Wednesday History Trivia Quiz

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Wednesday History Trivia Quiz

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  • 1. 
    In what year was the symposium held outside the mainland U.S. for the only time? Where?
    • A. 

      Toronto, Ontario in 1990.

    • B. 

      Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1993

  • 2. 
    At which Symposium did the FBI arrest a spy?
    • A. 

      1977, Boston

    • B. 

      1978, San Francisco

    • C. 

      1983, Boston

  • 3. 
    Which symposium had the largest total attendance?
    • A. 

      1993, in Orlando

    • B. 

      1997, in San Jose

    • C. 

      2001, in San Francisco

  • 4. 
    When did the AVS Web address become www.avs.org?
    • A. 

      1995

    • B. 

      1998

    • C. 

      2001

  • 5. 
    Which President was under suspicion for carrying explosives on a flight?
    • A. 

      John Vossen, 1980 President

    • B. 

      Paul Holloway, 1987 President

    • C. 

      Fred Dylla, 1993 President

  • 6. 
    Who invented the screen-grid tetrode vacuum tube and when? 
    • A. 

      Nikola Tesla, 1888.

    • B. 

      Lee De Forest, 1906

    • C. 

      Irving Langmuir, 1912

    • D. 

      Walter Schottky, 1915

  • 7. 
    Who coined the word “barometer?”
    • A. 

      Evangelista Torricelli

    • B. 

      Robert Boyle

    • C. 

      Blaise Pascal

    • D. 

      Gasparo Bert

  • 8. 
    What key plasma technology was applied for on March 27, 1969?
    • A. 

      “Plasma Vapor Etching”

    • B. 

      “Ion Beam Etching”

    • C. 

      “Radio-Frequency Plasma Etching”

    • D. 

      “Plasma Chemical Vapor Deposition”

  • 9. 
    In what year did Torricelli first describe his barometer?
    • A. 

      1640

    • B. 

      1642

    • C. 

      1644

    • D. 

      1646

  • 10. 
    Who introduced the term “isotope?”
    • A. 

      Joseph J. Thomson

    • B. 

      Theodore W. Richards

    • C. 

      Margaret Dodd

    • D. 

      Frederick Soddy

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