Quiz: Facebook

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Quiz: Facebook

Test your knowledge of Facebook, which Jose Antonio Vargas writes about in the September 20, 2010, issue of The New Yorker.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Before Mark Zuckerberg, whom Jose Antonio Vargas writes about in this week’s magazine, created Facebook, he worked on another site. What was it called?
    • A. 

      Facemash

    • B. 

      MyPlace

    • C. 

      Hot or Not

    • D. 

      College Humor

  • 2. 
    Roughly how many people worldwide have a Facebook account?
    • A. 

      One out of a hundred

    • B. 

      One out of fourteen

    • C. 

      One out of seven

    • D. 

      One out of three

  • 3. 
    Why is Facebook’s dominant color blue?
    • A. 

      As a deliberate affront to Harvard’s color, crimson

    • B. 

      Because blue is said to slow human metabolism and produce a calming effect

    • C. 

      Because Zuckerberg is color-blind, and that’s the color he sees best

    • D. 

      As an homage to the fact that Zuckerberg came up with the idea while swimming

  • 4. 
    In the early days of Facebook, what tag line was posted on every page?
    • A. 

      “The new face of friendship”

    • B. 

      “Taking the class out of college”

    • C. 

      “It’s okay to look”

    • D. 

      “A Mark Zuckerberg production”

  • 5. 
    Which of the following is NOT the name of one of the Facebook conference rooms?
    • A. 

      Run-DMC

    • B. 

      ZZ Top

    • C. 

      Natalie Portman

    • D. 

      Subprime Mortgage

  • 6. 
    How is Mark’s father, Edward, known professionally?
    • A. 

      Professor Zuck

    • B. 

      Lucky Zuck

    • C. 

      Painless Dr. Z

    • D. 

      Mister Ed

  • 7. 
    In the upcoming film “The Social Network,” Jesse Eisenberg plays Zuckerberg. As Eisenberg told a New Yorker writer earlier this year, what does his mother, formerly a dancer, do part-time?
    • A. 

      Leads walking tours of the Upper West Side

    • B. 

      Makes and sells granola

    • C. 

      Works as a birthday-party clown

    • D. 

      Does design for, among other clients, Facebook

  • 8. 
    “The Social Network” was written by Aaron Sorkin, who created the series “West Wing.” What is Zuckerberg’s favorite episode of “West Wing”?
    • A. 

      The one where President Bartlet grinds out his cigarette in the National Cathedral

    • B. 

      The one where Josh Lyman finds out he has an online following

    • C. 

      The one featuring a character based on Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard professor known as “the Elvis of cyber law”

    • D. 

      The one where Donna and Josh finally get together

  • 9. 
    Initially, Facebook membership was only allowed for schools in the Ivy League, the Boston area, and what other university?
    • A. 

      Stanford

    • B. 

      N.Y.U.

    • C. 

      Wash-U

    • D. 

      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • 10. 
    Which of the following no longer operates?
    • A. 

      Facebook Pages

    • B. 

      Facebook Notes

    • C. 

      Facebook Beacon

    • D. 

      Facebook Marketplace

  • 11. 
    Last year, Facebook reached a sixty-five-million-dollar settlement. Who brought the suit?
    • A. 

      The founders of ConnectU, a precursor to Facebook, who argued that Zuckerberg stole their idea

    • B. 

      A group of Facebook users in a class-action suit, who claimed that their privacy had been violated by Facebook Beacon

    • C. 

      Paul Ciglia, who said that his contract web-development work with Zuckerberg entitled him to eighty-four per cent of the company

    • D. 

      Two Los Angeles teen-agers, who said that the “Like” button effectively sells minors’ names and images without parental consent

  • 12. 
    Rank the following people in terms of how many “likes” they have on Facebook: Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, and Lady Gaga.
    • A. 

      Obama, Gaga, Palin, Beck

    • B. 

      Palin, Gaga, Obama, Beck

    • C. 

      Palin, Beck, Gaga, Obama

    • D. 

      Gaga, Obama, Palin, Beck

  • 13. 
    Who, calling Facebook a “waste of time,” said, “We didn’t have Facebook when I was growing up. We had Phonebook, but you wouldn’t waste an afternoon on it.”
    • A. 

      Charlie Rangel

    • B. 

      Betty White

    • C. 

      Buzz Aldrin

    • D. 

      Ray Bradbury