History of Computing
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  • Question 1
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    Q.

    The first electronic computing machine was invented by _________ to compile data for the 1890 United States census.

    answer choices

    Francis Holberton

    Ada Byron

    Herman Hollerith

    Grace Hopper

  • Question 2
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Many early computers were big enough to fill a whole room and weighed thousands of pounds.

    answer choices

    TRUE

    FALSE

  • Question 3
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    Q.

    Because early computers were very large, expensive, and difficult to maintain, most computers belonged to rich families.

    answer choices

    TRUE

    FALSE

  • Question 4
    30 seconds
    Q.

    Part of the reason computers were so big was that they relied on large ________ to relay information through the system.

    answer choices

    microchips

    triode vacuum tubes

    transitors

    computers

  • Question 5
    30 seconds
    Q.

    In 1947, scientists at Bell Laboratories invented the __________ which made computers smaller.

    answer choices

    vacuum tubes

    transistors

    microchips

    tabulating machine

  • Question 6
    30 seconds
    Q.

    In 1959, Jack Kilby invented the _______ which made computers much smaller and cheaper.

    answer choices

    vacuum tube

    transitor

    microchip

    laptop

  • Question 7
    30 seconds
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    In 1977, three successful personal computers were released: __________, the TRS-80 Model 1, and the Commodore Pet 2001.

    answer choices

    the first Apple Iphone

    The Apple II

    the MacBook

    the IPAD 1st Generation

  • Question 8
    30 seconds
    Q.

    In the mid-nineties, ____________ became available to the public.

    answer choices

    Computers

    the World Wide Web

    Twitter

    Facebook

  • Question 9
    30 seconds
    Q.

    In 2007, Apple released their first ______ so people could access the Internet from anywhere using a device small enough to fit in their pocket.

    answer choices

    MacBook

    computer

    IPAD

    smartphone

  • Question 10
    30 seconds
    Q.

    In 1911, Hollerith founded the Tabulating Machine company, which eventually became _____.

    answer choices

    International Business Machines, or IBM.

    Texas Instruments or TI

    Hewlett-Packerd or HP

    Dell Computers

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