The Soul of a New Machine Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many inventors will the Eagle have?
(a) Fifty.
(b) Thirty.
(c) There can only be one.
(d) Almost a hundred.

2. What is the project flooded with come Spring?
(a) Engineers.
(b) Cash.
(c) Water from the melting snow.
(d) Programmers.

3. What did cavemen use to debug fire?
(a) A Power Diagnostic Unit (PDU).
(b) The wheel.
(c) Sticks.
(d) An oscilloscope.

4. What does the Microteam lack?
(a) Their own computer.
(b) A simulator program.
(c) A flexible schedule.
(d) Manpower.

5. According to his resignation note, what is the maximum unit of time that Rosen will deal with?
(a) Second.
(b) Day.
(c) Hour.
(d) Season.

6. What does West send along with the engineers who go to the conference?
(a) His son.
(b) Refreshments.
(c) A bonus.
(d) His regards.

7. What has West talked about ever since coming to work for Data General?
(a) Efficiency.
(b) Quitting.
(c) Responsibility.
(d) Synergy.

8. What is the bigger game?
(a) Business.
(b) Survival.
(c) Pinball.
(d) Adventure.

9. What model of the Eclipse does Alsing refer to as 'his' machine?
(a) The EC/12.
(b) The VAX 11/780.
(c) The C/150.
(d) The M/300.

10. What part of the computer does Rasala melt accidentally?
(a) A chip socket.
(b) A PAL.
(c) The heat gun.
(d) A co-processor.

11. What is the name of the standard test on computer speed?
(a) The Littlethorpe Benchmark.
(b) The Countesthorpe Benchmark.
(c) The Whetstone Benchmark.
(d) The Leicester Benchmark.

12. Who is one of the best Hardy Boys?
(a) Ed Rasala.
(b) Carl Alsing.
(c) Steve Smith.
(d) Dave Epstein.

13. What does Data General supposedly offer its employees in addition to medical insurance?
(a) Dental.
(b) Death benefits.
(c) Alimony benefits.
(d) Maternity leave.

14. When does West leave for work?
(a) A bit before eight.
(b) Right at six.
(c) In between seven-thirty and eight.
(d) A little after seven.

15. What do the engineers talk about at their parties?
(a) Women.
(b) Nothing but nervous small-talk.
(c) Computers.
(d) How much they hate West.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Ken Holberger's 'rank' in the Hardy Boys?

2. When does the Eagle make its debut?

3. Who is sent to Data General's semiconductor facility for a 'vacation?'

4. What percentage of Data General's equipment sales does the Eagle represent after its launch?

5. What type of engineers go on working after Holberger broadcasts the emergency message?

(see the answer keys)

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