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 __
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
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