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Alan Turing

 1. Where was Alan Turing born?
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  London

  New York

  Prague

  Chennai

 2. Which famous boarding school did he attend?

  Dulwich

  Sherborne

  Eton

  Harrow

 3. What problem did Turing prove in 1936 cannot be solved by a computer?

  The Railway Problem

  The Platform Problem

  The Signal Problem

  The Halting Problem

 4. Where did Turing obtain his Phd?
John Von Neumann was in this university at the same time as Turing.
He was keen for Turing to stay on as his assistant!
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  Harvard

  Cambridge

  Oxford

  Princeton

 5. Which famous philosopher debated with Turing while they were both teaching at Cambridge?

  Ludwig Wittgenstein

  Martin Heidegger

  Michael Polanyi

  G.E. Moore

 6. Turing worked on code breaking at Bletchley Park during WW2. What nickname did they give him?

  The Enigma

  The Brain

  The Coder

  The Prof

 7. What was the name of the first machine devised by Turing to help break the Enigma code?
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  The Mark I

  Analytical Engine

  The Decoder

  The Bombe

 8. Some of the papers written by Turing on code breaking were so important they were kept secret until 2012.

  FALSE

  TRUE

 9. He sometimes ran 60 miles from Bletchley Park to London to attend meetings.
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  FALSE

  TRUE

 10. In what year was Alan Turing awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire)?

  1946

  1952

  1962

  1938