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Electronic Photo Album Quiz
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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?

Electronic Photo Album Quiz (A) - RF Cafe Electronic Photo Album Quiz (B) - RF Cafe Electronic Photo Album Quiz (C) - RF Cafe

Electronic Photo Album Quiz (D) - RF Cafe Electronic Photo Album Quiz (E) - RF Cafe Electronic Photo Album Quiz (F) - RF Cafe

Electronic Photo Album Quiz (G) - RF Cafe Electronic Photo Album Quiz (H) - RF Cafe Electronic Photo Album Quiz (I) - RF Cafe

1 - Jack   __

2 - Henry   __

3 - Ray   __

4 - Gilbert   __

5 - Chuck   __

6 - Mike   __

7 - Phillips   __

8 - Allen   __

9 - Guy   __

 

See answers below. 


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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 for microphone.

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

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