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Computer Trivia Click Start to begin then click continue Start Slide 2 Question 1 How did the term computer bug originate? a.A moth was caught between a couple switches and entered in the log as a bugA moth was caught between a couple switches and entered in the log as a bug b.It is a technical programming termIt is a technical programming term c.Somebody just made it upSomebody just made it up d.It is an acronym for Basic Unitext Grammatical errorIt is an acronym for Basic Unitext Grammatical error Slide 3 Correct In 1947, Grace Murray Hopper was working on the Harvard University Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator (a primitive computer). On the 9th of September, 1947, when the machine was experiencing problems, an investigation showed that there was a moth trapped between the points of Relay #70, in Panel F. The operators removed the moth and affixed it to the log. (See the picture at right.) The entry reads: "First actual case of bug being found. The word went out that they had "debugged" the machine and the term "debugging a computer program" was born. Next Current ScoreStart Over Slide 4 Incorrect In 1947, Grace Murray Hopper was working on the Harvard University Mark II Aiken Relay Calculator (a primitive computer). On the 9th of September, 1947, when the machine was experiencing problems, an investigation showed that there was a moth trapped between the points of Relay #70, in Panel F. The operators removed the moth and affixed it to the log. (See the picture at right.) The entry reads: "First actual case of bug being found. The word went out that they had "debugged" the machine and the term "debugging a computer program" was born. Next Question Current ScoreStart Over Slide 5 Question 2 What was the name of the first programmable computer? a.HalHal b.Z1Z1 c.EniacEniac d.ColossusColossus Slide 6 Correct The Correct Answer is -- Z1 was a mechanical computer designed by Konrad Zuse from 1935 to 1936 and built by him from 1936 to 1938. It was a binary electrically driven mechanical calculator with limited programmability, reading instructions from punched tape. Hal was the Artificial Intelligence computer in 2001 a Space Odyssey In 1946 ENIAC was designed to calculate artillery firing tables for the United States Army's Ballistic Research Laboratory, but its first use was in calculations for the hydrogen bomb The Colossus machines were electronic computing devices used by British code breakers to help read encrypted German messages during World War II. Colossus was also the name of a fictional computer in 1970 movie The Forbin Project Next Current ScoreStart Over Slide 7 Incorrect The Correct Answer is -- Z1 was a mechanical computer designed by Konrad Zuse from 1935 to 1936 and built by him from 1936 to 1938. It was a binary electrically driven mechanical calculator with limited programmability, reading instructions from punched tape. Hal was the Artificial Intelligence computer in 2001 a Space Odyssey In 1946 ENIAC was designed to calculate artillery firing tables for the United States Army's Ballistic Research Laboratory, but its first use was in calculations for the hydrogen bomb The Colossus machines were electronic computing devices used by British code breakers to help read encrypted German messages during World War II. Colossus was also the name of a fictional computer in 1970 movie The Forbin Project Next Question Current ScoreStart Over Slide 8 Question 3 Who built the first portable computer? a.CompaqCompaq b.Packard BellPackard Bell c.Digital CorporationDigital Corporation d.OsborneOsborne Slide 9 Correct The first portable computer was built by Osborne Introduced: April 1981 Price: US $1,795 Weight: 24.5 pounds CPU: Zilog Z80 @ 4.0 MHz RAM: 64K RAM Display: built-in 5" monitor 53 X 24 text Ports: parallel / IEEE-488 modem / serial port Storage: dual 5-1/4 inch, 91K drives OS: CP/M Next Current ScoreStart Over Slide 10 Incorrect The first portable computer was built by Osborne Introduced: April 1981 Price: US $1,795 Weight: 24.5 pounds CPU: Zilog Z80 @ 4.0 MHz RAM: 64K RAM Display: built-in 5" monitor 53 X 24 text Ports: parallel / IEEE-488 modem / serial port Storage: dual 5-1/4 inch, 91K drives OS: CP/M Next Question Current ScoreStart Over Slide 11 Question 4 How many bits in a byte? a.22 b.44 c.88 d.1616 Slide 12 Correct A bit Short for binary digit, the smallest unit of information on a machine. The term was first used in 1946 by John Tukey, a leading statistician and adviser to five presidents. A single bit can hold only one of two values: 0 or 1. More meaningful information is obtained by combining consecutive bits into larger units. For example, a byte is composed of 8 consecutive bits. Example (11111111 is the binary representation of 255 the highest value that can be represented in a single byte) Next Current ScoreStart Over Slide 13 Incorrect A bit Short for binary digit, the smallest unit of information on a machine. The term was first used in 1946 by John Tukey, a leading statistician and adviser to five presidents. A single bit can hold only one of two values: 0 or 1. More meaningful information is obtained by combining consecutive bits into larger units. For example, a byte is composed of 8 consecutive bits. Next Question Current ScoreStart Over Slide 14 Question 5 Who on this list is not a key member of Microsoft? a.Steve BallmerSteve Ballmer b.Brian TurnerBrian Turner c.Ray OzzieRay Ozzie d.Steve JobsSteve Jobs Slide 15 Correct Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak in the 1970s Next Current ScoreStart Over Slide 16 Incorrect Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak in the 1970s Next Question Current ScoreStart Over Slide 17 Question 6 Who is the WOZ? a.He helped scarecrow, tin man, lion, and Judy get back to Kansas.He helped scarecrow, tin man, lion, and Judy get back to Kansas. b.A character on big time wrestling inventor of the WOZ Slam (a now illegal maneuver)A character on big time wrestling inventor of the WOZ Slam (a now illegal maneuver) c.One of the founders of Apple computerOne of the founders of Apple computer d.The inventor of microprocessorsThe inventor of microprocessors Slide 18 Correct Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak in the 1970s Many people feel that he was the real genius behind Apple Computer Next Current ScoreStart Over Slide 19 Incorrect Did you skip question 5? Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer with Steve Wozniak in the 1970s Next Question Current ScoreStart Over Slide 20 Question 7 What major computer company fired the founder of the company in April 1985? a.MicrosoftMicrosoft b.CompaqCompaq c.Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC)Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) d.AppleApple Slide 21 Correct In 1985 Steve Jobs was dismissed by the Apple Computer Board of Directors and the CEO of Apple who he had hired away from Pepsi Cola the previous year. (A) was a trick answer Microsoft is not a computer company they are a software company. Next Current ScoreStart Over Slide 22 Incorrect In 1985 Steve Jobs was dismissed by the Apple Computer Board of Directors and the CEO of Apple who he had hired away from Pepsi Cola the previous year. (A) was a trick answer Microsoft is not a computer company they are a software company. Next Question Current ScoreStart Over Slide 23 Question 8 How did Google get its name? a.Named after a sound the founders infant daughter madeNamed after a sound the founders infant daughter made b.Giggle was too obvious and was takenGiggle was too obvious and was taken c.Ancestral name of the programmerAncestral name of the programmer d.Googol is a math term referring to a large number and they misspelled it during the domain name search.Googol is a math term referring to a large number and they misspelled it during the domain name search. Slide 24 Correct In September, 1997, so the story goes, some Stanford grad students were helping Larry Page choose a name for his search engine. "Googolplex," said Sean Anderson. (They'd already sensed how big this could become.) "Googol," Page replied. Anderson, checking to see if the name was taken, typed g-o-o-g-l-e into his browser and made the most famous spelling mistake since p-o-t-a-t-o-e. Next Current ScoreStart Over Slide 25 Incorrect In September, 1997, so the story goes, some Stanford grad students were helping Larry Page choose a name for his search engine. "Googolplex," said Sean Anderson. (They'd already sensed how big this could become.) "Googol," Page replied. Anderson, checking to see if the name was taken, typed g-o-o-g-l- e into his browser and made the most famous spelling mistake since p-o-t-a-t-o- e. Next Question Current ScoreStart Over Slide 26 Question 9 What online companys first sale was a broken laser pointer? a.Craigs ListCraigs List b.EbayEbay c.PaypalPaypal d.Pez.comPez.com Slide 27 Correct The online auction website was founded as AuctionWeb in San Jose, California, on September 3, 1995, by French-born Iranian computer programmer Pierre Omidyar as part of a larger personal site that included, among other things, Omidyar's own tongue- in-cheek tribute to the Ebola virus. One of the first items sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer for $14.83. Astonished, Omidyar contacted the winning bidder to ask if he understood that the laser pointer was broken. In his responding email, the buyer explained: "I'm a collector of broken laser pointers. Next Current ScoreStart Over Slide 28 Incorrect The online auction website was founded as AuctionWeb in San Jose, California, on September 3, 1995, by French-born Iranian computer programmer Pierre Omidyar as part of a larger personal site that included, among other things, Omidyar's own tongue-in-cheek tribute to the Ebola virus. One of the first items sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer for $14.83. Astonished, Omidyar contacted the winning bidder to ask if he understood that the laser pointer was broken. In his responding email, the buyer exp