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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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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?

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 

Nuclear Energy Quiz @ SIMT | Quiz Review

Nuclear energy is a clean and pollution-free means to generate electricity and India must actively encourage its use to keep pace with the rising energy demand. This was the consensus of students after an interactive quiz session on energy scenario in India. The programme was held at Sevdie Institute of Management and Technology (SIMT) on Tuesday.
A short animation film titled ‘Meet Mr Budhiya’ which portrays through comic characters the change of heart among villagers who have fears about a nuclear power plant, was screened before a group of more than 100 engineering students of SIMT. After the screening, a few questions were asked about energy and those students who gave correct answers were given prizes.
The questions included teasers such as the use of radiation in daily life, in agriculture and medical care; comparison of nuclear energy with other non-conventional forms as solar and wind energy and the comparatively lesser damage to the environment in production of nuclear energy.

Galaxy 2011 | Quiz Review

Galaxy 2011, after being postponed twice, was finally conducted in the cramped auditorium of JIMS, Kalkaji on the 26th day of November. Cramped not because of the small size but because of the number of teams that turned up for the quiz(80+), with a few teams from Hyderabad, Bangalore and Kolkata. After a quick little yoga exercise to switch off the cell phones, the 25 question prelims began. The prelims were a mix of business, brands, current affairs and sports.
With a difference of 4 marks separating the sixth team from the seventh, the selection of six teams was a task well cut out. The teams that made it to the finals were from IILMx2, FMS, IIFT, Hansraj and Sri Venkateswara College. The finals had 4 rounds- Uchhal Kud, Iski Topi Uske Sar, Zero Katta and Ae! Kya Bolti Tu. After the relatively easy initial rounds, the teams were all warmed-up for the high octane barrage of questions that were to follow. And the two teams that dealt with them with ease were the teams from Venky and FMS who were well versed with their Pixar and La Liga, while IIFT who messed up with their Tennis Grand Slam, was unable to build on the momentum of their foundation. After the end of the penultimate round the scorecard read- 12(Hansraj), 16(IILM), 21(IILM), 27(IIFT), 38(Venky) and 49(FMS).
For the final round the teams had to switch to the top gear as it was time to perform or perish – do or die at every question. With two teams getting eliminated after every round it came down to the last two questions. With Venky at 42 and FMS at 49 the quiz was all set for a thrilling finish. The boys from Venky were in no mood to make life easy for FMS as they opted for a 15 pointer and they got it right too. Scorecard before the final question- Venky- 57, FMS- 49. FMS now had two choices, either opt for an 8 pointer and come level with Venky and test their knowledge (and luck) in the tie-breaker or go for a 15 pointer and win it fair and square. But when FMS identified him as Nek Chand, Venky did a barely audible high-five and exchanged smiles since they knew they were going back home with deeper pockets than FMS.
Final Scores- Venky- 57, FMS- 41, IIFT- 34
Some Questions
1. Recently conferred the ‘Commandeur of the Order of Leopold II’, which entrepreneur joined the travel business as a General Sales Agent for the Lebanese International Airlines, in 1967? Naresh Goyal

2. ‘If he is Big B, then I am double B’, he joked when asked about comparison with someone. ‘He had his own style and I will have my own. I don’t claim I am better than him but I don’t feel inferior to him.’
Who is talking about whom?
Shatrughn Sinha about Big B, referring to Ke Bani Crorepati

3. About whom did Gulzar say-
“Baad muddat ke phir mili ho tum,
Ye jo thodi si bhar gayi ho tum,
Ye vajan tumpe accha lagta hai.”
The Filmfare trophy since its weight was increased from 1.5 kg to around 3.5 kg.

4. The approximate rates are 0.022 per cent for industries, 0.013 per cent for non-industries and 0.08 per cent for residences on the total value of the property. Introduced in 2001, General Insurance Corporation manages the pool. In India, the largest claim made till date has been by Coca-Cola. What are we referring to? 
Terrorism Insurance

5. Taken from Kautilya’s Arthashashtra, which Indian Governement agency’s motto in Sanskrit reads “Kosha Moolo Dandaha”?
Income Tax dept.

6. In the Mahabharata, Draupadi is known widely by her patronymic surname, derived from the name of her father, King Drupad. Her actual first name, which she shares with another character in the epic means ‘black’ or ‘dark’.
What is the name?
Krishna

7. In horse racing, if a rider was a considerable distance ahead of his rivals, he would drop the cains and cruise to victory without much effort. This led to a term being coined for an easy convincing victory.
What term?
Winning hands down

8. ‘Kachchi Umar Ke Pakke Rishte’ is the subtitle of which famous Indian TV Sitcom?
Balika Vadhu

9. Bollywood is the largest film industry in the world in terms of number of annual film productions ahead of Nollywood and Hollywood.
Worth $250 million, what country does Nollywood belong to?
Nigeria

10. ‘We have decided to continue with him as he is synonymous with the brand and network of the. He was more of an emotional attachment and was also important from the creative perspective. The child was not important, though he would be introduced in the second phase’- said Harit Nagpal, the business director of the company. What is he talking about?
Pug usage in hutch to vodafone transition

Limca Book of Records 2011 | Kolkata Questions

Arunav Chanda from DPS, Ruby Park reviews the Limca Book of Recirds – Kolkata Edition and provides the questions from the Quiz. Review taken from Gyaan.in

There were around 250+ teams from 98 schools.
The prelims were hosted by Andrew Scolt and the main quiz by none other than Derek O’Brien himself!
Eventually, DPS Ruby Park consisting of Mitul Dey Chowdhury and Arunavha Chanda came 1st.
RESULTS:
1st: DPS Ruby Park
2nd: Apeejay School, Park Street
3rd: Birla High School for Boys
4th: La Martiniere for Boys
5th: Modern High School for Girls
6th: National Gems Higher Secondary School
PRELIMS: Highest-28/30 and  Cutoff – 26/30
1. Who is the only Test cricketer to have scored more runs than Don Bradman, but failed to score in his last innings?
Ans: Sourav Ganguly
2. Which river forms India’s Waterway no. 1?
Ans: Ganga
3. Which Indian state had the first woman CM?
Ans: Uttar Pradesh
4. Which Bollywood actor would you associate with the “Being Human” foundation?
Ans: Salman Khan
5. How do we better know singer, Steffani Joanne Angelina Germanotta?
Ans: Lady Gaga
6. The President of which country is also the honorary co-prince of Andorra?
Ans: France
7. On which Indian currency note would you find the picture of a computer monitor?
Ans: Rs. 1000/-
8. In October, 2011, the world’s highest webcam was installed on top of which mountain peak?
Ans: Mt. Everest
9. Which painting attracts more than 6 million people every year to the ‘Louvre Museum’?
Ans: The Mona Lisa
10. On 10th May, 2001, who sang the ghazal, ‘Lagta Nahin Dil Mera…’ in the Parliament to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the First War of Indian Independence?
Ans: Jagjit Singh
11. On 9th July 2011, ___________ became the newest country in the world.
Ans: South Sudan
12. Which computer keyboard symbol is traditionally called the pound sign or the number sign in USA?
Ans: # (or) Hash
13. Which continent produces 90% of the world’s rice?
Ans: Rice
14. What is the official colour of the Queen and the Royal Family of the Netherlands?
Ans: Orange
15. Which scientist saved his city in Sicily from Romans by practical application of pulleys and levers?
Ans: Archimedes
16. Omnitrix and the Humungosaur dinosaur can be associated with which television series?
Ans: Ben 10
17. In October 2011, MPs of UK voted to allow which Social Networking site during debates in the House of Commons?
Ans: Twitter
18. Buzz Aldrin, the 2nd man on the moon, appeared in which 2011 Hollywood action film?
Ans: Transformers 3
19. Chef Rafael Esposito designed which food item in honour of Queen Margherita in the colours of the Itaian flag?
Ans: Pizza
20. The adult males of which primate are called ‘silverbacks’?
Ans: Gorilla
21. Elle Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee, winners of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, hail from which country?
Ans: Liberia
22. In which 1865 children’s novel will you find the the King, Queen and Knave of Hearts?
Ans: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
23. Plasma, which makes up 55% of blood fluid, is basically 92% what?
Ans: Water
24. Camp, Golf, Polo and Half are all types of Shirt, Trousers or Coats?
Ans: Shirts
25. Which Asian country emits more CO2 than USA and Canada combined?
Ans: China
26. Which cartoon is this?
Ans: Chota Bheem
27.Identify the game.
Ans: Kho-Kho
28.Which creature, also called dwarf leopard is this?
Ans: OCELOT
29. There was a vague Bengali song played, we had to identify the singer.
Ans: Shreya Ghoshal
30. [Chammak Challo] Music director?
Ans: Vishal-Sekhar.

33rd Annual Patton Argus Open Quiz | Review

The Telegraph presents the 33rd Annual Patton Argus Open Quiz.

Where: Dalhousie Institute.

When: Saturday, November 19.

The participants: The best part of this 33-year-old quiz is that it’s open to all. On Saturday, school and college students matched wits with young professionals and young-at-heart grandpas, their teams sporting fun names like Hammer and Tongs, Last Action Heroes, Pataldanga Thundercloud and Perennial Peripherals.

The prelims: “Forty-five teams fought it out for the eight places in the finals,” explained Ram Mihir Sen, a founder-member of Argus, an association of “like-minded people” that has been organising the quiz since 1977. And even though Argus has a reputation for fielding questions favouring the “oldies”, the prelims packed in enough contemporary cool. For example: How would you know Jo Calderone’s alter ego better? Answer: Lady Gaga.

The finals: Right from the start, Hammer and Tongs took the lead with Pataldanga and Inmaniacs close on its heels. After a neck-and-neck fight, the eighth and final round saw Hammer and Tongs and Pataldanga on the same score, prompting a tie-breaker, which comprised three written questions. H&T beat Pataldanga 3-0.

The mood: It was a fun, relaxed quiz with sips of beer in between rounds. The smart questions and even smarter answers ensured many edge-of-the-seat moments, both among the quizzers and the audience.

The questions: Quizmaster Soumyadip Chowdhury covered everything from the Boer Wars to Angry Birds, Joss Stone to Eugene Delacroix.

In 1972 what brand was born after Roy Raymond was embarrassed while trying to buy a gift for his wife from a department store? Answer: Victoria’s Secret.

Why was Ian Fleming’s Vesper Lynd — played by Ursula Andress and Eva Green in the two versions of Casino Royale — named the way she was? Answer: Because it sounds like “West Berlin”.

What’s common to Parabeak, Kamikaze, Wood Breaker and Glass Jaw? Answer: Angry Birds.

Who was the first royal convert to Buddhism? This one had a few tricky close ones. The most obvious answer was “Ashoka” but one team threw up a googly — “Gautam Buddha”! Could Prince Siddhartha, who later became Buddha, be passed off as the first royal convert? The quizmaster decided differently. The correct answer? Ajatashatru.

Quizmaster’s voice: “It’s a quizmaster’s dream to hold a quiz that’s so close! I tried to keep a balance of questions so they didn’t lean too much towards us, old fogies,” smiled quizmaster Soumyadip.

Winner’s voice: “It was a good quiz. My favourite question was PD James’s Death Comes to Pemberley is a sequel to which literary classic?,” said Kinshuk Biswas, a member of winning team Hammer and Tongs. Answer: Pride and Prejudice.

Sponsor speak: “Most people are moving away from mindsports. I think it’s important that we have more events like this so that everyone can challenge themselves mentally,” said Sanjay Budhia, MD, Patton Group.

Club speak: “DI has always been known as the home of quizzing and the Argus Quiz has been on for more than three decades! We’re happy to support it,” said Barry ’Brien, president, DI.

Courtesy: Telegraph

Brain Jam 2011 | Quiz Review

One of the most ardent quizzers from North East India, Deep Jyoti reviews ‘Brain Jam 2011′ – a mega Quiz event that happens in Guwahati annually, inline:
Like the previous years ‘ Priya Communication’s mega quizzical extravaganza ‘ Brain Jam open Quiz‘ was held on 13th November at GMC auditorium, Guwahati.
This was its 6th edition. Like every year Brain Jam has a theme this year too-‘ Women Empowerment‘.
 More than 300 teams participated in the prelims  of Brain Jam ’11 ,which was dedicated to Dr. Bhupen Hazarika.
Barry O’ Brien, the quizmaster for the mega event paid a small tribute to the legend by framing 3 questions on him in the prelims.
Prelims was followed by a chorus,performed by 15 specially abled students from ‘ State Blind school’ which was the best part of the evening.
As the theme was ‘ women empowerment’,the organisers then falicitated the only lady autodriver of Ghuwahati Lakshmi Kumari and India’s
youngest mountainer to conquer Everest Anshu Jansenpa.
Now the quiz part, Quiz was of well balanced. Good research by Barry and his team.
After 8 round of Serious + fun quizzing a team called ‘ SUJI HALF PLATE SOCIETY‘ (Mridul Kalita & Bhabesh Das) won the quiz in tie-breaker and won a trip to Sri lanka as the 1st prize.
WANNA BE MY CHAMMAK CHALO‘(kapinjal Sarma & Tushar Krishnan ) won RS. 10 K and two Air tickets to Bangkok as the came 2nd.
Team called ‘ WOLFPACK'(abhilash Sarma & Surajita Kalita) came third and they won 2 color TV as the prize.
Brain Jam 2011 Prelims
1. what is a baby gaga icecream ?
2. what is ageorexia ?
3. what is so special about Iceland’s new constitution ?
4. Born on 8th sept 1926 to Nilakanta and Shantipriya. who ?
4. Chinese word for ” round object ‘?
5. who is a band aid baby ?
6. photo of philip masa !
7. cidenafill citrate is the scientific name of which compound?
8. what is willey ?

TCS IT Wiz | Lucknow 2011

TCS IT Wiz Lucknow 2011

Courtesy: TCSitwiz.com – Earlier in the day a tough prelim described by the quizmaster as ‘by far one of the toughest so far’ resulted in the following six schools making it to the TCS IT Wiz Lucknow final:
Mercy Memorial Lucknow - Shubham Tripathi and Shivam Sharma
Lucknow Public School Sec-I - Abhishek Singh and Shubham Kumar
Seth Anandram Kanpur – Arman Verma and Akshay Singh
Seth MR Jaipuria – Ansh and Samridh
Lucknow Public School Sec D – Pranshu and Himanshu
Model School Aliganj- Ankit Soti and Faraz N
The TCS IT Wiz final was a brisk affair with teams interlocked in a thick battle. Teams from Seth Anandram, Seth Jaipuria and LPS Sector D were quick to get into a lead as the other teams did well but in bursts and could not hold the momentum. With one question remaining all three teams had a fair chance of making it to the national finale.The LPS duo held their nerve and won the TCS IT Wiz Lucknow Edition while Seth Jaipuria did well to win the runner up title. Mr.Anoop Mishra the Chief Secretary Govt. of UP, thrilled the crowd with his own questions while congratulating them on a stupendous show.
Pranshu Agarwal , the Winner of the TCS IT Wiz Lucknow Edition shares with us the Prelims of the Quiz. Thank you Pranshu and many congratulations.

TCS IT Wiz Lucknow Prelims

Q1)The current incarnation of this famous website  is the result of a March 2000 merger between Confinity and X.com.In Oct 2002 became a wholly owned subsidiary of ebay. Which famous website is this?

Ans: Paypal Inc.

Q2)Which company was founded in 1906 in Rochester , New York  as The Haloid Photographic Company,which originally manufactured photographic paper and equipment.?

Ans:Xerox

Q3)World’s largest producer of guided missiles .Established in 1922 the company reincorporated in 1928 & adopted its present name in 1959. What?(hint: and adopted its name by mixing an old French word with a greek meaning ‘ray  of lights from the gods’?

Ans:Raytheon

Q4)Identify this person?(hint: known as the inventor of computer mouse)

Ans:Douglas Engelbart

Q5) Which company started  as Galvin Manufacturing Corporation in 1928, with its first product being a battery eliminator?. It adopted its current name in 1930 .

Ans:Motorola

Q6) Contrived acronym was coined in 2000 by Luis von Ahn, Manuel Blum, Nicholas J. Hopper, and John Langford? Carnegie Mellon University attempted to trademark the term, but the trademark application was abandoned on 21 April 2008. It  requires the user to type letters or digits from a distorted image that appears on the screen.(picbrain said don’t give ans like Turing Test be specific only the term)

Ans: CAPTCHA

Q7) The term IPTV first appeared in 1995 with the founding of Precept Software by Judith Estrin and Bill Carrico. Precept developed an Internet video product named something which is the future of television.What am I describing?

Ans:IPTV(Internet Protocol Television)

Q8) )What is defined as “Collection of duplicating original values stored elsewhere or computed earlier where the original data is inexpensive to fetch “?(pickbrain said its basically a type of memory)?

Ans:Cache memory

Q9)Identify the company from its logo?

Ans:Cisco

Q10)Verizon Wireless has released a line of smartphones that go by a name which is a trademark of Lucasfilms Ltd. It It was involved in a lawsuit with Google with a very popular OS. Identify this series of smartphones?

Ans:Droid

Q11)Started in 1928, as  AT&T’s Western Electric division , established a division for the specific purpose of installing and servicing their loudspeakers and electronic products for motion picture use. Called “E.R.P.I.” (Electrical Research Products, Inc.), it was purchased as part of a consent decree in 1936 by a group of E.R.P.I. executives, including George Carrington, Sr. and Mike Conrow. They changed the name to “All Technical Service Company”. How do we know this company today?(pickbrain said see the question carefully it contains the answer itself)

Ans:Altac Lancing

Q12)Identify this creator of USB?

Ans:Ajay Bhatt

Q13)It is an easy to use Internet service that organizes information on the internet into a series of structured hierarchial menus . Its search engine is Veronica.(pickbrain said it was used by Jerry Yang  for inventing the Yahoo database)(options given:archie/gopher/lycos)

Ans: Gopher

Q14)  Originally developed by , John W. Backus in late 1953 submitted a proposal to his superiors at IBM to develop a more practical alternative to assembly language for programming their IBM 704 mainframe computer. Which famous programming language which was originally called “speedcoding”?

Ans:Fortran

Q15) Which  technology czar has committeed to put  aside well  over 10%of his wealth for philanthrophic issues . His foundation’s education venture include SSN educational  Institute named after his father and is setting up Seven Vidyagyan schools in UP for rural students?

Ans:Shiv Nadar

Q16)Identify this nobel laurette?

Ans:Jack Kilby

Q17) The Fujifilm FinePix Real     X  cameras can take  X-dimensional pictures using two lenses, and display them to the naked eye in X format .What is X?.(asked by putting a dash instead of x)

Ans:3 Dimensional

Q18)Lindon Labs headquartered in California launched in June 2003 . It was developed by  Philip Rosedale, as a  computer hardware allowing people to immerse in a virtual world. In its earliest form, the company struggled to produce a commercial version of the hardware, known as “The Rig”, which was realized in prototype form as a clunky steel contraption with computer monitors worn on shoulders.What  is this famous in virtual world?

Ans:Second Life

Q19)What is the mascot of  Java  mascot called?

Ans:Duke the duck

Q20)Identify the logo?

Ans: Blu-Ray Disk

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10 Question Online Quiz on India | Guest Post

Did you Know? 10 Question Online Quiz on India

Thousands of people from all around the world travel to foreign countries whether it is for leisure or business travel. India is one of the largest populated countries in the world with over 1 billion residents.

Here is a True / False quiz about India for you to test your knowledge, some of the answers may surprise you:

  1. India accounts for more than 20% of the world’s overall population.
  2. India has 3 companies listed on the NASDAQ.
  3. Checkers was invented in India.
  4. The value of “pi” used in mathematics was first calculated by the Indian mathematician Budhayana in 6th century.
  5. In 1600AD, Muhammad Ghori defeated Prithiviraj.
  6. The official Sanskrit name for India is Bharat.
  7. The Watson hotel is the oldest standing cast iron building / hotels in India.
  8. The University of Nalanda built in the 2nd century.
  9. It wasn’t until 1947 that India received its freedom. Nehru is India’s FIRST Prime Minister.
  10. India has only invaded 1 country within the last 10k years of history.

Answers:

  1. False. India accounts for 19.23%, not quite 20% as of 2011.
  2. True.
  3. False. Chess was invented in India.
  4. True.
  5. False. Muhammad Ghori defeated Prithiviraj in 1192AD
  6. True.
  7. True.
  8. False. University of Nalanda was built in the 4th century.
  9. True.
  10. False. India has never invaded another country.
This quiz was provided by Erica Gustafson who is a freelance writer and consultant for Expedia. Gustafson has traveled to India many times which is where this quiz derived from.

Tata Crucible National Finals – 2011 Corporate Edition Questions

Over 2 months of Quizzing, winners from across the country. Country Heads to Business Analysts to Developers – participants from across the working class and it all culminated in the National Finals in Mumbai on Oct 2nd 2011.

Two Semi Finals for the Non-Tata Track, One Tata Track Final and one Magnum Opus – Non Tata Track final! Rs 8 lakhs at stake and it boiled down to those 4 hours of quizzing in the Taj Palace, Mumbai.

After a volley of questions and grueling rounds , Jayakanthan and Sreekanth from TCS, Chennai were crowned Tata Track champions while 5th time finalist Accenture, Delhi dint leave anything to chance as they confidently emerged the Non-Tata Track champions with Rohan Khanna and Anish Raju donning the champion hats!

SS Panda, our regular contributor has created the most exclusive and elaborate compilation of the Tata Crucible Corporate National 2011 Questions.

You can download the questions from the Tata Crucible 2011 National Finals here !

For more questions from the 2011 edition and the previous edition, visit Tata Crucible Archives here.

iAPPLE – The Steve Jobs Tribute Quiz

As a dedication to the Greatest Entrepreneur of the century! Quizzing.in brings to you iAPPLE – The Steve Jobs Tribute Quiz

Attempt the Questions below and check how much you know about Apple!

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