Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Kolkata  – Preliminary Round Questions

RESULTS: 

  • WINNER :
  • IIFT- Kunal and Viraj
  • RUNNER UP : 
  • IIM Calcutta- Deepak Thomas and Abhishek Sundar

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. This property is being sold off to fund Subroto Roy Sahara’s bail. Prince Alwaleed bin Talaland and a New York Sports agent are actively bidding for it. What is being talked about?

Answer: The New York Plaza

Q.2. Identify her famous painter father.

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Answer: Pablo Picasso

Q.3. Identify the logo.

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Answer: Random House

Q.4. This Japanese car derives its name from the Greek word “Ethos” which means spirit.

Answer- Etios

Q.5. Identify the logo. This firm owns the trademark BAT.com

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Answer- British American Tobacco

Q.6. Ashton Kutcher served as the Chief Product Designer for one of the products from this brand.

Answer- Lenovo

Q.7. Expand JIT.

Answer- Just In Time

Q.8. Identify the brand.

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Answer- Fevicol Fevi Kwik

Q.9. Which company has recently launched this App.

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Answer- Facebook

Q.10. Which media house was recently involved in a conflict with Star Group regarding the streaming of World Cup matches?

Answer- Doordarshan

Q.11. Identify the logo.

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Answer- BEML

Q.12. Identify the logo.

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Answer-PWC

Q.13. Identify the logo. This retail chain has the positioning “Helping you spend less”.

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Answer-Star Bazaar

Q.14. Identify the author.

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Answer- Janet Yellen

Q.15. He ran for presidential elections and also started Yellow Journalism. He was also the editor of National Lampoons. Who is he?

Answer- William Hearst

Q.16. This brand literally means a member of a travelling people group with dark skin and hair, traditionally living by itinerant trade and fortune telling.

Answer- Gypsy

Q.17. Name the brand which is also known as Hathiwala.

Answer- Boroline

Q.18. This airline is famous for having liveries of tabla, rangoli, peackock etc. It has the tagline “Simply Priceless”.

Answer- Air India Express

Q.19. Identify the face on the currency.

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Answer- Hans Christian Anderson

Q.20. This sports equipment manufacturer was once endorsed by Saurav Ganguly and Yuvraj SIngh.

Answer- SS

 

Questions contributed by Vishwajeet Singh.

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Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

 

Results:

  • WINNER:
    TCS –
    Sudip K Dey and Abhishek Das
  • RUNNER UP:
    Capgemini –
    Sethu Madhavan and Rabi Shanker Saha

Preliminary Round Questions:

1. Which American Artist, in a 2009 article in The Economist was described as the “bellwether of the art market” & given a bottle of Estee Lauder perfume “Beautiful” into his grave?

A. Andy Warhol

2. Ryan NYP was made by Ryan Air in 1927 & cost was a little more than $10,500 & designed by Ryan’s chief aeronautical engineer, Donald Hall. Who was the famous user?

A. Charles Lindbergh (Spirit of St. Louis)

3. What was introduced as Patio in 1963 to capture the changing dietary habit & spirit of the baby boomer?

A. Diet Pepsi

4. Identify the Advertiser? (Clue: the tagline reads as ‘Life is a beautiful sport’ & the brand recently ventured into the accessories. Named after a famous tennis legend)

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A. Lacoste

5. It was devised at the request of Krogers Grocery & the patent rights used to be with Rainbow Crafts. And purchased by the General Mills in 1965 for $3 Million?

A. Play-Doh

6. Which 1997 Bond movie, had a character based on the business tycoon Robert Maxwell who has many indulgences?

A. Tomorrow Never Dies

7. In his classic 1922 study Public Opinion, journalist Walter Lippmann maintained that ________ are “the surest way of conveying an idea” which was been endorsed by the Leo Burnett. Fill in the blank.

A. Pictures

8. Old logo of whom?

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A. Apollo Tyres

9. Which city had been adjudged as the world’s most expensive city as per the living index from the Economist Intelligence Unit?

A. Tokyo

10. This is a formula, practice, process, design, instrument, pattern, commercial method, or compilation of information which is not generally known or reasonably ascertainable by others, and by which a business can obtain an economic advantage over competitors or customers. Also it get signed by employees in their offer letter by their employers. What?

A. Trade secret

11. In 1886, Dyckerhoff Company delivered 8,000 barrels of Portland cement for building the foundation of which American landmark?

A. Statue of Liberty

12. Logo of?

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A. Galleon Group of Raj Rajaratnam

13. What was also known as Aloha & made famous by the Honolulu Advertiser’s advertisement of June 28, 1935 & was first sold at “Musashi-ya shoten” in Honolulu?

A. Hawaiian Shirt

14. British Bull Dog was a popular type of solid-frame pocket revolver introduced by Philip Webley & Son of Birmingham, England in 1872. Which fictional character was the most famous customer?

A. Sherlock Holmes

15. Oniomania was first described by Emil Kraepelin originally over a century ago & kind of psychological disorder which arise out of depression or stress also. And recently many Corporates also started programmes to tackle this amongst its employees. What kind of disorder Oniomania is?

A. Compulsive shopping or an uncontrollable desire to buy things

16. Identify the person? (Clue: many of his creations featured into the currency notes worldwide including India)

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A. Le Corbusier

17. Which recently deceased business tycoons had investment in Harley Davidson, Formica, Tonka, Specialty Equipment and Omega Protein?

A. Malcolm Glazer

18. Which moniker did Rajdoot GTS bike got after featuring in a Raj Kapoor movie?

A. Bobby Bike (movie is Bobby only)

19. Which travel accessories brand has rolled out its new campaign, ‘Live Fashionable’?

A. American Tourister

20. Which word which is a kind of rage now is first used by an Australian describing in the photograph taken while drunk at a 21st birthday party?

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A. Selfie

 

Questions contributed by Rabi Sankar Saha. Rabi placed runners-up in this leg of Tata Crucible. We congratulate him on his wonderful performance.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Eastern Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Eastern Zonal Round Questions

RESULTS

  • WINNER :

KIIT Bhubaneswar – Omkar Amruthanshu and Sagar Saurabh

  • RUNNER UP :

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?

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A. Steven Gerrard Hotel

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

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A. Hotel fully made of Salt for rejuvenative therapies

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

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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?

IBM

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

6. Identify?

Coratna

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:

Nilekani

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.

 

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Regional Finals Questions

RESULTS

  • WINNER :

IISER – Anurag and Abhishek Mishra

  • RUNNER UP :

Punjab Engineering College – Abhishek Bhambhu and Gursheel Singh

 

Wild Card Round:

1. 360 is the name of this air freight company launched by this man who revolutionised passenger air travel in India, Identify the man?

Ans. Capt. Gopinath

2. This logo adopted in 1958, called the “Centurion”features prominently on the travellers cheques issued by this financial company, Identify the company?

Ans. American Express

3. Hilton Young was a British economist, what was his contribution to India?

Ans: He headed the panel which recommended the creation of the RBI

4. In its initial days the company was called “ Chloride Electric Storage Company”, which popular Indian company ?

Ans: Exide

5. This famous engineer, whose fathers roots can be traced to Bengal, said “…better sound through research”.?

Ans: Amar Bose

6. Box TV, Speaking tree are columns which appear regularly in which newspaper?

Ans: The Times of India

7. One of the earliest products of the company was pencils, they have named themselves after how we like our pencils to be, which company ?

Ans: Sharp

8. He is the founder director and joint managing director of Chess Management Services India Ltd, and the son of a Harvard trained politician in India . Who?

Ans: Karthi Chidambaram

9. House of Cards a political drama which has had an exclusive release on which platform?

Ans: Net Flix

10. Which country has brought out a ban on Twitter recently, Turkey, Singapore or Sultanate of Oman ?

Ans: Turkey

 

 

Regional Finals:

Round 1—Global AtTENtion:

1. Legend now has taken over Paul’s enterprise which the guys at don’t be evil owned for a while?

Ans: Reference to Lenovo’s takeover of Motorola from Google.

2. Sam’s club in modern day India believes the “best price would work”.

Ans: Walmart

3. Dick’s life as a businessman began as a student and as of 2012 he is looking at the stars and wants to send a launcher to space?

Ans: Richard Branson.

4. Not only did Maggie carry his work I her hand bag, she believed his ideas to be a moral. In 1756, he wrote his famous work that enquired into the theory and causes of the wealth of nations. Who?

Ans: Adam Smith

5. An English teacher and a writer who loved history and studied at Stanford created this company named after a sea captain, Name the company?

Ans: Starbucks.

6. The French love two colors Red and green, they love to take breaks from work, travel long and eat well, till this came along, they did not know where to find it all in one place.

Ans. Michelin Guides. 

Round 2—Visual PoTENtial:

1. Image of a magazine “Tiger Tales”?

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Ans. Inflight magazine of Tiger Airways

2. Loyalty Card titled “Coffee Club”-Whose?

Costa

Ans. Costa Coffee

3. Trademark titled “Who moved my Cheese”—Who owns it?

Spencer

Ans. Spencer Johnson.

4. Identify?

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Ans.Image of a commemorative coin on Soccer issued by Brazil showing all the years it has participated.

5. [Advertisement] ”Out of the box solutions for all your home theatre needs”

Ans. JBL Audiosystems

6. Image of a milk vending machine name—“ Any time Milk”?

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Ans. ATM

Round 3—Tata World:

1.Rated among one of the most environmentally friendly products in its category it is produced by a tie up between the TATA’s and Gyuasa of Japan. What?

Ans. Tata Green batteries.

2. Tata’s 4*4 trucks named after a noble gas?

Ans. Xenon

3. “i Raksha” is a offering from the TATA group and which global gaint?

Ans. AIG.

4. What are “Flavourits”

Ans. Flavoured salts from TATA Chemicals.

 

Round 3—Think TEN fold – Connect questions:

1. Connect:

Bentley

Ana. Bentley

2. Connect:

Ponds

Ans. Ponds.

3. Connect:

Horlicks

 Ans. Horlicks.

4. Connect

Arsenal

Ans.  Arsenal

 

Round 4—Rapid Interest:

1.

a) J Pritzker brought out the original owners.

b) “Andaz”- is what they call their upscale boutique inspired properties.

c) They have properties styled like residences.

Ans: Hyatt

2.

a) Venue 7&8 are their offerings.

Ans: Dell

3.

a) Goldfin technology and Blue Ion are their innovations

b) Image of Nandilal Dhoot

Ans: Videocon

 

Tie Breaker:

1.

a) Tagline—“ There is only one”

b) Has been in the fastening business for 50+ years

c) Invention of the thing was inspired on the slopes of a mountain

Ans: Velcro

 

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

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Results:

  • WINNER :

IIFT – Rahul Sharma and Kunal Malhotra

  • RUNNER UP :

Jadavpur University – Raktim Kumar Nag and Apratim M

 

Preliminary Round:

1. In the context of Ferrari, What does S stand for in SF ?

Ans: Scuderia (meaning Stable–)

2. In late 2012 Dr. S Rajkumar of Lifeline Hospitals, conducted an activity, which was at that time futuristic and streamed live on google hangout, What?

Ans: First use of Google Glass during a Surgery,

3. Which Indian two wheeler company has launched the automatic scooter “Jupiter”?

Ans: TVS

4. Sir Osborne Smith(image displayed), the first governor of the reserve bank of India,did not do one thing all his predecessors have done, what?

Ans: Sign on bank notes

5. American mechanic Walter Hunt invented something, that had a clasp to keep it in place and a coil in its body to act as a spring, the basic design has not been improved upon since its invention, What?

Ans: Safety Pin

6. Miller High Life has tied up with this iconic brand to produce branded beer cans and high lifestyle hogs, for use this summer. Which iconic brand are we talking about?

Ans: Harley Davidson

7. Which asian billionaire is behind Horizon Ventures of Hong Kong?

Ans: Li Ka Shing

8. Rank Group(logo displayed), is the owner of this famous brand, the rights to this brand has bben transferred to a tribe in Florida, USA, Which famous brand ?

Ans Hard Rock Café

9. Interhospitality is the hospitality arm of this, home solutions giant. Which giant?

Ans: Ikea

10. Go Air has come up with this recruitment idea for its cabin crew which will save them atleast 2-3 Cr, what idea?

Ans: Hire only ladies as cabin crew as on an average they weigh less.

11. Which FMCG company from his home state has made Cricketer R. Ashwin as its brand ambassador to promote its new line of diary products and milkshakes

Ans: CavinCare

12. Which company has Mark Benioff (Image provided) created which help companies to achieve their targets?

Ans: salesforce.com

13. Ring Plus aqua is the automotive component business of which organization which makes everything from apparels to contraceptives?

Ans: Raymond Group

14. Which car from Maruti was launched with the tagline”My thing,everything, _______”. Fill in the blank. The car/name refered here can be found in the oceans?

Ans. Stingray

15. In 1976 a Fulbright scholar at Vanderbilt University and a professor at Chittagong University joined hand to launch an initiate to extend credit to rural poor, Which organization are we talking about and name its driving force?

Ans: Gramin Bank and Md. Younus

16. Image of a commemorative coin released by UK for?

WWF-Silver

Ans. WWF

17. Whose premium brand of chocolates newly introduced in India is Alpino?

Ans: Nestle

18. Peter Drucker famously said, “A company has two functions I_________ and Marketing”. Fill the blank.

Ans: Innovation.

19. The surname of this well known India business family originates from the Hindi word for cotton, Identify?

Ans: Ruia, the word Rui/Kapas means cotton in Hindi.

20. An image campaign on 100 years of innovation.

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 Ans. IBM

 

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

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Kolkata – Preliminary Round Questions

Results (Tata Track):

  • WINNER:

TCS – Abhishek Das and Sudip Kalyan Dey

  • RUNNER UP:

mJunction – Debasish Mukerjee and Abhishek Kar

Results (External Track):

  • WINNER:

HSBC – Saurabh Deora and Anirvan Bhadra

  • RUNNER UP:

Emami Ltd – Abhishek Chakraborthy and Alekhya Chakraborthy

PRELIMINARY ROUNDS:

1. What in Gujarat is known as Chaar Bangadi?

– Audi

2. Which book published in 1859 is the largest selling single volume book ever? (Clue: It sold 2 Million copies till date)

– A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

3. Which beautiful consort wrote a book titled ‘The Sandwich Swap’ in 2011? (Clue: Think Royalty)

– Queen Rania of Jordan

4. Rellure a brand owned by the Reliance Life Science Pvt Ltd., is associated with which fruit?

– Mango

5. Who’s the author of the book?

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– Benjamin Graham

6. First there were Harmony, Tempo and Allegro & then came Puma, Jaguar, Snow Leopard. What are these?

– Apple OS versions

7. In gaming what does RMG stands for?

– Real Money Gaming

8. Which actor aspired to be a professional photographer & started his career as an apprentice in A. Das & Co., Delhi? (Clue: We’ve lost him recently)

– Pran Krishan Sikand 

9. Who has unveiled the new search engine named PLUS D (The Public Library of United States Diplomacy)? (Clue: Very much in news)

– Julian Assange

10. Who’s the advertiser?

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– WWF

11. What is jointly owned by Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar and Idea Cellular?

– Indus Towers

12. Andhra Pradesh markets which of these coffee brands? (Options given: Araku/Tirumala/Telengana)

– Araku

13. What unique thing has been started by Samoa Air?

– Charging Passengers by their Weight

14. Satya Rajpurohit, calligrapher and co-founder of Ahmedabad-based design firm Indian Type Foundry, says he arrived at the perfect ‘L’ after trying more than 400 strokes over 2-3 weeks. And they’ve trademarked the letter ‘L’. Whose logo? (Clue: Hospitality)

– Leela Group

15. Identify her? (Clue: CRISIL)

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– Roopa Kudva

16. Which series had inspired Martin Copper to conceive the idea of Mobile Phone in 1973?

– Star Trek

17. After which everyday product is Hyundai’s  vehicle, the E4U designed?

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– Egg

18. By exporting which fruit from the national tree of Bangladesh has India got INR 800 Cr Revenue?

– Mango

19. This is a list of ______ per capita. What?

  • Monaco: 3/35,427
  • St Kitts and Nevis: 1/53,051
  • Guernsey:1/65,573
  • Hong Kong: 39/7.1 Million
  • Belize: 1/356,600
  • Cyprus: 3/1.1 Million
  • Israel: 17/7.8 Million

– Billionaires

20. Which Indian Group’s next generation are this?

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– Parle (Chauhans)

21. This is a job for people who like globetrotting, Heinrich Kubis was first in the world in 1912?

– Flight Attendant

22. This American senator was the first to orbit the Earth and also the oldest person to travel in space. Who?

– John Glenn

23. A simple _________ from the White House wipes billions off US markets in the month of April, 2013. What?

– Tweet

24. Which adventurist Indian businessman is the founder of the Super Car Club in India & set the record for the fastest lap at the Buddh International Circuit in Ferrari 458 Challenge?

– Gautam Singhania; Raymond Group

25. Younger age picture of  which head of a global financial institution?

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– Christine Lagarde; IMF

– Questions contributed by Rabi Shankar Saha