# QB/b ComputerWikipedia

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I just made a video that is available in three places:
3-c:File:Open Quizbank Proposal First.webm
Lake Campus Symposium: Creating a bank so students won't break the bank
https://bitbucket.org/Guy_vandegrift/qbwiki/wiki/Home/
The conversion to LaTeX should make this bank more compatible with VLEs
Quizbank - Quizbank/Python/LaTex - Category:QB/LaTeXpdf - QB - edit news
Students with minimal Python skills can now write numerical questions

See special:permalink/1863377 for a wikitext version of this quiz.

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\question The first English-language usage of the word "computer" referred to\ifkey\endnote{ placed in Public Domain by Guy Vandegrift: {\url{https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/special:permalink/1863377}}}\fi
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\choice an abacus
\choice Roman numerals
\CorrectChoice a person
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\question The Turing machine permitted a solution to the halting problem\ifkey\endnote{ placed in Public Domain by Guy Vandegrift: {\url{https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/special:permalink/1863377}}}\fi
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\question The Turing machine could not have been invented until after the halting problem was solved.\ifkey\endnote{ placed in Public Domain by Guy Vandegrift: {\url{https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/special:permalink/1863377}}}\fi
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\question This algorithm halts if it starts at 0: \\ * Add 3 \\ * If the number is divisible by 10, divide by 10 \\ * Stop if the number exceeds 100 \\  * Go to top\ifkey\endnote{ placed in Public Domain by Guy Vandegrift: {\url{https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/special:permalink/1863377}}}\fi
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\question This algorithm halts if it starts at 0: \\ * Add 3\\ * If the number is divisible by 10, add 10 \\  * Stop if the number exceeds 100 \\  * Go to top\ifkey\endnote{ placed in Public Domain by Guy Vandegrift: {\url{https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/special:permalink/1863377}}}\fi
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\question In London (circa 1935) thousands of vacuum tubes were used to\ifkey\endnote{ placed in Public Domain by Guy Vandegrift: {\url{https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/special:permalink/1863377}}}\fi
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\CorrectChoice control a telephone exchange
\choice count votes in an election
\choice control a textile mill
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\question The Bombe was a(n) \_\_\_\_\_  device used (circa 1940) to defeat the Enigma machine in World War II.\ifkey\endnote{ placed in Public Domain by Guy Vandegrift: {\url{https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/special:permalink/1863377}}}\fi
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\question The Colossus, used to defeat the German Enigma machine during World War II in 1944, was\ifkey\endnote{ placed in Public Domain by Guy Vandegrift: {\url{https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/special:permalink/1863377}}}\fi
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\question The chronological order by which electronic computers advanced is:\ifkey\endnote{ placed in Public Domain by Guy Vandegrift: {\url{https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/special:permalink/1863377}}}\fi
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\choice transistors, integrated circuits, and then tubes
\CorrectChoice tubes, transistors, and then integrated circuits
\choice integrated circuits, tubes, and then transistors
\choice tubes, integrated circuits and then transistors
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\question Babbage's account of the origin of the difference engine in the 1820s was that he was working to satisfy the Astronomical Society's desire to improve The Nautical Almanac.\ifkey\endnote{ placed in Public Domain by Guy Vandegrift: {\url{https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/special:permalink/1863377}}}\fi
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\question Babbage's account of the origin of the difference engine in the 1820s was that he was working to satisfy the Astronomical Society's desire to predict lunar eclipses\ifkey\endnote{ placed in Public Domain by Guy Vandegrift: {\url{https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/special:permalink/1863377}}}\fi
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\question Babbage's use of punch cards in the 1930s to solve a problem posed by the Astronomical Society was later adopted to the Jacquard loom.\ifkey\endnote{ placed in Public Domain by Guy Vandegrift: {\url{https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/special:permalink/1863377}}}\fi
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\question Babbage's use of punch cards in the 1930s to solve a problem posed by the Astronomical Society was preceded by such use on the Jacquard loom.\ifkey\endnote{ placed in Public Domain by Guy Vandegrift: {\url{https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/special:permalink/1863377}}}\fi
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\question A system that uses levers, pulleys, or other mechanical device to perform calculations is called an analog computer\ifkey\endnote{ placed in Public Domain by Guy Vandegrift: {\url{https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/special:permalink/1863377}}}\fi
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