Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2013 – Ahmedabad – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2013 – Ahmedabad – External Track Questions

Finalists: Bharti Airtel, Triton Communications, Thermax, Endeavor Careers, Indusa Infotech and Petronet LNG

Round 1:

Q1. In which popular contest does the winner earn a Mustard Yellow belt?

A. Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Championship

Q2. In 1986, it was suggested that the term ‘broker’ be replaced by which term in the London Stock Exchange?

A. Jobber

Q3. Which company was founded by Florence Nightingale Graham and named partly after one of her previous business partner’s name and partly from an Alfred Lord Tennyson poem?

A. Elizabeth Arden perfumes

Q4. This company was originally called the New York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company and built telegraph lines since 1851, but in 1980’s they switched their primary business and is now a giant in that sector.

A. Western Union Money Transfer

Q5. Which American newspaper mogul was expelled from Harvard for his antics ranging from organizing massive beer parties to sending humiliating gifts to his professors?

A. William Randolph Hurst

Q6. Which beverage company sponsored the Argentina v/s Uruguay football tournament held since 1905?

A. Lipton

Round 2:

1. Who?

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– The Nizam of Hyderabad

2. Identify the author.

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– Eric Schmidt

3. Identify the person.

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– Ken Olsen

4. Connect to a company.

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– FedEx

Round 3:

Q1: Which F1 team is supported by Tata Communications as their connectivity partner?

A: Mercedes-Benz

Q2: Which Tata group company acquired the British salt company?

A: Tata Chemicals

Q3. TCS entered cricket sponsorship with which team?

A. Rajasthan Royals

Q4: What is the footwear brand of Tata group in JV with Japanese company and named after ‘ashi’ – Japanese for footsteps?

A: Tashi

Round 4:

Q1.

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A. Ben & Jerry’s

Q2.

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A. Barclays

Q3.

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A G4S Securities Group

Q4.

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A. Haagen Dazs Ice Cream 

  • WINNER:

Infocepts Technologies – Shivam Sharma and Aniket Daoo

  • RUNNER UP:

Think Consultants – Parag Paranjpe and Ranjit Dani

Questions Reviewed by Mayank Mujumdar.

Mayank Mujumdar is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Communications Management from Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. His first memory of participating in a quiz competition is from a school quiz in second grade where he got the national bird of India wrong, and has been trying to improve ever since. Although he finds trivia from all topics under the sun interesting, he is particularly keen in topics pertaining to the world of music, entertainment, literature and arts. He occasionally dons the hat of a quizmaster and has conducted quizzes at some prestigious institutes across the country.

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz – 2013 – Ahmedabad – Preliminary Round

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz – 2013 – Ahmedabad – Preliminary Round

Results:

  • WINNER:

Triton Communications – Mahesh Manjawala and Mayur Rana

  • RUNNER UP:

Thermax – Aanand Ladgaonkar and Hemant Thorat

Preliminary Round:

Q1: The name of which fictional character from the classics is commonly used to describe people who lend money at very high interest rates?

A: Shylock

Q2: What is the term used to describe a short term reversal in candle stick pattern in stock market, occurring in either an uptrend or a downtrend?

A: Hook reversal

Q3: Which management guru has written the book “The Leader in Me: How Schools and Parents Around the World Are Inspiring Greatness, One Child At a Time (2008)”?

A: Stephen Covey

Q4: Who was the person behind the advertisement campaign “Only Vimal”?

A: Frank Semoes

Q5: Print advertisement by which company?

A. FedEx

Q6: What are Potels in USA?

A: Motels run by member of the Patel community

Q7: Which iconic auto executive once said “Where are all the leaders gone?”

A: Lee Iacocca

Q8: Born in 1974, which US entrepreneur started off with a passenger ferry business, slowly controlling steamships in the Hudson river and also built the first railway line between New York and Chicago?

A: Vanderbilt

Q9: The tagline of which “royal” airline is “On the wings of Dragon wings”?

A: Druk Air (Royal Bhutanese)

Q10: Print advertisement campaign  by a company which did not continue in print industry but became a telecom giant. Which one?

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A: Samsung

Q11: Which company launched a smartphone in 1992 named SIMON that was a part-PDA, part-Fax, part-pager and part-mobile in it, making it a forerunner of modern day smartphones?

A: IBM

Q12
: Sudhir Valia has JV called Telewings with which telecom company?

A: Telenor

Q13: Which US University is named after a British governor of Fort St. George, Madras from 1687-1692?

A: Yale

Q14: Which business group acquired Firtsource BPO from ICICI for 400 crores ?

A: RP Goenka Group

Q15: Who wrote Toyota Production system?

A: Ta’iichi Takasi

Q16: What does LIG stands for in TTK-LIG?

A: London International Group

Q17: Which British publishing house merged with Penguin books?

A: Random house

Q18
: Which coffee chain was started by Amit Judge and had a Tata Group stake in it once?

A: Barista

Q19: Which West Bengal city was named after a promoter of IISCO ?

A: Burnpur

Q20:  Anne Sweney is a key person in a media conglomerate and was voted as one of the most powerful women in media by Forbes. Which company does she head –

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A: Disney ABC

Questions Reviewed by Mayank Mujumdar.

Mayank Mujumdar is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Communications Management from Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad. His first memory of participating in a quiz competition is from a school quiz in second grade where he got the national bird of India wrong, and has been trying to improve ever since. Although he finds trivia from all topics under the sun interesting, he is particularly keen in topics pertaining to the world of music, entertainment, literature and arts. He occasionally dons the hat of a quizmaster and has conducted quizzes at some prestigious institutes across the country.