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Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Google Quiz

Category: Professional.

Google Quiz.

There is God and then there is Google. If you are a believer in this saying, then this quiz is for you.

From the simple to the arcane, from guesswork to technology details, this Google Quiz has it all.

I invite you to answer this quiz, and in the process, learn more about Google - the world's best search engine, does anyone have a different opinion? :-)


1. What is the meaning of Google?

2. Google gets its name from a Mathematical term. This term was popularized in a book. Which book is it?

3. What is Google's Mission? You may call it their Company Philosophy.

4. What would you associate 'BRYBGR' with?

5. Who are the founders of Google? (This is an easy one)

6. Google was founded in which University? (Another easy one)

7. What was the original name of Google?

8. When is Google's Birthday? (This is interesting!)

9. Google is how many years old?

10. Google has a name for a page that provides the search trends around the world, on a weekly basis. What is this page known as?

11. The Google Web Directory takes its data from which web site?

12. What is the technology on which Google is based. (Give the name of the algorithm).

13. Which company did Google acquire in 2003 to become the home for Blogger?

14. Which digital image processing company did Google acquire in 2004 to complement Blogger?

15. How many pages does Google search? (This is easy, but do you remember it)

16. Where are the India offices of Google located? (This is a very easy one)

17. In which language dictionary was the term 'to google' added recently?

18. What is the meaning of Google Whacking?

19. Which keyword would you use, in your search string, to find information about your competition?

20. How will you find the number of sites linking to your web site?

21. Google Groups is an archive taken from Deja.com What is the name of the archive?

22. What is the name of Google's Technology Playground?

23. What is the symbol of Google on NASDAQ?

24. When did Google go public?

25. What was the method of allocating shares in Google's IPO?

26. what is the name of Google's Paid Advertising, Sponsored listings?

27. What is the name of Google's Contextual Advertising listings?

28. Who is the CEO of Google? (A simple one)

29. Which line, a part of Google's Business Philosophy, was mentioned in their IPO filing?

30. What is the Google headquarters known as?

31. What is the name of the Google Spider? (web-spider, crawler)

32. What are Google's Doodles?

33. Which keyword is used in the Google Search string to access an older version of the current web page?

34. Does Google accept free web site submissions?

35. Are pop-up advertisements allowed on Google?

36. What is the name of Google's Free web-based email service?

36. How many MB of free space does Google's email service provide?

37. Two more search engines, excluding Google, have originated from this University. What is it's name?

38. Does Yahoo use Google's search results?

39. Is Google a Meta-search engine?

40. what does Google's Web API allow to do?

41. What is the name of Google's Social Networking web site?

42. Google opened its IPO at what rate? Give the price in USD.

43. How did the founders of Google meet?

44. Where is the headquarters of Google located?

45. What is the default setting of Google Search?

46. What is the maximum number of results that can be displayed per page on Google?

47. Name Google's Advanced Search Operators for finding titles, urls and anchor texts.

48. Is a Google Search query Case-sensitive?

49. Google News searches how many news sources?

50. Approx. how many documents are searched by Google, including web, images and groups?

Mail me your answers, or provide the answers in the comments section.

Answers next week, or should I post it earlier?
The quiz is easy and interesting.
I invite you to try it, encourage you to attempt all the questions, and challenge you to get all answers right, which is an easy task. Enjoy.

I will post the answers with links in a couple of days.