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Chapter 1 test.

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What stage of the technology design process involves coming up with ideas or different ways to solve a problem?
    • A. 

      Research stage

    • B. 

      Prototype stage

    • C. 

      Solution stage

    • D. 

      Troubleshooting stage

  • 2. 
    An example of troubleshooting used by engineers when building the early computer mouse was
    • A. 

      Building a prototype of the mouse after considering constraints and trade-offs.

    • B. 

      Replacing the steel ball of the mouse with a rubber ball to reduce the noise and make it easier to clean.

    • C. 

      Identifying the need for it to be reliable, easy to use and not too expensive to make.

    • D. 

      Testing the prototype for durability and problems.

  • 3. 
    Identifying the cause of any problems in a design is an example of
    • A. 

      Troubleshooting.

    • B. 

      Prototyping.

    • C. 

      Making trade-offs.

    • D. 

      Brainstorming.

  • 4. 
    In designing a toy car, considering how much the final product will cost is an example of a
    • A. 

      Constraint.

    • B. 

      Brainstorm.

    • C. 

      Prototype.

    • D. 

      Model.

  • 5. 
    In the technology design process, the next step after defining a problem is to
    • A. 

      Redesign.

    • B. 

      Choose the best solution.

    • C. 

      Build a prototype.

    • D. 

      Research the problem fully.

  • 6. 
    The first step in designing or redesigning a product is
    • A. 

      Thinking about ways to solve the problem.

    • B. 

      Deciding what needs you are trying to meet.

    • C. 

      Building a prototype.

    • D. 

      Fully researching the problem.

  • 7. 
    After a design has been tested successfully, what should engineers do to share information about the product?
    • A. 

      Evaluate constraints

    • B. 

      Communicate the solution

    • C. 

      Build a prototype

    • D. 

      Troubleshoot and redesign

  • 8. 
    When engineers identify a need, they first
    • A. 

      Clearly define the problem they are trying to solve.

    • B. 

      Build a prototype and test it.

    • C. 

      Redesign their product to address problems with the design

    • D. 

      Generate ideas.