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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who invented the telegraph?
(a) Thomas Edison.
(b) Samuel Morse.
(c) Albert Einstein.
(d) Alexander Graham Bell.

2. Who first defined the concept of "bandwith"?
(a) Harry Nyquist.
(b) Samuel Morse.
(c) Albert Einstein.
(d) Alexander Graham Bell.

3. in what year did John Carrington, an English missionary, publish "The Talking Drums of Africa"?
(a) 1902
(b) 1972
(c) 1845
(d) 1949

4. How did Bertrand Russell address conflicting results produced by the Principia Mathematica? the problem of these recursive paradoxes by simply making them against the rules of his formal system.
(a) He ignored them since they were infrequent.
(b) He implemented exceptions into the system.
(c) Russell altered the Principia Mathematica to adjust for conflicting results.
(d) He made them against the rules.

5. What language do the drums of what is now Zaire mimic?
(a) Swahili
(b) Zulu.
(c) Bantu.
(d) Kele.

Short Answer Questions

1. By 1930, what had replaced the telegraph as the most advanced means of communication?

2. What word book by James Murray was first published in 1879?

3. Seventeenth numerical tables were set up so that what factor could be learned about each number?

4. What was Claude Shannon fascinated with?

5. In his graduate paper, to what did Claude Shannon apply the binary logic of George Boole?

(see the answer key)

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