Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Chennai – Regional Finals Questions
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?
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?
8. Introduced in June 2011 as a live streaming for video games. What?
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?
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:
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?
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.
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?
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.
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:
A. Fast-food chain Arby’s bought Pharrell Williams’ oversized Vivienne Westwood hat that he wore to the Grammys.
19. [Gold] Connect:
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.