Who Invented The Mouse?

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Who Invented The Mouse? - Quiz

Inventor of the Computer Mouse and it's Prototype for Windows


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who invented the mouse?

    • A.

      Paul Smith

    • B.

      Douglas Engelbart

    • C.

      Terrio Norris

    • D.

      Ron Brookens

    • E.

      Bill Gates

    Correct Answer
    B. Douglas Engelbart
    Explanation
    Douglas Engelbart is credited with inventing the mouse. He developed the first prototype of the mouse in the 1960s while working at the Stanford Research Institute. Engelbart's invention revolutionized computer interaction by providing a more intuitive way to navigate and control graphical user interfaces. The mouse became an essential input device for personal computers and has remained a standard component of computer systems ever since.

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  • 2. 

    What year was the first prototype mouse invented?

    • A.

      2003

    • B.

      1964

    • C.

      1974

    • D.

      1900

    • E.

      1968

    Correct Answer
    B. 1964
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1964. This is the year when the first prototype mouse was invented. The mouse was initially developed by Douglas Engelbart and Bill English at the Stanford Research Institute. It was a wooden device with a single button and two wheels, which allowed users to move the cursor on a computer screen. This invention revolutionized the way people interacted with computers and became an essential input device for personal computers in the following years.

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  • 3. 

    What was used to create the prototype mouse?

    • A.

      Clicks clicks and a wheel

    • B.

      Wires and rubber

    • C.

      Plastic and foam

    • D.

      Glass and wood

    • E.

      Wooden shell and two metal wheels

    Correct Answer
    E. Wooden shell and two metal wheels
    Explanation
    The prototype mouse was created using a wooden shell and two metal wheels. This suggests that the early version of the mouse was designed with a wooden exterior and metal components for its functionality. The wooden shell would provide a sturdy and durable structure, while the metal wheels would allow for smooth movement and navigation on a surface.

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  • 4. 

    What year was the mouse given it's name?

    • A.

      1972

    • B.

      1970

    • C.

      2000

    • D.

      1945

    • E.

      1964

    Correct Answer
    B. 1970
    Explanation
    In 1970, the mouse was given its name.

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  • 5. 

    Why did the inventor name his project "mouse"?

    • A.

      It's shape like a mouse

    • B.

      It eats cheese

    • C.

      The tail came out the end

    • D.

      It squeaks like a mouse

    • E.

      It has eyes

    Correct Answer
    C. The tail came out the end
    Explanation
    The inventor named his project "mouse" because the tail came out the end. This suggests that the project may have had a design or feature that resembled a mouse's tail, leading to the choice of this name.

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  • 6. 

    What else did Douglas Engelbart invent?

    • A.

      Comb

    • B.

      Speakers

    • C.

      Tape Player

    • D.

      Computer Screen

    • E.

      Disk Drive

    Correct Answer
    D. Computer Screen
    Explanation
    Douglas Engelbart, apart from inventing the computer mouse, also invented the computer screen. The computer screen is an essential component of any computer system as it displays visual output to the user, allowing them to interact with the computer and view information. Engelbart's invention of the computer screen revolutionized the way we interact with computers, enabling us to visually see and manipulate data, applications, and graphics.

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