[Wolves] Christmas Quiz
ron at wellsted.org.uk
Sat Dec 6 21:17:23 UTC 2008
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Back by popular demand (well somebody asked me if I would do another one
this year!), here is this year's Christmas Quiz. Answers (and maybe a
prize) at the Christmas Bash on the 17th December (Answers will be
posted on the mailing list afterwards).
Please post your answers directly to me and not to the list.
For a bit of variation, this year some of the questions may have a
science fiction and/or a computer angle, but I will not tell you
which!Be prepared to waste hours (or days!) visiting some very obscure
corners of the internet. There is at least one trick question.
They probably won't help, but my past quizzes are at:
Let's start with some easy acronyms:
Right, now you have been lulled into a false sense of security with the
easy questions, we'll start on the really hard ones:
5.What is the (computer related) claim to fame of Adam Beckenbaugh.
6.Who were Huey, Dewey and Louie? (hint: not Donald Duck's nephews).
7.What use did some Tibetan monks have for a computer?
8.How would you, as an adventurer, kill the dragon?
9.What large artefact was created by the Pak about 200 light-years from
10.What is the name of second greatest computer in the Universe of Time
11.Who is regraded as the first computer programmer?
12.Why was the PNG file format developed?
13.What unique computer is capable of “once and future computing”?
14.Who famously sang the song “Daisy Bell”?
15.What login and password would you use to access W.O.P.R.?
16.“Gentlemen, you can't fight in here, this is the war room.”
17.How many Enterprise's did Captain Jean-Luc Picard command?
18.What computer has “the same IQ as 6000 PE teachers”?
19.What is a DMC-12?
20.Where is the Colossal Cave?
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