Quiz: History Of The Computer Questions!

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Quiz: History Of The Computer Questions!

Have you ever wondered about the time when computers were first launched? They were a lot different than they are now. With this quiz, you will be asked who the first person was to complete a programmable calculator, what is used for electronic configuration, when the transistor was created, and what EDVAC stands for. This cool quiz will teach you about the history of the computer. Go for it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who was the first person to complete a programmable calculator?
    • A. 

      Konrad Zuse

    • B. 

      Colossus

    • C. 

      G. W. Dummer

    • D. 

      Mrs. Crocker

  • 2. 
    What is used for electronic calculation?
    • A. 

      Binary math

    • B. 

      Boolean logic

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    What is the name of the British computer used for code breaking?
    • A. 

      Colussus

    • B. 

      ENIAC

    • C. 

      UNIVAC

    • D. 

      EDVAC

  • 4. 
    Who developed ENIAC, or Electronic Numerical Integrator Analyzor and Computer?
    • A. 

      University of Pennsylvania's Moore School of Electrical Engineering

    • B. 

      Ballistics Research Laboratory

    • C. 

      Bell Telephone Laboratories

    • D. 

      British Royal Radar Establishment

  • 5. 
    When was the transistor developed?
    • A. 

      1943

    • B. 

      1945

    • C. 

      1947

    • D. 

      1951

  • 6. 
    What was the name of the first computer that could store 12,000 digits?
    • A. 

      Colossus

    • B. 

      ENIAC

    • C. 

      UNIVAC

    • D. 

      EDVAC

  • 7. 
    Who completed the integrated circuit in 1959?
    • A. 

      IBM

    • B. 

      Texas Instrument

    • C. 

      Fairchild Semiconductor

    • D. 

      B and C

  • 8. 
    What does EDVAC stand for?
    • A. 

      Electronic Numerical Integrator Analyzor and Computer

    • B. 

      Universal Automatic Computer

    • C. 

      Electronic Discrete Variable Computer

    • D. 

      None of the Above

  • 9. 
    What was the name of the first standard institutional mainframe computer?
    • A. 

      ENIAC

    • B. 

      UNIVAC

    • C. 

      EDVAC

    • D. 

      IBM 360

  • 10. 
    How much money was generated in the 20 years following the introduction of the IBM 360  by the IBM 360 and its descendants?
    • A. 

      $100 billion

    • B. 

      $200 billion

    • C. 

      $300 billion

    • D. 

      $360 billion

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