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Resistor Function Quiz
January 1962 Popular Electronics

January 1962 Popular Electronics

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Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles from Popular Electronics, published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.

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, compliments of Robert P. Balin. I got 100%, just for the record - PhD not required, by the way. Having worked with tubes in the days of yore helps with figure B since it does not really have a direct transistor equivalent, but by process of elimination you can get it.

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   ___

 

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.

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Resistor Quiz Answers

1   D

2   C

3   E

4   H

5   A

6   I

7   G

8   B

9   F

 

 

Posted May 1, 2019
(updated from original post on 9/17/2012)

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