These questions are among those I asked for Computer Science Education Week when I was teaching full time. CSED week is in December, so there is no particular reason why I’m using these questions today other than I just remembered I have them.
These question were posed to students as multiple choice, but you’re playing on nightmare mode.
- What daughter of Lord Byron is considered the world’s first computer programmer even though the computer her programs were written for, the analytical engine, was never built?
- The hexadecimal number system is based on powers of what number?
- In 2011 what question answering computer developed at IBM defeated two Jeopardy champions in a million dollar tournament?
- What standard for short range wireless communication was named for a tenth century Danish king? It is often used to connect cell phones to a car speaker systems.
- What mathematician described a test that might be used to determine if a computer is really intelligent? This person’s work breaking German codes helped win World War II.
- Ada Lovelace
- Alan Turing
Please use spoiler tags if you play along in the comments.