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Intro to CS

Quiz by Myran Teasdale

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23 questions
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  • Q1
    A component of computational thinking where certain non-essential characteristics of objects or systems are removed so that it is reduced to a simple set of characteristics.
    Decomposition
    Computational Thinking
    Algorithm
    Abstraction
    45s
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  • Q2
    The first general purpose machine invented in 1837 by Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace.
    Analytical engine
    30s
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  • Q3
    A set of logical steps to be followed to perform a particular task.
    Algorithm
    Decomposition
    Abstraction
    30s
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  • Q4
    The first automatic digital computer designed specifically to find the solution of systems of simultaneous and linear equations.
    Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC)
    30s
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  • Q5
    An interactive experience of a real-world environment whereby the computer-generated objects reside in the real world.
    Augmented reality
    30s
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  • Q6
    A technology by which a sequence of operations can be performed without human assistance.
    Automation
    Robot
    30s
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  • Q7
    Biologically inspired engineering. Application of biological methods and systems found in nature to design engineering systems.
    Bionics
    30s
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  • Q8
    A computer built by engineer Tommy Flowers in 1940s at Bletchley Park that helped the British cryptographers to decode the German messages.
    Colossus
    30s
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  • Q9
    Any device or machine that can be programmed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically by programming.
    Computer
    30s
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  • Q10
    CPU consists of a control unit, ALU and cache memory and is responsible for the processing of the instructions given to a computer.
    Central Processing Unit (CPU)
    30s
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  • Q11
    A thought process involved in formulating a problem and expressing its solution in such a way that computers can effectively carry it out.
    Computational thinking
    30s
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  • Q12
    A computer system programmed to operate automatically with minimum inputs from the user.
    Control system
    30s
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  • Q13
    Coding and decoding messages to protect the secrecy and integrity of data sent through a computer.
    Cryptography
    Scrambling
    Hiding
    30s
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  • Q14
    A component of computational thinking where a large problem is broken down into smaller chunks that can then be solved using computing.
    Decomposition
    30s
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  • Q15
    A computer system designed for a particular operation.
    Dedicated systems
    30s
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  • Q16
    Computers designed to perform a wide range of tasks.
    General purpose computers
    30s
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  • Q17
    A field of study in which improvements are made to work a computer in a more human way.
    Machine intelligence
    30s
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  • Q18
    A prediction that states that the number of transistors doubles every two years.
    Moore’s law
    30s
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  • Q19
    A technology that manipulates matter on the atomic, molecular and supramolecular scale in order to create new materials.
    Nanotechnology
    30s
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  • Q20
    A programmable machine that performs a series of actions automatically.
    Robot
    30s
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