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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?
Germany
Soviet Union
Great Britain
USA

Question 2:

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


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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?
EDVAC (Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer)
EDSAC (Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator)
Colossus
Manchester Mark I


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Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

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
RAMAC DASD
IBM 1401
Olivetti ELEA


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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?
computer memory
integrated circuit (or microchip)
the first computer program
the transistor

Question 9:


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

Question 10:


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

 


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