Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2014 – Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions


    Tata Industries –
    Nikhil Sonde and Sidharth Srinivasan
    JP Morgan –
    Dhananjay Shettigar and Geo Thomas


Preliminary Round Questions:

1. In the 19th century, the British came to loggerheads with Gangadhar Rao for the use of something that they felt was needed for their ammunition. This sparked a huge furore in the Indian society at that time. What are we talking about?

A. Cowskin grease used for bullets/cartridges

2. This is a reputed work of Jules Verne and one of his most publicized articles.

A. Around The World in 80 Days

3. Carry on. Keep Calm. Think it over. _______ __________ (two blanks, fill in the blanks with the slogan of a famous car brand)

A. Think Small

4. Identify this Penguin publication imprint.


A. Plume

5. This personal care brand got its name and claim to fame from its shape. It initially represented a penguin, later got famous for its egg-shape. Men used it first, and then became popular among ladies. Which product?

A. Shaver

6. This product in its original form was manufactured in China. It came into prominence in India early this year. What?

A. Voter’s Indelible Ink

7. This word by a reputed economist literally means “Single Purchase”. What?

A. Monopsony

8. Identify the logo.


A. Reliance Mumbai Metro

9. This is a type of “throat comfort cigarette” that gained extreme popularity once it was developed. Identify.

A. Menthol Cigarettes

10. The world of apparel is characterized by a new trend called _________ _____________ (two words). It is a type of semi formal dress code yet keeps into consideration all norms of decency at the workplace.

A. Smart Casuals

11. Identify the sportsperson: “I gave the chewing gum such a workout I am disappointed that no one approached me for advertising. I did the chewing gum a world of good, it was like my little brother.”

A. Viv Richards

12. This person heads Metro AG. Identify.


A. Otto Beisham

13. This African country had its main exports of tea and coffee. Later it was replaced by something else. Which country?

A. Ivory Coast

14. Famous knife company that was banned from airports all over the world.

A. Victorinox

15. This brand was bought over by a Czech company in 1929. Its most famous product was a 500 cc bike. Id this which we have all seen in India.

A. Yezdi

16. What did they give this world? Corporates around the world seem to be hooked on to this concept now.


A. Blue Ocean Strategy

17. Founded by Rakesh Jaggi, an alumnus of IIT Delhi. Was originally called Jamboree Education. It is India’s first cultural arts university. What?

A. Ashoka University

18. This homeplace website started by Advitiya Sharma and Rahul Yadav is now going places. They have set up shop overseas as well. Identify.

A. Housing.in later becoming Housing.com

19. This is a brand of cars from General Motors whose name is derived from the name of a planet. Identify.


20. This is the logo of this company in the middle east.


A. Carrefour

Questions contributed by Eldrich Rangel.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Western Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Western Zonal Round Questions



Symbiosis Pune – Arjun Krishna and Ashish Vasvani


VNIT Nagpur – Pranjal and Pawan


ROUND 1 (Global Attention)

1. Founded in 2005 by Marc Lore and Vinit Bharara in Montclair, NJ, Diapers.com is the largest online specialty retailer for baby products. Who acquired it ?

A. Amazon.com acquired Quidsi, Inc., which operates Diapers.com

2. Question on Justin Bieber Fragrance.

3. Chinese stock markets  fell on 4th June . Why ?

A. Anniversary of the June 4, 1989, crackdown on student-led democracy protests centered on Beijing’s Tiananmen Square

4. Thai woman delivered six children (sextuplets), she named the sextuplets after what ?

A. Audi, Fortune (Toyota Fortuner), Porsche, Mini, Volkswagen and Fiat (Car Brands)

5. Question on Lemon Tree Hotels.

6. In 1868, London-Benjamin invented a domestic version of something which is used in almost every home. What?

A. Geysers.


1.  This letter was sent in relation to which company?


A. Honda

2. Who bought this car?


A. Elon Musk.

3. Name the creator?

Stan Lee

A. Stan Lee

4. Name the inventor?

Da Vinci

A. Leonardo Da Vinci

5. What is blanked out?


A. Everything


1. Sponsor of New Your Marathon?


2. TRIF launched 600 real estate fund, which Tata company?

A. Tata Realty

3. Which Tata company was conferred with the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering foundation?


ROUND 4 (Think Tenfold )

1. Connect:


A. Adobe

2. Connect:


A. Micromax

3. Connect:


A. Sony.

3. Connect:


A. Maggi



a) The founder was often called “Henry Ford of Eastern Europe”. [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Thomas Bata


a) Logitech was the first to market it to consumers and Nokia was once the largest manufacturer of this. [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Digital Camera


a) In 2005 , it established Lifespring Hospitals , a 50-50 JV with Us Bare Acumen fund.


HLL Lifecare

A. HLL Lifecare

Questions contributed by Mr. Viraj Morabia. 

As per Viraj “I am a final year student of Bachelor of Management studies (BMS) at S.M.Shetty College (Powai). Business Quizzing is a passion to me and winning Tata Crucible National / International is a dream. I started quizzing 2 years back and have won over 50 Quizzes in Mumbai and Pune. I started quizzing when no one from my ex-college was ready to be my partner and since then took up the challenge and went on to be one of the best business quizzers in my city”.


Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Mumbai – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Mumbai – Regional Finals Questions


  • WINNER :

TISS – Sandeep Banga and Sachin Deshpande


SM Shetty Powai – Viraj Morabia and Ms.Kinnari Ganatra


Final Round:

ROUND 1 (Global aTention):

1.This brand of soap whose name comes from a french word for “Jewel”. Which brand?

A. Camay

2. 1915 , Atheletic shoes for tennis players , Star as logo

A. Converse

3. What was launched in 1933 by Thomas J.C. Martyn, a former foreign-news editor for Time. He obtained financial backing from a group of U.S. stockholders “which included Ward Cheney, of the Cheney silk family, John Hay Whitney, and Paul Mellon, son of Andrew W. Mellon”. ?


4. Crook , Runnner , Stretcher , Tip , Ferrule , Top notch as components

A. Umbrella.

5. Which group owned the company which manufactured the Raj Dhoot bike?

A. Escorts.

6. Behind Wheels At Chrslyer is a book about legacy of which leader?

A. Lee Iacocca. 

Round 2(Visual Potential)

1. Name the author?

Philip Crosby

A. Philip Crosby.

2. Name the brand?

Stella Rtois

A. Stella Artois.

3. Funda?

Hell Currency

A. Hell Currency(In China this money is given to relatives which are dead for a better after life). 

4. How do we better know this set?


A. Navaratnas

5. Identify the brand advertised?


A. Complan.

6. Identify?

Janest Yallen

A. Janet Yallen.

Round 3 (TATA WORLD)

1. What is the present avatar of VSNL?

A. Tata Communication

2.How do we know the Tata brand “Eoc”?

A. 8’O Clock Coffee

3. “Do Right Campaign” is the initiative from which Tata company?

A. Tata Capital

4. Landmark is which Tata company’s property?

A. Trent

Round 4 (Think Tenfold)

1. Connect:


A. Spice Mobiles.

2. Connect:


A. Liverpool.

3. Connect:


A. Kinetic

4. Connect:



Round 5

1. Clue 1- Carl Ghosn

A. Nissan Renault


Clue 1: Oscillator

Clue 2:


Clue 3 – Slate


3. Clue 1 – Their Initiative –


A. P&G

Questions contributed by Mr. Viraj Morabia. 

As per Viraj “I am a final year student of Bachelor of Management studies (BMS) at S.M.Shetty College (Powai). Business Quizzing is a passion to me and winning Tata Crucible National / International is a dream. I started quizzing 2 years back and have won over 50 Quizzes in Mumbai and Pune. I started quizzing when no one from my ex-college was ready to be my partner and since then took up the challenge and went on to be one of the best business quizzers in my city”.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER :

TISS – Sandeep Banga and Sachin Deshpande


SM Shetty Powai – Viraj Morabia and Ms.Kinnari Ganatra

Preliminary Round:

1. What was once known officially in the US & Canada as the National School bus chrome ?

A.Yellow Colour

2. Playground is an education initiative from this company and is based on Finnish style of school learning through play to make education fun.

A. Rovio (Angry Bird)

3. In 1959 this Bank acquired Mercantile Bank of India , London & China with the capital of Rs 50 Lakhs in October 1853.

A. HSBC Bank

4. Founders of which cult brand?


A. Harley Davidson

5. This bank is promoted by Aga Khan fund for Economic Development ( AKFED ).

A. DCB (Development Credit Bank)

6. The Bandra-Worli sea link was lit in pink in September as a part of a Company’s Breast Cancer awareness drive.

A. Estée Lauder.

7. In around 1908, Thomas Sullivan a New York tea merchant started to send sample of tea in unusual way.

A. Tea Bags

8. Print Advertisement (It’s not because of one woman but because of eleven men)

A. Coca Cola

9. Wilbur Ross sold International Steel Group to him for $4.5 Billion Dollars.Whom ?

A. Laxmi Mittal

10. Whose first recorded patent was an electronic voting machine?

A. Thomas Alva Edison

11.Inspired by a speech by antiseptic advocate Joseph Lister, Robert Wood  and his brothers James Wood and Edward Mead created a line of ready-to-use surgical dressings in 1885.Which company?

 A. Johnson & Johnson

12.Which Bollywood Actor endorses Intex Mobiles ?

A. Farhan Akhtar

13.David owns Skydance Production is the son of which IT Billionare ?

A. Larry Ellison

14. From “Pure Indulgence” to “Escape into One”. Which Brand ?

A. Dark Fantasy

15. Founders of the which innovative company?


A. 3M

16. Omnicom Group merged with ?

A. Publicis

17. Expand TGV

A. Train Grande Vitesse

18. In February 1980, Mark Hughes began selling his weight management product from the trunk of his car. Hughes often stated that the genesis of his product and program stemmed from the weight loss concerns of his mother Joanne, whose premature death he attributed to an eating disorder and an unhealthy approach to weight loss. His goal was to change the nutritional habits of the world. He is the founder of which company?

A. Herbalife

19. Connect this company with an Oscar winning actor?


A. Charlie Chaplin.

Questions contributed by Mr. Viraj Morabia. 

As per Viraj “I am a final year student of Bachelor of Management studies (BMS) at S.M.Shetty College (Powai). Business Quizzing is a passion to me and winning Tata Crucible National / International is a dream. I started quizzing  2 years back and have won over 50 Quizzes in Mumbai and Pune. I started quizzing when no one from my ex-college was ready to be my partner and since then took up the challenge and went on to be one of the best business quizzers in my city”.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – External Track National Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – External Track National Finals Questions



Vizag Steel : J Rahul and AGK Murthy


Oracle :  Mitesh Agarwal & Yagnyeshwaran Hariharan

Round 1:

1.Way back in the history of India, this was a village ruled by the Vaghelas. The famous artist of the Mewati Gharana, late Maharana Jaiwant Sinh Vaghela was from the royal family from here. He was a great musician and went on to even be the guru of Pandit Jasraj. This village in modern India turned out to be one of the newsmakers in the economic sense for being one of the largest employers in a direct and indirect manner when it recruited or provided employment to over 20,000 people. What is being described?


2. In  1905, the famous doctor John Spencer and his wife were the first occupants of this place. Their two daughters were Alice and Martha. In 1918, the house was divided into two separate apartments. In 1938, when Mrs. Spencer was widowed she occupied the top floor of the apartment and rented out the ground floor. The tenants insisted on a small 8 by 18 foot space adjacent to the ground floor to be rented to them as well. She did so, but who were her tenants?

Hewlett and Packard of HP; The Garage.

3. The Mount Harriet Island National Park is from the Andaman & Nicobar Islands [Buzzer pressed]

The imagery found on the Indian 20 Rupee note.

4. This was a 13th century term that was used for money that you paid at a tavern for food and drinks or when the hat was passed on to pay the entertainer who was performing. Anyone who did not have to pay or was exempted from paying taxes was said to be ____________. It became a common term and it also meant a tax that paid the Sheriff’s expenses. What is the term that came into existence when you did not have to pay tax or you were exempted from paying these taxes that were meant for the entertainer?

The tax was called Scot, and if you didn’t pay the tax, you went scot-free.

5. At a price of 50 guineas, it was first made by the Elkington Company of Birmingham and is a copy of an electrotype that Caspar Enderlein from the pewter original found in the Louvre. Over a period of time, they came up with a date lettering system to ensure the special one is accurately dated. What is this product that is annually displayed to the world once on one day?

Venus Rosewater Dish that is given to the Ladies’ Singles champion every year at The Championships, Wimbledon.

6. Crazy, Sanitary, Wide, Miniature, Basic, Bendable, Candy, Extendo, Spoon are all types of this product believed to have been invented by the Sumerians who were extraordinary beer drinkers. What?


7. Saudi Arabia has opened itself to a special group of customers. These “customers” will receive spa treatment, plenty of exercise for their body, luxury rehabilitation in Riyadh [Buzzer Pressed]

These are ex-Al Qaeda operatives who are being rehabilitated as a social initiative.

8. In the 18th century, the media referred to these as penny universities [Buzzer Pressed]

Coffee houses where you pay a penny for a coffee and end up discussing literature/culture/world politics just like you would at university.

Round 2:

1. Enid Blyton [Buzzer Pressed]

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Enid Blyton used the phrase “Google Bun” in The Magic Faraway Tree.

2. Identify a scientific name from this combination.

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Camellia sinensis; Camellia from Georg Kamel and sinensis from China (Sino)

3. This is a famous Kashimiri who started a caste iron business. His famous son runs it today. Which famous group in the world are we talking about? or who is the famous son?

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Nawaz Sharif; Ittefaq Group

4. This would lead you to a type of product with a specific name. What is the logic of this shoe? What are we talking about?

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Plimsol shoes; comes from plimsol line which is a line on a ship.

5. What word in the world of finance comes from this town in Belgium where 15th century merchants met [Buzzer Pressed]


This is a square in Belgium where the first stock market was located called beurs which then gave rise to bourse.

6. Armata and Morea were names of regions in Greece during the middle ages. The winged lion represents Saint Mark of the Bible. These coins come in two denominations: 1 soldo and 2 soldi. What were these called later used in a completely different industry?


Gazzetta; giving rise to the word Gazzette

7. Identify this cash-rich entity (based in United Kingdom) from this clue.


The Chelsea Pensioners; Chelsea Football Club

[Questions are not available as the webcast did not cover the questions]

8. [Questions are not available]

Round 3:

[Questions are not available]

Round 4:

1. [Question is not available]

2. [Complete text of question is not available] _________ World Championships

Monopoly World Championships

3. BPCL produced Octane 97 Petrol in India [Buzzer Pressed]

Petrol exclusively produced for Sachin Tendulkar’s Ferrari.

4. River flows from Thames to Hudson [Buzzer Pressed]

Referred to as project, “River.” Verizon was referred to as “Hudson,” after the Hudson River that flows past Manhattan; Vodafone as “Thames” because of London’s River Thames; deal where Verizon bought out Vodafone’s stake in the former’s wireless unit.

Round 5:


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Overall connect is the Bible. References made to the Bible; Bruce Henderson was a Bible salesman; All brands mentioned derive their name from the Bible; Zondervan’s parent company is Harper-Collins who are the largest publishers of the Bible. The video is in relation to El Al, the Israeli airline company.


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Overall connect is Garry Kasparov. K is the Kasparov logo; he is on the Board of Directors of the Human Rights Foundation; he is listed as a Contributory Editor of the Wall Street Journal.


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Overall connect is Luca Pacioli. Image describes double-entry accounting; he shared lodging with Da Vinci and is believed to have helped the artist with the last supper.


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All brands associated with the first successful climb to Mt. Everest.

Round 6:


Clue 1: Cabin bookings of wealthy passengers on the cooler side of the ship travelling between England and India.

Origin of the word Posh


Clue 1: This is believed to have been derived from the system of merits and de-merits introduced in work practices by the Fall Brook railroad superintendent G.R. Brown from 1886.

Clue 2: One of the early citations of the term is from Marvin Miles article titled, ____ ______ a new measure of a husband.

Origin of Brownie Points


Clue 1: This type is historically attributed to production centres in India and Sri Lanka where it was produced using what was called the “wootz” process.

Crucible Steel 🙂




Vizag Steel : J Rahul and AGK Murthy


Oracle :  Mitesh Agarwal & Yagnyeshwaran Hariharan

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Tata Track National Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Tata Track National Finals Questions



TCS CHENNAI – Sreekanth And Jayakanthan


TCS MUMBAI – Pravin Varma and Priyamvad Pattanayak

Round 1:

1. In 1687, a French envoy to Thailand, then known as Siam, wrote about mines of Ruby and ________. He wrote back saying “there are mines abound of Rubies and _________ and these are of abundant value and people are are ignorant of what they are”. Many years later, the Kanchanaburi mines became one of the world’s leading sources for this. What am I describing?

First usage of the word Phailin meaning “sapphire” in Thai.

2. Remarked by many as one of the greatest real estate deals in the world, this was purchased for $ 15 million from France. [Buzzer Pressed]

The Louisiana Purchase.

3. This Economics professor from Yale in one of his theoretical papers stated “the concept is interested and well formed, however [Buzzer Pressed]

The concept note on FedEx.

4. This is a magazine which focuses on research that would make people laugh and think [Buzzer Pressed]

The Annals of Improbable Research which gives out the Ig Nobel Prize.

5. This wares and handicrafts of this community which were originally made between 1843 to 1947 was from the north-western most province of British India. Since the wares of the this community came from that region, the migrants and their work were named after this place. How do we know this from the history of India?

Because the wares they sold and traded in originally were the handicrafts of Sind (‘Sind works’), these migrants were known as ‘Sindworkis’ and the type of long-distance translocal commerce they practised as ‘Sindwork’.

6. This company was founded by Samuel in 1844 as an engineering concern [Buzzer Pressed]

Pearson Publishing Company

7. He needed money to get prototypes created. He borrowed equipment from his father’s silk factory. He rigged machines to produce nitrous oxide or laughing gas. He went on to sells samples of the gas and assorted patented machines. To add an aura to his credibility, this Hartford teenage became the celebrated doctor of New York, London and Calcutta. Who?

Samuel Colt

8. Its a new game that is being used by corporates and specially in manufacturing units to train shop floor workers. The game is called Floduku. What is the game all about?

Analytical puzzles to promote logical sequential thinking among shop floor workers.

Round 2:

1. This is one of the worst cases of hyperinflation found in the world. It had to be changed to another currency. Which country’s currency?

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Hungarian  pengő later changed to forint.

2. Which family from the world of sport owns this company?

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The Djokovic family.

3. This is a unique graveyard [Buzzer Pressed]

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Ben & Jerry’s graveyard for retired flavours.

4. This is the watch worn by Gagarin when we went to space. The watch was sold in a unique manner when it was launched. How did they sell the Gagarin watch?

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The watch was worn to space. Hence the only way you can buy this watch is on in-flight sales, no where on ground, but only on air.

5. This gentleman is Bircher-Brenner. He pioneered something in the world of nutrition. What?

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He is best known for the invention of the muesli cereal.

6. What is the term that comes out of this?

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7. Whose identify is this from the world of dictionaries?

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8. What is special about this G.I product?

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These are metallic mirrors from Aranmula.

Round 3:

1. In the 1940’s, National Radio and Engineering Company was floated to manufacture radio transmitters and receivers. Instead they had to manufacture something else which became parachute fasteners and buckles. Why?

The British wanted these to be made for their soldiers during the World War.

2. It was launched in 1976 as Jaffe and marketed with the help of Voltas. How does India know this?


3. Built in 1945 by Walter George, this Intach listed heritage building is now a part of the Taj Hotels. Which property from Delhi are we describing?

The Ambassador

4. In 1974, J.R.D was conferred an honorary post given for the first time in India to a businessman.  What post was this?

Air Vice Marshall

Round 4:

1. Moxy Hotels will open their outlet in 2014. It is a partnership between Marriott and which famous chain in this world?


2. Which country’s top level domain is .su?

Soviet Union

3. Often used in military jargon, what does ‘MRE’ stand for?

Meals Ready-to-eat

4. Which product in this world, for the simple reason that more number of people should have access to it, pioneered the concept of hire purchase.

Singer sewing machines

Round 5:


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Overall answer is Bajaj.


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Overall answer is Goodyear Tyres.


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Overall answer is Puma.


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Overall answer is Vazir Sultan Tobacco.


Round 6:


Clue 1: Born in 1963, I am a CA and former employee of IDBI.

Clue 2: I was part of a core 5 member team selected by the government in the early nineties to create a screen-based pan India stock exchange.

Clue 3: I am the first woman to head NSE.

Chitra Ramakrishna


Clue 1: I am an alumnus of IIT, IIM and MIT. [Buzzer Pressed]

Dr. Raghuram Rajan


Clue 1: My brother showed me early direction and my career saw me rise from the rank of a junior commissioned officer to director.

Clue 2: Adidas powered my legendary performances.

Clue 3: I sold the movie rights for my life story for a mere one Rupee with a cause that a share of the profits would be given to my charitable trust.

Milkha Singh






Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Mumbai – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Mumbai – External Track Questions

Results (External Track):


Viacom 18 – Siddharth and Pradeep Prabhu


ING Vysya – Birma Ram and Samrat Mukherjee


Round 1:

Q.1 Playtex is a company known in the 50’s and 60’s for fine garment manufacturing especially Bras and Undergarments. It was called upon in the late 1960’s to create something which required minute detail. What?

Ans:  Space-Suits for Apollo Mission

Q.2 This product was launched by Matt O’Connor in 2011 as a healthy alternative for children for a practice that has remained same for years. What did he create and whom was it named after?

Ans: Breast Milk named after Lady Gaga

Q.3 Student Zing Jia came up with the idea for this. It is something which we never experience and Zing Jia believed that all should experience this. It is currently a rage in South-East Asia, What?

Ans: Experience Death. They give you a potion which  knocks you out for a few hours and then arrange a funeral for you where you can call all your friends and relatives.

Q.4 Exchange National Bank of Chicago asked for Bullet-proof Glasses in 1946. Why?

Ans: World’s first drive-through Bank

Q.5 What is a Masstige product?

Ans: High-end prestige product now available for masses.

Q,6 Coca-Cola Executive Roberto Gouizeta redefined Coca-Cola’s method of calculating market share. What metric did he coin?

Ans: Share of Stomach.

Round 2:

Q.1 Who created this villain ?


Ans. Hamburglar- McDonald’s

Q.2 What are these dolls and who is in the news or creating it?

Daisy Dolls

Ans. Daisy Dolls – Marie Quant

Q.3 Identify the enterprise named after her?

Melinda Thomas

Ans. Wendy’s,  Melinda Thomas

Q.4 Sketch of Mr. WiZer: Name the brand that created this.

Mr. Wizer

Ans. Wagon R

Q.5 This is the bus which is used by presidents of the United States. What is the name?

Ground Force One

Ans. Ground Force One

Q.6 Comic Strip: text was as follows:


Ans: Pepsi; First product placement in Comics

Round 3:

Q.1 Ratan Tata was excited to take up rugby, enthralled by a childrens classic of 1857. Which book?


Tom Brown’s Schooldays

Illinois and Rugby Player

Tom Sawyer and Rugby

Ans: Tom Brown’s Schooldays

Q.2 Inara is an Arabic word for shine and illumination. (Buzzer pressed)

Ans: Line by Tanishq

Q.3 Whose ancestral home called Kennelworth first housed TIFR?

Ans: Homi Bhabha

Q.4 Sir Dorabji Tata invited Sydney and Webb to India in 1915, they were co-founders of. (Buzzer pressed)

Ans: London School of Economics

Round 4: Think Cryptic


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Aptech; Warren Buffet; clip of English Vinglish; George Soros; answer being Rakesh Jhunjhunwala.


Rakesh Jhunjunwala

Sam Pitroda; Japan flag; Blue Bird; Barcelona; answer being Twitter.



Atom, Kering logo, 9 and Velcro logo; answer being Adam Gilchrist.


Michael Proter

Rahul Gandhi speech; Diamond Model; Logo; answer being Michael Porter.


Round 5:

Q.1 In 1992, a school in village of Bali, Rajasthan was  founded by John and William.


Q.2 Property with taglines such as – ‘Speed of Magic”, “Madi in Mara”, “G-force” ?

Ferrari World

Q.3 Phrase or term 1696-1715; Maryland law – ‘A Mark on the back side thereof sealed with his Excellency’s with _____ _______”

Red Tape

Tie-breaks for 2nd place:

Q.1 Steganography is a form used for large money deals in the past. What?

Marking with invisible ink

Q.2 This word actually comes from wines meaning dry. A deodorant brand has same name. What?


Q.3 First US Consumer product sold in the USSR. What?



Questions contributed by Mr. Francis Rodrigues.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Mumbai – Tata Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Mumbai – Tata Track Questions

Results (Tata Track):

  • WINNER :

Tata Consultancy Services – Pravin Varma and Priyambad Pattanayak


Tata Capital – Ashutosh Tyagi and Rohit Srinivasan


Round 1:

Q.1 In 1866, founded as a US blasting oil company to defend the patent in US for a blasting related hypothesis. Who founded this company?

Ans:  Alfred Nobel

Q.2 Andrew Marnitz wrote a parody on an industry covering the years 1977-2001, the book was titled ‘Economy of Errors’. What was the book about?

Ans: Doctcom Boom

Q.3 27th March 1980, the market crashed. It was called as ‘X’ Thrusday. Prices fell because of Nelson Hunt’s involvement in this commodity. Name the commodity.

Ans. Silver

Q.4 If the Great Expo of 1889 led to the development of the Eiffel Tower, what did the Great Exhibition of 1851 lead to?

Ans: Crystal Palace

Q.5 Which organization is the world’s largest consumer of Oil and Petroleum?

Ans: US Armed Forces

Q.6 In the mid 19th Century they were the largest supplier of gun powder in the US. It comprised half the gunpowder used during the American Civil War. Which company?

Ans: Du Pont

Round 2:

Q.1 Identify?



Q.2 [Image not available] Whose identity was defined by the arrangement of these 20 dots (20 white dots were shown in the form of a square)?


Q.3 Identify?

Google Humming Bird

Google Humming Bird, new update of search algorithm by Google.

Q.4 Identify?

Varun Berry

Varun Berry; New CEO of Brittania

Q.5 Identify?

Denna Mehta

Dina Mehta; First woman to head BSE.


Club cuba

Logo of Club Cuba; Coffee flavoured soft drink from Parle.

Round 3:

Q.1 How did the country previously know Tata Infomedia Ltd. Yellow Pages?

Tata Donnelly

Q.2 This company acquired Teleglobe USA ?

Tata Communication

Q.3 JRD Tata served in which Army?

French Army

Q.4 This personality has just released a book chronicling his experience working for the Tata’s?

Harish Bhatt – Tata Log

Round 4:

Q.1 Whose words ‘This is my greatest love after tennis, I do have a sweet tooth”. (Buzzer pressed)


Q.2 Shoppo.in the online market place was acquired by. (Buzzer pressed)


Q.3 Public Company which refers to royalty in its name today is abbreviated as VST ?

Vazir Sultan Tobacco

Q.4 Sub-Heading of book  – ‘Not Economics, Economic Implications’. (Buzzer pressed)

Amartya Sen

Round 5:

Q.1 Global firm founded by Bruce Henderson. (Buzzer pressed)


Q.2 Two brothers Eduard and Andre; Red and Green guides. (Buzzer pressed)


Q.3 Ranked as the most powerful business woman In India, MD of ICICI Bank?

Chanda Kochhar


Questions contributed by Mr. Francis Rodrigues.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Mumbai – Preliminary Round Questions

Results (Tata Track):

  • WINNER :

Tata Consultancy Services – Pravin Varma and Priyambad Pattanayak


Tata Capital – Ashutosh Tyagi and Rohit Srinivasan

Results (External Track):


Viacom 18 – Siddharth and Pradeep Prabhu


ING Vysya – Birma Ram and Samrat Mukherjee


Cut- off: Tata Track – 15; External Track – 18+ tie-breakers

Q.1 Peter Lynch said – “You should not invest in something you can’t illustrate with a __________”. Fill in the blank.

Ans: Crayon

Q.2 This singer made Instagram history by achieving 1 million likes. Who?

Ans: Justin Timberlake

Q.3 This group’s online magazine is ‘Yuva Desh’ while its rivals online TV channel is ‘Yuva TV’. Which two groups?

Ans: Congress and BJP

Q.4 A 1937 article in TIME magazine listed this person as the richest in the world with $500 million in jewels, $150 million in gold bars, among other things. Who?

Ans: Nizam of Hyderabad

Q.5 [Image] Image of a train with negative adjectives like nepotism, bribery written; tagline was John’s Co. This was a cartoon for which company?

Ans:  Dutch East India Company

Q.6 A 2011 study by Credit Suisse said that the largest number of family businesses are in this country – 65% of all listed companies in this country are family businesses. Which country?

Ans: India

Q.7 Company started by Adam D’Angelo and Charlie Cheever for in-depth knowledge on a particular topic. Which company?

Ans: Quora.com

Q.8 Companies like Walkwater Media, Imagica! are owned by this business personality. Who?

Ans: Manmohan Shetty

Q.9 Citigroup is the first American Bank to be given permission to open an office in which city?

Ans:  Baghdad

Q.10 Which business personality’s life is this movie based?

Howard Huhes

Ans: Howard Hughes

Q.11 He was an international commodities trader who later became a fugitive in Switzerland. He was the creator of the spot market for crude oil, and he became one of history’s most financially successful commodities traders. Who?

Ans: Marc Rich

Q.12 Quote from Thomas Alva Edison: “Every Branch of Human Knowledge can be taught with ______    ________”. Fill in the blanks.

Ans: Motion Pictures

Q.13 This soap was launched in India in 1946 to counter Hamam, today it is owned by Hindustan Unilever Name the soap.

Ans: Rexona

Q.14 This included 8 baloons, an elephant holding an umbrella next to a baby shower and priced at $2.80 at the party pieces website. What is this commemorating?

Ans: Birth of the Royal Baby i.e. Prince Williams and Kate Middleton’s son

Q.15 Tagline: Empowering Minds. Name the corporate house which is started an institute for Technology and Science.


Ans: Birla, BITS

Q.16 Quote – “If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it”. Who said these words?

Ans: Steve Jobs

Q.17 Connect the International Wrestling Federation and a brand founded in Biella, Italy in 1911.


Q.18 This was set-up in 1850 between Calcutta and Diamond Harbour by William Brooke O’Shaugenessy – a surgeon in the East India Company and Chemistry teacher at Calcutta Medical College. What?

Ans: First telegraph service in India.

Q.19 This brand was set up by Philip Young in 1932 and gets its name from ‘title holder’. Which brand?

Ans: Titleist.

Q.20 Image of Indian International Cricket team jersey was shown and question was who is the kit and apparel sponsor?Indian Cricket jersey

Ans: Nike

Q.21 In 1835 the Godrej Company manufactured surgical instruments like scalpels and stamped these three words on each of the implements. What were the words?

Ans: Made in India

Q.22 Which Indian giant is behind the initiative – Kisan Seva Kendra?

Ans: IOC

Q.23 Google plans to launch project Loon to make internet available everywhere. What will it use?

Ans: Hot Air Baloons

Q.24 This brand get its name from the Marathi word for ‘Of lemon’ that is “Limbu Cha”?

Ans: Limca

Q.25 [Image] Image of patent which was for Motor Wagen. Patent for which company?

Ans: Benz & Co or Karl Benz

Questions contributed by Mr. Francis Rodrigues.