History Of Computing Quiz

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History Of Computing Quiz

Quiz relating to the film: The History of the Personal Computer


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who invented the first modern type of mechanical computing machine?
    • A. 

      John A. McDonald

    • B. 

      Thomas Edison

    • C. 

      Alexander Graham Bell

    • D. 

      Charles Babbage

  • 2. 
    What was the name of his inventiion?
    • A. 

      The Change Machine

    • B. 

      The Difference Engine

    • C. 

      The Card Reader

    • D. 

      The Manhattan Project

  • 3. 
    What method was used to feed instructions into early computing machines?
    • A. 

      Paper Tickets

    • B. 

      Cables and Plugs

    • C. 

      Punch Cards

    • D. 

      Vacuum Tubes

  • 4. 
    Which female was known as the "World's First Programmer" ?
    • A. 

      Augusta Anderson

    • B. 

      Mother Theresa

    • C. 

      Ada Augusta

    • D. 

      Adeline August

  • 5. 
    What was the first activity in America that spawned the need for a fast calculating machine?
    • A. 

      Great Depression

    • B. 

      The Civil War

    • C. 

      The American Census

    • D. 

      The Railroad

  • 6. 
    Herman Hollerith invented the first tabulating machine that used Punch Cards. What was the name of his company that sold machines to the American Census?
    • A. 

      Calculating Computer Company

    • B. 

      Tabulating Machine Company

    • C. 

      International Business Machines

    • D. 

      Punch Cards International

  • 7. 
    This man, known for excellent sales skills eventually took over Hollerith's Tabulating Machine Company and later changed the name to International Business Machines (IBM)
    • A. 

      Kent Brockman

    • B. 

      Bill Gates

    • C. 

      Thomas Watson

    • D. 

      John Mockley

  • 8. 
    What was the next significant event in world history that advanced the development of computing technology?  
    • A. 

      The Cold War

    • B. 

      World War II

    • C. 

      The Space Race

    • D. 

      The Great Depression

  • 9. 
    What was the name of the British computer that cracked the German codes during World War II?
    • A. 

      Optimus Prime

    • B. 

      Megatron

    • C. 

      King Kong

    • D. 

      Colossus

  • 10. 
    What was the name of the computer that correctly predicted the outcome of the 1952 American Presidential election?
    • A. 

      ENIAC

    • B. 

      UNIVAC

    • C. 

      SPACEMAC

    • D. 

      Apple II