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Octal: Quiz


Question 1: In the Niven/Pournelle novell ________ the pachydermoid Fithp count in base eight and tend to group things into powers of eight, such as military divisions of 64 soldiers.
Bussard ramjetFootfallSleeper shipScience fiction

Question 2: Some platforms with a power-of-two word size still have instruction subwords that are more easily understood if displayed in octal; this includes the PDP-11 and ________.
Motorola 68000 familyPowerPCMotorola 68040Motorola 68060

Question 3: The satirist ________ famously remarked in his song parodying new math that "base 8 is just like base 10...
Tom LehrerAn Evening Wasted with Tom LehrerAdolf HitlerUnited States

Question 4: Octomatics is a ________ enabling simple visual calculation in octal.
DecimalPositional notationNumber namesNumeral system

Question 5: In The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Laurie R. King's first ________ pastiche featuring Mary Russell, base eight math played a key role in solving the mystery.
Professor MoriartySherlock HolmesJohn Watson (Sherlock Holmes)Arthur Conan Doyle

Question 6: The octal ________, or oct for short, is the base-8 number system, and uses the digits 0 to 7.
Positional notationNumeral systemNumber namesDecimal

Question 7: Online Converter for Decimal/Octal Numerals (JavaScript, ________)
GNU General Public LicenseFree Software FoundationGNU Lesser General Public LicenseGNOME

Question 8: The Yuki language in ________ and the Pamean languages[1] in Mexico have octal systems because the speakers count using the spaces between their fingers rather than the fingers themselves[2].
San Jose, CaliforniaSacramento, CaliforniaLos AngelesCalifornia

Question 9: In 1716 King ________ asked Emanuel Swedenborg to elaborate a number system based on 64 instead of 10.
Charles XII of SwedenCharles XI of SwedenGustav III of SwedenAdolf Frederick of Sweden

Question 10: Octal games, a game numbering system used in ________.
Combinatorial game theoryOn Numbers and GamesHackenbushSurreal number


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