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Computer

Scavenger Hunt

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Searching this computer hunt could make you more knowledgeable about the computer than your teacher. Go for it!

         Use the links, when available, to go to a site that has the answer.

         When no link is available use one of the search engines to find the answer.

         Use Microsoft Word for this assignment. ( Arial 14 )

         Answers should be in paragraph form.

 

1.         What was the first computer bug?   link

2.         What is a computer virus?   link

3.         List the 4 parts of all computers.

4.         How does a CD burner work?   link

5.         How does spyware work?  link

6.         On what date was the Apple Computer Company formed and by whom?  

7.          List 3 levels of computer networks.   link

8.         What was the most important invention of the Twentieth Century?   link

9.         How much did the ENIAC weigh?  

10.     What was ARPAnet?    link

11.     What was Steve Wozniak's "blue box"?    link

12.     What are the 2 greatest inventions of the twentieth century? 

13.     What was the name of Bill Gate's first company?    link

14.     What is a computer's first sign of old age?   link

15.     What machine did Charles Babbage invent?  

16.     What scandal did Pascal create?    How much is a gigabyte?   link

17.     How do you measure the memory of a computer?   link

18.     What is a microprocessor?  

19.     Look at IBM's SSEC computer:   link

a.  Year

b.  Number of Vacuum tubes

c.  Floor space it uses

20.     What is PARC and what is its significance to computer history?   link

21.     What did the 1890 census have to do with the advancement of computers?  

22.     Name the world's first supercomputer?  What was invented to keep the computer cool?   link

23.     What is the difference between RAM and ROM?   link

24.     How was the internet begun?  

25.     How did Napier's bones work?   link