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TechnIQ Prelims - Tech Quiz for IETE, DJSCoE

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Prelims from a Tech Quiz I had hosted for the IETE chapter of DJ Sanghvi College of Engineering, as a part of their fest Trinity, 2017

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TechnIQ Prelims - Tech Quiz for IETE, DJSCoE

  1. 1. PRELIMS • 25 Questions • A point for each question, unless deemed otherwise by moi. Half points, wherever applicable. • Questions 5,10,15, 20 and 25 are starred and will be used to break ties. • Last name rule applies, unless specified. • No negatives, so please feel free to guess. • Credits to Tech Gawd Apratim Charas Singh and Tech dud Soham Panda for a couple of questions. • Chop Chop! TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  2. 2. QUESTION 1 • Portrayed by Carrie Ann Moss in the movies and Jennifer Hale in the games, this character is from the landmark Matrix series by the Wachowski bros. • At the beginning of the series, she is first mate on Morpheus' Nebuchadnezzar and serves mainly as a go-between for him and the individuals he wishes to free from the Matrix. As the series progresses, her primary importance as a character becomes her close relationship with Neo. She is skilled with computers, at operating vehicles both inside and outside the Matrix, and in martial arts. • As she guides Neo to salvation and his apparent death in the first movie, her name comes to light, quite fittingly. • What is she appropriately named? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
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  4. 4. QUESTION 2 • The Bowen knot (also known as the heraldic knot in symbolism) is not a true knot, but is rather a heraldic knot. It is named after the Welshman James Bowen and is also called true lover’s knot. • It consists of a rope in the form of a continuous loop laid out as an upright square shape with loops at each of the four corners. Since the rope is not actually knotted, it would in topological terms be considered an unknot • Where would you see the most famous example of this knot? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  5. 5. QUESTION 3 • "At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss,” she begins , "At the age of 24, I learned the devastating consequences.... Now I admit I made mistakes — especially wearing that beret — but the attention and judgment that I received — not the story, but that I personally received — was unprecedented,” she continued. “I was branded as a tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo and, of course, ‘that woman.’ I was known by many, but actually known by few. I get it. It was easy to forget ‘that woman’ was dimensional and had a soul.” • These are the words of someone in 2015, who is often referred to as “Patient Zero of Online Cyberbullying”, as consequence of something that occurred 20 years ago. Who is this (in)famous survivor? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  6. 6. QUESTION 4 • Deriving itself from the Greek word for movement, this brand name is used to describe elastic therapeutic tape, which is an elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive that is used with the intent of treating pain and disability from athletic injuries. • What is it called? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
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  8. 8. QUESTION 5* • The Clay Sanskrit Library is a series of books published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation. Each work features the text in its original language (transliterated Sanskrit) on the left-hand page, with its English translation on the right. The series was inspired by the Loeb Classical Library, and its volumes are bound in teal cloth. • Sheldon Pollock was one of the chief editors of the same till 2010, when he was appointed as the head of a parallel organization based in India, associated with a name which is synonymous to the Indian Tech scene. • What did Pollock go on to head? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  9. 9. QUESTION 6 • The functional component of this particular ‘trope’ was invented by Albert C. Carter, inspired by a spirit writing device used by his mother, Mary, a Cincinnati clairvoyant. When Carter approached store owner Max Levinson about stocking the device, Levinson called in his brother-in-law Abe Bookman, a graduate of Ohio Mechanics Institute. • In 1944, Carter filed for a patent for the cylindrical device, assigning it in 1946 to Bookman, Levinson, and another partner in what came to be Alabe Crafts, Inc. (Albert and Abe). Alabe marketed and sold the cylinder as The Syco-Seer. Carter died sometime before the patent was granted in 1948. Bookman made improvements to The Syco-Seer, and in 1948, it was encased in crystal. Though unsuccessful, the revamped product caught the attention of Chicago's Brunswick Billiards who commissioned the form which know it popularly as. • What? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  10. 10. QUESTION 7 • In July 2015, a completely legal purchase on the iTunes store by one Artem Vaulin led to one of the biggest landslides in the history of the Internet, something that got his gluteus maximus kicked big time. • Just tell me what followed. TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  11. 11. QUESTION 8 • Such Craze. Much wow. What’s happening here? • Image Follows. TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
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  13. 13. QUESTION 9 • Here’s an actual Meme question though. • This, now iconic, non-plussed reaction occurred when the person in question was explaining how Sir Isaac Newton invented calculus before his 26th birthday. • The reaction and the gaping, open mouth are now an integral part of meme-lore. • Who and what image resulted as a consequence of all of the above? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  14. 14. QUESTION 10* • X is a global competitive programming platform which supports over 50 programming languages and has a large community of programmers that helps students and professionals test and improve their coding skills. Its objective is to provide a platform for practice, competition and improvement for both students and professional software developers. Apart from this, it aims to reach out to students while they are young and inculcate a culture of programming in India. • Now, X is a direct subsidiary of Y, an Internet domain name registrar company founded in 1998 by Bhavin Turakhia and Divyank Turakhia who was instrumental in the adoption of the seventy-day grace period for businesses concerned with the registry of IANA and ICANN. Y was majorly in the news for the sale of media.net to a Chinese consortium last year, for over 900 million USD • Just gimme X and Y. TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  15. 15. QUESTION 11 • Christopher Welch was an American actor who died due to complications of cancer on December 2, 2013, at a hospital in Santa Monica, California. • Apart from cameos in Law and Order, The Sopranos and roles in the 2008 films What Just Happened, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and Synecdoche, New York, his major C2F was a role he portrayed in a TV series, right before his untimely death. • This also led to the on screen death of the character he was playing. • Which character/TV series and who is the supposed inspiration for the same? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
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  17. 17. QUESTION 12 • Busting a common perception, apart from the most famous instance, there were at least two other similar efforts: • Tom Cranston and Fred Longstaff, working for Canada's Ferranti-Packard in 1952 • Ralph Benjamin, working for the UK Navy in the early 1960s • Both efforts were military projects that ended up classified, which explains why they were dead ends. Also while these instances used rubber trackballs, the most famous instance made use of bulky wheels. • What is the popular instance and who was behind it? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  18. 18. QUESTION 13 • Who is being parodied in the Simpsons? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  19. 19. QUESTION 14 • Pål Spilling is a Norwegian computer pioneer whose early interest in computer networking resulted in Norway getting the first ARPANET node outside of the United States, in 1973. • Fifteen years later, the nascent Internet saw its first widespread infection by self-replicating code: Morris, a worm that could install multiple copies of itself on the same computer, causing infected systems to grind to a halt. • As the Morris worm began to spread in the United States, Spilling's American colleagues called to warn him; faced with a threat to his nation's entire network of computers, he acted quickly and disconnected Norway from the rest of the Internet. • What did Spilling’s quick response entail? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  20. 20. QUESTION 15* • Apart from being a polymath and exceptionally good at her primary job, this lady was friends with George Antheil, an avante-garde composer with similarly broad interests (he wrote a book on endocrinology). • Together, during World War II, the two of them patented a technology that would allow radio signals to torpedos to hop from frequency to frequency and avoid being jammed. The Navy rejected it at the time, but took it up 20 years later during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the patent figured into the development of numerous broadcast standards, including Wi-Fi. • Name this iconic superstar. TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  21. 21. QUESTION 16 • The Samung S8 has a new AI assistant, ready to rival the Siris and Cortanas of the world. • Instead of working like a voice activated search engine, it’s designed to actually make your phone easier to use by understanding what’s on your screen and anticipating your needs. • What is the name of this assistant, something that would remind you of a famous brief, consoling message believed to have been written by President Abraham Lincoln in November 1864 to a widow, who was thought to have lost five sons in the Union Army during the American Civil War. TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  22. 22. QUESTION 17 • Thomas Cormen is a Full Professor of computer science at Dartmouth College and former Chair of the Dartmouth College Department of Computer Science. Between 2004 and 2008 he directed the Dartmouth College Writing Program. • A Quora celeb over the past few answers, he’s one of the most popular profs across the globe. • However, his most famous contribution to this quiz came as a part of a quartet, sometime around 1990 and has since, been a regular amongst the masses. • What are we talking about? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  23. 23. QUESTION 18 • The Internet Party is a political party in New Zealand promoting Internet freedom and privacy which contested the 2014 New Zealand elections under an electoral alliance with the Mana Movement but failed to win any seats in the House of Representatives of New Zealand. • The Internet Party became a registered political party on 13 May 2014 having started to sign up members on 27 March 2014,the first to do so in New Zealand through the use of a phone app. • All of this fame, was courtesy the infamy of one of NZ’s bad boys, someone who had blown up in 2005 as the man behind Megaupload.com. • Who is this Kiwi kid? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  24. 24. QUESTION 19 • This is a famous Intel ad from 2009 and led to the man in question, finally receiving his deserved 15 minutes of fame. • Who/What is he the co-inventor of? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  25. 25. QUESTION 20* • This novel was written shortly after two pivotal events of the 1970s, the resignation of Richard Nixon and the overthrow of the Chilean President Salvador Allende, which are cited in the novel as examples, in Nixon's case, of a failed attempt by organised crime to suborn the Presidency, and in the second, of the consequences of working against multinational commercial interests. • Most of the characters live with the feeling that their lives could be turned upside down in an instant because of someone breaking into the data held on the network. • It is notable for its hero's use of computer hacking skills to escape pursuit in a dystopian future, and for the coining of the word “____" to describe a program that propagates itself through a computer network. • Name the landmark book/author and gimme the good word while you’re at it. TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  26. 26. QUESTION 21 • At the 51st Grammy Awards in early 2009, the band Death Cab for Cutie made an appearance wearing blue ribbons to protest against it. • Jay-Z titled the lead single of his album The Blueprint 3 as "D.O.A. (Death of _________)“ • Christina Aguilera appeared in public in Los Angeles on August 10, 2009 wearing a T-shirt that read “_________ is for Pussies". • What were they protesting against? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  27. 27. QUESTION 22 • Google Now has a brand integration with a certain franchise which lets you turn on/off your flashlight. • What are the appropriate voice commands? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  28. 28. QUESTION 23 • A mid-sized Korean semiconductor firm named DI Corp that makes products named “Monitoring Burn-in Tester” and “Wafer Test Board” had consistently lost money for four quarters in 2011-12. • In a few weeks around October 2012 however, the firm, headed by Park Won-ho saw its share price shoot up nearly three times its original value, from 2,000 to 5,700 Korean won. • Why? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  29. 29. QUESTION 24 • James Lovine is best known as the co-founder of Interscope Records and chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M. • At a time when ovine perceived two key problems in the music industry: the impact of piracy on music sales and the substandard audio quality provided by Apple's plastic earbuds. • Lovine later recalled that X said to him: "Man, it's one thing that people steal my music. It's another thing to destroy the feeling of what I've worked on.“ • This spurred Lovine to collaborate with X in what is now an iconic partnership, though the usage of the word iconic here is debatable, if you ask me. What is this joint collaboration and who is X? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  30. 30. QUESTION 25* • This a fan made parody of an iconic commercial. Which one? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  31. 31. ANSWERS FOLLOW TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  32. 32. QUESTION 1 • Portrayed by Carrie Ann Moss in the movies and Jennifer Hale in the games, this character is from the landmark Matrix series by the Wachowski bros. • At the beginning of the series, she is first mate on Morpheus' Nebuchadnezzar and serves mainly as a go-between for him and the individuals he wishes to free from the Matrix. As the series progresses, her primary importance as a character becomes her close relationship with Neo. She is skilled with computers, at operating vehicles both inside and outside the Matrix, and in martial arts. • As she guides Neo to salvation and his apparent death in the first movie, her name comes to light, quite fittingly. • What is she appropriately named? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
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  34. 34. ANSWER TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  35. 35. QUESTION 2 • The Bowen knot (also known as the heraldic knot in symbolism) is not a true knot, but is rather a heraldic knot. It is named after the Welshman James Bowen and is also called true lover’s knot. • It consists of a rope in the form of a continuous loop laid out as an upright square shape with loops at each of the four corners. Since the rope is not actually knotted, it would in topological terms be considered an unknot • Where would you see the most famous example of this knot? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  36. 36. ANSWER TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  37. 37. QUESTION 3 • "At the age of 22, I fell in love with my boss,” she begins , "At the age of 24, I learned the devastating consequences.... Now I admit I made mistakes — especially wearing that beret — but the attention and judgment that I received — not the story, but that I personally received — was unprecedented,” she continued. “I was branded as a tramp, tart, slut, whore, bimbo and, of course, ‘that woman.’ I was known by many, but actually known by few. I get it. It was easy to forget ‘that woman’ was dimensional and had a soul.” • These are the words of someone in 2015, who is often referred to as “Patient Zero of Online Cyberbullying”, as consequence of something that occurred 20 years ago. Who is this (in)famous survivor? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  38. 38. ANSWER • Monica Lewinsky TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  39. 39. QUESTION 4 • Deriving itself from the Greek word for movement, this brand name is used to describe elastic therapeutic tape, which is an elastic cotton strip with an acrylic adhesive that is used with the intent of treating pain and disability from athletic injuries. • What is it called? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
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  41. 41. ANSWER • Kinesio tape TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  42. 42. QUESTION 5* • The Clay Sanskrit Library is a series of books published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation. Each work features the text in its original language (transliterated Sanskrit) on the left-hand page, with its English translation on the right. The series was inspired by the Loeb Classical Library, and its volumes are bound in teal cloth. • Sheldon Pollock was one of the chief editors of the same till 2010, when he was appointed as the head of a parallel organization based in India, associated with a name which is synonymous to the Indian Tech scene. • What did Pollock go on to head? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  43. 43. ANSWER • The Murty Classical library TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  44. 44. QUESTION 6 • The functional component of this particular ‘trope’ was invented by Albert C. Carter, inspired by a spirit writing device used by his mother, Mary, a Cincinnati clairvoyant. When Carter approached store owner Max Levinson about stocking the device, Levinson called in his brother-in-law Abe Bookman, a graduate of Ohio Mechanics Institute. • In 1944, Carter filed for a patent for the cylindrical device, assigning it in 1946 to Bookman, Levinson, and another partner in what came to be Alabe Crafts, Inc. (Albert and Abe). Alabe marketed and sold the cylinder as The Syco-Seer. Carter died sometime before the patent was granted in 1948. Bookman made improvements to The Syco-Seer, and in 1948, it was encased in crystal. Though unsuccessful, the revamped product caught the attention of Chicago's Brunswick Billiards who commissioned the form which know it popularly as. • What? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  45. 45. ANSWER • Magic 8 Ball TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  46. 46. QUESTION 7 • In July 2015, a completely legal purchase on the iTunes store by one Artem Vaulin led to one of the biggest landslides in the history of the Internet, something that got his gluteus maximus kicked big time. • Just tell me what followed. TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  47. 47. ANSWER • Kickass torrents got shut down TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  48. 48. QUESTION 8 • Such Craze. Much wow. What’s happening here? • Image Follows. TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  49. 49. TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  50. 50. ANSWER • Snapchat Spectacles being distributed TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  51. 51. QUESTION 9 • Here’s an actual Meme question though. • This, now iconic, non-plussed reaction occurred when the person in question was explaining how Sir Isaac Newton invented calculus before his 26th birthday. • The reaction and the gaping, open mouth are now an integral part of meme-lore. • Who and what image resulted as a consequence of all of the above? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  52. 52. ANSWER • Neil De Grass Tyson TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  53. 53. QUESTION 10* • X is a global competitive programming platform which supports over 50 programming languages and has a large community of programmers that helps students and professionals test and improve their coding skills. Its objective is to provide a platform for practice, competition and improvement for both students and professional software developers. Apart from this, it aims to reach out to students while they are young and inculcate a culture of programming in India. • Now, X is a direct subsidiary of Y, an Internet domain name registrar company founded in 1998 by Bhavin Turakhia and Divyank Turakhia who was instrumental in the adoption of the seventy-day grace period for businesses concerned with the registry of IANA and ICANN. Y was majorly in the news for the sale of media.net to a Chinese consortium last year, for over 900 million USD • Just gimme X and Y. TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  54. 54. ANSWER • Codechef • Directi TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  55. 55. QUESTION 11 • Christopher Welch was an American actor who died due to complications of cancer on December 2, 2013, at a hospital in Santa Monica, California. • Apart from cameos in Law and Order, The Sopranos and roles in the 2008 films What Just Happened, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, and Synecdoche, New York, his major C2F was a role he portrayed in a TV series, right before his untimely death. • This also led to the on screen death of the character he was playing. • Which character/TV series and who is the supposed inspiration for the same? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
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  57. 57. ANSWER • Peter Gregory, based on Peter Thiel TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  58. 58. QUESTION 12 • Busting a common perception, apart from the most famous instance, there were at least two other similar efforts: • Tom Cranston and Fred Longstaff, working for Canada's Ferranti-Packard in 1952 • Ralph Benjamin, working for the UK Navy in the early 1960s • Both efforts were military projects that ended up classified, which explains why they were dead ends. Also while these instances used rubber trackballs, the most famous instance made use of bulky wheels. • What is the popular instance and who was behind it? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  59. 59. ANSWER • Douglas Engelbert and the Mouse TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  60. 60. QUESTION 13 • Who is being parodied in the Simpsons? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  61. 61. ANSWER • Mark Cuban TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  62. 62. QUESTION 14 • Pål Spilling is a Norwegian computer pioneer whose early interest in computer networking resulted in Norway getting the first ARPANET node outside of the United States, in 1973. • Fifteen years later, the nascent Internet saw its first widespread infection by self-replicating code: Morris, a worm that could install multiple copies of itself on the same computer, causing infected systems to grind to a halt. • As the Morris worm began to spread in the United States, Spilling's American colleagues called to warn him; faced with a threat to his nation's entire network of computers, he acted quickly and disconnected Norway from the rest of the Internet. • What did Spilling’s quick response entail? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  63. 63. ANSWER • Disconnected the cable TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  64. 64. QUESTION 15* • Apart from being a polymath and exceptionally good at her primary job, this lady was friends with George Antheil, an avante-garde composer with similarly broad interests (he wrote a book on endocrinology). • Together, during World War II, the two of them patented a technology that would allow radio signals to torpedos to hop from frequency to frequency and avoid being jammed. The Navy rejected it at the time, but took it up 20 years later during the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the patent figured into the development of numerous broadcast standards, including Wi-Fi. • Name this iconic superstar. TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  65. 65. ANSWER • Hedy Lamarr TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  66. 66. QUESTION 16 • The Samung S8 has a new AI assistant, ready to rival the Siris and Cortanas of the world. • Instead of working like a voice activated search engine, it’s designed to actually make your phone easier to use by understanding what’s on your screen and anticipating your needs. • What is the name of this assistant, something that would remind you of a famous brief, consoling message believed to have been written by President Abraham Lincoln in November 1864 to a widow, who was thought to have lost five sons in the Union Army during the American Civil War. TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  67. 67. ANSWER • Bixby TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  68. 68. QUESTION 17 • Thomas Cormen is a Full Professor of computer science at Dartmouth College and former Chair of the Dartmouth College Department of Computer Science. Between 2004 and 2008 he directed the Dartmouth College Writing Program. • A Quora celeb over the past few answers, he’s one of the most popular profs across the globe. • However, his most famous contribution to this quiz came as a part of a quartet, sometime around 1990 and has since, been a regular amongst the masses. • What are we talking about? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  69. 69. ANSWER • Intro to Algorithms by CLRS TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  70. 70. QUESTION 18 • The Internet Party is a political party in New Zealand promoting Internet freedom and privacy which contested the 2014 New Zealand elections under an electoral alliance with the Mana Movement but failed to win any seats in the House of Representatives of New Zealand. • The Internet Party became a registered political party on 13 May 2014 having started to sign up members on 27 March 2014,the first to do so in New Zealand through the use of a phone app. • All of this fame, was courtesy the infamy of one of NZ’s bad boys, someone who had blown up in 2005 as the man behind Megaupload.com. • Who is this Kiwi kid? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  71. 71. ANSWER • Kim Dotcom TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  72. 72. QUESTION 19 • This is a famous Intel ad from 2009 and led to the man in question, finally receiving his deserved 15 minutes of fame. • Who/What is he the co-inventor of? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  73. 73. ANSWER • Ajay Bhatt, the USB TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  74. 74. QUESTION 20* • This novel was written shortly after two pivotal events of the 1970s, the resignation of Richard Nixon and the overthrow of the Chilean President Salvador Allende, which are cited in the novel as examples, in Nixon's case, of a failed attempt by organised crime to suborn the Presidency, and in the second, of the consequences of working against multinational commercial interests. • Most of the characters live with the feeling that their lives could be turned upside down in an instant because of someone breaking into the data held on the network. • It is notable for its hero's use of computer hacking skills to escape pursuit in a dystopian future, and for the coining of the word “____" to describe a program that propagates itself through a computer network. • Name the landmark book/author and gimme the good word while you’re at it. TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  75. 75. ANSWER • Shockwave Rider by John Brunner • Worm TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  76. 76. QUESTION 21 • At the 51st Grammy Awards in early 2009, the band Death Cab for Cutie made an appearance wearing blue ribbons to protest against it. • Jay-Z titled the lead single of his album The Blueprint 3 as "D.O.A. (Death of _________)“ • Christina Aguilera appeared in public in Los Angeles on August 10, 2009 wearing a T-shirt that read “_________ is for Pussies". • What were they protesting against? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  77. 77. ANSWER • Autotune TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  78. 78. QUESTION 22 • Google Now has a brand integration with a certain franchise which lets you turn on/off your flashlight. • What are the appropriate voice commands? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  79. 79. ANSWER • Lumos and Nox TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  80. 80. QUESTION 23 • A mid-sized Korean semiconductor firm named DI Corp that makes products named “Monitoring Burn-in Tester” and “Wafer Test Board” had consistently lost money for four quarters in 2011-12. • In a few weeks around October 2012 however, the firm, headed by Park Won-ho saw its share price shoot up nearly three times its original value, from 2,000 to 5,700 Korean won. • Why? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  81. 81. ANSWER • PSY’s Dad wns the company and it shone courtesy Gangnam Style’s popularity TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  82. 82. QUESTION 24 • James Lovine is best known as the co-founder of Interscope Records and chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M. • At a time when ovine perceived two key problems in the music industry: the impact of piracy on music sales and the substandard audio quality provided by Apple's plastic earbuds. • Lovine later recalled that X said to him: "Man, it's one thing that people steal my music. It's another thing to destroy the feeling of what I've worked on.“ • This spurred Lovine to collaborate with X in what is now an iconic partnership, though the usage of the word iconic here is debatable, if you ask me. What is this joint collaboration and who is X? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  83. 83. ANSWER • Beats by Dr Dre TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  84. 84. QUESTION 25* • This a fan made parody of an iconic commercial. Which one? TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda
  85. 85. ANSWER • Apple 1984 TechnIQ 23rd March 2017 Snehashis Panda

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