Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Northern Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Northern Zonal Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Reckitt Benckiser – Soubhagya Jena and Tanmay Prusty

  • RUNNER UP:
    Genpact – Rohan Khanna and Leo Thomas

 

Zonal Final Questions:

Round 1:

Q1) One high profile usage of this loan known as PIK. Was in controversial takeover of Manchester United by Malcolm Glazer in 2005. Whats a PIK loan?

A) Payment-in-Kind.

Q2) What is this called?

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A) VOGA (cross between Yoga and Voguing )

Q3) A computer virus that has been worming its way around the cyber world for about two years now has just been detected and a fix provided. This bug, discovered by researchers from Google and Finnish company Codenomican, enables hackers to extract data from a computer’s memory. What?

A) Heartbleed

Q4) Connect:

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A) Ghibli

Q5) Studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) at Brasenose College, Oxford, gaining a first-class honours degree. Director of Corp Affairs for 7 years at Carlton Communications. Employed for 3 months as a ship jumper at Jardine Matheson. Resigned from corporate career in 2001 to fight for Parliament. Who?

A) David Cameron

Q6) Founded in 1828 as multinational risk advisor, insurance brokerage and reinsurance group. In 1898, merged with Faber Bros and later in 1928, merged with Duminy and Wylce. The company in 2009 got the naming rights to famous property in the US. Which?

A) Willis Towers

Round 2:

Q1) Genius Bar is the tech support system of this company. All in-store repairs of the company’s products are carried out by “Geniuses”, with the head known as “Lead Genius”, who handles customer service. They also have the GYOG program for Grow Your Own Geniuses. Which company?

A) Apple

Q2) Francis Wheatley’s painting, ‘Flower Sellers’ was used as their trademark. Their global identity was replaced that of yellow primroses. Brand is known for deodorants, perfumes. Signature scent was made in 1873. Which brand?

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A) Yardley (Lavender scent)

Q3) Opening lines: ‘It is cold at six-forty in the morning on a March day in Paris, and seems even colder when a man is about to be executed by firing squad”. Great story which sold in millions. Which book?

A) Day of the Jackal by Frederick Forsyth

Q4) Company founded by Marcel Bloch. Named after pseudonym for General Darius Bloch & French term for assault. Which?

A) Dassault

Q5) Connect Ogilvy’s “Confessions of an Advertising Man” to the image.

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A) Magic Lantern

Q6) Connect:

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Ans) Magnus Carlsen

Q7) Question on William Webb Ellis.

Q8) Connect:

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Clip from Shyam Benegal’s Yatra is top left.

A) Railways (Indian)

Q9) Perkins, Lavender and Mountbatten are types of these and came about much before the advent of PC. It has 7 keys less than a typewriter. The paper comes in heavy and lightweight grades, both of which are heavier than ordinary ink print paper. What?

A) Braille Writers

Q10) Carlo Crocco started this watch company as a Swiss enterprise. It is the 1st wrist watch with natural rubber strap. Which?

A) Hublot  

Round 3:

Q1) Significant production did not begin until 1859 when oil was struck in Pennsylvania. John Cassell, publisher, coffee merchant, and social campaigner, was soon importing the new and wonderful stuff to London. New and wonderful stuff demands a new and wonderful word so Cassell devised one, inspired presumably by his own name: cazeline. What?

A) Gasoline

Q2) What is happening?

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A) Intel branding in Barca shirts inside with “Intel Inside”

Q3) Named after Italian merchant traveller, the Tatas make these in Dharwad, Karnataka. What ?

A)Marco Polo buses

Q4) Who manufactures these?

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A) Hot Wheels

Q5) Serving minister’s husband imported newsprint license in 1960s for the paper “Patriot”. She is the grandniece of a freedom fighter. Who?

A) Najma Heptullah

Q6) Identify the logo:

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A) ALIMCO (Artificial Limb Manufacturing Company)

Q7) Began in late 1960s with 3 guys led by Samson Daniel as National org. They have 19 project offices with an office in Delhi at KG Marg. Which NGO?

A) Helpage India

Q8) Connect:

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A) Saul Bass

Q9) Assumed position of IIM-A Director in 2013 and is an alumnus of its PGP while being a gold medallist. He taught at Harvard. Who?

A) Ashish Nanda

 

Questions contributed by Mr. Subhodeep Jash. Subhodeep is a lawyer, working in the field of public policy and research.

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Delhi – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Delhi – Regional Finals Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Reckitt Benckiser – 
    Soubhagya Jena and Tanmay Prusty
  • RUNNER UP:
    Quizcraft – 
    Aditya Nath and Siddhartha Kurapat

 

Wildcard Round Questions:

Q1) Name of popular brand created by Reuben Mattus and includes a tribute to Denmark.

A) Haagen Dazs

Q2) Who is the Bollywood actress behind the “Dark is Beautiful” campaign?

A) Nandita Das

Q3 ) Which Indian company bought a 26% stake into Indonesian coal miner Baramulti?

A) Tata Power

Q4) Liberty Teller is a start-up associated with?

A)  Bitcoin ATM

Q5) Man founded famous organisation which goes onto say “What they don’t teach you at Harvard”. Who?

A) Mark McCormack

Q6) To which hospital chain, diversified now into being a healthcare group, did Jubilant sell its hospital business to?

A) Narayana Health

Q7) This company gave the world’s 1st ultra HD 4K laptop. Which company?

A) Toshiba

Q8) Which entity in India launched the video game called “Guardians of the Sky”?

A) Indian Air Force

 

 

Regional Finals Questions:

ROUND-1

Q1) Published “Gleanings in Bee Culture” sometime in January 1905. The article begins: “Dear friends, I have a wonderful story to tell”. A story that out rivals Arabian Nights.” What is this all about?

A)Wilbur Wright’s First flight.

Q2) Device that produces something using “Reverse Atmospheric Infusion”. What?

Tea

A) Tea

Q3) Means ‘treasure’ and is a lifestyle store from the Taj Hotels. What?

A) Khazana

Q4) Connect:

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A) Carlsberg

Q5) This UK company owned a 64% stake in Agatha Christie’s works. Not controlled by family but by George and Richard in 1835. Which entity?

A) Booker

Q6) This company’s R&D in UK employs 47 people and files 15-20 patents annually. Their Intaglio that does not dry. Which company?

A) De La Rue Corp

Round 2:

Q1) First 16 models were called “Sweet 16” and had Spectraflame paintwork, redline wheels and working suspension. Models include Silhouette, Beatnik Bandit. What is being described?

A) Hot Wheels

Q2) Silverleaf,  Whitefly were important in 2014 as it affected India’s exports. What are they?

A) They are viruses that affected mango exports.

Q3) Company origin- ___________ Manual of Industrial and Miscellaneous Securities, published in 1900. What?

A) Moody’s

Q4)Connect:

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A) Ben & Jerry’s

Q5) Book cover was disputed for due to similarity to what?

Patrick Wensink

A) Similarity with Jack Daniel’s bottle jacket design.

Q6) Made by Laljee Godhoo & Co. and is an integral part of Indian households. What?

A) Asafoetida

Q7) Connect:

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A) Rafael Nadal

Q8) Roots of name- 1662- Friedrich- pencil making entity. Which?

A) Staedtler

Q9)Arab soap opera Musalsat compared with the Super Bowl format. It is a 29/30 day show and captures Arab World’s TV market with a viewership of 420 million. Important purpose behind this TV series. What?

A) Soap opera played out during Ramadan

Round 3:

Q1) Clothing company that is part of the PVH Group. Founed by Vincent De Paul Draddy, an American businessman employed by David Crystal Co., who needed a strong name to associate with his merchandise for menswear. Produced bespoke shirts and created the Windsor tie-knot for King George V. Which brand?

A) Izod

 Q2) Harpic product and this advert led to the first usage of which phrase?

Cleaning inside out

A) Cleaning Inside Out.

Q3) In Operation Bernhard, for which specific reason did Nazis hire Jewish artists from concentration camps?

A) Creating fake currency

Q4) Upton Machine Corporation. [Buzzer Pressed]

A) Whirlpool

Q5) Company supplier to Austro-Hungarian army. Had a collaboration with the Hero group in India. Which company?

Puch

A) Puch

Q6) Connect:

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A) Muhammad Ali

Q7) Symbol of ?

Bureau of International Expositions

A) Bureau of International Expositions

Q8)In 1864, Lafarge won the contract for  delivery of 110,000 tonnes of lime to the construction of this famous project with the Gaz De France association. Which is this project?

A) Suez Canal

Questions contributed by Mr. Subhodeep Jash. Subhodeep is a lawyer, working in the field of public policy and research.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Delhi – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Delhi – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:
    Reckitt Benckiser – Soubhagya Jena and Tanmay Prusty
  • RUNNER UP:
    Quizcraft – Aditya Nath and Siddhartha Kurapati

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q1) Famous rapper behind Bad Boy Entertainment, Blue Flame, and Justin’s restaurants. Who?

A) Puff Daddy (Sean Combs)

Q2) Started his career as a professional lawyer and in 1951 joined All India Radio as a journalist. He edited a famous weekly thereafter. Who?

A) Khushwant Singh

Q3) C. Marks Professor of International Studies and Professor of Economics at Cornell and is currently on Leave. He is a proponent of development economics and is the Chief economist at a place right now. Who?

A)Kaushik Basu

Q4) Identify this steel giant of Indonesia from the logo.

Krakatoa

A) Krakatau Steel

Q5) Reusable products that was originally developed and marketed by Dow Chemical Company in 1960s, it centered on a character named “Fingerman”, an index finger with a simple-drawn face, originally promoting its “Gripper Zipper” proving how it closes. What?

A) Ziploc

Q6) Dubbed as the fifth mode of transportation that would be a  “cross between a Concorde and a railgun and an air hockey table.” What?

A) Hyperloop

Q7) Financial company whose logo is a stylized representation of the primitive water pipes laid by the Manhattan Company, which were made by nailing together wooden planks. Which?

A) Chase Manhattan Bank

Q8) Pharma company founder of Aurobindo Pharma. What his is name?

PV Reddy

A) Dr. P.V.Reddy

Q9) In IT industry, described as a retail good that has a high selling price? Also used in the context of real estate. What?

A) Big ticket item

Q10) Phrase used by Alan Greenspan as a warning to denote that the market might be overvalued. Also used by Yale Professor Robert Shiller as a title of his book. What phrase?

A) Irrational exuberance

Q11) Identify this 3 word phrase used in a whisky bottle labelling to overcome Prohibition era restrictions?

For Medical Use

A) For medicinal use

Q12) Up until 1930s, the word cosmetics was used to refer to these beauty products. Then, upon Max Factor’s suggestion, it started to be referred to, by this term, which was considered to convey people of dubious reputation, not something to be referred to in polite society. What?

A) Make-up

Q13) Identify. (Narottam Seksaria/M.A. Chidambaram)

Narrottam

A) Narottam Seksaria

Q14) Lakshmi Mittal was dubbed to be “The ____________ from Calcutta” up until the 1990s, in reference to a famous steel giant. Who?

A) Andrew Carnegie

Q15) Word used to connote essential goods which can be shared amongst people as connotated by  Karl Marx. What word?

A) Communism

Q16) Identify the logo of this  auto-components company.

pri

A) Pricol

Q17) Name coined by Alfred Goldman, creative director at Benton and Bowles for a brand known to have a wingfold design and popular for toddlers. Which?

A) Pampers

Q18) Company founded by Marcel Bleustein and had Salvador Dali associated with this company. Which?

A) Publicis

Q19) Identify this tea company from the logo.

Goodricke

A) Goodricke

Q20) Identify the company associated with this co-founder Liu Li Rong. It is one of the 5 biggest mobile companies in the world.

Gionee

A) Gionee

Questions contributed by Mr. Subhodeep Jash. Subhodeep is a lawyer, working in the field of public policy and research.