Inventors & Their Inventions
RF Cafe Quiz #17

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1. Who is credited with inventing the computer mouse?

a) Bill Gates
b) Steve Jobs
c) Bill Nye (the science guy)
d) Douglas Engelbart

2. Who is credited with discovering the transistor?

a) John Bardeen
b) William Shockley
c) Walter Brattain
d) All the above

3. Who invented the Viterbi programming algorithm?

a) Andrew Viterbi
b) Robert Pease
c) Albert Einstein
d) Robert Lucky

4. Who is credited with inventing the triode amplifier vacuum tube (Audion)?

a) Sir Jonathan Audion
b) James Watt
c) Brian Koenigsmark
d) Lee De Forest

5. Who invented the tunnel diode?
a) Scott Adams
b) Leo Esaki
c) Patrick Fitzgerald
d) Igor Stravinsky

6. Who is credited with inventing spread spectrum communications?

a) Akio Morita
b) Thomas Steenland
c) Hedy Lamarr
d) Albert Gore

7. Who is credited with inventing frequency modulation (FM)?

a) Edwin Armstrong
b) Heike Onnes
c) Robert Jarvik
d) Charlie Eppes

8. Who is credited with inventing television?

a) Yataro Iwasaki
b) Lothar Rohde
c) Hermann Schwarz
d) Philo Farnsworth

9. Who is credited with inventing radar?

a) Gordon Gould
b) Elmer Sperry
c) Sir Robert Watson-Watt
d) Augustus Raytheon

10. Who is credited with inventing the first integrated circuit?

a) Garrett Morgan
b) Jack Kilby
c) James (Jim) Wilson
d) Grace Hopper

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