Quiz Friday: The Great Apple History Challenge

“Three decades is a long time, and Apple is a company rich with history. This short quiz will challenge the Mac expert and yet entertain the Apple novice. See how well you do. The company has its origins in the home brew computer pioneers congregating around the Silicon Valley in the mid-1970s. Today, that ancient history is difficult to imagine as computer technology finds its way into every niche of our consumer society,” David Morgenstern writes for eWeek. “Instead of a long thought piece, chronicling the rise and fall and rise again of Apple and its co-founder Steve Jobs, I offer this quiz that will test your memories of Apple, the Macintosh and in places the industry. It’s a tough one: Are you up for the challenge?”

“There are four parts: Beginnings, Some of these questions go back to the beginnings of Apple and others look at more recent iPod-era events; some are easy and others are on the tough side. And beware of a couple of trick questions,” Morgenstern writes.

The challenge begins here.

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8 Comments

  1. All this time I’ve been THINKING I knew a thing or two about Apple. I am ashamed to say I really flunked the heck out of this test! (I don’t even want to say my single digit score!)

    This was a fun way to spend a few minutes and learn some stuff I _thought_ I knew!

  2. Hey, for the person interested in the LC with Apple II card– I have **almost** that– it’s an LC with a Cyrix 386 card, runs Win 3.1 alongside OS 8. Would consider selling for the right price….

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