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  • 1. 

      The ____________ process is used to find a solution to a problem by collecting ideas without regard for feasibility, which occur from a group of people brought together for that specific purpose.  

    • A.

      Prototype

    • B.

      Design

    • C.

      Brainstorming

    • D.

      Dimensioning

    Correct Answer
    C. Brainstorming
    Explanation
    Brainstorming is the process of generating a large number of ideas without evaluating their feasibility. It involves a group of people coming together to share their thoughts and suggestions on a specific problem or topic. By encouraging free thinking and creativity, brainstorming aims to gather a wide range of ideas that can later be evaluated and refined to find the best solution to the problem at hand.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following is NOT a purpose of a multiview drawing?

    • A.

      Shows two or more two-dimensional views of a three-dimensional object.

    • B.

      Provide the shape description of an object.

    • C.

      Main form of communication between designers and manufacturers.

    • D.

      Provide the color and material of the object.

    Correct Answer
    D. Provide the color and material of the object.
    Explanation
    A multiview drawing is used to show two or more two-dimensional views of a three-dimensional object, providing a comprehensive understanding of its shape. It is also a main form of communication between designers and manufacturers, allowing them to visualize and understand the object's dimensions and features. However, it does not provide information about the color and material of the object, as these aspects are typically conveyed through other means such as specifications or additional documentation.

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  • 3. 

    All three dimensional objects have _____________, _______________, and _____________.

    • A.

      Width, color, texture

    • B.

      Width, height, depth

    • C.

      Width, height, color

    • D.

      Width, depth, color

    • E.

      Width, depth, texture

    Correct Answer
    B. Width, height, depth
    Explanation
    All three-dimensional objects have three fundamental measurements - width, height, and depth. These measurements define the physical dimensions and spatial characteristics of the object. Color and texture are not inherent properties of three-dimensional objects, as they pertain to visual and tactile qualities that can vary between objects.

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  • 4. 

    Which one of the following is NOT a good internet source of research?

    • A.

      Public Institutions: Museums, Libraries

    • B.

      Search Engines: Google, Yahoo

    • C.

      Associations, Organizations, Businesses

    • D.

      Ask.com or Yahooanswers.com

    Correct Answer
    D. Ask.com or Yahooanswers.com
    Explanation
    Ask.com or Yahooanswers.com are not considered good internet sources of research because they are user-generated content platforms where anyone can ask or answer questions. The information provided on these platforms may not be reliable or accurate, as there is no guarantee that the answers are given by experts or professionals in the field. Therefore, it is not recommended to rely on Ask.com or Yahooanswers.com for research purposes.

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  • 5. 

    Which one of the line types is described as line used to define where there is material  after a part of the object is cut away?

    • A.

      Hidden

    • B.

      Section

    • C.

      Center

    • D.

      Short Break

    Correct Answer
    B. Section
    Explanation
    A section line is used to define where there is material after a part of the object is cut away. This line type is commonly used in technical drawings to indicate the internal structure or features of an object that cannot be seen from the outside. It helps to visually represent the cross-section of the object and provides important information about its internal composition or construction.

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  • 6. 

    What is design?

    • A.

      A process that is used to systematically solve problems.

    • B.

      A process is used in researching.

    • C.

      A process that can answer the worlds problems.

    • D.

      A generic term that means renew.

    Correct Answer
    A. A process that is used to systematically solve problems.
    Explanation
    Design is a process that is used to systematically solve problems. This means that design involves a structured approach to identifying and addressing issues or challenges. It requires analyzing the problem, generating ideas, and developing solutions that are practical and effective. Design is not limited to any specific field or industry, as it can be applied to various contexts. By following a systematic process, designers can create innovative and efficient solutions that meet the needs and expectations of users.

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  • 7. 

    A ___________ is a systematic problem-solving strategy, with criteria and constraints, used to develop many possible solutions to solve or satisfy human needs or wants and to narrow down the possible solutions to one final choice.

    • A.

      Dimensioning Process

    • B.

      Researching

    • C.

      Design Process

    • D.

      Sketching

    Correct Answer
    C. Design Process
    Explanation
    The design process is a systematic problem-solving strategy that involves developing multiple solutions to meet human needs or wants. It includes criteria and constraints that help in narrowing down the possible solutions to one final choice. This process involves various stages such as researching, sketching, and dimensioning, which collectively contribute to the development of an effective design solution.

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  • 8. 

    There is/ are ________ design processes used in the different technical fields.

    • A.

      One

    • B.

      None

    • C.

      Several

    • D.

      Too many to count

    Correct Answer
    C. Several
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that there are multiple design processes used in different technical fields. The word "several" indicates that there is more than one design process. Therefore, the correct answer is "several".

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  • 9. 

    Which one of the following is NOT one of the first three steps of the design process?

    • A.

      Define a Problem

    • B.

      Collect Evidence

    • C.

      Brainstorm

    • D.

      Research and Generate Ideas

    Correct Answer
    B. Collect Evidence
    Explanation
    Collecting evidence is not one of the first three steps of the design process. The design process typically begins with defining a problem, followed by brainstorming and researching and generating ideas. Collecting evidence usually comes later in the process, after ideas have been generated and a solution is being developed.

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  • 10. 

    •Which one of the line types is described as lines that are used to show dimensions of arcs, circles and to help show detail?

    • A.

      Hidden

    • B.

      Object

    • C.

      Dimension

    • D.

      Leader

    Correct Answer
    D. Leader
    Explanation
    Leader lines are used to show dimensions of arcs, circles, and to help show detail. They are typically drawn as thin, straight lines with an arrowhead at one end. Leader lines are used to indicate the size and location of features on a drawing, such as the radius of a circle or the distance between two points. They are commonly used in technical drawings and architectural plans to provide clear and accurate measurements and annotations.

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  • 11. 

    If you have an object line and a hidden line occurring in the same place, what type of line will you see on the drawing?

    • A.

      Ojbect

    • B.

      Long Break

    • C.

      Hidden

    • D.

      Center

    Correct Answer
    A. Ojbect
    Explanation
    If you have an object line and a hidden line occurring in the same place, you will see the object line on the drawing.

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  • 12. 

    Which step of the design process is described as the following: •-Explore the idea in greater detail with annotated sketches. •-Make critical decisions such as material types and manufacturing methods. •-Generate through computer models detailed sketches to further refine the idea. •

    • A.

      5th- Explore Possibilities

    • B.

      6th- Select an Approach

    • C.

      7th- Develop a Deisgn Proposal

    • D.

      8th- Make a Model or Prototype

    Correct Answer
    C. 7th- Develop a Deisgn Proposal
    Explanation
    The step of the design process described in the given information is the 7th step, which is "Develop a Design Proposal". This step involves exploring the idea in greater detail with annotated sketches, making critical decisions regarding materials and manufacturing methods, and generating detailed sketches through computer models to further refine the idea. This step focuses on developing a comprehensive design proposal that takes into account all the necessary considerations and details of the design.

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  • 13. 

    Which of the design process steps can be described as follows: •-Determine custom/mass production. •-Consider packaging.

    • A.

      12th- Communicate Processes and Results

    • B.

      11th- Create or Make a Solution

    • C.

      10th- Refine the Design

    • D.

      9th- Test and Evaluate the Design Using Specifications

    Correct Answer
    B. 11th- Create or Make a Solution
    Explanation
    The design process step that can be described as "Determine custom/mass production" and "Consider packaging" is the 11th step, "Create or Make a Solution". This step involves actually creating or making a solution based on the design specifications and requirements. It includes determining whether the solution will be custom-made or mass-produced, as well as considering the packaging requirements for the solution.

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  • 14. 

    Which line type is described as the following: •-Used to shorten very long objects that do not change in detail. •-The line is usually represented as a jagged cut or break?

    • A.

      Long break

    • B.

      Short break

    • C.

      Extended break

    • D.

      Hidden break

    Correct Answer
    A. Long break
    Explanation
    A long break line is used to represent very long objects that do not change in detail. It is usually depicted as a jagged cut or break. This line type is helpful in visually shortening objects that would otherwise be too long to fit on a drawing or diagram.

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  • 15. 

    Which line type is described as the following: •-Lines that are used to show distance.  •-Arrows are drawn on the ends to show where the dimension line starts and ends?

    • A.

      Object

    • B.

      Extension

    • C.

      Dimension

    • D.

      Hidden

    Correct Answer
    C. Dimension
    Explanation
    Dimension lines are used to show the distance between two points on an object. They are typically drawn with arrows on the ends to indicate where the dimension line starts and ends.

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  • 16. 

    Which line type is described as the following a freehand drawn line that shows where a part is broken to reveal detail behind the part or to shorten a long continuous part?

    • A.

      Construction

    • B.

      Short break

    • C.

      Long break

    • D.

      Hidden

    Correct Answer
    B. Short break
    Explanation
    A short break line is a freehand drawn line that is used to indicate where a part is broken to reveal detail behind it or to shorten a long continuous part. This line type is commonly used in technical drawings or diagrams to provide clarity and improve understanding of the object being represented.

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  • 17. 

    Which type of 3D sketch uses 30 degree angles to draw it?

    • A.

      Multiview

    • B.

      Perspective

    • C.

      Oblique

    • D.

      Isometric

    Correct Answer
    D. Isometric
    Explanation
    Isometric 3D sketch uses 30 degree angles to draw it. Isometric projection is a method for visually representing three-dimensional objects in two dimensions in technical and engineering drawings. It uses 30 degree angles to create a 3D representation that maintains equal dimensions along all three axes. This type of sketch allows for accurate measurements and precise representation of the object.

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  • 18. 

    Which of the following does NOT describe line conventions?

    • A.

      Varying style and thickness

    • B.

      Shapes

    • C.

      Develop and communicate graphic messages

    • D.

      Describe object’s geometry

    Correct Answer
    B. Shapes
    Explanation
    Line conventions do not describe shapes. Line conventions refer to the varying style and thickness of lines, which are used to develop and communicate graphic messages and describe an object's geometry. However, shapes are not a part of line conventions.

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  • 19. 

    What is the definition of a construction line?

    • A.

      Lines that define the center of arcs, circles, or symmetrical parts. They are half as thick as an object line.

    • B.

      Lines used to show interior detail that is not visible from the outside of the part.

    • C.

      Lines are thick and dark; used to define the object.

    • D.

      Very lightly drawn lines used as guides to help draw all other lines and shapes properly.

    Correct Answer
    D. Very lightly drawn lines used as guides to help draw all other lines and shapes properly.
    Explanation
    Construction lines are very lightly drawn lines that are used as guides to help draw all other lines and shapes properly. They are not meant to be part of the final drawing and are often drawn in a different color or with a different line weight. Construction lines are used to establish the overall proportions, angles, and positions of objects before adding the final details. They can be easily erased or modified as needed during the drawing process.

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  • 20. 

    What two types of drawings appear in this image?

    • A.

      Perspective & Isometric

    • B.

      Oblique & Isometric

    • C.

      Multiview & Perspective

    • D.

      Multiview & Isometric

    Correct Answer
    D. Multiview & Isometric
    Explanation
    The image contains two types of drawings: Multiview and Isometric. Multiview drawings show an object from different angles, typically front, top, and side views, to provide a comprehensive representation. Isometric drawings depict an object in a three-dimensional perspective, where all three axes are equally foreshortened.

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  • 21. 

    A projection plane, also referred to as a ______________, is an imaginary surface that exists between the viewer and the object.

    • A.

      Picture Plane

    • B.

      Plane of pictures

    • C.

      Picture of Planes

    • D.

      Plane Picture

    Correct Answer
    A. Picture Plane
    Explanation
    A projection plane, also referred to as a picture plane, is an imaginary surface that exists between the viewer and the object. It is the plane onto which the object is projected or represented. The term "picture plane" is commonly used in art and design to describe the surface on which an artist creates a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional object.

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  • 22. 

    Linear dimensions are divided into two categories:

    • A.

      Size & Vertical

    • B.

      Vertical & Diagonal

    • C.

      Size & Location

    • D.

      Diagonal & Location

    Correct Answer
    C. Size & Location
    Explanation
    Linear dimensions are divided into two categories: size and location. Size refers to the measurement of an object in terms of its length, width, or height. It provides information about the physical dimensions of an object. Location, on the other hand, refers to the position or placement of an object in relation to a reference point or other objects. It provides information about where an object is situated in space. Therefore, size and location are two distinct categories that help describe the linear dimensions of an object.

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  • 23. 

    What is a fillet?

    • A.

      McDonald's fish sandwich

    • B.

      Rounded corner with a radius identified

    • C.

      Half circle paired with a zig zag line

    • D.

      Anything larger than a half circle

    Correct Answer
    B. Rounded corner with a radius identified
    Explanation
    A fillet is a rounded corner with a specific radius identified. It is commonly used in design and engineering to smooth out sharp edges and corners, providing a more aesthetically pleasing and safe finish. This term is often used in architecture, woodworking, and metalworking industries to describe the process of creating curved edges.

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  • 24. 

    The distance across a circle is the ________.

    • A.

      Pie

    • B.

      Diameter

    • C.

      Radius

    • D.

      Circumference

    Correct Answer
    B. Diameter
    Explanation
    The distance across a circle is known as the diameter. It is a straight line segment that passes through the center of the circle and connects two points on the circumference. The diameter is always twice the length of the radius, which is the distance from the center of the circle to any point on the circumference. The circumference, on the other hand, is the distance around the circle.

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  • 25. 

    The tool used to draw circles to a set radius is a _________.

    • A.

      Scale

    • B.

      Protractor

    • C.

      French Curve

    • D.

      Compass

    Correct Answer
    D. Compass
    Explanation
    A compass is a tool that is used to draw circles with a set radius. It consists of two legs, one with a pointed end and the other with a pencil or pen attached. The pointed end is placed at the center of the circle, while the pencil or pen is used to trace the circumference. By adjusting the distance between the legs, different sizes of circles can be drawn accurately. Therefore, a compass is the correct tool for drawing circles to a set radius.

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  • 26. 

    Describe the process, from start to finish, to create a puzzle cube. Include all of the detailed steps that you went through. Write in complete sentences, at least 6 sentences.

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