## THE ENIGMATIC ALAN TURING

(1) Alan Turing's father worked for civil services in which former British colony?

Burma

India

Sri Lanka

South Africa

(2) His first day at Sherborne School coincided with an important event. Name the event.

1926 General Strike

World War I

1929 Great Depression

World War II

(3) At Sherborne, Turing befriended a colleague who would have a life long influence on his future work. Name him.

Max Newman

Tommy Flowers

Christopher Morcom

David Hilbert

(4) From which college did Turing do his under graduation in mathematics?

Christ Church, Oxford

Harris College, Manchester

Imperial College, London

King's College, Cambridge

(5) At Cambridge, Turing attended lectures from a famous mathematician regarding foundation of maths. Name him.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Betrand Russel

Martin Heidegger

Immanuel Kent

(6) The British and French intelligence were given crucial information about Enigma by the Cipher Bureau of which country?

USA

Switzerland

Poland

USSR

(7) In which year was Alan Turing awarded the Order of British Empire (OBE)?

1945

1946

1947

1948

(8) In response to a request made by Turing and his colleagues asking for more resources for breaking German messages, what message did PM Churchill write in a memo to General Ismay?

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(9) Name the code breaker at Bletchley Park whom Turing proposed in 1941?

Margaret Clarke

Joan Clarke

Bethany Clarke

Sidney Clarke

(10) Alan created a computer program - Turbochamp for which board game?

X and 0

Ludo

Snake and Ladders

Chess

(11) Which subject was Turing researching on at the time of his death?

Mathematical biophysics

Mathematical biology

Mathematical chemistry

Mathematical astronomy

(12) According to his biographers, which was Turing's favorite fairy tale?

Cinderella

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Sleeping Beauty

Beauty and the Beast

(13) In which city did he work in towards the end of his life?

Oxford

Cambridge

Manchester

London

(14) Which organization gives the Turing award?

Association of Computer Machinery

IEEE

SPIE

American Mathematical Society

(15) What was Turing's rank in BBC's nationwide poll of the 100 greatest Britons in 2002?

5

11

16

21

For earlier post on the royal pardon to Alan Turing, click here (Link).

Burma

India

Sri Lanka

South Africa

(2) His first day at Sherborne School coincided with an important event. Name the event.

1926 General Strike

World War I

1929 Great Depression

World War II

(3) At Sherborne, Turing befriended a colleague who would have a life long influence on his future work. Name him.

Max Newman

Tommy Flowers

Christopher Morcom

David Hilbert

(4) From which college did Turing do his under graduation in mathematics?

Christ Church, Oxford

Harris College, Manchester

Imperial College, London

King's College, Cambridge

(5) At Cambridge, Turing attended lectures from a famous mathematician regarding foundation of maths. Name him.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Betrand Russel

Martin Heidegger

Immanuel Kent

(6) The British and French intelligence were given crucial information about Enigma by the Cipher Bureau of which country?

USA

Switzerland

Poland

USSR

(7) In which year was Alan Turing awarded the Order of British Empire (OBE)?

1945

1946

1947

1948

(8) In response to a request made by Turing and his colleagues asking for more resources for breaking German messages, what message did PM Churchill write in a memo to General Ismay?

SANCTIONED

GRANT MORE RESOURCES

DO IT NOW

ACTION THIS DAY

(9) Name the code breaker at Bletchley Park whom Turing proposed in 1941?

Margaret Clarke

Joan Clarke

Bethany Clarke

Sidney Clarke

(10) Alan created a computer program - Turbochamp for which board game?

X and 0

Ludo

Snake and Ladders

Chess

(11) Which subject was Turing researching on at the time of his death?

Mathematical biophysics

Mathematical biology

Mathematical chemistry

Mathematical astronomy

(12) According to his biographers, which was Turing's favorite fairy tale?

Cinderella

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Sleeping Beauty

Beauty and the Beast

(13) In which city did he work in towards the end of his life?

Oxford

Cambridge

Manchester

London

(14) Which organization gives the Turing award?

Association of Computer Machinery

IEEE

SPIE

American Mathematical Society

(15) What was Turing's rank in BBC's nationwide poll of the 100 greatest Britons in 2002?

5

11

16

21

For earlier post on the royal pardon to Alan Turing, click here (Link).