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  • 1. 

    Which of these movies was not released in 1965? 

    • A.

      Thunderball

    • B.

      The Ipcress File

    • C.

      Dr Who and the Daleks

    • D.

      Doctor Zhivago

    • E.

      Alfie

    Correct Answer
    E. Alfie
    Explanation
    Alfie was not released in 1965.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following was not a hit single in 1965?

    • A.

      It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones

    • B.

      Crying in the Chapel - Elvis Presley

    • C.

      Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison

    • D.

      I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher

    • E.

      Help! - The Beatles

    Correct Answer
    C. Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
    Explanation
    "Oh Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison" was not a hit single in 1965. The other options, "It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones," "Crying in the Chapel - Elvis Presley," "I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher," and "Help! - The Beatles," were all hit singles in 1965.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following celebrities were born in 1965?

    • A.

      J.K. Rowling

    • B.

      Ty Pennington

    • C.

      Robert Downey Jr

    • D.

      Ben Stiller

    • E.

      Gordon Ramsey

    • F.

      Sarah Jessica Parker

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. J.K. Rowling
    B. Ty Pennington
    C. Robert Downey Jr
    D. Ben Stiller
    F. Sarah Jessica Parker
    Explanation
    All of the celebrities listed were born in 1965.

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  • 4. 

    In what year was the first SMS text message sent?

    • A.

      1990

    • B.

      1991

    • C.

      1992

    • D.

      1993

    • E.

      1989

    Correct Answer
    C. 1992
    Explanation
    In 1992, the first SMS text message was sent. This marked the beginning of a new era in communication, allowing people to send short messages through mobile devices. The development of SMS technology revolutionized the way people communicate, leading to the widespread use of text messaging as a convenient and quick method of communication.

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  • 5. 

    What was the name of Apple's first handheld computer?

    • A.

      IPod

    • B.

      Nano

    • C.

      Newton

    • D.

      IPhone

    • E.

      Pip

    Correct Answer
    C. Newton
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Newton. The Newton was Apple's first handheld computer, released in 1993. It was a personal digital assistant (PDA) that featured a touch screen, handwriting recognition, and various built-in applications. Despite its innovative features, the Newton was not commercially successful and was discontinued in 1998.

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  • 6. 

    It changed the way we connect devices together, but when was USB invented?

    • A.

      2000

    • B.

      2002

    • C.

      1998

    • D.

      1996

    • E.

      1994

    Correct Answer
    E. 1994
    Explanation
    USB (Universal Serial Bus) was invented in 1994. It revolutionized the way devices connect to computers by providing a standardized interface for transferring data and power. USB replaced a variety of older ports and connectors, making it easier for users to connect devices such as printers, keyboards, and cameras to their computers. The invention of USB has had a significant impact on the technology industry, enabling faster and more efficient data transfer between devices.

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  • 7. 

    Every first year computing student learns at least one sorting algorithm but can you sort the wheat from the chaff?  Which of the following are sorting algorithms?

    • A.

      Selection sort

    • B.

      All sort

    • C.

      Gnome sort

    • D.

      Insertion sort

    • E.

      Bubble sort

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Selection sort
    C. Gnome sort
    D. Insertion sort
    E. Bubble sort
    Explanation
    The given answer is correct. Selection sort, Gnome sort, Insertion sort, and Bubble sort are all examples of sorting algorithms. These algorithms are used to arrange elements in a specific order, such as ascending or descending. Each algorithm follows a different approach to sorting, but they all aim to organize the elements efficiently and accurately. These sorting algorithms are commonly taught to first-year computing students as they form the foundation of understanding sorting techniques and algorithms.

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  • 8. 

    Algorithmic problems are common challenges we set our students to develop their problem solving skills.  One of the most famous of these is the Fibonacci Sequence.  What did Leonardo use as his exemplar in his original publication?

    • A.

      The spread of the plague in Florence

    • B.

      The compositions of Guido da Arezzo

    • C.

      The population growth of rabbits

    • D.

      Grain lost to rodents in Venice storehouses

    • E.

      The projected final angle of lean for The Tower of Pisa

    Correct Answer
    C. The population growth of rabbits
    Explanation
    In his original publication, Leonardo used the population growth of rabbits as his exemplar for the Fibonacci Sequence. The Fibonacci Sequence is a mathematical sequence in which each number is the sum of the two preceding ones, starting from 0 and 1. This sequence can be observed in the population growth of rabbits, where each generation of rabbits produces a number of offspring that follows the Fibonacci Sequence.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following is not a computer programming language?

    • A.

      Oak

    • B.

      Lisp

    • C.

      Miranda

    • D.

      BREW

    • E.

      Wizard

    Correct Answer
    E. Wizard
    Explanation
    The programming languages Oak, Lisp, Miranda, and BREW are all well-known programming languages used in software development. However, "Wizard" is not recognized as a computer programming language. It is likely a term or name that is not associated with programming languages.

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  • 10. 

    The 1980's saw the dawn of home computing but which of these world changing products came first?

    • A.

      Commodore 64

    • B.

      MS-DOS

    Correct Answer
    B. MS-DOS
    Explanation
    MS-DOS came before the Commodore 64 in the 1980s. MS-DOS, which stands for Microsoft Disk Operating System, was a widely used operating system for IBM-compatible personal computers. It was first released in 1981 and played a significant role in the development of the PC industry. The Commodore 64, on the other hand, was a popular home computer released in 1982. While both products were influential in the world of computing, MS-DOS came first in terms of release date.

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  • 11. 

    Long before we were Quaking to our Doom computer games were a more gentle pastime; and the one that truly changed the world was Pong but when was it launched?

    • A.

      1970

    • B.

      1971

    • C.

      1972

    • D.

      1973

    • E.

      1974

    Correct Answer
    C. 1972
    Explanation
    Pong, the game that truly changed the world, was launched in 1972. This game revolutionized the gaming industry and paved the way for future developments in the field. Its simple yet addictive gameplay captured the attention of millions and marked the beginning of a new era in computer gaming.

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  • 12. 

    Love it or hate it, MS Word has become the de facto word processor of many; but when was the first version launched?

    • A.

      1987

    • B.

      1988

    • C.

      1989

    • D.

      1990

    • E.

      1991

    Correct Answer
    C. 1989
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1989. MS Word, the popular word processor, was first launched in 1989. It quickly gained popularity and became the de facto word processor for many users.

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  • 13. 

    An indispensable driver aid or a master of misdirection; when was the last time you traveled in a car with a road atlas wedged behind the driver's seat...but who was the first car company to sell a car with built-in SatNav?

    • A.

      Mercedes

    • B.

      Ford

    • C.

      Chrysler

    • D.

      Mazda

    • E.

      Citroën

    Correct Answer
    D. Mazda
    Explanation
    Mazda was the first car company to sell a car with built-in SatNav.

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  • 14. 

    We all know the name of the world's number one search engine but they were not always at the top of the list; below is a list of alternatives many of which predate Google but which are still around today?

    • A.

      Lycos

    • B.

      Alta Vista

    • C.

      AOLSearch

    • D.

      Webcrawler

    • E.

      Ask Jeeves

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Lycos
    C. AOLSearch
    D. Webcrawler
    E. Ask Jeeves
    Explanation
    The answer includes the search engines that were mentioned in the list and are still in operation today. Lycos, AOLSearch, Webcrawler, and Ask Jeeves are all alternatives to Google that have been around for a long time and continue to provide search services to users.

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  • 15. 

    The world's number one smartphone operating system but how did Google select its name?

    • A.

      They polled their employees for an innovative name for the new OS

    • B.

      It was already branded when the bought it

    • C.

      It was the original name of their search engine so they resurrected it

    • D.

      They wanted something beginning with A to rival Apple

    • E.

      The owners named it as an homage to Fritz Lang's Metropolis

    Correct Answer
    B. It was already branded when the bought it
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given answer is that Google selected the name for its smartphone operating system because it was already branded when they bought it. This suggests that the operating system already had a name associated with it before Google acquired it, and they decided to keep that name rather than rebranding it.

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