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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2009 - Delhi Round

The Delhi round of Tata crucible saw nearly 275 teams turn up.

The prelims were a bit more on current affairs and random trivia, rather than standard business questions.  IMT Ghaziabad won the Delhi Round with considerable ease.

Giri was hitting some really legendary jokes. Sample this : 2 teams on the wildcard press the buzzer, before the one who's light is shining answers, the other team blurts out the answer . Giri looks at the other team, who answer the same and get points. When the guy from the team that shouted the answer exclaims that they pressed the buzzer , Giri quips " Many people send Valentine cards, only one gets married. " Again , when IMT Ghaziabad is on  a rampage, Giri exclaims " They are going like Virender Sehwag.[typical South Indian accent] Tu Daalega, Main Maarega. "

Here are the qs  [ Answers just below questions, highlight to reveal  ]

Prelims

1. Whose book is titled ' the story of my assassins' ?

Tarun Tejpal

2. logo of ?

Tetra Pak

3. Raju Narisetty has moved from The Wall Street Journal to which other big American Newspaper ?

Washington Post

4. The copyright on whose books ended in 2009 ?

Mahatma Gandhi

5. ad for ? [ This wasnt the ad shown, but the brand and the campaign is the same. ]

Coca Cola Little Drops of Joy Ad campaign.

6. which company had moved into sponsor Sri lankan Cricket Team after Dilmah backed off ?

Dialog Telecom

7. Who , along with Shilpa Shetty gained a share of Rajasthan Royals recently ?

Raj Kundra

8. Identify the person, has heavy investments in Sports and is also governor of Chukotka. 

Roman Abramovich

9. Which consulting firm has recently released an initiative to scrutinise company records for any malpractices ?

KPMG

10. Which famous actress, following her successful contribution to thwe AIDS campaign, has now been roped in for the Breast Cancer Awareness programme ?

Shabana Azmi

11. Identify the guy from Nike.

Phil Knight

12. Which company held a F1 promotion campaign recently on Rajpath. [ Is present in India ]

Renault

13. Which place has a state of the art rail coach factory and is better known recently for Sonia Gandhi- Mayawati standoff ?

Rae Bareilly

14. Which Newspaper is known for different timing than most dailies. [ their ad was shown, but cant find it ].

Mid Day

15. Captain Krishnan Nair is the head of which Indian Hotel Chain ?

Leela Group

16. Which famous Indian sports women will be endorsing a Herbal drink ?

Saina Nehwal

17. Logo of which group from Gujarat ?

Adani Group

18. Which sportsperson was removed by Kelloggs as its brand ambassador because of some disreputable action on his part ?

Michael Phelps 

19. Song-  'Masakali' . Identify the Producer.

Ronnie Screwvala

20. Ad for ? [Video of people playing hypothetical instruments, coupled with great sounds]

Bose Audio  

Cut off for Wildcards were said to be round about 13 and higher .

Wildcard Questions [ selected few ]

1. Company formed by Mamman Mapillai 

MRF

2. Company founded by a young doctor in Kolkata. 

Dabur

3. Who bought over Wall Street Journal recently.

Rupert Murdoch

4. Soap named after Turkish community bathrooms.

Hamam

5. 'To lay open' is Latin term . Known in English as ?

Patent

6. 1st product was Liquid Organic Cleaners 

Amway

7. Comapny name from anglicized form of Founder Matsuda.

Mazda

8. Double Helix is the logo of which Indian Company.

Biocon

9. American Messenger Service founded by Teenagers.

UPS

Finals

Round 1

1. Latin for ' Course of Life' / French for ' Summary'.

Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

2. Cant afford to  take you for granted. Cant afford to take it for granted. Cant afford dirty ashtrays, unwashed cars etc. Which famous ad ?

Avis Car Rentals ' We try Harder' ad.

3. 1st published from Naya Bazar in Delhi in 1946. What ?

Hindustan Times

4. Popular chain owned by ICBW Co-operative Society.

Indian Coffee House

5. Iridium consortium of sateelites was so name dbecause ?

77 satellites were supposed to be part of the consortium and Iridium has atomic number 77.

6. Bear who made short sells who cant meet commitments made on the sale. He is struggling like a ___________.

Lame Duck

Round 2

Identify:

1. Which organisation ?

Mozilla Foundation - Mitchell Baker 

2. Second man in sequence ?

Shah Rukh Khan. This is Paul Newman- Lux male ambassadors

3. Indian Designer, These were designed for which organisation ?

PETA - No Fur Campaign featuring Pamela Anderson. Designed by Rohit Bal.

4. Whose initiative ?

Jagdish Khattar.

5. Bombay DostMagazine, Publisher - Humsafar Trust. Whats special ? 

First Gay magazine.

6. Whats the funda ?

Google Page Rank

Round 3

Tata World

1. African Telecom major that had a stake bought by Tata.

Neotel

2. Vitax is a brand from which Tata company ?

Tata Tea

3. Under which name does Tata sell plywood ?

Conswood

4. Smart Basics, Help Yourself.

Ginger hotels

Round 4

Connect

1.  Kapil Dev, Zee Network, Glucose-D, 'Disco Dancer' Song

ICL - Kapil Dev founded, Zee shows matches, Mithun Owns a stake.

2. Parineeta Song, Shiv Nadar, UPS, L & T

Toshiba - vidya Balan, earlier L & T computers, HCL is Indian Distributor and UPS Worldwide distributor.

3. Flyte, (1/2) mv^2 , Mahindra, Ride the change, Beedi jalaile song

Kinetic - Bipasha Basu ambassador, Kinetic Energy, and bought by Mahindra.

4. Cluv Spice, Force 10, Pretty Woman song, Funda mint, Sonba

Godfrey phillips - Preity Zinta ambassador, and other Godfrey Phillips brands.

Round 5

1. Concept formalised first in 1978 - Delhi Metro

2. Originally formed in 1891, gave away baking powder with their products. - Wrigley's

3. Created by Col. Needham - IMDB

Good hospitality shown by the Taj, though it seemed a bit over crowded.  All in all, standard Crucible fare like every year.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey nice review. I think IMT rocked. Somehow felt the quiz was easier this year. I must admit I kind of liked Giri's presence of mind more than humour and his one liners on recession were good.

Taj was any day better than that Army School where you loose a few kilos simply sweating.

Anonymous said...

The Delhi round was pretty amazing. Apart from the winning team from IMT, the teams from IIFT and Department of Management Studies, IIT D were pretty good. Great day of quizzing overall. Giri rocked with his wisecracks and one-liners!!

JATAN said...

Hey i really want 2 thank u for Maintaining these Blog..wit very Gud Quiz n all other Current affairs Topics..Keep it up..V r Behind u..

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Tata Crucible Campus Edition 2009 - Delhi Round

The Delhi round of Tata crucible saw nearly 275 teams turn up.

The prelims were a bit more on current affairs and random trivia, rather than standard business questions.  IMT Ghaziabad won the Delhi Round with considerable ease.

Giri was hitting some really legendary jokes. Sample this : 2 teams on the wildcard press the buzzer, before the one who's light is shining answers, the other team blurts out the answer . Giri looks at the other team, who answer the same and get points. When the guy from the team that shouted the answer exclaims that they pressed the buzzer , Giri quips " Many people send Valentine cards, only one gets married. " Again , when IMT Ghaziabad is on  a rampage, Giri exclaims " They are going like Virender Sehwag.[typical South Indian accent] Tu Daalega, Main Maarega. "

Here are the qs  [ Answers just below questions, highlight to reveal  ]

Prelims

1. Whose book is titled ' the story of my assassins' ?

Tarun Tejpal

2. logo of ?

Tetra Pak

3. Raju Narisetty has moved from The Wall Street Journal to which other big American Newspaper ?

Washington Post

4. The copyright on whose books ended in 2009 ?

Mahatma Gandhi

5. ad for ? [ This wasnt the ad shown, but the brand and the campaign is the same. ]

Coca Cola Little Drops of Joy Ad campaign.

6. which company had moved into sponsor Sri lankan Cricket Team after Dilmah backed off ?

Dialog Telecom

7. Who , along with Shilpa Shetty gained a share of Rajasthan Royals recently ?

Raj Kundra

8. Identify the person, has heavy investments in Sports and is also governor of Chukotka. 

Roman Abramovich

9. Which consulting firm has recently released an initiative to scrutinise company records for any malpractices ?

KPMG

10. Which famous actress, following her successful contribution to thwe AIDS campaign, has now been roped in for the Breast Cancer Awareness programme ?

Shabana Azmi

11. Identify the guy from Nike.

Phil Knight

12. Which company held a F1 promotion campaign recently on Rajpath. [ Is present in India ]

Renault

13. Which place has a state of the art rail coach factory and is better known recently for Sonia Gandhi- Mayawati standoff ?

Rae Bareilly

14. Which Newspaper is known for different timing than most dailies. [ their ad was shown, but cant find it ].

Mid Day

15. Captain Krishnan Nair is the head of which Indian Hotel Chain ?

Leela Group

16. Which famous Indian sports women will be endorsing a Herbal drink ?

Saina Nehwal

17. Logo of which group from Gujarat ?

Adani Group

18. Which sportsperson was removed by Kelloggs as its brand ambassador because of some disreputable action on his part ?

Michael Phelps 

19. Song-  'Masakali' . Identify the Producer.

Ronnie Screwvala

20. Ad for ? [Video of people playing hypothetical instruments, coupled with great sounds]

Bose Audio  

Cut off for Wildcards were said to be round about 13 and higher .

Wildcard Questions [ selected few ]

1. Company formed by Mamman Mapillai 

MRF

2. Company founded by a young doctor in Kolkata. 

Dabur

3. Who bought over Wall Street Journal recently.

Rupert Murdoch

4. Soap named after Turkish community bathrooms.

Hamam

5. 'To lay open' is Latin term . Known in English as ?

Patent

6. 1st product was Liquid Organic Cleaners 

Amway

7. Comapny name from anglicized form of Founder Matsuda.

Mazda

8. Double Helix is the logo of which Indian Company.

Biocon

9. American Messenger Service founded by Teenagers.

UPS

Finals

Round 1

1. Latin for ' Course of Life' / French for ' Summary'.

Curriculum Vitae/ Resume

2. Cant afford to  take you for granted. Cant afford to take it for granted. Cant afford dirty ashtrays, unwashed cars etc. Which famous ad ?

Avis Car Rentals ' We try Harder' ad.

3. 1st published from Naya Bazar in Delhi in 1946. What ?

Hindustan Times

4. Popular chain owned by ICBW Co-operative Society.

Indian Coffee House

5. Iridium consortium of sateelites was so name dbecause ?

77 satellites were supposed to be part of the consortium and Iridium has atomic number 77.

6. Bear who made short sells who cant meet commitments made on the sale. He is struggling like a ___________.

Lame Duck

Round 2

Identify:

1. Which organisation ?

Mozilla Foundation - Mitchell Baker 

2. Second man in sequence ?

Shah Rukh Khan. This is Paul Newman- Lux male ambassadors

3. Indian Designer, These were designed for which organisation ?

PETA - No Fur Campaign featuring Pamela Anderson. Designed by Rohit Bal.

4. Whose initiative ?

Jagdish Khattar.

5. Bombay DostMagazine, Publisher - Humsafar Trust. Whats special ? 

First Gay magazine.

6. Whats the funda ?

Google Page Rank

Round 3

Tata World

1. African Telecom major that had a stake bought by Tata.

Neotel

2. Vitax is a brand from which Tata company ?

Tata Tea

3. Under which name does Tata sell plywood ?

Conswood

4. Smart Basics, Help Yourself.

Ginger hotels

Round 4

Connect

1.  Kapil Dev, Zee Network, Glucose-D, 'Disco Dancer' Song

ICL - Kapil Dev founded, Zee shows matches, Mithun Owns a stake.

2. Parineeta Song, Shiv Nadar, UPS, L & T

Toshiba - vidya Balan, earlier L & T computers, HCL is Indian Distributor and UPS Worldwide distributor.

3. Flyte, (1/2) mv^2 , Mahindra, Ride the change, Beedi jalaile song

Kinetic - Bipasha Basu ambassador, Kinetic Energy, and bought by Mahindra.

4. Cluv Spice, Force 10, Pretty Woman song, Funda mint, Sonba

Godfrey phillips - Preity Zinta ambassador, and other Godfrey Phillips brands.

Round 5

1. Concept formalised first in 1978 - Delhi Metro

2. Originally formed in 1891, gave away baking powder with their products. - Wrigley's

3. Created by Col. Needham - IMDB

Good hospitality shown by the Taj, though it seemed a bit over crowded.  All in all, standard Crucible fare like every year.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey nice review. I think IMT rocked. Somehow felt the quiz was easier this year. I must admit I kind of liked Giri's presence of mind more than humour and his one liners on recession were good.

Taj was any day better than that Army School where you loose a few kilos simply sweating.

Anonymous said...

The Delhi round was pretty amazing. Apart from the winning team from IMT, the teams from IIFT and Department of Management Studies, IIT D were pretty good. Great day of quizzing overall. Giri rocked with his wisecracks and one-liners!!

JATAN said...

Hey i really want 2 thank u for Maintaining these Blog..wit very Gud Quiz n all other Current affairs Topics..Keep it up..V r Behind u..