Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Science Quiz 23: Computer Science Quiz






1. "Spacewar!" is a space combat video game developed in 1962 which is the first known video game to be played at multiple computer installations. Do you know the developer?
Sid Meier
Steve Russell
Konrad Zuse
Alan Kotok

2. Who is known as the "father of supercomputing"?
Seymour Cray
Donal Knuth
Alan Turing
John von Neumann

3. Who along with co-inventor Bob Kahn is recognised as the "father of the Internet"?
Tim Berners Lee
Sergey Brin
Vint Cerf
Alan Perlis

4. The ACM A.M Turing Award is an annual prize given by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) which is considered as the Nobel Prize of Computing. Do you know who is the first recipient of the award?
Vint Cerf
Seymour Cray
Alan Perlis
Konrad Zuse

5. Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of World Wide Web in 1989, was awarded Turing Award "for the invention of WWW, first web browser and fundamental protocols and alogoriths allowing the Web to scale". In which year he was awarded?
1990
2000
2010
2016

6. Which one of the following programming languages was created by James Gosling?
Java
Perl
C++
Python

7. Name the American inventor who invented the QWERTY keyboard
Grace Hopper
Larry Page
Christopher Latham Sholes
Edsger W Dijkstra

8. Who is the creator of the Linux Operating System?
Linus Torvalds
Shinya Yamanaka
Raphael Finkel
Johan McCarthy

9. Which one of the operating system has a pufferfsih named Puffy as its logo and mascot?
OpenBSD
FreeBSD
Linux
MacOS

10. Which is considered to be the first Internet search engine?
Altavista
Archie
Google
Yahoo

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