The Ever So Slighty Geeky Quiz With Maybe

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    1. 1. The ever so slighty geeky quiz
    2. 2. <ul><li>The questions have been collated from various locations on the Internet. </li></ul><ul><li>If any of the answers are disputed and wikipedia doesn’t provide the answer, </li></ul><ul><li>the judges decision is final. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    3. 3. Round 1 <ul><li>The warm up round… a few not so serious </li></ul><ul><li>questions to get into the swing of the quiz </li></ul><ul><li>type thing. </li></ul><ul><li>They are not necessarily about IT, but all </li></ul><ul><li>have a slight geek factor. </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>R1.Q1 </li></ul><ul><li>What's the first universal question </li></ul><ul><li>of telephone help desk support? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the power cable plugged in? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you tried turning it on and off again? </li></ul><ul><li>Has it burst into flames? </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>R1.Q2 </li></ul><ul><li>What celebrity on this list co-founded </li></ul><ul><li>a still functioning Internet business? </li></ul><ul><li>William Shatner </li></ul><ul><li>Al Gore </li></ul><ul><li>Alyssa Milano </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>R1.Q3 </li></ul><ul><li>The suit-clad supervisor’s math question. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have 10 IT staff doing an adequate job and you subtract 8 IT staff, you get: </li></ul><ul><li>Two IT staffers suffering, but who cares about that? </li></ul><ul><li>Three IT staffers … wait, what was the question? </li></ul><ul><li>Better support service due to more privacy and desk space in the IT department's offices </li></ul><ul><li>A salary bonus due to cost-saving genius </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>R1.Q4 </li></ul><ul><li>What exactly is a deflector shield? </li></ul><ul><li>An energy shield that surrounds space-going vessels to protect them from physical damage </li></ul><ul><li>Ceramic tiles used to shield the space shuttle from the heat of re-entry </li></ul><ul><li>The language and mannerisms used by most male computer professionals to keep females at bay </li></ul><ul><li>A charged plasma field under development that will protect space travelers from space-going health risks </li></ul>
    8. 8. R1.Q5 <ul><li>Which of these are satellites? </li></ul><ul><li>Sputnik I </li></ul><ul><li>The moon </li></ul><ul><li>Ganymede </li></ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul>
    9. 9. R1.Q6 <ul><li>For what is Guglielmo Marconi </li></ul><ul><li>best known? </li></ul><ul><li>the invention of the steam engine </li></ul><ul><li>the development of the incandescent lamp </li></ul><ul><li>the invention of the polygraph test </li></ul><ul><li>the development of wireless telegraphy </li></ul>
    10. 10. R1.Q7 <ul><li>A TI-83 is: </li></ul><ul><li>An old worthless computer </li></ul><ul><li>A scientific calculator </li></ul><ul><li>An Intel processor </li></ul><ul><li>A slide rule model </li></ul>
    11. 11. R1.Q8 <ul><li>After a gigabyte comes ... </li></ul><ul><li>terabyte </li></ul><ul><li>megabyte </li></ul><ul><li>byte </li></ul><ul><li>kilobyte </li></ul>
    12. 12. R1.Q9 <ul><li>What classic screen actress co-invented </li></ul><ul><li>spread-spectrum wireless technology? </li></ul><ul><li>Hedy Lamarr </li></ul><ul><li>Mata Hari </li></ul><ul><li>Greta Garbo </li></ul><ul><li>Ingrid Bergman </li></ul>
    13. 13. R1.Q10 <ul><li>What does the &quot;Q&quot; in QBasic stand for? </li></ul><ul><li>quote </li></ul><ul><li>quick </li></ul><ul><li>quite </li></ul><ul><li>quit </li></ul>
    14. 14. Round 2 <ul><li>How well do you know your music? </li></ul><ul><li>You listen to MP3’s, you listen to CDs, but </li></ul><ul><li>how much do you really know about them? </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>R2.Q1 </li></ul><ul><li>What does MP3 mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Media Player 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing in particular, just MP3 </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Player 3 </li></ul><ul><li>MPEG Audio Layer 3 </li></ul>
    16. 16. R2.Q2 <ul><li>My MP3 player runs on rechargeable </li></ul><ul><li>batteries, as do most. Which of these is </li></ul><ul><li>NOT a rechargeable battery? </li></ul><ul><li>Nickel-Cadmium </li></ul><ul><li>Nickel Metal Hydride </li></ul><ul><li>Lithium Ion </li></ul><ul><li>Alkaline </li></ul>
    17. 17. R2.Q3 <ul><li>My MP3 player uses memory chips to </li></ul><ul><li>store its music. What is this kind of </li></ul><ul><li>memory called? </li></ul><ul><li>speedy memory </li></ul><ul><li>flash memory </li></ul><ul><li>write-only memory </li></ul><ul><li>bubble memory </li></ul>
    18. 18. R2.Q4 <ul><li>MP3 files can be made with higher or </li></ul><ul><li>lower &quot;bitrates&quot;. Files with higher bitrates </li></ul><ul><li>can be compressed more than those with </li></ul><ul><li>lower bitrates. </li></ul><ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False </li></ul>
    19. 19. R2.Q5 <ul><li>Approximately how much data can be </li></ul><ul><li>stored on a CD? </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 gigabytes </li></ul><ul><li>6 gigabytes </li></ul><ul><li>0.5 gigabytes </li></ul><ul><li>0.75 gigabytes </li></ul>
    20. 20. R2.Q6 <ul><li>How thick is a CD? </li></ul><ul><li>2.56 cm </li></ul><ul><li>1.2 mm </li></ul><ul><li>0.5 microns </li></ul><ul><li>3.14159 furlongs </li></ul>
    21. 21. R2.Q7 <ul><li>How fast does a CD spin </li></ul><ul><li>when being read? </li></ul><ul><li>78 rpm </li></ul><ul><li>1200 - 3000 rpm </li></ul><ul><li>200 - 500 rpm </li></ul><ul><li>40 - 100 rpm </li></ul>
    22. 22. R2.Q8 <ul><li>In what 'direction' is data </li></ul><ul><li>stored on a CD? </li></ul><ul><li>first out to in, then in to out </li></ul><ul><li>outside to inside </li></ul><ul><li>inside to outside </li></ul><ul><li>random access </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>R2.Q9 </li></ul><ul><li>The song is called White & Nerdy, but </li></ul><ul><li>can you name the artist? </li></ul>
    24. 24. Round 3 <ul><li>General IT knowledge…. </li></ul><ul><li>Okay, some questions in this round might be </li></ul><ul><li>a tad harder than the last couple of rounds, but it’s </li></ul><ul><li>all stuff we should know, whether or not we do </li></ul><ul><li>know it is a different matter entirely. </li></ul>
    25. 25. <ul><li>R3.Q1 </li></ul><ul><li>How many sockets/ports does the </li></ul><ul><li>TCP/IP protocol support in total? </li></ul><ul><li>64,256 </li></ul><ul><li>65,764 </li></ul><ul><li>68,512 </li></ul><ul><li>65,536 </li></ul>
    26. 26. <ul><li>R3.Q2 </li></ul><ul><li>Why do so many Linux geeks prefer to </li></ul><ul><li>operate the system in console mode? </li></ul><ul><li>It's faster -- people who get little sex have faster fingers </li></ul><ul><li>It's faster -- it's where we learned so we know how to get everything done </li></ul><ul><li>It's more impressive to the opposite sex </li></ul><ul><li>It's more impressive to managers, thus providing job security </li></ul>
    27. 27. R3.Q3 <ul><li>Why has Linux still not become a dominant </li></ul><ul><li>factor on the business desktop? </li></ul><ul><li>Because the real power on the corporate desktop is Microsoft Office </li></ul><ul><li>It costs too much </li></ul><ul><li>Penguins frighten administrative assistants </li></ul><ul><li>Because Microsoft is holding 235 open source patent violations and we're all desperately scared </li></ul>
    28. 28. R3.Q4 <ul><li>How do you combat process starvation? </li></ul><ul><li>Hot dogs and beer; you can combat anything with hot dogs and beer </li></ul><ul><li>Define a process request delimiter within the sub-process oot/bin/BS </li></ul><ul><li>Add an aging factor to the priority of each process request in the scheduling system </li></ul><ul><li>Food stamps </li></ul>
    29. 29. R3.Q5 <ul><li>How many standard RAID </li></ul><ul><li>levels are there? </li></ul><ul><li>4 </li></ul><ul><li>5 </li></ul><ul><li>7 </li></ul><ul><li>Only a digital Sherpa knows the answer </li></ul>
    30. 30. R3.Q6 <ul><li>Server side Java servlets have done a lot for </li></ul><ul><li>web server and application server </li></ul><ul><li>functionality. However, which of the following </li></ul><ul><li>processing methods are they NOT designed to </li></ul><ul><li>replace? </li></ul><ul><li>Active Server Pages </li></ul><ul><li>CGI scripts </li></ul><ul><li>Various C/C++ proprietary plug-ins </li></ul><ul><li>Cookies </li></ul>
    31. 31. R3.Q7 <ul><li>What does DOS stand for? </li></ul>
    32. 32. R3.Q8 <ul><li>What does HTML stand for? </li></ul>
    33. 33. R3.Q9 <ul><li>What key do you press 5 times to turn </li></ul><ul><li>StickyKeys on or off? </li></ul><ul><li>Shift </li></ul><ul><li>K </li></ul><ul><li>S </li></ul><ul><li>Caps Lock </li></ul>
    34. 34. R3.Q10 <ul><li>In 1988 one of the most common viruses was </li></ul><ul><li>unleashed. Activated every Friday the 13th, the </li></ul><ul><li>virus affects both .EXE and .COM files and </li></ul><ul><li>deletes any programs run on that day. What is </li></ul><ul><li>the name of that virus? </li></ul><ul><li>Chernobyl </li></ul><ul><li>I Love You </li></ul><ul><li>Melissa </li></ul><ul><li>Jerusalem </li></ul>
    35. 35. R3.Q11 <ul><li>What is the term that describes a situation </li></ul><ul><li>where a difference of opinion in an internet </li></ul><ul><li>community starts to turn ugly and becomes an </li></ul><ul><li>unruly exchange of barbs, insults, and </li></ul><ul><li>sometimes even threats? </li></ul>
    36. 36. R3.Q12 <ul><li>Which of these mythical creatures likes </li></ul><ul><li>to show up and wreak havoc on internet </li></ul><ul><li>forums and newsgroups? </li></ul><ul><li>Dwarves </li></ul><ul><li>Elves </li></ul><ul><li>Trolls </li></ul><ul><li>Gnomes </li></ul>
    37. 37. Round 4 <ul><li>How well do you know your job? </li></ul><ul><li>Some role specific questions, this is where </li></ul><ul><li>having a mixture of skills in your team will </li></ul><ul><li>come in handy. </li></ul>
    38. 38. R4.Q1 <ul><li>What should be done by the project </li></ul><ul><li>manager to ensure that all work in the </li></ul><ul><li>project is included?         </li></ul><ul><li>Create a contingency plan </li></ul><ul><li>C reate a risk management plan </li></ul><ul><li>Create a WBS </li></ul><ul><li>Create a scope statement </li></ul>
    39. 39. R4.Q2 <ul><li>What should a project manager do or </li></ul><ul><li>follow to ensure clear boundaries for </li></ul><ul><li>project completion?        </li></ul><ul><li>Scope verification </li></ul><ul><li>Completing a scope statement </li></ul><ul><li>Risk management plan </li></ul><ul><li>Scope definition </li></ul>
    40. 40. R4.Q3 <ul><li>The two levels of design for </li></ul><ul><li>software architecture are: </li></ul><ul><li>coding design and architectural design </li></ul><ul><li>data design and architectural design </li></ul><ul><li>pattern design and data design </li></ul><ul><li>architectural design and XP design </li></ul>
    41. 41. R4.Q4 <ul><li>If a software engineer wants to check the </li></ul><ul><li>complexity of an architecture, he may </li></ul><ul><li>use______________. </li></ul><ul><li>dependencies </li></ul><ul><li>architecture testing </li></ul><ul><li>coupling </li></ul><ul><li>beta testing </li></ul>
    42. 42. R4.Q5 <ul><li>In networking, what does ATM stand for? </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic Transferral of Multiplex </li></ul><ul><li>Asynchronous Transfer Mode </li></ul><ul><li>Aggregated Topograpghy Method </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic Teller Machine </li></ul>
    43. 43. R4.Q6 <ul><li>Which is USUALLY the largest: </li></ul><ul><li>MAN, </li></ul><ul><li>LAN </li></ul><ul><li>or WAN? </li></ul>
    44. 44. R4.Q7 <ul><li>Which of the following IP addresses </li></ul><ul><li>would not be found on the Internet? </li></ul><ul><li>192.168.3.4 </li></ul><ul><li>38.176.55.44 </li></ul><ul><li>190.5.7.126 </li></ul><ul><li>131.107.5.65 </li></ul>
    45. 45. R4.Q8 <ul><li>Given the IP address 38.176.229.5 and </li></ul><ul><li>the subnet mask of 255.0.0.0, what is the </li></ul><ul><li>address class? </li></ul><ul><li>Class D </li></ul><ul><li>Class B </li></ul><ul><li>Class A </li></ul><ul><li>Class C </li></ul>
    46. 46. R4.Q9 <ul><li>What is another, less formal name for Build Verification Testing? </li></ul><ul><li>White box testing </li></ul><ul><li>Smoke testing </li></ul><ul><li>Black box testing </li></ul><ul><li>Performance testing </li></ul><ul><li>Build Tests </li></ul>
    47. 47. R4.Q10 <ul><li>What sort of testing looks at </li></ul><ul><li>the structure of the code? </li></ul><ul><li>Black Box Testing </li></ul><ul><li>White Box Testing </li></ul><ul><li>System Testing </li></ul><ul><li>Data Flow Testing </li></ul>

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