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Where and when was Alan Turing born?

in Manchester in 1901

in London in 1912

in Oxford in 1924

in Cambridge in 1935

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Turing's first brush with computer science came in 1935 while he was a masters student at ___

the University of Manchester

Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire

the University of Oxford

King's College in Cambridge

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Turing set out to solve a problem posed by German mathematician David Hilbert known as ___

The Twin Prime Conjecture

The Riemann Hypothesis

the Decision Problem

The Large Cardinal Project

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Alonzo Church, while solving the Decision Problem, developed a system of math expressions called ___

Omega Geometry

Lambda Calculus

Alpha Trigonometry

Delta Algebra

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Turing, while solving the Decision Problem, proposed a hypothetical computing machine, which we now call ___

the Bombe

Church's Computer

a Turing Machine

the Manchester Mach I

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A Turing Machine is a theoretical computing device equipped with an infinitely long ___

set of read-write heads

set of rules

list of state variables

memory tape which stores symbols

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Turing showed that his hypothetical machine can perform any computation if given ___

a graphical output device

enough memory

enough time

enough time and memory

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Modern computing systems, that can be used to solve any computation problem, are said to be ___

Engima Machines

Hilbert Decision Compatible

Haltable Computers

Turing Complete

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By implementing a theoretical model, Turing reasoned that the Halting Problem is ___

unsolvable

solvable with enough memory

solvable with enough time

solvable with enough time and memory

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The concurrent efforts to determine the limits of computation are now called the ___

Princeton Hypothesis

Church-Turing Thesis

Halting Machine Paradox

Enigma

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From 1936 through 1938, Turing completed a PhD at Princeton University under the guidance of ___

David Hilbert

Alonzo Church

Alan Mathison

Paul Bletchley

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During World War II, Turing worked with the British code-breaking group based out of ___

King's College

Cambridge University

Bletchley Park

Manchester University

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Turing worked to figure out how to decrypt German communications, especially those that used ___

the two-rotor encryptor

the Manchester Mark 1

Bombe electro-mechanical devices

the Engima Machine

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What is the method by which information is converted into secret code that hides the information's true meaning?

encryption

imprinting

corrupting

CAPTCHA creation

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Which special-purpose electromechanical computer was used to help break Enigma codes?

the Turing Machine

the Bombe

the Church-Turing Machine

the Manchester Mark 1

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After the war, Turing contributed to the creation of which early and influential stored program computer?

the Turing Machine

the Enigma

the Bombe

the Manchester Mark 1

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Turing's most famous post-war contribution was to the new field of ___

encryption

boolean logic

electromechanical computing

artificial intelligence

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Turing postulated that a computer would deserve to be called intelligent if it could deceive ___

a human into believing that it was human

a computer into believing that it was human

a human into believing that it was a computer

a computer into believing that it was a computer

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The method of determining whether or not a computer is capable of thinking like a human being is called ___

the Turing Test

the Enigma method

the Manchester analysis

CAPTCHA

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The modern Turing test to tell computers and humans apart, is commonly abbreviated as ___

APTCHA

PACTCHA

CAPTCHA

CACPHAT

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It's most widely-accepted that Alan Turing took his own life by poison in 1954. How old was he?

36

41

46

51

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The Turing Award, the highest distinction in the field of computer science, is similar to which award in the sciences?

an Oscar

a Nobel Prize

The Fields Medal

a Grammy award