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 – Bangalore – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Bangalore – Regional Finals Questions



ICAI – Vijay and Mohit Jain


Christ University – Himadri and Vishnu


Regional Finals:

Round 1:

1. Identify the word that comes from the Latin word Cifrao and contains two vertical strokes called Sangreal.

Brazilian Real

2. This was approx. 3.5 inches long made of paraffin wax created in 1644 AD. From the the Latin word Creta (Earth)


3. It was called as “sausage poison” and “fatty poison”, because the bacterium that produces the toxin often caused poisoning by growing in improperly handled or prepared meat products.


4. This institution was established in 1925 as a hospital of sorts and later went on to attain deemed university status.


5. Draisine, Bone Shaking, Colombia Expert, Rover are all earliest types of what?


6. How did Iceland draft its constitution in 2011 ?



Round 2:

1. Identify the person.


Dong Nyugen

2. Logo of?


Cricket Club of India

3. Visual of ticketing code used for FIFA WC 2014 at Brazil.

4. Explain.


Time being used as a currency in the future (Idea from the movie – In Time)

5. What is unique about this type of door?


Energy Generating door, to be used in hotels etc. in future. 

Round 3:

1. Expand TRF.

Tata Robins Fraser

2. Delhi Vidyut board [Buzzer Pressed]

Tata Power

3. Where can one find ‘Darshan’ channel?

Tata Sky

4. Which brand makes super fibres?

Sonata Super Fibre 

Round 4:

1. Connect:

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Walt Disney

2. Connect:

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3. Connect:

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Round 5:

1. Question on Cuppa.

2. Question on BJN Group.

3. Question on BEML.


Questions collectively contributed by Mr. Sharath Babu, currently working at AIG, Mr. Vinay Mudaliar, currently working at Aditya Birla Minacs and Mr. Himadri Banerjee, student at Christ University.

Vinay comments that, there has sudden been a major dip in participation in Bangalore, and the teams were far less compared to previous years. However the quality of the top 12 teams were brilliant!

In a small chat with Vinay and Pickbrain after the quiz, Vinay appreciated Pickbrain for his commendable hectic hosting of 34 cities. And a quick response came, “Some weight loss is happening now”. Pickbrain on lighter note bid goodbye and joined his entire family who had come to witness the quiz!


Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Coimbatore – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Quiz 2014 – Coimbatore Edition – Finals


Round – 1

1. Documented as one of the first selfie in 18th century in Europe, footmen would announce on behalf of their masters. What evolved in the modern day business?

A. Visiting cards.

2. Company called Giesecke and Devrient from Munich based in 1980’s, experimenting with wireless communication created something inseperable in the modern day world, what?

A. Sim cards.

3. A company’s work was to create and transform energy to oxygen in India? Which company ?

A. Mahindra e2o. 

4 .In hindi movie mere dad kimaruti which maruti car was featured?

A. Maruti Ertiga.

5. What is a winchester shirt?

A.  The colour of the collar and cuff different from that of the colour of the body of the shirt.

6 Legal requirement in Austria, Switzerland and German speaking European countries for limited liability companies?



1. Identify?


A. Braille mobiles.

2. What is the new name?


A. Hyatt

3. Which media company does Rani Mukherji work for in this film?



4. Identify the jousting knights log?


A. Faber Castell.

5. Identify the logo?


A. Herbalife.

6. Identify?

Tony Fernandes

A. Tony Fernandez of Air Asia. 

Round -3

1. Which Tata company was founded as the Swallow Sidecar company in 1922, originally making motorcycle sidecars before developing passenger cars?

A. Jaguar. 

2.Only businessman in India the nation saluted on the 175years of birth?

A.  J.N.Tata

3. In 1988 Tatas sold 50% stake in cosmetic brand to HUL?

A.  Lakme

4. Pixel and Mega Pixel, sub-brands of?

A.  Nano

Round 4

1. Connect:


A. Dominoes Pizza.

2. Connect:


A. Shoppers Stop.

3. Connect:


A. Emami.

4. Connect:


A. Reddit.

Round 5

1. First Clue – Estd in 1948 by Momofuku Ando.

b. Second Clue –  In 1948 they created the “retort pouch” series of products.

A. Nissin Foods

2. First Clue – Created by Max Morgenthaler and his research team.

Second Clue –  Taster’s choice was its renamed version in US.

Third Clue – Advertisement video.

A. Nescafe

3. First clue – Pierre Bellon began this in France?

A. Sodexo. 

The questions are contributed by Mrs. Anuradha Yogesh. Ma’am follows quizzing keenly and is a quiz aficionado.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Delhi – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Delhi – Regional Finals Questions


  • WINNER :

Delhi School of Economics – Om Prakash and Manu Abbi


NSIT – Sarthak K and Shashank Singh


Regional Finals:

Round 1 (Global Attention):

1. Bottling plant/museum/production unit- Cathedral of R. Whose cathedral is this?

A. Bacardi (Cathedral of Rum)

2. Endorsed by Cristiano Ronaldo. Associated with Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

A. Pepe Jeans

3. He always believed – to reach beyond obvious. Attitude of a Vulcan, ie, to think beyond led him to name his venture as Vulcan Enterprises.

A. Paul Allen

4. Today- Indian Match Company- is owned by a conglomerate, ITC. Indian Match Company – has 2 subsidiaries- Pawan and Prag. It is however better known by another name.

A. Wimco

5. From 1960s, they have been famous for their ‘Double Logo’. Jackie Kennedy popularized their shoulder bags- ‘Jackie O’.

A. Gucci

6. Which Roman hero- a divine figure from Greek myth- is associated with Murugappa Group?

A. Hercules


Round 2 (Visual Potential):

1. These are partner networks of:

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A. Lowe Lintas


2. Identify the associated person.


A. Henry Ford

3. Identify Logo:



A. Cessna

4. Identify the publisher of these games.

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A. Nasbro

5. Created one of the greatest slogans. Into stones. Which company?


A. De Beers

6. Which organization is this?


A. Over the Counter Exchange of India


Round 3 (TATA World):

 1. Who from the Tatas- ‘India Ka Dil. India Ka ______’. Solutions for home and office.

A. Voltas

2. Bombay Brasserie and The Pierre.

A. Taj Group of Hotels

3. Which entity of Trent-into books, movies and toys.

A. Landmark

4. Frames start at 395. Compliments come free.

A. Titan Eye


Round 4 (Think Tenfold- Lateral Connects):

1. Connect:

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A. Samsung

2. Connect:

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A. Orient Fans

3. Connect:

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A. Hyundai Motors

4. Connect:

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A. Coca Cola


Round 5 (Rapid Intent):


a) Founded by Champaklal H. Choksey, Chimanlal N. Choksi, Suryakant C. Dani and Arvind R. Vakil.

b) VOC Safety Standards Logo


c) Their new identity:


A. Asian Paints


a) Gammex- 85% market share in the premium gloves segment.

b) Important force behind the company- Gautam Singhania, Chairman. [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Raymonds


a) Their identity:


b) Zahara and Philae are its cruises.

c) Their founder:


A. Oberoi Group of Hotels 


Tie-Breaker Round:

1. Eggo, Fiber Plus, Nutrigrain bars- food products from this company synonymous with health and food for (breakfasts)



Questions contributed by Mr. Subhodeep Jash. Subhodeep is a lawyer, working in the field of public policy and research.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Kolkata – Regional Finals Questions


  • WINNER :

IISER – Anurag and Abhishek Mishra


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”?

Tiger tales

Ans. Inflight magazine of Tiger Airways

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


Ans. Costa Coffee

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


Ans. Spencer Johnson.

4. Identify?


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”?


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:


Ana. Bentley

2. Connect:


Ans. Ponds.

3. Connect:


 Ans. Horlicks.

4. Connect


Ans.  Arsenal


Round 4—Rapid Interest:


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


a) Venue 7&8 are their offerings.

Ans: Dell


a) Goldfin technology and Blue Ion are their innovations

b) Image of Nandilal Dhoot

Ans: Videocon


Tie Breaker:


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 – Chandigarh – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Chandigarh – Regional Finals Questions


  • WINNER :

IISER – Anurag and Abhishek Mishra


Punjab Engineering College – Abhishek Bhambhu and Gursheel Singh


Regional Finals:

Round 1:

1. Which business term comes from the the Poker  betting discs ?

A. Blue Chip Companies

2. Which company believes Aluminum is the future choice of packaging?

A. Hindalco

3. Sri Lanka is planning to fill trademark infringement against someone who is trying to put “SL” on his/her products as SL represent Sri Lanka. Who is this using their trademark ?

A. Sunny Leone

4. What promotional programe was  created in 1972 by Western Direct Marketing for United Airlines. It gave plaques and promotional materials to members. It was quickly followed later by every airline as a promotional tool ?

A. Frequent-flyer program

5) Question on Dunlop

6) Roomster, Joyster, Yeti with which brands connected with?

A. Skoda

Round 2:

1. This is  is an American sports investment company. It is the parent company of  Premier League football club ___________ ?

Liverpool Football Club

A. Liverpool Football Club.

2. Identify the company from the old logo.


A. Yamaha

3. What is being described?


A. Kaizen

4. Identify the campaign.


A. Axe

5. Identify the logo.


A. Bofors.

6. What is being described below?


A. BCG Matrix

Round 4:

1. Connect:


A. Levis

2. Connect:

Oral - B

A. Oral – B

3. Connect:



4. Connect:



A. Mirinda


Questions contributed by Hitesh Kamboj. Hitesh is is a Management Graduate who has a specialization in Banking and Finance. A Quiz enthusiast & keeps his passion for quizzing, going strong by running his own quizzing blog and Group Brand Trivia.

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Regional Finals Questions

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2014 – Bhubaneshwar – Regional Finals Questions


  • WINNER :

KIIT – Omkar Amruthanshu and Sagar Saurabh


XIMB – Nipun Yerramalla and Arpit Narendra


Wild Card Round:

1 Branded as LFW , what in India is an acronym for [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Lakme Fashion Week

2 Get Paid to watch Ads is a marketing strategy by which entity ?

A. Micromax A94

3 Which company hold the executive rights for telecasting impartial public broadcast in UK , Isle of Man and the Channel Island?


4 Red Roofs is a trademark of?

A. Pizza Hut

5 Panama online is an online advertisement platform by whom to take on likes of Facebook and Google?

A. Yahoo!

6 British MNC coffee house [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Costa Coffee

7 Drishti is India’s first registered Hindi newspaper in what unique way?

A. Braille Paper

8 Its acronym represents the highly unlikely combination of tourism and catering and markets them under a single umbrella.


9 “Thinkning before its too late” are whose famous words who made millions by asking people to “think divergent”?

A.Edward De Bono

10. Which word meaning -“a government order prohibiting the departure or arrival of merchant ships in its ports” comes from a Spanish  word meaning “hinder”?

A. Etymology of “Embargo”

Regional Finals: 

Round – 1:

1. The Engineers at Roke Manor Research Limited, a Siemens subsidiary in Romsey, England, developed the system in 2001. Dr Paul Hawkins and David Sherry submitted a patent for the United Kingdom but withdrew their request. All of the technology and intellectual property was spun off into a separated company, which was bought by Wisden group and subsequently by Sony in 2010. What?

A. Hawk-Eye

2 Created in 1954 by Hugh Beaver, to brand his product differently he used a novel method which succeeded. He didn’t want to market it directly so he came up with something. What?

A. Guinness book of world records to market his alcohol

3. Gibraltar and Malta Cable Company, British Indian submarine telegraph company came together along with Falmouth to form what?

A. Cable and Wireless

4. Ten feet marketing rule, what is it in the world of retail?

A. Walmart rule to greet customers within ten feet of them. 

5 What brand is obtained from simple process of cooking it thrice?

A. Triscuit

6 Forces from USA went to Iraq but faced a big problem i.e. sand from sandstorms would block their guns. So they placed a peculiar order of one million supplies to protect their guns. What did they order to protect their guns?

A. Condoms

Round – 2:

1. Jeff Johnson was  the first employee of?


A. Nike [Question scrapped because Nike was visible]

2. Founder of which company?


A. Virgin

3. Connect: Willow run airport + Wizard computer reservation system?


A. Avis rent a car system

4 Old Mobley Hotel plaque with name of of the person  blanked out?

Conrad Hotel

A. Conrad Hilton.

5. Early contraption what?

Vacuum Cleaner

A. Vacuum Cleaner


1. Which brand name do we get from Greek home of gods?

A. Olympus

2. Fluid in motion is something designed by Wolf Ollins,UK. What is it?

A. Tata Logo’s T


Round – 3:

1. It was initially called “magic carpet” and was an Indian early journal. It attained a legendary status and its name created fascination as it was thought to represent flying angels. Who circulated this?

A. Air India

2. Introduced and sold as city rover [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Indica

3.  JN Tata’s name when expanded reads?

A. Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata

 4 City of Jamshedpur achieved what unique Iso certification of 140001. What was it certified for?

A.  First for environmental compliance or environmental management

Round – 4:

1. Connect:



2. Connect:


A. Benetton

3. Connect:



4. Connect:


A. Endemol

Round – 5:


a) Bentley is owned by them [Buzzer Pressed]

A. Rolls Royce (Aroused some controversy, as Bentley is presently owned by VW)


a) Freedom perfume comes from their stable.

b) Arvind mills is a licensee in India for this.

c) True star collection inspired by Beyonce.

A.Tommy Hilfiger


a) Harper Collins owned by [Buzzer Pressed]

A. News of the World


1. This generic name means circle of knowledge and is a huge category in the world of publishing. What?

A. Encyclopedia

Questions contributed by Mr. Bivash Rath. As per Bivash “Pursuing Masters in Physics puts a lot of pressure but no amount of pressure is never enough to separate a quizzer from quizzes. Being an avid quizzer the contributor follows and attends all the quizzes within his reach. This time the contributor was lucky enough to be the runner up in the Ranchi Round of TCQ Campus Edition 2014.”