May 11 is celebrated as National Technology Day. On this day, we celebrate the achievements of India’s engineers and scientists and their valuable contributions to the field of technology and science.
To mark the occasion this year, we have an exciting challenge in store for you – The Tech Day Quiz! We have a set of 10 questions, all centred around the theme of technology. From the abacus to modern supercomputers and everything in between, test your tech knowledge across a wide variety of topics. Ready? Put your microprocessors to the test with our quiz!
Note: You can take a guess at the answers in the comments section below. Answers will be revealed on Tuesday, May 18.
Here are your questions:
National Technology Day in India commemorates a certain event that happened on May 11, 1998, and kicked off with Operation Shakti, somewhere in the state of Rajasthan. Shortly after, the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee made an important announcement about the country. What was the event?
Yuva, Brahma and Siddhi-AI are three of its many variants over the years. It gets its name from the Sanskrit word for ‘supreme’ and also doubles up as an acronym for ‘Parallel Machine’. What are we talking about?
The name of this technology as well as the symbol associated with it comes from the Viking Age. It is named after the 10th-century Danish King Harald ‘_______’ Gormsson (the blank is his nickname). Its symbol is also a combination of two runes that represent the king’s initials – the ‘hagall’ rune, and the ‘bjarkan’ rune. Which technology are we talking about?
Complete the following list:
2003 – Spirit and Opportunity
2011 – Curiosity
2020 – ???
Which Silicon Valley tech giant connects the following images? One word answer.
In a music system, the ‘woofer’ is the speaker that produces the bass notes or low-frequency sounds in the range of 20-1000 Hz. What is the name given to the speaker that produces high audio frequencies, typically around 2000-20,000 Hz? Hint: It sounds like a popular micro-blogging social media platform.
Originally, it was supposed to be named after a fictional supercomputer from Douglas Adams’ book, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, that was created to find the meaning of ‘life, the universe and everything.’ Later, one word in its name was changed to give it its current name. It is famous for having beaten world champion, Garry Kasparov, in a game of chess. What was its initial name and what was it changed to?
Originating on Japanese mobile phones in 1997, they became increasingly popular worldwide in the 2010s after being added to several mobile operating systems. Today, they are widely used across the world. In 2015, Oxford Dictionary declared one of its most popular variants as the Word of the Year in the UK, which was surprising since it’s technically not a word at all. What are we talking about?
This was founded as a card company in late 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi. Based in Kyoto, Japan, the company was known for producing and marketing ‘Hanafuda,’ a variety of Japanese playing cards. Today, it is one of the biggest companies in the gaming industry. Which company?
Q10. Considered to be the first female programmer, she was the daughter of the famous poet Lord Byron. She is famous for collaborating with Charles Babbage on the Analytical Engine. Who is she?
Leave your answers in the comments section below. Answers will be revealed on Tuesday, May 18.
Suraj Prabhu is a self-proclaimed audiophile and a jack-of-all-trades writer with a diverse set of interests. An amateur quizzer on the side, he claims that the first object he fell in love with was a book on flags at age 3. His favourite punctuation mark is the 'Oxford comma,' which coincidentally happens to be one of his favourite songs too!
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