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Bill Gates is a famous American technopreneur who founded Microsoft. Contrary to popular belief, he co-founded Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975. Bill Gates started Microsoft in Albuquerque before moving to Washington later. Bill Gates chose a career in software development while at Harvard University. How much do you know about his career?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When was Microsoft started by Bill Gates? 

    • A.

      1975 

    • B.

      1977

    • C.

      1979

    • D.

      1971

    Correct Answer
    A. 1975 
    Explanation
    Microsoft was started by Bill Gates in 1975.

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  • 2. 

    When was Microsoft registered with the government? 

    • A.

      1974

    • B.

      1976

    • C.

      1979

    • D.

      1973

    Correct Answer
    B. 1976
    Explanation
    Microsoft was registered with the government in 1976.

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  • 3. 

    When was Microsoft transferred from Albuquerque to Washington?

    • A.

      January 19, 1976

    • B.

      February 11, 1977

    • C.

      January 1, 1979

    • D.

      September 12, 1972

    Correct Answer
    C. January 1, 1979
    Explanation
    Microsoft was transferred from Albuquerque to Washington on January 1, 1979.

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  • 4. 

    What company was the first to partner with Microsoft? 

    • A.

      IBM

    • B.

      Google 

    • C.

      Facebook 

    • D.

      Windows 

    Correct Answer
    A. IBM
    Explanation
    IBM was the first company to partner with Microsoft. This partnership occurred in 1981 when IBM chose Microsoft to develop the operating system for their personal computer, known as MS-DOS. This partnership was crucial for Microsoft's success as it provided them with a major platform to distribute their software. The collaboration between IBM and Microsoft laid the foundation for the future dominance of Microsoft in the technology industry.

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  • 5. 

    When was Microsoft restructured? 

    • A.

      September 19, 1989

    • B.

      June 25, 1981

    • C.

      January 11, 1988

    • D.

      July 21, 1981

    Correct Answer
    B. June 25, 1981
    Explanation
    Microsoft was restructured on June 25, 1981.

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  • 6. 

    When was the first retail version of MS Window launched?

    • A.

      November 20, 1985

    • B.

      June 11, 1985

    • C.

      March 17, 1988

    • D.

      January 18, 1986

    Correct Answer
    A. November 20, 1985
    Explanation
    The first retail version of MS Windows was launched on November 20, 1985.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these companies helped Microsoft to launch Windows? 

    • A.

      Guru

    • B.

      Axon Global 

    • C.

      Google 

    • D.

      IBM

    Correct Answer
    D. IBM
    Explanation
    IBM helped Microsoft to launch Windows. IBM played a crucial role in the development and success of Windows by partnering with Microsoft to create the first personal computer (PC) running on Windows operating system. This collaboration between Microsoft and IBM resulted in the release of the IBM PC in 1981, which used the MS-DOS operating system developed by Microsoft. This partnership laid the foundation for the widespread adoption and popularity of Windows as the dominant operating system in the PC market.

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  • 8. 

    When did Bill Gates quit as the director of product strategy of Microsoft? 

    • A.

      2006

    • B.

      2009

    • C.

      2012 

    • D.

      2003

    Correct Answer
    A. 2006
    Explanation
    Bill Gates quit as the director of product strategy of Microsoft in 2006.

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  • 9. 

    How old was Bill Gates enrolled in a school? 

    • A.

      12 years old

    • B.

      15 years old 

    • C.

      19 years old 

    • D.

      13 years old 

    Correct Answer
    D. 13 years old 
    Explanation
    Bill Gates was enrolled in a school at the age of 13 years old.

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  • 10. 

    How old was Bill when he wrote his first software program? 

    • A.

      17 years old 

    • B.

      11 years old 

    • C.

      13 years old 

    • D.

      9 years old 

    Correct Answer
    C. 13 years old 
    Explanation
    Bill was 13 years old when he wrote his first software program.

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