Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Chennai – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Chennai – Regional Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    TCS –
    Jayakanthan and Debabratha Mallik
  • RUNNER UP:
    Latent View Analytics –
    Kaushik and Pritheesh

 

Wild Card Round Questions:

1. [Question on Dime magazines where popular stories were published by Oliwein (sic) and priced at 10p.]

2. First seen in 1897, they were nicknamed ‘Hummingbirds’ due to the idiosyncratic humming noise they made. They had unique colors.

A. London Cabs

3. [Question on Ganesh Idols creation by a company and takes 1 month to be made. The process is  trademarked & patented.]

4. This artist launched a publicity campaign for Lanvin chocolates and was associated with Air India. Who?

A. Salvador Dali

5. Former West Indies quick Michael Holding  said “This is champagne. That’s just soft drink.” comparing what?

A. IPL and Caribbean Premier League

6. Which group launched its online custom clothing brand Creyate?

A. Arvind limited

7. Launched in 1859 by Robert Cheesebrough, a consumer product which had remarkable skin-healing properties. What?

A. Vaseline

8. Introduced in June 2011 as a live streaming for video games. What?

A. Twitch

 

Regional Final Questions:

1. [Gold] Who were Randlords in South Africa from 1870 to World War I?

A. People who controlled the price of gold, thus the currency gold Rand coins.

2. [Bronze] Where was this famous photo taken?

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A. Rockefeller Center Construction

3. [Silver] What brand of 100% coffee 1996 offered “push to cup” and was endorsed by Sri Devi and Saurav Ganguly?

A. Tata Cafe

4. [Gold] Connect:

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A. Indian Oil Corporation Limited

5. [Bronze] He is claimed to have developed the first practical fountain pen, Ornoto in 1881, and is now in an altogether different line of work. Who?

A. De La Rue

6. [Bronze] Vodafone in 2009 received the first PETA India Glitter Box Award. Why?

A. For using the ‘ZooZoo’ creatives and stopping the use of the pug dog (seen in the Hutch ads).

7. [Bronze] In 1813 was one of the first recorded descriptions of sailors’ uniforms by Commodore Stephen Decatur. What specific item?

A. Bell bottoms

8. [Silver] Envelope containing the Hope Diamond sent in 1958 by jeweler Harry Winston to where?

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A. Smisthonian Institution

9. [Bronze] In Latin America, they call themselves Harlistas. Who?

A. Harley Davidson bike owners

10. [Silver] Connect with Li Ka Shing and with the logo of his foundation as a clue.

11. [Silver] Founded by Charles and Jeremiah who patented their detector lock in 1818. Identify this company now owned by United Technologies.

A. Chubb

12. [Gold] He is the only non-NASA recipient for the Moon Rock Award. Who?

A. Walter Cronkite

12. [Bronze] Term which talks about the  process of playing dots to format an image. What?

A. Dot matrix

13. [Silver] Question on Red Bull with Daniel Ricciardo as a clue.

14. [Silver] In  the United States, a special edition coin with Baseball glove on it was released. What is so special about the coin?

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A. Coin is not flat, it is in the shape of a baseball glove.

15. [Bronze] In the Roman times, this meant exile & being thrown among the lions and the British had hanging as a punishment. The RBI loses 25 crore Rupees due to this every year. What?

A. Coin counterfeiting

16. [Silver] Identify this doctor from Germany whose products have a distinctive yellow stitching to them.

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A. Dr. Klaus Märtens; Doctor Martens

17. [Gold] This is an online identity used for purposes of deception. Typically created by a person/group. What term?

A. Sock puppet

18. [Bronze] Connect:

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A. Fast-food chain Arby’s bought Pharrell Williams’ oversized Vivienne Westwood hat that he wore to the Grammys.

19. [Gold] Connect:

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A. James Packer

20. [Bronze] Question on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)

21. [Bronze] Coat of arms of Amsterdam used in which brand?

A. Amstel beer

22. [Gold] Used the trading name of St. Helens Crown Glass Company and formed at St. Helens, England. Now entered the energy sector.

A. Pilkington plc

 

Questions contributed by Madanish Kanna.

 

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Chennai – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Chennai – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    TCS –
    Jayakanthan and Debabratha Mallik
  • RUNNER UP:
    Latent View Analytics –
    Kaushik and Pritheesh

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. French wine & brandy named after him and an 1996 ad campaign had the phrase “ooh aah”, all connected with which football star?

A. Eric Cantona

2. Gene Roddenberry drafted a proposal for the science fiction series and publicly marketed it as a “Western in outer space.”

A. Star Trek

3. Conte grading system developed by Nicolas Conte, to measure hardness of what?

A. Pencil

4. Charles Milford, an American reporter came up with the name _____, that is  iconic in world of finance?

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A. Wall Street Journal

5. Currencies of Bulgaria(LEV), Romania(LEU) and Moldova mean what in their respective languages? Clue: It is an animal.

A. Lion

6. Coined by youth marketers to get kids to agree, describing the process for marketing in a tone appropriate to children under 12 years. What term?

A. Kidification

7. Sometime in the 1940s, specific machines which used thermal energy built by German company ‘I. A. Topf and Sons, Erfurt’? Clue: Used in concentration camps.

A. Crematoria

8. [Visual] Print ad in relation to a brand of kitchen towels. Identify.

A. Premier

9. The circled K is a registered mark and can only be used with the permission of its owner, the Organized Kashruth Laboratories of New York, a private certifying concern. What does it denote?

A. Kosher

10. After being deemed not good enough by JWT, he managed to get a job at Sharp McManus as copy writer in 1970s & latter observed that his work in advertising ‘taught me to write like a job’. Who?

A. Salman Rushdie

11. This automobile brand which became a pop-culture idol was designed by an in-house Lincoln-Mercury Division team led by Joe Oros and won the Tiffany Gold Medal for excellence in American design, the first automobile ever to do so. What?

A. Mustang

12. Identify the brand. Clue: H_____N______

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A. Harvey Nichols

13. Games designed is credited to Nathaniel Cook.  Made of ebony & ivory and possibly the first use of expert testimonial to promote a commercial product. What?

A. Chess

14. William Scott Pinckney, CEO of which direct selling company was arrested by Andhra Pradesh police recently?

A. Amway

15. Water based aerosol foam which is white and non toxic. Manufactured by Comex & made of biodegradable products. What?

A. Spray used in FIFA World Cup matches by referees.

16. This Russian, son of a farmer, invented something that is popular in today’s world, especially Pakistan. What?

A. Mikhail Kalashnikov

17. He recently purchased Harlequin from Torstar Corp, owner of Toronto Star, Canada’s largest daily newspaper. Who?

A. Rupert Murdoch

18. This big diversified company acquired Bangalore-based Balan Natural Foods B, a natural juice brand, for about 100 crore. Which one?

A. ITC

19. Identify.

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A. Vishal Sikka

20. Identify the brand from the print ad.

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A. Ray Ban

 

Questions contributed by Jitendra Gaglani and Madanish Kanna.