Tata Crucible Corporate 2013 Guwahati Prelims


Tata Crucible Corporate 2013 GuwahatiPrelims

Via Kapinjal Chowdhury




1.”My greatest strength as a consultant is to be ignorant and ask a few questions”  Which Management Guru and author said these lines?

Answer- Peter Drucker

2. While at Ford this executive created “56 for 56” campaign offering loans on 1956 model year cars with 20% down payment at 56$ in monthly payments for 3 years. Who?

Answer- Lee Iocoacca

3.” To remove water from a boat by repeatedly filling a cantilever & emptying it over the side” Which management term evolved from this which is done to mean a company when it sinks?

Answer- Bail-out

4. Country club India has signed with which celebrity as it’s new brand ambassador?hint- glamorous sportsperson

Answer- Sania Mirza




Answer- Bill Gates

6. Canara Bank has eclared Kunjupannai village in Nilgiri district as _________ free. Fill in.

Answer- Money lending.

7. Ashish Hemrajani and Parikshit Dar are the founders of which entertainment portal in India?

Answer- bookmyshow.com

8. Which pharma giant has come up with an agreement with the puducherry govt for  to improve awareness of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, hypertension etc.?

Answer- Abbott

9. Philosophy of which Brand, “ Leather , sport and a tradition of refined elegance”

Answer- Hermes




Name the person.

Answer- driving license of JRD TATA.

11. Which publisher began it’s operation  by purchasing “dress” in 1913

Options- conde nast / vogue/ Time

Answer- conde nast.

12. Which anti-virus was developed by Pavel Baudis and Eduard Kucera in prague which means ‘huge reach’?

Answer-  Avast.

13. Which sportswear company named a former footballer Bjorn gulden as it CEO?

Answer- PUMA

14. Which marketing field studies “consumers’ sensorimotor, cognitive, and affective response to marketing stimuli”?

Answer- Neuro Marketing

15.  Logo of


Answer- Mcaffe

16.  This Indian worked for IBM in India from 1973 to 1976, then moved to the United States, where he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1978. He joined McKinsey & Co., but returned to India in the early 1980s.. He now works as the president of Berkshire Hathways. Who?

Answer- Ajit Jain.

17. What was Jawarharlal Nehru referring to when he was expressing his views for a particular event held in 1957 by these words “ silent, but far reaching revolution”?

Answer- Decimalisation of Currency.

18. Which fashion designer, textile maker, craftsman was awarded the padmishri in 2013?

Answer- Ritu Kumar

19. Whose concept “ Fortune at the bottom of the pyramid”?

Answer- C K Prahlad.

20  Who?


Answer- Yash Birla

That’s all!


Kapinjal  Chowdhury  graduated this year from Assam Engineering College, Guwahati and presently stays at Hyderabad. He is an avid quizzer and along with his twin kamanasish won several quizzes across the state and the country. He is the founder of ASSAM QUIZ ASSOCIATION and writes a quiz blog namely aecqfactor.com which is the first quizblog from northeast, India!

Tata Crucible Corporate 2013 Kochi Prelims

1)Which sauce does Mcilhenny company produce?

2) Anthony Stockholm was the first president of the this stock exchange.

New York Stock Exchange

3) Cool Pix – model

Priyanka Chopra

4)Justin Timberlake bought a stake in this social networking site.


5) Book cover.

6) Hoonur is the talent-hunt division of __

Balaji Telefilms

7) Keith Shepherd created this video game.

Temple Run

8) V S N Ramalinga Chettiar, G B C Muthuveera Chettiar, K B Muthuveeranna Chettiar, K N Muthugopal Chettiar, K S Varadarajulu Chettiar, T Sundararajulu Chettiar and Palayam M Balagurumurthy Chettiar founded this bank.

Lakshmi Vilas Bank

9) We pluck the lemon ad – brand?


11) Ad.

11) TFM in soaps – Total Fatty Matter
12) IBM started this printing company, and divested in 1991 – Lexmark
13) Ron Rivest, Adi Shamir, and Len Adleman founded __ RSA.
14) This in its earliest form, was created in the 1940s by Mr. Pietro Ferrero, a pastry maker and founder of the Ferrero company.
15) Lady CEO – first in the history of this company. Virginia M. Rometty. IBM
16) The name means wasp in Italian. Vespa

17) Mindtree origin funda

18) 2012 South Africa currency notes with his face – Mandela
19) <Not very clear> Fortis and some Australian deal

20) Identify.

Amancio Ortega, Zara founder.

Via Anil Raghavan.

Tata Crucible Corporate 2013 Pune Prelims and Finals

Via the good folks at Crucible Chronicles

Prelims: http://cruciblechronicles.wordpress.com/2013/08/25/pune2013/
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Tata Crucible 2012 Corporate Mumbai Round- Finals

Tata Crucible 2012 Corporate Mumbai Round- Finals

Tata Track

Round # 1

1) In 2011 this co won the “L –Prize” which is the Noble prize equivalent in the field of energy conversation etc awarded by the US Dept of Energy …PHILIPS

2) UNESCO in Pakistan + NOKIA =E-talim (similar to what Idea cellular did in India)

3) In 1997, strategic merger between Mc Donald Douglas +Boeing

4) In the news this year, which giant tried to trade mark the 4 letter word ‘SOCL’-Microsoft

5) Bhilwara’s product-Mayur

6) Fusion hydra gel-GILLETTE

7) Machine technology by DOLCE GUSTO –Nescafe

Round # 2 (visuals)
1) What is Claytronics ?

2) Pic of Elihayu M Goldrath

3) KOLEOS patented by- Renault

4) Shiv Khera’a trademark :SK

5) Tracks & Records :Usain Bolt

6) Unlimited –the view is worth fighting for :Maharashtra tourism

Round # 3
1) Peruvian co AJILE –Big Cola

2) Long Island Boat Co- Billy Joel

3) I-Gate +Rio Tinto =Mine of the future program (hint was :Mumbai based IT co was recently acquired by this co)

4) Reliance foundation –Reliance drishti (magazine for the blind)

Round # 4 (connect question types round)
1) HUL products

2) VB, Carlton dry, Bulmers – Fosters

3) TVS group

4) Living media

Round #5
1) FICCI (GD Birla, Purshottam Thakur ..suggested by MK Gandhi)

2) Accenture (Arthur Andersen etc)

3) Pranab Mukherjee (Desher Dak was the 1st clue)

Tie breaker question for 2nd spot: Which co on entering India has positioned itself as the “Third place”?
Starbucks coffee

External track

Round # 1

1) Wallonia city council ad in the 1980s had him as a spokesperson telling investors that this was 1 place in Europe which reminded him of America : Neil Armstrong

2) Pic of Sayaji Rao Gaikwad –Bank of Baroda

3) “Cricket brought us to India much before business did”,this hit the headlines soon after India’s WC 2011 win-AUDI

4) Logo of Shubh Griha

5) Logo of GroupO Cars..who owns this co – Carlos Slim Helu

6) Martha Washington’s unique distinction as 1st lady of USA –only woman to have featured in the American currency note

7) Connect : Bill & Melinda gates foundation, Coca Cola ad in the background, Wharton Business School, The giving pledge : Warren Buffet

8) Pearson education sued this co in 2006 which resulted in the Indian co to change its name .What? Orient Longman became Orient Black swan

9) Who is working to retrieve Apollo 11 moon mission engines that plunged into the ocean decades ago? Jeff Bezos

10) Brian Luff –novel-Sex on legs –science fiction thriller –Audible Corporation:World’s 1st Audio book

11) AIA logo

12) US based brand “destination maternity” in India:Mom & Me by Mahindra & Mahindra

13) OV Bundellu –Apr’1993 , IDBI, Canara Bank and SBI are stake holders :CARE ratings

Round # 2

1) CASA D’cor (Poltrona Faus)

2) Connect :UNISON, London Olympic 2012, Thomson Houston :GE

3) Quesn on T20 WC logo , the modern spin designed by Witekite.

4) TATA Ises..what does ISES stand for?

5)Connect : AT&T, Axiata, pic of BK Modi, Song featuring Big B: Idea cellular

6) Pic of Lucy Koh (judge for Samsung –Apple fight)

7)Lodestone Management co logo ,acquired by :Infosys

8) Connect question on ABC (American Broadcasting Corporation)

Round # 3

1) started in 1994, Sakinaka Mumbai ,owned by Speciality Restaurants group :Mainlaind China

2) Quesn on DIABLO

3) Quesn on LOTTO (owners :Treviso football club)

Tata Crucible Corporate Coimbatore 2012 – Finals

Tata Crucible Corporate Coimbatore 2012 – Finals

Courtesy: Sethu Madhavan


Who gave Lance Armstrong his first contract?



Eva Air, A Taiwanese Air Company has come up with themed aircrafts based on which character.

Hello Kitty


Visuals – landmark Founder – Tata Group

From whom did Adidas buy its 3 stripes logo?


Visual – Lavanya Nalli

What kind of product is Flavouritz from Tata Chemicals?



Harry Beck is known for his circuit diagrams. What did he do in 1931 that is still in existence and is used even today?

London underground map (London Tube)


Connect – Pernord Ricard Logo – Dupont Logo – Visual of Founder – Pic of Universal Studio (Not sure)?



Connect – Heineken Founder – UEFA?


Anjali Tendulkar and Arti Sehwag have stake in which Chennai based venture?

Sports Mechanix – Kris Srikanth

Air Baltics – Seat Buddy – June 2012?

Book flight Seats based on seeing who is your neighbour – Air networking – FB

Connect on NYSE – Broad Street etc…?


Who has launched Internet TV channel named Yuva?



Andre Cassagnes designed it with a Joystick and called it telecran and later it was perfected by the Ohio Art company

Etch A Sketch


Connect on Davidoff – Founder – Coty—etc.

“Yoyodine” – who owns?

Seth Godin


“Kavach” for Truck drivers by the Tata rural development Corp



UEFA 2004 euro championship cup Mascot Creator?

Warner Bros


Pilani Soft Labs – Boss and Seat Seller?

Red Bus


Semtex Girls / Raising Malawi / Truth or Dare