Inter Collegiate Tech Quiz held at Cluster Innovation Centre Delhi


These are the set of inter-collegiate Tech Quiz prelims and finals Questions and answers held at Cluster Innovation Zone at Delhi University. Special thanks to Ishaan Watts and Karthik for sharing these questions.

Inter College Tech Quiz Prelims Questions and answers

Question 1

Their use was first proposed by Chris Messina in a 2007 tweet, although initially decried by Twitter as a “thing for nerds”, eventually led to their use rapidly becoming widespread throughout the platform.

Messina’s suggestion to use them was not adopted by Twitter, but the practice took off after they were widely used in tweets relating to the 2007 San Diego forest fires in Southern California.

According to Messina, he suggested it make it easy for “lay” users to search for content and find specific relevant updates; they were for people who do not have the technological knowledge to navigate the site.

Therefore, the X “was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.

Answer- Hashtag

Question 2

This individual is Mackenzie —-  and was recently hired by a certain company to testify that their products are better than their competitor.

Both the companies have a storied history of duking it out on TV, often cleverly sniping at each other in a series of iconic ads. What’s Mackenzie’s name and which company hired him?


Question 3

The band’s symbol is the capital Greek letter delta, Δ, which is used in many technical fields to indicate a change or difference. The use of Δ is based on the key sequence used to generate it on an Apple Mac computer. The band was previously known as ‘Daljit Dhaliwal’ and then “Films”, but were later forced to change to their current name because an American band called “The Films” already existed. Name the Band

Answer- Alt J

Question 4

_____ case is the practice of writing phrases such that each word or abbreviation in the middle of the phrase begins with a capital letter, with no intervening spaces or punctuation. Common examples include “iPhone” and “eBay”. It is also sometimes used in online usernames such as “johnSmith”, and to make multi-word domain names more legible. It is named so because the proceeding capital letter looks similar to an anatomical feature of a certain species of animals.

Answer- Camel Case

Question 5

Not only is it one of the most iconic pieces of art of modern times, it was also one of the most expensive ones; it had a budget of around 1.9million USD (8crores) adjusted for inflation. It features desert and mountain landscapes as well as the St.Basil’s Cathedral, and this was possible because it was the first to introduce a certain technology to India. What artwork, arguably one of the greatest cultural exports from our country, and what technology did it introduce to us Indians.

Answer- Tunak Tun and Greenscreen

Question 6

It was introduced to “soothe people intimidated by the operating system” and it also proved useful in familiarizing people with the drag and drop technique. However, by the mid1990s it was being reported that employees were spending 5 hours a week doing this and as a result causing approximately 10 billion dollar loss in revenue. A US senator even introduced a budget amendment in 1997 seeking to ban this feature from all Federal government computers. What?

Answer- Solitaire

Question 7

Growing up in a rural town, northeast of Kyoto, he didn’t have any toys or TV so he would spend his time roaming the countryside unsupervised. One day, he found a deep dark hole. He grabbed a lantern and discovered a miniature cave system. This experience formed the spiritual basis of a seminal game. Who is this gentleman who is responsible for creating some of the most acclaimed and best selling game franchises?

Answer- Shigeru Miyamoto

Question 8

Elliot Alderson is a French developer and cybersecurity expert. In August 2019 presented a talk during the DefCon by Appsec Village titled “ History of the worst Android App ever:——-” Alderson went on to mention a host of issues with the application, the mobile security practices, and most importantly, how third party websites are using the data. In response to being repeatedly asked on Twitter about his intentions to expose X-related mobile and cybersecurity vulnerabilities, Alderson wrote, “I want to say something. I’m not against X. Not that I’m in favor of X. I just think that a project of this size deserves maximum security” The ‘developers’ of the application called Alderson’s revelations and the subsequent media reports “irresponsible” and “far from the truth” and reiterated that there had not been a single breach from the biometric database during that last eight years of its existence.

Answer- mAdhaar, Adhaar App

Question 9

A very interesting example, but demonstrating the importance of supercomputer product design lies in the collaboration of Procter & Gamble with X. When they came to P&G, X said that they produced them too quickly, that they flew out of the production line. It sounds like a joke, but it is a major obstacle in their operation. They have a very fast production line, so much so that they catch the wind and fly out and fall into a pile and they have to throw it away which is very wasteful. To solve this problem, P&G used supercomputers to study the aerodynamic properties of —— —— and to make sure that they wouldn’t break when being stacked on top of each other. Which hyperbolic paraboloid product was designed with the help of supercomputers?



Question 10

They are considered part of the compulsion loop of game design to keep players invested in a game. Such compulsion loops are known to contribute towards video game addiction and are frequently compared to gambling addiction. This is in part due to the use of a “variable-rate reinforcement schedule” similar to how slot machines dole out prizes. While many players may never invest real-world money in a —- — system, such addictive systems can bring large monetary investments from “whales”, players who are willing to spend large amounts of money on virtual items. Gambling concerns are heightened in games that offer —- —– and are known to be played by children. What?

Answer: Loot Boxes


Question 11

Hampus Olsson is a Swedish Multi-disciplinary Artist, Designer & Illustrator. On his website, he mentions that: ‘When I met Carl in India, we talked about how fun it would be if I could help out making ….. it ended up with me making the default plus five others ….. It feels really awesome to have made them…. I wanted to make something simple and not distracting to work well, but still at the same time look daring and inspirational. I worked with Arz to express the ——- feel.’

Answer: Oneplus Wallpapers

Question 12

On March 26, 1976, a ‘first of sorts’ occurred at a research center in Malvern, England. Peter Kirstein was the man responsible for assisting the person and aptly assigned them the ‘codename’ “hme2” and thus becoming one of the first ones to do so. However earlier this year, the statements by a certain individual who claimed to have done this back in 1987 created controversy with Twitter users pointing out that the facilities weren’t available until 1995. ID the 2 persons and what did they?

Answer- HME2= Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the 2nd Modi, Sending Email

Question 13

The reason for the recent decision by this company has met with criticisms from a lot of enthusiasts, many of whom have claimed that it is a massive oversight on the part of the company. While in most countries such as the US it is open for public use, the Indian government’s decision to not delicense the 60 MHz band is rooted in a stalemate with Indian telcos. Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Idea, and Reliance Jio Infocomm want the E and V bands, which include 60 MHz, to be auctioned, not delicensed. What?

Answer – Pixel 4 not being launched in India

Question 14

This a ‘fashion apparel’ created by Jip Van Leeuwenstein. What is its intended purpose?


Answer – Anti Facial Recognition Mask 

Question 15

On October 9th  a Saudi Premier league game between Al-Nassr and Al-Fateh witnessed a rather comical situation wherein the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) stopped working due to the actions of a stadium worker. Chairman of the Saudi Arbitration Committee Fernando Trisaco said after the match that the use of VAR is still a problem. “As a software, VAR still has many drawbacks,” he said. What happened that caused the VAR to stop working?


Answer – Removed the VAR to charge his phone

Question 16

While company X has previously collaborated with tech companies such as Mophie to make a range of battery packs, their newest Fall 2019 collection features a Burner Phone which is essentially a rebranded Zoey2 made by company Y. The phone specs are what one would expect from a Burner Phone and feature a 2.4” TFT display 3G connectivity and 128Mb of storage. The phone does have Bluetooth, enabling pairing with AirPods, something the potential customers of this Phone will probably appreciate. While a Zoey2 usually retails for around 20USD, this collaboration is expected to cost significantly more.

Answer- Supreme and Blu


Question 17

The PS2 has the record for the best selling console of all time. Apart from being known for various technological advancements and huge gaming library, another reason which boosted its sales during its days was that the PS2 was the cheapest — ——one could buy. Similarly, when in 2006 the PS3 came out, it too had made great advancements in technology and gaming both. However, much like the PS2, it had another factor boosting its sales, which was the fact that it was the cheapest — — —— one could buy

Answer: DVD Player, Blu Ray Player

Question 18

While devices powered by the OS have been available in the market only since mid2017 the OS itself is forked from B2G OS (Boot to Gecko OS), an open-source community-driven fork of Firefox OS, which was discontinued by Mozilla in 2016. Its emergence has led to the growth of a new category of devices — smart feature phones. The main reason for its popularity is attributed to something that was launched in August 2017 which helped it become the 3rd most popular mobile OS behind only Android and iOS. Name the OS and What was launched in August 2017?

Answer: Kai Os, Release of Jio Phone

Question 19

Complete the Puns/Songs with file extensions.






Question 20

This is a song by Injury Reserve, an American hip hop trio. What is the title of the Song?


Answer- Jailbreak the Tesla

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