UKITA Christmas IT Quiz Answers

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UKITA Christmas IT Quiz Answers

  1. 1. Answer Scheme Quizmasters: Roger & Sam Greenhalgh National Rural Knowledge Exchange Christmas IT Olympics 2007
  2. 2. Maximum Score: 30 / 30
  3. 3. Question 1 <ul><li>0xFF = </li></ul><ul><li>1024 </li></ul><ul><li>0 </li></ul><ul><li>255  (in Hex) </li></ul><ul><li>None of these </li></ul>
  4. 4. Question 2 <ul><li>Douglas Adams's middle name was… </li></ul><ul><li>Neil </li></ul><ul><li>Noel  </li></ul><ul><li>Allen </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas </li></ul>
  5. 5. Question 3 <ul><li>I would rather stand in the way of a high velocity… </li></ul><ul><li>SOAP Packet  (it's just a set of digits) </li></ul><ul><li>EDO simm </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Micro Vax </li></ul><ul><li>Particle accelerator </li></ul><ul><li>SOAP = &quot;Simple Object Access Protocol&quot; packet </li></ul><ul><li>EDO= &quot;Extended Data Output&quot; Simm </li></ul>
  6. 6. Question 4 <ul><li>You can fit more porn in a… </li></ul><ul><li>Exabyte = 10 18 bytes </li></ul><ul><li>bit </li></ul><ul><li>terabyte = 10 12 bytes </li></ul><ul><li>yottabyte  = 10 24 bytes (= a trillion terabytes) </li></ul><ul><li>Apparently the total data capacity of all computers globally in 2006 was estimated at 160 exabytes, and projected at 1,000 exabytes by 2010 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Question 5 <ul><li>Alan Turing once said… </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;The oldest, shortest words - &quot;yes&quot; and &quot;no&quot; - are those which require the most thought&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;A tool is usually more simple than a machine; it is generally used with the hand, whilst a machine is frequently moved by animal or steam power.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Machines take me by surprise  with great frequency&quot;. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Hey, you, get off my shroud&quot; </li></ul>
  8. 8. Question 6 <ul><li>FREE BSD's Logo is… </li></ul><ul><li>a penguin </li></ul><ul><li>a demon  (commonly known as &quot;Chuck&quot;) </li></ul><ul><li>a gnu </li></ul><ul><li>a buck-toothed specky git </li></ul>
  9. 9. Question 7 <ul><li>True Xor True returns… XOR is &quot;Exclusive OR&quot;, (i.e. either true, but not both) </li></ul><ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False  </li></ul><ul><li>Neither </li></ul><ul><li>A blue screen of death </li></ul>
  10. 10. Question 8 <ul><li>Tux can fly…? </li></ul><ul><li>True </li></ul><ul><li>False  (Tux is the Linux penguin emblem) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Question 9 <ul><li>&quot;I don't know how to work this thing...&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>RTFM  Read the F***ing manual! </li></ul><ul><li>FTRM </li></ul><ul><li>MRTF </li></ul><ul><li>ROTFL </li></ul>
  12. 12. Question 10 <ul><li>An &quot;Eprom&quot; is… </li></ul><ul><li>American nerds having a &quot;virtual&quot; party </li></ul><ul><li>black and spiky  - it's a chip </li></ul><ul><li>white and smooth </li></ul><ul><li>a figment of Stephen Spielberg's fertile imagination </li></ul>
  13. 13. Question 11 <ul><li>&quot;Dilbert&quot; is a creation of… </li></ul><ul><li>Matt Groening </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Adams  </li></ul><ul><li>Gilbert Shelton </li></ul><ul><li>Robert Crumb </li></ul>
  14. 14. Question 12 <ul><li>Who said… (in &quot;2001 A Space Odessey&quot;) &quot; I'm sorry Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that …&quot;? HAL9000 </li></ul>A B  C D Marvin Holly HAL 9000 Joshua
  15. 15. Question 13 <ul><li>Who said… How about a nice game of Global Thermonuclear War? Joshua ( – in &quot;Wargames&quot;) </li></ul>A B C D  Marvin Holly HAL 9000 Joshua
  16. 16. Question 14 <ul><li>Who's credited with inventing the World Wide Web ? </li></ul><ul><li>Tim Berners-Lee – hypertext and the first browser; & involved in development of TCP-IP </li></ul>A B C D  Isaac Asimov Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniac Trevor Baylis Tim Berners-Lee
  17. 17. Question 15 <ul><li>Who's credited with the Three Laws of Robotics ? Isaac Asimov – he wrote &quot;I, Robot&quot; </li></ul>A  B C D Isaac Asimov Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniac Trevor Baylis Tim Berners-Lee
  18. 18. Question 16 <ul><li>Which is the odd one out ? It's not an Easter Egg! </li></ul>A B C  D Excel97 flight simulator Windows Paint Word 97 pinball
  19. 19. Question 17 <ul><li>Which is the odd one out ? Not Ted Codd, (created by him) </li></ul>A B C  D Ted Codd Relational databases Cape Cod Portions of Cod
  20. 20. Question 18 <ul><li>Which set is the Odd One Out ? Word meaning tallies with its printed style </li></ul><ul><li>script serif sans-serif </li></ul><ul><li>purple green red </li></ul><ul><li>bold italic underline  </li></ul><ul><li>camel AllCaps LOWER </li></ul>
  21. 21. Question 19 <ul><li>Spot the deliberate mistake… Not well-formed HTML – tags incorrectly nested </li></ul><ul><li><tr><td>Hello from Roger &amp; Sam</tr></td>  </li></ul><ul><li>Hello from Roger &amp; Sam<br /> </li></ul><ul><li><div>Hello <span>from Roger and Sam</span></div> </li></ul><ul><li><div>Hello from Roger &amp; S<a name=&quot;m&quot;/>am</div> </li></ul>
  22. 22. Question 20 <ul><li>Spot the Odd One Out… codes for generating a 'return' </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>CRLF </li></ul><ul><li>¶ </li></ul><ul><li>&&  </li></ul>
  23. 23. Question 21 daisywheel <ul><li>What am I…? </li></ul><ul><li>Motherboard </li></ul><ul><li>RS232 connector </li></ul><ul><li>Printer head  </li></ul><ul><li>Heat sink </li></ul>
  24. 24. Question 22 floppy disc hub underside <ul><li>What am I…? </li></ul><ul><li>DIN socket </li></ul><ul><li>Floppy disc  </li></ul><ul><li>Laser printer </li></ul><ul><li>Video card </li></ul>
  25. 25. Question 23 <ul><li>Where am I…? </li></ul><ul><li>Number 1, Microsoft Way, Redmond  </li></ul><ul><li>Google HQ, Palo Alto </li></ul><ul><li>IBM, Feltham </li></ul><ul><li>GCHQ, Cheltenham </li></ul>
  26. 26. Question 24 <ul><li>Three of these items share their inventor's name. &quot;Hollerith&quot; Which is the odd one out ? Burroughs Adding machine </li></ul>A B C  D Hollerith Tabulator Burroughs Adding machine Hollerith Card Hollerith machine
  27. 27. Question 25 <ul><li>Which is the Odd One Out…? Others are RS232 connector pins </li></ul><ul><li>DTR </li></ul><ul><li>RTS </li></ul><ul><li>RXD </li></ul><ul><li>RGB  </li></ul>
  28. 28. Question 26 <ul><li>Which is the odd website out ? Radio Times is not a social networking site </li></ul>A B C D 
  29. 29. Question 27 <ul><li>Which is the Odd One Out…? </li></ul><ul><li>Bagaza  (- it's the real West Nile virus!) </li></ul><ul><li>Bagle </li></ul><ul><li>Netsky </li></ul><ul><li>Nimda </li></ul>
  30. 30. Question 28 <ul><li>Which is the Odd Group Out…? </li></ul><ul><li>Real names (not code names) for non-existent substances </li></ul><ul><li>Chicago, Longhorn, Whistler (Windows release codenames) </li></ul><ul><li>Barbarossa, Overlord, Sealion (Military invasion codenames) </li></ul><ul><li>Trinity, Littleboy, Fatman (Atomic bomb codenames) </li></ul><ul><li>Adamantium, Homokaasu, Phlogiston  </li></ul>
  31. 31. Question 29 <ul><li>Which is the correct order of magnitude…? </li></ul><ul><li>«-- Operationally good ----------- Totally defunct --» </li></ul><ul><li>OK, NDG, U/S, SNAFU, TARFU, FUBAR  </li></ul><ul><li>OK, FUBAR, SNAFU, TARFU, U/S, NDG </li></ul><ul><li>OK, U/S, TARFU, NDG, FUBAR, SNAFU </li></ul><ul><li>OK, U/S, SNAFU, TARFU, FUBAR, NDG </li></ul>
  32. 32. Question 30 <ul><li>Which is the odd group out…? </li></ul><ul><li>Each item has different number of letters in the verbal string. The others each have the same number in their verbal string. </li></ul><ul><li>1, 4, Zebra, 12, 15  </li></ul><ul><li>Ass, 1, 2, 6, 10 (3) </li></ul><ul><li>3, 7, 8, Horse, 40 (5) </li></ul><ul><li>11, 12, 20, 80, Donkey (6) </li></ul><ul><li>——— The End ! ——— </li></ul>

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