Tata Crucible Corporate 2012- Grand Finals


The following questions were asked at the Tata Crucible Corporate 2012 National Finals held on October, 7th 2012 in Mumbai. Our thanks to Sudhanshu Sekhar Panda for this compilation.


  1. In Arabic, Rubʻmeans “one fourth, quarter” while Hizbmeans “a group or party”. Initially, it was used in the Quran. The symbol is used as a marker for the end of a chapter in Arabic calligraphy and forms  two overlapping squares known as Rub el hizb. Which architectural wonder is based on this design?

Answer: Petronas towers (The cross sections of Petronas Towers resembles the above symbols

a) people are good (b) sky is not the limit (3) win-win .These are the prophecies written on whose own grave?

Ans:Eliyahu Goldratt

  1. In the world of paralympics, what is the significant contribution of the Icelandic company Ossun?

Ans: Makes carbon fibre blades for Oscar Pistorious- the double amputee runner from South Africa nicknamed as the “Blade Runner”.

  1. Which concept in banking parlance came into existence after the Greek Banker Minos Zombanakis  at London branch of Manufacturer’s Hanover, now part of JPMorgan, arranged $60million for the Shah of Iran?

Ans:Concept of LIBOR came into being.

Oreo cookies were not selling till 1993 in USA since it was not being accepted by this community. The biscuits were made of lard (pig fat) which hurt this communities sentiments. Which community are we talking about?

Answer:- Jewish

What does the Altman Z-score measure?

Answer:- The Z-score formula for predicting bankruptcy was published in 1968 by Edward L. Altman.

  1. Dainius Rutkauskas and two others created “Lietuvos Kvapas ” . It  is a mix of bergamot, wild flowers, ginger, raspberry and grapefruit.What is it?

Ans: Lithuania’s “national perfume” – or “the scent of Lithuania”.

  1. What is considered to be the origin of the phrase “learn the ropes”?

Ans: It originates from shipping- when a young lad learns the basic runnings of an operation or job.


  1. A London based restaurant introduced a 12-item banana leaf meal inspired by the diet of which famous freedom fighter from India?

Answer:- Mahatma Gandhi

  1. Lutinewas a French Navy class frigate launched in 1779.  The British captured her in 1793 and took her into the Royal Navy and renamed her as HMS Lutine; she was lost in 1799. Lloyd’s of London has preserved her bell – the Lutine Bell. For what specific ritual did Lloyd use this bell?

Answer:  Lloyd’s of London would ring the bell every time a ship sank.

  1. Who is the author of these novels?

Answer:- Prakash Tandon- 1st Indian CEO of HLL

  1. On whom is this book based on?


  1. Name this Indian who created a coffee institution that still exists.


  1. What is the significance of these stamps?

Answer:- 1st ever stamps of Pakistan, being from the 1940s British India series stamps overprinted with the word Pakistan. Known as the Nasik Overprints.

ROUND 3:- 

  1. Which term originated from British soldiers observing local offerings in Indian temples?

Answer:- Cashcows

  1. This is Lillie Langtry. What was her claim to fame in the 19thcentury?

Answer: – 1st actress model for Pears soap

  1. Intouch Plc.is the new name of the Shin Corporation.Who was the owner of Shin Corporation?

Answer: – Thaksin Shinatwara, former PM of Thailand




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