Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Regional Finals Questions


    Chennai Silks –
    Arul Sarvanan and Yogesh Pai
    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?


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?


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?


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?


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?


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


    Chennai Silks –
    Arul Sarvanan and Yogesh Pai
    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.


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?


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.



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?


A. J.P. Morgan

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


George Washington





 Questions contributed by Ms. Anuradha Pai Ma’am!

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2014 – Coimbatore Edition – Finals


Round – 1

1. Documented as one of the first selfie in 18th century in Europe, footmen would announce on behalf of their masters. What evolved in the modern day business?

A. Visiting cards.

2. Company called Giesecke and Devrient from Munich based in 1980’s, experimenting with wireless communication created something inseperable in the modern day world, what?

A. Sim cards.

3. A company’s work was to create and transform energy to oxygen in India? Which company ?

A. Mahindra e2o. 

4 .In hindi movie mere dad kimaruti which maruti car was featured?

A. Maruti Ertiga.

5. What is a winchester shirt?

A.  The colour of the collar and cuff different from that of the colour of the body of the shirt.

6 Legal requirement in Austria, Switzerland and German speaking European countries for limited liability companies?



1. Identify?


A. Braille mobiles.

2. What is the new name?


A. Hyatt

3. Which media company does Rani Mukherji work for in this film?



4. Identify the jousting knights log?


A. Faber Castell.

5. Identify the logo?


A. Herbalife.

6. Identify?

Tony Fernandes

A. Tony Fernandez of Air Asia. 

Round -3

1. Which Tata company was founded as the Swallow Sidecar company in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars before developing passenger cars?

A. Jaguar. 

2.Only businessman in India the nation saluted on the 175years of birth?

A.  J.N.Tata

3. In 1988 Tatas sold 50% stake in cosmetic brand to HUL?

A.  Lakme

4. Pixel and Mega Pixel, sub-brands of?

A.  Nano

Round 4

1. Connect:


A. Dominoes Pizza.

2. Connect:


A. Shoppers Stop.

3. Connect:


A. Emami.

4. Connect:


A. Reddit.

Round 5

1. First Clue – Estd in 1948 by Momofuku Ando.

b. Second Clue –  In 1948 they created the “retort pouch” series of products.

A. Nissin Foods

2. First Clue – Created by Max Morgenthaler and his research team.

Second Clue –  Taster’s choice was its renamed version in US.

Third Clue – Advertisement video.

A. Nescafe

3. First clue – Pierre Bellon began this in France?

A. Sodexo. 

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

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Preliminary Round Questions



PSG CAS – Huzefa and Surya Narayanan. P


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?


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?


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 ?


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.



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?


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?


A. Edward De Bono.

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

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2013 – Coimbatore – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2013 – Coimbatore



1. Connect J.R.D Tata, G.D Birla, Lala Shriram, Ardeshir Godrej, A.D. Shroff, Kasturibhai Lalbhai, and Purshotamdas Thakurdas.

– The Bombay Plan

2. This English term comes from the term that means ‘something that produces an effect of something that facilitates an effect’. It is a Latin word. Which?

– Agent

3. This Chartered Accountant did not intend to popularise ‘The Replacement Cost Theory’. The movie ‘Gafla’ was about this person.

– Harshad Mehta

4. An invention of the 19th century by Ányos Jedlik, named ‘Bilaithi Pani’. What was the invention?

– Soda or Tonic water

5. This company changed its name to the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Name the brand.

– Avon Cosmetics

6. Word that is carved out of ‘Amount of money in circulation that increases the amount of money?

– Inflation


1. Identify


– Franco Ecquoti

2. Identify


– GoDaddy.com

3. Identify


– Guinness

4. Identify


– Gerber

5. Identify


– RP Goenka

6. Identify


– Old Spice



1. “My Journey to the top’ autobiography was written by?

– Bachendri Pal

2. ‘Nano Drive’ was a nation wide campaign on which television channel?


3. Which company created the ‘Mumbai Wall Book’.

– Tata Housing

4. Joint venture by Tata Power and Exaro for sustainable energy in Africa.

– Synergy


1. 4F1

– Indusind Bank

2. 4F2

– Lakme

3. 4F3

– Alyque Padamsee

4. 4F4

– Times of India


1. This is a venture fund whose name originates from Tamil literally meaning ‘tied wood’.

– Catamaran

2. In 1925, he joined the Algerian regiment of French Army called ‘Le Saphis’ (the Sepoys). Who?

– JRD Tata

3. Who is the KG D6 block owner?

– Reliance Industries



Chennai Silks – Yogesh Pai and Arul Saravanan


Kumbhat & Co – Sheilendra Bhansali and Ms.Priya Bhansali

Questions Contributed by  Raghav Rithvik.


Raghav Rithvik is a mechanical engineer by profession, avid photographer, motorcycle aficionado and tech enthusiast. He is one of them who loves the why of things!

He can be reached on facebook or twitter.

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2013 – Coimbatore – Preliminary Round

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz – 2013 Coimbatore

It was a memorable day of quizzing at Coimbatore, as the opening city of the 10th edition of Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz -2013, got off to a phenomenal start. With over 75 teams participating in the preliminary round, six teams qualified for the finals and the quiz witnessed a cut-off as high as 15. The current National Champions (Chennai Silks) made a slow start in the first round and picked up pace in the following rounds. Their preparation was evident from their performance in the TATA rounds. It was a close call for second place between the teams from Brookefields Estates and Kumbhat & Co., where in the end, Kumbhat & Co. took the second place with the last question.



Chennai Silks – Yogesh Pai and Arul Saravanan


Kumbhat & Co – Sheilendra Bhansali and Ms.Priya Bhansali



1. Edwin Budding invented the first of this type in 1827 in Thrupp, Gloucestershire, UK. What was it?

– Lawn Mower

2. Dairy Milk, the brand of milk chocolates, world over is manufactured by Cadbury, except in the United States, who is it made by there?

– Hershey’s

3. Ranbir Kapoor is the brand ambassador of which car manufacturer in India?

– Nissan

4. What name did Star News adopt on June 1, 2012

– ABP News

5. “Your typing while you drive is as bad as your driving while you type”. Whose advertisement is this?

– Opel

6. Which Japanese electronics giant had the name “Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.” from 1935 to October 2008?

– Panasonic

7. Rajat Gupta was convicted in June 2012 on insider trading charges stemming from Raj Rajaratham with regards to which company?

– Goldman Sachs

8. Who leads Ceejay Group, a big player in the tobacco industry?

– Praful Patel

9. Which is the largest mobile operator in terms of numbers in Bangladesh?

– Grameenphone

10. Which newspaper is using the following campaign?



11. If Samsung is the largest Chaebol (South Korean Conglomerate), which is the second largest Chaebol?

– LG

12. ‘Adidas master Blaster Elite’ is a personalized _________________, manufactured by Adidas for Sachin Tendulkar.

– Cricket Bat

13. Which clothing company started its business at Sacramento Street, San Francisco in 1853?

– Levi’s

14. Which product/ brand did ‘Lalitaji’ make famous in Indian advertising?

– Surf

15. Who is the author of the best seller “Guerrilla marketing”?

– Jay Conrad Levinson

16. In 1949, in Sycamore, Illinois, Ed Seymour derived a novel solution to demonstrate an aluminum paint he had created for painting steam radiators. He used a known principle for this demo, but it became popular and he ended up founding a company. What did he invent?

– Aerosol Paint

17. The ‘Platinum Lounge’, a royal luxurious movie-viewing experience, is now known as ‘Wave Cinemas’. Who was its founder?

– Ponty Chadda

18. What did Timothy Leary, American Psychologist and writer, refer to as the LSD of the future?

– Internet

19. The first of this name was set up by Ramakishen Dutt in Calcutta in 1828. The second Bank of India was incorporated in London in the year 1836 as an Anglo-Indian bank. The third bank named Bank of India was registered in Bombay (Mumbai) in the year 1864. What was the name of the bank?

– Bank of India

20. She is Melanie Healey. She heads the feminine division of which FMCG giant?


– Procter and Gamble

21. What financial services company was founded by Rashesh Shah and Venkat Ramaswamy and was named after a national symbol, especially Austria?

– Edelweiss Capital

22. Youngest of three children of an army doctor Lt. Col. Dr. Bantwal Ganapathi, this industrialist capped an academic career with the Doon School and Presidency College, Kolkata. In 1948, he replaced R.G.N. Price as the Chairman of the company that is now headed by his flamboyant son. Who?

– Vittal Mallya

23. What word comes from Latin for ‘Caseus’, which means ‘to turn sour’?

– Cheese

24. Ganesh C Jain and Ratan D.Jain started this as a cassette company in the early 1980s. Which brand from the music industry is this?

– Venus Cassettes

25. This is the son on a person who revolutionized cricket. Who?


– James Packer

Questions Contributed by  Raghav Rithvik.


Raghav Rithvik is a mechanical engineer by profession, avid photographer, motorcycle aficionado and tech enthusiast. He is one of them who loves the why of things!

He can be reached on facebook or twitter.