August 1967 Popular Electronics
Table of Contents
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles
published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
master quizmaster Robert P. Balin created this "Electronic Measurements Quiz" to
test your ability to match the indicated component with one of the commonly associated
parameter units. For instance, if a carbon resistor was illustrated, you would choose,
if offered as an option, the temperature coefficient of resistance unit of ppm/°C.
I erroneously swapped the units for item A and item H (80% score). Oh well, there goes
the cumulative quiz GPA. Maybe you will do better.
There was another
Quiz in the January 1963 Popular Electronics.
Electronic Measurements Quiz
By Robert P. Balin
Commonly used electronic devices are described by one or more specialized units of
measurement which define dimensions, quantities or rate of drift, temperature, voltage,
current, impedance, sensitivity, compliance, and other characteristics. For example,
a lamp may be rated in lumens per watt (lm/W). Test your ability to match the measurement
designators (1-10) with the illustrations (A-J) below.
Electronic circuits perform functions similar to many mechanical devices and natural
phenomena, and finding an analogy between them often leads to a better understanding
of both. See if you can match the numbered electronic circuits on the left with the lettered
sketches on the right.
See answers below.
Quizzes from vintage electronics magazines such as Popular
Electronics, Electronics-World, QST, and Radio News were published
over the years - some really simple and others not so simple. Robert P. Balin
created most of the quizzes for Popular Electronics. This is a listing
of all I have posted thus far.
Radio Quiz - December 1947 Radio-Craft
Quiz - October 1955 Radio & Television News
- Electronics Physics
Quiz - March 1974 Popular Electronics
- A Baffling Quiz
- January 1968 Popular Electronics
- Electronics IQ
Quiz - May 1967 Popular Electronics
- Plug and Jack
Quiz - December 1967 Popular Electronics
Switching Quiz - October 1967 Popular Electronics
Angle Quiz - September 1967 Popular Electronics
Electronics Quiz - July 1967 Popular Electronics
- FM Radio
Quiz - April 1950 Radio & Television News
- Bridge Circuit
Quiz -December 1966 Popular Electronics
- Diode Function
Quiz - August 1965 Popular Electronics
- Diagram Quiz,
August 1966 Popular Electronics
- Quist Quiz - November
- TV Trouble Quiz,
July 1966 Popular Electronics
- Electronics History Quiz,
December 1965 Popular Electronics
- Scope-Trace Quiz,
March 1965 Popular Electronics
Circuit Analogy Quiz, April 1973
Test Your Knowledge of Semiconductors, August 1972 Popular Electronics
- Ganged Switching
Quiz, April 1972 Popular Electronics
- Lamp Brightness
Quiz, January 1969 Popular Electronics
- Lissajous Pattern Quiz, September 1963 Popular Electronics
Quizoo, October 1962 Popular Electronics
- Electronic Photo Album Quiz, March 1963 Popular Electronics
- Electronic Alphabet Quiz, May 1963 Popular Electronics
- Quiz: Resistive?
Inductive? or Capacitive?, October 1960 Popular Electronics
- Vector-Circuit Matching Quiz, June 1970 Popular Electronics
Quiz, September 1961 Popular Electronics
- RC Circuit Quiz,
June 1963 Popular Electronics
- Diode Quiz, July
1961 Popular Electronics
- Electronic Curves Quiz, February 1963 Popular Electronics
- Electronic Numbers Quiz, December 1962 Popular Electronics
- Energy Conversion Quiz, April 1963 Popular Electronics
- Coil Function
Quiz, June 1962 Popular Electronics
Co-Inventors Quiz - January 1965 Electronics World
"-Tron" Teasers Quiz - October 1963 Electronics World
- Polarity Quiz
- March 1968 Popular Electronics
I.Q. Quiz - October 1948 Radio & Television News
- Amplifier Quiz
Part I - February 1964 Popular Electronics
Quiz - February 1967 Popular Electronics
Frequency Quiz - September 1965 Popular Electronics
Metals Quiz - October 1964 Popular Electronics
Measurement Quiz - August 1967 Popular Electronics
Quiz, June 1966 Popular Electronics
Geometry Quiz, January 1965 Popular Electronics
Factor Quiz, November 1966 Popular Electronics
Math Quiz, November 1965 Popular Electronics
- Series Circuit
Quiz, May 1966 Popular Electronics
Quiz, March 1966 Popular Electronics
Quiz: Test Your Sales Ability - April 1947 Radio News
Analogy Quiz, November 1961 Popular Electronics
Coupling Quiz, August 1973 Popular Electronics
- Electronics Analogy Quiz, August 1960 Popular Electronics
- Audio Quiz, April
1955 Popular Electronics
- Electronic Unit
Quiz, May 1962 Popular Electronics
Circuit Quiz, June 1968 Popular Electronics
- Quiz on AC Circuit Theory, December 1970 Popular Electronics
- Magnetic Phenomena Quiz, February 1962 Popular Electronics
- Electronics Geography Quiz, April 1970 Popular Electronics
Menu Quiz, August 1963 Popular Electronics
- Electronic Noise Quiz, August 1962 Popular Electronics
- Electronic Current Quiz, October 1963 Popular Electronics
- Electronic Inventors Quiz, November 1963 Popular Electronics
- Resistor Function
Quiz, January 1962 Popular Electronics
- Electronic Measurement Quiz, January 1963 Popular Electronics
- Vacuum Tube Quiz,
February 1961 Popular Electronics
- Kool-Keeping Kwiz, June
1970 Popular Electronics
- Find the Brightest
Bulb Quiz, April 1960 Popular Electronics
Where Do the Scientists Belong? - Feb 19, 1949 Saturday Evening
Measurements Quiz Answers
1 - J Thermal resistance in a power transistor is expressed in degrees centigrade
per watt (°C/W).
2 - D Phonograph cartridge compliance is expressed in centimeters per dyne (cm/dyn).
3 - H Slope of crossover network's frequency response curve (for speakers) is
expressed in decibels per octave (dB/octave).
4 - A Microphone sensitivity is expressed in negative decibels (-dB) where 0
dB is equal to 1 V/dyn/cm2.
5 - F A photocell's sensitivity to light is expressed in microamperes per foot-candle
6 - I Capacitance of coaxial cable is measured in picofarads per foot (pF/ft).
7 - G R.f. signal strength is measured in microvolts per meter (μV/m).
8 - C Deflection sensitivity of a cathode-ray tube is often given in volts per
9 - E Input impedance of multimeters is expressed in ohms per volt (ohms/V).
10 - B Temperature coefficient of ceramic capacitors is determined in parts
per million per degree centigrade (p.p.m./°C).
Posted August 3, 2018