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Slang Quiz: Computer

This quiz tests you on computer slang.

1. app

If you want to find some killer apps, you should go to

a. a software website

b. the city zoo

c. a high-security prison

2. blog

If you want to see some blogs, you should

a. go walking in a jungle

b. go to an aquarium

c. go online

3. egosurf

If you'd like to go egosurfing, you'll need

a. a surfboard

b. a surf report

c. an Internet connection

4. flame

Cathy was flamed in an online forum. Someone said she was

a. sexy

b. funny

c. stupid

5. geek

If you want to meet a lot of geeks, you should go to

a. a baseball game

b. a software convention

c. a jazz festival

6. glitch

If you find a glitch, let me know and I'll

a. give it back to whoever lost it

b. figure out how to deal with it

c. take it home for the kids to play with

7. meatspace

"Kirsty and Jason have never met in meatspace" means they've never met

a. in a butcher shop

b. in a single's bar

c. face to face in person

8. troll

A troll on online forums gets a thrill out of

a. sharing their experience

b. discussing issues

c. upsetting people and causing trouble

9. up time

If a computer network isn't working for a couple of hours, the network's average up time will have

a. increased

b. decreased

c. stayed the same

10. virus

If a virus attacks a computer, a good strategy is to

a. take it to a hospital

b. throw the computer away

c. do a system restore or OS reinstallation

NB: you can also print this quiz on paper.

1. app - If you want to find some killer apps, you should go to: a) a software website b) the city zoo c) a high-security prison

2. blog - If you want to see some blogs, you should: a) go walking in a jungle b) go to an aquarium c) go online

3. egosurf - If you'd like to go egosurfing, you'll need: a) a surfboard b) a surf report c) an Internet connection

4. flame - Cathy was flamed in an online forum. Someone said she was: a) sexy b) funny c) stupid

5. geek - If you want to meet a lot of geeks, you should go to: a) a baseball game b) a software convention c) a jazz festival

6. glitch - If you find a glitch, let me know and I'll: a) give it back to whoever lost it b) figure out how to deal with it c) take it home for the kids to play with

7. meatspace - "Kirsty and Jason have never met in meatspace" means they've never met: a) in a butcher shop b) in a single's bar c) face to face in person

8. troll - A troll on online forums gets a thrill out of: a) sharing their experience b) discussing issues c) upsetting people and causing trouble

9. up time - If a computer network isn't working for a couple of hours, the network's average up time will have: a) increased b) decreased c) stayed the same

10. virus - If a virus attacks a computer, a good strategy is to: a) take it to a hospital b) throw the computer away c) do a system restore or OS reinstallation

Contributor: Matt Errey