Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2013 Trivandrum Finals

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2013 Trivandrum Finals

Via Mr. K T Rajagopalan

Round One

  1. Who was instrumental in Britain shifting from the silver standard for currency to gold standard in 1861? [Sir Isaac Newton
  2. All products/services offered by Richard Branson bear the Virgin tag – except one. Which is that? [Condoms. It is called Mates.
  3. Sports lovers in the US, hassled by the vagaries of nature, covered the stadium where games were played. This resulted in a new product. What was it? [Artificial grass
  4. What is choppy, fanning, golden fanning, flower and tippy varieties of?  [Tea
  5. Which character with filthy and unpleasant habits in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s travels is a popular name on the internet? [Yahoo
  6. What was introduced by William Pitt (Junior) to raise funds for fighting Napoleon? [Income tax

Audience Question: Income tax gets abbreviated to IT. In that context, what is UT? [Urine Tax

Round Two – Visual

  1. Ad showing a royal procession with slogan ‘Milk richest in cream’ [Nestle
  2. Ad showing a man on a motorbike [Royal Enfield from Eicher Motors
  3. Mugshot of Sudipto Sen. Now in the news for …? [Sharda Chit Fund scam
  4. Mugshot of Dr Anji Reddy. Which company does he head? [Reddy’s Lab
  5. Image of a series of photographs of the same object from the same angle. What method of photography is this? [Burst mode of photography
  6. Mugshot of Dhruv Shringi. Which company is he associated with? [yatra.com

Audience Question: Which product has the ISI code 1? [The Indian national flag

Which institution had a no-moustache policy for its employees from 1957 till 2000? [Disneyland

Round Three – Buzzer

 

  1. Which campaign inspired Shah Rukh Khan to pledge that in his films, his name would follow (and not precede) that of the heroine? [Jago re bhai
  2. Which company is Fakir Chand Kohli associated with? [TCS
  3. Other than the IndiraGandhiInternationalAirport, which airport has been provided with wi-fi connectivity by Tata Do Co Mo with GMR group?
  4. Which famous person who was the trade union leader in the Tata group in the late 1930s and early 1940s left the company because he believed that his life’s mission was something more important?
  1. Connect the images: logo of MCF (Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilisers), Picture of UB Towers, NDTV, Pirelli and Siddharth Mallya [Kingfisher/Vijay Mallya. He has stakes in MCF, Kingfisher and Pirelli calendars have similar visuals. I did not get the NDTV connection.

Round Four – Buzzer

  1. Connect the images: Durex, Airwick, Paras and two mugshots. [RBIL
  2. Connect the images: Ethos water, Tata, Gordon Bowker, Zev Siegel, Jerry Baldwin [Starbucks
  3. Connect the images: Salomon Brothers, Heinz, The Washington Post, Mugshot of Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathway

Round Five – Buzzer

(The numbers within brackets indicate the number of letters as in a crossword.)

01. Who is the owner of Artex Jewellery? (6, 5) Robert Vadra

02. Which expression came from the operation of saving a vessel from sinking by taking out water from it by using a smaller bucket? (7, 3) Bailing out

03. Which company entered Fortune 500 in May 2013, occupying the 482nd position? (8) Facebook

 

Tiebreaker: What instrument was originally called the X-Y indicator? The computer mouse