Douglas Engelbart Trivia Quiz: American Engineer and Inventor

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Douglas Engelbart was an American engineer and inventor who developed early computer technology, including the computer mouse and the concept of hypertext, and is considered a pioneer of the personal computer industry.

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What is Engelbart's law?

  • The intrinsic rate of human performance is exponential

  • The speed of computer processing doubles every two years

  • The number of transistors on a microchip doubles every 18-24 months

  • The amount of data that can be transmitted over a network doubles every 12-18 months

What technology did Engelbart develop that is now in widespread use?

  • Computer mouse

  • Typewriter

  • Fax machine

  • Scanner

In what year was Engelbart awarded the National Medal of Technology?

  • 1990

  • 2000

  • 2010

  • 2020

What is the name of Engelbart's thesis?

  • A Study of High-Frequency Gas-Conduction Electronics in Digital Computers

  • The History of Computing

  • The Future of Human-Computer Interaction

  • The Development of Hypertext

What was the purpose of the Bootstrap Institute?

  • To promote Engelbart's vision

  • To develop new computer hardware

  • To create a new operating system

  • To fund research into artificial intelligence

What is Douglas Engelbart known for?

  • Developing the first computer

  • Founding the field of human-computer interaction

  • Inventing the smartphone

  • Creating the internet

What was the name of the system developed by Engelbart's Augmentation Research Center?

  • Hypertext

  • NLS

  • Augment

  • Bootstrap

What institution did Engelbart found to promote his vision?

  • Tymshare

  • SRI International

  • The Doug Engelbart Institute

  • McDonnell Douglas

Who was influenced by Engelbart's work?

  • Elon Musk

  • Bill Clinton

  • Tim Berners-Lee

  • Alan Kay

When was "The Mother of All Demos" held?

  • 1950

  • 1949

  • 1980

  • 1968


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