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Computer History I

written by: esprit
 
Are you a computer buff? How much do you know about the evolution of computers?

Question 1:


One famous analog computer was the water integrator, which functioned by manipulation of water through a room of pipes and pumps, where the water levels represented numbers, and the rate of flow represented mathematical operations. Which country built the water integrator?
Soviet Union
Germany
USA
Great Britain

Question 2:

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Which was the first electronic general-purpose computer?
Atanasoff–Berry Computer (ABC)
UNIVAC
ENIAC
Harvard Mark I


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Question 3:

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Which famous computer was used by British codebreakers to read encrypted German messages during World War II?
Colossus
EDSAC (Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator)
Manchester Mark I
EDVAC (Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer)


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Question 4:


This English mathematician, logician and cryptographer is widely regarded as the father of modern computer science.
John Atanasoff
Ada Lovelace
Max Newman
Alan Turing

Question 5:


Which was the first implemented high-level general purpose programming language?
Cobol
BASIC
Fortran
Pascal

Question 6:


In the 1950s, these electronic components replaced vacuum tubes in the production of computers.
processors
chips
diodes
transistors

Question 7:

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This second generation computer captured a third of the world market; more than one hundred thousand units were deployed between 1960 and 1964.
Apple I
IBM 1401
Olivetti ELEA
RAMAC DASD


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Question 8:


In their third generation computers flourished, thanks Jack St. Clair Kilby's and Robert Noyce's independent invention. What did they invent?
integrated circuit (or microchip)
computer memory
the transistor
the first computer program

Question 9:


This computer engineer and co-founder of Apple Computer is often credited with developing the first mass-market home computers.
Steve "Woz" Wozniak
Steve Jobs
John Vincent Atanasoff
Bill Gates

Question 10:


Which was the first version of Microsoft Windows to support Plug and Play?
Windows XP
Windows 95
Windows 3.11
Windows 3.0

 


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