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If you are looking for vintage systems (more than 20 years old) or want to know how computers have evolved from building-sozed assemblies of relays and vacuum tubes to devices that fit your palm with room to spare, you're in the right place. Enjoy a trip down (core) memory lane!
22 quizzes and 225 trivia questions.
1.
  A Brief History of Computers great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 3 mins
A computer is machine that can store and work with large amounts of information. We will take a brief look at the development of calculating machines (computers) through the ages.
Easier, 10 Qns, gme24, Oct 25 21
Easier
gme24 gold member
Oct 25 21
1180 plays
2.
  Windows 98 Introduction - 10 questions - 3 mins
Test your knowledge of Windows 98.
Easier, 10 Qns, profbrian, Dec 04 20
Easier
profbrian
Dec 04 20
8662 plays
3.
  Basic BASIC (for Old School Computers) top quiz - 10 questions - 6 mins
Before Mac and PC, before C++, before Turbo Pascal, we learned to program an Apple II, Commodore 64, Atari 800, TRS-80, or a TI-99/4A. Whatever machine we used, we worked in BASIC. What do you remember about the programming language of the 70s and 80s?
Tough, 10 Qns, eauhomme, Dec 04 20
Tough
eauhomme
Dec 04 20
2145 plays
4.
  Home Computers of the 1970s and 1980s popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Test your knowledge of the home computers of yesteryear by matching these clues with the computer in question.
Average, 10 Qns, skylarb, Dec 04 20
Average
skylarb gold member
Dec 04 20
348 plays
5.
  The Computer Scrapheap Challenge popular trivia quiz - 10 questions - 4 mins
Moore's Law states that the speed and capability of our computers increases every couple of years. Let's look at computing entities that no longer make the grade.
Average, 10 Qns, darksplash, Mar 16 21
Average
darksplash gold member
Mar 16 21
213 plays
6.
  Computers Before The PC top quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Believe it or not, computers existed before the IBM PC and the Internet. This quiz is about some of those "dinosaurs" that used to inhabit the world's data centers and the people who created them.
Difficult, 10 Qns, ertrum, Dec 04 20
Difficult
ertrum gold member
Dec 04 20
5556 plays
7.
  A Brief History of the Internet - 10 questions - 4 mins
The internet is such an integral part of our daily lives, but it has only really been around for a relatively small period of time. Let's see how much you know about its history, from early development to what we use today.
Average, 10 Qns, timence, Dec 04 20
Average
timence gold member
Dec 04 20
554 plays
8.
  The Lowly Punched Card great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
Do you remember when computers used punched cards and card readers as the primary form of input? Probably not. But, here are a few interesting facts about the lowly punched card.
Tough, 10 Qns, key_man, Dec 04 20
Tough
key_man
Dec 04 20
688 plays
9.
  A Universal History of (Internet) Infamy - 10 questions - 6 mins
Internet came to transform our lives and relationships forever, but since the beginning it was plagued by vicious practices, most of them still alive today. Let's review some.
Tough, 10 Qns, kadm, Dec 04 20
Tough
kadm
Dec 04 20
387 plays
10.
  Win9x - 10 questions - 4 mins
Just a few questions about Windows 9x.
Average, 10 Qns, ace_sodium, Jul 11 22
Average
ace_sodium
Jul 11 22
4377 plays
11.
  The Real Computer History Quiz - 15 questions - 6 mins
There are lots of PC experts out there today. Not too many of them have knowledge that extends back to the early days of the PC. How good are you at early PC history?
Very Difficult, 15 Qns, brownknows, Dec 04 20
Very Difficult
brownknows
Dec 04 20
6460 plays
12.
  A Mainframe Computing Miscellany great trivia quiz - 10 questions - 5 mins
A variety questions ranging from not too difficult to quite obscure from the 50's, 60's and 70's centering around business computers and their peripherals.
Difficult, 10 Qns, key_man, Dec 04 20
Difficult
key_man
Dec 04 20
525 plays
13.
  The Curious History of Digital Computers - 10 questions - 5 mins
You will probably need to be a hard-core geek and a baby boomer to be good at this quiz. Can you process these little known facts about early digital computers and computer people? Some of the answers may surprise you!
Tough, 10 Qns, UUizard, Dec 04 20
Tough
UUizard
Dec 04 20
258 plays
14.
  History of Microsoft Windows - 10 questions - 5 mins
This little quiz takes an in-depth look into the history of Microsoft Windows, more colloquially known as Windows.
Tough, 10 Qns, UniWaltBros_13, Dec 04 20
Tough
UniWaltBros_13
Dec 04 20
217 plays
15.
  Why 360? - 10 questions - 6 mins
Fifty years ago, on April 7, 1964, IBM announced System/360 computers intended to revolutionize the computer industry. This may be difficult for those who didn't experience the mainframe era, but additional information in the answer gives a perspective.
Difficult, 10 Qns, Aliquis, Dec 04 20
Difficult
Aliquis gold member
Dec 04 20
283 plays
16.
  IBM S360 Mainframe Computer History - 10 questions - 5 mins
The introduction of the IBM 360 family of mainframe computers changed the face commercial computing. Here is a quiz about how much you know of the early years of this era.
Tough, 10 Qns, key_man, Dec 04 20
Tough
key_man
Dec 04 20
427 plays
17.
  Computer Potpourri I (The Early Decades) - 10 questions - 5 mins
This is a collection of computer trivia primarily from the '60s and '70s (all the correct answers are from those decades, but I have sprinkled some incorrect answers from other decades). Old-timers should have no problem with this one.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, foobarguyohio, Dec 04 20
Very Difficult
foobarguyohio
Dec 04 20
1699 plays
18.
  Troubleshooting Programs on the IBM 360 - 10 questions - 6 mins
Much of the information fed back to programmers in IBM S360 was quite cryptic. Programmers were required to be master detectives sometimes just to find out what went wrong. How would you have survived in this era?
Tough, 10 Qns, key_man, Dec 04 20
Tough
key_man
Dec 04 20
321 plays
19.
This quiz will measure your understanding of installing, configuring, and upgrading the various flavors of MS operating systems and applications.
Tough, 10 Qns, cindynlace, Dec 04 20
Tough
cindynlace
Dec 04 20
2979 plays
20.
  The History of Computing - 10 questions - 6 mins
My career followed the growth of the data processing industry. At the time I attended college there were no majors in data processing. I gained most of my training on my own or on the job.
Difficult, 10 Qns, denmarks, Feb 02 21
Difficult
denmarks
Feb 02 21
1452 plays
21.
  The BBC Micro - 10 questions - 5 mins
A quiz about the BBC Microcomputer, as used by schools across the UK throughout the 80's
Difficult, 10 Qns, mekon, Dec 04 20
Difficult
mekon
Dec 04 20
690 plays
22.
  Sinclair Computers - 10 questions - 5 mins
This Quiz covers the popular home computers of the 1980's manufactured by Sinclair.
Very Difficult, 10 Qns, mekon, Dec 04 20
Very Difficult
mekon
Dec 04 20
1233 plays
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