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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?
USA
Great Britain
Germany
Soviet Union

Question 2:

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Which was the first electronic general-purpose computer?
ENIAC
UNIVAC
Atanasoff–Berry Computer (ABC)
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?
Manchester Mark I
EDVAC (Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer)
EDSAC (Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator)
Colossus


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Question 4:


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

Question 5:


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

Question 6:


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

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

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
Bill Gates
Steve "Woz" Wozniak
Steve Jobs

Question 10:


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

 


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