#rdggeek12 Quiz Questions and Answers

October 13, 2010 § 3 Comments

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A few people have asked me for the questions and answers from last nights quiz.

The presentation was done using a cool online tool available for free at Prezi.com

Fun Round

1. A jiffy is a real unit of time, but how long is it?

  • 1/100th of a second
  • 1/10th of a second
  • 10 seconds
  • 100 seconds

2. We all have moments of wanting to bang our heads against the wall, but this is actually an effective (though not recommended) form of exercise.  But how many calories does it burn?

  • 100 cal/hour
  • 150 cal/hour
  • 200 cal/hour
  • 220 cal/hour

3. Floccinaucinihilipilification, is the longest non-medical term in the English language, but what does it mean?

  • The process of removing small fibbers from wool
  • The declaration of estimating something as worthless
  • The process of an object being covered with small snails
  • The reaction that causes small cloudy wisps on the surface of the sun

4. Which country has hosted the Mobile Phone Throwing World Championships since 2000?

  • Germany
  • Finland
  • United States
  • Japan

5. How long (approximately) does it take for the Hubble telescope to do a complete orbit of the earth?

  • 2.6 days
  • 1.3 days
  • 13 hours
  • 97 minutes

6. Computers control a lot of stuff, including traffic lights. Where in the world was the first computer controlled system installed?

  • Toronto, Canada
  • Mumbai, India
  • London, UK
  • Rome, Italy

7. Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM famously stated in 1943 “I think there is world market for maybe” how many computers?

  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6

8. What did the company produce that is attributed to the phrase “the original point and click interface”?

  • Operating Systems (Microsoft)
  • Desktop publishing software (Adobe)
  • Firearms (Smith and Wesson)
  • Photocopiers (Xerox)

9. “So long, and thanks for all the fish” was the message left by?

  • Whales
  • Dolphins
  • Sharks
  • Turtles

10. We all know that Chuck Norris doesn’t confirm to web standards, as the web conforms to him, but when was the W3C founded?

  • 1989
  • 1990
  • 1992
  • 1994

Round 1

1. A femtocell is?

  • A portion of radio frequency reserved for hardware signalling
  • A small cellular base station
  • A startphone marketed at women
  • None of the above

2. Which is *not* a netbook optimised os?

  • MeeGo
  • Jolicloud
  • Chrome OS
  • Kin

3. Dr. Sheldon Cooper has an arch-nemesis, who is it?

  • Darth Vader
  • Wil Wheaton
  • Justin Beiber
  • Brent Spiner

4. The aperture setting on a camera primarily controls what?

  • Shutter speed
  • Depth of field
  • Color temperature
  • Shading

5. Which handset was inspired by a modified handset that Neo used in The Matrix?

  • Nokia 5110
  • Nokia 2210
  • Nokia 2650
  • Nokia 7110

6. Which of the following is *not* a feature of the new iPhone?

  • 24% Slimmer
  • Front and rear camera
  • Intel Atom Processor
  • Video chat capability

7. What type of work should *not* be published using a Creative Commons license?

  • Software
  • Illustrations
  • Photographs
  • Movies

8. In The Simpsons, which of the following was *not* invented or discovered by Professor Frink?

  • The sarcasm detector
  • Linguo the grammar robot
  • Hamburger Earmuffs
  • The Frinkahedron

9. Which of these webservices launched first?

  • YouTube
  • Facebook
  • Wikipedia
  • Twitter

10. How old is the TARDIS?

  • Over 300 years
  • Over 500 years
  • Over 900 years
  • Over 1200 years

Round 2

1. What element is Mn?

  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Mendelevium
  • Gold

2. What is the approximate age of the sun?

  • 10 billion years
  • 4.5 billion years
  • 6000 years
  • It’s always been there

3. Which phone did gadget lover James Bond *not* use?

  • Sony Ericsson k800i
  • Sony Ericsson C902
  • Sony Ericsson W960i
  • Sony Ericsson R380

4. In 2000, there were 17 billion text messages sent. How many were sent in 2001?

  • 20 billion
  • 150 billion
  • 250 billion
  • 500 billion

5. Princess Leia is the Senator for which planet?

  • Courscant
  • Yavin 4
  • Naboo
  • Alderaan

6. In electronics, what is the symbol for an inductor?

  • Diode
  • Capacitor
  • Inductor
  • Resistor

7. Approximately how many miles of film reel is used for a 2hr film?

  • 2 miles
  • 3 miles
  • 4 miles
  • 5 miles

8. Ahh, sudo! But what does it do?

  • Makes sandwiches
  • Executes a command as a superuser or another user
  • Creates a directory
  • Changes file permissions

9. What type of connector is this?

  • USB-B
  • USB-A
  • Micro USB
  • Mini USB

10. Which of these languages is best?

  • Ruby
  • Java
  • C#
  • VB

Photo Round – Famous Geeks

  1. Bill Gates
  2. Gillian Anderson
  3. Sir Tim Berners-Lee
  4. Buzz Aldrin
  5. Sergey Brin and Larry Page
  6. Lisa Simpson
  7. Robert Scoble
  8. Steve Ballmer
  9. Linus Torvalds
  10. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
  11. Lord Alan Sugar
  12. Marrie Curie
  13. Arthur C Clarke
  14. Wil Wheaton
  15. Clive Sinclair

Sound Round

This was borrowed from here, the answers are below:

  1. B – Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  2. A – HAL 9000
  3. D – Frankenstein
  4. C – Forbidden Planet
  5. B – Alien
  6. A – War of the Worlds
  7. D – Tie Fighter from Star Wars
  8. B – Robocop
  9. D – Logan’s Run
  10. A – Them!
  11. C – Star Trek
  12. A – Jurassic Park
  13. C – Earth vs. The Flying Saucers
  14. B – Tron

 

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