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:

1

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:

1

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:

3

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:

4

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.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Northern Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Northern Zonal Round Questions

RESULTS

  • WINNER :

BITS Pilani – Sahil Gupta and Tanay Shankar

  • RUNNER UP :

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.

Dermatologist

A.No marks cream after surgery

2. Merger in the world of media.

omnicom

 A. Omincom and Publicis.

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

BCCI

A. BCCI

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?

password

A. Electronically authenticated password system.

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

Titanic

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:

ITC

A. IPL

2)  Connect:

ITC_!

A. ITC

3)  Connect:

UA

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 – Delhi – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Delhi – Regional Finals Questions

RESULTS

  • WINNER :

Delhi School of Economics – Om Prakash and Manu Abbi

  • RUNNER UP :

NSIT – Sarthak K and Shashank Singh

 

Regional Finals:

Round 1 (Global Attention):

1. Bottling plant/museum/production unit- Cathedral of R. Whose cathedral is this?

A. Bacardi (Cathedral of Rum)

2. Endorsed by Cristiano Ronaldo. Associated with Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

A. Pepe Jeans

3. He always believed – to reach beyond obvious. Attitude of a Vulcan, ie, to think beyond led him to name his venture as Vulcan Enterprises.

A. Paul Allen

4. Today- Indian Match Company- is owned by a conglomerate, ITC. Indian Match Company – has 2 subsidiaries- Pawan and Prag. It is however better known by another name.

A. Wimco

5. From 1960s, they have been famous for their ‘Double Logo’. Jackie Kennedy popularized their shoulder bags- ‘Jackie O’.

A. Gucci

6. Which Roman hero- a divine figure from Greek myth- is associated with Murugappa Group?

A. Hercules

 

Round 2 (Visual Potential):

1. These are partner networks of:

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A. Lowe Lintas

 

2. Identify the associated person.

1

A. Henry Ford

3. Identify Logo:

2

 

A. Cessna

4. Identify the publisher of these games.

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A. Nasbro

5. Created one of the greatest slogans. Into stones. Which company?

3

A. De Beers

6. Which organization is this?

4

A. Over the Counter Exchange of India

 

Round 3 (TATA World):

 1. Who from the Tatas- ‘India Ka Dil. India Ka ______’. Solutions for home and office.

A. Voltas

2. Bombay Brasserie and The Pierre.

A. Taj Group of Hotels

3. Which entity of Trent-into books, movies and toys.

A. Landmark

4. Frames start at 395. Compliments come free.

A. Titan Eye

 

Round 4 (Think Tenfold- Lateral Connects):

1. Connect:

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A. Samsung

2. Connect:

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A. Orient Fans

3. Connect:

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A. Hyundai Motors

4. Connect:

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A. Coca Cola

 

Round 5 (Rapid Intent):

1.

a) Founded by Champaklal H. Choksey, Chimanlal N. Choksi, Suryakant C. Dani and Arvind R. Vakil.

b) VOC Safety Standards Logo

11

c) Their new identity:

12

A. Asian Paints

2.

a) Gammex- 85% market share in the premium gloves segment.

b) Important force behind the company- Gautam Singhania, Chairman. [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Raymonds

3.

a) Their identity:

31

b) Zahara and Philae are its cruises.

c) Their founder:

32

A. Oberoi Group of Hotels 

 

Tie-Breaker Round:

1. Eggo, Fiber Plus, Nutrigrain bars- food products from this company synonymous with health and food for (breakfasts)

Kelloggs 

 

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

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 Corporate Edition 2013 – Delhi – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Delhi – External Track Questions

Results (External Track):

  • WINNER:

Oracle (Mitesh & Yaggy)

  • RUNNER UP:

NTPC (Amit & K. M. Prashanth)

Round 1:

1. This company – founded in 1989 as Interactive Home System- changed to Continuum Production in 1994. Later, phrase as Latin for ‘wicker basket’. Company’s emerging view as a storehouse of view. The big boss at the company is Gary Shenk. Which company?

Corbis

2. These commonly measured in lignes. Standard sizes- 16 & 32. For 16 lignes format, 10.16 mm. For 32 lignes format, 20.32 mm. What is commonly measured?

Buttons

3. Traditional participants- small union flags on desk to pause proceedings. Process culminates with the line- ‘There are no flags. We are fixed.’ What?

Fixing of Gold Prices

4. Conrad Hilton-asked about specialization of hotel business, said there are three important things. What are these?

Location, Location, Location.

5. Mandom Corp- manufactures cosmetics and toiletries. Went to the IPAB in Chennai to remove Fem’s trademark contending Mandom has been using it since 1978. The name is also a famous fictional character of the 1920s. What?

Gatsby

6. Around 1917, Daniel Moore – developed this for GE at the Smithsonian  Institute. This was a footnote in this innovation which works on the principle of coronal discharge.

Neon Signs

Round 2:

1)     What famous product comes from this?

1

Botox   

2) What comes out from this?

3 2

Platinum

3) Who was represented in this advertisement?

4

Rabindranath Tagore

4)       World’s leading manufacturers of?

5

Christmas Trees

5)        Identify brand.

6

Jeep (Eugene the Jeep from Popeye) 

6)        Identify person.

7

Ritu Beri

Round 3:

1. In 1917, architect- Govt. Of Bombay- President of institute of Architects- assigned with the work at Bombay House, IISc as well as consulted in various other projects. Who?

George Wittet

2. 1933-1937: Person was director at IISc. One of the finest directors – known for his contribution to physics. Who?

CV Raman

3. The origins of company- Pollibetta Coffee Estates and Coorg Corp came together

Tata Coffee

4. This head of State- ‘If I were to stay, only one location’. 1st officially declared head of state to stay here post 2008?

Barack Obama

Round 4:

1)     Connect:

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Nestle

2)     Connect:

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Johnson & Johnson

3)     Connect:

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Scott Adams

4)    Connect:

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NCR

Round 5:

1)     This tycoon was the host of Apprentice Asia for the 2011/2012 season. Who?

Tony Fernandes

2)     Alfred W. Jones coined this term in 1949. What?

Hedge Fund

3)     Pearl River is the world’s largest producer of?

Piano

 

– Questions contributed by Subhodeep Jash.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Delhi – Tata Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Delhi – Tata Track Questions

Results (Tata Track):

  • WINNER:

TCS (Abhinav Kishore and Anurag Krishna)

  • RUNNER UP:

TCS (Jaganathan S & Mirza Farhan Beg)

Round 1:

1)     It is a division of Bloomsbury- a series since 1899 with a range of scholarly editions of ____________. Trademarked by Bloomsbury.

William Shakespeare

2)     Started in Portobello Road, West London by the three Shahs- Arun, Nitin and Milan Shah in 1970s.

Pepe Jeans

3)     If somebody is working with a TOQUE as a part of the attire, what would be the profession?

Chef

4)     Term comes from the French language, meaning ‘free from servitude’. Developed as a feudal concept and could be seen with churches in Rome.

Franchise

5)     Coca Cola GMBH- German bottlers, Max Keith couldn’t get the supply to US after WW II. He worked on a new drink as he didn’t want a dip in sales.

Fanta

6)     Founder businessman- learnt the art of chocolate making from his father to keep himself occupied as he suffered from polio.

Mars

Round 2:

1) Symbol for –

1

Pawn Brokers/Money Lenders

2) Tendulkar flanked by other 2 guys. What is the unique club?

2

Club X- UFO Movies 

3) Advertisement for?

3

Moto X

4) Personality donated all his royalty to philantrophy?

4

Mario Miranda 

5)     Chairman of conglomerate[world of luxury]

5

Bernaud Arnault (LVMH)

6) Creator of?

6

Barbie

Round 3:

1)     Tata recent announcement; young person taking over reins at Tata Steel. Who?

TV Narendran

2)     Tata group company has tied up with the Wildlife Trust of India to create a huge initiative for conserving whale sharks. Which company?

Tata Chemicals

3)     Casual corporate eyewear brand from Tata Eye+ which gets its name from a popular cafe. Name?

Cabana

4)     Who on the NYSE ticker is TTM?

Tata Motors

Round 4:

1)     Knowledge Graph is to establish the relationship between things and people. Which great company is behind it?

Google

2)     Which industrial enterprise/group owns Open magazine?

RPG

3)     Famous bank which for its HQ has two buildings known as Credit & Debit. Which bank?

Deutsche Bank

4)     Who officially gives the Nobel Prize for Economics?

Sveriges Bank (Bank of Sweden)

Round 5:

1)

Clue 1: This person gave the world’s largest philanthropic donation of $105 million to Stanford Business School in 2006.

Clue 2: Resigned as CEO in 2004, retained position as chairman in the Board.

Clue 3: ‘Corporate Crook’ in Michael Moore’s ‘Downsize This’.

Phil Knight

2)

Clue 1: Launched in 1983. In 1998, group of individuals continued to pursue this under an umbrella seeking protection of copyright laws.

Clue 2: New version of software can be shared & tweaked to alter the process architecture.

Open Source

3)

Clue 1: Founded by Hans and Alfred.

Clue 2: Low cost brand known as Tudor.

Clue 3: Official timekeeper for Wimbledon.

Rolex 

 

– Questions contributed by Subhodeep Jash.