Anokha 2014 techquiz prelims with answers
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Prelims of anokha tech quiz 2014, quite easy

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  • Question 1 This Country was named after the Latin name for a metal because the first conquerors arrived in this area following rumours of mountains made of this metal. Name the country.
  • Answer Argentina, named after the latin word for silver- argentum
  • Question 2 X is an extremely lightweight, but feature-rich software, especially popular in India. X is owned by Y, which is a company founded in 2004 by Ashwin Navin and Bram Cohen. Y is also the name of the protocol that supports software such as X. Give me X and Y.
  • Answer  X-  Y-
  • Question 3 Google doodle for what?
  • Answer Ramanujan’s 125th birthday
  • Question 4  A X is a supernatural being in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore. In origin, the term X was a generally negative synonym for a being in Norse mythology. In Old Norse sources, beings described as X dwell in isolated rocks, mountains, or caves, live together in small family units, and are rarely helpful to human beings. Which internet terminology am I talking about?
  • Answer Troll
  • * Question 5  The website of this tongue-in-cheek award notes : "Of necessity, the award is usually bestowed posthumously." But the candidate is disqualified if innocent bystanders are killed in the process of his 1 attempt. Previous winners of this award include :  A man who juggled live hand grenades.  Three Palestinian terrorists accidentally blown up by their own bombs set on Palestinian daylight saving time, one hour ahead of the local time.  A man who jumped out of a plane to film skydivers without wearing a parachute.  What award?
  • Answer
  • Question 6 Naveen Selvadurai is an internet entrepreneur and co-founder of which location-based social networking site?
  • Answer
  • Question 7 The Calcutta High Court has passed an injunction order to all ISP’s and mobile services providers for banning website X. The Indian Music Industry and Sagarika Music Pvt Ltd are seeking a restraint on this site. Which website?
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  • Question 8  X is a brand name used by Apple for liquid crystal displays which they claim have a high enough pixel density that the human eye is unable to notice pixelation at a typical viewing distance.  The term is used for several Apple products, including the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, and MacBook Pro.  Identify X.
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  • Question 9  They are fictional creatures found in Gulliver’s Travels.  Swift describes them as vile and savage creatures, filthy and with unpleasant habits, obsessed with "pretty stones" they find by digging in mud.  Hence the term has come to mean "a crude, brutish or obscenely coarse person".  The same shares the name with a Famous IT Giant.  Name the company.
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  • * Question 10  Y is an entrepreneur who started a payment gateway X.  Y again started a space transport company Z.  Y was involved in the construction of the first electric car , The Tesla Roadster.  Z was used as a location in the filming of Iron Man 2 and Y played a cameo in it.  Name X,Y,Z
  • Answer  X-  Y- Elon Musk  Z-
  • Question 11 X was first released in 2003, written by Estonian developers, who had originally a file sharing p2p network. X was bought by Microsoft in 2011. Name X.
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  • Question 12  Beethoven’s musical masterpiece, “The Symphony no 9” is 74 minutes long.  When a famous company decided to release it to the general public, they found that they could not accommodate it in the existing storage device.  Thus they re-mastered it to suit the length and this change is unaltered to this day.  Name this storage device.
  • Answer  CD
  • Question 13 “The X awards honour achievements that first make people laugh, and then makes them think.” They are given each year in early October for ten unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research. X?
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  • Question 14  Because the light of the flash occurs too fast for the pupil to close, much of the very bright light from the flash passes into the eye through the pupil, reflects off the fundus at the back of the eyeball and out through the pupil.  The camera records this reflected light.  The eye contains several photostable pigments that all absorb in the short wavelength region, and hence contribute to the ____.  Scientific explanation for what?
  • Answer  Red eye effect:
  • * Question 15 Sumant Moolgaokar, often referred to as the architect of TELCO, have received many national and international honours. In which unique way, was he honoured posthumously in 1994 by the TATA group?
  • Answer  Tata SUMO
  • Question 16  The puzzle was first publicized in the West by the French mathematician Édouard Lucas in 1883.  There is a history about an Indian temple in Kashi Vishwanath which contains a large room with three diamond needles surrounded by 64 golden disks.  Brahmin priests, acting out the command of an ancient prophecy, have been moving these disks, in accordance with the immutable rules of Brahma, since that time.  According to the legend, when the last move of the puzzle will be completed, the world will end.  What’s the name of the puzzle in question?
  • Answer  Tower of Hanoi
  • Question 17  First prototype of what?
  • Answer  Mouse
  • Question 18  Identify the logo.
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  • Question 19  The following are screenshots from which game released recently on google play?
  • Answer  Modi run, where Modi has to run through all the states to get votes.
  • * Question 20  The X Prize for Science and Technology is a science award in India given annually by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for notable and outstanding research, applied or fundamental, in biology, chemistry, environmental science, engineering, mathematics, medicine and physics.  It is the most coveted award in multidisciplinary science in India.  X is named after a former director of the CSIR. Give me X.
  • Answer  The Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar prize
  • Question 21  What is being shown?
  • Answer  Speed test results of Google Fiber
  • Question 22 Y is a collection of APIs for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming. Y was initially made to make DOS programmers shift to Windows 95. Identify Y.
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  • Question 23  The first version of it was created for Hurricane Katrina by a team of volunteers led by software engineer Andrew Hogue. It is written in Python.  Name X, which was officially launched on Jan 15, 2010 and available in 47 languages till date.
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  • Question 24  Which word was chosen as the word of the year in 2012 by the American Dialect Society?  The official announcement reads- “This was the year when the X became a ubiquitous phenomenon in online talk,” Zimmer said. “In Y and elsewhere, X have created instant social trends, spreading bite-sized viral messages on topics ranging from politics to pop culture.”
  • Answer  Hashtags
  • * Question 25  Richard Feynman, the legendary Nobel prize winning physicist, was once invited to tea at the Dean's house in Princeton University.  The dean’s wife appeared with a tea pot in her white- gloved hands. "Do you take your tea with milk or lemon?" she asked.  He had to think about this a moment, and answered bravely, "Both!"  What did her response to this bizarre answer lead to?
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