of Napolean Bonaparte did the PM of India Shri PV Narshima Rao appointed,as Joint Chairman of Indian Airlines and Air India?

A)Russi Mody

 Q6)What term first coined in New Zealand in 2004, is used for arts, jewellery,fashion,& objects created for the home made using thrown out & recycled elements?

A) Trashion

Q7) The first one was called “ACTA DIURNA” and the people who helped him run it were called “ACTUARII”. The first American one in 1960 was called “PUBLIC OCCURRENCES What is it called in most parts of the world?

A) Newspaper

Q8) Identify the person.

Hint—This man recently has been investing in sports franchises , he owns the team Orlando Magic. Has investment in and runs a group which specializes in beauty,home care ,health products). Give me the company that he runs.

rich-devos-magic

A) Richard DeVos of Amway

Q9) According to the Fortune 500 list, which country’s companies appear most in the list of world’s largest private employers ?

A) China

Q10) What was formed by Time co-founder Henry Luce as the “Ideal Superclass magazine”?

A) Fortune

Q11)Which brand launched at the Sydney Royal Easter show in 1934 was originally sold in green coloured tins as Nestle’s fortified tonic food? Its names has origins in Greek Mythology.

A) Milo

Q12) Identify the print ad of this famous company?

4

A) Taco Bell

5

Q13)What bank helped the California wine industry get started, created a motion picture loan division that helped Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickens and others to start United Artists and helped Walt Disney with a huge loan when the movie Snow White went $2 million over budget?

A)Bank of America

Q14) Tantea was established in 1968 to help rehabilitate Sri Lankan repatriates. What does Tan stand for in Tantea? (Hint: Many companies in that age were named similarly eg. Titan.)

A) Tamil Nadu Tea

Q15)Coinciding with 96th birthday of Late Indira Gandhi ,PM Dr. Manmohan Singh had inaugurated the first of this bank with 7 branches. what is unique about this bank?

A) Bharatiya Mahila Bank (All women employee bank).

Q16)Identify the logo? (Hint—more to do with the changing air of indian politics)

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 A) Adani

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Q17)Along with his wife, Anupama, he started Sampark Foundation in 2004. The former executive of a leading IT company is loving every moment of his new role and development in the organisation working to improve the lives of under underprivileged and farmers. The person gave the famous concept of “Employees First: Customers Second”, in an era of recession which drew great appreciation from Harvard and other Business schools. Identify the Person.?

A) Vineet Nayar, former CEO of HCL.

Q18) Louis Vuitton invested in which Puducherry based company in 2007?

A) Hidesign

Q19)Which company introduced a social networking service in 2011 called MH buddy? (Hint: The company was in news twice in 2014 and for not the right reasons.)

A) Malaysian Airlines

Q20)This man’s name is Mohan T Advani, he created something in India which we all can see in our homes and offices. What entity did he create? (Hint: His category of products deals with conditioning of water.)

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A) Bluestar

Questions contributed by Rashmi Ranjan Swain. Rashmi is a student of the College of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry , Bhubaneswar. He is a quizzer from his school days and is an active member of the Odisha Quizzing Association.

Further edits suggested by Abdus Samad Anwar.