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Catechize is Tech Tac Toe's annual Business and Technology quiz. It is performed in two stages Prelims and Finals. Above is the prelims of the year 2014.

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  • Catechize The Biz Tech Quiz 2014 Prelims Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 1: X is the name for a newly coined term, word or phrase that may be in the process of entering common use but that has not yet been accepted into mainstream language. Identify X. Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 2: Which revolutionary technology did Bent Stumpe develop in 1973 for the CERN control rooms as a replacement for buttons, knobs and switches? (Hint-This technology has been revolutionised via mobile devices) Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 3: This term refers to solicited bulk email messages that do not fit the definition of email spam. In some cases it can account upto 82% of the users email inbox. Which term has been described above? Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 4: It is a web based honeypot network, which uses software embedded in websites to collect information about IP addresses used when harvesting email addresses for spam or other similar purposes such as bulk mailing and email fraud. Name it. (Honeypot is a trap set to detect, deflect, or, in some manner, counteract attempts at unauthorised use of information systems) Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 5: This company was founded in 1923 in Berlin as Ideal. Later it was acquired by a company named Robert Bosch AG and it was renamed after the German word for Blue Dot. It was so because a blue dot was stamped into each product that passed the quality test. Which car and home equipment manufacturer are we talking about? Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 6: What did a Finnish mobile operator named Radiolinja offer as Harmonium, a downloadable service facility for the first time in 1998? Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 7: This power systems company originated by the partnership of scientist Samuel Ruben and businessman Philip Rogers Mallory, who met during the 1920s. Now owned by Procter & Gamble, the name of the company is a portmanteau for durable cell battery. Identify the company. Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 8: Identify this application by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone and Ben Finkel- Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 9: Identify him- Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 10: The first instance of X came in 2008 on the 4chan imageboard. The image consisted of a 4-pane comic made in MS Paint portraying the toilet splashback experience. The first three panes described the incidence and in the fourth pane, a drawing of X screaming appeared with a caption saying FFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU- on the right of the face in red letters. Identify X. Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 11: X was initially designed to prevent phosphor burn-in on CRT and plasma computer monitors. The first of its kind was written for the original IBM PC by John Socha. He was also responsible for coining the term 'X'. Identify X. Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 12: Which is the first Wi-Fi enabled lake in the India? Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 13: It is the old logo of which famous company- Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 14: It was used by Dennis Ritchie and Brian Kernighan in the C programming language for special keywords that had to be processed first by the C preprocessor. The first use of the term 'X' was in a blog post by Stowe Boyd, "X = Y Groupings,". Identify X and Y. Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 15: In 2010, an Indian Company (food products), X became an official partner of a famous F1 team Y. The CEO of this F1 team is Indian born and this is what she has to say X- X products are present in practically every household. Having spent my childhood in Dehradun, India, I have fond memories of X. Identify X and Y. Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 16: The official name Offiziersmesser was difficult to pronounce and hence the US soldiers called it by a different name. A very famous one, which we all know. Identify it. Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 17: The product boasts of being the largest selling item of its kind. It enjoys 70% market share in India. The brand is estimated to be worth over Rs2000 crores (Rs. 20 billion), and contributes more than 50% of the companys turnover. The name of this product is derived from the name of the railway station in Mumbai, where the production factory is based. Name this product. Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 18: Sales of this drink was very poor until NASA used it for its Gemini and Mercury missions. Since this drink was mainly associated with NASA people had a misconception that this drink was invented for space programs. However this drink made a great success later. Identify the drink. Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 19: (Tiebreaker) KitKat is famous for its red and white combination of its wallpaper, but the tradition was broken only once in 1945-1947 when it was wrapped in blue and white cover. What was the reason? Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Question 20: (Tiebreaker) In 1970s all typists had to type a full stop and then a backspace and then put a apostrophe to type this key as it was not present in the keyboard. What is the key? Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Answers: 1. Neologism 2. Capacitive Touchscreen 3. Gray-mail 4. Project Honeypot (honeypot.org) 5. Blaupunkt 6. Ringtone 7. Duracell 8. Jelly 9. Salman Khan (Founder of Khan Academy) 10.Rage Guy Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
  • Answers: (contd...) 11. Screensaver 12. Dal Lake (Jammu and Kashmir) 13. Kodak (Eastman Kodak Company) 14. Hash-tag 15. X-Amul, Y-Sauber 16. Swiss Army Knife 17. Parle-G 18. Tang 19. Due to shortage of milk during World War 2 20. Exclamation Mark (!) Tech Tac Toe 2014 For more visit www.techtactoe.net
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