The world is changing fast, with computers and artificial intelligence making our lives easier. But how much do you know about these machines? Test your know-how with this list of computer trivia questions and answers. From every web browser and computer program to the latest in programming languages, try out this quiz to challenge your friends, family, or yourself to a techy showdown.
- What system software did the early computer use?
- Which computer programmer built the first operating system?
- What input device revolutionized the personal computer?
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|What does HTTP stand for in a website address?|
▶ HyperText Transfer Protocol
|What was the name of the first electronic general-purpose computer?||▶ ENIAC|
|What Harvard dropout co-founded Microsoft?||▶ Bill Gates|
|What is the name given to an ancient analog computer that was discovered by divers off a Greek island in 1900?||▶ Antikythera mechanism|
|One kilobyte is equal to how many bytes?||▶ 1024|
|In what year was the Nintendo 64 officially released?||▶ 1996|
|1,024 Gigabytes is equal to one what?||▶ Terabyte|
|Who is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer?||▶ Charles Babbage|
|With over 17 million units produced, what was the highest selling single model of personal computer ever?||▶ The Commodore 64|
|What do the letters HTML, a markup language used to create web pages, stand for?||▶ Hypertext Markup Language|
|When referring to computer memory, what does that acronym RAM stand for?||▶ Random Access Memory|
|In what year was the iPhone first released?||▶ 2007|
|Fonts that contain small decorative lines at the end of a stroke are known as what?||▶ Serif Fonts|
|What is the name of the main protagonist in the Legend of Zelda series of video games?||▶ Link|
|The companies HP, Microsoft and Apple were all started in a what?||▶ Garage|
|In the world of video games, what does NES stand for?||▶ Nintendo Entertainment System|
|CERN launched the very first website in what year?||▶ 1990|
|In database programming, SQL is an acronym for what?||▶ Structured Query Language|
|In computer science, what does “GUI” stand for?||▶ Graphical user interface|
|What year was Facebook founded?||▶ 2004|
|Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne founded what company in 1976?||▶ Apple Computer, Inc.|
|In what year did Nintendo release its first game console in North America?||▶ 1985|
|In a website browser address bar what does “www” stand for?||▶ World Wide Web|
|In what year was the first Apple computer released?||▶ 1976|
|What does the acronym “lol” stand for when used in phone texts and on the internet?||▶ Laugh out loud|
|The first person shooter video game Doom was first released in what year?||▶ 1993|
|HTML and CSS are computer languages used to create what?||▶ Websites|
|In a photo editing program, what do the letters RGB stand for?||▶ Red, Green & Blue|
|Nintendo is a consumer electronics and video game company founded in what country?||▶ Japan|
|In 1975 an engineer created the first electronic camera while working for what company?||▶ Kodak|
|What do the letters in the acronym CD-ROM stand for?||▶ Compact Disk Read Only Memory|
|When talking about computer memory, what does the acronym ROM stand for?||▶ Read-only memory|
|When referring to a computer monitor, what does the acronym LCD stand for?||▶ Liquid Crystal Display|
|What do you call the small image icons used to express emotions or ideas in digital communication?||▶ Emoji|
|What does the acronym USB stand for when referring to a computer port?||▶ Universal Serial Bus|
|Created in 2009, what was the first decentralized cryptocurrency?||▶ Bitcoin|
|The Connecticut Leather Company later became what toy company that was popular in the 1980s for its Cabbage Patch Kids and video game consoles?||▶ Coleco|
|Regarding data storage, what does the acronym SSD stand for?||▶ Solid State Drive|
|What was the first console video game that allowed the game to be saved?||▶ The Legend of Zelda|
|Mark Zuckerberg was one of the founders of which social networking site?|
|SNES is the acronym for what popular gaming console released in the early 1990s?||▶ Super Nintendo Entertainment System|
|On which popular website do users send tweets?|
|What do the letters CPU stand for when referring to the “brains” of a computer?||▶ Central Processing Unit|
|On the popular social website Reddit, what does AMA stand for?||▶ Ask Me Anything|
|What was the first publicly traded U.S. company to reach a $1 trillion market cap?||▶ Apple|
|When referring to cables used to transmit audio/video, what does HDMI stand for?||▶ High-Definition Multimedia Interface|
|The name of the popular online battle royale game PUBG, is short for what?||▶ PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds|
|What does the online acronym SMH stand for?||▶ Shaking my head|
|What is the only state that can be typed on one row of keys on a QWERTY keyboard?||▶ Alaska|
|A modulator-demodulator is a hardware device better known as what?||▶ Modem|
|What three-digit web error code for censored content is a reference to a Ray Bradbury novel?||▶ 451|
|In computer terminology what does the acronym LAN stand for?||▶ Local-area network|
|When referring to a website’s address was does the acronym URL stand for?||▶ Uniform Resource Locator|
|To celebrate its 30th birthday in 2010, Google placed a playable version of what arcade game on its homepage?||▶ Pac-Man|
|When referring to phone calls made over the internet, what does the acronym VoIP stand for?||▶ Voice over Internet Protocol|
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Tim majored in Humanities with a bachelor in English and Theatre at New York State University. He lectured on entertainment business studies for three years at Plymouth College.
Tim has been a trivia host in his current hometown of Pittsburgh for the past two years. He enjoys hanging out with people who love trivia just as much as he does.
His friends call him the Question Master.