Elon Musk Trivia Quiz
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In which country was Elon Musk born and raised?
At the age of 12, Elon Musk sold his first computer program, written in the BASIC programming language. What type of program was it?
B) A trajectory calculator for model rocketry
C) A utility to track migrations of African wildlife
D) An accounting package for kids with paper routes
A man, a plan, a canning
In 2000, Elon Musk’s online startup, X.com, merged with another company to create Paypal, the online payments provider. Musk served as CEO for a time, but soon proposed a plan for the company that led to him being dumped by the board. What was the plan?
B) Diversifying into the sustainable energy sector
C) Moving corporate headquarters to France
D) Switching internal computer systems to MS Windows
Life on the edge
In 2000, all of Elon Musk’s plans almost came to an abrupt end, when:
B) He nearly went bankrupt after Paypal suffered heavy losses
C) He spectacularly crashed the fastest car in the world
D) He was brought back to life in the O.R. after an aneurysm
Connections in high places
In 2002 Elon Musk founded a company to build rockets more cheaply than those already on the market. By 2012 SpaceX had achieved a space milestone by launching the first commercial space vessel to rendezvous in orbit with another spacecraft. What was it?
B) The Chinese Tiangong 1 space station
C) The Hubble Space Telescope
D) The International Space Station
New from Tesla
In 2003, Elon Musk helped establish a company to manufacture electric cars that consumers would find attractive. Their first vehicle, the Tesla Roadster, was introduced in 2004. It was the first production electric vehicle with what feature?
The reason for it all
Elon Musk has spoken on a number of occasions about the underlying principle that has guided him towards particular projects. What is it?
B) To avert the extinction of humanity
C) To demonstrate that technology can bring about a better world
D) To encourage the economic development of space
Operating in a vacuum
In 2012, Elon Musk proposed a new form of interurban transportation, the hyperloop, to consist of capsules carried on a cushion of air in a narrow tube at nearly the speed of sound. The hyperloop concept is similar to a speculative vehicle called the “vactrain”, proposed years ago by which famous engineer?
B) Legendary inventor Thomas Edison
C) Rocket designer Robert Goddard
D) Vacuum cleaner designer James Dyson
In 2016, Elon Musk announced a new organization, The Boring Company, to revolutionize tunneling technology. He also proposed the creation of a system of automated tunnels for ferrying cars between waypoints in cities. What barrier did Musk feel had to be overcome in order to realize this vision?
B) Human psychological aversion to spending time in dark tunnels
C) The extremely slow speed of the machines used for tunneling
D) The objection that the noise of tunneling would degrade urban life
Sizing up AI
In recent years, Elon Musk has made a number of public statements about the future of artificial intelligence, a rapidly advancing technology. Overall, his position has been that the development of ever more powerful AI in coming years will:
B) Help solve social problems soonest if regulation is kept to a minimum
C) Not be as significant in societal terms as many people expect
D) Provide many benefits, but also threaten the existence of humanity
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