Tuesday History Trivia Quiz

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Tuesday History Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 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

  • 2. 
    In what year was the first issue of JVST published?
    • A. 

      1960

    • B. 

      1962

    • C. 

      1964

  • 3. 
    When was the first poster session held at the Symposium?
    • A. 

      1973

    • B. 

      1975

    • C. 

      1976

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 8. 
    Who discovered the neutron and when?
    • A. 

      Thomas Edison, 1897

    • B. 

      Robert Millikan, 1909

    • C. 

      Ernest Rutherford, 1920

    • D. 

      James Chadwick, 1932

  • 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.

  • 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

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