Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Jamshedpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Jamshedpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

WINNER:

Tata Steel: Ms.Sneha Ranjan & Srijan Das

RUNNER-UP:

Tata Motors: Dr. Amitabh Thakur & Mrs. Bhawna Thakur

Preliminary Round Questions:

1) What term has a meaning to have or work in  a secondary job has been derived from the practice of carrying out of cattle-maiming, murders, etc, during the night”?

A. Moonlighting

2) In 1996, D&B spun off and sold their credit monitoring and management business to a newly formed company. Which market research firm?

A. AC Nielsen

3) Hrithik had partnered with which Bangalore based e-commerce firm to launch a brand called HRX?

A. Myntra

4) Complete the name of the book written by Paranjoy Guha “Gas Wars : Crony Capitalism and the _____”?

A. Ambanis

5) Jitendra Bhargava , a former executive director wrote a book titled “The descent of _________”?

A. Air India

6) Whose Book has the sub-title “Women, Work and the Will to Lead”?

A. Lean In

7) Who has acquired the apparel brand Spykar?

A. Biyani’s Future Group

8) Which online restaurant guide has acquired New Zealand-based eatery discovery service provider menumania.co.nz for an undisclosed amount as part of its global expansion plans?

A. Zomato

9) ____________ is a brand of home appliances which was launched during October 1996. It makes kitchen appliances, TVs, air conditioners, air coolers and health appliances. It used to be positioned as “Star in the Kitchen”?

A. Kenstar

10) Realising the need to encourage research in herbal healthcare, this company that is a big name in ayurvedic product segment gives away an award of Rs 2 lakhs every year for the best publication on ayurveda?

A. Baidyanath

11) Identify from the logo:

A. Club Mahindra

 12) A book on a famous media giant in the field of business. Fill in the blank.
A. Forbes

13) Bank started by A. Subba Rao Pai in south coastal India. Which?

A. Canara Bank

14) Old logo of a bank with the name of a city. Identify.

 A. Bank of Baroda
15) Which american telecom giant acquired DIRECTV?
A. AT&T
16) “I do see India as a great place to invest, and I think the election made that even better,” said the world famous real estate investor, on his first project in the country’s financial capital, in collaboration with India’s Lodha Group. Who?
A. Donald Trump
17) X is located in Patna, India. It was established in the year 1986. It is one among the 21 odd regional stock exchanges in India and named after an ancient historic exchange of the same region. What is X?
A. Magadh
18) Which American software firm (3 lettered) partnered with Virgin Racing Formula One team for the 2010 season and was the principal sponsor of Chennai Super Kings?
A. UST Global
19) Which country, which was actually one of the first three countries outside the US to bottle Coke, in 1906, is now one of the two countries where the beverage is not officially bought or sold?
A. Cuba
20) The person in picture is Max Morgenthaler. He started something we all wake up to. What?
A. Nescafe
Questions contributed by Ms. Sneha Ranjan. Many congratulations to her for winning this regional! As per her, she is a lifelong learner and co-founder of the website http://qbitmesra.blogspot.in/. A thank you also to Sourav Das for helping us get the questions!
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Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Jamshedpur – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Jamshedpur – Regional Finals Questions

RESULTS

  • WINNER :

XLRI Jamshedpur – Prithwish Datta and Abhishek Padhye

  • RUNNER UP :

NIT Jamshedpur – Palak Kumar and Akash Kumar

10 years, and the Crucible was back to where it started! Jamshedpur witnessed a do or die scenario with XLRI winning on the last question. The excited(literally standing throughout the last round) youngsters from NIT Jamshedpur gave XLRI a serious run for their money. “There is a reason why XLRI is XLRI.”, said the Pickbrain. XLRI lived up to its tradition of never losing a Crucible at Jamshedpur.

Finals:

Global atTENtion:

1. A white oval, half filled with dark blue, and a red, set of arrows showcasing itself. This is a logo of a company that ran into trouble recently. Which company?

A. Maseratti

2.  This company used to make battle ready apparel, demanded by the British and believe in integrity in their apparel. Which company?

A. Peter England (Honest Shirt)

3. Bobby the tramp asked his friend Henna, come lets go to the land where the ganges flow. Which film production house ?

A. RK Films

4. “Dhundte reh jaogeji; X kharedne mein samajdari hai.” What is X?

A. Surf

5. Dr Ruben Rausing invented this while playing with the tetrahedron shape?

A. Tetra Pack

6. What was founded by Eli Harari and Sanjay Mehrotra?

A. SanDisk

Round – 2:

Visual PoTENtial:

1. Famous words by ?

Warren Buffet

A. Warren Buffet.

2. Ad for?

Apple Machintosh

A. Machintosh.

3. Book by?

Peter Senge

A. Peter Senge

4. Identify?

Cafe Football

A. Cafe Football.

5. Ad for?

Greenpeace

A. Greenpeace.

6. What?

Internet Archive

A. Internet Archive

 

Round – 3:

Tata World:

1. He was a leading economist whom the Tatas called to head TCS?

A. Nani Palkhivala

2. CNG EMAX [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Nano

3. Classic elegance coupled with technical mastery.

A. Titan Edge (slimmest watch)

4. From a tough competing pool of 78 companies, this company was called by the Abu Dhabi Yacht Park for mechanical works.

A. Voltas. 

Round – 4:

Think TENfold:

1. Connect:

Baush and Lomb

A. Bausch and Lomb

2. Connect:

Oprah

A. Oprah Winfrey

3. Connect:

Google

A. Google

4. Connect:

Mclaren Mercedes

Mercedes McLaren

Round – 5:

Rapid InTENt:

1. Gary Hamel and X, wrote Competing for the Future, and Stuart Hart and X, wrote  The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid. Who is x ?

A. C.K. Prahalad

2.Began with the purchase of Dominick’s in 1960. [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Dominoes. 

3. Swirls, create your own happiness [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Kwality Walls

Questions contributed by Mr. Anirban Kundu.

As per Anirban “Brimming with contagious energy and ready wit, Anirban is the jack of all trades (master of some). An entrepreneur in the making, he dreams of being on the cover of TIME one day. Don’t be surprised if you have seen him before on television (on shows like NSE History TV18 Young Pioneers). This year he was also a semifinalist in NDTV Croma TechGrandmasters-3.  He has an interesting wish to be on the Google Doodle someday. Anirban’s motto in life – dream. believe. achieve.”

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Jamshedpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Jamshedpur – Preliminary Round Questions

RESULTS

  • WINNER :

XLRI Jamshedpur – Prithwish Datta and Abhishek Padhye

  • RUNNER UP :

NIT Jamshedpur – Palak Kumar and Akash Kumar

10 years, and the Crucible was back to where it started! Jamshedpur witnessed a do or die scenario with XLRI winning on the last question. The excited(literally standing throughout the last round) youngsters from NIT Jamshedpur gave XLRI a serious run for their money. “There is a reason why XLRI is XLRI.”, said the Pickbrain. XLRI lived up to its tradition of never losing a Crucible at Jamshedpur.

Preliminary Round:

1. Which Broadcaster in India had the motto “Bahujan Hitaya; Bahujan Sukhaya” ?

A. All India Radio

2. What is so unique about Kafee HAG ?

A. World’s first decaffeinated coffee

3. Which alumnus of the LSE and a law minister in the Nehru Cabinet wrote Problems of the Rupee in 1923, and Evolution of Provincial Finance in British in 1924?

A. Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

4. Identify the company?

Jabong

A. Jabong

5. With which India would you associate Dharma Productions with ?

A. Karan Johar

6. Whose Neighbour to Neighbour program in 1990s was one of the first viral marketing campaign which involved intelligent email response ?

A. Tide (Procter and Gamble)

7. A Rhodes Scholar and Oxford Alumnus, he was one of the youngest Division Chief of the World Bank, was later on the board of IMF, and replaced K.C Pant to hold an important economic position in India. Who ?

A. Montek Singh Ahluwalia

8. Logo. Segoe and Logotype. Segoe font used for in its corporate logo. square and colours. (this was a very long giveaway question?

 A. Microsoft Windows logo

9. The US Coinage ACT of 1864 mandates the presence of which inscription on all coins made in US ?

A. “In God We Trust”

10. Who is the title sponsor of India’s Premier Football League (I-League) ?

A. Airtel

11. Identify the club?

Mohan Bagan

A. Mohun Bagan

12. Expand BHEL.

A. Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

13.  What is a loan that is a monetary loan that is repaid in regular payments over a set period of time. These  loans usually last between one and ten years, but may last as long as 30 years in some cases. This kind of loans usually involve an unfixed interest rate that will add additional balance to be repaid

A. Term Loan

14.  Mondelez International –  Identify the British confectionery brand owned by them.

A. Cadbury

15. The name X is a contraction of Second Watch – coined by Nichole Lopez.

A. Swatch

16. Connect: Modern Warfare, World at War, Black Ops, and Ghosts.

A. Call of Duty

17. “My junior Account” by?

Kotak Mahindra Bank

A. Kotak Mahindra Bank

18. Who said on losing 20,000 pounds that  I can calculate the movement of the stars, but not the madness of men.

A. Isaac Newton

19. What company was founded in 1856 by Ezra Cornell and Hiram Sibley? (Hint: Morse Telegraphic Experiments )

A. Western Union Money Transfer

20. Long question on private cigarette produced for fidel castro by a famous company. the word cohiba was also there in the question.

 A. Davidoff.

 

Questions contributed by Mr. Anirban Kundu.

As per Anirban “Brimming with contagious energy and ready wit, Anirban is the jack of all trades (master of some). An entrepreneur in the making, he dreams of being on the cover of TIME one day. Don’t be surprised if you have seen him before on television (on shows like NSE History TV18 Young Pioneers). This year he was also a semifinalist in NDTV Croma TechGrandmasters-3.  He has an interesting wish to be on the Google Doodle someday. Anirban’s motto in life – dream. believe. achieve.”

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Jamshedpur – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Jamshedpur – External Track Questions

The Quiz finished on a high, literally with the winning Tata Steel Team actually breaking their table even after Pickbrain’s warnings! Being the last city of the crucible circuit this year, it probably didn’t matter. Tata Steel was closely followed by a married couple from Tata Motors. The guest of honor was Mr. T.V Narendran, the next MD of Tata Steel. A lot of school kids also had their moment of glory as they answered questions “passed” by the corporate participants.

Results

  • WINNER:

Tata Steel – E G Khan and Sourav Das

  • RUNNER UP:

Tata Motors – Ms. Loveleen Mishra and Bismoy Ranjan Pati

Round 1:

1. Charles Russell Coined this term. He said “ Its a process whereby businesses and organisations outgrow their radius. Which term?

Globalisation

2. The Treaty of Amsterdam is famous in the world of banking and finance. Why ?

The birth of European Central Bank

3.  Andre Laguerre, a French sports journalist, in order to gain viewership during the months of winter, started this. What?

Sports Illustrated Swim Suit Edition

4. Who defines a mission statement as “a long awkward sentence that demonstrates management’s inability to think clearly”?

Dilbert

5. Penguin in the 90s started a collection called the Best Bond Collection. What was it?

Ruskin Bond Collection

6.The London Fox was called so for a reason. Why?

Future Option eXchange

Round 2:

1. Identify.

1

Imperial Bank of India

2. Identify.

2

SEBI

3. Identify.

3

Cable and Wireless 

4. Identify.

4

Marks and Spencer

5. Identify.

5

Valentino

6. Who is this owned by?

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The Times Group

Round 3:

1. WIth which Tata Joint Venture would you associate Gaurav Garg?

Tata AIG

2. (Text of question not available) Question on Tata coffee and pepper

3. (Text of question not available) Question on FC Kohli

4.This Tata Company is one of the most premium leather producing brands. Which one?

Tata International

Round 4:

1. This American entity has a lighthouse as its logo. (Buzzer pressed)

Scripps

2. He was 1st visionary Indian ruler who made free primary education compulsory. Who?

Sayaji Rao

3. Which famous lady endorses Arisia Diamonds?

Maharani Gayatri Devi

4. Ralph Nader coined the phrase. (Buzzer pressed)

Whistleblower

Round 5:

1. Connect:

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Verghese Kurien

2. Connect:

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Lux

3. Connect:

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Bharti

4. Connect:

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Rajesh Khanna

Round 6:

Look Beyond

1. Javed Akhtar is on the board of directors of this. (Buzzer pressed)

Jet Airways

2.  Founded in 1891, originally selling products such as soap and baking powder. (Buzzer pressed)

Wrigleys

3.Formula: W= (Rv + Cm) / (v +m)

IMDB ratings formula

Questions reviewed by Anirban Kundu. Anirban is in standard 12 at Loyola School, Jamshedpur. A popular name in the indian quizzing circuit, he has appeared on national television a couple of times. (NDTV Croma Tech Grandmasters, History TV18 Young Pioneers). With an enthusiastic personality, he aspires to be an entrepreneur. This year he is even going to represent his city in the  South Asian Finals of the Horlicks Wizkid.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 –Jamshedpur – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 –Jamshedpur – Preliminary Round Questions

The Quiz finished on a high, literally with the winning Tata Steel Team actually breaking their table even after Pickbrain’s warnings! Being the last city of the crucible circuit this year, it probably didn’t matter. Tata Steel was closely followed by a married couple from Tata Motors. The guest of honor was Mr. T.V Narendran, the next MD of Tata Steel. A lot of school kids also had their moment of glory as they answered questions “passed” by the corporate participants.

Results

  • WINNER:

Tata Steel – E G Khan and Sourav Das

  • RUNNER UP:

Tata Motors – Ms. Loveleen Mishra and Bismoy Ranjan Pati

 

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS:

1. What is the full form of IRCTC ?

Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation

2. One of its brands means “ An inhabitant or occupant of a particular place” to signify that it is accessible to all. The parent brand is synonym with the Arcuate design. Which brand ?

Levi Strauss

3. This term was coined by Raelph Vaerst. Its first use is credited to Don Hoefler.

Silicon Valley

4. If Chaebol : South Korea ::  Zaibatsu: __________ ?

Japan

5. Advertising campaign by ?

1

Penguin

6.Google has tied up with which fashion house for a project that allows users to capture and send a kiss to anyone in the world using their phone or webcam?

Burberry

7. Maxwell House, a brand of coffee from Kraft Foods has the slogan ‘Good Till The Last Drop’. Whose line ?

Theodore Roosevelt

8. CricJockey was a campaign launched to find the most die hard cricket fan. ESPN CricInfo tied up with which company for this ?

Hyundai

9.Barney New York,  a luxury department store, came up with the idea of ‘Electric Holiday’ . With whom did they tie up ?

Disney

10. Who is the author?

2

P Chidambaram

11. Which ice cream parlour has the slogan. ‘More flavour, More Fun’ ?

Baskin & Robbins

12. Which company replaces Umbro, the kit sponsor of the England Football Team from 2013 ?

Nike

13. Which popular alcoholic beverage from Kilmarnock comes in square bottles ?

Johnnie Walker

14. Which sign is situated on Mount Lee in USA ? (Clue: Its a trademark)

Hollywood sign

15. She is Suzane Klatter. With which automobile brand would you associate her ?

3

BMW

16. Which Product was advertised as a product faster than shaving ?

Veet

17. What was advertised as the first desensitizing toothpaste ?

Sensodyne

18. With which group would you associate Q Shop with ?

Sahara

19. This brand which was originally from Balsara that then came under Dabur’s banner. Which?

Odomos

20.  He is Pascal Lamy. Which organisation would you associate him with?

4

WTO

 

Questions reviewed by Anirban Kundu. Anirban is in standard 12 at Loyola School, Jamshedpur. A popular name in the indian quizzing circuit, he has appeared on national television a couple of times. (NDTV Croma Tech Grandmasters, History TV18 Young Pioneers). With an enthusiastic personality, he aspires to be an entrepreneur. This year he is even going to represent his city in the  South Asian Finals of the Horlicks Wizkid.