Computers are so much a part of our daily lives that it's sometimes hard to believe that only 60 years ago, they were rare, massive machines that were the size of studio apartments and required 10 men to run. It wasn't until the '80s that computers entered our homes and really made an impact on the average person's life. You don't have to be a total computer nerd to do well on this quiz, but it would probably help.
Question 1 of 20
George Stibitz invented a machine called the CNC and performed the first remote-access computing demonstration on it in 1940. What does CNC stand for?
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In 1943, computer engineers at MIT embarked on an eight-year project to design a flight simulator for the U.S. Navy. What was the project called?
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The Whirlwind debuted on this TV show hosted by Edward R. Murrow.
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How much floor space did the ENIAC computer, unveiled in 1946, take up?
Question 5 of 20
What was the first commercially produced computer?
Question 6 of 20
This computer, which was used at the U.S. Census Bureau, was the first well-known commercial computer.
Question 7 of 20
CBS News used a UNIVAC computer on Nov. 4, 1952, to predict the outcome of this presidential race.
Question 8 of 20
Which of the games below made its debut first?
Question 9 of 20
Two professors at this college developed the BASIC programming language in 1964.
Question 10 of 20
In what year was the first e-mail sent?
Question 11 of 20
Who designed the Apple I?
Question 12 of 20
What video game did the Apple II come with?
Question 13 of 20
What was the first portable computer?
Question 14 of 20
What's the best-selling computer model of all time?
Question 15 of 20
This computer language, which controlled a mechanical 'turtle,' was developed for children.
Question 16 of 20
Microsoft distributed 450,000 disks of this new product in the November 1983 issue of 'PC World' magazine.
Question 17 of 20
What was the first computer with graphical user interface?
Question 18 of 20
Who designed the Linux operating system?
Question 19 of 20
This groundbreaking ultraviolent computer game was released in 1993.
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