April 1970 Popular Electronics
Wax nostalgic about and learn from the history of early electronics. See articles
published October 1954 - April 1985. All copyrights are hereby acknowledged.
1970 just doesn't seem all that
long ago, buy holy moly that was going on half a century! This quiz appeared in Popular
Electronics to test the hobbyist's knowledge of the whereabouts of some of the major
components and products companies. Many of the businesses have gone defunct, been bought
and absorbed by other companies, or if they do still exist, are in new locations. It
will take a real old-timer to score well on this quiz without resorting to lucky guesses.
Still, there are a couple stalwart manufacturers today that even a newcomer can get right.
Electronics Geography Quiz
By Thomas Haskett
Anyone who works, studies, or experiments in
the field of electronics will sooner or later associate certain cities with well-known
electronics manufacturing facilities. For instance, what electronics manufacturer do
you think of when Harrison, N.J. is mentioned? RCA Electronic Devices, of course. While
there may be other smaller companies there, chances are you thought of the one most well-known.
This little quiz is divided into three parts: Easy, Difficult, and Very Difficult.
Even a duffer should be able to get 9 or 10 of the Easy ones. If you do that well on
the Difficult, you're pretty well-informed about locations: and if you get 10 or more
in the third category, you're an expert on Electronics Geography. See how well you can
do - and no fair peeking at the advertisement in this magazine. Match the cities on the
left with the companies on the right. Note that for some cities, a group of manufacturers
See answers below...
Posted May 2, 2013
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.
- 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
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