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  • 1. Pirates of Silicon Valley
  • 2. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have pioneered an industry that literally transformed the entire world. ER's Noah Wyle stars as Steve Jobs, the co-founder and driving force behind Apple Computer. Anthony Michael Hall portrays multi-billionaire Bill Gates of Microsoft. The passion, luck and genius of these quirky visionaries explodes on the screen in this humorous, fast-paced and unforgettable film. Jump on to their wild ride and experience the struggles and successes of the overnight revolution that catapulted them into becoming the most powerful men in the world. Steve Jobs Bill Gates Noah Wiley as Steve Jobs Anthony Michael Hall as Bill Gates
  • 3.
    • Steve Jobs and Bill Gates are the true revolutionaries of our time. Not the students who occupied the dean's office in the late '60s. Not the anti-war marchers who were determined to overthrow the establishment. Jobs and Gates are the ones who changed the way the world thinks, acts and communicates.
  • 4. Silicon Quiz After viewing the movie answer the following questions. Click on the answer that you think is correct.
  • 5. How much did the Apple cost in 1976?
    • $323
    • $666
    • $1024
  • 6. Correct
    • $666. The first models were sold to the only local computer store, The Byte Shop. Jobs and Wozniak were to deliver 25 computers, assembled. They finished the night before they were due.
  • 7. During what even did the Macintosh “1984” ad run?
    • Superbowl XVIII
    • Reagan’s Presidential victory speech
    • A space shuttle launch
  • 8. Correct
    • Super Bowl XVIII, on Jan 22, 1984. The game was between the L.A Raiders and the Washington Redskins. L.A won 38 - 9.
  • 9. Who directed the “1984” ad?
    • Steven Spielberg
    • Steve Jobs
    • Ridley Scott
  • 10. Correct
    • Ridley Scott. He had directed "Alien" and "Blade Runner," and would go on to direct "Legend," "1492: Conquest of Paradise," and "Thelma & Louise," among others.
  • 11. The Lisa Computer was named after?
    • Woz’s mouse
    • Steve Jobs’ daughter
    • Mike Markkula’s wife
  • 12. Correct
    • Steve Jobs' daughter. The Lisa was the first computer with a Graphical User Interface.
  • 13. What does QDOS stand for?
    • Quiet Dumb Operating System
    • Quick and Dirty Operating System
    • Nothing
  • 14. Correct
    • Quick and Dirty Disk Operating System. Bill Gates paid $50,000 for it, after he promised IBM an operating system that he did not have.
  • 15. How much Apple stock did Microsoft buy in 1977?
    • $150,000,000 worth
    • $450.000,000 worth
    • 1 share
  • 16. Correct
    • $150,000,000 worth . This came as part of a deal guaranteeing that Microsoft Office 97, as well as other Microsoft titles, would be released for the Macintosh.
  • 17. What did Woz call his first computer, back in 1972?
    • Woz1
    • The Box
    • The Cream Soda Computer
  • 18. Correct
    • The Cream Soda Computer. As with the Altair, input was through flipped switches and output was flashing lights.
  • 19. Where did Steve Jobs & Woz meet?
    • A commune in Oregon
    • Homestead High School, Los Altos, CA
    • Los Gatos Elementary School, Los Gatos, CA
  • 20. Correct
    • Homestead High school, Los Altos, CA. Steve was a freshman when Woz was a senior. Their friend Bill Fernandez introduced them. They had the same electronics teacher, Colm McCollumn.
  • 21. What illegal device did Jobs and Woz manufacture and sell?
    • Radar detectors
    • The Black box
    • The Blue box
  • 22. Correct
    • The blue box. This was used to make free long distance calls, because it made the same tones as the Ma Bell long distance system.
  • 23. What happened to Steve Wozniak in 1981?
    • He was injured in a small plane crash
    • He became a millionaire
    • He had a heart attack
  • 24. Correct
    • He was injured in a small plane crash. He suffered partial amnesia. This led him to take time off at Apple, to get in better touch with his family. He now teaches computer skills to kids and helps fund a ballet.
  • 25. What year did IBM release it’s 1 st PC?
    • 1976
    • 1981
    • 1984
  • 26. Correct
    • 1981. Called the IBM PC, it was loaded with the Microsoft operating system and came with the Microsoft Basic programming language. it had no software bundled with it.
  • 27. What was new and unique about the Apple II?
    • First computer with a mouse
    • First computer with a hard drive
    • First computer to come in a plastic case and include color graphics
  • 28. Correct
    • First computer to come in a plastic case and include color graphics. The colors were hard-wired into the computer's ROM using IC chips, rather than software-based.
  • 29. What holiday was Apple Computer born on?
    • April Fool’s Day
    • July 4 th
    • Labor Day
  • 30. Correct
  • 31. What dietary restrictions does Jobs have?
    • He hates sweets
    • He is a vegan
    • He is allergic to shellfish
  • 32. Correct
    • He is a vegan. A vegan is a strict vegetarian that eats NO animal or dairy products.
  • 33. Where did Jobs travel with the money he earned at Atari?
    • New York
    • Japan
    • India
  • 34. Correct
    • India. He traveled with Reed College friend Dan Kotke. When he returned he began attending "Homebrew computer club" meetings with Woz.
  • 35. Who was Apple’s first investor?
    • Woz’s mom
    • Craven Moorehead
    • Mike Markkula
  • 36. Correct
    • Mike Markkula, who invested between 91 - 250k. He became the "parent" to the company, running marketing and acting as a financial advisor.
  • 37. What is the name of the first company Gates and Allen started?
    • Micro-soft
    • Gates & Allen
    • Traf-O-Data
  • 38. Correct
    • Traf-O-Data. They generated statistics on traffic flow from a rubber tube stretched across a highway.
  • 39. Where did Gates and Allen meet?
    • Lakeside School
    • Harvard
    • A strip bar called the Zebra Club
  • 40. Correct
    • Lakeside School, a prep school in Washington.
  • 41. Who else co-founded Apple (and dropped out early on)?
    • Dan Kotke
    • Ron Wayne
    • Ron Jeremy
  • 42. Correct
    • Ron Wayne. He wrote the Apple I manual and soon after sold his 10% stake in the company for $500.
  • 43. What was the first computer program Gates & Allen ever wrote?
    • Pong
    • Chess
    • Tic Tac Toe
  • 44. Correct
    • Tic Tac Toe, written for Lakeside's PDP-10 terminal. Every month they quickly used up the school's time-sharing allocation for the terminal, sometimes in a few days.
  • 45. What was the first commercial computer program Gates & Allen wrote?
    • BASIC for the Altair
    • BASIC for the Apple II
    • UNIX for the PDP-10F
  • 46. Correct
    • BASIC for the Altair computer. They were paid a $4000 signing bonus and a $30 dollar per computer royalty fee.
  • 47. Congratulations! Now you have all the knowledge you need to hold your own in Silicon Valley.  
  • 48. Sorry, Try again! Return to question