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?

Yale
Harvard
Stanford

2. In what year was the first email sent?

1982
1993
1971

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

USA
Japan
Finland

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

1890s
1940s
1920s

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

2002
1998
1996

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

Dire Straits
Billy Joel
Bruce Springsteen

7. In what year was Microsoft Word first released?

1993
1998
1983

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

1926
1939
1936

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

26.4 seconds
9.5 seconds
53.8 seconds

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

Snooker
Football
Tennis

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

1997
1995
1996

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

Russia
China
America
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