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# HillHacks Quiz 2015

A short geeky quiz done as part of HillHacks.

May 29, 2015

## Transcript

1. HillHacks Quiz
@captn3m0

2. Rules
● Teams size <=2
● QuizMaster is root
● 1 written round, 20 questions, 30 minutes

3. Infinite Bounce
● Questions go to teams in order (1,2,3…)
● +10/-10 on “pouncing” on a question
● Pounce closes fast. Raise your hand to pounce
● Write down the answer if you are pouncing

4. 1. Identify the bust
Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument 2.0
Brooklyn, New York

5. 1. Edward Snowden
Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument 2.0
Brooklyn, New York

6. 2. Primes?
Twin Primes are primes separated by 2, for eg 11 and
13.
What are “cousin primes”?

7. 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)

8. 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
Patrick Rothfuss
(Fantasy) Author

9. 3. The Hobbit, JRR Tolkein

10. 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.

11. 4. Silk Worm, Silk

12. 5. What is this a map of?

13. 5. What is this a map of?

14. 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.

15. 6. Nintendo

16. 7. All of them?
Which timezone is
followed aboard the
International Space
Station?

17. 7. UTC

18. 8. Identify all 3

19. 9. Anything to say?
Edward Snowden
Julian Assange
Chelsea Manning
You?

20. 9. Which language?
('&%:9]!~}|z2Vxwv-,POqponl\$Hjig%eB@@>}=jcL(I&%\$#"
`CB]V?TxFhg\${z@>
This program displays "Hello World!", with both words capitalized and exclamation mark
at the end.

21. 10. Malbolge

22. 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)

23. 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)

24. 10. Spooky action at distance

25. 11. What?

26. 11. Caffeine

27. 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.

28. 12. RFC 1149

29. 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.

30. 13. RMS:
X = Lisp
Y = Scheme
Z = Python

31. 14. What is the peak called?

32. 15. Ballmer Peak

33. 15. Map of what?

34. 15. Map of what?

35. 16. Which film?

36. 16. Back to the Future

37. 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 = ?

38. 17. Steve Wozniak

39. 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
- 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

40. 18. #Hashtags

41. 19. Connect
- BabaJob
- Bing Search
- Wikipedia
- OLX
- ESPN CricInfo
- BBC News
- Dictionary.com
List not complete.

42. 19. List of Free Services on
Internet.org
no fake

43. 20. Written Round
+5 bonus if you get every one correct

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

45. 20. Who owns the following TLDs?
➔ .io - Indian Ocean
➔ .aq - Antarctica
➔ .ch - Switzerland