February 04, 2008

Tata Crucible campus quiz Hyderabad

TC Campus went of from Hyderabad last Saturday. I could not go to the quiz, but got few questions mainly complied by my quizzing partner in college days Rammoorthy.

Rules are pretty much same

a)Top four team directly qualify the finals.
b)Remaining two teams are qualifies through wild card entry. One team selected from (Odd number ) from 5 to 15 . Other team is selected from even numbers from 6 to 16
c)Wild cards round is only through buzzer. It is exiting.
d)Rounds in finals (Cross words, Tata World, Area of choice, Connection round, and one more round)

Anirudh and Aditya qualified into finals as Wild card entrants from odd numbers. 2 teams were in a tie break : 2 questions were passed without answering by the 2 teams in the evens set finally Sumit and Nitin from NIT won the the Wild Card 2nd Round

The teams on Stage:
1)Sumit and Nitin , NIT Warangal(Wild Card entry)

2)Sreemathy and Vishal Gupta , ICAI(Direct of qualfiers)

3)Dejit and Das gupta , DOCS-Univ colleger of engineering

4)Anirudh and Aditya , ICAI (Wild Card entrants)

5) Shanshak and Sairam , ICFAI , Chennai.

6) Chitra Raghunathan and Viswa , Indian School of business.

Anirudh and Aditya from ICAI won the quiz quite comfortable

Suggestions: Brush up your memory about the old advertisements .There is a pinch more easy advertisement in the prelims. Go through some IT questions

Complaints: It happened last year, it happened in ET classroom quiz. Corporates keep on participating in TC Campus Edition..its sad to see some good student teams missing out at the cost of fake students. Participants blatantly cheat in prelims and treating it as yet another exam.I am not blaming organizers, its pretty tough to conduct a fair prelims unless participants are honest and have minimum values

Few question from Tata Crucible Hyderabad:


Code name X-3 , how does India know it today ? It was given Z security ?
Ans: Nano , India’s people car

What was the original flavour of the kit-kat chocolate

Photo: Google tribute to the brand of lego

Which brand of refrigerator is named after physicist and temperature scale

Which company started by importing Japanese brand “Onitsuka Tiger"

Who is known as the “ Pope of Modern Advertising"

Photo: A photo of pregnant man having a caption “ Years of labour , yet to be delivered” . Identify the advertising company?
Satchi & Satchi . The campaign was run for the Labour party , during their election campaign

Hormuzd sorabjee , son of former solicitor general of India Mr Soli Sorabjee , is the founder of which auto magazine - Autocar

Access 125 , a scooter for Indian marker is lauched by whom - Suzuki

Camay soap is from which company - Procter & Gamble

Logo of a Former F1 Team - Miden

Kishore kumar had modeled for a product - Brylcream

Which book talks about “what the rich teach their kids about money , are not taught by the middle class and poor class to their kids” - Rich dad , Poor dad

name of which business legend name means , “ prosperous rice field “ in the local language - : Akio Morito

Lion Pencil had signed on which model years before she became a Miss World - Aiswaraya Rai

Which company ,which produced swords is was recently sold by Energizer holdings - Wilkinson

Audio : A song from Jab we Met . Identify the -- Astha Vianayaka Films

Old ad of Vicks . Identify the brand. The ad is very old one , some where in 1992 to 1996.

Old ad of pepsi.

Wild Card Questions:

Scoops shops is owned by which company - Ben & Jerry.
A B C is technology invented in by ….?What is the technology - Anti Braking System.
You music is onwed by ? Ans: Bose
Barcelona’s T-shirt sponsors - Unicef
What one should not know in this age …some analogy related with brand - Benson & Hedges
L & T cement is known today as - Ultra Tech cement.
In which airlines you would find a louge called “Maple leafs” - Canadian Airlines or Air Canada
Question: Gave the name founder of a concept - Kindergarden.

Screw it , do it ? whose words - Richard Branson
Gave the background for the formation of bank , whose founder won the noble prize for peace in 2006? Ans: Mohammed Yunnus , Grameen Bank
Which company employed a CHO (Chief Happiness officer) - Mc Donalds
Mirage 2000 is manufactured by which company? Dassault Aviation
Panasonic parent company: Matshushita.
Author of “ Future of India” - Bimal Jalan
Dick drew is founder which office equipment- Cellotape


Round I:Cross words

Key words are framed as questions:

1RC from Manchester United: Ans : Red Café.( This is one is for Audience)
Laurent & claument today known as : Ans: Skoda
Actimate are set of toys from : Ans: Microsoft.
TP is a trademark of excellence : Ans Tom peters ( In search of excellence)
Ovi is the intenet portal of which company: Ans : Nokia
WLS India : Ans : Wills stores .(a dull question )
World syndicate of comics: Ans: Garfield
National aviation company : Ans : Air India

Round II : Tata World.

Which tata group of companies is holding a stake in DCB (Developmental credit bank ) . - Tata Securities.

Serwizol , the BPO arm of TCS ,have recently changed their recruitment policy named “ “ , to suit the emerging requirements of what?
Ans: To recruit people who are differently abled , whose work will suit the BPO environment.

Loyalty programme of Taj - Inner Circle.

Jagao rae was campaign run by which tata company - Tata Tea

Round III : Domain Game : Area of choice.

Bruce Artwic sold which tool to Microsoft? Ans :Flight Simulators.

Cover page of “ Who will cry when you die” ? Ans: Robin Sharma

Advertisement having the lines “ Happy father’s day” - Durex.

Photos of Ajay Piramal

What technology was invented as Dynatech by Mr Martin Cooper - Mobile Phone.

Patent diagram of a inventions was shown . Identify - Microwave owen.

Round IV)

Connection round

a) “ Innovators by tradition” b) a song from Om shanty om c) photo of brand named “ e-touch” d)etc e) etc

Ans: Tissot . Connections : Innovators by tradition is the punchline of tissot and deepika padukone is the brand ambassador of Tissot and etouch is a brand from Tissot.

a) Day + Earth , b) photo of bailey brand and J&B.
Ans: Dia Geo. Connection : Dia means day and geo means earth in greek. Other photos are brand of Diageo.

“ Spirit of akron” , b) Founder of the brand c) a song signifying eagle - Goodyear. (Winged eagle , founder of the brand )

Photo of pele , brands of a shoe company - Puma

Round V)

B2B bomber was produced by whom ? Ans : Northmann Grummann
Connect a book of J K Rowling , Mahatma gandhi’s lette etc? Ans: Sotheby’s (Auction house)
Robert Zolleick heads , heads which organization?

Ok thats it..Hope you all will enjoy the rest of the edition of Tata Crucible and good luck to all participants.

p.S: The review is based on opinions collected from my friends who were present on that day. Many do observed few non-students participating on that day.
Please don't jump to conclusions and show fingers on any particular team or individual.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for questions. Looks simpler than Crucible Coporate 07

Anonymous said...

Request you to forward this review to the groups for the benefit of other cities as I dont have all group ids.

Hi. I was at the quiz but could not catch so many questions, so good work by you.

The quiz is very well balanced, nano quiz concept is cool and trendy. As always Pickbrain is great with his humour and fair play.

The wild card idea is very good so 16 teams get a chance and prizes. It also gives fair chance to more teams from the same college to qualify.

The Final is for 6 teams, this is crisp and truly requires speed.

Choice topics are good.
Crossword is workable.
On Tata Round, it was news based and not history based so it did not seem so tough.
Connect was awesome, I think it takes the cake everytime.
Nano Games - Nice round with keywords that lead to an answer. Makes you think.

The scores are aptly called 'Nano Meters'.

Fake team issue: I also heard all the news about fake teams. I even saw people complain to Pickbrain but he said as long as the id card and college letter is valid what can he do. He promised to ask someone to re-verify winner identity though.

It is very very sad that corporates are coming to campus shows when they have a seperate quiz for them. It is a shame on them.

Otherwise very enjoyable Crucible. Finally, Pickbrain looks cute in his new suites. Lastly, Audience prizes are really nice so worth attending.

Shwetha Reddy

Anirudh Janak said...

Hello everybody, Im Anirudh Janak, This is in response to the above comment. I have absolutely no intention of blaming you or anybody else in this fiasco, what has happened is really sad and goes against the spirit of quizzing. Both Aditya and I are registered members of ICAI and we have not indulged in any malpractice. We have won the quiz purely on the basis of our merit and it is very dissapointing to know that a fellow quizzer has irresponsibly accused us of cheating and labelling us as 'corporates' without verifying any details. I am sending a letter signed by the Chairman of the ICAI, Hyderabad Chapter to the Tata Group to prove my innocence, which i will be soon posting to the various yahoogroups. I sincerely appeal to everybody that they dont jump to conclusions or believe rumours.

praneeth said...

@anirudh Dude i never accused you of cheating or indulging in any malpractices.... What i heard is they are few other guys who are not students but participated on that day

Anonymous said...

Whowa!! Hyderabad is sure burning after Crucible. Congrats Winners, I was there at the quiz. I dont know you personally but you need to forget this and look at the big final. My friends and I can tell you this : You guys were simply the best on that day. Maybe you even looked sharper than Pickbrain at times.

Keep it up.
Sruthi and friends

anubhav said...

hey anirudh...... i would like to ask you guys if you are still students of Aurora college?? if yes, why dint you take part from that college itself??

deepak said...

Hi Praneeth, I was very much impressed the way you have gathered all this questions and answers from your friends and took pain to pen it down here, the questions are really tough but after going through the questions asked , one can have an idea of what type of questions are asked and can get prepared for the same. Thanks for your efforts.