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(22.11) [ICT] U5. Listening. History of c. devices

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  • Q1
    What is the English for "вычислительный"
    calculating
    computating
    computing
    counting
    20s
  • Q2
    First "computers" were called ...
    Question Image
    handheld
    handed
    manual
    manul
    20s
  • Q3
    The first manual computer was / were the ...
    Pascaline
    Napier’s Bones
    abacus
    fingers
    20s
  • Q4
    The Difference Engine belongs to mechanical computing, doesn't it?
    False
    True
    20s
  • Q5
    In mechanical computing computers used ... to carry out calculations.
    naps
    gears and cogs
    lightbulbs
    triggers
    20s
  • Q6
    Who gave rise to first calculations?
    the ancient Greeks
    the ancient Romans
    the early Babylonians
    the early Sumerians
    20s
  • Q7
    Napier’s Bones were created to speed up ... .
    subtracting
    multiplication
    addition
    20s
  • Q8
    Napier’s Bones were developed for ... use.
    commercial
    military
    academic
    civilian
    20s
  • Q9
    Commercial requirements led to the invention of ... in 17th century.
    the Difference Engine
    weaving machine
    Napier’s Bones
    the Pascaline
    20s
  • Q10
    The principle first used in the Pascaline is still used today in ... .
    electricity and gas meters
    fountain syringes
    scales
    surface thermometers
    20s
  • Q11
    Charles Babbage developed the Difference Engine because he...
    wanted to speed up his manufacturing business
    discovered many errors in existing tables.
    was broke and needed money
    recieved a grant
    20s
  • Q12
    In addition to his work with computers, Babbage was also a ... and worked for the British government.
    cleanup man
    diplomat
    spy
    cryptographer
    20s

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