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Resistor Function Quiz
January 1962 Popular Electronics

January 1962 Popular Electronics

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People old and young enjoy waxing nostalgic about and learning some of the history of early electronics. Popular Electronics was published from October 1954 through April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged. See all articles from Popular Electronics.

Here is another electronics quiz for you to try. It covers the functions of resistors in various circuits. The quiz appeared in the January 1962 edition of Popular Electronics. I got 100%, just for the record. Having worked with tubes helps with figure B since it does not really have a direct transistor equivalent, but by process of elimination you can get it.

 

 

 

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Resistor Function Quiz
By Robert P. Balin


Resistors find more uses in electronic equipment than any other component. See if you can match the functions of the resistors listed at right with the letters (A through I) representing their applications in the diagrams at left.

Resistor Function Quiz, January 1962 Popular Electronics - RF Cafe 1 Current limiting resistor   ___
2 Damping resistor   ___
3 Ballast resistor   ___
4 Filter resistor   ___
5 Self-bias resistor   ___
6 Isolation resistor   ___
7 Range resistor   ___
8 Parasitic suppressor   ___
9 Bleeder resistor   ___

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resistor Quiz Answers


1   D
2   C
3   E
4   H
5   A
6   I
7   G
8   B
9   F

 

 

 

Posted September 17, 2012