Thank you to all who participated in PCG's trivia contest at UKSG, and a big congratulations to the winner of the Sony Reader -- Alex Gould from Wiley-Blackwell!
We know the questions were tough, so we've posted the answers below to satisfy your curiousity. We'll be hosting similar contests at the SSP and SLA shows in the U.S. later this spring, so remember to bring your thinking caps!
PCG CONFERENCE TRIVIA: ANSWERS
1.) What are the four most widely-used languages on the internet, based on number of users?
Chinese, English, Spanish, Japanese
2.) What was Johannes Gutenberg’s original trade?
3.) What do the following three acronyms stand for?
HTML - HyperText Markup Language
XML - Extensible Markup Language
CSS - Cascading Style Sheets
4.) What are the Latin names for Scotland, Ireland and Wales?
Caledonia, Hibernia, Cambria (in corresponding order)
5.) This pre-Columbian Maya book is often referred to by historians as the earliest known book written in the Americas.
The Dresden Codex
6.) What are the three most common elements in the universe?
Hydrogen, helium, oxygen
7.) This ecommerce giant sold its first book in 1995.
8.) This South American author won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982 "for his novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent's life and conflicts."
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
9.) Name 8 of the 11 EU member-countries that are not currently part of the Eurozone.
Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Sweden and the United Kingdom
10.) How many different languages are spoken among PCG’s 25 employees?
a. 7 c. 12
b. 10 d. 11