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TATA CRUCIBLE CORPORATE EDITION 2015 – HYDERABAD – PRELIMINARY ROUND QUESTIONS


Questions contributed by Naveen, the winner of this edition


1) What was designed to depict a winged woman holding on to atom and the statuette "has since become the symbol of the TV Academy's goal of supporting and uplifting the art and science of television: The wings represent the muse of art; the atom the electron of science”? Emmy Awards

2) The beluga whale was created by Yiying Lu, on which site did it become world famous? Twitter

3) The ‘formal’ American legal term for what is an incomplete financial instrument? Blank Cheque

4)   Dennis Rodman - Bad Boy Premium Vodka

5) Which famous writer was a junior employee at HSBC's London office in Lombard Street from 1900 to 1902, and used the bank as an inspiration for some of his early work, especially his 1910 novel Psmith in the City? PG Wodehouse

6) In 1925, what was sold by con artist Victor Lustig for scrap metal on two separate, but related occasions? Eiffel Tower

7) What name has taken a generic meaning and has come to be associated with great wealth. Gemologists use this classification to denote a diamond with a complete (or almost-complete) lack of nitrogen; the material is also referred to as "2A"? Golconda

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  Frank Sinatra - Reprise Records

9) In 1969, what was coined by Jack Trout as a game people play in today’s me-too market place" in the publication Industrial Marketing? Positioning

10) Which traveler introduced the concept of banknotes to Europe in 13th century? Marcopolo

11) It became a fashionable brand of the era, and became associated with Frank Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack. Which Scotch whisky was requested by Sinatra, along with other spirits brands backstage at performances, also sponsored Frank Sinatra's Diamond Jubilee Tour in 1990? Chivas Regal

12) 
Mozilla Public License – Free Open Source

13) From 1947, when the first Indian budget was tabled to 1950, at which famous place were the budget documents printed? Rashtrapati Bhavan

14) Which company’s seven pointed star logo was inspired by a lone star in the sky which Captain Peter saw while praying when his wife was seriously ill? Maersk

15) "Cohn-Brandt-Cohn Film Sales" was founded in 1918 by brothers Jack and Harry Cohn and Joe Brandt. How do we know this company now? Columbia Pictures

16)
  Jahangir Khan – Unsquashable

17) Which company’s NYSE ticker symbol is TOM? Tommy Hilfiger

18) The Chinese name for what company founded by two former air force pilots comes from a Chinese idiom ‘Grand and Peaceful State’? Cathay Pacific

19)
  Celebration Florida – Developed by Walt Disney

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   Bellwether - Sheep that leads the flock
 
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