It was an amazing Corporate round in Ahmedabad Tata Crucible this year, more amazing than usual as this time me and my partner Ashutosh did not only made it to the finals but also won the whole thing!
For a change this time the quiz was organized in the stunning campus of TCS Garima Park in Gandhinagar and not in Ahmedabad as always.
Here are the questions, starting with 20 prelims questions, we got 17 right so I guess the overall difficulty level was not very high.
HERE IS THE 20 ODD MINUTES OF YOUTUBE VIDEO OF THE FINALS.
ALL ANSWERS ARE IN BRACKET
- Which furnishing giant has headquarter in Netherlands and had Tornjorn Loof as its CEO ?(Ikea)
- In Yekatarinburg Russia there is a monument to Edward Balami the sci-fi writer, the monument is 2:1 in size and it was predicted as future innovation by Edward in year 1988 which innovation is this that he predicted? (Credit card)
- The promoter of this watch brand also owns brand called HRX. (Rado)
- Which Indian group owns brands like Planet M, Next etc. (Videocon)
- What was developed for Kroger to remove coal stains but now its used more by kids (Play-dough)
- Pratap C Reddy started which chain of hospital from Chennai. (Apollo Hospitals)
- DEIVEE is an brand owned by which Indian supermodel (Milind Soman)
The six teams to qualify on stage were us (Nielsen India Private Limited), Uber, Relaince industries, SAC (ISRO), TCS and Zydus Hospitals (with the CEO himself being the contestant!).
The chief guest was Mr. Ajay Pandey, CEO of GIFT City.
Finals were divided in three rounds.
First one being called Call of duty.
Five questions 150 points each go for bonus and you get 200 wrong answer carried negative 100.
Q1. Identify the initiative by which company (Snap Inc)
Q3. Identify (New CEO of Air Asia)
Q4. Meaning of Diageo name
Q5. Logo of Near buy
ROUND 2: Sudden Strike
This was a bounty round with 12 question each of 100 point though you had chance to double down on each question doubling its value and its negative (-50>-100)
You can also use a badge called "Escape" once during the round which will allow you to change the question, you can also use a badge called "Golden retriever" which will allow the quizmaster to ask you question from past Tata Crucible quizzes.
Q1 Connect, Amazon Echo pic, Junglee logo, Douglas Hofstader book (Amazon)
Q2. Who is chief product manager at Lenovo and owns venture firm called A-list? (Ashton Kutcher)
Q3. Pictorial representation of what (Elevator Pitch)
Q5. Connect , Tesla cars, Solar City, Space X (Elon Musk)
Q6. Tail wind is parent company of which airlines (Jet Airways)
Q7. Pass out o IIM Calcutta, Worked at DBS, IDBI Capital, Standard Charter bank he now works in completely unrelated field (Amish Tripathi)
Q8. Connect Air Asia, Lotus racing etc (Tony Fernandez)
Q9. He started a company by buying a tea consignment, which retailer. (TESCO)
Q 10. This game was invented by sailors to avoid sea sickness (Mojang)
Q 11. This british tabloid was started as a plea to protect fisherman from local laws and protect them which one? (The Guardian)
Q 12. The manufacturer of IKF motorcycles sells which famous product worldwide? (AK-47)
Round 3 Heart of Steel
Just three question base question has 150 point but you can ask for bonus second question on related topic which garners you 100 point, negative -100 on both questions.
Total three question in the round.
Q1. Double life is biography of which Advertisement executive? (Alyque Pudumsee)
Bonus question, Alyque created Mr.Charlie as brand ambassador of which brand? (Cherry blossoms shoe polish)
Q2. List of brands, Alpenlibe, Mentos etc. from which company (Perfetti Van Melle )
Bonus question: Which Indian is the global CEO of Perfetti? (Sameer Suneja)
Q3: Picture of Mr and Mrs Wallace on Times magazine cover, which publication did they start? (Reader's Digest)
Bonus question: Who owned Reader's digest in India before it was sold? (Tatas)
Final score of winners
Nielsen India Pvt Ltd: 875
All other teams were 150 or lower scores.