March 1963 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.
This is a different type of electronics-related quiz from Quizmaster Robert P. Balin. Mr. Balin created many monthly quizzes for Popular Electronics magazine. Here you are provided a series of images and a list of men's first names, and you need to match the image to the name. There are nine in all. It is a good Friday afternoon challenge to help pass the time until the weekend begins. Enjoy.
Electronic Photo Album Quiz
By Robert P. Balin
Here's an odd photo album: Our electronics-minded artist replaced every photo with a drawing, but each drawing bears some relation to the name of the man whose photo it replaced. Can you match the drawings with the given names below?
1 - Jack __
2 - Henry __
3 - Ray __
4 - Gilbert __
5 - Chuck __
6 - Mike __
7 - Phillips __
8 - Allen __
9 - Guy __
See answers below.
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.
- A Baffling Quiz
- January 1968
- Electronics IQ Quiz
- May 1967
- Plug and Jack Quiz
- December 1967
Switching Quiz - October 1967
Angle Quiz - September 1967
Electronics Quiz - July 1967
- Bridge Circuit
Quiz -December 1966
- Diode Function
Quiz - August 1965
- Diagram Quiz, August
- TV Trouble Quiz,
- Electronics History Quiz,
- Scope-Trace Quiz,
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
Quiz - February 1967
- Unknown Frequency
Quiz - September 1965
Metals Quiz - October 1964
Measurement Quiz - August 1967
- Meter-Reading Quiz,
Geometry Quiz, January 1965
Factor Quiz, November 1966
Math Quiz, November 1965
- Series Circuit Quiz,
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
- Find the
Brightest Bulb Quiz, April 1960
Photo Album Quiz Answers
1 - F A Jack is an electrical connecting device designed for the insertion of a mating electrical plug.
2 - I A Henry is the electromagnetic unit of inductance or mutual inductance. Its magnitude is a
measure of a coil's ability to produce a back e.m.f.
3 - E The Ray in a television picture tube is the beam of electrons which originate at the cathode
and strike the fluorescent screen.
4 - B A Gilbert is a unit of magnemotive force whose magnitude is proportional to the current I and
turns N in a coil.
5 - D A Chuck is a mechanical device which holds the bit on the shaft of an electric or hand drill.
6 - A A Mike is, of course, a short common name for microphone.
7 - G A Phillips screwdriver has fluted cruciform tip which fit slots in a screw head designed to receive it.
8 - H An Allen wrench has a hexagonal cross-section designed to fit inside a similarly slotted screw head.
9 - C Guy wires are used to hold an antenna mast in place and/or reduce mast swaying.
Posted July 11, 2014