Saturday, December 27, 2008

QUIZZARDS GROUP ANNIVERSARY QUIZ #1

PENTATHLON EPISODE 1

QM-ANIRUDDHA BISWAS( TEAM QUIZZARDS )

This is the first among the series of quizzes we have planned as part of the celebration of 5 years of the Quizzards_2k4 yahoo group.The theme of the first quiz is Technology ,with the main focus being ICT.

The name of the Quiz series has been suggested by Saurish Das ,one of the earliest members of Team Quizzards.

Scores for this edition will be updated soon.

At the end of the series,cumulative scores will be calculated and the Quizzards Anniversary Quiz Champion announced.

1.This greatly pleasing or entertaining web service was started by Joshua Scachter in 2003.Having more than 5 million users its primary use is in storing,sharing and discovering bookmarks on the internet.Identify.

Ans.Delicious or del.icio.us

2.This free operating system gets its name from the Zulu word for humanity.Identify

Ans.Ubuntu

3.His father was an Indian freedom revolutionary from Bengal who having been imprisoned for his political activities, fled Kolkata in the 1920s in order to avoid further prosecution by the British colonial police.A Fulbright Scholar ,he earned his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.He founded a company in 1964,whose products can be found in the Sistine Chapel and the Broadway Theatre."Better Sound Through Research" is the motto of the company.Identify the person and the company he founded.

Ans.Amar Gopal Bose, Bose Corporation


4.The term originates from name of the wooden box on which a speaker would stand to deliver a speech.The term is also used to describe a person engaging in often flamboyant impromptu or unofficial public speaking.The term is also the name of the online video streaming service provided by Microsoft on its MSN portal.Identify the term .

Ans.SoapBox

5.Which best selling author was recently quoted as saying ,"MySpace is my wife and Facebook is my mistress"?

Ans.Paul Coelho

6.Started by two Kolkata based brothers, Jayant and Rajat Agarwala,the site is currently known as Lexulous.What was its earlier avatar known as?

Ans.Scrabulous

7.What term has been given to the New York Governor,Dave Patterson's proposed tax on downloaded music,videos,ebooks and other such digital entertainment services ?

Ans. iPod Tax

8.It was started as a research and development project inside a San Francisco based company called Odeo.Evan Williams,Jack Dorsey and Biz Stone were the founders of the company,which currently employs around 25 people.What is being talked about ?

Ans. Twitter

9._________ is a paradigm in which information is permanently stored in servers on the Internet and cached temporarily on clients that include desktops, entertainment centers, tablet computers, notebooks, wall computers, handhelds, sensors, monitors, etc.Alternatively it is a style of computing in which IT-related capabilities are provided “as a service”, allowing users to access technology-enabled services from the Internet without knowledge of, expertise with, or control over the technology infrastructure that supports them. Fill in the blanks.

Ans. Cloud Computing

10.Connect the creatures shown in the picture below with the Firefox web browser.

Ans.The picture on the left is the depiction of a Phoenix,and on the right is
a Gecko lizard.Phoenix was the earlier name of the Firefox Project and the Firefox
browser runs on the Gecko web rendering engine

25 comments:

anit said...

1) delicious
2) ubuntu
3)amar bose
4) soapbox
5)Paulo Coelho
6)scrabulous
7)ipod tax or the itunes tax
8)twitter
9)cloud computing
10)firefox and the lizard or the zilla
from which comes mozilla firefox

Swarun said...

answers
1- del.icio.us
2- ubuntu
3- amar bose who founded BOSE
4- Soapbox
5- Paulo Coelho
6- Scrabbulous
7- iPod tax
8- Twitter
9- Cloud Computing
10-Picture of a firefox, Gecko which is the Firefox browsers's layout engine

-Swarun Krishna,
Chennai

Murali Duggineni said...

Neat stuff. my answers:
1. Delicious
2. Ubuntu
3. Amar Bose
4. Silverlight
6. Scrabulous
8. Twitter
9. Cloud Computing

Regards,
Murali Duggineni

A certain someone said...

1. Del.icio.us/Delicious
2. Ubuntu
3. Amar Gopal Bose/ Bose Corp.
4. Sopabox (Had to Google it)
5. Paulo Cohelo
6. Scrabulous
7. Download Tax
8. Twitter
9. Cloud Computing
10. Firebird: Previous name for Firefox. Gecko lizard: Fx uses the Gecko rendering engine to display pages.

Anonymous said...

Hi this is Rahul (www.bizdom.blogspot.com)

1.Delicious.
2.Ubuntu.
3.Amar G Bose.
4.Soapbox.
5.Paulo Coelho.
6.Scrabulous.
7.i Tunes tax.
8.Twitter.
9.Cloud Computing
10.

DUM SPIRO SPERO said...

1. delicious
2. ubuntu
3. amar bose, bose corporation
4. soapbox
5. paulo coehlo
6. scrabulous
7. iPod tax
8. twitter
9. cloud computing
10. chief of mozilla, lizard
wrangler

Saurabh Garg said...

1. Del.icio.us
2. ?
3. Bose
4. ?
5. ?
6. Scrabalous
7. DRM?
8. Twitter
9. Cloud computing
10. ?

I Am Nikhil said...

1. del.icio.us
2. Ubuntu
3. Amar Bose, Bose Corporation
4. Lectern
5. - :(
6. Scrabolous (the facebook app)
7. iPod Tax
8. Twitter
9. Cloud Computing
10. Phoenix and Gecko.
Phoenix was the original codename for Firefox when it was in dev, and gecko is the web-engine used by all mozilla

Chirag said...

1.delicious
2.ubuntu
3. amar bose
4.soapbox (also known as truckers soapbox)
5. paulo coelho
6.Scrabulous
7. ipod/itunes tax
8. twitter
9. cloud computing
10. pic 1 was its earlier logo
pic 2 shows a lizard. their ceo used to be called chief lizard wrangler

Animesh said...

Hi

1)delicious
2)Ubuntu
3)Amar G Bose - Bose Corp
4)Platform
5)Paulo Coelho
6)Scrabulous
7)ipod tax
8)twitter
9)Saas - Sowtware as a service
10)Mozilla versions - Pheonix and the Mozilla lizard


Animesh Kashinath

Aditya said...

1) del.icio.us
2) Ubuntu
3) Amar Gopal Bose - founder of Bose
4) Podium
5) Paulo Coelho ( he is on twitter he didnt comment anythin on it)
6) scrabulous
7) itunes tax
8) Twitter
9) Mozilla

Nishant Dasgupta said...

1. Delicious (formerly del.icio.us)
2. Ubuntu
3. Dr. Amar G. Bose
4. Soapbox
5. Paolo Coelho
6. Scrabulous
7. iPod Tax
8. Twitter
9. Cloud Computing
10. 1st pic is phoenix (which was the original name of firefox, even before firebird).
2nd pic is a salamander, which is a UNIX web browser.

Prateek Vijayavargia said...

@ Aniruddha - Really liked ur tech quiz a lot :-) One of my favorite topics. Here r my tries:

1. Delicious (del.icio.us)
2. Shud be Ubuntu
3. Amar Bose (Company is ofcourse Bose)
4. Soapbox
5. Paulo Coelho
6. I think Scrabulous (This is abt the Scrabble Game plug-in on Facebook)
7. e-Tax?
8. Wikipedia I think - I read that it employs only 25 people somewhere
9. No Idea
10. I think this is Sunbird and Gecko - Other products by Mozilla.

Great Quiz,

Prateek Vijayavargia

Santanu Dey said...

1.DEL.ICIO.US 2.UBUNTU 3.Amar Gopal Bose 4.MSN soapbox 5.Paulo Coelho 6. scrabulus 7.ipod tax 8.twitter 9.cloud computing 10.thunderbird is the webmail service and lizard is the symbol of mozilla foundation infact their CEO is known as chief lizard wrangler.
nice questions..keep it up.
santanu dey
vizag

Anubhav Chatterjee said...

Q2.UBUNTU
Q3.AMAR BOSE
Q6.SCRABULOUS
Q8.TWITTER

vishalkswamy said...

1. Del.ico.us
2. Ubuntu
3. Bose and Amar Bose
4. Chatter Box
5. Paulo Coelho
6. Scrabulous
7. I pod Tax
8. Obvious Corp and Twitter
9. Cloud Computing
10. The picture is of the Phoenix also known as the firebird. and the picture on the right is the picture of a lizard, Mozilla the makers of firefox derives it's name from a godzilla like lizard (mozilla) and the firebird for the firefox browser.

Debaduta Mohanty said...

1) Delicious
2) Ubuntu
3) Dr. Amar G. Bose, Bose Corporation
4) Soapbox
5) Paulo Coelho
6) Scrabulous
7) Obesity Tax
8) Twitter
9) Cloud Computing
10) Mozilla

Arjun khatmal@gmail.com said...

1)Delicious
2) Ubuntu
3) Amar Bose. Bose.
4)soapbox
5) paulo cohelo
6)scrabulous.
7)dunno ipod tax?
8)im guessings its a social networking thingie maybe..ah well chuck it. no clue

9) no clue.

10)thunderbird and godzilla ? mozilla?

anal said...

Name : Anal Ghosh

Answers
1.
2. Linux
3. BOSE, Amar Bose
4. Podium
5. Paulo Coelho
6. Scrabulous
7. 'iTunes' tax
8. Twitter
9.
10. Picture1 - Phoenix, the first logo of Firefox
Picture2 - The lizard-like logo of Mozilla, inspired by Godzilla??

Mariam said...

Answers to Qui posted on December 27, 2008
1. Delicious
2. Ubuntu
3. Amar Bose
4. Soapbox
5. Paulo Coelho
6. Scrabulous
7. iPod tax
8. Twitter
9. Cloud Computing
10. The first picture is of a phoenix and the second one is of the mozilla lizard. The firefox project was initially named 'Phoenix' but was later changed to 'Mozilla Firefox'.

Mariam Ahmed

Sunil Pandey said...

1. del.ico.us
2. Ubuntu
3. Bose
4. Soapbox
5. Lawrence Lessig
6. Scrabulous
7.
8.
9. Cloud Computing
10.

Saagar said...

1)Delicious
2)Ubuntu
3)BOSE-founded by Amar Bose
4)soapbox
5)Paul Coelho
6)Scrabulous
7)i-pod tax
8)Twitter
9)Cloud computing
10)

SAAGAR

chanchal said...

1. del.icio.us or Delicious

2.

3. Amar Gopal Bose

4.Soapbox

5. Paulo Coelho

6. Scrabulous

7.

8. Twitter

9. Cloud Computing

10. Firefox was originally titled ' Phoneix ' and Firefox is a free and open source web browser of Mozilla whose logo is similar to Godzilla a lizard


From Chanchal Pati

Anil said...

1
2
3 Amar Bose and the company BOSE
4 Soapbox
5 Paulo Coelho
6 Scrabulous
7
8
9 Cloud Computing
10

Anil Nagpal

Stranger Than Fiction said...

1> Del.icio.us
2> Ubantu (sitter)
3> Amar Gopal Bose
4> MSN Podium (???)
5> Paulo Coelho (google)
6> Scrabulous.com
7> IPOD tax??
8> Twitter
9> Cloud Computing (easy)
10> a)Sunbird the calendar app
b)Gecko- the layout engine
connection is MOZILLA

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