Cybermania Mains

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These are the questions asked in the main round of Cybermania - a computer quiz held at Loyola School, Jamshedpur, India. The quiz was for students of standard 6 to 10.

If you have any doubts or further questions, contact the quizmaster at Twitter: @divyekapoor or on Google+ at http://gplus.to/divyekapoor

I'll be happy to share the slides with you if you ask me politely on any of these social networks. :)

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Cybermania Mains

  1. 1. Cybermania 2011<br />http://etrix.in<br />
  2. 2. Hi!<br />Divye Kapoor<br />HurshSarma<br />Utsav Kumar<br />&<br />The organizing team<br />
  3. 3. Thank you<br />
  4. 4. Rules of the Game<br />The quizmaster is a very very ignorant person.<br />He knows only the answer given on his sheet of paper.<br />The quizmaster is very obstinate.<br />He’s always right and don’t you forget that.<br />Do you want to pick a fight with the quizmaster?<br />Sound the buzzer<br />
  5. 5. Rounds<br />Mixed Bag<br />The Desis<br />Blast from the Past<br />Google Doodles – Buzzer Round<br />Video Round<br />Buzz Kill<br />Rapid Fire<br />
  6. 6. Mixed Bag<br />+10<br />
  7. 7. 1. This very famous company's first office was in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The founder before it stared a company called Lakeside Programming group. One of the first jobs of this company was to write code for the Altair 8088. one of the Co-Founders now owns a company called Vulcan Northwest. Identify.<br />
  8. 8. 2. He founded NeXT Computer, Inc which was later bought by Apple? The same man is the largest shareholder of Disney, Inc. However he did not buy the stake but got it when he sold one of his other companies to Disney.<br />
  9. 9. 3. This was the first software to be imported from the USSR to the US. The name of this software comes from the word 'tetra' which means 'four'; and tennis, the developer's favorite game.?<br />
  10. 10. 4. The story goes that the creator of X got the idea for the game by looking at a pizza with a slice cut out.  X is an arcade game developed by Namco and licensed for distribution in the United States by Midway, first released in Japan on May 22, 1980.It is the highest grossing game of all time. With revenue touching $2.5 Billion<br />
  11. 11. 5. Which band did Microsoft pay $12 million to in order to use its song 'Start Me Up' as a promotion for Windows 95 after the front man jokingly asked for this 'ridiculous' amount?<br />
  12. 12. 6. One of the most famous advertisements in the world is the one which introduced the Macintosh to the world. In 1984, Apple next launched the Macintosh. Its debut was announced by the now famous $1.5 million television commercial "1984". It was directed by Ridley Scott. It was only aired once. In the middle of a very famous American Sporting Event. Which Event? <br />
  13. 13. 7. NiklasZennström started two very famous companies. Recently one of his companies collaborated withFacebookto launch a new service. MrNiklasZennström also started a very famous file sharing service which was subsequently shut down. Which is the other service? <br />
  14. 14. The Desis<br />
  15. 15. 1. Jack smith and Sabeer Bhatia started this company. The company's headquarters are in Mountain View, California. Its name was chosen in reference to an encoding language for the web. The service was started on a very special day. Which day was this world famous service launched andWhy?<br />
  16. 16. 2. MrRajendra S. Pawar is the chairman of NASSCOM which other company is he the Chairman of?<br />
  17. 17. 3. Famous Indian Entrepreneur. Was one of the founders of a Company in which another founder recently stepped down as Chairman and CEO after 22 years. He is an IIT Delhi, Carnegie Mellon University and Stanford Graduate and was the general partner of the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers and now has his own venture capital firm. He is a major proponent of clean technology. Identify.<br />
  18. 18. 4. Mr. Vivek Paul was rated as one of the world's best managers when he was the Vice-Chairman and CEO of this company. He took it from a $150 million company in 1999 to a $1.4 Billion Company in 2005. He left to join Texas Pacific Group. When he left the company's stock fell 3% on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Which company did he work for?<br />
  19. 19. 5. Mr. Sanjay Jha is the Chairman and CEO of a very famous company. It was responsible for the largest selling device in its category until Apple launched its device. The Company has recently launched the world's first android 3.0 tablet, the Xoom tablet. Identify the company.<br />
  20. 20. 6. This is an electronic commerce company headquartered in Koramangala, Bangalore. It was founded by IIT Delhi graduates Sachin and BinnyBansal who are currently the CEO and COO. The company acquired a special type of social network from Lulu, a US based firm. The funding for the company came from Tiger Global Management and Accel Partners. It is one of the fastest growing startups in India today. Identify<br />
  21. 21. Historical Notes<br />
  22. 22. 1. Identify this guy<br />
  23. 23. Tim Berners Lee<br />Audience: When did the www start?<br />
  24. 24. 2. Identify everything<br />
  25. 25. The first transistor along with its creators (anti clockwise from right) <br />Walter Brittain<br />John Bardeen<br />William Shockley<br />
  26. 26. 3.What’s this?<br />
  27. 27. Pascaline<br />
  28. 28. 4. What is this device called?<br />
  29. 29. Enigma<br />
  30. 30. 5. Identify Him.<br />
  31. 31. Alan Turing<br />
  32. 32. 6. Identify Him<br />
  33. 33. Claude Shannon<br />
  34. 34. 7. Use this to identify a book.<br />
  35. 35. Bill Gates: The Road Ahead<br />
  36. 36. Google Doodles<br />
  37. 37.
  38. 38. Holi<br />
  39. 39.
  40. 40. Jordan’s Independence Day<br />
  41. 41.
  42. 42. Father’s Day & Mother’s Day<br />
  43. 43.
  44. 44. Start of ICC cricket World Cup 2011<br />
  45. 45. Two Doodles in 1 day. For what occasion ?<br />
  46. 46. Qatar and Russia were allotted FIFA WC 2022 and 2018 respectively<br />
  47. 47.
  48. 48. Discovery of X Rays<br />
  49. 49.
  50. 50. April Fool’s day, 2010<br />
  51. 51. Two Google Doodles were used on the same day in different areas of the world. Why?<br />
  52. 52. Summer and Winter Solstice<br />
  53. 53. Video Round<br />
  54. 54. Video 1<br />
  55. 55. 1.a) In which year did this happen?<br />
  56. 56. 2006<br />
  57. 57. 1.b) How many times did he walk/jump from one end of the stage to the other?<br />
  58. 58. Four<br />
  59. 59. 1. c) Steve Ballmer is also famous for another one line quote delivered in a similar fashion. What is it?<br />
  60. 60. Developers! Developers! Developers!<br />
  61. 61. Video 2<br />
  62. 62. 2. a) This video is an ad for which site?<br />
  63. 63. About.me<br />
  64. 64. 2. b) Which company bought this site? (And when?)<br />
  65. 65. AOL Inc.<br />December 20, 2010 – 4 days after launch for a sum of $1.3million<br />
  66. 66. 2. c) Which country owns the .me domain?<br />
  67. 67. Montenegro<br />
  68. 68. Video 3<br />
  69. 69. 3a) What is this technology called?<br />
  70. 70. Augmented Reality<br />
  71. 71. 3b) In 2010 at the Uplinq conference, this major telecom hardware manufacturer demonstrated a 2 player game that could be played using this technology running on an Android smartphone. Name the manufacturer.<br />
  72. 72. Qualcomm<br />
  73. 73. 3. c) There was a blue silhouette in the video showing 4 stages of growth. This image has been inspired from an artwork. What is the name of the original artwork?<br />
  74. 74. Ascension of Man<br />Darwin’s Theory of Evolution<br />
  75. 75. Video 4<br />
  76. 76. 4a) Identify the Lady.<br />
  77. 77. Admiral Grace Murray Hopper<br />
  78. 78. 4b) Admiral Hopper is credited with designing a programming language. Name the language.<br />
  79. 79. COBOL/FLOW-MATIC<br />COmmon Business Oriented Language<br />
  80. 80. 4c) In the video, at which airport was the Admiral “demoted”?<br />
  81. 81. San Francisco<br />
  82. 82. Buzz Kill<br />
  83. 83. 1. John Vittal – a programmer, hacker, and ARPANET user – invented this utility for email software so that the users didn't have to type the mail address again. Name the utility.<br />
  84. 84. The reply option in email<br />
  85. 85. 2. Born in Buffalo, US to German parents he did his PhD from Columbia in 1980. He developed Jacquard's punched card idea to represent census data and then to read and collate data using automatic machine. In 1889 he filed Patent 395,782 for this invention. In 1896 he started Tabulating Machine Company and invented the first automatic feed mechanism which laid the foundation for the modern IT industry. In 1924, his firm became part of IBM. Who is he?<br />
  86. 86. Herman Hollerith<br />
  87. 87. 3. Identify the logo.<br />
  88. 88. Digital Equipment Corporation<br />
  89. 89. 4. What are F1, The Genius, Scribble, Power Pup, Will and Mother Nature?<br />
  90. 90. (Microsoft) Office Assistants;-)<br />
  91. 91. 5. “Tobacco, firearms, used underwear, human parts, and lottery tickets”are a few of the banned items at this place. The list includes over a hundred such items. Which place is this?<br />
  92. 92. Ebay<br />
  93. 93. 6. What's 1/2 of a byte called?<br />
  94. 94. A Nibble<br />
  95. 95. 7. The word ‘bit’ was formed by combining parts of which 2 words?<br />
  96. 96. Binary Digit<br />
  97. 97. Rapid Fire<br />

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