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History of the Computer

 1. In what modern day country was the abacus invented, around 2700-2300 BC?

  Greece

  Iraq

  Italy

  Egypt

 2. What was this ancient Greek mechanism found by archaeologists used for?
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  Counting grains of wheat

  Measuring the temperature

  Predicting the positions of stars

  Calculating tax returns

 3. The Islamic Al-Jazari mechanical clock (described in 1206) is thought to be the first re-programmable mechanical computer.

  TRUE

  FALSE

 4. What could this paper device invented by the Franciscan monk Ramon Llull (1232-1315) do?
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  Make gold from lead

  Tell the time

  Make logical deductions about God mechanically

  Calculate distances between places

 5. Who developed a logical calculation framework called the 'calculus ratiocinator'?

  Isaac Newton

  Gottfried Leibniz

  Aristotle

  Albert Einstein

 6. What machine proposed by Charles Babbage (1791-1871) is said to contain all the essential elements of a modern computer?

  The Locomotive Engine

  The Analytical Engine

  The Colossus

  EDVAC

 7. Who first proposed the idea of using digital electronics for computing in 1931?
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  Werner Heisenberg

  John Logie Baird

  Charles Babbage

  C. E. Wynn-Williams

 8. What was the first general purpose electronic computer?

  ENIAC

  MEDICI

  IBM PC

  MICRO

 9. The Intel 4004 was the first commercial microprocessor.
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  TRUE

  FALSE

 10. The Apple Macintosh computer was named after what?

  A type of coat

  The architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh

  A variety of apple

  A brand of chocolates