Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Delhi – Tata Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Delhi – Tata Track Questions

Results (Tata Track):


TCS (Abhinav Kishore and Anurag Krishna)


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?


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


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.


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


Round 2:

1) Symbol for –


Pawn Brokers/Money Lenders

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


Club X- UFO Movies 

3) Advertisement for?


Moto X

4) Personality donated all his royalty to philantrophy?


Mario Miranda 

5)     Chairman of conglomerate[world of luxury]


Bernaud Arnault (LVMH)

6) Creator of?



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?


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?


2)     Which industrial enterprise/group owns Open magazine?


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:


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


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


Clue 1: Founded by Hans and Alfred.

Clue 2: Low cost brand known as Tudor.

Clue 3: Official timekeeper for Wimbledon.



– Questions contributed by Subhodeep Jash.


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 – Bangalore – Tata Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Bangalore – Tata Track Questions



Tata Consultancy Services – Krishna Kant Prasad and Royce Cherian Thomas


Tata Elxsi – Ajay Rao and Biswas Sedai

Round 1:

Q1. What was first started in Japan as Toyosu Stores in 1974?

7 to 11 Stores.

Q2.  What size of paper became a standard paper size during the 15th century, when it was first produced in Germany? It gets its name from the watermark that was once used to identify it. The watermark was in the shape of a jester’s hat.

Full scape paper (Fool’s cap- watermark)

Q3. Connect “Leeson – Fog – 80”?

Baring’s Bank

Q4. In 1804, London replaced which other European City as the centre of gold trading in Europe?


Q5. Lars Smith of Sweden founded a brand and named it after “perfection”?

Absolut Vodka

Q6. Name the Forbes 152nd richest man, who changed his surname from “Lifeshitz”?

Ralph Lauren

Round 2:

Q1. Most valuable two letter trademark?

CK – Calvin Klein.

Q2. Identify?


 Chitra Ramakrishnan, NSE, MD.

Q3.  Unique about the below Fanta advertisement?


World’s first tasteable AD.

Q4. Which country’s currency note?

One trillion


Q5. Identify? Inspired a movie.

Chris Gardner

Chris Gardner, inspiration for the movie “Pursuit of Happiness”.

Round 3:

Q1. Which Tata company is the recipient of the prestigious Ferrari Innovation Award?


Q2. Which Tata company was set up in 1964 as a joint venture with UK based James Finlay and Company?

Tata Global Beverages.

Q3. Which company was incorporated by Tata Motors, Tata International and Development Bank of SIngapore?

Tata Precision Instruments

Q4. He is often referred to as the phantom of the Bombay House?

Shapoorji Pallonji Mistry

Round 4

Q1. Rakesh Gangwal is the co-founder of which airline?


Q2. “Difficulty of Being Good” is a book by?

Gurucharan Das

Q3. What is the tagline one would watch at the entrance of the Bangalore International Airport?

Waku-doki; Toyota

Q4. This word derives from Latin for “I estimate”. Which word?


Round 5Clues Round

Q1. Galaxy, Travel First class; Founding partner of UEFA; Only colour black.


Q2. “Children are our role models”; Star Wars Construction Sets.


Q3. “No imperfections” – Tagline; Sean Connery referred to it when he said he wants his martini shaken not stirred; Rudolf introduced it in the US.


Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Chennai – Tata Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Chennai – Tata Track Questions

Results (Tata Track):


TCS – Sreekanth and Jayakanthan


TCS – Ramaswamy and Raghuraman

Results (External Track):


Infosys – Vivek and Senthil Kumar


Ford Business Services – Prashanth Sampath and Sridharan

Round – 1:

1. Known as Omini, is a silhouette of a man (left) and woman (right) sitting back to back in the nude. It was created in 1969 by mere accident. After a photo shoot for a bathing suit advertisement, a man and a woman were sitting back-to-back, naked, with the outlines of their bodies traced by the back lighting.

A. Kappa

2. Name the high-caffeinated, citrus-flavored soft drink produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Company which was introduced on March 1, 1979 to compete with Pepsi’s Mountain Dew?

A.Mello Yello

3. Founded in 1979 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein and headquartered in New York City and Cambridge, Massachusetts, acquired by Walt Disney Company in 1993 and later Disney sold it to Filmyard Holdings?

A. Miramax.

4. Which internet magazine brings out a much popular Annual Franchise 500 list?

A. The Entrepreneur.

5. What change did BJP bring about in the budget followed from British Raj times?

A. The timing of the Union Budget – broke the 53 year tradition of presenting the Indian budget at 5 pm local time, a practice held over from British Rule days that sought to present the Indian budget at a time convenient to the British Parliament (1130a GMT) rather than India’s Parliament.

Round – 2:

1. Virgin Airlines tribute to?


A. Steve Jobs.

2. These characters from a classic novel, shares its name with which online portal?


A. Yahoo!

3. Identify the personality who gave his name to a MBA school at a premier institute?

ShaileshMehta (2)

A. Sailesh J. Mehta

4. Identify the print advertisement?


A. Nivea.

5. Identify the print advertisement?


A. Nike.

6. Identify the founder of this online portal?

Jeff Taylor Monstor

A. Jeff Taylor, Monster.com

Round – 3:

1. Campaign of TCS – CBFL is in relation to what?

A. Adult literacy.

2. AGRICO is an initiative from which Tata Company?

A. TATA Steel.

3. Supplier of crockery to Rashtrapathi Bhavan?

A. Tata Ceramics

Round – 4:

1. Which MNC does she head?


A. Kraft Foods Inc, Irene Rosenfeld

2. Name the author?


A. Vikram Akula

3. What is the name given to Chinese Yuan bond?

A. Dimsum Bond

4. “Tanda Matlab Coca Cola”. Advertisement campaign by?

A. Prasoon Joshi

Round – 5:


a) Delivering lifestyle is the tagline.

b) Rocket Entertainment is the company behind it. Name the company?

A. Jabong


a) Worked for Booz Allen and Hamilton, CIA &  NASA. Identify?

A. Edward Snowden

3. Willaim Rosenberg founded buzzer pressed

A. Dunkin donuts. 

Questions contributed by Madanish Kanna.

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2013 – Pune – Tata Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Pune


  • WINNER: TCS – Ms.Abha Shah and Suchir Sen
  • RUNNER UP: Tata Sky – Vivek Koka and Arjun Siva

Round 1:

1.     This was originally introduced in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain Celebrations. Because of its success and popularity, it has become a global annual event. What is this event?

A: The Miss World beauty pageant

2.     Which Indian organization owns the Screen Awards?

A: The Indian Express group

3.     This was the first European football club to come out with an IPO and listed in the London Stock Exchange. Which club?

A: Tottenham Hotspurs

4.     This subsidiary of Fosters is the sponsor on the jerseys of the Australian cricket team when they play overseas. What are we talking about?

A: Victoria Bitter

5.     Ages ago, while testing and tasting this product, a hundred caskets were laid out and all had to be sampled. Out of this one was selected. What are we talking about?

A: Vat 69

6.     Pepsi has a vitamin-enriched variation that was first seen in Back to the Future Part II. It is a fictional drink, set in 2015, and PepsiCo is considering launching this variation in 2015 to commemorate the film. What is the name of this variation?

A: Pepsi Perfect

Round 2:

1. Why did United Air name one of their planes after Thomas Stuker?


–  First person to have 1 million frequent flier miles.

2. Grit, Guts and Gumption, authored by Rajesh Chakrabarti, is a book based on which famous Indian enterprise?


– State Bank of India

3. ‘What if we were 75 years old’ was the tagline used in the vintage representation of which modern enterprise?


– youtube.com

4. Identify the brand from the image.


– Samsonite

5. Rahul Roushan, an alumni of IIM-A, started a website which was acquired by the online news website FirstPost. Which website?


– FakingNews.com

6. Identify the company.


–  Greengold Animation (creators of Chhota Bheem)

Round 3:

1.     The Tatas created an interesting concept to motivate children and inspire them about entrepreneurship. What?

A: Tata Jagrati Express

2.     In March 2009, this construction giant received the contract to supply steel for the manufacture of aircraft carriers by the Royal Navy. In the legal battle, what was the name of the applicant?

A: Corus

3.     It contains TSRF technology and destroys bacteria.What?

A: Tata Swach

4.     Nani Palkhivala was the second chairman of which Tata company?

A: Tata Consultancy Services

Round 4:

1.     When the value of investments increase, but the owner does not intend to sell the stocks anytime in the future, then that increase in profits is reflected as what sort of profits?

A: Paper Profit

2.     Cheesesteak factories have been opening across the globe due to a trend set by a popular television show and its characters. What is this credited to?

A: The Big Bang Theory

3.     Singer and actor, Dhanush, has signed on with what brand to retain the ‘freshness’ of the brand. Which brand?

A: Centre Fresh

4. Which product brand name derives its name from the bacteria Strepsococcus?

 A: Strepsils

Round 5:

1.     Founded as an American messenger company in 1907, by Casey and Ryan.


2.     Belgium conferred the Commander of the Order of Leopold II to which Indian businessman, born in 1949?

A: Naresh Goyal (Chairman of Jet Airways)

3.     The management thinker Joseph Juran first suggested this, and named it after an Italian economist. What?

A: Pareto Analysis



Questions jotted down by Kaustuv Das.