Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea Multiple Choice Test Questions

Charles Seife
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Chapters 0-1

1. The USS Yorktown was used as the test-bed for what Navy program beginning in 1996?
(a) The Eastern Invasion program.
(b) The Smart Ship program.
(c) The Drone program.
(d) The Subatomic program.

2. In 1996 and 1997, the USS Yorktown was equipped with a network of how many dual 200 MHz Pentium Pro-based computers running Windows NT 4.0?
(a) 14.
(b) 35.
(c) 10.
(d) 27.

3. The system that equipped the USS Yorktown in 1996 and 1997 was predicted to save $2.8 million per year by reducing the ship’s complement by what percentage?
(a) 20%.
(b) 30%.
(c) 5%.
(d) 10%.

4. The USS Yorktown was located off the coast of what location when the computer systems malfunctioned in September of 1997?
(a) Havana, Cuba.
(b) New York, New York.
(c) Del Norte, California.
(d) Cape Charles, Virginia.

5. In September of 1997, a crewmember entered a zero into the database field on the computers of the USS Yorktown, leading to what type of error?
(a) A divide by zero error.
(b) A multiply by zero error.
(c) An addition by zero error.
(d) A subtraction by zero error.

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