Back in the 1960s, Robert Balin created many quizzes on various
electronics topics for Popular Electronics magazine.
I have already posted a couple dozen of them. Here is the latest
one on the subject of Units of Measure commonly found in electronics
work. I missed the one for the tape deck, but then I don't ever
remember concerning myself with the electrical and magnetic
characteristics of tape decks.
Electronic Unit Quiz
By Robert P. Balin
Electronic devices have their sensitivity and operating ratings
given in units that describe their most important characteristics.
See if you can match the 9 electronic units listed below with
the sketches (A through I).
Electronic Unit Quiz
1 Ohms per volt ___
2 Inches per
3 Micromicrofarads per foot
4 Microvolts per meter ___
Cycles per second ___
6 Gilberts per centimeter
7 Volts per inch ___
per minute ___
9 Volts per mil
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.
- Diagram Quiz, August
- TV Trouble Quiz,
- Electronics History Quiz,
- Scope-Trace Quiz,
March 1965 Popular Electronics
Circuit Analogy Quiz, April 1973
Your Knowledge of Semiconductors, August 1972
- Ganged Switching
Quiz, April 1972
- Lamp Brightness
Quiz, January 1969
- Lissajous Pattern Quiz, September 1963
Quizoo, October 1962
- Electronic Photo Album Quiz, March 1963
- Electronic Alphabet Quiz, May 1963
- Quiz: Resistive?
Inductive? or Capacitive?, October 1960
- Vector-Circuit Matching Quiz, June 1970
Quiz, September 1961
- RC Circuit
Quiz, June 1963
- Diode Quiz,
- Electronic Curves Quiz, February 1963
- Electronic Numbers Quiz, December 1962
- Energy Conversion Quiz, April 1963
Function Quiz, June 1962
Factor Quiz, November 1966
Math Quiz, November 1965
- Series Circuit Quiz,
Electrochemistry Quiz, March 1966
- Electronic Analogy
Quiz, November 1961
Coupling Quiz, August 1973
- Electronics Analogy Quiz, August 1960
- Audio Quiz,
Unit Quiz, May 1962
Capacitor Circuit Quiz, June 1968
- Quiz on AC Circuit Theory, December 1970
- Magnetic Phenomena Quiz, February 1962
- Electronics Geography Quiz, April 1970
Electronic Menu Quiz, August 1963
- Electronic Noise Quiz, August 1962
- Electronic Current Quiz, October 1963
- Electronic Inventors Quiz, November 1963
Function Quiz, January 1962
- Electronic Measurement Quiz, January 1963
Tube Quiz, February 1961
- Kool-Keeping Kwiz, June
Electronic Unit Quiz Answers
1 - (G) The deflection sensitivity of a basic meter movement
is given in ohms per volt, which is the reciprocal of the current
required to produce full scale deflection of the meter.
2 - (I) The speed at which the tape passes the recording
and playback heads in a tape recorder is usually 7 1/2 or 3
3/4 inches per seconds (ips).
3 - (F) The conductor and metallic braid of a shielded cable
form a capacitor, with the insulating material between them
acting as the dielectric. When the µµf. per foot
and the length of a cable are known, its total capacitive effect
can be determined.
4 - (E) The strength of a received signal is measured in
microvolts per meter - the dielectric stress existing between
two points in the wave front 1 meter apart and lying on a line
parallel to the electric lines of force.
5 - (H) The precise and stable frequency of vibration of
a tuning fork given in cycles per second is often used as a
reference frequency in electronic testing.
6 - (B) The amount of magnetizing force required to produce
a magnet of a given strength is measured in gilberts, or ampere
turns, per centimeter length of the magnetic circuit. One gilbert
per centimeter is called an "oersted."
7 - (A) The deflection sensitivity of an oscilloscope is
specified by giving the amount of input voltage required to
produce a one inch peak-to-peak deflection on the cathode-ray
8 - (C) Phonograph turntable speeds used today are 16 2/3,
33 1/3, 45, and 78 revolutions per minute.
9 - (D) The insulating ability of tape is given as the number
of volts it can withstand per mil, or one-thousandth of an inch,
of its thickness.
Posted July 18, 2013