# Do You Know About Geeky Society?

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Traditionally, geeks have been the underdogs of society. That tide has turned due to the dawn of the technological age. Currently geek is now quite en vogue. With that being said, the following quiz will separate the inherent geek from those simply jumping onto the trend train.

• 1.

### A terabyte is equal to how many gigabytes?

• A.

1,024

• B.

4,201

• C.

2,401

• D.

1,204

A. 1,024
Explanation
A terabyte is equal to 1,024 gigabytes. This is because the prefix "tera-" represents a factor of 1,000, while the prefix "giga-" represents a factor of 1,024. Therefore, when converting from terabytes to gigabytes, we need to multiply by 1,024.

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• 2.

### What is the only planet that rotates clockwise?

• A.

Saturn

• B.

Venus

• C.

Jupiter

• D.

Uranus

B. Venus
Explanation
Venus is the only planet in our solar system that rotates clockwise. Most planets, including Earth, rotate counterclockwise when viewed from above the north pole. However, Venus has a unique rotation that is opposite to the majority of planets. This is known as retrograde rotation, and it means that Venus rotates in the opposite direction compared to its orbit around the Sun.

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• 3.

### What college did Bill Gates drop out of?

• A.

Yale

• B.

Cambridge

• C.

Harvard

• D.

Stanford

C. Harvard
Explanation
Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard.

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• 4.

### What planet became a dwarf in 2006?

• A.

Venus

• B.

Mars

• C.

Pluto

• D.

Jupiter

C. Pluto
Explanation
In 2006, Pluto was reclassified as a dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union. This decision was made due to new definitions and criteria set by the IAU for what constitutes a planet. Pluto did not meet the criteria as it did not clear its orbit of other debris and was not the dominant gravitational force in its orbit. Therefore, it was downgraded to a dwarf planet.

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• 5.

### George Clooney and Sandra Bullock starred in what 2013 science fiction blockbuster?

• A.

Arrival

• B.

Star Wars

• C.

Interstellar

• D.

Gravity

D. Gravity
Explanation
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock starred in the 2013 science fiction blockbuster "Gravity." The film follows the story of two astronauts who are stranded in space after their shuttle is destroyed, and they must find a way to survive and return to Earth. The film received critical acclaim for its stunning visuals and intense storytelling, and both Clooney and Bullock delivered impressive performances.

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• 6.

### Satoshi Nakamoto created what?

• A.

Bitcoin

• B.

Points

• C.

PayPal

• D.

A. Bitcoin
Explanation
Satoshi Nakamoto is credited with creating Bitcoin, a decentralized digital currency that operates on a peer-to-peer network. Bitcoin was introduced in a 2008 whitepaper by Nakamoto, outlining the concept of a cryptocurrency that eliminates the need for intermediaries like banks. Nakamoto's creation of Bitcoin revolutionized the financial industry and sparked a global movement towards digital currencies and blockchain technology.

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• 7.

### Other than the X-Men, what other comic series was written by Joss Wedon regarding a young team of superheroes?

• A.

Teen Titans

• B.

Young Justice

• C.

The Runaways

• D.

The Breakfast (Super) Heroes

C. The Runaways
Explanation
Joss Whedon wrote The Runaways, a comic series about a young team of superheroes. This series follows a group of teenagers who discover that their parents are part of a supervillain organization and decide to run away from home. Whedon's storytelling and character development in The Runaways have been praised, making it a popular choice among comic book readers. The series has also been adapted into a television show, further increasing its popularity.

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• 8.

### What novel was the film ‘Omega Man’ (1971) based on?

• A.

Omega Man

• B.

I am Legend

• C.

• D.

Krabat

B. I am Legend
Explanation
The correct answer is "I am Legend." "Omega Man" is a film adaptation of the novel "I am Legend" written by Richard Matheson. The story follows the protagonist, Robert Neville, who appears to be the last human survivor in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by vampire-like creatures. The novel explores themes of isolation, survival, and the nature of humanity. The film adaptation starring Charlton Heston was released in 1971.

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• 9.

### What year was the very first Godzilla movie released?

• A.

1952

• B.

1953

• C.

1954

• D.

1955

C. 1954
Explanation
In 1954, the very first Godzilla movie was released. This film, titled "Godzilla" or "Gojira" in Japanese, was directed by IshirÅ Honda and produced by Toho Company Ltd. It introduced the iconic giant monster Godzilla to the world and became a huge success, spawning a long-lasting franchise with numerous sequels, spin-offs, and remakes. The movie is often regarded as a classic in the kaiju genre and has had a significant impact on popular culture globally.

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• 10.

### Firefly (TV series) is a mashup of what two genres?

• A.

Sci-fi and western

• B.

Romance and comedy

• C.

Sci-fi and action

• D.

Comedy and western

A. Sci-fi and western
Explanation
Firefly is a TV series that combines elements of science fiction and western genres. The show is set in a future where space travel is possible, but it also incorporates themes and aesthetics commonly associated with westerns, such as frontier culture, rugged landscapes, and a focus on individualism. This unique blend of genres sets Firefly apart and contributes to its distinctive and beloved style.

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