Charles Babbage Trivia Quiz: Father Of The Computer

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Charles Babbage Trivia Quiz: Father Of The Computer

Charles Babbage, born in 1791 and died in 1871, was an English polymath. Babbage was a mathematician, philosopher, inventor, and mechanical engineer who invented the digital programmable computer. Some regard Babbage to be the "Father of the Computer." In addition to his work on computers, which he documented in his book Economic of Manufactures and Machinery, Babbage had many interests. His diverse work in various subjects has earned him the title of "preeminent" among the century's many polymaths. Take this quiz to test your knowledge about Charles Babbage.

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When did Charles Babbage publish the solution of a Vigenère cipher, published previously in the Journal of the Society of Arts?

  • 1857

  • 1861

  • 1854

  • 1873

When was Charles Babbage born?

  • 26 December 1791

  • 12 May 1794

  • 27 April 1791

  • 04 October 1798

What is the cause of death of Charles Babbage?

  • Cancer

  • Urinary tract infection

  • Heart Attack

  • kidney infection

In ______, responding to eight Bridgewater Treatises, Charles Babbage published his Ninth Bridgewater Treatise, as manifested in the Creation, under the title On the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God.

  • 1837

  • 1841

  • 1847

  • 1849

When was Charles Babbage elected a Fellow of the Royal Society?

  • 1816                            

  • 1820

  • 1817

  • 1921

In which year did Charles Babbage invent the pilot (also called a cow-catcher)?

  • 1838

  • 1839

  • 1837

  • 1845

Charles Babbage was instrumental in founding the Royal Astronomical Society in _________

  • 1820

  • 1827

  • 1824

  • 1823

What is the religion of Charles Babbage?

  • Buddhist

  • Catholicism

  • Christianity

  • Methodist

What is the height of Charles Babbage?

  • 4 Feet , 2 Inches (Approx.)

  • 5 Feet , 2 Inches (Approx.)

  • 6 Feet, 5 Inches (Approx.)

  • 5 Feet, 11 Inches (Approx.)

When did Charles Babbage win its Gold Medal, cited "for his invention of an engine for calculating mathematical and astronomical tables"?

  • 1825

  • 1826

  • 1824

  • 1830

Who did Charles Babbage marry?

  • Georgiana Whitmore

  • Ada Lovelace

  • Lady Byron

  • Grace Hopper

When was Charles Babbage elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences?

  • 1837

  • 1832

  • 1841

  • 1840

When was Charles Babbage die?

  • 22 June 1874

  • 12 August 1879

  • 18 October 1871

  • 03 January 1872

Who was Charles Babbage's father?

  • Henry Prevost Babbage

  • Benjamin Babbage

  • Dugald Bromhead

  • None of these

Charles Babbage served as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge from which year?

  • 1828 to 1839

  • 1831 to 1838

  • 1829 to 1838

  • 1821 to 1827

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