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Questions on Triumph of the Nerds & Pirates of Silicon Valley

1- After Bill and Paul had spent time in New Mexico with the Altair Computer (whose
company MITS went out of business) they moved their business to Seattle, and were
joined by their old college buddy, the unforgettable Steve Ballmer.

Also a narrator, Steve Ballmer comments "It was a 2-bit little company called
"Microsoft"." ("Bit" pun intended?) But according to the movie, how did they come up
with the name "Microsoft" in the first place?

\u2022
Bill was randomly stringing computers words together
\u2022
We are not told in the film
\u2022
Ballmer was randomly stringing computers words together
\u2022
Paul was randomly stringing computers words together
2. Which college did the founders of Apple attend?
\u2022
Austin \u2013 Texas
\u2022
Harvard \u2013 Boston
\u2022
Ramapo - New Jersey
\u2022
Berkeley - California
3. What college did those founders-to-be of Microsoft, Bill and Steve, attend?
\u2022
Berkeley, in California
\u2022
Harvard, in Boston
\u2022
Columbia, in New York
\u2022
Austin, in Texas
4. What did the two Steves of Apple build in college before computers?
\u2022
Go-carts
\u2022
Blue boxes
\u2022
Car engines
\u2022
Model airplanes
______
5. How did the two Steves of Apple actually come up with the name "Apple"?
\u2022
Mike Markkula (a business investor) suggested it
\u2022
We are not told
\u2022
Steve Jobs had one in his hand when they were thinking about a name
\u2022
Steve Wozniak went fruit-picking during his summer break
6.. What was the name of the programming language Bill and Paul first used on the
Altair computer, in Albuquerque, New Mexico?
\u2022
DOS
\u2022
HTML
\u2022
ASCII
\u2022
BASIC
7. What was the name of the computer that Apple developed after the Apple IIE
computer?
\u2022
Apple IIIE
\u2022
186
\u2022
Macintosh
\u2022
Lisa
8. What was so special about the computer made after the Apple IIE?
\u2022
It had a keyboard
\u2022
It had a printer
\u2022
It had a mouse and a graphical user interface (GUI)
\u2022
It had no numbers in the name

9. Another company actually developed the innovative feature of the Apple IIE's
successor. One which its Board of Directors decided not to produce, but to turn over
to Apple instead (for free). What company?

\u2022
Xerox
______
\u2022
IBM
\u2022
Hewlett Packard
\u2022
Dell Computers
10.. At the important meeting, Gates and co tell some well-dressed executives that
Microsoft has what they need. What Microsoft product are they referring to?
\u2022
Windows
\u2022
MS-DOS
\u2022
Internet Explorer
\u2022
MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc)
11. Steve Jobs recruited John Sculley to be Apple's new CEO. Where did John work prior
to Apple?
\u2022
IBM
\u2022
Xerox
\u2022
Microsoft
\u2022
Pepsi-Cola
12. According to Steve Jobs, what famous artist said "Good artists copy, great artists
STEAL"?
\u2022
Van Gogh
\u2022
Picasso
\u2022
Monet
\u2022
Rembrandt
13. Why is Steve Jobs so angry with Bill Gates towards the end of the film?
\u2022
Gates is still working with IBM
\u2022
Gates refuses to toast Jobs at his birthday dinner
\u2022
Gates has used Apple's software to invent Microsoft Windows
\u2022
Gates is dating Jobs' former girlfriend
14. Which character became the richest man in the world as a result of the events of this
movie?
\u2022
Steve Jobs
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