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IBM 7090: Quiz


Question 1: The US Navy continued to use a 7094 at Pacific Missile Test Center, Point Mugu, ________ through much of the 1980s, although a "retirement" ceremony was held in July 1982.
Los AngelesCaliforniaSan Jose, CaliforniaSacramento, California

Question 2: Printing and ________ I/O, however, employed modified unit record equipment and was slow.
Punched cardComputerComputer data storagePaper data storage

Question 3: IBSYS was a "heavy duty" production operating system with numerous subsystem and language support options, among them FORTRAN, ________, SORT/MERGE, the MAP assembler, and others.
C (programming language)COBOLProgramming paradigmProgramming language

Question 4: In 1961, the 7094 became the first computer to sing, singing the song ________.
IBM 704HAL 9000Daisy Bell2001: A Space Odyssey (film)

Question 5: During the early Apollo Program, a 7094 was kept operational to run flight planning software that had not yet been ported to mission control's newer ________ computers.
64-bitIBM System/370IBM mainframeIBM System/360

Question 6: In 1961 Alexander Hurwitz used a 7090 to discover two ________, with 1281 and 1332 digits - the largest prime numbers known at the time.
Mersenne primeDouble Mersenne numberPerfect numberFermat number

Question 7: (whose DP division later merged with Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.), IBM Japan's data center in ________, and Toshiba in Kawasaki.
BeijingGreater Tokyo AreaMinato, TokyoTokyo

Question 8: It became common to use a less expensive ________ computer to read cards onto magnetic tape for transfer to the 7090/94.
IBM System/360IBM 7090Early IBM disk storageIBM 1401

Question 9: The 7090 series featured a data channel architecture for input and output, a forerunner of modern ________ I/O.
Universal Serial BusConventional PCIDirect memory accessIndustry Standard Architecture

Question 10: ________ used 7090s, and, later, 7094s to control the Mercury and Gemini space flights.
Space explorationSpace RaceNASAHuman spaceflight


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