mcq quiz computer historyThis section contains MCQ Quiz on computer history from computer fundamentals to test your basic knowledge on the topic.  Each question is multiple choice type with a single answer.  The section consists of 20 questions with multiple-choice options.

MCQ Quiz – Computer History

1. The analytical engine was considered to be the world’s first general-purpose computer. It was proposed by __________ .

  1. Charles Babbage
  2. Konrad Zuse
  3. Joseph Marie Jacquard
  4. Sergey Brin

A is the correct answer.
2. The person behind the first computer program that was developed for the analytical engine to calculate the numbers is _________.

  1. Ada Lovelace
  2. Charles Babbage
  3. John Von Neuman
  4. Jacquard

A is the correct answer.
3. The first fully electronic programmable computer was invented by ______.

  1. Charles Babbage
  2. Konrad Zuse
  3. John Von Neuman
  4. John Vincent Atanasoff

B is the correct answer.
4. The first generation computer used ____________ as the major hardware components.

  1. IC chip
  2. Transducer
  3. Transistor
  4. Vacuum tubes

D is the correct answer.
5. which of the following supercomputer is invented by the Indians?

  1. Cray-1
  2. Param
  3. Tianhe-2a
  4. Roadrunner

B is the correct answer.
6. Which one of the following was the first top-secret computer made by Britsh scientists that helped to break the German secret code during World War 2?

  1. IBM 705
  2. EDSAC
  3. Turing Machine
  4. Colossus

D is the correct answer.
7. The punched card was invented by _______.

  1. Alan Turing
  2. Ada Lovelace
  3. Horman Hillarith
  4. Joseph Jacquard

D is the correct answer.
8. The acronym for EDSAC is

  1. Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator
  2. Electronic Data Storage Automatic Calculator
  3. Electrical Delay Storage  Automatic Calculator
  4. Electronic Data Storage Auto Calculator

A is the correct answer.
9. The acronym for ENIAC is

  1. Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator
  2. Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer
  3. Electrical Numerical Integrator and Computer
  4. Electrical Numerical Integrator and Calculator

B is the correct answer.
10. Abacus came into existence long before 5000 BC. In which country, it has been introduced first?

  1. Japan
  2. China
  3. Greece
  4. Egypt

B is the correct answer.
11._____________ was used by Joseph Jacquard to control the operation of his loom.

  1. Vacuum Tubes
  2. Transistors
  3. Punch cards
  4. Semiconductor

C is the correct answer.
12. Which of the following devices are used to control the operation of the second-generation computers?

  1. Transistor
  2. Integrated Circuit
  3. Vacuum Tubes
  4. Microprocessor

A is the correct answer.
13. Which of the following device was invented by William Oughtred? The device was used for logarithmic calculation.

  1. Napier’s bone
  2. Slide Rule
  3. ENIAC
  4. EDSAC

B is the correct answer.
14. Which of the following was Apple’s first graphical-based computer system?

  1. Apple Lisa
  2. Apple II
  3. Apple I
  4. Macintosh

A is the correct answer.
15. Step reckoner is considered to be the first calculator that can perform all the mathematical calculations during the 1970s. Who was the inventor of this device?

  1. Blaise Pascal
  2. William Oughtred
  3. J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly
  4. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

D is the correct answer.
16. Which of the following was the first Microsoft Windows version to introduce the Start menu?

  1. Windows 3.0
  2. Windows 95
  3. Window 98
  4. Windows NT 4.0

B is the correct answer.
17. Who invented the most commonly used pointing device in the personal computer, called a mouse?

  1. <Douglas Engelbart
  2. <Christopher Latham Sholes
  3. <Ralph H. Bea
  4. George E. Gerpheide

A is the correct answer.
18. Who first patented the QWERTY keyboard layout in 1878?

  1. Douglas Engelbart
  2. Christopher Latham Sholes
  3. Ralph H. Bea
  4. George E. Gerpheide

B is the correct answer.
19. IBM 701 was considered to be IBM’s first scientific computer. In which year did it was introduced to the public?

  1. 1950
  2. 1952
  3. 1960
  4. 1954

B is the correct answer.
20. The man behind the creation of world-wide web(www) is ____________.

  1. Vint Cerf
  2. Robert Metcalfe
  3. Tim Berners-Lee
  4. Larry Page

C is the correct answer.


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