Quiz on computer History and Hardware



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Quiz on computer History and Hardware

  1. T/F As computers have gotten smaller, they have gotten more powerful and expensive?

  2. T/F Computer generations are best characterized by a dramatic change in computer hardware?

Matching - Match the names on the left to their accomplishments on the right. Put the letter in the blank.

3. ______ Jacquard a. Founded IBM

4. ______ Mauchly & Eckert b. Programmed the weaving loom with punch cards

5. ______ Charles Watson Sr. c. Invented the Difference Machine and Analytical

Engine.


6. ______ Charles Babbage d. Created the ENIAC computer

7. ______ Hollerith e. Invented a machine to help with the U.S. Census

f Invented the first mechanical adding machine.

8.The very first electronic computer components were called _________ tubes.

9 The thin wafer that powers 4th and 5th generation computers is known as the _______ chip.

10. Exterior storage of information is put on a ________ disk.

11 The TV type of screen is called a ______________.

12. Which of the following best characterizes the first generation of computing?

a. Emphasis on marketing computers to business

b. Computers used for mainly scientific calculations.

c. Speeds in microseconds (millionth/sec)

d. Software is an emphasis



                1. Which of the following is not a printer?

a. Laser c. scanner

b. Dot matrix d. Ink-Jet

14. Which of the following describes the network found in this room?

a. Wide Area Network (WAN) b. Local Area Network (LAN)


15 The component of the computer that would best be characterized as a traffic cop is

a. Central processing unit c. Motherboard

b. Data Bus d. RAM

16. The component of the computer that is responsible for temporary storage of information is known as

a. Central processing unit c.Motherboard

b. Data Bus d. RAM

17. The computer language is made up of 0’s and 1’s and is the basic computer code?

a. Fortran c. Pascal

b. Basic d. Binary

18. What is the basic unit of composition of an image on a screen called.

a. Resolution c. Video Card

b. Pixel d. Bit

19. Which of the following has the least capability to computers?

a. Floppy Disk c. CD-WR

b.Hard Disk d. Zip Disk

20. All the following are input devices except:

a. Keyboard c. Mouse

b. Voice Activated Devices d. Printer

21. PC stands for ____________ _______________.

22. IBM stands for _______________ _______________ ______________.

23. What was the first name of the two co-founders of Apple?

a. Bill c. Steve

b. Paul d. Heraldo

24. What was the name of the operating system that Microsoft developed to help put them on the map?

a. Unix c. Basic

b. Fortran d. DOS

25. What company did Microsoft steal their Windows 95 idea from?

a. Apple c. Intel

b. Digital Research d. IBM

Quiz on computer History and Hardware


              1. F As computers have gotten smaller, they have gotten more powerful and expensive?

  1. T Computer generations are best characterized by a dramatic change in computer hardware?

Matching - Match the names on the left to their accomplishments on the right. Put the letter in the blank.

3. __B____ Jacquard a. Founded IBM

4. __D___ Mauchly & Eckert b. Programmed the weaving loom with punch cards

5. __A___ Charles Watson Sr. c. Invented the Difference Machine and Analytical Engine.

6. __C___ Charles Babbage d. Created the ENIAC computer

7. __E___ Hollerith e. Invented a machine to help with the U.S. Census

f Invented the first mechanical adding machine.

8.The very first electronic computer components were called VACUUM tubes.

9 The thin wafer that powers 4th and 5th generation computers is known as the SILCON chip.

10. Exterior storage of information is put on a FLOPPY disk.

11 The TV type of screen is called a MONITOR_.

12. Which of the following best characterizes the first generation of computing?

b. Computers used for mainly scientific calculations.



  1. Which of the following is not a printer?

c. scanner

14. Which of the following describes the network found in this room?

b. Local Area Network (LAN)

15 The component of the computer that would best be characterized as a traffic cop is

a. Central processing unit

16 The component of the computer that is responsible for temporary storage of information is known as

d. RAM

17. The computer language is made up of 0’s and 1’s and is the basic computer code?



d. Binary

18. What is the basic unit of composition of an image on a screen called.

b. Pixel

19. Which of the following has the least capability to computers?

a. Floppy Disk

20. All the following are input devices except:

d. Printer

21. PC stands for PERSONAL COMPUTER

22. IBM stands for INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINE

23. What was the first name of the two co-founders of Apple?

c. Steve

24. What was the name of the operating system that Microsoft developed to help put them on the map?



d. DOS

25. What company did Microsoft steal their Windows 95 idea from?



a. Apple


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