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Trick or Treat Halloween Quiz

Trick or Treat! It's Halloween and we've created a quiz for you to test your knowledge of tech treats and scary, spooky IT terms. When you're done taking the quiz, be sure to check out this year's Halloween Google doodle and treat yourself by playing the 2015 Global Candy Cup video game!

1. It may be a rather disappointing Halloween treat, but it does just fine as a company that makes smartphones and tablets. What is it?
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2. No upstanding skeleton would be without one! In networking, it's a large transmission line that carries data gathered from smaller transmission lines.
What is it?

3. The tagline for the remake of this 1958 cult classic was "Scream now, while there's still room to breathe." Its slightly less scary computing namesake is a large file that must be handled in a special way because of its size.
What is it?

4. For Dracula's pal Renfield, this is a crunchy treat; in software, however, it's a coding error.
What is it?

5. This compromised computer is under the control of another, intermittently carrying out a denial-of-service attack on other computers in a network.
What is it?

6. It's not only a haunting, disembodied spirit -- it's a handy application that can copy the contents of one hard drive to another.
What is it?

7. You might want to eat a lot of garlic before daring to use this piercing connection on a Thicknet coaxial cable.
What is it?

8. White words on a blue background: your system has crashed. Bill Gates encountered this dreaded display at the Comdex trade show when he was demonstrating Windows 98.
What is it?

9. Do you invest in technology stocks? Beware this final hour of daily trading -- it may be cursed with frenzied market activity.
What is it?

10. You won't find this ghoulish treat in your goodie bag -- it's just a visual element on a Web page that's designed to catch your attention.
What is it? 

How did you do on the quiz? Tweet us @whatisdotcom or write us at [email protected] and let us know! 

This was last updated in October 2015
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