Plenty of ground-breaking inventions have changed our everyday lives for the better. Take our test and see how much you know about the history of technological innovation.

Tech Innovation

1. At what American university was Facebook founded?

Stanford
Harvard
Yale

2. In what year was the first email sent?

1993
1971
1982

3. In what country was the first mobile phone call made?

Japan
Finland
USA

4. In which decade were oven thermostats first introduced to UK households?

1920s
1890s
1940s

5. In what year was the first MP3 player launched?

1998
2002
1996

6. Whose album was the first to be commercially available on CD?

Dire Straits
Bruce Springsteen
Billy Joel

7. In what year was Microsoft Word first released?

1993
1998
1983

8. Which year saw the world’s first public demonstration of television?

1939
1936
1926

9. In 1959, Xerox released the Xerox 914, the world’s first successful commercial photocopier. How long did it take to produce one copy?

9.5 seconds
26.4 seconds
53.8 seconds

10. Which sport was the first to be broadcast in colour on the BBC?

Tennis
Snooker
Football

11. In what year did Amazon.com sell its first item?

1995
1996
1997

12. Which country first developed natural gas as an energy source way back in 200BC?

Russia
China
America
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