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Charles Babbage

 1. Charles Babbage was known as the:
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  "Father of the computer"

  "Organ playing programmer"

  "Father of facebook"

  "Old Father time"

 2. In what year was Charles Babbage born?

  1901

  1971

  1791

  1651

 3. Which university did Charles Babbage attend?

  Princeton

  York

  Cambridge

  He didn't go to university

 4. In 1816, Charles Babbage became a fellow of which important organisation?
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  The Automobile Association

  The Royal Society

  The Football Association

  The Knights of Malta

 5. Babbage became Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University but because of disagreements over what the students should learn, he never gave any lectures.

  False

  True

 6. Babbage designed this machine called the Difference Engine (pictured) in the 1820s. What was it?
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  An early type of television

  A railway locomotive

  A calculator

  A machine to predict the weather

 7. After inventing the Difference Engine, Babbage worked on a new idea called the Analytical Engine. This had many of the features of modern computers. It was never built in his lifetime but if it had, it would have been the first machine to:

  Be Turing Complete

  Play computer games

  Be connected to the internet

  Use punch cards to input data

 8. Charles Babbage also wrote about his Christian beliefs, drawing on his work on computing. In which book did he write the following excerpt?
It is more consistent with the attributes of the deity to look upon miracles not as 
deviations from the laws assigned by the Almighty for the government of matter and 
of mind; but as the exact fulfilment of much more extensive laws than those we 
suppose to exist.
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  The Proceedings of the Royal Society

  The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise

  The Dictionary of Natural Theology

  The Opinions of Mr Charles Babbage Esq

 9. What type of peripheral device did Charles Babbage also invent?

  A screen

  A printer

  A scanner

  A mouse

 10. Half of Charles Babbage's brain is on display in the Science Museum in London.

  False

  True