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Vacuum Tube Quiz
February 1961 Popular Electronics

February 1961 Popular Electronics

February 1961 Popular Electronics Cover - RF CafeTable of Contents

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.

There are still a lot of vacuum tube guys out there who might remember enough about them to score well on this quiz that appeared in the February 1961 edition of Popular Electronics. My own exposure was mainly with airport surveillance and precision approach radars while in the USAF. We didn't have a lot of the fancy special purpose tubes shown here, but I was able to guess correctly on some of them based on how the tube is constructed and the response curves. Still, I'm embarrassed to tell you my overall score. Don, I know you'll do this; tell me your score and I'll tell you mine.
Vacuum Tube Quiz
By Robert P. Balin

Glancing at a tube's symbol or one of its constructional features should remind you of the graph of its characteristic curves or its outward appearance or application. Try to identify the numbered items at left, below, with the corresponding lettered items at right. Answers are at the bottom.

Vacuum Tube Quiz in February 1961 Popular Electronics - RF Cafe

 

 

Here are other Popular Electronics quizzes:

- Lamp Brightness Quiz, January 1969
- Graph Interpretation Quiz, April 1967
- Electronic Quizoo, October 1962
- Electronic Photo Album Quiz, Mar 1963
- Electronic Analogy Quiz, Nov 1961
- Electronic Alphabet Quiz, May 1963
- RC Circuit Quiz, Jun 1963
- Diode Quiz, Jul 1961
- Kool-Keeping Kwiz, Jun 1970
- Electronic Curves Quiz, Feb 1963
- Electronic Numbers Quiz, Dec 1962
- Energy Conversion Quiz, Apr 1963
- Coil Function Quiz, Jun 1962
- Electronics Analogy Quiz, Aug 1960
- Audio Quiz, April 1955
- Electronic Unit Quiz, May 1962
- Capacitor Circuit Quiz, Jun 1968
- Magnetic Phenomena Quiz, Feb 1962
- Electronics Geography Quiz, Apr 1970
- Electronic Menu Quiz,  Aug 1963
- Electronic Noise Quiz, Aug 1962
- Electronic Current Quiz, Oct 1963
- Electronic Inventors Quiz, Nov 1963
- Resistor Function Quiz, Jan 1962
- Electronic Measurement Quiz, Jan 1963
- Vacuum Tube Quiz, Feb 1961

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vacuum Tube Quiz Answers

1.    F Triode
2.    H Kinescope (magnetic deflection type)
3.    G Diode
4.    E Pentode
5.    C Electron-ray "tuning eye" (6E5)
6.    A Tetrode
7.    B Kinescope (electrostatic deflection)
8.    D Pentode with remote cutoff grid

 

 

 

 

Posted August 17, 2012