History Of Computers! Trivia Questions And Answers Quiz

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History Of Computers! Trivia Questions And Answers Quiz

This quiz is on the history of computers! Did you know that all the parts used in the computer today were invented by Charles Babbage, but it actually took more than a hundred years for them all to be assembled into a computer? These trivia questions and answers will help you get deeper into the journey of computers to what they are.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    This person created a machine called The Analytical Engine.  His ideas were some of the first that led to the creation of computers. 
    • A. 

      Simon Konrad

    • B. 

      Charles Babbage

    • C. 

      John Lovelace

    • D. 

      William Howard

  • 2. 
    This person created what is now known as the first computer program.  The program was made to help the Analytical Engine calculate numbers.
    • A. 

      Charles Babbage

    • B. 

      Konrad Apple

    • C. 

      Ada Lovelace

    • D. 

      William Zuse

  • 3. 
    This person is often called the inventor of the modern computer.  He actually created the first fully electronic computer.
    • A. 

      Konrad Zuse

    • B. 

      Byron Lovelace

    • C. 

      William Gates

    • D. 

      Steve Jobs

  • 4. 
    This invention was 1,000 times faster than any machine built before it.  It was so big that it could fill up a house.
    • A. 

      Apple I

    • B. 

      ENIAC

    • C. 

      Windows

    • D. 

      Z3

  • 5. 
    This invention replaced vacuum tubes and made computers much smaller and faster.  However, it was eventually replaced by another invention.                                                           
    • A. 

      RAM

    • B. 

      ENIAC

    • C. 

      Transformer

    • D. 

      Transistor

  • 6. 
    Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak built their first computer using a wooden box.  Their company has grown and is still around today.  The name of the company is:
    • A. 

      Microsoft

    • B. 

      Linux

    • C. 

      Apple

    • D. 

      Windows

  • 7. 
    This man is known for starting the company Microsoft back in the year 1975.  Since then, he has become one of the richest people in the world.  His name is:
    • A. 

      Steve Jobs

    • B. 

      Bill Gates

    • C. 

      Konrad Zuse

    • D. 

      Charles Babbage

  • 8. 
    Who invented the Internet?
    • A. 

      Steve Jobs

    • B. 

      More than one person

    • C. 

      Al Gore

    • D. 

      William Shockley

  • 9. 
    This invention helped make computers much smaller and faster.  What is it called?                                          
    • A. 

      Vacuum Tube

    • B. 

      Random Access Memory

    • C. 

      Central Processing Unit

    • D. 

      Integrated Circuit

  • 10. 
    In 1954 scientists were able to predict exactly what computers would look like today.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False