Trivia Quiz

I made this quiz long ago. Happy answering. Answers will be posted in 2 days time.The questions look vague but believe me they make sense.

Q. Who was the photographer for Larry Ellison’s wedding?
A. Steve Jobs. Larry Ellison is also on the board of Apple Inc.

Q. There is a particular problem with the popular arcade game ‘Pacman’ due to which the 256th level is known as the final level. What is the problem?
A. A kill screen appears on the right hand side of the screen making it virtually impossible to go further

Q. What is the engine for Far Cry 2 known as?
A. The Duniya Engine derived from the sanskrit word for “The World”

Q. In which popular game would you find the character ‘Nomad’?
A. The now extremely famous FPS, Crysis

Q. “True story: 7 Hz is the resonant frequency of a chicken’s skull cavity.This was determined empirically in Australia , where a new factory generating 7-Hz tones was located too close to a chicken ranch: When the factory started up, all the chickens died.Your PC may not be able to emit a 7-Hz tone.” Where would I find this text?
A. In the Turbo C++ library when you search for the function sound()

Q. Connect the Intel Penryn line of processors with Sunflowers
A. The new Penryn line of processors have replaced lead contents with Hafnium. Sunflowers absorb lead from the soil. Hence the connect. This was used by Intel to promote Penryn as eco-friendly.

Q. The original name of Intel was scrapped by its founders. What was the name and what was the reason?
A. The orignal name was supposed to be MooreNoyce which sounded like ‘More Noise’ which sounded inappropriate for an electronics company.

Q. Customer support technicians for Apple III often advised users to do what in the case of trouble shooting?
A. Drop it on a table so that the ICs which were displaced from their sockets could hopefully go back in

Q. The dancing in this music video has been used in the Blizzard Entertainment game World of Warcraft for the dance emote of the males of the Draenei race, as well as in the game Medal of Honor: Allied Assault – Spearhead as an easter egg.
I am pretty sure that you have heard this song somewhere. Which song and artist am I talking about?
Tunak Tunak by Delhar Mehndi. It is quite a popular viral video. Check out youtube for some videos.

Q. What is the legend behind the naming of RedHat Linux?
A. Marc Ewing, the founder, was given the Cornell lacrosse team cap by his grandfather. He lost it and had to search for it desperately. The manual of the Beta version of Red Hat Linux had an appeal to readers to return his Red Hat if found by anyone.

Q. Mick Jagger was approached by a company who wanted to use one of their songs for a product launch. Mick Jagger jokingly asked for an insane amount of $14 million. The company quite surprisingly agreed. Which company and song am I talking about?
A. Microsoft is the company and the song is ‘Start Me Up by The Rolling Stones.

Q. On June 1, 2006, the video hosting website YouTube was taken down temporarily for maintenance. A certain text appeared below the YouTube logo as a placeholder while the site was down. Some users believed the site had been hacked, leading the host to add the message
“No, we haven’t been hacked. Get a sense of humor.”
What text am I talking about?

Q. In 1989, Apple Computer was planning an online service called AppleLink Personal Edition. At the last minute, Apple withdrew from the deal, leaving the software developer with most of the software to create an online service, but no one to buy it. The developer decided to to roll out the service on its own. What is the name of this service now?
A. America Online/ AOL

Q. Something interesting happened to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in Bulgaria where he was delivering a speech. What happened?
A. He got egged by a disgruntled tax payer.

Q. Daniel Lyons claim to fame?
A. Daniel Lyons posts under the name of Fake Steve Jobs on the popular blog

6 thoughts on “Trivia Quiz

  1. i know a few answers..
    the guys at apple said that you should drop the machine?
    start me up – microsoft
    a guy threw eggs at ballmer. and it was quite funny

  2. Pacman: i dont know this one, but since the number is 256 im gonna guess it was a memory overflow of some kind.. (0 -255).

    Sunflowers + Intel: Lead free

    Youtube: All your base are belong to us

    Dan Lyons: Fake Steve Jobs.. bonus points for the person who can tell me what magazine he works for?

  3. Might I, with all humility tell you that [corres. to Q.13 – the Apple link personal Edition one], the Service of Quantum which was renamed to America Online, was not synonymous with AOL, since AOL is the trademark of the company America Online, inc. and creates a confusion in the context you have mentioned it.

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