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IACT 201 sample questions-R1 - UOW IACT 201 SIM...

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UOW IACT 201 –SIM Multiple-choice Questions For each of the following questions, choose the letter of the one best response. 1. The two principal catalysts for the Information Age have been a) books and pamphlets. b) computers and communication networks. c) movie theaters and public parks. d) newspapers and magazines. e) radio and television. 2. Which statement best supports the conclusion that society can control whether to adopt a new technology? 3. The mechanical adding machines of Pascal and Leibniz were not widely adopted because 4. Charles Babbage produced a machine that could compute polynomials using a) trigonometry. b) the motion of the sun. c) table lookup. d) the method of differences. e) electric motors. 5. George Boole invented boolean algebra, an algebraic system that manipulates 6. Who demonstrated how switching circuits could be used to perform logical functions? a) Georg and Edvard Scheutz b) Giuseppe Verde and Marco Antonio c) Howard Smith and Simon Howard d) John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert e) Claude Shannon and George Stibitz
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7. The Atanasoff-Berry Computer is significant because 8. The ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator) was built at the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School because
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