Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – South Zonal Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – South Zonal Round Questions


  • WINNER :
  • GLC Kochi –Jis Sebastian and Feny Joy
  • RUNNER UP : 
  • TAPMI- Sudarshan and Vinayak


Q.1. Originally known as  ‘Cine Morelos’ in Morelia, Mexico. It is the largest chain in Latin America and the fourth largest in the world, with over 334 theaters, 3,187 screens and over 27,177 employees throughout Mexico, Gauatemla, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Brazil, Peru, India and the United States. How do we know this company better?

Answer: Cinepolis

Q.2. The group was founded  by Late Seth Shri Shankarlalji Surajmalji Kasliwal & Late Sethani Smt. Chandrawatiji Shankarlalji Kasliwal in the year 1943. It was named after Shankarlalji Surajmalji Kasliwal, his sons (AlokKumar, VivekKumar, AshokKumar, SumatiKumar, ShambhuKumar & AbhayaKumar) and daughters (VijayaKumari, SnehlataKumari, UnnatiKumari, PragatiKumari, YojnaKumari, BhavnaKumari & SadhanaKumari). Which textile and apparel company are we talking about?

Answer: S Kumars

Q.3. They are the founders of?


Answer: Bain Capital

Q.4.  What special type of institute was established in the year 1881 for the first time in the United States, to train the future leaders to conduct corporations and public organizations in a rapidly evolving industrial era?

Answer: Wharton Business School, (the first B-School)

Q.5. Connect question on Royal Enfield

Q.6. ‘Thrill’ is an aerated beverage introduced by which business tycoon?

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Answer: Vijaya Mallya

Q.7. Which company was founded by them?

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Answer: Urban Ladder

Q.8. What is special about the football match of Manchester United on 31st January 2010? (Hint: Something happened for the first time in the history of Indian television) 

 Answer: First 3D Telecast

Q.9. According to Gaurav Jain, the founder of this eatery chain, the name has a nice Punjabi feeling and also reminds of a very famous Qawwali song. Name the eatery chain. 

Answer: Mast Kalandhar

Q.10. What is Icaraus factor?

Answer: A situation where managers or executives initiate an overly ambitious project which then fails. Fueled by excitement for the project, the executives are unable to reign in their misguided enthusiasm before it is too late to avoid the failure.

Q.11.  It is a slang term used to refer a situation where a person invests without any knowledge. What is it referred as?

Answer: Dead Horse Investment.

Q.12. What does the term sub-lebrity mean?

Answer: A so-called celebrity who despite occasionally appearing on the news or in a newspaper has no real relevance to our lives in any way whatsoever. And has no real talent. 

Q.13. Connect.


Answer: MS Dhoni

Q.14. With a dimension of  9.7 by 6.3 centimetres, it is made of 100 per cent cotton rags. It will weigh 90 grams per square metre and have thickness of 110 microns. It will have the bilingual signature of Rajiv Mehrishi. After a gap of 20 years, what is being re-introduced again in the year 2015?

Answer: One Rupee Note

Q.15. Born on 27 June 1964 in a Kashmiri Pandit family of landlords and army officers. Her father retired from the army in 1983. She had two brothers, one of whom works for a bank; the other is in the Army.  She graduated from the Government College for Women in Srinagar, where she studied during 1986-88.  She was a sales manager in the Dubai-based TECOM Investments, and a co-owner of the India-based Rendezvous Sports World. Identify the Indo-Canadian businessperson and the wife of Indian diplomat.

Answer: Sunanda Pushkar

Q.16. Which shareware file archiver and compressor utility was created by Eugene Roshal?

Answer: WinRar

Q.17. Making of which company’s logo?


Answer: Paperboat

Q.18. Mel Haney is the fictitious mascot and coverboy of which magazine?

Answer: Mad Magazine

Q.19. Connect to a personality.


Answer: Arun Jaitley

Q.20.  The Tata Sustainability Group announced the appointment of Ms Anita Rajan as the Chief Operating Officer of  TATA STRIVE. The initiative will require that Tata companies work together with non-Tata companies, NGOs, foundations, Union and State Governments, and, in particular, the Ministry of Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports.  The knowledge expertise within Tata companies will bring in quality into the training programmes, besides appropriate certification and measurement of outcomes. TATA STRIVE address what pressing issue?

Answer: Skill Develpoment

Q.21. Al Hayat is the media centre of ?

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Answer: ISIS

Q.22. With which telecom company would you associate this place with?

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Answer: Vodafone

Q.23. Which entrepreneur would you associate with The Dearborn Independent?

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 Answer: Henry Ford

 Q.24.  Question on Je suis Charlie.


Contributed by Vaishnavi Rao

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Bangalore – Regional Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Bangalore – Regional Round Questions


  • WINNER :
  • Christ University- Himadri Banerjee and Vishnu
  • RUNNER UP : 
  • RV College of Engineering- Shreyas and Sudeep


Wild Card:

Q.1. Facenet is a technology owned by?

Answer: Google

Q.2. Connect an event held in New York, Bangalore, Berlin, Amsterdam to the company that sponsors it?

Answer: TCS sponsors Marathon in these cities

Q.3. Abid Ali Neemuchwala is the new COO of which company?

Answer:  Wipro

Q.4. Hearst Corporation has 20% stake in ESPN Inc. The rest 80% is held by?

Answer: The Walt Disney Company

Q.5. It is a pencil brand which means ‘a female spirit of the clouds and waters in Hindu and Buddhist mythology.’ Which brand?

Answer: Apsara

Q.6. ‘Caliphate Book’ Group is launched by the supporters of?

Answer: ISIS

Q.7. Known as Hellofood in Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. It is a global online food delivery marketplace headquartered in Berlin, Germany and operating in more than 40 countries across four continents. The service allows users to select from local restaurants and place orders via the website or mobile application. How is it known in Asia?

Answer: Foodpanda

Q.8. Finacle is the industry-leading universal banking solution from which company?

Answer: Infosys

Q.9. Mint is collaborated with The Wall Street Journal in the US. In India, it is collaborated with?

Answer: HT Media/ Hindustan Times

Q.10. Question on Angela Merkel

Q.11.This retail chain was founded in the Netherlands  in 1932 by retailer Adriaan van Well. Through its affiliate organisations, it operates through most European  countries, parts of Africa, Asia. Its headquarters are in Amsterdam.Its name is also the root of the verb which means “to save [money]” in German. Name the retail chain.

Answer: SPAR Retail

Q.12. Oseltamivir, marketed under the trade name, Tamiflu, is an antiviral medication used to counter which disease?

Answer: New Tablet for Swine Flu

Regional Round Questions:

Q.1. President of Greenwood Timber Company,  who had experimented with boat design, traveled to Seattle,  and developed an interest towards aircraft. This led to the starting up of which company?

Answer: Boeing

Q.2. This company has invested huge sums on developing “signature fragrances” that are sprayed in the aisle area and around the stores to draw consumers in. The consumers are so impressed with its trademark fragrance that they want it to be sprayed on their leather jackets and apparel as well. Which company?

Answer: Woodland

Q.3. Connect:


Answer: Future Group

Q.4.  Identify the car model.


Answer: Rolls Royce Ghost Mysore Collection

Q.5. Owners of the Polaroid brand announced a multi-year strategic partnership with X,  who will serve as the creative director for a special line of Polaroid Imaging products. X’s broad and creative talents and the way X connects with fans in an own and unique manner made X as a natural choice for Polaroid. Name X who is a celebrity.

Answer: Lady Gaga

Q.6. Name the famous automobile company.


Answer: Cadillac

Q.7. Question on the origin of Death by Chocolate.

Q.8.  Connect:

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Answer: Toyota

Q.9. Question on Nutella

Q.10. This is a 5 Pound note issued in honour of?

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Answer: George Best

Q.11.  Global private equity giant Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts (KKR)  is planning for private equity investment in which Chikmaglur based  coffee exporter and retailer ?

Answer: Cafe Coffee Day

Q.12. This machine is also called the German Duplicate Machine. What is it?

Answer: 3D Self Image Printer

Q.13. Three students from IIM-Kozhikode have been chosen for an internship. Their employer’s name means ‘Orbital Revolution’ in Sanskrit. It is a 8 member team. It is for the first time that they are offering internships.  Who is the employer?

Answer: Parikrama Music Band

Q.14. HUL collaborated with the Mumbai Bhelpuriwalas for a marketing campaign of a hygenic habit. Similar looking green colour leaflets with children’s drawings and messages are used to wrap Bhelpuri. Thereby promoting to doing something twice a day. What product is being promoted?

Answer: Pepsodent

Q.15.  Question on Richard Madeley.

Q.16. Connect:


Answer: Expedia

Q.17. Identify.

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Answer: Project Ara

Q.18. When Subba Rao’ secretary called him, he said he was busy. And would get back to her later. A word used by him lead to the name of which magazine?

The name sounded musical too. It was a monthly magazine then.

Answer: Tinkle

Q.19. ‘Her Life Her Choices’ is a ad campaign featuring Nimrat Kaur. It also highlights that the codes of femininity are changing and new expressions of womanhood are being formed.  It raises a toast to the woman of today who is strong, bold and confident.  The campaign conceptualised by Ogilvy India tells the story of a woman, who is aware of her self-worth and secure in a new-found fulfilling relationship with herself. Name the brand being advertised.

Answer: Titan Raga 

Q.20. John H. Schnatter sold his 1971 Chevrolet Camaro to help his father’s struggling business. He used the left over funds to start X. What did he start?

Answer: Papa John 

Q.21.  Which company was recognized by Siemens as a Platinum Partner, a distinction awarded annually to the highest-achieving Siemens value-added resellers (VAR)?

Answer: Tata Technologies

Q.22. Android app by?


Answer: Kodak

Q.23.  Okryu-Gwan Restaurant is famous for cold noodles and its ambience. These are located in European cities. What is so special about them?

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Answer: It is run by the North Korean Government

Q.24. Padma Bhushan awardee, he has collaborated with Ascension Health to set up a health care city in Cayman Islands. He served as Mother Teresa’s personal physician. He has leveraged economies of scale to provide affordable healthcare. Identify this cardiac surgeon and philanthropist?

Answer: Devi Prasad Shetty  


 Contributed by Vaishnavi Rao

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Bangalore – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Bangalore – Preliminary Round Questions


  • WINNER :
  • Christ University- Himadri Banerjee and Vishnu
  • RUNNER UP : 
  • RV College of Engineering- Shreyas and Sudeep

Preliminary Round Questions:

Q.1. This brand is owned by which Wimbeldon Champion?


  Answer: Venus William

Q.2. This is the print advertisement by which soap brand? (Hint: You eat what you touch)

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Answer: Lifebuoy

Q.3. ‘Infinitum Nihil’ meaning ‘Nothing is forever’ is the production company of X. It is run by his sister Christi Dembrowski. X founded the company in 2004. It was earlier known as ‘JD Infinitum’. Who is X?

Answer: Johnny Depp

Q.4. Howard the Duck is a fictional character in which Comics universe?

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Answer: Marvel Universe

Q.5. Private life insurance company Tata AIA Life has entered into a bancassurance partnership with which bank to offer its products through the bank channel?

Answer: Citibank

Q.6. Which fashion and fabric retailer group owns ColourPlus Fashions, Silver Spark Apparel, JK Helene Curtis Ltd., EverBlue, Celebrations?

Answer: Raymond

Q.7. Which social networking website offers credit?

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Answer: Facebook

Q.8. Enzo Ferrari was born in X, a city and municipality on the south side of the Po Valley, in Italy. It is also known as “the capital of engines”. One of Ferrari’s cars was named after the town itself. What is X?

Answer: Modena

Q.9. Established in 1930s, it was formally incorporated in the city of Bangalore, Karnataka. In 2002, an equity stake was purchased by the Dutch ING Group.  This merger marks the first between an Indian bank and a foreign bank. Which bank is being talked about here?

Answer: Vysya Bank

Q.10. Vodafone has launched Games and Apps services in India.  Via this portal, consumers will gain access to well-known apps and games like Where’s My Water?, Where’s My Mickey?, Where’s My Perry?, Toy Story : Smash It!, Brave, Chennai Express’  and many more. This service is powered by in collaboration with which company?

Answer: Disney

Q.11. Which better sound company chairman and the primary stockholder donated the majority of the firm’s shares to Massachusetts Institute of Technology, as it was his alma mater?

Answer: Bose

Q.12. Which confectionary brand partnered with Japan’s postal service, to create a post card like product sold at the post office that could be mailed to students as edible good luck charm?

Answer: Kit Kat

Q.13.  Identify the person, who is also called as ‘Steve Jobs of the East’.


Answer: Lei Jun

Q.14. Question on Ola Cabs.

Q.15. The term began to appear in the American press in the early 1940s, describing the largest of aerial bombs: single bombs capable of destroying a city block, also known as “cookies” during the firebombing of Hamburg. The entertainment industry uses this slang referring to a particularly successful play. What term?

Answer: Blockbuster

Q.16.  It is a biennial event held in Bangalore. It has participation from 29 countries with 570 companies (274 overseas + 296 domestic). Mr. Modi is be the second Prime Minister to inaugurate the event after H. D. Deve Gowda in 1996. What event?

Answer: Aero India

Q.17. Which company’s name originates  from the Sanskrit word  meaning “limitless expanse”?  Phee Teik Yeoh is the CEO of the company.

Answer: Vistara Airlines

Q.18. This is the description of ?

The crest features the Bangalore Palace coloured in white in order to symbolize “victory”  from when the Wodeyars won the palace back. The pride, resilience, and pride of the people of Bengaluru is represented by a picture of a blue Gandaberunda – a mythical two headed bird that is said to possess magical might – in the middle of the crest. The use of the Gandaberunda is from the coat of arms for the state of Karnataka and is the symbol of the state. 

(Hint: Parth Jindal is its Managing Director)

Answer: Bangalore FC logo 


Q.19. Google Doodle for?


Answer: Alessandro Volta

Q.20. Name the ad agency whose client was Subaru.

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Answer: Weiden Kennedy

Contributed by Vaishnavi Rao.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Cochin – Preliminary Round Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2015 – Cochin  – Preliminary Round Questions



GLC Kochi
 – Jis Sebastian and Feny Joy

St. Thomas Pala
 – Rahul and Jithin Xavier


Preliminary Round Questions:

1. With which entertainment giant would you associate Finding Dory?


A. Pixar and Disney (Both were accepted)

2. What do you mean by Philately ?

A. Stamp collection

3. This started as a wood pulp mill in a town in Southwestern Finland in 1865.This was acquired by Microsoft in 2014?

A. Nokia

4. Identify this visionary from his younger days who made Kerala and India proud.


A. Dr. Verghese Kurien

5. Identify what the lady is wearing?


A. Kimono

6. This image with “metro man” written on top of it and asked to identify.


A. E. Sreedharan

7.Identify the logo?


A. Biocon

8. This was started as toy balloon manufacturing unit by K.M Mammen Mappillai at Tiruvottiyur, Madras ?


9. “Edge is Efficiency” is the tagline of ?


10. Logo of?


A. Instagram

11. This is a term used to describe something performed by a company or an individual to help identify potential threats on a computer or network. They try to bypass way past the security system and search for any weak points thereby helping the organization to improve system security ?

A. Ethical hacking or White hat hacking

12. The company was founded on April 1,1891 originally selling products such as baking powder and soaps.Then , the company began packing ‘something for free’ with each can of baking powder. The thing given for free eventually became more popular than the original product and the company re-oriented to produce it ?

A. Wrigleys Chewing Gum

13. What is this ? What is it used for?


A. Alternative to smoking

14. ‘.de’ is the domain name of which country ?

A. Germany

15. Dynamic Adaptive Total Area Coverage. This was the first of something in the world. What ?

A. First mobile phone ( DynaTAC )

16. This was started in 1982 with a view “ The network is the computer “ and they sold computer software , IT services and also created the Java programming language “Network File System” ? (Hint: They were acquired by oracle in 2010 )

A. Sun Microsystems

17. Which Indian govt organization started producing the ‘Penta T-Pad’ range of tablets in the market ?


18. The Hanx typewriter company was founded by whom?

A. Tom Hanks

19. Old logo of?


A. Puma

20. Which organisation started the ‘Are you my type? ‘ campaign ?

(Hint: Think blood)

A. Red Cross Society


Questions contributed by Rajeev Nair and Feny Joy.

The YourStory Quiz #7

The YourStory Quiz #7


The 7th edition YourStory Quiz is up! Do give it a shot!


Questions are released every Saturday and the quiz for that week is open till Friday. There is a prize for the winner who YourStory will select through a lucky draw of all the correct answers.


Give the quiz a shot at: http://bit.ly/YourStoryQuiz7


Have a look at the answers at: http://bit.ly/YourStoryQuiz6

The winner for last week’s quiz is Sagar Surve. Many congratulations to you!

The YourStory Quiz #6

The YourStory Quiz #6


The 5th edition YourStory Quiz is up! Do give it a shot!


Questions are released every Saturday and the quiz for that week is open till Friday. There is a prize for the winner who YourStory will select through a lucky draw of all the correct answers.


Give the quiz a shot at: http://bit.ly/YourStoryQuiz6


Have a look at the answers at: http://bit.ly/YourStoryQuiz5

The winner for last week’s quiz is Siddhant Bhandari. Many congratulations to you!