History Of The Personal Computer

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History Of The Personal Computer

History of the PC 1970 to Modern & Computer Parts


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What did the Advanced Research Project Agency, a branch of the military during the Cold War create in order to keep the flow of information in the event of a nuclear attack?
    • A. 

      The INTERNET

    • B. 

      The ARPANET

    • C. 

      The Google Net

    • D. 

      The First MySpace

    • E. 

      The First Personal Computer

  • 2. 
    What type of computers were inventors of the early 70's putting out on the market for people?
    • A. 

      Bad Ass Computers

    • B. 

      Personal Computers

    • C. 

      Not Computers / Computer Kits

    • D. 

      Portable Computers

    • E. 

      Business Machines

  • 3. 
    What computer sparked everyone's interest in the deserts of Albuquerque?
    • A. 

      The Alair

    • B. 

      The Blue Box

    • C. 

      DOS

    • D. 

      The Altair

    • E. 

      Blinking Box

  • 4. 
    Who started a small business after dropping out of Harvard all because of what they saw in a magazine?
    • A. 

      William Gates & Steve Jobs

    • B. 

      Bill Gates & Paul Allen

    • C. 

      Steve Gates & George Wilson

    • D. 

      Ed Roberts

    • E. 

      The ARPA

  • 5. 
    The IBM PC was so easy to use that the average person would have no problem using it without any training.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What computer does this thing closely resemble?
    • A. 

      IBM PC

    • B. 

      IBM Compatible

    • C. 

      MAC Book I

    • D. 

      Wood PC

    • E. 

      Apple I

  • 7. 
    What did Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak set out to do after they were disappointed with the computers being put out by other companies?
    • A. 

      They wanted to make 54 Billion Dollars

    • B. 

      They wanted to revolutionize the personal computer

    • C. 

      They wanted to build a computer that was easy to use

    • D. 

      They wanted to make the first Ipod, ... The OldPod

  • 8. 
    Where did Apple Computers get their idea to use a GUI operating system from?
    • A. 

      Xerox

    • B. 

      IBM

    • C. 

      Microsoft

    • D. 

      Albuquerque

    • E. 

      The iToilet

  • 9. 
    Change of sentimentBased on the lecture and discussion we had in class, what would say is more important,Graphic User Interface or the Computer Hardware?
    • A. 

      The Graphic User Interface

    • B. 

      Computer Hardware

  • 10. 
    What is significant about a computer having some sort of interface?
    • A. 

      It allows the human to interact with the computer

    • B. 

      It allows the computer to one day become a robot

    • C. 

      It is the face of the computer

    • D. 

      It the method by which people make computer do stuff

  • 11. 
    What are the four things that must be present to make an electronic device function as a computer?
    • A. 

      Process, paint, produce, and sing

    • B. 

      Process, act, shoot, and counterstrike

    • C. 

      Input, process, output, store

    • D. 

      Put, take, produce, and monitor

    • E. 

      Monitor, case, mouse, keyboard

  • 12. 
    What did Bill Gates do that helped him become the richest man in the world when it came to his new software DOS
    • A. 

      He sold it for millions

    • B. 

      He robbed and pillaged his enemies

    • C. 

      He invented the first, fully functional computer

    • D. 

      He licensed the software rather than sell

    • E. 

      He created windows 95

  • 13. 
    • A. 

      Non-Volatile (Data remains even though power is off)

    • B. 

      Violate (It's going to break all the rules

    • C. 

      Volatile (Data is emptied when power is off)

    • D. 

      Non-Porous (Lack of porous data)

  • 14. 
    What is ROM?
    • A. 

      Read Only Memory (Memory is imprinted permanently and can only be read not written to)

    • B. 

      CD-ROM (Correct Demo Read Only Memory)

    • C. 

      Read on the Motherboard

  • 15. 
    Translate 1000 Kilobytes
    • A. 

      One Million Bytes

    • B. 

      1 Byte

    • C. 

      1000 Terabytes

    • D. 

      1 Megabyte

  • 16. 
    CD Rom's read what?
    • A. 

      Peaks and Valleys

    • B. 

      P's and Q's

    • C. 

      Pit and Land

    • D. 

      Highs and Lows

  • 17. 
    This question is simple and should be answered correctly by everyone. Please list or explain something you have learned so far in this class. The more you write or explain, the more points. Note: Make sure to use your own words.