Ada Lovelace

 1. Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron. Byron was a famous ___________ .





 2. Ada and her mother were abandoned by Byron when Ada was a baby. She never saw him again.



 3. When Ada was just twelve years old, she devised a machine to:

  Swim under water

  Travel on rails


  Time travel

 4. Who was her mentor?

  Charles Babbage

  Blaise Pascal

  Joseph Fourier

  Alan Turing

 5. Ada Lovelace was the first person to propose that computers could be used for more than calculating numbers.



 6. She wrote algorithms for which conceptual computer?


  The Quantum Engine

  Harvard Mark I

  The Analytical Engine

 7. It is thought she worked on a programme with Babbage to ________ .

  Predict card games

  Predict the weather

  Predict tides

  Predict horse races

 8. Which famous author read to her on her deathbed?

  Charles Dickens

  Fyodor Dostoevsky

  George Elliot

  Victor Hugo

 9. Ada Lovelace died aged just 36. Who did she ask to be buried next to?

  Augustus De Morgan

  Mary Somerville

  Charles Babbage

  Her father (Lord Byron)

 10. The United States Department of Defence named a computer language 'Ada' after Ada Lovelace.