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Fred Brooks: Quiz


Question 1: Born in Durham, North Carolina, he attended ________, graduating in 1953, and he received a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (Computer Science) from Harvard University in 1956.
Northwestern UniversitySouthern Methodist UniversitySyracuse UniversityDuke University

Question 2: In January 2005 he gave the IEE/BCS annual Turing Lecture in ________ on the subject of "Collaboration and Telecollaboration in Design".

Question 3: "It is a very humbling experience to make a multi-million-dollar mistake, but it is also very memorable." Brooks received a ________ in 1999 and many other awards.
Vint CerfIvan SutherlandTuring AwardNiklaus Wirth

Question 4: He worked on the architecture of the Stretch (a $10m scientific supercomputer for the ________) and Harvest computers and then was manager for the development of the System/360 family of computers and the OS/360 software they ran.
Oak Ridge National LaboratoryArgonne National LaboratoryLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryLos Alamos National Laboratory

Question 5: In 1964, Brooks left IBM to found the Department of Computer Science at the ________ and chaired it for 20 years.
University of VirginiaUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillDuke UniversityFlorida State University

Question 6: As of 2008 he is still engaged in active research there, primarily in virtual worlds and ________.
Computer graphicsMapMolecular graphicsRendering (computer graphics)

Question 7: Brooks joined ________ in 1956, working in Endicott and Yorktown, New York.
Intel CorporationGeneral ElectricHewlett-PackardIBM

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