School Of Computing Community Day Quiz

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School Of Computing Community Day Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of these movies was not released in 1965? 
    • A. 

      Thunderball

    • B. 

      The Ipcress File

    • C. 

      Dr Who and the Daleks

    • D. 

      Doctor Zhivago

    • E. 

      Alfie

  • 2. 
    Which of the following was not a hit single in 1965?
    • A. 

      It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones

    • B. 

      Crying in the Chapel - Elvis Presley

    • C. 

      Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison

    • D. 

      I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher

    • E. 

      Help! - The Beatles

  • 3. 
    Which of the following celebrities were born in 1965?
    • A. 

      J.K. Rowling

    • B. 

      Ty Pennington

    • C. 

      Robert Downey Jr

    • D. 

      Ben Stiller

    • E. 

      Gordon Ramsey

    • F. 

      Sarah Jessica Parker

  • 4. 
    In what year was the first SMS text message sent?
    • A. 

      1990

    • B. 

      1991

    • C. 

      1992

    • D. 

      1993

    • E. 

      1989

  • 5. 
    What was the name of Apple's first handheld computer?
    • A. 

      IPod

    • B. 

      Nano

    • C. 

      Newton

    • D. 

      IPhone

    • E. 

      Pip

  • 6. 
    It changed the way we connect devices together, but when was USB invented?
    • A. 

      2000

    • B. 

      2002

    • C. 

      1998

    • D. 

      1996

    • E. 

      1994

  • 7. 
    Every first year computing student learns at least one sorting algorithm but can you sort the wheat from the chaff?  Which of the following are sorting algorithms?
    • A. 

      Selection sort

    • B. 

      All sort

    • C. 

      Gnome sort

    • D. 

      Insertion sort

    • E. 

      Bubble sort

  • 8. 
    Algorithmic problems are common challenges we set our students to develop their problem solving skills.  One of the most famous of these is the Fibonacci Sequence.  What did Leonardo use as his exemplar in his original publication?
    • A. 

      The spread of the plague in Florence

    • B. 

      The compositions of Guido da Arezzo

    • C. 

      The population growth of rabbits

    • D. 

      Grain lost to rodents in Venice storehouses

    • E. 

      The projected final angle of lean for The Tower of Pisa

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is not a computer programming language?
    • A. 

      Oak

    • B. 

      Lisp

    • C. 

      Miranda

    • D. 

      BREW

    • E. 

      Wizard

  • 10. 
    The 1980's saw the dawn of home computing but which of these world changing products came first?
    • A. 

      Commodore 64

    • B. 

      MS-DOS

  • 11. 
    Long before we were Quaking to our Doom computer games were a more gentle pastime; and the one that truly changed the world was Pong but when was it launched?
    • A. 

      1970

    • B. 

      1971

    • C. 

      1972

    • D. 

      1973

    • E. 

      1974

  • 12. 
    Love it or hate it, MS Word has become the de facto word processor of many; but when was the first version launched?
    • A. 

      1987

    • B. 

      1988

    • C. 

      1989

    • D. 

      1990

    • E. 

      1991

  • 13. 
    An indispensable driver aid or a master of misdirection; when was the last time you traveled in a car with a road atlas wedged behind the driver's seat...but who was the first car company to sell a car with built-in SatNav?
    • A. 

      Mercedes

    • B. 

      Ford

    • C. 

      Chrysler

    • D. 

      Mazda

    • E. 

      Citro├źn

  • 14. 
    We all know the name of the world's number one search engine but they were not always at the top of the list; below is a list of alternatives many of which predate Google but which are still around today?
    • A. 

      Lycos

    • B. 

      Alta Vista

    • C. 

      AOLSearch

    • D. 

      Webcrawler

    • E. 

      Ask Jeeves

  • 15. 
    The world's number one smartphone operating system but how did Google select its name?
    • A. 

      They polled their employees for an innovative name for the new OS

    • B. 

      It was already branded when the bought it

    • C. 

      It was the original name of their search engine so they resurrected it

    • D. 

      They wanted something beginning with A to rival Apple

    • E. 

      The owners named it as an homage to Fritz Lang's Metropolis