C Quiz

By Susam Pal on 28 Dec 2009

Quiz

Here is a fun quiz I prepared recently:

  1. Dennis : C :: Bjarne : ?
  2. Sa : C :: Pa : ?
  3. 6 : C :: 53 : ?
  4. 100 : C :: 500 : ?
  5. 50 : C :: 122 : ?

Hint: The meaning of C is completely different in all the questions.

Answers

Update: The quiz has been cracked in the comments section. The answers are provided below. If you want to think about the problem before you see the solutions, this is a good time to pause and think about it. There are spoilers ahead.

Here are the answers with a brief description about each answer:

  1. Dennis : C :: Bjarne : C++

    Dennis Ritchie created C and Bjarne Stroustrup created C++.

  2. Sa : C :: Pa : G

    The Sanskrit names of musical notes in an octave are Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa, Dha, Ni, Sa. The equivalent names in many English-speaking countries are C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C.

  3. 6 : C :: 53 : I

    Carbon has symbol C and atomic number 6. Iodine has symbol I and atomic number 53.

  4. 100 : C :: 500: D

    In Roman numerals, 100 is represented by C and 500 by D.

  5. 50 : C :: 122 : F

  6. 50 degrees Farenheit equals 122 degrees Centigrade (50 °C = 122 °F).

Extended Quiz

Update: A similar quiz by Prasanna mentioned in the comments section has been cracked.

Here is Prasanna's quiz along with the answers:

  1. 195 : C :: 209 : J

    In EBCDIC, the character 'C' has the code 195 and the character 'J' has the code 209.

  2. Bohai : C :: Oolong : T

    Bohai Sea and Oolong tea.