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Quiz of the year 2006

Welcome to The Icon Bar's RISC OS quiz of the year. You can discuss the questions and answers in our forums.

Question 1

Richard Hallas left his position of editor of RISC OS Foundation to pursue a Phd in which subject at Manchester University?

  1. History of women in computing
  2. History of Acorn
  3. History of Microsoft
  4. History of Manchester

Question 2

Who said "I'm convinced using Windows starts damaging the intelligence genes in your brain after about ten minutes use!" ?

  1. Peter Naulls
  2. Paul Middleton
  3. Paul Vigay
  4. Linus Torvalds

Question 3

How many issues of Qercus were published in 2006?

  1. One
  2. Two
  3. Three
  4. Four
  5. Five

Question 4

Which of these platforms had a RISC OS emulator ported to them?

  1. Mac OS X
  2. GP2X games handheld
  3. Amiga
  4. Two of the above
  5. All three

Question 5

According to Google, approximately how many times did John Cartmell post to Usenet in 2006?

  1. 400
  2. 900
  3. 1500
  4. 3000
  5. 5000

Question 6

Four of the following RISC OS applications were released or updated in 2006. Which one is fictional?

  1. A platform game with monkeys
  2. A text-to-speech synthesizer
  3. An accounting package
  4. A film scheduling program
  5. A desktop clock that tells the time in Latin

Question 7

Which of these did not happen in 2006?

  1. Justin Fletcher left RISCOS Ltd
  2. Sir Robin Saxby left ARM
  3. Bill Gates left Microsoft
  4. Andy Poole left Disney World

Question 8

Which ex-Acorn company was sold for £12 million earlier this year?

  1. Xara (Computer Concepts)
  2. Cerilica
  3. Sibelius
  4. Wild Vision

Question 9

What did the Bradford Telegraph and Argus spot Microdigital boss David Atkins doing in Shipley?

  1. Selling computers
  2. Improving the environment
  3. Voting in local elections
  4. Hugging a hoodie

Question 10

Which anniversary wasn't in our 2006 diary?

  1. 50 years of the British Computer Society.
  2. 10 years of the StrongARM Risc PC.
  3. BBC Basic turns 25 years old.
  4. The web's 16th birthday.