Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

RESULTS:

  • WINNER :

TISS – Sandeep Banga and Sachin Deshpande

  • RUNNER UP :

SM Shetty Powai – Viraj Morabia and Ms.Kinnari Ganatra

Preliminary Round:

1. What was once known officially in the US & Canada as the National School bus chrome ?

A.Yellow Colour

2. Playground is an education initiative from this company and is based on Finnish style of school learning through play to make education fun.

A. Rovio (Angry Bird)

3. In 1959 this Bank acquired Mercantile Bank of India , London & China with the capital of Rs 50 Lakhs in October 1853.

A. HSBC Bank

4. Founders of which cult brand?

Harley

A. Harley Davidson

5. This bank is promoted by Aga Khan fund for Economic Development ( AKFED ).

A. DCB (Development Credit Bank)

6. The Bandra-Worli sea link was lit in pink in September as a part of a Company’s Breast Cancer awareness drive.

A. Estée Lauder.

7. In around 1908, Thomas Sullivan a New York tea merchant started to send sample of tea in unusual way.

A. Tea Bags

8. Print Advertisement (It’s not because of one woman but because of eleven men)

A. Coca Cola

9. Wilbur Ross sold International Steel Group to him for $4.5 Billion Dollars.Whom ?

A. Laxmi Mittal

10. Whose first recorded patent was an electronic voting machine?

A. Thomas Alva Edison

11.Inspired by a speech by antiseptic advocate Joseph Lister, Robert Wood  and his brothers James Wood and Edward Mead created a line of ready-to-use surgical dressings in 1885.Which company?

 A. Johnson & Johnson

12.Which Bollywood Actor endorses Intex Mobiles ?

A. Farhan Akhtar

13.David owns Skydance Production is the son of which IT Billionare ?

A. Larry Ellison

14. From “Pure Indulgence” to “Escape into One”. Which Brand ?

A. Dark Fantasy

15. Founders of the which innovative company?

3M

A. 3M

16. Omnicom Group merged with ?

A. Publicis

17. Expand TGV

A. Train Grande Vitesse

18. In February 1980, Mark Hughes began selling his weight management product from the trunk of his car. Hughes often stated that the genesis of his product and program stemmed from the weight loss concerns of his mother Joanne, whose premature death he attributed to an eating disorder and an unhealthy approach to weight loss. His goal was to change the nutritional habits of the world. He is the founder of which company?

A. Herbalife

19. Connect this company with an Oscar winning actor?

UA

A. Charlie Chaplin.

Questions contributed by Mr. Viraj Morabia. 

As per Viraj “I am a final year student of Bachelor of Management studies (BMS) at S.M.Shetty College (Powai). Business Quizzing is a passion to me and winning Tata Crucible National / International is a dream. I started quizzing  2 years back and have won over 50 Quizzes in Mumbai and Pune. I started quizzing when no one from my ex-college was ready to be my partner and since then took up the challenge and went on to be one of the best business quizzers in my city”.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Preliminary Round Questions

RESULTS:

WINNER :

PSG CAS – Huzefa and Surya Narayanan. P

  • RUNNER UP :

ICSI – Ms. Busaina. A. S and Venkatesh. P

 

Preliminary Round:

1. Alvire school in Hudson, New Hampshire operates their only school store in the USA. Besides normal food and beverages items, the “BRONCO BARN “ store also sells their cards. Who?

A.Hallmark.

2. Which Mexican Billionaire runs conglomerate Groupocarso and previously the chairman and chief executive of telecommunication company Telmex and American Movil?

A. Carlos Slim Helu.

3.We have heard of white collar workers , who are green collar workers?

A. Environment related jobs.

4.Identify the Logo?

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A. Sulabh International

5. Which was the first private firm to report Abraham Lincoln’s death to Europe?

A. Reuters.

6.The two films, Disney’s John Carter and Pixar’s Brave are both dedicated to which business legend?

A. Steve Jobs.

7. Mcdonals happy meal program always promotes a current movie. With which movie did the happy meal scheme start?

A. Star Trek

8. Identify the bank ?

Catholic-Syrian-Bank-Recruitment

A. Catholic Syrian Bank.

9. Which name was suggested by Dhirajben Ruparel in a contest held in 1962 for Rs 5?

A. Lijjat .

10. Danjaq LLC is a company resposible for the copy right and trademarks to which famous film/book character?

A. James Bond.

11. When translated into English which famous organisation name is thus, Goddess of Wealth Women’s Home Industry Tasty ____. What?

A. Lijjat Papad.

12.Identify?

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A. Monopoly

13. Which fashion designer named her most famous design after her favorite brand of car and even predicted that pubic hair would be a great fashion accessory?

A. Mary Quant.

14.Which American statistician ,professor, author, lecturer and consultant is best known for the “ Plan- Do- Check-Act” cycle popularly named after him. Who?

A. Edward Deming

15. 1949, X began producing among other new products , an early version of the now famous interlocking bricks calling them automatic Binding bricks? which toy?

A. Lego

16. Identify?

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A. Being Human line of clothing.

17. Who is the sponsorer of the Jamaican track athlete Usain Bolt?

A. Puma

18. Airforce1, Marine 1, but what is the US presidential limousine called?

A. Cadilac 1.

19. Identify?

  • Vanyavilas –   Rathambore;
  • Amarvilas –   Agra
  • Rajvilas     –   Jaipur
  • Udaivilas –   Udaipur

A. Oberoi hotels.

20. Identify the author?

Think-Before-its-Too-Late_Edward-de-Bono

A. Edward De Bono.

Questions are contributed by Mrs. Anuradha Yogesh. Ma’am follows quizzing keenly and is a quiz aficionado.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Trichy – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Trichy – Preliminary Round Questions

RESULTS:

  • WINNER :

Sastra University – Venkatasubramaniam and Visaka Simhan

  • RUNNER UP :

NIT Trichy – Gaurav Singh and Nikhil Somani

 

Preliminary Round:

1. Which company was represented in the 2013 movie- “The Internship”?

A. Google

2. Gustaf Larson and Assar Gabreilsson were the founders of which Automobile company?

A. Volvo

3. Beanstalk is the speciality toy care offering by which retail company?

A. Mahindra Retail

4. Who owns the “News of the World”?

A. Rupert Murdoch

5. Identify this non-profit organisation backed by famous Indian business tycoon.

1

A. Azim Premji University

6. Which American multinational company markets itself as ‘The third place’ after home and work?

A. Starbucks

7. Who owns http://www.yrfilms.com?

A. Yash Raj Films

8. Expand NIFTY.

A. National Stock Exchange Fifty Index 

9. Identify this Indian Organisation where PNB’s KR Kamath is the Chairman of this body in India. State Bank of India’s Chairman PratipChaudhuri was named as the honorary secretary. Other office-bearers of the association would be Indian Bank Chairman and Managing Director T M Bhasin, and UCO Bank Chairman and Managing Director ArunKaul.

A. Indian Banking Association

10. Which organisation is a family of five international organizations that make leveraged loans to poor countries? (Hint, three words in the name of the organisation.)

A. World Bank Group

11. Which English-language weekly newspaper refers to itself as a newspaper, but each print edition appears on small glossy paper like a news magazine ?

A. The Econmist

12. Which American company was founded by Fred Deluca and Peter Buck as Doctor’s Associates, Inc ?

A. Subway

13. Identify the company behind it:

2

A. McDonalds

14. Which very famous US Giant acquired Metlife Insurance business in 2013?

A. General Electric

15. Which company placed an order for 100 Airbus A320 family aircrafts during the 2005 Paris Air Show? The total order was worth US$6 billion, was the highest during the show.

A. Indigo Airlines

16. Identify the company with ‘Speechmark’ Logo.

A. Vodafone Inc.

17. This electrical engineer co-founded Sun Microsystems in 1982 and was its chief hardware designer. He later became an investor, writing the first major cheque to fund Google, and starting several computer networking companies. Who?

A. Andy Bechtolsheim

18. Which company makes the ‘Old Monk’ ?

A. Mohan Meakins

 

Questions contributed by Nikhil Somani. As per Nikhil “I am a final year engineering student at NIT-Trichy. Have just put my baby steps into this amazing world of Business Quizzing. Love to read about the business models, entrepreneurial stories, technological innovations and advertising campaigns. When it comes to attending quizzes, I am driven by the philosophy- You win some and lose some, but make sure you never miss one! (Infact, found this philosophy on a post in Crucible Chronicles 🙂 )”

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Indore – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Indore – Preliminary Round Questions

RESULTS

  • WINNER :

IIM Indore – Senajit Chaki and Arindam Paul

  • RUNNER UP :

IGNOU – Ms.Deepti Singh and Ameya Tolanki

 

Preliminary Round:

1. Expand LIBOR.

A. London Interbank Offer Rate

2. Which company gets its name from a Japanese word, which has a similar meaning to the English word “check” (Atari/Nintendo/Xbox)

A. Atari

3. Which is one of the biggest cartels in this world and controls the oil prices across the world?

A. OPEC

4. Identify this company which has recently entered India.

 1    

A. Krispy Kreme

5. Which famous company from the world of paints was established in 1942 by  Champaklal H. Choksey, Chimanlal N. Choksi, Suryakant C. Dani and Arvind R. Vakil?

A. Asian Paints

6. Which stock exchange is headed by Chitra Ramakrishna?

A. NSE

7. Which famous Indian is the author of the book “Fault Lines”?

A. Raghuram Rajan

8. Vishnu Ramakrishna moved to Mumbai in the 1930s and started a training centre for wrestlers. This is the origin of which Indian fitness chain.

A. Talwalkars

9. Which company has launched perfumes named Skinn?

A. Titan

10. Ultratech is owned by which group?

A. Aditya Birla Group

11. Identify the drink from its old packaging

2

A. Frooti

12. “Walk for Life” is a campaign by which insurance company?( ICICI/MaxBupa)

A. Max Bupa

 13. Identify the person.

 3

A. Roger Federer

14. This person is the CEO of which Indian company.

 4

A. Infosys

15. He was a multi mixer salesman(milkshake maker), and was surprised by a huge order of 8 multi mixers from a restaurant. Later, he bought the restaurant, and turned it into one of the biggest food chains in the world. Identify the person or the food chain.

A. Ray Kroc/Mcdonalds

16. Identify this person from Raymonds.

 5

A. Gautam Singhania

17. Illustrated Weekly was published by which group?

A. Times of India

18. Roca, the world’s largest sanitary ware manufacturer has a JV with which Indian sanitary ware manufacturer?

A. Parryware

 

Questions contributed by Mr. Arindam Paul.

 

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Delhi – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Quiz – 2014 – Delhi Edition – Preliminary Round

RESULTS

  • WINNER :

Delhi School of Economics – Om Prakash and Manu Abbi

  • RUNNER UP :

NSIT – Sarthak K and Shashank Singh

 

Other Finalists- Satyawati College, FMS, IIFT, Great Lakes Institute of Mgmt.

Preliminary Round:

1)  Andre Jacques Garnerin, a Frenchman, was the 1st to do this 216 yrs ago. An innovation from the world of aviation.

A. Parachute

2)  Markel Service (Canada) – original name of a company- It was in the news in 2013-14. How do we know it today?

A. Fairfax

3)  The Secretariat Building in Delhi-comprises of North Block and South Block. In which one would you find the Finance Ministry?

A. North Block

4)  Identify the brand?

Roohafsa

A. Rooh Afza

 5) ‘We believe every story has a human side which deserves to be told”. Which TV Channel?

A. Al Jazeera

6) McDonalds- launching its premium coffee shops in India. What’s the chain called?

A. McCafe

7)  Which bank publishes an art magazine called ArtMag? (HINT- Citi/Deutsche/SBI)

A. Deutsche Bank

8)  This memorial in Canada is connected to which Indian company?

Air India

A. Air India

9)   Finance Minister- holds an unlikely distinction of presenting 2 union budgets on his birthdays- On Feb 29- In 1964 & 1968. Who?

A. Morarji Desai

10)   Company photographer- Charles Clemens- on observing a tractor being tested saw that it crawled like an insect. The company guys seized on a metaphor and named the company after the insect.

A. Caterpillar

11)   TT Varadrajan- founded Maya Appliances in 1978. Name its popular brand of mixers named after a girl?

A. Prithi Mixers

12) Print ad for a financial literacy campaign. Identify the foundation?

Charles Swab Foundation

A. Charles Schwab Foundation

13)  Hero’s Maestro and Pleasure- segmented on the basis of __________

Gender (women)

14) Economist- Raj Krishna coined this term to denote a low growth rate,(around 3.5%) that India was going through between 1950 and 1980?

A. Hindu rate of growth

15) Company – ‘Laundry Blue’- 1852- combination of synthetics ultramarine and sodium bicarbonate. One of the first widely marketed products manufactured by the company.

A. Reckitt & Coleman (now, Reckitt Benckiser)

16) Identify the company?

Reed Hoffman

LinkedIn

17)  Which surname/term derived from the Arabic word ‘Javhari’?

A. Zaveri/Jhaveri

18)  How do we better know Fuller’s Earth?

A. Multani Mitti

19)   Hausla Buland Academy- initiative of this brand (Hint: revolves around the number ’5000’.)

A. Haywards

20) Identify the logo?

Linkedin

A. Encyclopaedia Britannica

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

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Jalandhar – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Jalandhar – Preliminary Round Questions

RESULTS

  • WINNER :

GNDU Amritsar – Aryan Singh and Siddharth Attri

  • RUNNER UP :

Lovely University – Praneeth Sai and Anmol Upadhyay

 

Cut-off for Wild card round was 15 and Final round was around 17-18.

 

Preliminary Round:

1. A measurement of a country’s trade in which the value of goods and services it imports exceeds the value of goods and services it exports. It is defined by a term CAD. Expand CAD. (Hint given: India currently in news for this and Singapore is one of the country facing this situation)

A. Current Account Deficit

2. Whose twitter account? His tweets are signed as “bo” and he also has a dog named Bo.

A. Barack Obama

3. It is a Spanish clothing and accessories retailer who was in news for an attempt to trademark letter ‘Z’.

A. Zara

4. Identify the personality:

1

A. Siddharth Mallya

5. It is the rate at which the central bank of a country lends money to commercial banks in the event of any shortfall of funds. (Options were given)

A. Repo Rate

6. Question on Pashmina Shawls. Cashmere wool and Kashmir were few of the keywords.

7. It is a Mexican chain of movie theaters. Its name means City of Cinema and its slogan is La Capital del Cine.

A. Cinepolis

8. Logo of?

2

A. MRF

9. It is a global skin and body care brand whose name comes from a Latin word meaning ‘snow-white’. (Hint given: Popular white cream)

A. Nivea

10. Who purchased The Washington Post newspaper in 2013?

A. Jeff Bezos

11. A 50:50 joint venture between BBC Worldwide and The Times Group.It has organized and sponsored the Miss India beauty pageant since 1964. Identify the magazine.

A. Femina

12. Logo of?

3

A. Google Play

13. First Indian product to receive a GI tag(Geographical Indication)?

A. Darjeeling Tea

14. Relate a company to Zeitgeist .

A. Google

15. It is a plain-woven textile made from unbleached, and often not fully processed, cotton. Originated from the city of Calicut.

A. Calico

16. Logo of?

4

A. Comedy Central

17.  Software which is mainly used for vouchers, financial statements, and taxation in many industries, and has specialised packages for retail businesses. (Hint given: Used by people who do accounts)

A. Tally

18. Popularly known as American Way Association.What?

A. Amway

19. Which is the world’s largest biscuit brand by volume?

A. Parle-G

20. Advertisement for?

5

Oreo    

 

Questions contributed by Rakshit Sood. Rakshit is currently Convenor of the Thapar Quizzing Club part of the Literary Society at Thapar University,Patiala. He has an avid interest in reading and quizzing. He also loves cricket, Hollywood movies and TV shows. He recently placed third at the Jalandhar round of Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2014. 

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER :

IIFT – Rahul Sharma and Kunal Malhotra

  • RUNNER UP :

Jadavpur University – Raktim Kumar Nag and Apratim M

 

Preliminary Round:

1. In the context of Ferrari, What does S stand for in SF ?

Ans: Scuderia (meaning Stable–)

2. In late 2012 Dr. S Rajkumar of Lifeline Hospitals, conducted an activity, which was at that time futuristic and streamed live on google hangout, What?

Ans: First use of Google Glass during a Surgery,

3. Which Indian two wheeler company has launched the automatic scooter “Jupiter”?

Ans: TVS

4. Sir Osborne Smith(image displayed), the first governor of the reserve bank of India,did not do one thing all his predecessors have done, what?

Ans: Sign on bank notes

5. American mechanic Walter Hunt invented something, that had a clasp to keep it in place and a coil in its body to act as a spring, the basic design has not been improved upon since its invention, What?

Ans: Safety Pin

6. Miller High Life has tied up with this iconic brand to produce branded beer cans and high lifestyle hogs, for use this summer. Which iconic brand are we talking about?

Ans: Harley Davidson

7. Which asian billionaire is behind Horizon Ventures of Hong Kong?

Ans: Li Ka Shing

8. Rank Group(logo displayed), is the owner of this famous brand, the rights to this brand has bben transferred to a tribe in Florida, USA, Which famous brand ?

Ans Hard Rock Café

9. Interhospitality is the hospitality arm of this, home solutions giant. Which giant?

Ans: Ikea

10. Go Air has come up with this recruitment idea for its cabin crew which will save them atleast 2-3 Cr, what idea?

Ans: Hire only ladies as cabin crew as on an average they weigh less.

11. Which FMCG company from his home state has made Cricketer R. Ashwin as its brand ambassador to promote its new line of diary products and milkshakes

Ans: CavinCare

12. Which company has Mark Benioff (Image provided) created which help companies to achieve their targets?

Ans: salesforce.com

13. Ring Plus aqua is the automotive component business of which organization which makes everything from apparels to contraceptives?

Ans: Raymond Group

14. Which car from Maruti was launched with the tagline”My thing,everything, _______”. Fill in the blank. The car/name refered here can be found in the oceans?

Ans. Stingray

15. In 1976 a Fulbright scholar at Vanderbilt University and a professor at Chittagong University joined hand to launch an initiate to extend credit to rural poor, Which organization are we talking about and name its driving force?

Ans: Gramin Bank and Md. Younus

16. Image of a commemorative coin released by UK for?

WWF-Silver

Ans. WWF

17. Whose premium brand of chocolates newly introduced in India is Alpino?

Ans: Nestle

18. Peter Drucker famously said, “A company has two functions I_________ and Marketing”. Fill the blank.

Ans: Innovation.

19. The surname of this well known India business family originates from the Hindi word for cotton, Identify?

Ans: Ruia, the word Rui/Kapas means cotton in Hindi.

20. An image campaign on 100 years of innovation.

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 Ans. IBM

 

Questions contributed by Mr. George Mathew, a lawyer working with a Bank. He is a quiz enthusiast.