Googled: The End Of The World As We Know IT

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Questions relating to Ken Aluetta's "Googled: The End of the World as We Know It. "


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to official company investor memos, how does Google categorize itself as a company?
    • A. 

      A technology firm.

    • B. 

      An advertising firm.

    • C. 

      An Internet company.

    • D. 

      A media company.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 2. 
    What is Google's official company motto?
    • A. 

      "The internet belongs to you."

    • B. 

      "The internet belongs to us."

    • C. 

      "Don't be evil."

    • D. 

      "Suck it, Gates."

    • E. 

      "Isn't it sweet that we can Rollerblade at work?"

  • 3. 
    In Auletta's words, what about Google's search engine does the company consider its "secret sauce"?
    • A. 

      As much as 45 percent more search results per keyword as its nearest competitor.

    • B. 

      The ability to search text within uploaded documents, such as PDFs.

    • C. 

      More personalized search results based on an individual's search history.

    • D. 

      Lack of advertising on the Google homepage.

    • E. 

      Ability to submit search terms in the form of a question.

  • 4. 
    Which of the following keywords will result in a censored search on Google's Chinese search engine, google.cn?
    • A. 

      Tibet

    • B. 

      AIDS

    • C. 

      Disease

    • D. 

      Democracy

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Which news outlet struck a deal with Google in 2006 allowing free use of its content on Google News?
    • A. 

      The New York Times

    • B. 

      The Washington Post

    • C. 

      The Associated Press

    • D. 

      Salon.com

    • E. 

      The Wall Street Journal

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is not an actual perk of working at Google?
    • A. 

      Free M&Ms by the scoopful.

    • B. 

      Complimentary back massages.

    • C. 

      Pool tables in the break room.

    • D. 

      Open bar after 5 p.m.

    • E. 

      Free oil changes on Thursdays.

  • 7. 
    Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page bonded to form their company at what American institution?
    • A. 

      Harvard University

    • B. 

      Stanford University

    • C. 

      University of California - Berkeley

    • D. 

      University of Michigan

    • E. 

      Pamona College

  • 8. 
    As of 2008, what did Google's top earners make from their yearly salaries?
    • A. 

      $450,000

    • B. 

      $1.2 million

    • C. 

      $4.9 million

    • D. 

      $14.7 million

    • E. 

      $29.8 million

  • 9. 
    Which of the following U.S. politicians has the role of a senior advisor at Google?
    • A. 

      Bill Clinton, former president

    • B. 

      Barbara Boxer, U.S. senator

    • C. 

      Al Gore, former vice president

    • D. 

      Matt Gonzalez, former San Francisco councilman

    • E. 

      John Ashcroft, former attorney general

  • 10. 
    How many data centers does Google have across the globe to run its web operations?
    • A. 

      57

    • B. 

      189

    • C. 

      379

    • D. 

      1,006

    • E. 

      Unknown

  • 11. 
    Which of the following Web companies have been acquired by Google in the last five years? (Check all that apply.)
    • A. 

      DoubleClick

    • B. 

      MySpace

    • C. 

      YouTube

    • D. 

      Yahoo!

    • E. 

      GrandCentral

  • 12. 
    What part of Google's business provides the majority of its revenues?
    • A. 

      E-mail hosting

    • B. 

      Blog hosting

    • C. 

      Advertising

    • D. 

      GPS navigation

    • E. 

      Charitable donations

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