A532 Sustainability Exam 2

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A532 Sustainability Exam 2 - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Return it to working order
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Return it to working order" because when you repair a product, you fix any issues or damages it may have so that it can function properly again. Improving the looks, changing the packaging, or reprinting the instruction leaflet are not part of the repair process, as they do not directly address the functionality of the product.

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  • 2. 

    Providing good conditions for workers is:

    • A.

      Not important

    • B.

      A moral issue

    • C.

      A design issue

    • D.

      A recycling issue

    Correct Answer
    B. A moral issue
    Explanation
    Providing good conditions for workers is a moral issue because it involves treating workers ethically and with respect. It is a matter of recognizing the inherent value and dignity of every individual and ensuring that they are not subjected to exploitation or harm in the workplace. By prioritizing good working conditions, we acknowledge the importance of fair treatment, fair wages, and a safe and healthy work environment. This moral responsibility extends to all industries and sectors, as it is essential for promoting social justice and ensuring the well-being of workers.

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  • 3. 

    Reducing material waste means:

    • A.

      Using different materials

    • B.

      Buying extra materials

    • C.

      Using CAM

    • D.

      Using less materials

    Correct Answer
    D. Using less materials
    Explanation
    Reducing material waste refers to the practice of minimizing the amount of materials used in a process or production. By using less materials, companies can reduce their environmental impact, conserve resources, and save costs. This can be achieved through various strategies such as optimizing design, improving production processes, and implementing efficient material management systems. By doing so, companies can contribute to sustainability and promote a more circular economy.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    C. Can be recycled
    Explanation
    A Mobius loop is a symbol commonly used to indicate that a product is recyclable. Therefore, the correct answer is "Can be recycled."

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. Eye protection must be worn
    Explanation
    The symbol represents that eye protection must be worn. This means that it is mandatory to wear some form of eye protection, such as safety glasses or goggles, in order to protect the eyes from potential hazards or dangers.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. An out of date product
    Explanation
    An 'out of date product' refers to a product that is no longer current or up-to-date in terms of technology, features, or design. It implies that the product may be obsolete or not in line with the latest advancements in the market. This could be due to the release of newer versions or models of the product or the emergence of more advanced alternatives. Therefore, an out of date product can be considered redundant as it is no longer useful or effective compared to more modern options available.

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  • 7. 

    Which of these materials is renewable:

    • A.

      Wood

    • B.

      Plastic

    • C.

      Metal

    Correct Answer
    A. Wood
    Explanation
    Wood is renewable because it is derived from trees, which can be replanted and grown again. Trees are a natural resource that can be sustainably managed and harvested, making wood a renewable material. In contrast, plastic and metal are derived from non-renewable resources such as fossil fuels and ores, respectively, and their production processes are not sustainable in the long term. Therefore, wood is the only material among the options provided that is renewable.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. To throw away
    Explanation
    The term 'disposal' refers to the act of getting rid of something, typically by throwing it away. It implies the action of discarding or getting rid of an item or product, indicating that it is no longer wanted or needed. This can involve various methods such as putting it in the trash, recycling, or disposing of it in an appropriate manner.

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  • 9. 

    Name the label used to advertise when a designer has used environmentally friendly methods:

    Correct Answer
    Eco label
    Eco
    Explanation
    The label used to advertise when a designer has used environmentally friendly methods is called an "Eco label" or simply "Eco". This label is used to indicate that the product or design has been created with consideration for the environment, such as using sustainable materials, reducing waste, or minimizing energy consumption. It helps consumers make informed choices and supports the promotion of eco-friendly practices in the fashion industry.

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  • 10. 

    Name one sustainable energy source:

    Correct Answer
    wind
    solar
    wave
    tidal
    hydroelectric
    biomass
    thermal
    nuclear
    kinetic
    Explanation
    The question asks for one sustainable energy source, and the answer includes several options such as wind, solar, wave, tidal, hydroelectric, biomass, thermal, nuclear, and kinetic. These sources are considered sustainable because they can be replenished or harnessed without depleting natural resources or causing significant harm to the environment. Wind, solar, wave, and tidal energy rely on natural forces, while hydroelectric utilizes the power of flowing water. Biomass and thermal energy make use of organic matter and heat, respectively. Nuclear energy is generated through controlled nuclear reactions, and kinetic energy is derived from the motion of objects.

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  • 11. 

    To approach a design problem in a different way is to rethink:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    To approach a design problem in a different way means to reconsider or reevaluate the existing approach and come up with alternative solutions or perspectives. This involves questioning assumptions, exploring new ideas, and challenging the status quo. By doing so, designers can uncover innovative solutions and push the boundaries of creativity and problem-solving. Therefore, the statement "True" accurately reflects the concept of rethinking in design problem-solving.

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  • 12. 

    Good design can improve the quality of life for the user:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Good design can improve the quality of life for the user because it takes into consideration the user's needs, preferences, and usability. A well-designed product or environment can enhance functionality, efficiency, and aesthetics, making it more enjoyable and easier to use. It can also promote safety, accessibility, and inclusivity, ensuring that the user's experience is positive and fulfilling. Overall, good design has the potential to positively impact various aspects of a user's life, whether it is in their daily activities, work, or interactions with the world around them.

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  • 13. 

    A toxic material is harmful to living things:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    A toxic material refers to any substance that can cause harm or injury to living organisms when it is absorbed, ingested, or comes into contact with them. This harm can range from mild irritation to severe illness or even death. Therefore, it is accurate to say that a toxic material is indeed harmful to living things.

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  • 14. 

    To reuse a product is when a you avoid using it again:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement is incorrect. To reuse a product means to use it again, rather than avoiding using it again. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 15. 

    Thermo chromic inks change colour due to varying light levels:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Thermo chromic inks change color due to varying temperature levels, not light levels. When exposed to heat, these inks undergo a chemical reaction that causes them to change color. The higher the temperature, the more intense the color change. Therefore, the correct answer is false, as thermo chromic inks are not affected by light levels but by temperature levels.

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  • 16. 

    The table below shows three different types of packaging for eggs: quizzes/a532examfig2.png" /> Which of these do you think is the most environmentally friendly?

    • A.

      A

    • B.

      B

    • C.

      C

    Correct Answer
    A. A
    Explanation
    Based on the given information, it can be inferred that option A is the most environmentally friendly packaging for eggs. However, without additional context or details about the packaging options, it is difficult to provide a specific explanation for why option A is the most environmentally friendly.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Renewable material
    C. Can easily be recycled
    E. Non-toxic material
    Explanation
    The product chosen is made from a renewable material, meaning that it is derived from a source that can be replenished naturally over time. Additionally, the product can easily be recycled, which suggests that it can be processed and reused to create new products. Furthermore, the material used in the product is non-toxic, indicating that it does not pose any harm to human health or the environment.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Lightweight
    B. Protective material
    F. Soft on impact if dropped
    Explanation
    Package B is made from expanded polystyrene, which is a lightweight material. This means that it is not heavy and therefore easy to handle and transport. Additionally, expanded polystyrene is a protective material, as it can absorb shocks and protect the contents of the package from damage. Lastly, it is soft on impact if dropped, meaning that it has the ability to cushion any impact and prevent breakage or damage to the package or its contents.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Excessive material
    C. Not easy to recycle
    E. Offers little protection for eggs
    Explanation
    The customers may not choose package C because it has excessive material, which could be seen as wasteful and unnecessary. Additionally, the package is not easy to recycle, which may discourage environmentally conscious customers. Furthermore, it offers little protection for eggs, which could result in damage during transportation or storage.

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  • 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:

    Correct Answer(s)
    enlarged letter
    embossed lettering
    different coloured lettering
    suitable imagery
    Explanation
    The package C can be modified for partially sighted customers by incorporating enlarged lettering, embossed lettering, different colored lettering, and suitable imagery. Enlarged lettering would make the size of the eggs more visible to those with visual impairments. Embossed lettering would provide a tactile element, allowing customers to feel the size information. Different colored lettering can help distinguish the size information from other details on the package. Suitable imagery, such as illustrations or icons, can also assist in conveying the size of the eggs to partially sighted customers.

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  • 21. 

    A child's Eco-friendly house is shown here: Name a type of card that would be suitable for making the playhouse:

    Correct Answer(s)
    corrugated card
    corrugated
    corrugated cardboard
    corrugation
    Explanation
    The suitable type of card for making the playhouse is corrugated card, corrugated, corrugated cardboard, or corrugation. Corrugated card is a strong and durable material that can withstand the wear and tear of play. It has a wavy layer between two flat layers, providing strength and stability. Corrugated card is also eco-friendly as it is made from recycled materials and can be easily recycled again. It is a popular choice for creating structures like playhouses due to its versatility and sustainability.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Easy to cut
    B. Good strength to weight ratio
    D. Easy to print on
    F. Sustainable resource
    Explanation
    The given material has four correct performance characteristics. Firstly, it is easy to cut, which means it can be easily shaped or modified according to the desired specifications. Secondly, it has a good strength to weight ratio, indicating that it is strong and durable while still being lightweight. Thirdly, it is easy to print on, suggesting that it can be easily decorated or labeled. Lastly, it is a sustainable resource, meaning it is sourced from renewable or eco-friendly materials, contributing to environmental conservation.

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  • 23. 

    This symbol is shown on the playhouse:

    Correct Answer(s)
    flammable
    inflammable
    fire hazard
    Explanation
    The symbol shown on the playhouse represents that it is flammable, inflammable, and a fire hazard. This means that the playhouse is made of materials that can easily catch fire and pose a risk of causing a fire. It is important to be cautious and avoid any activities that could potentially ignite a fire near the playhouse to ensure safety.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Less CO2 emissions from transport
    C. Reduced packaging
    D. Reduced energy consumption through distribution
    F. Less use of fossil fuels in transport
    Explanation
    Manufacturing locally has three environmental advantages. Firstly, it results in less CO2 emissions from transport since the products don't need to be transported over long distances. Secondly, it reduces packaging because there is no need for excessive packaging to protect the products during long-distance transportation. Lastly, it leads to reduced energy consumption through distribution as the products don't need to be transported to distant locations, saving energy that would have been used for transportation. Additionally, manufacturing locally means less use of fossil fuels in transport, further benefiting the environment.

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  • 25. 

    Giving an unwanted product to a charity shop is a good example of __________ recycling:

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    • C.

      Tertiary

    • D.

      Quadratery

    Correct Answer
    A. Primary
    Explanation
    Giving an unwanted product to a charity shop is an example of primary recycling because it involves reusing the product in its original form, without any significant processing or transformation. Primary recycling focuses on extending the lifespan of a product by finding a new use for it, rather than breaking it down into raw materials for manufacturing new products (secondary recycling) or converting it into energy or waste (tertiary recycling). Quadratery is not a valid term in the context of recycling.

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  • 26. 

    Turning old plastic bottles into insulation is a good example of __________ recycling:

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      Secondary

    • C.

      Tertiary

    • D.

      Quadratery

    Correct Answer
    C. Tertiary
    Explanation
    The correct answer is tertiary. Tertiary recycling refers to the process of converting waste materials into new products that may or may not be of the same quality or function as the original product. In the case of turning old plastic bottles into insulation, the plastic bottles are being transformed into a new product, insulation, which serves a different purpose than the original bottles. This is an example of tertiary recycling because it involves the conversion of waste materials into a new product.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    B. Secondary
    Explanation
    Creating Christmas decorations from old bits of material and card is a good example of secondary recycling. Secondary recycling involves converting waste materials into new products of lesser quality or value. In this case, the old bits of material and card are being repurposed to create Christmas decorations, which is a form of recycling. This process helps to reduce waste and promote sustainability by giving new life to materials that would otherwise be discarded.

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  • 28. 

    The use of non renewable energy is actually beneficial to the environment:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The use of non-renewable energy sources, such as fossil fuels, is not beneficial to the environment. These sources release harmful pollutants and greenhouse gases when burned, contributing to air pollution, climate change, and other environmental issues. In contrast, renewable energy sources like solar, wind, and hydro power are considered more environmentally friendly as they produce little to no emissions during operation. Therefore, the statement that the use of non-renewable energy is beneficial to the environment is false.

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  • 29. 

    Some dyes and chemicals poured into water systems actually benefit the local life there:

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that the dyes and chemicals poured into water systems have a positive impact on the local life there. However, this is not true. Dyes and chemicals are often harmful to aquatic organisms and can disrupt the balance of the ecosystem. They can lead to water pollution, affecting the health and survival of plants, animals, and microorganisms. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 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

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Companies should endorse the use of recycled and sustainable materials to promote themselves as a 'good and moral' company because it aligns with the growing consumer demand for environmentally friendly products. By using recycled and sustainable materials, companies can reduce their carbon footprint, conserve natural resources, and contribute to a more sustainable future. This not only helps the environment but also enhances the company's reputation and attracts socially conscious consumers who prioritize ethical and sustainable practices. Therefore, it is true that more companies should endorse the use of recycled and sustainable materials to promote themselves as a 'good and moral' company.

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  • 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:

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