Let’s see how strong your tech game is, smarty pants!

 

What was the most common password as of 2017?

  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. monkey
  4. qwerty

Password

 

What does JPEG stand for?

  1. Junk Picture Engineering Grammar
  2. Joint Photographic Experts Group
  3. Jammin Photos Extra Great
  4. JPEG doesn’t stand for anything, it is named after its creator Alfred J’peg (of the Connecticut J’pegs).

Camera

 

Which of these is not a programming language?

  1. Ruby
  2. Python
  3. Perl
  4. Kumquat

A young business man working from home on his laptop with binary code in the background. Plenty of copy space.

 

What is the name of the default landscape background shown below from Windows XP?

  1. Bliss
  2. Hills
  3. Happiness
  4. Grass

windows

 

Google Chromes hidden minigame involves what?

  1. Pinball
  2. A snake eating oranges
  3. A t-rex jumping over cacti
  4. Tetris

Childhood, laptop, learning and playing

 

In 2010 the United States Airforce used what to build a DoD super computer?

  1. PlayStations
  2. Boeing airplane microcontrollers
  3. Iphones
  4. Toasters and glue
Full length of attractive young woman in sunglasses standing near small aircraft
(Disclaimer: We’re guessing this might not be an actual member of the US Airforce)

 

Which country has the most online users as a % of population?

  1. South Korea
  2. Montenegro
  3. Japan
  4. Iceland

People on laptops

 

What was the first item recorded being purchased with Bitcoin?

  1. Boat
  2. Computer
  3. Pizza
  4. Parrot

CHIANG MAI, THAILAND - SEPTEMBER 07, 2014: A bitcoin home page on a ipad screen, new app for mobile devices.

Which social media site lets you “poke” people?

  1. Linked In
  2. Instagram
  3. Facebook
  4. Pokegram

Beautiful young couple with tablets is using social media

Launched in February 2005, which website became one of the fastest growing portals, enabling users to share movie clips?

  1. Facebook
  2. YouTube
  3. Twitter
  4. Instagram

 

 

Answers

(2) In 2013 ‘123456’ overtook ‘password’ as the most common password according to a study done by cybersecurity firm SplashData. (So you may want to change it, if this is you!)

(2) Joint Photographic Experts Group is the name of the committee that created the jpeg standard and thus got to name the file format.

(4) Kumquat is just a fruit… for now.

(1) Bliss, photographed by Charles O’Rear in 1996. The picture was taken in Napa Valley and was not digitally edited or enhanced.

(3) Pressing space while on a “connection error” screen starts the game, but let’s not test that at work.

(1) The Airforce used 1,760 PlayStation 3’s, as it was the most cost efficient and “green”.

(4) Iceland tops this list with 98% of their population online. Followed closely behind by Japan and South Korea at 92%, with little Montenegro having just 70%. (United States is at 76%)

(3) In May 2010 One Bitcoin user purchased 2 pizzas for a whopping 10,000 Bitcoins (Worth $116M as of 1/19/2018) the price of Bitcoin rose sharply following the news of this purchase going up 900% in a week.

(3) Facebook. Pokegram? Seriously?

(2) YouTube.

 

Contributed by Alex Craig, Junior Technical Analyst (and Jedi-level tech trivia master obviously), Steadfast Companies