"The Machine That Changed the World"
Scavenger Hunt

You should use this page to find the answers. Once you have all the answers, you need to submit them in BlackBoard for grading. The quiz is called 'History of Computing.'

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This is a scavenger hunt related to the "Machine That Changed the World" video series and class lectures on the history of computing. Answer the following questions, and note a WWW site where the answer can be found.

  1. Daughter of Lord Byron, mentored by Babbage, called by some the first programmer.

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  2. Had a job to speed up the 1890 census and devised a punched-card machine.

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  3. In 1924 Thomas J. Watson changed the company's name to this name.

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  4. A 1973 Federal Court ruling officially credited Dr. John V. Atanasoff with this invention.

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  5. Probably the original mechanical counting device - traced back 5,000 years.

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  6. This inventor, painter, and sculptor sketched ideas for a mechanical adding machine.

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  7. Created a punched-card system to direct movements of needles, thread, and fabric.

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  8. Howard Aiken completed this electromechanical computer.

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  9. Dr. John W. ? and Presper ? created the first fully operational electronic computer called ? (3 answers!)

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  10. IBM introduced the IBM Personal computer or PC in what year.

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  11. Graphic images where each pixel is bit-mapped and take up more memory.

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  12. Graphic images defined by geometric shapes each of which can define the attributes of many pixels. These use less memory.

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  13. 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 a business language that eventually became COBOL.

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  14. This object-oriented version of C programming language is used to develop software for PC's such as Fractal Design Painter, Lotus 123, and games.

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  15. The term for communications between remote devices.

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Last updated 99/10/15

© Lydia Ann Nelson, 1999.