What Is Silicon Valley? - Definition & History


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Where is Silicon Valley located?

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1. Which of these is not a contributor to the success of Silicon Valley?

2. Who is considered the Father of Silicon Valley?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this worksheet and attached quiz to discover how much you understand about the history of Silicon Valley. You'll be tested on its location and reasons for its success.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The worksheet and quiz will guide you to:

  • Name the Father of Silicon Valley
  • Assess the role of a venture capital company
  • Determine how Silicon Valley got its name

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the history of Silicon Valley
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the role of a venture capital company and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how Silicon Valley got its name

Additional Learning

This lesson will guide you as you learn more about the subject. The lesson is named What Is Silicon Valley? - Definition & History and it will adhere to the subsequent study points:

  • Explain the history of Silicon Valley including key individuals and innovations
  • Identify Stanford University's connection to the valley
  • Understand what a transistor is
  • Recognize the valley's connection to the U.S. Department of Defense