The Amazon Cloud Player Quiz
by Staff
The Amazon Cloud Player is making music more portable than ever by making use of cloud computing. Just how much do you know this powerful media player?

What's the brand name of Amazon's cloud computing services for businesses?

  • Amazon Web Services
  • Amazon Cloud Drive
  • Amazon Cloud Player

The Sony Walkman, the first successul personal stereo, was first sold in what year?

  • 2001
  • 1985
  • 1979

How much storage space did the first iPod have?

  • 2 GB
  • 5 GB
  • 8 GB

How much Amazon Cloud Drive storage can you use for free even if you don't purchase additional storage?

  • 2 GB
  • 5 GB
  • 20 GB

What controversial feature of Amazon's MP3s make it easier for you to download and play your files in any MP3 player?

  • The files are compressed
  • The files can be purchased as individual tracks
  • The files are DRM-free

Which audio file formats can Amazon Cloud Player play?

  • MP3 and AAC
  • MP3 and WMA
  • MP3 only

What additional software, besides your Web browser, does your computer need to have before you can play music in the Amazon Cloud Player Web application?

  • Java Virtual Machine
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Amazon MP3 Uploader

Which of the following is NOT a requirement for running the Amazon Cloud Player?

  • Amazon player software on your computer
  • A Web browser
  • A valid billing address in your account

The Amazon MP3 Player can stream your Cloud Drive music over the Internet. Which of the following was the first mobile operating system that supported the Amazon MP3 Player app?

  • Android
  • Apple iOS (iPod, iPad)
  • BlackBerry OS

If you have Windows 7, Vista, or XP or an Intel-based Mac OS X computer, what software application does the Amazon Cloud Player look for when you click its "Upload to your Cloud Drive" button?

  • Amazon MP3 Player
  • Amazon MP3 Uploader
  • Amazon MP3 Downloader

When you purchase MP3s from Amazon, how does Amazon deliver your new MP3s to you?

  • Your computer downloads the new MP3s.
  • Amazon saves the MP3s to your Amazon Cloud Drive.
  • Either A or B, or both A and B, depending on your account settings.

After you purchase or upload music to the Amazon Cloud Player, where can you find those newly uploaded tracks in the Web application?

  • You can't. You have to add them from your Amazon Cloud Drive.
  • In the Latest Purchases and Latest Uploads playlists
  • In a new playlist created just for those purchases or downloads

The Amazon Cloud Player gives you two ways to download: using your browser's downloader or opening special download manager software from Amazon. What's the name of that download manager?

  • Amazon MP3 Downloader
  • Amazon Cloud Downloader
  • Amazon Music Downloader

What term is used to describe media file formats that compress data by removing some of it to conserve space?

  • Lossy
  • Lossless
  • Ripped

Which of the following is a close competitor of the Amazon Cloud Drive for online storage services?

  • Dropbox
  • Google
  • MobileMe

Which of the following is NOT a requirement for playing music on your mobile device by streaming it over the Internet from your Cloud Drive?

  • Android
  • Space to download the files
  • An Internet connection

Who is likely to be concerned about legal issues regarding Amazon's DRM-free music?

  • Musicians
  • Music producers
  • All of the above

How easy it is to share your Amazon Cloud Drive music with friends?

  • Not easy. You'd have to give out your user name and password or download the files onto some other media.
  • Somewhat easy. Anyone who has an Amazon Cloud Drive can give friends access to their files.
  • Very easy. Your Cloud Drive music is publicly available. Just give your friends the Web address.

What's the most storage you can purchase for your Amazon Cloud Drive?

  • 100 GB for $100 per year
  • 500 GB for $500 per year
  • 1000 GB for $1,000 per year

What official term is used to describe a small, portable device where you can store music and play it back through headphones whenever, wherever you want?

  • Personal stereo
  • Walkman
  • iPod