Wednesday, March 05, 2008

KIIT (Bhubaneshwar) - Tech Quiz

Conducted a couple of quizzes (Biz Quiz & Tech Quiz) at KIIT-Bhubaneshwar on the 17th of February. Here are a few question from the Tech Quiz:

1. “I am half ‘Nobel prize winning chemist’ and half ‘blanket carrying cartoon character’.” Whose quote?

2. Larry Wall wanted to give it a short name and claims that he considered and rejected every three and four letter words in the dictionary. Being a god-fearing Christian, he named it after the Parable of the ______ from Gospel of Matthew (13:46). On discovering that the name was already in use, he simply removed an alphabet. What?

3. On July 18, 1996 an alternate telecommunications provider called IDT achieved a technological breakthrough that would eventually cut the cost of international calls by 95%. The first call was made by Susan Cheever to Sara Grosvenor. Why were they selected?

4. As a child, he designed shoes for walking on water. After his graduation he was a lecturer of Astronomy. He propounded ground breaking theories on labour division and production technology. His inventions included, the cowcatcher, Speedometer, uniform postal rates and Greenwich Time Signals. He once baked himself in an oven at 265oF and on another occasion was lowered into Mt. Vesuvius to view molten lava. Identify him.

5. It began in 1971 when Michael Hart was given free computer access at the Materials Research Lab at the University of Illinois. He then proceeded to type the US Declaration of Independence and sent it to everyone on the networks. What?


Blogger Debasish said...

1. Linus Pauling
2. perl
3. Iridium? Descendants of Alexander Graham Bell and Watson(?)
4. Charles Babbage(?)
5. Project Gutenberg

9:21 AM  
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Blogger MJay said...

4 lawrence hargrave

3:34 AM  

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