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1.    What computer fore-runner was invented in the 5th century BC? Who invented it?
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2.    What are Napier's Bones?
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3.    Who was William Schickard?
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4.    What was Blaise Pascal's most important contribution to the future of computers and when was it introduced?
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5.    What honor did Pascal later receive because of his contribution?
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6.    When was ENIAC built?
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7.    Who created the calculator?
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8.    When was the typewriter invented?
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9.    What was Babbage's Analytical Engine capable of carrying out.
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10.   What could the Thomas Machine do?
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11.   What did Leibniz build? What was it able to do?
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12.   Who was the daughter of Lord Byron, mentored by Babbage, called by some the first programmer.
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13.   Who had a job to speed up the 1890 census and devised a punched-card machine.
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14.   In 1924 Thomas J. Watson changed the name of the company founded by Herman Hollerith to this name.
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15.   A 1973 Federal Court ruling officially credited Dr. John V. Atanasoff with this invention.
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16.   This inventor, painter, and sculptor sketched ideas for a mechanical adding machine.
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17.   Who created a punched-card system to direct movements of needles, thread, and fabric.
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18.   Howard Aiken completed this electromechanical computer.
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19.   Dr. John W. ? and Presper ? created the first fully operational electronic computer called ? (3 answers!)
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20.   Apple introduced their personal computer in what year?
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    21. IBM introduced the IBM Personal computer or PC in what year.
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    22. This professor of mathematics joined the Navy in 1943. She led a distinguished career which included developing software
        for the UNIVAC1. She led the effort to develop the business language that eventually became COBOL.
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    23. Where did the term “bug” meaning a problem with a computer or it’s program, originate?
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    24. In each of the 4 generations what was the cause for the increase of speed, power, or memory?
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    25. Why did the ENIAC and other computers like it give off so much heat? (Be very specific)
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    26. What characteristics made the transistors better than the vacuum tube?
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    27. How was space travel made possible through the invention of transistors?
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    28. What did the microprocessor allow the computers to do? and What was the microprocessor's original purpose?
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    29. When was the first computer offered to the public and what was its name?
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    30. What were Robert Noyce and Jack Kilby known for?
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    31. Who was the founder of Intel?
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    32. What are monolithic integrated circuits?
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    33. How do you think society will be different if scientists are able to create a chip that will perform a trillion operations in a
        single second?
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    34. Why do so many people not know how the modern computer began?
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    35. Why do you think the computer has changed more rapidly than the car?
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    36. Name 3 ways people dealt with numbers and data in ancient times.
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    37. What did Charles Babbage invent?
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    38. What were the dimensions of the Mark I versus the ENIAC?
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    39. Pascal made what contribution to the invention of computers?
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    40. Who came up with the idea of using "binary code" to store programs for computers?
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