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Xbox Live Quiz
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Achievement unlocked: Xbox Live is the leading gaming console network in the world. Take our quiz to see how Live-savvy you are.

What company developed Xbox Live?

  • Microsoft
  • Nintendo
  • Sony

What does Microsoft call the the Xbox Live user name you use when signing on to the network?

  • Handle
  • Usertag
  • Gamertag

True or False: Xbox Live Silver membership costs about half the price of Gold membership.

  • True
  • False

What event in 2011 may have accounted for a significant spike in Xbox Live usage that year?

  • A half-price sell-off of Xbox consoles
  • A PlayStation Network outage
  • Six months of free Xbox Live Gold membership

Which game industry leader was originally hesitant to participate in the Xbox Live network, but now boasts some of Xbox's biggest titles?

  • Sega
  • Activision
  • Electronic Arts (EA)

What was Microsoft's response in 2009 when some Xbox Live users downloaded pirated copies of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" and modified their consoles to play those copies?

  • They send out a press release speaking out against game pirating.
  • They banned about one million Xbox Live users from the network.
  • They confiscated Xbox consoles from about one million Xbox Live users and began legal proceedings against them.

What's the name of the currency you can purchase from Microsoft and redeem on your Xbox to buy content from the Xbox Live Marketplace?

  • Microsoft Points
  • Gamer Cash
  • Xbucks

True or False: Xbox Live Gold membership costs $50 for a 12-month subscription.

  • True
  • False

What options do you have to connect to Xbox Live from your Xbox 360?

  • Connect an Ethernet cable from the back of the console to a modem or router on your home network
  • Configure the console to connect to your wireless router (Wi-Fi)
  • Both A and B

The Xbox Live network is controlled from what location?

  • Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington
  • Microsoft offices in Silicon Valley
  • A large data center in Poughkeepsie, New York

True or False: Independent game developers can upload content directly to the Xbox Live Marketplace.

  • True
  • False

True or False: You can connect to Facebook and Twitter using Xbox Live.

  • True
  • False

What is the action called on your Xbox 360 console when you try to connect to an existing Gamertag on Xbox Live?

  • Restore Gamertag
  • Recover Gamertag
  • Migrate Gamertag

What sports broadcasting leader has partnered with Xbox to produce an interactive experience for Xbox Live users during its live sports event broadcasts?

  • CBS Sports
  • FOX Sports
  • ESPN

Which of the following streaming music services was the first to be available using Xbox Live?

  • Last.fm
  • Pandora
  • Amazon Cloud Player

Which of the following is a recommended way to avoid griefers?

  • Build a strong list of trusted friends and look for those people to play with when you're online.
  • Use the Xbox Live Gamertag ranking to post feedback about your bad experiences with any griefer you meet.
  • Both A and B

Which online video streaming service is available on Xbox Live, but has some content that's limited to use from a Web browser instead?

  • Netflix
  • Hulu Plus
  • YouTube

True or False: Xbox Live Marketplace includes user-generated content.

  • True
  • False

True or False: Because of its PlayStation Network (PSN), the Sony Playstation 3 has far surpassed Microsoft's Xbox 360 in the game console market.

  • True
  • False

What's the name of the ranking system that Xbox Live uses to match gamers?

  • TrueSkill
  • SkillMatch
  • Skillbox