Technology – GK Quiz

Technology – GK Quiz

1. Where is the headquarters of Intel located?

2. Voltage is sometimes referred to as EMF, or Electromotive...?

3. Larger buildings may be supplied with a medium voltage electricity supply, and will required a substation or mini-sub. What is the main item of equipment contained in these?

4. What does AM mean?

5. '.BAT' extension refers usually to what kind of file?

6. What does EPROM stand for?

7. What is the term to ask the computer to put information in order numerically or alphabetically?

8. The input used by an antenna or cable to a TV set uses frequencies called...?

9. What was the active medium used in the first working laser ever constructed?

10. Who co-created the UNIX operating system in 1969 with Dennis Ritchie?

11. Who built the world's first binary digit computer: Z1...?

12. Once the active medium is excited, the first photons of light are produced by which physical process?

13. 'DTP' computer abbreviation usually means?

14. Compact discs, (according to the original CD specifications) hold how many minutes of music?

15. The average power (in watts) used by a 20 to 25 inch home color television is...?

16. What will a UPS be used for in a building?

17. What do AC and DC stand for in the electrical field?

18. 'CD' computer abbreviation usually means?

19. In which decade was the ARRL founded?

20. '.BAK' extension refers usually to what kind of file?

21. Which consists of two plates separated by a dielectric and can store a charge?

22. What do we call a collection of two or more computers that are located within a limited distance of each other and that are connected to each other directly or indirectly?

23. What was the first ARPANET message?

24. '.JPG' extension refers usually to what kind of file?

25. What are three types of lasers?

26. What does AM mean?

27. In what year was the "@" chosen for its use in e-mail addresses?

28. The NTSC (National Television Standards Committee) is also used in the country of...?

29. '.TXT' extension refers usually to what kind of file?

30. "FET" is a type of transistor, Its full name is ________ Effect Transistor...?

31. After the first photons of light are produced, which process is responsible for amplification of the light?

32. Sometimes computers and cache registers in a food mart are connected to a UPS system. What does UPS mean?

33. Who co-founded Hotmail in 1996 and then sold the company to Microsoft?

34. Which is NOT an acceptable method of distributing small power outlets throughout an open plan office area?

35. In the UK, what type of installation requires a fireman's switch?

36. '.TMP' extension refers usually to what kind of file?

37. The electromagnetic coils on the neck of the picture tube or tubes which pull the electron beam from side to side and up and down are called a...?

38. In a color television set using a picture tube, a high voltage is used to accelerate electron beams to light the screen. That voltage is about...?

39. In the United States the television broadcast standard is...?

40. The transformer that develops the high voltage in a home television is commonly called a...?



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