On Thursday, June 16 2011, International Business Machines (IBM), perhaps America’s oldest tech company, will turn 100 years old. To test your knowledge of this iconic company, I’ve put together a quick TR Dojo Pop Quiz.
If you need a bit of a refresher before taking the quiz, check out this quick CBS News Sunday Morning video on IBM’s history.
Note: Unfortunately, our poll tool, which I use to create each pop quiz, doesn’t let me indicate a correct answer after each question. To keep from giving away the answers before everyone has a chance to test his/her knowledge, and ruining all the fun, I’ve published the answers on the last page of this blog post. I encourage everyone to answer all the questions before looking at the last page or using your favorite search engine to find the answers.
For more information on IBM and its history, check out the following resources:
- As centennial looms, IBM CEO succession talk perks up
- IBM Archives
- IBM Centennial Film: They Were There – People who changed the way the world works
- IBM Centennial Film: 100 X 100 – A century of achievements that have changed the world
For answers to the quiz, go to the next page.
Answers to our TR Dojo IBM History Quiz:
Question 1: Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company
Question 2: Endicott, N.Y.
Question 3: George W. Fairchild
Question 4: THINK
Question 5: FORTRAN
Question 6: Golf ball
Question 7: IBM System/360
Question 8: Microsoft
Question 9: Individual atoms
Question 10: Jeopardy