Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Western Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Western Zonal Round Questions



Symbiosis Pune – Arjun Krishna and Ashish Vasvani


VNIT Nagpur – Pranjal and Pawan


ROUND 1 (Global Attention)

1. Founded in 2005 by Marc Lore and Vinit Bharara in Montclair, NJ, Diapers.com is the largest online specialty retailer for baby products. Who acquired it ?

A. Amazon.com acquired Quidsi, Inc., which operates Diapers.com

2. Question on Justin Bieber Fragrance.

3. Chinese stock markets  fell on 4th June . Why ?

A. Anniversary of the June 4, 1989, crackdown on student-led democracy protests centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square

4. Thai woman delivered six children (sextuplets), she named the sextuplets after what ?

A. Audi, Fortune (Toyota Fortuner), Porsche, Mini, Volkswagen and Fiat (Car Brands)

5. Question on Lemon Tree Hotels.

6. In 1868, London-Benjamin invented a domestic version of something which is used in almost every home. What?

A. Geysers.


1.  This letter was sent in relation to which company?


A. Honda

2. Who bought this car?


A. Elon Musk.

3. Name the creator?

Stan Lee

A. Stan Lee

4. Name the inventor?

Da Vinci

A. Leonardo Da Vinci

5. What is blanked out?


A. Everything


1. Sponsor of New Your Marathon?


2. TRIF launched 600 real estate fund, which Tata company?

A. Tata Realty

3. Which Tata company was conferred with the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering foundation?


ROUND 4 (Think Tenfold )

1. Connect:


A. Adobe

2. Connect:


A. Micromax

3. Connect:


A. Sony.

3. Connect:


A. Maggi



a) The founder was often called “Henry Ford of Eastern Europe”. [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Thomas Bata


a) Logitech was the first to market it to consumers and Nokia was once the largest manufacturer of this. [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Digital Camera


a) In 2005 , it established Lifespring Hospitals , a 50-50 JV with Us Bare Acumen fund.


HLL Lifecare

A. HLL Lifecare

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 – Southern Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Southern Zonal Round Questions



ICAI Bangalore – Vijay and Mohit Jain


TAPMI – Rithwik and Krishna

Southern Zonal Rounds:

Round 1:

1. In 1935, the deaths of six of Bramani’s mountaineering friends in the Italian Alps was partly blamed on inadequate footwear. The tragedy drove Bramani to develop a new climbing sole. It is is well known for pioneering the barefoot running movement with the FiveFingers line of shoes that mimic the look and mechanics of being barefoot.


2. Keystone Group launching a unique restuarent in Sydney. Claim to fame?

Chefs are winners of Master Chef TV show

3. It was originally a pliable, putty-like substance concocted by Noah McVicker and Joe McVicker of Cincinnati-based soap manufacturer Kutol Products. What?

Play doh

4. Canadian musician Dave Carroll and his band had a trilogy of songs about customer service of which company?

United Airlines, Song – United Breaks Guitars

5. Originally began as a series of short-lived speaking clubs organized by Ralph C. Smedley during his tenure with the YMCA. In 1903, as education director of the YMCA facility in Bloomington, Illinois.


6. In 1966, Richard M. Schulze and a business partner opened Sound of Music, an electronics store specializing in high fidelity stereos in Saint Paul, Minnesota. How do we know it now?

Best Buy 


Round 2:

1. Identify the person:


Ray Dolby

2. What is blanked out?


Oreo Sandwich

3. Question on Firestone Tyres.

4. Identify the brand.


5. First product from which company?


Harley Davisdon

6. Question on Obamacare.

Round 3:

1. Question on Voltas.

2. Tata Social Enterprise challenge is an initiative between Tata and which institute?

IIM Calcutta

3. What is Tata ISES about?

Internships for foreign students at the corporate sustainability projects of Tata companies in India and social entrepreneurship

4.” Be sure to lay wide streets planted with shady trees, every other of a quick-growing variety. Be sure that there is plenty of space for lawns and gardens.” Quote by Jamshetji Tata about what?



Round 4:

1. Connect:

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2. Connect:

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3. Connect on Philips.

4. Connect:

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Round 5:

1. Question on Berkshire Hathway

2. Question on Amrutanjan


a) Earliest mention of ____ occurs in the Kannada writing called Vaddaradhane by Shivakotiacharya in 920 AD.



Questions collectively contributed by Mr. Sharath Babu, currently working at AIG, Mr. Vinay Mudaliar, currently working at Aditya Birla Minacs and Mr. Himadri Banerjee, student at Christ University.

Vinay comments that, there has sudden been a major dip in participation in Bangalore, and the teams were far less compared to previous years. However the quality of the top 12 teams were brilliant!

In a small chat with Vinay and Pickbrain after the quiz, Vinay appreciated Pickbrain for his commendable hectic hosting of 34 cities. And a quick response came, “Some weight loss is happening now”. Pickbrain on lighter note bid goodbye and joined his entire family who had come to witness the quiz!


Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Northern Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Northern Zonal Round Questions


  • WINNER :

BITS Pilani – Sahil Gupta and Tanay Shankar


IIT Kanpur – Shubham and Arnab Ghosh

Round 1 (Global Attention)

1. This company- In 1969, Neil Armstrong spoke his famous words “one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” from the Moon

A. Motorola

2. Its a product of everyday use- has a bezel, crown, stem, hairspray, case and hand.

A. Watch

3. The eternally favourite- Amul Muppet on Jan 18, 2014 – ‘Ruk jaana hi naahi’. In tribute of?

A. The last unit of Maruti 800

4. These are the largest selling bangles in Africa- brand represented by a number.

A. 46664

5. First ever product was a anti- parasitic substance called santonim. Pele was a model at one point. Known for the varieties they offer. Barack Obama was their famous employee

A. Baskin Robbins

6. It was 10 inches long and dubbed “The Brick”.

A. Dr Martin Cooper- 1st mobile phone

 Round 2 (Visual Potential)

1. Dermatologist, Dr Christine known for bringing a unique ointment.


A.No marks cream after surgery

2. Merger in the world of media.


 A. Omincom and Publicis.

3.Registered trademark- TN Regisatration Act- Emblem derived from this.



4. What is this? Derived after Betty Naysmith, housewife, used to make mistakes.

Liquid Paper

A. Correction fluid

5. In technology, what are these implants?


A. Electronically authenticated password system.

6. Person – Clive Palmer. His design is going to recreate an iconic entity.


A. Titanic

Round 3 (TATA World)

1.  Tata company- a pride of India- now, a winner of contracts for the British railway infrastructure project

Tata Steel

2.  Titan Eye+ – specific trending range for 25 to 35 age group- latest global trends. Branded as?

A. Titan Glares

3. Tata Communications- recently announced the world’s first LTE roaming service ‘Sparkle’. Which entity’s arm is Sparkle?

A. Telecom Italia

4. India propelled by youth, values right. ‘Do right’ is the motto of this company.

Tata Capital

Round 4 (Think Tenfold- Lateral Connects)

1)  Connect:



2)  Connect:



3)  Connect:


A. United Artists

4)  Connect:

RK Laxman

A. RK Laxman

Round 5 (Rapid Intent)

1. Asked to support Obama this person said- ‘He is a rock star. It’s fantastic. I love what he is saying about education. I don’t think he will win Florida…..but he will win in Ohio and the election. I am anxious to meet him.”

 A. Rupert Murdoch

2. First Clue – Device manufactured by HTC Corp (Taiwan). Became available on Jan 15, 2010;

Second Clue – Development of the phone was codenamed Eclair.

A. Nexus (One)

3. Bought a subsidiary of an Italian giant owned by Felice B. in 1969. Into bottling water and glass bottles.

A. Parle

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

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Eastern Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Eastern Zonal Round Questions


  • WINNER :

KIIT Bhubaneswar – Omkar Amruthanshu and Sagar Saurabh


IIM Shillong – Debarun Majumdar and Rahul Gupta


Round 1—Global AtTENtion:

1. What are pocket copters?

A. Drones to deliver packages

2. Dao Egbert’s Coffee vending machine is promoted with the tagline”Bye,Bye,Red Eye” Why?

A. Vends coffee and can also detect if you have red eyes because of sleep deprivation, if so coffee is free

3. Which now famous person took a certificate course in Ethical Hacking from an institute in Patel Nagar, New Delhi?

A. Edward Snowden

4. What are ESRB Ratings?

A. Ratings for video games

5. What did Johannes Gutenberg do?

Invent the printing press

6. For this most commonly used article is “Gelatin”, the british usea mix of ”Poly vinyl Alcohol and Dextran” What?

A. Gum behind postage stamps


Round 2—Visual Potential:

1. The image you see is a profession which no longer exists called “Knocker Uppers”. Who were they?

Human Alarms

A. Human Alarms, their job was to wake up people!

2. Identify?

stevie-g-hotel-bandung (1)

A. Steven Gerrard Hotel

3.Hotel”Pallasio De Sal”, what is special about the hotel?


A. Hotel fully made of Salt for rejuvenative therapies

4. Explain the sudden rise in the stock price of DY Corporation?


A. Stock index movement of DY Corporation on South Korea bourses owned by father of “Gananam Style”singer Psy, stock price shot up after the song came out.

5. Identify?


A. Image of a truck on which recopies are delivered by the Jeopardy super computer “Watson”

6. Identify?


A. “Cortana”—Microsoft’s SIRI equivalent.

Round 3 TATA World:

1. What is Project Rishta by TATA Steel?

A. Sex education and gender sensitisation among rural communities where Tata Steel work’s in Orissa

2. This massive photo voltaic installation was done for a Jindal group company at Chitradurga in Karnataka, a place known for bright sunlight round the year, Which TATA company did the job?

A. TATA Solar

3. Farm Grow and Farm Grow G are granular products frm which TATA Co?

A. TATA Chemicals

4. Which TATA co own these brands Buy Junction, Value Junction?

A. M-Junction, Metal Junction.

Round 4 – Think Tenfold:

1. Connect:

Bit Coins

A. Bit Coin

2. Connect:

Tony Fernandes

A. Tony Fernandes

3. Connect:


A. Nandan Nilekani

4. Connect:

India Coffee HOuse

A. Indian Coffee House

Round 5. Rapid Intent:

1. What innovation was made in Dominique Ansel Baker, NewYork?

A. Cronut (croissant-doughnut)

2. An insulin delivery system for Diabetes in India.

A. Medtronic

3. Record holders – Kenneth Wayne “Ken” Jennings III, Nancy Zerg, Brad Rutter – at what?

A. Jeopardy.


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