# Electronic Switching QuizOctober 1967 Popular Electronics

 October 1967 Popular Electronics   Table of Contents 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.

I found one more electronics quiz in a copy of my vintage Popular Electronics magazine collection. Robert P. Balin published scores of these quizzes over the span of a couple decades. Unless you have created a few quizzes yourself, it might seem like there is nothing to it, but even relatively simple ones like this requires the creator to think up the problems and then guarantee that the answers given are correct. No, it's not rocket science, but try creating a dozen quizzes with 8 to 10 questions; it could take a while. Anywho[sic], this Electronics Switching Quiz requires you to consider the switch positions and then determine which lamps will turn on.

## Electronic Switching Quiz

By Robert P. Balin

In the circuits shown below (1-8), the position of each switch can cause all, one or more, or none of the lamps to light. Exactly what happens can be completely specified by selecting one statement (A-L) from each of the four sets of switch positions listed. Lamps are considered as "on" when lit to any degree of brightness. Find the four statements that describe the behavior of each circuit under all switching conditions, and insert the four letters corresponding to the applicable statements in the spaces provided.

S1 Open; S2 Closed

A All lamps will light

B One or more will light

C No lamps will light

S1 Closed; S2 Open

D All lamps will light

E One or more will light

F No lamps will light

S1 Open; S2 Open

G All lamps will light

H One or more will light

I No lamps will light

S1 Closed; S2 Closed

J All lamps will light

K One or more will light

L No lamps will light

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.

 Electronics IQ Quiz - May 1967 Plug and Jack Quiz - December 1967 Electronic Switching Quiz - October 1967 Electronic Angle Quiz - September 1967 International Electronics Quiz - July 1967 Bridge Circuit Quiz -December 1966 Diode Function Quiz - August 1965 Diagram Quiz, August 1966 TV Trouble Quiz, July 1966 Electronics History Quiz, December 1965 Scope-Trace Quiz, March 1965 Electronic Circuit Analogy Quiz, April 1973 Test Your Knowledge of Semiconductors, August 1972 Ganged Switching Quiz, April 1972 Lamp Brightness Quiz, January 1969 Lissajous Pattern Quiz, September 1963 Electronic 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 Inductance Quiz, September 1961 RC Circuit Quiz, June 1963 Diode Quiz, July 1961 Electronic Curves Quiz, February 1963 Electronic Numbers Quiz, December 1962 Energy Conversion Quiz, April 1963 Coil Function Quiz, June 1962 Semiconductor Quiz - February 1967 Unknown Frequency Quiz - September 1965 Electronics Metals Quiz - October 1964 Electronics Measurement Quiz - August 1967 Meter-Reading Quiz, June 1966 Electronic Geometry Quiz, January 1965 Electronic Factor Quiz, November 1966 Electronics Math Quiz, November 1965 Series Circuit Quiz, May 1966 Electrochemistry Quiz, March 1966 Electronic Analogy Quiz, November 1961 Electronic Coupling Quiz, August 1973 Electronics Analogy Quiz, August 1960 Audio Quiz, April 1955 Electronic 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 Resistor Function Quiz, January 1962 Electronic Measurement Quiz, January 1963 Vacuum Tube Quiz, February 1961 Kool-Keeping Kwiz, June 1970

1)  B E H J

2)  A D I K

3)  CD I J

4)  A E J K

5)  C D I K

6)  A F I K

7)  B E G J

8)  A D H K

Posted September 14, 2018

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