Text Abbreviations

Quiz 99 – Round 6 – Text Abbreviations

The following are text abbreviations, commonly used in text messages. Do you know what the letters are short for?

 

1. TYVM

Thank you very much

2. B4N

Bye for now

3. ROTFLMAO

Rolling on the floor laughing my ass off

4. TTYL

Talk to you later

5. WTF

What the f***?

6. IMHO

In my humble opinion

7. FWB

Friends with benefits

8. HAND

Have a nice day

9. PAW

Parents are watching

10. PPL

People

 

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Quiz 92 – Round 5 – Technology

1. What does PNG stand for when used to describe a computer image file format?

Portable Network Graphics

2. Which multinational technology company was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo in 1994?

Yahoo Inc.

3. Who invented the motorised vacuum cleaner in 1901?

Hubert Cecil Booth

4. Pressing the ‘Ctrl’ key on a PC along with which letter of the alphabet is a short cut for the ‘Undo’ command?

Z

5.  What is the name for the smallest possible unit of data in a computer?

Bit (short for binary digit)

6. An SD card is a memory card format frequently used in portable devices such as mobile phones and cameras – what does SD stand for?

Secure Digital

7. Which type of technology was named after Danish-Norwegian king Harald Blátönn?

Bluetooth

8. Which country has the internet domain extension .zw?

Zimbabwe

9. What was the name of the world’s first artificial satellite?

Sputnik I

10. In which US state are the headquarters of the Microsoft Corporation?

Washington

 

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Quiz 79 – Round 5 – Technology

1. What was the name of the spacecraft in which Yuri Gagarin made history by becoming the first man in space?

Vostok 1

2. In which decade was the Sony Corporation founded?

1940s (1946)

3. In computing terms, what does ROM stand for?

Read-only memory

4. Written in 1990, ‘Archie’ was the first ever what?

Internet search engine

5. In which U.S. state are the headquarters of Microsoft?

Washington

6. Blogs often provide a web feed, also known as ‘RSS’ – what does RSS stand for?

Rich Site Summary

7.  What is the name for the small white box needing to be connected between your telephone socket and broadband router?

Microfilter

8. In the 2013 film ‘The Internship’, which company did Vince Vaughn’s and Owen Wilson’s characters become interns for?

Google

9. What was the first commercial product to be scanned using a barcode?

Chewing gum (Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit in June 1974)

10. Which letter sits to the left of the letter ‘O’ on a Qwerty keyboard?

I

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 76 – Round 5 – Science and Technology

1. What does IBM stand for in the name of the IT company?

International Business Machines (Corporation)

2. In which year was the Sony PlayStation released?

1994

3. Which German passenger airship caught fire in 1937, killing 13 passengers and 22 of the crew?

Hindenburg

4. The ‘Manhattan Project’ was a research and development project producing what?

First atomic bombs (during World War II)

5. The Soviet Probe ‘Venera 7’ was the first to land successfully on another planet – which planet was this?

Venus

6. What does ‘OS’ most commonly stand for in computing terms?

Operating System

7. What is the largest single machine in the world? (Correct as of May 2015)

Large Hadron Collider

8. Which science-fiction writer devised the Three Laws of Robotics?

Isaac Asimov

9. Which company runs the Firefox web browser?

Mozilla

10. What is a ‘blimp’?

A non-rigid airship

 

 

 

 

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To which country do the following internet domain extensions belong? (In a similar way to ‘.co.uk’ signifying a site in the United Kingdom)

1. .bb

Barbados

2. .cy

Cyprus

3. .ie

Ireland

4. .lv

Latvia

5. .jm

Jamaica

6. .us

United States

7. .no

Norway

8. .mc

Monaco

9. .de

Germany

10. .ch

Switzerland

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 38 – Round 2 – Technology

1. How many manned space flights were launched by the NASA space programme ‘Project Gemini’?

Ten (Plus two unmanned flights)

2. Which website, particularly popular in the Noughties, was born from an idea invented by Steve and Julie Pankhurst from Barnet, North London?

Friends Reunited

3. The ‘Scud’ missile was designed in which country?

Soviet Union

4. Which country has the fastest travelling commercial railway trains?

China (The Shanghai Maglev has a maximum operational speed of 267 miles per hour and average of 155 miles per hour)

5. The Oric-1 was released in 1983 – what was it?

Home computer

6. Apple Inc. was founded jointly by three men. One was Steve Jobs; can you name one of the other two?

Steve Wosniak and Ronald Wayne

7. What does BIOS stand for in computing terminology?

Basic input/output system

8. ADSL is a term associated with internet connections, but what does this stand for?

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line

9. In which year did Nokia release the ‘Mobira Cityman’, the company’s first handheld mobile phone?

 1987

10. What type of television screen uses xenon and neon gases contained in tiny cells between two plates of glass?

Plasma

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 27 – Round 6 – Text Message and Chat Acronyms

Quite simple – what do the acronyms commonly stand for?

1. BRB

Be right back

2. OMG

Oh My God

3. RBTL

Read between the lines

4. TMI

Too much information

5. TLC

Tender loving care

6. 2G2BT

Too good to be true

7. B4

Before

8. LMAO

Laughing my ass off

9. NP

No problem

10. IDC

I don’t care

 

 

 

 

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