National Finals 2011 Tata Crucible- Semi Finals 1- Corporate Quiz


National Finals 2011 Tata Crucible- Semi Finals 1- Corporate Quiz

Courtesy: Samrat Mukherjee

1)      Designer of modern cubicles- Herman Miller

2)      Trend broken by Quest communications…listing in NYSE in 2000…Why were co’s shying away from ticker symbol Q? Q list : bankrupt co’s

3)      Origin of term..English bobbies..Performing certain act/crime…1st law 1863 in US-False claims act   : Whistle blowing

4)      Moody’s rating system (John published his manual etc)

5)      Quesn on designer of Volvo logo

6)      Health officials in Rajasthan gift to citizens for sterilisation..Tata Nano

7)      ½ a million followers , unit of following in Twitter , best described as “Geeky Hollywood actor”, 1st used by John Kovalik in 2009 : Will Veeton

8)      In the late 1800s , the most heavily traded stocks generally had a single letter ..Why?

To ensure transmission of message through tickers was fast enough

9)      Quesn on Moonstone (Afro Seline, Afrodyte from God of Love etc)

10)   Cartoon saying : He said that …..Buffet tax ..Obama says I did’nt , Buffet said

11)   Dear fellow citizens , I love my country etc: Howard Schultz

12)   Chicken tax : Full Bright

13)   Co logo Lindstrom :Cares for your image …Speciality ? Provides uniform management for military sector etc (Branded uniforms)

14)   Pic of person who conceptualised PGA…Dean Bemon (spelling may be wrong)

15)   Connect : Teesta Low Dam,West Bengal Assembley House,Supreme Court ,logo:Simplex

16)   Pic of NC Das..Rassogolla

17)   Pic of a Virgin flight..speciality ….1st to allow tweeting

18)   Pic of a road which says “Dreaming tree and Barn”…Walt Disney

19)   Quesn on Daimler (Mauser Rifles)

20)   Quesn on Scripps (spelling contest…tag line and logo)

IIT Bombay- Business Quiz by V V Ramanan Prelims

IIT Bombay- Business Quiz by V V Ramanan –15th Oct 2011

Finals here

Winners: Govind Grewal/Souvik Basu

1) Video from a Marathi Movie. It was the 1st Movie to be shot inside this Mumbai landmark. Where?

2) Significance of this screenshot?

3) The previous logo was in the shape of a ring which was designed by the agency Contract India The reason why the company decided to go for the black and white colour combination was that the agency had sent a coloured logo but since the company had a black and white fax machine hence they received it in black and white and thought it to be selected by the agency The design and colours both were liked and approved and hence they had a black and white Logo. Which company?
4) Question on Flocert Certification body. Which certificate do they offer?
5) Data Storage company… Clents to many Fortune 500 companies.. Name its Security Division.
6) This GI Tag product- 21 co-op societies and 10 individuals can use. Which product?
7) Camille Gutt, Belgian Economist. First?
8) Qns was cancelled – Audio not great
9) The movie  was based on the book. Fill in the blank
10)Bar/Pub – First In India. Where?- ‘001’
11) “Success Breeds Complacency. Compacency Breeds failure.”  Next comes the name of the book. Which one?
12) DC Comics …A planet..refers to English professor, inspired Darwin and Wallace. Name it
13) Logos of foursquare, Chegg and other companies in which this person has invested in. Who?
14) AMD’s leaked roadmap for 2011. Name of two Indian rivers that merge at Tirumakudalu Narasipura. Name the two rivers. No part points.
15) Mobile based bar code system, for Wikipedia aritcles. What is it called?
16) 1876, Samuel Thall Cooper- “Satisfying human needs for comfort’. Which company?
17) RAone games. Which company has created it?
18) Indiaink- Which company is behind it?
19) Monroney Sticker of which car company is this?
20) Identify this Indian entrepreneur. The recent SMS ban has affected this man’s company for sure. 🙂
21) Asia Tiger funds in NYSE. Ticker symbol?
22) Audio: “Fastest groeing industry… Mobility..government should do something…”
23)      Dandayal Mehra – _______& Sona
24)  This law on Social Networks states that the amount of stuff that people share roughly doubles every year. Who is the law named after?
25) SAAB GT 750, 1958- “Clunk Click Every trip” What first?
26) Visuals Consummable products.. clues led to Brazil, Columbia, Kilimanzaro
27) David Pendlebury, is from a company that predicts Nobel winners. Which company?
28) Founded By Dinesh in Bangalore, Travel bags, Backpacks. Which company?
29) Mascots, only in Japan. Which company?
30) Ad


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1)      Bombay Stock exchange | Movie: Arjun 2)      Carol Bartz- Former yahoo CEO 3)      Shopper’s Stop 4)      Fairtrade 5)      RSA           6)      Kanchipuram Silk Sarees 7)      First IMF President 8)      Voice of Vinod Khosla  9)      Viagara  10)    Taj Mumbai- Harbour Bar       11)   Only the Paranoid Survive 12)   Malthus 13)   Ashton Kutcher 14)   Kaveri & Kabini 15)   QRpedia (No answer for QR codes)             16)   Jockey 17)   UTV Indiagames 18)   NewYork Times 19)   Chevrolet Volt 20)   Mukesh Batra 21)   Grr  22)   Sunil Mittal 23)   Rupa Books 24)   Mark Zuckerberg 25)   Safety Belts 26)   Product : Coffee | Brand: Bru  27)   Thomson Reuters 28)   WildCraft  29)   Pepsi     30)   Tide


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Tata Crucible 2011 Delhi Quiz Finals – Corporate

Tata Crucible 2011 Delhi Quiz Finals – Corporate

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Courtesy: Subhodeep Jash & Samrat Mukherjee

Winner: Rohan Khanna & Anish Raju (Accenture)
External Track Finals
Round 1
1) The Government of this country came up with a ‘Supercool’ campaign which involved wearing Hawaiian shirts, t-shirts and saving electricity. Which country and why?

Japan (After effect of the nuclear disaster- not sufficient energy to run the nuclear plants)

2) In 1974, Jude Wanniski- Associated Editor, WSJ had dinner with a Professor Emeritus of University of Chicago, along with Donald Rumsfeld & Dick Cheney. The professor illustrated a concept on a napkin which was named after the prof. The dinner was meant to discuss certain taxation formulae. What was the concept which came out?

Laffer Curve after Arthur Laffer

3) This effect has been seen in India over last couple of years. A psychological tool, it is called ‘Barnum Effect’ after B.T. Barnum

Tending to overrate HR profiling characteristics in companies

4) Original composition: Flour, Water, Salt, Boric Acid, Silicone Oil. Created in 1930 at Cincinnati. Its original use was for wallpaper cleaning. Later a new method was marketed.


5) In 18th century, common practice was to make paintings on rectangular pieces of wood. Tool was used on paintings to create something. Tool lends it name to a popular culture.

‘Jigsaw’ Puzzle

6) Kayem Pharma in Borivali is in the news for a shipment. 500 gms. Consignment to US. Who is the entity and what is being purchased?

Lethal Injection Drugs for Executions in the U.S.

Round 2 (Visuals)
1) Ad entitled ‘Little Brown Bag’ & ‘Medium Brown Bag’
Bloomingdales environment-friendly and water proof shopping bags
2) Pic of London Taxis. Who in India is offering these attractions?
Panchsheel Realty- which owns Marriott in Pune

3) A Glass of Water- Lower your Consumption. Print Ad from the World of Apps
App for optimum fuel utilization in cars for driving at apt speed. (Toyota)

4) Mosquito Net. Water Filter. Solar Panel. Tablet PC. Built in Furniture & Solar Cooker.
Eco-friendly homes for construction workers

5) Cadbury Dairy Milk Bliss controversial ad- ‘Move over.. There’s a new diva in town’. Who’s the diva?
Naomi Campbell

6) ‘Fluensee’ from the world of innovations.
RFID tag towels in hotels

Round 3 (TATA)
1) Jiva in TAJ

2) Insta Compute is a service introduced by Tata Communications
Cloud Computing

3) Vinod Kumar is the Addl. Sports officer of NDPL. He is the Chief coach in which discipline for India’s contingent to the 2012 London Olympics?
Freestyle wrestling

4) Tata Motors- LPTA 404 model- armored vehicle used to transport who or what?
To Transport prisoners

Round 4 (Lateral Connect)
1) PCJ, Philite, Polygram, Atos Origin, ‘Desi Girl’ song

2) Emma Watson, Titanic song, Castle pic, Logo

3) Lavazza, Sterling Computers-Amritraj pic, Win Win D
C Sivasankaran

4) Kobe Bryant, ManU song, TAV, Logo
Turkish Airlines

Round 5 (Three Clues)
1) (A) Native of Venice, moved to Paris, designed for Christian Dior. Extreme of fashion licensing from crockery, strollers to toilets.

Pierre Cardin

2) (A.) Established in 1939 by Late Mr. Vishva Nath
(B.) Grihshokla, Women’s Era, Saras Salil and Champak are its publications

Delhi Press

3) (A.) Mumbai based organization. Its cricket team included Gavaskar, Sandeep Patil, Karsan Ghavri. Tyre, cords, polyester yarn are some of its products.

Nirlon House
z Finals – Corporate

Tata Crucible Singapore Campus Quiz 2011

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National Finals- Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2011- External Track

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Tata Crucible National Finals 2011 Corporate – External Track

1) Pics…Verna Saappaat….Finska… whose early shoe products?

2) Visual..Barbie… what?

3) Furr Bishop Inc..applied for this ticker symbol…but was rejected. which ticker?

4) Gauls …390 bc… a word came out of the warning…geese. Which word?

5) What’s so special about this

6) Whose symbol?

7) Royal Dutch mint…what innovation on the coin?

8) Entry fee buy this firm…gave rise to a term…


1) Nokia

2) To choose her next profession as Computer engineer

3) FBI

4) Money from Juno Moneta

5) Guiness Book of records for Capital Gate – ‘World’s Furthest Leaning Manmade Tower’

6) Kosher

7) QR codes

8) Nickleodeon- Nickle


1) Pic-Rose variety…dedicated to?

2) Govt of Malta… 1 kg silver coin..dedicated to the ‘1st thinker’

3) Slates, Jackie, Tanner…What?

4) Logo why in news?

5) Schweppes Commander… what was his name?

6) Miguel Caballero only makers of designer wear of  what?

7) CrawDaddy. Who are behind it?

8) Explain


1)  Kate Middleton

2) Mahatma Gnadhi

3) MGM Lions

4)  Rio Olympics 2016 logo controversy

5) Commander Whitehead

6) Bullet Proof Vests

7) Cindy Crawford and Puff Daddy

8) Barbara Streisand Effect

Round 3

1) Raja Manmatha Nath Chowdhury…departmental store..Red and gold colour…

2) 1775…British Authority- Fort william… Kolkata…Pune..Ministry of defence. What?

3) Book ‘A D.Shroff (Titan of Finance and Free Enterprise) ‘ by whom?

4) Dhanbad…Board of Crisil… who?


1) Colours of East bengal Club

2) Ordnance Factory

3) Sucheta Dalal

4) Deven Sharma

Round 4

1) Pic- Coin…gave rise to what?


1) Sher Shah’s coin… term-

2) Pic- parveen Bobby- endorsing what?

3) Advaith foundation. Who is behind it?

4) Pic – Identify


1) Ruppee/Rupaiah

2) Bombay Dyeing

3) S D Shibulal

4) Badri Seshadri of Cricinfo


Round 5 Connect/lateral

1) Suprabhatam song… a painting, Shawl pic, Chillies, Tea leaves

2) Viva, Blue Frog, Divas Rock, music

3) Airtel, Song Buddham Sharnam…

4) Devil Wears Prada, Vogue, Tamara Mellon pic


1) GI status ( Suprabhatam- Tirupati laddoos)

2) Taj Vivanta

3) India F1

4) Jimmy Choo

Audience qns

1) What are Moth parties?

Where people identify each other by Smell (perfume)

2) What is Viagratising

Where you put all your money ….

Last Round

1) Born 1968…IIT Kharagpur…Tata Steel

2) Born 1844… President of AIndian national Congress

President of  Indian Merchant Chambers. Who?

3) Assistant engineer…Bombay Govt service…Advocate of Private investment

Key member of TISCO-27 years ( resigned at the age of 93)

Mysore soap factory, Mysore Chambers Of Commerce


1) Arvind Kejriwal

2) Dinshaw Edulji Wacha

3) M Visveswarya


National Finals- Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2011- Tata Track

National Finals Tata Crucible 2011- Tata Track

Winners: JK & Sreekanth

1) TBWA Egypt..came up with this idea… to spread the message of rebuilding Egypt..Which brand was behind the campaign?

 2) In 2000… permanent internet connection… founded by Dries Buytaert… Dutch word for ‘Drop’. Which website?

3) 2002…Anirudh Bulwaka…manufacturing facility, Gujarat…2005-Trucks, Dentors. Which company?

4) It is a world leader in sports collectibles…Cricketatax..which company?

5) An alumni of Yale University, USA, he has also to his credit designing of such striking logos as of the Indian Airlines, ECIL, Airports Authority of India, Trade Fair Authority of India (Now ITPO), Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to name but a few. Who?

 6) In 2001, The Sun, a British tabloid newspaper reported that Queen Elizabeth II has this in her bathroom that wears an inflatable crown. It was spotted by a workman who was repainting her bathroom. The story prompted sales of it in the United Kingdom to increase by 80% for a short period.What?

7) Hindi Term… Economist… What?

8) What’s TAC in Motorola’s dynaTAC

1) Henkel Bril- To clean the city walls etc

2) Drupal

3) AMW

4) Topps…based on IPL…Cricketattax

5) Shri Binoy Sarkar

6) rubber duck

7) Jugaad

8) Total Area Coverage

 Round 2

1) Pic of Two guys…A term coined by them

2) What innovation by Pizza hut?

3) Who?

4) Logo- MW

5) Pic Govinda restaurants

6) Pic Blue Box

7) Pic..Hitler, Bin laden, Zarqawi, Saddam & 2 founders

8) Graph- What is it?


1) Business Process reengineering- Michael hammer, James Champy

2) Reverse count down timer on the box .. People behind thebike know how much time left for the delivery person to do his job

3) Gabriela Sabattini

4) Miss World


6) Tiffany’s

7) Time Magazine… only time when they have featured people with a “X” mark

8) Gartner Hype Cycle

Round 3- TATA

1) Logo… Powerfly- JV with capt Gopinath

2) Logo..offering from Taj- Jeeva Spa

3) Pic of a car- Tata Pixel

4) Riversdale- Tata sold the stakes to? Rio Tinto

 Round 4- Connect

1) Golden harvests, Divine Chants, Conversations, Amitabh Song

2) Pics- Stefi Graf, Gorbachev, James Bond Song

 3) DTC, Twist and Turns,  ‘for a special togetherness’

4) Astro, Amul, Song -Ek Do Teen (Madhuri)


1) Tanishq

2) LVMH (Sean Connery)

3) Gitanjali ( mehul Choksy’s Pic)

4) Food Show


1) BIL- Bhor Industries…1943 making Army … sold this to Pidilite

2) Book “Humankind’ by which ad agency’s  CEO?

3) Mocha & CCD- have a drink called Twister. Speciality?

4) TASIS on BSE- What?

5) Symonds Steven (??) invented this. What?


1) Steelgrip

2) Leo Burnett -Tom Bernardin

3) Colour of drink changes- AXE

4) Shariat compliaint

 5) Balance Sheet


National Finals Tata Crucible 2011 Mumbai- Semi Finals #2- Questions & Answers

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Accenture – Rohan Khanna & Anish Raju

2nd- Savoir Faire

National Finals Tata Crucible 2011 Mumbai- 2nd Oct

Semi Finals -2

1) WW2…Cold war..International co-operation…Argentina, France, 14th May 1951… A strip

in Las Vegas  is a tribute to it

2) This Internet radio company…2000..Music genome project…2011 IPO

3) Invested in Vallares…with Rothschild…

4) New design chnage in Boeing… what innovation?

5) Sandy Bridge..all names must be from existing Geos

6) Vince Camuto…. Gerome Fisher driving along.. sign post..direction symbol

7) Jalandhar based- Apeejay Surrendra… how does it get its name

8) Mine…heavy clouds..gorge..walls..More than 2%… “Flying Prospector”

9) 1970…rural india transportation…Jagjivanbhai Karsanbhai Chandra...Saurashtra… modified an existing product..what?

1) Paris Club 2) Pandora ( Box opens now) 3) Tony Hayward of BP 4) Changing the place of the reading light… it leads to confusion when passengers press the air hostess call button mistakenly 5) Intel Microprocessors  6) 9 West 7) Amin chand Pyaare lal, J for Jalandhar   8) Len Hancock… Hancock Prospecting 9) Chhakada..used motorcycles

Round 2

1) Pic- patent design of?


3) Identify

4) Coca cola ..tied up with this company..centenary

5) ad… 2 handscampagin in france.. what is it about?

6) Walmart…Asquith dairies

7) Pic Raghuram Rajan

8) Logo

9) R B Productions


1) Oreo cookies 2) Corning Gorilla 3) Gopal Goyal of MDLR 4) Selfridges 5) Campaign against covering of human faces 6) Asda                   7) Raghuram Rajan 8) Canongate- publisher of Julian Assange’s book 9) Ritu Beri

Round 3


a)Gave the concept of ‘Opportunity cost’

b) Pic



a) CAGE framework…distance between countries…

b) World 3.0…

Ans: 1) John Stuart Mill 2) Pankaj Ghemawat


Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2011 Chandigarh Prelims

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2011 Chandigarh Prelims has posted the prelims questions:

1. What brand was started in backyard of her house at ludhiana ,ice cream & confectionary

2. This bank was started in amritsar by majitha & 2 others

3. Which airlines started skycouches?

4. Logo of gujrat tourism

Tata Crucible Questions

5. Tour de france,31,Which watch?

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Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2011 Delhi Prelims

Tata Crucible Corporate Quiz 2011 Delhi Prelims

The good folks at has published the questions.  Some of them below:

1.Place in delhi got its name when the britishers decided to apply a system to separate british military building from others.

Ans.Civil lines

2.Aug 3.1960 which american exported a no. Of textile products through a small company ‘india loomcraft’ located in the shanker market area of new delhi.


3.For which airline once owned by shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, did coco chanel and pierre cardin design uniforms.

Ans.Olympic airlines

4.Identify the image

Ans: Charles Ponzi

5.Which indian entrepreneur who returned to india in 1977,teaches students at auroville in international affairs.

Ans.Dilip kapur -hidesign

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Mumbai Tata Crucible 2011 Corporate Quiz- Tata Track


Mumbai Tata Crucible 2011 Corporate Quiz- Tata Track


1) 2nd largest air cooling company


2) Currency Khwanza- Which country?


3) Andrew Serwer, the managing editor of….


4) Stock index of Greece?


5) Phanindra Sama


6) Cotton….branded…Kerala city


7) 3 flagship hotels for commonwealth.. ITDC’s Ashok, Janpath and?


8) family holdings…


 Round 2

1) Financial times against Shell..

Amnesty Int’l

2) Logo

Google Ventures

3) Tata Power ‘Go green’ logo

4) Pic- Raghu Pillai

5) LVMH ad-Sean Connery

Round 3

1) Grow more, Kisan Sansar, Knowledge…

Tata Chemicals

2) Ezio, Liquiflow…


3) Pics…Ramakrishna Hegde…

Dy CM Planning commission

 4) Littledrops, Patapata


Round 4

1) One ruppee note..

Ministry of Finance

2) stock exchange of Hog Kong

Hang Seng

3) Mr Frog, Nick Leeson

Barings bank

4) WagonR- Recreation

5) Poultrona- D’decor

6) World’s 1st professional grade Tablet..playbook