The History of Computer Viruses


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What is a computer virus?

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1. The beginning of computer viruses stemmed from _____.

2. The first computer virus developed was the _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this worksheet/quiz, you can determine how much you know about the history of computer viruses. Key topics include the definition of a computer virus and how computer viruses began.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • The first computer virus that was created
  • Characterization of the Love Letter virus
  • Function of the Brain Boot virus

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the origin of computer viruses and the way the Brain Boot virus works
  • Defining key concepts - make sure you can accurately define a computer virus
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the first computer virus that was ever created

Additional Learning

To learn more about computer viruses, review the lesson called The History of Computer Viruses. Here are some of the main points of the lesson:

  • How computer viruses can infect host computers/systems
  • Development of the Rabbit virus
  • Trojans and Animal Games
  • Computer viruses in our modern world