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  • 1. 

    Where was the first AVS Symposium held?

    • A.

      Asbury Park, New Jersey in 1954

    • B.

      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1955

    • C.

      Boston, Massachusetts in 1957

    Correct Answer
    A. Asbury Park, New Jersey in 1954
    Explanation
    The first AVS Symposium was held in Asbury Park, New Jersey in 1954.

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  • 2. 

    In what year was the first issue of JVST published?

    • A.

      1960

    • B.

      1962

    • C.

      1964

    Correct Answer
    C. 1964
    Explanation
    The first issue of JVST was published in 1964.

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  • 3. 

    When was the first poster session held at the Symposium?

    • A.

      1973

    • B.

      1975

    • C.

      1976

    Correct Answer
    C. 1976
    Explanation
    The first poster session was held at the Symposium in 1976.

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  • 4. 

    The Executive Secretary, Nancy Hammond, always called a piece of office equipment "Chumley." What piece of equipment was it?

    • A.

      Xerox copy machine. It was not Nancy’s favorite because it tended to jam at the most inconvenient times.

    • B.

      Pitney & Bowes Word Processor which was installed in 1979.

    Correct Answer
    B. Pitney & Bowes Word Processor which was installed in 1979.
  • 5. 

    When and where was the first AVS 5km run held?

    • A.

      At the Joint AVS/International Vacuum Congress in Baltimore in 1982. The run was around the harbor front.

    • B.

      At the 1981 AVS Symposium at the Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim.

    Correct Answer
    B. At the 1981 AVS Symposium at the Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim.
    Explanation
    The first AVS 5km run was held at the 1981 AVS Symposium at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. This information is provided in the given answer.

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  • 6. 

    In 1881 Thomas Edison filed a patent titled “Vacuum Apparatus.”  What was the “apparatus”?

    • A.

      Fluorescent light bulb

    • B.

      Vacuum pump

    • C.

      Getter pump

    • D.

      Vacuum gauge

    Correct Answer
    B. Vacuum pump
    Explanation
    Thomas Edison filed a patent titled "Vacuum Apparatus" in 1881, suggesting that the "apparatus" referred to in the patent is a vacuum pump. A vacuum pump is a device used to remove gas molecules from a sealed volume, creating a vacuum. This invention by Edison was significant as it played a crucial role in various scientific and industrial applications that require a vacuum environment.

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  • 7. 

    What year was Galileo born, and what year was his most famous experiment performed on the moon?

    • A.

      1576, 1976

    • B.

      1564, 1964

    • C.

      1564, 1971

    • D.

      1571, 1971

    Correct Answer
    C. 1564, 1971
    Explanation
    Galileo was born in 1564 and his most famous experiment was performed on the moon in 1971. The experiment referred to here is likely the Apollo 15 mission, which landed on the moon in 1971 and conducted various scientific experiments, including the deployment of the Lunar Roving Vehicle. Galileo, on the other hand, was an Italian astronomer and physicist who made significant contributions to the field of astronomy in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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  • 8. 

    Who discovered the neutron and when?

    • A.

      Thomas Edison, 1897

    • B.

      Robert Millikan, 1909

    • C.

      Ernest Rutherford, 1920

    • D.

      James Chadwick, 1932

    Correct Answer
    D. James Chadwick, 1932
    Explanation
    James Chadwick is credited with the discovery of the neutron in 1932. He conducted experiments that involved bombarding beryllium with alpha particles, which resulted in the emission of a previously unknown neutral particle. Chadwick's discovery of the neutron provided a better understanding of atomic structure and the concept of isotopes. His work was a significant contribution to the field of nuclear physics and earned him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1935.

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  • 9. 

    When was the antecedent of NIST created? What does NIST stand for?

    • A.

      1895. National Institute for Standards and Techniques.

    • B.

      1901. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

    • C.

      1913. National Institution for Standards and Technology.

    • D.

      1920. National Institute of Science and Technology.

    Correct Answer
    B. 1901. National Institute of Standards and Technology.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1901. National Institute of Standards and Technology. The antecedent of NIST was created in 1901. NIST stands for National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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  • 10. 

    When were the first experiments begun on the 60-inch cyclotron at the University of California at Berkeley, California?

    • A.

      1939

    • B.

      1940

    • C.

      1961

    • D.

      1962

    Correct Answer
    A. 1939
    Explanation
    The first experiments on the 60-inch cyclotron at the University of California at Berkeley, California began in 1939.

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