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The Ultimate Blink Technology Quiz
by Staff
No more time-consuming credit card swiping. Credit companies want to save us the annoyance of both swiping and signing our names during credit card transactions. Blink technology may do just that. Take our fun quiz and see if this clever innovation is for you.

What's the difference between a blink contactless credit card and a regular credit card.

  • The blink card is blue.
  • The blink card is round.
  • The blink card can be read by a special machine.

What are the obvious advantages of a blink card for the consumer?

  • privacy
  • speedy checkouts
  • both of the above

Which technology did Mobile introduce in 1997 to speed up payment at the gas pumps?

  • Speedpass
  • Slowpass
  • Roadpass

At which of the following places do people most hate to stand in line?

  • the library
  • the doctor's office
  • the pharmacy

Blink uses a specific kind of RFID microchip developed under International Standard 14443. What makes it suited for use with credit card information?

  • Its data is encrypted.
  • Its transmission range is short.
  • both of the above

Induction is the process whereby a magnetic field can produce _____current.

  • an electric
  • a magnetic
  • a radio

In RFID devices such as blink cards, engineers use induction to power the:

  • microcell
  • microchip
  • microcomputer

When using a blink card, _____is not required.

  • a photo ID
  • a signature
  • both of the above

The biggest problem with blink cards is the possibility that a terminal will read your card accidentally. What precautions might be implemented to prevent this from happening?

  • positioning the terminals carefully
  • using RFID blocking wallets
  • both of the above

What is the proper reading range of a blink terminal?

  • 4 inches (10.2 centimeters)
  • 24 inches (61.0 centimeters)
  • 48 inches (121.9 centimeters)

Blink speeds up transactions by as much as_____percent.

  • two
  • 20
  • 50

What motivation besides innovation might Chase have for introducing blink cards?

  • People spend more money with blink cards.
  • People are happier with blink cards.
  • People are more economical with blink cards.

Which of the following have introduced RFID cards?

  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • both of the above

Which of the following might replace standard plastic credit cards in the future?

  • keychain fobs
  • shoes
  • underwear

The processor in your blink card transmits information to the reader terminal at a _____of 13.56 MHz.

  • frequency
  • speed
  • rate