Wow Whatta Quiz, that’s the feeling I got after attending the Tata Crucible Chennai round. I should say Giri has come back with a bang. A extremely tough prelims and I was very happy to get Aspirin correct in the prelims…
And ofcourse our Chennai quizzers proved that they are good in getting the tougher ones right… The cut off was 15 and the top score was 19 by Irevna ( Vinod’s Team)
The quiz proved to be a giant killer with most of the top teams out of contention ( or I think they have planned to contest from some other centre)..There were 4 new teams on stage and it was a hard fought quiz.
Giri at his personal best with wonderful questions like the Dabba wallahs and the Advertisements of Free Ads.. The video ads proved to be tough for the teams on stage but not for the audience.
The Tata Track was won by the TCS team and one could see lot of prelims answers sneaked in as questions in the finals too.. This time Giri had lot of Chennai based questions from Saravana Sttores to Narasus Coffee…and ofcourse the video ad of Titan Sonata ( I dunno where they got it from)
The most heartwarming moment of the day was the prize distribution by Hemu of Landamark. A wonderful lady who gave us the Landmark quiz and gave a pleasing news that this year’s Landmark will be done Dr.Navin Jeyakumar…
We can be sure that we don’t questions like how many tar roads in India and which vegetable can be cut from the top and discarded from bottom… We can escape from Headaches..
And at last I could see Giri taking a dig against his rival twice in the whole quiz…But of course that’s the blatant truth…
Hats off to Giri and his research team, a worth spent Saturday Evening for all the Chennai Quizzers.
TATA CRUCIBLE 2007
- Which product due to its use in Coca Cola, Pepsi and Dr. Pepper is the most popular product of Pfizer in 1880s?
2.Which named after the King Muzaffar Shah’s (King of firdaus) daughter from the ook Gulzar-E.Nasim?
3.Which is the Sole Indian company which is the world’s largest R&D services provider?
4.Original founders of which organization which was started in March 8th , 1817 called Founding and Subsequent Fathers?
5.Logo of Murugappa Group
6.Which company’s retails shops are known as scoop shops?
Ben & Jerry
7.What business started by American Express in 1882, against US Postal Office?
8. Who operates the international space station and one of the major service providers for NASA?
9.Santhosh George Kulangara, MD of Labour India Publications and the producer of ‘Sancharam”, india’s first travel programme. He is the first Indian for what?
First Indian Space tourist
10.Identify the author of the book My years at General Motors?
11.Which brand owned Insight Pharmaceuticals and popularily known as “Hari Patti”
12.Which brand’s rights was acquired by Sterling drug co. from the US govt. in 1918?
13.On which explorer’s logbook, roterio the ball for UEFA 2004 was modeled by Adidas?
Vasco Da Gama
14.Based on the convenience of lipstick holders, what was invented by henkel in 1967?
15.Identify the logo – Royal warrant of England
16.Yen, Yuan and Won means the same in their languages…what is it – Round
17.In 1843, Thomas De la Rue went to Russia, to assist in the making of playing cards and by what they have the presence in 150 countries?
18.What was surpassed as the world’s tallest structure when Chrysler built is corporate office in 1930
19.Which brand is named after the Japanese character of Beauty?
Hitachi Vi series
20.Umbrella logo – Travellers Group and not Citibank
21.Which company owns youtube?
22.Which world bank chairman was taken in to controversy due to giving promotions to his friends ?
23.Which company owns Old Monk?
24.What is the junior stock exchange of London is known?
25.Visual ad – Titan Sonata
TATA – TRACK – FINALS
Round 1: Error Scan – Identifying the right statement of three statements
I a. Alexander Procter and George Gamble started P&G in 1837
b. Lloyd Procter and Derek Gamble started P&G in 1837
c. James Gamble and William Procter started P&G in 1837
2. a. Ponds,Vaseline, Vim and Ala are brands of Unilver.
b. Ponds,Vaseline, Vim and Ala are brands of Dabur.
c. Ponds,Vaseline, Vim and Ala are brands of P&G.
3. a.Rolls Royce started its production by producing “Silent Gray fellow”.
b. Harley Davidson started its production by producing “Silent Gray fellow”
c. BMW started its production by producing “Silent Gray fellow”
4. a.One of the most famous creations of Matttel is Potato Head.
b. One of the most famous creations of Hanna Barbara is Potato Head.
c. One of the most famous creations of Hasbro is Potato Head.
5. a. SAP was formed by 5 employees from IBM.
b. EDS was formed by 5 employees from IBM.
c. I-Flex was formed by 5 employees from IBM.
6. a. Barne’s and Noble is a site where people can buy and sell whatever they want.
b. Amazon is a site where people can buy and sell whatever they want.
c. Ebay is a site where people can buy and sell whatever they want.
Round 2: Cross over- Cross words
1.This brand wanted to trademark a three letter ASA – ASPIRIN (Spelling mistake and they had ASPRIN)… ASA – Acetyl Salicylic Acid
2. A tree with a company name – they call it monkey pod tree – all advertisements in Japan start with the tree
3. They now own Travellers group
4. Microsoft’s Ipod – Zune
5. They launched laguna – European family cycle cehicle without keys
6. Patent dispute between – WR Grace, Indian govt. and US .
7.Sandoz – NOVARTIS
8. Blinder – one guy got it by guessing Steve Jobs
ROUND 3 : VISUALS
- Saravana Stores logo – Chennai Specific
- Nike Founders
- Narasus Coffee Logo – Chennai Specific
- Massage products from Durex
- The Third Wave book – Alvin Tofler
- Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Round 4: ASK FOR T
- They started their business by producing the tooth paste Crest in 1955?
2.Their engineering division was spun off as Agilent Technologies.
3.This insurance company has a mirror , arrow and serpent in their logo.
4.What was started by Otto Beishmeid in 1964
5. Sunil Gavaskar and Sania Mirza- Passion to perform
6.Philip Morris is now known as – Altria Group
Round 5: Tata World
- What is TRF?
Tata Robin Fraser
2.JV between Tata Steel Yodogawa Steel Works and Nissho Iwai Corporation in 1968?
3.Which Tata company’s internal newsletter is TATEAN?
4.Desh Ko Arpan – 35 lakhs was collected by paying extra 10 ps to each of this Tata product sold – was given to CRY.
Winners of Tata Track – TCS (Jayakanthan Team) and Runners Up – TCS (Shreedharan Team)
NON- TATA TRACK
The Non-Tata track had a pyramid-quizzing format with three levels. The level 1 had 16 questions with 5 points ech. The level 2 had 12 questions with 10 points each. The level 3 had 4 questions with a maximum of 15 points each.
Level I – TATA CRUCIBLE 2007 – The teams have to choose any of the letters from Tata Crucible in which TATA had Tata related questions and Cruicible had visual and video questions. 2007 was a small buzzer round in which all the questions are about brands which made news in 2007.
- Discover Network was originally started by which company?
2.Video Ad of Pepsodent – A hen on the head of the guy ad.
3.San Diego History is about which company?
Henry Wells and Fargo
4.Print campaign picture of Victoria Secrets – Jim Goodacker is the model (Even Giri didn’t know but Vinod from Irevna gave the name of the model)
5. Old Video Ad of Hero Honda – Nature’s Engineering Genius
6.Living Omnimedia- Connect to a person- Martha Stewart
7.Video Ad of GATI Couriers
8.Tata Motors – 9-13 seater smart mini van – standard to luxury.
9.Video Ad of Freeads of Chennai (Kick ass question man)
10.Tata Teleservices has come up with a telecom device called – Parsec. What is all about?
A telecom device to pay utility bills from kiosks without going to places to pay it
11.Tata is in the process of entering processed foods business and they have acquired 70 % in south based Innovative Foods limited (IFL) from which group?
12. Two logos were shown – Taj Hotels and Dassault Aviation (the company which provides the fleet) – TAJ AIR
Buzzer Round in L1
- Name the retail chain started by R.Subramaniam.
2.Donald Kendall, Wayne Callaway, Roger A Enrico. Steve Reinemund, Indira Nooyi.
3.If CNN: Turner then IBN: Global Broadcast Network
4.Mitchell Baker is the chief Lizard wrangler of which company?
- Crockide – Edible crockery …eating crockery after eating the food
- Alcological – speaking logical after taking alcohol in a company.
LEVEL 2 – Topics to be chosen and questions on the same
Connect Aavin, Bange Maker, Champions of the Future and Don Song.. ( I could not get one more clue..as it was bit difficult to see with the huge lights on)
In 2002, what was known as the “Garbage Gate” in UK?
Scandals of LN Mittal.
“ Given enough eyeballs all bugs are shallow” – Linus Trovalds Law
Connect AR Rahman, Harvard University, Motorola and Sivaji Song
Certainly the question of the day. Motorola came up with Six sigma- Dabbawallahs have got six sigma quality, case study in Harvard – AR Rahman had a special theme song for them and they are considered to be Sivaji Descendants
The founder died in 1895 and they are manufacturers of European sewing machines and they were producing 2000 bicycles a year. The first car was produced in 1898 by getting the rights of Lutzmann. They signed a contarct with Darracq SA a frame manufacturer.
Parafin (Chile), Kaz (Jordan), Nafta(Poland) and Fotogen (Sweden). How do we better know in India
Who was responsible for change in the rule baseball so that pitchers can throw the ball overarm rather than underarm?
Connect NBC, Toyota, Ford , Star Spangled theme and I could not get another clue…
Connect Andhra Bank, Tata BP Solar, Krishna Deva Raya, Mico Bosch and voice of TCS Ramadorai.
A Personal favorite of Mine as I have asked two questions of Thirupathi in two different quizzes. Andhra Bank does the banking solutions, Mico bosch provides the machines for making laddu which is solar run provided by TATA BP Solar, Krishna deva raya is the king who started the laddu culture and TCS does the IT solutions)
David and John Bell of Young and Rubicam created a serious of slogans and one of which is
“ I thought St.Topez was a Spanish monk, Accountancy was ………………………., the Kamasutra was an Indian restaurant , until I discovered Smirnoff ( Could have avoided it, it was asked by Giri LIBA Chrysalis earlier this year)
Renzo and Adrian started working together from 1978. In 1996 they started their flag ship store in Lexington avenue, New York. They never worried about fshion forecasts and came up with clothes which are their personal favorites.Name the brand
- In 1906, William Ramsay founded a brand and named it after his wife who is from New Zealand.
KIWI Shoe Polish
2. Clue 1: It was founded in 1845 by David Sprüngli-Schwarz and his son, Rudolf Sprüngli-Ammann.
Clue 2: Logo
Clue 3: Lindor, Santa Claus, Chocoletti, Truffle are their brands
3. A question about Cartier – I missed it
Clue 1 : Hamburg stationer Claus-Johannes Voss, the Hamburg banker Alfred Nehemias and the Berlin engineer August Eberstein started this company
Clue 2: Logo
Tie Breaker for Runners up between Wipro and Irevna
- CR-07 is the brand associated with which celebrity?
2. “Black Label” had a trademark problem with another global luxury brand, which is in to travel related business
Samsonite Black Label range of Travel carriers
Cheers and all the best for Landmark Quiz…