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Electronic Alphabet Quiz
May1963 Popular Electronics

May 1963 Popular Electronics

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This quiz from Popular Electronics is a bit trickier than others because it requires you to think abstractly rather than concretely. Quiz-maker Robert Balin presents a series of circuits and components along with the first letters of the related topics. Your mission, should you decide to accept, is to match the item to the letter. The example provided is matching the letter 'J' to a drawing of that type of half-wave antenna. I have to admit that my attempt at matching all of the items and letters was taking a lot of time, so I quit before finishing all of them; my hard head is better at concrete thinking.


Electronic Alphabet Quiz
By Robert P. Balin

The letters of the alphabet are often used as abbreviations for electronic terms. Thus, J means to the electronics enthusiast a type of half-wave antenna. Can you match the letters below with the drawings (1-10) of the devices and circuits to which they most logically refer?

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A ____


C ____


L ____


S ____


Y ____


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C ____


L ____


S ____


Y ____

B ____


E ____


Q ____


X ____


Z ____


Here are other Popular Electronics quizzes:

- Lamp Brightness Quiz, January 1969
- Graph Interpretation Quiz, April 1967
- Electronic Quizoo, October 1962
- Electronic Photo Album Quiz, Mar 1963
- Electronic Analogy Quiz, Nov 1961
- Electronic Alphabet Quiz, May 1963
- RC Circuit Quiz, Jun 1963
- Diode Quiz, Jul 1961
- Kool-Keeping Kwiz, Jun 1970
- Electronic Curves Quiz, Feb 1963
- Electronic Numbers Quiz, Dec 1962
- Energy Conversion Quiz, Apr 1963
- Coil Function Quiz, Jun 1962
- Electronics Analogy Quiz, Aug 1960
- Audio Quiz, April 1955
- Electronic Unit Quiz, May 1962
- Capacitor Circuit Quiz, Jun 1968
- Magnetic Phenomena Quiz, Feb 1962
- Electronics Geography Quiz, Apr 1970
- Electronic Menu Quiz,  Aug 1963
- Electronic Noise Quiz, Aug 1962
- Electronic Current Quiz, Oct 1963
- Electronic Inventors Quiz, Nov 1963
- Resistor Function Quiz, Jan 1962
- Electronic Measurement Quiz, Jan 1963
- Vacuum Tube Quiz, Feb 1961



















Alphabet Quiz Answers

A - 8  Class A amplifiers use a biasing level which permits plate current to flow continuously when an
          a.c. signal is applied to the grid.

B - 3  The B battery is used to supply the plate voltage for battery-operated tubes.

C - 9  Operating temperatures for electronic devices are often given in degrees celsius (°C), formerly
          known as the centigrade scale.

E - 7  The E layer of the ionosphere 50 - 90 miles up provides daytime over-the-horizon short-wave
         radio reception.

L - 10  An L section choke input filter is used in full-wave, high-current power supplies such as those
          employing mercury vapor rectifiers.

Q - 1  The Q of a coil is a figure of merit representing the ratio of its reactance to resistance at a specific frequency.

S - 5  An S-meter is a relative signal strength indicator on radio receivers, calibrated in "S" units from 0 - 9,
         and in db above S-9.

X - 2  X-ray radiation is produced in a Roentgen tube when a high-velocity electron beam strikes a tungsten target.

Y - 6  The Y connection of transformer secondary windings provides three-phase power in which the line-to-line
         voltage equals 1.732 times the line-to-ground voltage.

Z - 4  The Z-axis input of an oscilloscope permits intensity modulation of the electron beam by applying the
          signal to the grid-cathode circuit.



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