Questions

1.  What do the initials VCR stand for?

2.  Isaac Pitman published Stenographic Roundhand in 1837.  What is his system now known as?

3.  Before the telephone was invented, what electrical device was used to send messages?

4.  The picture of a small dog listening to 'his masters voice' on a gramophone was the trade mark of which record company?

5.  In a computer, what is the CPU?

6.  What unit is used to measure the frequency of radio waves?

7.  For what are sandwich boards used?

8.  What did John Logie Baird invent?

9.  In which field of communication were Sir Humphrey Davy and Joseph Niepce involved?

10.  Radar played an important part in the conduct of World War II, detecting the positions of enemy planes.  What does RADAR stand for?

11.  What were 'cats' whiskers' used for in early 'crystal' radios?

12.  In what year was the first flight around the world over both poles?

13.  What was the name of the small box camera which became available early this century?

14.  When was The Times first published?

15.  What name is given to the decorated books made by the monks in the Middle Ages?

16.  Why are satellites necessary to send VHF signals around the world?

17.  What year was the 'Telstar' satellite launched from Cape Canaveral?

18.  Software is the name given to what?

19.  Who printed the first book in English in 1474?

20.  What is the name given to the method of sending signals by arrangement  of flags or a post with moveable arms?

21.  BASIC is an easy to learn computer language.  What do the initials stand for?

22.  When Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, the predecessor of the record player, what was the first recording made?

23.  The first records were played at 78 rpm.  What does rpm stand for?

24.  What name is given to the spreading of opinions and ideas, often by giving one-sided information?

25.  What was the first postage stamp called?

 

Answers

1.  Video Cassette Recorder

2.  Shorthand

3.  Electric telegraph

4.  HMV ('His Master's Voice')

5.  Central Processing Unit

6.  Hertz

7.  Advertisements

8.  Television

9.  Photography

10.  Radio Detection and Ranging

11.  Tuning

12.  1965

13.  Brownie

14.  1785

15.  Illuminated manuscripts

16.  High frequency radio waves travel in straight lines and cannot follow the curves of the Earth's surface

17.  1962

18.  Computer programmes

19.  William Caxton

20.  Semaphore

21.  Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

22.  Mary had a little lamb

23.  Revolutions per minute

24.  Propaganda