A532 Sustainability Exam 2

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Sustainability Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    To repair a product means to:
    • A. 

      Return it to working order

    • B. 

      Improve the looks

    • C. 

      Change the packaging

    • D. 

      Reprint the instruction leaflet

  • 2. 
    Providing good conditions for workers is:
    • A. 

      Not important

    • B. 

      A moral issue

    • C. 

      A design issue

    • D. 

      A recycling issue

  • 3. 
    Reducing material waste means:
    • A. 

      Using different materials

    • B. 

      Buying extra materials

    • C. 

      Using CAM

    • D. 

      Using less materials

  • 4. 
    A Mobius loop shows a product:
    • A. 

      Cannot be recycled

    • B. 

      Is made in Europe

    • C. 

      Can be recycled

    • D. 

      Meets the relevant Health and Safety standards

  • 5. 
    This symbol stands for:
    • A. 

      Eye protection must be worn

    • B. 

      Glasses must be worn

    • C. 

      Sunglasses can be worn

    • D. 

      Eye protection is available

  • 6. 
    A 'redundant' product is one that:
    • A. 

      I used for a different role it was intended for

    • B. 

      An out of date product

    • C. 

      A product used only for work

    • D. 

      A product that is brand new

  • 7. 
    Which of these materials is renewable:
    • A. 

      Wood

    • B. 

      Plastic

    • C. 

      Metal

  • 8. 
    The term 'disposal' means:
    • A. 

      To sell a product onto somone else

    • B. 

      To throw away

    • C. 

      To keep a product

    • D. 

      To only use it once

  • 9. 
    Name the label used to advertise when a designer has used environmentally friendly methods:
  • 10. 
    Name one sustainable energy source:
  • 11. 
    To approach a design problem in a different way is to rethink:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Good design can improve the quality of life for the user:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    A toxic material is harmful to living things:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    To reuse a product is when a you avoid using it again:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Thermo chromic inks change colour due to varying light levels:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    The table below shows three different types of packaging for eggs: Which of these do you think is the most environmentally friendly?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

  • 17. 
    Choose three statements that relate to the product you have chosen:
    • A. 

      Renewable material

    • B. 

      Quite heavy

    • C. 

      Can easily be recycled

    • D. 

      Not a sustainable resource

    • E. 

      Non-toxic material

    • F. 

      Expensive to form

  • 18. 
    Package B is made from expanded polystyrene. Select three correct factors from this list:
    • A. 

      Lightweight

    • B. 

      Protective material

    • C. 

      Sustainable material

    • D. 

      Biodegradable material

    • E. 

      Flame proof

    • F. 

      Soft on impact if dropped

  • 19. 
    Customers may not choose package C, select three possible reasons for this:
    • A. 

      Expensive material

    • B. 

      Excessive material

    • C. 

      Not easy to recycle

    • D. 

      Material is too heavy

    • E. 

      Offers little protection for eggs

    • F. 

      See through material does not keep eggs fresh

  • 20. 
    Package C is to be modified so that it is suitable for partially sighted customers. Suggest a way that package C could be modified so that size of the eggs would be clear to a partially sighted customer:
  • 21. 
    A child's Eco-friendly house is shown here: Name a type of card that would be suitable for making the playhouse:
  • 22. 
    Choose four correct performance characteristics of this material:
    • A. 

      Easy to cut

    • B. 

      Good strength to weight ratio

    • C. 

      Can easily be ripped

    • D. 

      Easy to print on

    • E. 

      Waterproof

    • F. 

      Sustainable resource

    • G. 

      Very heavy

  • 23. 
    This symbol is shown on the playhouse: Give the meaning of the symbol:
  • 24. 
    The playhouse is to be made close to where it is sold. Give three  environmental advantages of manufacturing locally:
    • A. 

      Less CO2 emissions from transport

    • B. 

      Cheaper to employ local staff

    • C. 

      Reduced packaging

    • D. 

      Reduced energy consumption through distribution

    • E. 

      Employ only local people

    • F. 

      Less use of fossil fuels in transport

  • 25. 
    Giving an unwanted product to a charity shop is a good example of __________ recycling:
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

    • C. 

      Tertiary

    • D. 

      Quadratery

  • 26. 
    Turning old plastic bottles into insulation is a good example of __________ recycling:
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

    • C. 

      Tertiary

    • D. 

      Quadratery

  • 27. 
    Creating Christmas decorations from old bits of material and card is a good example of __________ recycling:
    • A. 

      Primary

    • B. 

      Secondary

    • C. 

      Tertiary

    • D. 

      Quadratery

  • 28. 
    The use of non renewable energy is actually beneficial to the environment:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 29. 
    Some dyes and chemicals poured into water systems actually benefit the local life there:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 30. 
    More companies should endorse the use of recycled and sustainable materials to promte them as a 'good and moral' company:
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    Discuss how some current methods of paper production can harm the environment:
  • 32. 
    Discuss how current trends towards buying convenience food can harm the environment: