File Extension Quiz

How well do you know file extensions? Take this 10 question quiz to test your knowledge of file extension names and suffixes.

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1. This fishy extension could be a Microsoft C compiler output, FORTRAN compiled code or a dBase application generator template source file or a video text file. What's the extension?

2. Many extensions come straight from the animal kingdom, including ANT, RAM, CAT and DOG. This extension, resembling a "flying mouse," is a text file that contains a sequence of commands for a computer operating system, rounds out the list. What's the extension?

3. You could keep all of those animals in one of these, which also can be found as an early compressed file format. What's the extension?

4. This is the condition that sushi is famous for arriving in when served. It's also the preferred format for digital photographers trying to capture the highest qualition image, with no compression. What's the extension?

5. This extension, Latin for "voice", could be a dialogic audio file, a formatted voice file or audio file. What's the extension?

6. What does the USR file extension stand for?
a. User database file
b. Audit trail file
c. User database file
d. User database file
e. all of the above.

7. Many people, particularly conspiracy theorists, believe in UFOs. Instead of looking to the skies, however, should we be looking in our machines? Is there a UFO extension?

8. A file extension can be OUT, OLD or OFF. Is there such a thing as an ORC, even outside of Middle Earth?

9. What's the minimum number of files types MAP could stand for?

10. This is Homer Simpson's favorite expression, though technically it's also a dependency information file. What's the extension?





How did you do?

1. This fishy extension could be a Microsoft C compiler output, FORTRAN compiled code or a dBase application generator template source file or a video text file. What's the extension?

Answer: COD

2. Many extensions come straight from the animal kingdom, including ANT, RAM, CAT and DOG. This extension, resembling a "flying mouse" is a text file that contains a sequence of commands for a computer operating system, rounds out the list. What is the extension?

Answer: BAT

3. You could keep all of those animals in one of these, which also can be found as an early compressed file format. What's the extension?

Answer: ZOO

4. This is the condition that sushi is famous for arriving in when served. It's also the preferred format for digital photographers trying to capture the highest qualition image, with no compression. What's the extension?

Answer: RAW

5. This extension, Latin for "voice," could be a dialogic audio file, a formatted voice file or audio file. What's the extension?

Answer: VOX

6. What does the USR file extension stand for?
a. User database file
b. Audit trail file
c. User database file
d. User database file
e. all of the above.

Answer: e. all of the above

7. Many people, particularly conspiracy theorists, believe in UFOs. Instead of looking to the skies, however, should we be looking in our machines? Is there a UFO extension?

Answer: Yes. UFO is an Object file in Ulead.

8. A file extension can be OUT, OLD or OFF. Can it be an ORC, even outside of Middle Earth?

Answer: Yes. ORC is used in Orace 7, indicating a script.

9. What's the minimum number of file types MAP could stand for?

Answer: 8

10. This is Homer Simpson's favorite expression, though technically it's also a dependency information file.
What is the extension?

Answer: DOH

 

This was first published in August 2010

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