August 1963 Popular Electronics
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This quiz appeared in the August 1963 edition of Popular Electronics.
It challenges you to match the common food-related term for
a device with its picture. If you've been around electronics
labs and/or read electronics hobbyist magazines for a while,
chances are you have run across most of the terms. A couple
of the names I have to admit not being familiar, so they seem
rather 'corny'... get it?
Electronic Menu Quiz
By Robert P. Balin
Many of the nicknames most technicians use for electronic
parts, effects, or methods, are also names of common foodstuffs,
such as those on the electronic menu below. Of course, any resemblance
is purely a visual one! Nevertheless, see if you can match the
electronic dishes (1-10) with the corresponding sketches (A-L).
1 Spaghetti __
2 Ham __
3 Link __
4 Acorn __
5 Prune __
6 Banana __
8 Pie __
10 Salt __
Popular Electronics published many quizzes over the years - some
really simple and others not so simple. Robert Balin created many of the quizzes. This is
a listing of all I have posted thus far.
- Test Your
Knowledge of Semiconductors, August 1972
- Ganged Switching Quiz,
- Lamp Brightness Quiz,
Lissajous Pattern Quiz, September 1963
Quizoo, October 1962
Photo Album Quiz, March 1963
Alphabet Quiz, May 1963
- Quiz: Resistive?
Inductive? or Capacitive?, October 1960
Vector-Circuit Matching Quiz, June 1970
Quiz, September 1961
- RC Circuit Quiz,
- Diode Quiz, July
Curves Quiz, February 1963
Electronic Numbers Quiz, December 1962
Conversion Quiz, April 1963
- Coil Function
Quiz, June 1962
Analogy Quiz, August 1960
- Audio Quiz,
Unit Quiz, May 1962
Circuit Quiz, June 1968
on AC Circuit Theory, December 1970
Magnetic Phenomena Quiz, February 1962
Electronics Geography Quiz, April 1970
Menu Quiz, August 1963
Noise Quiz, August 1962
Current Quiz, October 1963
- Electronic Inventors Quiz, November 1963
Function Quiz, January 1962
Measurement Quiz, January 1963
- Vacuum Tube
Quiz, February 1961
- Kool-Keeping Kwiz, June
1 - J SPAGHETTI is the slip-on
sleeving used to insulate bare wiring.
2 - C A
HAM is a radio operator who has been granted an FCC amateur
radio license and call letters.
3 - G The part
of a fuse that melts when the rated current is exceeded is the
4 - A The ACORN is a type of vacuum tube
for UHF applications, which has no base, and has its pins
brought out through the sides of the glass envelope.
5 - H To PRUNE a coil means to adjust the spacing
between turns or to remove turns to alter its inductance.
6 - F A BANANA plug has a segmented springy
metal prong that maintains a low-resistance contact in the
7 - I A HONEYcomb coil has a pattern
in which the position of adjacent turns is continuously shifted
8 - D The PIEcrust effect
is a kind of TV picture distortion due to a hunting action in
automatic frequency control circuit.
9 - B A CONE
is the conical paper diaphragm in a loudspeaker.
- E Rochelle SALT crystals having the chemical name sodium
potassium tartrate are used in
Posted March 12, 2013