PDA

View Full Version : Take my Apple quiz


andrewag
Jul 27, 2006, 06:10 AM
I posted in April a mini site I created with bits of information about Apple. Well I've added a bit of fun to the site with a quiz.

So what do you guys score?

The url is http://www.dotmac.net.au/tidbits/quiz.php

*fixed the URL - sorry!!*

kretzy
Jul 27, 2006, 06:17 AM
I get a "not found" error message.

Edit: But I can get to it if I use the link in your signature.

Chundles
Jul 27, 2006, 06:19 AM
Sorry mate, "Not Found" and there was a 404 error.

netdog
Jul 27, 2006, 06:21 AM
http://www.dotmac.net.au/tidbits/quiz.php

kretzy
Jul 27, 2006, 06:24 AM
I did terribly, with only a score of 21. So I'm still a n00b. :o

amacgenius
Jul 27, 2006, 06:25 AM
I only got 9 wrong out of 25, so I got a:

You scored 28

You've had a Mac since it moved to PowerPC.
You are well on your way to knowing more about Apple.

Interesting quiz.

Chundles
Jul 27, 2006, 06:26 AM
Got a 38. Got 4 of the 3-point questions wrong.

Pretty good test actually, some very interesting questions.

Chaszmyr
Jul 27, 2006, 06:46 AM
29 - I missed most of the questions in Section 3

bartelby
Jul 27, 2006, 06:52 AM
I got 39!

Question 1: Correct
Question 2: Correct
Question 3: Correct
Question 4: Correct
Question 5: Correct
Question 6: Correct
Question 7: Correct
Question 8: Correct
Question 9: Correct
Question 10: Wrong
Question 11: Correct
Question 12: Correct
Question 13: Correct
Question 14: Correct
Question 15: Correct
Question 16: Correct
Question 17: Correct
Question 18: Correct
Question 19: Correct
Question 20: Wrong
Question 21: Wrong
Question 22: Correct
Question 23: Correct
Question 24: Wrong
Question 25: Correct

I'm happy with that.

Lau
Jul 27, 2006, 07:07 AM
I got 25.

It would be good to see what we had wrong next to the original questions, rather than "Question 5 – wrong", etc. Means n00bs like be could learn from our mistakes. :D

cwedl
Jul 27, 2006, 07:09 AM
28 - and yes it was right, I didn't own a pre-powerpc mac!

Mitthrawnuruodo
Jul 27, 2006, 07:09 AM
36. (Edit: But I do own a pre-PPC Mac... ;))

BTW: Sage is my RSS reader, not an iMac colour... :p

sushi
Jul 27, 2006, 07:12 AM
So what do you guys score?
I did okay -- missed a couple here and there.

However, one that I missed is incorrect on the quiz.

Question number 22 which states: What computer was the 20 th anniversary Mac based around:
a. PowerMac G3
b. PowerBook 3400
c. PowerBook 165
d. PowerMac 5500

The correct answer is PowerMac 6500 and not the PowerBook 3400.

The TAM (which I have -- cool computer) is based on the motherboard from the Power Macintosh 6500 with a 250 MHz 603e processor.

Yes, it did have the same 12" active matrix LCD, ATI 3D Rage II video chipset, and trackpad from the PowerBook 3400. However, the MB is the key.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twentieth_Anniversary_Macintosh

Anyhow, not a bad quiz.

bartelby
Jul 27, 2006, 07:45 AM
I got 25.

It would be good to see what we had wrong next to the original questions, rather than "Question 5 – wrong", etc. Means n00bs like be could learn from our mistakes. :D


You could always have used the "back" button to look at the quiz.

Lau
Jul 27, 2006, 07:49 AM
You could always have used the "back" button to look at the quiz.

I know, but I'm so dreadfully lazy. :p And it's sometimes nice just to glance over your answers, rather than referencing back and forward. I wouldn't say it was necessary, just would be a nice thing. It's a good quiz, even though I am a n00b. :o

bowens
Jul 27, 2006, 08:19 AM
Terrible, I'm new to Macs, I got a 15:confused:

runplaysleeprun
Jul 27, 2006, 08:26 AM
29. I'm happy with that.

mduser63
Jul 27, 2006, 08:38 AM
I got a 38. I first started using a Mac in 1987 at age three (Mac II with System 6, still have it).

tektonnic
Jul 27, 2006, 09:41 AM
26 and I got my first mac last May...is that sad or not...

Benjamin
Jul 27, 2006, 10:00 AM
38

panoz7
Jul 27, 2006, 10:00 AM
I got a 33. I just got my first mac a few months ago. Mostly lucky guessing and a little too much time spent on these forums.

fanbrain
Jul 27, 2006, 10:45 AM
34. There are some hard questions in there. I'm not familiar with much of Apple's history and CEO's, but my family has had Macs around the house since the Lisa (which we still have). At one point we had 13 various Macs laying around. A small local law firm was selling their whole network of Macs and switching to windoze, so we bought almost their whole network. They had a luggable portable there that we passed on, but we sure ended up with a lot of stuff!

Unspeaked
Jul 27, 2006, 11:32 AM
I got a 42...

(Douglas Adams would be proud!)

dejo
Jul 27, 2006, 12:04 PM
Question 12. What Macintosh has not used Mac OS?

Since it wasn't really called "Mac OS" until 7.6, how are we supposed to correctly answer that question? Before that it was known as "System" and even before that it was unnamed.

Unspeaked
Jul 27, 2006, 12:17 PM
Since it wasn't really called "Mac OS" until 7.6, how are we supposed to correctly answer that question? Before that it was known as "System" and even before that it was unnamed.

I was thinking that same thing when I got to that question (because as you point out, the Mac OS began with 7.6), but I think it's clear what the author is referring to, so stressing the semantics is probably going overboard.

dejo
Jul 27, 2006, 12:35 PM
I was thinking that same thing when I got to that question (because as you point out, the Mac OS began with 7.6), but I think it's clear what the author is referring to, so stressing the semantics is probably going overboard.
Well, then the supposed correct answer, Workgroup Server, isn't right either. Workgroup Servers did use "Mac OS". For example: Workgroup Server 60: Technical Specifications (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=112215). The correct answer is Network Server, which shipped with AIX. For example: Network Server 500/132: Technical Specifications (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=112347)

Apple Servers Technical Specifications (http://www.info.apple.com/support/applespec.legacy/servers.html)

joepunk
Jul 27, 2006, 12:41 PM
34, not bad.

Oh, and I question #23 "What country was the PowerBook 2400 released in?"

The PB 2400 was released in 1997 in the US. A 240MHz version ("Mighty Cat") was released only in Japan. (Mactracker)

Still nice quize :)

ham_man
Jul 27, 2006, 12:42 PM
You scored 27

You've had a Mac since it moved to PowerPC.
You are well on your way to knowing more about Apple.

WildCowboy
Jul 27, 2006, 12:45 PM
33 for me.

I've used Macs on and off for 20+ years, but the first one I actually owned was purchased in 2001.

Manuel Moreno
Jul 27, 2006, 01:10 PM
41

sIII
Question 19: Correct
Question 20: Correct
Question 21: Wrong
Question 22: Correct
Question 23: Wrong
Question 24: Correct
Question 25: Wrong

Frisco
Jul 27, 2006, 01:44 PM
Got a 27.

Section 3 was pretty tough.

Nice questionnaire!

CANEHDN
Jul 27, 2006, 02:13 PM
28 here

Jaffa Cake
Jul 27, 2006, 02:34 PM
29 for me. No complaints here. :)

JackSYi
Jul 27, 2006, 02:50 PM
That was hard.

MonksMac
Jul 27, 2006, 02:57 PM
Got 46!
Never bought a mac,but I do a LOT of reading about Apple.:)

BlizzardBomb
Jul 27, 2006, 03:11 PM
38, Awright!

Laser47
Jul 27, 2006, 03:21 PM
You scored 41

You are an Apple veteran.
You are on your way to being an Apple fellow.

I got 3 wrong in section 3.

andrewag
Jul 27, 2006, 04:01 PM
I did okay -- missed a couple here and there.

However, one that I missed is incorrect on the quiz.

Question number 22 which states: What computer was the 20 th anniversary Mac based around:
a. PowerMac G3
b. PowerBook 3400
c. PowerBook 165
d. PowerMac 5500

The correct answer is PowerMac 6500 and not the PowerBook 3400.

The TAM (which I have -- cool computer) is based on the motherboard from the Power Macintosh 6500 with a 250 MHz 603e processor.

Yes, it did have the same 12" active matrix LCD, ATI 3D Rage II video chipset, and trackpad from the PowerBook 3400. However, the MB is the key.


I modified this question a little to address this.


Well, then the supposed correct answer, Workgroup Server, isn't right either. Workgroup Servers did use "Mac OS". For example: Workgroup Server 60: Technical Specifications (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=112215). The correct answer is Network Server, which shipped with AIX. For example: Network Server 500/132: Technical Specifications (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=112347)

Actually you are right - the workgroup servers are the rebadged PowerMacs sold with ASIP. Sorry for the mistake!!

I'm glad everyone has enjoyed it. :)

andrewag
Jul 27, 2006, 04:06 PM
34, not bad.

Oh, and I question #23 "What country was the PowerBook 2400 released in?"

The PB 2400 was released in 1997 in the US. A 240MHz version ("Mighty Cat") was released only in Japan. (Mactracker)

Still nice quize :)

Looks like I woul dhave score terribly in my own quiz :eek:

Fixed.

sushi
Jul 29, 2006, 03:51 AM
I modified this question a little to address this.
I think it would be better if left the question the way it was and had the PowerMac 6500 as one of the answers.

The minor items from the PowerBook 3400 really don't mean squat if you know what the TAM is all about.

EricNau
Jul 29, 2006, 04:16 AM
I got 32.

Nermal
Jul 29, 2006, 04:38 AM
I got 44. I got 7, 15 and 22 wrong.

Glen Quagmire
Jul 29, 2006, 04:48 AM
23 here. Whoops.

From the quiz: "You have rode Apple's sucess wave"

Presumably, "rode" = "ridden" in proper English?

eMac4ever
Jul 29, 2006, 06:57 AM
I got a 27.

Section I
Question 1: Correct
Question 2: Correct
Question 3: Correct
Question 4: Correct
Question 5: Correct
Question 6: Correct
Question 7: Correct
Section II
Question 8: Correct
Question 9: Correct
Question 10: Wrong
Question 11: Correct
Question 12: Correct
Question 13: Wrong
Question 14: Correct
Question 15: Wrong
Question 16: Wrong
Question 17: Correct
Question 18: Correct
Section III
Question 19: Wrong
Question 20: Correct
Question 21: Wrong
Question 22: Wrong
Question 23: Correct
Question 24: Wrong
Question 25: Wrong

iBrow
Jul 29, 2006, 07:13 AM
27 here. :)

VanNess
Jul 29, 2006, 11:07 PM
32

Aced Section 1, 3 wrong in Section II, and a whopping 4 wrong in Section III. Looks like I ran out of gas lol.

Not up on international releases anyway and I concur with previous protests about the PM 6500 and the 20th Anniversary Mac. I still have a 6500 hanging around (hasn't been touched in years) and If I remember correctly, you can swap out the motherboard from the 6500 and it will fit right in a TAM like it was made for it - because it was! And the original Macintosh's operating system software was never known officially as the "Mac OS," as has been pointed out.

If you really want to test your "Apple Knowledgebase" here's a challenge:

Apple's plans to develop a portable Mac date back to 1985. What was Steve Jobs' suggestion at that time for the name of such a "portable Mac?"



No multiple choice this time...

Edit: If you don't know the answer, you probably laugh when you find out. That's the only hint.

rockthecasbah
Jul 29, 2006, 11:26 PM
i managed a 23, but considering im a complete n00bie to Apple and am too young to know half of those questions, i'd reckon it's not too shameful :rolleyes:

MacFan25863
Jul 30, 2006, 12:42 AM
If you really want to test your "Apple Knowledgebase" here's a challenge:

Apple's plans to develop a portable Mac date back to 1985. What was Steve Jobs' suggestion at that time for the name of such a "portable Mac?"



No multiple choice this time...

Edit: If you don't know the answer, you probably laugh when you find out. That's the only hint.

The MacBook?


I scored a 29..pretty well considering I don't have a pre-powerpc mac.

VanNess
Jul 30, 2006, 01:33 AM
The MacBook?


I scored a 29..pretty well considering I don't have a pre-powerpc mac.

Let's see if there are any more responses to this over the weekend and then I'll reply to all in one post (and ID the correct answer if it comes up) so I don't have a bunch of separate posts that say nope...nope...nope, lol.

treblah
Jul 30, 2006, 02:46 AM
Flat out guessed on 5 of them…

Patch^
Jul 30, 2006, 07:31 AM
Cool quiz. I Got 30 :)

steve_hill4
Jul 30, 2006, 07:49 AM
Some good questions, but got 42.

I think my methods of research into a subject has paid off again. A year ago, would have got close to 20, if that. First Mac was MBP, (since obtained an LCIII and Newton amongst other things), so I really put this down to learning about the history.

I agree though about the Mac OS question, it didn't exist under that name until 7.6. I considered all the options and settled on the 128k Original Macintosh, but it was wrong.

WildCowboy
Jul 30, 2006, 03:15 PM
Apple's plans to develop a portable Mac date back to 1985. What was Steve Jobs' suggestion at that time for the name of such a "portable Mac?"

I don't know that it was actually a suggestion for the name of such a product, but he did say that wanted a "Mac in a Book"...I think that was more of a description than a name though.

Lixivial
Jul 30, 2006, 05:14 PM
Interesting quiz. I received a 43, with a few guesses about some of the newer hardware release dates. Two of them, the Blue Dalmatian and the # of CEOs, I was split on and went with my initial (wrong) instinct.

VanNess
Jul 31, 2006, 02:00 PM
I don't know that it was actually a suggestion for the name of such a product, but he did say that wanted a "Mac in a Book"...I think that was more of a description than a name though.

You're right on the trail.

The Correct Answer™ is....(drumroll)

BookMac

21 years later we finally have it, the...MacBook? Here's to the juxtaposers, the swappers. Think Inverted. :p

sushi
Aug 1, 2006, 08:29 AM
I concur with previous protests about the PM 6500 and the 20th Anniversary Mac. I still have a 6500 hanging around (hasn't been touched in years) and If I remember correctly, you can swap out the motherboard from the 6500 and it will fit right in a TAM like it was made for it - because it was!
Yep, that is completely correct.