A History Of The Computer: Mini Lesson 3 Quiz

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A History Of The Computer: Mini Lesson 3 Quiz

These questions should be answered after reading Triumph of the Nerds: A History of the Computer: Mini.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    When did Ivan Sutherland demonstrate the Sketchpad at MIT?
    • A. 

      1959

    • B. 

      1962

    • C. 

      1965

    • D. 

      1968

  • 2. 
    What did Sutherland use to make Engineering drawings?
    • A. 

      Light pen

    • B. 

      Integrated circuit

    • C. 

      Sketchpad

    • D. 

      A and B

  • 3. 
    How much did the IC cost by 1965?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      100

    • C. 

      1,000

    • D. 

      10,000

  • 4. 
    What is Moore's Law?
    • A. 

      The prediction that the price of an IC will double every year.

    • B. 

      The prediction that the number of components in an IC will double every year.

    • C. 

      The prediction that the number of components in an IC will triple every year.

    • D. 

      The prediction that the number of components in an IC will decrease every year.

  • 5. 
    What computer application(s) did Doug Engelbart demonstrate in 1968?
    • A. 

      A word processor

    • B. 

      An early hypertext system

    • C. 

      A collaborative application

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    When did Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce found Intel?
    • A. 

      1959

    • B. 

      1962

    • C. 

      1965

    • D. 

      1968

  • 7. 
    What was the mission of the Palo Alto Research Center created by Xerox?
    • A. 

      To explore the "architecture of information."

    • B. 

      To explore the "architecture of Greek buildings."

    • C. 

      To explore the "architecture of Roman buildings."

    • D. 

      To explore the "vastness of information."

  • 8. 
    What did Fairchild Semiconductor introduce in 1970?
    • A. 

      Integrated Circuit

    • B. 

      256-bit RAM chip

    • C. 

      1K RAM chip and the 4004, a 4-bit microprocessor

    • D. 

      The 8008, an 8-bit microprocessor.

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