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Question 1: ________ use of AdaCore and security clearance).
Air Force Reserve CommandAir National GuardCivil Air PatrolUnited States Air Force

Question 2: The academic field and the engineering practice of computer programming are both largely concerned with discovering and implementing the most efficient ________ for a given class of problem.
AlgorithmLogicAlan TuringAlgorithm characterizations

Question 3: These would then bump into little levers that operate a ________.
PianoPercussion instrumentBass drumTimpani

Question 4: This depends on conceptual correctness of algorithms, and minimization of programming mistakes, such as mistakes in resource management (e.g., ________ and race conditions) and logic errors (such as division by zero).
Buffer overflowPaXStack buffer overflowBuffer overflow protection

Question 5: Another ongoing debate is the extent to which the programming language used in writing ________ affects the form that the final program takes.
Computer programmingProgramming paradigmComputer programComputer software

Question 6: Within software engineering, programming (the implementation) is regarded as one phase in a ________.
Waterfall modelExtreme ProgrammingSoftware testingSoftware development process

Question 7: Charles Babbage adopted the use of punched cards around 1830 to control his ________.
ComputerAnalytical engineAtanasoff–Berry ComputerColossus computer

Question 8: The earliest known programmable machines (machines whose behavior can be controlled and predicted with a set of instructions) were ________'s programmable Automata in 1206.
Islamic Golden AgeAl-JazariMuslim Agricultural RevolutionHydraulics

Question 9: "After some initial trials with paper tape, he settled on punched cards..."[7] To process these punched cards, first known as "Hollerith cards" he invented the tabulator, and the ________ machines.
IBM System/360Unit record equipmentKeypunchExtended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code

Question 10: ________ is a very important task in the software development process, because an incorrect program can have significant consequences for its users.
Computer programProgramming languageDebuggingComputer software


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