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Sunday Challenge #29 – Quiz on Computers

Team StoryWeavers|August 01, 2022, 12:09 IST| 1198

Welcome to BYJU’S Sunday Challenge, the weekly quiz. In this edition, we take a tour of the most game-changing technological advancement of the modern age – the computer. So put on your thinking caps, plug in and power up! It’s quiz time! 


You can take a shot at the questions and field your guesses in the comments section below. Answers will be revealed on subsequent Sundays in the comment section. The fastest entries to get all questions right win a pair of Bluetooth headphones. 

Ready? Here are your questions:

Question 1

In the world of computers, what is popularly referred to as the “three-finger salute”?

Question 2

This item of footwear has a different meaning when used in the context of computers. It refers to a device that stores a single binary digit – either one or zero. What are we talking about?

Question 3

If 8 bits make a byte, then what is 4 bits or half a byte called?

Question 4

Pictured below is the man who was honoured as the “Inventor of the World Wide Web” during the 2012 London Olympics. Identify him.

Question 5

Pictured below is the hand of Douglas Engelbert holding a certain first-of-its kind invention in the world of computers. How do we better know this device today?

Take your guesses in the comments section below. Winners of this edition, along with the answers will be revealed next Sunday, so keep your eyes peeled!

To view other editions of the Sunday Challenge, click here.

Answers to Sunday Challenge 28

1. Dune

2. Frankenstein

3. Hugo. Hugo Gernsback is the writer after whom the Hugo award is named.

4. Lightsaber

5. H G Wells

Update: Winners of Sunday Challenge 29:

Pratik Pulkundwar

Kushagra Agarwal

Nirvaan Gupta

Rayam Nasim Rahi

Arissa Noor Sheikh

Congratulations to all the winners! Check your inbox for instructions on how to claim the prize. Stay curious and keep learning! 

Here is another interesting article on the Evolution of Computers.


About the Author

Suraj is a self-proclaimed audiophile and a jack-of-all-trades writer with a diverse set of interests. An amateur quizzer on the side, he claims that the first object he fell in love with was a book on flags at age 3. His favourite punctuation mark is the Oxford Comma, which coincidentally happens to be one of his favourite songs too!

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