Module 1: Types Of Computers

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  • 1. 

    Who developed the computer program called Windows?

    • A.

      Bill Gates

    • B.

      Herman Hollerith

    • C.

      Charles Babbage

    • D.

      Steve Jobs

    Correct Answer
    A. Bill Gates
    Explanation
    Bill Gates developed the computer program called Windows.

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  • 2. 

    What is Ada Lovelace known for?

    • A.

      The abacus

    • B.

      Her singing

    • C.

      The analytical engine

    • D.

      Computer programming

    Correct Answer
    D. Computer programming
    Explanation
    Ada Lovelace is known for her significant contributions to computer programming. She is often regarded as the world's first computer programmer due to her work on Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine. Lovelace wrote the first algorithm designed to be processed by a machine, demonstrating the potential for computers to go beyond simple calculations. Her visionary ideas and insights laid the foundation for modern computer programming and her legacy continues to inspire and shape the field today.

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  • 3. 

    Who is known as "The Father of Computers"?

    • A.

      Bill Gates

    • B.

      Charles Babbage

    • C.

      Ada Lovelace

    Correct Answer
    B. Charles Babbage
    Explanation
    Charles Babbage is known as "The Father of Computers" because he is credited with inventing the concept of a programmable computer. Babbage designed and created the Analytical Engine, which was the first mechanical computer that could be programmed using punched cards. Although the Analytical Engine was never fully built during Babbage's lifetime, his work laid the foundation for modern computers and his ideas greatly influenced the development of computing technology.

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  • 4. 

    What generation of computers used vacuum tubes?

    • A.

      1st

    • B.

      2nd

    • C.

      3rd

    • D.

      4th

    Correct Answer
    A. 1st
    Explanation
    The first generation of computers used vacuum tubes as their main electronic component. Vacuum tubes were large, fragile, and generated a significant amount of heat. They were used to perform calculations and store data in early computers. However, vacuum tubes were bulky, unreliable, and required a lot of power, leading to frequent failures and high maintenance costs. This generation of computers was characterized by slow processing speeds and limited memory capacity.

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  • 5. 

    Which generation of computers are we in now?

    • A.

      3rd

    • B.

      4th

    • C.

      5th

    • D.

      6th

    Correct Answer
    C. 5th
    Explanation
    We are currently in the 5th generation of computers. This generation is characterized by the development of artificial intelligence, parallel processing, and the use of microprocessors. The 5th generation of computers focuses on creating machines that can think and learn like humans, with advanced capabilities in natural language processing, speech recognition, and problem-solving. This generation also sees the use of high-level programming languages and graphical user interfaces, making computers more user-friendly and accessible.

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  • 6. 

    John Napier developed ____________

    • A.

      Napier's Bones

    • B.

      The Tabulating Machine

    • C.

      Napier's Abacus

    Correct Answer
    A. Napier's Bones
    Explanation
    John Napier developed Napier's Bones, which is a calculation aid that allows for the multiplication, division, and square root of numbers. It consists of a set of numbered rods or bones that are used to perform calculations by aligning the rods in a specific way. This invention greatly facilitated mathematical calculations during Napier's time and is considered one of his most significant contributions to mathematics.

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  • 7. 

    Which technology looked like light bulbs?

    • A.

      Integrated circuit

    • B.

      Microprocessor

    • C.

      Vacuum tube

    • D.

      Transistor

    Correct Answer
    D. Transistor
    Explanation
    The correct answer is transistor. Transistors are small electronic devices that can amplify or switch electronic signals and electrical power. They are commonly used to control the flow of electricity in electronic devices. Transistors have a similar appearance to light bulbs, with a small, cylindrical shape and metal leads protruding from the bottom. This similarity in appearance might have led to the association between transistors and light bulbs in the question.

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  • 8. 

    Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built their first computer using a wooden box. Their company called?

    • A.

      ENIAC

    • B.

      Microsoft

    • C.

      Linux

    • D.

      Apple

    Correct Answer
    C. Linux
  • 9. 

    The first calculating device is believed to be the ___________?

    • A.

      Abacus

    • B.

      Analytical engine

    • C.

      Calculator

    • D.

      Computer

    Correct Answer
    B. Analytical engine
    Explanation
    The analytical engine is believed to be the first calculating device because it was designed by Charles Babbage in the 19th century. It was a mechanical computer that had the ability to perform complex calculations and store data, making it a significant advancement in computing technology at that time. While the abacus is an ancient calculating tool and the calculator and computer are more modern inventions, the analytical engine predates them all and is considered the earliest known calculating device.

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  • 10. 

    A french Mathematician invented a mechanical calculation machine called the Pascaline.

    • A.

      Blaise Pascal

    • B.

      John Napier

    • C.

      Gottfried Wilhelm Von Leibniz

    • D.

      Charles Babbage

    Correct Answer
    A. Blaise Pascal
    Explanation
    Blaise Pascal is the correct answer because he was a French mathematician who indeed invented a mechanical calculation machine called the Pascaline. This invention, created in the 17th century, was one of the earliest examples of a mechanical calculator and was designed to perform addition and subtraction. Pascal's Pascaline laid the foundation for future developments in calculating machines and contributed significantly to the field of mathematics.

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