My Indian friend Jamal recently participated in the well-known TV quiz show Who wants to be a millionaire?. You might have heard or read about Jamal's spectacular success; the media reported on it extensively.
Here is what Jamal told us about the 16.000 Euro question:
The 16.000 Euro question brought up my area of expertise. I was familiar with the first technical term mentioned in the question, but its second technical term seemed somewhat obscure. I noticed that all the answers were consecutive powers of two and that they were listed in increasing order as well. I figured that programmers and computer scientists usually enjoy play-of-words, and after some thought I hesitatingly chose B.
What was the 16.000 Euro question?
What were the four possible answers A, B, C, D?