History Of Programming Quiz

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History Of Programming Quiz

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  • 1. 
    The very first computer programming was a woman.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    What controlled the operation of the Jacquard loom?
    • A. 

      Floppy Disks

    • B. 

      Cassette Tapes

    • C. 

      Punched Cards

    • D. 

      Gears

  • 3. 
    Charles Babbage used the same objects as Jacquard to run his computer. Babbage's first machine was known as the _____________ engine.
    • A. 

      Analytic

    • B. 

      Neolithic

    • C. 

      Critical

    • D. 

      Machine

  • 4. 
    Ada Lovelace's _____________ was known as the very first computer program.
    • A. 

      Punched Card

    • B. 

      Equation

    • C. 

      Experiment

    • D. 

      Algorithm

  • 5. 
    This person developed the idea of the first electric tabulating system.
    • A. 

      Charles Babbage

    • B. 

      Herman Hollerith

    • C. 

      Ada Lovelace

    • D. 

      Joseph Marie Jacquard

  • 6. 
    The Tabulating Machine Company would later go on to become this giant computer company.
    • A. 

      Hewlett Packard

    • B. 

      IBM

    • C. 

      Dell

    • D. 

      Apple

  • 7. 
    Developed in 1937, the _____________________ became the very first digital computer.
    • A. 

      Holerith-Lovelace Computer

    • B. 

      Anthony-Software Computer

    • C. 

      Atanasoff-Berry Computer

    • D. 

      Tabulating Machine Computer

  • 8. 
    This very first digital computer was the first machine to use ________________ processing.
    • A. 

      Dual

    • B. 

      Parallel

    • C. 

      Singular

    • D. 

      Perpendicular

  • 9. 
    The Colossus computers were first used during __________________
    • A. 

      World War I

    • B. 

      Korean War

    • C. 

      Vietnam War

    • D. 

      World War II

  • 10. 
    The Colossus computers were the very first digital computers to be _______________________.
    • A. 

      Portable

    • B. 

      Programmable

    • C. 

      Waterproof

    • D. 

      Designed for home use

  • 11. 
    The Colosus computers were used to ____________________.
    • A. 

      Break German code

    • B. 

      Break Japanese code

    • C. 

      Break American code

    • D. 

      Organize air strikes

  • 12. 
    The first actual 'computer bug' was discovered when a _____________ was found inside a Mark II Aiken Relay calculator.
    • A. 

      Beetle

    • B. 

      Caterpillar

    • C. 

      Wasp

    • D. 

      Moth

  • 13. 
    The Electronic Delay Storage Calculator (EDSAC) was first used to calculate a table of squares and a list of ________ numbers.
    • A. 

      Optimus

    • B. 

      Round

    • C. 

      Prime

    • D. 

      Squared

  • 14. 
    The first high level programming language was created by John Backus and was known as _______________.
    • A. 

      DOS

    • B. 

      SUB-Tran

    • C. 

      FORE-tran

    • D. 

      Fortran

  • 15. 
    High level programming languages are typically ________ user-friendly than low level languages.
    • A. 

      More

    • B. 

      Less

    • C. 

      Equally

  • 16. 
    The first video game, "Spacewar!" took roughly _________ hours to complete. 
    • A. 

      40

    • B. 

      120

    • C. 

      200

    • D. 

      260

  • 17. 
    Nolan Bushnell was the founder of Atari and also __________________.
    • A. 

      Nintendo

    • B. 

      Sega

    • C. 

      Chuck E. Cheese

    • D. 

      Commodore 64

  • 18. 
    ___________________ invented the very first computer virus.
    • A. 

      Nolan Bushnell

    • B. 

      Fred Cohen

    • C. 

      Frank Cohen

    • D. 

      Nolan Gates

  • 19. 
    The very first computer virus infected other computers through the use of a ______________.
    • A. 

      Internet Connection

    • B. 

      Software Download

    • C. 

      Floppy Disk

    • D. 

      CD ROM

  • 20. 
    The first use of the term "Internet" was used in 1969.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False