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Computer History

written by: gemina
 
Computer Science is a relatively new science. Find out how much you know about its history.

Question 1:


Which programming language is based on Horn clauses?
Erlang
PL/I
Lisp
Prolog

Question 2:


What was the maximum amount of memory that could be installed on the 1975 PDP-11/70, one of the most powerful of the popular PDP-11 series, produced by Digital Equipment Corporation?
512 KB
16 MB
64 MB
4 MB

Question 3:


In 1936 Alan Turing described the a-machine (later renamed "Turing Machine") as a device that can simulate the logic of a computer.
True
False

Question 4:

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Who is the woman in the picture, often credited as the first computer programmer?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Georgiana Babbage
Georgiana Whitmore
Carla Eiffel
Ada Lovelace


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Question 5:

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This Hungarian scientist, born in 1903, was a pioneer of the modern digital computer and the application of operator theory to quantum mechanics, a member of the Manhattan Project Team, and creator of game theory and the concept of cellular automata.
Robert Oppenheimer
Stanislaw Ulam
Edward Teller
John von Neumann


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Question 6:


The fundamental book "The C Programming Language" was written in 1978 by BWK and what other computer scientist?
RMD
DRM
DMR
MDR

Question 7:


This association, founded in 1947 as the world's first scientific and educational computing society,
has published some of the most famous articles about computer science, with contributions by Wirth, Knuth, Dijkstra, Hoare and others.  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 8:

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ENIAC, (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), the first large-scale, electronic, digital computer capable of being reprogrammed to solve a full range of computing problems, became active in what year?
1953
1943
1946
1955


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Question 9:


The program components named "coroutines" generalize the widely known "subroutines" by allowing multiple return values.
True
False

Question 10:


The halting problem computability theory was solved in what year?
1980
1937
1956
It cannot be solved for all possible cases.

 


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