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Question 1: Later models incrementally added more features, including the ________ programming language (HP 9830A in 1971).
Visual Basic .NETAtari BASICBASICVisual Basic

Question 2: Later, secondary storage (particularly in the form of ________ and hard disk drives) were built in to the microcomputer case itself.
Hard disk driveFile Allocation TableUSB flash driveFloppy disk

Question 3: Computer memory in the form of ________, and at least one other less volatile, memory storage device are usually combined with the CPU on a system bus in a single unit.
Computer data storageDynamic random access memoryFlash memoryRandom-access memory

Question 4: Although they contained no microprocessors but were built around TTL logic, ________ Calculators as far back as 1968 had various levels of programmability such that they could be called microcomputers.
Intel CorporationIBMHewlett-PackardMicrosoft

Question 5: Bigger computers like minicomputers, mainframes, and ________ take up large cabinets or even a dedicated room.
Parallel computingCluster (computing)Vector processorSupercomputer

Question 6: This replaced the slow, complex, and expensive ________ that was previously common as an interface to minicomputers and mainframes.
TeleprinterTelegraphyComputer terminalASCII

Question 7: The programming language resembled ________ in many ways.
Low-level programming languageProgramming paradigmAssembly languageMachine code

Question 8: ________ "clones" became commonplace, and the terms "Personal Computer," and especially "PC" stuck with the general public.
MacintoshOperating systemIBM PC compatibleWintel

Question 9: As time went on and the industry matured, the market for personal (micro)computers standardized around ________ running MS-DOS (and later Windows).
Operating systemIBM PC compatibleMacintoshWintel

Question 10: The component parts were commonly available to manufacturers and the ________ was reverse engineered through cleanroom design techniques.
BIOSMacintoshExtensible Firmware InterfaceOperating system

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