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Electronic Menu Quiz
August 1963 Popular Electronics

August 1963 Popular Electronics

August 1963 Popular Electronics Cover - RF CafeTable of Contents

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This quiz appeared in the August 1963 edition of Popular Electronics. It challenges you to match the common food-related term for a device with its picture. If you've been around electronics labs and/or read electronics hobbyist magazines for a while, chances are you have run across most of the terms.  A couple of the names I have to admit not being familiar, so they seem rather 'corny'... get it?




Electronic Menu Quiz

By Robert P. Balin

Many of the nicknames most technicians use for electronic parts, effects, or methods, are also names of common foodstuffs, such as those on the electronic menu below. Of course, any resemblance is purely a visual one! Nevertheless, see if you can match the electronic dishes (1-10) with the corresponding sketches (A-L).

Electronics Menu Quiz, August 1963 Popular Electronics - RF Cafe

1  Spaghetti __ 

2  Ham __ 

3  Link __

4  Acorn __

5  Prune __

6  Banana __

7  Honey__

8  Pie __

9  Cone__

10  Salt __

Answers below.



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












Menu Quiz Answers

1 - J  SPAGHETTI is the slip-on sleeving used to insulate bare wiring.

2 - C  A HAM is a radio operator who has been granted an FCC amateur radio license and call letters.

3 - G  The part of a fuse that melts when the rated current is exceeded is the LINK.

4 - A  The ACORN is a type of vacuum tube for UHF applications, which has no base, and has its pins
          brought out through the sides of the glass envelope.

5 - H  To PRUNE a coil means to adjust the spacing between turns or to remove turns to alter its inductance.
6 - F  A BANANA plug has a segmented springy metal prong that maintains a low-resistance contact in the
         mating socket.

7 - I  A HONEYcomb coil has a pattern in which the position of adjacent turns is continuously shifted to
         minimize distributed capacitance.

8 - D  The PIEcrust effect is a kind of TV picture distortion due to a hunting action in the horizontal
          automatic frequency control circuit.

9 - B  A CONE is the conical paper diaphragm in a loudspeaker.

10 - E  Rochelle SALT crystals having the chemical name sodium potassium tartrate are used in
           phonograph cartridges.



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