History Of Computing Quiz! Trivia Questions

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History Of Computing Quiz! Trivia Questions

Computers are used in almost every field in the world today, but it was created to help in making calculations. Do you know who the first computer programmer is and some of the great minds that helped in the evolution of computers? Have a go at trying to answer the trivia questions in the history of computing quiz and stand a chance to learn some more about it. All the best!


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 invention?
    • 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