(C2) Bca Academy Schools Challenge Trophy 2009

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(C2) Bca Academy Schools Challenge Trophy 2009

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The online guide (by BCA) that helps you locate buildings or places in Singapore that are accessible to everyone, e.g. handicapped people, is ____________ .
    • A. 

      Www.universaldesign.org

    • B. 

      Www.wbdg.org

    • C. 

      Www.friendlybuildings.sg

    • D. 

      Www.interiordesign.org.sg

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is an international award-winning interior design firm?
    • A. 

      Arup Associates

    • B. 

      Beca Carter

    • C. 

      Intellimix

    • D. 

      Super Potato

  • 3. 
    Herman Miller is a manufacturing company and retailer for top quality _______.
    • A. 

      Bags

    • B. 

      Furniture

    • C. 

      Motor cars

    • D. 

      Mobile phones

  • 4. 
    Helianthus annus is the botanical name of which flower?
    • A. 

      Rose

    • B. 

      Frangipani

    • C. 

      Sunflower

    • D. 

      Daisy

  • 5. 
    Roadside trees that are located along ___________ are protected under National Parks Board’s Heritage Roads Scheme.
    • A. 

      Orchard Road

    • B. 

      Bishan Road

    • C. 

      Mandai Road

    • D. 

      Raffles Boulevard

  • 6. 
    The 5th President of Singapore, the late Mr Ong Teng Cheong, was a qualified _______________.
    • A. 

      Teacher

    • B. 

      Engineer

    • C. 

      Architect

    • D. 

      Scientist

  • 7. 
    The Sichuan earthquake measured 8.0 on the Richter scale. This scale ranges from a minimum of 1 to a maximum of ____?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      10

  • 8. 
    The Circle Line is expected to be completed in 2010. Which of the following MRT stations will be the deepest in Singapore, measuring 35m from the road surface?
    • A. 

      Raffles Place Station

    • B. 

      Museum Station

    • C. 

      Convention Centre Station

    • D. 

      Millenia Station

  • 9. 
    The Double Helix Bridge at Marina Bay will be the newest and most distinctive landmark in Singapore when it is completed at the end of 2009. How many people is the bridge designed to support?
    • A. 

      160 people

    • B. 

      1,600 people

    • C. 

      16,000 people

    • D. 

      160,000 people

  • 10. 
    Which is the tallest structure in the world?
    • A. 

      Burj Dubai (in Dubai)

    • B. 

      Taipei 101 (in Taipei)

    • C. 

      Shanghai World Financial Centre (in Shanghai)

    • D. 

      Petronas Twin Tower (in Kuala Lumpur)

  • 11. 
    Which is the longest suspension bridge in the world?
    • A. 

      Golden Gate Bridge (in San Francisco, USA)

    • B. 

      Tsing Ma Bridge (in Hong Kong, China)

    • C. 

      Akashi-Kaikyō Bridge (in Honshu, Japan)

    • D. 

      Great Belt Bridge (in Copenhagen, Denmark)

  • 12. 
    Which of the following is NOT a phenomenon related to global warming?
    • A. 

      The earth’s temperature is increasing

    • B. 

      Ice in the Arctic sea being reduced both in area and thickness

    • C. 

      Bleaching of coral reefs

    • D. 

      Less frequent El Nino events

  • 13. 
    Kyoto Protocol is an international treaty which aims to reduce the greenhouse gases in the environment.  Which country(ies) has\have not signed the Kyoto Protocol?
    • A. 

      EU countries

    • B. 

      Japan

    • C. 

      Singapore

    • D. 

      United States of America

  • 14. 
    Which of the following is NOT a renewable source of energy?
    • A. 

      Sun

    • B. 

      Wind

    • C. 

      Natural Gas

    • D. 

      Tidal

  • 15. 
    What is a green roof?
    • A. 

      A roof with green-coloured tiles

    • B. 

      A roof that lets sunlight in to grow plants inside, as in a greenhouse

    • C. 

      A roof with plants to keep heat out of a building

    • D. 

      A roof made of recycled plastics

  • 16. 
    You often use a room lit with fluorescent lamps only. Which is the best way to save electricity if you are leaving the room for 10 minutes?
    • A. 

      Switch off the lamp for that 10-minute period

    • B. 

      Leave the lamp on since it does not cost much to have the lamp turned on for 10 minutes.

    • C. 

      Leave the lamp on since the fluorescent lamp uses a large amount of current to re-start

    • D. 

      Either way, there is no difference in the amount of electricity used.

  • 17. 
    How does an occupancy (motion) sensor works?
    • A. 

      There is a tiny camera in the sensor that checks if there is any occupant in a room.

    • B. 

      It detects changes in infra-red energy (body heat of the occupant) within the coverage area. It operates by the “line of sight” principle.

    • C. 

      It detects a moving object by emitting ultrasonic waves and receiving these reflected energy, just like a bat.

    • D. 

      It detects the door movement when a person enters or exits a room.

  • 18. 
    What is the cost of sleeping in an air-conditioned room of 30 sq m for 1 night? Assume that the air-conditioning system has a net power rating of 1200W and is turned on for 12 hours.
    • A. 

      A plate of chicken rice ($3.50)

    • B. 

      A movie at Lido cinema ($6.00)

    • C. 

      A tube of sweets ($1.50)

    • D. 

      An iPod touch player ($300)

  • 19. 
    Which of the following appliances typically uses the most electrical power in 1 hour?
    • A. 

      Fan

    • B. 

      Television

    • C. 

      Washing machine

    • D. 

      Personal Computer

  • 20. 
    Many of your appliances may be using energy even when they're turned off. This wasted energy, called "standby power loss," is the price of convenience. Guilty appliances include DVDs, electric toothbrushes, cordless phones, instant-on TV sets, and other electronic appliances with remote controls, timers, clocks, or memory. How much does this standby power loss constitute in your total home electronics energy?
    • A. 

      Not significant. Do not worry about it at all

    • B. 

      Can be up to 30%

    • C. 

      Can be up to 2%

    • D. 

      It does not consume electricity at all

  • 21. 
    Singapore’s richest man is Ng Teng Fong. In Forbes’ list of richest men in the world, he is ranked 137. Which industry is he in?
    • A. 

      Banking

    • B. 

      Biotechnology

    • C. 

      Real estate

    • D. 

      Telephony

  • 22. 
    The Opening Ceremony of the 2010 Youth Olympic Games is expected to be held at the ___________________.
    • A. 

      Marina Bay Floating Platform

    • B. 

      National Stadium

    • C. 

      Padang

    • D. 

      Singapore Sports School

  • 23. 
    Singapore Aerospace is an exhibition of airplanes and aerospace related technology. It is organized by an events management company operating in the MICE industry. What does MICE stand for?
    • A. 

      Plural of mouse

    • B. 

      Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions

    • C. 

      Music, Inventions, Creative people in Exhibitions

    • D. 

      Make It Cool and Exciting

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is Singapore’s largest venue for exhibitions?
    • A. 

      Singapore Expo

    • B. 

      Singapore Conference Hall

    • C. 

      Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre

    • D. 

      Raffles City Convention Centre

  • 25. 
    The Esplanade in Singapore is also known as _________________.
    • A. 

      Arts on the bay

    • B. 

      Concert halls on the bay

    • C. 

      Performing on the bay

    • D. 

      Theatres on the bay

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