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NSMQ Gwalior | Review and Questions

Ajay Poonia shares the review and questions from NSMQ Gwalior. You can also get some questions from here
The Gwalior leg of the 8th NSMQ was held in the scenic campus of ITM biz school. Situated about 10km from the main city ITM played host to 40 teams from Gwalior, Ujjain, Indore and even Jaipur. The latter trying to play it smart on its bid to outsmart the rest of the teams by opting for Gwalior as its NSMQ destination. With only 1 point separating the team that came 2nd and the team that stood 7th in the prelims, our task to eliminate 1 team turned out to be extremely difficult. The finals had a decent mix of business, management, sports and current affairs. By the end of the first round it was clear that the fight for the Gwalior NSMQ champion will be between the boys from Jaipur and the boys from the venue host. At the end of the first round Jaipur-35, ITM- 40. This got the LNMIIT students from Jaipur a little impatient as they went for a few negatives in the second round. The pressure got to the ITM boys as well as they focussed more on trying their best to crack each and every question hurled at them instead of strategizing well and challenging others to answer the questions. The more experienced team from LNMIIT, Jaipur held on to their nerve till the end as their bid to outsmart the less experienced teams from MP proved successful when ITM couldn’t identify the athletes mentioned at the end of Paan Singh Tomar while they could identify Shibulal and Kris Gopalkrishnan as the Infosys founders.
Final Scores- LNMIIT- 55, ITM- 44, ITM team 2 with 12
Some questions from the quiz-
1. Known as the Well of Death, this stunt has its origins in the USA. In the stunt, a car or motorcycle is driven on a vertical wall, perpendicular to the ground, defying gravity.The stuntmen are able to perform this stunt as centrifugal forces keep the vehicle adhered to the sides of the well.
How do we know this stunt in hindi?
2. Facing an acute manpower shortage, the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has joined hands with which government agency to collect data from retail outlets to calculate the rural CPI (Consumer Price Index)?
3. Dewang Mehta, the former NASSCOM chief added what two words to the iconic slogan, “Roti, Kapda, Makan, ____ and _____” focussing on the needs of the emerging 21st century Indian?
4. The Winning Way by Harsha Bhogle & Anita Bhogle marries two fields that share the same set of core attributes — Management and Sports. Fittingly the foreword has been written by X and the epilogue by Y. X and Y?
5. Weighing only 275 grams, Milagrow has launched TabTop, a tablet PC it claims to be the first tablet PC for ________.
TabTop can fit in most handbags and comes preloaded with over 50 applications and is available in four colours-
pink, sky blue, silver and black.

Tata Crucible Questions – Manipal Campus 2012

Tata Crucible Questions 2012 – Manipal Campus

Questions from all the cities of the 2012 Campus Edition here

 

Review and Tata Crucible Questions by Harjot Singh Parmar 

Manipal is positioned as an educational destination in this country. True to its reputation, Manipal turned out to be an absorbing battle of teams from varied verticals. From aspiring media professionals, to techies to management grads they were all there battling for the Manipal honours

NITK represented by Chaitanya and Samarth won the Quiz ( Review , image and info from the official TC website : tatacrucible.com)

Tata Crucible Questions – Manipal Campus 2012 

Q.1 NAME THE DRINK THAT WAS TASTED FIRST BY CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS BACK IN 1502,CREATED BY THE AZTEC PEOPLE, LATER BECAME A REGULAR IN SPANISH COURTS , SUGAR WAS MIXED TO MAKE IT TASTE BETTER

ANS: CHOCOLATE OR COCOA

Q.2 WHICH FUND IS KNOW AS GRR IN NYSE?

ANS: TIGER FUND

Q.3

ANS ART OF LIVING

Q.4 FIRST EVER BELL RINGING CEREMONY DONE IN BSE (IN THE HISTORY OF INDIAN CAPITAL MARKET WAS FOR THIS COMPANY IN THE YEAR 2002 , NAME THE COMPANY ?

ANS; BHARTI

Q.5 WHAT IS EE IN EEFC WHERE FC STANDS FOR FOREIGN CURRENCY?

ANS :EXCHANGE EARNER’S

Q.6 HE IS THE CHAIRMAN OF MANIPAL UNIVERSAL LEARNING?

ANS MOHANDAS PAI

Q.7 http://www.isb.edu/ISBWEB/ISBCMS/Image/Big-SanjeevBikhchandani.jpg ?IDENTIFY

ANS SANJEEV BHEEKCHANDANI

Q.8 RUTH AND ELLIOT HANDLER CAME UP WITH THIS IDEA WHILE OBSERING THEIR GRANDSONS PLAYING WITH DIE CAST TOY CARS …NAME THE BRAND???

ANS HOT WHEELS

Q.9 WHAT IS THE WORD OF THE YEAR ?

ANS OCCUPY

Q.10 WHICH BRAND NAME IS DERIVED AND LITERALLY MEANS “LONG AND NARROW FIELDS” LADIES BRAND?

ANS LONGINES

Q.11 WHICH COMPANY IS LARGEST MANUFACTURER OF AUTO PARTS IN THE WORLD ?

ANS BOSCH

Q.12 SOAP .COM IS OWNED BY WHICH COMPANY ?

ANS AMAZON.COM

Q.13 WHICH CAMPANY IS INTRODUCING VERTICAL CREDIT CARDS?

ANS KOTAK

Q.14 MIDDLE NAME IS RAMLAL, HIS NICK NAME IS CUCKOO, HE WAS ONCE CONSULTANT TO POWER SHOES ,INVOLVED IN FAMILY BUSINESS AS BUSHAN TIMBER? NAME HIM?

ANS KAPIL DEV

Q.15 WHICH IT COMPANY IS OWNED BY RAJESH NISSAR AND ATUL?

ANS : APTECH

Q.16

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ZwznawA7Swk/TKL6B86ToyI/AAAAAAAAAAM/3B49kx5qae8/s320/Airbus-Logo.jpg? IDENTIFY THE LOGO (COMPANY)

ANS AIRBUS

Q.17 FIFTH LETTER OF KERALA TOURISM MODIFIED AND REGISTERED TRADEMARK . WHAT WAS THE MODIFICATION?

ANS L TURNED INTO COCONUT TREE

Q.18.WHICH FASHION BRAND INTRODUCED ROLCE ROYCE LUGGAGE SET IN 1970’S ?

ANS GUCCI

Q.19. BATTERY ELIMINATOR FIRST PRODUCT .LATER TURNED INTO A TELECOM GIANT ?NAME THE AMERICAN COMPANY?

ANS MOTOROLA

Q.20 NAME THE GROUP A VILLAYAN BELONGS TO ?

ANS MURUGAPPA

WILD CARD ENRTRY QUESTIONS

Q.1 MY NAME IS WILLIAMS I CREATED SOMETHING AFTER MY SISTER .ITS A POPULAR COSMETIC BRAND AND ALSO A LINE FROM A ROCK AND ROLL SONG? NAME THE BRAND

ANS MAYBALEEN

1Q.2 A PERSON NOLAN BUSHNELL CREATED THIS AND IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST GAME GIANT IN THE PAST ?

ANS ATARI

Q.3 STARTED UNDER A BOTTONWOOD TREE AND LATER BEGAN TO INFLUENCE THE WORLD ?

ANS NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE

Q.4 WHAT JC IN JC PENNEY?

ANS: JAMES CASH PENNEY

Q.5 WHAT DOES CAS STAND IN TELEVISION BUSINESS?

ANS CONDITIONAL ACCESS SYSTEM

FINALS

FINALIST

1.ARIHANT JAIN & KARTHIK RAO

2.VIGNESH AND DANNY

2. RAGHAV AND M/S DEEPIKA

4. NEEL JADHAV AND VIKAS RAO

5.SHIRSHENDU SAHOO AND SORAV JAIN

6.CHAITANYA K AND SOURAV JAIN – NITK

FIRST ROUND SMALL WORLD

1.THIS ECONOMIST IS GRANDSON OF SURESH CHANDRA BOSE , BROTHER OF SUNBBHASH CHADRA BOSE,HE IS A POLITICAIN TURNED MINISTER?

ANS: AMIT MITRA

2.THIS WAS STARTED WAY BACK IN 1843 AND MOTO WAS THIS ALL HUMAN LIFE WAS THEIRS AND RECNTLY HAVE SHUT DOWN DUE TO ONGOING DISPUTES AND WAS A HUGE SPORTS NEWS BROADCASTER

ANS : NEWS OF THE WORLD

3.WALTER AND THOMAS CAME UP WITH THIS IDEA IN 1905 OLYMIC MOTO SPORTS . CHANGED THE HISTORY OF MOTORING?

ANS STEPNY ( SPARE TIRE)

4.WHICH COMPANY OWNS A CALL CENTRE NAMED EUROABLE?

ANS EUREKA PHOBES

5.WHAT PROCTER AND GAMBLE SELL TO DIAMOND FOOD IN 2011?

ANS PRINGLES

6. IN 2010 THIS INDIAN BECAME THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL RECIEPIENT WHO HAD AN APPERANCE IN ICAEW ENGLAND AND WHALES FOR FINANCE ACOUNTING RESTRUCTURING?

ANS DEEPAK PAREKH

ROUND 2

Q. IDENTIFY THE CURRENCY http://tofocus.info/images/currencies/Bhutan-currency.gif

ANS NGULTRUM

Q. http://www.neubauplan.com/images/HP.jpg IDENTIFY THE BRAND?

Q.http://goo.gl/40QpX? WHO?

ANS GD BIRLA

Q.http://images02.olx.in/ui/11/71/53/1302184063_185356853_1-Pictures-of–TIKONA-DIGITAL-NETWORKS-PVT-LTD.jpg IDENTIFY?

Q.http://www.randomthoughtz.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Cartoonist-Mario-Miranda.jpg IDENTIFY?

Q.http://www.businessworld.in/businessworld/businessworld/system/files/field/image/Sanjay-Gaikwad_lrg_0.jpg IDENTIFY THE CLUB ASSCOCIATED

ROUND 3

Q WHAT IS NIRVAN PRODUCT ASSOCIATED WITH PERFUME, SOAP , DETERGENT?

ANS PERFUME

Q. INDIA FAVOURITE IN COOPERATE SOCIAL ACTIVITIES , INCLUDE BAZZAR IN THE NAME ?

ANS: STARBAZAAR

Q. CHAIRMAN OF TIDCO ?

ANS BHASKAR BHAT

ROUND 4

Q . FIND THE LINK : ANGELINA JOLIE , AMERICAN CUP SERIES , SEPHERA .??

ANS; LUIS VOUTTON

Q. FIND THE LINK : PATHSHALA , DOTEX, VIJAY KELKAR.

ANS: NIFTY

Q.http://www.google.co.in/imgres?um=1&hl=en&safe=off&sa=N&biw=1092&bih=533&tbm=isch&tbnid=vZ2ilUF8TnwRCM:&imgrefurl=http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/government-held-guilty-for-death-of-rajan-pillai-in-tihar-jail/1/138162.html&docid=drZaUZCCr3sSHM&imgurl=http://media2.intoday.in/indiatoday/images/stories/pillai_398_051411033427.jpg&w=398&h=209&ei=6gJWT6qDNtHyrQeJ74GIBw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=174&vpy=200&dur=335&hovh=163&hovw=310&tx=160&ty=84&sig=102291214293388461559&page=1&tbnh=91&tbnw=174&start=0&ndsp=12&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:0,TIGER ….ZINDAGI MEIN LIFE.??

ANS : BRITANNIA

Q.SEA TOWN, MERLION (SINGAPORE), INVESTMENT COMPANY?

ANS :

ROUND 5 (FASTER WORLD);

Q CLUE 1; FOUNDER WELLS FARGO.

Q CLUE 2;COMPANY STARTED AS EXPRESS SERVICE MAIL.

Q CLUE 3: INTRODUCED TRAVELLERS CHEQUE

ANS AMERICAN EXPRESS

Q.2 ORGANISATION OWNED BY WARNOCK AND CHARLES GESCHELE

ANS:ADOBE

Q.3LEONARD BOSACH OWNS THIS COMPANY?

ANS CISCO

Q.TIE BREAKER:

I AM A NATIONAL BIRD NAMED QUETZAL ..NAME THE COUNTRY?

ANS: GUETAMALA

Definitely clear that a lot of content is from the past Pickbrain/ Crucible archives and we strongly believe that you will do well if you dig into the previous years’ Crucible quizzes and some Current Affairs!!

So, don’t forget to go through the archives and Be Prepared for the next quiz! 

If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of Tata Crucible Questions  has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups.

A thorough read through previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

And if you are not looking just for Tata Crucible questions but a good guide to Prepare for Tata Crucible and other business quizzes, you must read the 20,000+ downloads famous –A Definitive guide to prepare for Tata Crucible

You can attempt Tata Crucible Questions from the Student Edition 2011 on a brand new customized platform. Dont just read, PARTICIPATE!

TATA CRUCIBLE QUESTIONS from the previous years

Tata Crucible Questions – Coimbatore Campus 2012

Tata Crucible Questions 2012- Coimbatore Campus

 

 

 

EXCLUSIVE: Coimbatore FINALISTS say participating in QuizWorks quizzes helped them. Around 10 questions asked in the Coimby edition was seen by them previously! 

Questions from all the cities of the 2012 Campus Edition here

Akshay Jyotishi shares with us the questions from the Coimbatore edition of the Tata Crucible Campus 2012

Review and Tata Crucible Questions by Akshay Jyotishi

Coimbatore produced one of the best Campus Crucible’s so far as teams displayed amazing aptitude and fighting spirit resulting in edge of the seat entertainment and brought the city to life on a Sunday afternoon. Earlier in the day, over 120 teams took the prelim from which the following six teams made it to the final.

IIMK represented by Madanish and Siddhartha won the Quiz ( Review , image and info from the official TC website : tatacrucible.com)

Tata Crucible Questions – Coimbatore Campus 2012

As usual there were twenty questions.  Please find the prelims questions below.

1)    Thomas rented out horses in the seventeenth century in cambridge. When hiring out of cambridge , he would do so in his particular order. What common phrase was derived from this related to choices.

Ans:-Hobson’s Choice …. His name was thomas hobson.

2)    This company’s name translates to All Lion in italian. It’s former name was Manz Wear Pvt. Ltd. (Hint: It is part of the future group)

Ans: Pantaloon

3) Identify

Ans:- Burger King

 

4)    In the movie rain man , Dustin Hoffman says “_________ never crashed “ and refuses to board any other airline. What airline is he referring to?

Ans:- Qantas

 

5) _________ coefficient is a measure of equality. At 0 it means absolute equality and 1 is gross inequality.

Ans:- GINI coefficient

 

6)    This product was first launched as Mum in 1888. It’s tagline was “A girl’s best friend is her mum”. What product is this?

Ans:- Deodorant

7)

Identify the man who founded this group . (Hint: Tamil origin, controversial)

Ans:- Raj Rajratnam

8)    The Bali Brassiere Company was founded by Sam and Sara Stein in 1927, originally called the FayeMiss Lingerie Company. The company’s best-known product has been the ________ . (Hint: It’s a wonderful product.)

Ans:- Wonderbra

9)    The Jain Family headed by Mr. D.K. Jain started Siddhomal and Sons, a paper and newsprint trading organization in 1923. They revolutionised movie viewing in India. They are a big name in the multiplex industry.

Ans:- INOX

10) This company is more known for their pain relief product . They acquired fruitnik which is a fruit drink in 2011. Which company.

Ans:- Amrutanjan

11) Lasalgaon and Pimpalgaon in maharashtra produce a commodity that could affect election results and is kept under observation during elections. Which commodity?

Ans:- Onion

12)

Identify the product.

Ans:- Brylcreem

13) Venture capital firm who’s name has a tamil root. They funded Hector Beverages,SKS Microfinance,Manipal Universal Learning,and Ace Creative Learning. It is run by a very well respected indian . Identify the person or the firm.

Ans:- N.R. Narayana Murthy / Catamaran

14) This hotel group runs Cortyard hotels .. (Choices Hilton/ Marriot/ Hyatt)

Ans:- Marriot

15) __________ originated via the partnership of scientist Samuel Ruben and businessman Philip Rogers Mallory, who met during the 1920s.  This cell was made on the premise that it lasts longer.

Ans:- Duracell

16) It was created by a merger of two British insurance firms, Norwich Union and CGU plc. “It means spring or revival in hebrew”. What?

Ans:- Aviva

17) Connect Skoda to the abominable snowman.

Ans:- Yeti

18) The RBI building in Delhi is guarded by Yaksha and Yakshini . They are the assistants of which god in Indian mythology?

Ans:- Kuber

19) The _______ saga is a book about the collapse of which company. It has a foreword by Kiran Karnik.

Ans:- Satyam

20) Identify

Adam Smith

Ans: Adam Smith

 

Definitely clear that a lot of content is from the past Pickbrain/ Crucible archives and we strongly believe that you will do well if you dig into the previous years’ Crucible quizzes and some Current Affairs!!

So, don’t forget to go through the archives and Be Prepared for the next quiz! 

If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of Tata Crucible Questions  has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups.

A thorough read through previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

And if you are not looking just for Tata Crucible questions but a good guide to Prepare for Tata Crucible and other business quizzes, you must read the 20,000+ downloads famous –A Definitive guide to prepare for Tata Crucible

You can attempt Tata Crucible Questions from the Student Edition 2011 on a brand new customized platform. Dont just read, PARTICIPATE!

TATA CRUCIBLE QUESTIONS from the previous years

Tata Crucible Questions – Trichy Campus 2012

Tata Crucible Questions 2012- Trichy Campus

Questions from all the cities of the 2012 Campus Edition here

Anand Babu, one of the finest quizzers in the country and a Quizzing.in patron for ages reviews and shares questions from the Trichy Edition. We would also like to congratulate Anand as he and his teammates successfully won the Trichy Edition and are now all ready to win the Grand Prize of Rs 4 lakhs!

 Review and Tata Crucible Questions by Anand Babu

The Second edition of Tata Crucible, Trichy was held today. We were amazed to see the large number of teams that turned out(Pickbrain mentioned that the count was 192 and it was more than double the count of last year).  It was so large that we did not get seats in the hall. We were then made to sit on the dias on the chairs where the finalists were supposed to sit. At that time, we dint know it was a harbinger for what was going to happen later in the day.

Tata Crucible Questions – Trichy Campus 2012

As usual there were twenty questions.  Please find the prelims questions below.

1)      On 31 December 1600, the Queen granted a Royal Charter to “George, Earl of Cumberland, and 215 Knights, Aldermen, and Burgesses” to start a company. Which one?

2)      What was developed by TL Williams inspired by his sister Maybel ?

3)      Identify the automobile brand from the logo given. (Italian)

4)      Which popular TV actress produced TV serials in 1990s through her production house named ‘Saraswati Audio Visuals’? (Pickbrain gave a clue saying her husband also belongs to the film industry ).

5)      Which company consumes 80% of the vanilla produced in the world?

6)      Who company is associated with the Bombay Burma Trading Company some 141 years back?  (As given)Options given were Aditya Birla group, Wadia group, Reliance group

7)      Who authored the book ‘Idea Man’ in memoir of his famous friend? (Pickbrain gave a clue saying it is related to the IT industry ).

8)      What packaging innovation has Sundrop done for its product named Slimlite?

9)      Which company was originally started as Anglo-Persian oil company in 1909?

10)   Which two Pakistani cricketers have started restaurant in dubai named ‘Meat One’?

11)   Which is the first product from Dabur that was labeled an ayurvedic medicine?

12)   An print ad for a brand. This guy’s pic was there.

13)   To which country does ETESCA telecom company belong to? The telecom operations were started there only in 2008.

14)   Which famous painter designed the Ash Tray in Air India? He signed in it as SD.

15)   What is the name given to the middlemen involved in the defense deals(especially in the navy)?

16)   Identify the person or company to which he belongs to. He is the heir to a very big conglomerate.His company entered formula one through the Indian Grand Prix.

17)   Which famous business man was the Treasurer of Indian National Congress in 1933?

18)   A very famous ad featured the following personalities – Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King, Jr., Richard Branson, John Lennon, Buckminster Fuller, Thomas Edison, Muhammad Ali, Ted Turner, Maria Callas, Mahatma Gandhi, Amelia Earhart, Alfred Hitchcock, Martha Graham, Jim Henson, Frank Lloyd Wright and Pablo Picasso. Which ad?

19)   Which car was used as the ‘Intervention vehicle’ in Indian Grand prix?

20) He was the former head of IDBI. He is more famous for his book named ‘ The immortals of Meluha’. Who is he?

Tata Crucible Questions – Trichy ANSWERS :

1)      British East India Company    2)      Maybelline    3)      FIAT ( was tricky)    4)      Jaya Bachchan(Many wrote Hememalini)

5)      Coca Cola    6)      Wadia Group    7)      Paul Allen    8)      Cooking Spray   9)      British Petroleum   10)   Saeed Anwar and Inzy

11)   Dabur Hajmola  12)   Gilette  13)   Cuba    14)   Salvador Dali    15)   Sharks    16)   Jaypee Group    17)   Jamanlal Bajaj

18)   Apple    19)   Mahindra Scorpio    20)   Amish Tripathi

After this, 6 teams were called on to the stage for the Heats(tribute to olympics). The teams included 2 sastra teams, NIT, Our team(BIM) and 2 others. There were 6 questions on tie-breaker. They were relatively much simpler. Some of them were:

1)      ‘French Connection period’ – who is it associated with?

2)      How do we better know the ‘International Bank for Reconstruction and Development’?

3)      What was unique about Ford until 1925?

At the end, We and Sastra team 1 qualified for the finals. The defending runners-up made a blunder in the last Q and had to go out.

Then the top four teams were announced. We were in for a shock because the defending champions from Sastra were not there in the list. Anyways, the final six teams were:

BIM, SASTRA 1,IIM Trichy, NIT and SASTRA 2

Some of the questions from the finals:

1)      Katan, Cora, Georgette and Shattir: Connect these with something in India that is soon going to get a Geographical Indication.

2)      In the early 1900s, Wilbur Chapman, impressed by Missionaries of Charity sermon about Lepers, wanted to help them. He sold his pet named Pete and donated the amount. This catched up among the people and something started. What are we talking about?

3)      Connect: a student who has completed the third year of the mathematical tripos with first-class honours, a car of Chrysler, a profession of handling animals, especially horses and cattle.

4)      Which legend in 1992 donated $100,000 to the university of California to popularize a course on censorship in cinema and videography?

5)      Who is the author of the book “A Fist full of Rice”. He is the face of a particular industry in india.

6)      Which brand of toothpaste did Anchor buy from John Oak Remedies in 2007?

7)      What is the name of the longest train in india from Cochin to Dibrugar?

8)      With which legendary cartoonist would you connect Laugh-o-gram?

9)      Identify this Indian settled abroad. He is going to inherit a huge sum from his father.

10)   The person in the image below is Frederick August Bartoli. What is he famous for?

11)   Identify this person who has revolutionized a sector in India.

12)   Identify her

13)   Connect: ASDA, SEITYU etc

14)   Connect:

15)   For which brand of watch does Dhoni appear in advertisements?

ANSWERS for Finals Questions:

1)      Banaras Saris    2)      Piggy Bank    3)      Wrangler    4)      Hugh Hefner    5)      Vikram Akula    6)        Forhans

7)      Viveka Express  8)      Walt Disney  9)       Vanu Bose, son of Amar Bose    10)   Statue of Liberty

11)   VG Siddartha of CCD  12)   Christine Lagarde  13)   Walmart   14)   Nestle Kitkat  15)   Titan Sonata

It was a very closely-fought quiz with three teams having a chance to win championship. We(Anand Babu and Vignesh from BIM) came out on top in the end. NITians were the runners-up.  For a fledgling quizzing city like Trichy to have close to 200 teams was an achievement in itself. Pickbrain was quite pleased with it as well.  All the best!!!

Definitely clear that a lot of content is from the past Pickbrain/ Crucible archives and we strongly believe that you will do well if you dig into the previous years’ Crucible quizzes and some Current Affairs!!

So, don’t forget to go through the archives and Be Prepared for the next quiz! 

If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of Tata Crucible Questions  has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups.

A thorough read through previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

And if you are not looking just for Tata Crucible questions but a good guide to Prepare for Tata Crucible and other business quizzes, you must read the 20,000+ downloads famous –A Definitive guide to prepare for Tata Crucible

You can attempt Tata Crucible Questions from the Student Edition 2011 on a brand new customized platform. Dont just read, PARTICIPATE!

TATA CRUCIBLE QUESTIONS from the previous years

Tata Crucible 2012 | Campus Edition

TATA CRUCIBLE

 

Update 1: You can now Practice for the Tata Crucible Quizzes here. We’re uploading a new set everyday! Participate and learn everyday

Update 2:  Quizzing.in is now offering a Rs 300 cash voucher for every Tata Crucible (Campus 2012)  review with questions sent to us . So, if you wish to review one of the upcoming cities, register with us now. Email us at priyanka@quizzing.in

 

Tata Crucible 2012

The biggest Business Quiz for Students is back! 24 cities – 24 champions – 1 National Champion.

Not only is the Tata Crucible a chance to be crowned the Best Business Quizzers in the country but also a fantastic platform to monetize your year long preparations. The Tata Crucible Campus Edition , now in its 8th year, will be hosted by quizmaster Giri Pickbrain Balasubramaniam and will be spread over 50 days!

Rules for the year remain almost the same as the previous years with clearer indications for teams from colleges where there are no centres (participate in the closest centre by geographical distance and all teams from the same college must participate at one centre)

But as usual what surprises us is no action being taken on Professional courses like ICAI and ICWA. Its just unfair to the students of ICAI that they have to hear the brickbats of a 1000 students!!

Coming to the more important details-

 

19-Feb-12 : Jamshedpur – Ankit & Deepanjab from XLRI . Tata Crucible Campus Jamshedpur Review and Questions here

23-Feb-12 :Nagpur – Ashik and Vikram from VNIT win the Nagpur Round

25-Feb-12 : Trichy – Anand Babu & Vignesh from BIM Trichy. Tata Crucible Campus Trichy Review and Questions here

26-Feb-12: Coimbatore: Madanish & Siddhartha from IIM-K. Tata Crucible Campus Coimbatore Review and Questions here

28-Feb-12 : Friday : Hyderabad 2pm  Taj Deccan Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

1-Mar-12 : Thursday : Bhubaneswar 2pm May Fair Convention Centre Jaydev Vihar, Bhubaneswar

3-Mar-12 : Saturday: Bangalore 2pm  NIMHANS Hosur Road, Bangalore

4-Mar-12: Sunday: Chennai 1pm Vivanta by Taj – Connemara Binny Road, Chennai.

6-Mar-12 : Manipal : Chaitanya and Samarth from NIT-Surathkal . Tata Crucible Review and Questions from Manipal here

09-Mar-12: Friday : Cochin 1.30pm  The Gateway Hotel Marine Drive, Ernakulam

13-Mar-12 : Tuesday : Amritsar 2pm onwards Art Gallery M M Malviya Road, Amritsar

14-Mar-12 :Wednesday : Chandigarh 2pm  Punjab University Law College Auditorium

15-Mar-12 : Thursday : Rohtak 2pm  Tagore Auditorium MDU Campus, Rohtak

18-Mar-12: Sunday : Guwhati 2pm Indian Institute of Technology – IIT Campus Guwahati – 781 039.

20-Mar-12 : Tuesday: Jaipur 2pm Vidyashram (Maharana Pratap Auditorium), Opp.Daini Bhaskar, Malaviya Nagar

23-Mar-12- Friday : Goa 2pm National Institute of Oceanography, Cardium Auditorium Dona Paula, Goa

24-Mar-12 – Saturday : Mumbai 2pm Y B Chavan Auditorium Nariman Point, Mumbai

25-Mar-12 – Sunday : Pune 2pm  Balaji Institute of Management Wakad, Pune

27-Mar-12 – Tuesday :Indore 2pm University Campus DAVV Auditorium, Khandwa Road, Indore

29-Mar-12 – Thursday : Ahmedabad 4pm IIM – Indian Institute of Management (Ravi Mathai Hall), IIMA

31-Mar-12 – Saturday : Delhi 1pm Taj Mahal Palace Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi.

1-Apr-12 – Sunday : Lucknow 2pm Taj Residency Vipin Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow

2-Apr-12 – Monday : Patna 2pm Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir

6-Apr-12 – Friday : Kolkata 4pm Kala Mandir 48, Theatre Road, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata – 700017

But worried you aren’t prepared yet? Participate in some of the older Tata Crucible quizzes and find out how you do here.

Or browse through the Question Bank of Questions from the last 6 years of Tata Crucible here! 

Some questions from last few years Tata Crucible quizzes:

1. Which financial giant owns majority stake in LEGOLAND under its Merlin Entertainment brand?

Ans- Black stone

2. Famous Slogan by American criminal GARY GILMORE before he was executed in1977?

Ans- Just Do It

3. HARD ROCK café motto “love all serve all” is based on whom?

Ans- Satya Sai Baba

4. Blue print of Indian budget is called what? (White paper/blue sheet/red sheet)

Ans-Blue sheet

5-SIMPLY FLY written by whom?

Ans- Captain Gopinath

6- He is credited with the modernization and computerization of Indian Railways. Name the personality? Launched Shatabdi Express too!

Ans- Madhav Rao Scindia

7-SoundJam which was acquired by Apple was relaunched as what?

Ans- iTunes

8- Elizabeth Hurley is associated with which cosmetics brand that awarded her the first modeling job at the age of 29?

Ans- Estee Lauder 

9- From where (city) was the first FM radio Service started in India?

10- ‘Blyk’ is a mobile messaging media service targeted at the youth. Which cellular operator provides the service in India?

11- ‘Sure’ in UK, ‘Shield’ in SouthAfrica, ‘Reward’ in Nigeria. How do we know it in India?

12- What was unveiled by Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009 at the “All things digital Conference’ in San Diegeo?

13- Who owns ‘Instone’ nutritional supplements & also editor of the men’s magazine ‘Sly’?

14- Small car manufacturer ‘Daihatsu’ is owned by which company?

15- Which business house based in Kerala was started by Ninan Mathai & M. George in 1887?

16- Which Malaysia based airliner headed by Tony Fernandes is Asia’s largest low-cost no frills carrier?

17 - Founded in 1783 in Geneva & named after its founder who was a jeweler & amateur scientist. He invented the Geneva system for producing pure bottled water through Carbonization. Identify the brand.

18 - Which venture started as “Indian Ahoy’ a site which is still used to attract high leisure travelers from overseas? But later it was rechristened to better suit the Indian market.

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Tata Crucible Questions – Jamshedpur Campus 2012

Tata Crucible Questions 2012- Jamshedpur Campus


Krishan Kumar from Jamshedpur reviews the Jamshedpur Tata Crucible Campus 2012

The 2012 Campus Edition of the Tata Crucible Quiz kicked off in Jamshedpur with around 90 teams participating in the prelims. The top 4 teams were selected directly from the prelims while the 5th and 6th team were selected from the Wild Card entry. XLRI had a monopolistic rule here as all 6 teams were from the same college and only two teams could go through to the Regional final.

The Wild Card questions were basically content asked in the previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions

After the prelims and wild card questions, the Top six teams on stage were:

1 Chinmay  and  Sanchit  from  XLRI

2 Partha  and  Abhishek  from  NIT  ROURKELA

3 Debjit Roy and Pranshu from BIT MESRA

4 Ankit  and Deepanjan from  XLRI

5 Sumit  and  Deepak  from NIT JAMSHEDPUR

6 Mrityunjay  and Ulaganath from XLRI

In the end, Ankit & Deepanjan from XLRI won the Jamshedpur Edition of the Tata Crucible Campus 2012 with a huge margin while a question on Dimple Kapadia decided the tiebreaker between XLRI team 2 and BIT Mesra which was won by Mrityunjan & Ulag from XLRI..

Below find the prelims questions and some of the questions asked in the finals

We will update the Crucible winners and Tata Crucible Questions from various cities here, so don’t forget to bookmark this link

But for now,

Tata Crucible Questions from Jamshedpur Campus 2012

1. What  term  was  popularized  by  an  Intel  lawyer   to  define   companies    who  were trying  to “make  a   lot  of  money  off a patent  that  they  were  not  practicing “  and  had  no  intention  of  practicing  in future as well. Ans: PAYROLL from Patentroll

2. Ho Re Ca is a market segment in a certain industry. What does the term Ho Re Ca stand  for? Ans:  HOTELS  RESTAURANTS  AND  CATERING

3. Visual of a management guru.

Ans: MICHAEL PORTER

4. Which  Indian  businessman  founded  the  venture  capital   firm INVESTMENT CORPORATION  OF  INDIA in  1937? Ans: JRD TATA

5. Which  Pepsico  brand’s logo  bears  a face   that  is  believed   to  have  a similarity  to  Benjamin  franklin? Ans: QUAKEROATS

6. What  began  as  a toy  balloon manufacturing unit  from  a  small  shed  in Tiruvolluyur, an  industrial  suburb  north  of  Chennai  in  1946? Ans: MRF

7.  visual clip  of  a stock  certificate of  the INTERNATIONAL MERCENTILE MARINE CO. THIS  FIRM  IS  KNOWN  FOR   INVESTING  IN  SOMETHING  FAMOUS …. WHAT? Ans: RAISED FUNDS  FOR  THE  TITANIC

8. What does I in CIVETS  STAND  FOR? Ans: INDONESIA

9. Which  Indian  airline  would  you  associate  the  frequent  flyer programme “ flying  returns”? Ans: AIRINDIA

10. The  initial  idea  to  set  up  this  bank  was floated  in 1870  by Adelbert Delbuick and Ludwig Bamberger.. Which bank? Ans:DEUTSHE BANK

11. This  French  company  dropped  the  alphabet  h  from its  name  in  2007   in  certain languages as  x  followed  by  h  was  difficult   to  pronounce.. Which firm? Ans: SODEXO

12. Who holds   the copyright for   “an  inconvenient  truth”? Ans: Al Gore

13. What was  formed  in  1971    as  European  Management  Forum? Ans: WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

14. How  do we  know “the  hyperintelligent , superconnected  pack  of  serial  entrepreneurs “ who  left  Paypal  after  its  initial  days  and  are   now  a powerful  group  in  the  Silicon Valley? Ans: PAYPAL MAFIA

15. Which  company’s  secret  formula  would  you  associate  with   the Stepan  company? Ans: COCA COLA

16. Identify the  media  giant

17. with  which  shoe  company  would  you  associate  the  city  Zlin? Ans: Bata

18. In  keeping  with   the  global  philosophy  of   continuos  development  of  community ,   this  company  in  association  with  SONY  ENT  TELEVISION   launched  its  education    programe SHIKSHA? Ans: PROCTOR & GAMBLE

19. With which  brand  would  you  associate Maryland  born Edmund Mcllenny? Ans: TABASCO

20. visual  of  Gary  Kasparov  playing  chess with  a computer.. Name the firm  and  the  computer? IBM N DEEP BLUE

Tata Crucible Questions Jamshedpur Wild Card

1.Namhu  odaya and Kusakahora  founded which  company
a)Haier
b)Osaka
c)Hitachi
Ans: Hitachi

2. Who  owns  the  brand  Duracell?
Ans: Proctor & Gamble

3. With  which  group would  you associate  Rajvillas?
Ans: THE  OBEROI GROUP

4.Josephin Dixon in  1921  invented  what    for  his  wife  who  had  regular  cuts  and  burns  in  the  kitchen?
Ans: BANDAID

5. Ambipure  is  owned   by  whom?
Ans: GODREJ  SARALEE

 

Tata Crucible Questions from Jamshedpur Finals

The finals consisted of  five  rounds. All rounds  had  simple  scorings without  the  previous edition  hassles  of  Powerplays and  other  such stuff.

‘PICKBRAIN mentioned  that   it   was  the  insistence  of  the  students  from   their   feedback   forms  that  had   forced  them  to  keep  things simple’ and as we read it – ‘It Just dint work!!’.

The  rounds  were  as  follows

1. SMARTER WORLD ROUND: +10 for direct and pass; No negatives – Dry Questions

2. SHARPER WORLD ROUND: +10 for direct and pass – Mainly Image questions

3. TATA WORLD: 4 questions about the Tatas

4. LATERAL WORLD: World famous Connect round!

5. FASTER WORLD: 3 clue round with +15, +10, +5 and same negatives!

Some of the Questions from the Finals are inline:

1.This as created in 1982 in new delhi and was inaugurated by Mr Rajeev Gandhi in 1984..it was a multicrore brand and was shut a few years ago..identify this symbolic representation of india

ANS: APPUGARH

 

2. The darpa project funded a project ADAPTIVE DATA RETRIEVAL and this led to CALO. How is CALO better known in india?

ANS: APPLE 4S I SIRI PROJECT

 

3.ROHIT SURFACTANTS started off with humble beginnings. today it holds a 2400 crore conglomerate business..which is its most famous product

ANS: GHADI DETERGENT

 

4.What was started in 1918 by WALTER when he asked for 12 ford model T ‘s IN EUROPE?

ANS: HERTZ CAR RENTAL

 

5. Which Indian company sued suhel seth for dematory tweets against it?

ANS: ITC

 

6.Who is defined by THE UNIVERSAL EXPORTS COMPANY as their most n proficient field leg

ANS: JAMES BOND (universal exports is a fictional co)

 

Definitely clear that a lot of content is from the past Pickbrain/ Crucible archives and we strongly believe that you will do well if you dig into the previous years’ Crucible quizzes and some Current Affairs!!

So, don’t forget to go through the archives and Be Prepared for the next quiz! 

If you are participating in any other cities, we’re sure these questions will give you a heads up on the preparation required.

For those who want to have a look at the previous years’ questions, follow the links below

The format of Tata Crucible Questions  has been simple throughout – a mixture of current affairs dry questions, visuals, heads of companies, trivia from old sites/blogs/quiz groups.

A thorough read through previous editions’ Tata Crucible Questions will definitely give participants a good direction to prepare for their city finals.

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Mood Indigo 2011 | India Quiz – Questions

Mood Indigo 2011 | India Quiz – Questions

Mood Indigo India Quiz by J Ramanand

J Ramanand, who hosted the quiz at Mood Indigo, has shared with us questions from his Quiz for those of you who haven’t seen it earlier, at the BC session, or at the BQC Ender Bender.

Cut off: 18 with 6*s

The 2011 Obituary Quiz

2011 has been a year that has witnessed the loss of some legendary personalities all over the world. Here is a compilation of such personalities and a description of their accomplishments in the form of a self help Quiz.

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Know Kolkata Quiz | Quiz Review

Know Kolkata Quiz’ held at Modern High School for Girls, part of the ongoing ‘Kolkata Festival’ saw some brilliant contests. Quizmaster for the morning was Mir. The quiz was all about who knew his or her city the best.
The parents also participated in the quiz along with their children, which made it all the more interactive and fun. The quiz made parents feel like school children once again, sitting on stage participating in a school quiz.
There were eight teams with each team consisting of two schoolgirls with their respective parent. The first round was called ‘mixed bag’ where each team had to choose a subject on which they were quizzed.
Subjects varied from language, public buildings, clubs, markets, sports, politics and literature to fiction. The variety in subjects and the questions asked made the session very interesting and each team did superbly in the first round.
This was followed by ‘who am I’ which was about guessing a given personality or subject through a clue. The ‘audio round’ followed next. Then there was quite an innovative round called ‘make the connection’. Each team was given a set of four words and they had to find a connection between them. Some teams struggled to find a connection while for others it was a cake walk.
‘Audience round’ saw the audience interacting and taking part in the quiz. It was quite a break for the contestants before the ‘buzzer round’ which was for the quick thinkers.
The quiz ended with team D winning the first prize. Team B was the runner-up. The quiz was followed by an exquisite exhibition called Magical Kolkata which was a joint effort of students and their parents

Cere-Brate: The Open Business Quiz Prelims | Quiz Questions

Cere-Brate: The Open Business Quiz Prelims 

 

FMS Fiesta Prelims — Presentation Transcript

CERE- CERE-BRATE: THE OPEN BUSINESS QUIZ PRELIMS

  1. Who was sued by tobacco-to-hospitality major ITC Ltd has for Rs 200 crore for what the company alleges are defamatory tweets and newspaper articles against ITC and its chairman, YC Deveshwar?
  2. What was launched by Henry Luce in 1936 that caught the spirit of America via vivid photojournalism?
  3. Who is the author of the following books?
    •  Something for the Weekend
    •  The Naked Chef
    • The Return of the Naked Chef
    • Happy Days with the Naked Chef
    •  __________ Kitchen
    • __________ Dinners
    • __________ Italy
    • Cook With __________: My Guide to Making You a Better Cook
  4. Identify.
  5. Identify the author.
  6. The Honorable Sir Charles Kuen was awarded half of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics for – “groundbreaking achievements concerning the transmission of light in ___________ for __________communication.”
  7. Since its founding, Barcelona has never worn corporate advertisements on their shirt. On 14 July 2006, the club announced a five year agreement with UNICEF, which includes having the UNICEF logo on their shirts. The agreement has the club donate €1.5 million per year to UNICEF via the FC Barcelona Foundation. Barcelona ended their refusal of corporate sponsorship in the 2011–2012 season, having signed a five-year €150m deal with?
  8. __________ isn’t a noun, it’s a verb, and it’s what Amazon has done in the targeted direction of Google. This is the first shot in the new war for replacing the Internet with a privatized merchant data- aggregation network. -Chris Espinosa
  9. Advertising slogan for the device: “Easy to learn, Easy to work, Easy to play“. Identify the device.
  10. At a meeting of Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences, faculty members voted with an “overwhelming majority” to remove two economics courses – Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business and Economic Development in India and East Asia – that were taught by him at the three-month Harvard Summer School session. Identify the teacher.
  11. Identify the advertiser.
  12. Identify the person.
  13. Which company was named after the name of the founder, Shojiro Ishibashi and comes from a calque translation and transposition of his surname?
  14. As of July/August 2011, there were exactly 9.0 million downloads every day, also 158 developers reached over 1 million downloads for their Applications. On May 16, 2011, it was announced that the ‘door’ will be shut for this brand and the services will be rebranded under the main/ parent brand. Identify both the brands.
  15. Born as Robyn __________ Fenty, she has sold more than 20 million albums and 60 million singles which make her one of the best selling artists of all time. Identify her.
  16. Identify the web based application.
  17. Identify the common surname. Cosimo de‘, Piero I de‘, Lorenzo I de, Cardinal Giovanni de, Giuliano de.
  18. He is a British historian having specialty is financial and economic history, particularly hyperinflation and the bond markets, as well as the history of colonialism. He has said that the British Empire succeeded in transforming “the institutions of failed or rogue states and lay the foundations of…rule of law, non-corrupt administration, and ultimately, representative government.”Among such “failed or rogue states” he included India. Identify him.
  19. South Asia’s first modern Metro Museum, showcasing the Delhi Metro, the only such installation worldwide in an operational Metro station has been opened at which metro station?
  20. What originated from the ancient Caledonian art of “flyting” where two or more performers trade elaborate insults, according to Professor Ferenc Szasz?

The Hindu NIE Arena 2011, an Inter-School Mega Sports Quiz | Quiz Review

The Hindu NIE Arena 2011, an Inter-School Mega Sports Quiz | Quiz Review

They got a sporting chance

A moment of joy: The winners with the chief guest and the sponsors.

The Hindu’s latest Newspaper in Education initiative, Arena, had a grand start. The inter-school mega sports quiz had sports enthusiasts sitting at the edge of their seats.

Do you read the sports page of the newspaper the first thing in the morning? Are sporting legends not just your idols but gods? Do you care more about your favourite football club’s standing in the league or about the status of the injured cricketer in the team than your outcome in the exam? Then you would have loved Arena!

The Hindu NIE Arena 2011, an inter-school mega sports quiz presented by Indian Overseas Bank, was held recently in the city of Chennai. Over 410 teams from 105 schools sat through the prelims where the teams had to write down answers to questions distributed to them. While that was being evaluated, the crowd comprising sports enthusiasts, students and teachers were kept entertained by the team from Radio One.

By the end of it six teams comprising two students each from PS Senior Secondary School, DAV Public School (Velachery), Maharishi Vidya Mandir, Hindu Senior Secondary School, Bala Vidya Mandir and Zion Matriculation were selected.

In keeping with the theme of the quiz, the quizmaster was Dr. Sumanth C. Raman, an avid sports quizzer and host of the DD Podhigai’s BSNL Sports Quiz.

With the stage set for the final clash, the questions categorised into seven rounds were fired at the teams. The rounds comprised general questions, audio, photo/video, dumb charades and rapid fire. It wasn’t just the teams on stage that were racking their brains to answer the question, even the young audience were constantly jumping out of their seats to get the quizmaster’s attention to answer. And they were promptly rewarded with chocolates.

At Arena, everyone walked away with interesting gyan like the Indian government’s efforts to promote tender coconut water as an ideal sports drink, that Jesse Owens visited The Hindu office in Chennai in 1955, that the Maharaja of Porbandar captained India’s first test series overseas. There was also a fun clipping of a sports person dancing in his hotel room to a pop song and the teams had to identify him. To everyone’s amusement it turned out to be Kamran Akmal, the Pakistani cricketer.

Proud winners

After sevens rounds of battling it out and even acting it out (in the dumb charades round), the team from Bala Vidya Mandir comprising Siddhartha S. Nathan and Vedanth Murali, both Std IX students, clinched the first place. They won a cash prize of Rs. 25,000, besides Hercules Rodeo bicycles and computer desks from Zuari Furniture.

Apoorv Abhishek and S. Adityaram from Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School, Chetpet, came second to bag the cash prize of Rs. 15,000. While Swati Hemant and Arjun Aravind from P.S.S.S.S. who placed third walked away with cash prize of Rs. 10,000. The remaining three teams won cash prizes of Rs. 5000 each.

Actor K. Dhanush, the chief guest who received a rousing welcome from the children, congratulated the winners and added, “Those who were placed fourth, fifth and sixth, don’t worry. That’s where I was usually placed too and I am doing pretty well in life.” He also stressed on the importance of giving one’s best even for the simplest of attempts. “You’ll never know where it’ll take you. That’s what happened with Kolaveri too.”

Mr. M. Narendra, Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Overseas Bank, was present too and shared how happy he was to be a part of the initiative and see youngsters enthusiastically participating in the quiz.

Runners upSIDDHARTHA S. NATHAN and VEDANTH MURALI, Std IX, Bala Vidya Mandir: We love sports. We are part of various sports teams in school and also avidly follow sports news. Since we were tied in the final rounds, we had to play strategically. One wrong answer would have cost us. That’s why even when we knew the answer for a couple of questions, since we weren’t sure we didn’t want to take the risk. But we are happy it paid off.


APOORV ABHISHEK and A. ADITYARAM, Std IX, Maharishi Vidya Mandir Senior Secondary School: We got to know about the quiz just the previous day and hence didn’t have much time to prepare. But since we regularly read the sports news, especially during the lunch breaks in school, it helped a lot. The quiz was fun and we really enjoyed participating in it.

 


SWATI HEMANT (Std IX) and ARJUN ARAVIND (Std VIII), P.S.S.S.S.: We’re into sports, that is we play, read books and look up news in the Internet. And that helped us in this quiz. Besides, we’re avid quizzers too. We liked the video rounds. We were extremely surprised that one of our really wild guesses for a question on cricketer Imran Khan turned out to be correct.

 

Source: http://www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/kids/article2728494.ece

TCS IT Wiz 2011: SBOA makes Chennai proud | Quiz Review

TCS IT Wiz 2011: SBOA makes Chennai proud | Quiz Review

CHENNAI: They came, they contested and they conquered – not just the title but also hearts.

Gokul T and R Aditya from SBOA school, Chennai, defeated eleven other equally talented teams from the rest of the country to emerge winners of the TCS IT Wiz quiz contest – 2011 at the Taj Coromandel on Saturday.

It wasn’t a cake walk for the two school kids, who were good enough to be called tech wizards, as they held on to their nerves to win a nail-biting finish. The quiz contest, the finals of which was held on Saturday, had been held over a period of six months. Although Delhi managed to surge ahead with a few quick points, Chennai and Hyderabad weren’t far behind it.

The team that surprised the audience was the one from Sri Chaitanya Junior College, Hyderabad, which had two enthusiastic quizzers who overtook the remaining teams during the tie-breaker round to make their way into the second level.� While St Paul’s English School, Bangalore looked promising at the start of the second level, Lokhandwala Foundation School, Mumbai and Lucknow Public School, Lucknow offered tough competition. Amidst all the high-tech drama, SBOA Chennai maintained a decent score in every round. The final round of the contest – that had teams from Chennai, Bangalore, Lucknow and Mumbai contesting – was a nerve-wracking one.

SBOA, Chennai – the home team stood victorious with 65 points bringing cheer to the audience, while Bangalore occupied the runner’s up position with 40 points.

“It feels great to know that the future of our country is bright and safe,” said guest of honour, N Chandrasekaran,� CEO & MD, Tata Consultancy Services.

The winners were presented with a Macbook pro each, while the runner’s up took home iphone 4.

Every participating team won Blue-ray DVD players and other goodies.

 

Source: http://ibnlive.in.com/news/tcs-it-wiz-2011-sboa-makes-chennai-proud/211140-60-118.html

Heritage India Quiz | Quiz Review

Heritage India Quiz | Quiz Review

DAV CSPur wins Heritage India Quiz

14 Dec 2011

BHUBANESWAR:

DAV Public School, Chandrashekharpur, has won the CBSE Heritage India Quiz competition conducted by CBSE New Delhi, for the second time. Around 10,000 schools affiliated to the board had participated in the quiz. The competition was conducted at four different levels. Aswin Kumar Behera of Class IX, Swastik Pradhan of Class X and Gourav Jena of Class IX reached the final round and won by 95 points.

Quiz master Pranab Mukherjee conducted it at the India Islamic Centre. The winning team along with the guide teacher were awarded the champion’s trophy citation and cash prize of Rs. 21,000 by the Minister of State for External Affairs and HRD E Ahamed and CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi.

The team was felicitated by the school at a separate function by SMC chairman Madan Mohan Panda and Principal KC Satpathy.

Source: Express Buzz http://expressbuzz.com/states/orissa/dav-cspur-wins-heritage-india-quiz/343337.html

Limca Book of Records Quiz – National Finals | Quiz Review

Limca Book of Records Quiz - National Finals | Quiz Review

DPS Kolkata wins Limca Book of Records Quiz

Proud winners: Students of Delhi Public School, Kolkata, Arunavha Chanda (left) and Mitul Dey Chowdhary (right) receiving the Limca Book of Records Quiz 2011 trophy from former Chief Justice of India J. S. Verma and quizmaster Derek O'Brien in New Delhi on Tuesday. - Photo: S. Subramanium

Proud winners: Students of Delhi Public School, Kolkata, Arunavha Chanda (left) and Mitul Dey Chowdhary (right) receiving the Limca Book of Records Quiz 2011 trophy from former Chief Justice of India J. S. Verma and quizmaster Derek O'Brien in New Delhi on Tuesday. - Photo: S. Subramanium

In a display of intelligence and quick thinking, Delhi Public School, Kolkata, team of Arunavha Chanda and Mitul Dey Chowdhury emerged triumphant at the national finals of the “Limca Book of Records Quiz-11” in the Capital on Tuesday.

The “Limca Book of Records Quiz” competitions were organised for students from Class VIII to XII in over 3,800 schools across 80 cities over a six-month period.

Hosted by quiz master and Rajya Sabha member Derek O’ Brien, the finals saw Delhi Public School, Kolkata, prevailing over teams from Sherwood College, Nainital, and New Era Public School, Delhi.

Felicitating the winners, former Chief Justice J. S. Verma described the event as an “unprecedented learning platform”. “Initiatives such as these are an ideal platform for students since they enhance their awareness around a variety of subjects and stimulate their creative thinking.”

On the occasion, Limca Book of Records holder Aditi Singhal enthralled the students with a quick demonstration of her ability to memorise things.

According to Mr. Brien, the initiative is a great platform to impart knowledge, promote learning and help young minds to know and grow.

The 22nd edition of the Limca Book of Records launched earlier this year was dedicated to the outstanding performances of 15 Indian athletes during the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games in 2010.

Source: The Hindu: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/article2713324.ece

Paragana Biz Quiz 2011 | Quiz Review and Questions

Review from QuizCollective 

The NMIMS Mumbai ‘Paragana’ Biz Quiz, hosted by Amit Pandeya, saw a participation of over 45 teams consisting of about 20 Corporates & 25 Students teams. The Final Results of the Biz Quiz, held on 13th November, 2011, were as follows :

Team 1 : Rohit Jain & Rabi Shankar Saha ( IBM, Mumbai )

Team 2 : Anil Kothuri & Vibhendu Tewari ( Edelweiss Capital & IndusInd Bank )

Team 3 : Naveen Prasad & Debargha Ambuly ( S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai ) – Best Student Team

Team 4 : Francis. R & Ameya Samant ( HDFC Life & IMRB, Mumbai ) – Joint Winners

Team 5 : Rajiv Rai & R.Jayakanthan ( Deutsche Bank, Mumbai & TCS, Chennai ) – Joint Winners

Team 6 : Rohan Khanna & Yagnyesh ( Accenture, Delhi & Oracle, Mumbai )

Team 7 : Raghav N.C ( Symbiosis Law School, Pune )

Find inline the Awesome Quiz by Amit Pandeya!

Mega Whats 2011 | Answer Key

Mega Whats 2011 – The 3rd National Open Quizzing Championship 

Delhi Advertising Club organized one Advertising, Marketing & Media Quiz | Quiz review

Delhi Advertising Club – Advertising, Marketing & Media Quiz | Quiz Review

Company Brief
New Delhi, December 12, 2011

Delhi Advertising Club organized one Advertising, Marketing & Media Quiz on 9th December 2011 Evening in New Delhi.

Mr. B. Sridhar-Group Director, Media Services Innocean Worldwide was the Quiz Master. 15 team participated. These are- MPG, Innocean Worldwide 2 team, Hard News Media, JCDecaux, Goldmine, Inter Publicity, Mindshare 2 team, Indian Oil, Crayons, NTPC, Zenith Optimedia, Lokmat Media & Lintas.

Winning team was “Hard News Media”, Second was Innocean Worldwide & Third position was achieved by IndianOil.

1st Prize was given by Immediate Past President Mr. Narinder Sharma. Mr. B. Sridhar-Quiz Master was given one Souvenir with a vote of thanks by President –DAC-Mr. R.C.Tanwar.

For further information, please contact:

Delhi Advertising Club
R.C.Tanwar
Mobile: +919811054189
Email: tanwarrc@gmail.com

Source:http://www.afaqs.com/news/company_briefs/?id=52356_Delhi+Advertising+Club+organized+one+Advertising+Marketing++Media+Quiz

Quiz Reviews

Texas Instruments Science & Technology Quiz 2011 | Quiz Review

Texas Instruments Science & Technology Quiz 2011 | Quiz Review

 

Bangalore. 5th December, 2011.

Nalanda Talent School, Kolkata, represented by VSP Abhishek and R Sri Krishna, emerged as national winners of the Texas Instruments Science & Technology Quiz 2011 held in Bangalore on Sunday. The team overcame stiff competition from finalists from Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi, and Bangalore. The trophy was presented by Biswadip (Bobby) Mitra, president & managing director, Texas Instruments (TI) India.

Sri Sankara Senior Sec School, Adayar, Chennai, and Sri Vidya Mandir High School, finished second and third respectively in the national finals. The event drew an enthusiastic response from school students from Bangalore who thronged the venue and passionately cheered the winners and the finalists. Members of the team that won the national finals were awarded attractive iPADs while their school was awarded a trophy.

Sri Vidya Mandir High School, National Public School, Indiranagar and Poornaprajna High School, Sadashivanagar, won the regional rounds for Bangalore. The Texas Instruments Science & Technology Quiz has provided a platform for bright, young students of Class 8, 9 and 10 to test their skills of inquiry and scientific thinking. “The talent displayed by students in five cities was amazing. These are the innovators of the future. The quiz has been successful in inculcating a scientific spirit among high school students in the country,” said Mitra.

Source: DNA.

Other quiz reviews at Nuclear Energy Quiz @ SIMT | Quiz Review and TIME Aqua Regia | Chennai Review.

Times of Oman Open Quiz Contest, 15th Edition | Quiz Review

Times of Oman Open Quiz Contest, 15th Edition | Quiz Review

03 December 2011

MUSCAT: They came, they fought hard, and they conquered. After an exciting battle of grit, nerves and wit, a new champion team emerged at the 15th edition of the Times of Oman Open Quiz Contest (TOOOQC).

Know Brainers — the team comprising Sujatha Ashok, R. S. Sumanth and Raji Sumanth — put a stop to the dominance of the defending champions, Mostly Clueless, to lift the ultimate quizzing trophy in Muscat, at the packed-to-the-brim City Amphitheatre in Muscat on Thursday.

Four time champions Mostly Clueless — the team comprising Dr Anupam Kakaria, Shafeek M. K. and Shaheen Jamil — and last year’s runners up, Questionable Characters (Rohini Dinesh, Sushmita Gupta and Udayan Gupta) displayed amazing performances to put up a brave fight to finish second and third (after a tie-breaker) respectively.

ISG Sreeraag Mohan and team (Sreeraag Mohan T, Darshan Regi Kalathil, R. Rajaganapathy Sankar) were crowned the school quiz champions.

ISM Quizzing ISMiites (Rohan Karnawat, Srujan Keskar, Shuvankar Goswami) and ISG Anmol Kakaria and team (Anmol Kakaria, Fahd Rayees, Anirudh Sen) finished first and second runners up respectively.

But the true champions of the evening were, of course, the audiences, who turned up in huge numbers despite the rain clouds looming large over the skies. They didn’t allow the thoughts of inconvenience the rains could have brought to dissuade them from attending this Times of Oman event that’s so close to their hearts.

Speaking to Times of Oman, quizmaster Giri ‘Pickbrain’ Balasubramanium said, “My first reaction is that the true winners of today’s (Thursday’s) event are the audience of Muscat. No two ways about it. It is amazing that despite the climate that prevailed, people turned out in such large numbers. It is their reflection of solidarity to an event like this.”

Sharing his thoughts on the champions, Know Brainers, Giri said, “The winners were an outstanding team. They have been waiting in the wings for way too long. I think they will win a few more finals. It is just the beginning for them.”

About the runners up, Mostly Clueless and Questionable Characters, Giri said, “They were known and expected to do well. It was a few tactical errors here and there that led them to lose. Facts like not getting their hands to the buzzer fast enough cost them some points.”

Explaining that this has been the closest TOOOQC that Muscat has ever witnessed so far, Giri said, “That to me is the changing times. Till it got to the buzzer it was five teams battling. So I think it was outstanding.”

Giri also suggested that Times of Oman should now restart the school quiz.

“I am sure the public here who root for a knowledge property like the TOOOQC wants that and would welcome that,” Giri noted.

TOOOQC was presented by Samsung. The major sponsors were Muscat Pharmacy, Pocari Sweat, Perfumes and Cosmetics. The co-sponsors were Sohar Aluminum, Al Mudhish and Delicio. Jet Airways was the official airlines and Sixt was the official rent a car company.

The official hosts were Platinum Hotel. The venue sponsors were Badr Al Samaa, Oasis Water, Shah Nagardas Manji, E-Travels and Tours, Malabar Gold, New India Assurance, Hoshan Trading, Apparel International and Spicy Village. The prelims of TOOOQC was organised at the Indian School Ghubra auditorium.

Earlier, Lakshmi Kothaneth, host for the evening, gave a perfect start to the proceedings, welcoming the huge crowd which voice voted the decision to shift TOOOQC to the month of December.

The event was earlier held in the month of April.

The event started with the school quiz, with team members — ISM Unchartered (Ashwin Menon, Arun Philips, Daniel Joseph), PSM Crashers (Aly Reza, Hager Abdul Sami, Syed Tumail Jafri), ISD Master Minds (Pranav R Krishnan, Francis Cilwin, Hadi Jamal), ISG Anmol Kakaria and team (Anmol Kakaria, Fahd Rayees, Anirudh Sen), ISM Quizzing ISMiites (Rohan Karnawat, Srujan Keskar, Shuvankar Goswami), ISG Sreeraag Mohan and team (Sreeraag Mohan T, Darshan Regi Kalathil, R Rajaganapathy Sankar), ISD Talent Knights (Mithun Prasad, Collins Jacob, Kelisto Chalissery) and ISWK iQuiz (Krishna Kamath, Lolith Lohidhakshan, Mohammed Suhail P M) providing exhilarating moments for the quiz.

Electrifying touches

Whether it was the rounds ‘first frontiers’ or ‘snap shots’ or the ‘final countdown’, the quizmaster, the school team members, and the audiences lent electrifying touches to the action.

Lauding the school teams for their participation, Giri said, “Hats off to their nerves and talent. It is not easy for the school children to perform with a 5,000 audience watching them.”

Before the start of the mega finals where the two school team toppers competed with the six open teams, a short film marking 15 years of Times of Oman Open Quiz Contest (TOOOQC) was screened.

At the mega finals, the open quiz teams— Know Brainers(Sujatha Ashok, R S Sumanth, Raji Sumanth), Three D (Armstrong Jeyakumar, Sangeetha Sridhar, Dr Rajan Philips), TBTF (Nitin Aravind, Roshan Kamath, Namrata Sheshadri), Mostly Clueless (Dr Anupam Kakaria, Shafeek M K, Shaheen Jamil), Questionable Characters (Rohini Dinesh, Sushmita Gupta, Udayan Gupta) and Roaring 40s (Sridhar Babu, Jacob Chandy, Harish Bilgi), ISG Sreeraag Mohan and team and ISM Quizzing ISMiites, provided impressive touches by cracking some very difficult questions.

The many rounds — including ‘global update’, ‘global vision’, ‘global crosswords’, ‘global connections’, ‘global preferences’ — had interesting oral and visual questions.

Most questions for the quiz were taken straight from the Times of Oman newspaper published last year and the round “global crosswords” had segments named after sections appearing in Times such as Extra, Entertainment, Market, Connect, Mind Games, and Commentary among others.

For the first time in a quiz in Muscat in the round ‘global preferences’, each team was quizzed on their preferences based on a form the teams had filled up during the prelims. Giri’s team in India worked on the questions once they received the filled in forms from the teams. The questions to each team were on what the teams like in life. In 45 seconds, they had to answer five questions on their subjects of preference.

Pickbrain kept the audience entertained by passing the unanswered questions from teams to them and also hurling special questions at them. Correct answers were followed by many gifts. From the grade four ISM student Ankith to seasoned quizzers like Murali R, they cracked tough questions to win some fabulous prizes.

The audiences answered five multiple choice questions via SMS to take home interesting gifts.

The quiz proved that one should always keep one’s quest for knowledge alive.

“Since the start of Times Quiz, I have seen so many new faces putting above average efforts to make it to the finals and win. It is a fabulous event,” said Riyas, country manager of Sea Pearls.

Source: Champions ‘Know Brainers’ knew it all.

Other quiz reviews at Texas Instruments Science & Technology Quiz 2011Nuclear Energy Quiz @ SIMT | Quiz Review and TIME Aqua Regia | Chennai Review.

The Hindeburg Line – Finalists

After the online prelims held on 27th November 2011, the finalists who will travel to Pune for the Grand Finale of The Hindenburg Line, to be hosted by Rohit Nair from QuizWorks are:

Top 6 Teams: 

  1. IIT Kanpur: Rohit Gupta & Shashwat Shivam
  2. NIT Surat: Rajarshi Mandal & Arindam Paul
  3. Osmania Medical College: Syed Mustafa Hashmi & Team
  4. ITER, Bhubaneshwar: Amit Mohanty & Sandeep Kumar Behera
  5. School of Law, Christ University: Vinya R.M & Anurag Chaudhury
  6. RVCE, Bangalore: Trisha Gopalakrishna & Vijay R

Waitlist#1

  1. Symbiosis Law School, Pune: Sachin Ravi & Raghav C
  2. HBTI, Kanpur : Shashwat Omar & Aaditya Tiwari
  3. BIT, Mesra : Utsav Raghuvanshi & Vrashank Jain
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