March 1963 Popular Electronics
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This is a different type of electronics-related quiz from Quizmaster
Robert P. Balin. Mr. Balin created many monthly quizzes
for Popular Electronics magazine. Here you are provided
a series of images and a list of men's first names, and you
need to match the image to the name. There are nine in all.
It is a good Friday afternoon challenge to help pass the time
until the weekend begins. Enjoy.
Electronic Photo Album Quiz
By Robert P. Balin
Here's an odd photo album: Our electronics-minded artist
replaced every photo with a drawing, but each drawing bears
some relation to the name of the man whose photo it replaced.
Can you match the drawings with the given names below?
1 - Jack __
2 - Henry __
3 - Ray __
4 - Gilbert __
5 - Chuck __
6 - Mike __
7 - Phillips __
8 - Allen __
9 - Guy __
Here are other Popular Electronics quizzes:
- Lamp Brightness Quiz, January
- Graph Interpretation
Quiz, April 1967
Quizoo, October 1962
Electronic Photo Album Quiz, Mar 1963
Electronic Analogy Quiz, Nov
- Electronic Alphabet Quiz,
- RC Circuit Quiz, Jun 1963
- Diode Quiz, Jul 1961
Kool-Keeping Kwiz, Jun 1970
- Electronic Curves Quiz, Feb
- Electronic Numbers
Quiz, Dec 1962
Conversion Quiz, Apr 1963
Coil Function Quiz, Jun 1962
- Electronics Analogy Quiz, Aug
- Audio Quiz, April 1955
- Electronic Unit Quiz, May
- Capacitor Circuit Quiz, Jun
- Magnetic Phenomena
Quiz, Feb 1962
Electronics Geography Quiz, Apr 1970
Electronic Menu Quiz, Aug
- Electronic Noise Quiz, Aug
- Electronic Current
Quiz, Oct 1963
Electronic Inventors Quiz, Nov
- Resistor Function Quiz, Jan
- Electronic Measurement
Quiz, Jan 1963
- Vacuum Tube
Quiz, Feb 1961
Photo Album Quiz Answers
1 - F A Jack is an electrical connecting device
designed for the insertion of a mating electrical plug.
2 - I A Henry is the electromagnetic
unit of inductance or mutual inductance. Its magnitude is a
measure of a coil's ability to produce a back e.m.f.
3 - E The Ray in a television picture tube is
the beam of electrons which originate at the cathode
and strike the fluorescent screen.
4 - B A Gilbert is a unit of magnemotive force
whose magnitude is proportional to the current I and
turns N in a coil.
5 - D A Chuck is a mechanical device which holds
the bit on the shaft of an electric or hand drill.
6 - A A Mike is, of course, a short common name
7 - G A Phillips screwdriver has fluted cruciform
tip which fit slots in a screw head designed to receive it.
8 - H An Allen wrench has a hexagonal cross-section
designed to fit inside a similarly slotted screw head.
9 - C Guy wires are used to hold an antenna mast
in place and/or reduce mast swaying.
Posted July 11, 2014