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HillHacks Quiz 2015

May 29, 2015

HillHacks Quiz 2015

A short geeky quiz done as part of HillHacks.


May 29, 2015


  1. Rules • Teams size <=2 • QuizMaster is root •

    No peeking answers on your phone • 1 written round, 20 questions, 30 minutes
  2. Infinite Bounce • Questions go to teams in order (1,2,3…)

    • +10 for correct answers • Pounce = Answer when it's not your turn • +10/-10 on “pouncing” on a question • Pounce closes fast. Raise your hand to pounce • Write down the answer if you are pouncing
  3. 2. Primes? Twin Primes are primes separated by 2, for

    eg 11 and 13. What are “cousin primes”?
  4. 2. Cousin = Difference of 4 (3, 7), (7, 11),

    (13, 17), (19, 23), (37, 41), (43, 47), (67, 71), (79, 83), (97, 101), (103, 107), (109, 113), (127, 131), (163, 167), (193, 197), (223, 227), (229, 233), (277, 281), (307, 311), (313, 317), (349, 353), (379, 383), (397, 401), (439, 443), (457, 461), (463,467), (487, 491), (499, 503), (613, 617), (643, 647), (673, 677), (739, 743), (757, 761), (769, 773), (823, 827), (853, 857), (859, 863), (877, 881), (883, 887), (907, 911), (937, 941), (967, 971)
  5. 3. Which book + author? We have a huge problem

    with how we portray women. [...] You don't have to look any further than X. I love X. [But] who has read Y? How many women are there in Y? Who has not realized until this moment that there are no women in Y? Isn't that fucking creepy? X was one of the founders, and people followed in his footsteps (...) And he did not do it out of malice, he was also following the tradition. Patrick Rothfuss (Fantasy) Author
  6. 4. Smugglers? Around 552 AD, 2 monks from India travelled

    to China and smuggled X to the Byzantine Empire. They hid X in their bamboo canes. This acquisition broke the Chinese and Persian monopoly on Y (made from X). The resulting Byzantine monopoly on Y was the foundation for the Byzantine economy for the next 650 years. Give me X & Y.
  7. 6. Which company? X was started as a card company

    in late 1889 in Kyoto, Japan. It is now a multinational consumer electronics company. X roughly translates into English as “leave luck to heaven”. Over time, it has ran a cab service, a TV network, a food company, and sold toys.
  8. 10. Quantum Entanglement X is a popular phrase that refers

    to instant communication between 2 entangled particles. The phrase was coined by Einstein who was dissatisfied with Quantum Mechanics at the time, because it predicted faster-than-light communication between entangled particles. Give me X. (½)
  9. In the standard explanation, two entangled particles are sent to

    the labs of physicists named Alice and Bob. When Alice performs a measurement on her entangled particle, the fate of Bob’s particle is sealed. So if Alice tells Bob the result of her measurement, he instantly knows what the result would be of measuring his particle. He doesn’t need to bother doing the actual measurement. (2/2)
  10. 12. Which RFC? [X] carriers can provide high delay, low

    throughput, and low altitude service. The connection topology is limited to a single point-to-point path for each carrier, used with standard carriers, but many carriers can be used without significant interference with each other, outside of early spring. This is because of the 3D ether space available to the carriers, in contrast to the 1D ether used by IEEE802.3. The carriers have an intrinsic collision avoidance system, which increases availability. Unlike some network technologies, such as packet radio, communication is not limited to line-of-sight distance. Connection oriented service is available in some cities, usually based upon a central hub topology.
  11. 13. RMS on languages: The most powerful programming language is

    X. If you don't know X (or its variant, Y), you don't know what it means for a programming language to be powerful and elegant. Once you learn X, you will understand what is lacking in most other languages. When you start a X system, it enters a read-eval-print loop. Most other languages have nothing comparable to `read', nothing comparable to `eval', and nothing comparable to `print'. What gaping deficiencies! I skimmed documentation of Z after people told me it was fundamentally similar to X. My conclusion is that that is not so. `read', `eval', and `print' are all missing in Z. Give me X,Y,Z.
  12. 17. WoZ? Wheels of Zeus (or WoZ) was a company

    founded in 2002 by X. WoZ made wireless hardware for keeping track of the physical location of enabled objects. It shut down in March 2006. X = ?
  13. 18. Identify X - “A lot of people were pretty

    negative,” he recalls. “They would say, “this is stupid. Why are you adding all of this extra junk in your tweets? Twitter is ugly already and you’re not helping the problem”. - X are for nerds. That stuff is never going to catch on,” Messina recalls six years later. “We’re going to build algorithms, we’re going to figure it out, and you won’t have to use X at all. We got it covered.” - It began with Twitter but eventually, I started to use X in my texts, emails, and even my Google Doc titles
  14. 19. Connect - BabaJob - Bing Search - Facebook Messenger

    - Wikipedia - OLX - ESPN CricInfo - BBC News - Dictionary.com List not complete.
  15. 20. Who owns the following TLDs? ➔ .io ➔ .aq

    ➔ .ch ➔ .foo ➔ .app +5 for each correct. +5 extra if all 5 are correct. Exchange sheets
  16. 20. Who owns the following TLDs? ➔ .io - Indian

    Ocean ➔ .aq - Antarctica ➔ .ch - Switzerland ➔ .foo - Google ➔ .app - Google +5 for each correct. +5 extra if all 5 are correct