August 1963 Popular Electronics
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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).
1 Spaghetti __
2 Ham __
3 Link __
4 Acorn __
5 Prune __
6 Banana __
8 Pie __
10 Salt __
Popular Electronics published many quizzes over the years
- some really simple and others not so simple. Robert Balin created many of the quizzes.
This is a listing of all I have posted thus far.
- Diagram Quiz, August
- TV Trouble Quiz,
- Electronics History Quiz,
- Scope-Trace Quiz,
March 1965 Popular Electronics
Circuit Analogy Quiz, April 1973
Your Knowledge of Semiconductors, August 1972
- Ganged Switching
Quiz, April 1972
- Lamp Brightness
Quiz, January 1969
- Lissajous Pattern Quiz, September 1963
Quizoo, October 1962
- Electronic Photo Album Quiz, March 1963
- Electronic Alphabet Quiz, May 1963
- Quiz: Resistive?
Inductive? or Capacitive?, October 1960
- Vector-Circuit Matching Quiz, June 1970
Quiz, September 1961
- RC Circuit
Quiz, June 1963
- Diode Quiz,
- Electronic Curves Quiz, February 1963
- Electronic Numbers Quiz, December 1962
- Energy Conversion Quiz, April 1963
Function Quiz, June 1962
Factor Quiz, November 1966
Math Quiz, November 1965
- Series Circuit Quiz,
Electrochemistry Quiz, March 1966
- Electronic Analogy
Quiz, November 1961
Coupling Quiz, August 1973
- Electronics Analogy Quiz, August 1960
- Audio Quiz,
Unit Quiz, May 1962
Capacitor Circuit Quiz, June 1968
- Quiz on AC Circuit Theory, December 1970
- Magnetic Phenomena Quiz, February 1962
- Electronics Geography Quiz, April 1970
Electronic Menu Quiz, August 1963
- Electronic Noise Quiz, August 1962
- Electronic Current Quiz, October 1963
- Electronic Inventors Quiz, November 1963
Function Quiz, January 1962
- Electronic Measurement Quiz, January 1963
Tube Quiz, February 1961
- Kool-Keeping Kwiz, June
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
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
7 - I A HONEYcomb coil has a pattern
in which the position of adjacent turns is continuously shifted
8 - D The PIEcrust effect
is a kind of TV picture distortion due to a hunting action in
automatic frequency control circuit.
9 - B A CONE
is the conical paper diaphragm in a loudspeaker.
- E Rochelle SALT crystals having the chemical name sodium
potassium tartrate are used in
Posted March 12, 2013