55+ Computer Trivia Questions and Answers

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.

Computer Trivia

  • 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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Computer Trivia Questions and Answers

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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?Facebook
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?Twitter
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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