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Quiz: Improve your memory!

It's all about memory -- did you know that five megabytes of storage space could contain the complete works of Shakespeare? Or that it takes twice that amount to contain a single minute of uncompressed high-fidelity sound? Enhance your memory with our storage geek quiz.

1. If you loaded your pickup truck full of books, how much data would it hold?
a. 650 megabytes
b. a half-terabyte
c. a gigabyte
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2. The Blu-ray format uses a blue-violet laser to increase storage density -- what color laser do DVD drives use to write data?
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3. This is a software utility used to increase storage efficiency by rearranging discontiguous file segments. What is it?
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4. Which of these sequences lists the following in increasing magnitude?
a. petabyte, terabyte, exabyte
b. terabyte, petabyte, exabyte
c. terabyte, exabyte, petabyte
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5. How many feature-length movies could you store on a terabyte disk?
a. Almost 200
b. 200-300
c. Over 300
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6. Which of the following statements is true?
  a. A high-resolution photograph requires as much storage space as a short novel.
  b. A high-resolution photograph requires twice as much storage space as a short novel.
  c. A high-resolution photograph requires half as much storage space as a short novel.
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7. What's the most information a DVD can hold?
a. 650 megabytes
b. 17 gigabytes
c. 34 gigabytes
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8. Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi! This type of storage uses laser beams to store computer-generated data in three dimensions. What is it?
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9. A diskette is a small removeable storage format in a rigid casing -- so why are they often called floppies?
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10. What does DVD stand for?
a. digital video disc
b. nothing
c. digital versatile disc
d. data-versatile disc
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How many could you guess correctly without peeking? Let us know!

This was last updated in November 2010
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