Gaming
Coding IRL
Code vs Science Fiction
Vocab
Grabbag
100

True or False: Terminals were common before home computers became affordable. They could also play games even though they didn't have a mouse.

True

100

This command clears the screen on a terminal.

"clear"

100

Bixby

Real

100

What is an algorithm?

A set of instructions or steps to follow

100

This company recently took Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to space for a few minutes.

Blue Origin.

200

This Swedish video game programmer and designer is best known for creating the sandbox video game Minecraft and for founding the video game company Mojang in 2009.

Markus Alexej Persson, also known as Notch

200

This command creates a new file on the terminal

"touch"

200

ArnoldC

True

200

What is a program?

An algorithm (or collection of algorithms) that has been coded into something that can be run by a machine

200

The architectural marvel produces hydroelectric energy that helps keep the lights on for customers in California, Arizona, and Nevada. It creates enough power for 1.3 million people.

Hoover Dam

300

Can you use Python to make videogames?

Yes

300

With how mainstream coding and programming has become, pop culture is beginning to feature it in several tv shows and movies. Name one example of a show or movie that works in coding and/or programming

Varies

300

LOLCODE

Real

300

What is looping?

Code repeated multiple times

300

This technology allows for computer aided designs to be built to their exact specifications, in real time.

3D Printer

400

This man is also known as "The Father of Video Games" due to his contributions to the field of gaming.

Ralph Bear

400

This is the name of the Windows counterpart to the Unix "terminal". What is the "Terminal" called in Windows?

Command Prompt

400
Gemini Protocol

Real!

400

What are conditionals?

Programs or parts of a program that only run(s) when certain parameters are met.

400

This company wants to use drones to deliver packages

Amazon

500
Name 3 apps that use Python in some capacity.
Varies
500

This was the first computer to win both a chess game and a chess match against a reigning world champion under regular time controls.

IBM Deep Blue

500

Gopher Protocol

Real (This was the "internet" before the World Wide Web!!)

500

What does it mean to "debug" a program?

To carefully look for errors and remove them!

500

What is another name for the terminal?

Accepted: Console, shell, prompt

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