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.

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Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Delhi – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Delhi – External Track Questions

Results (External Track):

  • WINNER:

Oracle (Mitesh & Yaggy)

  • RUNNER UP:

NTPC (Amit & K. M. Prashanth)

Round 1:

1. This company – founded in 1989 as Interactive Home System- changed to Continuum Production in 1994. Later, phrase as Latin for ‘wicker basket’. Company’s emerging view as a storehouse of view. The big boss at the company is Gary Shenk. Which company?

Corbis

2. These commonly measured in lignes. Standard sizes- 16 & 32. For 16 lignes format, 10.16 mm. For 32 lignes format, 20.32 mm. What is commonly measured?

Buttons

3. Traditional participants- small union flags on desk to pause proceedings. Process culminates with the line- ‘There are no flags. We are fixed.’ What?

Fixing of Gold Prices

4. Conrad Hilton-asked about specialization of hotel business, said there are three important things. What are these?

Location, Location, Location.

5. Mandom Corp- manufactures cosmetics and toiletries. Went to the IPAB in Chennai to remove Fem’s trademark contending Mandom has been using it since 1978. The name is also a famous fictional character of the 1920s. What?

Gatsby

6. Around 1917, Daniel Moore – developed this for GE at the Smithsonian  Institute. This was a footnote in this innovation which works on the principle of coronal discharge.

Neon Signs

Round 2:

1)     What famous product comes from this?

1

Botox   

2) What comes out from this?

3 2

Platinum

3) Who was represented in this advertisement?

4

Rabindranath Tagore

4)       World’s leading manufacturers of?

5

Christmas Trees

5)        Identify brand.

6

Jeep (Eugene the Jeep from Popeye) 

6)        Identify person.

7

Ritu Beri

Round 3:

1. In 1917, architect- Govt. Of Bombay- President of institute of Architects- assigned with the work at Bombay House, IISc as well as consulted in various other projects. Who?

George Wittet

2. 1933-1937: Person was director at IISc. One of the finest directors – known for his contribution to physics. Who?

CV Raman

3. The origins of company- Pollibetta Coffee Estates and Coorg Corp came together

Tata Coffee

4. This head of State- ‘If I were to stay, only one location’. 1st officially declared head of state to stay here post 2008?

Barack Obama

Round 4:

1)     Connect:

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Nestle

2)     Connect:

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Johnson & Johnson

3)     Connect:

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Scott Adams

4)    Connect:

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NCR

Round 5:

1)     This tycoon was the host of Apprentice Asia for the 2011/2012 season. Who?

Tony Fernandes

2)     Alfred W. Jones coined this term in 1949. What?

Hedge Fund

3)     Pearl River is the world’s largest producer of?

Piano

 

– Questions contributed by Subhodeep Jash.

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Delhi – Tata Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Delhi – Tata Track Questions

Results (Tata Track):

  • WINNER:

TCS (Abhinav Kishore and Anurag Krishna)

  • RUNNER UP:

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?

Chef

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

Franchise

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.

Fanta

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

Mars

Round 2:

1) Symbol for –

1

Pawn Brokers/Money Lenders

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

2

Club X- UFO Movies 

3) Advertisement for?

3

Moto X

4) Personality donated all his royalty to philantrophy?

4

Mario Miranda 

5)     Chairman of conglomerate[world of luxury]

5

Bernaud Arnault (LVMH)

6) Creator of?

6

Barbie

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?

Cabana

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?

Google

2)     Which industrial enterprise/group owns Open magazine?

RPG

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:

1)

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

2)

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

3)

Clue 1: Founded by Hans and Alfred.

Clue 2: Low cost brand known as Tudor.

Clue 3: Official timekeeper for Wimbledon.

Rolex 

 

– Questions contributed by Subhodeep Jash.

 

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Mumbai – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Mumbai – External Track Questions

Results (External Track):

  • WINNER:

Viacom 18 – Siddharth and Pradeep Prabhu

  • RUNNER UP:

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 ?

Hamburglar

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:

randall_stan_pepsi_and_b

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?

Options:

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

Q.1

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

Q.2

Rakesh Jhunjunwala

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

Q.3

Twitter

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

Q.4

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.

Fabindia

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?

Brut

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

Peps

 

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

  • RUNNER UP:

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?

BItcoin

Bitcoin

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)?

Indigo

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.

Q.6

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)

Sugarpova

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

Snapdeal

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)

BCG

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

Michelin

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

Results:

  • WINNER:

Tata Consultancy Services – Krishna Kant Prasad and Royce Cherian Thomas

  • RUNNER UP:

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?

Amsterdam

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?

chitramakrishana

 Chitra Ramakrishnan, NSE, MD.

Q3.  Unique about the below Fanta advertisement?

Fanta

World’s first tasteable AD.

Q4. Which country’s currency note?

One trillion

Zimbabwe.

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?

TCS.

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?

Indigo

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?

Tax

Round 5Clues Round

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

Ford

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

Lego

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.

Smirnoff

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Goa – External Track Questions

Tata Crucible Corporate Edition 2013 – Goa – External Track Questions

Results:

  • WINNER:

Savoir Faire : Harshavardhan Bhatkuly and Rajiv D Silva

  • RUNNER UP:

Marphous Human Consulting – Ashish Nalavade and Shoib Syed

Round 1:

1. Iridium, Bionic, Kinetic, Platinum, Evolution, Karbon, Vendetta and Pulse. This is a list of what?

Puma Cricket Bats

2. What do Psephologist do?

Scientifically analyse elections

3. EPCOT is an acronym of Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow, a Utopian city of the future planned in Bay Lake, Florida by which company?

Disney. EPCOT is the second of four theme parks built at Walt Disney World in Bay LakeFlorida.

4. Sold their trademark and entered into 10 years of legal commitment. After 20 years have forayed back in the sector with a brand which derives name from a country. Which group?

Café Cuba-Parle Group

5. In 1890, pharmacist Lunsford Richardson took over the retail drug business of his brother-in-law Dr. Joshua of Greensboro, North Carolina. After Dr. Joshua saw an advertisement for particular Seeds, Lunsford Richardson began marketing Family Remedies. Which brand thus took birth?

Vicks

6. What is Grosholtz which is a threshold revenue measuring system in UK?

Revenue from tourist footfalls in Madame Tussaud Museum (Marie Tussaud was born as Anna Maria Grosholtz)

Round 2:

1. Identify the logo:

1

Kering Group

2.

2

Shopping, Seduction & _____________?

Mr. Selfridge 

3.

3

Baba Zarda of DS Group, The couple being Mazhar Khan and Zeenat Aman in the erstwhile iconic ad.

4. Sir Rajendra Nath Mookerjee is known to have founded two important entities in India. Along with Sir Acquin Martin, he founded Martin & Co. and contributed to the success of James Erskine founded Bengal Iron works at Kulti. Later he joined G.H.Fairhurst  in founding the 1st iron ore mining co. in Burnpur which later became what?

IISCO (Indian Iron and Steel Company)

5. Driven by curiosity and ambition, he took up a job as a mill-hand. He wanted to understand the entire gamut of operations; his big break came only at the age of 31. Along with Chandulal Mahadevia and Arthur Shorrock, an Englishman who knew some British textile-machinery manufacturers in Lancashire, he took over the management of a small mill in Ahmedabad, and named it the Shorrock Mill. Of the initial equity capital of Rs 3.25 lakhs, Mr. Mafatlal picked up 30 shares of Rs 1,000 each while his father picked up another 30 shares. Along with his partners, he evolved an innovative scheme to raise the rest of the funds. In those days, business concerns were run by managing agencies. So, the enterprising partners promised investors a share in the managing agency. Which company came into existence thus?

4

6. [Text of question not available] Question on  Vishnu Ramakrishna and founding of: 

Talwalkar

Round 3:

1. In 2013, this became India’s first auto brand to cross 3 million Facebook fans. (Buzzer Pressed)

Tata Nano

2. This Tata brand derives its name from the pattern of musical notes. (Buzzer Pressed)

Titan Raga

3. Which Tata company releases Quarterly Newsletter-Sun Sells?

Tata BP Solar

4. Ginger Hotel (Buzzer Pressed)

Root Corporation; Parent Company

Round 4:

1. 

1

Project Xanadu. It was the first hypertext project, founded in 1960 by Ted Nelson; Xanadu is the fictional estate of Charles Foster Kane, the title character of the film; Bill Gates’ house has been nicknamed “Xanadu 2.0”

2. 

2

Theodore Roosevelt. United States Forest Service was formed in the administration of President Theodore Roosevelt; Teddy bear named after President Theodore Roosevelt; Roosevelt’s bust on the minted dimes.

3.

3

Sandisk

4.

4

DiCaprio Foundation

Round 5:

1. Flagship Product of Cubatabaco’s Habanos owned Romeo y Julieta is named after which Prime Minister? (Buzzer Pressed)

Winston Churchill. The flagship vitola of the brand is named in his honor.

2. Astronut& Lunar Cheese Cake were the two flavors launched by Baskin & Robbins in 1969 in honor of what? (Buzzer Pressed)

The first astronauts setting foot on the moon in 1969.

3. Clinique, Beautiful,  Bronze Goddess, Youth Dew, Modern Muse, Pleasures (Buzzer Pressed)

Estée Lauder

Questions contributed by Kumar Saurabh, currently working with The Manipal Group. He is an HR enthusiast and an avid quizzer. He runs a quizzing group on FB –  inquisitivemindzz and a blog.