Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Regional Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Chennai Silks –
    Arul Sarvanan and Yogesh Pai
  • RUNNER UP:
    Brookefields –
    Balasubramaniam and Ashwin Balasubramaniam

 

Regional Finals Questions:

1. Company once manufactured underwear under the brand name Fortitude and got its current name from a naming contest held among company staff. Which company?

A. Speedo

2. 150 years since 1964 this was a celebrated world famous ad agency whose logo features an owl and lamp. Which organization?

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A. J. Walter Thompson 

3. Connect:

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A. IMF    

4.  MIT150 is a list published by Boston Globe in honor of the 150th anniversary of MIT in 2001. Listing 150 of the most significant innovators, inventions or ideas from MIT its alumni faculty and related people and organization in the institute. Who or what topped the list?

A. WWW – Tim Berners-Lee

5. What is this?

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A. Facekini

6. What is common to Suzuki market in Melbourne, Huaxi Street market in Taipei, Sat bazaar in Arpora (Goa), Chiang Mai market in Thailand, Ratchada Bazaar in Bangkok and Yua Tei (Temple Street in Hong Kong)?

A. Night Markets

7. What term is claimed to have originated from an NBC documentary in 1944 due to the phenomenon of children being left home alone becoming common due to and after WW II , when one parent would be enlisted into the armed forces , so the other would have to get a job?

A. Latchkey Kids

8. Which viceroy said this on the death of Jamsetji Tata –“No Indian of the present generation had done more for the commerce and industry of India”?

A. Lord Curzon

9. In what unique way using social media did Taco Bell reintroduce the beefy crunch burrito?

A. Snapchat

10. This sportswear giant signed 750 million pounds to make Manchester United’s kit for 10 year.

A. Adidas

11. Connect:

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A. Titanic        

12. Official slogan of the company when translated to English means “Make the Change.”

A. Li Ning

13. Contemporary ones are frequently produced in 33gm^2 glossy card. A company named Thumb Jack Bugle was the first to pioneer these. DL is one of the formats in advertising. What?

A. Fliers

14. This company builds bonnie babies and is an original baby food manufacturer. Huge Global name. What?

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A. Glaxo/ GSK

15. Co-written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Michael Douglas, this 1987 movie documented the rise of modern shareholder capitalism. Which movie?

A. Wall Street

16. Company’s Global Depositary Receipts (GDR) are traded on the London stock exchange ticker as SSA. Which company?

A. Systema Global

17. Better known for her voice than her face. Who?

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A. Siri Voice Assistance                                                                                                                                                              

18. Company was previously known as Socony-Vacuum Oil Company. Which?

A. Mobil

19. Connect:

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A. Stadium naming rights across the world

20. What is happening here?

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A. Prisoners generating electricity.

21. Where is the iconic Hattori clock tower is located? The building and clock tower were originally built by Kintaro Hattori, the founder of Seiko. The answer is a 5 Letter word.

A. Ginza.

 

 Questions contributed by Ms. Anuradha Pai Ma’am!

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Chennai Silks –
    Arul Sarvanan and Yogesh Pai
  • RUNNER UP:
    Brookefields –
    Balasubramaniam and Ashwin Balasubramaniam

 

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. What is this 2.6 million sq.ft. building in US, that failed to attract enough tenants during the great depression, was bought by Lawrence Wein and Harry Helmsley in 1961?

A. Empire State Building

2. In Arabic, the literal translation of this corporate tycoon’s first name is Defender. His surname stands for Love. Who is this IT baron from India?

A. Azim Premji

3. Some predictions suggest the amount of oil present here could be 200 billion barrels, far more than Kuwait or Abudhabi. Though it is extremely difficult and at the moment, prohibitively expensive to extract oil here but its important to predict what the global economy will look like in 2048, when the protocol banning exploration comes up for renewal. Where?

A. Antartica

4. Which brand would you associate with the book, ‘The Hippie Guide to Climbing the Corporate Ladder & Other Mountains’?

A. Jansport

5. In the 1850’s what was Cuba’s largest expo which helped Don Facundo Bacardi to build his empire in the country?

A. Sugarcane

6. Which stronger than steel fiber invented in 1965 by DuPont’s only female employee to be awarded the company’s Lavoisier Medal for outstanding technical achievement, was initially intended to be used in automobile industries?

A. Kevlar

7. This was the first commissioned sponsored program in the history of Indian television and increase in the sale of maggi noodles. What was re-telecast on the national channel after a decade long gap sponsored by P&G and trimmed down to 52 from its original 159 episodes as it could no longer recreate the earlier magic?

A. Humlog

8.Identify a famous person from this picture of a mechanical calculator.

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A. Blaise Pascal

9. Rufus Skeel owned a small shop in providence, Rhode Island that sold cloth. Mr. Skeel ‘s daughter painted images of apples and applied them to the bolts of cloth. What was this an inspiration for?

A. Fruit of the Loom

10. The Gunn Report and Show Reel of the year authored by Donald Gunn and Emma Wilkie is an annual publication identifying and detailing the awarded new work within the advertising industry. Which famous South Asian was the Guest Editor in 2012?

A. Prasoon Joshi

11. What two words were used by media to describe the Union budget of India for year 97-98 presented on February 28 1997, by finance minister P. Chidambaram, with features such as lowering income tax rates, removal of surcharge on corporate tax and reduction in corporate tax rates?

A. Dream Budget

12. Who is this famous person on the banknote of Portugal?

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A. Vasco da Gama

13. What champagne house that has used the James Bond film series as a marketing device was founded in 1829 by Hennequin De Villermont and Paul Reaudin?

A. Bollinger

14. What annual event which followed a brick and mortar pattern before 2009 was effected by two viruses ‘Conflicer’ and ‘W32 Nimda’?

A. CAT Entrance Exam

15. This company along with engineering company Agrotec, has collaborated with Italian space agency to introduce Isspresso, the first capsule based espresso system able to work in the extreme conditions of space?

A. Lavasa

15. Identify this inventor.

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Marconi

16. Complete this quote by Henry Ford: “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, working together is ___________”

A. Success

17. It was locally manufactured in India only since 1958, though it was imported to India since the early 1900’s. Amitabh Bachchan endorsed it on radio in the 1970’s. Which health food drink brand?

A. Horlicks

18. Which famous man is being caricatured here?

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A. J.P. Morgan

20. Cindy Crawford dressed as which famous person from world history?

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George Washington

 

 

 

 

 Questions contributed by Ms. Anuradha Pai Ma’am!