Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Regional Finals Questions




XIMB – Prof. Subhashis Ray & Prof. Soumik Sarkar


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:


  • 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?



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.


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.)


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.


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?


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.


A) Sideburns, His full name was Ambrose Burnside.

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


A) Jimmy Choo

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


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



XIMB – Prof. Subhashis Ray & Prof. Soumik Sarkar


VODAFONE – Lokesh Pal & Sitikanta Parija



  • 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.


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)?




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.


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?


A) Taco Bell


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)


 A) Adani


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.)


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.