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Trivia Quiz - Tim Berners-Lee: Amazing Computer Scientist!

What do you know about awesome computer scientist, Tim Berners-Lee?

Quiz Number: 3465
Date Submitted: September 15, 2010
Quiz Categories: Technology
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 50.7 percent
Times Taken: 564 times
Taken by Registered Users: 6
Quiz is about: Tim Berners-Lee

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1. In what country was Tim Berners-Lee born and raised?
  A.   New Zealand
  B.   Australia
  C.   United States
  D.   England

2. From what university did Tim Berners-Lee graduate?
  A.   Auckland University of Technology
  B.   University of Technology, Sydney
  C.   MIT
  D.   Queens College, Oxford

3. What is Tim Berners-Lee famously known for?
  A.   inventing the personal computer
  B.   inventing the World Wide Web
  C.   founder of Google
  D.   founder of Wikipedia

4. Berners-Lee had a great deal to do with the first web site. What was the address of this site?
  D.   world.wide.web

5. Which of the following could visitors NOT learn about at the world's first web site, created by Berners-Lee?
  A.   learn about hypertext
  B.   learn how to search the web (or soon-to-be web)
  C.   create their own web page
  D.   register on PeopleQuiz and create a quiz

6. In 1994, Berners-Lee founded the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) while working at what university?
  A.   MIT
  B.   Michigan Technological University
  C.   The University of Manchester
  D.   Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

7. In 2004, Berners Lee admitted that a portion of the web address was actually unnecessary. What portion of "http://" could Berners-Lee have dispensed with?
  A.   http
  B.   :
  C.   //
  D.   none of the above

8. Berners-Lee has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from several universities. Chronologically, which of these was the first?
  A.   Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  B.   Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  C.   Lancaster University
  D.   The Open University

9. In 2004, Berners-Lee was named the first-ever recipient of what award?
  A.   World Technology Award
  B.   Millennium Technology Prize
  C.   National Medal of Technology and Innovation
  D.   National Medal of Science

10. In June, 2009, English Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced that Berners-Lee would work with the UK government to do what?
  A.   provide a laptop to all school children in the UK
  B.   make the entire UK wireless accessible
  C.   help make data more open and accessible on the Web
  D.   taking the world wide web remote places in Greenland®   

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