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?

Harvard
Yale
Stanford

2. In what year was the first email sent?

1971
1993
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
1940s
1890s

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

1998
1996
2002

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

Billy Joel
Dire Straits
Bruce Springsteen

7. In what year was Microsoft Word first released?

1998
1993
1983

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

1936
1939
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
53.8 seconds
26.4 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?

1997
1996
1995

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

America
Russia
China
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