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Ada Lovelace

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

  Scientist

  Poet

  Composer

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

  FALSE

  TRUE

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

  Swim under water

  Fly

  Travel on rails

  Time travel

 4. Who was her mentor?
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  Alan Turing

  Blaise Pascal

  Charles Babbage

  Joseph Fourier

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

  TRUE

  FALSE

 6. She wrote algorithms for which conceptual computer?
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  UNIVAC

  The Quantum Engine

  Harvard Mark I

  The Analytical Engine

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

  Predict horse races

  Predict tides

  Predict card games

  Predict the weather

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

  Charles Dickens

  George Elliot

  Victor Hugo

  Fyodor Dostoevsky

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

  Augustus De Morgan

  Charles Babbage

  Mary Somerville

  Her father (Lord Byron)

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

  False